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‘Daily Show’s’ Tim Carvell Joins John Oliver’s HBO Series as Showrunner

13 December 2013 4:35 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Well, Jon Stewart handed John Oliver his show for the summer and what does he get in return? “Daily Show” head writer and co-producer Tim Carvell is leaving the comedic news show to become the showrunner and an executive producer for John Oliver’s untitled HBO series, a network representative told TheWrap. Carvell joined the Comedy Central show in 2004 as a writer. Over the last 10 years, he has won seven Emmys for his work there. Also read: ‘Revenge’ Creator Mike Kelley Inks Deal With HBO Oliver’s HBO series was announced in November. Airing Sunday nights, the weekly comedy show will present a satirical. »

- Jethro Nededog

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TVLine Items: Nick Jonas Returns to Hawaii, Bio Channel Replaced, Bridge Promotions and More

11 December 2013 12:03 PM, PST | | See recent news »

JoBro-no-mo’ Nick Jonas is making a return trip to Hawaii Five-0.

The actor/musician — who last month appeared on the CBS procedural as a computer hacker who evaded McGarrett & Co. – is “coming back in the finale,” executive producer Peter Lenkov tells TV Fanatic.

Related | Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Cancelled? What’s Returning? What’s on the Bubble?

Jonas’ other recent TV credits include Smash, Last Man Standing and Go On.

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• Bio Channel is being rebranded as Fyi, a contemporary lifestyle network reflecting how people live their lives today. Fyi — which »

- Megan Masters

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‘Revenge’ Creator Mike Kelley Inks Deal With HBO

10 December 2013 12:59 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mike Kelley, who created the ABC drama “Revenge” but left in April, has entered an overall deal with HBO. Under the deal, Kelley and his producing partner, Melissa Loy, will create and develop projects for the premium cable channel. “Revenge,” set in the Hamptons and starring Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe, wrapped its second season May 12. Kelley announced his departure shortly before then, saying that he was leaving after arriving at a “difficult mutual decision.” Also read: Bette Midler Set to Star, Executive Produce HBO’s Mae West Biopic “In a difficult mutual decision between myself and ABC Studios, the end of my. »

- Tim Kenneally

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‘Revenge’ Creator Mike Kelley Signs Overall with HBO

10 December 2013 12:54 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mike Kelley, creator of ABC’s primetime sudser “Revenge,” has signed a two-year overall deal with HBO, Variety has confirmed.

As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Kelley will develop new TV projects for HBO with his producing partner Melissa Loy.

Word of the pay TV pact arrives after Kelley announced in April that he would be stepping down from the Alphabet’s Emily VanCamp-starrer. “Revenge” e.p. Sunil Nayar will now lead the drama, which is currently in its third season.

In addition to creating “Revenge,” Kelley’s TV resume includes writing credits on “Providence,” “The O.C.” and “One Tree Hill.”


- AJ Marechal

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'Revenge' Creator Inks Overall Deal With HBO (Exclusive)

9 December 2013 5:08 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

HBO is getting into the Mike Kelley business. The premium cable network has inked the Revenge creator and his producing partner Melissa Loy to an overall deal, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Under the two-year pact, Kelley and Loy will create and develop new projects for the cabler under the duo's newly launched (and currently unnamed) production company. Photos: Wardrobe Room: Inside the 'Revenge' Fashion Department The pact comes eight months after Kelley stepped down as showrunner on ABC's Sunday night soap starring Emily VanCamp following its uneven second season. Executive producer Sunil Nayar was tapped to take over the series,

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Jerry Saltz’s 10 Best Art Shows of 2013

9 December 2013 11:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

1. “Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1” Curated by Phong Bui I call birdbrained-bullshit on all those who snip that New York is a pure trading floor, one that’s lost its place as a nexus of artistic activity. Every inch of “Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1” organized by Brooklyn Rail publisher Phong Bui — a show of 627 works by nearly 250 local artists in a spectacular setting — gives the lie to this idiotic swipe. With well-known names but mainly lesser-known local artists, this exhibition verified that New York is as alive and brilliant as ever. Maybe more so, with artists spread out into all the boroughs, living poor but with style. Which is one of the foundational conditions of any great indigenous art scene. Naysayers, get out into the fray or stay home and stay silly.2. Mike Kelley At MoMA PS1 There are few young artists who »

