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Shooting underway in Queensland on The Butterfly Tree

20 July 2016 6:49 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Ed Oxenbould in The Butterfly Tree.

Writer-director Priscilla Cameron.s debut feature, The Butterfly Tree, has commenced filming around Tamborine Mountain, Queensland.

The Butterfly Tree, formerly titled Bloom, stars Melissa George (Heartbeat, The Slap), Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake, The Daughter), Ed Oxenbould (Paper Planes, Puberty Blues), and Sophie Lowe (The Beautiful Lie, The Returned).

The film tells the story of Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, who bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin with her zest for life.

When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds over the death of Fin.s mother.

The Butterfly Tree is being produced by Bridget Callow-Wright from Cowlick Entertainment.

"We are excited to see cameras rolling on The Butterfly Tree and congratulate Priscilla and Bridget for their original story going into production," said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira.

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15 Things You Never Knew About Grey's Anatomy

6 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you're a Grey's Anatomy fan, there's probably not much you don't know about the show. But seeing as we're in the doldrums of Summer, we thought we'd put together some of the lesser-known facts about the medical drama. If you do already know some of these trivia bits, then pat yourself on the back, because we dug deep. The guts and gore you see on screen are not human but are in fact a mix of cow organs, chicken fat, and red jello. Fun! Rob Lowe was offered the role of Dr. Derek Shepherd but turned it down to star in a CBS drama called Dr. Vegas, which was canceled after five episodes. Kevin McKidd (aka Dr. Owen Hunt) is Scottish, and hearing his accent will mess you up. Miranda Bailey was the only role written with a character description ("tiny with blonde curls"), but when Chandra Wilson auditioned for the role, »

- Amanda Rosenberg

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Heartbeat: Cancelled Too Quickly by NBC?

25 May 2016 9:42 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A little over a week ago, NBC decided to cancel their new medical drama, Heartbeat. As a result of the cancellation, tonight's episode is the TV show's last. Was NBC justified in cancelling the series or should there be season two?

Set at the fictional St. Matthew's Hospital, Heartbeat follows a cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), as she tries to juggle her personal and professional lives. She eagerly fights authority, particularly when it comes to her patients' health and well-being. The rest of the cast includes Dave Annable, Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, and J. Louis Mills.

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‘Heartbeat’ Canceled By NBC After One Season

13 May 2016 12:43 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The diagnosis for new NBC medical drama Heartbeat was pretty gloomy from the beginning, and now it has flatlined. The show, originally picked up for fall after The Voice, was pushed because of star Melissa George’s pregnancy. It still got a preview behind The Voice, but it did not do very well, drawing a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The numbers got worse when the medical show moved to its permanent Wednesday 8 Pm slot, where it performed below the show it replaced, The Mysteri… »

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NBC Cancels Live Comedy ‘Undateable,’ Freshman Drama ‘Heartbeat’

13 May 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has canceled the Bill Lawrence comedy “Undateable” after three seasons, as well as the freshman medical drama “Heartbeat.” Created by Adam Sztykiel, “Undateable” starred Chris D’Elia and Brent Morin, and made headlines by going completely live for its 13-episode third season, but continued to struggle in the ratings, pulling just a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.73 million viewers for the season finale. “Heartbeat” starred Melissa George as world-renowned heart surgeon Alex Panettiere. Originally titled “Heartbreaker,” the series was intended to debut in the fall, but was pushed to midseason due to George’s pregnancy. Also Read: 'Crowded' Canceled After 1 Season on. »

- Reid Nakamura

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NBC Cancels ‘Heartbeat,’ ‘Game of Silence’ After One Season

13 May 2016 11:17 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has cancelled freshman medical drama “Heartbeat” and mystery thriller “Game of Silence,” Variety has learned.

Heartbeat,” originally called “Heartbreaker,” starred Melissa George as a world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon. The series was scheduled to air in the fall, but was pushed to midseason due to George’s real-life pregnancy. During its run on Wednesdays this spring, it has averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.5 million total viewers in Live+7, regularly placing fourth among the Big Four networks.

Game of Silence,” currently in the midst of its run, will finish out its season, despite the cancellation. The series finale will air on June 5, and a two-hour episode will air June 2.

