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NBC Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule with Trailers

11 May 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice. NBC is on track to win the traditional September-to-May primetime season in adults 18-49 for the second year in a row after having gone the prior 10 years without an 18-49 win. Through 32 completed weeks of the season, NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults and men 18-34 and men and women 18-49.

In total viewers, NBC is running #2 for the season and within 7% of its year-ago Olympics-boosted average (8.8 million vs. 9.5 million), making this season and last NBC's two top-scoring seasons in total viewers since 2006-07. NBC has won the last three November sweeps in adults 18-49, as well as »

- MovieWeb

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Safe House episode 3 review

4 May 2015 2:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Underneath Safe House's over-reliance on flashback and cheap tricks lies a beautifully directed, strongly performed drama...

This review contains spoilers.

We’ve reached the halfway point in this new ITV drama starring former Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston, and the dramatic moments of the previous instalment hang heavy throughout Safe House episode three.

During part two’s denouement, we were introduced to new character Gemma Underwood. And then we were quickly unintroduced to her as she was murdered by the villain of the piece, Michael Collersdale (played very devilishly by Peter Ferdinando). Her link to the ongoing events with the Blackwood family (who have been stashed away in the lake district in the titular safe house along with Eccleston’s Robert after an attack by Collersdale) is revealed - she’s the sister of mother Ali (Holby City’s Nicola Stephenson).

As we discover over the course of the proceedings, »

- louisamellor

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Safe House episode 2 review

27 April 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ignore the annoying contrivances, and Safe House continues to be an engrossing crime drama...

This review contains spoilers.

The weather has changed for the worse in the idyllic surroundings of the Lake District as twists are unveiled and forgotten memories return in Safe House

This second instalment of this engrossing new drama is bookended with surprises for the audience. The Blackwell family, safely ensconced in the titular safe house, run by former policeman Robert and his wife Katy, discover their son has been attacked.

Initially, we are led to believe that Sam Blackwell, the eldest son, has been involved in a drugs revenge attack by Michael Collersdale - the same man who tried to abduct Joe Blackwell (the youngest of the family), and ended up almost battering father David to death (and actually killing a helpful passer-by in the process). The focus on David as the reason for the crime »

- louisamellor

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Safe House review – nobody broods better than Christopher Eccleston

20 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

This thriller is full of guilt, redemption and suspense, with a superb cast gathered around Eccleston, who remains a consummate master of the small screen

Spring is here! Trees are coming into verdant leaf, plants are in full bud, begging to be let bloom, all is fresh, green, vibrant, full of hope and promise … For all those temperamentally disinclined to all this uplifting nonsense, however, there is ITV’s new drama Safe House, starring Christopher Eccleston as former police protection officer Robert, who is haunted by a past case and now trying to make a new start with his wife, Katy (Marsha Thomason), in the gloomiest, most forbidding house in the gloomiest, most forbidding part of Cumbria. Here, he swims daily in the freezing waters of Lake Torment and gives Scafell Pike a run for its money in the silently brooding stakes. Robert and Katy intend to run the house as a B&B. »

- Lucy Mangan

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Safe House episode 1 review

20 April 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Misdirection is a hand played throughout Safe House, which is elevated by a fascinating cast and strong direction...

This review contains spoilers.

From ITV comes yet another Monday night drama to add to their roster of impressive output in recent times.

Safe House, from writer Michael Crompton (who recently penned ITV’s excellent Code of A Killer), sees Christopher Eccleston play ex-policeman Robert who has left the force behind him with his wife Katy, played by Marsha Thomason, for a quiet life in the beauty and tranquility, not to mention solitude, of the Lake District.

We quickly discover Robert left the police due to the the execution of a witness he was protecting, an event which continues to haunt him. He’s visited by his former colleague and friend Dci Mark Maxwell, Paterson Joseph, with a proposition for the couple.

Keen to “rehabilitate” his friend Robert, Mark suggests that the »

- louisamellor

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This week in tv news: AMC’s ‘Preacher’ adaptation casts its lead

18 April 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Dominic Cooper, who will be taking on the lead role of Jesse Custer in AMC’s Preacher

AMC has cast the lead role in its upcoming series Preacher. The adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic series has formally signed Dominic Cooper as the titular preacher Jesse Custer, as confirmed by executive producer and co-developer Seth Rogen.