- Jerry Saltz

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Pretty in Pink

11 October 2013 7:16 PM, PDT | | See recent CultureCatch news »

Cary Leibowitz: (paintings and belt buckles) Invisible Exports Through October 13, 2013   "In the beginning was the Word…" John 1:1   "On our way to a single pictorial audience! We are the Plan, the System, the Organization! Direct your creative work in line with Economy!" El Lissitzky, Unovis street flyer, 1919   "So funny it just occurred to me I haven't thought about suicide in weeks" Cary Leibowitz

In or around 1920 or '21 the painter and propagandist El Lissitzky painted a small, unassuming gouache picture for reproduction in a magazine or journal with the words "Rosa Luxemburg" lettered in, then painted over, to make a once-declarative statement (political solidarity with the case of Rosa Luxemburg) instead a quiet, self-effacing comment, though unintentional, about the absurdity of making art a weapon or tool of politics. El Lissitzky knew even back then, in another century, before Wikileaks or Edward Snowden, that he was trafficking in shit way above his head. »

- bradleyrubenstein

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Revenge Review: Save The Date

29 September 2013 8:00 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

After ditching show creator Mike Kelley, casting the scorching Justin Hartley and promising never to mention Carrion or the Initiative again, hopes were high for Revenge Season 3. But tonight's premiere felt a little like a hot mess instead of just hot.

"Fear" had some stellar moments, but fell just short of the awesome mark, thanks to the introduction of some storylines that just don't make sense.

Revenge Season 2 was all over the place, bogged down in the Initiative and Carrion. Emily got away from her red Sharpie and all but abandoned her Revengenda. A jealous Aiden Mathis diverted her attention.  Charlotte was, well, Charlotte. Useless. Whiny. Unnecessary.

But the end of season 2 showed promise. The story was shaken up. Emily returned to her original plan to take down the Graysons. She and Aiden had an understanding about why she was with Daniel, even if neither of them liked it.

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- (Miranda Wicker)

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Revenge Premiere Post Mortem: New Showrunner Answers Burning Qs, Previews What's to Come

29 September 2013 7:27 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Revenge entered Season 3 Sunday night with a new showrunner (goodbye Mike Kelley, hello Sunil Nayar!), a new agenda (goodbye The Initiative, hello Emily’s primary mission!), and a ton of burning questions (What happened to Charlotte’s baby? What’s really going on between Victoria and Patrick? Will Conrad get a second opinion?)

Below, Nayar tackles all of those queries, and also previews what’s ahead for Nolan (love!), Aiden (war!), Conrad (soul-searching!) and much more.

Related | Revenge Season 3 Premiere Recap: Save the Date

Tvline | The dynamic between Nolan and Emily seemed noticeably warmer in the premiere. Was it important »

- Michael Ausiello

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'Revenge' season premiere recap: Big changes in the Hamptons

29 September 2013 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We all knew "Revenge" was due for a reboot. After fans grumbled about the more ludicrous story lines that had developed (Ninja warrior training? Really?) and creator Mike Kelley was shown the door, there was definitely talk of the show narrowing focus and getting back to basics -- Emma's plot to destroy the Graysons. It's a 99 percenter fantasy! While that's clearly back on the table, there were quite a few other stories in play. Did they all work? That, of course, remains to be seen.  We kick things off with Emily (Emily VanCamp) wearing a wedding dress and getting shot repeatedly, which »

- Liane Bonin Starr

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Bones, Soa, NCIS: La, Under the Dome, Vampire Diaries and More

10 September 2013 5:16 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to

Question: Did you watch the Revenge premiere yet? I’m dying to know what you thought. —Jodi

Ausiello: I did watch it, and my reaction will be featured exclusively in next week’s Season 3 premiere of Spoiler Alert! (the talent bookers on that show are crazy competitive with their scoops). But I can go ahead and tell you now that Revenge‘s post-Mike Kelley era gets off to a mostly solid start. It’s far from a disaster. »

- Michael Ausiello

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Revenge Spoilers: Flash Forwards, Ticking Clocks and More!

