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Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched Sons of Anarchy’s season 6 finale (read our full recap), stop reading now. Rockmond Dunbar (Sheriff Eli Roosevelt), who’s now a regular on CBS’ The Mentalist, phoned EW to talk about the episode’s shocking ending — and to gush about his daughter, Berkeley Seon, born Dec. 6. “My wife is making my dreams come true. She gave me a baby girl, 8 lbs., 3 oz., 20.5 inches. She is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I’m just so happy, I don’t even sleep. All my friends told me, »
- Mandi Bierly
To celebrate one of the best, grumpiest and most brilliant television characters in recent years with ‘House‘, we’ve got 3 stunning boxsets of the show Seasons 1 – 8 to giveaway!
House is set around Hugh Laurie’s main character is Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (Ppth) in New Jersey.
Here you’ve got the chance of winning the complete series of the medical drama starring the stony-faced MD, Dr Gregory House who, although very well qualified, is completely devoid of any bedside manner. Despite being difficult to get along with, Dr House is often the only one who can solve medical cases that have other doctors baffled. You’ve got to love it!
To win yourself one of these sets, just tell us who created the show?
A: Howard Shore
B: Adam Shore
C: David Shore
Send your answer, »
- Dan Bullock
As the creator and creative engine of the AMC drama Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan is known for his skills behind the camera as a writer and director – and not as a thespian. But he'll get a chance to flex his acting muscles with a guest role in the upcoming fifth season of the NBC comedy Community.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Gilligan will appear as a "smooth-talking gold digger" who ends up fueling a fight between Annie (Alison Brie »
On paper, it appears that each of the Big Four networks is on track to shoot about 40 to 50 pilots for the 2014-15 development cycle — numbers that are, of course preposterous.
For the past decade, the major broadcast nets have produced 20-25 pilots apiece. ABC and NBC have been on the high end of that range in recent years.
But this year, the Big Four have been on a tear in handing out lofty-sounding commitments to projects. The designations are meant to be public declarations of a network’s adoration for a project — and a leverage point in landing it, in the event of competitive bidding.
A simple script order, the first rung of the development ladder, has become tantamount to the once-coveted “put pilot” deal. This year, however, the status symbol for scribes and showrunners is a “pilot production order,” or at the very least a “pilot production commitment.”
- Cynthia Littleton
Here's a mystery that needs solving - why are the Hollywood executives of today so keen to plunder the detective shows of yesteryear?
Whether it's Oscar winner Octavia Spencer in the newly-announced Murder She Wrote remake, or NBC's ill-fated Ironside reboot, or the upcoming Remington Steele sequel... many of TV's top cops are having a revival.
But which other classic 'tecs are ripe for reinvention? Here's five cold cases we'd like to see revisited...
The challenge here would be to find two stars who could replicate the chemistry of the original show's leads. Could any young buck hope to match the charisma and wit of Bruce Willis?
That's vintage Willis, not grumpy-old-fart-in-a-dressing-gown Willis.
No, not that comic book lot »
Sean Maher has been tapped to guest-star in an upcoming episode of the CW superhero drama, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
- Megan Masters
Breaking Bad may be over but AMC don't want to give up their extraordinarily popular drama just yet. Having announced that they were ordering a prequel series focusing on Bob Odenkirk's brilliant Saul Goodman entitled Better Call Saul, show runner Vince Gilligan and and producer Peter Gould have announced that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will return in cameo form.
Gilligan and Gould previously envisaged the series as more of a half hour comedy series but weren't convinced with the format and have decided to expand the series into hourlong episodes. Previous fears of Gilligan having little control over the series have also been removed with news that he will not only direct the first episode but will also be involved in the day-to-day writing of at least the first series. He will also be overseeing Battle Creek, a new drama for CBS along with House show runner David Shore »
- Gary Collinson
It’s been more than two weeks since Breaking Bad signed off the air, which means that now is as good as any time to turn attention to AMC’s Breaking Bad spin-off featuring unscrupulous lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). In a meaty profile of Vince Gilligan in The Hollywood Reporter, the Breaking Bad creator dropped a few notable hints about the architecture of Better Caul Saul.
Gilligan and Breaking Bad co-executive producer Peter Gould — who created the character of Saul with him in season 2 and will serve as the showrunner of Better Call Saul — were initially planned to craft »
- Dan Snierson
Last month, just a few weeks before the Breaking Bad series finale, AMC announced its plans for the spin-off series Better Call Saul, centering on Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman, before he ever met Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, who is co-creating the spin-off with Peter Gould, recently teased that he may bring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul back for cameo appearances.
"Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then."
He also talked about how they plan on shifting the tone of the show to be 75% comedic and 25% dramatic, essentially the exact opposite of Breaking Bad. At the same time, while the show was originally crafted as a half-hour series, they now plan to keep the one-hour format.
"We're both one-hour drama guys. So we figured, 'Why not »
Halle Berry is making a big move to the small screen.
The Academy Award-winning actress has been tapped to star in Extant, a new sci-fi drama slated to bow on CBS in summer 2014.
From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, the 13-episode thriller centers on an astronaut (Berry) who, following a year-long solo mission, attempts to settle back in to her everyday life. Ultimately, her experiences in both space and at home will lead to events that change the course of history.