We have Jesse Custer! @dominiccoop is gonna save our souls. #Preacher

Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015

This is not Cooper’s first foray into the world of comic books, as he has also played Howard Stark, father to Iron Man Tony Stark, on both the big and small screen. Cooper, whose formal signing comes after weeks of talks, joins a cast that already includes Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Lucy Griffiths. A premiere date for Preacher has yet to be announced.

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HBO made a number of moves over the past week. Key among »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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ITV's new Christopher Eccleston drama could become returning series

13 April 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV's Safe House could become a returning series, writer Michael Crompton has confirmed.

Christopher Eccleston stars in the four-parter as a retired detective who turns his home into a 'safe house' for strangers at risk.

"The idea was actually given to me by Paula Cuddy [of producers Eleventh Hour Films]," Crompton revealed at a recent press launch. "But it always intrigued me - the sort of people who do run a safe house and why, and just that whole world.

"You're under incredible pressure, and there's a vacuum in which anything can happen - so it was a really exciting premise and one that hopefully we can return to over the next 2-3-4-5 series."

Cuddy added that there are "most definitely" plans for more Safe House, with each potential new series following the plight of a new series of guests.

Jason Merrells, Nicola Stephenson and Paterson Joseph also appear in the first series, »

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UK: Watch Marsha Thomason & Paterson Joseph in Trailer for 4-Part Thriller 'Safe House'

13 April 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Across the pond... Marsha Thomason ("White Collar") and Paterson Joseph ("The Leftovers," "Law & Order: UK") will join Christopher Eccleston ("The Leftovers," "Thor: The Dark World") in a new ITV network 4-part drama series titled "Safe House" from Eleventh Hour Films, which is described as "a tense thriller set in the beautiful wilderness of the Lake District." The cast will also include Jason Merrells, Nicola Stephenson, and Peter Ferdinando, and is set to premiere on Monday April 20th at 9pm, it has been announced. Created and written by Michael Crompton, and directed by Marc Evans, the 4-part drama »

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UK: Watch Marsha Thomason & Paterson Joseph in Trailer for 4-Part Thriller 'Safe House'

13 April 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Across the pond... Marsha Thomason ("White Collar") and Paterson Joseph ("The Leftovers," "Law & Order: UK") will join Christopher Eccleston ("The Leftovers," "Thor: The Dark World") in a new ITV network 4-part drama series titled "Safe House" from Eleventh Hour Films, which is described as "a tense thriller set in the beautiful wilderness of the Lake District." The cast will also include Jason Merrells, Nicola Stephenson, and Peter Ferdinando, and is set to premiere on Monday April 20th at 9pm, it has been announced. Created and written by Michael Crompton, and directed by Marc Evans, the 4-part drama tells the story of a married couple: Robert (Christopher Eccleston) a former detective and Katy (Marsha Thomason) a teacher who are asked by close friend and police officer Mark (Paterson Joseph), to turn their remote Guest House into a Safe House. Their first "guests" at the Safe...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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UK: Marsha Thomason & Paterson Joseph Headline Atmospheric 4-Part Thriller 'Safe House'

10 April 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Across the pond... Marsha Thomason ("White Collar") and Paterson Joseph ("The Leftovers," "Law & Order: UK") will join Christopher Eccleston ("The Leftovers," "Thor: The Dark World") in a new ITV network 4-part drama series titled "Safe House" from Eleventh Hour Films, which is described as "a tense thriller set in the beautiful wilderness of the Lake District." The cast will also include Jason Merrells, Nicola Stephenson, and Peter Ferdinando, and is set to premiere on Monday April 20th at 9pm, it has been announced. Created and written by Michael Crompton, and directed by Marc Evans, the 4-part drama tells the story of a married couple: Robert (Christopher Eccleston) a former detective and Katy (Marsha Thomason) a teacher who are asked by close friend and police officer Mark (Paterson Joseph), to turn their remote Guest House into a Safe House. Their first "guests" at the Safe...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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UK: Marsha Thomason & Paterson Joseph Headline Atmospheric 4-Part Thriller 'Safe House'

