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Lucy Davis, Mathew Horne, Hannah Spearritt for 'Death in Paradise'

5 October 2012 7:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Office star Lucy Davis and Primeval's Hannah Spearritt are among the guest stars for series two of Death in Paradise. The BBC One comedy-drama - which returns in early 2013 - stars Ben Miller as Di Richard Poole, a stuffy English detective who is relocated to an idyllic Caribbean island. Davis, Spearritt and Gavin & Stacey's Mathew Horne will all appear in the second series, alongside James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley), Lucien Laviscount (Waterloo Road), Neil Pearson (Drop the Dead Donkey), Ralf Little (The Royle Family) and Shaun Parkes (Human Traffic). "It's great to be working with such a fantastic cast against the beautiful backdrop of Guadeloupe," said Davis. "Being filmed on location really offers a sense of authenticity and adds to the (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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DVD Review: The River: The Complete First Season

23 May 2012 3:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Genre: Sci-Fi | Horror | Drama

Writers: Oren Peli, Michael R. Perry, Michael Green, Aron Eli Coleite, Zack Estrin

Directors: Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, Paulina Gaitain

Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, Ntsc

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Number of discs: 2

Rated: TV14 (Lv)

Studio: ABC Studios

DVD Release Date: May 22, 2012

Run Time: 344 minutes (8 episodes)

Synopsis:

The River: The Complete First Season: From Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, and the director of “Paranormal ActivityOren Peli, a truly harrowing and hair-raising series comes to DVD on May 22, 2012. “The River: The Complete First Season” tells the tale of famed wildlife explorer and TV personality Dr. Emmet Cole who went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned.

Now, six months after he vanished, a brave crew of family, old friends and new acquaintances »

- Erin Willard

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The River: The Complete First Season - DVD Review

22 May 2012 9:27 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Although the trip down The River was cut short just as the series was getting good, the DVD release of the Complete First Season capture the magic of the eight episodes and features enough bonus material to please fans of the short-lived series. From Oren Peli (director of Paranormal Activity) and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the series was shot in the "found footage" style of filming and a premise of a show within a show set on the mysterious and magical Amazon River. The series featured Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, Paulina Gaitan, Scott Michael Foster, Katie Featherston, and Lee Tergesen. The pilot episode does »

- Patrick Luce

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The River: Cancelled; No Season Two on ABC

12 May 2012 4:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The search is truly over for the Magus crew. ABC has cancelled The River, their mid-season thriller series, after just one season of eight episodes.

The River follows the search for Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood), an adventurer, TV host, father and husband who disappeared while on an expedition deep in the uncharted waters of the Amazon River. Others in the cast include Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, and Paulina Gaitan.

The TV series had an okay premiere, registering a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.35 million viewers. Unfortunately later episodes didn't do nearly as well and towards the end of its short season it went as low as a 1.3 in the demo with 4.09 million.

  On our ABC Ratings Report Card, which measures the relative success of shows »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The River

11 May 2012 9:26 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: ABC

Episodes: Eight (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: February 7, 2012 -- March 20, 2012

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, and Paulina Gaitan.

TV show description:

Doctor Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood), a famed explorer and the beloved host of The Undiscovered Country TV show, went looking for magic in the uncharted Amazon. He and his crew vanished six months ago and are presumed dead. Now, Doctor Cole's emergency beacon has suddenly gone off.

His wife and co-host, Tess (Leslie Hope), has begun the search for her husband with the help of their son Lincoln (Joe Anderson). They're joined by lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Bryndilson (Thomas Kretschmann); sexy and resourceful Lena Landry (Eloise Mumford), who's father is one of the missing »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The River: To Be Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

20 March 2012 10:01 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

This evening, ABC aired the season finale of The River. What's next? Will the TV show return for a second season or will it be cancelled instead?

For those who aren't familiar with the ABC series, The River follows the search for beloved TV host and explorer (Bruce Greenwood) some six months after he and his team went missing down the Amazon. His wife, son, their crew and a documentary team go after them on what turns out to be a dangerous rescue mission. The cast includes Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, and Paulina Gaitan.

Sadly, it's almost certain that The River will be cancelled. The thriller series debuted back in the February with a pair of episodes. The first hour attracted a 2.6 in the coveted 18-49 demographic with 8.35 million total viewers. By the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The River: ABC's New Thriller Series; Cancel or Keep It?

18 February 2012 9:39 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC continues to try to replace some of their aging hour-long TV series. Once Upon a Time will be renewed but how about The River? Cancelled after one short season?

The River revolves around the search for beloved TV host and explorer Doctor Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) some six months after he and his team went missing down the Amazon. His wife, son, their crew and a documentary team go after them on a rescue mission. As you might expect, they find more than they expected and the trip is fraught with danger. The cast includes Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, and Paulina Gaitan.