Premiering on Tuesday, April 12 as a preview, “Silence” moved to its regular Thursday night timeslot on April 14. The dark drama has averaged a modest 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.8 million viewers overall since bowing last month. It was well-sampled behind “The »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Jamie Kennedy Reveals Decades-Long Struggle with Heart Condition: 'When I Was 14 I Got a Pace Maker'

28 April 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Comedian Jamie Kennedy's latest revelation is no joking matter. The actor appeared on The Doctors on Wednesday to promote his new NBC show Heartbeat, and he broke some 35-year-old news. "Ever since I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with congenital heart block," he said. "Then when I was 14 I got a pace maker put in."The news shocked Dr. Kathy Magliato, whose life inspired Heartbeat: "I had no idea," she told Kennedy, 45. "You can't even see it." "You thought I had breast implants," Kennedy joked. Kennedy stars alongside Melissa George and Dave Annable in the medical drama »

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Heartbeat: Season One Ratings

21 April 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC already has one medical TV show on the schedule with Chicago Med and another one, The Night Shift, is expected to return this summer. Does the peacock network need a third? Will Heartbeat be a ratings success or Doa? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.

Set at the fictional St. Matthew's Hospital, Heartbeat follows a cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), as she tries to juggle her personal and professional lives. She eagerly fights authority, particularly when it comes to her patients' health and well-being. The rest of the cast includes Dave Annable, Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, and J. Louis Mills.

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Heartbeat: Cancel or Keep the New NBC Medical Drama?

13 April 2016 8:59 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_47412" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Photo: Colleen Hayes/NBC[/caption]Viewers who like medical dramas can find them on NBC. Chicago Med has already been renewed for a season two and The Night Shift is returning for its third season in June. But, how is their newest medical drama Heartbeat doing? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

Set at the fictional St. Matthew's Hospital, Heartbeat follows a cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), as she tries to juggle her personal and professional lives. She eagerly fights authority, particularly when it comes to her patients' health and well-being. The rest of the cast includes Dave Annable, Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, and J. Louis Mills.

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First time director seals $1.2 million funding on Bloom starring Melissa George

7 April 2016 5:48 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Melissa George..

Screen Queensland is the primary investor on feature film Bloom by first-time writer and director, Queensland-based Priscilla Cameron, to be produced by Bridget Callow-Wright.

Melissa George (Heartbeat, The Slap.and Felony) and Sophie Lowe (The Beautiful Lie, What Lola Wants) are confirmed to star in the dramatic feature which will be shot exclusively in Queensland..

Other investors of the production include the Melbourne International Film Festival (Miff) Premiere Fund, Vendetta, Film Victoria, Cowlick Entertainment Group and 108 Media.

Bloom will spend more than $1.2m in Queensland, with production commencing in South East Queensland in July. Post-production will be completed by The Post Lounge in Victoria.

Bloom tells the story of Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, who bewitches single dad Al and his 13-year-old boy Fin with her zest for life..

When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds »

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Chris Gorham Gets Temperatures Rising on NBC's Heartbeat — Video

6 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Tonight on Heartbeat (NBC, 8/7c), Covert Affairs favorite Chris Gorham plays a sculptor — though it’s his form that the hospital COO may have designs on, as seen in this sneak peek.

RelatedHeartbeat: Did NBC’s Medical Drama Get Your Pulse Racing?

Gorham guest-stars as Wyatt, a sculptor commissioned to install his art at the hospital. When Millicent Silvano (Terra Nova‘s Shelley Conn) shows up at the site of his installation to carp about the commotion, she soon enough is distracted by his… way with words.

RelatedNBC’s The Night Shift Gets Season 3 Premiere Date

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Horror Channel serves up seven premieres in April

31 March 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Horror Channel has announcing that it will be broadcasting seven premieres during April, including the Network premieres of Tom Shankland’s gripping film noir serial killer shocker Waz, starring Stellan Skarsgard, Tom Hardy and Selma Blair, and David Keating’s deadly supernatural drama Wake Wood, with Timothy Spall. There is also a UK premiere for Eric England’s edge-of-your-seat chill ride Roadside.

Other network premieres this month are: Neil McEnery-West’s terrifying panic-thriller Containment and William Malone’s gory remake of House on Haunted Hill, starring Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen and Ali Larter, Richard Marquand’s creepy supernatural love story The Legacy and Norman J. Warren’s torrid tale of home counties devil worship Satan’s Slave, starring Michael Gough.

Sat 9 April @ 10.50pm – House On Haunted Hill (1999) *Network Premiere

Amusement park mogul Stephen Price (Geoffrey Rush) and his rather bitter wife Evelyn (Famke Janssen), invite a group of guests to »

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‘Criminal Minds’ Ratings Rise With Big Exit; ‘Heartbeat’ Soft In Slot Debut

24 March 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

There was a goodbye to an original cast member on Criminal Minds (2.1/7) last night and a hello to its regular time slot for Heartbeat (0.9/4). The long-running CBS procedural was up 11% among adults 18-49 from last week to hit a Season 11 high in both the demo and viewers (10.71 million). As for the new NBC medical drama – well, the Melissa George starrer fell 36% among the key demo from what its preview pulled in a post-The Voice spot on Tuesday night. Added to that… »

