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DVD Review: Unforgettable – The Complete First Season

9 September 2012 6:50 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Unforgettable: The Complete First Season

Stars: Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, Michael Gaston, Kevin Rankin, Daya Vaidya | Created by John Bellucci, Ed Redlich

Carrie Wells (Montgomery) is a former police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that every place, every conversation, every moment of joy and every heartbreak is forever embedded in her mind. It’s not just that she doesn’t forget anything – she can’t forget anything, except for one thing: details from the day her sister was murdered years ago… When a tragedy brings her back in touch with her ex-boyfriend (Walsh), now an NYPD detective, he convinces her to use her incredible memory to help him solve the cities crimes.

Making the jump from supporting cast member in Without a Trace to lead in her own series, Poppy Montgomery takes the reins in Unforgettable as the former detective with total recall »

- Phil

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TV Review: Breaking Bad – 5×08 “Gliding Over All”

4 September 2012 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Breaking Bad 5×08 “Gliding Over All”

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Rj Mitte | Written by Vince Gilligan, Moira Walley-Beckett | Directed by Michelle MacLaren

**Spoilers Lie Beyond Here**

I want you to think back if you will, back to the time when Al Capone reigned in terror. He committed a litany of crimes and he literally seemed like a towering spectacle of a man that could not be taken down. Except that it didn’t work that way. They took Capone down for tax evasion. I mean, the man was literally an untouchable and they got him for something as penny ante as taxes. That’s the thing with criminal masterminds. They can have organizations that run tight as a drum, and yet they always forget that one last little detail, that little chink in the armor that cause them to fall on their sword. It causes them to fail. »

- Nathan Smith

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'Breaking Bad' midseason finale - 'Gliding Over All': Just when Walt thought he was out ...

2 September 2012 10:52 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The final "Breaking Bad" of 2012 was filled with powerful images -- Skyler's giant pile of money, Jesse breaking down after Walt visits, the prison-execution montage -- and callbacks to previous episodes. In that way it felt very much like a finale.

But it's not, really, and the way "Gliding Over All" ends illustrates the problem with splitting up the show's final run the way AMC has done. If Hank's Walt Whitman-based revelation ("Gliding Over All" is also the title of a poem in "Leaves of Grass") had come in episode 8 of a normal season, it would have been a fantastic endpoint that would have us counting the hours until the following Sunday.

"Breaking Bad" won't be back next Sunday, though, and not for a lot of Sundays after that -- per the voiceover during the closing credits, the series will return next summer. And while surely lots of great »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, Mad Men, Homeland, Lying Game and More!

30 August 2012 3:55 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Is Grey’s Anatomy‘s Derek facing a career crisis? Who’s confirmed to resurface on NCIS this fall? Will Homeland‘s Brody be forced back into terrorist mode? Is the doctor out, on Castle? Read on for answers to those questions plus other teases from hot shows.

Grey’s Anatomy | One person we know not to be dying from injuries suffered in the season-finale plane crash is Derek, though the way he mangled his surgical hand while tugging at wreckage will have significant repercussions. “How do you remain effective and relevant when perhaps you may never operate again?” show creator Shonda Rhimes asks. »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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CBS Boss 'Optimistic' About Himym Season 9, Has Plan to 'Solve' Sunday's NFL Delay Problem

29 July 2012 10:07 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS is inching closer to a deal to bring How I Met Your Mother back for a ninth and possibly final season.

“We’re in early conversations and we’re pretty optimistic,” CBS president Nina Tassler said Sunday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “[But] we’re not there yet.”

Tassler went on to say that Himym bosses Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are plotting “a strategic wrap-up” to the series, which is entering its eighth season this fall.

Fall TV Grid | What’s On When (And Versus What?)

Other highlights from CBS’ exec session at press tour… »

- Michael Ausiello

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'Unforgettable' Season 2 axes half the cast: Michael Gaston and Kevin Rankin out

19 July 2012 1:29 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Well, "Unforgettable" fans, the good news is that despite an initial cancellation, CBS has changed their minds about the series, agreeing to revive it for a second season. The not-so-good news is that when the show returns, it's going to look very different from what you remember.

