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Dan Bucatinsky on ’24: Legacy,’ ‘Scandal’ and His Partnership with Lisa Kudrow — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

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Dan Bucatinsky on ’24: Legacy,’ ‘Scandal’ and His Partnership with Lisa Kudrow — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Doubt’ Producers on Their Show’s Transgender Breakthrough – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Dan Bucatinsky has one of the more interesting careers in television – an actor, writer, producer who can’t be pigeonholed into one category. Bucatinsky might be best known as playing James Novak on ABC’s “Scandal,” which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013, or from “The Comeback,” the HBO series that took a nearly 10-year break between seasons.

But he’s also a successful TV producer, having partnered in 2003 with Lisa Kudrow to launch the production company Is or Isn’t Entertainment. Together, they’ve been behind “The Comeback,” the digital series “Web Therapy” (which eventually ended up on Showtime), and the reality series “Who Do You Think You Are?” on TLC.

Now, Bucatinsky is one of the stars of Fox’s “24: Legacy,” the reboot of the popular “24” franchise that
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Dan Bucatinsky on ’24: Legacy,’ ‘Scandal’ and His Partnership with Lisa Kudrow — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Dan Bucatinsky on ’24: Legacy,’ ‘Scandal’ and His Partnership with Lisa Kudrow — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Doubt’ Producers on Their Show’s Transgender Breakthrough – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Dan Bucatinsky has one of the more interesting careers in television – an actor, writer, producer who can’t be pigeonholed into one category. Bucatinsky might be best known as playing James Novak on ABC’s “Scandal,” which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013, or from “The Comeback,” the HBO series that took a nearly 10-year break between seasons.

But he’s also a successful TV producer, having partnered in 2003 with Lisa Kudrow to launch the production company Is or Isn’t Entertainment. Together, they’ve been behind “The Comeback,” the digital series “Web Therapy” (which eventually ended up on Showtime), and the reality series “Who Do You Think You Are?” on TLC.

Now, Bucatinsky is one of the stars of Fox’s “24: Legacy,” the reboot of the popular “24” franchise that
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Did Liars Cheat Too Much? Could Castle Save ABC Tuesday? Is The Underworld Not Hot as Hell? And More TV Qs

Did Liars Cheat Too Much? Could Castle Save ABC Tuesday? Is The Underworld Not Hot as Hell? And More TV Qs
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 Scorpion, Pretty Little Liars, Nashville and How to Get Away With Murder!

1 | On Hawaii Five-0, is Ingo Rademacher not quite Ingo Rademacher without his Aussie accent?

2 | How hard did you laugh when Grimm unveiled its Renard campaign poster… and it was a carbon copy of Obama’s “Hope” ad?

RelatedAsk Ausiello: Spoilers on Flash, Bones, Gilmore Girls, Legends, NCIS, Five-0, Outlander, Pll, S.H.I.E.L.D. and More

3 | Are you impatient
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Original Bates Motel Will Be Included in a Psycho Four-Pack

Before A&E's Bates Motel - a contemporary take on the life of Norman Bates and his relationship with his mother, Norma - there was a made-for-television movie in 1987 called Bates Motel. Written and directed by Richard Rothstein and starred Bud Cort, Lori Petty, Moses Gunn, Gregg Henry and even Jason Bateman. If you recall, this take didn't focus on Norman Bates so much as it introduced us to his roomie from the mental hospital! The '87 Bates Motel was meant to be a television pilot, but a series never quite took off.

The post Original Bates Motel Will Be Included in a Psycho Four-Pack appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
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SXSW: The Must-See Events You Can’t Miss This Week in Austin

SXSW: The Must-See Events You Can’t Miss This Week in Austin
In the not-too-distant past, SXSW was a festival for the techies and their start-ups and weird local bands. Now it’s a weeklong getaway for comedians and Hollywood celebrities. These A-listers have descended on Austin en masse and taken the festival mainstream. Here are the parties, events and panels to check out, but remember: pace yourself.

Friday, March 7th

Film Opening Party Presented by A+E Networks

Where: Buffalo Billiards

Who’s expected: A+E, Lifetime, and History channel fans

Why you don’t want to miss it: One of the first SXSW parties to serve free drinks and hors d’oeuvres, but more importantly, the best place to debate whether A&E’s “Bates Motel” will ever be as good as “Psycho.”

How Twitter Humorists Landed Sweet Real-World Gigs

Where: Austin Convention Center

When: 5:00Pm – 6:00Pm

Who’s expected: The funny people of Twitter

Why you don
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SXSW: The Must-See Events You Can’t Miss This Week in Austin

SXSW: The Must-See Events You Can’t Miss This Week in Austin
In the not-too-distant past, SXSW was a festival for the techies and their start-ups and weird local bands. Now it’s a weeklong getaway for comedians and Hollywood celebrities. These A-listers have descended on Austin en masse and taken the festival mainstream. Here are the parties, events and panels to check out, but remember: pace yourself.

