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‘Falling Skies’: Noah Wyle gets high praise from co-star Moon Bloodgood

28 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It’s the beginning of the end for “Falling Skies” tonight. The TNT series, produced by Steven Spielberg, airs the finale of its fifth and final season, when all manner of beasts and mutants are running rampant on Earth. Season 5 picks up right where season 4 left off (a first for a “Falling Skies” premiere — find out why in HitFix’s Q&A with the series' showrunner). Dr. Anne Glass, played by Moon Bloodgood, is dealing with the likely loss of her alien hybrid child and her husband (“ER” alum Noah Wyle) when the two of them haven’t returned from their crucial mission to the moon. Here Bloodgood tells HitFix how Anne steps up as a leader in the fight for humanity’s survival against the invading aliens. The actress also talks about which character gets an intense showdown with Anne, how becoming a mother has changed her as an actress, »

- Emily Rome

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Film Rights to Michael Crichton’s Micro Acquired by DreamWorks Studios

26 June 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

From The Andromeda Strain to Jurassic Park to Prey and beyond, the late Michael Crichton offered readers numerous gateways to intelligent escapism on the printed page. Published posthumously, 2011's Micro is no exception. DreamWorks Studios seems to agree, as the company has picked up the film rights to the thriller.

Press Release: "Los Angeles--(Business Wire)--DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the Michael Crichton novel, “Micro,” it was announced today by Michael Wright, CEO of DreamWorks Studios. Frank Marshall is on board to produce, with Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau set as executive producers for CrichtonSun LLC.

The high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company—only to find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.

"Micro" was unfinished when Michael Crichton passed »

- Derek Anderson

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How Pedro, 'Ellen,' 'Will & Grace' and other gay TV icons helped pave the way for gay marriage

26 June 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Whether or not you agree with today's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage(*), there can be no argument that this was a historic day in America. (*) And as a reminder, this blog is not the place to debate the merits of that ruling. In watching the news coverage of the decision, reading the official Court opinion and the four dissenting ones, it was hard not to think of the not insignificant role TV played in paving the way for this decision. This was a case that wound its way through the courts, just as the wave of state-level cases did over the last few years, and it involved lawyers and activists and politicians and judges. But it also involved changing attitudes across the country about gay people and same-sex relationships, and that's where pop culture in general and TV in particular come into play. TV shows come into our homes (and these days, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Noah Wyle, Wife Sara Wells Welcome Baby Girl Frances Harper

25 June 2015 12:26 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Diaper duty continues! Noah Wyle and his wife, Sara Wells, have welcomed a baby girl together, his rep confirms to Us Weekly. The couple's daughter, Frances Harper, arrived on Monday, June 22. The ER alum's love announced her pregnancy when she debuted her baby bump at Vanity Fair's Oscars afterparty back in February. This is the first child for the pair, who married last June at their Santa Barbara ranch. Wyle, 44, also shares son Owen, 12, and daughter Auden, 9, with ex-wife Tracy Warbin. Wyle, though often quiet [...] »

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Two-Hour Scream Queens Series Premiere to Air September 22nd on Fox

25 June 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Set your scream times for this fall, because Fox has announced their fall TV series premiere times, slating Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens for a two-hour premiere on September 22nd, Sleepy Hollow’s third season debut for October 1st, and Minority Report’s series premiere for September 21st.

Press Release (via TV By the Numbers): "Fox has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.

The 2015-2016 season begins with the 67Th Primetime Emmy® Awards, which returns to Fox, airing Live coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 20 (8:00-11:00 Pm Et live/5:00-8:00 Pm Pt live). The special will be hosted by Emmy® Award-winning writer, actor and comedian Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-nine).

The stakes are higher than ever as Gotham explores the origin stories of some of the most ambitious and depraved Super Villains, including The Riddler, The Joker and Mr. Freeze, »

- Derek Anderson

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Mr. Robot: Can the USA Network Computer Drama Hack It?

24 June 2015 8:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“I know what it’s like to be different. I’m very different, too.”

That confession, uttered by protagonist Elliot on Mr. Robot‘s series premiere, might just be the understatement of the year.

