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Studiocanal’s Olivier Courson, Tandem’s Rola Bauer to Deliver MipTV Keynote

Berlin — Olivier Courson, chairman and CEO of European mini-major Studiocanal, and Rola Bauer, prexy and partner of Studiocanal’s Tandem Communications, will deliver a joint keynote address at television mart MipTV in Cannes on April 8.

Under the title “Tandem/Studiocanal: European Sensibility — Global Appeal,” the keynote will highlight the companies’ international productions, and announcements of new productions for primetime programming worldwide. In addition, the keynote will cover how they are optimizing synergies and opportunities within Studiocanal.

Courson has built Studiocanal into a top European studio, among the leaders of feature film production, acquisition and distribution, and a leading international television studio with its acquisition of Tandem two years ago, and Red Production Company in December last year.

Among the many Studiocanal productions Courson has developed include: the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis”; “Non-Stop,” directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, with Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Michelle Dockery; “The Gunman,” produced by Joel Silver,
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Thn Interview William Fichtner For ‘Crossing Lines’

Earlier this week we at Thn were lucky enough to spend time with a true screen legend in the form of William Fichtner. If you don’t recognise the name you will definitely know the face as he’s been all over the world of film and television for years. His CV includes films such as Black Hawk Down, Go, Armageddon and more recently Drive Angry. Within the world of television he had a recurring role in Entourage as well as a long-standing stint as FBI agent Alexander Mahone in Prison Break. This week sees Fichtner embark on a new platform as his new show Crossing Lines airs exclusively through Amazon on Lovefilm. Airing from Friday subscribers will be able to access the full season which is great news for those out there that like to binge on their television.

Fichtner plays Carl Hickman on the European police drama; Hickman
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LoveFilm To Air New Online Exclusive Show ‘Crossing Lines’

It’s that time of the year, the nights are drawing in, the weather is getting colder and all you want to do is settle on the sofa and veg-out on television. But what to watch? If you’re at a loss then LoveFilm may have just brought you the answer.

Crossing Lines is written and produced by the man behind popular show Criminal Minds, Edward Allen Bernero. The show stars a range of international talent including Tom Wlaschiha (Game Of Thrones), William Fitchner (Prison Break) and screen legend Donald Sutherland (Don’T Look Now).

Based in part on the International Criminal Court, the show follows a highly skilled team from across the globe as they work together to solve all manner of international crimes. The brilliant Fitchner takes centre stage as Carl Hickman.

The pilot episode introduces Hickman, an ex-detective who, after an injury in the line of duty,
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William Fichtner's 'Crossing Lines' to air on LoveFilm in UK

Us drama series Crossing Lines is to premiere exclusively on LoveFilm in the UK.

The thriller - which aired on NBC in the Us - will be made available to LoveFilm's UK subscribers from October 25.

William Fichtner (Prison Break) and Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games) star in Crossing Lines, which follows a special team who look into cross-border crimes and hunt down global criminals.

The series has already been picked up for a second season, which will also be made available exclusively on LoveFilm at a later date.

Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) and Ray Stevenson (Dexter) will join the drama in season two as new recurring guest stars.

Chris Bird, director of Content Strategy at LoveFilm, said: "Today is another milestone moment in LoveFilm's history as we take our next step into bringing new and previously unseen premium TV series to UK audiences.

"We are incredibly excited to become the
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Lionsgate Inks Drama Pact with Tandem

London — Lionsgate has inked a co-venture pact with Munich-based production company Tandem Communications to develop and produce one-hour drama series.

Crime drama “Sex, Lies and Handwriting” is the first project in development, and is intended to follow a straight-to-series model similar to Tandem’s crime series “Crossing Lines,” which airs on NBC. In addition to Lionsgate and Tandem, Sea To Sky Entertainment, Lionsgate’s Canadian joint venture partner, will also be producing the project.

The series will be “a witty new take on the crime series,” according to a statement from the partners. It follows the exploits of Leslie Bold, an accomplished artist and handwriting expert — with her own newspaper column on the subject — who is unexpectedly drawn into the world of crime-solving because of her skills.

Inspired by Michelle Dresbold’s book of the same title, the drama will be written by co-executive producer Annie Brunner (“Against The Wall,
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Review: “Crossing Lines”

Review: “Crossing Lines”
Produced in Europe, “Crossing Lines” is a credible and gritty crime procedural that NBC is scheduling as summer filler, featuring a crack team “from all over the Euro Zone” assembled to hunt down the worst of the worst. “We’re like the Justice League,” the lone American, played by William Fichtner, muses near the outset, yielding confused shrugs from some of his colleagues. Actually, they’re more like “Criminal Minds” — a former stop made by series creator Edward Allen Bernero — only this time with a bit more flair and a nondescript title that’s nevertheless catchier than “Earning Tax Credits,” which would be equally descriptive.

