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8 items from 2015

Monte Carlo TV Festival Showcases New Trends in Global Television

11 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Traditionally known for its glitzy backdrop, red carpets and press junkets, the seaside Monte Carlo TV Film Festival,created 55 ago by the principality of Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, is benefiting from the rising popularity of TV drama, luring more and more film talent and filmmakers, notably from Europe, where local TV industries are flourishing.

Since taking the helm two years ago, CEO Laurent Puons, a Monaco native and former pro boxer, says he has been working hard to reposition the festival as a relevant industry event, emphasizing the importance of the international competition, bringing in high-profile industry figures and scoring prestigious series’ world premieres.

Although it’s scheduled just two months after Mip TV, the festival has managed to host world premieres of shows like “Crossing Lines” and “CSI: Cyber” and will this year showcase the European premiere of “Aquarius” as well as the French premieres of “Empire” (set »

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New Nashville Season 4 Teddy To Be Gone Most Of The Time,New Spoiler

1 June 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to a recent report from TV Line, the Nashville season 4 folks have cut actor, Eric Close aka Teddy, out of most of the upcoming season due to some creative reasons. Their sources told them this big action is due to a larger creative effort to place the focus of the show heavily on the music business. Teddy was last seen, getting arrested in the season 3 finale by the Feds for embezzling official funds to go see a high-priced hooker. However, Teddy's strong ties to Rayna and her two children, means that he will likely return at some point. Their sources actually report that there's a good chance Teddy will return as a guest character. Teddy's portrayer, Eric Close, isn't feeling too bad about his demotion as he's already landed a reprise lawyer role as Travis Tanner on USA's hit show, "Suits," for their new 5th season. »

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Nashville Season 4: Eric Close Won't Return as a Series Regular

31 May 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Toodles, Teddy.

Nashville‘s Eric Close, whose character was taken away in handcuffs at the end of the ABC drama’s third season, will not be a series regular in Season 4, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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ABC declined to comment, but we’re hearing Close’s status change is part of a larger creative effort to place the focus of the show squarely on the music business.

For three seasons, it seemed as if Teddy had been starring in his own satellite show about local Nashville politics. »

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Castle Shocker: Penny Johnson Jerald Not Returning for Season 8

29 May 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

When Castle returns for Season 8, at least one familiar face will be missing from the 12th.

An ABC spokesperson confirms that Penny Johnson Jerald, who joined the procedural in Season 4, will not be returning as Captain Victoria Gates.

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TVLine hears from sources that Jerald’s exit is one of several creative tweaks that Castle will be making for Season 8, under new co-showrunners Terence Paul Winter and Alexi Hawley.

In a message posted via Twitter, Jerald said, “To my Castle fans around the world, as of late yesterday »

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Nashville Season 3 Finale Recap: Will Comes Out, Deacon Might Not Survive Surgery

14 May 2015 1:43 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Southern shenanigans! Season 3 of Nashville has dealt with everything from surprise pregnancies to accidental shootings, terminal diagnoses to whatever it was Mayor Teddy (Eric Close) was doing with that prostitute. The surprises only continued in the series' third season finale, “Before You Go Make Sure You Know.” There were label shake-ups, couple breakups, makeout sessions, and maybe even a death! Just how did things work out for our favorite Nashville citizens in the May 13 episode? Read our recap to find out! Juliette's Baby Blues Throughout the [...] »

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Nashville: ABC TV Show Gets a Fourth Season

8 May 2015 4:53 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC has disappointed viewers by cancelling shows like Forever and Resurrection but fans of Nashville are singing a happy tune. The Wednesday night drama has been renewed for a fourth season.

The Nashville TV show continues to follow the lives and careers of country music superstars Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) and Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton). The rest of the cast includes Clare Bowen, Eric Close, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Chris Carmack, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella, Will Chase, and Oliver Hudson.

It's never been a hit show for ABC but they keep renewing Nashville anyway. This season, the ratings held pretty steady and it looked like a fourth season renewal was nearly guaranteed because that would ensure they'd have episodes for a good-sized syndication package (which is a big moneymaker for the studio).

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Nashville Post Mortem: Rayna's Men React to Her Choice, Dish Lowdown on the Deacon-Luke Brawl ('It Hurts!')

4 February 2015 7:58 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Deyna fans — that is, those who want Nashville‘s Deacon and Rayna to get over it already and get together — came one step closer to their goal with Wednesday’s packed midseason premiere.

Among other developments, the hour saw the aftermath of the death of Rayna and Luke’s romance, which came to a definitive end when she called off their wedding in the previous episode.

“I may have overreacted a little,” star Will Chase jokes, in character, about Luke’s response — driving a pickup through the wedding cake, turning the reception into a screw-you concert — to getting jilted.

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Film Review: American Sniper (2014): Both Worlds of War Are Explored

17 January 2015 7:39 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  American Sniper (2014) Film Review, a movie directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Sam Jaeger, Brando Eaton, Keir O’Donnell, Brian Hallisay, Eric Close, Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Kyle Gallner, Luke Grimes, Owain Yeoman, Max Charles, Billy Miller, Eric Ladin, and Navid Negahban. There is an [...]

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