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A ‘Jumper’ Sequel Series Is On The Way To YouTube

YouTube are preparing a sequel series to Jumper. The series will be based on ‘Impulse,’ an adaptation of the third novel in Steven Gould’s series. Jumper was of course made into a film by Doug Liman back in 2008 with Hayden Christiansen in the lead. Liman will executive produce the new series, along with David Bartis, Gene Klein and Lauren LeFranc, while Jeffrey Lieber, Jason Horwitch, and Gary Spinelli are writing the screenplay.

Variety reports the news.

“This unique thriller pulled us in right from the opening scene,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of original content, YouTube. “We are thrilled to be in business with Doug Liman and everyone at Ucp and Hypnotic.”

Here’s the official synopsis from the source material.

Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport,
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Doug Liman developing Jumper TV sequel for YouTube Red

The Wrap is reporting that Doug Liman is returning to the world of Jumper for a 60-minute pilot for YouTube Red, which will be based upon Impulse, the third novel in Steven Gould’s book series. Liman will direct the pilot, as well as executive producing, with Jeffrey Lieber (Lost) penning the script.

Impulse follows “a rebellious 16-year-old girl, who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. When a local drug dealer attempts to assault her, she discovers her extraordinary ability to teleport. This newfound power confirms her conviction that she really is different from everybody else, but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her.”

Jumper was released in 2008, and featured a cast that included Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Max Thieriot, AnnaSophia Robb, Diane Lane, Michael Rooker, and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Mipcom: YouTube teams with Doug Liman on original sci-fi series 'Impulse'

Mipcom: YouTube teams with Doug Liman on original sci-fi series 'Impulse'
Series among trio of new original shows announced by YouTube at Mipcom Keynote.

YouTube is joining forces with Doug Liman on new original sci-fi show Impulse, a sequel to his 2008 feature film Jumper about a young man whose teleportation skills make him a target for extremists.

The new series is drawn from the third book in the Jumper series by sci-fi writer Steven Gould and follows a young girl - the original protagonist’s daughter - as she discovers her ability to teleport away from danger.

YouTube has commissioned the drama alongside Universal Cable Productions (Ucp) in a first collaboration together.

Liman and his long-time producer Dave Bartis are attached to the project alongside Lost writer and creator Jeff Lieber, who is adapting the novel.

Impulse was among a trio of new original series announced by YouTube’s global head of original content Susanne Daniels at a Mipcom keynote session on Monday (Oct 17).

“I’m a huge
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New NCIS New Orleans Season 2,Premiere Episode 1 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

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Recently, CBS delivered the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "NCIS: New Orleans" premiere episode 1 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Sic Semper Tyranis," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting and high drama stuff take place as a very dangerous mission has Pride going undercover to prevent a major attack, and more! In the new, 2nd episode press release: The Team Plans A Dangerous Mission That Sends Pride Deep Undercover In Order To Retrieve A Stolen Missile And Prevent An Attack On A U.S. Naval Ship, On The Second Season Premiere Of "NCIS: New Orleans." Press release number 2: After a military convoy is bombed on a New Orleans bridge, Pride and the team will plan a dangerous undercover operation to retrieve a stolen missile and prevent an attack on a U.S. Naval ship, on the second season premiere of NCIS: New Orleans.
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New NCIS New Orleans Finale Episode 23,Season 1 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "NCIS: New Orleans" season finale episode 23 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "My City," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting and drama-filled stuff as Pride leaves no stone unturned when trying to figure out what entered their city, and more! In the new, 23rd episode press release: Pride Suspects A Mole Among The Ranks As NCIS And Local Law Enforcement Continue To Track The Broussard Syndicate After New Intelligence Suggests A Breach At The Ports. Press release number 2: After receiving intelligence that the ports have been breached, placing the Navy and the Gulf Coast in harm's way, Pride and the NCIS team are going to follow every angle to determine what has entered their city and how they can put a stop to the Broussard Syndicate, who seem to always be one step ahead of them.
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Lost: 10 years on

A decade after Lost first came to our screens, Gem goes back to the island...

Each Us TV season brings with it a crop of new shows: some outstanding, some memorably awful. 2004/2005, though, was a little different from most. This was the year in which we watched Gregory House solve his first medical mystery and were introduced to those notorious housewives of Wisteria Lane,while Battlestar Galactica brought the Cylons back to our screens after decades spent in sci-fi oblivion.

