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Empire One of of 2014’s Biggest Hits

11 hours ago

TV networks are finally releasing shows that are being successful. A good example of one would be Fox’s Empire. The series follows the family of a music mogul who is a mastermind behind big rap stars. It has become a surprise hit with only a few episodes airing to date and their biggest fans being African-Americans. The show quickly climbed up to the second top series being watched by them, only after Scandal. On the list they are also joined by Black-ish and How To Get Away With Murder. So far it appears that we can expect more of these 4 series, with Empire becoming a hit.

It is good news that they found success with these shows. It is a break from the usual kind of stuff they put out. Especially since you consider how long it has been before they had a decent show that rang true for them. »

- Sarah Peel

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Mehcad Brooks Joins Supergirl

23 hours ago

Mehcad Brooks from Desperate Housewives has landed a new role, Jimmy Olsen on Supergirl. CBS has announced that he will be playing the role of Jimmy. The show is describing the character as a savvy and worldly photographer who is new. He will be close to Kara, as she finds his life and personality interesting. He will likely be a regular cast member of the show. It is expected to premier either this fall or in 2016.

We are happy that Mehcad has a new gig. He is a gifted actor and with his winning looks, it is easy to see why they picked him and he has an advantage as his profile has not gotten too big. I am sure in that was planned by them and for a good reason. I cannot wait to see how he does in the role. It seems like it is all coming together so nicely know. »

- Sarah Peel

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Bruce Jenner Filming Docu-Series

28 January 2015 3:39 PM, PST

Poor Bruce Jenner, these last few months have been filled with speculation on his changing looks. Now we hear that he is working on a docu-series (likely different from his reported show with his sons) to film his so-called “journey”. The former Olympic star was even referred to as going on a journey by his step-daughter Kim Kardashian who called it that. So E! has not confirmed it nor has any of his family, but he has been reported filming these last few months.

Not sure how I feel about this. I always felt bad for Bruce, but he shouldn’t be doing things just for ratings. I personally doubt the rumors and since he has stayed hushed, I think we can assume that is the case. They just want to build up the excitement before they come clean. Hence why people questioned Bruce Jenner’s divorce from Kris Jenner. »

- Sarah Peel

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The Good Wife Bringing Back Gary Cole

28 January 2015 12:07 PM, PST

Now that part two of the season is returning in March, networks are figuring out how to boost their ratings again. Thus shows like The Good Wife is bring back someone special for that. Thus it has been announced that Gary Cole will be returning for a story arc this year. He will be reprising his role of Kurt McVeigh, who we last saw become married back in the fall of 2013. Now we will be seeing him return and find out what he is has been up.

It will be fun to see how they written him back in. I wonder if we can expect to hear if his marriage ended? I do not see why they would bring him back without his wife, unless their marriage didn’t work. However, I suppose that is part of the fun to see what they come up with.

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- Sarah Peel

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Jaden Smith & Maya Ruldolph Land HBO Pilot

28 January 2015 7:04 AM, PST

It looks like Jaden Smith will not need his mom’s help. The young actor and singer is now tied to an upcoming HBO comedy with Maya Ruldoph. It is called Brothers in Atlanta. Lorne Michaels will be the executive producer. Jaden and Maya will play Shirle and Curtis. She will be the boss of Moose, who is working on his own big music debut. while Langston deals with his new neighbor Curtis. The show will likely get the green light for this fall or in 2016. Other than that, we do not have much other on it.

People should be happy now that Jaden has been able to land a project that his parents are not attached to. Especially since pretty much all of his previous ones have been. Sure you could argue that his ties to his parents helped him, but lets give the guy a benefit of the doubt here. »

- Sarah Peel

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HBO Renews Togetherness

27 January 2015 6:07 PM, PST

HBO renewed their freshman comedy, Togetherness. The popular show about a married couple who are roommates with her sister and his friend. As expected, it sort of a modern day twist on Yes, Dear. However, this one was brought by Jay and Mark Duplass. The show has become a surprise hit for HBO as it is out of their usual comfort zone. The second season will air next year. Here is what Jay and Mark had to say about the good news in a joint statement.

We began our love affair with HBO in our parents’ living room in 1983, and to have these brilliant creative people put a ring on our fingers with a second season of Togetherness is a real-life dream come true

We are glad that they are so happy with this news. It is good to see that a comedy can make it on the network that is made from gory projects. »

- Sarah Peel

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Rhea Seehorn: Better Call Saul is Very Much its Own

27 January 2015 3:37 PM, PST

Entertainment Weekly caught up with Rhea Seehorn, who is starring in Better Call Saul. They ha the dying question on if the prequel was truly stand alone for those never saw Breaking Bad. Now it seems like we know that while we have heard conflicting info, the show will be very much one of its own. Here is what Rhea explained to them where it all fits together.

