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Z Nation, made by schlock specialists The Asylum, has just been renewed for season 3. Here's why you should be watching...
If AMC's The Walking Dead is the miserabilist emo-goth teen of the televisual zombie apocalypse, then SyFy's Z Nation is its swaggering, devil-may-care little cousin, who's having too much fun smoking weed, gorging on pop-culture tropes and generally dicking around to waste its time indulging in any gravely serious, existential, pseudo-political clap-trap. Therein lies the secret to Z Nation's appeal: it's fun. It laughs at itself, and wants you to laugh along, too.
Comparisons with The Walking Dead are inevitable, and not just because the two shows share the zombie apocalypse as a backdrop. Z Nation is made by The Asylum, a production company that's become synonymous with jumping on a bandwagon, copying the schematics for that bandwagon, and then producing their own bandwagon that is »
Harold Perrineau screamed for Walt on "Lost" and now he's e-screaming for his daughter. Hell hath no fury like a father defending his little girl -- just ask Liam Neeson, or Papa Perrineau, who just posted a guest blog for TheWrap titled "Stop Saying My Daughter's Not Black Enough for 'Jem and the Holograms."
The actor, still probably best known for playing Michael on "Lost," is father to Aurora Perrineau, who plays bass guitarist Shana in the new movie "Jem and the Holograms." Aurora has been facing backlash from fans who think she's not black enough to play a live action version of the cartoon character. Here's a video for reference, with this particular fan saying Aurora didn't look black to her, and the fact that she had to Google the actress's ethnicity showed that the casting department did a bad job, going for a "racially ambiguous" person instead »
- Gina Carbone
USA Network has tapped Harold Perrineau and Sam Jaeger as its leads for its pilot “Poor Richard’s Almanack” (working title), a thriller that is exec produced by “Orange is the New Black’s” Jim Danger Gray.
Weaving between modern day and a possible future where characters have changed radically, the story offers a cadre of heroes who emerge as the new “Founding Fathers” after America is pushed to the brink of collapse. Perrineau (“Lost,” “Oz,” “Z Nation”) will play Matt Monroe, the FBI Agent in charge after a terrorist attack on Philadelphia. His search for the attacker puts him in contact with Darwin Fischer (“Parenthood” and “American Sniper’s” Jaeger), a former CIA field agent-turned-analyst. Perrineau is repped by Apa. Jaeger is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency, Circle of Confusion and Ziffren Brittenham.
- Whitney Friedlander
Parenthood’s Sam Jaeger and Lost alum Harold Perrineau are set to star in the USA Network pilot Poor Richard’s Almanack, from Legendary TV, Universal Cable Prods. and executive producer Jim Danger Gray (Orange Is The New Black). Weaving between modern day and a possible future where characters have changed radically, Poor Richard’s Almanack is a character thriller about a cadre of heroes who emerge as the new “Founding Fathers” after America is pushed to the brink of… »
Spoiler Alert for those who haven't seen a single episode of this series. Spoiler stars here. I'll admit that, when this new zombie series premiered on Syfy, and I saw that Harold Perrineau and Kellita Smith were both listed as leads, I was curious, and so I checked it out to find Perrineau actually was running the show, almost essentially playing the "Rick" role in that other much more zombie TV series, "The Walking Dead." But then, as you probably can guess, his character is killed off rather early in the series (at the end of the very first episode actually), and, well, I just stopped watching altogether. I knew it was too good to be true. But, what I didn't realize was that, eventually, Kellita Smith's character would emerge as the group's leader. I only found this out when I was looking for new TV series to binge-watch »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Spoiler Alert for those who haven't seen a single episode of this series. Spoiler stars here. I'll admit that, when this new zombie series premiered on Syfy, and I saw that Harold Perrineau and Kellita Smith were both listed as leads, I was curious, and so I checked it out to find Perrineau actually was running the show, almost essentially playing the "Rick" role in that other much more zombie TV series, "The Walking Dead." But then, as you probably can guess, his character is killed off rather early in the series (at the end of the very first episode actually), and, well, I just stopped watching altogether. I knew it was too good to be true. But, what I »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Waaaaaaaaaaalt! It seems like only just yesterday we watched Walt (Malcolm David Kelley) get abducted by the Others off the raft while his father Michael (Harold Perrineau) screamed his name on that game-changing season one finale of Lost. But it's actually been over 10 years since that episode aired, shocking us all to our core. Whoa. Where did the time go?! But Lost isn't done throwing us for a loop even though it's been five years since the ABC show went off the air for good (in one of the most divisive series finales of all time, might we add)...because young, innocent Walt grew up since leaving the show, and now he's totally hot! His time off the island has treated him very well. Kelley »
Episodes: 13 (hour)
TV show dates: October 25, 2014 -- February 13, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This supernatural TV show is based on the Hellblazer comic book series published by DC Comics (under their Vertigo imprint).
