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Maybe Olivia Pope needs to do some damage control for ABC, which brought back only two of the 10 shows it premiered last season. At the network’s upfront presentation on Tuesday, Kerry Washington appeared in a pre-taped clip as her character from Scandal, and offered advice to Anne Sweeney, the president of Disney/ABC Television Group, alongside Jimmy Kimmel. Discussing the problem of Dancing With the Stars, which took a ratings dip this season, Kimmel quipped, “For one thing, they’re not really stars.” There aren’t a ton of stars in ABC’s new lineup, either — but there are »
- Melissa Maerz
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced earlier today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on ABC.
The network is changing up some of its serialized dramas - removing random repeats in favor of two "uninterrupted runs" of twelve episodes each (one in the fall, one in the spring) for shows like "Once Upon A Time," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Scandal" and "Revenge". The large gaps between the two half-seasons will be bridged by "limited series" designed around only 12-13 episode seasons.
Several other pilots didn't make the final cut and won't be seen including the high-profile "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" rip-off "Gothica", McG's rip-off of Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet" entitled "Westside", the series based on Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain ride, the Annie Potts-led "Murder in Manhattan" about »
- Garth Franklin
At first, this trailer for "Betrayal" looks like a bad Lifetime movie. It isn't until close to the end when the schmaltzy affair between photographer Sara (Hannah Ware) and attorney Jack (Stuart Townsend) takes an unexpected twist. Sarah's husband, Drew (Chris Johnson), is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, while Jack is married to Elaine (Wendy Moniz), the daughter of his boss, Thacher Karsten (James Cromwell). When Karsten's brother-in-law Lou is murdered, all evidence points to Karsten's son, T.J. (Henry Thomas). Jack, the company's lead counsel, will have to defend him, but for Sara's prosecutor husband, Drew, this is the »
- Liane Bonin Starr
This season, ABC failed to find a drama that it could launch behind "Revenge" on Sundays at 10 p.m. and make stick, with both "666 Park Avenue" and "Red Window" tanking. In the newly-released trailer for "Betrayal," the network's fall attempt in the time slot, it's made clear that ABC hopes that by giving "Revenge" fans more of the same, they'll stick around.
"Betrayal" tells the story of Sara Hadley (Hannah Ware, "Boss") and Attorney Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend, "Queen of the Damned"), whose chance meeting leads to an illicit love affair. The only problem? They both married, and Sara's prosecutor husband is taking on a high-profile murder case involving Jack's in-laws -- on in which Jack is lead counsel on. James Cromwell, Henry Thomas ("E.T.") and Chris J. Johnson ("The Vampire Diaries") co-star.
The trailer hits all the requisite melodramatic beats, including the nearly comical image of Sara shattering a »
Fresh off the announcement of its primetime 2013-14 schedule this morning, ABC has released first-look trailers for all of its new series. We already shared the full trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but here are the other new shows that we’ll be looking at today: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – The spinoff series of the network’s fantasy show stars Sophie Lowe as the titular Alice and features John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit. Trophy Wife – A mixed family comedy starring Malin Akerman as a reformed party girl who must contend with her new husband’s (Bradley Whitford) numerous ex-wives. Betrayal – A drama series starring Hannah Ware and Stuart Townsend as new lovers who find themselves on opposite sides of a murder investigation. Killer Women – A midseason drama series starring Tricia Helfer as the only female Texas Ranger patrolling the Texas frontier. Mind Games »
- Adam Chitwood
Following in the footsteps of NBC and Fox, ABC on Tuesday gave viewers a glimpse at the new additions to its 2013-14 lineup, including the buzzy Once Upon a Time spin-off, a Super Fun Night with Rebel Wilson, an ’80s-set comedy with another Bridesmaids vet and many more.
Related | Fall TV Schedule 2013 — What’s On When? And Against What?
Set your sights on the Alphabet Network’s fresh offerings below, and then hit the comments with your snappy judgments!