Obviously, Poppy Montgomery will be returning to reprise her role as Carrie Wells, an NYPD detective plagued by hyperthymesia, which causes her to remember every experience in great detail. Montgomery's costars Dylan Walsh and Jane Curtin have also signed on for Season 2.

The supporting cast hasn't been so lucky. "CBS made some creative changes and the supporting cast will not be returning next season," tweeted Daya Vaidya. "Yea, Nina, Roe, Mike and Tanya r gone. Sad but all of us have great projects in the near future." Zap2it has confirmed that Vaidya, Michael Gaston, and Kevin Rankin will not rejoin the cast »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Unforgettable: CBS Drops Actors for Season Two

19 July 2012 8:35 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

As we reported earlier, CBS has decided to "un-cancel" their 2011-12 drama Unforgettable and has ordered a second season. The 13 new episodes will begin airing next summer.

We're now learning that, while the show will be back, not all of the castmembers will be reporting back to work. Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, and Jane Curtin are set to return but essentially the entire supporting cast is out -- including Kevin Rankin, Michael Gaston, and Britt Lower.

The three stars were not surprisingly instrumental in Unforgettable being revived and the show wouldn't have gotten a second season without them. The supporting cast being replaced is part of what the producers are calling a "new creative direction" for the crime drama.

There's no word yet on who will replace the performers who have been dropped. That casting will likely be a good »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Unforgettable' drops three stars for season two

19 July 2012 1:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Three actors have been dropped from the cast of CBS drama Unforgettable. The cop procedural - starring Poppy Montgomery - was axed in May, but the network later reversed its decision, picking the show up for a second season to air in 2013. However, cast members Michael Gaston (Det. Mike Costello), Kevin Rankin (Det. Roe Saunders) and Daya Vaidya (Det. Nina Inara) will not return as series regulars, TVLine reports. Series star Montgomery (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Scoop: CBS' Unforgettable Shakes Up Cast for Season 2 — Who Is Definitely Returning?

18 July 2012 11:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s a good thing Unforgettable‘s Carrie Wells has that super-memory, because she may need it to remember some of the colleagues who helped her crack cases during Season 1.

Sources confirm for TVLine that the CBS procedural, which in late June was plucked from the cancellation ashes and slotted for a Summer 2013 encore, has dropped three of its series regulars.

Related | CBS Renews Unforgettable for Season 2

So while Poppy Montgomery, who stars as The Rememberer (aka the show’s original title), Dylan Walsh and mid-season add Jane Curtin have all been signed for Season 2, Michael Gaston (The Mentalist), Kevin Rankin »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Supporting Cast Of Resurrected CBS Drama ‘Unforgettable’ Overhauled For Season 2

18 July 2012 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

CBS’ Unforgettable beat the odds by scoring a 13-episode second-season renewal after getting cancelled in May. But not everyone from the drama procedural’s cast will be back when series returns next summer. CBS and producing studios Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios locked in stars Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh before the series’ pickup last month. Also signed for Season 2 is Jane Curtin, who joined the series as a new regular halfway through the first season. The three were considered key to Unforgettable‘s renewal. As for the rest of the series’ regular cast, none is expected to continue as producers are evaluating the show’s creative direction. “CBS made some creative changes and the supporting cast will not be returning next season,” Season 1 Unforgettable regular Daya Vaidya tweeted earlier this month. “Yea, Nina, Roe, Mike and Tanya r gone,” she wrote, referring to the characters played on »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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'Unforgettable' lives again: Season 2 officially a go at CBS

29 June 2012 6:38 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

CBS has un-canceled "Unforgettable."

The crime drama, which the network axed at the end of last season, has completed a turnaround that will see it return for a second season in the summer of 2013. CBS has ordered 13 episodes, Deadline reports.

