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18 items from 2016


Comic-Con 2016: Z Nation Prequel Comic Book Series Announced by Dynamite Entertainment

20 July 2016 10:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Dynamite Entertainment has announced Z Nation: Black Summer, a prequel comic book series to the events that unfolded throughout Z Nation’s two seasons, written by series co-creator Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente. Set in the second year of the zombie apocalypse, the comic series will be released in early 2017:

Press Release: July 18, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: As the world gears up for Season Three of the fan-favorite SyFy series Z Nation, Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces an all-new canonical comic series, entitled Z Nation: Black Summer, co-written by series co-creator Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente (The Mocking Dead, Big Trouble in Little China)! Set one year prior to the events depicted in the television series, the Black Summer storyline will reveal previously untold tales from the post-apocalyptic wasteland, events that shaped the characters that fans know and love.

ZNation: Black Summer is set in Year Two of the Zpocalypse, »

- Tamika Jones

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Harold Perrineau Joins TNT’s Nail Salon Dramedy ‘Claws’ + Janine Sherman Barrois Set to Exec Produce

9 July 2016 7:31 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

TNT has cast Harold Perrineau and Jenn Lyon in the dramedy pilot “Claws,” from Warner Horizon Television. They join the previously announced Niecy Nash in the project, which is being executive-produced by Le Train Train’s Rashida Jones and Will McCormack,… Continue Reading → »

- Tambay Obenson

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Claws: Harold Perrineau and Jenn Lyon Join TNT Nail Salon Dramedy Pilot

8 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Lost's Harold Perrineau and Justified's Jenn Lyon have landed series regular roles in the Claws TV show pilot at TNT. Perrineau played Manny in Constantine, which was cancelled by NBC after one season. Lyon is late of Saint George, which was also cancelled after one season on FX.Perrineau has been cast as Dean, the mentally ill brother of Niecy Nash's Desna Simms. Lyon will play her best friend and co-worker, Jennifer. The dramedy hails from Le Train Train in association with Warner Horizon Television and TNT Original Productions. The pilot is written by co-ep Eliot Laurence and directed by Nicole Kassell. Executive Producer Janine Sherman Barrois is set as showrunner. Rashida Jones and Will McCormack are also executive producing.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV News Roundup: ‘The Walking Dead’ Promotes Four Series Regulars, Kevin Smith Show Gets Comic-Con Special

7 July 2016 5:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Walking Dead” has added four series regulars to its roster, AMC will premiere Kevin Smith’s new series at San Diego Comic-Con, and a CW star is giving back in today’s news roundup.

Casting

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tom Payne, Austin Amelio and Xander Berkeley have been promoted to series regulars for Season 7 of “The Walking Dead,” Variety has confirmed. The four additions to the full-time cast bring the show’s roster to 20 series regulars, after killing off two last season — Tovah Feldshuh’s Deanna and Alexandra Breckenridge’s Jessie. Morgan’s villainous Negan was introduced in the Season 6 finale, and is set to be a major player in the upcoming story. Payne’s Jesus and Berkeley’s Gregory were both introduced as members of Alexandria’s neighboring Hilltop Colony last season, while Amelio’s scarred Dwight is a member of Negan’s brutal band of Saviors who menaced Daryl and murdered Denise. The »

- Lamarco McClendon

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Harold Perrineau & Jenn Lyon Nail Down Roles In TNT’s ‘Claws’ Pilot

7 July 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lost and Oz alum Harold Perrineau and Saint George co-star Jenn Lyon have been cast as series regulars in the TNT pilot Claws. The hourlong dark dramedy starring Nicey Nash hails from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack's Le Train Train, in association with Warner Horizon Television and TNT Original Productions. Written and co-executive produced by Eliot Laurence, Claws follows the lives of five diverse and treacherous Florida manicurists. It soon becomes clear there is a… »

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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Goliath: Dwight Yoakam & Harold Perrineau Join David E. Kelley Amazon Series

16 June 2016 4:42 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Dwight Yoakam and Harold Perrineau have joined the cast of the Goliath TV show at Amazon. The original drama series comes from David E. Kelley and was previously known as Trial. Yoakam played Lyle Chumley on Under the Dome, which was cancelled last summer after three seasons on CBS. Fans of ABC's Lost probably still hear echoes of Perrineau, as Michael Dawson, yelling, "Waaaaaaalllt!"

Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Maria Bello, Molly Parker, and Ever Carradine were previously cast. Goliath is written by Ally McBeal's David E. Kelley and The Practice's Jonathan Shapiro. Kelley, Shapiro, and Ross Fineman are executive prodcuing, with Parenthood's Larry Trilling. Madam Secretary's David Semel is directing.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The 20 Best TV Dramas of the Last 20 Years

16 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Like it or not, TV dramas often set the standard for how television eras are remembered. Be it awards attention or Top 10 lists, dramas are looked to as a guide post for where we are, where we’re headed and what’s worth revisiting from the past. Series like “The Americans” and “Mad Men” look back to break down where we are now, while iconic moments in time are captured in series “of the now” like “The Wire” and “The O.C.” Eras matter, in your life and in all our lives, and these 20 series, all premiering in the last 20 years, have defined the past two decades in every aspect imaginable.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003)

Joss Whedon may have traded the supernatural for superheroes in recent years, but his first series remains his crowning achievement as King of the Nerds. “Buffy” was strong as a whole, with a well-rounded cast, top-notch writing, and a healthy dose of classic Whedon humor, but it’s in examining the series’ most famous episodes that the true genius shines through. Three “Buffy” episodes are widely regarded as some of the best in TV history: the eerily silent “Hush,” featuring only 14 minutes of dialogue and the scariest villains in the entire show; the genuinely catchy musical numbers of “Once More With Feeling,” which combined Buffy’s existential crisis with a musical-inducing demon; and “The Body,” a study in overwhelming grief as Buffy and her friends deal with the death of her mother. While “Buffy” may not be as critically acclaimed as other shows on this list, it redefined the supernatural genre, paving the way for countless other shows — none of which have lived up to to the original vampiric cult favorite. – Kate Halliwell

“Oz” (1997-2003)

Given how much attention is given to early HBO dramas “The Sopranos” and “The Wire,” it’s almost criminal just how overlooked “Oz” has become. Critics adore it, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find any “Game Of Thrones” or “Breaking Bad” fans who have seen a single episode. Ironically, “Oz” paved the way for nearly every Golden Age TV drama in its path. So much of what we’ve come to expect from TV drama — antiheroes, brutal violence, moral ambiguities, the fearless disposal of main characters — was born at the Oswald State Correctional Facility, where racial, sexual, and economic conflicts within the prison system gave way to some of the most complex characters TV has ever seen. Each episode, co-written by creator Tom Fontana, dynamically weaves a single theme through both the present storyline and flashbacks revealing inmates’ unspeakable crimes, all narrated by Harold Perrineau Jr.’s Augustus Hill with a lyrical slam pulse. “Orange Is The New Black” has used this format in recent years to create its own memorable world, but it could only dream of hitting as viscerally as “Oz.” At times brutally grounded and surreally poetic, the show uses its fictional environment as a microcosm for our society at large, showing how the divides and conflicts manifested in prison first start in the neighborhoods we live in. “Oz” has a burdensome power that you have to reckon with. – Zack Shark

Queer as Folk” (UK) (1999-2000)

With this intimate look at gay life in Manchester, England, creator Russell T. Davies brought joy, wit and pathos to the stories of Stuart (Aiden Gillen), Vince (Craig Kelly) and Nathan (Charlie Hunnam) as they struggled to find love in the city’s vibrant club scene. Balancing “Doctor Who” references with surprisingly explicit love scenes (yeah, look at that cast list again — some of the show’s hottest sex features “Game of Thrones'” Littlefinger and baby Jax Teller from “Sons of Anarchy), the original “Queer as Folk” was groundbreaking for British television and even game-changing for the U.S., when Showtime created an American adaptation that ran from 2000-2005. While short-lived in comparison to the remake, the original version remains singular and iconic. – Liz Shannon Miller

The West Wing” (1999-2006)

Here’s the pitch: A young, close knit group of Presidential staffers fight the good fight, with episodes centering around wonky debates over sexy topics like the census, foreign aid, and nuclear energy. Hard to believe, but it was a formula that that led Aaron Sorkin’s NBC drama to capture an audience of over 20 million weekly viewers and four consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series. Mixing the hard realities of modern politics and Sorkin’s romantic belief that a dedicated group of passionate people can bring about positive change, the show was equal parts entertaining and educational. Predictably, the show teetered after its fourth season, when Sorkin and his playful dialogue moved on, but under the leadership of showrunner John Wells the “West Wing” successfully reinvented itself with longer, more sober story arcs centered around characters’ existential/career crises and an oddly prescient election to replace President Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen), which predicted so many real-life political stories, including the 2008 match-up between Senators Obama and McCain. – Chris O’Falt

