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Joe Henderson, who was just tapped as showrunner of Lucifer, has signed an overall deal with the studio behind the new Fox drama series, Warner Bros. Television. Under the two-year pact, he will render executive producer/showrunners services on Lucifer as well as develop new projects for network, cable, and digital. Henderson is executive producing Lucifer, from Warner Bros. TV, DC Comics and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, with Tom Kapinos, who wrote the pilot based on the… »
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today unveiled the Fox primetime slate for the 2015-2016 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. Here's what the CEO's had to say in a joint statement.
"Building on the phenomenal momentum created by Gotham, The Last Man on Earth and, of course, Empire, we're infusing next season's schedule with new ambitious dramas, smart comedies, aspirational unscripted series and big live events and specials - all from the best creators in the business. And our strategy with these bold creative swings is simple: schedule them strategically, market them relentlessly and create events that break through and captivate viewers across every platform."
Tuesdays are all-new this fall on Fox, with new comedies Grandfathered and The Grinder, followed by killer comedy-horror series Scream Queens. The new comedies kicking off an all-new Tuesday are Grandfathered and The Grinder. »
We now know when Fox is planning to bring FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully back to the small screen, as the network revealed that part one of The X-Files six-episode event series premiere will air on Sunday, January 24th.
In their 2015 - 2016 fall TV schedule announcement (which also includes information on Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens, slated to begin airing on Tuesdays this fall), Fox revealed that the return of The X-Files will take place on Sunday, January 24th, between 10:00pm - 11:00pm Est after the Nfc Championship game.
The second half of the two-part premiere will air at 8:00pm Est the following night on Monday, January 25th, with subsequent episodes also airing on Monday nights. Filming on the event series begins this June. For more information, see the official press release below (The X-Files details are highlighted in bold text). Also included in »
- Derek Anderson
If you still needed proof that Fox was investing hard in geeky telly (after their renewal of Gotham and the full season order they gave to Minority Report), here’s some more: the network has just ordered a full season of Lucifer.
This version of Satan was introduced by Neil Gaiman and Sam Kieth, in The Sandman comic series which is currently being adapted for film by Warner Bros, as a separate entity to this TV show. The character was so popular that he spawned his own on-going comic book run.
Now, Fox have given the green light to a TV version, »
A number of series are being canceled and renewed at this very second. New shows are also being announced as they get picked up for a series order by various networks. One of those shows, which we've heard quite a bit about in recent months, is Lucifer. Based on the DC Vertigo supernatural comic book, the show has been picked up at Fox. And today, we have a first look at Tom Ellis as the lead.
The news comes just one day after NBC officially announced that they have canceled another DC supernatural series, with Constantine now looking for a home elsewhere. The hope is to find digital distribution for Season 2. Will Lucifer have better luck finding an audience on Fox?
White Collar co-executive producer Joe Henderson has joined the newly picked up Fox drama series Lucifer as executive producer/showrunner. Lucifer, from Warner Bros. TV, DC Comics and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, was written by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, who also had a CW pilot and is not very involved in the Fox drama. He will remain an executive producer on the series but won’t have hands-on involvement as showrunner. Henderson and Kapinos executive produce… »
Some late-breaking TV news has just arrived… Fox has given a series order to “Lucifer,” based on yet another comic book character. “Lucifer,” written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman for Warner Bros. TV, DC Comics, and Jerry… Continue Reading →
The post Fox Makes a Devil of a Deal as Lucifer Heads to Series appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Debi Moore
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Based on characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, Lucifer stars Tom Ellis (Rush) in the title role. Bored as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.
The cast also includes Lauren German (as Det. Chloe »
“Minority Report” remained one of the strongest contenders during pilot season, and was one of the first pilots ordered at Fox. “Lucifer,” on the other hand, didn’t gain steam until the last 72 hours, as orders started to trickle in.
“Minority Report” (pictured above) stars Stark Sands and Meagan Good (pictured), along with Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li and Zhane Hall. The project from Amblin, Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox TV, inspired by the 2002 feature film, picks up 10 years after the end of pre-crime in DC when one of the three pre-cogs struggles to lead a normal human life, and remains haunted by visions of the future when he meets a detective »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Friday was a huge day for established, familiar properties. ABC kicked off the morning by picking up "Uncle Buck," which was followed by Fox's order for "The Frankenstein Code" and then quickly by CBS' series orders for "Rush Hour," "Limitless" and a "Criminal Minds" spinoff. In what I'm assuming will be Friday's last piece of big, breaking news -- famous last words -- Fox has given series orders to "Minority Report" and "Lucifer," based on the hit Steven Spielberg/Tom Cruise feature and the DC/Vertigo comic title respectively. Let's look at the details: "Minority Report" was written by Max Borenstein and directed by Mark Mylod and features Spielberg and Amblin Television among its producers. It's set 10 years after the end of the Pre-Crime unit in DC and three remaining pre-cogs are struggling to integrate back into society. One of them meets a helpful detective and is able to find »
- Daniel Fienberg
Jaime Lee Kirchner (Mercy) is set as the female lead opposite Andrew J. West in the CW pilot Dead People, from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV. Written/executive produced by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, Dead People centers on Floyd (West), down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver. After a near-death experience when he is pronounced dead following an accident but is revived two minutes later, Floyd suddenly has the ability to… »
Amazon Studios is bringing back the hour-long drama series "Bosch" for a second season following the first being the most-watched title on Prime Instant Video out of all TV shows and movies in the four weeks since the season one debut.