The show, which stars Poppy Montgomery as a police consultant with a near-perfect memory, was one of the most-watched shows to be canceled at the end of the 2011-12 season. It averaged 12.1 million viewers and a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49.

After the cancellation, reports started circulating that Lifetime and TNT were interested in reviving "Unforgettable." Producer Sony Pictures TV started talking with CBS about a second season about the same time.

Season 1 of "Unforgettable" also starred Dylan Walsh, Kevin Rankin, Daya Vaidya, Michael Gaston and Jane Curtin. There's no word on whether all the regular will return. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Emmy Watch: 'Justified' star Walton Goggins talks playing an outlaw betrayed, in love

25 June 2012 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to return nomination ballots, EW.com is running a series called Emmy Watch, featuring highlight clips and interviews with actors, producers, and writers whom EW TV critic Ken Tucker has on his wish list for the nominations announcement on July 19.

Walton Goggins has made a name for himself playing the bad guy. When he phoned EW earlier this week to talk about the two scenes we’re hoping nab him his second Emmy nomination for his always interesting performance as Justified’s eloquent Kentucky outlaw Boyd Crowder, he was at a »

- Mandi Bierly

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Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser & Many More Tell 'Pawn Shop Chronicles'

5 June 2012 9:02 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Last year we heard that former Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was looking to continue his low key career behind movie cameras (after directing The Longshots and The Education of Charlie Banks) with a dark comedy called Pawn Shop Chronicles starring Paul Walker. It sounded pretty outlandish following multiple interconnected stories centered around a missing wedding ring which leads to a wild-goose chase involving meth addicts, skinheads and an Elvis impersonator. But the project never came together, and now the film is in the hands of Wayne Kramer (Running Scared, The Cooler) with one huge ensemble cast. Though it doesn't sound like Paul Walker is involved anymore in the report from Deadline, plenty of names have surfaced in his place including Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, Vincent D'Onofrio, Thomas Jane, Chi McBride, Lukas Haas, Pell James, Kevin Rankin, D.J. Qualls, Michael Cudlitz, Norman Reedus and Ashlee Simpson. That's quite »

- Ethan Anderton

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Wood, Dillon, Jane Visit A "Pawn Shop"

5 June 2012 5:33 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Cooler" director Wayne Kramer has enlisted one hell of a cast for his upcoming dark comedy ensemble "Pawn Shop Chronicles" at Mimran Schur Pictures reports Deadline.

Adam Minarovich's script deals with a variety of characters linked by a small pawn shop in a town in the American Deep South. These include a man whose wife was abducted, white supremacist meth heads, and a washed up Elvis impersonator.

The cast list includes Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Vincent D’Onofrio, Pell James, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Chi McBride, Ashlee Simpson, Kevin Rankin, DJ Qualls, Michael Cudlitz and Norman Reedus.

Walker, Jordan Schur, David Mimran, Nick Thurlow and Steven Schneider are producing. Filming is just about to get underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay join new Woody Allen film. Plus: Ashley Tisdale, Elijah Wood, Johnny Galecki

4 June 2012 7:31 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Here’s something you don’t see every day. Director Woody Allen announced today that he’s cast comedians Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay in his latest, untitled film, which will be shot in New York and San Francisco. The stand-ups will join Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins, and Peter Sarsgaard.

• Frankly, it’s surprising it took this long for a High School Musical alum to do a movie like this. Ashley Tisdale will play the lead in the horror flick parody Scary Movie 5. Malcolm D. Lee (Soul Men) will direct. [Deadline]

• A small »

- Adam B. Vary

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Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Vincent D’Onofrio Join Pawn Shop Chronicles

4 June 2012 5:16 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When last we reported on Running Scared-director Wayne Kramer's Pawn Shop Chronicles, the picture had attached Paul Walker to star with Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst set to direct.  That's old news.  What's current is the casting of Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Vincent D'Onofrio in the dark comedy.  The plot seems pretty much the same, which involves a local pawn shop in a small Southern town that is a link between a man searching for his kidnapped wife, two white-supremacist meth addicts and a down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator.  Production on the Adam Minarovich screenplay is underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Hit the jump for more casting news on Pawn Shop Chronicles. Casting news for Pawn Shop Chronicles comes via Deadline.  No casting details as to who will be playing which role have been released as of yet.  (Do you think Wood makes a better Elvis or a meth-head? »