The paranormal/horror series got a double-episode launch on Tuesday, February 7th. The first hour averaged a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.35 million total viewers. The second hour drew a »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Did You Watch The Series Premiere of 'The River'? What Did You Think?

8 February 2012 8:52 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

So after my screening of Safe House last night I journeyed home to watch ABC's two-hour premiere of "The River". After laying out my hopes for it yesterday I wondered if I would be able to give it a fair shake or if I was expecting too much. As it turns out, it's not too bad and I will continue watching, but there are definite causes for concern. First off, for those that didn't watch or don't know what it's about, the big selling point is that it comes from Paranormal Activity writer/director Oren Peli who helped come up with the story with Paranormal Activity 2 screenwriter Michael R. Perry, Michael Green (Green Lantern) and Zack Estrin ("Prison Break", "Tru Calling"). As you would expect from such a teaming, it's roots in the "found footage" style of story-telling are definitely there, but it all seems a bit arbitrary, but »

- Brad Brevet

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‘The River,’ Series Premiere, ‘Magus; Marbeley’: TV Recap

7 February 2012 6:27 PM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

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Steven Spielberg’s imprint is on network TV this week, first with the premiere of  “Smash” on NBC last night and “The River” tonight on ABC with a special two-hour season premiere. The show, produced by “Paranormal Activity” director Oren Pelli, delivers on the creepy horror and unsettling camera shots and lives up to the hype.

The pilot opens with clips of charismatic explorer and naturalist Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) declaring “There’s magic out there,” his signature »

- Mariam Brillantes

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The River Pilot Preview: Oren Peli Seeks Small Screen Scares

7 February 2012 4:34 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The River television series will finally test the waters on ABC tonight marking the second straight night a new pilot has premiered with the name Steven Spielberg attached as an executive producer.

In The River, Paranormal Activity mastermind Oren Peli brings his shaky cam brand of horror to the small screen. Early looks bear a striking resemblance to the franchise that put Peli on the map, so it comes at no surprise that what was proven successful on the big screen has made its way to the small one.

Rather than operating within the confines of a home, The River follows a camera crew deep into the Amazon in response to a beacon that belong to Emmet Cole, an explorer who vanished in the area six months prior with his cameraman. The found footage from the camera crew, that also includes Cole's wife, child, and the daughter of the missing cameraman, »

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What To Expect From ABC’s ‘The River’ Tonight

7 February 2012 6:53 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

ABC’s much publicized show The River will premiere tonight, but the question on everyone’s mind is, what is it about really? ABC has taken a fairly viral, enigmatic approach to advertising the show, so much is left up to the imagination. Well, here’s a basic rundown. The show centers around Emmet Cole, played by Bruce Greenwood, the producer of a popular nature program. After he gets lost in the Amazon, his family goes to try and find him. The search does not go exactly as planned, and the crew runs into obstacle after supernatural obstacle.

If that hearkens back to Lost just a little too much for you (still sour over that ending are we?) then you may not have too much to worry about. The show is much more about the people in the show, and their interactions with each other, then it is about what it is that they encounter. »

- Jay D.

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The River Will Flow Worldwide

7 February 2012 4:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

The River premieres tonight! Hopefully you’ve been following our coverage, including the review we posted at the end of last week. We’re happy to report that we in the Us are not alone in seeing The River this week, as The Walt Disney Company has announced its intended flooding of the worldwide market – see what we did there? – with their wonderfully creepy new show:

Disney Media Distrbution Signs Agreements To Premiere “The River” In Eight Countries Around The Globe In Conjunction With The Series’ U.S. Premiere

The Walt Disney Company today announced that “The River,” the much-anticipated supernatural TV thriller from executive producer Steven Spielberg and the director of “Paranormal ActivityOren Peli, is set to premiere in eight other countries within hours of its U.S. debut on the ABC Television Network on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:00 p.m., Et. This is the first time a »

- Erin Willard

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The River Interview: Shaun Parkes on Mysticism, Mystery to Come

6 February 2012 11:49 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

You might not see a great deal of Shaun Parkes on The River - the new scary drama that premieres tomorrow night on ABC - but you'll see a lot of what his character sees.

Indeed, Parkes portrays A.J. Poulain on the drama, one of the cameraman along for a journey that will take various men and women through the swamps of the Amazon.

"There's a lot of folk lore involved with the show, a lot of mysticism and mystery," Parkes told me over the phone. "There are things out there that we don't know anything about."

The River centers on the search for Emmett Cole, a "Steve Irwin type," as Parkes describes, who has gone missing and whose family is intent on tracking down. In doing so, they hire a camera crew to track their information recovery.

