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Peggy Kennedy: Memorial honors the life and work of '24' casting director

13 December 2010 10:30 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

On Sunday (Dec. 12), a large group of friends, family and colleagues gathered at the Darryl Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox studio lot in Los Angeles, Calif., to pay tribute to casting director Peggy Kennedy, who died on Friday, Dec. 3, at the age of 65 (a number which, during her life, appeared to have been a source of comic dispute) after a brief battle with cancer.

According to the program at the service, Kennedy was born in Laurelton, N.Y., majored in theater arts as an undergraduate at the University of Dayton and then pursued a master's degree from Ohio University. She began her TV career working for "The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson" in New York City, and then followed that show when it moved to Burbank, Calif.

After a stint as an assistant at talent agency Icm in the '70s, Kennedy moved into casting in the '80s, »

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Can The Event Avoid Cancellation?

1 December 2010 5:22 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

The Event aired its midseason finale this week and will now go on hiatus until February 28.

Wait, a serialized show with low ratings that is criticized for shoddy storytelling and slow pacing takes a break for three months in the hope that it can retool and bring in new viewers? If this sounds familiar, it's because ABC followed the same strategy with FlashForward last year.

That series never saw a second season, of course. How can The Event avoid a similar fate?

"We're increasing the pace of what's happening, sort of like a good movie or novel would. As we come down the stretch, things will start happening quicker," producer Evan Katz told USA Today, adding that his show will respond to the sense of "impatience" he feels among fans.

The Event earned a strong premiere audience  of 10.9 million viewers. But its most recent four episodes struggled to average six million. »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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The Event Fall Finale: How Will It End?

23 November 2010 10:52 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Executive producer Evan Katz recently said The Event would conclude its fall season with a major cliffhanger. What does this mean?

Fans will find out on November 29.

This Monday, NBC airs "Everything Will Change," a fitting title for the final episode of 2010. During this hour, President Martinez will try to root out a traitor, Thomas will reveal a new plan and Leila and Sean will try to avoid mercenaries. Get an early look at the fall finale in this preview:

Everything Will Change Promo »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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‘The Event’ Promises World-Changing Surprises at Season’s End

22 November 2010 8:04 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The Event will air a mid-season finale on November 29th that promises to teach viewers more about Sophia and her people, how they’ve integrated so far and how many of her kind there really are. This cliffhanger episode will even reveal what power Sophia holds over them, offering viewers several more answers.

TV Guide reported today that The Event is going to deliver some world-changing and shocking twists as the season ends. The show’s writers and producers are hoping the twists will be exciting enough to capture our attention and get us to want more in a second season.

Executive producer Evan Katz teases that this season will end with a huge revelation that will change the entire world:

“Major large-scale, potentially world-changing events will end every season.”

A new villainess will enter the picture too….

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The Event Spoilers: Many Events to Come!

22 November 2010 11:40 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

It may be called The Event, but those behind this NBC drama say its title is a tad misleading. That's because there will be many significant events for fans to consider as the series moves forward.

"Major large-scale, potentially world-changing events will end every season," executive producer Evan Katz tells TV Guide, sounding confident that there will be multiple seasons, despite the show averaging fewer than six million viewers per week.

The first of these major happenings will conclude the November 29 episode, which serves as a mid-season finale.

"We'll learn a great deal about Sophia's people: how many there are, how they've integrated and what the status of Sophia's leadership over them is," says Katz, adding that a new alien villainess (Necar Zadegan) "presents a challenge to Sophia's leadership."

Other cliffhangers on tap?

President Martinez will face a military crisis. Sean and Leila will get closer in their search for the latter's abducted sister, »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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'The Event' exec teases midseason finale

22 November 2010 4:45 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The executive producer of The Event has dropped hints about the upcoming midseason finale. Speaking to TV Guide, Evan Katz explained that viewers will learn a lot more about Sophia (Laura Innes). "We'll learn a great deal about Sophia's people," he said. "How many there are, how they've integrated, and what the status of Sophia's leadership over them is." Katz also revealed that (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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'The Event': Laura Innes discusses Sophia's motivation

8 November 2010 | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"The Event" returns to NBC Monday (Nov. 8) with an episode that, among other things will delve a lot deeper into the relationship between extraterrestrials Sophia (Laura Innes) and Thomas (Clifton Collins Jr.).

To put it succinctly, it's complicated. Innes says that even though her character and Thomas may want the same thing, they go about it in very different ways.

"I think she's completely opposed to his methods, because they're basically -- you know, he's a terrorist and he wants to harm and abuse innocent people," Innes says. "Her first choice would be a diplomatic, peaceful resolution to a conflict. Now if that's not possible, then she's willing to take the next step, but I think that she will do almost anything to avoid harming [anyone] -- especially harming people who are innocent."

