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Amazon is set to debut the pilot for the Bryan Cranston co-created and co-executive produced series "Sneaky Pete" on August 7th. The project was originally produced for CBS for this coming season, but the network passed on picking it up to series.
The story follows a thirty-something con-man (Giovanni Ribisi) who assumes the identity of his cellmate, Pete, after leaving prison, hiding from his debtors while working for his new family's bail bond business. Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer and Shane McRae also star. [Source: THR]
Syfy has given a thirteen-episode straight-to-series order for the grindhouse-style drama series "Blood Drive" which John Hlavin (" Underworld: Awakening") and David Straiton ("Bates Motel") will executive produce. Straiton will also helm the pilot.
James Roland penned the "high-octane" story set in a near-apocalyptic future centered on the last good L.A. cop who must join a twisted and bloody »
- Garth Franklin
The 12 episode fourth season of Soul Man finished airing on May 27th and averaged a 0.07 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 480,000 viewers.
Here's the press release:
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TV Land has renewed The Soul Man for a 12-episode fifth season, which will be the Hot In Cleveland spinoff’s last. With Hot In Cleveland recently ending its run and Soul Man getting an end date, The Exes remains the only original multi-camera sitcom on TV Land as the network has been going through a brand transformation, moving into edgier, single-camera programming. The Soul Man, starring Cedric The Entertainer, Niecy Nash and Wesley Jonathan, has been a solid performer… »
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Orphan Black, iZombie, Inside Amy Schumer and Wayward Pines!
1 | Orphan Black fans, does this casting make up for that tearfest to the right? And now that Paul’s dead and Cal’s Mia for who knows how long, will Sarah actually be sans love interest? (Or is that on the bottom of your very long list of concerns?)
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2 | Can someone »
Mom will be down one boyfriend — but up a girlfriend — for Season 3.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Spencer Daniels, who plays Violet’s baby daddy Luke, will not be a series regular when the comedy returns next fall. The change doesn’t come as a big surprise, as Daniels’ character did not appear in the final 14 episodes of Season 2, getting phased out after Violet gave her baby up for adoption.
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Meanwhile, Beth Hall (Aka “Weeping Wendy”) has been promoted to series regular for Season 3, though she will not appear in every episode.
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This story first appeared in the May 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. "I'm excited to read it!" "It's a great, great start." "Work begets work!" Just because your agent says these things, doesn't mean they actually mean them. To decode what is best known in Hollywood as agent-speak, we turned to Soul Man writer David Katz for his (hilarious) take on what your agent really means. Read More The Secrets of Hollywood Agency Mailrooms
- David Katz
If you’ve ever watched the Indiana Jones movies and thought, “That could never happen,” you’re in good company with the Mythbusters.
Stepping into Indy’s iconic garb, Adam Savage recreates the infamous boulder scene, complete with an epic full-body slide under a closing garage door.
Hit Play on the preview clip above, then drop a comment below: Will you be tuning in?
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7 items from 2015
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