10 April 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Across the pond... Marsha Thomason ("White Collar") and Paterson Joseph ("The Leftovers," "Law & Order: UK") will join Christopher Eccleston ("The Leftovers," "Thor: The Dark World") in a new ITV network 4-part drama series titled "Safe House" from Eleventh Hour Films, which is described as "a tense thriller set in the beautiful wilderness of the Lake District." The cast will also include Jason Merrells, Nicola Stephenson, and Peter Ferdinando, and is set to premiere on Monday April 20th at 9pm, it has been announced. Created and written by Michael Crompton, and directed by Marc Evans, the 4-part drama »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Babylon box set review – a highwire hybrid of realism and lampoonery

2 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong on board, this comedy-drama makes serious points about police PR cock-ups – and it’s really funny, too

“Obviously I know there’s no cover-up,” says James Nesbitt as the smooth-talking police commissioner in police satire Babylon. “Because if there was a cover-up, I’d be covering it up.” The show is a pertinent reminder that the roadside to that elusive mecca known as comedy-drama is littered with corpses. “Not dramatic enough to be a drama, not comedic enough to be a comedy,” is the usual refrain. So many TV shows have attempted to have two cakes and eat them, only to be damned with comparisons to the mighty Cold Feet. And that’s what’s so special about Babylon. As well as boasting the com-dram acumen of Cold Feet linchpin Nesbitt, it manages to be two seemingly irreconcilable things at once: »

- Andrew Collins

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Babylon, Ep. 1.06: “London” caps a smart, surprising season

14 February 2015 4:39 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Babylon, Season 1: Episode 6 – “London”

Written by Jesse Armstrong

Directed by Sally El Hosaini

Series awaiting renewal announcement

As a season finale, “London,” which re-creates the London riots, is everything someone who has been following Babylon could want in a final episode. The plotting reaches its heights in true climactic form while some of the best character work is reserved here for big effect. From the episode’s very first moments, which feature more fantastic editing as the armed forces stomp and slam fists at Banjo’s unit’s return in tune with the music, to the final second, “London” showcases how five episodes have done the groundwork for talking about real, meaningful ideas and allowing fully-formed characters to be the conduits of those ideas.

Charles Inglis, now the new police commissioner, gets the script’s most impressive scene in the form of a war-like rallying speech. After the armed »

- Sean Colletti

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Lloyd Owen cast in Sky1 and NBC's Apocalypse Slough

13 February 2015 1:37 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Lloyd Owen has been cast in upcoming comedy-drama Apocalypse Slough.

The actor joins the Sky1 and NBC series in a recurring role as Farrell, the Us president who struggles with the news that the end of the world is coming, reports Deadline.

Owen has had appearances in Midsomer Murders and The Originals in recent years, and played Paul Bowman on Monarch of the Glen.

Apocalypse Slough follows a group of seemingly unconnected characters, as their lives start to intersect when it is reported that a large comet will collide with Earth.

The cast includes Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, Megan Mullally, Pauline Quirke, Mathew Baynton, Paterson Joseph and Joel Fry.

Lowe is playing a rebellious priest at the Vatican, whose faith is shaken by the impending apocalypse.

The show is produced by Working Title and Bigballs Films. »

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Why Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere could be the next Doctor Who

31 January 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Following the news that another hopeful heir apparent to the Saturday night Doctor Who slot - fantasy series Atlantis - has bitten the dust, what should the BBC should try next?

The return of Saturday night family adventure

Not so very long ago, the idea of an early evening adventure show on BBC One - on Saturday night no less - that the whole family would happily sit down to enjoy was seen as impossible. That time had passed, the audience was now too fragmented, there's just no way you could get people from eight to 89 to all sit together and watch the same narrative show.

