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12 Actors Who’ve Guest-Starred on ‘American Horror Story’

19 November 2015 10:00 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

With nearly five seasons under its belt, and a sixth confirmed, it’s hard to keep track of all the actors who have appeared on “American Horror Story” over the years. Here are 12 famous guest stars you may have forgotten about! Ashley RickardsKnown for her role on MTV’s “Awkward,” Rickards made appearances on two episodes of the first season, “Murder House.” Rickards plays Chloe, one of the high school students murdered by Tate (Evan Peters) after his shooting rampage. Although most prominent when she comes back with her friends to get revenge on Tate in the second part of the Halloween episode, Rickards also appeared in a flashback of the shooting. Christian SerratosDon’t blink! You might miss “The Walking Dead” and “Twilight” star’s brief appearance in the show’s pilot. Serratos played one of the mean girls who harasses Violet (Taissa Farmiga) when she begins school at Westfield High. »

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Wicked City: Cast, Crew Respond to ABC TV Show Cancellation

17 November 2015 10:00 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There always has to be a first TV show cancellation and this season's came much later than expected. Though several new shows have been essentially cancelled (Minority Report, Blood & Oil, Truth Be Told, and The Player), they are all still on the air. On Friday the 13th, ABC pulled the plug on their newest (and lowest-rated) drama after just three episodes.

Wicked City is set on the seedy Sunset Strip in the early 1980s. It revolves around Detective Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) and his new partner Paco Contreras (Gabriel Luna) as they try to solve a high-profile serial killer case. The rest of the show's cast includes Ed Westwick, Erika Christensen, Taissa Farmiga, Karolina Wydra, Evan Ross, Anne Winters, and Jaime Ray Newman.



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ABC's 'Wicked City' Is First Canceled Show of 2015-2016

16 November 2015 2:05 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Congrats, "Wicked City," you get the Fall 2015 booby prize!

If you blinked, you missed "Wicked City," which ABC canceled after just three episodes. The sex-and-violence-heavy crime procedural -- starring Ed Westwick, Erika Christensen, Jeremy Sisto, Gabriel Luna, and Taissa Farmiga -- followed Lapd detectives searching for a pair of serial killers on the Sunset Strip in the early '80s.

The pilot, which aired October 27, had a slow start with 3.28 million viewers and a 0.9/3 rating/share in the coveted 18-49 demographic. The next two episodes dropped in both overall viewers and in the ratings, with a 43 percent Week 3 dive to a 0.4 rating. That's really low. According to Deadline, production on the show will stop after they finish the now-filming Episode 8. (It was originally scheduled to be a 10-episode season.) Starting next Tuesday, November 17, the 10 p.m. timeslot will be filled with "Shark Tank" reruns.

This marks the first official cancellation »

- Gina Carbone

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Wicked City

13 November 2015 10:31 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: ABC

Episodes: Eight but five unaired (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: October 27, 2015 — November 10, 2015

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Ed Westwick, Erika Christensen, Jeremy Sisto, Taissa Farmiga, Gabriel Luna, Karolina Wydra, Evan Ross, Anne Winters, and Jaime Ray Newman.

TV show description:

This crime anthology follows cases set during famous and infamous moments of Los Angeles history. The first case is set on the seedy Sunset Strip of the early 1980s. Amidst the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, a sinister someone stalks sultry starlet-wannabes.

Kent Grainger (Ed Westwick), in the guise of a Hollywood bigwig, trawls the clubs, making empty promises of fame and fortune to pretty young things. Once he dedicates a song to a woman on the radio, her days are numbered. »


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Wicked City: Cancelled; ABC Drops Tuesday Night Drama After Three Episodes

13 November 2015 10:22 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It looks like we finally have the first cancellation of the 2015-16 season. Four new shows have seen their episode orders cut (Truth Be Told, The Player, Blood & Oil, and Minority Report) but they've all stayed on the air. Tonight, ABC cancelled and pulled their low-rated Wicked City anthology drama after three airings.

