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50 to 1
Directed by Jim Wilson
Imagine, if you will, a horse race that starts and finishes in a blink of an eye. We see your choice winner bucking behind the starting gate. His chances of winning are slim to none, fifty to one in fact. You may not know anything about the horse, but you like the sound of his name on the program, and figure you can make some nice cash from a long shot. The gate opens and your horse bellows out the door. Immediately cut to the first bend and he is trailing behind the team. Now, immediately cut to the last and he strides to the finish line by a large margin. Victory is yours, but to what fulfillment? Sure you’re happy that your horse won, and heck, you might have made a serious winning. You probably »
- Christopher Clemente
The show’s worldwide debut will come within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere on TNT in December. Universal Channel viewers in Australia, Asia, Europe and Latin America will all be able to tune in to the new series timed to the U.S. premiere.
Based on the TNT TV movie franchise “The Librarian,” the 10-episode drama series features “Falling Skies” actor Noah Wyle reprising his role from the movie series alongside Rebecca Romijn and a cast that includes Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin — who appeared in the original series — as well as John Larroquette, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and Matt Frewer.
The show centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath Gotham’s Metropolitan Public Library, dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden around them. »
- Andrea Seikaly
The drama series - a spinoff from the Librarian TV movies starring Noah Wyle - was green-lit by Us channel TNT in April.
Universal will air the show within 24 hours of Us broadcast, it has confirmed.
"An action-adventure drama driven by a group of both daring and quirky characters, The Librarians is an exciting addition to Universal Channel's programming line-up around the world," said Steve Patscheck, Executive Vice President, Programming, Universal Networks International.
"We are pleased to be a part of this brand new series that will be timed to air within 24 hours of the Us debut, giving »
At its upfronts this morning TNT announced that it is launching a major brand overhaul, focusing on a younger audience and, as you can see below, more action-packed series. Check out the full trailers below.
Public Morals - 1960s cop drama that centers on the Public Morals Division. It’s there that cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the best of them. It centers on cop Terry Muldoon (Ed Burns), who knows the line between the good guys and the bad guys is thin but is determined to raise his sons to be honest and hardworking.
Proof. A supernatural drama starring Jennifer Beals and produced by Kyra Sedgwick. The procedural centers on a skeptical, hard-science female surgeon (Jennifer Beals) who after experiencing tragedy in her family, sets out to explore whether there is anything after death. »
- Claire Hellar
The story of 2009 Kentucky Derby standout Mine That Bird follows in the hoofprints of other equine heroes, but while the saga of “Seabiscuit” was suffused in Americana, and “Secretariat” leaned on the success of a pioneering woman in the sport, “50 to 1” has less grandiose ideas: It’s more of a bawdy buddy movie about the horse’s trainer, Chip Woolley, and owner, Mark Allen (who exec produced), with a bit of slapstick thrown in. Call it “Smokey and the Bird,” if you will, and keep the cliches coming, barkeep. Odds for success at the box office are a bit longer than the title is offering.
Still, the fact-based film’s timing is excellent (though the events it chronicles are perhaps a bit too recent to mask the ending), with its official opening scant days after the running of the upcoming Preakness, where Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome has a shot »
- Bill Edelstein
When a show reaches its final season there is an inevitability that things could end badly, though if you really like the characters you hope now. With Leverage: Complete Season 5 you would hope that the shows light-hearted sense of humour would mean that everybody ends up safe, but when you get to the final episode this becomes very questionable, though I’m not going to spoil it in a review where I try to say why I liked it.
If you’ve watched any of the prior seasons you already know how Leverage works, but just as before the idea is that a group of criminals have been brought together to help the innocent fight against big companies who use unscrupulous means to get what they want. The Leverage team are there »
- Paul Metcalf
EW reports that Starz has ordered The Chair, a reality series from the producer of Project Greenlight. The competition will follow two first-time directors as they direct their version of the same movie script. A team of mentors — including Zachary Quinto — will oversee the process.
Twilight alum Booboo Stewart has joined the cast of The Descendants, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That’s the Disney Channel movie about the children of villains from classic animated Disney movies. Stewart will play the son of Jafar.
After CBS announced that Stephen Colbert would take over as The Late Show host, the fun was watching the meltdowns on the right wing blogosphere. Rush Lumbaugh responded that CBS “declared war on the heartland of America” while Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro called Colbert’s faux pundit character “political blackface“.
Meanwhile, Colbert’s promotion raises new questions like what will replace The Colbert Report »
- Lyle Masaki
NBC has announced air dates for its two-part, four-hour "Rosemary's Baby" miniseries. The first part premieres 9pm on Mother's Day - Sunday May 11th, the second a few days later at 9pm on Thursday, May 15th.
It's a highly competitive timeslot for the Zoe Saldana-led series, competing with the "Penny Dreadful" premiere & "Revenge" season finale on Sunday along with the "Elementary" and "Grey's Anatomy" season finales on Thursday. [Source: NBC]
TNT has given the green light to "The Librarians," a ten-episode series follow-up to the network's hit "The Librarian" telemovie trilogy. A late 2014 premiere is being targeted.
Rebecca Romijn has joined the cast in the female lead opposite returning champ Noah Wyle who will only recur (due to his "Falling Skies" commitments). Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim along with comedy legends John Larroquette, Matt Frewer, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin also star. [Source: Deadline]
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- Garth Franklin
TNT ordered a new action series called The Librarians, based on The Librarian trio of TV movies. Noah Wyle, who starred in the movies, will executive produce and recur.