Friday, March 7th

Film Opening Party Presented by A+E Networks

Where: Buffalo Billiards

Who’s expected: A+E, Lifetime, and History channel fans

Why you don’t want to miss it: One of the first SXSW parties to serve free drinks and hors d’oeuvres, but more importantly, the best place to debate whether A&E’s “Bates Motel” will ever be as good as “Psycho.”

How Twitter Humorists Landed Sweet Real-World Gigs

Where: Austin Convention Center

When: 5:00Pm – 6:00Pm

Who’s expected: The funny people of Twitter

Why you don
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Lost Piece of Psycho History Now Available Through Universal Mod Vault Series

Before "Bates Motel" opened up its doors on A&E, there was another television pilot of the same name that continued the Psycho legacy in an altogether different direction. That's right, kids, the failed 1987 pilot "Bates Motel" is now available on DVD!

Through the magic of Universal's Vault Series, you can order yourself a copy on DVD-r! Note that not all players will play these manufactured-on-demand discs so make sure that yours does before purchasing!

Now then... what the hell is this, you ask? I'll let our resident Psycho junkie, Jinx, take it from here with an excerpt from his 5-part series, Psycho Path: Tracing Norman Bates' Twisted Trail Through Page and Screen.

Bud Cort, Lori Petty, and Moses Gunn star in Richard Rothstein's 90-minute pilot. Let your curiosity get the better of you and order one below. It'll look great right next to your Psycho IV: The Beginning DVD!
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TV on Tap: Michael Vartan Checks in to the “Bates Motel” and “Sunny” Days Are Almost Over

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Bates Motel has cast Alias hunk Michael Vartan as a “charming divorcé who catches Norma’s eye,” according to TVLine. If he’s a love interest for Norma, I think he dies before the season is over.

Let the campaign for a streaming video service to save Bunheads begin!

On the other hand, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia gets to plan its goodbye, ending with its tenth season. The ninth season of the sleeper hit comedy debuts in September, so they have time to fashion a satisfying ending.

Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy producer Shonda Rhimes has sold a drama to ABC, according to Deadline. The script is inspired by the story of Wynona Ward, a trucker who went to law school at the age of 41, eventually starting an organization that helps victims of domestic abuse.

Once Upon a Time has recast its Robin Hood, TV Line reports.
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Watch: The Teaser for A&E's 'Psycho' Prequel Series 'Bates Motel' Features Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga as His Mom

Watch: The Teaser for A&E's 'Psycho' Prequel Series 'Bates Motel' Features Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga as His Mom
"Norman has been through a lot. He's a sensitive boy." A&E's just released the video below featuring clips and behind-the-scenes footage from its highly anticipated new series "Bates Motel." A prequel to "Psycho" that shifts the story to the present day, the drama stars Freddie Highmore as a young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his darling mother Norma. "Bates Motel," which is being executive produced by Carlton Cuse of "Lost," represents a move back toward smart scripted fare for a network that's become better known, in recent years for reality shows like "Dog the Bounty Hunter," "Intervention" and "Storage Wars." The 10-episode series, which has nothing to do with the 1987 TV movie/failed pilot of the same name starring Bud Cort, also features Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell and Olivia Cooke and is set for a 2013 release.

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Watch: The Teaser for A&E's 'Psycho' Prequel Series 'Bates Motel' Features Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga as His Mom

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Watch: The Teaser for A&E's 'Psycho' Prequel Series 'Bates Motel' Features Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga as His Mom
"Norman has been through a lot. He's a sensitive boy." A&E's just released the video below featuring clips and behind-the-scenes footage from its highly anticipated new series "Bates Motel." A prequel to "Psycho" that shifts the story to the present day, the drama stars Freddie Highmore as a young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his darling mother Norma. "Bates Motel," which is being executive produced by Carlton Cuse of "Lost," represents a move back toward smart scripted fare for a network that's become better known, in recent years for reality shows like "Dog the Bounty Hunter," "Intervention" and "Storage Wars." The 10-episode series, which has nothing to do with the 1987 TV movie/failed pilot of the same name starring Bud Cort, also features Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell and Olivia Cooke and is set for a 2013 release.
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Two Character Posters For Comedy ‘Identity Thief’ Starring Jason Bateman

Identity Thief is the upcoming comedy starring Jason Bateman and BridesmaidsMelissa McCarthy. I’m surprised this is a comedy and not a hard hitting expose on the emotional turmoil one goes through when they find their life hijacked, but there you go. The trailer is set to go online soon, but until then we have two character posters to amuse you. Bateman’s poster asks ‘Is This The Face Of A Sucker?’ a hotly debated topic indeed after his 1980s double faux pas of Teen Wolf Too (1987) and Bates Motel (1987). The film will see McCarthy steal Bateman’s identity. Simple enough concept, and one that could result in a potentially hilarious film. I’m just hoping they avoid any needless romantic shenanigans and focus of forgiveness and redemption.

