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‘Cold Justice’s’ Kelly Siegler on Getting A Second Life on Oxygen
In her previous career as a prosecutor, Kelly Siegler never had to tell a victim’s family that she couldn’t solve a case. Unfortunately, in her more recent role as executive producer and on-camera investigator on “Cold Justice,” where she digs into small town murder cold cases, she does not have the same luxury.
“The first time I ever sat down with a family and told them I didn’t solve a case, I was probably about 51. I was bawling; they were bawling; it was horrible. But [the other producers] said, ‘No Kelly, it’s fine, we have an ending,'” Siegler tells Variety. “It just wasn’t a happy one.”
That experience took place in the earlier seasons of “Cold Justice,” when the true crime procedural was on TNT. The Turner cabler cancelled the show after two years in the fall of 2015, blindsiding Siegler, who had helped bring 30 arrests and 16 convictions in that time.
- Danielle Turchiano
Deborah Watling, ‘Doctor Who’ Companion, Dies at 69
The actress traveled across the galaxy with Patrick Troughton’s “second Doctor” in the BBC sci-fi series, playing Victoria Waterfield in 40 episodes between 1967 and 1968.
Her death was first reported by the BBC and her brother, Giles Watling, a Conservative politician, said she would be “sorely missed.” Born in Loughton in Essex, England, in 1948, Watling made her TV debut as a child in. »
- Debbie Emery
‘Iron Fist’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Taps New Showrunner
Updated July 22, 11:21 a.m. Pt: Raven Metzner will take over as showrunner for “Iron Fist” Season 2. Metzner previously worked on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow,” NBC’s “Heroes Reborn,” and TNT’s “Falling Skies.” He also has past experience in the Marvel world, having written the screenplay for the 2005 film “Elektra.” He replaces Season 1 showrunner Scott Buck, who is now working on the ABC Marvel series “Inhumans.”
Netflix has renewed the Marvel series “Iron Fist” for Season 2.
Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb made the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. In addition, Loeb hinted that Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) would team up with NYPD detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick), who first appeared in Season 1 of “Luke Cage.” The characters previously partnered together in the Marvel comic books.
- Joe Otterson
Charlize Theron to Guest Star on Seth MacFarlane’s Sci-Fi Series ‘The Orville’
Well, this is a surprise. Charlize Theron will reunite with her Million Ways to Die in the West co-star/director Seth MacFarlane for a guest starring role on his upcoming Fox sci-fi spoof series, The Orville. Per EW, the details of her role are being kept under wraps but her episode is expected to air in the fall. Theron has largely steered clear of the small screen throughout her career. She had a guest arc on Arrested Development in 2005 and executive produced the short-lived Netflix series Girlboss. She will also executive produce David Fincher's Netflix … »
- Haleigh Foutch
‘The Gifted’ Won’t Cross Over With ‘X-Men’ Films, ‘Legion’
Fox’s upcoming “X-Men” spinoff “The Gifted” will not cross over with the films produced by the company’s movie studio or its other TV series.
Speaking Friday at Comic-Con in San Diego, showrunner Matt Nix downplayed the potential for any crossover with other iterations of Marvel’s mutant franchise. “The Gifted,” according to Nix, takes place in its own unique timeline.
“One of the great favors that ‘Days of Future Past’ did for all of us is establish many streams,” Nix said, referring to the 2014 film directed by Bryan Singer. “I guess that one answer is that this is one of those many streams.”
“The Gifted,” he added, does “not share a universe with” the films or other “X-Men” series. »
- Daniel Holloway
‘Scrubs’ Creator Bill Lawrence’s Plane Crashes in East River, No Injuries Reported
The plane, which was headed to the Hamptons, experienced a broken pontoon and was disabled around 5:30 p.m. ET, according to WABC. Ten people, including passengers and crew, were evacuated by FDNY and taken to 23rd Street Marina on the East Side. No injuries were reported.
Lawrence later posted several photos of the incident on social media. “Wild day. Daughter and all ok. First plane crash. Thanks NYC emergency folks,” he wrote on Twitter. »
- Reid Nakamura
‘Westworld’ Season 2 Casts Neil Jackson and Jonathan Tucker
Jackson, best known for his roles on “Sleepy Hollow” and “Absentia,” will be playing Major Craddock, a commanding military officer. For the uninitiated, while the park was a private enterprise, it employed military staff members to oversee some of the responsibilities. . »
- Carli Velocci
O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Draws 13 Million Viewers
The live broadcasts of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing attracted 13 million total viewers across eight different networks, according to Nielsen data.