Wicked City is set on the seedy Sunset Strip in the early 1980s. It revolves around Detective Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) and his new partner Paco Contreras (Gabriel Luna) as they try to solve a high-profile serial killer case. The rest of the show's cast includes Ed Westwick, Erika Christensen, Taissa Farmiga, Karolina Wydra, Evan Ross, Anne Winters, and Jaime Ray Newman.

Airing Tuesdays at 10pm, Wicked City had trouble right from the start. The first episode attracted a meager 0.88 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.28 million viewers.



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ABC Pulls ‘Wicked City’ Amid Low Ratings, Critical Scorching

13 November 2015 4:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has yanked freshman drama “Wicked City” from its Tuesday 10 p.m. time slot, after just three airings. Beginning Nov. 17, repeats of “Shark Tank” will air instead of “Wicked City.”

The series starred Ed Westwick, Erika Christensen and Jeremy Sisto. Steven Baigelman is creator and exec producer of “Wicked City” with Amy B. Harris handling showrunner duties. Harris took to Twitter to thank the network, after news broke that the show was canceled.

Revolving around a serial killer in early-1980s Los Angeles, “Wicked City” sparked scathing reviews — both in regards to whether television really needed another serial killer drama and to its seemingly glamorization of sex and violence.

Despite this, there were grand plans for “Wicked City” as ABC hoped to capitalize on the gore-tinged anthology trend spearheaded by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s “American Horror Story” franchise on FX. (Both projects, coincidentally, have cast Taissa Farmiga).

“‘American Horror Story, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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14 New Releases to Watch at Home This Week on Blu-ray/DVD

3 November 2015 6:30 AM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. The Final Girls Max (Taissa Farmiga) lost her mom Nancy (Malin Akerman) three years ago, and while she’s moving on with her life the memory is still fresh in her mind. Nancy was a struggling actress whose most high profile role was in an ’80s slasher called Camp Bloodbath, and while it’s a cult favorite the film interfered with her career aspirations until the day she died. An unexpected series of events at an anniversary screening leaves Max and her friends looking for an emergency exit out of the theater, but when they slice their way through the movie screen to escape they awaken in the woods… and in Camp Bloodbath. The movie is now happening around them — the sexy shenanigans, the kills, the endless genre cliches — and reunited with her mom, or »

- Rob Hunter

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Wicked City: Season One Ratings

28 October 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last year, ABC introduced a gritty anthology series called American Crime. It didn't do very well in the ratings but the network renewed it for a second season anyway. Now, ABC has introduced another one called Wicked City. How will this one fare? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season as well? Stay tuned.

The first season of Wicked City is set on the seedy Sunset Strip in the early 1980s. It revolves around Detective Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) and his new partner Paco Contreras (Gabriel Luna) as they try to solve a high-profile serial killer case. The rest of the show's cast includes Ed Westwick, Erika Christensen, Taissa Farmiga, Karolina Wydra, Evan Ross, Anne Winters, and Jaime Ray Newman.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 »


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Contest: Win a Copy of The Final Girls on Blu-ray

28 October 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Win a copy of slasher comedy The Final Girls on Blu-ray. Critically lauded Festival hit The Final Girls hits DVD and Blu-ray from Sony Home Entertainment on November 3rd, but Shock has a stack of copies to give away today! The film stars the lovely Taissa Farmiga as a sullen teenager who, along with her friends,…

The post Contest: Win a Copy of The Final Girls on Blu-ray appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Wicked City Premiere: Will You Take a Second Stab At ABC's Killer Drama?

27 October 2015 7:57 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Kent Grainger (Ed WestwickGossip Girl) is a man of many alleged trades: a record label executive, a talent agent to the stars, and most importantly, a secret admirer.

In ABC’s Wicked City, the CW alum plays a copycat serial killer in the drug-fueled murder capital of the world — 1982 Los Angeles — where, much like Billy Idol’s then-eventual hit, he’s got nothing but flesh for fantasy.

RelatedWicked City Review: Time, Place and a Killer Ed Westwick on Its Side

Set on making a name for himself as more than just the second coming of the “Hillside Strangler, »

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‘Wicked City’ Cast Says Audience May Fall in Love With Ed Westwick’s Serial Killer

27 October 2015 2:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC is going to the dark side with the ’80s drama “Wicked City,” which debuts Tuesday night.

