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Greg Germann is set to co-star opposite Alicia Silverstone in the Lifetime drama pilot Hr. Written by Glenn Porter, Hr centers on the uptight Director of Human Resources for a global company Ellen (Silverstone) who, after a head injury alters her outlook on life, throws standard corporate practices out the window and inspires the business to strive for new ambitions and profits. Germann, repped by Innovative, Silver Lining and Frank Stewart, will play Ellen’s boss, the company’s CEO. Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment is exec producing. Ravi Patel (ABC pilot Middle Age Rage) is set to recur on the new ABC comedy series Super Fun Night starring Rebel Wilson. He will play Alex, a somewhat smarmy but still endearing underachieving lawyer who works at the firm where Kimmie (Wilson) works. He is with Seven Summits and TalentWorks. Related: Conan: ‘Super Fun Night’ Better Off On ABC »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
by Brett White
With all of the hubbub surrounding "X-Force" and the possibility of an expanded X-Men Cinematic Universe being announced at San Diego Comic-Con, thoughts are naturally turning towards figuring out just who will be in the film, and which actors will enlist in the mutant militia.
As an X-Force fan from way back, I can honestly say that these thoughts have been on my mind for a long time. How long? Well, since 1999, which was when I decided to - at the age of 15 - use my Windows 95 skills to create a comprehensive X-Force magazine / compendium. I catalogued every issue to date, counted how many time bombs Meltdown threw, and wrote extensive biographies for every team member - with citations. I also cast an X-Force feature film, comprised of the best and brightest stars of the day.
Here, after sitting on a floppy disk for fourteen years, is »
- Splash Page Team
Hardy plays a Soviet police officer investigating a child killer in a country where the official party line is that there is no crime. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
• Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (for Capote) is in negotiations to join the Soviet thriller Child 44, based on Tom Rob Smith’s novel. Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is directing the adaptation with a script from Richard Price (Ransom). The terrific cast includes Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, and Joel Kinnaman. Hoffman’s next projects include The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, where he’ll play Plutarch Heavensbee, Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man with Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright, and God’s Pocket, directed by Mad Men’s John Slattery. [Deadline]
• James Badge Dale may not be a household name just yet, »
- Lindsey Bahr
NBC has announced some of the pilots that it will not be ordering to series this fall -- releasing actors and writers from their contracts. This doesn't mean that those not listed here will definitely be picked up; it simply means that they're still in contention for the (many) open spots in NBC's fall lineup.
Not Going To Series:
"Joe, Joe and Jane": A multi-cam sitcom centered on an author, Joe (Will Greenberg) who is torn between his clingy wife Jane (Sally Pressman) and his best friend and writing partner, Joe (Dave Annable). The series, from "The Office" and "Just Shoot Me" writers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, also starred Larry Wilmore,
"Drop Off" (aka The Gates): Described as "an adult ensemble comedy set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off," the show revolved around the parents and school staff, and their "social minefield" when picking »
“Biology teacher Scott Voss (Kevin James) attempts to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school…”
Much like his comedy-movie cohort Adam Sandler, the films of Kevin James can be hit and miss, for every I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry there’s a Zookeeper; and the mixed reception afforded his solo efforts (although I’m man enough to admit I actually enjoyed Paul Blart: Mall Cop) didn’t bode well for Here Comes the Boom… So imagine my surprise when the film turned out to be more than just another Happy Madison produced gross-out comedy and is in fact a sentimental tale of »
NCIS, Season 10, Episode 15: “Hereafter”
Written by Nichole Mirante-Matthews
Directed by Tony Wharmby
Airs Tuesdays at 8pm (Et) on CBS
Despite the strengths for which it is praised, NCIS has its share of recurring issues, occasionally exhibited by withdrawn characters, uninspired subject matter, emotionally weightless subplots, and flat attempts at humor. The greatness of a season or a single episode fluctuates depending on the emphasis given to each element. “Hereafter” manages to spotlight the best and the brightest, resulting in a well-rounded episode in spite of brief moments that recall those issues.
