9 items from 2013
Yes they’re still calling it a pilot, but at least Syfy is issuing press releases about the Dominion project in development. Hopefully now that they have the major casting out of the way, they can get going on this and we’ll be hearing that it’s great and that it’s green-lit for a series run.
Syfy Rounds Out Cast For Dominion Pilot Anthony Stewart Head Is “David Weel,” Roxanne McKee To Play “Claire Rysen,” Luke Allen-gale Is “William Weel,” And Shivani Ghai Guest Stars As “Arika” In Supernatural Series Pilot Produced By Universal Cable Productions
New York – September 24, 2013 – Syfy announces additional casting for its upcoming supernatural drama pilot, Dominion with the signings of Anthony Stewart Head, Roxanne McKee, Luke Allen-Gale and guest star Shivani Ghai. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the pilot is set to begin shooting this month in Cape Town, South Africa.
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- Erin Willard
“Duck Dynasty” made news twice this week, attracting boffo, record-breaking ratings in its return on Wednesday night, and scoring a sizable pay raise for the participants, according to Deadline.
All of which raises an interesting question: How you gonna keep ‘em down on the farm — and the audience willingly suspending disbelief — after they renegotiate their contracts?
Series like “Duck Dynasty” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” — which has also gone through its own renegotiation process, sweetening the deal of the central family — theoretically rely on at least a degree of authenticity. And while the Robertson clan was well off even before the show, it’s hard to debate that their new-found fame has significantly altered their lives — they acknowledged as much in an interview with USA Today — unless you know a lot of duck-callers invited to the White House Correspondents Dinner.
As for the “Honey Boo Boo” gang, should we »
- Brian Lowry
Attention '90s TV fans: Prepare to have your minds blown. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles red carpet premiere of Dark Tourist starring Melanie Griffith featured a double reunion of stars from two beloved '90s shows: Beverly Hills, 90210 and Home Improvement. Beverly Hills' resident hunks Luke Perry and Jason Priestly, who played Dylan McKay and Brandon Walsh, looked as cooly casual as they found each other on the carpet and posed for photos with their signature smoldering stares. (Last year, the pair appeared together in an Old Navy commercial featuring fellow Beverly Hills alum Jennie Garth.) As if that wasn't drool-worthy enough, »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
All grown up! Zachery Ty Bryan and Jonathan Taylor Thomas reunited at the screening for Dark Tourist in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and the former child stars looked worlds away from their on-screen alter egos. Bryan, 31, who played the oldest son of Tim Allen's Tim Taylor character, Brad, towered over his Home Improvement costar at the film event. (Thomas played middle son Randy on the hit Fox show.) The actor has been largely out of the spotlight since the series' end in 1999, taking [...] »
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Privacy authorities issue Google a 'please explain' on Glass | ZDNet
In April, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim requested a briefing with Google on the device, and today he, and nine of his colleagues from Canada, New Zealand, Israel, Mexico, and Switzerland, among others, have written to Page asking for detailed information on Google Glass, stating that their knowledge on it comes "from media reports, which contain a great deal of speculation".
The commissioners state in the letter that Google has not approached them to discuss the associated ethical issues with Google Glass while the product is in early testing stages with developers.
They have asked Google eight questions around the associated privacy issues, »
- Stuart Dredge
Starring: Tim Allen (narrator)
Running Time: 78 minutes
Synopsis: A documentary following Oscar, a three month-old chimpanzee who is orphaned when his mother is killed during the aftermath of an attack on his clan by a rival group of chimps. Alone and vulnerable, there seems to be little hope for Oscar until a surprising ally, Freddy, the alpha male of the group, takes him under his tutelage.
Chimpanzee is an extraordinarily hopeful tale, with several engaging story arcs, including Oscar’s parental loss and gain, the survivalism involved in the everyday lives of the chimps, and the ongoing battle with a rival chimp group. It also boasts some exquisite wildlife photography which took the film crew three years in the Ivory Coast’s Tai National Park to attain. However, despite it being a success for the most part, it does suffer slightly by missing »
- Martin Daniel McDonagh
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is reuniting with his former on-screen dad Tim Allen for the season finale of "Last Man Standing," in which his character is the catalyst for some big changes around the Baxter house.
Here are six things to look forward to in "College Girl," which airs Friday, March 22 and is the show's season finale:
Kristin finds out her former diner co-worker Jon (Thomas) is now the owner of a swanky restaurant, which is the last straw in her feeling bad about her situation of making very little money and living at home. Jtt's appearance is marked by some great nods to "Home Improvement," including Tim Taylor's signature catch phrase. Will Kristin and Boyd move to notorious neighborhood Five Points because that's all she can afford on her diner salary? We aren't telling, but Mike and neighbor Chuck have some fun at Ryan's expense when he tells them she's considering it. »
Tim Allen & Jtt are together again!The former "Home Improvement" costars, who played Tim Taylor and son Randy Taylor on the '90s sitcom, reunited on the set of Allen's ABC show "Last Man Standing."The network just released the first photos of Jonathan Taylor Thomas on set for the show's March 22 episode, where he'll play Jon, a former co-worker of Allen's character's daughter who now runs his own restaurant.It's a rare sighting of the actor, now 31, who hasn't made many appearances recently ... with the exception of an Entertainment Weekly photo shoot back in 2011."I've been going to school and traveling quite a bit, getting to read a lot of books I've wanted to for quite some time," he told the magazine at the time. "I think at this point, I'd eventually like to work behind the camera. That's not to say I would never act again. I'm not quite sure, »
- tooFab Staff
If you were a fan of dynamic duo Tim Taylor and Al Borland on "Tool Time," the fictional fix-it show on "Home Improvement," then you are in luck -- actor Richard Karn is guest starring on an upcoming episode of "Last Man Standing." Check out this sneak peek.
Karn is playing Bill, an old buddy of Mike's who is submitting design ideas for the Outdoor Man mall stores because he's Outdoor Man's original architect. When he shows up, they joke that it's been way too long and that their last project seemed to last forever.
Then on his way out, Bill tells Mike to say hi to "the wife and the three boys." Heh. The "Home Improvement" reunion on "Last Man Standing" airs Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt on ABC. »
9 items from 2013
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