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Code Black: CBS Orders Five More Episodes

22 November 2015 10:50 AM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Last month, CBS execs ordered six additional scripts for new medical drama Code Black. They apparently won't be needing one of them. The network has now decided to produce five more episodes, bringing the first season tally to 18 installments.

Code Black takes place in an Emergency Room in Los Angeles where underfunding and understaffing pile huge pressure on its staff. The cast includes Marcia Gay Harden, Raza Jaffrey, Bonnie Somerville, Melanie Chandra, William Allen Young, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, and Luis Guzman.



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Code Black: Season One Ratings

22 November 2015 10:40 AM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A network that has plenty of cop and legal TV shows, CBS hasn't had a successful medical drama in quite awhile. Will Code Black become a ratings success or a flop? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

Code Black takes place in an Emergency Room in Los Angeles where underfunding and understaffing pile huge pressure on its staff. The cast includes Marcia Gay Harden, Raza Jaffrey, Bonnie Somerville, Melanie Chandra, William Allen Young, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, and Luis Guzman.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.Read More… »


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‘Code Black’ Gets Additional 5 Episode Order From CBS

20 November 2015 3:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS has ordered 5 additional episodes of medical drama “Code Black,” TheWrap has learned. Marcia Gay Harden and Luis Guzman lead the series, which follows a team of doctors at the overcrowded and understaffed emergency room at L.A. County Hospital. “Code Black” has been a solid ratings performer in its Wednesday 10 p.m. time slot. The show is averaging 6.9 million viewers per episode in addition to a 1.2 rating in the advertiser coveted adults 18-49 demographic. Also Read: 'Limitless' Gets Full Season Order at CBS CBS previously ordered six additional scripts for the show, which accompanied the announcement that they had picked. »

- Joe Otterson

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The 10 Best Brian De Palma Films

13 November 2015 2:00 AM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Brian De Palma has become the directorial litmus test of cinephiles everywhere. To supporters, he stands as a startling visual genius with a penchant for set pieces and lurid subject matter. To naysayers, he remains a lowbrow imitator who spends his studio budgets chasing the ghosts of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean-Luc Godard. Great director or high class hack? Inconsistent misogynist or Master of the Macabre? Much like his fractured narratives, the answer is never an easy one to attain.

Both sides provide ample support for their case. De Palma’s resume is riddled with enough hollow imitations (Sisters [1973], Raising Cain [1992]) and bloated commercial flops (The Bonfire of the Vanities [1990], The Black Dahlia [2006]) to sink any director. But even in misfires such as these, an undeniable attention to detail remains.

The split screen cover-up of Sisters or the heartbreaking screen tests of The Black Dahlia are breathtaking in scope and execution, »

- Danilo Castro

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Focus World Acquires U.S. Rights to 'Puerto Ricans in Paris'

23 October 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: First Clip from "Puerto Ricans in Paris" Focus Features has acquired U.S. distribution rghts to Ian Edelman's "Puerto Ricans in Paris" through its multi platform distribution initiative Focus World. The film premiered at La Film Fest this summer and stars Luis Guzmán, Edgar Garcia, Rosario Dawson and Rosie Perez. The dramedy was executive produced by Pitbull and directed by Ian Edelman, who created the HBO series "How to Make it in America." The official synopsis reads "Puerto Rican brothers–in-law Edgar and Luis just happen to be NYC’s two best counterfeit detectives. When the latest, must-have 'It Bag' from celebrated Parisian fashion designer Colette’s new collection has been stolen, they head to Paris in hopes of cracking the case and collecting a handsome fee. With clashing sleuthing styles and personality traits, the comedic duo infuses a bit of color into the City of Lights. »

- Wil Barlow

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Focus World Acquires World Rights to Ian Edelman’s ‘Puerto Ricans in Paris’

22 October 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus World, the multi-platform distribution initiative owned and operated by Focus Features, has acquired world rights to Ian Edelman’s “Puerto Ricans in Paris” starring Luis Guzman.

