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Deadline reports that USA Network has decided not to move forward with the two-hour TV show pilot for The Wilding TV series. The Wilding is from creator and writer Silka Luisa. It is executive produced by Tim Kring, whose Heroes Reborn TV series, while not technically cancelled, ended after its first and only season on NBC.
The cast of The Wilding includes: Jordana Spiro, Antonio Jaramillo, Nadia Alexander, LisaGay Hamilton, and Dominic Fumusa. According to Deadline, Universal Cable Productions will shop the supernatural drama to other outlets.
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USA Network has opted not to proceed with The Wilding, its two-hour supernatural drama pilot from executive producers Tim Kring, writer-creator Silka Luisa and Universal Cable Prods. The project, starring Jordana Spiro, was part of a broader initiative at Ucp and the NBCUniversal cable networks it supplies, including USA and Syfy, to jump-start a greater volume of high-end series at a lower license fee to the nets through a model that involves Ucp supplementing the budget… »
Tai Freligh reviews the thirteenth and final episode of Heroes Reborn, ‘Project Reborn’…
So this week’s episode was the finale and to say it completely jumped the shark would be an understatement. I can’t help but feel like the writers didn’t plan out the entire thirteen episode arc because there were a few dragging episodes and then the last two were overpacked and introduced some ideas that had never been brought up all season long. Honestly, this finale made me feel like I did way back when Heroes abruptly went off the air- extremely unsatisfied. But enough prognosticating, let’s get to the very last recap and review!
We pick up with Carlos, Micah and Jose taking Farah to the hospital to treat her gunshot wounds. They are about to leave when a bunch of injured people from the highway pileup come in and need help. Carlos decides to stay and help, »
- Tai Freligh
This review contains spoilers.
1.13 Project Reborn
With Project Reborn marking not only the end of Heroes Reborn but, in all likelihood, the conclusion of Heroes as a television franchise, an unenviable responsibility rests upon Tim Kring and co. to sign off in style. Thankfully, it must be said that this is one hell of a way to go out.
Arguably the strongest episode of this entire 13-part run, Project Reborn is a relentless yet cohesive barrage of lump-in-throat emotion, pulsating action and fist-pumping moments. There are problems, some minor and some very much not minor, but for the most part the Heroes Reborn finale is as entertaining and gripping as could have been expected.
Naturally, this week’s body-count takes a sharp incline and first to bite the dust is Luke, »
Amid a wave of nostalgic series revivals, bringing “Heroes” back to life probably made as much sense as any. Not only was the show on recently enough as to still have fans in all the coveted demographics, but its formula created ample opportunities for a reboot. Yet the Jan. 21 finale of “Heroes Reborn” simply reinforced a sense that while the show had its moments — and even ended on a cryptic note, practically begging for another installment — this was a concept that, unlike the cheerleader, just wasn’t worth saving.
Written by series creator Tim Kring and Zach Craley, the finale (and Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched) did contain some mildly stirring scenes of noble sacrifice, with Zachary Levi’s character, Luke, going all Human Torch, sort of, to try to stave off the encroaching solar flares; and Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman), finally, serving as the conduit for his grandkids (Robbie Kay, »
- Brian Lowry
Since last September, Heroes Reborn has been taunting viewers with two things: (1) the inevitability of a massive, solar flare-induced apocalypse, and (2) the hope that Tommy, Malina and the rest of the Evos could save the world from its terrifying end.
So, did they?
Well, I’ll give you the simple answer first: Yes. Of course. (Even Tim Kring can deliver a happy ending!)
RelatedHeroes Reborn Not Getting a Season 2
But here’s the more complicated, timey-wimey answer: In Thursday’s series finale, the fate of the world is ultimately left up to Tommy (er, Nathan, if we’re really »
Hey, "Heroes: Reborn" peeps. Regrettably, we have to inform you that NBC will not be giving youir favorite show a brand new season 2, so you can mark that possibility out of your minds right now. TV Line reported the sad news about a week ago. Apparently, the announcement took place at the Television Critics Assoc. winter press tour in Pasadena, and it turns out that there was never really any plans to actually give it a season 2 anyways. NBC entertainment chairman, Robert Greenblatt, stated at the tour: "As far as I know there are no more incarnations of Heroes coming. it was always the plan to do just one season unless series creator, Tim Kring, woke up one day and said, ‘Oh, I have another chapter to tell.’ I think we’re coming to the end… of the world, maybe." Ok, so with that said, we do bid Heroes: Reborn farewell. »
Knowing that Heroes Reborn is unlikely to return, fingers crossed that next week's finale resolves its many dangling threads...
This review contains spoilers.
