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Twin Peaks Revival Premiere Recap: The Meaning of the Box Is Threefold?

Twin Peaks Revival Premiere Recap: The Meaning of the Box Is Threefold?
If you’ve come to this recap of the Twin Peaks revival premiere seeking answers about what the heck happens in the series premiere, I’m going to have to make like Cooper in the Black Lodge and say next to nothing.

Because, honestly, Nadine’s drape runners have a better idea of what’s going on in the two-hour huh?-fest than I do. It doesn’t mean I won’t recount the highlights of the long-awaited continuation’s first installments, it just means that this long-time fan found the first few episodes tough to navigate.

A note about
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TNT Passes on Geena Davis' Bounty Hunter Pilot

TNT Passes on Geena Davis' Bounty Hunter Pilot
Geena Davis‘ TNT bounty hunter pilot is making like the deadbeat criminals her character hunts: It’s failing to appear.

The cable network will not move forward with the untitled project, in which the Oscar-winner was to play an unconventional skiptracer, TVLine has confirmed.

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The series would have been a return to the small screen for the former Commander in Chief star. Marsha Mason (The Middle) was to play Davis’ mother, who would team up with her daughter on jobs, and Scott Bakula
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TNT Backs Away From Geena Davis Bounty Hunter Drama Series

Looks as though TNT will not go forward with its Geena Davis bounty hunter drama series. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the network has decided not to take the next step after seeing the pilot, which was shot in April. Something to do with its tone. This project, from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts, was one of the cable net’s more high-profile projects. Written by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg, it was inspired by the real-life story of bounty hunter Mackenzie Green. Davis was cast in the role of the unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter, whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business. Back in March, when Deadline last checked in on the project, Men Of A Certain Age star Scott Bakula had been cast, marking his return to TNT playing Mackenzie’s former husband,
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Scott Bakula Joins TNT’s Bounty Hunter Pilot, ABC’s ‘Big Thunder’ Casts A Lead

Men Of A Certain Age star Scott Bakula is returning to TNT with a co-starring role opposite Geena Davis in TNT‘s untitled bounty hunter quirky drama pilot from Dean Devlin‘s Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts. Written by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg inspired by the real-life story of bounty hunter Mackenzie Green and directed by Devlin, the drama stars Davis as Mackenzie “Mack” Green, an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business. Bakula will play Mack’s ex-husband Pete, a cop, joining previously cast Gloria Reuben, Marsha Mason and Enrico Colantoni. Bakula, repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content, will next be seen in an April episode of Two And A Half Men, HBO’s Liberace biopic, Behind The Candelabra, and indies Elsa And Fred and Snap. British actor Alex Hassell (Anonymous
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Pilot Scoop: Scott Bakula to Play Geena Davis' Ex in TNT's Bounty Hunter Drama

Pilot Scoop: Scott Bakula to Play Geena Davis' Ex in TNT's Bounty Hunter Drama
Scott Bakula has landed the male lead in TNT’s drama pilot starring Geena Davis as a bounty hunter, TVLine has learned.

Bakula will play a detective who is also the ex-husband of Davis’ character, a Seattle bail bondswoman whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business.

The yet-to-be-titled pilot, penned by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg, to be directed by Dean Devlin (Leverage) and inspired by the real-life story of Mackenzie Green, will shoot in mid-March.

Four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason previously was cast as Davis’ bounty hunter-helping TV mom.

Bakula,
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Gloria Reuben, Enrico Colantoni & Marsha Mason To Co-Star In TNT’s Geena Davis Pilot

ER alumna Gloria Reuben and Marsha Mason are set to co-star opposite Geena Davis in TNT‘s untitled quirky bounty hunter drama pilot from Dean Devlin‘s Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts. I’ve learned that Flashpoint‘s Enrico Colantoni also has been tapped for a lead role in the project, penned by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg. Inspired by the real-life story of bounty hunter Mackenzie Green, the drama stars Davis as Mackenzie “Mack” Green, an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business. Reuben will play Assistant D.A Kate Mickelson, a tenacious attorney with an honest and blunt relationship with Mack. Colantoni will play Wendell Hicks, Mack’s former accountant hired to run the financial desk at the bail bonds office. Mason plays Mack’s strong and independent mother Lloyd. (The character was written as male/female,
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Pilot Scoop: Marsha Mason to Play Geena Davis' Mom in TNT's Bounty Hunter Drama

Pilot Scoop: Marsha Mason to Play Geena Davis' Mom in TNT's Bounty Hunter Drama
Erstwhile Goodbye Girl Marsha Mason has landed a co-starring role in TNT’s untitled bounty hunter drama, TVLine has learned.

The four-time Oscar nominee will play the strong and independent mother of Geena Davis’ unconventional bail bondswoman.

No fan of retirement, Mason’s matriarch likes to get in on the action by teaming up with her daughter on jobs.

The project — penned by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg, with Dean Devlin (Leverage) set to direct — is inspired by the real-life story of Mackenzie Green.

