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666 Park Avenue Fans Now Have to Wait Until Summer for Answers

21 December 2012 11:05 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Fans of ABC's cancelled series "666 Park Avenue" are going to now have a much longer wait before achieving any sort of closure as the network has suspended broadcasts of the show until the summer of 2013.

According to TVLine, instead of beginning to air the remaining episodes of "666" next month as originally announced, unaired installments won't arrive until the warmer months. Look for the exact dates soon.

“666 Park Avenue” stars Rachael Taylor (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” Transformers) as Jane Van Veen, Dave Annable (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Reunion”) as Henry Martin, Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill,” “Lipstick Jungle”) as Brian Leonard, Mercedes Masöhn (“The Finder,” “Chuck,” “Three Rivers”) as Louise Leonard, Helena Mattsson (Iron Man 2, “Nikita,” “Desperate Housewives”) as Alexis Blume, and Samantha Logan as Nona Clark, with Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives,” “Ugly Betty,” Shaft, Soul Food) as Olivia Doran and Terry O’Quinn (“Lost,” “Millennium,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Alias,” “The West Wing, »

- The Woman In Black

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Soundtracks At Sundance: Alicia Keys Scores 'Mister And Pete,' Ryan Miller Of Guster Composes Lake Bell’s 'In A World' & More

18 December 2012 12:13 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As we scramble to get our last minute Christmas shopping done (damn, it's just a week away), the movie year is winding down in a hurry and soon we'll all be hibernating, however momentarily, at the homes of friends and family. But once the cork is popped on the New Year, we're jumping back into the grind and it will all kick off with the Sundance Film Festival. And as more and more continues to be revealed on the strong lineup of films playing the fest, details on who is composing scores and providing tunes to number of those films have also come out. And ranging from our indie faves to big pop stars, it looks like we're in for a great year in movie music in 2013. Read on.... Directed by George Tillman, Jr. (“Soul Food,” “Barbershop”), Alicia Keys has penned the score for "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete »

- Edward Davis

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Byron Hurt's 'Soul Food Junkies' Will Broadcast Nationally On PBS In January 2013

5 December 2012 8:03 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After traveling the film festival circuit this year, and winning acclaim along the way, filmmaker/activist Byron Hurt's latest work, Soul Food Junkies, which explores the health advantages and disadvantages of what we call Soul Food - an investigation into what he calls "the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake" - will air nationally on PBS's Independent Lens, starting on January 14, 2013, at 10pm. Vanessa saw the film at the American Black Film Festival (Abff) over the summer, and she reviewed it enthusiastically, Here. Now the rest of you will get a chance to finally see it as well. Watch the trailer below: "Soul Food Junkies" Official Teaser (2011) from Byron Hurt on Vimeo.

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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Byron Hurt's 'Soul Food Junkies' Will Broadcast Nationally On PBS In January 2013

5 December 2012 8:03 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

After traveling the film festival circuit this year, and winning acclaim along the way, filmmaker/activist Byron Hurt's latest work, Soul Food Junkies, which explores the health advantages and disadvantages of what we call Soul Food - an investigation into what he calls "the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake" - will air nationally on PBS's Independent Lens, starting on January 14, 2013, at 10pm. Vanessa saw the film at the American Black Film Festival (Abff) over the summer, and she reviewed it enthusiastically, Here. Now the rest of you will get a chance to finally see it as »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Soul Food needs a makeover: Byron Hurt's Soul food Junkies on PBS in January

27 November 2012 9:18 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Keep the Soul Food, but lose the sugar, fat and meat. Fans of American soul food, the staple comfort food of the black community is loved, cherished and in dire need of a makeover if you ask culture historian and comedian Dick Gregory, a man hale and hearty into his late senior years. He is correct, according to dieticians who can read the statistics of heart disease, diabetes and cancer within the black community. "Soul Food Junkies" is an important film that dares to go there and question the menu of "Big Momma," the traditionalist within the African American community for serving up high fat foods with loving intentions that please the tongue but slay the body. »

- April MacIntyre

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Despite Cancellation 666 Park Avenue Fans Will Get the Answers to Their Questions

21 November 2012 11:03 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Despite the show's recent cancellation, fans of "666 Park Avenue" should still receive some closure when the series ends its run on ABC as executive producers David Wilcox and Matt Miller promise they are "building to a powerful and surprising series finale."