Read More: ‘The West Wing’ Reunion: Aaron Sorkin and Cast Remember How the Internet Saved the Series

The Sopranos” (1999-2007)

The greatness of “The Sopranos” cannot be overstated. Its lavish praise will never be hyperbolic. HBO, for all its excellent offerings, will never do anything better. David Chase’s six-season mob drama is equal parts American opus and Shakespearean drama, one that encompasses the grand spectrum of human emotion and experience (especially as it applies to strip club-loving tough guys) through the tight lens of what could be a slightly alienating focus. Mobsters have long entertained American audiences, but to distill the crime drama down to a series that is just as concerned with domestic troubles as it is with Mafia-related violence is bold indeed. Or, in other words: It’s just really, really good (and super entertaining). “The Sopranos” never shied away from its roots as a show about the mob, but it also fully embraced the kind suburban ennui that made Tony Soprano — a larger than life character — feel oddly relatable and often even kind of lovable. While Chase’s series is hardly in danger of being forgotten or maligned, its divisive final shot is often the subject of close reads that forget to acknowledge the kind of subtlety and power that ran through the entire series. It’s not just Tony’s last meal (maybe) that deserves a deep dive. It’s the entire series. – Kate Erbland

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- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller, Kate Erbland, Michael Schneider, Zack Sharf, Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Russell Goldman and Kate Halliwell

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The 20 Best TV Dramas of the Last 20 Years

16 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Like it or not, TV dramas often set the standard for how television eras are remembered. Be it awards attention or Top 10 lists, dramas are looked to as a guide post for where we are, where we’re headed and what’s worth revisiting from the past. Series like “The Americans” and “Mad Men” look back to break down where we are now, while iconic moments in time are captured in series “of the now” like “The Wire” and “The O.C.” Eras matter, in your life and in all our lives, and these 20 series, all premiering in the last 20 years, have defined the past two decades in every aspect imaginable.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003)

Joss Whedon may have traded the supernatural for superheroes in recent years, but his first series remains his crowning achievement as King of the Nerds. “Buffy” was strong as a whole, with a well-rounded cast, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller, Kate Erbland, Michael Schneider, Zack Sharf, Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Russell Goldman and Kate Halliwell

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Dwight Yoakam Joins David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama Series ‘Goliath; Harold Perrineau Also Cast

15 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Multi-platinum recording artist and actor Dwight Yoakam has been cast opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Amazon's upcoming original drama Goliath (formerly Trial), from executive producer David E. Kelley. Also joining the cast is Harold Perrineau. Yoakam will play Wendell Corey, who heads the giant aerospace company defended by powerful law firm Cooperman McBride, Borns Tech. Billy McBride (Thornton), takes on both of these "goliath" businesses in season one. Perrineau will… »

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J.K. Simmons to star in 'I’m Not Here'

6 May 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: In a package from Gersh and ICM Partners that has come together in time for Cannes, the Oscar-winner will star with Sebastian Stan from current blockbuster Captain America: Civil War and Maika Monroe in Rubber Tree Production’s left-field love story.

I’m Not Here has just started production in Los Angeles and centres on a man – to be played by Simmons and Stan – striving for redemption when he meets a flawed yet fearless woman.

Mandy Moore, Max Greenfield, David Koechner, Harold Perrineau, and newcomers Iain Armitage and Jeremy Maguire round out the key cast.

Michelle Schumacher directs from a screenplay she co-wrote with Tony Cummings and produces alongside Randle Schumacher and Eric Radzan for Rubber Tree Productions.

Gersh and ICM Partners represent worldwide sales and will introduce I’m Not Here to buyers at the market in Cannes next week.

Simmons currently stars in The Meddler with Susan Sarandon, while Monroe »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Covert Affairs’ Star Christopher Gorham Makes Directorial Debut (Exclusive)

25 April 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christopher Gorham will make his feature directorial debut on the independent comedy “We Love You, Sally Carmichael!,” Variety has learned.