Then, the BBC took a risk. With big swingers like writer Russell T Davies and then-bbc drama commissioner Jane Tranter fighting its corner, that old, dead TV legend Doctor Who lurched back into life... and it worked. People of all ages tuned in, the viewing figures stacked up, »

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The Musketeers series 2 episode 4 review: Emilie

30 January 2015 7:34 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rochefort finally develops into a worthy adversary for The Musketeers in another solid episode for the BBC One series...

This review contains spoilers.

2.4 Emilie

So four episodes in – nearly halfway – and we’ve had a pretty good season so far, a so-so opener but two strong follow-ups and now Emilie which sits somewhere comfortably inbetween. Written by Showrunner Adrian Hodges and directed by Andy Hay (of first season’s Knight Takes Queen and The Exiles as well as a future episode within this season), Emilie is a very different beast than last week’s somewhat frenetic The Good Traitor. However, whereas The Good Traitor was better than the sum of its many parts, Emilie never seems to fly in the way the previous episode did. Here are a couple of thoughts on why that might be.

First up, the main story and predominant focus is on the titular Emilie. Played »

- louisamellor

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Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally, and Jenna Fischer Are Making Apocalypse Now

21 January 2015 12:30 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

If you liked Melancholia but thought it could have used a few more laughs, NBC has the show for you. The network today announced that it has green-lit Apocalypse, a cataclysmic-comet dramedy starring Megan Mullally, Jenna Fischer, and Rob Lowe. (That last addition means the world is literally going to end.) The trio will play some combination of "a foul-mouthed priest, an unhinged white supremacist, a mild-mannered bank manager, a germ-phobic cyber-terrorist, a five-star general and a child who (possibly) rose from the dead." As the project is a co-production with Sky TV, other roles will be filled by Brits like Matthew BayntonPaterson Joseph, and Joel Fry. The show will air for ten episodes; depending on what happens with the comet, a second season seems unlikely. »

- Nate Jones

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Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally & Jenna Fischer Set To Star In NBC’s ‘Apocalypse’

21 January 2015 10:08 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”), Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) and Jenna Fischer (“The Office”) are set to star in NBC’s “Apocalypse,” the net announced Wednesday.

The hourlong dramedy about the last days of mankind is a co-production with Sky TV.

The series, slated for 10 episodes, follows an extended family whose lives unexpectedly cross paths, just as the news of an impending comet colliding with Earth hits. The characters — some of whom are destined to live in a bunker below ground — are described as a foul-mouthed priest, an unhinged white supremacist, a mild-mannered bank manager, a germophobic cyberterrorist, a five-star general and a child who possibly rose from the dead.

The series also stars British actors Matthew Baynton, Paterson Joseph and Joel Fry.

“This is an out-of-the-box and wholly original project that offers just the right combination of both high drama and humor,” said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally Join Cast of NBC’s ‘Apocalypse’

21 January 2015 7:23 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The drama about the last days of mankind will begin filming in late January

NBC’s upcoming dramedy “Apocalypse” has cast Rob Lowe for its lead.

Lowe, who will play the rebellious priest Father Jude, will be joined by Megan Mullally, Jenna Fischer, Matthew Baynton, Paterson Joseph and Joel Fry.

The 10-episode series follows an extended family whose lives intersect during the last days of mankind on Earth.

See photos: Rob Lowe Is ‘Killing Kennedy': 10 Other Actors Who Played JFK

NBC describes the series as:

A bold, adrenaline-fueled series. Set against a backdrop of apocalyptic chaos, the story follows »

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Rob Lowe takes priestly role in Sky1 comedy Apocalypse Slough

21 January 2015 3:05 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Former West Wing star will play a rebellious Vatican priest who takes refuge with a motley crew of other survivors in Berkshire bunker when Earth is hit by a comet

Rob Lowe is to star in a new Sky1 new comedy drama, Apocalypse Slough, in which Earth is on collision course with a comet, alongside Game of ThronesJoel Fry and Paterson Joseph from Peep Show.

The 10-part series, which will air in the Us on NBC, will also star Jenna Fischer from the Us version of The Office, Will and Grace’s Megan Mullally, Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans) and Birds of a Feather’s Pauline Quirke.

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- John Plunkett

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