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Review: ‘Heartbeat’ Fails to Find a Pulse

23 March 2016 10:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Can women really have it all? That’s the question NBC’s latest foray into the world of high-stakes doctor dramas attempts to answer with the debut of “Heartbeat,” starring Melissa George as one of the world’s few female cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. Alex Panttiere. Unfortunately, by the end of the first hour, viewers may find themselves looking for a pulse rather than committing to future installments, let alone pondering the state of female medical practitioners in the industry and their work-home life balance. The series, which was originally supposed to debut as part of the fall slate but was bumped to midseason following. »

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‘Heartbeat’ Off To So-So Ratings Start, ‘Limitless’ Rises

23 March 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

New NBC medical drama Heartbeat fared a little better with viewers than it it did with critics in its debut. The series starring Melissa George drew a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating at 9 Pm in the fast nationals with a preview behind The Voice (2.4, down -8% from last week). This was the original slot Heartbeat had been assigned on the fall schedule before George’s pregnancy delayed the launch. NBC’s other new medical drama, Chicago Med, stepped in and debuted with a solid 2.2… »

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TV Ratings: 'Heartbeat' Preview Has a Weak Pulse

23 March 2016 8:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

With The Voice behind it and a 9 p.m. roost for its preview episode, Heartbeat could have given a stronger showing for its preview episode. The delayed drama, pushed from a fall opener due to star Melissa George's pregnancy, averaged a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 on Tuesday night for NBC — losing a full point of its Voice lead-in (admittedly humbled compared to last week with a 2.4 adults rating). Among total viewers, Heartbeat averaged 6.3 million. It's not a bad showing for a midseason premiere, though it is soft in comparison to

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- Michael O'Connell

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Ratings: ‘Heartbeat’ Debut Shows Signs of a Weak Pulse in Key Demographic

23 March 2016 8:34 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC’s “Heartbeat” series premiere showed weak vitals in the key 18-49 demographic last night, especially following a strong lead-in from “The Voice.” The Melissa George medical drama debuted better among total viewers, though its host network still settled for second place overall on Tuesday. CBS was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 11.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., the mighty “NCIS” scored a 2.0/7 and 15.6 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 9 posted a 1.8/6 and 13.1 million viewers. “Limitless” at 10 »

- Tony Maglio

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Heartbeat: Did NBC's Medical Drama Get Your Pulse Racing?

22 March 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The future of NBC’s Heartbeat likely depends on how viewers respond to the “look at me!” opening minutes of Tuesday’s special preview: Heart transplant surgeon Dr. Alex Panttiere (played by AliasMelissa George) MacGyvers a medical procedure on a plane, gets her blouse bloodied and then speaks at a conference wearing a retro flight attendant uniform. It’s either cute or gimmicky, depending on your tolerance for such things.

RelatedHeartbeat Review: [Insert Your Own ‘Dead on Arrival’ Zinger Here]

Before you weigh in with your snappy judgement, let’s briefly recap the pilot:

Alex, in case you glossed over the show’s marketing materials, is a rebel. »

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Heartbeat Review: [Insert Your Own 'Dead on Arrival' Zinger Here]

21 March 2016 9:21 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Like a mom blasting Iggy Azalea from her Kia Sedona in the middle-school pickup lane, NBC’s new medical drama Heartbeat is so desperate to be cool, it’ll make you reflexively wince, then pretend you can’t see it.

Melissa George (The Slap, Alias) stars as Dr. Alex Panttiere, a woman who requests a fire-department escort to a routine biopsy just so she can test the ability of her convertible to go from zero to 80, then drops groan-inducing one-liners like, “I love the smell of lung burning first thing in the morning!”

RelatedJustified‘s Joelle Carter Joins NBC »

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TV Review: ‘Heartbeat’

20 March 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Melissa George’s pregnancy prompted NBC to reschedule “Heartbeat” from the fall to midseason, but the intervening months haven’t helped this medical drama find much of a pulse. Although derived from a book by a real-life heart surgeon, the series plays like a rather pallid “Grey’s Anatomy” knockoff, featuring another doctor who cares desperately about her patients, runs roughshod over subordinates and bosses alike, and walks and talks very, very fast.

If Kathy Magliato’s book was built, in part, around how cardiac surgery remains a largely male bastion, there are enough brilliant female doctors patrolling the halls of TV to make George’s Dr. Alexandra Panttiere feel a little less special. The day-to-day pressures of the hospital, meanwhile, share time with a sort-of romantic triangle, involving Alex’s relationship with her dreamy doc boyfriend (Dave Annable) and the surgical mentor (Don Hany) who suddenly shows up, unleashing »

- Brian Lowry

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