CW Casts Melissa Roxburgh As Fem Lead in ‘Supernatural: Bloodlines’
Roxburgh will play Violet, a member of the werewolf pack. Her character is forced to hide her true form because of her forbidden love for family rival David (Bozulic).
Written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Robert Singer, “Bloodlines” revolves around the various mafiosa monster families that run the underbelly of Chicago. They’re being tracked by a hunter who’s trying to rid the city of supernatural beings.
“Bloodlines” will air as an episode of “Supernatural” on April 29.
- Maane Khatchatourian
TV Ratings: 'Hannibal' drops, 'Enlisted' rises and ABC and CBS split Friday
Fast National ratings for Friday, March 7, 2014. Once again, Friday night returns were predictable: "Shark Tank" topped the key demo and led ABC to victory among young viewers, while "Blue Bloods" dominated overall and capped off CBS' primetime sweep in that measure. There were some minor variations below the leaders, though. Boosted by a strong installment of "Dateline," NBC's "Grimm" was up week-to-week overall and in the key demo, but "Hannibal" was down sharply. Fox's "Enlisted" rose a hair in young viewers, but the military comedy couldn't boost "Raising Hope," which fell. On to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 1.6 rating for Friday night, topping CBS' 1.4 rating and NBC's 1.3 rating in the key demographic. Fox averaged a 0.7 key demo rating, while The CW averaged a 0.4 key demo rating. Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 9.87 million viewers and a 6.2 rating/11 share for Friday primetime. ABC was second with 6.64 million viewers and a 4.3/7 for the night, »
- Daniel Fienberg
President Obama Joins Fox’s Marketing Blitz for Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Cosmos’ Series
A 10-network simulcast. A 10-city premiere screening event with live-streamed Q&A, plus media-tour stops in London, Sydney, Singapore and Mexico City. Extensive outreach to high schools and middle schools. And now President Obama has joined Fox’s marketing blitz for the Seth MacFarlane-spearheaded docu-series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.”
Obama has recorded a special video introduction to the series, which bows Sunday at 9 p.m. on Fox and nine other Fox Networks Group outlets. The 13-episode skein will also air nearly simultaneously on dozens of Fox and National Geographic TV-branded channels across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.
Fox has treated “Cosmos” as if it were a sequel to “Avatar,” with a global promotional campaign that has been building for months. MacFarlane wields a lot of clout on the Fox lot thanks to the success of “Family Guy” and his other animated properties, but the resources devoted to “Cosmos »
- Cynthia Littleton
'One Tree Hill's' Robert Buckley to Co-Star in CW's 'iZombie'
One Tree Hill's Robert Buckley is returning to The CW. The actor has boarded the network's Rob Thomas adaptation of iZombie, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Photos: Faces of Pilot Season 2014 The supernatural crime procedural, based on the DC Comics title of the same name, centers on Liv, a medical student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. However, with every brain she eats, she inherits the corpse's memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss
- Lesley Goldberg
Sochi: Paralympic Winter Games Begin as NBC Boosts Coverage
All eyes around the world were on Sochi last month, and now the slopes of the Russian resort will be filled with international athletes once again as the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games begin. Featuring all the major winter sports including downhill skiing, ice skating, hockey, curling, biathlon and introducing snowboarding for the first time, the opening ceremony was on Friday and the games run through March 16, airing on NBC and Nbcsn. The network is dedicating 52 hours of programming to the events – a dramatic leap from the four hours for the Vancouver Paralympics – which is partly prompted
- Debbie Emery
'The Trip to Bountiful': Blair Underwood is caught between the love of two very different women
All Mother Watts wants is to go home one final time.
Mother Watts (Cicely Tyson) needs to see her childhood home before she's ready to die. In Lifetime's "The Trip to Bountiful," airing Saturday, March 8, Tyson and Vanessa Williams, as Jessie Mae, re-create their roles from Broadway's revival of this Horton Foote masterpiece.
Tyson won the Tony for this, and it's a fair bet she'll garner an Emmy as well.
"She has within her a fighting spirit that cannot be denied, and that is what I like about her," Tyson tells Zap2it of the character. "Her feeling that God has kept her here for a purpose she is yet to fulfill, and she is determined to do it despite the odds."