The new series will star Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, and John Larroquette. In addition, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin will reprise their roles from the movies and Matt Frewer will also have a recurring role.
Here are the details:
Noah Wyle to Executive-Produce and Reprise Recurring Role from The Librarian Movie Trilogy
TNT is returning to »
TNT has given the greenlight to a 10-episode drama series based on its TV movie franchise “The Librarian,” which starred Noah Wyle as the titular librarian tasked with protecting a mysterious collection of ancient artifacts.
Rebecca Romijn will star in this version, which has the subtle title change to “The Librarians.” Wyle will reprise his role from the movie series. The cast also includes Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin, who appeared in the original series, as well as John Larroquette, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and Matt Frewer.
“‘The Librarian’ movies have been a huge success for TNT, and we jumped at the opportunity to build a series around the incredible world Dean Devlin and his creative partners created,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner »
- Whitney Friedlander
TNT has greenlit 10 episodes for a series based on The Librarians franchise, slated to air in late 2014. The TV movies told the story of a group of extra special librarians who live beneath the Metropolitan Public Library in New York and safeguard mystical relics from forces of evil by slapping them with outrageous overdue fees. The plot is a messy stew of Indiana Jones, National Treasure, and Hell Boy …but the product is less than the sum of its parts.
- JoJo Marshall
With all producing deals closed and a cast in place, TNT has given the green light to The Librarians, a 10-episode series follow-up to the network’s hit movie trilogy The Librarian, for a premiere in late 2014. The series will have a female lead played by Rebecca Romijn, returning to TNT where she played one of the leads in King & Maxwell. Noah Wyle, who toplined the movies, is executive producing and reprising his role in a recurring capacity because he is the star of another TNT series, Falling Skies. Romijn leads a cast that includes Christian Kane (TNT’s Leverage), Lindy Booth (Copper) and John Kim (Neighbors) as well as John Larroquette. Joining Wyle from the movies are Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin, who also will reprise their roles, with Matt Frewer (TNT’s Falling Skies) also set to recur. The series, which will be produced by the company behind the movies, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
TNT is returning to the world of its hit movie franchise "The Librarian" with a brand new series from Electric Entertainment and executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin. Rebecca Romijn ("X-Men," TNT's "King & Maxwell") is set to lead the cast of the new series, which is entitled "The Librarians." Noah Wyle ("Falling Skies," "ER") will executive-produce and play a recurring role in the series, reprising his role as Flynn Carsen from TNT's movie trilogy. Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and John Kim are set to round out the cast as the newest protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy winner John Larroquette slated to play their reluctant caretaker. Also appearing from the movie trilogy will »
Feature Sarah Dobbs 5 Mar 2014 - 07:00
It’s been about a decade since the last episode of Angel, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off series about the vampire with a soul, aired. The final episode of season five, Not Fade Away, first appeared on Us television screens on 19 May 2004. That seems simultaneously like a very long time ago, and not very long ago at all, because time is vast and human brains are small and fallible, but it’s safe to say that in TV years, it’s a pretty long goddamned time.
The men and women behind the characters we used to spend one night a week with have gone on to other things – some bigger and better, others kind of rubbish – and unless you’re a particularly obsessive superfan, you »
In this new featurette, actor Christian Kane talks about his character (Mark Allen) in the upcoming 50 To 1. Based on Mine That Bird, the underdog racehorse that won the 2009 Kentucky Derby, the film opens in theaters March 21, 2014.
Two songs from Kane’s The House Rules (2010) album – “Something’s Gotta’ Give” and “Whiskey in Mind” – are featured in the 50 To 1 soundtrack.
The cast and filmmakers of 50 To 1 will hit the road rock-star style on a cross-country tour beginning March 17 to promote the major motion picture’s release.
Cast members set for the tour are Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, Todd Lowe and Hugo Perez.Also on tour will be filmmakers Jim Wilson and Faith Conroy. As a very special treat – the real Mine That Bird will make special appearances along the way.
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50 to 1 Movie Tour – First and Last Name, Town, »
- Michelle McCue
Though part of me wishes Leverage would have continued on past a fifth season due to the excellent chemistry the show discovered between Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf, and Aldis Hodge (and even Jeri Ryan when she was temporarily standing in for Gina Bellman), it’s probably for the best that the show throws in the towel before its Robin Hood-for-hire shtick gets too stale. After the third season, the overarching plot of the show had hit a snag and essentially ceased to exist in a meaningful way, leaving each episode as a standalone caper with little else propelling the characters or the series forward. That left the personal quirks of the show’s entertaining trio to keep things interesting, and to their credit, they succeeded more than expected thanks to episodes that added some shading to their personalities like Eliot’s love of cooking and passing it along to Parker »
- Lex Walker
Check out the first trailer and poster for the upcoming movie 50 To 1 - based on Mine That Bird, the underdog racehorse that won the 2009 Kentucky Derby. The film opens in theaters March 21, 2014.
50 To 1 is about a misfit group of New Mexico cowboys who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. The cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, becoming the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world’s racing elite.
Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, “Scream,” “As Good As It Gets”), Christian Kane (Leverage), William Devane (24, “The Dark Knight Rises”), Todd Lowe (True Blood, Gilmore Girls) and newcomer Madelyn Deutch star in the film alongside real-life jockey Calvin Borel, »
- Melissa Thompson
17 items from 2014
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