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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 experience in the Marvel world in the past, 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
Chris Hardwick Leads Comic-Con Moment of Silence for ‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman John Bernecker
Chris Hardwick started Friday’s “Fear The Walking Dead” Comic-Con panel in Hall H with a tribute to stuntman John Bernecker, who died July 15 after an accident during filming on the upcoming season of “The Walking Dead.” Hardwick also announced that in memory of Bernecker, the producers of “The Walking Dead” had decided to moderate the show’s Friday Hall H panel themselves. Hardwick continued to moderate the “Fear the Walking Dead” panel. “I think it’s important to just say it’s a horrible thing that’s happened, there’s not a silver lining I can see,” the host of “The Talking Dead” said. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
Amazon US Streaming Deal for Sky’s Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks Series ‘Tin Star’
Amazon has taken the US rights to “Tin Star,” the upcoming cop thriller starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks. It will play on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service later this year, after it bows on the Sky Atlantic channel in the U.K.
The series has Roth (“The Hateful Eight”) as Jim Worth, a British cop who moves the Rocky Mountains to start a new life as a local police chief in an idyllic rural community. He takes on an oil firm who are setting up locally, with disastrous consequences for his family, setting up a revenge plotline that plays out over the ten parts. Hendricks (“Mad Men”) plays a lobbyist working for the oil firm.
“We are thrilled to be adding ‘Tin Star’ to Prime Video in the U.S. this fall,” said »
- Stewart Clarke
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
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
‘Once Upon A Time’ Debuts Opening Scene From Season 7 Revamp, Teases Lgbtq Storyline — Comic-Con
The TV lineup at San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with Once Upon A Time in Ballroom 20 with a behind-the-scenes gag reel from season 6, setting the tone of the fantasy-filled panel moderated by The Mayor‘s Yvette Nicole Brown which included new footage and new casting announcements. Brown started off by welcoming a little over half of the creative team and cast including executive producers and show creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis as well as writer David H. Goodman… »
Sigourney Weaver Says Her Defenders Character Isn't a Villain
Judging by the first teaser trailer for Marvel's The Defenders, Sigourney Weaver's role as Alexandra in the first season of the new Netflix-mcu adventure will be full of antagonism and greed, but the actress doesn't want to be known as just the biggest bad of the series.
In fact, she doesn't want you
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- Amanda Bell
‘Game of Thrones’: How Fruitcake Was Used in the Season 7 Premiere’s Most Stomach-Churning Sequence
There was a lot to unpack in last week’s “Game of Thrones” premiere, from Sansa and Jon’s infighting to Daenerys’ long-gestating plans for conquest, but one of the most memorable sequences from “Dragonstone” had little to do with war. Rather, it was our introduction to Samwell’s time at the Citadel — an apprenticeship shown in a montage that repeatedly cut between bowls of soup and overflowing bedpans.
In a new Vulture interview, actor John Bradley takes us behind the scenes of that stomach-churning sequence. Were you aware, for instance, that “if you want to re-create human feces onscreen, the best thing to do is to use soaking-wet fruitcake and mold it into the shape of turds”? Now you do.
Read More‘Game of Thrones’ Couples, Fandom, and Deaths: 7 Things We Learned from the Comic-Con Panel
Bradley continues: “The thing about wet fruitcake is, when you see it for »
- Michael Nordine
‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’: Raven Metzner Tapped As New Showrunner Of Netflix Series
Marvel's Iron Fist will have a new showrunner for its newly picked up second season. Raven Metzner (Fox’s Sleepy Hollow) is taking the reins of the Marvel series for Netflix as executive producer and showrunner. He replaces Scott Buck, who ran the first season. Iron Fist, whose renewal was announced at Comic-Con Friday by series executive producer and Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb, is the fourth Marvel superhero series to debut on Netflix, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones… »
Once Upon a Time @ Comic-Con: Season 7's Secret Roles Revealed, a 'Prominent Lgbtq Storyline' and More
Once Upon a Time fans can finally put names to some of Season 7’s mysterious new faces.
VideosOnce Upon a Time: Who Are Lana and Colin Playing in Season 7? And Are Emma/Hook Still Happy? New Details!
The ABC drama’s cast — returning players Lana Parrilla, Colin O’Donoghue and Robert Carlyle, along with new additions Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids), Gabrielle Anwar (Burn Notice) and Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead) and executive producers Adam Horowitz, Eddy Kitsis and David H. Goodman — assembled Saturday for its San Diego Comic-Con panel, where some major secrets were revealed about the upcoming »
You Won't Believe Who Psych: The Movie Originally Wanted for Zachary Levi's Role
The addition of Chuck alum Zachary Levi to the cast of Psych: The Movie has been one of the most exciting elements of the forthcoming USA revival. And while Levi was not on-hand for Friday's San Diego Comic-Con panel, his upcoming turn as the Thin White Duke was still a hot topic this weekend.
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- Amanda Bell
Sean Spicer’s Feelings Were Hurt by Melissa McCarthy’s ‘SNL’ Impression: ‘Sometimes It Goes from Funny to Mean’
As his unofficial exit interview, very-recently-resigned White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer appeared on “Hannity” last night to discuss his brief tenure as Donald Trump’s mouthpiece. Among the topics of discussion — like his successor, the formerly Hillary-loving Anthony Scaramucci — was Melissa McCarthy’s impression of him on “Saturday Night Live.”
“I’m a prankster, I like a good joke. I think when it’s funny, it’s funny,” Spicer said of the bits before adding that “sometimes it goes from funny to mean.”
“I think that there were parts of it that were funny, but there’s a lot of it that was over the line. It wasn’t funny. It was stupid, or silly, or malicious,” added Spicer, whose former boss once mocked a disabled reporter during a campaign rally. McCarthy debuted her impersonation »
- Michael Nordine
Once Upon a Time Video: Who Are Lana and Colin Playing in Season 7? And Are Emma/Hook Still Happy? New Details!
There wasn’t much that Once Upon a Time‘s Lana Parrilla, Colin O’Donoghue and newcomer Andrew J. West could say during their stop at TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite. But what they did reveal about the Season 7 “reinterpretation” was most curious.
RelatedOnce Upon a Time’s Season 7 ‘Reset’: Seven Burning Questions Answered
Of course, the buzz ever since ABC’s May Upfronts is that any returning cast will be outfitted with “new identities” as the result of yet another curse. “When they told us the plan for Regina, I got really excited,” Parrilla shared with TVLine’s Michael Ausiello. »
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