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Emmys 2017: TV’s Top Showrunners Pick Their Favorite Shows

21 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Every awards show reflects the tastes of its voting pool. The Golden Globe Awards are voted on by obscure journalists from outlets no one has ever heard of. The People’s Choice Awards are voted on by people.

But the Emmys are voted on by the group whose opinion is most trusted by the folks who make television — other folks who make television. Those are the individuals who understand not only that making a great piece of television is hard, but also why it’s hard.

Showrunners, being the persons in charge, are the TV professionals who have the most holistic view of the craft. »

- Variety Staff

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Longtime Leaders Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht Exit Sony Pictures Television

15 June 2017 5:11 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sony Pictures Television presidents Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht are exiting the company, Variety has learned.

The two executives will leave Sony later this summer to pursue a new project. No replacement has yet been named. It’s unclear if Sony has an internal successor ready to take the helm of the production unit that is crucial to the studio’s bottom line.

Both Van Amburg and Erlicht are said to be out of the country on vacation this week.

Van Amburg and Erlicht, Sony veterans who have worked in tandem for years, exit the company one year after the departure of longtime television chief Steve Mosko. Van Amburg and Erlicht took over responsibility for all of Sony’s U.S. television production after Mosko’s departure, reporting directly to then-Sony Pictures Entertainment head Michael Lynton. The executives had served as co-presidents of U.S. programming and production since 2005.

Van Amburg and Erlicht are credited »

- Daniel Holloway

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The Battlestar Galactica Giggle Fit That Almost Got Mary McDonnell and Katee Sackhoff Fired?!

12 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Syfy's Battlestar Galactica is regarded as one of the best shows produced for television in recent memory. The science fiction drama touched on everything from human emotion to politics, after a devastating attack wiped out the majority of the human race. But what would it look like today? "It's hard to say. We did Battlestar in a very specific moment in time. There was a consensus or marriage of what was going on in the world and the inherent story of the apocalyptic attack was very reticent because it was a post 9/11 attack," creator Ronald D. Moore said at the Battlestar Galactica reunion panel at the Atx TV Festival. "If we were doing it today, we would probably have a lot of those elements to »

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Atx Television Festival Battlestar Galactica Reunion Stories from the panel (Pt 2)

11 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

At the Atx Television Festival, Entertainment Weekly and cable channel Syfy hosted a Reunion panel for the cast and creator of Battlestar Galactica (BSG).  Other stars have appeared together before, but this was an “Official” Reunion, including series creator Ronald D. Moore, Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama) and Mary McDonnell (President Roslin).  Their stories about how they decided to do the show are in another piece.  This Reunion panel also included Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck), James Callis (Dr Baltar), Tricia Helfer (Six), Grace Park (Boomer/ Sharon/ Athena/8) and Michael Turcco (Samuel Anders).  Starbuck and Pres. Rosalin will be my focus in

Atx Television Festival Battlestar Galactica Reunion Stories from the panel (Pt 2) »

- Chris St Martin

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Atx Television Festival Battlestar Galactica Reunion Stories from the Panel (Pt 1)

11 June 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

“I didn’t even know if I wanted to go into space again,” said Battlestar Galactica (2003) series creator Ronald D. Moore, who started his career in television with co-producer credits on Star Trek: The Next Generation.  “The name was off-putting,” said Mary McDonnell who began her career as a stage actress.  Even Edward James Olmos whose prior credits up to this time included Miami Vice and Blade Runner almost passed.  At the Atx Television Festival Battlestar Galactica Reunion, series creator Ronald D. Moore joined Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama), Mary McDonnell (President Roslin), Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck), James Callis (Dr Baltar), Tricia

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- Chris St Martin

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Creator & Cast Reunite To Talk Initial Hesitations & What The Series Might Look Like Today — Atx

10 June 2017 10:19 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica developer Ronald D. Moore and the cast reunited on the closing night of 2017’s Atx Television festival in a theater packed with adoring fans. Onstage, Moore recalled his initial hesitation in doing a series reboot of the 1978 original. “I had done ten years of [Star] Trek and I wasn't sure I wanted to go back into space again,” he shared on his thoughts about being approached to do the project by exec producer David Eick in 2002. It only took a… »

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reunion: Edward James Olmos Says Series was Better Crafted than ‘Blade Runner’ and 7 More Highlights

10 June 2017 8:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s only been eight years since “Battlestar Galactica” ended, but based on fans’ fervor at the reunion, one would think the cast had been waiting 150,000 years. A full Paramount Theater in Austin, TX greeted creator Ronald D. Moore and stars, Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, and Michael Trucco for the Atx TV Festival’s closing night panel.

That being said, the cast was feeling nostalgic, and many references were made to how much has changed in the world since they were shooting the iconic sci-fi series. Blockbuster video rentals, internet cafes, and online message boards all played a big part of the memories, and below we’ve collected seven of the most notable anecdotes.

