The Pretender (1996) - News Poster

(1996–2000)

News

‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Bill Is About To Get Help For Another Big Scandal

  • OnTheFlix
Alright, so according to a new report from Soaps.com,we're about to see Bill plot out a new, big scandal. If this scandal works, it could definitely put him back in the driver's seat at Spencer Publications. This is why Bill is going to needs some very specialized help to pull it off. That's where this new guy Ken will come into play. It's being reported by both Soaps.com and TVinsider.com that Bill is going to hire a tech wiz guy named Ken to hack into the Spencer Publications computer files in an effort to retrieve the incriminating recording that Liam has of Bill confessing to setting the Spectra building on fire. Obviously, if Bill can get his hands on it, Liam would have nothing to continue blackmailing Bill with. That would set the stage for Bill to return and take back his company. The big question
See full article at OnTheFlix »

The Pretender: The NBC Series Premiered 20 Years Ago (9/19/1996)

  • TVSeriesFinale
The Pretender TV show premiered 20 years ago today. Starring Michael T. Weiss, as Jarod, the action-adventure drama, created by Steven Mitchell and Craig van Sickle, ran for four seasons before being cancelled in 2000, by NBC.The series also starred: Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries, Ryan Merriman, Richard Marcus, Alex Wexo, James Denton, Sam Ayers, Harve Presnell, Paul Dillon, Willie Gault, Dennis Cruzado, Pamela Gidley, Jason Brooks, and Ashley Peldon. Read More…
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Friday The 13th TV Series Not Moving Forward at The CW

  • DailyDead
The CW won’t be heading to Camp Crystal Lake after all, as it has been confirmed that the previously in-development Friday the 13th series is no longer moving forward at the network.

Initially in development at The CW since last year, the Friday the 13th TV series, tentatively titled Crystal Lake Chronicles, was discussed at the Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation in Beverly Hills. According to EW, here’s what CW president Mark Pedowitz had to say about the series, which showed promise with its pilot but was not viewed as their best option for a longterm show:

The bottom line is we felt we had stronger things to go with, and we didn’t go forward with it. It was well-written, it was darker than we wanted it to be, and we didn’t believe it had sustainability … We didn’t believe that it was a sustainable script,
See full article at DailyDead »

The 'Friday the 13th' TV series has gone to hell

  • Hitfix
Last August, former HitFix staffer Roth Cornet and I pondered the ways in which the CW's planned Friday the 13th TV series could potentially not suck. Turns out we needn't have bothered! At Thursday's Television Critics' Association, the network's president Mark Pedowitz revealed that the slasher spinoff series is as good as dead. “The bottom line is we felt we had stronger things to go with, and we didn’t go forward with it,” said Pedowitz (via EW). “It was well-written, it was darker than we wanted it to be, and we didn’t believe it had sustainability … We didn’t believe that it was a sustainable script, a sustainable series. It was a very good pilot, but not a sustainable series.” The show -- under the working title of Crystal Lake Chronicles -- would have taken a "meta" approach by setting the events in a world where the Friday
See full article at Hitfix »

CW's "Friday the 13th" TV Series Cancelled?

Last year came word that The CW network had picked up a new "Friday the 13th" TV series which "The Pretender" creators Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle would pen.

That series would follow a detective who has been searching for his missing brother, a disappearance believed to tie into the re-emergence of Jason Voorhees,who was long thought to be dead but is know wreaking havoc once again in Crystal Lake.

Now a new report at Bloody-Disgusting claims The CW has halted plans to resurrect Jason Voorhees. They say the network wasn't onboard with that idea:

"So what happened? According to my source, the network didn't jibe with the concept for the series. What was the concept? Apparently, that's the problem. After months of development, there was still no real concept for the series, causing network execs to re-think bringing Friday the 13th (back) to the small screen.
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Friday the 13th TV Series Canceled at The CW?

  • MovieWeb
Friday the 13th TV Series Canceled at The CW?
Back in August 2015, we reported that The CW Network has picked up a new Friday the 13th TV series, with The Pretender creators Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle coming aboard to write the pilot script. We haven't heard anything about the project since then, but with the network's upfront presentation coming next month, don't expect to hear about this series moving forward any further. Today we have a new report that claims The CW has halted plans to bring Jason Voorhees to the network.

We first reported on the series back in 2014, when Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment signed on to develop the series, with special effects artists Bill Basso (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) coming aboard to write the script. That incarnation of the show was said to feature Jason Voorhees through multiple time periods. When Steven Long Mitchell and
See full article at MovieWeb »

10 TV Shows That Should Have Quit While They Were Ahead

Showtime

Last June I wrote an article detailing television shows that lost it by the end: the ones that fell at the final hurdle. As a companion piece, I’ve chosen to examine television shows that fell long before that: long running television series that had a shelf life, which expired some time before they actually ended.