9 August 2013 1:00 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Pardon the obvious pun, but: Revenge will be back with a vengeance next month.

While some fans may have felt the show took more than a few missteps in Season 2, production is underway on new episodes and, from what cast member Gabriel Mann and various writers told me at the Television Critics Association press tour party, Revenge Season 3 will be one heck of a ride.

Here’s a breakdown of what we learned:

“Season 2 was really about destiny, which requires things to get big,” said Sunil Nayar, who took over the showrunning reigns from creator Mike Kelley at the end of last season. “Our approach this year is to take all these 44 hours that we’ve seen up until this season and essentially have the characters ingest them again to see where they started, where they are now and where we really want to take them. When we analyze that journey, »

- (Jim Halterman)

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'Who Does Emily Thorne Love?'

6 August 2013 2:00 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Viewers, critics and ABC president Paul Lee all seem to agree that "Revenge" may have "stumbled" in Season 2, but in Season 3, Lee promises that fans can expect "a slightly less complicated" approach.

Apparently, that means streamlining some of the show's more convoluted relationships, including Emily Thorne's (Emily VanCamp) romantic entanglements with Daniel (Josh Bowman), Aiden (Barry Sloane) and Jack (Nick Wechsler). At the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour, VanCamp told TVLine that part of Season 3 will be spent "defining her relationship with these men, because it got very muddled. No one is going to love three men in the same way. We really needed to define: Who does Emily Thorne love?”

The answer is pretty clear to VanCamp: “There really is not the element of love between Emily and Daniel. It’s part of her plan. Jack and Aiden are her two great loves, for very different reasons. »

- Laura Prudom

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Emily VanCamp Previews Rebooted 'Revenge'

5 August 2013 12:33 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After a lackluster second season, Revenge is going back to its roots for season three, according to star Emily VanCamp. That involves refocusing on the original cast, something that will happen without show creator Mike Kelley, who left the ABC drama after season two (writer Sunil Nayar is taking the reins this year).

ETonline caught up with VanCamp at ABC's Television Critics Association Press Tour All-Star Party on August 4 to talk find out what this regime change means for Revenge, how the show will go back to its roots in season three and why the first thing you'll see this year is Emily floating in a pool of blood.

ETonline: What's the showrunner transition been like for you?

Emily VanCamp: It's definitely difficult. I love Mike and thought what he was fighting for was definitely something that should have been addressed. I believe Revenge can only sustain a certain amount of episodes per season, so to fight »

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ABC Prez Admits 'Revenge' Season 2 'Stumbled'

4 August 2013 1:24 PM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

"Revenge" was once one of TV critics' and audiences' favorite guilty pleasures. But Season 2 of the ABC primetime soap took a turn -- as did the ratings, in the southern direction -- and the network's president Paul Lee admits the show had some problems.

Lee said he wanted to give "Revenge" creator and former showrunner Mike Kelley and pilot director Philip Noyce "credit" for what they did for the show, noting "it was fabulous."

But, Lee added, "I think we stumbled a little bit in the second season, but Mike is one of the great showrunners. What Sunil Nayar [who replaces Kelley as 'Revenge's' showrunner for Season 3] is bringing to us is a slightly less complicated and a really interesting take. The first episode back -- I don't know how much we can reveal; we're not allowed to reveal anything -- is a fantastic episode starting with a magnificent hook. I do think »

- The Huffington Post

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ABC Boss Previews 'Less Complicated' Revenge, Defends Nashville Finale, Talks Grey's Season 11

4 August 2013 11:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

R.I.P. The Initiative.

ABC entertainment president Paul Lee conceded to reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Assoc. press tour in Beverly Hills that Revenge “stumbled a bit” in its mythology-heavy second season, adding that new showrunner Sunil Nayar (who replaced series creator Mike Kelley) will “bring to us a slightly less complicated” storyline in Season 3. “The first episode back is a fantastic episode starting with a magnificent hook.”