As we quickly learn in the USA Network hacker drama, which premiered Wednesday, Elliot (Rami Malek, The War at Home) is exceedingly unique. A cybersecurity engineer by day, Elliot spends his nights as a vigilante hacker, prying into the computer files of pedophiles and cheaters who don’t want anyone to know they’re pedophiles and cheaters. (Case in point: Elliot kicks off the pilot episode »

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Abff 2015: Creators, Producers & Showrunners Talk Breaking into the Industry, Staying Encouraged, Being Mainstream + More

23 June 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Over the years, we’ve dealt with pushback against Black stories being told on the big and small screens. At this year’s American Black Film Festival, a panel of creators, producers and writers of some of the most riveting shows on television shared their experiences and words of advice as Black content creators. Panelists included, Janine Sherman Barrois ("ER," "Criminal Minds"), Chris Spencer ("Real Husbands of Hollywood"), Mara Brock Akil ("Girlfriends," "Being Mary Jane") and Salim Akil ("Soul Food the Series," "The Game"). Shadow and Act was present for the lively discussion. Here are some highlights. On Becoming A »

- Aramide A Tinubu

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11 George Clooney Facts You Probably Didn't Know

22 June 2015 2:35 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

George Clooney has already had a huge year full of sweet moments with his wife, Amal, the release of Tomorrowland, and his 54th birthday in May. We all know George got his start in Hollywood more than three decades ago and spent five years playing Dr. Doug Ross on ER, but let's take a look at some lesser-known facts about the star. »

- Lauren-Turner

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

- simonbrew

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Lori Petty: new Point Break "dumbest thing I've ever heard"

14 June 2015 9:51 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Point Break star Lori Petty is not a fan of the incoming remake. Er, that would be an understatement...

There's not a huge groundswell of support in place so far for the remake of Point Break that's being released into cinemas this December. The unveiling of the first trailer for the film didn't really help in that regard either.

Now? One of the cast of the original film, Lori Petty, has added her voice to those of the dissenters. Petty played Tyler in the original movie, and she said to The Hollywood Reporter of the remake that "I think it's the dumbest thing I've ever heard".

"Really? Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Kathyrn Bigelow - what are you gonna do? What are you thinking? Stupid!".

Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez headline the new movie, for director Ericson Core. Petty, for one, hasn't even watched the trailer for it. "It's the most »

- simonbrew

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Angela Bassett, 56, Flaunts Her Bod In A Skin-Tight White Dress

12 June 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Angela Bassett must be channeling her "American Horror Story: Coven" character-- because she does not age!  The 56-year-old star stepped out for a special screening and Q&A for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" on Thursday, where she stunned in a form fitting ensemble.   Angela donned a sleek white dress that featured cut-outs in the back, with a pair of sky-high platform pumps. The star rocked a chic bob and styled the look with a white clutch and glam makeup.   The actress looked gorgeous at the event, where her appearance is quite a departure from her various get-ups on the hit FX show!  For the most recent season of the series, the "ER" alum played the triple-breasts Desiree Dupree. She recently opened up during a press conference about the process of undergoing such a unique transformation!  "It takes, maybe from start to finish, about an hour. Just enough time to »

- tooFab Staff

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UTA Signs Veteran Showrunner Neal Baer

10 June 2015 5:31 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Veteran drama showrunner Neal Baer has signed with UTA. There he will be represented by a team led by UTA co-founder and board member Peter Benedek. This is a major change for Baer who had been with Paradigm’s Debbee Klein for 17 years. Over that time, he rose to executive producer on NBC medical drama ER and did a 11-season stint as showrunner of Law & Order: Svu. After 16 years at NBC, Baer in 2011 moved to CBS Studios where he has been under back-to-back overall deals… »

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Lesli Linka Glatter ('Homeland') on going from dancer to director [Exclusive Video]

9 June 2015 5:02 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"We're living in a golden age of television," says director Lesli Linka Glatter more than a few times during our exclusive video interview from her home in the Pacific Palisades. She should know: Glatter is a veteran of over 60 TV shows and movies, with credits ranging from "Twin Peaks" to "Mad Men," "The West Wing" to "Gilmore Girls," "The Walking Dead" to "E.R.," and so on, and so on. (Watch our complete video chat below.) -Break- Mandy Patinkin on how 'Homeland' rekindles 'optimism for humanity' [Exclusive Video] She's now the producing director of "Homeland," for which she just won her second DGA Award (for the episode "From A to B and Back Again"); she previously prevailed for an episode of "Mad Men" ("Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency," 2009) and has been nominated twice before for "Homeland" ("Q&A," 2 »

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Julianna Margulies, Clive Owen on Their Big Breaks (Video)

9 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The following story is part of Variety’s Actors on Actors Emmy Studio. For more videos, click here.

Julianna Margulies: What was the role that you feel suddenly changed your career?

Clive Owen: I landed a TV show when I was very young. I’m probably awful in it. It was called “Chancer,” which was very big at the time. And I remember it kind of rocked me. Coming from nowhere and being on this TV show with posters everywhere. And then, I did this tiny film “Croupier.”

