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‘Mercy Street’ Season 2 Stresses Drama Of Battle Scenes, Corset Lacing & Fingernails – TCA

5 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The second season of PBS’ Civil War-era hospital drama Mercy Street will have “more scope and expanse” than the first, executive producer David Zabel said, saying Season 1 “felt a little too contained.” To that point, Season 2 will include battle scenes “to give a sense of what is going on in the front lines to understand the context,” added Ep Lisa Wolfinger. Josh Radnor’s Dr. Jedediah Foster has a new addiction, the actor revealed. “I felt traumatized for quite a while&#8221… »

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Alicia Vikander Teams With Charlotte Rampling and Eyes Agatha Christie Film

22 June 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Coming off of one of last year’s best performances in 45 Years, Charlotte Rampling has just signed on to writer-director Lisa Langseth‘s latest drama Euphoria, which will be her English-language debut. Deadline reports Rampling will join cast members Eva Green and Langseth-regular Alicia Vikander, who is also producing through her new company Vikarious. The story focuses on two sisters (Green and Vikander), traveling towards an unknown destination in Europe while in conflict. No more information is currently known about the film, which has plans to shoot in the German Alps this August.

In related news, two Agatha Christie films are in the works from Sony and Paramount, with their eyes on Alicia Vikander and Emma Stone, respectively, THR reports. The projects will not be adaptations of Christie’s work, but instead examinations of her life. Sony’s project, titled Agatha Christie, would focus on the titular character (Vikander) crossing »

- Mike Mazzanti

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The Leaves: Josh Radnor to direct new sci-fi drama

21 June 2016 5:45 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor is set to direct the upcoming sci-fi drama, The Leaves...

Josh Radnor, of How I Met Your Mother and Mercy Street fame, will be exploring uncharted (for him) territory as director of Lionsgate/Summit’s sci-fi drama The Leaves, the latest supernatural comic to come alive on the big screen.

This isn’t Radnor’s first time behind the camera (though it is his first paranormal one). His first venture behind the scenes was writing and directing the buzzed-about dramedy Happythankyoumoreplease, followed by Liberal Arts, which he also starred in. Both of his films received serious accolades even though neither was a box office smash.

In an uncharacteristic move, he won’t be making an onscreen appearance this time around. The Leaves is also a departure from his usual comedic material as he enters the world of science fiction. »

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What will ‘How I Met Your Mother’ alum Josh Radnor bring to the sci-fi genre?

21 June 2016 3:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

How I Met Your Mother alum Josh Radnor is getting into sci-fi. He will direct a sci-fi drama called The Leaves, based on a Virgin Comics (now Liquid Comics) one-shot comic of the same name. Summit Entertainment acquired the rights to the graphic novel way back in 2008.  Here is the description of The Leaves on Amazon: Inspired by the real-life Naadi fortune-tellers of India and one man’s legendary experience, Doctor Max Mellick has the universe at his fingertips — a world-renown heart surgeon with a striking girlfriend and extravagant New York lifestyle. When he attends a friend's funeral in India, something deep within him is forever changed. Identified as evil by an Indian fortune-teller, Max is forced to flee the country — to save his own life, but more importantly, to preserve his destiny. Interestingly, there’s a major aspect of The Leaves’ story (which Variety mentions) that’s not in that summary. »

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Star Josh Radnor Directing Sci-Fi Drama ‘The Leaves’

21 June 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor will direct Lionsgate/Summit’s sci-fi drama “The Leaves.”

Gotham Chopra and Carla Hacken (“Hell or High Water”) are producing. Radnor is directing from a script by Christopher Kyle and Kevin J. Walsh in a story focused on a man who must fight to convince the love of his life that they are soul mates when he ends up in a parallel universe where she has no idea who he is.

Radnor is not expected to star in “The Leaves.” It’s the third feature directing job for him, six years after he made his feature directorial and screenwriting debut with the 2010’s “Happythankyoumoreplease.” The comedy-drama won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

Radnor also directed and starred in 2012’s “Liberal Arts” opposite Elizabeth Olsen. The comedy-drama also premiered at Sundance.

