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Watch Fox’s ‘Red Band Society’ Pilot Online

22 August 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has debuted the pilot of its new dramedy “Red Band Society” online ahead of its official broadcast premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The first episode will be available online until Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. Et via Hulu, Fox.com, Fox On Demand and the Fox Now app.

The pilot was unlocked via the efforts of fans — who also donated $100,000 to charity — by sharing “Red Band Society” content on social media. The money will be distributed to five charitable organizations: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Teen Cancer America and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

The series stars Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable and a cast of young actors including Griffin Gluck, Nolan Sotillo, “X Factor” alum Astro, “Big Time Rush” star Ciara Bravo, Charlie Rowe and Zoe Levin. The show is a coming-of-age dramedy about a group of rule-bending friends and the adults who »

- Laura Prudom

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Amblin TV Developing Minority Report Series

22 August 2014 7:31 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Future criminals beware – the precogs are back. 12 years after the Tom Cruise vehicle became a critical and commercial success, Steven Spielberg is moving ahead with a TV adaptation of his film Minority Report, to be scribed by Godzilla screenwriter Max Borenstein.

Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is behind the project, which will likely focus on the elite PreCrime unit seen in the film. It’s unclear how closely the TV adaptation will hew to the original film, which was based on a story by Philip K. Dick, but in Minority Report, the controversial police unit used three “precogs,” mutated humans with predictive abilities who could identify murderers before they ever carried out their crimes.

It’s a similar set-up to CBS’ Person of Interest, in which characters utilize advanced technology in order to thwart crimes before they happen, but that series’ success may indicate to Spielberg that there’s both still »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Minority Report TV series is being developed

21 August 2014 11:36 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Godzilla scribe Mac Borenstein is writing TV version of Minority Report for Amblin Television...

Barely a week goes by at Den Of Geek Towers where we aren’t reporting on another new film adaptation coming to the small screen. It has also become customary to link to this article on Fargo in such circumstances, to remind us all how well such projects can work.

The latest to be jumping on the bandwagon is Amblin Television, Steven Spielberg’s production company, who are now redeveloping Tom Cruise vehicle Minority Report for television.

They’ve got MTV’s Scream, HBO’s Westworld, NBC’s The Devil’s Advocate and the next series of Fargo to compete with in the race to find the next big cinema-to-telly ratings hit.

Working on the project will be Max Borenstein, best known for scripting Gareth EdwardsGodzilla - an interesting choice, with good form in mixing homage with new ideas. »

- rleane

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Bryan Cranston Will Go All The Way For HBO

17 July 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems like an age since we said an emotional farewell to Walter White – the iconic Breaking Bad character that brought Bryan Cranston millions of new fans worldwide. But, despite many opportunities in film having presented themselves – including Argo and Godzilla – along with a Tony-award winning turn on the Broadway stage, it seems the actor has not abandoned the small screen entirely. HBO has acquired the rights to develop the play All The Way for television, and Bryan Cranston is firmly on board.

The role in the play that brought Cranston his Tony award is that of Us President Lyndon B Johnson, and the story centres on his initial, eventful year in office. In the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the plot encompasses the escalation of the Vietnam War, the launch of the Civil Rights Bill, and the election that brought him Johnson his first full term as President. »

- Sarah Myles

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Bryan Cranston Returning to TV to Star in All the Way on HBO

16 July 2014 3:13 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Bryan Cranston is coming back to TV. E! News has confirmed the Breaking Bad star will headline HBO's adaptation of All the Way, the Broadway play about President Lyndon Johnson that netted Cranston a Tony award. Robert Schenkkan will adapt the play for HBO and serve as executive producer with Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Cranston. James Degus is attached as a co-executive producer. The play and film chronicle President Johnson taking office following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. During his first year, Johnson launched his landmark civil rights bill, dealt with the Vietnam War and the escalating tensions with the FBI. The Hollywood Reporter first reported on »

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Bryan Cranston to Star in HBO Films’ ‘All the Way’ Adaptation

16 July 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bryan Cranston is going “All the Way” with HBO Films. The studio has acquired the rights to the Tony Award-winning play starring Cranston as President Lyndon Johnson, which also won him a Tony Award as Best Actor. Robert Schenkkan will adapt his play for HBO.

