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CBS Orders Drama Pilots from Rene Balcer, David Shore

2 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has picked up two more drama pilots, “For Justice” and “Sneaky Pete,” both of which have big star power behind the camera.

“For Justice,” from CBS TV Studios, has veteran showrunner Rene Balcer of “Law & Order” at the helm as writer and exec producer. Robert De Niro is also attached to exec produce, along with Jane RosenthalJames PattersonBill RobinsonLeopoldo Gout and co-exec producer Berry Welsh. The drama centers on a female FBI agent working in the Criminal Section of the Department of Civil Rights Division who finds herself caught between her radical real family and her professional family. The project is based on James Patterson’s novel “The Thomas Berryman Number.”

Sneaky Pete” comes from “House M.D.” creator David Shore, who will pen the project, along with co-writer Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad.” The series follows a thirty-something conman who takes the identity of his past cellmate upon leaving jail. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Why 'Better Call Saul' Is the Most Anticipated TV Spinoff Ever

4 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Breaking Bad prequel series, Better Call Saul, is being called the most anticipated TV spinoff ever and with good reason.

News: Bob Odenkirk Spills on the Better Call Saul's Shocking Breaking Bad Twist!

Esquire made the bold claim that the first few episodes are even better than Breaking Bad's, and according to show co-creator Vince Gilligan, they're saving the best for later.

"The first three are not even the best three," Vince said at the Better Call Saul premiere Thursday night. "They get better after that."

"Breaking Bad ended before people were done with it," star Bob Odenkirk (a.k.a. Saul Goodman) said at the Better Call Saul premiere Thursday night. "We hope the audience will come along. If they do they'll be rewarded. These guys are great storytellers."

Watch: First Teaser for Better Call Saul Has Arrived!

Esquire's Stephen Marche praised Bob's performance.

"I will say Bob Odenkirk is totally compelling all the »

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Gotham Series 1 Episode 13 Review – ‘Welcome Back, Jim Gordon’

11 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr reviews the thirteenth episode of Gotham

There is something strangely satisfying about seeing Jada Pinkett Smith chained up surrounded by instruments of torture. Whilst Ben McKenzie doing his full on righteous routine shoulder to shoulder with a seventy thirty split of dirty cops and those either side of that line, garnered a noticeably different emotional reaction. However these were nothing compared to the staggering epiphanies experienced when Gotham morphed into something else. An entity that had been hinted at but until this week had failed to materialise. That’s right people. We got ourselves a proper drama. Gather round there are now things to discuss.

By drama I am not referring to the teenage crush which is currently passing for emotional heft in the Wayne household. This scenario as much as anything involving Edward Nygma is only minor window dressing. Logue and McKenzie continue doing the heavy lifting alongside Lord Taylor, »

- Gary Collinson

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Saul Goodman’s Time to Shine at ‘Better Call Saul’ Premiere

22 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With little meth in sight, the cast and crew of “Better Call Saul” gathered Thursday night at L.A. Live for the AMC/Sony Pictures TV drama’s premiere, with “Breaking Bad” cast members including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, R.J. Mitte and Betsy Brandt in attendance, along with Jonathan Banks, who also has a role in the new series.

No meth, of course, because this isn’t Walter White’s show — it’s Saul Goodman’s. Or, more appropriately, it’s Jimmy McGill’s, as the story begins in 2002, long before Jimmy McGill, attorney at law, becomes Saul Goodman, modern-day Tom Hagen.

Bob Odenkirk, who played Goodman in “Breaking Bad” and stars as McGill in “Better Call Saul,” said that to go back in time to Saul’s origins required completely revisiting the character.

“I did kind of clean slate it and I took these scripts that »

- Kevin Noonan

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Interview: 'Fortitude' creator Simon Donald discusses his chilling Pivot mystery

28 January 2015 10:49 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On Thursday (January 29), Pivot premieres the intriguing new Arctic Circle mystery "Fortitude." Now you have the better part of the day to figure out where Pivot is hiding on your TV dial. "Fortitude" is set in a chilly and alien world in which both the characters and the ice hide secrets. Featuring a strong cast led by Richard Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Jessica Raine and Sienna Guillory, "Fortitude" was created by scribe Simon Donald, whose credits include the original incarnation of "Low Winter Sun." At TCA Press Tour earlier this month, Donald and I sat down over a couple pints and discussed "Fortitude," starting with its brutal opening scene. We talked about the decision not to have Tucci do a Scottish accent, the drama's environmental message and the hints at horror or supernatural elements. It's a good conversation about a good show. Check out the Q&A. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Better Call Saul: UK airdate and Netflix trailer

28 January 2015 12:08 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From 9th February, Netflix will be the European home of Better Call Saul, which just got a new trailer too…

We’ve been discussing the facts of AMC’s Better Call Saul for quite some time. The essential knowledge is – as you already know, probably – that the show is a spin-off from Breaking Bad which will take place before, during and after the original series. Mainly before, if recent evidence is to be believed.

