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The Slap (Us)

3 April 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: NBC

Episodes: Eight (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: February 12, 2015 -- April 2, 2015

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Makenzie Leigh, Zachary Quinto, Dylan Schombing, Thomas Sadoski, Melissa George, Brian Cox, Lucas Hedges, Maria Tucci, Marin Ireland, and Penn Badgley.

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This series is based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas and the Australian television series of the same name. It's an unflinching look at how one little slap can have a huge impact.

Hector (Peter Sarsgaard) is a public servant, husband, father and valued friend who's on the cusp of his 40th birthday and not comfortable with it. His beautiful and intelligent wife is Aisha (Thandie Newton). She's planning his party filled with his very boisterous Greek family and friends like television writer »

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The Slap: NBC Series Ends with Low Ratings

3 April 2015 8:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's not like there was any question but NBC has confirmed that there won't be a second season of The Slap, their low-rated Thursday night mini-series. The series ended as it began -- with poor ratings.

On The Slap TV show, a birthday celebration comes to an abrupt halt when a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. It's a small action that ends up deeply affecting all involved. The cast for the mini-series includes Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Makenzie Leigh, Zachary Quinto, Dylan Schombing, Thomas Sadoski, Melissa George, Brian Cox, Lucas Hedges, Maria Tucci, Marin Ireland, and Penn Badgley.

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D.L. Hughley Cast In NBC Pilot ‘Heart Matters'; Jason Scott Lee In ‘Warrior’

19 March 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

D.L. Hughley (The Original Kings Of Comedy) has joined the cast of NBC's drama pilot Heart Matters. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, the medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. Gersh-repped Hughley will play Dr. Hackett, the psychiatrist at the… »

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Jamie Kennedy Joins NBC Drama Pilot ‘Heart Matters'; Rachel Boston In CBS’ ‘For Justice’

13 March 2015 1:29 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jamie Kennedy (The Cleveland Show) has landed a lead role in NBC's drama pilot Heart Matters. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, the medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. Kennedy, repped by aTa Management/Jke and Esa, plays Dr. Callahan, a great… »

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NBC Pilots ‘Heart Matters’, ‘Take It From Us’, ‘Superstore’ Add To Casts

12 March 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Maya Erskine (Man Seeking Woman) has joined the cast of NBC's drama pilot Heart Matters. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, the medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. Erskine will play Gi Sung, a nurse with a dry wit who works closely with Dr… »

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Don Hany Joins NBC Pilot ‘Heart Matters'; Callie Thorne In TNT’s ‘Breed’

10 March 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Don Hany (Serangoon Road) has landed a male lead in NBC's drama pilot Heart Matters. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, the medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. Hany, repped by Gersh, Shanahan Management, and Hansen Jacobson Teller, will play… »

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Shelley Conn Joins NBC’s ‘Heart Matters'; Carlease Burke In Suzanne Martin Pilot

6 March 2015 3:10 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Shelley Conn (Terra Nova) has booked a regular role in NBC's drama pilot Heart Matters. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, the medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. Conn will play Millicent. She and Alex are not exactly rivals but they do not… »

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The Slap: Season One Ratings

6 March 2015 12:29 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC is billing The Slap as a mini-series so it doesn't seem like there's any danger of the series being cancelled. However, if the ratings are bad enough, they could certainly pull it before all eight episodes have aired. Conversely, if the ratings are really good, they could figure out a way to bring the characters back for a second season. What will happen? Stay tuned.

On The Slap TV show, a birthday celebration comes to an abrupt halt when a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. It's a small action that ends up deeply affecting all involved. The cast for the mini-series includes Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Makenzie Leigh, Zachary Quinto, Dylan Schombing, Thomas Sadoski, Melissa George, Brian Cox, Lucas Hedges, Maria Tucci, Marin Ireland, and Penn Badgley.

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The Slap: Should NBC Drop the Thursday Night Series?

5 March 2015 9:39 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC recently unveiled a new mini-series on Thursday nights -- The Slap. How's the show been performing? Is it a big enough success that the network will want to make a second season somehow or, is it a bomb that should be pulled off the schedule?

