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The Bastard Executioner cancelled; Kurt Sutter comments

19 November 2015 12:49 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




“The audience has spoken and unfortunately the word is ‘meh,’” says Kurt Sutter as he calls time on The Bastard Executioner

It’s never fun to see a show get cancelled, so forgive us if we don’t jump straight into executioner-themed jokes about the show getting the chop, the axe being wielded and so forth.

As you might have gathered, The Bastard Executioner has been cancelled after just one season. FX’s ambitious period drama struggled for ratings, dipping from 4 million viewers to less than 2 million in the space of six episodes.

The show’s creator Kurt Sutter – who previously created Sons Of Anarchy, also for FX - broke the news himself, by taking out an ad in The Hollywood Reporter. This is what he said:

“The audience has spoken and unfortunately the word is, ‘meh,’” must’ve been a particularly tough sentence for Mr Sutter to type out. »

- rleane

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FX and Kurt Sutter cancel 'Bastard Executioner': The audience said 'meh'

18 November 2015 7:31 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

FX and Kurt Sutter have sentenced "The Bastard Executioner" to death, ending the fantasy series after an expensive, low-rated single season. In an unusual move, Sutter decided to announce the decision via an ad released to the Hollywood trades, in which he admitted, "The audience has spoken, and unfortunately, the word is 'meh.'" Sutter also gave several interviews to the trades, including a long and typically candid one with Hollywood Reporter's Lacey Rose, where he acknowledged that the numbers simply weren't there for his follow-up to "Sons of Anarchy," and that he was working himself so hard (and delivering script pages at the last second, David Milch-style) that he couldn't continue his usual practice of directing his show's season finales. I didn't enjoy the show's first three hours, and between other viewing options and the bonus length of most episodes, I never felt particularly eager to try to catch up. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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American Horror Story Renewed for Sixth Season

10 November 2015 11:01 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hotel Cortez has been a popular destination for viewers tuning into American Horror Story: Hotel this fall, so it may come as no surprise that FX has renewed American Horror Story for a sixth season that will premiere next year:

Press Release (via TheHollywoodTimes): Los Angeles, November 10, 2015 – FX has ordered the sixth installment of the groundbreaking and award-winning anthology limited series American Horror Story, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. The as-of-yet untitled sixth installment will air on FX in 2016 with the next chapter of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning franchise co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

“With the sixth installment coming next year,American Horror Story has unquestionably joined the ranks of television’s landmark series,” Landgraf said. “From Murder House to Hotel, Ahs has pioneered a new television form as well becoming FX’s highest rated show »

- Derek Anderson

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Top 5 TV: 'Walking Dead' Loses a Star, 'Doctor Who' Gains a Stark

26 October 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

With Halloween on the horizon, this upcoming week will be the last before our mass media starts turning sweeter, warmer, and more holiday-friendly. Until then, enjoy one more healthy serving of human misery, you sickos. Because this past seven days of televised entertainment? It was wonderfully harsh — if you like that kind of thing. The Walking Dead (apparently) just killed off one of its most likable characters. Carrie is off her meds (again) on Homeland. And the Cubs… well, no, let's not talk about that. Some things are just too horrible. »

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‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ ‘Shield’ Reunions Among 2016 Atx TV Fest Highlights

13 October 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Family is a key theme for the first wave of programming announcements for the 2016 Atx Television Festival.

The lineup for the fifth annual festival includes a 20-year reunion panel celebrating “Everybody Loves Raymond” that will have series creator Phil Rosenthal, stars Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts and Monica Horan and writers Mike Royce, Lew Schneider, Steve Skrovan, Jeremy Stevens and Aaron Shure discuss the evolution of this iconic family sitcom.

But this theme is most evident in the festival’s tribute to Norman Lear, bestowing the “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” producer with its Achievement in Television eXcellence Award.

“We’re humbled and honored to have the legendary Norman Lear accept our Achievement in Television eXcellence Award, which was created with the intention of acknowledging those who have dedicated their lives to television – participating in its history as well as its future – and there is no one better suited »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Everybody Loves Raymond Reunion Set for Atx Television Festival 2016

13 October 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In the grand tradition of reuniting classic TV casts, the Atx Television Festival is plotting something for 2016 that we think Everybody will enjoy.

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In case you haven’t already guessed based on that punny lede — or, you know, the headline of this article — the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond will reunite as part of the festival’s fifth year, being held from June 9–12 in Austin, Texas.

