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17 items from 2014


Al Jazeera America breaks ground with immigration doc

13 April 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Al Jazeera America will mine new territory tonight by airing its first-ever originally commissioned documentary about illegal immigrants. Narrated by Gil Bellows (Ally McBeal), Borderland will follow six Americans who retrace the steps of three dead immigrants who attempted to cross the border from Mexico.

“We read an article about the Pima County morgue in Arizona, and how it was one of the busiest in the U.S.,” Executive Producer Ivan O’Mahoney told EW. “The reason it’s so busy is because of all of the work they perform on migrants who cross from Mexico, and who died in desert. »

- Lynette Rice

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Tracey Ullman Joins CBS Pilot ‘Good Session’

20 March 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tracey Ullman will play an astute, straightforward, yet funny, therapist in the CBS pilot “Good Session,” Variety has learned.

The half-hour, single-camera comedy follows a seemingly happy couple who visit a therapist (Ullman) when they can’t decide if they should have a baby. “Psych’s” James Roday plays the husband, while the role of the wife has not been cast. “Mad Men’s” Rich Sommer also costars.

The Wbtv show is exec produced by scribes Matt Miller (“Chuck,” “666 Park Avenue”) and John Hamburg (“Zoolander,” “Meet the Parents”). Hamberg will also direct the pilot.

Ullman’s numerous credits include her sketch shows for Fox, HBO and Showtime and even playing a therapist on the David E. Kelley sudster “Ally McBeal.” She can next be seen in Rob Marshall’s cinematic adaptation of the musical “Into the Woods.” She’s repped by UTA and Hamilton Hodell, Ltd. in the U.K. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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5 Reasons to Hate the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer

19 February 2014 4:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

"Look, if I wanted to watch Spaceballs, I'd Watch Spaceballs!"

"Really? Really?"

Read Before Commenting!

These were just a few of the things overheard after the much anticipated trailer debut of director James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy last night. While fanboys and comic book aficionados 'get it', the general public is non-pulsed. In their eyes, this looks like a campy space movie. And if the second trailer doesn't step it up, it will surely be another flop for Disney on par with John Carter and The Lone Ranger. Right now, we can compare it to the now classic midnight movie staple Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, which tanked hard but found solid support amongst true believers. While it's viewed as one of the great comic book adaptations of all-time, the general public just didn't get it. After hearing some of the responses last night from 'normal' folks who watched this trailer, »

- MovieWeb

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Can 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' break Fox's Emmy curse and win Best Comedy?

19 February 2014 8:32 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Can you believe that Fox, which has been telecasting for nearly three decades, has only produced two Emmy-winning Best Comedy Series -- "Arrested Development" (2004) and "Ally McBeal" (1999) -- and a single Best Drama Series -- "24" (2006)? Such a low tally must give Fox execs pause. Do they worry that their shows just aren't as good as those airing on the other Big Four networks? Has Fox never truly been forgiven for its silly late-1990s/early-2000s identity crisis when its roster was filled with "When Animals Attack!" and "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" Or is the network -- gasp! -- cursed? (In which case, where are Agents Mulder and Scully when we need them?) Well, guess what, Fox execs? You have a serious chance this year of making a name for yourself in the Best Comedy Series category in the form of hip, young-skewing "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The bumbling officers of the. »

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Cover Art for Lake Placid Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

18 February 2014 2:25 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory recently announced they would be releasing Lake Placid as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. It has now been revealed that the movie will be released to Blu-ray in July and we have a look at the new cover art:

“Are you ready to devour another release from us? Well here’s a monstrous one for you…

The crocodile-chompin’- Betty-White-swearin’ film Lake Placid will be coming from us as a Collector’s Edition this Summer, which also marks its first time on Blu-ray! Released in 1999 and directed by Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Parts 2 & 3, Halloween: H20) this humorous take on the tried-and-true menacing reptile story stars Bridget Fonda (Single White Female), Bill Pullman (The Serpent and the Rainbow) and Oliver Platt (2012). Also notable, the film was written by famous TV Producer/Screenwriter David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, L.A. Law, Boston Legal).

While we can’t provide a street date at this time, »

- Jonathan James

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You decide: Will history be made at this year's Emmys?

16 February 2014 8:02 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

History could be made twice at the Emmy Awards this August. If "Modern Family" wins Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row, it ties the record set by "Frasier" from 1994 to 1998; "Ally McBeal" ended its winning streak in 1999. And if "Breaking Bad" wins, it will the fourth Drama Series champ to prevail for its final season, following "The Defenders" (1965), "Upstairs Downstairs" (1977) and "The Sopranos" (2007). Four laffers have pulled off this feat: "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1966), "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1977),  "Barney Miller" (1982) and "Everybody Loves Raymond" (2003).  Will either, neither or both of these records be set? You can now predict the winners of these races, as well as the four series regular acting awards in both genres. More categories will be added to the prediction center in the weeks to come and »

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HBO Orders Tim Robbins And Jack Black To The Brink

12 February 2014 4:15 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having commissioned the pilot episode of The Brink – a half-hour dark political comedy – last year, HBO has now ordered the show to series, with Tim Robbins and Jack Black heading the cast.