The pic also stars Edgar Garcia, Rosario Dawson, Rosie Perez, Alice Taglioni, Miriam Shor and Frédéric Anscombe. Edelman will direct and co-wrote the script with Neel Shah.

The film follows two brothers, played by Guzman and Garcia, who happen to be New York City’s two best counterfeit detectives. When the latest must-have “It Bag” from celebrated Parisian fashion designer Colette’s new collection has been stolen, they head to Paris in hopes of cracking the case and collecting a handsome fee.

It is produced by Joseph Zolfo with rapper Pitbull co-exec producing.

“We set out to make a film that was fast and fun, centered around characters audiences could relate to and root for,” Edelman and Zolfo in joint statement. “Focus World »

- Justin Kroll

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Us/Canada Briefs: Wolfe picks up 'Those People'; trio launch Fireglory

22 October 2015 5:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus… Focus World acquires Puerto Ricans In Paris; Abramorama to release Rock In The Red Zone; The Bequest begins Canada shoot; and more.Wolfe Releasing has acquired North American rights from Rj Millard of Obscured Pictures to Joey Kuhn’s Upper East Side gay love triangle drama Those People ahead of a screening at the NewFest New York Lgbt Film Festival this weekend. The film will open on DVD, VOD and multiple digital platforms in the second quarter of 2016, including a limited theatrical release in top markets. Jonathan Gordon, Jason Ralph, Haaz Sleiman, Britt Lower, and Meghann Fahy, Chris Conroy and Allison Mackie star (pictured).

Producer Christine Guenther in Berlin, producer Chevy K Chen in Los Angeles and filmmaker Susan Korda in New York have launched the production label Fireglory aimed at creating independent films guided by an emphasis on equal opportunities for female filmmakers. Documentary Cassette from Zack Taylor is in post and Salomea’s Nose »

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First Teaser For Cameron Crowe’s Comedy Series Roadies Arrives

15 October 2015 4:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After cinematic adventures such as We Bought A Zoo and the recent Aloha, Cameron Crowe is returning to his music-filled Almost Famous wheelhouse – albeit on the small screen – with the Showtime series Roadies, for which we now have the first teaser trailer. Characterized as a comedy show, Roadies has been picked up for 10 episodes, and centres on the backstage crew of a touring rock band.

The series brings together some impressive talent, both onscreen and off, with Winnie Holzman lined up as showrunner, and J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk set for executive producing duties. The cast will feature Carla Gugino, Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots and Rafe Spall, among many others, and expectations of excellence are high.

Check out the press release from Showtime below for more:

“Created by Cameron Crowe, Roadies is an insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, funny and poignant lives of a committed group of ‘roadies »

- Sarah Myles

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Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network Sets Latino Filmmaker Showcase

12 October 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network has organized a Latino filmmaker showcase set for Oct. 18 in Hollywood.

The filmmaker’s cabler has partnered with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Time Warner Foundation, Univision Los Angeles, World Channel and Texican Media for the inagural Latino Lens Filmmaker Showcase at the Avalon Hollywood.

The showcase will spotlight creative and rising Latino filmmakers working on making exceptional short films. The event will include screenings, panels, interactive areas and raffles. There will also be a tribute from Nalip honoring actor Luis Guzman with the Latino Lens Legacy Award.

Selected films for the Q&A include “Darkness of Night” written and directed by Vincent Cortez; “Sin City: Zorro Girl in Dead Man’s Alley” written and directed by Teresa Jolie; “Mateo” written and directed by Nancy C. Mejia; “Lost Weekend” written and directed by Adam Valencia and “It’s Not Porn…” directed by Alberto Belli. »

- Jacob Bryant

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Code Black

1 October 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: CBS

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: September 30, 2015 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Marcia Gay Harden, Raza Jaffrey, Bonnie Somerville, Melanie Chandra, William Allen Young, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, and Luis Guzman.

