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CBS’ summer thriller series “Zoo” could be something the family can watch together — well, most of the family.
“We really want the whole world to fear their schnauzers,” executive producer Scott Rosenberg said of the adaptation of James Patterson’s novel about what happens when animals turn the tables on the humans who have hunted, trapped and terrorized them for centuries.
#Zoo's @JPFringe says it's "The Birds," but with the entire animal kingdom.
— Whitney Friedlander (@loislane79) May 18, 2015
Rosenberg was speaking during the 13-episode series preview panel on May 18 at the London Hotel as part of studio CBS Television’s summer press day.
Much of the series opted for live animals on set instead instead of CGI. This took some getting used to for actors like Nonso Anozie, one of the series’ stars and also one who wouldn’t describe himself as an animal lover.
#Zoo's @NonsoAnozie got a »
- Whitney Friedlander
The poster for ABC’s summer thriller The Whispers is rated TV-cc — and that stands for Creepy Child.
Ok, Ok, the kid is cute enough, but it’s the eerie glowing hands — and that “Not all imaginary friends are imaginary” tagline — that’s making us a little uneasy.
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The network’s logline for the series is as follows: “We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them, too? Someone we don’t know. Can’t see. Can’t hear. »
ABC has slated some summer scares on their schedule with The Whispers, a new series debuting in June. Also featured in our latest round-up are UK / Ireland release details for the Argentinian zombie film, What's Left Of Us, and information on the 7th Annual Chicago Zombie Prom.
Press Release -- "We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them, too? Someone we don’t know. Can’t see. Can’t hear. In “The Whispers,” someone or something - is manipulating the ones we love most to commit the unthinkable. In the country’s center of political power, Washington D.C., several kids have been talking about their imaginary friend, Drill. What the parents don’t know is that this friend »
- Derek Anderson
I’m always baffled and suspicious when litigation over a movie comes up years after the film has been released. That being said, the case against The Cabin in the Woods looks to have some basis in fact even though the lawsuit isn’t timely. Or at least, it isn’t timely to that film’s release; it just happens to be coming up as co-writer Joss Whedon’s new movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is a couple weeks from hitting theaters. According to THR, author Peter Gallagher claims Whedon, co-writer/director Drew Goddard stole the idea from his 2006 novel The Little White Trip: A Night In the Pines, and is suing the two filmmakers for copyright infringement along with distributors Lionsgate and production company Mutant Enemy. Gallagher is asking for $10 million in damages. [caption id="attachment_159682" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Lionsgate[/caption] More often than not, the similarities are so broad that the suit is clearly frivolous. »
- Matt Goldberg
CBS has announced premiere dates for its lineup of original summer programming that includes returning event series "Extant," which stars Halle Berry, for a second season run. The serialized thriller will make its sophomore debut on Wednesday, July 1 at 10pm. This season, astronaut Molly Woods (Berry) discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, and that she and mysterious stranger J.B. Richter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) may be the only hope for survival. In its first season, "Extant" was the most-watched new scripted program of the summer, winning its Wednesday 10-11pm time period in viewers, with an 8.65 million average. This summer will also see the premiere of "Zoo," which is based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, with a cast that includes Brit Nonso Anozie, who will be joined by James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, and Nora Arnezeder. In the series, a wave. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
CBS is spreading its original summer fare across the week’s schedule, on Thursday announcing premiere dates for its warm-weather programming slate highlighted by three original scripted dramas and the return of reality veteran “Big Brother.”
“Under the Dome,” which was a breakout hit for CBS when it premiered in the summer of 2013, is moving from Monday to Thursday as it kicks off its season June 25. The net said on Thursday that Marg Helgenberger will guest star in this season’s “Dome” in an extended story arc this season that begins with the first episode.
The small-town drama based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel will launch its third season with a two-hour episode (9-11 p.m.), airing behind the second part of the two-night “Big Brother” season premiere.
“Big Brother,” which bows with an hourlong episode on June 24, will once again air Wednesday and Sunday at 8 and Thursday at 9. On Thursday, »
- Rick Kissell
As noted in our previous article, we had the chance to interview the cast of Now: In the Wings on a World Stage at Tribeca, where members of the play and even House of Cards came to watch the film’s premiere. Watch the interviews below.
Nathan Darrow (Lord Grey/Henry, the Earl of Richmond):
Jeremy Whelehan (Director of the Film):
Gavin Stenhouse (Marquess of Dorset):
Simon Lee Phillips (Sir James Tyrrel/the Duke of Norfolk):
Annabel Scholey (Lady Anne):
Isaiah Johnson (Lord Rivers/Scrivener):
Andrew Long (King Edward IV/the Bishop of Ely):
- Catherina Gioino
Double trouble here! Tribeca premiered the documentary Now: In the Wings on a World Stage, which follows the cast of Richard III as they debut their performance worldwide. After the film’s premiere, the cast of the play and film joined Charlie Rose onstage for an exclusive Q&A about the making of the film as well as the challenges they faced as part of the play.
Richard III stared Kevin Spacey as the namesake as well as multiple actors who were in attendance at the film’s premiere. Some include Maureen Anderman, who played the Duchess of York, Nathan Darrow, who played Lord Grey/Henry, the Earl of Richmond, Gavin Stenhouse, who performed as the Marquess of Dorset, and Simon Lee Phillips, who was Sir James Tyrrel/the Duke of Norfolk. King Edward IV/the Bishop of Ely also made an appearance, as Andrew Long appeared at Tribeca, as »
- Catherina Gioino
CBS’ Zoo has added a few new specimens.
Burke will play Mitch, a straightforward large-animal veterinarian who would rather hang out with animals than deal with humans and all of their complexities.
Connolly’s Jamie is described as “a passionate young journalist” who’s determined to get to the bottom of the strange animal behavior she’s tracking.
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