Cast members Patricia Heaton (Debra), Doris Roberts (Marie) and Monica Horan (Amy) will be joined by writers Mike Royce, »

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‘Gotham’ Newcomer Michael Chiklis Sidesteps Whether He’s the Joker: ‘My Guy Comes in to Essentially Kick Ass’

12 October 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Chiklis comes to “Gotham” in Monday’s episode, playing Gcpd Captain Barnes who comes in to help protect the city after the Villains have decimated the department. Chiklis is no stranger to police roles and comic book roles, having famously played Det. Vic Mackey on the FX drama “The Shield,” and Ben Grimm, a.k.a The Thing, in the 2005 version of “The Fantastic Four” and its 2007 sequel. “ sort of felt like Cinderella’s slipper,” Chiklis told TheWrap. “It’s cops and robbers, which I’ve done a ton of that kind of stuff, meets comic book world. So »

- Joe Otterson

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Old Yeller Actor Kevin Corcoran Dies at 66

7 October 2015 6:05 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Old Yeller child star Kevin Corcoran has died at the age of 66. The actor, who played the youngest son in the classic 1957 drama and went on to work as a producer on TV series such as Sons of Anarchy and The Shield, died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., from complications of cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His wife, Laura, tells THR that Corcoran passed away at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after a five-year battle with colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer). Corcoran most famous role was that of Arliss Coates, the youngest son of Jim (Fess Parker) and Katie (Dorothy McGuire) and the brother of Travis (Tommy Kirk), in the post-Civil War »

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"Gotham: Strike Force"

6 October 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from Season 2 of "Gotham" and the episode titled "Strike Force", airing October 12, 2015 on Fox, with guest star Michael Chiklis ("The Shield"):

"...'Captain Barnes' (Chiklis) is called to duty to create a law-abiding task force, with the help of 'Gordon;

"Meanwhile, 'Penguin' gets caught up in a favor for 'Galavan' and 'Nygma' asks 'Kringle' out on a date in the all new 'Rise of the Villains: Strike Force' episode of 'Gotham'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Gotham: Strike Force"...


- Michael Stevens

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Sony’s ‘The Art of More,’ Starring Dennis Quaid, Sells to 25 Territories

4 October 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes — Sony Pictures Television has sold its new drama “The Art of More” into 25 territories. The series made its world premiere at TV market Mipcom in Cannes on Sunday, with the show’s stars — Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, Christian Cooke and Cary Elwes — in attendance.

The 10-episode drama, which debuts in the U.S. on digital streaming service Crackle on Nov. 19, has been sold by Spt to Viacom’s Colors Infinity channel in India, Osn across the Middle East and D-Smart in Turkey.

The Art of More” is set in the high-stakes world of New York auction houses, and follows Graham Connor (Cooke), a blue-collar young man who leverages his way into the exclusive realm of premium auction houses by exploiting connections to antiquities smuggling rings he was exposed to as a soldier in Iraq. Bosworth (“Still Alice”) plays Roxanna Whitney, daughter of the CEO of one of two warring auction houses, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Bethany Joy Lenz Set As Female Lead In TNT Pilot ‘Home’, Which Rounds Out Cast

30 September 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

One Tree Hill and Dexter alum Bethany Joy Lenz has been tapped as the female lead opposite Andrew Buchan in TNT’s drama pilot from writer Aron Eli Coleite and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. Rounding out the cast of the thriller are Bruce Greenwood (Thirteen Days) and Benito Martinez (The Shield), Nicole Muñoz (Defiance), and Roberta Colindrez (Birdman). In addition to Buchan, they join previously announced JoBeth Williams, Harris Dickinson and Sawyer Barth. Home delves into the… »

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Missed Kurt Sutter on The Bastard Executioner? Here's Who He Plays

19 September 2015 1:50 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

While Kurt Sutter never casts himself as the lead in his shows, he does have a habit of appearing in smaller roles. After playing Margos Dezerian on The Shield and Otto on Sons of Anarchy, Sutter wrote himself a part on his new series, The Bastard Executioner. The historical drama premiered last night, but even if you were looking for him, you may have missed Sutter. In case you didn't recognize him, here's who he plays! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Omar Epps Takes Aim at USA Network Pilot Shooter, Opposite Ryan Phillippe

17 September 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

House vet Omar Epps is pulling the trigger on a series-regular role in USA Network’s Ryan Phillippe-fronted drama pilot Shooter, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Based on the 2007 big-screen hit of the same name starring Mark Wahlberg (an Ep on Shooter) and the Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact that served as its source material, the project centers on Phillippe’s Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action by his former commanding officer-turned-Secret Service agent Isaac Johnson (Epps) to thwart the killing of the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, »

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Missed Kurt Sutter on The Bastard Executioner? Here's Who He Plays

16 September 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

While Kurt Sutter never casts himself as the lead in his shows, he does have a habit of appearing in smaller roles. After playing Margos Dezerian on The Shield and Otto on Sons of Anarchy, Sutter wrote himself a part on his new series, The Bastard Executioner. The historical drama premiered last night, but even if you were looking for him, you may have missed Sutter. In case you didn't recognize him, here's who he plays! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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'The Bastard Executioner' picks up where 'Sons of Anarchy' left off in excess