Read More: ‘Snowfall’ Premiere: John Singleton on The Rise of Crack During His Youth and Exposing ‘Terrifying’ CIA Operations

“Not even ‘Blade Runner’ was this well crafted. »

- Ben Travers

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reunion: Edward James Olmos Says Series was Better Crafted than ‘Blade Runner’ and 7 More Highlights

10 June 2017 8:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s only been eight years since “Battlestar Galactica” ended, but based on fans’ fervor at the reunion, one would think the cast had been waiting 150,000 years. A full Paramount Theater in Austin, TX greeted creator Ronald D. Moore and stars, Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, and Michael Trucco for the Atx TV Festival’s closing night panel.

That being said, the cast was feeling nostalgic, and many references were made to how much has changed in the world since they were shooting the iconic sci-fi series. Blockbuster video rentals, internet cafes, and online message boards all played a big part of the memories, and below we’ve collected seven of the most notable anecdotes.

Read More: ‘Snowfall’ Premiere: John Singleton on The Rise of Crack During His Youth and Exposing ‘Terrifying’ CIA Operations

“Not even ‘Blade Runner’ was this well crafted. »

- Ben Travers

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Atx Reunion Goes According to Plan (Sort Of)

10 June 2017 7:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Austin, Texas — The lively and laughter-filled “Battlestar Galactica” panel at the Atx Television Festival started to seem like an episode of the show about halfway through its nearly two-hour running time: Technical glitches garbled the Skype participation of cast member Jamie Bamber, who called in from France. Maybe it was the Cylons having a last bit of revenge?

For a few minutes, Bamber’s face on a screen loomed over the reunited cast, and when a connection was finally established, most of Bamber’s answers were unintelligible. Mary McDonnell, who played Laura Roslin, stood up from the gray couches assembled on the Paramount Theatre stage and tried to chat with Bamber. Edward James Olmos, who played Admiral William Adama on the Peabody-winning Syfy series, also stood up and asked Bamber if he had headphones with a microphone to cut down on the audio difficulties. He then tried to call Bamber on his phone.

“Eddie »

- Maureen Ryan

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Breaking Bad Vr project in the works from creator Vince Gilligan

6 June 2017 1:47 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Vince Gilligan is working on a Vr project for his critically acclaimed AMC TV series Breaking Bad.

This is certainly strange news, but it seems that Vince Gilligan, who is currently executive producer and co-creator of Breaking Bad spin off, Better Call Saul, is pretty taken with the technology behind Vr, and believes that he can take it somewhere.

Sony put together an event for some of TVs biggest names, inviting the likes of Gilligan and The Blacklist creator, David Shore, to play around with the tech.

“We set up a day at our campus where we brought seven of the best show runners [Sony Pictures Television] work with, like David Shore of The Blacklist and Ron Moore, who did Battlestar Galactica, Vince and some other folks,” says Andrew House, global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is the company’s video game division. “And they just played around with Vr. Several of them were intrigued, »

- Samuel Brace

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Maura Tierney and Annalise Basso join Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Bryan Cranston’s role revealed

6 June 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Casting has been completed for the final two episodes of Amazon’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, the upcoming sci-fi anthology series based on several of Dick’s short stories. Among the final casting is The Affair‘s Maura TierneyOuija: Origin of Evil‘s Annalise Basso and series executive producer and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston.

Tierney and Basso will appear in the episode ‘Safe and Sound’. The episode is written by Kalen Egan & Travis Sentell and directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World). The episode will follow Basso’s character, a small-town girl who moves to a big, futuristic city with her mother and is exposed to the city’s measures on security and crime prevention. She becomes obsessed with this and her paranoia takes control, but she manages to find safety in an unlikely place.

Cranston will appear in the final episode of the series, »

- Ricky Church

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‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’: Amazon Finalizes Season 1 Cast With Maura Tierney & Others; Bryan Cranston Role Set

6 June 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Amazon has finalized the casts for the last two episodes of Season 1 of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, its sci-fi anthology series from Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, Bryan Cranston and Sony Pictures TV. Annalise Basso and Maura Tierney are set for the episode “Safe and Sound,” with Essie Davis, Liam Cunningham and Ruth Bradley in “Human Is.” Series exec producer Cranston, who had been announced as acting in an unspecified episode of the show, will appear in “Human… »

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‘Breaking Bad’ Virtual Reality Experience Being Created By Vince Gilligan

5 June 2017 6:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Breaking Bad” fans may want to invest in Sony PlayStation Vr sooner rather than later. Variety has confirmed that series creator Vince Gilligan is developing a “Breaking Bad” virtual reality project, which is being described as more of an experience for the Sony platform and not a Vr game. That’s about all the information that is known at this point, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see if the project will continue the story where it left off (perhaps following Jesse Pinkman) or simply be set in the “Breaking Bad” universe.