The hearing was carried live from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Et on Thursday. For the broadcast networks, CBS was first with 3.1 million viewers. ABC was second with 2.3 million. NBC finished third with 1.9 million, and Fox was fourth with 1.3 million.
On cable, Fox News led the pack with 1.7 million, followed by CNN with 1.1 million. HLN clocked in with 559,000, and ESPN nabbed 471,000. It should be noted, however, these numbers do not reflect online streaming of the hearing.
The viewership is a far cry from the infamous white Bronco chase in which Simpson was involved in 1994, which drew an estimated 95 million viewers. Nor was it anywhere close to the 150 million people who tuned in for the verdict in Simpson’s murder trial in 1995.
Simpson was granted parole from a Nevada prison after serving over eight years of a »
- Joe Otterson
‘Defenders’: Marvel Series Makes Debut at Comic-Con with New Trailer (Watch)
Marvel and Netflix presented a surprise premiere of episode one of “The Defenders” Friday at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Thirty minutes into what was a panel for the show, Marvel head of television Jeph Loeb announced that the full episode would be screened. Loeb and the show’s executive producers and cast then exited the stage, and the episode began screening.
They also unveiled a new trailer for the show, which premieres globally on Netflix Aug. 18. The series brings together characters from Netflix’s four preceding Marvel superhero shows — “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” and “Iron Fist” — for the first time in order to save New York City.
- Daniel Holloway
Riverdale @ Comic-Con: Sex, Exes and the 'Angel of Death' in Season 2 — Plus: Watch a Bloody New Trailer
The cast and producers of the CW drama dropped a lot of scoop during the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday. Here’s the latest on “Bughead’s” upcoming challenges, the “sexiest” scene ever, an even meaner Cheryl Blossom and much more:
* A new trailer for Season 2 gave fans a glimpse of Archie’s anger and fear following Fred’s diner shooting, with Pop ominously calling the shooter “the Angel of Death” — and a devilish Cheryl taunting her mom Penelope, »
Once Upon a Time Season 7 Trailer Reveals Hook as Cop, Barfly (?) Regina
So that’s what Lana Parrilla meant when she said we were “not so far off” with our jokey suggestion that Once Upon a Time‘s Regina is a Seattle cop in the new Season 7 reality.
Because it’s actually Killian “Captain Hook” Jones who now wields a shield, as policeman… Rogers? (He must be a jolly fellow.)
RelatedOnce Upon a Time @ Comic-Con: Season 7’s Secret Roles Revealed, a ‘Prominent Lgbtq Storyline’ and More
On the heels of its Saturday morning panel session at the San Diego Comic-Con, the ABC series released the trailer for the upcoming “reinterpratation” (as Colin »
‘The Originals’ Season 5 Sneak Peek: There Is Hope for the Mikaelsons, Always and Forever – Watch
Before “The Originals” heads into is farewell tour, there’s still one more season left that will no doubt be action-packed and heartbreaking all at once.
At the Comic-Con panel for the show on Saturday, the cast and crew gathered to give hints of what Season 5 will bring. Series creator Julie Plec joined stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood, and Riley Voelkel in San Diego for the big event.
When the series left off in the finale, huge sacrifices were made for Klaus’ daughter Hope, who had been taken over by the Hollow. In order to keep his beloved girl free of such evil in the future, the Mikaelsons had to take part in a ritual and then stay apart »
- Hanh Nguyen
The Originals @ Comic-Con: Watch First Video of Teenage Hope in Final Season
The cast of the CW drama — Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood and Riley Voelkel, along with showrunner Julie Plec — assembled Saturday for its last-ever panel at San Diego Comic-Con, which began with a sizzle reel of the Mikaelsons’ biggest moments (the good and the bad) from their 1,000+ years on Earth.
Of course, it wasn’t just a reflection of the past; the »
‘The Simpsons’ Will Return to DVD After A Three-Year Hiatus, After Fans Demand It
“The Simpsons” fans, your pleas have been answered: Three years after the last release, the show is returning to DVD.