This unusually impressive bunch dominated the schedules for years, attracted reams of critical and fan commentary, and are still remembered with varying degrees of fondness. However, one of the series to air for the first time that season was a different proposition entirely. Mention its famously divisive ending online and you’ll unleash a torrent of derision, nostalgia and passionate debate. Ask fans to explain its myriad mysteries, and, for the most part,
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Yes, NCIS Cast Members Will Definitely Appear on the New Orleans Spinoff

Fans of the wildly popular NCIS will be pleased to learn that Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, and Michael Weatherly are already making plans to appear on the show's upcoming spinoff, NCIS: New Orleans. "There's a lot of cross-pollination of the people," said executive producer Jeffrey Lieber during the show's Summer TCA panel. "We're our own thing, but we exist in the same universe." In addition, Rob Kerkovich (Chasing Life) has joined the cast as a morgue assistant named Sebastian. The series, starring Scott Bakula and Lucas Black, will premiere immediately following NCIS at 9 p.m. on Sept. 23, and you can get a peek at the trailer now!
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CBS’ New Series Trailers: ‘Extant’, ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’, ‘Scorpion’, ‘Stalker’, ‘The McCarthys’

Here are the first looks at CBS‘ new dramas and comedies as part of the 2014-2015 series orders. The network has made full trailers of most of its fall series now that its upfront presentation has concluded in New York — including summer series Extant. Still to come, midseasoners Battle Creek, CSI: Cyber and The Odd Couple. Here’s the rest: Related: CBS 2014 Schedule Extant – Summer Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios. From executive producers Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and Adam Rodin. Madam Secretary – Fall Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Revelations Entertainment. From executive producer/writer Barbara Hall, executive producer/director David Semel and executive producers Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman. NCIS: New Orleans – Fall Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios. From writer/executive producer Gary Glasberg and executive producers Mark Harmon and Jeffrey Lieber. Scorpion – Fall Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios.
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Jeffrey Lieber Joins ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ As Executive Producer

Jeffrey Lieber has been added to CBS‘ new drama series NCIS: New Orleans as executive producer. Lieber will help NCIS: New Orleans creator/executive producer Gary Glasberg in running the series. Glasberg will be pulling double duty next season as he also runs the mothership NCIS series. Also executive producing NCIS: New Orleans, which will launch behind NCIS in the fall, is NCIS star/exec producer Mark Harmon. This marks Lieber’s return to CBS where he previously created and executive produced drama series Miami Medical. He spent the last three years as an executive producer on USA’s Necessary Roughness and is also credited as a co-creator of ABC’s Lost. Lieber is with CAA, Madhouse Entertainment and Peter Nelson. Related: CBS 2014 Schedule
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TV News: Everest, Outcast, Bordertown, Kennedy

Everest

Fox has issued a multiple script order for "Everest," a ten-part event series from Alcon Entertainment. Jeffrey Lieber created the limited series which is could be renewable should the network desire it.

The story revolves around a group of hikers on an expedition to conquer Mount Everest. Secrets are revealed and the truth about their motives are uncovered as the group struggles to survive on the world’s highest peak. [Source: Deadline]

Outcast

Cinemax has come onboard "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman's new exorcism drama "Outcast". Kirkman penned the pilot and will executive produce alongside David Alpert.

The story follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it. [Source: Deadline]

Bordertown

Fox has ordered the Seth MacFarlane
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‘Everest’ Event Series From Jeffrey Lieber & Alcon Entertainment Set At Fox

Exclusive: In a competitive situation, Fox has landed Everest, a 10-part event series from Alcon Entertainment. There is a multiple script order for the project, which is in the process of setting up a writers room. Created by Jeffrey Lieber (Necessary Roughness) and produced by Alcon and FX Prods, Everest — which is being pitched as renewable limited series that can have follow-up cycles — is described as a suspenseful, action-packed drama that revolves around a group of hikers on an expedition to conquer Mount Everest. Secrets are revealed and the truth about their motives are uncovered as the group struggles to survive on the world’s highest peak. Everest marks one of the first major TV sales for the TV division of Warner Bros-based Alcon Entertainment, which was launched last year when former Sony Pictures TV head of drama Sharon Hall was tapped to run it. The company has spent the
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Jj Abrams: from Lost to Ship of Theseus

Jj Abrams now runs the world's two biggest sci-fi franchises. So what's he doing venturing into literature? Stuart Kelly goes looking for clues

The Übergeek. The Boy With All the Toys. The Lord of the Nerds. It might seem as if the most significant achievement of Jeffrey Jacob "Jj" Abrams, screenwriter, actor, producer, director, composer and author, is to have made fanboy culture part of the mainstream. But the publication of "his" first novel – more on those inverted commas anon – also shows that the avant garde and the experimental are in the ascendant. The fusion of popular culture and continental philosophy – works which are as au fait with Foucault as with the Flash, Boba Fett and Baudrillard, Kierkegaard and Kirk – are everywhere, from the novels of China Miéville, Michael Chabon and Scarlett Thomas, to the comics work of Grant Morrison and Mike Carey, to TV shows such as Agents of Shield.
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'The Sopranos' and 'Seinfeld' top WGA's 'TV 101' list of best-written series ever

'The Sopranos' and 'Seinfeld' top WGA's 'TV 101' list of best-written series ever
The Sopranos was named the best-written show in television history by the Writers Guild of America, edging out an eclectic collection of some of the most beloved and admired series. Members of the Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) voted online for the 101 Best Written TV Series, with David Chase’s iconic “family” drama topping Seinfeld, The Twilight Zone, All in the Family, and M*A*S*H*.

