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Who’s due for at least one NCIS encore? Will Arrow‘s Sara be back with a dramatic bang? Why is Gotham turning into a literal circus? Will Rumple‘s hostages be released? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
I missed seeing Dinozzo Sr. during NCIS‘ holiday episodes. Will he be back at all this season? –Diane
You have great timing, because when I asked showrunner Gary Glasberg about it the other day, he and the writers happened to be in the process of breaking the episode that brings Tony’s dad back for another encore, »
Bestselling novelist Stephen King proves himself less adept as a debuting librettist in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, his long-gestating musical collaboration with pop/rock star John Mellencamp. This Southern Gothic musical premiered to decidedly mixed notices at Atlanta's Alliance Theater in 2012 and is now touring the country, playing one-night dates in concert venues. Minimally staged and featuring a cast that includes such well-known names as Billy Burke (the Twilight series) and Gina Gershon (Bound, Showgirls), the show seems to be angling for a Broadway berth. But despite the strength of Mellencamp's roots music score, King's problematic book
- Frank Scheck
Surveying a TNT landscape that in recent weeks saw Dallas and other dramas fall by the wayside, Major Crimes creator James Duff does not take for granted the fact that The Closer‘s spin-off thus far has reaped relatively easy renewals.
“We’ve been incredibly lucky,” Duff told TVLine during a Q&A previewing the crime drama’s upcoming winter run. “Believe me when I say that we are all very aware of the rarified air in which we exist at the moment” – especially with former Fox boss Kevin Reilly about to take the reins at the cable network.
Selina Meyer, she isn’t.
Stone’s role is Natalie Maccabee, a second-in-command who initially worries that her job will be ceremonial in nature. She soon learns that it comes with a top-secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis.
A onetime Desperate husband may hold the fate of a desperate Phillip Stroh in his hands.
On the heels of the news that Revolution‘s Billy Burke will be guest-starring on TNT’s Major Crimes as The Closer‘s insidious Phillip Stroh, TVLine can report that Tuc Watkins will also appear in the season-ending two-parter, in a perhaps pivotal capacity.
When Stroh resurfaces in Season 3’s final two episodes (airing Jan. 12 and 19), the serial rapist/murderer is now acting as his own attorney and as such angles for a new deal. »
Despite having their start times pushed back an additional half-hour due to NFL overrun and facing both Sunday Night Football and the World Series, CBS’ Madam Secretary (with 11.6 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating) and The Good Wife (9.6 mil/1.4) held steady in the demo, while dipping 6 and 12 percent in audience, respectively.
Over on ABC, meanwhile, Once Upon a Time (6.6 mil/2.3) was down 19 and 15 percent (hitting a season-low demo but still up a tenth year-over-year), while Resurrection (4.4 mil/1.2) and Revenge (4.3 mil/1.1) both slipped 15 percent to series lows.
Opening ABC’s night at 7 pm, a special Star Wars Rebels: Spark »
One of The Closer‘s most loathsome creatures will finally appear on TNT’s Major Crimes in the slithery flesh, when Billy Burke reprises his role as Phillip Stroh in a wintertime two-parter, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Burke last portrayed the legal lizard/serial rapist/murderer in The Closer‘s August 2012 series finale, when Brenda risked her career to prove him guilty of murder.
The character has since been mentioned on the spin-off Major Crimes and most notably had his legal fate (seemingly?) sealed by testimony from Captain Sharon Raydor’s ward, former street rat Rusty Beck — though Stroh himself »
Brothers should have each other’s back, but love can make you blind… with bloodlust. Brotherly love is replaced with brimming rage in the southern gothic musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a collaboration between legendary singer/songwriters T Bone Burnett and John Mellencamp, along with the master of macabre, Stephen King. With the show’s tour kicking off in November, the cast has been announced.