On The Slap TV show, a birthday celebration comes to an abrupt halt when a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. It's a small action that ends up deeply affecting all involved. The cast for the mini-series includes Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Makenzie Leigh, Zachary Quinto, Dylan Schombing, Thomas Sadoski, Melissa George, Brian Cox, Lucas Hedges, Maria Tucci, Marin Ireland, and Penn Badgley.

The eight-episode series debuted on February 12th to a very disappointing 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and just 5.13 million viewers. Things got even worse in week two with the numbers falling more »

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France Televisions Inks Deal With Universal: Report

5 March 2015 3:44 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris– French pubcaster France Televisions has inked a first-look deal with Universal, according to Gaul’s news website Bfmtv.

Under the deal, France Televisions, which operates five free-to-air channels, has a first look right on new series produced by Universal, which previously had an output deal with Gaul’s top commercial net TF1.

Among the Universal series expected to roll out on France Televisions are the medical show “Heart Matters” with Melissa George; Barry Levinson’s cop drama “Shades of Blue” toplining Jennifer Lopez (pictured above) as a single mother recruited by the FBI as an undercover agent; and “Telenovela,” the comedy skein starring and exec produced by Eva Longoria.

TF1 will keep existing Universal shows such as “House,” “Suits,” “Parenthood,” “The Event” and “Chicago Fire.” TF1 also has output deals with Warner Bros. and Sony.

The deal with Universal was signed in the run-up to a major shakeup at »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Dave Annable Lands Male Lead in NBC Medical Drama ‘Heart Matters’

27 February 2015 7:28 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dave Annable has been cast as the male lead in NBC’s medical drama “Heart Matters,” Variety has learned.

Annable, who recently starred in “Red Band Society” and previously “Brothers & Sisters,” will co-star opposite Melissa George, who was cast earlier this week in the lead role. He will play her boyfriend.

The medical soap, inspired by the life experiences of Dr. Kathy Magliato, follows a talented female heart transplant surgeon, Alex Panttiere, played by George, who balances her work with the complications of her romantic and personal life.

Jill Gordon penned the pilot. “Private Practice” star Amy Brenneman will exec produce with Gordon and Brad Silberling. Susan Carlson, Eric Carlson, Kelly Meyer and Dr. Magliato will serve as co-exec producers. Robbie Duncan McNeill will direct the pilot. Universal Television is the studio.

Annable is repped by CAA and manager Sue Leibman of Barking Dog Entertainment.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Dave Annable & Melissa George Cast In NBC Pilot ‘Heart Matters’

27 February 2015 7:15 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Melissa George has been tapped for the lead and Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable for a co-starring role in NBC’s drama pilot Heart Matters. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, the medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere (George), one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. Annable, repped by CAA and… »

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Melissa George to Star in NBC’s Medical Soap ‘Heart Matters’ (Exclusive)

24 February 2015 3:13 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Melissa George has been cast as the lead in NBC’s medical drama pilot “Heart Matters,” Variety has learned.

“Heart Matters” follows a talented female heart transplant surgeon, Alex Panttiere (George), who balances her work with the complications of her romantic and personal life.

Described as charming, yet unconventional, impulsive and socially awkward at the worst possible times, Alex seemingly gets it all together, after being promoted to chief of innovation and becoming the “face” of the hospital, which forces her to forgo her sometimes messy, scrub-wearing self. Though she’s not Ivy League-educated, she holds her own with the competition and fights hard for her patients. While her work life seems to be soaring, she’s not so lucky in the love department, as she can’t seem to commit to the man she’s living with — perhaps because she has feelings for someone else.

The medical soap hails from pilot scribe Jill Gordon. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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The Slap Us debuts in tough timeslot

15 February 2015 1:19 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Thomas Sadoski and Peter Sarsgaard in NBC's The Slap.

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NBC.s remake of Matchbox Pictures. The Slap premiered in the Us last week, drawing positive reviews but a relatively modest audience in a fiercely competitive timeslot. Launched at 8pm Thursday, the drama starring Uma Thurman, Peter Sarsgaard, Brian Cox, Melissa George and Zachary Quinto pulled in 5.1 million viewers, equivalent to a 3.9 rating/6 share. Scripted by playwright Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Lisa Cholodenko (whose Olive Kitteridge screened here on showcase), the show finished fourth behind a repeat of CBS.s The Big Bang Theory, Fox.s sitcom Mom and ABC.s Grey.s Anatomy. However Us commentators were sure The Slap.s audience would swell thanks to DVR and binge-viewing and they noted the show rated 11% higher than the program it replaced, the finale of The Biggest Loser. Matchbox Pictures executives are hoping the remake.s performance in the »

- Don Groves

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How Did NBC's Slap Strike You?