Which is not to say she'll shy away from a tough decision. Now that Sophia is out in the world, »

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'Event' exec: 'We planned for full season'

20 October 2010 8:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Event producer Evan Katz has admitted that the show's production team were counting on a full season order. It was recently announced that NBC had commissioned more episodes of the sci-fi drama. Katz told Blastr: "You always have to plan for the future. You can't plan for 13 [episodes]. You're planning for everything to work." He admitted that he was pleased with NBC's reaction to the show so far. "[The commission] means the network really likes the show," he said. "They've been very (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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The Event Scores Full Season Order

19 October 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

The mystery has taken hold at NBC. The network has just announced the order for a full-season pick-up for its new sci-fi thriller, The Event. President of Primetime Entertainment, Angela Bromstad, says that NBC is “pleased with the quality of The Event” and that they “believe in [the show] and the creative auspices behind [it].”

Check out this excerpt of the press release from NBC’s announcement for full-season pickups for The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles, and Outsourced:

NBC Orders Full-season Pickups For New Series ‘The Event,’ ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ And ‘Outsourced’

NBC has given full-season pickups to three of its new Fall 2010-11 series, “The Event,” “Law & Order: Los Angeles” and “Outsourced.” The announcement was made by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

“We are pleased with the quality of ‘The Event,’ ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ and ‘Outsourced,’ and feel they are an important part of »

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NBC Orders Full Seasons of The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced

18 October 2010 5:34 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Hot on the heels of the full season upgrade for Chuck, NBC announced today via press release that they have now ordered full seasons for three of their newest TV series. The hour-long drama The Event, the half-hour comedy Outsourced and the legal drama spin-off Law & Order: Los Angeles all had their stay on NBC extended for at least one full season. Network president Angela Bromstad said, ““We are pleased with the quality of The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced, and feel they are an important part of helping to re-build our schedule and our studio pipeline. We believe in these new series and the creative auspices behind them.” Honestly, I feel almost the exact opposite way. The Event is a gimmick without substance and Outsourced is one of the worst comedy series I’ve ever seen . However, I’m rather indifferent on Law & Order: Los Angeles. You »

- Ethan Anderton

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The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced Get Full-Season Orders

18 October 2010 10:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jason Ritter's The Event gets a full-season order by NBC NBC has given full-season pickups to three of its new Fall 2010-11 series, The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced. The announcement was made by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

"We are pleased with the quality of The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced, and feel they are an important part of helping to re-build our schedule and our studio pipeline," said Bromstad. "We believe in these new series and the creative auspices behind them."

Through October 11, The Event has averaged a 3.0 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 9.1 million viewers overall in "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research. The Event has generated a 30 percent improvement in the time period versus year-ago "most current" results for NBC in 18-49 rating (with a 3.0 rating vs. a 2.3) and a 47 percent increase in total viewers (9.1 million vs. »

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Random Scooplets: A '24' star heads to 'The Event,' pilot intel, and... a 'Mad Men' suicide?!

15 October 2010 11:05 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

* NBC’s The Event — which has been giving off some serious 24 vibes in recent weeks — has tapped one of that show’s stars for a potentially recurring gig. Actress Necar Zadegan, who recurred as the wife of Irk President Omar Hassan during the show’s eighth and final season, will play a mysterious character named Isabelle. It’s probably worth noting that former 24 boss Evan Katz is now an exec producer on The Event. It’s all starting to make sense, right?

* ABC Family has opted not to move forward with Strut, a cast-contingent pilot about a Las Vegas showgirl-turned-drill team instructor. »

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New clips, interviews, behind-the-scenes looks from NBC's 'The Event'

28 September 2010 5:15 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out new clips as well as interviews and behind-the-scenes looks from the "Protect Them from the Truth" episide of NBC's "The Event" with guest-stars D.B. Sweeney, Clea DuVall and Heather McComb. Episode airs on October 4th and we have interviews with Jason Ritter (Sean Walker), Scott Patterson (Michael Buchanan), Sarah Roemer (Leila Buchanan), Ian Anthony Dale (Simon Lee), Doug Scroggins (Scroggins Aviation) and Taylor Cole (Vicky Roberts). The drama is produced by Steve Stark, Evan Katz, Nick Wauters and Jeffrey Reiner. In this episode, President Martinez´s (Blair Underwood) administration unveils a tough new strategy to force Sophia (Laura Innes) to reveal the detainees´ plan, putting into play a new detainee, Maya (guest star Clea DuVall). Elsewhere, we learn that Vicky (Taylor Cole) and Carter (guest star D. B. Sweeney) are in possession of a crucial hostage. FBI Agent Collier´s (guest star Heather McComb) suspicion grows deeper »

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'Event' exec: 'Sean is not Jack Bauer'

23 September 2010 4:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Event producer Evan Katz has promised that lead character Sean Walker will not become an action hero. He told SFX that he was keen to explore the vulnerable side of Sean (played by Jason Ritter). "One of the things I like is that Sean is not [24 character] Jack Bauer," he said. "You can start a character way behind the start line compared to [how Bauer was in] the first season of 24." Katz also insisted that the show will not employ (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Sneak Peek at The Event: Series Premiere Photos

13 September 2010 8:55 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

What is The Event?