The show centres around the main players caught in a geo-political crisis. Tim Robbins plays the Us Secretary of State, Walter Hollander, who has little patience for war-mongers, while Jack Black plays Alex Coppins – a Foreign Service Officer dealing with the crisis in the field. A third main role – that of a Navy fighter pilot – has yet to be cast, although the wider cast list includes Aasif Mandvi and Meera Syal. The pilot was written by brothers Roberto and Kim Benabib – Roberto having previously worked on Ally McBeal and Weeds. Both will also serve as executive producers, alongside stars Black and Robbins, Jerry Weintraub (Behind The Candelabra) and Jay Roach (The Austin Powers franchise, The Campaign), who also directed the pilot. »

- Sarah Myles

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20th Century Fox TV’s Head Of Current Jeffrey Glaser Upped To Evp

10 February 2014 12:30 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

20th Century Fox TV continues to dole out promotions to its top executive under chairmen/CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Following the recent elevation of Jonathan Davis to President, Creative Affairs, félicitations are in order for one of his new direct reports, 20th TV’s long-time head of current programming Jeffrey Glaser. (More on his French connection later.) Glaser, who had served as Svp of Current Programming for 20th TV since 2003, when Walden and Newman created the department with him at the helm, has been upped to Evp. “Jeffrey has led our current programming team for many years, and has done a spectacular job keeping our shows creatively strong and vibrant, helping to earn them well-deserved renewals year after year,” Davis said. Over the years, Glaser has overseen such series for 20th TV as Modern Family, Glee, New Girl, American Horror Story, Raising Hope, How I Met Your Mother, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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20th Century Fox TV Ups Jeffrey Glaser to Exec Veep, Current Programming

10 February 2014 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Following a reorganization of its executive ranks last week, 20th Century Fox Television has promoted Jeffrey Glaser to exec vice prez of current programming, the studio announced today.

Glaser will report to 20th TV’s newly appointed prez of creative affairs, Jonathan Davis.

Glaser receives the promotion after over a decade serving as senior veep of current programming. During his tenure as senior v.p., Glaser oversaw series maintenance on 20th TV programs including “Modern Family,” “Glee,” “New Girl,” “The X-Files,” and “Ally McBeal,” among others.

“Jeffrey has led our current programming team for many years, and has done a spectacular job keeping our shows creatively strong and vibrant, helping to earn them well-deserved renewals year after year,” said Davis. “We couldn’t be happier to reward him with this promotion which recognizes both his significant contribution and the importance of his area to the overall success of the studio. »

- AJ Marechal

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Lake Placid Chomping its Way to Blu-ray This Summer Thanks to Scream Factory

30 January 2014 1:07 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

This summer Scream Factory will be releasing special editions of Final Exam, Evilspeak, Nosferatu (1979), Sleepaway Camp, Ravenous, Dog Soldiers, Hellhole, Deadly Eyes, Ginger Snaps, and Phantom of the Paradise. Will you still have room in your Blu-ray budget for Lake Placid?

For that matter, do you even care about owning Steve Miner’s 1999 crocodilian horror comedy written by David E. Kelley? Even as a fan of nature gone amok movies, I found foul-mouthed Betty White to be about the only memorable aspect of Lake Placid.

Clearly a lot of you enjoyed it more than me. How else to explain all those Syfy-produced sequels?

Those of you that dug Lake Placid should be thrilled that Scream Factory’s latest surprise announcement is their intention to release a Collector’s Edition Lake Placid Blu-ray sometime this summer. Here’s what they had to say on Facebook:

The crocodile-chompin’- Betty-White-swearin’ film Lake Placid »

- Foywonder

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Scream Factory to Release Lake Placid on Blu-ray

30 January 2014 9:24 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory’s announcements just keep rolling in. The latest news is that Lake Placid will be released later this year as a collector’s edition Blu-ray:

“Are you ready to devour another release from us? Well here’s a monstrous one for you…

The crocodile-chompin’- Betty-White-swearin’ film Lake Placid will be coming from us as a Collector’s Edition this Summer, which also marks its first time on Blu-ray! Released in 1999 and directed by Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Parts 2 & 3, Halloween: H20) this humorous take on the tried-and-true menacing reptile story stars Bridget Fonda (Single White Female), Bill Pullman (The Serpent and the Rainbow) and Oliver Platt (2012). Also notable, the film was written by famous TV Producer/Screenwriter David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, L.A. Law, Boston Legal).

