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In a week that's seen Bryan Cranston (Godzilla, Breaking Bad) confirming that he was never approached about the role of Lex Luthor for Batman vs. Superman, director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder have spoken about leaks, with Deborah stating that: "Things get leaked so often these days, it's a shame because even casing announcements, or whatever, you're in the middle of a process and sometimes they're so off base -- and then it gets picked up by multiple »
- Gary Collinson
Earlier today we reported that Drew Powell (Malcolm in the Middle) has joined the cast of Gotham as the newly-created villain Butch Gilzean, and now The Wrap has revealed that the Fox pilot has cast two iconic DC roles, with David Mazouz (Touch) set to play young Bruce Wayne - described as a "serious and soulful preteen sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents" - and newcomer Camren Bicondova signing on to portray the "teenage orphan, street thief and skilled pickpocket" Selina Kyle.
Also set to feature in the pilot episode of Gotham - which is being directed by Danny Cannon (Judge Dredd) are Ben McKenzie (Southland) as Detective Jim Gordon, Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot, Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix) as Fish Mooney, Zabryna Guevara (The Guilt Trip) as Detective Essen, Erin Richards »
- Gary Collinson
Don't bother going to your mind palace to see if you can remember who Butch Gilzean is from DC's comics, or searching Wikipedia. He's a new character created for Fox's Gotham, and Deadline is reporting Drew Powell will play him in the upcoming series. Powell is probably best known for starring in television's Ponderosa, and his guest roles in Malcolm in the Middle, Leverage, True Blood and Bones. He also appeared in Southland with Ben McKenzie, who will »
- Jesse Giroux
Deadline is reporting that Drew Powell (Ponderosa, Malcolm in the Middle) has joined the cast of Fox's Batman prequel series Gotham, where he's set to play the newly-created villain Butch Gilzean, "the deceptively clever and ambitious second-in-command to sadistic gangster boss Fish Mooney [Jada Pinkett Smith]."
Gotham has been created by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) and will see Ben McKenzie (Southland) leading the cast as a young Detective Gordon. Also featuring alongside him are Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot, Zabryna Guevara (The Guilt Trip) as Detective Essen, Erin Richards (Being Human) as Barbara Kean and Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Detective Harvey Bullock.
- Gary Collinson
Deadline report that Drew Powell (Ponderosa, Malcolm In The Middle) has been cast in a "guest starring/recurring role" in Fox‘s Batman prequel series, Gotham. Apparently he'll be playing Butch Gilzean - a new character created for the show, and not an established DC Comics villain. According to the site Gilzean is "the deceptively clever and ambitious second-in-command to sadistic gangster boss Fish Mooney". It's always possible this guy will be an amalgamation of other lesser known characters, or have some of their attributes. Thoughts? »
Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Mar 2014 - 05:53
Nb: While the below is spoiler-free, do avoid reading further if you’d prefer to see the final film absolutely cold.
Showing off 20 minutes of your forthcoming summer movie before it's even finished could, in theory, be a risky move. Yet Warner Bros and Legendary clearly have confidence in director Gareth Edwards' forthcoming Godzilla, and when we'd finished seeing some snippets of footage from his monster movie reboot, we were also confident that the full film will be worthy of the creature's status as cinema's King of the Monsters.