These are television shows where the high concept didn’t warrant the lifespan that they ended up with: shows that outlived their premise and didn’t have any different stories to tell, or shows that played their hand too early and had no cards left up their sleeves.

Whether flawed from conception, poorly plotted and paced, badly executed, or just a great show with a definitive shelf life, these are the television shows that definitely outstayed their welcome.

10. Burn Notice USA

On the one hand, I enjoyed Burn Notice: I’m a sucker for a spy-gone-rogue story,
See full article at Obsessed with Film »

'Xena' TV Reboot Moves Forward with 'Lost' Writer

  • MovieWeb
'Xena' TV Reboot Moves Forward with 'Lost' Writer
Back in July, we reported that NBC is in the early stages of developing a reboot of the beloved 1995 fantasy series Xena: Warrior Princess. Original Xena: Warrior Princess producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are coming back to produce, and we reported in August that the reboot is seeking writers to tackle the story. Today we have word from Variety that Lost writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach has signed on to write and executive produce this new version of Xena: Warrior Princess.

The original Xena: Warrior Princess debuted in 1995, but Lucy Lawless' title character was originally introduced on another first-run syndicated show, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, before she got her own spinoff. Ren&#233e O'Connor also starred as Xena's companion Gabrielle, with Ted Raimi as Joxer, Bruce Campbell as Autolycus, Marton Csokas as Borias and a young Karl Urban in one of his early roles as Julius Caesar. It remains
See full article at MovieWeb »

'Friday the 13th' as a TV series? Here are 5 ways to make it good

  • Hitfix
'Friday the 13th' as a TV series? Here are 5 ways to make it good
It's true! A "Friday the 13th" TV reboot is happening on the CW. The series, which comes from "The Pretender" creators Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, is being envisioned as a more "grounded," "sophisticated" take on the masked murderer and will center on "the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Vorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake." Luckily for fans, the show will actually be featuring Jason and not a pair of intrepid antique store owners (ahem, ahem), but I've got a few other suggestions on how to make this new iteration of the long-running franchise resonate with fans both old and new. Watch the video above as I count down five ways to make the series a must-see viewing option for horror fans -- not
See full article at Hitfix »

‘Friday The 13th’ to become a tv series on The CW

  • SoundOnSight
The history of horror cinema has been filled with iconic villains who end up becoming the anchor of a franchise, being the only consistent element across several movies. One such villain is Jason Voorhees, who first made an appearance in the 1980 film Friday the 13th, and has subsequently appeared in eleven other movies, as well as comic books and novels, including a crossover with The Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Freddy Krueger in 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason. Now, however, the villain will be coming to the small screen, as The CW has announced that they are formally working on a tv adaptation of the horror franchise.

The series is being penned by Star Wars: The Clone Wars writers Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, who previously worked together to create the NBC series The Pretender, which ran for four seasons. They will be taking over the job from first-time scribes Bill Basso and Jordu Schell,
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Friday the 13th TV series in the works at The CW

A Friday the 13th series is in development over at The CW network in the Us. The new series will tie in to the famous film series, unlike the 1980s version, that borrowed the name from the franchise, but little else.

Deadline reports the new series will take place in the same ‘universe’ and Jason Voorhees and the happenings at Crystal Lake. Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle (The Pretender) are behind the new show.

The trade blog spoke to Long Michell about the new series.

“I don’t think we really wanted to do a show about a guy with a machete chasing girls in tube tops. We couldn’t do that on a weekly basis… So what ends up happening is, a cop comes into town, looking for his brother. He realizes his brother was there searching into the past murders, and realizes that his personal
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Friday The 13th: TV series confirmed for The CW

The CW will house Jason Voorhees' new slasher adventures, as it announces development of the upcoming Friday The 13th TV series...

So, Friday The 13th is getting a TV show. We’ve known that for a while. Today we learned that The CW network is developing the new version, and that the show has been described as ‘a drama series based on the long-running feature franchise.’

Does that mean it’s a remake, then? Not a sequel like Damien or a prequel like Hannibal or Bates Motel? At the moment, it’s not entirely clear, but the description has few clues.

According to Deadline (who broke the news), the Friday The 13th series ‘reimagines the masked Jason with a stronger feel of grounded reality. Described as a sophisticated, horror/crime thriller, [...] about the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Voorhees,
See full article at Den of Geek »

Friday the 13th is coming back to life as a TV series on The CW

Friday the 13th is coming back to life as a TV series on The CW
Friday the 13th is getting a new lease of life on The CW.