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The move is the latest major push from Sony into virtual reality storytelling. According to an official statement from Andrew House, the global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the company had been hoping to push into »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Breaking Bad’ Virtual Reality Experience Being Created By Vince Gilligan

5 June 2017 6:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Breaking Bad” fans may want to invest in Sony PlayStation Vr sooner rather than later. Variety has confirmed that series creator Vince Gilligan is developing a “Breaking Bad” virtual reality project, which is being described as more of an experience for the Sony platform and not a Vr game. That’s about all the information that is known at this point, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see if the project will continue the story where it left off (perhaps following Jesse Pinkman) or simply be set in the “Breaking Bad” universe.

Read More: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Mad Men,’ and 7 More TV Series That Should Never Be Made Into Films

The move is the latest major push from Sony into virtual reality storytelling. According to an official statement from Andrew House, the global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the company had been hoping to push into »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Breaking Bad’ Virtual Reality Project in the Works From Vince Gilligan

5 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The saga of Walter White may not be over just yet.

Vince Gilligan, creator of “Breaking Bad,” is teaming with Sony’s PlayStation division to create a non-game, virtual reality experience based on the iconic show.

Details on the project are still scarce. Sony won’t discuss which talent are attached to the experience, won’t say whether it will be episodic or a one-off or give a firm launch window (other than confirming it won’t release this year). While it’s still in the early stages, though, Gilligan is reportedly eager to explore storytelling in Vr.

“We set up a day at our campus where we brought seven of the best show runners [Sony Pictures Television] work with, like David Shore of ‘The Blacklist’ and Ron Moore, who did ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ Vince and some other folks,” says Andrew House, global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the company’s video game division. “And »

- Chris Morris

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Juno Temple and Janelle Monae join Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

31 May 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Juno Temple and Janelle Monae have joined the ever expanding cast of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

The upcoming anthology series that will adapt a different short story per episode from the legendary writer already has some big names attached to star, and now we have learnt that Temple and Monae will be joining the ranks.

The two stars will play lead roles in an episode entitled Autofac, directed by Peter Horton and written by Travis Beachman. The synopsis for the instalment reads:

Despite society and the world as we know it having collapsed, a massive, automatic product-manufacturing factory continues to operate according to the principles of consumerism – humans consume products to be happy, and in order to consume continuously, they must be denied freedom of choice and free will. When a small band of rebels decide to shut down the factory, they discover they may actually be the perfect consumers after all. »

- Samuel Brace

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26 new UK TV shows to look out for

31 May 2017 7:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jun 1, 2017

Some exciting new UK drama and comedy commissions are making their way to TV over the next year or so…

We know, we know. You still have two episodes of Fargo season two before you can think about starting season three. You’ve already fallen behind on American Gods. Your planner memory is chock-a-block with Big Little Lies and that Oj Simpson thing and some Spanish prison series your workmate bullied you into recording. You’re struggling to make time for Twin Peaks. New Game Of Thrones is just around the corner. And guess what, Netflix UK have just added a whole new season of It’s Always Sunny, those sods. You need a list of new TV show recommendations like you need a hole in the head.

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And yet, as long as they keep making them, we’ll keep recommending them. »

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Juno Temple & Janelle Monae To Star In ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ Episode

31 May 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Juno Temple (Vinyl, The Dark Knight Rises) and Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) are set for lead roles in an episode of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams sci-fi anthology series from Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, Bryan Cranston and Sony Pictures TV. The show, based on short stories by the award-winning novelist, was commissioned by Channel 4, who will air the series later this year in the UK. It will launch on Amazon Prime in the U.S. Temple and Monae will lead… »

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‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’: Mel Rodriguez & Vera Farmiga Join Sci-Fi Anthology Series

24 May 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Last Man on Earth alum Mel Rodriguez and former Bates Motel star Vera Farmiga have joined the cast of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, a 10-episode sci-fi anthology series from Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, Bryan Cranston and Sony Pictures TV. The show, based on short stories by the award-winning novelist, was commissioned by Channel 4, who will air the series later this year in the UK. It will launch on Amazon Prime in the U.S., joining the streaming network’s… »

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‘Cinderella’ Stars Richard Madden, Holliday Grainger Reunite in ‘Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams’

18 May 2017 2:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Richard Madden and Holliday Grainger have been cast in the upcoming Amazon anthology series “Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams,” Variety has learned.

The 10-episode sci-fi series is based on the short stories of Philip K. Dick, with each episode serving as a standalone narrative in the vein of “Black Mirror.”

Madden and Grainger will appear in the episode “The Hood Maker.” It is set in a world without advanced technology and where mutant telepaths have become humanity’s only mechanism for long distance communication. But their powers have unintended consequences and when the public begins to embrace mysterious, telepath-blocking hoods, two detectives are brought in to investigate.

The two actors previously appeared together in the 2015 live-action remake of Disney’s “Cinderella,” as well as the BBC TV movie adaptation of “Lady Chatterly’s Lover.” Madden will play Agent Ross in the episode and Grainger will play Honor. Anneika Rose has also been cast in the episode »

- Joe Otterson

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