If nothing else, having this series turn up on a major network (as opposed to, say, BBC America) should remind inward-looking U.S. viewers that we have not cornered the market on psychopathic killers or tormented cops, even if the team’s steely eyed French leader,
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NBC "Crossing Lines" this summer

NBC has acquired the U.S. television rights to the one-hour action-crime series .Crossing Lines,. from producers Tandem Communications (.The Pillars of the Earth., .World Without End.) and Bernero Productions (.Criminal Minds,. .Third Watch.). The network will air 10 episodes beginning in summer 2013. From NBC .Crossing Lines. was created and developed by Edward Allen Bernero and Tandem president Rola Bauer. Both serve as executive producers. Set in exotic locations, .Crossing Lines. taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized cross-border crimes and to hunt down global criminals. The series stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood. .We.re making scripted projects a priority for our
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Hulk TV series planned for 2013, Aka Jessica Jones on hold, Punisher show scrapped

Marvel may have reached a cinematic climax with the Avengers, but that's just the conclusion of its current phase of projects.

More films are on the way - notably Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2, not to mention an Avengers sequel already in development - along with some TV shows pulled from the pages of the comics.

ABC president Paul Lee has confirmed a Hulk series is likely to air in 2013, announcing: "The Hulk is in development. It wasn't going to be ready for this season, but we hope it will be ready for next season. We would like to see some Marvel projects move to television."

He hinted there were other possibilities being discussed: "We've got some in development, but none that I can talk about at this point. We're going to continue to develop aggressively."

Crafted for the small screen by Guillermo del Toro, the
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Fox Cancels Terra Nova

Fox Cancels Terra Nova
Fox announced late Monday that they are canceling their dinosaur drama, Terra Nova. The studio brought in drama veteran Edward Allen Bernero in an attempt to reignite the show, but they ultimately decided to pass on the expensive project which was filmed in Australia.

Although the show has no future at Fox, it's currently being shopped around to other networks by 20th Century Fox Television.

The cancellation of the show is likely to draw attention to the renewal of Fox's other dramas, Alcatraz and The Finder. The project was produced by Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin.

Terra Nova followed the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.
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"The Punisher" Targets Television

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Fox has confirmed that Marvel Comics' 'Frank Castle', aka "The Punisher" will be developed by ABC Studios into an hour-long 'police procedural' TV series from Edward Allen Bernero ("Criminal Minds").

Pre-dating TV vigilante psycho "Dexter" who dispatches criminals in his own ruthless way, this version of 'Castle' will be an NYPD detective who becomes a skull-costumed death-dealing vigilante during his off-hours.

Created by writer Gerry Conway and illustrators John Romita, Sr. & Ross Andru, the anti-hero debuted in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" #129 (February 1974), as a cold-blooded killer waging a non-stop war against crime.

Driven by the deaths of his wife and young children who were killed when they witnessed a crime in New York City's Central Park, the 'Punisher' vowed to wage a one-man war on all criminals, using all manner of conventional (and uncoventional) weaponry.

A war veteran, Castle is a master of martial arts, stealth tactics and guerrilla warfare.
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The Punisher Heads to ABC

The Punisher Heads to ABC
Fox has committed to a pilot for The Punisher, a series based on the Marvel comic from Edward Allen Bernero and ABC.

The comic adaptation is described as an hour-long cop procedural with a Marvel signature and a new take on one of the comic book giant's iconic characters, Frank Castle, a rising star detective with the New York Police Department who moonlights as the vigilante Punisher, seeking justice for those the system has failed.

This marks the first sale this season for ABC, with the company setting up Hulk with Guillermo del Toro, David Eick and Jessica Jones with Melissa Rosenberg last season.

No cast or production details have been released.
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The Punisher Heads to Television

After three feature film versions, Frank Castle is heading to the small screen. Deadline reports that Fox has plans to develop Marvel Comics' "The Punisher" as a television series from former "Criminal Minds" showrunner Edward Allen Bernero. Set up through ABC Studios, "The Punisher" will take on the format of an hourlong police procedural. In this version, Castle will work by day as an NYPD detective and by night as the Punisher, righting the wrongs that he legally can't. "The Punisher" marks the fourth live-action Marvel Universe property planned for television, following the proposed "Hulk" series, "Cloak and Dagger" and "Aka Jessica Jones," based on Brian Michael Bendis' "Alias." Though not in...
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'Criminal Minds' Joe Mantegna on show's changes: 'It's like life'

Joe Mantegna is looking ahead to the next season of "Criminal Minds" as the current one winds down.

The typically grim CBS mystery series wraps up its sixth year Wednesday, May 18, with a touch of what's to come: Former cast regular A.J. Cook returns as Behavioral Analysis Unit member Jennifer "J.J." Jareau, and she'll be back full-time come fall. Paget Brewster's possible return as Agent Emily Prentiss largely depends on whether NBC picks up the actress' sitcom "My Life as an Experiment," which will be known next week.

Another "Criminal" change is in store with executive producers Edward Allen Bernero and Simon Mirren departing, and Erica Messer carrying on that job. Count on Mantegna continuing as FBI veteran David Rossi, though.

"It''s like life," he reasons to Zap2it. "It goes in cycles. Things happen, things change, and some things return to the way they were. We even
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A.J. Cook in Talks for Criminal Minds Return; Showrunner Ed Bernero Exits

A.J. Cook is in discussions to return to Criminal Minds next season as a regular, while longtime showrunner Edward Allen Bernero will depart the show, TVLine reports.