The musical’s album became available on June 4th, and in addition to featuring the timeless chops of Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson and many more, it also showcases the voice acting talents of Matthew McConaughey and Meg Ryan. For more information on the album and the musical, visit:
(September 30, 2014) – “The full cast for the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, was announced today, with actor/writer/producer Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga) and actress/writer/singer Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, »
- Derek Anderson
As part of its ongoing effort to enhance its diverse portfolio of premium content, Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Facebook, the prestigious Women In Film organization, the crowdsourcing platform Tongal and best-selling Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer to create and manage a social media campaign to develop and produce a series of short films directed by aspiring female filmmakers. The campaign, called The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga, will include films based on a broad spectrum of characters from the Twilight universe, with guidance provided by Meyer's encyclopedic The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide.
The campaign will center on a multiphase contest culminating in the selection of at least five aspiring female filmmakers to direct short films based on characters from the Twilight universe. The films will be produced and directed with the mentorship of a blue chip panel of advisors, »
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
Why We're In: As Adam and Eve, Hiddles is the mopey yin to Swinton's yang. The costumes and production design are to die (or live forever) for. John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, and Jeffrey Wright shine in smaller roles. In a word, it's gorgeous.
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- moviefone (@moviefone) August 17, 2014
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"Y Tu Mama También (Criterion)"
What's It About? Alfonso Cuarón's road trip romance features star-making performances by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, who play two young dudes who both become infatuated with an older woman. Beautiful, sexy, and sad.
Why We're In: Now when »
- Jenni Miller
The second season of NBC's high concept serial Revolution starring Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth and David Lyons unfortunately turned out to be the last. Despite the premature cancellation, Warner Home Video is bringing the complete second season of Revolution to DVD and Blu-ray on August 19, and we've teamed up with the studio for a great promotion to coincide with the release.
One lucky reader will get to take home Revolution Season 2 on DVD courtesy of Warner Home Video in this contest. For a chance to be that winner, all you have to do is simply fill out and submit the short entry form below.
This is a daily entry contest so feel free to return each day it is still open to entries and increase the odds of winning with each additional entry. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to participate. »
It’s a motorcycle journey towards Paloma.
Latino-Review caught up with actress Sarah Shahi in Jason Momoa’s “Road to Paloma.” She plays the sister to Wolf, a Native American who is on the run from FBI agents after brutally murdering a man who raped his mother.
In this exclusive phone interview, Shahi discussed the attraction to Momoa’s directorial debut. She also came on board as an executive producer and explained on how she slightly expanded her character from the original script. As a bonus, she slightly talked about her future projects including “Person of Interest.”
“Road to Paloma” has a limited release in theaters today.
Read the interview below.
Latino-Review: What attracted to you this story written by Jason Momoa?
- Gig Patta
It began with The Twilight Saga and was officially driven home by this weekend’s The Fault in Our Stars: I have hit the age where the hottest guys in Ya movies are the dads.
Sure, I can recognize the puppy-dog cuteness of Ansel Elgort, the male-model broodingness of Robert Pattinson, and the six-packiness of Taylor Lautner. But for my money, Sam Trammell and Billy Burke (cop mustache and all) as Michael Lancaster and Charlie Swan, respectively, have them all beat. It probably helps that I was introduced to Trammell and Burke outside their patriarchal roles — Trammell in True Blood »
- Katie Atkinson
TVLine reports that Major Crimes producers hope they can book Kyra Sedgwick and Billy Burke for Philip Stroh‘s trial. The show tried to get Burke to appear for Stroh’s last appearance but he couldn’t fit it in his Revolution filming schedule.
History has announced an impressive cast for its upcoming mini-series Sons of Liberty. It includes Michael Raymond-James (as Paul Revere), Henry Thomas (as John Adams), Ben Barnes (as Sam Adams), Ryan Eggold (as Joseph Warren) and Breaking Bad vet Dean Norris playing Ben Franklin.
Lifetime has ordered four reality series including Threads, a competition series featuring young fashion designers who will eventually face judge Christian Siriano.
