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'Eyewitness' Character Comes Out to His Family in Emotional Moment

4 November 2016 6:55 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

One of USA Network’s Eyewitness characters is revealing his true self.

On Sunday’s episode, titled “Crème Brulee,” Philip (Tyler Young) is revealing to his adoptive parents, Tivoli sheriff Helen Torrance (Julianne Nicholson) and her husband Gabe Caldwell (Gil Bellows), that he is gay.

Related: 'Eyewitness' Star Warren Christie Dishes on the Stunning Twist

Et has the exclusive first look at the emotional moment when Philip, who has been in a blossoming (and complicated) relationship with Lukas Waldenbeck (James Paxton), tells his parents for the first time, and the conversation that follows between the trio.

“Tyler and James have really exploded off the show, and the feedback I’ve been getting from fans about their love story is extraordinary,” Eyewitness creator Adi Hasak tells Et exclusively.

Related: Why USA's Gripping Crime Drama 'Eyewitness' Is Your New Obsession

Philip and Lukas have a lot on their plate. After witnessing »

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‘Friday Night Lights’ Producer Jason Katims Tries His Hand at a Medical Procedural – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

28 October 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Eyewitness’ Producer Adi Hasak Bucks the System and Greg Nicotero Previews ‘The Walking Dead’ – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Producer Jason Katims is a bit of a remake whisperer, adapting films like “Parenthood” and “Friday Night Lights” into critically acclaimed dramas. But his next show, CBS’ “Pure Genius,” is an original idea that comes from a very personal place.

Augustus Prew stars in the drama as James Bell, a tech billionaire who has built the state-of-the art hospital Bunker Hill – an unconventional facility that utilizes technology and modern tools to treat patients. In the series opener, famed surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace, played by Dermot Mulroney, is recruited to join the facility.

Odette Annable, Reshma Shetty, Ward Horton and Brenda Song also star in the show, as part of the team enthusiastically charged with revolutionizing health care. Katims (who’s also behind Hulu’s “The Path »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Friday Night Lights’ Producer Jason Katims Tries His Hand at a Medical Procedural – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

28 October 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Eyewitness’ Producer Adi Hasak Bucks the System and Greg Nicotero Previews ‘The Walking Dead’ – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Producer Jason Katims is a bit of a remake whisperer, adapting films like “Parenthood” and “Friday Night Lights” into critically acclaimed dramas. But his next show, CBS’ “Pure Genius,” is an original idea that comes from a very personal place.

Augustus Prew stars in the drama as James Bell, a tech billionaire who has built the state-of-the art hospital Bunker Hill – an unconventional facility that utilizes technology and modern tools to treat patients. In the series opener, famed surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace, played by Dermot Mulroney, is recruited to join the facility.

Odette Annable, Reshma Shetty, Ward Horton and Brenda Song also star in the show, as part of the team enthusiastically charged with revolutionizing health care. Katims (who’s also behind Hulu’s “The Path »

- Michael Schneider

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Why George Clooney Needs to Return to TV, and Other Questions Answered

24 October 2016 3:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Very Good Television Podcast has dug into some tricky topics over the past year and a half, but the best questions Liz and Ben have answered have definitely come from their humble listeners.

Last Week’S Episode: ’30 Rock’: 10 Reasons Tina Fey Made One of TV’s Most Important Comedies

What’s their favorite thing about The CW? What actors would they love to see return to television, and what would their dream George Clooney limited series look like? Which mid-1990s sci-fi show does Liz manage to bring up twice? How often does Ben find a way to turn the conversation to “The Leftovers”?

Get all the answers in this week’s Very Good TV Podcast, hosted by IndieWire TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers. Don’t forget to subscribe via Soundcloud or iTunes, and follow IndieWire on Twitter and Facebook for all your pertinent TV news. »

- Indiewire Staff

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Why George Clooney Needs to Return to TV, and Other Questions Answered

24 October 2016 3:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Very Good Television Podcast has dug into some tricky topics over the past year and a half, but the best questions Liz and Ben have answered have definitely come from their humble listeners.

