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11 items from 2016


Trump’s Secretary of Defense Was Portrayed in HBO’s ‘Generation Kill’ – Watch How

4 December 2016 3:57 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James Mattis, the retired Us Marine Corps general who this week was appointed as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Defense, may be familiar to viewers of HBO’s “Generation Kill.”

That’s because he was portrayed in multiple episodes of the 2008 miniseries by actor Robert Burke. Based on the award-winning book by Evan Wright, the seven-part show followed the highly trained Marines of First Recon Battalion through the first 40 days of the Iraq war.

Read More: Sean Penn Writes Essay About Donald Trump’s Win and Fidel Castro’s Death

Mattis is a war veteran who has led expeditionary forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was once named “the most revered Marine in a generation” by Marine Corps Times.

The clip below is an excerpt from “Generation Kill” that shows General Mattis making his appearance on the Msr and sharing some colorful words with the other men.

“You got seven »

- Liz Calvario

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Shooter: USA Network Releases Season One Photos; Trailer

14 October 2016 5:05 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Don't shoot! Instead, check out these photos and a trailer for the Shooter TV show. The series premieres on USA Network, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. The conspiracy thriller is based on Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Mark Wahlberg feature. Ryan Phillippe, Cynthia Addail-Robinson, Omar Epps, Eddie McClintock, and Shantel VanSanten star. Simon Cellan Jones directed the pilot. Phillippe produces.Shooter follows Bob Lee Swagger. This highly-decorated veteran is coaxed back into action to prevent a plot to kill the President. His former commanding officer Isaac Johnson (Epps) solicits his expertise in a clandestine operation. Swagger winds up framed. He will do everything in his power to protect his family and clear his name. Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Tap: Director and Casting Announced for USA Drama Pilot

6 September 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Variety reports Colin Woodell has been cast as Jay Butler in The Tap TV show pilot for USA Network. Erinn Westbrook is set as Gloria Murphy, one of the first female students at Yale, and one of the few African Americans.Additionally, Ginny Gardner has been cast as Michelle Cuttriss, who is also part of the "historic, inaugural female class." David Corenswet will play Kirk Lewis, a Skull and Bones legacy. Simon Cellan Jones is directing the pilot, from writers and EPs Andrew Lenchewski and Aaron Tracy. Rob Reiner, Alan Greisman, and Charlie Ebersol are also executive producing.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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USA Network’s ‘The Tap’ Sets Cast, Director

31 August 2016 2:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network’s drama pilot “The Tap” has secured a director and principal cast, Variety has learned.

Simon Cellan Jones, whose credits include “Boardwalk Empire” will direct the pilot, which is set at Yale University circa 1969 against the backdrop of the cultural and political unrest of the era.

Hailing from Universal Cable Productions, “The Tap” has also lined up four cast members.

Colin Woodell, recently of “Masters of Sex” and soon to be seen on “Designated Survivor,” will play Jay Butler, who is looking to secure his future by joining Skull and Bones, Yale’s most elite and powerful secret society. Erinn Westbrook of “Awkward,” “Glee” and “Jane the Virgin” will play Gloria Murphy, one of Yale’s first female students and one of the few black students in her class. Ginny Gardner will play Michelle Cuttriss, who along with Gloria, is also part of this historic, inaugural female class. David Corenswet »

- Daniel Holloway

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‘The Tap’ USA Drama Pilot From Rob Reiner & Andrew Lenchewski Sets Cast; Simon Cellan Jones To Direct

31 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

USA Network’s The Tap drama pilot from Rob Reiner and Royal Pains co-creator/executive producer Andrew Lenchewski, has set its cast and hired Simon Cellan Jones (Boardwalk Empire) to direct. Colin Woodell, Erinn Westbrook, Ginny Gardner and David Corenswet will play the lead roles. Written by Lenchewski and Aaron Tracy (Sequestered), The Tap is set at the most famous secret society in American college history, Yale's Skull and Bones. The drama takes place around 1969… »

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USA Network Delays ‘Shooter’ Again, in Wake of More Shootings

18 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

USA Network has pushed the premiere of its new Ryan Phillippe action series “Shooter” again – this time to fall.

This represents the second time “Shooter” has been delayed. The show was originally scheduled to premiere on July 19, but was pushed back to July 27 in the wake of recent shootings, including the attack on police in Dallas.

But now with additional shootings dominating headlines, including the most recent Baton Rouge police killings, the network and studios Paramount TV and Universal Cable Productions have decided the climate isn’t right this summer for the show.