With our excitement suitably piqued by the footage (and you can read our spoiler-free thoughts on that here), Edwards took to the stage with presenter Edith Bowman to talk about Godzilla in an illuminating Q&A. »
On Demand DVD New Releases March 3-9 This week, Bryan Cranston — of Breaking Bad/Malcolm in the Middle fame — makes a big-screen appearance in Cold Comes the Night and Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen in the second Hunger Games installment The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Spike Lee, John Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen team up for Oldboy, while a number of big-name celebs join forces for the documentary Girl Rising. Cold Comes the Night A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash … Continue reading →
The post On Demand DVD New Releases March 3-9 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Meredith Ennis
USA Network‘s new comedy Playing House will debut on Tuesday, April 29 at 10 Pm with two back-to-back episodes, immediately following Modern Family. Following the premiere, the series will resume with a new half-hour episode every Tuesday beginning May 6 at 10 Pm. Inspired by the ultra-close friendship between Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, Playing House centers on mother to-be Maggie (Parham) who asks her single and career-driven best friend Emma (St. Clair) to return home from her job overseas to attend her baby shower, having no idea what’s truly in store. Playing House is a follow-up to the pair’s NBC comedy series Best Friends Forever. They are exec producing along with Judah Miller (American Dad) and Scot Armstrong and Ravi Nandan of American Work though Universal Cable Prods. Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm In The Middle), Brad Morris (Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla has been dangled and teased before us for a couple of years now. At Comic-Con 2012, Edwards presented a mood piece featuring some CGI-heavy footage, mainly featuring the battered remains of a nameless city with massive holes in buildings, debris everywhere, and a shadow of a seemingly dark creature behind a clouded misty haze. The footage was not screened anywhere else, but had the crowds in that exhibition hall, on that particular hot summer’s day in southern California, literally jumping for joy with the expectation of something magnificent. Then, a year later in the very same hall, to probably, the very same audience at the same event in San Diego, we caught glimpse of a lot more; Edwards a little more comforatble, and now smiling and teasing us again with actually footage from a film that was nearing wrap on a lengthy shooting schedule. It was coming together, »
- Paul Heath
As the majority of the nation continues to fight this winter weather, it’s likely that Presidents Day isn’t going to be the best time to get outside and try that new thing you’ve been anticipating. If it is, go for it. But if it’s not, we’ve rounded up a few other options, all of which require that you sit on the couch and preferably order dinner so as to not overexert yourself. We’re just trying to look out for your health, guys.
So if you choose to spend your day off with your television, »
- Samantha Highfill
To celebrate President’s Day – if you’re off – TV channels are providing marathons of past and present hits for your viewing pleasure.
President's Day TV Marathons
Of course, there’s also House of Cards, which premiered its second season on Netflix on Friday. All 12 episodes of the series’ sophomore effort are available to be viewed marathon-style at any time. »
Half-hour comedy series have not been a major post-Super Bowl draw since the heyday of Friends, which drew a massive 52.9 million viewers in 1996, followed by NBC’s 3rd Rock From The Sun (33.7 million) two years later. Since then, comedies airing after the big game have stayed in the low-20 millions: Family Guy (22.0 million in 1999), Malcolm In The Middle (21.4 million in 2002), The Simpsons (23.1 million in 2005) and The Office (22.9 million in 2009). Last night, Fox‘s New Girl did better than all of them, drawing 25.8 million viewers. Rookie comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, followed with 14.8 million. With its young skew, New Girl did particularly well in the demos, posting a 11.1 rating in adults 18-49. (Brooklyn Nine-Nine got a 6.7). New Girl topped last year’s post-Super Bowl entry, CBS drama Elementary, which drew the smallest viewership in the spot in a decade — by 23% in total viewers and by 42% in 18-49. It also edged the previous half-hour »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
“Saturday Night Live” player Bobby Moynihan will be guest starring on USA Network’s upcoming comedy, “Playing House.” Moynihan will play Danny, a self-conscious cop in the Pinebrook police force who has jitters about dancing in front of the town at an upcoming strip-tease charity event. The actor joined “SNL” in 2008 after nearly a decade with New York City improvisational group Upright Citizens Brigade, which he still performs with. Also read: USA’s ‘Playing House’ Taps ‘Malcolm in the Middle’s’ Jane Kaczmarek as Lead’s Mother His other television credits include guest spots on HBO’s “Girls” and ABC’s “Happy Endings. »
- Jethro Nededog
I was never a huge fan of My Name Is Earl, despite being a big fan of most everyone involved, and Jaime Pressly has always been one of my favorites… for reasons that, to be completely honest, I don’t really understand. I couldn’t get behind I Hate My Teenage Daughter, but she almost made it work. With the right material, she has the charm and comedic timing to pull audiences in. Considering TV Land‘s solid record so far, this may be one to really watch out for.