TV show description:      

This gritty medical drama revolves around an Emergency Room in Los Angeles where underfunding and understaffing pile huge pressure on its staff. A “code black” is issued when the ER no longer has the manpower, capacity or equipment to operate effectively.

Doctor Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden) is the ER Residency Director. She's a brilliant doctor and an experienced professional who often has to resort to her intuition as opposed to standard medical procedures in order to save lives. She reminds her staff that life is measured in split »


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Code Black: Did CBS' Hectic Hospital Drama Get Your Pulse Racing?

30 September 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

In case you couldn’t tell from the above photo, CBS’ new medical drama Code Black is all about controlled chaos. Angels Memorial Hospital is frantic, intense and overwhelming.

With an influx of patients so great, there often aren’t enough resources to treat them — a situation known as “code black” — there’s no time for hooking up in the on-call room. An attending even tells two bickering docs, “If nobody’s taking their clothes off, I need you both on the floor now.”

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Let's talk about the 'Code Black' premiere

30 September 2015 7:59 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I published my review of CBS' "Code Black" on Monday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned into the hospital drama tonight, what did you think? Did it live up to CBS' "it's the new 'ER'" hype, or feel like a retread of stories and devices you've seen dozens of times on other medical shows? (And if you're a "St. Elsewhere" fan, how did you feel about them reusing the famous heartbeat scene involving Boomer's late wife?) How did you feel about Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzman, or any of the regular castmembers? And will you watch again? Have at it. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Code Black Season 1 Review

30 September 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One episode was provided prior to broadcast.

As far as major networks go, CBS isn’t exactly known for its devotion to innovation. From its laugh-track-heavy, half-hour comedies (The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly) to its brand-name procedurals (NCIS and its spinoffs, Criminal MindsCSI: Cyber), the channel has a business model that, conventional and conservative as it may be, runs reliably as a decade-old, well-maintained Toyota Corolla.

Code Black, a “new” medical drama only distinguished from the rest of the pack by its pervasive gloom, is CBS’ answer to Grey’s Anatomy, a ham-fisted attempt to snatch up the same audiences that have propelled ER-set procedurals to the threshold of being TV clichés. It’s traditional and damnably easy to swallow, in a very CBS way.

Set in the “busiest emergency room in the world,” Code Black (so named for the level at which the ER is filled »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Code Black’s Excellent Character Actors Make It Better Than Your Standard Hospital Drama

30 September 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

There should be a Character Actor Hall of Fame. In front of it should be a statue of Luis Guzmán giving the side-eye, and in the lobby, a ceiling mural of Marcia Gay Harden staring down on visitors like an unforgiving God.Guzmán and Harden, who co-star in CBS's new medical drama, Code Black, have been stealing movies and TV shows from bigger-name stars for over 20 years. Harden plays Dr. Leane Rorish, the residency director of Angels General Hospital, an understaffed and overworked medical facility in Los Angeles. The place is based on Los Angeles County Hospital’s legendary trauma bay, “C-Booth,” the birthplace of modern emergency treatment; it was profiled in a pretty good 2013 documentary of the same name, which, coincidentally, I reviewed here. This is a pretty standard hospital drama (though more stripped-down and old-fashioned than most), and Rorish is a hospital-drama touchstone, the driven, arrogant leader who »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Review: CBS' 'Code Black' is okay medicine for hospital drama addicts

28 September 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I will say this for "Code Black": it knows its TV hospital drama cliches, and when to deploy them. Adapted by Michael Seitzman from Ryan McGarry's documentary of the same name, "Code Black" (it debuts Wednesday night at 10) is set at a Los Angeles hospital that has the nation's busiest emergency room. A code black, we're told in the opening titles, is declared when the ER has "an influx of patients so great, there aren't enough resources to treat them." Where an average ER hits code black five times in a year, this place gets there 300 times. Its residents have to be able to multi-task in a way that makes all the County General doctors from "ER" look like slackers. Now, many of the executives who've run CBS for 20 years worked together at Warner Bros. when "ER" was developed, so it's not surprising either that they would order a show like this, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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TV Review: ‘Code Black’