It looks like the demons have won this time around. NBC has cancelled their Constantine TV show after one short season of 13 episodes.
Constantine revolves around the travels and work of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), an occult detective. He tries to help the innocent though his soul is already damned to hell. Others in the cast are Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford, and Angelica Celaya.
However, the show's executive producer Daniel Cerone has gone to Twitter to tell fans that the show isn't dead yet and is now looking for a home elsewhere:
NBC a "no" for Season 2. Warner Bros working hard to find #Constantine new home. Stay active. Stream. Tweet. #SaveConstantine #Hellblazers
— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) May 8, 2015
Matt Ryan starred in the series as the chain-smoking supernatural detective alongside Angelica Celaya, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. The first season consisted of thirteen episodes which all went to air. »
- Garth Franklin
Last month, a report surfaced that NBC canceled Constantine, although executive producer Daniel Cerone revealed shortly thereafter that it was still in contention for a Season 2 renewal. Today, NBC officially canceled Constantine, but there is still hope for fans wanting a second season. Daniel Cerone took to his Twitter page yet again earlier today, where he told fans that Warner Bros. Television is working on finding the show a new home.
Constantine averaged just 3.34 million viewers per episode throughout its 13-episode run, although the show debuted a bit higher with 4.2 million viewers in late October. While those numbers are nowhere near what a network like NBC is looking for, they would be fantastic ratings for a network like The CW or any number of cable networks. There were rumors at one time that NBC was considering moving Constantine to Syfy, which is also owned by NBCUniversal, but that never happened. »
Misunderstandings, betrayals, and straight up killings, these are the moments that made Sons Of Anarchy unmissable. Spoilers...
Warning: contains spoilers for Sons Of Anarchy season 1-7
Let’s get this out of the way now: yes, there are going to be lots of things left off this list. Kurt Sutter’s biker melodrama ran for seven seasons, and pretty much every episode contained at least one jaw-dropping plot revelation and three stomach-churning scenes of extreme violence. A complex story of love, loyalty, and criminal activity, Sons Of Anarchy is one of the most relentlessly extreme shows ever aired, and it never saw a boundary it didn’t want to plough its way straight through at high speed.
So narrowing down its most shocking moments to just 20 is a tall order. But now it’s over and we’ve had time to process the final episode’s characteristically bombastic ending, it »
NBC's Constantine finished out its first season back in February, although we have not heard any official word on whether or not the network will cancel or renew the show. The network stopped production on the series after its initial 13-episode order, which is normally a surefire sign that the show will be cancelled. We reported in February that the network is considering moving the show to Syfy, which is also owned by NBC's parent company, NBCUniversal, but that rumor turned out to be false. Buzzfeed is now reporting that the show is indeed cancelled, despite any official word from NBC.
The news doesn't come as a terrible surprise, since the show failed to find a foothold with its viewers. The season (possibly series) finale scored just a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, with just just 3.1 million viewers tuning in. The show debuted in October with a 1.4 rating and 4.2 million viewers. »
End of April date has been set to pitch 2nd season ideas to NBC. Then they decide on a Season 2. #Constantine #SaveConstantine #Hellblazers — Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) March 29, 2015 NBC's Constantine stars Matt Ryan as John Constantine, Angélica Celaya as Zed, Emmett Scanlan as Jim Corrigan, Michael James Shaw as Papa Midnite and Harold Perrineau as Manny. Seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine specializes in giving hell... hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight - or at least he did. Season one premiered on October 24, 2014 and culminated its 13-episode run on February 13, 2015. David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone serve as showrunners. Based on the comic book series Hellblazer, published by DC Comics imprint Vertigo. »
There was no Bat-Signal shining in the skies over the Getty Museum last Sunday, but the distress call being sent by filmmaker Christopher Nolan and artist Tacita Dean was unmistakable — a beacon that said, in effect, “Save Our Celluloid.”