1.12 Company Woman
The news spilling out of NBC this week that Heroes Reborn is highly unlikely to return for a second season won’t come as a big shock to many. Amusing as it is to imagine Heroes head-honcho Tim Kring going full-on Partridge and telling the boss of NBC to “give me a second series, you shit”, the truth is that even before the show aired last September, the general feeling was that this would be a one-time deal. Quite frankly, it was a miracle that the project even got commissioned in the first place given the state Heroes was in when it ended its initial four season run. Viewers might not be clamouring for a second season then but what they undoubtedly »
“Yeah, I think that was always the plan,” Mr Greenblatt is quoted as saying, “unless Tim woke up one day and said, ‘I have another chapter to tell.’ But I think we’re coming to the end…of the world. Stay tuned.”
“As far as I know there are no more incarnations of Heroes coming,” he added later on, seemingly hammering a final »
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, quoting Greenblatt as saying that a ‘one-and-done’ approach was always the intention for the miniseries, though appeared to leave the door open for creator Tim Kring to dream up another chapter at some point further down the line.
“That was always the plan, unless Tim woke up one day and said, ‘Oh, I have another chapter to tell.’ But I think we’re coming to the end of the world, maybe. Stay tuned.”
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Premiering back in September of last year to a sizeable audience of 6.1 million, the viewership for Heroes Reborn steadily began to decline as the season wore on, returning in January to less than half of the pilot’s boon. »
- Michael Briers
Although it was always intended as a one-time event series, “Heroes Reborn” will not be returning for a second installment.
“As far as I know there are no more incarnations of ‘Heroes’ coming,” NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told reporters, including Variety, Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
Greenblatt reiterated that it was “always the plan” to just put out just one season. “I think we’re coming to the end of the world though,” Greenblatt added with a smile. “Stay tuned.”
However, the NBC boss did leave a bit of hope for fans, saying that “Heroes” is more-than-likely done, “unless Tim woke up one day and said, ‘Oh, I have another chapter to tell,'” he said of the franchise’s creator Tim Kring.
Before his comments about the show’s future, at the beginning of his executive session at TCA, Greenblatt touted “Heroes Reborn »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
At today's Winter TCA panel for NBC, network chairman Bob Greenplat stated that the peacock network has no plans for a second season of Heroes Reborn. But it's not a ratings or quality issue. Creator Tim Kring simply never planned for the series to continue beyond one season. "That was always the plan, unless Tim woke up one day and said, 'Oh, I have another chapter to tell.' But I think we're coming to the end of the world, maybe. Stay tuned." The season finale is scheduled for January 21 but it looks more like that's going to be the series finale. »
Reza Aslan is an accomplished religious scholar and author, who’s lent his professional insights as a producer to HBO’s “The Leftovers” as well as ABC’s upcoming biblical drama “Of Kings and Prophets.” Now he’s also taking a turn in front of the camera for a new talk show, “Rough Draft with Reza Aslan” for Ovation, interviewing famous writers about their work — along with a liberal dose of alcohol. The first episode features legendary producer Norman Lear — who was so at ease during the conversation, he even stopped to take a call from his daughter.
How did you come up with the idea for the talk show?
My producer, David Andreone, and I are fans of ‘Inside the Actors Studio,’ but we always thought, how cool would it be if you could do that show but with writers and in a nightclub with a live band and everybody was drunk? »
- Debra Birnbaum
Heroes Reborn season 1 appears to be heading towards a strong, satisfying conclusion, as this week's episode showed...
This review contains spoilers.
1.11 Send In The Clones
So far, Heroes Reborn has been generally pleasing to fans of the parent show but has nevertheless had its share of missteps along the way. Its largely negative reception from those unfamiliar with the original Heroes indicates that the franchise has failed to find itself a new audience. In order to be considered an overall success then, Heroes Reborn needs a strong, satisfying conclusion and Send In The Clones, the first of three remaining episodes, makes very promising moves toward that end.
There’s notable improvement in the characters’ dialogue this week, with a script penned by Peter Elkoff who also worked on the series’ impressive opening episodes with Heroes creator Tim Kring. Elkoff manages to highlight the more human, everyday characteristics »
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is off to a busy 2016.
Fox has ordered a script for “Boost Unit,” a cop drama revolving around the newest recruit of the Lapd’s Auto Theft Task Force, who’s a notorious getaway driver with a hidden past. Described as a high-octane, action-packed hour, the project is said to capture Johnson’s trademark edge and humor, along with the turbo-charged speed of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, in which Johnson has famously starred.
The project hails from Seven Bucks Prods. and Imperative Entertainment, and will be penned by Jonny Umansky and Zach Hyatt. Seven Bucks was co-founded by Johnson and Dany Garcia. The duo will serve as exec producers with Umansky and Hyatt.
Johnson announced the script deal »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
15 items from 2016
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