While we can’t provide a street date at this time, expect this to drop in Mid-Summer. Pre-order links should go up in sometime in April. »

- Jonathan James

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No Rape, No Penis-Measuring: Behind the 5 Big Ways Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic Deviated From the Book

20 January 2014 10:45 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

All in all, Lifetime’s adaptation of Flowers in the Attic, which aired over the weekend, turned out to be a lot more faithful to V.C. Andrews’s gothic teen incest classic than the high camp — if ultimately chaste — 1987 film starring a young Kristy Swanson, which nixed the all-important brother-sister romance, just to start. The new adaptation's writer, Kayla Alpert (Up All Night, Ally McBeal), who, hidden away from her parents, devoured the book in junior high under her Laura Ashley comforter, kept in most of the novel’s most taboo and outrageous delights — sibling sex, grandmotherly whippings, poisoned doughnuts (never cookies!) — but also says she felt compelled to make a few tweaks to amp up the stakes if not the melodrama. “We didn’t want it to be a total campfest,” she said. Here, Alpert discusses with Vulture the biggest differences between the TV movie and the book.No penis-measuring, »

- Denise Martin

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10 Reasons Why Elementary Is Better Than Sherlock

9 January 2014 2:27 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

CBS

Sherlock and Elementary have a great deal of things in common. This is to be expected, as they both follow a pretty standard pitch – to take Sherlock Holmes and place him and the other characters within his short stories and novels into a modern context. But the similarities are greater than that, due to the origins of Elementary which resulted in legal threats being issued by some of the Sherlock production staff. To explain, CBS approached the producers of Sherlock with the intent of remaking that show for an American audience. This didn’t go ahead, but then CBS separately created Elementary. In the words of Sherlock executive producer Sue Vertue on Twitter:

‘Mmm interesting CBS, I’m surprised no one has thought of making a modern day version of Sherlock before, oh hang on, we have!’

For those that have managed to miss the obvious, Sherlock is the »

- Brian Chapman

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Steven Spielberg Series Extant Adds New Cast Member

9 January 2014 1:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

We started telling you about Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming summer series Extant back when it was first picked up directly to series by CBS last August, to be part of a Spielberg block along with the return of Under the Dome. Halle Berry was announced as the lead in October, and now CBS is announcing another series regular, to play her best friend:

Camryn Manheim Cast As Series Regular In New CBS Drama Series “Extant

Jan. 9, 2014 – Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Camryn Manheim has been cast as a series regular in the new CBS drama series Extant from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios. Manheim will play Sam Barton, Molly’s (Halle Berry) best friend and closest confidant. The series will premiere in Summer 2014.

The serialized drama starring Halle Berry is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she »

- Erin Willard

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Camryn Manheim joins Steven Spielberg's 'Extant'

9 January 2014 12:19 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Camryn Manheim has been cast as a series regular in Extant, the forthcoming futuristic drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

The Practice alum is set to play the role of Molly’s best friend Sam Barton. Main character Molly will be played by Halle Berry, who joined the show in October.

Set to premiere this summer, Extant is a serialized drama about a female astronaut (Berry) who is trying to reconnect with her family after returning after a year in outer space but soon learns that her experiences will “change the course of human history.”

Manheim’s other credits include Person of Interest, »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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2014 Golden Globe Predictions: Best TV Comedy

4 January 2014 4:38 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the Golden Globe Awards through January 12th, when the winners are announced. With a fairly underwhelming batch of nominees (where are "Veep" and "Enlightened"), it seems like a good bet to suggest Lena Dunham's "Girls" will go for 2 for 2 here (following in the footsteps of "Sex and the City," "Ally McBeal," "Desperate Housewives" and "Glee" -- all of which won for their first two seasons, just Fyi). But newcomer "Brooklyn Nine Nine" could surprise, given how much the Globes love to reward first seasons. Our take below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here. The nominees: "Big Bang Theory" "Brooklyn Nine Nine" "Girls" "Modern Family" "Parks & Recreation" Will win: "Girls" Could win: "Brooklyn Nine Nine" Should win: "Brooklyn Nine Nine" Shoulda been here: "Veep" »

- Peter Knegt

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Cast Signs on for a Dead Draw

3 January 2014 8:45 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

When committing crimes, you automatically resign yourself to the fact that when things go wrong, the consequences can be deadly. Luckily for us, in the new film Dead Draw, said consequences are just that and more. Read on for details.

We're not sure how Dread-worthy this one's gonna be, but we'll keep an eye on it!

From the Press Release

Gil Bellows (pictured; Shawshank Redemption, "Ally McBeal"), Bitsie Tulloch (The Artist, "Grimm"), and Michael Eklund (Watchmen, The Call) have signed on to star in the upcoming indie crime-thriller Dead Draw.

Written and directed by Brian Klemesrud, the film is being produced by Klemesrud’s Rocket3 Productions, and Faust Checho’s (Proxy, The Fields) Fsc Productions. Klemesrud has served as creative director on over 200 commercials and director on over a dozen shorts. This will be his feature directorial debut. Seasoned cinematographer Jim Timperman (Proxy, Scalene, Mr. Blue Sky) has signed on as Dp for the film. »

- Uncle Creepy

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