“At their core, all of these wonderful series began with the words of the writers who created them and were sustained by the writers
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FX Developing Period Stuntman Drama Produced By Gale Anne Hurd & Ucp

Exclusive: FX has put in development Crash And Burn, a drama project from The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and Universal Cable Prods. It is written by Jeffrey Lieber (Necessary Roughness) and loosely inspired by the non-fiction book The Full Burn by Kevin Conley. Crash And Burn tells the story of Doc Dixon, a man trying to survive as a Stuntman during the anything goes world of pre-computer-generation, post Vietnam San Fernando Valley, California. He’s trying to save his family, hold together his union, and live to see 50… all with the understanding that if his work doesn’t kill him… the weekends probably will. This marks Ucp’s first project for FX. “Our partners at Valhalla continue to bring us compelling material, and this provocative world of stuntmen in the 70′s is a perfect fit for FX,” the studio’s Svp Maira Suro said. Under its deal with Ucp,
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Acting auditions and extras casting for USA Network series 'Necessary Roughness' - Los Angeles Acting Auditions | Examiner.com

The Golden Globe nominated USA Network one-hour drama series "Necessary Roughness" is currently casting actors and extras for it's second season. The show is filmed in Atlanta, Ga. Series regulars and guest stars are cast in Los Angeles, with smaller speaking roles cast in Atlanta. All of the extras, and stand-ins are cast in Atlanta. "Necessary Roughness" is under AFTRA contract, however both union and non-union talent can submit. The series was created and is executive produced by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro. The show is based on the true story of a female psychologist Dr. Donna Dannenfelser who worked for the New York Jets. Initially titled "Dr. Donna," the show first appeared on the USA Network's development slate in December 2009. In May 2010, the network placed a cast-contingent pilot order under the new name "Necessary Roughness". Kevin Dowling, Jeffrey Lieber, Donna Dannenfelser, and Joe Sabatino also executive produce.
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Covert Affairs, Royal Pains, Necessary Roughness All Get Renewed by the USA Network

Covert Affairs, Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness All Get Renewed!

16-episode orders for a season three of Covert Affairs, season four of Royal Pains and season two of Necessary Roughness were made today by USA. The renewals follow the season orders of White Collar, Suits, In Plain Sight and Burn Notice. Guess all we need to hope for is season six of Psych knocking it out of the park so that show gets renewed as well.

Covert Affairs stars Golden Globe-nominated Piper Perabo as Annie Walker, a young CIA operative whose exceptional linguistic skills make her invaluable to the Agency. The series also stars Christopher Gorham, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kari Matchett, Anne Dudek and Peter Gallagher. The second half of Season 2 of Covert Affairs will return on November 1 at 10/9c with six all-new episodes and guest appearances from Devin Kelley and Santiago Cabrera, and the return of Oded Fehr and Gregory Itzin.
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Covert Affairs, Royal Pains, and Necessary Roughness Renewed by USA

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Covert Affairs, Royal Pains, and Necessary Roughness Renewed by USA
After dominating the summer television landscape with a historic seven series on-air and capturing a sixth straight ratings win as cable's top entertainment network, USA finalized its sweep of series pickups on all of its summer originals with 16-episode orders of season three of Covert Affairs, season four of Royal Pains and season two of Necessary Roughness. The renewals, which follow the season orders of White Collar, Suits, In Plain Sight and Burn Notice, were announced today by USA Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel.

"USA's original programming blew through all expectations this summer. We had an unprecedented number of original series on our air -- and every single one of them was great," said McCumber and Wachtel. "The actors who make our shows unique aren't just stars, they are character actors in the finest sense. Our writers, directors and producers truly understand what it takes to create sustainable success.
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Necessary Roughness TV Review – USA

USA Network is hoping to put together a "doctor in unusual circumstances" one-two punch with its new show Necessary Roughness following the new season premiere of Royal Pains. After HankMed has its way with you, Necessary Roughness will offer up a therapist who finds herself diving into less than the normal routine, and since the world of physical health doctor out of water did so well, hopefully the mental health world will perform as well.

Necessary Roughness has a few more chinks in its armor than most of the new shows that USA puts out, and what stands out most is that it is difficult to tell where it's going, and it's even more difficult to tell who exactly the show is for. The pilot sets us up with Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) as a therapist who is a fan of hypnotherapy, and the first thing that happens in
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Fall 2011-12 development: Will remakes of 'True Lies' or 'The Munsters' become great hits? Are you ready for a new take on Sherlock Holmes?

Fall 2011-12 development: Will remakes of 'True Lies' or 'The Munsters' become great hits? Are you ready for a new take on Sherlock Holmes?
Updated, 1/7: Each year, the five broadcast networks develop hundreds of scripted dramas and comedies in hopes they’ll become the next NCIS and Desperate Housewives, or the latest Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory. And like every year, a great deal of them are not worth mentioning here — mostly because they involve the bland types of cops, lawyers, and doctors who you’ve already seen fighting crime or sneaking a kiss on the way to the ER.

But fascinating projects continue to pass the first smell test at the broadcast networks. The key is whether the suits take
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