12 February 2015 6:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you’ve seen any of NBC’s recent promos for its new miniseries The Slap, you may have been tricked into thinking that Zachary Quinto’s Harry is the lone bad guy in a group of do-gooders.

But the show’s premiere episode, which debuted Thursday, paints a much different picture.

Early into the hour, it becomes clear that every character in the ensemble is massively flawed, particularly Hector (The Killing‘s Peter Sarsgaard), from whose perspective the episode is told.

RelatedThe Slap Team on Morally Ambiguous NBC Drama: You’ll See ‘a Lot of Gray’

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Series premiere talkback: 'The Slap' - 'Hector'

12 February 2015 6:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I published my review of NBC's "The Slap" yesterday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched tonight, what did you think? Was it an interesting take on modern parenting, or a loud and angry blur? Do you side with Zachary Quinto's character, Melissa George's, or would you prefer to nuke the lot of them? How did you feel about Victor Garber's narration? The jazz score? Was there any character you found yourself actually liking? If you're familiar with the Australian miniseries (or the novel that inspired it), how did this compare? And will you watch again? Have at it, folks. Then enjoy this: »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The Slap: Zachary Quinto Dishes on What Comes After That Jarring Moment

12 February 2015 5:30 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

"Everyone gets slapped in some way." Boasting a stellar cast, which includes Zachary Quinto, Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Brian Cox, and Melissa George, NBC's new miniseries The Slap delivers one of the most jarring and chilling moments of the season: a grown man slaps a child, who is not his own, across the face. Hard. In front of an entire party. But the slap is just the spark that ignites the rest of the series. The slapper? Quinto's alpha male with anger issues, Harry, and the actor tells E! News he had no qualms about taking on the controversial role.  "There was no hesitation because I feel like good storytelling should be controversial and provocative," »

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The Slap Review – TV NBC – High Drama Meets Flaccid Characterizations

12 February 2015 12:49 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Slap, an 8-episode recreation of an Australian miniseries, which is based on a popular novel, is NBC‘s latest attempt at “Event Television,” but it is a tricky, sloppy effort that purports to be an examination of, to varying degrees, “reality,” but in the sense that demands the quotation marks.

As the promos, and name, give away, the show revolves around what happens to a family when one moment, a slap, throws everything into turmoil. This leads us to, as we get toward the end of the show, a great many secrets being revealed.

There could hardly be more of a misrepresentation of what this show is about.

After watching the show’s trailer, and perhaps hearing a very basic outline, you might get the idea that the show is about trying to get past a horrible mistake. A child is shown to be rather unruly, and his parents »

- Marc Eastman

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NBC’s ‘The Slap’ Premieres Feb. 12, Poses Many Questions Videos

12 February 2015 10:32 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

TV Spotlight: Tonight at 8/7c, the spottily reviewed series premiere of “The Slap,” starring Peter Sarsgaard, Zachary Quinto, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman and Melissa George.THR’s Tim Goodman boiled it all down: ‘A  kid gets slapped by someone other than his parents. All hell breaks loose” and “Annoying kid, annoying people, forced situations that annoy you — you’ll want to slap everybody involved in this miniseries. Was that the point?”USA Today’s Robert Bianco made us laugh: “No wonder this leads to legal action — and an ever-expanding conflict designed to encompass every modern problem from indulgent parents to class warfare. You’re […] »

- April Neale

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‘The Slap’ Review: NBC Miniseries Drama Hits Hard and Fast

12 February 2015 7:59 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC miniseries “The Slap” is impressive on the performance side and provocative in story. The premiere plants enough seeds to get viewers to return. Veering from its long-standing tradition of Thursday night comedies, NBC premieres the new drama written by playwright Jon Robin Baitz (creator of ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters”) and starring an ensemble cast comprised of actors from theatre, film and television: Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Zachary Quinto, Brian Cox, Thomas Sadowski, Melissa George (the only holdover from the original Australian cast) and Uma Thurman. The impressive auspices of the drama are what attracted me to it in the first. »

- Diane Gordon

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