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Josh Radnor To Helm Sci-Fi Drama "Leaves"

21 June 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radnor will direct the sci-fi drama "The Leaves" for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment.

The story follows a man who must fight to convince the love of his life that they are soul mates when he ends up in a parallel universe where she has no idea who he is. Radnor is not expected to star.

Radnor, who also helmed "Happythankyoumoreplease" and "Liberal Arts," is directing from a script by Christopher Kyle and Kevin J. Walsh. Gotham Chopra and Carla Hacken ("Hell or High Water") are producing.

Source: Variety »

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

1 June 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After seven nominations for playing Don Draper, the eighth time was the charm for Jon Hamm, who finally took home the prize last year for “Mad Men” in its final season. With Hamm now out of the race, the path is cleared for an actor who has never won for his current role. Some of the category’s frontrunners have won previously, some for lead actor, some in other categories, including Kyle Chandler (“Bloodline”), who won for “Friday Night Lights”; Bobby Cannavale (“Vinyl”), a “Boardwalk Empire” winner; Aaron Paul (“The Path”), who won for “Breaking Bad”; and “Billions” pair Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, who took home prizes for “Homeland” and “John Adams,” respectively. Actors who have received previous noms for their current characters without a win include Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) and Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”). The likely newcomer »

- Variety Staff

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Zac Efron: Joking His Way to Movie Stardom

28 May 2016 11:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A lot of young women — or former young women — may disagree with me, but for a while there Zac Efron came off as a poster boy for the following notion: that it’s possible to be too good-looking to be a movie star. In the “High School Musical” films, of course, he was all mussy-coiffed, aqua-blue-eyed charm — a wholesome hunk who knew how to dance, and when he wasn’t dancing knew how to micromanage his charisma so that it fell right on the cusp between dewy and sexy. He was a classic teen idol — he looked like Sean Cassidy with hair gel — and when you’re sitting on top of that world, surrounded by screaming fans, it always seems, at least within the entertainment industry, like you can conquer anything.

It was all but forgone that Efron would get a crack at movie stardom, and he did, but when »

- Owen Gleiberman

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5 Best Series to Watch Before Turning 30

28 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Hitting the "big 3-0" can be a big deal -- it's a chance to celebrate the end of your 20s, and also the age where you have to admit that you're finally an honest-to-goodness grown-up. Thankfully, there are some great TV shows to get you through the transition and give you some previews of the chaos and joy ahead.

1. 'Parenthood' (2010 - 2015)

"Parenthood" provides one of the more realistic TV portrayals of what it means to become an adult in your own family. An updated version of the classic 1980s movie of the same name, "Parenthood" is the story of the Bravermans -- four adult siblings, their spouses, their six kids, and their aging parents -- and how they all manage to support each other through various crises. Each character grows into new phases of adulthood over the course of six seasons, and the ensuing joy and heartache creates a compelling emotional journey for viewers. »

- Jaime Vazquez

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Mercy Street: The Vampire Diaries' Chris Wood Recurs in Season Two of PBS Drama

29 April 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Chris Wood will recur in the second season of the Mercy Street TV show on PBS. Wood played Kai Parker in season six of The Vampire Diaries on The CW. He was also Adam Weaver on The Carrie Diaries, and can currently be seen on Vampire Diaries' Ep Julie Plec's new series, Containment.

Earlier this week, PBS announced Brían F. O’Byrne, Patina Miller, and Bryce Pinkham are joining the Mercy Street season two cast. Returning cast members include: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Hannah James, Brad Koed, Jr., and Norbert Leo Butz. Also returning are Tara Summers, McKinley Belcher III, Jack Falahee, AnnaSophia Robb, Donna Murphy, L. Scott Caldwell, Suzanne Bertish, and Luke Macfarlane.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV News Roundup: ‘Hunger Games’ Actress Joins PBS’ ‘Mercy Street’

27 April 2016 2:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

PBS has cast Brian F. O’Byrne, Patina Miller and Bryce Pinkham in the sophomore season of its historical drama series “Mercy Street.” Also, Fox News Channel set a premiere date for season two of “Legends & Lies.”