Last Week’S Episode: ’30 Rock’: 10 Reasons Tina Fey Made One of TV’s Most Important Comedies

What’s their favorite thing about The CW? What actors would they love to see return to television, and what would their dream George Clooney limited series look like? Which mid-1990s sci-fi show does Liz manage to bring up twice? How often does Ben find a way to turn the conversation to “The Leftovers”?

Get all the answers in this week’s Very Good TV Podcast, hosted by IndieWire TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers. Don’t forget to subscribe via Soundcloud or iTunes, and follow IndieWire on Twitter and Facebook for all your pertinent TV news. »

- Indiewire Staff

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IndieWire’s Movie Podcast: Screen Talk (Episode 120) – Why ‘Moonlight’ Is a Serious Oscar Contender

21 October 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you look at the Gotham Awards nominations from a traditional standpoint, they aren’t predictors of Oscar season. This year’s nominees, some of which were selected by members of IndieWire’s staff, certainly leave out a few potential contenders. But at least one well-received movie from the nominees stands a good chance of gaining steam: Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight.” The artful look at a young black child growing up under challenging circumstances in Miami was a breakout hit on the festival circuit and continues to gain momentum as A24 releases it this weekend. It’s not your typical Oscar bait, but this isn’t your typical Oscar season. So could “Moonlight” go all the way?

See MoreBarry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’ Journey: How the Year’s Great Discovery Became an American Cinema Milestone

That theory is a big part of this week’s episode of Screen Talk, in which Eric Kohn »

- Indiewire Staff

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Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast: ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Reveals the Unconventional Way He Cast His Three Leads (Episode 10)

21 October 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Barry Jenkins didn’t want to have to explain anything to his audience as he welcomes them into the world of Chiron, a young boy growing up in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami. Tracking the evolution of Chiron from grade school to manhood — the film is split into three chapters with a different actor playing Chiron in each — the film relies on audiences being able to access the internal world of a boy whose life is shaped by the world around him.

Read More: Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast: ‘Fire at Sea’ Oscar Contender Gianfranco Rosi is a Documentary Auteur You Need to Know (Episode 9)

In this week’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast, Jenkins breaks down how he used everything from movement to music to access the character’s emotions, and how he carefully structured a story so those emotions tracked through two big jumps in time.  He also reveals his unique »

- Chris O'Falt

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‘The Walking Dead’ Preview: Producer Greg Nicotero Says Negan’s Kill Will Drain Viewers

21 October 2016 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Don’t say that Greg Nicotero didn’t warn you.

The Walking Dead” fans are already braced for the worst on Sunday night, when it’s finally revealed which character is killed by supervillain Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his barbed-wire bat Lucille. But executive producer and director Nicotero told IndieWire that viewers should still prepare themselves for heartache.

“I think people are going to be really, really sad,” Nicotero told IndieWire. “Grab a box of Kleenex when you watch it and understand that everything happens for a reason and whatever the result of the first episode is that it serves a very distinct purpose. Just like other characters who have died in the show, their death propels people and propels our story in a very specific and meaningful way and that’s what we’re looking for.”

IndieWire spoke with Nicotero right after AMC picked up “The Walking Dead” for an eighth season, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘The Walking Dead’ Preview: Producer Greg Nicotero Says Negan’s Kill Will Drain Viewers

21 October 2016 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Don’t say that Greg Nicotero didn’t warn you.

The Walking Dead” fans are already braced for the worst on Sunday night, when it’s finally revealed which character is killed by supervillain Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his barbed-wire bat Lucille. But executive producer and director Nicotero told IndieWire that viewers should still prepare themselves for heartache.

“I think people are going to be really, really sad,” Nicotero told IndieWire. “Grab a box of Kleenex when you watch it and understand that everything happens for a reason and whatever the result of the first episode is that it serves a very distinct purpose. Just like other characters who have died in the show, their death propels people and propels our story in a very specific and meaningful way and that’s what we’re looking for.”

IndieWire spoke with Nicotero right after AMC picked up “The Walking Dead” for an eighth season, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Eyewitness’ Producer Adi Hasak Bucks the System and Greg Nicotero Previews ‘The Walking Dead’ – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

20 October 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Goliath’ Executive Producer David E. Kelley on Billy Bob Thornton and Amazon – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Producer Adi Hasak likes to play by his own rules. He doesn’t have an agent, and doesn’t have an overall deal anywhere. Yet over the past year he has sold two straight to-series TV shows: NBC’s “Shades of Blue,” starring Jennifer Lopez, and now USA Network’s new thriller “Eyewitness,” starring Julianne Nicholson.

