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Hinges: TNT Orders Pilot from John Wells and Janine Sherman Barrois

26 September 2016 6:59 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

TNT has ordered the Hinges TV show pilot from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television and Turner's Studio T. The hour-long drama is being written by Janine Sherman Barrois (ER, Criminal Minds), based on her short story "The Boom."Hinges follows two sets of middle class neighbors of different races. TNT says their, " ...lives are dramatically changed in the wake of a scandal that rocks the community. Sherman Barrois is executive producing with John Wells, Anthony Hemingway, and Mark Taylor. Hemingway will direct the pilot. Get the details from the TNT press release.Read More… »

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TNT Orders Suburban Family Drama Pilot ‘Hinges’

26 September 2016 11:43 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT has given a drama pilot order to “Hinges,” a project from Warner Horizon Television that examines two families of different races living in suburbia.

The project from “ER” and “Criminal Minds” writer Janine Sherman Barrois is based on her short story “The Boom.” She exec produces with “ER’s” John Wells, Anthony Hemingway (“The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and Mark Taylor (“Underground”). Barrois is also working on a second pilot for TNT.

” ‘Hinges’ deals with timely, relevant issues, which not only makes for great storytelling but will also contribute to larger cultural conversations,” said Sarah Aubrey, exec VP of original programming for TNT. “We look forward to expanding TNT’s relationship with John Wells, whose ‘Animal Kingdom’ was one of the summer’s biggest hits, and Janine Sherman Barrois, who is also producing our new dramedy pilot ‘Claws.’ ”

“Hinges” will follow two sets of neighbors whose lives are changed by a scandal »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Svu's Mariska Hargitay on Vice President Joe Biden's Guest Role and That Premiere Shocker

21 September 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mariska Hargitay has had to portray a lock of terrifying, disturbing scenarios in 17 seasons on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but the actress and mother of three was especially impacted by one shocking scene in the season 18 premiere. Spoiler warning: If you haven't watched Svu's season 18 premiere, "Terrorized," plot details will be revealed."I don't even [have] words," said Hargitay, 52, about this season's unsettling opening scene, in which a young boy points a loaded gun at Det. Olivia Benson and her son Noah. "Nothing with children is comparable to anything in the past," Hargitay continued during a recent press event for the show. »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Twin Peaks to Cracker: your favourite TV episodes of all time

21 September 2016 4:39 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With seminal moments in everything from ER to Boys from the Blackstuff, our readers nominate their top hours of television drama ever – and most of it was even made before the year 2000

The Game of Thrones episode Battle of the Bastards has won a record seven Emmys, which prompted a Guardian article on six of the best hours of TV drama ever made.

Some of you agreed; quite a lot of you, not so much. Many of you couldn’t even agree on the best episodes of the series listed.

Related: What was the best hour of television ever?

I'm desperate father.

Call me Dan.

I'm Desperate Dan.

Doctor Who's own Heaven Sent - Peter Capaldi's masterful one-hander. Simply sublime.

The last episode of Twin Peaks. Bold, bewildering, brutal, beautiful. Nothing like it before or since.

As I once said, only David Lynch would have his protagonist walk »

- James Walsh

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Geeks Bake Things: the nerdy make-a-cake challenge!

19 September 2016 2:44 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Den Of Geek Sep 20, 2016

Can you bake a nerdy cake for around a fiver? Enter our competition! These 4 writers' entries get the ball rolling...

People have a right to cake. That's why Madeira sponge is at the top of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

With the imminent demise of The Great British Bake-Off in its current form, Den Of Geek saw a gap in the cake-based competion market and duly filled it. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Geeks Bake Things!

The idea is simple: make a nerdily themed cake for something in the area of five pounds (we're not expecting receipts but don't go mad), send us in a picture to denofgeek@yahoo.com and you could win something brilliant out of our cupboard. The deadline for entries is one week from today, Tuesday the 27th of September.