Casting:

Patina Miller (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1”), Brían F. O’Byrne (“Million Dollar Baby”) and Bryce Pinkham have been cast in season two of PBS’ “Mercy Street.” Their character descriptions are detailed below:

O’Byrne will play Allan Pinkerton, head of the Union Intelligence Service, based on the real Pinkerton. Miller will play Charlotte Jenkins, a black Northern abolitionist and former slave (a composite of numerous historical figures, most prominently Harriet Jacobs) who escaped to freedom years before through the Underground Railroad. Pinkham will play Maj. Clayton McBurney III, the new hospital chief.

The trio will join the returning ensemble cast of Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Hannah James, »

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Mercy Street: Season Two Casting and Directors Announced

26 April 2016 5:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_48082" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mercy Street TV show on PBS adds new cast members for season two. (L-r) Brían F. O’Byrne, Patina Miller, and Bryce Pinkham. Image courtesy of PBS.[/caption]

Three new cast members and two directors have been announced for the second season of the Mercy Street TV series on PBS. Joining the cast of the Civil War-era medical drama in the second season are Brían F. O’Byrne, Patina Miller, and Bryce Pinkham. Scandal's Stephen Cragg is directing episodes one and two of the second season. ER's Laura Innes is set to direct episodes three and four. Director of episodes five and six will be announced at a later date.

Cast members returning for the second season of Mercy Street include: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Hannah James, Brad Koed, Jr., Norbert Leo Butz, Tara Summers, McKinley Belcher III, Jack Falaheew, AnnaSophia Robb, »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Mercy Street: Production on Season Two of PBS Series Begins

19 April 2016 5:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Production has begun on the second season of the Mercy Street TV series coming to PBS. Actor Zivan Holloway, who is new to the show tweeted and posted a photo to his Instagram account. "Good Morning from the set of #MercyStreetPBS Day Three filming Season 2. Day One for me on set!…"

Mercy Street is a Civil War era historical drama focusing on the doctors, nurses, and laborers, at the Mansion House Hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia. The Mercy Street cast also includes: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Donna Murphy, Norbert Leo Butz, McKinley Belcher III, Shalita Grant, L. Scott Caldwell, Hannah James, Wade Williams, AnnaSophia Robb, Tara Summers, Brad Koed, Luke Macfarlane, Cameron Monaghan, Suzanne Bertish, and Cherry Jones.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Mercy Street: PBS Teases Season Two Return

5 April 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Have mercy! While the second season of the Mercy Street TV series isn't coming to PBS until 2017, the network is already promoting it. Watch a teaser, below.

The Mercy Street TV show cast includes: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Donna Murphy, Norbert Leo Butz, McKinley Belcher III, Shalita Grant, L. Scott Caldwell, Hannah James, Wade Williams, AnnaSophia Robb, Tara Summers, Brad Koed, Luke Macfarlane, Cameron Monaghan, Suzanne Bertish, and Cherry Jones.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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How I Met Your Mother's top 10 episodes

13 March 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We pick from over 200 episodes of CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother to select the 10 funniest...

When How I Met Your Mother came to a final close almost two years ago, it’s fair to say opinion was divided on the ultimate resolution to Ted Mosby’s nine year, epic romance. Some viewers felt a tad cheated that creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas pulled what was seen as a ‘cop out’ ending.  Personally, I didn’t hate the final episode but that doesn't mean it's going to be on this list either.

How I Met Your Mother amassed a total of 208 episodes and this list is devoted to its 10 finest transmissions. Like any show that runs for so long, there were the expected dips in quality over How I Met Your Mother's life span. When whittling down choices, not a single episode of the »

- louisamellor

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TVLine Items: Carpool Karaoke Series in the Works, Damien Ratings and More

9 March 2016 2:22 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Make some room, Lip Sync Battle: Another late-night viral sensation is making the leap to cable.

