19 items from 2013
“Intelligence” was originally skedded to premiere Monday, Feb. 24, taking over the 10 p.m. slot occupied this fall by “Hostages.” But CBS has changed its mind and will premiere “Intelligence” on Jan. 13, one week after “Hostages” wraps its 15-episode run with a two-hour finale.
“Hostages” has struggled on Mondays this fall, and CBS’ comedy block leading into it hasn’t been lighting the world on fire. So to allow as many viewers as possible to sample the pilot of “Intelligence,” CBS will give it a special Tuesday preview on Jan. 7, at 9 p.m. after an original episode of “NCIS.”
- Rick Kissell
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes digital and DVD release information on The Seasoning House, a trailer for Loss of Life, first details on The Cage, the short film “Don’t Move,” and much more:
The Seasoning House Release Details: “Acclaimed prosthetic effects designer Paul Hyett (The Woman in Black, Unknown) makes his directorial debut with the harrowing horror revenge thriller The Seasoning House, debuting on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD December 10th from Well Go USA Entertainment. The chilling film stars Rosie Day (Sixteen), Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalkers, The Last Horror Movie) and Anna Walton (Hellboy II: The Golden Army). In The Seasoning House, young girls are prostituted to the military and an orphaned deaf mute (Day) is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, showing a little kindness when she can. »
- Tamika Jones
Episodes: 80 (hour)
TV show dates: September 7, 2008 -- Tbd
Series status: Ending
Performers include: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Jim Parrack, Carrie Preston, William Sanderson, Alexander Skarsgard, Todd Lowe, Michelle Forbes, Adina Porter, Deborah Ann Woll, Mehcad Brooks, John Billingsley, Michael Raymond-James, Michael McMillian, Kristin Bauer, Patricia Bethune, and Dale Raoul.
TV show description:
This drama is based on Charlaine Harris' The Southern Vampire Mysteries novels. The storyline focuses on vampires and humans existing together in the fictional Louisiana town of Bon Temp.
Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is twice-orphaned, and had her life turned around by the supernatural. She's a waitress at a bar named Merlotte's and is also telepathic. Because of her special ability, she has a hard »
The voyage continues for the brave first crew of the Enterprise. It’s a bit disheartening as modern audiences (such as me) discover what a good show it was (although still some clunker episodes) now that the voyage is over. Paramount/CBS also ponies up some excellent special features to help tell the behind-the-scenes tales of why Enterprise stopped boldly going. The Nx-01 Enterprise is commanded by Capt. Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) crewed by chief engineer Charles “Trip” Tucker III (Connor Trinneer), tactical officer Malcolm Reed (Dominic Keating), communications officer Hoshi Sato (Linda Park), helmsman Travis Mayweather (Anthony Montgomery), alien Dr. Phlox (John Billingsley), and Vulcan science officer T’Pol (Jolene Blalock). I guess you’d say that the captain and »
- Jeff Swindoll
Were you one of the millions who watched Under the Dome last night? CBS revealed that an impressive 13.1 million viewers tuned in for the premiere, which is a great sign for the future of the series. You’ll be able to catch Kevin Sizemore in episode 2 as deputy Paul Randolph, and we have an exclusive Q&A where Kevin talks about his role on the show:
Thank you for taking the time to talk with Daily Dead. Before joining the cast of Under the Dome, had you read the novel?
Kevin Sizemore: It’s a pleasure and thank you, coming from us actors for doing such great work! I had not read the novel, but as soon as my neighbor Julie found out I was cast, she came over with it on my porch! I decided to download the audio book and listen to it on my days off »
- Jonathan James
Intelligence Trailer. CBS‘ Intelligence (2013) nearly 4 minute TV show trailer stars Meghan Ory, Josh Holloway, Michael Benyaer, John Billingsley, and P.J. Byrne. Intelligence‘s plot synopsis: “Intelligence is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway (Lost) as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, [...]