This is a quiet study in family angst. Both women love Ludie (Blair Underwood).
He's a devoted son and husband. He and Jessie Mae have no children, and »
Lena Dunham On ‘Saturday Night Live’ Makes Fun Of Nudity On ‘Girls’
SNL has its best luck with routines in which guest hosts make fun of themselves. That was the case last night when Lena Dunham, the creator and star of HBO’s Girls, acknowledged the vigorous debate over her show’s frequent nudity. She did it in the monologue with a familiar set-up: She says SNL’s a place “where people respect boundaries,” and then cast members predictably don’t. She also filmed a fake trailer for a movie about the biblical story of Adam and Eve where she plays her overanxious character from Girls and Taran Killam does an overwrought parody of Adam Driver, who portrays her boyfriend on the show. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
'The Walking Dead': Lauren Cohan talks about Maggie's search for Glenn
They are determined to find each other. And if that means forcing everyone else to go along with their search, then So Be It! Maggie and Glenn will be together again! Or so they hope. The woman who plays Maggie, Lauren Cohan, stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio studios (SiriusXM, channel 105) to talk all about tonight’s episode of the zombie drama and the evolution of her character. “It’s really the first time we’ve seen Maggie outside of the family Greene and without Glenn,” says Cohan.
Cohan also discusses the fact that Glenn and Maggie have been the »
- Dalton Ross
Louis C.K. To Return As ‘Saturday Night Live’ Host
With his FX series kicking off its delayed fifth season in May, Louis C.K. will make a second stint as host of Saturday Night Live on March 29. The writer/actor/comedian first hosted the NBC late night show in November 2012, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, when the highlights included this spoof of Louie featuring Louis Ck as Abraham Lincoln. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
SXSW: Science Channel, Craig Ferguson Pact On ‘I F-ing Love Science’
Science Channel is tapping into a science-crazed social media phenomenon for multi-format series I F-ing Love Science, to be exec produced by Craig Ferguson. Show is inspired by the popular Facebook page I F*cking Love Science which has attracted over 11M social media followers since it was created three years ago by British biology student Elise Andrew, who is onboard as a consulting producer. The series is produced by Green Mountain West Productions and Karga7 Productions and will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2014 featuring a blend of live-action, animation, and recreations showcasing the random connectivity of science with appearances by celebrities and scientists. Ferguson made the announcement via taped message at Science Channel’s SXSW Interactive event Saturday. The late night host will exec produce alongside Green Mountain West Productions partner Rebecca Tucker, Karga7′s Sarah Wetherbee, and Science Channel’s Debbie Adler Myers and Rocky Collins. Science Channel »
- JEN YAMATO
Louis C.K. to host 'Saturday Night Live' again
C.K. will have his second stint as host March 29, after the program takes a two-week hiatus. No musical guest has been announced yet — unless C.K., who created, writes, directs, edits, produces, and stars in the acclaimed FX series Louie, is somehow preparing to provide the episode’s music as well. The next season of Louie premieres on FX this May. »
- Hillary Busis
'True Detective' Season 1 crib sheet: All you need to know before the finale
"True Detective" has been a big hit for HBO this winter -- more than 10 million people watch the show each week once repeat airings and multi-platform viewing are counted. It has also been, hands down, the most discussed, dissected and debated show of 2014 thus far.
Expect even bigger numbers and more chatter for Sunday's (March 9) season finale. Want to know what everyone's going to be talking about on Twitter? Don't want to miss out on the office talk on Monday? And don't have seven hours between now and Sunday night to do a series binge? Zap2it is here to help.
In honor of the literary underpinnings of "True Detective," here's a CliffsNotes-style guide to what you need to know ahead of the finale.