It's the most hyped new show of the fall season, that's for certain, but to what does the title actually refer? That question is not answered in an extended NBC promo for the drama, but will it even be answered on the series premiere?

And, if not, will fans have patience for yet another drawn-out, mythology-heavy show, considering the flop of FlashForward and the controversial conclusion to Lost?

Producer Evan Katz understands this issue and says: “We’re very cognizant of the audience’s patience, of rewarding the audience. The show’s really designed to answer questions, to satisfy people, to keep them hooked... we’re keeping [some] mysteries open, but we’re solving [others].”

Katz does promise that “in the second episode we are very clearly answering the two largest open questions in the pilot.”

That pilot airs on September 20 and you can get an early look »

- matt@iscribelimited.com (M.L. House)

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Channel Surfing: The Future of Serialized Dramas, Dan Akroyd on Defenders, Outnumbered, Law & Order: Svu Lands Sagemiller, and More

13 September 2010 7:44 AM, PDT | Televisionary | See recent Televisionary news »

Welcome to your Monday morning television briefing. Variety's Robert Abele has a very interesting feature on the future of serialized programming, following the conclusion of Lost and 24 (and the narrative burn-out of ABC's FlashForward and NBC's Heroes) last season. Abele talks to AOL Television's Maureen Ryan, NBC's Laura Lancaster, and The Event executive produce Evan Katz about viewer fatigue, commitment, and concerns. "Viewer trust is something you earn by delivering -- it's that simple," said Katz. "It's not easy to accomplish, but when it works, you have something big on your hands... This show is very Hitchcockian in that it's an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances, and you experience the twists emotionally with him," said Katz. "We don't have 660 beats laid out," Katz says, "but you need to know where the characters are going, and those benchmarks are in place. The line is, mystery is good, confusion is bad." (Variety »

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What Is The Event?

9 September 2010 5:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

This fall, a new show from NBC promises to be a conspiracy theorist’s dream come true. You might have seen the ads televised or online leading up to this premiere asking “What is The Event?” Check out the official series summary, featurettes, and previews to see if you can formulate what The Event is. What is your theory?

The Event Series Synopsis

The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, “The Class”), an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila (Sarah Roemer, “Disturbia”), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.

Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including newly elected U.S. President Elias Martinez (Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, “In Treatment”); Sophia Maguire (Emmy Award nominee Laura Innes, “ER”), who is the leader of a »

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Sneak Peeks & Interviews – The Event

6 August 2010 8:44 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Very little is known about NBC's newest hour-long drama, The Event, which is set to premiere on September 20 at 9:00 p.m.  NBC has said that The Event is not going to be like Lost or Flashforward, but I'm curious as to the plot of this show.  It looks complex and I like complex, I'm just wondering how they'll make the show work.  NBC has released 8 sneak peeks and interviews with the various stars of the show.  You can view them below.

"The Event" is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, "The Class"), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée, Leila (Sarah Roemer, "Disturbia"), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.

Sean's quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including newly elected U.S. President Elias Martinez (Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, »

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'Event' execs promise to satisfy viewers

2 August 2010 2:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The executive producers of The Event have promised that the show will satisfy its viewers. The series focuses on a man, played by Jason Ritter, who discovers a huge cover-up. According to E! Online, showrunner Evan Katz has promised that many of the programme's mysteries and questions will be resolved. "The show is really designed to answer questions, to satisfy people, to keep them hooked, frankly," he said. "We're keeping mysteries open, but we're solving them. In the second episode, we're very (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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'The Event': Producers promise not to frustrate viewers

30 July 2010 4:10 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

There was a specter hanging over NBC's press tour panel for "The Event," and it was named "FlashForward."

The late ABC series wasn't mentioned much by name, but that show -- which like "The Event" had a much buzzed-about pilot, but that later foundered creatively and in the ratings -- seemed to be on people's minds. And "The Event's" producers essentially pledged not to keep audiences hanging for too long on any one question.

"We're very cognizant of the audience's patience, of rewarding the audience," executive producer Evan Katz says. "I mean, the show's really designed to answer questions, to satisfy people, to keep them hooked, frankly, but yet keep posing questions. ... And more specifically, for instance, in the second episode we are very clearly answering the two largest open questions in the pilot."

Except, perhaps, what "The Event" actually is. Something pretty big happens in the final moments of the first episode, »

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