The episode assumes the task of dealing with the emotional aftermath of Jackie Vance’s death, allowing Rocky Carroll a shot at all the heavy lifting. He carries the story from beginning to end, though it takes a few undesirable twists. His confrontation with his wife’s lawyer and scenes with his children display the range of emotions »
- Amanda Williams
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Walking Dead" actress Lauren Cohan will play Avery Jordan, a sports reporter who accuses her cameraman of raping her. The character learns she is pregnant and decides to keep the baby. "Homeland" actor David Marciano will play the accused rapist cameraman, THR reports.
The episode is set to air in late March and tackle the "legitimate rape" firestorm ignited by Todd Akin during the 2012 election.
In other casting news ...
"Ally McBeal" veteran Greg Germann will guest star on "Law & Order: Svu." Germann will play Derek Strauss, the attorney who prosecutes the rape case against Cassidy (Dean Winters). [Give Me My Remote]
Josh Hamilton is heading to "Elementary. »
- Chris Harnick
Vance is back this week on NCIS, but not everyone knows what to make of that.
The agency shot-caller has been noticeably Mia for two episodes following the stunning death of his wife, along with Eli David. Deputy Director Craig (Greg Germann) has been at the helm in his absence.
When Vance resurfaces this week, it's likely to result in some tension with Craig, as well as Gibbs, who will no doubt question Leon's reasons - and readiness. And then there's the safe deposit box.
Check out the promo for "Hereafter" below and see what you make of it:
NCIS 'Hereafter' Promo
CBS' official synopsis reads: "On leave from NCIS while still grieving the loss of his wife and his kids’ mother, Vance discovers unexpected personal information that causes him to question everything."
What do you think it is that the director finds out? And how will he react?
Share your comments and theories below, »
- email@example.com (Steve Marsi)
It's time for a new season of Degrassi and Cam's still depressed.
I just hope he doesn't start chugging milk again.
Maggie Smith tells 60 Minutes this weekend that she's never watched Downton Abbey, saying she'd "agonize" over her performance if she did. That's right, even Maggie Smith has those moments of insecurity.
Apparently they didn't mean it. E! has cancelled Whitney Cummings' talk show, Love You, Mean It.
Wait. Wait. What's this about Cch Pounder »
On TV this Tuesday: Smash cuts, prints and moves on with its second season; NCIS gets a major cyber lead; Yes, Dear, there’s a fun reunion on Raising Hope; and Betty White turns 90… again. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special (NBC) | Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Will & Grace‘s Sean Hayes and a bunch more stars are on hand to help the Golden girl celebrate that which is otherwise known as her 91st birthday. »
- Kimberly Roots
Late night sex advice? Logo's got you covered with That Sex Show.
I don't know what to think of this. The NBC pilot The Gates has replaced Aasif Mandvi in favor of Greg Germann. Mandvi is a great talent, so that's discouraging, but I'd also welcome Germann in another comedy role.
2 Broke Girls may have wasted its Super Bowl spotlight on an ad that only emphasized that the jokes are still lazy and hacky, but they did have the wisdom of getting the faboo David Lachapelle to direct the ad.
Dallas is getting a little bionic with a recurring role going to Lee Majors, as EW reports. Majors will play an ex of Sue Ellen. »
Welcome to another weekly preview of upcoming Blu-Ray releases! In this week’s edition, Flight makes a good case for taking the train to your next vacation destination, Here Comes the Boom hits store shelves with a – well with a boom I guess, and a beloved family classic finally gets a Blu-Ray release.
Ready for this week’s Blu-Ray releases? Then read on.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
An American drama film from Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis. It was well received by critics and was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor (for the film’s star Denzel Washington) and Best Original Screenplay.
Plot: An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunction reveals something troubling.
My Thoughts: I haven’t watched it yet, but I’m looking forward to it. »
- C.P. Howells
One of the stars of "Breaking Bad" has lined up her next TV role.
Anna Gunn, who plays Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) wife, Skyler, on the AMC series, will play the title role in "Rita," one of two scripted pilots in development at Bravo. The cable channel is moving back into scripted programming for the first time in about a decade.