Wilcox and Miller told TVLine they were given enough time to turn their swan song into a series finale, adding, "We hope fans of the show continue watching all the way to the end of Jane and Henry’s incredible journey to the dark side... where all your questions will be answered.”

As luck would have it, DVR data released last week showed the ratings for the thriller’s November 4 episode spiking a staggering 77 percent — raising hopes that ABC might un-ring the cancellation bell. The news prompted leading man Dave Annable to vent on Twitter that ABC “f—ed up” by axing the series. But it’s a decision »

- The Woman In Black

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2013 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: George Tillman Jr.’s The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

20 November 2012 10:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Certainly feels like the director and producer who has only delivered in mainstream items (Soul Food, Men of Honor, Beauty Shop, Notorious) is trying on a new hat of sorts with the spunky titled The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. George Tillman Jr.’s latest appears to tap into the more authentic, inner city borough pics featuring kids in survival mode a la Raising Victor Vargas or Chop Shop. Starring Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright (pic on the left), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks (see tweet pic top right) and a pair of first-time on the big screen young thesps in the lead roles, filming took place during the summer, has been post-production since late August and features tech crew work by the likes of Production Designer Jane Musky (Why Stop Now) and Cinematographer Reed Morano (For Ellen).

Gist: Written by Michael Starrbury, this is a coming of age »

- Eric Lavallee

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ABC Cancels 666 Park Avenue

16 November 2012 3:28 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Despite its People's Choice Awards 2013 nomination for "Favorite New TV Drama" and ABC recently ordering a few more scripts for the series, the network officially gave "666 Park Avenue" the axe today.

Per Deadline, the plan seems to be for the series’ original 13-episode order to play out the way things did last season for "Pan Am" with ABC not shutting the door on the show completely, technically keeping it in consideration for next season, although we have to think such a scenario is highly unlikely given the low ratings "666" has received.

In the meantime we'll keep our eyes on the situation and let you know if anything changes.

“666 Park Avenue” stars Rachael Taylor (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” Transformers) as Jane Van Veen, Dave Annable (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Reunion”) as Henry Martin, Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill,” “Lipstick Jungle”) as Brian Leonard, Mercedes Masöhn (“The Finder,” “Chuck,” “Three Rivers”) as Louise Leonard, »

- The Woman In Black

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New Still from 666 Park Avenue Episode 1.09 - Hypnos - Features Whoopi Goldberg

13 November 2012 4:20 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We've been sporadic at best with our coverage of ABC's "666 Park Avenue," mainly because we didn't think it'd last long given its low ratings. In any event, here's a look at the show's upcoming guest star Whoopi Goldberg in character from Episode 1.09, "Hypnos."

"666 Park Avenue" - Episode 1.09 - "Hypnos" (12/2/12 airdate):

Jane is sent back in time when she is hypnotized by Maris Elder (Whoopi Goldberg); Henry considers running for city council; Sasha's identity is revealed.

Executive producer David Wilcox told TV Guide, Elder is "a mysterious resident of the Drake who helps Jane unlock the secret of the building's true evil origins. Whoopi's an incredible actor so when we heard that she was a horror fan, we wrote the role for her."

“666 Park Avenue” stars Rachael Taylor (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” Transformers) as Jane Van Veen, Dave Annable (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Reunion”) as Henry Martin, Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill, »

- The Woman In Black

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ABC Sticking with 666 Park Avenue

19 October 2012 5:53 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The ABC Network is showing a tremendous amount of faith in its devilish new horror show "666 Park Avenue," as it has ordered two more scripts for the series despite it tanking like a lead balloon in the ratings.