Continue reading: Intelligence (2013) TV Show Trailer: 4 Minutes of CBS’ Spy Series »
- Rollo Tomasi
Intelligence Trailer. CBS‘ Intelligence (2013) TV show trailer stars Meghan Ory, Josh Holloway, Michael Benyaer, John Billingsley, and P.J. Byrne. Intelligence‘s plot synopsis: “Intelligence is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway (Lost) as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel (Holloway) is [...]
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- Rollo Tomasi
For those viewers out there who think this is another version of "Chuck" or even "Jake 2.0," that's not exactly the case. "Intelligence" tells the story of the guy who was supposed to get the human-enhancing technology in the government programs underlying those shows. Holloway's character, Gabriel, isn't a geek or a computer nerd -- he's a special forces-trained, heroic type who just has a little extra edge now.
His edge looks pretty cool too. The chip in the character's brain allows access to pretty much everything on the Internet or computers. And that's essentially everything these days. Using that information -- and sometimes even controlling it -- Holloway and his Clockwork team thwart a whole bunch of bad guys. »
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the fourth announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on CBS.
The king of the networks easily remains in charge despite "Elementary" being their only fresh hit of last season's new shows. The network's line-up remains fairly stable with only a few key moves such as Thursday being expanded to include two hours of comedy programming, and "Hawaii Five-0" moving to Fridays.
Several other pilots didn't make the cut this week including the series sequel to the "Beverly Hills Cop" movies, a TV version of the comedy "Bad Teacher", the "NCIS" mobile spin-off "NCIS: Red," a procedural based on Leif G.W. Persson's literary homicide detective Everett Backstrom, the Frank Marshall-produced political thriller "The Ordained" about a priest turned lawyer trying to save his sister from assassination, »
- Garth Franklin
CBS just announced its fall schedule, which includes two hours of Thursday comedies (which includes the new Robin Williams comedy The Crazy Ones), a new night for Hawaii 5-0, and back-to-back new dramas on Mondays at 10 to avoid airing repeats throughout the season.
Here is is:
Here are the descriptions of the new shows:
We Are Men is a single-camera comedy about four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love. Carter (Chris Smith), the youngest and most recent addition to the group, moved in after being ditched at the altar mid-ceremony, »
- Lynette Rice
CBS has entered the pilot pickup mayhem, adding six new shows to the network's already-crowded roster. And what shows!
The four comedy pilots going forward are "Crazy Ones" (starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar), "The Millers" (with Will Arnett), "Mom" from Chuck Lorre and "We Are Men" (with Jerry O'Connell and Tony Shalhoub).
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Executive producer: David E. Kelley
What it is: Set in the world of advertising, this comedy focuses on the relationship between a father and daughter
"We Are Men"
Executive producer: Rob Greenberg
What it is: After being dumped at or near the altar, »
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- Michael Ausiello
"I hate to say this, but what they told me was that I had a twinkle in my eye." That's what John Billingsley, who plays the mysterious alien Dr. Phlox in "Enterprise" recently told Abbie Bernstein from Star Trek Monthly on how he landed the role. "Now, how do you respond to that? You go in the next day and you think, 'Do I still have that twinkle?' I made my wife look at me and said 'twinkling or no twinkling?'" Other than the twinkle, Billingsley was not given many details on his character's background. "(Phlox's race is) never seen before, as yet unnamed, planet as yet unnamed, backstory nil except what I've created for myself. I'm sure it will be explored. Because (the Enterprise creators are) swamped, they've not provided me with a detailed backstory, so I've created one for myself, »
Some Star Trek fans were happy to say goodbye last spring to the bubbly and sometimes annoying character of Neelix (Ethan Phillips) that made his rounds on "Star Trek: Voyager." Now will the new resident alien, Dr. Phlox, try to fill his shoes? "He's extremely buoyant and very positive in his outlook," said John Billingsley, the man bringing Dr. Phlox to life in "Enterprise," in an interview with Cinescape's Anna Kaplan. "In part it is something of an Eastern outlook. The idea that life, and the universe, is cyclical, and that that philosophical attitude of que sera, sera really is so deeply embedded in him it probably drives everybody else on the ship a little crazy. I'm not sure people quite know what to make of somebody who seems to sanguine about everything that comes up, but I think »
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
I’ll be honest here: I really wanted to like Trade of Innocents. Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal enterprises, and it poses a global problem. And this film, directed by Christopher Bessette, aims to raise some much-needed awareness and action, including links in the credits, promotional materials, and the film’s own website to Justice-Generation, which has information on resources for advocacy and action to prevent and combat trafficking. I admire Bessette’s attempts to use film as a way to get the message out, which makes it all the harder to write this review, given that this movie is just very clunky.