Creator Matt Groening and executive producer Al Jean announced Saturday that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release the 18th season of “The Simpsons” on DVD this December 5. On the cover: Mobster Fat Tony (voiced by Joe Mantegna).
“The Simpsons” Season 17 was released in December 2014 – and then production halted on any future seasons. Groening and Jean revealed the reversal at the annual “The Simpsons” San Diego Comic-Con panel.
“Matt Groening tried really hard to bring them back, and we’re very happy to say the fans were listened to,” Jean said. “This is the one Tweet I’ve been looking forward to announce.”
Read More‘The Simpsons’ Comic-Con Poster Celebrates The Animated Family’s Landmark 30th Anniversary — Exclusive
The Season 18 release is the only one confirmed, but the show’s »
- Michael Schneider
The Top Five Science Teachers in Television Show History
We all have that nostalgic feeling when we remember our old school days. But one thing that stands out in the entire flashback is your favorite or the worst teacher you ever knew at that time. Although it is just a professional like any other, teaching has a social learning impact as well. Some Teachers, especially science teachers, leaves a permanent imprint in our psyches, either involving a horrendous experience you would wish to forget very fast or an inspirational experience that has really impacted your life in a better way. Interestingly, the same effect can be found with fictional
The Top Five Science Teachers in Television Show History »
- Nat Berman
Stephen Colbert Compares Donald Trump, Jr.’s Russia Meeting to ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ — Watch
John Oliver calls it “Stupid Watergate.” Dan Pfeiffer refers to it as “the plot of ‘House of Cards’ with the characters from ‘Veep.'” And now Stephen Colbert is comparing Donald Trump and his family’s endless controversies to “Ocean’s Eleven,” namely the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and at least seven other people held last year that was totally about adoptions.
Read MoreStephen Colbert May Be Joking on Russian TV That He’s Running for President, But He Should Seriously Consider It
Speaking about Ike Kaveladze, the most recent person confirmed to have been present at the eight-person meeting, Colbert says he adds intrigue to what’s been described as “a varied cast of characters.” Then it dawns on him: “I just realized what this meeting is — it’s a heist movie. They’ve got the whole ragtag team! There’s the money launderer, the fixer, the master of disguise, »
- Michael Nordine
Once Upon a Time Season 7's New Characters Have Been Revealed!
Ever since ABC announced that the seventh season of Once Upon a Time would be more of a reboot than a renewal, fans have been on edge trying to figure out who all these new cast additions would play, and at Saturday's San Diego Comic-Con panel, many of the mysteries surrounding the season have been
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- Amanda Bell
Riverdale Cast Reveals New Characters Testing "Bughead," Veronica and Archie
Riverdaleis going even darker in Season 2 and bringing in new characters to shake up the core relationships!
The cast and executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Sarah Schecter introduced the first look footage of Season 2 ahead of their panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday morning. If
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- Megan Vick
Arrow's Stephen Amell is Hoping for an Olicity Wedding in Season 6
While the former is incredibly unlikely, the latter might be a possibility if Felicity managed to make it off Lian Yu before it exploded
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- Lindsay Macdonald
‘The Tick’ Actor Griffin Newman Takes Over IndieWire’s Instagram Account at Comic-Con
Every year, Comic-Con brings in actors from all over the world of obsessive fandoms. So we asked one of them to take a bunch of pictures for us.
When “The Tick” lands on Amazon next month, Griffin Newman co-stars as Arthur, the title hero’s sidekick. (Podcast fans: In addition to his work on “The Tick,” Newman also hosts the excellent “Blank Check” with David Sims.) Before his character makes his full-season debut, Newman is documenting his Comic-Con experience on the official IndieWire Instagram account.
Read More ‘The Tick’ Trailer: TV’s Funniest Superhero Plummets Into Action in New Amazon Series
Here’s what he posted this morning to kick off the day:
Just look how excited he is!
“The Tick” takes over Room 6A late Saturday afternoon, where Newman will be joined onstage by fellow cast members Peter Serafinowicz, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry, Yara Martinez, Brendan Hines, Scott Speiser and Michael Cerveris, »
- Steve Greene
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