The Bechdel Test was in the spotlight again, thanks to a study asking how well Doctor Who treats its female characters. io9 explains why the Bechdel Test matters and how it’s effective. Even better, it takes »
- Lyle Masaki
Revolution, Season 2, Episode 22: “Declaration of Independence”
Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon & Paul Grellong
Directed by Charles Beeson
Airs Wednesdays at 8pm (Et) on NBC
So much for our heroes getting stranded miles away from the scene of a genocide then. Despite our belief that Miles and the gang were far away from the room where Truman is about to pour mustard gas onto unwitting Willoughby residents and the Texas president, the crew uses its cunning (and a steam train, presumably) to make it back and derail Truman’s plan. This gives us one of the best one-two punches of the finale: Miles throwing down the very last spit of swordplay we’ll get from this series, and one more classic, resigned Milesism: “Run, you idiots,” he implores to the masses gathered to hear from the Texas and U.S. presidents, while firing a rifle in the air.
- Kris Holt
Billy shakes all the nanites out of his keyboard, with the very final episode of Revolution...
This review contains spoilers.
2.23 Declaration Of Independence
I suspected this last week, but Declaration Of Independence made no narrative account of being the last ever episode. In fact, it didn’t make much of a stab at being a season finale, either. Instead it delivered a rather weak wrap to the Patriots story and a minor development in the nano-threat plot. That not one single major character died, or even got a nosebleed, revealed that the NBC memo regarding the future of their show wasn’t read by this production team. The only conclusion that I can come up with is that said team is supremely confident that they can get some other network to pick up this junk, and therefore they’ve left the characters intact. I’ll be amazed if it is. »
Recently, NBC released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Revolution" season finale episode 22 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Declaration Of Independence," and it sounds like things will get pretty damn intense as the Patriots are totally ready to engage in war, and more. In the new,22nd episode press release: The stakes are going to be higher than ever as the Patriots plan for war. Press release number 2: Miles (Billy Burke), Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), and Monroe (David Lyons) will launch an attack on the Patriots, but will have to improvise a risky new plan in order to halt the oncoming war between California and Texas. Out for revenge, Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) is going to set his sights on President Davis (guest star Cotter Smith). In the meantime, Aaron (Zak Orth) and Rachel’s (Elizabeth Mitchell) efforts to save Priscilla (guest star Maureen Sebastian) from the nano-tech, »
Episodes: 42 (hour)
TV show dates: September 17, 2012 -- May 21, 2014
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Anna Lise Phillips, Graham Rogers, Jd Pardo, Zak Orth, Maria Howell, David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Guinee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Derek Webster, and Daniella Alonso.
TV show description:
This dramatic science-fiction TV series explores the question "What would you do without it all?" A family struggles to reunite in an American landscape where every single piece of technology -- computers, refrigerators, air conditioners, planes, cars, phones, lights -- has mysteriously stopped working. Electrical power has simply gone away. The show also revolves around the idea of family -- both the family you're born into and the family you choose.
Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) is the headstrong, curious »
How times have changed. Last year, Revolution looked like it was the big hit of the 2013-14 season. Now, NBC has cancelled it, according to TV Guide.
Revolution revolves around the Matheson family and others who live in a world where there is no longer any power. The cast includes Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Jd Pardo, Stephen Collins, and Elizabeth Mitchell.
Following The Voice, Revolution started out very strong last year but the numbers fell as the season progressed. NBC renewed it for a full season off 22 episodes anyway and relocated it to Wednesdays at 8pm. It's really struggled in that timeslot and this week fell to a 1.2 demo rating with 3.78 million viewers -- an all-time low.
Not surprisingly, NBC has decided not to order a third season. There are two installments remaining »
The television gods giveth as they taketh away. We recently reported that NBC had renewed Hannibal for a third season while cancelling Community just short of its anticipated sixth season. Here's a glance at some other changes in the television landscape: NBC: About a Boy has been renewed for a second season, but Revolution and Growing Up Fisher have been cancelled, with Crisis and Believe on the bubble. [Update: The bubble has burst; they've been cancelled.] ABC: Cancellations galore for Trophy Wife, Mixology, The Neighbors, Suburgatory, and Super Fun Night. Hit the jump for more. As TV Line reports, NBC has put down the Revolution after two seasons. The J.J. Abrams-executive-produced post-apocalyptic dramatic action series centered on groups of human settlers who survived an incident that left the world without electricity. The show starred Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Lyons, Tracy Spiridakos, and Giancarlo Esposito just to name a few. THR follows up that news with word »
- Dave Trumbore
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