- Dave Trumbore

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Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, Brendan Frasier, Vincent D'Onofrio Join Cast of 'Pawn Shop Chronicles'

4 June 2012 4:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Vincent D'Onofrio have all joined the cast of Mimran Schur Pictures' "Pawn Shop Chronicles," the production company announced on Monday. Wayne Kramer's latest film, which began production in Baton Rouge, La. on Monday, boasts an ensemble cast of Paul Walker, the aforementioned actors and several other newcomers as well. Pell James, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Chi McBride, Ashlee Simpson, Kevin Rankin, DJ Qualls, Michael Cudlitz and Norman Reedus have all signed on to the Adam Minarovich-scripted project. The film is a dark comedy chronicling a man »

- Lucas Shaw

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Wayne Kramer Assembles Huge Cast for ‘Pawn Shop Chronicles’; Paz Vega A ‘Standby Lover’ for Almodovar

4 June 2012 4:13 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Wayne Kramer (The Cooler, Running Scared) hit his first big bump, career-wise, with the release of 2009′s Crossing Over — fun fact: Harrison Ford literally does not remember being in that film — but those who liked his prior two are probably willing to let that one go. So, it’s with some optimism that I read he’s assembled a large, impressive cast for Pawn Shop Chronicles, a dark comedy he’s already started directing; Adam Minarovich is behind the screenplay.

The full lineup consists of Elijah Wood, Lukas Haas, Thomas Jane, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Vincent D’Onofrio, Pell James, Chi McBride, Ashlee Simpson, Kevin Rankin, DJ Qualls, Michael Cudlitz, and Norman Reedus. They’re all starring in a film whose logline brings Running Scared to mind — and I hold that as a good sign — although this comes across as an anthology piece at first glance.

Through a small town’s pawn shop, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Vincent D’Onofrio Join Wayne Kramer’s ‘Pawn Shop Chronicles’

4 June 2012 2:18 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Director Wayne Kramer has set Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Vincent D’Onofrio, Pell James, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Chi McBride, Ashlee Simpson, Kevin Rankin, DJ Qualls, Michael Cudlitz and Norman Reedus for Pawn Shop Chronicles. They join Paul Walker, who was set to star and produce. Jordan Schur, CEO and co-chairman of Mimran Schur Pictures, revealed the cast just as shooting gets underway in Baton Rouge, La. Schur is producing with David Mimran, Walker, Nick Thurlow and Steven Schneider. Walker’s Laguna Ridge is also producing, with Matt Luber and Brandon Virtell exec producing. Adam Minarovich wrote the screenplay. Mimran Schur is financing. The film is a dark comedy about a man searching for his abducted wife, a couple of white-supremacist meth heads and a sad sack Elvis impersonator all linked through items sold or found in a small Southern town’s local pawn shop. “This »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Elijah Wood Opens Pawn Shop Chronicles

4 June 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Since he directed 2009’s immigration drama Crossing Over, Wayne Kramer has been busy trying to set up a new project, dropping out of what became Bullet To The Head to pursue other jobs, including futuristic drama Ecstasia. But while that remains at the script stage, he’s now locked in a large, eclectic cast for something set in our world, signing Elijah Wood and Matt Dillon up for Pawn Shop Chronicles.Wood and Dillon are just the tip of the thesping iceberg on this one: Brendan Fraser, Vincent D’Onofrio, Pell James, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Chi McBride, Ashlee Simpson, Kevin Rankin, DJ Qualls, Michael Cudlitz and Norman Reedus are also aboard. And let’s not forget Kramer’s Running Scared star, Paul Walker, who is already set to star and produce.Written by Adam Minarovich, Pawn Shop revolves around a man looking for his abducted wife who becomes entangled »

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