Gorham, best known for portraying a blind CIA officer on USA Network’s “Covert Affairs,” will also star in “Sally Carmichael.” He will direct from a script by Daryn Tufts.

Adam Abel is producing through his production company Go Films. Executive producers are Tufts and David Nibley of Flinch Films.

“Sally Carmichael” will shoot in Utah this summer. Gorham will portray an author who is ashamed to have secretly written an incredibly popular series of young adult romance novels that chronicle the epic love story between a human girl and a merman — all under the pen name, Sally Carmichael. When he is forced to meet a top box office star about the movie adaptation of a Sally Carmichael book, the author’s carefully built life of anonymity starts crumbling down around him. »

- Dave McNary

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'The Walking Dead' Season 7 Casting Call Issued for Major New Character

25 April 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Are you ready to meet Augustus Ezekiel in "The Walking Dead" Season 7?

Before the Season 6 finale frustrated fans with that cliffhanger, it introduced Morgan to a couple of guys in armor. They looked like characters from The Kingdom, and a new Season 7 casting call appears to confirm that we will be meeting the leader of that survivor community, a guy named Ezekiel.

TVLine confirmed that Twd is casting for someone with the code name Augustus, but even they acknowledged it's really Ezekiel. Spoil the Dead got the full casting call details, showing that the character is meant to be a guest star in Season 7, arriving in Episode 3, and potentially staying on for a "multiple year series option":

The Walking Dead, Episode #703

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AMC

One Hour

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Executive Producers: Scott M. Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse

From the graphic novel by: Robert Kirkman, »

- Gina Carbone

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TV News Roundup: Marilyn Manson Visits ‘Salem,’ ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Renewed & More

21 January 2016 5:15 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Marilyn Manson is visiting “Salem” for a gory guest role, “Homeland’s” executive producer is tackling Seal Team Six for History, and Kevin Hart’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood” has been renewed by Bet in today’s TV news roundup…

Casting

Marilyn Manson will visit Wgn America’s “Salem” for a special guest star role in Season 3. Manson will play Thomas Dinley, a barber and surgeon who is the go-to man in Salem, from a shave and a haircut to being leeched, bled, sliced open or sewn up. The musician previously collaborated with “Salem’s” composer Tyler Bates on the show’s opening title sequence.

Toronto Blue Jays player Josh Donaldson has been cast in a guest star role on History Channel’s “Vikings.” The baseball star will play Hoskuld, a Viking warrior of great skill, in an episode that will air later this year as part of Season 4, which premieres Thursday, »

- Laura Prudom

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Chris Gorham, Major Crimes Vet and Lost Alum Join Full Circle Season 3

20 January 2016 5:42 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

DirecTV has tapped a few familiar faces to complete its Full Circle, adding Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs), Raymond Cruz (Major Crimes) and Harold Perrineau (Lost) to Season 3.

The latest chapter of the anthology series — which always follows a group of strangers who realize their lives are intertwined — takes place in Miami, where a charismatic senator (Dougray Scott, Hemlock Grove) becomes entangled in a scandal that threatens to derail his presidential campaign.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

Per our sister site Deadline, Gorham will play Rick D’Andres, the »

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Harold Perrineau, Christopher Gorham, Max Arciniega & Others Come ‘Full Circle’

20 January 2016 2:46 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Harold Perrineau (Lost), Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs), Max Arciniega (Blood and Oil), Bob Stephenson (Fight Club), Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad), Laura San Giacomo (Just Shoot Me) and Graham Beckel (Halt and Catch Fire) round out the Season 3 cast of DirecTV’s anthology drama Full Circle. They join previously announced Dougray Scott, Kim Raver and Mariana Klaveno in the 10-episode season set to premiere in 2016. It will air on Audience Network on both DirecTV and… »

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The Mysteries of Laura: Mini-Lost Reunion Coming to NBC Drama

4 January 2016 5:49 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

We have to go back! In an exclusive, Entertainment Weekly (EW) reports NBC's Mysteries of Laura will feature a mini-Lost reunion. Lost ended its run on ABC, after six seasons, in 2010.

Harold Perrineau, who played Lost's Michael Dawson, and Greg Grunberg, who played the doomed pilot of Ocean flight 815, will soon guest star on Mysteries of Laura. The show stars Debra Messing as Laura Diamond, single mom and NYPD detective.

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