4 items from 2016
Fifteen years after Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for playing a morally corrupt detective in Training Day, that film's director Antoine Fuqua will helm a reboot of the Los Angeles police drama, only this time for television. CBS has ordered a pilot for the Training Day reboot, which takes place 15 years after the action of the film, with Fuqua on board to direct the episode.
However, as opposed to the original film – where Washington's Alonzo Harris attempted to corrupt straight-laced officer Jake Hoyt, played by Ethan Hawke – the series »
No Escape starts out with Jack and Annie Dwyer (Wilson & Bell) and their two daughters emigrating to an unspecified Southeast Asian country for Wilson’s work. This work is somehow connected to the country’s water supply and it’s hinted that the company may have had some shady dealings in the past. This notion becomes somewhat inconsequential when violent revolutionaries seize power from the government and beginning tearing through the city, killing any foreigners they find. This makes life difficult for the young family as they’re staying at the richest, most foreigner-friendly hotel in town…
Owen Wilson might seem like an unlikely action hero, but there was a time when he looked primed to become America’s next golden-haired champion of good and kicking ass. »
- Mark Allen
AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour the network's 2016 spring premiere dates for new and returning original series. For the first time ever, AMC will launch a fourth night of original programming on Tuesdays beginning this April with the debut of the highly anticipated miniseries event The Night Manager. Last year, AMC became home to the top four cable series launches of all time among adults 18-49 in live+3 ratings, with Fear the Walking Dead at #1, Better Call Saul at #2, Into the Badlands at #3 and The Walking Dead at #4. AMC also released today three first-look photos, one each from the sets of Fear the Walking Dead, The Night Manager and Turn: Washington's Spies.
Fear the Walking Dead will air its second season of 15 episodes in two parts, beginning with the first of seven episodes on Sunday, April 10th at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt. The remaining »
“Rush Hour” will bow March 31 at 10 p.m. in the timeslot currently occupied by “Elementary.” CBS figures to heavily promote the new series during its coverage of the March Madness college basketball tournament, and it should be a good fit coming out of the net’s Thursday comedy block.
In other CBS schedule notes announced Friday, “Elementary” will move to Sundays at 10 starting March 20. Current timeslot occupant “CSI: Cyber” will squeeze in a pair of originals on Wednesday at 10 on March 2 and 9, serving as a bridge between the first-season finale of “Code Black” on Feb. 24 and the series premiere of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” whose premiere is now set for March 16.
The moves would seem to give CBS a good »
- Rick Kissell
4 items from 2016
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