15 September 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Over the first three hours of FX's "The Bastard Executioner," we see several pitched battles involving swords, spears, and flaming arrows. We witness limbs and heads sliced clean off, sit through men in dungeons being flayed alive, watch naked woman wander through scenes of incredible carnage, and see hallucinatory images of demons, snakes, and other creatures haunt the show's eponymous hero. The series is not skimping on graphic, macabre imagery. So why is it all so dull? "Bastard Executioner" (it debuts tonight at 10) was created by Kurt Sutter, the man responsible for the biggest hit in FX history, "Sons of Anarchy." Early in its run, particularly in its second season, "Sons" was one of TV's best, tightest dramas. But as the show went along, it got too big in every way, with plots contorted past all interest, and episodes expanded nearly to feature film length many weeks. Still, it was an enormous commercial success, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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What happened to the cast of Hackers? Angelina Jolie's '90s cyber classic turns 20

14 September 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Blazing a trail in 1995, Hackers tackled web culture on screen before the internet really took off. The cyber-thriller helped kick-start the career of a major Hollywood A-lister and swiftly became a cult classic thanks to its Hacker Manifesto.

As Hackers celebrates its 20th birthday today (September 15), here's what happened to the six stars who made up the cyber-punk crew.

Angelina Jolie

Hackers handle: Acid Burn

In 1995, Jolie was a fast-rising 20-year-old actress with Cyborg 2 and some big music videos (including Meat Loaf, Lenny Kravitz and The Lemonheads) on her CV. New York Times critic Janet Maslin was non too plussed about Jolie's performance, saying of her character: "Kate stands out. That's because she scowls even more sourly than [her co-stars] and is that rare female hacker who sits intently at her keyboard in a see-through top."

Now, the 40-year-old is an Oscar-winning superstar with humanitarian work spanning more than a decade and »

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The Bastard Executioner: The cast and creators talk Kurt Sutter’s breathtaking medieval drama premiering Tuesday on FX

11 September 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

When Kurt Sutter announced he was bringing his FX hit Sons of Anarchy to a close last year, speculation began immediately as to how the writer/producer would next apply his signature brand of storytelling. Sutter was already on the job. Having tackled cops with their own brand of morality in The Shield and outlaw bikers with the same in Sons, Sutter opted to indulge his love of history and a need to “work out all my Catholic s–t” and craft a story around another soul whose morals and mission are often at odds. This time, a medieval executioner. Set in northern Wales in the 14th century, a time … Continue reading →

The post The Bastard Executioner: The cast and creators talk Kurt Sutter’s breathtaking medieval drama premiering Tuesday on FX appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Lori Acken

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'Sons of Anarchy' Cast May Return in Mayans Spinoff

9 September 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, it was announced that Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter is planning a spinoff. At the time, not much info about the project was released. It is known that the show will revolve around the Mayans Motorcycle Club, which played a key role in the original series. Now, while out promoting his upcoming FX series The Bastard Executioner, the mastermind behind Samcro opened up a little bit more about what we can expect to see. And it should make fans very happy.

Mayans, which is only a tentative title, is confirmed to take place in modern day. It is a contemporary story, and won't serve as a prequel. Best of all, it could definitely include some, if not all of, the Sons of Anarchy cast. What's not divulged is whether or not this all happens after Sons of Anarchy Season 7, or during the same time period, much like AMC's Better Call Saul. »

- MovieWeb

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Casting 'Clown Car '16, the Movie'

8 September 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Start with the title: Clown Car! may sound like the movie someone will inevitably make about the 2016 presidential campaign, but how about evoking those great Seventies wacky-journey films like Death Race 2000, Vanishing Point or Smokey and the Bandit?

When I raised the question on Twitter, suggestions included All the President's Wanna-Bes, Every Which Way But Left, Cannonball Rug, A Kochwork Orange and the subtly appropriate Hair.

All excellent ideas, and we may have to put the movie name to a separate vote. Right now, though, the more pressing question is »

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Netflix Renews 'Narcos' For Season 2

3 September 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While critics have mostly been kind to Netflix's "Narcos," our own Erik McClanahan was far less enthused in the series. In particular, he had issues with the Pov of the narrative, which tells the story of Pablo Escobar through the eyes of a DEA agent, and it wasn't helped by the atrocious voiceover given to that character (in fact, it's so bad, I couldn't bring myself watch any more after the first episode). But Netflix has the faith, because they've ordered up more. THR reports that "Narcos" has been renewed for season two. The creative team will get a slight switcheroo with Adam Fierro ("The Shield") stepping in as showrunner for Chris Brancato ("Hannibal"), and the writers room is being put together for the next wave of episodes. Read More: Fall 2015 TV Preview: Our 25 Most Anticipated Shows We'll wait to see if they keep the formula or try and shake »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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