It's through these cameramen that viewers are treated to shaky, documentary-esque shots. »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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Second The River Season 1 Trailer

6 February 2012 8:33 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

ABC has released a new trailer for the upcoming horror series The River, which debuts with a two-hour premiere Tuesday, February 7 at 9 Pm Et. Click on the video player below for an early look at this new found footage series created by Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli.

The River episode 1.1, "Pilot" stars Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes and is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. »

- MovieWeb

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Full Length Trailer Revealed for The River Ahead of Tomorrow Evenings Premiere Episode

6 February 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Not long now folks...Oren Peli's new supernatural ABC series 'The River' arrives on small screens across the Us tomorrow evening (Tuesday 7 February) from 9/8c. CraveOnline have revealed the final full trailer for the series which works in a 'found footage' style much like Peli's successful full-length feature 'Paranormal Activity'. You can check out the plot and new full trailer below and look out from performances by Joe Anderson ('The Crazies'), Bruce Greenwood, Eloise Mumford ('Lone Star'), Paul Blackthorne, Daniel Zacapa, Thomas Kretschmann, Shaun Parkes, Bruce Dern and Leslie Hope. »

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Audience Members Jump In Terror At The Latest Preview Of Oren Peli's 'The River'

5 February 2012 11:42 AM, PST | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

With the two-hour premiere of ABC's The River just two day's away, a new video has been released which reveals actual footage of real audience members watching the upcoming paranormal/adventure/horror series from creator Oren Peli. Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Paul Blackthorne, Paulina Gaitan, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Shaun Parkes, Thomas Kretschmann and Daniel Zacapa star in the two-hour premiere which begins on ABC February 7. Show… »

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Watch The River's Audience Reaction Preview

5 February 2012 8:16 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

A new preview for The River TV show has hit the web, taking a cue from the Paranormal Activity promos in which viewers were seen "reacting" to the horrors on the screen.  Apropos considering both The River and Paranormal Activity come from the same creator, Oren Peli.

Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Paul Blackthorne, Paulina Gaitan, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Shaun Parkes, Thomas Kretschmann and Daniel Zacapa star.  The two-hour premiere begins on ABC February 7.

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- ryanrotten@shocktillyoudrop.com (Ryan Turek)

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Winter TV First Impression: ABC's The River Keeps the Paranormal Activity Flowing

4 February 2012 5:59 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast and major cable networks have nearly two dozen brand-new shows (hopefully) heating up primetime this winter. To help you sort through it all, TVLine is presenting a few First Impressions. Next on our list is.…

The Show | ABC’s The River (Tuesdays at 9/8c, premiering Feb. 7 with back-to-back episodes)

The Competition | NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), New Girl and Raising Hope/Breaking In (Fox), The Biggest Loser (NBC) and Ringer (The CW)

The Cast | Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), Leslie Hope (24), Paul Blackthorne (Lipstick Jungle), Joe Anderson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Eloise Mumford (Lone Star) and others

Save the Dates: February Premieres and Finales! »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Watch a Clip from the New TV Series The River

3 February 2012 11:11 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

From what I've seen of The River - ABC's new TV show from co-creator Oren Peli - things are looking really good.  This isn't based solely on previews.  I've caught a few decent chunks of the first episode and I was impressed; a full review is coming soon.

Today, ABC revealed a clip called "Lead Cameraman" that offers a look at the February 7th premiere.  Two back to back episodes will air on that date from 9pm-11pm.  Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Paul Blackthorne, Paulina Gaitan, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Shaun Parkes, Thomas Kretschmann and Daniel Zacapa star.

The River concerns the search for a famed explorer who goes missing on the Amazon.  His family - with a television crew - embark on a mission to rescue him.  Creep stuff ensues.

Head inside for the clip!

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- ryanrotten@shocktillyoudrop.com (Ryan Turek)

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Supernatural Thrills and Creepy Dolls in New Clip from ABCs The River

3 February 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Kicking off next Tuesday is ABC's new docu-horror 'The River'. And to help get those hairs firmly sticking up on the backs of your necks already comes another new clip from the upcoming pilot episode, directed by 'Orphan' helmer Jaume Collet-Serra. 'The River' is the brainchild of creator Oren Peli who is hoping to bring a unique 'found footage' style to the small screen much like he did for his debut feature 'Paranormal Activity' back in 2007 which subtley redefined the sub-genre and has been ridiculously imitated since with particularly shoddy counterparts. Joe Anderson ('The Crazies'), Bruce Greenwood, Eloise Mumford ('Lone Star'), Paul Blackthorne, Daniel Zacapa, Thomas Kretschmann, Shaun Parkes, Bruce Dern and Leslie Hope all star in the new series. Check out the new clip below. 'The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, »

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