Eyewitness” is based on a Norwegian drama and follows two teenage boys who are secretly hooking up in a cabin when they witness a gangland-style killing. One of the boys’ foster mother happens to be the local sheriff, played by Julianne Nicholson, who’s investigating the crime. Hasak adapted “Eyewitness” and executive produces the show. On this week’s edition of IndieWire’s “Turn It On” podcast, Hasak shares his grand vision »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Eyewitness’ Producer Adi Hasak Bucks the System and Greg Nicotero Previews ‘The Walking Dead’ – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

20 October 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Goliath’ Executive Producer David E. Kelley on Billy Bob Thornton and Amazon – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Producer Adi Hasak likes to play by his own rules. He doesn’t have an agent, and doesn’t have an overall deal anywhere. Yet over the past year he has sold two straight to-series TV shows: NBC’s “Shades of Blue,” starring Jennifer Lopez, and now USA Network’s new thriller “Eyewitness,” starring Julianne Nicholson.

Eyewitness” is based on a Norwegian drama and follows two teenage boys who are secretly hooking up in a cabin when they witness a gangland-style killing. One of the boys’ foster mother happens to be the local sheriff, played by Julianne Nicholson, who’s investigating the crime. Hasak adapted “Eyewitness” and executive produces the show. On this week’s edition of IndieWire’s “Turn It On” podcast, Hasak shares his grand vision »

- Michael Schneider

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Mipcom: Shonda Rhimes, Adi Hasak and the power of local content

20 October 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Writer and creator Shonda Rhimes looks back at career; maverick showrunner Adi Hasak; Mipcom posts record attendance.

If content is king in an age of proliferating platforms and windows, local content reigns supreme for home-grown platforms competing with international players.

This was the message of top programming and acquisitions executives speaking on a Mipcom panel on global TV trends on Wednesday (October 19).

Mike Sneesby, CEO of Australian Svod company Stan, said original local content such as the comedy show No Activity and its psychological thriller series Wolf Creek - a spin-off the hit genre film franchise starring John Jarrett as serial killer Mike Taylor - had been at the heart of its strategy to win over local audiences.

“Initially we focused on big network and studio shows, securing a deal with the likes of Showtime, and then moved very quickly into original shows, boarding our first original show just six weeks after launching,” said Sneesby »

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Adi Hasak Talks Marrying ‘Black Widows’, Aka “Desperate Housewives On Acid”, & Cutting Out The Studios – Mipcom

19 October 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Shades Of Blue creator and Eyewitness guru Adi Hasak told a Mipcom audience in Cannes today that he’s working on an adaptation of Black Widows, based on the Nordic noir format and which he calls "Desperate Housewives on acid." The rare bird in Hollywood who’s gone from being a writer with no TV credits — and still no agency representation — to back-to-back straight-to-series orders is attacking the international community first on Black Widows and is in negotiations with… »

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Mipcom: ‘Shades of Blue,’ ‘Eyewitness’ Creator Dreams of Life Without Hollywood

19 October 2016 1:02 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes, France – Adi Hasak has no use for Hollywood. He’d like nothing more than to bypass the big studios entirely, working with international distributors to put his projects before the public.

“I’m really getting into this global environment and making my own path,” the Israeli-Dutch producer says. “The distributors are hungry to get into content creation. I’m cutting out the studios. I have no interest in working with them.”

That might sound rich coming from a man who created and executive-produced NBC’s Jennifer Lopez-led drama “Shades of Blue” and who serves as showrunner on USA Network’s recently launched crime drama “Eyewitness.” But in an interview with Variety ahead of his keynote address Wednesday at Mipcom, Hasak says he’s serious about forging an independent path and avoiding the traditional power centers of the television world.

“I liken [the studios] to these huge aircraft carriers in the ocean, and »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘The Walking Dead’ Launches More ‘Fear’ With New Web Series

18 October 2016 3:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

We are less than a week away from the highly-anticipated “The Walking Dead” Season 7 premiere. Ahead of Sunday’s first episode, AMC announced that this season will also feature a new web series titled “Fear the Walking Dead: Passage.”

