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TV Land is getting edgier, judging by its two newest comedies. The network announced on Wednesday that it’s ordered two new single-camera comedies, Impastor and Teachers, with both 10-episode first seasons slated to premiere in 2015.
“Impastor and Teachers are perfect examples of the type of comedies we’re looking for as TV Land evolves its original series – innovative, unconventional, and hilariously funny for an audience that enjoys smart humor with a hint of heart,” said TV Land President Larry W. Jones.
- Emily Blake
TV Land’s Impastor has been blessed with a series order.
The single-camera comedy, which stars Smallville‘s Michael Rosenbaum as a debt-plagued slacker who poses as the new gay pastor in a small town, has snagged a 10-episode pickup by the cable network. The project from Christopher Vane (Suddenly Susan) also stars Mircea Monroe (Episodes, Hart of Dixie), Aimee Garcia (Dexter) and Sara Rue (Less Than Perfect).
TV Land has also handed a 10-episode series order to Teachers, a comedy starring improv group The Katydids as six elementary »
Sneak Peek the first trailer from Syfy's upcoming 'limited series event' "Ascension", created by Philip Levens ("Smallville") starring Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica") as the wife of a Starship Captain (Brian Van Holt), debuting November 24, 2014:
"...In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship 'Ascension' to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious death of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Ascension"...
- Michael Stevens
Syfy is returning to outer space and bringing along Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer in this first trailer for its upcoming miniseries thriller Ascension. The pitch: The U.S. launches a massive space ark containing 600 people to save humanity and populate a new world, but they experience some rather serious complications. The series from writer Philip Levens (Smallville) stars Brian Van Holt as the ship’s captain and Helfer as his power broker wife. Ascension debuts Nov. 24 on Syfy, and though it’s billed as a limited series, I suspect if the show is successful that it could expand (like »
- James Hibberd
After doubling as Gotham City in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy and as Metropolis in last year's Man of Steel, Warner Bros. is using the city of Chicago once again for the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Chicago's Fox 32 reports that the production will shift from Detroit to downtown Chicago in early November, with a shoot lasting four or five days, where both Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman are said to be "duking it out." The city will be doubling for Metropolis in these scenes, although it isn't known yet if they plan on shooting any Gotham sequences while they're in town as well. The shooting will then shift to surrounding areas of the Windy City for a week and a half.
It isn't known yet which "surrounding areas" of Chicago will be used in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It's »
As Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently being shot in Detroit, we're going to go ahead and guess that it probably isn't doubling for Smallville, but Man of Steel star Amy Adams definitely looks a little bit country when she was spotted between takes on set recently! It appears as if these photos may have been taken at the same place that rundown manor is, a location which many believe to be Wayne Manor after a trailer for Alfred Pennyworth was spotted there. But wait a second! If you take a look at one of the images below, you can see that Lois is wearing what appears to be an engagement ring. The site says that these photos were taken beween scenes, and I'm not overly familiar with Adams' personal life, so...is she engaged to Clark Kent?! Could Lois be undercover? The Daily Planet journalist is certainly »
We reported on Friday that CBS has issued a series commitment to Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler's Supergirl TV series, just two weeks after we first heard about the project's development. Today, DC All Access confirms the first plot details, also revealing that the show will change the character's origins from the DC Comics.
"The series will follow Kara Zor-El, a Kryptonian girl who's been hiding her powers here on Earth, but decides to embrace her powers, and become the hero she was always meant to be."
This description is almost identical to Deadline's plot rundown from Friday.
"Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she's been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be."
In the comics, »
As TVLine previously reported, Ritchson will play a potential love interest who’ll admit to Jess that he isn’t the best hung stallion in the stable, if you know what we mean (and what we mean is that he has a micropenis).
In an effort to prove she’s not as shallow as her pals, »
Gotham Season 1, Episode 1 ‘Pilot’
Written by Bruno Heller
Directed by Danny Cannon
Airs Mondays at 8pm Et on Fox
Batman is one of the most iconic comic book superheroes of all time and has been amongst the pop culture zeitgeist for, at most, three quarters of a century, being adapted into all kinds of media, from novels to video games and of course, to film and television. Strangely enough, as popular as the hero has been throughout the decades, the character has had very little time on the live action small screen. Even now, in this newest retelling of his origin story, Batman himself is not expected to make a full costumed appearance. Instead we are introduced to all the tangential characters that surround the Batman mythology and formulate Batman’s allies and foes.