Mason currently recurs on ABC’s The Middle as Patricia Heaton’s mom.
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TVLine Items: TNT Puts Bounty on Geena Davis, Collette Taken Hostage, Newsroom Exit & More!

TVLine Items: TNT Puts Bounty on Geena Davis, Collette Taken Hostage, Newsroom Exit & More!
Geena Davis is plotting a return to the small screen.

The ex-Commander in Chief star has signed on to play an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter in the TNT drama pilot Green, TVLine has confirmed.

The project — penned by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg, with Dean Devlin (Leverage) set to direct — is inspired by the real-life story of Mackenzie Green (hence the working title).

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• Emmy winner Toni Collette (United States of Tara) will star in the CBS pilot Hostages, a one-hour drama from Jerry Bruckheimer’s hit factory. Collette
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Geena Davis to play bounty hunter in new TNT drama pilot

Geena Davis to play bounty hunter in new TNT drama pilot
Geena Davis is to play a bounty hunter in a new TNT drama pilot. The Oscar winner will play an eccentric bail bondswoman in the project, inspired by real-life bounty hunter Mackenzie Green.

[Above: Geena Davis in ABC drama 'Commander in Chief'] Dean Devlin (Leverage) is attached to direct the pilot and will also serve as showrunner alongside Amy Berg, who penned the drama with writer Scott Prendergast (Wilfred). Davis won an Academy Award for 1988's The Accidental Tourist and also appeared in 1986's (more)
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Geena Davis Will Play an Eccentric Bounty Hunter in a Pilot for TNT

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Geena Davis Will Play an Eccentric Bounty Hunter in a Pilot for TNT
For many actresses, particularly ones over the dismaying low age studios films have as an unofficial cut-off, TV's become the main sanctuary for richer female characters -- which may be why Geena Davis is headed back to TV after a stint as the heroine of ABC's White House drama "Commander in Chief" in 2005-2006. (More recently, she played a role in A&E's miniseries "Coma.") The Oscar-winning Davis will play the lead role in an untitled bounty hunter drama for which TNT just ordered a pilot. She'll play an unconventional bondswoman whose eccentric approach to the job gives her an advantage in a tough business... eh, whatever, the drama's based on the real-life story of San Francisco bailbond agent Mackenzie Green, who was profiled in the New Yorker in 2003. Scott Prendergast ("Kabluey") and Amy Berg wrote the script, while Dean Devlin, whose TNT con artists series "Leverage" was canceled in December,
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TNT Orders Geena Davis Bounty Hunter Pilot from ‘Leverage’ Co-Showrunners

Oscar-winner Geena Davis is returning to the small screen in a new TV series from Leverage writer-producer Amy Berg and co-showrunner Dean Devlin. The newly-greenlit pilot is based upon the real-life example of sexagenarian bail bondswoman and bounty hunter Mackenzie Green.

TNT has given the go-ahead to the tentatively-untitled pilot, not so long after the network decided to end Leverage following a five-season run. Devlin is directing from the script co-penned by Berg and Scott Prendergast (Wilfred); if the show is picked up, then Berg and Devlin will share showrunner duties, with the latter also producing through his Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts.

Davis has mostly kept a low-profile since her role as President Mackenzie Allen on ABC’s Commander in Chief back in 2005-06, though she was a key player in ...

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TNT Orders Bounty Hunter Drama Pilot Starring Geena Davis

TNT has ordered a pilot for an untitled bounty hunter drama starring Oscar-winning, Emmy-nominated actress Geena Davis ( The Accidental Tourist , "Commander in Chief"). The dramatic and quirky project casts Davis as an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business. The show is inspired by the real-life story of Mackenzie Green. The pilot script for TNT's bounty hunter drama was written by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg, with Dean Devlin set to direct. Prendergast, Berg and Devlin serve as executive producers on the project along with John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Tom Lassally and Michael Rotenberg. Davis serves as co-executive producer, while Devlin and Berg are...
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Geena Davis to Star in TNT Drama Pilot From 'Leverage' Producer

Geena Davis to Star in TNT Drama Pilot From 'Leverage' Producer
TNT has ordered a bounty hunter drama pilot from Leverage executive producer Dean Devlin. Nearly one month after the cable network opted not to renew the caper drama for a sixth season, it is staying in business with Devlin for an untitled project toplined by Geena Davis and inspired by the real-life story of Mackenzie Green. The one-hour drama stars Davis as an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business. Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg wrote the script, with Devlin set to direct. The

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TNT Orders Bounty Hunter Drama Pilot Starring Geena Davis From Dean Devlin

Exclusive: Only days after TNT opted to end his drama series Leverage after five seasons, Dean Devlin is back at the cable network with a high-profile new hourlong project. TNT has greenlighted a pilot for an untitled quirky bounty hunter drama starring Geena Davis. The show is inspired by the real-life story of bounty hunter Mackenzie Green (watch a short film about her below). It will star the Oscar winner as an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business. Devlin is set to direct the pilot, produced by his independent company Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts. Scott Prendergast and Leverage writer-producer Amy Berg wrote the script; Berg and Devlin and will serve as showrunners. The trio will executive produce with Ternion’s John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky and 3 Arts’ Tom Lassally and Michael Rotenberg.
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Ex-Office Ep Developing 2 New Sitcoms For NBC

Ex-Office Ep Developing 2 New Sitcoms For NBC
Former Office producer/director Ken Kwapis has sold two family-themed half-hour comedy projects to NBC, TVLine has confirmed.

