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Friday TV Ratings: The Amazing Race, Grimm, Shark Tank, The Messengers, Scream 2

16 May 2015 4:12 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Friday, May 15, 2015 ratings -- New episodes: Grimm, Dateline NBC, The Amazing Race, Shark Tank, Beyond the Tank, 20/20, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and The Messengers. Specials: Scream 2 (movie) and Acm Presents: Superstar Duets. Reruns: Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

How are your shows doing? Check the current rankings:

ABC | CBS | The CW | Fox | NBC

ABC Family | AMC | FX | HBO | Showtime | Syfy | TNT | USA (more…) »

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TV Ratings: 'Grimm' finale rises, 'Amazing Race' finale flat, ABC wins Friday

16 May 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fast National ratings for Friday, May 15, 2016. "Shark Tank" has reliably been able to help ABC win Friday nights this season among young viewers, but with CBS' two dramas off this week in favor of a low-rated "AMC Presents: Superstar Duets" special, ABC also won Friday overall. The only regular part of CBS' Friday lineup to air this week was "The Amazing Race" and even the season finale for the long-running favorite failed to give  it a bump. With reduced competition, "Beyond the Tank" was able to retain all of its lead-in in the key demo and also win its hour overall. [Note: This is the last Friday of the 2014-15 season. I'll return to regular Friday Fast National reporting come September. Sunday-Thursday reporting will remain unchanged.] Let's get to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 1.4 rating for Friday night, tops in the key demographic. NBC was second for the night with a 1.0 key demo rating, followed by CBS' 0.8 key demo rating. Fox's 0.5 and The CW's 0.3 rating followed in the key demo. Overall, ABC »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Relativity Studios Exec Richard Potter Leaves the Company

24 April 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Potter, executive VP of production and development, left Relativity Studios last week, a source close to the company said.

Relativity, the maker of films such as “Don Jon,” “Oculus” and the upcoming “Masterminds” is expected to name a replacement soon, while Potter continues to consult with the company, which is headed by its founder, Ryan Kavanaugh.

Potter reported to president of production Robbie Brenner.

Before joining relativity two years ago, Potter was a screenwriter on a number of films, including “Diary of a Car Salesman,” “The Most Haunted House in England” and a remake of “The Boys from Brazil.” He had previously served as a sr. VP at Miramax as head of the story department of Dimension Films, where he oversaw “Scream,” “Scream 2,” “The Faculty” and “Nightwatch.”

Relativity reportedly raised a $250 million round of financing, announced in January, from VII Peaks Capital of San Francisco. VII Peaks managing »

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New Mask In Scream TV Series Relates To Story; Roger Jackson Won’t Voice Ghostface

17 April 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

MTV’s small-screen reboot of Scream unleashed the first pieces of its marketing campaign earlier this week. A handful of teaser trailers signalled that we’re no longer in the fresh terrain of Wes Craven’s 1996 original movie. No, now we’re in a world that’s all-too-familiar with the tropes of horror, to the point where it’s becoming a trope in itself. Self-self-reflexivity? I’m sure that’s not where Kevin Williamson imagined his script would lead some twenty years down the line. Nevertheless, Scream is heading back to us this summer, and along with that fresh youthful cast all waiting to get sliced and diced, there’s another few changes in store.

Namely, the striking look of the series’ killer, Ghostface. The iconic mask worn by every killer in all four movies has been cast aside by MTV in favor of what network VP Mina Lefevre has »

- Gem Seddon

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The Knives Are Out In Three New Scream Queens Posters

17 April 2015 1:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s next anthology series is expected to do for the horror comedy subgenre what American Horror Story did for plain ole horror. Currently in production, the first season of Scream Queens revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders. How the storyline will expand past what sounds like the plot from Scream 2 (which, isn’t related in any way bar its titular similarity) mixed with Scream 2-ripoff Urban Legend is as yet unknown, because Fox are keeping their cards close on this one.

However, they’ll happily ply us with numerous teasers of its leading ladies engaging in innocent activities gone awry. The last 16-second tease showed Emma Roberts putting on lipstick and checking her reflection in a butcher’s knife, and that evocative visual has clearly struck a chord as she’s doing the same thing on a new poster. »

- Gem Seddon

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Reel TV: MTV's 'Scream' Trailer Trades Drew Barrymore's Sweater for Bella Thorne's Bikini

13 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It seems like the minds behind MTV's new Scream are aware of how hard it's going to be to turn a movie as singularly perfect as Scream into a TV show, seeing as the first trailer for it announces (via one of its characters), "You can't do a slasher movie as a TV series."  Presumably they're not talking about Scream itself, but instead the Stab series of movies that are such a fundamental driving force of Scream 2-4, and are apparently popular among teens in the show's town of Lakewood (not Woodsboro). But, then again, the first movie opens with a very conservatively dressed Drew Barrymore getting sliced and diced, while the show is going to open with Bella Thorne in a bikini getting sliced and diced. That may seem like a superficial change...

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Meta First Trailer For ‘Scream: The TV Series’

13 April 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In-keeping with Wes Craven’s Scream methodology, the TV Series is taking that 1996 tongue-in-cheek genius and running with it or, to be fair, reintroducing it to a whole new audience.

Scream (TV Series) will premiere in June on MTV and although I actually adore the original and the most recent, it was always a hard franchise to keep going without getting too away of reality. The first trailer here has a few issues for me and not only because it looks like Stab, the spoofed film within a film in Scream 2 and onwards, but it appears to be the same film but with a little rehashed, updated relevance – which was done in Scream 4. There’s also a strong indication that Ghostface isn’t the same either, which might defeat the point of connection between the literal nature of the title and exactly what it looks like but…yeah… »

- Dan Bullock

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Who Would You Choose? Ultimate Horror Death Match With ‘Exists’ Eduardo Sanchez!

