Hannibal Nabs Zachary Quinto for Season 3 Role
It places the Quinto in the thriller — it does this whenever it’s told.
The actor will play a patient of Gillian Anderson’s Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier for at least one episode — which has us wondering if the show might flash back to that time the enigmatic therapist took a life while under the influence of our titular sociopath.
Patricia Arquette on Tackling ‘CSI’ Franchise’s First-Ever Female Lead: It’s ‘Illuminating… Terrifying’
Patricia Arquette is having a year most Hollywood actors only dream of. Fresh off her best supporting actress Oscar win for her performance in “Boyhood,” now Arquette makes a bit of TV history as the first-ever female lead on CBS’ most popular franchise, “CSI.” Arquette takes on the role of special agent Avery Ryan in CBS’ latest mega-spinoff, “CSI: Cyber,” premiering on Wednesday. “It’s terrifying,” Arquette said. “It is an awesome responsibility but all I can do is my best.” Also Read: ‘CSI: Cyber’ EPs, Cast Discuss ‘Relevance’ of Their Show in Wake of Sony Pictures Hack TheWrap spoke »
- Itay Hod
Tom Selleck to Star in New Jesse Stone Movie, on a New Network
Per our sister site Deadline, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel (fka Hallmark Movie Channel) has greenlit Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise, with an eye on a fall premiere.
Selleck’s most recent turn as Jesse Stone circa May 2012 drew 12.8 million viewers for CBS, easily topping that Sunday night in total audience, but mustered just a 1.2 demo rating, placing it behind an America’s Got Talent rerun.
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Erykah Badu Joins Andre Royo & Emayatzy Corinealdi in Amazon Original Series 'Hand of God'
Amazon today announced Erykah Badu, Lance Bass, Hunter Parrish, Jon Tenney and Jacob Vargas will guest star in the highly-anticipated dramatic series "Hand of God." The series is currently shooting in the Los Angeles area and will premiere exclusively on Prime Instant Video this fall. Created by Ben Watkins, and marking the television debut of filmmaker Marc Forster, "Hand of God" stars Ron Perlman as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The show centers on Judge Harris, a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side, who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart. With no real evidence to go on, Pernell begins to rely on "visions" and "messages" he believes are being sent by God through Pernell's ventilator-bound son. "Hand of God" also...
- Tambay A. Obenson
TV Review: ‘Conan in Cuba’
While some latenight hosts are gone but not forgotten, at times it seems as if Conan O’Brien is forgotten, but not gone – having settled into a comfortable but relatively low-profile niche on TBS. So if nothing else “Conan in Cuba,” his contribution to diplomatic relations, provided a reminder of the inventiveness O’Brien brings to the party, while generally reinforcing the narrowness of that appeal. Perhaps foremost, using all the footage in one super-sized episode felt like too much of a good thing, and the stunt would have benefited from slicing, dicing and spreading the highlights over multiple nights.
O’Brien provided a brief history of U.S.-Cuba relations to set up his comedic mission – namely, to meet the Cuban people (Ok, as many as a 75-minute episode would allow) and connect with them on a human level.
What ensued, though, was merely a series of traditional latenight-style field pieces, »
- Brian Lowry
Best 'Suits' Quotes from Season 4 Finale
On Suits Season 4 Episode 16, "Not Just a Pretty Face," Harvey faces his past with both Donna and Forstman. He may have met them on the same day, but one was a good luck charm while the other was the opposite.
The Suits Season 4 finale brought a death, an engagement and a huge break-up. Check out the best lines and exchanges from the hour. »
Bet Founder Robert Johnson Says He Loves 'Empire' But It Fumbles the Ipo Part of the Story
As I watched the below clip, I wondered whether Robert Johnson would've greenlit a series like "Empire" when he was still running Bet (which he also founded in 1980, on a $15,000 loan, and a $500,000 outside investment), before selling the network to Viacom for a tidy sum that would make him one of the few black billionaires in the entire world at the time. The short and simplest answer is, likely not, if only because of what Bet was during those years when he was CEO - heavy on the music videos, reruns of popular black sitcoms, a couple of news programs, and a youth-targeted talk-show in "Teen Summit." There were efforts to broaden the network's content library and reach, like the creation of Bet on Jazz (later known as Bet Jazz and Bet J), created originally to showcase jazz music-related programming, and the joint venture with Starz that would launch a »
- Tambay A. Obenson
‘The Americans’ Postmortem: Showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields On How Far To Take Philip’s Minor Flirtation
Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Americans” season 3, episode 6, titled “Born Again.”