Four writers below tried it, and here's how they got on...

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Revisiting Star Trek Tng: The Drumhead

16 September 2016 1:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

James Hunt Sep 16, 2016

Witch hunts, interrogation and paranoia feature in fairly straightforward space-court Star Trek: Tng episode The Drumhead...

This review contains spoilers.

4.21 The Drumhead

Sabotage! On board the Enterprise! D! Cue up the Beastie Boys! (Actually don’t, we’ve all seen Star Trek Beyond and the last thing we need is that being taken literally again.)

But regardless, a Klingon Exchange officer – J’Dan the Exobiologist – stands (well, sits) accused of trying to blow up the Enterprise’s engines and funnelling secrets to the Romulans. In an attempt to establish his innocence he tries to bribe Worf, who gives him the full Space Rodney King treatment in a scene which I can’t decide if I’m supposed to feel uncomfortable with or not.

Luckily, one of Starfleet’s meddling Admirals is around to help investigate this potential espionage onboard the Enterprise. Not only that, Admiral Satie has »

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‘Mr. Robot’s’ Gloria Reuben Joins VH1 Series ‘The Breaks’

15 September 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

VH1 liked the response to their film, The Breaks, so much that they’ve decided to continue the story as a series, and it has just been announced that Gloria Reuben is joining the cast.

Reuben will round out the cast as Malthuas “Mattie” Taylor, a department head at a major record company, who will obviously become an integral part of the lives of the three hip-hop artist friends chasing their dreams in 90’s New York.

VH1 announced today that Emmy nominated actress, Gloria Reuben will join the “The Breaks” in a recurring role. The series is slated to premiere January 2017.

Reuben will portray Malthuas “Mattie” Taylor, a powerful and polished department head at a major record company.

Inspired by The Big Payback, a narrative history of the hip-hop business written by journalist Dan Charnas, “The Breaks” is executive produced by Seith Mann (“The Wire,” “The Walking Dead,” “Homeland”) and »

- Marc Eastman

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Interview: Actress Lucy Butler of TV’s ‘The Last Ship’ on Her Character’s Demise

15 September 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The season finale of TNT Network’s “The Last Ship” was this previous Sunday (Sep. 11, 2016), and as finales tend to do, there were surprises. One of these shocks was the death of the character Roberta Price, the regional leader of the Deep South. The actress who portrayed her, Lucy Butler, was a surprised as anyone else, and talked to HollywoodChicago.com regarding the transition.

The Last Ship” is a popular action-drama show on TNT, and has been renewed for Season Four in 2017. The premise is in the title, when a worldwide epidemic has wiped out 80% of the world’s population, a lone naval destroyer floats with 218 souls on board, working on a cure. “The Last Ship” features Eric Dane as Captain Tom Chandler, Rhona Mitra as Dr. Rachel Scott and Adam Baldwin as Captain Mike Slattery. Lucy Butler portrayed tough-as-nails regional director Roberta Price on the ship, a politician with an agenda. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Blindspot Recap: Mommie Dearest

14 September 2016 7:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

And just like that, emerging naked from a duffel bag in Times Square doesn’t seem so bad after all.

Blindspot returned for Season 2 at a special time Wednesday night — before moving to its regular 8 pm home next week — and somehow, the episode managed to make Season 1 look like a stroll through paradise.

Having her identity wiped and her body inked? Playing a major role in the death of an FBI director? Killing her former fiancé and getting arrested by her new beau? Compared to what Jane Doe experiences in the opening minutes of Season 2, all of last year’s »

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TV News Roundup: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Cast in Amazon Sci-Fi Pilot, Anthony Edwards to Visit ‘Svu’

9 September 2016 4:56 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden has been cast in a new Amazon pilot, “Law & Order: Svu” is staging an “E.R.” reunion and more in today’s TV news round up.