A new TV series based on the horror franchise featuring masked serial killer Jason Voorhees is officially in development. It will be reimagined by writers Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, who created NBC's drama The Pretender.

Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream and more slasher classics?

The duo are planning a horror/crime thriller firmly grounded in reality, according to Deadline, with a detective's search for his missing brother throwing up a connection to Jason, who was long believed dead.

Executive producers on the hour-long series will include Sean S Cunningham, who directed the original movie in 1980.

5 horror movies that could be TV shows

Talk of a possible Friday the 13th TV adaptation first surfaced a year ago.

A series of 12 feature films have explored Jason's relationship to Crystal Lake and his own twisted family dynamic.
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

The CW's 'Friday the 13th' TV Series Will Reboot Jason

  • MovieWeb
The CW's 'Friday the 13th' TV Series Will Reboot Jason
Back in April 2014, we reported that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment were developing a Friday the 13th TV series. Sean Cunningham, who directed the original 1980 slasher film that started the Friday the 13th franchise, was on board to executive produce with Randall Emmett and George Furla, but we haven't heard anything about the project since then. Today, Deadline has word that the series is moving forward at The CW, with Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle (The Pretender) set to write the series.

The series reportedly reimagines the iconic villain Jason Voorhees with, "a stronger feel of grounded reality." The series is described as a sophisticated horror-thriller that centers on a detective who has been searching for his missing brother. His brother's disappearance is believed to tie into the re-emergence of Jason Voorhees, who was long thought to be dead but is know wreaking havoc once again in Crystal Lake.
See full article at MovieWeb »

The CW Developing Friday The 13th TV Series

  • DailyDead
Pining for those long summer days and blood-splattered nights at Camp Crystal Lake? The CW President Mark Pedowitz revealed today that the network is looking to bring Jason Voorhees to the small screen with their in-the-works Friday the 13th TV series.

Deadline reports the news of the in-development Friday the 13th TV series, which would be a dramatic take on the 12-film franchise that kicked off in 1980 with Sean S. Cunningham's seminal slasher. Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle (co-creators of the late 1990s series The Pretender) will write the new take on Crystal Lake.

The series is being coined as a "sophisticated, horror/crime thriller" that could follow "the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Vorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake."

The Friday the 13th
See full article at DailyDead »

CW Plans "Friday the 13th" TV Series

The CW is officially developing a horror/crime thriller series based on the long-running slasher film franchise "Friday the 13th".

Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, creators of the 1990s NBC series "The Pretender," are developing the property which aims to reimagine the masked Jason Voorhees in a more grounded and realistic context.

The story will deal with the ongoing quest of a detective's search for his missing brother, a search tied to a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake.

Legion of Leia has further plot details which says Crystal Lake isn't a remote woods area now. Instead it's a thriving town full of young rich types and old regulars who grew up there.

Their source says: "It's like the town from Jaws. It's like Amityville 20 years later, and someone says, 'I think the shark is back.' Everyone is like,
See full article at Dark Horizons »

‘Friday The 13th’ Series In Works At CW With ‘The Pretender’ Creators

Updated: The CW is heading to Crystal Lake. The network topper Mark Pedowitz today confirmed that the CW is developing Friday The 13th, a drama series based on the long-running feature franchise. The series adaptation will be written by Steve Mitchell & Craig Van Sickle, creators of the 1996 NBC series The Pretender through CBS TV Studios. “They are new in development,” Pedowitz told Deadline. I hear that in the series reimagines the masked Jason with a stronger feel of…
See full article at Deadline TV »

Brian Tee to Shred Things Up in TMNT2

  • Cinelinx
Variety had a chance to talk to actor, Brian Tee, who played Noburo Mori in The Wolverine.

Brian confirmed that he will be playing The Shredder in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 film.

Tee, a descendant of both Korean and Japanese lines was born in Okinawa, Japan and moved to the Us when he was only 2 years of age. In 1997 he starred in the series, The Pretender and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and has had a fairly steady work flow ever since including, Remember Pearl Harbor, We Were Soldiers, Austin Powers: Goldmember and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

He seems like the right person for the job to me, how about y’all?

- Mike

Brian TEETMNT2TEENAGE Mutant Ninja Turtles 2The WolverineTHE Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Driftaustin Powers: Goldmemberwe Were Soldiersremember Pearl Harborbuffy The Vampire Slayerthe Pretender
See full article at Cinelinx »

‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64
Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64
Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs,
See full article at Variety - TV News »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

External Sites