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There's no network cockier than CBS during upfront week, and with good reason. Sure, they had to cancel last season's newbies "Vegas," "Golden Boy" "Made in Jersey" and "Partners," but their schedule is so stable -- and dominant in the ratings -- that they never have many holes to fill.
They've only ordered three dramas for the 2013-14 season and just one is on the fall schedule. That's limited series "Hostages" which will air 15 episodes uninterrupted and then turn over its Monday night timeslot to another new drama -- "Intelligence" -- in the winter.
Here's a rundown of the two new dramas CBS presented to advertisers at its 2013 upfront on May 15 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
"Hostages" (Mondays at 10 p.m. Et)
It's an interesting play: a heavily serialized thriller set for a limited cable-style run of 15 episodes that still looks and feels like a CBS procedural. Put another way, »
While we keep hearing that no one has been cast in Fifty Shades of Grey, Arrow's Stephen Amell says that he's actually taken a meeting about playing Christian Grey, which makes sense, as he's shown over and over and over again, he has no problem with a little nudity.
Zach Wahl's Scouts for Equality released details of the Boy Scouts of America's 2012 Fall Voice of the Scouts Survey, and of respondents that expressed an opinion of declining loyalty to Scouting, 90% said the reaffirmation of their discriminatory policy was the reason.
In the UK, 20 year-old Jordan Sheard was sentenced to 3.5 years for crashing an 18-year-old autistic gay man's birthday party, writing homophobic slurs on his body, dousing him in tanning oil and setting him on fire, which led to his death. Seriously?
Please take time to meet Jack Andraka, who is 16, out, and a cancer researcher at John's Hopkins when »
Ben Affleck's acclaimed CIA thriller Argo picked up another award last night as screenwriter Chris Terrio was honoured by the Writer's Guild of America at this year's WGA Awards with Best Adapted Screenplay, while Mark Boal received Best Original Screenplay for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Malik Bendejelloul collected Best Documentary Screenplay for Searching for Sugar Man.
Shifting to the small screen and there was awards success for Breaking Bad (Best Drama Series), Louie (Best Comedy Series) and Girls (Best New Series), along with Mad Men (Episodic Drama), Modern Family (Episodic Comedy), Hatfields & McCoys (Long Form - Original), Game Change (Long Form - Adapted) and The Simpsons (Animation).
Here is the full list of nominees, with the winners highlighted in bold:
- Flickering Myth
Pulling off a red hot casting coup with Jennifer Aniston, Mark Duplass and Ben Kingsley attached, Justin Reardon's next feature film is the wild and hilarious comedy Convention that is set to shoot this summer with K5 International bringing the project to the European Film Market in Berlin this week.
Aniston (Just Go with It, Marley & Me), Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed, Zero Dark Thirty) and Kingsley (Iron Man 3, Ender's Game) are set to star in this mind-bending comedy, embarking on a Charlie Kaufman-esque journey that puts them between the worlds of the cardboard box industry and inter-dimensional molecular mayhem. Justin Reardon has just finished production on his directorial debut A Many Splintered Thing starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan
Convention finds mild-mannered Paul (Duplass) and his feisty sister Abby (Aniston) setting out to change the box storage world with Paul's invention of the 5-sided box. Breaking all »
The full winners list:
Favorite Movie Actor
Favorite Movie Actress
Favorite Movie Icon
Favorite Action Movie
Favorite Action Movie Star
Favorite Face of Heroism
The 2013 People's Choice Awards are tonight, which means we'll be treated to a star-studded event (and, of course, a few acceptance speeches). Be sure to tune in to watch us live from the red carpet at 4:30 p.m. Pst, but first, get prepped for the show by checking out all of this year's nominees. Adam Levine got attention not only for Maroon 5, but also for his work as a celebrity judge on The Voice (next year, he could be a triple threat with American Horror Story: Asylum). Meanwhile, the year of Channing Tatum continues, as the actor scooped up five nominations, including favorite movie actor. It looks like superheroes and fantasy heroes are going to steal the show as well: The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Snow White and the Huntsman are showing up all over this list, as well as TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and Once Upon a Time. »
- Becky Kirsch
6 items from 2013
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