Synopsis:

At the ominous address of 666 Park Avenue, anything you desire can be yours. Everyone has needs, desires, and ambition. For the residents of The Drake, these will all be met, courtesy of the building’s mysterious owner, Gavin Doran. But every Faustian contract comes with a price. When Jane Van Veen and Henry Martin, an idealistic young couple from the Midwest, are offered the opportunity to manage the historic building, they not only fall prey to the machinations of Doran and his mysterious wife, Olivia, but unwittingly begin to experience the shadowy, supernatural forces within the building that imprison and endanger the lives of the residents inside. Sexy, seductive, and inviting, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Watch Sneak Peeks Of 666 Park Avenue On ABC!

16 October 2012 6:47 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

I’ve watched “666 Park Avenue,” and it seems to be one of the hits on ABC’s Sunday night. The juicy new drama stars Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Soul Food) as Olivia Doran, Terry O’Quinn (Lost, Millennium, Hawaii Five-o, Alias, Jag) as Gavin Doran, Rachael Taylor (Charlie’s Angels, Grey’s Anatomy, Transformers) as Jane Van Veen, and Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters, Reunion) as Harry Martin among others. If you haven’t watched the show, here’s a small synopsis. The Drake, located on 666 Park Avenue is New York’s most seductive address, the place that will allow you to live out your dreams. All of the residents of the swanky apartment  [ Read More ]

The post Watch Sneak Peeks Of 666 Park Avenue On ABC! appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Tune In To ABC’s 666 Park Avenue

10 October 2012 10:04 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Do you love sinfully good television shows? Well, you’re in luck, because ABC is delivering devilish drama with its new show, 666 Park Avenue, which airs Sundays, at 10/9c. This captivating new drama stars Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives,” “Ugly Betty,” “Soul Food”) as Olivia Doran, Terry O’Quinn (“Lost,” “Millennium,” “Hawaii Five-o,” “Alias,” “Jag”) as Gavin Doran, Rachael Taylor (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Transformers”) as Jane Van Veen, and Dave Annable (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Reunion”) as Harry Martin. Synopsis: What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York’s most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of  [ Read More ]

The post Tune In To ABC’s 666 Park Avenue appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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A Sneak Peek of 666 Park Avenue Episode 1.02 - Murmurations

4 October 2012 8:24 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Now that the "666 Park Avenue" pilot has aired, we're looking forward to really getting into the meat of what the heck is going on behind the walls of The Drake, and this sneak peek of Episode 1.02, "Murmuration," reveals a bit more via a clip in which Jane makes a rather disturbing discovery.

"666 Park Avenue" - Episode 1.02 - "Murmurations" (10/7/12 airdate):

Jane makes a terrifying discovery about what lies behind the walls of The Drake as she begins to renovate Mr. Barlow's apartment. Meanwhile, Henry wrestles with whether he should tip Gavin off to inside information he has on one of his big projects, and lonely Drake resident Danielle Vincent gets a much needed assist from Gavin with a romantic tryst with a business associate of his. Finally, Brian struggles with his continuing temptation for Alexis, and Jane determines to continue her investigation of the mysterious door in the basement.

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- The Woman In Black

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2nd Annual Gary International Black Film Festival Set For Next Month

28 September 2012 6:36 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The second annual Gary Indiana International Black Film Festival is set to kick off on Friday October 5 and will continue through October 7. One of major events for this years festival will be an appearence by filmmaker Robert Townsend (Five Heartbeats, The Meteor Man, Hollywood Shuffle, The Parent Hood, etc) who will screen and discuss his latest film project In The Hive ststarring the late Michael Clarke Duncan (in one of his last screen appearences), Loretta Devine, Vivica A. Fox and Roger Guenveur Smith Among the other films that will be screened are Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies, Steve James' The Interrupters and Rashad Ernesto Green's Gun Hill Road. »

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Meet Some of the Residents of 666 Park Avenue

26 September 2012 2:11 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Ready to check out "666 Park Avenue" on ABC this coming Sunday? Or maybe you're a bit on the fence. In either event the network has released a couple of new videos to introduce you to the show: Meet Jane and Henry (Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable), and then spend some time with the Dorans (Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams).