- Megan Masters
Chicago – ABC announced their 2013-14 schedule this morning and revealed an aggressive slate of new programming, including four new comedies and four new dramas. Tuesday nights will be entirely new, anchored by “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Their hit shows aren’t really moving other than “The Neighbors” slidng to Friday nights and “Dancing with the Stars” downsized to one night. They also revealed that they will air a special based on the hit Pixar trilogy, “Toy Story of Terror,” in October 2013.
Full schedule below with an asterisk for new show. New show descriptions below that. “Suburgatory” is being held for mid-season.
7pm “Dancing with the Stars”
7pm “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”*
8pm “The Goldbergs”*
8:30pm “Trophy Wife”*
9pm “Lucky 7”*
7pm “The Middle”
7:30pm “Back in the Game”*
8pm “Modern Family”
8:30pm “Super Fun Night”*
7pm “Once »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
With the five major American TV network upfront presentations set to take place next week, each of them has been locking down their schedules for the new season.
That means the axe has fallen on numerous shows over the past 48 hours, while others have scored renewal orders. Decisions have also been made as to which pilots will be ordered to series. Here's the breakdown by network:
New Shows: Marvel's highly anticipated "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the 'Once' spin-off "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," the Hannah Ware and Stuart Townsend-led murder thriller "Betrayal," the remake of »
- Garth Franklin
ABC has ordered "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." to series.
The Joss Whedon project is set after the events of "The Avengers," Disney and Marvel's blockbuster hit featuring the characters of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye. Whedon directed the pilot and co-wrote the script with his brother Jed and Jed's wife Maurissa Tancharoen.
A first look at the hotly-anticipated new series will air during the season finale of ABC's "Once Upon a Time" at 8 p.m. Et on May 12. You can get a first look at the "S.H.I.E.L.D." logo over at EW.
"After people see the show, they’ll have some clue as to why I’m still there, still breathing," Gregg told Collider. "But I don’t »
- Jaimie Etkin
Wave after wave of news about ABC's schedule for 2013-14 broke late Friday (May 10). After the first rush of series renewals and pilot pickups, along with the cancellation of "Happy Endings," here's what went down.
Series renewals: "Modern Family," the network's highest-rated series, will be back for a fifth season. Fellow Wednesday night comedy "The Middle" (also for Season 5) and Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing" (Season 3) are returning too.
Cancellations: Despite a ratings uptick late in the season, "Body of Proof" is done at ABC. First-year comedies "Malibu Country" and "How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" are also gone, as is low-rated rookie drama "Red Widow."
Pilot pickups: Comedies "Back in the Game," starring James Caan and Maggie Lawson; "Trophy Wife," with Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford and Marcia Gay Harden; and "Mixology," featuring interlocking stories of 10 single people at a bar on a single night, »
The network also rounded out its drama orders by renewing Revenge and Once Upon A Time. On the comedy side, it’s bringing back Modern Family (no duh), The Middle, Suburgatory, Last Man Standing, and The Neighbors.
As for new shows, ABC announced the pickup of comedy Super Fun Night, a Rebel Wilson starrer about a junior attorney and her two best friends, who have a standing date every Friday night for the last 13 years. »
- Lynette Rice
ABC’ opened the floodgates on Friday evening, ordering seven new dramas and five comedies for the 2013-14 season.
“Shield,” the drama loosely linked to Marvel’s “Avengers” film franchise, has been a hot property ever since it came together last summer. A sneak peek of ABC Studios’ “Shield” will run Sunday in the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”
- Cynthia Littleton
What’s more, the first promo for the brand-new series is set to air this Sunday during the Once Upon a Time season finale.
Related | Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New
The cast for S.H.I.E.L.D. — which follows a worldwide law enforcement organization that polices the new, the strange and the unknown — includes ER alum Ming-Na (as former soldier Melinda May), Clark Gregg (reprising his big-screen Avengers »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
The news spread after they were spotted together during a dinner date at Sushi restaurant Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Theron is set to star in MacFarlane's latest film "A Million Ways to Die in the West", and the two met to discuss the film.
"(They) def aren't dating. They are just friends. Charlize is single," said a source.
