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The Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour is underway and Moviefone sat in for the panels at NBC's day to present their upcoming roster of programming. We got some scoop on new shows and returning favorites -- here are the highlights!
1. Eva Longoria Returns to TV
The "Desperate Housewives" alum's comedy "Telenovela," about a daytime actress and her popular show, has a 13-episode order already.
2. "Heroes Reborn" Has a New Star
3. The Next NBC Live Musical Will Be...
"The Wiz" or "The Music Man." They're still deciding. Which would you prefer?
4. An Undergound Railroad series?
Another musical endeavor for the network will be "Freedom Run," a musical miniseries that will focus on stories from the Underground Railroad and feature music from Stevie Wonder.
In other music news, »
- Alana Altmann
TCA 2015: “It’s not really about the slap,” actor Zachary Quinto says of the NBC series.
The cast of NBC’s “The Slap” answered questions Friday about the upcoming series’ defining moment — for one, “Exactly how many times did Harry (Zachary Quinto) slap misbehaving young child Hugo (Dylan Schombing)?” During the Television Critics Association panel in Pasadena, California, reporters also wanted to know how showrunners explained the abusive moment to young actors on set.
“When we got on the set, they had read the scenes. They had their parents there, so they were kind of gamed. They pretty much slid right in, »
- Alicia Banks
Turns out that NBC’s eight-episode event drama The Slap really isn’t about “the slap” at all. It’s about something much deeper and darker. At Hector’s (Peter Sarsgaard) 40th birthday party, his hotheaded cousin Harry (Zachary Quinto) slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. The stunning incident sets off a chain of events that divides friends and family, and uncovers long-buried secrets. Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Melissa George, Thomas Sadoski and Brian Cox also star. At the NBC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, the panel downplayed the importance of the slap itself, saying that there is a ton of existing tension and … Continue reading →
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- Ryan Berenz
Next month, NBC will deliver The Slap heard ’round the world — and, according to the miniseries’ stars, it may just spark an important debate.
“It’s a very interesting cultural exploration of the changing face of how to treat a human being,” star Uma Thurman said Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.
Based on a 2010 novel and Australia’s original 2011 series, The Slap stars Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story) as Harry, who sparks a family conflict when he slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. »
Amazon Prime Instant Video has picked up five big new Us cable dramas at the start of 2015 to lure subscribers into keeping the service for the year.
The streaming service, which picked up a large number of users over the festive period, will hope that new acclaimed dramas such as AMC's Halt and Catch Fire can help boost its customer base.
Amazon gains over 10 million new Prime subscribers over festive period
According to Broadcast, Amazon secured the rights from distributor Entertainment One over Christmas.
The five shows picked up by Amazon are:
1. Halt and Catch Fire - A 10-episode drama from AMC about the rise of the PC in the early '80s, which stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy and Mackenzie Davis. It has already been picked up for a second season.
Every year, TV networks trot out a raft of new offerings to compete for viewers’ eyeballs — an increasingly difficult task, given the ever-growing number of options available to the public. But even in what some have dubbed the new Golden Age of Television, there are bound to be some shows that are less deserving of your time than others.
In 2015, the viewing public will be faced with choices that include, not one, but two new shows from “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan; an update on iconic sitcom “The Odd Couple;” and a comedy starring “Saturday Night Live” alum Will Forte »
- Wrap TV Team
6 items from 2015
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