That said, and considering TV Land‘s obvious bent toward the styles and sensibilities of sit-coms from 20-30 years ago, this one sounds like it could easily go too far toward the silly, milking cheap laughs at every turn (a la Mom). It will be interesting to see how the cast rounds out, but for now we have something to look forward to. »
- Marc Eastman
Increasingly, the spring months don’t just bring flowers—they also bring stars. To Broadway, specifically, and 2014 is shaping up to be as starry as anything van Gogh could have concocted. Here are a few of the biggest names taking on a Broadway stage in the coming weeks. Star: Bryan Cranston Cachet: AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” which is currently taking its victory lap around the awards circuit Project: “All the Way,” a new drama in which Cranston stars as President Lyndon Baines Johnson during the tense weeks of fighting to get his civil rights bill passed; opens March 6. Prediction: Cranston’s a great actor (who else could have rebounded so well from years on “Malcolm in the Middle”?), and Lbj is a meaty role. He got great reviews during a regional production last fall; expect this to be a serious contender come Tony time. Star: Denzel Washington Cachet: He’s »
Marvel made a big announcement about the future of Mike Peterson (J. August Richards) on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. It’s a big spoiler, so I’ll let you decide if you’ll click on the link. I love the concept, if not the specifics.
Access Hollywood talked with Finn Jones about the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. Sadly, he says, “There’s not enough hot gay sex for Loras this season.” I’m going to sit in a corner where I will think about Daenerys dispensing justice with her dragons and Lady Olenna dropping wit bombs until I’m excited about the new season.
Come on, HBO, who is going to fill Lafayette’s shoes once True Blood ends?
Adrianne Palicki will be appearing in a story arc on NBC’s upcoming dramedy About a Boy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. »
- Lyle Masaki
Malcolm In The Middle star Jane Kaczmarek is returning to Fox with a starring role in the network’s half-hour pilot from writer Ricky Blitt, The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki and producer Stephen McPherson. The project, formerly titled Here’s Your Damn Family when it was picked up as cast-contingent pilot in November, is now a firm go. The multi-camera comedy produced by Warner Bros TV, the studio behind Big Bang, centers on a stunted, set-in-his-ways thirtysomething man living with his mom (Kaczmarek) who finds his perfectly organized world upended when she gets married — and her new husband plus his three teenage children move in. Blitt, Galecki and McPherson executive produce. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The network has ordered a pilot for the single-camera comedy The Pro, which is set at a country club and stars Lowe as an ex-tennis doubles champion who reunites with his former partner after a public feud that resulted in both of them bottoming out. Lowe also will serve as executive producer along with Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory (The Larry Sanders Show), who will write the pilot, and Todd Holland (Malcolm in the Middle), who will direct.
The Jan. »
- Dan Snierson
A unique blend of camp and conviction, “To Be Takei” deftly showcases George Takei’s eclectic personality and wildly disparate achievements, from “Star Trek” crewmate to gay-rights activist. Arguably more famous as himself than he was as Sulu, Takei goes from Comic-Con conventions to Congressional hearings, with stints as Howard Stern’s announcer in between. As with her delirious 2009 documentary “It Came From Kuchar,” director Jennifer Kroot grants her subject’s past and present endeavors equal vitality, effortlessly jumping backward and forward, and creating an alternate continuity that owes little to straight-ahead chronology. Results should wow auds of various persuasions.
Kroot’s task is simplified by the fact that Takei’s activities at any given point incorporate earlier incarnations. On the simplest level, his role as Sulu in the original “Star Trek” TV series leads to his reprisal of the part on the bigscreen. Kroot briefly interviews fellow cast members, »
- Ronnie Scheib
News and notes from across the TV spectrum:
- The series premiere of "True Detective" and the season premiere of "Girls" delivered solid ratings Sunday night (Jan. 12). "True Detective" delivered 2.3 million viewers for its premiere, which was HBO's best since "Boardwalk Empire" in 2010. ("Game of Thrones" debuted to 2.2 million people in 2011.) "Girls," meanwhile, brought in 1.1 million people for the first of its two episodes, a first-run high for the show. The second episode drew 881,000 people.
- Multiple Emmy nominee Jane Kaczmarek has joined the cast of USA's comedy pilot "Playing House." The former "Malcolm in the Middle" star will play the mother of Jessica St. Clair's character, who's going through a midlife awakening. [Hollywood Reporter]
- HBO and Chronicles Books announced a new companion book for "Game of Thrones." Titled "Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Season 3 & 4," the follow up to the first behind-the-scenes book is slated for a fall 2014 release date. »
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