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17 items from 2014


Why ‘Transcendence’s’ Morgan Freeman Won’t Upload His Brain

11 April 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In WB’s sci-fi thriller “Transcendence,” Johnny Depp’s character Dr. Will Caster uploads his brain to a computer making him unstoppable. But when does technology go too far?

“I think the movie is a cautionary tale. I think the movie is saying, ‘Listen, we are on the road to this stuff but we should move cautiously,’” said Morgan Freeman at Thursday night’s premiere at Westwood’s Regency Village Theater.

When asked if he would upload his brain and live forever, Freeman had a good reason to say no. “I believe in life and death. I think that’s the only way we proceed. I don’t want to say, ‘Here’s a machine.’” he said. “You know why? No sex,” he deadpanned.

Co-star Rebecca Hall agreed that this would be a horrifying idea.

“My big concern is that the more that information is accessible and we can get everything immediately, »

- Nikara Johns

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Bravo to Unveil Two Scripted Series to Broaden Programming Mix

8 April 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bravo, the NBCUniversal cable network that aims for affluent female viewers, said it would debut two scripted comedies in the year ahead while also launching 13 unscripted series.

The scripted series being highlighted are “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ and “Odd Mom Out.”  The first is based on the best-selling “Girlfriends’ Guide” book series by Vicki Iovine. Series follows Abby, played by Lisa Edelstein, a self-help book author who hides her separation from her husband as she navigates a new life as a single woman. Robert Duncan McNeill will be producing director of the series, which is slated to begin production this summer. Produced by Universal Cable Productions with Marti Noxon, who wrote the pilot, Iovine, Meryl Poster and Robbie Duncan McNeil serving as executive producers.

“Odd Mom Out” is a half-hour comedy based on the life of author Jill Kargman, and looks at the outrageous world of moms on New York City’s Upper East Side. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Bravo Announces Second Scripted Series, Multiple Spin-Offs; Renews 14 Shows

8 April 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Bravo is segueing into the scripted world with two new series, while also bringing back familiar faces, including Caroline Manzo and Tom Colicchio for spin-offs of their successful shows, the network announced Tuesday at its upfront presentation.

Slated to premiere in 2015, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce stars Lisa Edelstein as a self-help book author who hides the fact that she's separated from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in Los Angeles. Janeane Garofalo and Beau Garrett play her best friends and Paul Adelstein plays her soon-to-be ex-husband.

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- Robyn Ross

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Greatest TV Pilots: A Strong, Confident Start for The West Wing

24 March 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The West Wing “Pilot”

Written by Aaron Sorkin

Directed by Thomas Schlamme

Originally aired September 22nd 1999 on NBC

It’s hard to argue that The West Wing isn’t Aaron Sorkin’s most successful television show. It ran for eight seasons (five more than his second longest series), outlasting even Sorkin himself (who left after the fourth season), on network TV at a time when the bar for ratings success was much higher than it is now. It racked up 26 Emmy wins in that time, including four consecutive Outstanding Drama Series awards from 2000-2003. And it arguably represents the last great drama of the pre-Sopranos era (even though it ran concurrently with The Sopranos for most of its run). Most importantly, in terms of its success, its setting proved the perfect vehicle for Sorkin’s writing. He consistently fills his shows with smart people, extremely dedicated to their jobs, who »

- Austin Gorton

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Bravo’s ‘Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce’ Adds ‘Rake’s Necar Zadegan As New Regular

14 March 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Rake co-star Necar Zadegan has been added to Bravo‘s newly picked-up 13-episode hourlong series Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, starring Lisa Edelstein. Bravo’s maiden scripted series, from writer-producer Marti Noxon and Ucp, follows Abby (Edelstein), a self-help book author who hides the fact that she’s separated from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her early 40s in Los Angeles. She finds herself seeking advice from her divorced friends instead of her married ones, which leads to some unexpected and life-changing experiences. Zadegan, repped by Innovative, Generate and Sloan Offer, will play a divorce attorney at Lyla’s (Janeane Garofalo) firm who is fearless and speaks her mind, sometimes embellishing in hyperbole. She wants to be Abby’s attorney and has a very nontraditional type of marriage herself. The casting is in second position to Fox midseason drama Rake, which »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: New Lisa Edelstein TV Show for Bravo

22 February 2014 12:18 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Bravo has ordered their first scripted TV series called Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and have ordered 13 episodes. The series is expected to debut some time next year.

Starring Lisa Edelstein, Janeane Garofalo and Beau Garrett, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce will follow a newly divorced woman (Edelstein) as she re-enters the single world.