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Cook left Minds in September after she was dropped from the procedural over the summer for "creative reasons. She returned last month to reprise her role as agent and media liaison Jennifer "Jj" Jareau for Paget Brewster's final episode.

Paget Brewster says au revoir to Criminal Minds; what did you think of her exit?

Brewster, who was demoted this season before deciding to leave the show, could also return ...

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Janeane Garofalo and Kirsten Vangsness prepare "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior"

Out actress Kirsten Vangsness is the only Criminal Minds star that is crossing over to the new spin-off, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. She's joined by new cast members Janeane Garofalo and Forrest Whittaker for a show focused on the psychological situations that FBI agents deal with on the job. Both Garofalo and Whittaker play agents, and the role is certainly a new one for Janeane, who has done mostly comedy in her 20 year career.

"I have tried to pursue dramatic roles over the years as well," she said at the TCA set visit for the show this week. "But I think there is something about dark-haired women with deep voices of ambiguous sexuality that plays into dramatic programming."

Her character of Beth Griffith is, indeed, sexually ambiguous, at least for now. "So far we haven't [seen any of Beth's personal life] but I think that goes consistently with most of the characters thus far in the first season,
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Showrunner departs 'Minds' spinoff

Showrunner departs 'Minds' spinoff
The showrunner of forthcoming crime spinoff Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior has apparently left the series. TV Guide reports that Chris Mundy will be replaced by Edward Allen Bernero, who already fills the same position on the original Criminal Minds. Mundy was appointed showrunner for Suspect Behavior earlier this year after writing an episode of Criminal Minds that served as a backdoor (more)
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Criminal Minds 6.01 “The Longest Night” Review

Photo: Ron P. Jaffe, CBS

Let me first say that I wasn’t overly impressed with the cliffhanger ending from last season. I think the show has done better with finales in the past, so I went into the season six premiere of Criminal Minds hoping that the conclusion would be stronger than the set up. Season five ended with with “Our Darkest Hour,” in which a longtime serial killer came back to Los Angeles during rolling blackouts which he used to his killer advantage. He was able to kidnap Ellie Spicer, daughter of Detective Matt Spicer, who just so happened to be the child involved in his first murder. He killed Spicer’s parents and allowed him to live and believed he was the reason Spicer became an officer. Tonight’s conclusion was entitled “The Longest Night” and it was written and directed by Cm veteran Edward Allen Bernero.
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Rewind Recap – Third Watch 1.15: “Officer Involved”

Original Air Date: February 21, 2000

It’s hard to believe that Third Watch was Coby Bell’s first major acting role. He carried the role of Officer Ty Davis, Jr. like he’d been acting for years. “Officer Involved,” the fifteenth episode of the first season, shines a light on Ty when he shoots an innocent man. Not only does it provide a showcase for Bell’s acting talent, it also forces the audience to ask a fundamental question: what would you do?

Things start out like business as usual for Ty and Sully – insulting Ty’s typical twentysomething love life, followed by insulting Sully’s age – when they spot a man being savagely beaten by three perps in an alley. While Ty stays with the victim, Sully takes off alone in pursuit. When he tries to clear a fence in the snow, he slips, falls and his gun discharges – his partner,
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CBS Announces 2010-2011 Primetime Schedule

CBS announces full 2010-2011 schedule CBS announced today its new 2010-2011 primetime schedule and the addition of five new series, including three dramas and two comedies, and key scheduling moves to enhance America's most watched lineup.

The new series includes an updated take on the classic series Hawaii Five-o; comedic drama The Defenders starring James Belushi and Jerry O'Connell as colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys; drama Blue Bloods about a family of NYPD cops starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg; a Twitter-inspired comedy, $#*! My Dad Says, starring William Shatner as a father who spouts politically incorrect observations on daily life; and the romantic comedy Mike & Molly, starring Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy as a cop and teacher who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.

"We believe television's #1 network just got stronger," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. "New series will be launched behind proven hits and key scheduling moves will help grow nights.
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Upfronts: CBS Unveils Their Fall 2010 Schedule; Big Bang Theory, Survivor, and the CSI Spinoffs on the Move

CBS officially released their fall schedule today, and they certainly didn’t play it safe. New sitcom Mike & Molly earns a prime berth in the dominant Monday comedy block, with Hawaii Five-0 taking over for CSI: Miami at 10:00. Tuesdays continue with the NCIS franchise and The Good Wife. Perennial Thursday victor Survivor is headed for Wednesdays, followed by Criminal Minds and new legal drama The Defenders. CBS throws down the gauntlet to NBC’s comedies on Thursday, counterprogramming with #1 sitcom The Big Bang Theory and high-profile new laffer S#*! My Dad Says. On Fridays, Medium moves to 8:00, followed by CSI: NY in a new timeslot and new hourlong Blue Bloods at 10:00. Saturdays are the same crime extravaganza as always. Sundays 7:00-10:00 maintain a three hour block of unscripted television, while a displaced CSI: Miami closes out the night. Check out the full schedule after the jump.
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