If watching Philip Jennings string along a 15-year-old girl clearly interested in sleeping with him has made “The Americans” a little more uncomfortable for viewers lately, that’s exactly how the showrunners want it. It’s the “will they or won’t they” that just makes you go “ew.”
Now that we’re almost halfway through the third season of FX’s intricate Cold War drama, Variety asked showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss the twists and turns in the Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Kimberly (Julia Garner) relationship, as well as what’s going on with Elizabeth (Keri Russell), their newly baptized daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) and Philip’s other “wife,” Martha (Alison Wright).
Morality is relative on the show — Philip has murdered people after all — so why does this flirtation »
- Geoff Berkshire
Nashville Recap: Happily Never After
Remember how Friends‘ Phoebe Buffay never saw the end of sad movies as a child, because her mother didn’t want to bum her out? Maybe Mama Buffay was onto something.
Think about it: Scrubbed of its final few minutes, this week’s Nashville is a happy reunion affair. There’s singing, there are meaningful gazes, there’s good music and there are digs made at Jeff Fordham’s expense.
Throw in a singing candelabra, and it’s practically a Disney movie.
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But then there’s that last scene, »
Post Mortem: Suits Boss on Donna's Surprise Move, Harvey's 'Emotional Block' and Mike and Rachel's [Spoiler]
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday’s season finale of Suits.
He loves her, he loves her not…
Wednesday’s Season 4 finale of Suits was certainly a rollercoaster ride for fans of Harvey and Donna as he failed to return her affections in the way she wanted, despite his dropping the L-word in the previous episode.
Realizing that Harvey was never going to come around, Donna declared that their arrangement wasn’t working for her anymore and that she’ll now be Louis’ secretary instead. But will the headstrong lawyer just let her go?
Below, executive producer Aaron Korsh »
Review: 'The Americans' Season 3 Episode 6, 'Born Again,' Finds a Universal Religion
Last Week: 'The Americans' Season 3 Episode 5, 'Salang Pass,' Makes it Real Briefing:The consequences of "Born Again" far outweigh the individual actions, so let's get right to the juice. After successfully spying on her cellmate, Nina was rewarded with a top-notch meal (steak, fries and wine!) before being forced to watch guards drag the unlucky — and excessively devout — woman away for God-knows-what punishment. Speaking of our Lord and savior, all three of the eldest Jennings used God in one way or another to further their lot in life. Paige went through the "celebration" of baptism, much to the horribly-masked chagrin of her parents (who are spies, meaning maybe they should have better fake smiles at the ready?). Philip used "James'" newfound devotion to God to get out of sleeping with Kimmy, even after Gabriel all but ordered him to commit statutory rape. In doing so, he also confessed one of »
- Ben Travers
The 100 Recap: 'It Can't Be Over'
The drums of war finally sounded Wednesday during the first half of The 100‘s season finale, but by the end of the penultimate hour, it was clear that not everyone on Team Clarke was marching to the same beat.
RelatedThe 100 Finale Preview: Will Clarke and Lexa’s Budding Romance Survive the War? (Spoiler Alert: No)
The (initial) plan was simple: Clarke’s faction would launch an all-out assault on the front of Mount Weather — but don’t call it a slaughter, because remember: this is a “rescue mission”! — while Indra’s crew would infiltrate the structure via the underground tunnels »
Empire Post Mortem: Trai Byers on That Explosive Elevator Scene, Bipolar Stigma and Rhonda's 'Betrayal'
Trai Byers can almost guarantee you’d have been in tears if you’d been on set for the filming of this week’s pivotal Empire scene — in which his character Andre Lyon has a harrowing manic episode on a stalled elevator in front of his younger brothers Jamal and Hakeem.