Based on Michael Connelly's nineteen books featuring the character, Titus Welliver plays L.A. homicide detective Harry Bosch. The second season sees him investigating the murder of a Hollywood producer who laundered money for the mafia, and in pursuit of a serial killer. It will be based on the books "Trunk Music" and "The Drop". [Source: Variety]
Fox has given an early renewal to "Sleepy Hollow" with "The Glades" creator Clifton Campbell on board as executive producer and new show runner. The third season pickup of the supernatural drama had been hinging on finding a replacement for show runner Mark Goffman. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
According to THR, actress Lesley-Ann Brandt (who played Copperhead on Gotham) will replace Lina Esco as Maze on Fox's Lucifer pilot. This character was first introduced in the pages of Neil Gaiman's Sandman as Lucifer's right hand woman, who eventually follows him to Earth. She's described as "a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman" on the show. The pilot will be directed by Len Wiseman (the Total Recall remake, Underworld), who will also executive produce along with Tom Kapinos, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. The original logline for the show was pretty similar to the comic series, and had Lucifer growing tired with his infernal responsibilities and relocating to La where he opened an exclusive piano bar called Lux. Now it seems it's "undergone an evolution toward a police procedural", with the character getting his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals. Tom Ellis will »
Casting is ramping up on Fox's DC Comics adaptation Lucifer, with D.B. Woodside signing on to play the angel Amenadiel. He is joined by two more casting additions, Rachael Harris and Nicholas Gonzalez. These new cast members will all have series regular roles, and will be joined by previously-confirmed cast members Tom Ellis (Lucifer), Lina Esco (Mazikeen) and Lauren German (Chloe Dancer).
The series centers on Lucifer, who decides to abandon his post in hell and sets up shop in Los Angeles, where he helps the L.A.P.D. punish guilty criminals, just for fun. Lauren German's Chloe Dancer is an L.A.P.D. detective who works with Lucifer to solve a murder case, as the Devil is struck by her pure goodness and starts to believe that there may be hope for humanity after all. Mazikeen is a demon who takes the form of a beautiful woman. »
The adventures of fallen angel Lucifer are taking shape over at Fox for its new upcoming pilot. Welsh actor Tom Ellis recently nabbed the role of its leading man, and Lauren German swooped in as his Lapd Detective buddy Chloe Dancer. Now, according to Deadline, the network is seeking to flesh out his Earth-side crew of cohorts.
Lucifer hails from Underworld‘s Len Wiseman and Californication‘s Tom Kapinos, who are directing and writing the show, respectively. Based on the original comic series by DC’s Vertigo label, it centers on Lucifer (Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.
- Gem Seddon
According to Deadline, D.B. Woodside, Rachael Harris, and Nicholas Gonzalez have landed series regular roles in Fox’s comic book drama pilot, Lucifer. Woodside will play Amenadiel, "an angel sent to Los Angeles to persuade Lucifer to return to Hell." Harris has been cast as Linda, "a therapist Lucifer initially encounters when working with Chloe to solve a case", and Gonzalez is Dan, "a gruff Lapd homicide detective, who is wary of Lucifer’s involvement with his wife and daughter." The pilot will be directed by Len Wiseman (the Total Recall remake, Underworld), who will also executive produce along with Tom Kapinos, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. The original logline for the show was pretty similar to the comic series, and had Lucifer growing tired with his infernal responsibilities and relocating to La where he opened an exclusive piano bar called Lux. Now it seems it's "undergone an evolution toward »
24 star D.B. Woodside and Rachael Harris (The Hangover) have landed series regular roles in Fox's comic book drama pilot Lucifer, written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman for Warner Bros TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment's Vertigo, the TV series centers on Lucifer (Tom Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles… »
Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow) has landed a series regular role in Fox's comic book drama pilot Lucifer, written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman for Warner Bros. TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment's Vertigo, the TV series centers on Lucifer (Tom Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks… »
The Easy-Bake Oven gave countless kids a much-needed loophole. Hungry for a snack before dinner, but mom says the cookies are off limits? No problem. Just toss some brownie mix in your miniature pan and cook up a little treat while playing in the other room. So functional is the Easy-Bake Oven that you'd likely find it in the occasional dorm room... at least back in the day. And if zombies really do take over the world in the future, you might see Nerdist's recently revealed faux product, the Easy Brains Oven, become a sought-after item for shambling shoppers. We take a look at the living-dead-themed toy in our latest horror round-up, along with XLrator Media's new "Macabre" collection of films on Hulu and a casting update on Fox's Lucifer pilot.
Easy Brains Oven: Revealed by Nerdist in anticipation for the March 17th premiere of The CW's iZombie, the »
- Derek Anderson
The site describes the character as an “Lapd homicide detective who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. As they work together to solve a murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Used to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer begins to wonder if there’s hope yet.”
Tom Ellis (Once Upon a Time) is set to lead the cast of Lucifer as the titular Lord of Hell, with Lina Esco (Cane) portrating Maze. The pilot is being directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld), with Tom Kapinos (Californation) serving as showrunner.
- Gary Collinson
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