"Rita" is an adaptation of a Danish series about a teacher at a private school (Gunn) who's raising three teenage kids and dealing with the headaches of her job. Krista Vernoff ("Grey's Anatomy," "Charmed") wrote the pilot.
More pilot casting news:
Related | TVLine’s 2013 Pilot Guide: Get the Scoop on Next Fall’s Possible Newcomers
The project is set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off and revolves around the parents, school staff and 15-minute social minefield they navigate at the beginning and end of each school day. It centers on type-a Helen (Kathleen Rose Perkins), who just moved to town with her husband Mark (Ken Marino) and their 8-year-old daughter.
Germann takes over the role of the super-driven, »
- Michael Ausiello
NBC’s single-camera comedy The Gates has recast two regular roles following Wednesday’s table read. Ally McBeal alum Greg Germann and Ben & Kate co-star Echo Kellum are joining the pilot, replacing Aasif Mandvi and Justin Chon, respectively. Germann was cast as a regular, while Kellum is a guest star. Based on the British series, The Gates is an adult ensemble comedy set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off and revolves around the parents, school staff and 15-minute social minefield they navigate at the beginning and end of each school day. The show centers on type-a Helen (Kathleen Rose Perkins), who just moved to town with her husband Mark (Ken Marino) and their 8-year-old daughter for Helen’s big new job. Germann will play another dad at the school, a super-driven, competitive Yale-educated lawyer who’s one of these comedically intense guys who pushes his kids way too hard. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
House Of Lies: The First Season
When I read the winners list from the Golden Globes this year I wasn’t too interested, most of them are easy to guess and there were no real surprises. There was one winner that made me happy though because I know he deserves all the praise given to him and that is Don Cheadle for his role as Marty Kaan in House of Lies.
House of Lies looks at a group of management consultants who will do anything to succeed. Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle) as the team leader is the most cut throat of the group, without a seconds though he’ll sleep with a client, find their weakness and bribe them without a second though. His right »
NCIS, Season 10, Episode 12: “Shiva”
Directed by Arvin Brown
Airs Tuesdays at 8pm (Et) on CBS
“Shiva” picks up where “Shabbat Shalom” left off: Ziva is grieving her father’s death, and Director Vance, the death of his wife. Although the shooter is dead, the one responsible for hiring the hitman is still at large, his whereabouts and identity unknown.
The deaths of Eli David and Jackie Vance bring an internal shift of power at NCIS as the Secretary of the Navy (Matt Craven) pays a visit to learn more about the attack along with Deputy Director Jerome Craig (Greg Germann) who arrives to assume daily operational duties in preparation for Vance’s eventual leave of absence. Germann’s NCIS debut as interim Director Craig simultaneously poses and answers the question of what it would be like if McGee (cir. »
- Amanda Williams
This Tuesday on CBS’ NCIS, Agent Ziva David and Director Leon Vance dealt with the devastating loss of loved ones, while Gibbs’ team worked overtime to find out who was responsible.
The episode opened with Ziva in temple, praying — as well as questioning G-d, “Why should I not be angry, with all that has been taken? Show me, why I should not lose hope?” Tony interrupts, having had McGee do his “ping” thing to locate her. “Sympathy is the last thing I want right now,” she says. Rather, she needs “revenge. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
We're used to seeing Gibbs as the immovable and dependable rock for the NCIS team. In this episode, though, I believe that honor went to Tony.
In "Shiva," the team was under great pressure to find the mastermind to the shooting deaths of Mossad director Eli David and NCIS Director Vance's wife, Jackie. The possibility of a war loomed large, as Eli's Iranian contact - Arash Kazmi - was implicated. Eventually, they discovered that Eli's protégé, Mossad Deputy Director Ilan Bodnar, was the murderous traitor behind the deaths.
He knew about Eli's plan to work with Iran and wanted to kill Eli and take over Mossad while implicating Iran in his death.
The writers must be applauded: the story flowed exactly as it should have and there was a richness and depth to almost every scene. Gone (for the most part) was Tony the comedian and in his place was Tony the rock, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Douglas Wolfe)
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