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Cougar Town Season 5, Episode 11 “Refugee”
Directed by Michael McDonald
Airs Tuesday nights at 10pm Et on TBS
“Refugee” doesn’t appear to be hiding its importance in the show’s overarching narrative, with the seemingly unrelated events of Bobby’s boat disappearing and Chick appearing around the kitchen island at Jules’ house. But “Refugee” cleverly distracts the audience with flashy CSI: Miami homages and Grayson hamming for the camera, returning to Chick and the boat (which acts as the episode’s central metaphor) in the final moments to deliver an expected, but nonetheless powerful reminder of just how quickly things can change in life, and not always for the better.
Bobby’s boat disappearing is not just a prank (with ulterior motives, of course) by Chick: coupled with the hilarious adventures of Detectives Gumshoe and Blacktop, the central plot of “Refugee” acts as a »
- Randy Dankievitch
Goorjian is set to play Borz Altan, a one-time military man who has since become disillusioned with the American Dream. When Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) runs across Borz, she thinks he may just be connected to an imminent threat to the United States.
Tonight’s PaleyFest panel at the Dolby Theatre was a 10th Anniversary Reunion for Lost — the Emmy-winning ABC fantasy drama that made its debut in 2004. Apparently a decade is a long time when it comes to social media: Executive producer Carlton Cuse and co-creator/Ep Damon Lindelof said the show would never have been able to keep the kind of plot secrets that were the signature of early episodes in today’s Twitter-happy world. “The spoiler culture was not what it is now,” said Cuse, who appeared on the large panel with Lindelof and cast members Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim, Jorge Garcia, Ian Somerhalder, Maggie Grace, Malcolm David Kelley and Ian Cusick. (At the beginning of the panel, host Paul Scheer called a moratorium on any jokes about the mysterious disappearance of airplanes. “Let’s not have ask questions about that because they won’t be in good taste,” he said. »
- JEN YAMATO
So far, ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has been fairly restrained when it comes to tapping into the goodwill from Marvel's hit theatrical franchises. Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill topped up in the pilot and hasn't been seen since. Samuel L. Jackson appeared in the tag of one episode as Nick Fury, but he hasn't been seen since. A November episode featured a tie-in to "Thor: The Dark World" and I honestly don't remember if the threads introduced in that episode have rippled forward. The latest movie-to-tv crossover occurs on Tuesday's (March 11) episode, as Jaimie Alexander brings Lady Sif to ABC for an episode that also features Lorelei, a seductive Asgardian with a complicated relationship with both Thor and Loki. Lorelei, played by "Magic City" veteran Elena Satine, was introduced at the end of last week's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." using her amorous wiles to charm a ride from the desert towards civilization, »
- Daniel Fienberg
The CSI franchise is spawning yet another series, this time set in the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division in Quantico, Virginia. While there’s no official name yet for the new CBS show, there is a lead, as Medium and True Romance star Patricia Arquette is set to be front and center of a team tasked with solving crimes that “start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world.” Arquette’s Medium, a supernatural procedural drama, aired on NBC from January 2005 to January 2011 and coincidentally ran directly against CBS’s CSI: Miami and, in later seasons, CSI: NY. Arquette won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her fictionalized portrayal of real-life medium Allison DuBois in its first season on air. Her newest role as Special Agent Avery Ryan will put her in the driver’s seat like her fellow CSI counterparts William Petersen, David Caruso »
- Dustin Hucks
Natalie is described as a troublemaker and a paranormal girl who really doesn't like humans much, according to TVGuide.com. She will appear in the season's final three episodes and will quickly strike up a friendship -- and maybe something more -- with Russell (Aaron Yoo). Together, the evolved-but-felonious couple will have some fun on a crime spree. But then Natalie may threaten to join Ultra, turning against her own people.