It’s definitely Better Call Saul season one, not Breaking Bad season six, which I think is a good thing. That’s coming from someone who is a huge Breaking Bad fan. I am now watching it for the third time. Given that, there’s treasures to find if you know the history of Breaking Bad. There’s definitely, oh, I’ve seen that person, and very interesting recurring things, like location, Albuquerque. Underlying the whole thing is its DNA: Vince and Peter, »

- Sarah Peel

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Tyler James Williams Joins Criminals Minds Spinoff

27 January 2015 12:50 PM, PST

It looks like CBS is wanting to use actors who had previous successful shows. They added Tyler James Williams from The Walking Dead as the latest guy joining the upcoming Criminal Minds spin-off. The show has been sped up with their pre-production work after the network confirmed that they wanted it. Not much is known yet, but we do know it follow another set of FBI employees. It is expected to stay true to CBS’ crime styled shows. His character will be Monty, the tech and personal liaison for the survivors of the victims. If you recognize his face from elsewhere, he also starred in Everybody Hate’s Chris.

I am glad that he has found success beyond his old show. I would love to see him play a high and important role, which it sounds like to be the case here. It will be fun to see how far »

- Sarah Peel

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Katie Holmes Returning to TV

27 January 2015 7:24 AM, PST

At long last Katie Holmes is back in business on TV, as she has landed a new role. She will be joining Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Her role will be a major one for their third season, as she will play Paige. She will be the daughter of Andrew Finney, who is ruthless. No word on when the third season starts yet. However, the team behind have heavily promoted it when their renewal was announced. So far Katie has not released a statement on the news.

I am glad to see she is returning to TV. She is a gifted actress and it sort of marks her full circle after leaving Tom Cruise. It will be good that she will have what we hope to be a regular gig. Especially since she has stayed off screen for so long. It will feel right, as well as provide her way to »

- Sarah Peel

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CBS Picks up Rush Hour Comedy

26 January 2015 6:26 PM, PST

Well, CBS did officially pick up the rumored Rush Hour comedy. The popular movie franchise was once a hot item between Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. However, the popularity fell last decade and it looks like CBS hopes to breathe in new life to it. Blake McCormick and Bill Lawrence will be working on it, along with the franchise’s Brett Ratner. No word on casting yet or when they will aim to premier it. Here is what they did release about their concept when the news was confirmed.

A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American Lapd officer who has no interest in a partner

This will be interesting to see how they will build it. The last movie came out almost 10 years ago and you never really hear anymore about Jackie or Chris. »

- Sarah Peel

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Jessica Jones’ Gains David Tennant

26 January 2015 3:11 PM, PST

Now that Netflix has confirmed a 2015 premier for Aka Jessica Jones, they are beefing up the cast. David Tennant is the lasted name to be confirmed. He will be playing a bad guy, Kilgrave. We are not sure how important or big his role will be in the 13 episode’s of season 1. David has previously been on Doctor Who and Gracepoint. No comment has yet to be made by him regarding the good news.

Congratulations is called for David Tennant. We are sure he will do a wonderful job on it. I am juts not sure what we can expect much from him on it. I suppose Netflix could be still trying to piece it all together, but it would be nice for the fans to have solid details. Especially as we can expect production to start soon on it if they wish to make it on the schedule they created on it. »

- Sarah Peel

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Fox Eyes Possible X-Men Series

26 January 2015 12:52 PM, PST

Fox is highly enjoying the perks of Gotham‘s success and they want more superheroes. Thus they network is reportedly looking into bringing The X-Men into the fold. Evan Katz and Manny Coto are working on the project with Fox to bring the characters to life on a regular live action series. The thing causing the hold up for it is Marvel and the possible need for a new deal between Marvel and Fox. The comics have not been released by them, despite that 20th Century Fox technically owns the film characters. Thus a new contract would need to be made for both.

This is great news. Fox needs something more solid to regain decent ratings that is also beyond cartoons. It seems like they may have found their niche. I just hope that they can meet a middle ground with Marvel on this, as both would hugely benefit from »

- Sarah Peel

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Nick Jonas Joins Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens

26 January 2015 7:40 AM, PST

Nick Jonas is serious about his acting career and it is shaping up to be a nice one. The former Jonas Brother member is the latest star to join Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens. Fox confirmed that Nick will have a re-occurring role in the horror based show that follows a campus. No word on what his role will be or any details on his character at this moment. Nick has remained busy with his solo music and own show, Kingdom. Scream Queens will air this fall with a first season of 15 episodes.

We are excited to Nick on the show. Hopefully it will be a different type of role for him and give him some diversity in terms of his acting resume. But it will be also fun to see how they will fit him in for a horror based show. Nick is usually shown in a drama or a comedy, »

- Sarah Peel

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