5 items from 2011
 Though the small screen retains an unfair reputation as a lesser medium -- think of all the snobby types who'll brag about not owning a television, but would never be so dismissive about books or movies -- the truth is that the medium varies as much as any other. Today's TV Bits runs the gamut from highbrow (a literary adaptation on HBO) to lowbrow (a modeling industry reality show on The CW), with plenty of stuff in between. After the jump: Noah Baumbach's Jonathan Franzen adaptation The Corrections is a go at HBO HBO will offer an early look at its highly anticipated Luck next month Fox puts new eps of Alcatraz on hold while it goes back for reshoots Burt Reynolds signs on to guest star on FX's Archer Summer Glau joins Tricia Helfer on TNT's Scent of the Missing The CW announces start dates for its midseason »
- Angie Han
Summer Glau has joined the cast of TNT's Scent of the Missing. The drama pilot will follow Susannah (Tricia Helfer), a K-9 Search and Rescue volunteer who solves crimes with her golden retriever Puzzle. Glau will play a beautiful but tough member of Susannah's team, according to Deadline. The actress previously starred in short-lived NBC drama The Cape and also appeared in Fox shows Firefly and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Brothers actor Daryl Mitchell will also appear in Scent of the Missing as the team's wheelchair-bound communications (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Exclusive: Niecy Nash has landed the female lead opposite Cedric the Entertainer in his TV Land pilot, a spinoff from hit comedy Hot In Cleveland. Meanwhile, former Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles star Summer Glau and Daryl Mitchell (Brothers) have joined TNT’s drama pilot Scent Of The Missing. Written by Hot In Cleveland creator Suzanne Martin, the spinoff follows Cedric’s character Reverend Boyce as he moves to St. Louis and has to balance his wild past with the expectations of his congregation and his family. Reno 911! alumna Nash, repped by Wme and Principato-Young, will play his wife. Martin and Cedric wrote the pilot and are executive producing with Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. Production is slated to begin on Dec. 2. TNT’s Scent Of The Missing, executive produced by co-writers Carol Mendelsohn, Melissa R. Byer & Treena Hancock and Barry Josephson, centers on Susannah (Tricia Helfer), a tenacious, strong-willed »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Magnet Releasing has announced it will distribute the horror-thriller Playback. The studio has also released the first photo from the thriller, which you can take a look at below. You can read the full press release below this new photo of Christian Slater from Playback.
The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today they have acquired Us rights to Playback, a frightening horror film featuring Christian Slater, directed by Michael A. Nickles.
Magnet will release Playback through its Ultra VOD program in February, launching the film on all digital VOD platforms prior to its theatrical release in March.
While digging into their town's infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock a dark secret, unleashing an evil spirit that takes possession of its victims. In addition to Slater, the film stars Toby Hemingway, Johnny Pacar and Ambyr Childers.
"Playback is very scary and a lot of fun, »
There is a new trailer for Michael A. Nickles Playback, which stars Christian Slater, Johnny Pacar and Ambyr Childers. Slater plays a corrupt cop, who harasses locals at a nearby high school. A supernatural element comes into play, that "destroys its victims through video playback" (IGN). Check out the first trailer for this thriller, which will release shortly.
The synopsis for Playback is here:
"While digging into their towns infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened to possess and destroy its victims through video playback, stopping at nothing to find his true heir" (IGN).
Director/writer: Michael A. Nickles.
The trailer for Playback is here:
Playback at IGN
Another series from actor Christian Slater:
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5 items from 2011
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