“There’s only one Halle Berry »
- Megan Masters
CBS hasn’t forgotten about “Unforgettable.” The drama series has been renewed for a third season by the network, with new episodes to premiere in summer 2014. Also read: ‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan and David Shore Land ‘Battle Creek’ Drama With CBS “Unforgettable” stars Poppy Montgomery as a police detective with a rare condition that allows her to remember and readily access the details of every moment in her life, and Dylan Walsh as her ex-boyfriend and partner. It also stars Jane Curtin, Dallas Roberts, James Hiroyuki and Tawny Cypress. In its second season, “Unforgettable” averaged a 1.4 rating/04 share in the. »
- Tim Kenneally
Different finales of hit series filmed, with actors and even Sony executives unaware of version that will be used
It is the most eagerly awaited finale to an American television show since The Sopranos: the episode that will determine the fate of Walter White, the mild-mannered chemistry teacher turned gun-toting drugs kingpin.
Nor is it an ordinary TV series: the five series saga of a man with cancer, played by Bryan Cranston, who attempts to secure his family's future by using his talents to make a fortune out of producing a high quality version of the drug crystal meth has played with viewers' sympathies in a way that few other shows have dared.
Last broadcast on a traditional UK television channel more than two years ago, former X Files veteran Vince Gilligan's creation had barely a million viewers when it first screened in the Us.
But it built »
- John Plunkett, Josh Halliday
After five incredible seasons, AMC’s groundbreaking drama Breaking Bad is finally coming to an end – in perhaps one of the biggest and most highly-anticipated finales of all time. With Breaking Bad concluding, creator Vince Gilligan has already begun work on his next TV drama.
CBS has announced a new detective drama series entitled Battle Creek. The show will be produced by Gilligan, Breaking Bad producer Mark Johnson, and House creator David Shore. The new series gets its name from the mean streets from where the show is based off; Battle Creek, Michigan. The plan is for Gilligan to direct the pilot for his detective drama that was developed over ten years ago.
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- Al Mannarino
When an acclaimed TV drama comes to an end, the showrunner of said acclaimed TV drama is in a unique position. For the first time in years, their schedule is wide open. Often, various people are fighting to give them lots of money to create something. And pretty much everyone agrees that whatever they do next will be considerably less impressive than the acclaimed TV drama they just ended. Some showrunners get weirder, embarking on complex, fascinating, self-indulgent passion projects: Think David Simon and Treme, or David Milch and John From Cincinnati.
- Darren Franich
Though the network is having a rough premiere week in the ratings race, CBS is still ruler of the roost in the broadcast network world, and it reminded everybody of that by picking up the first post-Breaking Bad project of Vince Gilligan, then tossing in Emmy-winning writer David Shore (best known for his work on House) as executive producer and showrunner for good measure, as if taunting all other networks to smell what Les Moonves is cooking. (Fittingly, CBS only knows wrestling taunts from the late ‘90s, because that’s when its core audience last changed the channel.) The »
He is making a 13-part series for CBS, the network for whom he previously developed it in 2002. It is expected to broadcast in 2014.
Battle Creek tells the story of two detectives in the Michigan town of the same name who have contrasting approaches to law enforcement – to do it by the book, or by whatever means necessary. »
- John Plunkett
Aaron Paul is a giver, and so are his fans. The “Breaking Bad” star tweeted late Wednesday night that his contest raised nearly $1.8 million for the Kind Campaign, an anti-bullying charity run by Paul’s wife. Also read: ‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan and David Shore Land ‘Battle Creek’ Drama With CBS The experience, listed on Omaze, grants the winner and a friend flight and hotel, ground transportation by Jesse Pinkman himself, the opportunity to “cook” with, watch the final episode and party with Paul and other “Breaking Bad” cast members, and more. It’s truly awesome prize for an awesome charity, »
- Tony Maglio
Holy God, would this be an awesome buddy cop spin-off. It would be like an immovable object meeting another immovable object. Now, there’s no way that Walter White and Dr. House would ever actually team up, but we’re getting the next best thing (which also sounds like the next best thing to hit television). According to Variety, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and House creator David Shore are executive producing a new CBS series called Battle Creek – a show about two detectives (who couldn’t be more different!) fighting crappy budgets and dire situations in order to sweep the streets of the show’s namesake city in Michigan. Let’s see. CBS is a wildcard, but with antihero protagonists (assumption, but come on), an iconic American city and a deteriorating infrastructure, this fits the formula for prestige TV perfectly. No matter what, the potential created from these two master storytellers teaming up is through the »
- Scott Beggs
The Emmy-winning mastermind has been granted a series production order for the 2014-15 season for a Michigan-set detective drama Battle Creek, although it is unconfirmed whether he will direct.
The project, first developed at the network in 2002, is set up at Sony TV and CBS TV studios, and will see another Sony big beast on creative duties – House creator David Shore.
Shore is attached to the fledgling drama as showrunner and is reportedly attempting to update a decade-old, already-penned pilot script.
The show will apparently focus on two detectives with opposite ideologies who are teamed up in an effort to fight crime in the eponymous Battle Creek, Michigan.
CBS have reportedly ordered a 13-episode run for series, hoping Gilligan can match Bad’s critically-acclaimed, award-winning quality – the show recently took the Best Drama Emmy. »
- Edward Owen
Feature Louisa Mellor 26 Sep 2013 - 09:58
Like the publishing houses that turned down the first Harry Potter novel, there must be no small number of selves being kicked at the networks that didn't take a punt on Breaking Bad when it first did the rounds.
Gilligan's detective show was first developed and then shelved over a decade ago by CBS, but it's being dusted off for an expected debut in the 2014-2015 season.
Were this anyone but Vince Gilligan, the synopsis for Battle Creek, which revolves around "two detectives who possess very different world views, but are teamed up to work alongside one another" might have us groaning into our mid-morning coffees, »
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