Identity Thief is released 1st March 2013. It stars Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, and Eric Stonestreet.
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“Bates Motel” Teaser Art

“Bates Motel” Teaser Art
The first teaser art for A&E’s Psycho prequel for television, Bates Motel, has just surfaced online!

The series is officially described as follows:

Bates Motel” gives viewers an intimate understanding of how Norman Bates’ psyche developed from his childhood through his teen years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first hand how his mother, Norma, and her love damaged Norman, helped forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.

This actually isn’t the first time the Psycho series has been piloted for television. In 1987, a pilot of the same name was produced which later aired as a television movie before the release of Psycho IV. The Norman Bates character has a cameo appearance in the movie, played by Kurt Paul, who was Anthony Perkins’s stunt double on Psycho II and III.
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Psycho prequel series Bates Motel ordered by A&E

American cable network A&E has ordered a 10-episode series entitled Bates Motel, which is inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1960 chiller Pyscho and is to be executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights). The series, which has skipped the traditional pilot stage, will offer "a contemporary exploration of the formative years of Norman Bates... [and] his relationship with his mother, Norma, and the world they inhabit."

"We are proud to be partnering with Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin on their thrilling reinvention of one of the most compelling characters in cinematic history," stated A&E executives Bob DeBitetto and Dave McKillop in a press statement released today. "It's a provocative project from two of the best storytellers in the business, and we’re looking forward to getting started." Pre-production and casting is expected to begin immediately.

This isn't the first time that Norman's early years
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AfterElton Briefs: "Game Of Thrones" Sets The Date, Even More "Warehouse 13", and Prepare To Check In To "Bates Motel"

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"As Mayor Bloomberg blew into Lady Gaga's mouth, a large glittery balloon inflated from her butt."

Thanks to Luke for this week's winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Liam Hemsworth (above) is 22, nerd god Nate Silver is 34, Patrick Dempsey is 46, Jason Bateman is 43, Andrea Martin is 65, Regina King is 41, LL Cool J is 44, Lisa Lisa is 45, and Faye Dunaway is 71. Apparently she had her favorite dog turned into a pair of boots when it died, so now I don't know what to get her. Damn. Oh well, Time to name your top five Faye movies! Here are mine: 5. "Network," 4. "Bonnie & Clyde," 3. "Supergirl," 2. "Mommie Dearest" 1. "The
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'Psycho' Prequel Series 'Promises 'Norman Bates: The Early Years'

Norman Bates kinda single-handedly killed the whole "mom and pop" roadside motel industry when he went above-and-beyond his duties as proprietor of the Bates Motel and murdered the hell out of Janet Leigh in the shower. That's bad news for anyone who wants to rinse and repeat, but good business for all the Hampton Inns of the world.

Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" shocked audiences with its eerie black and white vision of the mentally disturbed Bates, the screen's first slasher. His rather "complex" relationship with his "mother" turned into one of the great horror movie twists, but the classic's stark suspense was strip-mined by Universal for three sequels (all starring Anthony Perkins) in the '80s and a shot-for-shot remake in the '90s.

According to Deadline, Universal TV and cable network A&E are going back to the well to fetch another pail of crazy as they develop "Bates Motel,
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William Friedkin: The Hollywood Flashback Interviews

Oscar-winning director William Friedkin.

In July of 1997, I conducted the first of two lengthy interviews with director William Friedkin, regarded by many as the "enfant terrible" of the so-called "Easy Riders and Raging Bulls" generation of filmmakers who, for one brief, shining moment, seemed to reinvent American cinema in the late '60s thru the late '70s. Meeting Friedkin was something of a milestone for me at the time: I was still in my 20s, had been writing for Venice Magazine less than a year, and "Billy," as he likes people to call him, was the first person I interviewed who was one of my childhood heroes--a filmmaker whose one-sheets hung on my bedroom walls when I was growing up.

Below are the two interviews, conducted a decade apart from one another, and posted in reverse chronology. In both, Billy reveals a cunning intellect, a sometimes abrasive personal style,
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New Trailer Released for 'Psycho' Doc

The makers of what looks to be be a fascinating independent retrospective documentary about the Psycho films and their spin-offs, The Psycho Legacy, have released a new trailer. It comes ahead of a possible release of the film later this year. It can be viewed by clicking on the Trailer tab above.

The original Psycho will be 50 years old next year. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a script by Joseph Stefano based on the novel by Robert Bloch. The film helped to make a star of Anthony Perkins, who played the murderous Norman Bates. Psycho became notorious for a scene in which the character of Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh) is knifed in the shower. It is also remembered for the iconic image of the Bates Motel.

Psycho spawned two theatrical sequels, Psycho II in 1983 and Psycho III in 1986, as well as a fourth made-for-television prequel, Psycho IV: The Beginning
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