28 September 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Code Black” certainly feels like a misnomer, since it’s hard to think of a medical drama that could possibly look more beige. Named after a term for a very specific type of crisis — a moment when a hospital’s resources are essentially overwhelmed by the number of emergency patients — the CBS series is trying to get maximum promotional mileage out of Marcia Gay Harden’s casting as a hard-driving surgeon, one of the heroic personnel on display. Harden isn’t the only fine actor here, but they’re all toiling in service of hoary cliches, in a pilot that quickly flatlines.

“For the next three years, I’m your mama,” gruff nurse Jesse Sallander (Luis Guzman) tells the new batch of first-year residents, in very “Grey’s Anatomy”-like fashion. Under the supervision of Harden’s residency director Dr. Leanne Rorish, they’re an eclectic but pretty nondescript bunch, »

- Brian Lowry

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What makes Marcia Gay Harden’s Code Black a Fall TV standout?

25 September 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Based on the award-winning documentary by Ryan McGarry, CBS’ new Code Black (premieres Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 10pmET/9pmCT) is a fascinating look at the split-second, life-and-death decisions being made at the nation’s busiest and most notorious ER. A group of medical residents gets a fast introduction to this ER as it operates in a code black (when an influx of patients is so great, they can’t treat them all) about 300 times a year. Code Black is an adrenaline rush of high-stakes drama, built around strong characters (played by standouts Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzman and Bonnie Somerville) and an … Continue reading →

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- Barb Oates

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2015 Fall Preview: Wednesdays and Thursdays

17 September 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While there are several new series premiering this fall on Mondays (check out Deepayan Sengupta’s roundup here) and Tuesdays (check out my roundup here), there are only a handful of new Wednesday and Thursday offerings. Here’s what to look out for, and what to avoid, this fall on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Created by Todd Harthan

Premieres Wednesday, September 23rd at 8pm (Et) on Fox

Private pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Morris Chestnut) is a popular guy, with everyone but Det. Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz), the decorated police officer who’s recently returned to her hometown of Miami. Rosewood—Rosie to his friends—is a brilliant pathologist who runs a state-of-the-art lab with his sister Pippy (Gabrielle Dennis) and her fiancée, Tara Milly Izikoff (Anna Konkle). With his keen eye for detail and winning personality, Rosie is an asset Det. Villa can’t afford to waste, despite »

- Kate Kulzick

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Netflix picks up Narcos for a second season

3 September 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It hasn’t even been a full week since Netflix’s Narcos was released for streaming, but a new report from The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the show has already been picked up for a second season. 

Other than the fact that the show will return in 2016, few details are known about the second season at this time; however, it does sound likely that the next season will consist of 10 episodes, similar to season 1.

Netflix has certainly been scoring with their original content lately, with such shows as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Daredevil, and this news seems to indicate that Narcos is another hit for the streaming service.

The Medellin cartel – the most violent, ruthless and wealthy criminal organization in the history of modern crime. And the one man who lorded over them all… Pablo Escobar.

Narcos is the true story of the U.S. and Colombian efforts to battle »

- Justin Cook

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Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Renewed for Season 2

3 September 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix has renewed “Narcos” for a second season, the streaming network confirmed to TheWrap. The show charts the rise of Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, played by Brazilian actor Wagner Moura. The show also stars Boyd Holbrook as DEA agent Steve Murphy, “Game of Thrones” alum Pedro Pascal as his partner Javier Pena, and Luis Guzman as cartel boss Gacha. The show has met with largely positive reviews from critics, with TheWrap’s Mekeisha Madden Toby writing: “Even with its flaws, ‘Narcos’ is a provocative show worth the watch. For history lovers and anyone who has seen ‘Entourage’ or the documentary films ‘Cocaine Cowboys, »

- Joe Otterson

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