After last year’s hit “Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462,” the cable network is rolling out a new 16-part series that fans can watch on AMC.com/passage and during the new “Walking Dead” episodes.

Read More: ‘The Walking Dead’ Sneak Peek Clip: Find Out Who Survives Negan’s Bat in the Season Premiere

The second season of webisodes follows a fearsome survivor, Sierra (Kelsey Scott), who agrees to help an injured woman, Gabi (Mishel Prada), in exchange for an apocalyptic sanctuary. Per the synopsis, “over the course of their harrowing journey, the women go on to face many dangers and learn what they need to survive.” A new »

- Liz Calvario

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Eyewitness: Season Two Possible for USA Network Series

17 October 2016 9:22 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What's next for Eyewitness? Recently, creator Adi Hasak spoke with Deadline about the future of the USA Network series.Based on the Norwegian show Øyevitne, the drama follows two teenage boys who witness a murder while trying to hide a secret of their own. The cast includes Gil Bellows, Tyler Young, James Paxton, Julianne Nicholson, Matt Murray, and Tattiawna Jones.Read More… »

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Eyewitness Season 1 Review

16 October 2016 4:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

All ten episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Rural, small town crime dramas have become a genre unto themselves over the past few years, recently epitomized in the largely flawless second season of FX’s adaptation of Fargo. Although the beats remain the same, it’s hard to argue against the viewer satisfaction that comes from witnessing cataclysmic events ravaging a traditionally pristine, podunk town in some godforsaken stretch of the country.

In adapting the Norwegian drama “Øyevitne” into its own small town crime spree serial, USA ends up with Eyewitness, a show about a big city cop (Buffalo, New York being the big city) who decides to wind down the rest of her career in the middle of nowhere (Tivoli, New York being the middle of nowhere). It’s languid and gloomy and so clearly attempting to do effortless noir on the level of AMC’s The Killing that it hurts the show, »

- Mitchel Broussard

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How ‘Eyewitness’ Creator Adi Hasak Made His Own Opportunities

16 October 2016 11:58 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Adi Hasak visits Mipcom this week, it will be with the wind at his back. He will serve as a keynote speaker at the annual confab on the heels of the premiere of his new series “Eyewitness,” which debuts Sunday night on USA. It is the second show created by Hasak to premiere this year, following “Shades of Blue,” the Jennifer Lopez cop drama that was renewed by NBC after a successful midseason roll out in January.

It’s a triumphant moment for Hasak, a journeyman writer who has begun to carve out a niche for himself as a bridge between the international and U.S. television businesses — and done so without traditional backing such as an agent or U.S. studio deal.

“I went to Mipcom for the first time I think three years ago,” Hasak says. “And I just started going from booth to booth. No one knew who I was. The »

- Daniel Holloway

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‘Shades Of Blue’ Creator Adi Hasak On How He Got ‘Eyewitness’ On The Air In 2 Weeks & Being His Own Studio

14 October 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Adi Hasak has the rare distinction of going from a writer with no TV credits and no agency representation to back-to-back straight-to-series orders for dramas Shades Of Blue at NBC and Eyewitness, which is set to debut on USA this Sunday, October 16. The latter, a crime thriller adapted from the Norwegian drama Øyevitne, follows two small-town teenage boys who, while hooking up in a cabin, witness a murder that is being investigated by the local sheriff, played by… »

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Jennifer Lopez and Felicity Huffman Open Up About ‘Mommy Guilt’

2 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Two working mothers bonded about how they balance career and family, dealing with “mommy guilt” and the rules they set for themselves. There are no easy answers to any of those questions, even if you’re named Jennifer Lopez and Felicity Huffman. During their revealing conversation at Variety’s “Actors on Actors” studio, the stars of NBC’s “Shades of Blue” and ABC’s “American Crime” also talked about the challenges of playing complex characters who may not always do what’s right — and why they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Jennifer Lopez: I think that as an actor the thing you want most is to work with talented writers, directors and get great material. We’re nothing without that.

Felicity Huffman: It’s all on the page and the stage.

Lopez: It’s so challenging to do hour-long dramas. It’s probably the hardest job in our field. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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