Today we learned a much-sought slice of information – the UK air date. In Europe, the show will air exclusively on Netflix. The first episode will appear online via internet magic on Monday the 9th of February at 7am. That’s the morning after the American release, fact fans.

A second episode will arrive on Tuesday the 10th of February thanks to a two-night double-bill launch over in the states. After that, you can expect a new episode every Tuesday. »

- rleane

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Do you need to watch 'Breaking Bad' before 'Better Call Saul'?

27 January 2015 2:10 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Those who have watched and loved Breaking Bad are likely plagued with a question going into its origin series, Better Call Saul: Can Saul live up to Vince Gilligan’s magnum opus? In contrast, those who haven't watched Breaking Bad (shame on you) are likely plagued with a question of a very different kind: Do I need to watch Breaking Bad before watching Better Call Saul? The origin series will track debauched criminal lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) in the time prior to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque. There, he eventually gives legal aid to Breaking Bad »

- C. Molly Smith

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Breaking Bob: With Better Call Saul, Odenkirk Steps Into the Spotlight

27 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Near the end of 2013, Bob Odenkirk went to Bryan Cranston for advice. The two became friends as cast members on Breaking Bad, which had just wrapped up its final season on AMC, but they weren’t exactly peers. Cranston’s starring role as, of course, Walter White, the cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who reconstructs his timid self into a murderous meth kingpin, was intrinsic to the show’s appeal and won him, among other honors, four lead-actor Emmys. Odenkirk, on the other hand, was a mere character actor. He played Saul Goodman, a shady lawyer who knew his ship wasn’t coming in, a comic role contrapuntal to the dark-hearted show. Now the series creator, Vince Gilligan, was offering Odenkirk his own star turn in a spinoff, Better Call Saul. He drove from his house in the Hollywood Hills to a coffee shop in the San Fernando Valley, near where Cranston keeps an office, »

- Eric Konigsberg

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'Better Call Saul' Behind-the-Scenes Preview

26 January 2015 2:57 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

AMC has released a new behind-the-scenes look at Better Call Saul, which kicks off with Bob Odenkirk describing how this Breaking Bad spinoff came to be. Creator Vince Gilligan first approached the star while they were working together on the set of Breaking Bad, where Bob Odenkirk promised that if Gilligan wrote it, he would definitely do it. Now, just a few years later, the show is already getting plenty of critical praise, with some even calling it better than its predecessor as the prequel prepares for its launch this February.

Better Call Saul is set in 2002, six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. When we first see him him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is Mike Erhmantraut. This spinoff will »

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Producers Guild Redeems "The Lego Movie," "Life Itself"

26 January 2015 7:22 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Two films forgotten by the Academy, the animated adventure "The Lego Movie" and the Roger Ebert Documentary "Life Itself," triumphed at the recently concluded 2015 Producers Guild Awards.

"The Lego Movie" took home the Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for producer Dan Lin while "Life Itself" won the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures for producers Garrett Basch, Steve James, and Zak Piper.

Meanwhile, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole took the Oscar glitter away from Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" when "Birdman" was awarded the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

The Oscars just got interesting! Will "Boyhood" triumph over "Birdman" at the Academy Awards?

In TV land, NBC was the big winner of the evening with two of their shows taking home trophies for Competition Television ("The Voice") and Live Entertainment & Talk Television ("The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon »

- Manny

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10 Crazy Breaking Bad Fan Theories That Completely Change The Show

26 January 2015 2:01 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Walter White is alive! He entered the witness protection program, took the name Hal Wilkerson, and had 5 more children (and named the middle one Malcolm). As unlikely as it sounds, this and several other crazy theories have been circulating the internet since the show became a hit.

From the very beginning, Vince Gilligan (the creator of the series) filled the show with symbolism and foreshadowing that became a staple of the program. Forecasting the air crash that would end the second season with a pink teddy bear and ominously named episodes (737/Down/Over/Abq) sent the internet into an uproar of speculation and, from that point forward, all eyes were watching for signs of what was to come.