Casting

Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden has been cast as the lead in Amazon’s new drama pilot based on the book “Strange New Things,” written by Michael Faber. Madden will play Peter, a priest who is sent into space to help found a new colony, but what he ends up discovering not only puts his faith to the test, but life as we know it. The pilot is set to be written and executive produced by Matt Charman (“Bridge of Spies”) and produced by Andy Harries and Lila Rawlings, with Kevin MacDonald directing. The one-hour drama pilot is an Amazon Studios and Left Bank Productions co-production.

“Law & Order: Svu” will stage an “E.R.” reunion in Season 18, when Anthony Edwards guest stars in a mystery »

- Arya Roshanian

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Newswire: Heather Matarazzo, Joel McHale, and Felicia Day to star in indie drama Stuck

8 September 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Deadline is reporting that Heather Matarazzo will be offering up a new take on the old “medical professional who doesn’t play by your rules, man,” genre of films, with the Welcome To The Dollhouse star signing on to play a maverick ER nurse in Stuck. After a run-in with the law, Matarazzo’s character ends up in the most hellish possible form of house arrest, locked in her house with her ex-boyfriend and his new fiance.

Stuck is being directed by Fresh Off The Boat actress Jillian Armenante, and will feature performances from a number of well-credentialed TV performers, including Felicia Day, Joel McHale, and Kate Flannery, a.k.a. Meredith from The Office. Meanwhile, Matarazzo has had a healthy career of her own over the last few years, including performances in Tina Fey’s Sisters and the upcoming indie drama Girl Flu.

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- William Hughes

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TVLine Items: Svu Hosting ER Reunion, Black Sails Season 4 Trailer and More

8 September 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

One of ER‘s short-lived couples is getting back together on Law & Order: Svu.

Anthony Edwards will reunite with Mariska Hargitay, who played his love interest on the medical drama, during an upcoming Svu episode, EW.com reports.

RelatedLaw & Order: Svu Fall Preview: Benson and Barba Go ‘Head-to-Head’

No details are available about Edwards’ character.

Law & Order: Svu Season 18 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9/8c on NBC.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Hulu is is developing Queen of Shadows, an epic fantasy adventure TV series based on Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass books, our site site Deadline reports. »

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'Law & Order: Svu' Sets 'ER' Reunion With Anthony Edwards

8 September 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Law & Order: Svu is gearing up for an ER reunion. Anthony Edwards, who previously shared the screen with Mariska Hargitay on the former NBC medical drama, is set to guest-star on an upcoming episode of her current series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. No word yet on who Edwards will play on Law & Order: Svu, which kicks off its 18th season on Sept. 21. Edwards and Hargitay previously played love interests in the fourth season of ER, when Hargitay recurred as nurse Cynthia Hooper.  { "nid": 921829, "type": "blog", "title": "New 'Law & Order: Svu' Showrunner on Taking the Reins,

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- Kate Stanhope

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Heather Matarazzo To Star In New Indie Drama ‘Stuck’

8 September 2016 12:57 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Heather Matarazzo is set to star in Stuck, an indie drama about an ER nurse who never met a rule she didn’t break, bend or ignore. The film is being directed by Jillian Armenante (Kittens in a Cage, Fresh Off the Boat) from a screenplay by David Mickel and Heather Turman, who are also part of the producing team. Production gets underway this month with Amir Talai as the male lead. The story follows Darby Dixon (Matarazzo), a nurse who finds herself in trouble… »

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Greys Anatomy Sneak Peek: Meredith Declares, 'We're the Bad Guys'

8 September 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Alex is definitely going down, the only question is whether Meredith is going with him.

In this exclusive Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 promo, which is an expanded version of the truncated sneak peek we ran earlier this week, Alex and Meredith are seen having a rather tense pow-wow about his current, rather precarious predicament (you know, him beating Andrew to near death).