Related | Fall TV Grid: What’s On When? And Versus What?

Other highlights from Lee’s exec session:

Nashville | Lee defended Nashville‘s super-soapy Season 1 car crash climax, calling the twist a “sweet cliffhanger… »

- Michael Ausiello

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Undisputed Attitude: Dylan Neuwirth + Bradley Rubenstein

4 August 2013 8:44 AM, PDT | | See recent CultureCatch news »

Bradley Rubenstein: I want to talk about your work, but first I want to mention your writing. I totally fucking love your daily, aphoristic pieces. You use Facebook like your own personal Little Red Book. You wrote one about your approach to the art world, I think, but it probably applies to pretty much everything: "If you aren't invited to the table, bring a chair. If they don't serve you, pack lunch. When the bill comes, wash the dishes." It's like a manifesto.

Dylan Neuwirth: Yes, this is this idea. I'm pretty sure it reads like a tweet-length thought, since that's where I spend most of my digital time. I also follow a fair amount of people no one has ever heard of who trade these kinds of thoughts. Within the beautiful limitation of 140 characters we can convey the most perfect idea without the trappings of aesthetics or decoration »

- bradleyrubenstein

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'Revenge' Adds Two More For Season 3

20 July 2013 2:06 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

The "Revenge" Season 3 premiere just got bigger. "The Bible" star Diogo Morgado, who played Jesus Christ in History Channel's hit miniseries, will appear as a doctor when the ABC drama returns, TVLine reports.

According to the site, Morgado will play Dr. Jorge Velez in "Revenge's" Season 3 premiere, which airs on Sun., Sept. 29.

Morgado is hardly the only "Revenge" newcomer: "Pan Am" alumna Karine Vanasse booked a multi-episode arc in Season 3 of "Revenge," Deadline reports. The French-Canadian actress will play Margaux, a French businesswoman who comes to town to start a magazine and has a past with Daniel (Josh Bowman), according to the site.

Last week, ABC announced that former "Smallville" favorite Justin Hartley joined "Revenge" as Victoria Grayson's (Madeleine Stowe) firstborn son. The actor, who recently starred on The CW's "Emily Owens, M.D.," will play Patrick, the long lost son that 16-year-old Victoria gave to a nun »

- Jaimie Etkin

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Comic-Con: TV Docu ‘Showrunners’ Lands Submarine Deal

19 July 2013 2:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: With buzz heating up at Comic-Con over network shows and new series, indie documentary Showrunners is primed to capture the zeitgeist. Director Des Doyle nabbed interviews with some of TV’s biggest and brightest creators, including Jj Abrams (Lost), Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), Hart Hanson (Bones), and Jane Espenson (Once Upon A Time). Submarine Entertainment snatched up Us distribution and worldwide sales rights on the Black Sheep Productions pic, which held its own panel today at the pop culture confab. “We are very excited to be working with Des Doyle and the team on their amazing behind the scenes documentary Showrunners, which reveals the seductive, yet terrifying, world of being in charge of running a television show,” said Submarine’s Co-President Dan Braun announcing the deal. “The unprecedented access and attention to detail they achieved in this film is impressive and unique. »


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Introducing ... Victoria's Son On 'Revenge'

12 July 2013 3:31 PM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Big news, "Revenge" fans: Victoria Grayson's (Madeleine Stowe) firstborn son has been revealed!

E! News was the first to report that Justin Hartley -- who recently played medical intern Will Collins on The CW's departed "Emily Owens M.D." and who was Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on "Smallville" before Stephen Amell gave the character new life -- has been cast as Patrick, the long lost son that 16-year-old Victoria gave to a nun when he was only 6 months old so that she could attend art school in Paris.

An ABC spokesperson has confirmed Hartley's casting to The Huffington Post.

Patrick was technically introduced in "Revenge's" Season 2 finale in May when Victoria opened her front door and dropped her glass of red wine at the sight of Patrick (whose back was turned to the camera). "Revenge" fans, who previously only heard his voice say "Hello, Mother," will get to see him »

- Jaimie Etkin

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