Margulies: I saw it. Loved it.

Billy Kidd for Variety

Owen: It didn’t really get properly released in the U.K. But somebody in America loved it and championed it, and got it released, and it became a small indie. And it changed my career. It opened the door.

Margulies: Isn’t that amazing? Just one person. It just took one person to say, »

- Variety Staff

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6 Things We Want To See In Jurassic World

4 June 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In 1990, Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park appeared in bookstores around the world and promptly began a roaring trade. Within just three years, Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster film adaptation arrived in theatres.

But Spielberg didn’t spend that three years going through the usual director’s rigmarole of having to bid for and secure the rights to the material, before only then being able to write a script and draft in the army of personnel needed for its production. The whole three years were spent actually making the movie, because Spielberg – who was at the time writing a screenplay with Crichton that would eventually become television series ER – had had the rights to Jurassic Park since May 1990, a full five months before the novel was even published.

Basically, Jurassic Park was always going to make a fantastic movie. So obvious was this in fact that Crichton himself agreed to co-write the »

- Rachel Archie North

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards Is Getting a TV Land Show About Her Life

2 June 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Kyle Richards knows a thing or two about show business and now The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is taking her knowledge behind the scenes for a new development deal at TV Land, E! News has confirmed. The series, which is untitled, is about Richards' life. John Riggi of 30 Rock and The Comeback fame is executive producing the series along with ER's John Wells and Richards. Sorry to burst any bubbles, but it's not an UnREAL-esque show about life behind the scenes  of a fictional Real Housewives reality show. The TV Land series is set in the 1970s and is inspired by Richards' upbringing—alongside her two sisters—by her single mother. Richards' sisters are Kim Richards, also of Real »

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TV Land Inks Development Deal for ‘Rhobh’s’ Kyle Richards Comedy Series

2 June 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TV Land announced Tuesday that it is working on a half-hour single-camera period comedy inspired by the life of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards. Warner Horizon Television, John Wells Productions and executive producer, writer, and director John Riggi will develop the series. The project is set in the ’70s and inspired by Richards’ unconventional upbringing by her single mother, who raised Richards and her two sisters. Also Read: 'Younger' Starring Hilary Duff, Sutton Foster Renewed for Season 2 by TV Land Riggi will write the pilot script and executive produce along with John Wells (“Shameless,” “ER, »

- Joe Otterson

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 poster

1 June 2015 10:20 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The new poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 boasts some anti-President Snow propaganda...

On November 20th this year comes the final chapter in The Hunger Games movie series, as that's when Lionsgate will release The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. And whilst there's talk about developing spin-offs and prequels, the film marks the completion of the books as they stand on the big screen.

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Donald Sutherland lead the cast once more, and the first teaser poster for the film has just been released. Er, it doesn't, in theory, bode well for Sutherland's President Snow. Here's the poster...

The official synopsis for the film, meanwhile, reads like this...

"With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth »

- simonbrew

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Jurassic World In St. Louis

29 May 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Park Is Open June 12 and Wamg has your passes to the advance screening of Jurassic World!

Can you imagine what a dinosaur looks like, moves like or sounds like without thinking of Jurassic Park?

It isn’t just a movie. It’s a memory shared by all of us.

It defined the colossal summer blockbuster, a moviegoing event of a lifetime that provided us some of the most lasting, iconic sights and sounds of cinema.

It gave you the feeling that the first day of summer had arrived.

It pioneered advancements in visual effects that made you believe dinosaurs roamed the Earth again.

Mixing plausible science with breathtaking imagination, it told a cautionary tale about what could result from messing with the natural order.

It left your eyes wide, your jaw open and your heart racing.

Jurassic Park answered the question of how much story, how much fun and »

- Movie Geeks

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Showtime’s ‘The Affair’ Casts Joanna Gleason for Season 2

27 May 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The West Wing” and “Newsroom” alum Joanna Gleason has been cast in Showtime’s critically-acclaimed drama “The Affair,” Variety has learned. She joins the second season in a recurring role.

Gleason will play Yvonne, an editor in-chief of a prestigious publishing label and Hudson Valley bohemian who’s invested in her job and the cultivation of promising new writer, and is connected to Noah (Dominic West).

Gleason’s other credits include “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Royal Pains,” “Friends,” “ER” and “The Wedding Planner.”

The Affair,” starring West, Ruth WilsonMaura Tierney and Joshua Jackson, tells the story of an extramarital relationship between Noah and Alison (Wilson) from each of their perspectives. The freshman series won best drama at the Golden Globes, along with best actress for Wilson.

Gleason is repped by Bill Veloric at Innovative.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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