Heeding the call were some 30 representatives of the nation’s leading film archives, labs and presenting institutions, who accepted Dean and Nolan’s combined invitation to participate in an informal summit entitled “Reframing the Future of Film.” The two-part event sponsored by the Getty Research Institute (where Dean is currently an artist-in-residence) consisted of a private roundtable session in the morning, followed by a public afternoon event at which Dean and Nolan appeared in conversation with Kerry Brougher, director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ planned Wilshire Boulevard museum (scheduled to open in 2017).
While the Getty gathering was hardly the first-ever symposium devoted to the sustainability of film in the digital era, »
- Scott Foundas
Walker Stalker Con is coming to Dallas March 14-15!
Steven Yeun (Glenn) and David Morrissey (The Governor) are among the actors from the hit show The Walking Dead scheduled to appear at Walker Stalker Con, to be held at the Dallas Convention Center on March 14 and 15.
Walker Stalker Con is a Walking Dead-centric convention founded by the team behind the Walker Stalker Podcast, and will tour seven cities throughout 2015. Events, panels, and zombie-themed experiences are held at each convention, and a number of celebrity guests attend and sign autographs.
In addition to Yeun and Morrissey, among the Walking Dead guests scheduled to appear at Dallas are Emily Kinney (Beth), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Chandler Riggs (Carl), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Josh McDermitt (Eugene), Alanna Masterson (Tara), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Tyler James Williams (Noah), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Emma Bell (Amy), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob), and over a dozen additional cast members. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Victor Medina)
Constantine, Season 1, Episodes 11 to 13
Airs Friday at 8 Pm Et on NBC
Just in time for its first season finale, Constantine develops both its side characters, like Manny the once annoying angel (Harold Perrineau), who is the real star of the penultimate episode “Angels and Ministers of Grace”, and Jim Corrigan (Emmet Scanlan), who plays a big role in the finale and main cast. The writers finally get to show John Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) smoking habit, and continue to look into his mix of passive and active responses to the Rising Darkness, and have Zed (Angelica Celaya) struggle with her visions in a physical and spiritual way while building friendships with Corrigan and Manny.
However, for all its character growth and exploration, Constantine is pretty content with being a case of the week supernatural show, with minimal connective tissue between the episodes, even if the finale does pull a couple »
- Logan Dalton
A Young Girl's Abduction Reunites John And Jim Corrigan - Emmett Scanlan And Michael James Shaw Return - John (Matt Ryan) and Zed (Angélica Celaya) return to New Orleans when Detective Jim Corrigan (guest star Emmett Scanlan) asks for their help in the case of a missing girl. Papa Midnite (guest star Michael James Shaw) takes steps toward exacting his revenge on John. Meanwhile, the truth behind the Rising Darkness comes to light. Harold Perrineau also stars. »
Ariadne’s Thread: The solving of a problem with multiple apparent means of proceeding.
I like this show it makes you think; something which few people can claim to do in an average day. My sincere apologies by the way for those who never consider their days average, or feel slighted by my suggestion that jobs require no thought, these things are after all subjective. Anyway my point was to state how Constantine consistently opens up trains of thought your conventional show fails to do. A contentious theory made fact by yet another week tackling notions of angelic intervention as personified by Harold Perrineau’s Manny.
For a character who represents Constantine’s mouthpiece to the almighty Manny has been somewhat neglected by this reviewer. Best known to fans of Lost Harold Perrineau has been periodically popping in and out of episodes for three months, »
- Gary Collinson
We’ve already seen some stills for the season finale of Constantine [check them out here], and now NBC has released a promo for what could be the final episode of the supernatural DC series, which we have for you here…
A Young Girl’S Abduction Reunites John And Jim Corrigan – Emmett Scanlan And Michael James Shaw Return – John (Matt Ryan) and Zed (Angélica Celaya) return to New Orleans when Detective Jim Corrigan (guest star Emmett Scanlan) asks for their help in the case of a missing girl. Papa Midnite (guest star Michael James Shaw) takes steps toward exacting his revenge on John. Meanwhile, the truth behind the Rising Darkness comes to light. Harold Perrineau also stars.
Constantine airs on NBC on Friday nights. Follow all of our coverage here.
- Gary Collinson
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