A behind-the-scenes look at President Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office, “All the Way” follows Johnson as he takes the oath following President Kennedy’s assassination, copes with the escalation of the Vietnam War, and launches his landmark civil rights bill.

Cranston, who made his Broadway debut in “All the Way,” won not only the Tony Award, but also the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theater World Awards. He’s also won three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for “Breaking Bad.” He’s currently nominated for the show’s final season.

“All the Way” will be produced for HBO by Amblin Television, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Watch: Aliens Attack in New ‘Falling Skies’ Season 4 Trailer

24 June 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Following the season four premiere of “Falling Skies,” TNT is offering viewers a closer look at what they can expect as the drama series plays out this summer.

“This season the battle for humanity, for hope, for the planet, will leave Earth behind,” the trailer warns as the cast, including series star Noah Wyle, battles supernatural forces and a new kind of army.

Wyle leads the charge as Tom Mason, a college professor who has become a resistance leader after a massive invasion by the Espheni alien race.

This season, the Mason family and the remaining 2nd Mass  find themselves under attack by a new Espheni war machine and a new, deadly creation.

The series also stars Moon BloodgoodWill PattonColin Cunningham, Drew RoyConnor JessupMaxim KnightSarah Carter, Seychelle GabrielMpho Koaho and Doug Jones. “Harry Potter” actress Scarlett Byrne has joined as a series regular for »

- Andrea Seikaly

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Watch Star Octavia Spencer In First Trailer For Fox's 'Red Band Society' Remake

23 May 2014 4:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Here's your first look at a series Fox ordered for its 2014/2015 TV season, starring Octavia Spencer, which is a remake of a lauded Spanish drama titled Pulseras Rojas (known in English as Red Band Society). The Catalan television show that first aired in 2011, was created by Albert Espinosa and draws on his childhood experiences as a hospital patient. It tells the story of a group of Catalan children and teenagers who meet as patients in the children's wing of a hospital. Oscar winner Spencer stars, plays Nurse Jackson, described as a tough, intuitive nurse who's very good at her job. But despite her hard exterior, she is very sympathetic to the kids on her ward. Margaret Nagle (Boardwalk Empire) penned the U.S. adaptation and is exec producing for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Amblin’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also exec produce, with producer Sergio Aguero, who brought the project to Amblin. »

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Watch sick kids bond on 'Red Band Society' trailer

23 May 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sick kids in a pediatric ward are almost guaranteed to be charming, heartwarming and occasionally break your heart with very little effort, and that seems to be the goal of the Steven Spielberg-produced "Red Band Society," which will debut on Fox this fall. Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer stars as a cranky nurse who probably has a marshmallow center we haven't seen yet, or at least haven't seen in this trailer for the show. This seems to be "The Breakfast Club" with a generous sprinkling of cancer, comas and heat problems. With Spencer on board, the bar is set high from an acting perspective, and the trailer suggests these kids won't let the saccharine level get too high. At least the series has a model from which to draw material. "Polseres Vermelles" is the Catalan television show on which "Red Band Society" is based, and it was inspired by real life »

- Liane Bonin Starr

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Jason Ensler Joins Fox’s ‘Red Band Society’ As Ep/Director, Richie Keen Boards Fxx’s Tracy Morgan Comedy As Co-ep/Director

22 May 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jason Ensler has signed on to be the executive producer/director of Fox’s new coming-of age-drama series Red Band Society, from ABC Studios and Amblin TV. Written/exec produced by Margaret Nagle and based on a Spanish format, Red Band Society, whose pilot was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, revolves around teenagers who are long-term hospital patients. Ensler will exec produce alongside Nagle, Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Sergio Aguero. Wme-repped Ensler previously served as executive producer and directed the pilots of such series as Hart Of Dixie, Cult and Franklin And Bash. Richie Keen has been tapped to direct and co-executive produce Tracy Morgan’s untitled 10-episode straight-to-series comedy for Fxx, from the It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia creators Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton & Charlie Day and Sunny writer Luvh Rakhe. Produced by Rcg, The Tannenbaum Co. and Nick Frenkel, the series is expected to begin production in New York in August. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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First Photos from Under the Dome Season 2

21 May 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Season one of the CBS TV series Under the Dome, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name, ended on a very tense, throat-tightening note. Its return this summer, then, will likely sate the appetites of viewers who have been hungry for more misadventures in Chester’s Mill. We previously reported that Stephen King would write the premiere episode of the second season, and it looks like the show’s body-dropping drama will be back in full force.