Ed Westwick, who stars as a creepily charming serial killer, says, “He appears to be very genuine when he has this compassionate, sensitive side,” when asked if his character Kent has any redeeming qualities.

Teasing one of his complex relationships on the Tuesday night series, Westwick, who rose to fame playing Chuck Bass on the CW’s “Gossip Girl,” adds, “I would argue that there’s something very intriguing about the relationship with the neighbor’s daughter.”

Westwick said he was drawn to the show’s setting and the multi-faceted role when reading the script. “The year of 1982 on the Sunset Strip — the sex, drugs, and rock and roll atmosphere, it sounded pretty cool, to be honest,” he says in the video. “And then, to play the character that I’m playing, I get to be a chameleon. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Wicked City Season 1 Review

27 October 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One episode was provided prior to broadcast.

Set in 1980s Los Angeles, there’s a plethora of movies, television shows, and books, both fictional and true, that ABC’s new crime drama Wicked City can’t help but emulate. The new series follows the beginnings of a romantic tryst between a pair of deeply scarred individuals that eventually leads to a series of brutal murders along the Sunset Strip. Sometimes the series evokes the air of Se7en, or the overbearing dread of Zodiac, but it’s fashioned and packaged inside the most redundant and rudimentary network procedural possible, and adheres to such a sour and distasteful tone, that none of the terror sticks.

That terror originates from Kent Grainger (Ed Westwick), who infiltrates bars on the Sunset Strip each night, posing as whatever his potential target might need (casting agent, real estate mogul, etc) and inviting them out to »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Halloween watch: Nina Dobrev and the The Final Girls cast on surviving a meta horror

27 October 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Final Girls is meta horror-comedy at its best.  A literal throwback to the slasher flicks of the 1980’s, The Final Girls is also a loving tale of the relationship between a mother and daughter, and naturally features a bevy of ass-kicking women.

As Max Cartwright (Taissa Farmiga) grieves the death of her mother Amanda (Malin Akerman), a 1980s Scream Queen, she and her friends find themselves transported into the movie that made her mom famous. Together with her friends (Nina Dobrev, Alia Shawkat), Max must help her mother and the movie’s cast members fight off the maniacal killer who is tormenting a summer camp and hopefully return to the present day.

A suspension of disbelief is required for the plot, but trust us, just go with it and prepare yourself for one of the freshest takes on the horror genre since Cabin in the Woods.  Just in time for Halloween, »

- Rachel West

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Wicked City Review: Time, Place and a Killer Ed Westwick on Its Side

25 October 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

“That was weird. And kind of amazing,” sighs Wicked City‘s Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen), moments after a sexual encounter remarkable for its unspoken agreement that she pretend to be a corpse.

RelatedWicked City Star Erika Christensen on Playing a Sociopath: Parenthood Fans ‘Needed to Be Warned’

Like Betty before she fully succumbs to the twisted charms of Ed Westwick’s Kent, you too might experience intermittent misgivings about the one-hour pilot of ABC’s latest crime drama (premiering Tuesday, 10/9c) — albeit for very different reasons. While Kent’s twisted script threatens to push Christensen’s secretly sadistic nurse »

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TV Review: ‘Wicked City’

23 October 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There is a mystery at the heart of “Wicked City,” but it’s not captured by anything that happens on screen. Actually, the confounding questions about this program are legion. Why did anyone think television needed yet another serial-killer drama? Why did someone at ABC greenlight this pallid copycat, which is almost exactly like NBC’s “Aquarius,” a bland retro murder mystery that aired on NBC last summer? How did “Wicked City” survive the pilot-script stage, when its groan-inducing dialogue and paper-thin characterizations were surely obvious?

But the biggest question of all is, why did anyone think this drama, which features a woman being murdered within the first few minutes, would be a good fit for ABC’s aspirational and allegedly female-friendly brand?

Of course, ABC doesn’t have to turn every hour-long offering into the next “Quantico” or “Scandal,” and networks should be encouraged to break out of their »

- Maureen Ryan

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Full AFI Festival Lineup And Schedule Unveiled

21 October 2015 8:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The American Film Institute announced today the films that will screen in the World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight, Shorts and Cinema’s Legacy programs at AFI Fest 2015 presented by Audi.