Read More: USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for ‘Shooter’ – Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps Star

“After further consideration, USA Network, Paramount TV and Universal Cable Productions have decided to move the premiere of ‘Shooter’ to the fall,” the companies said in a statement.

A network insider said that will likely push the “Shooter” premiere to at least November, »

- Michael Schneider

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USA Network Delays ‘Shooter’ Again, in Wake of More Shootings

18 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

USA Network has pushed the premiere of its new Ryan Phillippe action series “Shooter” again – this time to fall.

This represents the second time “Shooter” has been delayed. The show was originally scheduled to premiere on July 19, but was pushed back to July 27 in the wake of recent shootings, including the attack on police in Dallas.

But now with additional shootings dominating headlines, including the most recent Baton Rouge police killings, the network and studios Paramount TV and Universal Cable Productions have decided the climate isn’t right this summer for the show.

Read More: USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for ‘Shooter’ – Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps Star

“After further consideration, USA Network, Paramount TV and Universal Cable Productions have decided to move the premiere of ‘Shooter’ to the fall,” the companies said in a statement.

A network insider said that will likely push the “Shooter” premiere to at least November, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Shooter’ Premiere Moved to Fall by USA

18 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network has moved the premiere of drama series “Shooter” to fall. The move comes as gun violence has overtaken the news, with deadly shootings in Orlando, Minnesota, Baton Rouge and Dallas generating intense media scrutiny and in some cases sparking protests nationwide.

Production on the series, currently being filmed in Santa Clarita, Calif., will continue uninterrupted, signaling that USA remains committed to airing the show. No specific premiere date has yet been set.

Shooter” stars Ryan Phillippe as a sniper and U.S. military veteran who attempts to clear his name after being wrongly accused of a crime. The series had originally been scheduled to premiere July 19, but was pushed last week to July 26 following the murder of five police officers by a sniper in Dallas.

“In light of recent tragic events and out of respect for the victims, their families and our viewers, we have decided to postpone the premiere date for the upcoming USA Network »

- Daniel Holloway

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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Trailer Promises ‘Control Is an Illusion’

16 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network has released the first trailer for Season 2 of breakout hit “Mr. Robot,” along with first looks at the cabler’s upcoming drama series “Shooter” and “Falling Water.” The network unveiled the new promos during NBCUniversal’s Upfront presentation in New York on Monday.

Mr. Robot” Season 2 will premiere Wednesday, July 13 at 10 p.m., and follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a young cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group “fsociety” after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Christian Slater). In the trailer, the world is still reeling from the group’s last hack — even President Obama is weighing in on fsociety — and Elliot is trying to account for the three days of missing time he experienced after that night.

The drama — which nabbed Golden Globes for Best Drama and Slater’s performance in its freshman season, as well as a Peabody Award — hails from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail, »

- Laura Prudom

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USA Picks Up Phillippe-Led "Shooter" Series

11 February 2016 12:08 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

USA Network has officially ordered to series the small screen remake of the 2007 feature "Shooter".

Ryan Phillippe steps into the role Mark Wahlberg played in the original - an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the U.S. President.

Double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon all his skills to avoid capture while hunting down and exposing the traitors who set him up. The story is adapted from Stephen Hunter's novel "Point of Impact".

Omar Epps co-stars in the series which has scored a ten episode order but does not yet have a premiere date. John Hlavin ("The Shield") wrote and Simon Cellan Jones ("Ballers") directed the pilot.

Hlavin will executive produce alongside Phillippe, Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Shooter’ Gets Series Pickup at USA Network with Ryan Phillippe Starring

10 February 2016 12:15 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network has picked up Ryan Phillippe drama “Shooter” to series, Variety has learned.

Phillippe produces and stars as Bob Lee Swagger, an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president.  Omar Epps plays Isaac Johnson, an ex-Marine and Swagger’s former commanding officer.  Now a Secret Service Agent, he solicits Swagger’s expertise for a clandestine operation that has disastrous results.

The show, based on the bestselling Stephen Hunter novel “Point of Impact” and the 2007 film starring Mark Wahlberg, hails from Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions. Executive producers are Wahlberg, of Closest to the Hole Productions; Stephen Levinson, of Leverage Entertainment; and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.  John Hlavin wrote the pilot and will also executive produce, and Simon Cellan Jones directed the pilot.

“‘Shooter’ is an uncompromising exploration of the definition and evolution of a hero,” said Jackie de Crinis, »

- Laura Prudom

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