Here are the details from Bravo:

Bravo Media Orders First Scripted Series“Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce”

Lisa Edelstein, Janeane Garofalo and Beau Garrett To Star

New York – February 19, 2014 – Bravo Media has greenlit the network’s first original scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” about a newly single woman as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. Set to premiere in 2015, the hour-long series has been picked up for 13 episodes. “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” is produced by Universal Cable Productions »

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TV: Lisa Edelstein, Janeane Garofalo to Star in Marti Noxon's New Bravo Series

20 February 2014 9:41 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Is the Real Housewives' reign of terror finally over?  Bravo has greenlit its first scripted program, an hour-long dramedy from Glee and Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon called Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. Based on the Vicki Iovine's book series, the show will star Lisa Edelstein as a fortysomething self-help author who hides the disintegration of her marriage from her friends while traversing the tricky dating scene in Los Angeles as a newly single woman. Janeane Garofalo will play her jaded friend, an entertainment lawyer who's already been through her own divorce. "Everybody knows this was all an elaborate scheme to get myself on Watch What Happens Live!," Noxon joked, adding, "I am confident that Lisa is going to be TV's next girl crush; she's certainly mine."  Guide to Divorce will debut next year.  Noxon is also set to co-executive produce Lifetime's Un-Real, a fictional behind-the-scenes look at a. »

- Inkoo Kang

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Bravo taps Lisa Edelstein and Janeane Garofalo for first scripted series, 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'

20 February 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Bravo is throwing its hat into the original scripted series ring with "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," an hour-long series produced by Marti Noxon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), who also wrote the pilot. Dawn Olmstead, Vicki Iovine, Meryl Poster and Adam Brooks are the executive producers, with Brooks directing the pilot.

The series is based on Iovine's series of "Girlfriends' Guide" books and is set to debut in 2015. It stars Lisa Edelstein ("House") as Abby, a woman entering the next chapter of her life after her divorce -- but since she's a self-help book author, she tries to hide her separation. As Abby works to navigate being a single woman in her 40s in Los Angeles, she seeks out the advice of her divorced friends.

Janeane Garofalo ("24") is Lyla, a divorcee who is a no-nonsense Hollywood attorney, and Beau Garrett ("Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior") is Phoebe, also a recent divorcee and former model. »

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Marti Noxon's 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' Will Be Bravo's First Original Scripted Series

20 February 2014 6:17 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bravo, home of "The Real Housewives," "Top Chef" and the "Shahs of Sunset," has given the greenlight to its first original scripted show. "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" is an hourlong series about a newly single woman starting the next chapter in her life, and is slated to premiere in 2015 with a 13-episode season. Marti Noxon ("Mad Men," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") wrote the pilot for the series, which is produced by Universal Cable Productions and is based on Vicki Iovine's series of books. Lisa Edelstein ("House") stars as Abby, a self-help book writer navigating life as a single fortysomething in Los Angeles while trying to hide the fact that she’s separated from her husband. She gets advice from her divorced friends, which include Lyla (Janeane Garofalo), a no-nonsense entertainment lawyer, and Phoebe (Beau Garrett), a former model who's still close to her ex. Paul Adelstein plays Abby's husband. The pilot was directed by Adam. »

- Alison Willmore

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Marti Noxon's 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' Will Be Bravo's First Original Scripted Series

20 February 2014 6:17 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Bravo, home of "The Real Housewives," "Top Chef" and the "Shahs of Sunset," has given the greenlight to its first original scripted show. "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" is an hourlong series about a newly single woman starting the next chapter in her life, and is slated to premiere in 2015 with a 13-episode season. Marti Noxon ("Mad Men," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") wrote the pilot for the series, which is produced by Universal Cable Productions and is based on Vicki Iovine's series of books. Lisa Edelstein ("House") stars as Abby, a self-help book writer navigating life as a single fortysomething in Los Angeles while trying to hide the fact that she’s separated from her husband. She gets advice from her divorced friends, which include Lyla (Janeane Garofalo), a no-nonsense entertainment lawyer, and Phoebe (Beau Garrett), a former model who's still close to her ex. Paul Adelstein plays Abby's husband. The pilot was directed by Adam. »

- Alison Willmore

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“Looking” Faces a Minority Trap, a “Portlandia” Teaser and Britney Spears Becomes a “Simpsons” Figure

20 February 2014 4:34 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

News

Hln has announced its first set of new shows as part of its new identity as the channel for the “social media generation”. It includes I Can Haz NewsToons highlighting online political satire, Keywords which sounds like an online scavenger hunt game show and #What’s Your Fomo about people’s “Fear of Missing Out”. I double checked the story to make sure it didn’t come from The Onion. It isn’t. I think. I’d better check again.