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“I’ll tell you happily that at the end of the scene, I hugged Jussie [Smollett] and Yazz [aka Bryshere Y. Gray] so hard. I’m crying. Jussie’s crying. Yazz was too cool for school, »
Adam Rothenberg To Star In ‘L.A. Crime'; Holley Fain Also Cast
Ripper Street star Adam Rothenberg is set as a lead in ABC's drama pilot L.A. Crime, from ABC Studios and Mandeville. Also cast in the character-driven "true-crime" procedural is Holley Fain (Grey’s Anatomy). Written by Steven Baigelman and directed by Tom Shankland, L.A. Crime explores sex, politics and popular culture across various noteworthy eras in Los Angeles history. In the first installment, L.A. Crime: The Sunset Strip, two La cops, Jack Roth (Rothenberg) and… »
American Idol Top 8 Guys Recap: W(ednesday's) T(errible) F(allout)
My smile is my makeup
I wear since my break up with you
So Idol, take a good look at my face
You’ll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it’s easy to trace
The tracks of my tears
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My name is not Smokey Robinson, and yet tonight, I feel his pain.
And Yes I Know I Am Being Melodramatic.
After all, on Wednesday’s American Idol Season 14 Top 8 Guys Performance Night, there was only one terrible, »
Omari Hardwick Brings ‘Power’ To Paradigm
Omari Hardwick, who toplines Starz’s drama series Power, has inked with Paradigm. On Power, he plays James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner living a double life as a drug kingpin. Hardwick’s other TV credits include Being Mary Jane and starring roles on Dark Blue and Saved. He also has appeared in features including Reach Me, Sparkle, Middle Of Nowhere and For Colored Girls. Hardwick next stars on the big screen in Chapter & Verse and D Is For… »
Jeanine Mason Joins Fox Pilot ‘Studio City'; Hanna Mangan Lawrence In CW’s ‘Cordon’
Jeanine Mason (Bunheads) has been cast in Fox's family dramedy pilot Studio City, written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Sanaa Hamri. Inspired by Vernoff's real-life experience growing up as the daughter of a drug dealer to the stars, Studio City is set in present-day Studio City, CA, and tells the story of a young singer's path to stardom as she comes of age living with her songwriter father Rob (Eric McCormack) — who turns out to be a drug dealer to the stars. Mason… »
TV Pilot Locations 2015: New York Slips, Los Angeles & Vancouver Rebound
California’s long-awaited expansion of the Film and TV Tax Credit Program is still months away, but things are starting to look up for the state in the high stakes of broadcast pilot production. After hitting a new low last year with a measly five drama pilots and slipping to 85% of comedy pilot production, Los Angeles regained some ground with seven drama pilots, tying Vancouver and last year’s leader New York for No. 1. The city also has upped its total this year to 93%… »
L.A. News Crew Attacked On Skid Row; Police Say Man “Went For Officer’s Gun”
A Kttv news cameraman was attacked today as he filmed in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles, resulting in a fight in which three Lapd officers were slightly injured. The crew was filming outside the Midnight Mission on 6th Street, near the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting Sunday, when a man grabbed the photographer’s camera, breaking it. The cameraman called 911, and officers arrived quickly. “A local Fox TV affiliate was shooting B-roll at about 12:07 Pm… »
Meta Golding, Colin Donnell, Monet Mazur Join NBC Pilot ‘Love Is A 4 Letter Word’
Meta Golding (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Monet Mazur (Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery) and Colin Donnell (Arrow) have booked lead roles on NBC drama pilot Love Is A Four Letter Word. The project, from playwright-tv writer Diana Son, 20th TV and Fabrik, chronicles the collision of race, sexuality and gender roles when three diverse couples put modern marriage to the test. Golding, repped by Paradigm and A Management, will play Julie, a successful… »
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