In addition to writing the second season’s premiere episode, it’s likely that Stephen King will drop by the Sweetbriar Rose diner for a coffee cup cameo. The second season of Under the Dome premieres Monday, June 30 (10:00 – 11:00 Pm, Et/Pt) on CBS:

Under The Dome tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. »

- Derek Anderson

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CBS Provides the First Look at Extant and Stalker

14 May 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It's been a crazy busy week for the TV networks, and today it was CBS's turn to show off its upcoming wares. On tap for you right now we have "first look" videos for the Halle Berry vehicle "Extant" plus Kevin Williamson's new series, "Stalker."

"Extant" premieres on Wednesday, July 9th, at 9/8c on CBS.

"Extant" Synopsis:

"Extant" is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut, Molly (Halle Berry), who is trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Goran Visnjic portrays John, Molly's husband; Pierce Gagnon plays their son, Ethan; Louis Gossett, Jr., plays Quinn, Molly's father; and Camryn Manheim plays Sam Barton, Molly’s best friend. Michael O'Neill and Grace Gummer also co-star. Guest stars include Josh Malina as Dr. Scott Beck, the lead »

- Debi Moore

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CBS’ New Series Trailers: ‘Extant’, ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’, ‘Scorpion’, ‘Stalker’, ‘The McCarthys’

14 May 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Here are the first looks at CBS‘ new dramas and comedies as part of the 2014-2015 series orders. The network has made full trailers of most of its fall series now that its upfront presentation has concluded in New York — including summer series Extant. Still to come, midseasoners Battle Creek, CSI: Cyber and The Odd Couple. Here’s the rest: Related: CBS 2014 Schedule Extant – Summer Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios. From executive producers Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and Adam Rodin. Madam Secretary – Fall Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Revelations Entertainment. From executive producer/writer Barbara Hall, executive producer/director David Semel and executive producers Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman. NCIS: New Orleans – Fall Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios. From writer/executive producer Gary Glasberg and executive producers Mark Harmon and Jeffrey Lieber. Scorpion – Fall Drama Produced by CBS Television Studios. »

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TNT’s New Series Trailers: ‘Public Morals’, ‘Proof’, ‘The Librarians’, ‘Transporter: The Series’

14 May 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Here are the first looks at TNT‘s new dramas as part of the network’s 2014-2015 series orders. They include two original series — the Jennifer Beals-starrer Proof, exec produced by Kyra Sedgwick, and Edward Burns’ 1967-set NY cop drama Public Morals — as well as the Librarian series spinoff and the overseas pickup Transporter: The Series starring Chris Vance. Check them out: Related: TNT Unveils New ‘Boom’ Tagline, Turner Development Slates Transporter: The Series – Fall Drama Produced by Atlantique Productions. From executive producers Frank Spotnitz, Chris Vance, Fred Fuchs, Olivier Bibas and Qvf Inc, and producer Susan Murdoch. The Librarians – Winter Drama Produced by Electric Entertainment. From writer/executive producer John Rogers and executive producers Noah Wyle, Dean Devlin and Marc Roskin. Proof – 2015 Drama Produced by Turner Originals. From writer/executive producer Rob Bragin, director Alex Graves and executive producers Kyra Sedhwick, Jill Littman and Tom Jacobson. Public Morals »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Turner To Steer TNT To Edgier Programs

14 May 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Like the dynamite its moniker suggests, TNT could use a few more explosions – at least in the mind of its corporate owner.

With its ratings down and its recent programs skewing too old for its own executives’ tastes, TNT is getting a makeover. The Time Warner outlet will, going forward, place more emphasis on edgier dramas that provide more thrills, including shows that draw upon action-adventure. mystery, and science fiction. And it will present a slightly new positioning to viewers and advertisers, adding the word “Boom” to its tagline and on-air graphics.