The first, tentatively titled Fred and Marilyn, is inspired by the real-life relationship between writer Scott Prendergast (Kabluey) and his formidable mother.

The second is based on the best-selling Joey Pigza book series by Jack Gantos and is being billed as a high-definition family comedy. Claudia Silver (Jungle Junction) will pen the script.

Kwapis and Alexandra Beattie will shepherd the projects — both of which are only in the pilot script stage — through their In Cahoots production company.
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Ken Kwapis Sells Two Comedies To NBC

Director-producer Ken Kwapis has sold two family comedy projects to NBC though the first-look deal In Cahoots, his company with Alexandra Beattie, has with Universal Television. Kwapis is attached to direct both projects as well as executive produce with Beattie. The first project, tentatively titled Fred and Marilyn, is written by Scott Prendergast and inspired by his real life relationship with his mother. It focuses on one man and his formidable mother. “Words like ‘domineering’ and phrases like ‘force of nature’ do not begin to describe this off-the-wall mother,” Kwapis said. “The fact that this story is based on a real person makes my jaw drop.” The second project is is described as a high-definition family comedy based on Jack Gantos’s best-selling Joey Pigza book series. Claudia Silver will write the pilot. “I’m determined to develop a family comedy that is big, raucous and actually takes place in the real world,
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SyFy denies any rip-off of Amber Benson's 'Drones' in new series 'Human Relations'

In a previous news story, we reported that Amber Benson's film Drones was eerily similar to the new series Human Relations on SyFy Channel's Fall lineup.

On July 31st on her blog, Amber Benson insinuated that the unlikely similarities between her indie film Drones and the new SyFy Channel series Human Relations was way toooo coinicdnetal, especially since SyFy.com itself had aired the trailer to Drones back in January 2010.

"Human Relations is an original concept that was brought to us by Scott Prendergast, a respected independent filmmaker," Syfy said in a statement issued to the media only in the past few days. "It was in no way inspired by Drones. We pride ourselves in our professional integrity and take suggestions of plagiarism very seriously."

"Our initial concern was if there was any truth to this," SyFy's Mark Stern said to www.airlockalpha.com. "If that were the case,
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Film Independent Selects 12 Fellows For 2010 Screenwriters Lab

Los Angeles (August 18, 2010) . Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the 12 screenwriters and film projects selected for its 11th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Taking place in Los Angeles from August 12 until September 16, the Screenwriters Lab is an intensive six-week program designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. Screenwriter and producer Meg LeFauve resumes duties as this year.s Lab Instructor, and Lab Mentors and Guest Speakers include Nicole Holofcener (Please Give), Erin Cressida Wilson (Chloe), José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries), Josh Olson (A History of Violence), and Kay Schaber-Wolf (WGAw).

.Our Labs have always attracted a high level of talent from different backgrounds and disciplines, and this year is no exception,. said Director of Talent Development Josh Welsh.
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Amber Benson's Film Might Have Gotten Plagiarized | A SyFy Original Series, Huh?

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We covered the indie sci-fi film Drones being helmed by Buffy alums Amber Benson and Adam Busch a few months ago when its trailers were released online. Here's the plot summary:

The Office meets The Day The Earth Stood Still...is about a guy who works in an office with a kooky, off-kilter boss/co-workers, who then discovers that he's really working with aliens who are plotting to blow-up the Earth.

There's a bit of a twatter on twitter at the moment as SyFy announced last week that it was developing a show called "Human Relations." Here's the plot summary of that one:

The Office meets Men In Black in this project featuring an office Temp who slowly discovers that his off-kilter and odd-ball bosses at the strange hi-tech "ad agency" where he works are really aliens working on plan to destroy the Earth.

And you just exploded in righteous
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Syfy Breaks Silence, Denies Former 'Buffy' Star's Claim

"Human Relations" is a proposed Syfy series that takes place in an office environment run by aliens. "Drones" is an independent movie co-directed by former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actors Amber Benson and Adam Busch that involves aliens running an office environment. But that's where the similarities end, and Syfy is clearing the air. "'Human Relations' is an original concept that was brought to us by Scott Prendergast, a respected independent filmmaker," Syfy said in a statement issued to the media. "It was in no way inspired by 'Drones.' We pride ourselves in our professional integrity and take suggestions of plagiarism very seriously." The statement is intended to put an end to the controversy surrounding the two projects, started July 31 by Benson on her blog, which pointed ...
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