9 April 2015 2:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Here’s a little something to enjoy with Exists out to own this week we spoke to director Eduardo Sanchez and asked him the most important question, who’d win in an ultimate horror Death Match?!

Obviously, there’s a lot to go through, so here we go…do you agree? Let us know via the medium of thought…or better still in the comments below or over on our Twitter.

Let’s begin:

Q: Jack Torrance (The Shining) vs Lord Summerisle (Wicker Man)

A: Jack for Sure! I mean, how can you fight Jack Nicholson with an axe!

Heather Donahue (Blair Witch) vs Sidney (Scream)

Come on – has to be Heather – she even scared me! Tough as nails…

Father Merrin (Exorcist) vs Jigsaw (Saw)

Father Merrin – what a bad-ass that dude was. Jigsaw was nothing but a good torture machine designer…

Norman Bates vs Ripley

Wow – tough one. Ripley »

- Dan Bullock

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Timothy Olyphant on ‘Scream 2′ and Saying Goodbye to ‘Justified’

19 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After six seasons, Timothy Olyphant is wrapping his Emmy-nominated run as lawman Raylan Givens on FX’s hit series “Justified.” But he was on the other side of the law (20-year-old spoiler alert) when he was cast in director Wes Craven’s “Scream 2.” “I appreciate the trip down memory lane,” he said of revisiting his first Variety mention.

How did you land the role in “Scream 2”?

I auditioned — multiple times. Why wouldn’t I want to be in “Scream”? I wanted to be in the first one.

What was the mood like on set?

It was quite a buzz being on a set like that. One could make a good argument that Wes was one of the best directors I’ve ever worked for. Not a bad way to get started early.

What would you do differently if you could go back to that time?

That’s a long list. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Scream: ranking the movies in order of quality

16 February 2015 1:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Which is the scariest Scream of them all? We’ve put the satirical, postmodern slasher series in order…

This feature contains spoilers for all of the Scream movies.

Do you like scary movies? Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson decided most people probably did. In the mid 90s, they breathed life into a flagging genre by creating a new knife-wielding icon who, crucially, was aware of all the horror movie villains who’d gone before.

In fact, ‘Ghostface’ was so into his horror trivia that he quizzed his victims about it before striking. Could watching enough horror movies save you when your own life threatened to turn into one? According to Scream, maybe it could.

Although the first movie ends with – spoiler! – the death of both the killers behind the mask, the Ghostface persona proved harder to kill. In the tradition of so many other slasher villains, Ghostface came back for more. »

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17 moments of movie terror in the bathroom

5 February 2015 7:47 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From toilet-based scares to nasty encounters in the shower, here's a selection of 17 memorable moments of terror in the bathroom...

Nb: the following contains potential spoilers and scenes which may be considered Nsfw.

The scariest moments in horror are often the most intimate - this is why knives are a far nastier, button-pushing instrument of death than the gun. As the Joker famously put it in The Dark Knight, “You can savour all those little emotions...”

Intimacy may be the key to understanding why, in horror films, so many dreadful things tend to happen in bathrooms. The bathroom is often where we go to be by ourselves - either to answer the call of nature, brush our teeth, or simply relax in the bath after a hectic day at work. Equally, the water closet also sees us at our most vulnerable: naked, or at least with our trousers down, and »

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah Michelle Gellar

6 January 2015 11:39 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Sarah Michelle Gellar is beautiful, a very talented and often underrated actress, and a warm and charitable person with a happy family life. Essentially, she has it all – and deservedly so.

Having previously appeared in commercials when she was a small child, she made her full acting debut in the made-for-television drama film An Invasion of Privacy in 1983. Then she had several small roles in a number of television shows and movies before truly coming to prominence as Kendall Hart in the long-running All My Children in 1993.

After that, she appeared in movies like Scream 2 and I Know What You Did Last Summer, at the same time rising to superstardom as the titular Buffy Summers in Joss Whedon’s brilliant Buffy the Vampire Slayer – a role she played from 1997 to 2003, with the character also crossing over to spin-off show Angel on occasions.

She has barely been out of the limelight since, »

- K.J. Stewart

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2015 Off To Fantastic Start, Up 6.5%: Post-New Year’s Box Office Actuals

5 January 2015 5:15 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Update,  Monday Jan. 5: And with the turn of the New Year, the domestic box office is up 6.5% for the first four days of 2015 with $210.2M versus the same period in 2014 which counted $197.4M according to Rentrak.  The post-New Year’s Fss clocked in with $154.6M, down 26% from the post Christmas frame of $209M — but no one is sobbing. Why? Because this year’s post New Year’s frame was up a superb 10% from 2014’s $141.2M. Here’s the top 20 actuals– Apd:

Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five (WB), $21.7M, 3,875 locations, $5,608 average, Total cume: $220.6M, Wk 3 Into The Woods (Dis), $18.7M, 2,538 locations, $7,379 average, Total cume: $90.8M, Wk 2 Unbroken (Uni), $18.2M, 3,190 locations, $5,696 average, Total cume: $87.7M, Wk 2 The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death (Relativity), $15.M, 2,602 locations, $5,775 average, Total cume: $15.M, Wk 1 Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (Fox), $14.5M, 3,802 locations, $3,819 average, Total cume: $89.8M , Wk 3 Annie (Sony), $11.3M, »

- Anthony D'Alessandro and Brian Brooks

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