The show jumps back and forth in time, primarily taking place in 1995 and 2012, with some scenes set in 2002. In 1995, Louisiana State Police detectives Rust »
Lifetime’s Promos Beginning Of The End For ‘Drop Dead Diva’: Video
Lifetime tonight unveiled promo for sixth and final season of Drop Dead Diva, beginning Sunday, March 23 at 9 Pm Et/Pt. After a brief cancellation a year ago, Lifetime‘s Drop Dead Diva was resurrected with a fifth-season pickup and in September received a 13-episode Season 6 renewal. Then, last month, the network announced that the upcoming sixth season would be the series’ last. Since resurrecting Diva last March, Lifetime saw both of its freshman series, Devious Maids and The Witches Of East End, perform well and earn second-season renewals. Watch the Drop Dead Diva final-season trailer here: http://www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/DDD_SUN_MARCH23_9__140309033547.mp4 »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Facebook phenom 'I F-ing Love Science' gets TV show
Is this the best new TV series title of 2014?
The series is inspired by the popular Facebook page “I F*ucking Love Science,” created by British biology student Elise Andrew. The page has gathered nearly 5 million followers by posting photos, cartoons, and news related to science. The cable channel announced the show at its South by Southwest Interactive festival party in Austin on Saturday night.
“If you know anything about me, you know I love science,” Ferguson said in a statement. »
- James Hibberd
'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey': President Barack Obama to introduce Fox special
The Fox special, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," just got a whole lot more epic.
President Barack Obama is set to introduce the series premiere episode airing Sunday (March 9), the network announced on Saturday (March 8).
Obama's video message will air before the premiere episode, in which the Potus will invite a new generation to "embrace the spirit of discovery and inspire viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future."
More than 30 years after the debut of "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," Carl Sagan's exploration of the universe as revealed by science, Seth MacFarlane teams up with Sagan's original team of writer/executive producer Ann Druyan and co-writer, astronomer Steven Soter for a new 13-part series that kicks off this Sunday (March 9) at 9 p.m. Et on Fox, National Geographic Channel, FX, Fxx, Fxm, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo and Fox Life. »
Showtime's 'Gucci: The Director' gives a close-up view of Gucci creative director Frida Giannini's vision and life
Showtime is going inside the life of Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, for an intimate look at how this brilliant woman is revamping the classic brand.
"Gucci: The Director" is a documentary that spends 18 months "inside the walls of the iconic Italian fashion house," as well as on the road for Gucci shows and photo shoots including Gucci model James Franco's ad campaign shoot.
Check out a promo for the doc, which premiered on Friday (March 7) the Showtime Anytime app and will air an encore Saturday (March 8) on Showtime Showcase, below:
Five Questions Ahead of the True Detective Finale
Tomorrow night, the last hour of True Detective‘s symbolically-rich first case will end, as the Yellow King, Rust Cohle, and Marty Hart complete their seventeen-year-long game of cat and mouse. Many people will tune in for the obvious reveal – who is the killer (or killers), and how did they get away with their crimes for [&hellip
Five Questions Ahead of the True Detective Finale »
- Randy Dankievitch
'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 6 debuts on Netflix: Did the final season tie up all the loose ends?
The final season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" debuted on Netflix on Friday (March 7) in its entirety. Did Season 6, "The Lost Missions," tie up all the loose ends of the series, or were 13 episodes not enough?
After "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" was canceled, many fans were upset. Sure, it was announced that there still would be a Season 6, but no one knew in what capacity. Then Netflix picked up the final season, and while some storylines did not get closure, the online streaming service provided a satisfactory end to the series.
Season 6 is comprised of four different storylines overall, with each one ranging from two to four episodes in length. The opening story arc focused on how Order 66 was planned, the second revolved around Padme and her ex, Rush Clovis, and their banking troubles before moving on to Anakin and Padme's relationship. The next arc focused on Jar Jar Binks, »
'True Detective': The most insightful fan tributes
If you’ve watched one episode of True Detective, HBO’s gritty meditation on good vs. evil, you’ve likely consumed them all — rabidly, and multiple times. Not since Lost has a television series so deeply tapped into our obsessive conspiracy theorist sides. And not since fans asked “What is the Island?” has the Internet been pondering one singular TV question: Who is the Yellow King?
At its core, True Detective is a story about two detectives, Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson), partners who are haunted by a grisly occult murder that took place in Louisiana in 1995. (Spoilers ahead, »
- Amber Ray
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