Alex Becker (Dermont Mulroney) is a former American soldier and a human trafficking investigator operating in Cambodia. His organization is working to bring down a slaver named Duke (Trieu Tran), who is in the process of securing very young virgins for foreign pedophiles. »
- Percival Constantine
Ann Cusack (Private Practice) is set to co-star opposite Christina Ricci, Daniel Stern and Miranda Cosgrove in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Girlfriend In A Coma, from Wolf Films and Universal TV. It centers on Karen (Ricci), a woman who was in a coma for many years and unexpectedly comes out of it to find she has a 17-year-old daughter, Evie (Cosgrove). Cusack, repped by Innovative and Framework, plays Karen’s mother who, along with her husband (Stern), has been raising Evie. John Billingsley (True Blood) has been cast in CBS drama pilot Intelligence, centered at U.S. Cyber Command and focused on a unit that has been created around one agent (Josh Holloway) with a very special gift — a microchip has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Billingsley, repped by Stone Manners Salners, plays Dr. William Crispin, a top computer neuroscientist formerly at the U. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Blu-ray Release Date: March 26, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $119.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
100 years before James T. Kirk was the captain, the starship Enterprise had its first voyage, and that is the subject of this spin-off TV show. Star Trek: Enterprise debuted in 2001 and ran for four seasons.
In Enterprise, Bakula is partnered with Jolene Blalock (Slow Burn) as a Vulcan, Dominic Keating (Beowulf) as a British lieutenant, John Billingsley (TV’s True Blood) as an alien doctor and Connor Trinneer (TV’s Stargate: Atlantis) as an American commander.
The Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete First Season Blu-ray disc has all 25 episodes of season one with 5.1 DTS-hd audio. The discs also contain the new three-part documentary To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, including interviews with the show’s cast and crew. »
Back in 2005 an anthology series appeared on American television with the ingenious concept of bringing some of horror’s most celebrated directors together, along with a smattering of talented new blood, to produce hour long movies. Masters of Horror was the brainchild of Mick Garris, television’s go to guy for adaptations of Stephen King’s work (notably The Stand (1994), The Shining (1997) and 2011’s Bag of Bones) and ran for two well received seasons that featured some of the best recent work from genre giants John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York), Dario Argento (Suspiria, Opera)and Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre).
When the Showtime cable network opted out of a third season Garris partnered with Lionsgate, home of the Saw series and more recently The Hunger Games (2012), and signed up with NBC for a new thirteen part series called Fear Itself which continued the practice of »
Nikita, Season 3, Episode 10: “Brave New World”
Written by Kristen Reidel
Directed by Marc David Alpert
Airs Fridays at 8pm (Et) on the CW
The past two seasons of Nikita have illuminated many facets of the titular character, chief among them her unwavering loyalty to her friends and close ones. With Alex seemingly now managing to get her addiction under control, the biggest personal issue in Nikita’s life now is Michael’s hand, and his lingering psychological issues with it. With Birkhoff’s revelation last week that he’d managed to track down the person who helped Percy with much of his technology, it was only a matter of time before Nikita took action towards that end, and this episode sees her try that very thing, in a clandestine mission that sees her work practically alone for the first time in a long while, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
19 items from 2013
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