The actress's last known relationship was with Irish actor Stuart Townsend. It lasted nine years.
- Ketali Mehta
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane and "Prometheus" star Charlize Theron were seen together Sunday night (April 7), out for sushi in Beverly Hills. Photographers caught up with the pair as they left Matsushisa, after their meal.
Is there a romance brewing between the two? Not according to E! Online, who cite a source as saying they aren't dating, and Charlize is "not his type," adding they're "just friends." MacFarlane recently split with "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke. Theron's last known relationship, with actor Stuart Townsend, ended in 2010.
Couple or not, Theron and MacFarlane seem to enjoy working together. Not only did Charlize appear during Seth's Oscar Awards opening, dancing with Channing Tatum, she's also set to star with MacFarlane in his next movie. "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is written and directed by MacFarlane, and begins filming in New Mexico in May. The film's cast also includes Amanda Seyfried, »
As you'll no doubt be aware if you're a regular around these parts, we're big fans of comic book movies here at Flickering Myth. So with the 2013 comic book movie season about to get underway in April with the arrival of Oblivion and Iron Man 3, we thought we'd spend the month counting down our picks for the 25 Greatest Comic Book Movies, beginning on April 1st and running right through to the UK release of Iron Man 3 on April 25th.
Over the past few weeks, the writing team here at Flickering Myth have been putting together their own individual top tens, which we've used to compile our list. Any film based upon a comic book was eligible for inclusion, providing it had received a theatrical release either in North America or here in the UK. So, if you're a huge fan of David Hasselhoff and you're outraged as to »
- Flickering Myth
While the twists and turns in the first season of Xiii gave us plenty of great moments, it was the last episode of the season that delivered our very favorite line. Tom Berenger's Rainer Gerhardt was the perfect baddest-of-the-baddies, but it's Stuart Townsend's Xiii that steals this scene. The spy with no name may not know who he is or where he's from, but it's clear from this clip that he knows how and when to bring the badass.
See what happened after Xiii left Paris in the mind-bending new season that starts this Friday, March 29th at 10p Et/ 9p Pt.
Xiii's World Is About to Turn Inside Out
New Episode Fridays at 10p E/ 9p P
Link | Posted 3/27/2013 by reelz »
- reelz staff
The first episode of Xiii season two premieres this Friday at 10p Et/ 7p P, and it starts with the nameless spy somewhere we've never seen him before. In the first season of the action-packed mystery, the titular character sure racked up some frequent flyer miles, so it's rather amazing that he can still find new places to go. Stuart Townsend's Xiii managed to hit seven foreign countries as well as many different locales in the Us. So where all did Xiii go? We'll run it down for you.
Get Ready for a Brand New Puzzle
Season Two Starts Friday, Mar 29th 10p E/ 9p P
Link | Posted 3/25/2013 by reelz
- reelz staff
Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director’s point of view.
Ah, the joys of hindsight, such as they are. It is so easy to look back on what came about from the small decisions coming together to form an unforgettable whole, and laugh at those who didn’t display prescient vision. This applies to the world of film too, of course, where even the most minor of calls can prove absolutely crucial. There is a reason that these guys are paid so much, after all. But sometimes retrospect shouldn’t be required to spot a blatantly dunce call, even if its long term implications probably would have been hidden from view. The executives and the blindsided directors were, on occasion, spared by fate’s demand for fruition.
Casting is a huge part of filmmaking, and many a movie has »
- Scott Patterson
There's less than a week to go until the premiere of Xiii.2, and we can't wait for the mind-bending new season. We sat down to talk with Stuart Townsend, Xiii himself, to find out what drew him to the role. The actor revealed the similarities between his own life and Xiii's, and he also discussed how the new season pushed him to the limit. Watch the Xiii season two boundary-pushing premiere on Friday, March 29th at 10p E/ 9p Pt.
Everything Changes in Season 2
Season Two Starts Friday, Mar 29th 10p E/ 9p P
Link | Posted 3/23/2013 by reelz
- reelz staff
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