There is a fine line to walk when adapting a comic book character for live action television or film. »
- Jean Pierre Diez
The Live Feed reports that Berlanti and Ali Adler began pitching the show to several networks on Wednesday and the deal was closed last night.
The new series will deal with the most popular incarnation of the character, Superman's cousin Kara Zor-El. The series will focus on her as a 24-year-old woman who, having previously hidden her powers, decides to embrace her abilities.
Berlanti and Adler are writing the pilot script and will executive produce alongside Sara Schechter. »
- Garth Franklin
That Supergirl TV series we've been hearing about that is being developed by Arrow's Greg Berlanti has landed at CBS. According to Deadline, the deal closed last night, which is only one day after the project was taken out to the broadcast networks. They must have put together an impressive package, but Supergirl really does have the makings of a successful show if done right.
The series will center on Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, "who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be."
- Joey Paur
Supergirl is ready to fly… for the Eye.
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CBS has given a series commitment to an hour-long drama about Kara Zor-El, the DC Comics heroine who escaped the planet Krypton amid its destruction. Having hid all this time on Earth the powers she shares with “her famous cousin” (as the official logline cheekily puts it), 24-year-old Kara decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and “be the hero she was meant to be.”
Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
- Natalie Abrams
Forget kryptonite. The real killer for the superhero TV genre might be oversaturation.
Geoff Johns, Cco of DC Entertainment, is aware of this risk and is battling it through a diversification plan. This fall, the Warner Bros.-backed company will have four shows on three networks. It also has a fifth, the quirky, femme-skewing “iZombie,” in the warmer for the midseason on the CW.
“We’re creating this DC Universe world and introducing these DC heroes that we haven’t even gotten to talk about yet,” Johns says. “If you look at the shows we’re developing this season with Warner Brothers and all the networks, you can see they are all very different… Diversity in the properties and the tones and the shows is really important because there’s a huge audience out there and we want to have stuff for everybody. That goes from film to comics to games to TV shows. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Every summer tells the same story: superheroes reign supreme at the global box office, with studios churning out sequel after reboot after prequel to capitalize on pop culture’s hottest trend. This year’s undisputed champion is Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which has raked in over $300 million domestically to date.
But while Marvel continues to dominate the big screen, rival publisher DC Comics is poised for a small screen coup. This fall, DC and Warner Bros. Television have three hotly anticipated comicbook properties slated to hit the air: the CW’s “Arrow” spinoff “The Flash”; NBC’s darker “Constantine” and Fox’s Batman prequel series “Gotham,” with CW procedural “iZombie” on deck for midseason. Looking ahead to next season, TNT is also nearing a pilot production order for “Titans,” a one-hour drama that will focus on DC’s younger heroes, while Fox just gave a put pilot production »
- Laura Prudom and Whitney Friedlander
The Maze Runner will finally hit theaters this Friday, September 19th.
Published in October 2009 and based upon the first book in a bestselling series by James Dashner, the novel became a New York Times Best Seller and captured the imaginations of readers around the world. Fans have described it as a combination of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and the legendary television series Lost.
Books to film – especially young adult adaptations – are big bucks at the box office. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga franchises have collectively grossed more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the 10th highest-grossing film of all time.
Over the weekend, Variety reported:
- Movie Geeks
New Girl will be hitting the reset button on its fourth season, bringing the show back to basics without the messiness of Nick and Jess’ relationship bogging down the Fox comedy.
Instead, all six of the show’s main characters are now single, providing a new wealth of comedy as they attempt to get back out there with various incoming guest-stars. “If you’re an actor and you want to have sex with one of the New Girl cast members, call Liz Meriwether to figure it out,” the show’s creator jokes of the new season.
But does that mean »
- Natalie Abrams
Best known for his work in blockbuster films such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Silence of the Lambs and The Hunt for Red October, Scott Glenn will play Stick, the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil).
Scott Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of Marvel's Daredevil.
Here's what Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, had to say about the casting in his statement.
"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, »
Best known for his work in blockbuster films such as "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Silence of The Lambs" and "The Hunt For Red October," Scott Glenn will play Stick, the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil).
Scott Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of "Marvel's Daredevil."
Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television said:
"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in »
- Kellvin Chavez
“When television is good, nothing – not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers – nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your own television set when your station goes on the air and stay there, for a day, without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland. You will see a procession of game shows, formula comedies about totally unbelievable families, blood and thunder, mayhem, violence, sadism, murder, western bad men, western good men, private eyes, gangsters, more violence, and cartoons. And endlessly commercials – many screaming, cajoling, and offending. And most of all, boredom. True, you’ll see »
- Mindy Newell
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