Talking to a panel, Looking writer Jc Lee commented on the criticism the show has received from gay viewers, “It’s a minority trap… When you have a piece that showcases a community, there’s this identity factor where if you’re showing a certain kind of queerness, you’re not honoring what queerness is. There’s a sense their queerness feels threatened by a show that is normalizing it. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Bravo Orders First Scripted Series

19 February 2014 11:57 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Bravo is taking a brave-o leap into scripted … no, sorry, that was terrible. Forget that ever happened. Bravo has ordered thirteen episodes of its first-ever scripted series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. The show focused on a newly separated self-help author and the divorced friends who guide her back into singledom. The show stars Lisa Edelstein, Janeane Garofalo and Beau Garrett, while Carrie Fisher cameos in the pilot. Now just think about how hard Bravo would have to blow this in order for that premise and those actors not to appeal to Bravo viewers. Don't think too long though, or your mind will be boggled. »

- Halle Kiefer

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'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce': 'House' actress Lisa Edelstein to star in Bravo's first scripted series

19 February 2014 5:08 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Bravo Media’s first original scripted series, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, will star House’s Lisa Edelstein as a 40-something self-help book author who hides the fact that she’s separated from her husband. Based on the best-selling book series Girlfriends’ Guide by Vicki Iovine, the scripted series aims to offer a fresh take on women tackling life after divorce with the help of their friends.

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce will follow the life of Abby (Edelstein), who suddenly finds herself taking advice from her divorced friends rather than her married ones. The result is a series of unexpected life-changes »

- Pamela Gocobachi

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Bravo Dubs Marti Noxon’s ‘Girlfriends’ Guide’ as First Scripted Series

19 February 2014 4:42 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With its footprint in realty TV firmly planted, Bravo has officially moved into scripted series, ordering 13 episodes of Marti Noxon’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.”

Starring Lisa Edelstein, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Adelstein and Beau Garrett and based on Vicki Iovine’s books, the dramedy follows a relationship guru as she goes through her own separation and attempts to navigate the Los Angeles dating scene as a single fortysomething.

Set to premiere in 2015, the hourlong series is produced by Universal Cable Productions with Noxon, who wrote the pilot, as well as Dawn Olmstead, Iovine, Meryl Poster and Adam Brooks. Brooks also directed the pilot.

“’Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ offers a fresh take on women tackling life after divorce with the help of their girlfriends,” says Andrew Wang, Bravo’s VP of scripted development and production. “For our first scripted show, we wanted something that was sophisticated, funny and honest. We’re »

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Bravo Orders ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ as First Scripted Series

19 February 2014 4:14 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bravo is officially in the scripted game, giving a series order to “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.” The series, for which “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Glee” producer Marti Noxon wrote the pilot, is based on Vicki Iovine’s “Girlfriends’ Guide…” book series. See video: Bravo Sets Premiere Dates for New Series ‘Southern Charm,’ Men’s Online Dating Show The series will follow Abby (played by “House” alum Lisa Edelstein), the author of a self-help book series who’s hiding her separation from her husband from the public. Starting her life over again as a single woman in her 40s, she finds that advice from. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Bravo Greenlights Marti Noxon's 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' as First Scripted Series

19 February 2014 4:07 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bravo has greenlighted its first scripted series: Marti Noxon's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. After years of trying to get into the scripted game, the NBCUniversal cable network has given a 13-episode series order to the one-hour dramedy starring former House star Lisa Edelstein for a 2015 debut. Based on the book series by Vicki Iovine, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce follows a best-selling author (Edelstein) of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40s in Los Angeles. She starts

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Bravo Picks Up Marti Noxon’s ‘Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce’ As First Scripted Series

19 February 2014 3:57 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Bravo Media is officially a scripted series player. The cable network has greenlighted its first original scripted series, the hourlong Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce starring House alumna Lisa Edelstein. The project, from writer-producer Marti Noxon and Universal Cable Prods, has received a 13-episode order for a 2015 premiere. Based on the best-selling “Girlfriends’ Guide” books by Vicki Iovine, the series follows Abby (Edelstein), a self-help book author who hides the fact that she’s separated from her husband, as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her early 40s in Los Angeles. She finds herself seeking advice from her divorced friends instead of her married ones, which leads to some unexpected and life-changing experiences. This is the second series order for Noxon this month, following Lifetime’s 10-episode pickup of Un-Real. I hear Girlfriends’ Guide has the Buffy The Vampire Slayer alumna in first position. She »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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