"666 Park Avenue" - "Pilot" Synopsis (9/30/12 airdate):

At the ominous address of 666 Park Avenue, anything you desire can be yours. Everyone has needs, desires, and ambition. For the residents of The Drake, these will all be met, courtesy of the building’s mysterious owner, Gavin Doran (Terry O’Quinn). But every Faustian contract comes with a price. When Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable), an idealistic young couple from the Midwest, are offered the opportunity to manage the historic building, they not only fall prey to the »

- The Woman In Black

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666 Park Avenue Premiere Clips

6 September 2012 12:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Sexy, scary, and insanely addictive, 666 Park Avenue is the perfect hour of television to fill the gap left by Desperate Housewives. Based on the book series by Gabrielle Price, 666 Park Avenue is a mystery infused take on the tried and true 'Good vs Evil' trope, managing to elevate its interpretation to decadently mature levels.  It would be hard to imagine 666 making it to television without the success of American Horror Story to illustrate how big the horror niche had become amongst TV viewers, but Park Avenue gives a take that is far more mainstream, and a bit more 'adult' in its narrative, both in terms of maturity and ... you know. Check out a couple of clips for yourself and be sure to tune in to 666 Park Avenue Sunday, September 30, 10:00-11:00 p.m., Et/Pt.

What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside "666 Park Avenue, »

- Jon Lachonis

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Indie Thriller 'Changing The Game' (Tony Todd, Sean Riggs) On DVD August 28

31 July 2012 3:36 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Rel Dowdell's 2nd feature film, Changing The Game, which stars Tony Todd (Candyman,  24, The Event); Sean Riggs (Stomp the Yard), actor/rapper Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones (A Day in the Life, Blade: The Series, Law & Order, NCIS: La) and Irma P. Hall (Soul Food) is heading to DVD on August 28. The film had a limited theatrical release back in May of this year. To recap, here's the full synopsis: An epic tale about a supremely intelligent young African-American male who rises from the ferocious and oppressive streets of North Philadelphia to being a shining star in the lucrative world of high finance at Wall Street's most prestigious firm. »

- Vanessa Martinez

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Give In to the Seduction of the New 666 Park Avenue Poster

30 July 2012 5:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

666 Park Avenue is my personal favorite new show of the season (though I haven’t seen Arrow yet) and I hope you’ll love it too. This poster gives an interesting twist to the campaign – get it? twist? – but should really be seen primarily as a metaphor. Don’t worry, the show won’t require you to take notes and study, it’s just pretty and creepily entertaining. Like the poster!

Presumably we’re getting this new poster because it includes the just-released premiere date, which we told you about earlier. Here’s your friendly reminder-as-to-what-it’s-about trailer and series summary:

Trailer: 666 Park Avenue

666 Park Avenue

(Sundays, 10:00 p.m.)

At the ominous address of 666 Park Avenue, anything you desire can be yours. Everyone has needs, desires and ambition. For the residents of The Drake, these will all be met, courtesy of the building’s mysterious owner, Gavin Doran (Terry »

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Jordin Sparks And Jennifer Hudson Among The Cast Of The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete

24 July 2012 7:13 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If there's one thing that can be said about the selection of films George Tillman Jr. has directed over the years, its that the man is open to exploring various genres. From the family-focused dramedy Soul Food to his more recent work, which includes action film Faster and biographical dramas Notorious and Men of Honor, there's a certain measure of diversity with regards to the topics he tackles as a director. His next project, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is a drama and it will feature not one but two former American Idol contestants. From State Street Pictures and iDeal Partners, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is written by Michael Starrbury and focuses on two inner-city kids who are left to take care of themselves one summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. According to Deadline, Jordin Sparks and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson »

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Inevitable Defeat For Mackie And Wright

23 July 2012 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

His last film was the '70s-homaging Rock-starrer Faster, but George Tillman Jr seems to be returning to the city-based family drama of his earlier Soul Food for his next project. The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete is on its way before the cameras, with Anthony Mackie and Jeffrey Wright among the cast.Mackie and Wright are apparently playing characters called Chris and Henry, which tells us little to nothing. The only synopsis for the film that has emerged so far pegs it as "a coming of age drama about two inner-city youths who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities."Since Mackie and Wright could not be considered likely casting for "inner city youths", we're going to suggest that they're not the centre of the film. But where are the fathers in the set-up as outlined above? »

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