RelatedFall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 41 Returning Favorites (Including Grey’s Anatomy)

Despite sporting knuckles that look like they were put through a wood chipper, Karev seems to think he can get away with attempted murder. »

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Grey's Anatomy, House, ER, M*A*S*H and Scrubs Docs Unite — Watch Video

8 September 2016 7:21 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s something you never thought you’d see again, especially after this confessional: Patrick Dempsey in scrubs.

In the ultimate medical show “crossover,” the Grey’s Anatomy alum is joined by fellow TV doctors Noah Wyle (ER), Alan Alda (M*A*S*H), Lisa Edelstein (House) and Donald Faison (Scrubs) in a new commercial advocating for annual check-ups.

RelatedPatrick Dempsey Opens Up About Grey Anatomy Exit: ‘I Stayed Longer Than I Should Have’

In the ingenious ad (produced by Cigna Health Insurance), the actors portray themselves and make clear of how little they have in common with their former on-screen personas. »

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Patrick Dempsey and Noah Wyle Reveal Why They're 'In Awe' of Fellow TV Doctor Alan Alda

8 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patrick Dempsey and Noah Wyle may no longer star as TV doctors, but the actors are donning scrubs and medical coats once more in an effort to save lives nationwide. Dempsey, who starred on Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Derek Shepherd, and Wyle, who starred as Dr. John Carter on E.R., have joined forces with health service company Cigna to promote annual check-ups as a way to improve an individual's health. During their time on set shooting the TV Doctors of America campaign, both Dempsey, 50, and Wyle 45, were awestruck by 80-year-old Alan Alda, who played Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce on M. »

- Natalie Stone, @Natalie_j_stone

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Grey's Anatomy Trailer: First Season 13 Footage Hints at Murder Rap for Alex

6 September 2016 6:52 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

How do you get away with murder on Grey’s Anatomy? You beg your Bff to keep her trap shut.

ABC has dropped the first footage from the medical soap’s Season 13 premiere (Sept. 22, 8/7c), and it reveals that pummeling Andrew took at the hands of Alex not only landed him in the hospital but left him fighting for his life.

RelatedGrey’s Anatomy: Jessica Capshaw Sitting Out First Two Episodes

Cut to Alex waiting in the wings nursing bloody knuckles while Meredith drops truth bombs like, “You think nobody’s going to realize this is you?” and “You could go to jail! »

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Venice Film Review: ‘Heal the Living’

4 September 2016 3:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A 17-year-old car crash victim lies brain-dead in hospital, as doctors urgently pitch the virtues of organ donation to his distraught parents; over in another town, a middle-aged mother of two with a severely degenerative heart condition goes on the waiting list for a transplant. What sounds like fodder for a routinely gripping episode of “ER” is complicated with rare depths of personal and sensual detail in French director Katell Quillévéré’s sublimely compassionate, heart-crushing third feature “Heal the Living.” More polished but no less authentically humane than her previous works “Suzanne” and “Love Like Poison,” this spidering ensemble piece — adapted from Maylis de Kerangal’s internationally acclaimed 2014 novel — boasts beautifully pitched performances from a handpicked cast that includes Tahar Rahim and Emmanuelle Seigner. But it’s Quillévéré’s soaring visual and sonic acumen (with an assist from composer Alexandre Desplat, here in matchless form) that suffuses a potentially familiar hospital weeper with true grace. »

- Guy Lodge

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Watch New Promo Videos for Salem Season 3

1 September 2016 11:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Several more promo videos have been released for Wgn America's Salem ahead of the season 3 premiere. Can the devil be destroyed?

From the Press Release: "In anticipation of the season three premiere of Wgn America’s hit supernatural thriller “Salem,” the network has released character portraits featuring the twisted and sexy cast, including the first-look at Samuel Roukin who portrays The Sentinel, a fallen angel and protector of the Devil boy (Oliver Bell). Season three of “Salem” will debut Halloween Week, Wednesday, November 2nd.

The third season of “Salem” dawns with the triumph of the witches' plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital. But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself. »

- Tamika Jones

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