Theories began popping up all over the internet speculating on where the show was headed and how it would eventually end, and, of course, who would die. Even after the show concluded, »

- Daniel Schwartz

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Birdman: Producers Guild Winners 2015

25 January 2015 8:17 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Last night the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Jerry Seinfeld-created web series, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” won the Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Digital Series. The television program “Breaking Bad” and its producers Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, and Moira Walley-Beckett won the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama. Closing the evening, the film Birdman and its producers Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. This category is one of the most eagerly-anticipated of season, as it is widely considered a strong »

- Josh Abraham

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Birdman, The Lego Movie and Breaking Bad among the winners at the 2015 PGA Awards

25 January 2015 2:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The road to the Oscars continued last night in Los Angeles as the Producers Guild of America presented the 2015 PGA Awards, with Birdman scooping the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Despite being snubbed by the Oscars, The Lego Movie was victorious in the Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures category, while the television winners including Breaking Bad (Episodic Television, Drama), Orange Is the New Black (Episodic Television, Comedy) and Fargo (Long-Form Television).

Check out a full list of the winners (highlighted in red) here…

Motion Pictures:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.

Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood (IFC Films)

Producers: Richard Linklater, »

- Gary Collinson

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Birdman, Life Itself, The Lego Movie Among 2015 Producers Guild Awards Winners

24 January 2015 11:49 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Saturday evening the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

In what’s become a most interesting awards season, Birdman took home the big award of the night. The Oscars look to be a two horse race between Boyhood and Birdman from all appearances.

The other PGA nominees were American Sniper, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, The Theory Of Everything and Whiplash.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony is Sunday, while the Directors Guild will announce it’s winners on Saturday, February 7.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Birdman’ Wins Top Producers Guild Award

24 January 2015 10:22 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Oscar-snubbed “Life Itself” and “The Lego Movie” win documentary and animation awards

Birdman” was named the best-produced feature of 2014 at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night, giving the daring Alejandro Iñárritu film new life in the Oscar race for Best Picture.

“Boyhood” was considered the most likely PGA winner and the Oscar leader, but the critical favorite now finds itself in the same spot “The Social Network” was in four years ago. That film swept the critics’ awards and the Golden Globes, but then lost the PGA to “The King’s Speech,” which rode a string of guild wins to victory at the Oscars. »

- Steve Pond

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'Birdman' wins PGA Award, next stop Oscar?

24 January 2015 10:22 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ever since "The Hurt Locker" triumphed over "Avatar" at the 2010 Producers Guild Awards, it has been rather obvious to me that this precursor announcement is the skeleton key to understanding how the Oscar vote will likely play out. Why? Because — as we've noted a number of times — the PGA is the only group that shares the preferential ballot system the Academy employs. So what won this year? "Birdman" won, that's what. And for those who were chalking this up as a boring, telegraphed Oscar season… So, what does this mean for the rest of the season? It means, clearly, "Birdman" could well be poised to take the Best Picture Oscar next month. I, for one, thought "The Imitation Game" would be the one to unseat "Boyhood" this evening and assert itself as the industry favorite. I even thought "American Sniper" had an outside shot. I wasn't looking at "Birdman," though, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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'Better Call Saul!' creators: 'It was not just a joke, but a potentially good idea.'

24 January 2015 9:01 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As I said in my review of AMC’s “Better Call Saul!” I approached the “Breaking Bad” prequel with some skepticism about whether it could work, before ultimately being pleased with the first three episodes. Two other men who had deep and long-lasting concerns about the viability of the project? That would be “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan and producer Peter Gould, who wrote the episode that introduced Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman. As the two men discuss in this interview I did at press tour, a Saul spin-off was something they had been talking about — half in jest, half not — going back to “Breaking Bad” season 3, but the actual show went through many iterations before it evolved into its current form as a light-hearted drama series dealing with a younger Saul (or Jimmy McGill, as he went by back then) trying to establish himself as a defense lawyer in Albuquerque. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

24 January 2015 8:18 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

See More: Analysis: ‘Birdman’ Adds Plot Twist at PGA Awards

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

24 January 2015 8:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, our only ambition was to make a risky »

- Dave McNary

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Breaking Bad In 60 Seconds

23 January 2015 1:42 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Breaking Bad is without a doubt – one of the greatest shows to grace our screens in the past decade.

The story of mild mannered, unassuming Walter White, diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, and his descent into the criminal underworld as he attempts to achieve financial security for his family just resonated with people from the get-go.

It exploded almost overnight. The narrative was borderline perfect, with some iconic pacing, direction and cinematography to boot. The show kicked ass.

Bryan Cranston finally achieved status as a respected actor, Vince Gilligan became so much more than ‘that guy who did a pile of X-Files episodes’ and the careers of so many others were launched and rekindled in the process. But at a hefty 5 seasons, it’s a lot to sit down to watch, and if you haven’t yet seen it, it’s quite a daunting wall to climb, especially when literally »

- Sam Driver

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