James Corden and Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston are shopping a Carpool Karaoke series to networks, based on Corden’s crazy-popular, star-studded segment.

VideosSia Joins James Corden for Eggs-cellent Carpool Karaoke on Late Late Show

According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the news, Corden is not expected to host the project but will executive-produce and likely make guest appearances. (If you’re unfamiliar with Carpool Karaoke, let this be your introduction to the phenomenon.)

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Mercy Street: Season Two Renewal for PBS Series

9 March 2016 12:24 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_45414" align="aligncenter" width="590"] McKinley Belcher III as Samuel Diggs and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Nurse Mary Phinney.Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS[/caption]

PBS has renewed the Mercy Street TV series for a second season. Set prior to the Emancipation Proclamation, this Civil War era medical drama follows the doctors, nurses, laborers, and Confederate loyalists at the Mansion House Hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia.

The cast of Mercy Street includes: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Donna Murphy, Norbert Leo Butz, McKinley Belcher III, Shalita Grant, L. Scott Caldwell, Hannah James, Wade Williams, AnnaSophia Robb, Tara Summers, Brad Koed, Luke Macfarlane, Cameron Monaghan, Suzanne Bertish, and Cherry Jones.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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AMC's "Badlands," PBS' "Mercy" Renewed

9 March 2016 10:09 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Its good news for two new period dramas.

Looking to fill the hole left by "Downton Abbey," PBS has ordered a second season of its original series "Mercy Street". The Civil War-era drama will return for a six-episode second season in 2017.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Josh Radnor star in the show, PBS' first original drama in more than a decade, which opened to 3.3 million viewers in January. That's a long way from 'Downton' whose finale the other week pulled in an average of 9.6 million viewers.

Meanwhile AMC has renewed its martial arts western "Into the Badlands" for a ten-episode second season to air in 2017. That's up from the six episodes of the first which averaged 5.6 million viewers per episode - making it the third highest-rated first season in U.S. cable TV history.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Mercy Street’ Renewed for Season 2 by PBS

9 March 2016 7:28 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mercy Street” has a longer road ahead of it.

PBS has renewed the drama — its first original scripted production in more than a decade — for a second season, the public broadcaster said Wednesday.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response to ‘Mercy Street’ and the return of high-quality American drama on PBS stations,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS chief programming officer and general manager, general audience programming, in a prepared statement. “We’re looking forward to a second season offering more fascinating stories inspired by historical events. The effort from everyone involved, including the producers, directors, historical consultants, actors and PBS stations, resulted in an extraordinary series that exemplifies PBS’ world-class programming.”

PBS may be in search of a new flagship drama. The very popular “Downton Abbey” recently concluded, leaving the broadcaster in search of a new scripted property around which to rally.

The drama explores life in Alexandria, Virginia »

- Brian Steinberg

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Stevie Wonder Urges Young People to ‘Value Our Planet’ at Global Green Pre-Oscar Gala

25 February 2016 1:22 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stevie Wonder serenaded a crowd of industryites, do-gooders and goodie-bag-grabbers at Global Green’s 13th annual pre-Oscar benefit dinner at Mr. C’s Hotel in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night, and was rewarded with a surprise of his own.

Taking the stage with an event-appropriate new song titled “The Living Killing Life” – sample lyric: “Things you are hearing about global warming are not some fallacies” – Wonder segued into a rapid-fire half hour of his biggest hits backed by a two-piece band, from early career singles “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” and “My Cherie Amour” to “Innervisions”-era “Living for the City” and “Higher Ground,” to his 1984 Oscar winner “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” in which he sang “Global Green” in place of “first of spring.”

After a set-closing jam on “Superstition,” Wonder was joined by his children, who presented him with the org’s Global Green Hero Award, »

- Andrew Barker

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