Starz Giving Outlander an Early Debut — and Splitting Season 1
Starz’ adaptation of Outlander is getting an early delivery.
The network will make the premiere of the highly anticipated new series available via multiple TV and online platforms beginning Aug. 2, ahead of its Aug. 9 broadcast debut.
Additionally, the 16-episode first season will be split into two halves, with the first eight hours airing through Sept. 27, Starz announced at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday. The second half of the season will run in early 2015.
'Homeland' showrunner reveals season 4 secrets
Showtime’s Homeland is preparing for its most impossible mission yet: Executing a total creative overhaul for its upcoming fourth season. You already know (Spoiler Alert: if you haven’t watched season 3, stop reading) that Damian Lewis exited the espionage thriller when his traitor-ish character Nicholas Brody was hanged in the season 3 finale. Coping with the loss of the show’s leading man is difficult enough, but Homeland will use Brody’s departure to radically shake up the show in other ways, too, with a new setting (Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison is working in Pakistan and Afghanistan) and several cast additions (including Corey Stoll, »
- James Hibberd
Whoopi Goldberg Flips Out Over View Drama: 'We Are Grown-Ass Women!'
While you were busy raging over the Emmy snubs on Thursday morning, Whoopi Goldberg was focusing her anger on the current state of The View — more specifically, the rumors of behind-the-scenes cat-fighting, following Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy’s exits.
“There’s a lot of speculation about a lot of stuff going on here,” Goldberg began at the top of the hour. “Yes, I’m here, [but] we don’t know who’s coming in.” (This was before ABC officially announced that Rosie O’Donnell will be returning as a co-host in Season 18.)
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TV Goes Back to Work: First Photos of Arrow, Scandal, Tvd, Revenge and More
Scripts! Sets! Selfies! Some of network TV’s hottest shows resumed production this week, and thanks to their eager casts and crews, we’re getting an early look at the drama/laughter/insanity to come.
Related Fall TV Grid: What’s on When? And Versus What?
Highlights from our sneak-peek gallery include:
* Scandal‘s iconic Opa boardroom being put to a very different use »
Binge Saturday: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Summer is the perfect time to take a vacation, so book a trip to your couch and get to know the officers on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The Golden Globe-winning Fox comedy stars Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg as know-it-all Detective Jake Peralta, who is forced to (at least try to) rein in his goofy nature and hilarious pranks when he gets a new boss, Emmy winner Andre Braugher as the hilariously deadpan and no-nonsense Captain Holt.
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Martial arts drama from 'Smallville' team coming to AMC
Could AMC successfully resurrect the martial arts TV drama?
On Friday, AMC announced a straight-to-series order for Badlands, a new series based “very loosely” on the Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” The project is from writer-producers Al Gough and Miles Millar, who in addition to The CW’s Smallville also did the kung fu comedy film Shanghai Noon. Also on board are producers Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction) and martial arts filmmakers Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero) and Stephen Fung. The show’s pitch: “In a land controlled by feudal barons, Badlands tells the story of a »
- James Hibberd
‘Better Call Saul’: Cast, Timeline Details and New Photos
Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, creators of AMC’s upcoming “Better Call Saul,” shared details on the new cast members who will be joining “Breaking Bad” alums Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks in the Emmy-winning show’s highly anticipated spinoff series.
As was previously reported, Michael McKean will play Chuck, Rhea Seehorn will play Kim, Patrick Fabian will play Hamlin and Michael Mando will play Nacho – all characters that will represent both legitimate and illegitimate sides of the law.
“McKean plays Bob’s brother,” Gould confirmed. “We have these two comedy legends working together. He’s playing Saul’s brother. He’s one of the main characters we’ve introduced. He’s just a tremendous performer and he also answers questions about ‘Spinal Tap’.”
The duo were mum about other character descriptions, although in regards to Seehorn’s character and the inevitable comparisons to Anna Gunn’s Skyler White, Gilligan »
- Whitney Friedlander
Better Call Saul: AMC Confirms Series Regulars, Teases [Spoiler's] Return
Team Better Call Saul has officially assembled.
Related AMC Renews Breaking Bad Prequel — See First Photo
At the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday, AMC confirmed the full line-up of series regulars joining star Bob Odenkirk.
Michael McKean (Family Tree) will play Saul’s brother Chuck, Jonathan Banks will reprise his Breaking Bad role of Mike Ehrmantraut, Rhea Seehorn (Franklin & Bash) will play Kim, Patrick Fabian (Grey’s Anatomy) will play Hamlin and Michael Mando (Orphan Black) will play Mando.
“The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White,” reads the »
'Seinfeld' lost episode: Cast rejected gun plot
Seinfeld certainly had its provocative moments (see: “sponge-worthy”). So it’s hard to imagine that there was any subject too controversial for the hit comedy. But one topic did manage to cross the line: guns.
The cast and crew refused to shoot what would have been the show’s ninth episode, “The Bet.” The second season episode, written by Borat director Larry Charles, followed the friends making a bet whether or not Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Elaine Benes would purchase a gun for protection. The narrative was inspired by a firearm purchase made by Seinfeld writer Elaine Pope.
Charles told Screen Crush »
- C. Molly Smith
'Better Call Saul': New photos, details from 'Breaking Bad' spin-off
The producers of Better Call Saul are answering some questions about the hotly anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off prequel, and AMC is releasing some new photos. Writer-producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould took questions from reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday. Here’s what we learned:
1. The series regulars and their confirmed character names joining star Bob Odenkirk: Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) as “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut, Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Chuck, Rhea Seehorn (Franklin & Bash) as Kim, Patrick Fabian (Grey’s Anatomy) as Hamlin and Michael Mando (Orphan Black) as Nacho. »
- James Hibberd
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