“It’s time to evolve and grow TNT – and that starts with refreshing the brand and evolving our content along with it,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming, for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, in a prepared statement. “All of it is meant to work together to deliver a clear promise to the audience: If you »

- Brian Steinberg

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ABC’s New Series Trailers: ‘American Crime’, ‘Selfie’, ‘How To Get Away With Murder’, ‘Black-Ish’, More

13 May 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated With Full Trailers: Check out the first look at ABC‘s new comedies and dramas as part of the 2014-2015 series orders. The network has made full trailers of everything available now that its upfront presentation is underway. The sole holdout: Midseason drama Marvel’s Agent Carter. Stay tuned for that one. Here’s the rest: American Crime – Drama Produced by ABC Studios. From writer/director/executive producer John Ridley and executive producer Michael J McDonald. Forever – Drama Produced by Warner Bros Television. From writer/executive producer Matt Miller, executive producers Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz, and director Brad Anderson. How To Get Away With Murder – Drama Produced by ABC Studios. From writer/executive producer Peter Nowalk, executive producer Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, and director Michael Offer. Secrets And Lies – Drama Produced by ABC Studios and executive producers Kapital Entertainment with Hoodlum Entertainment. From writer/executive producer Barbie Kligman, »

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Fox fall schedule revealed: 'Gotham' on Mondays

12 May 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Less animation, plenty of reality, and another two-hour comedy block reduced — those are some of the quick take-aways from Fox’s 2014 fall schedule announcement.

First up: On Mondays, the network will launch perhaps fall’s most-anticipated new drama, the Batman prequel series Gotham at 8 p.m. followed by the sophomore return of Sleepy Hollow at 9 p.m. Fox has ordered 16 episodes of Gotham and 18 episodes of Sleepy Hollow. On Tuesdays, ambitious new reality show Utopia, in which contestants try to build a perfect society over the course of a year, will open for New Girl and The Mindy Project (which »

- James Hibberd

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Ed Burns-Steven Spielberg Police Drama ‘Public Morals’ Greenlit by TNT

7 May 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TNT has given a 10-episode order to the police drama “Public Morals,” with Ed Burns (“Saving Private Ryan,” “The Brothers McMullen”) writing, directing, starring and executive producing. The series, which marks TNT's latest collaboration with Amblin Television, also includes Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank — the team behind TNT's “Falling Skies” — as executive producers. Also read: Steve Carell-Rashida Jones Cop Comedy Ordered to Series by TBS “Public Morals” will focus on New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice threaten. »

- Tim Kenneally

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TNT Orders Dramas Starring Ed Burns, Jennifer Beals

7 May 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT has given series pickups to two dramas: “Public Morals” and “Proof.”

Proof” is a supernatural vehicle starring Jennifer Beals as a surgeon who investigates reincarnation with the help of funding from a millionaire, played by Matthew Modine. Joe Morton also stars.

Public Morals,” from Amblin TV, is a detective drama set in 1967 New York City starring Ed Burns as a vice cop struggling to stay honest.

Rob Bragin wrote the pilot for “Proof” and exec produces with Tom Jacobson, Jill Littman, Alex Graves and Kyra Sedgwick.

Burns wrote and directed the pilot for “Public Morals.” He exec produces with Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Aaron Lubin. Michael Rapaport, Elizabeth Masucci and Ruben Santiago-Hudson also star.

Both dramas received 10-episode orders and are slated for premiere next year. TNT will unveil its 2014-15 schedule May 14 in Gotham.

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Red Band Society: Fox Orders Pediatric Wing Dramedy

6 May 2014 11:08 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fox has given the greenlight for another new series for the 2014-15 season -- Red Band Society. The cast includes Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Ciara Bravo, Griffin Gluck, Zoe Levin, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Charlie Rowe and Nolan Sotillo.

Here's the information that we have so far from the network:

Red Band Society - ABC Studios/Amblin Television

· EPs: Steven Spielberg, Margaret Nagle ("Boardwalk Empire") - she wrote the pilot, Justin Falvey ("The Americans," "Falling Skies"), Darryl Frank ("The Americans," "Falling Skies") and Sergio Aguero ("No Reservations," "Y Tu Mama Tambien")

· Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Glee, "American Horror Story")

· Description: A diverse group of teenagers become unlikely allies and friends in this unconventional and, at times, comic high school drama, set in the pediatric wing of a hospital. This is »

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