AFI Fest will take place November 5 – 12, 2015, in the heart of Hollywood. Screenings, Galas and events will be held at the historic Tcl Chinese Theatre, the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres, Dolby Theatre, the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian, the El Capitan Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt.

World Cinema showcases the most acclaimed international films of the year; Breakthrough highlights true discoveries of the programming process; Midnight selections will grip audiences with terror; and Cinema’s Legacy highlights classic movies and films about cinema. World Cinema and Breakthrough selections are among the films eligible for Audience Awards. Shorts selections are eligible for the Grand Jury Prize, which qualifies the winner for Academy Award®consideration. This year’s Shorts jury features filmmaker Janicza Bravo, »

- Melissa Thompson

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The Final Girls Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

21 October 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Soon you can step into the world of a summer camp slasher film from the comfort of your own couch, as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has slated The Final Girls for a November 3rd Blu-ray and DVD debut, complete with a hearty helping of bonus features:

Press Release (via Home Theater Forum): Culver City, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2015) – An official selection of the SXSW Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, screened at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness, and celebrated at Sitges, director Todd Strauss-Schulson’s genre-blending horror comedy The Final Girls debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD Nov. 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story”), Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat), Adam DeVine (“Modern Family”), Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”), Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”), Alexander Ludwig (“Vikings”) and Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) star in the unconventional comedy about a young girl (Farmiga) who is mysteriously transported with »

- Derek Anderson

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Wicked City: ABC Releases Promo for New Drama

20 October 2015 9:16 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There's no rest for the wicked. And it seems there's certainly no rest for the characters in Wicked City, ABC's upcoming crime procedural.

The network just released a new promo for the show which premieres on October 27. Set in Los Angeles in 1982, the drama will follow an unlikely group of police detectives, journalists, drug dealers, and clubbers who must team together against a Sunset Strip serial killer played by Ed Westwick.

In the sneak peek, you can see two detectives, played by Jeremy Sisto and Gabriel Luna, discover a gruesome "gift" from the killer (think the ending of Seven).

The series is slated for 10 episodes and will also star Erika Christensen, Taissa Farmiga, and Evan Ross.

Click here to see the promo.

What do you think? Is Wicked City something you'd watch? »


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Review: The Final Girls

18 October 2015 3:39 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

With meta-horror, the roots go deep into the bloodline of the genre. While Scream is often given the sole credit of inventing the element of self-referential comedic horror that borders on parody, the honor actually belongs to Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, an endearing classic in its own right. Other pre-Scream meta included Wes Craven’S New Nightmare, Waxwork, Fright Night and the criminally underrated, Popcorn. While Scream deserves its place in history for reviving the genre when it was fading into direct-to-video “z” grade fodder, it ironically became another reductive horror franchise by the time it reached the second sequel. Over a decade later, when Scream 4 was released (arguably the only sequel that the franchise needed) audiences weren’t so receptive. The world had changed. So it made sense when viewers were quick to instead praise gonzo-horror Cabin In The Woods. Whedon’s clever, yet heavily smarmy and »

- Josh Soriano

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'The Final Girls' director: Angela Trimbur's striptease was completely improvised

16 October 2015 11:34 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Final Girls" actually hit theaters and VOD last Friday, but consider this my second-weekend push for a very funny, occasionally moving film that is, at heart, a mother-daughter weeper disguised as a horror-comedy. It's a combination that brings to mind Edgar Wright's masterful "Shaun of the Dead," a meta-zombie flick that hit us with moments of real emotion in the midst of a riotous, bloody parody. Recently I chatted with director Todd Strauss-Schulson to talk about the film, which stars "American Horror Story's" Taissa Farmiga as the daughter of a deceased movie "scream queen" (an excellent Malin Akerman) who is magically transported into one of her mother's cult '80s slasher films. One of the things he touched on was the idea of comedy as a vehicle for poignant expressions of emotion, and how laughs can actually heighten the pathos. "The design of the humor [in 'The Final Girls'] was that my »

- Chris Eggertsen

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