Prior to her work in the "Hunger Games" movie (in which she plays a "career" tribute from one of the wealthier districts), Rambin appeared in several movies and TV shows. Her resume includes recurring roles on "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "All My Children," "Grey's Anatomy," "Wizards of Waverly Place, »
(Cbr) They say we’re in a golden age of television. Visionary creators are getting the opportunity to build intricate stories featuring complex characters doing morally questionable things. As such, some pretty big names are moving into that medium, especially when you take into account the rise of limited series. Variety reports that two interesting names will join forces for a Charles Manson series produced by Alcon Television for Fox. Those two creators? Bret Easton Ellis and Rob Zombie. Ellis will write the series for Zombie to direct based on the infamous cult leader whose followers murdered seven people in Los Angeles on Aug. 6, 1968. Manson, who has been in jail since the trials ended, has become a fascinating figure for many people, including Zombie. The series will follow various diverse characters leading up to the murders. “I have been obsessed with this insane story since I was a kid, so »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
TruTV has ordered 10 episodes of Motor City Masters, a competition series that aims to find America’s next great car designer. It’s slated to premiere in the summer. Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions and The Story Lab in collaboration with Chevrolet and hosted by Baywatch and Melrose Place alum Brooke Burns (Baywatch, Melrose Place), Motor City Masters will pit 10 designers against one another to test their limits of design expertise and creativity. The designs will be judged by Jean Jennings, president and editor in chief of Automobile magazine and renowned car designer Harald Belker. They will be joined each week by a special celebrity guest judge. The field will eventually be narrowed to two competitors, one of whom will be crowned “The Next Great Car Designer.” Winner receives a new 2014 Camaro Z28 and $100,000 cash, along with the opportunity to showcase his/her designs at major auto show exhibitions. Bunim/Murray Productions’ Jonathan Murray, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
What do you get when you cross chemical waste with beavers? The answer is the horror-comedy Zombeavers – and Hollywood’s latest viral phenomenon. The trailer for this film about (you guessed it!) zombified beavers has racked up almost 2 million views since it debuted a couple of weeks back. “It’s cool to get the validation,” says first-time director Jordan Rubin, who co-penned the film with regular writing partners Al and Jon Kaplan. “Once something starts getting up in the hits it’s interesting to see how people go, ‘Oh, we might have something here.”
So what was the “Eureka!” moment, »
- Clark Collis
CSI’s spin-offs haven’t had too much luck lately with CSI: Miami cancelled in 2012 and CSI: New York axed in 2013, but the original is still going strong after 14 years. Now, CBS is prepping for a new attempt, one focused on a new type of crime for the technology era. From the NYPost: “The [&hellip
CBS Plotting CSI Cyber Crime Spin-Off »
I bet you never thought you’d need another CSI spinoff, am I right? It’s been ten years since CSI: NY became a thing and now that series, along with CSI: Miami, is no longer around. In fact, the original CSI is the only one in the franchise still airing new episodes on CBS. You’d think this would be a sign of the inevitable end of the franchise, but CBS has other plans. It’s pretty clear forensic science is no longer the hot ticket topic it once was and that it’s time for new procedural ideas to come to light, so why would CBS be looking for a new spinoff of CSI?
It actually kind of makes sense. The spinoff, which Deadline reported is being written by CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker, longtime showrunner Carol Mendelsohn and former CSI: Miami showrunner Ann Donahue, is completely leaving »
- Brody Gibson
Take another look @ "Thor: The Dark World" actress Jaimie Alexander, aka 'Asgardian' warrior goddess 'Lady Sif', soon to guest-star on "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.", in a revealing pictorial for "Maxim" magazine:
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- Michael Stevens
CBS has their franchise-making machine working overtime this pilot season. Not only are "NCIS: New Orleans" and "How I Met Your Dad" in the works for fall consideration, but the network is once again turning to "CSI" for a possible spinoff.
The long-running crime procedural, which famously spawned two now-canceled series ("CSI: Miami" and "CSI: NY"), will try once again to birth a new hit with a planted spinoff, set to air as an episode of the drama this spring, THR reports. Departing from the usual focus of criminal forensics, the new series will focus instead on cyber crimes.
Inspired by the work of Irish cyber-psychologist Mary Aiken, the project centers on Avery Ryan, special agent in charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, who handles major crimes that begin in the mind, live online and work their way into the real world.
"CSI" creator Anthony E. Zuiker, »
CBS has ordered a pilot for a “CSI” spinoff focused on cyber crime that reunites the three exec producers who shepherded the show to megahit status nearly 15 years ago.
The pilot will air as a planted spinoff episode of “CSI” this spring.
The untitled project will be written by Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony Zuiker and Ann Donahue. The series revolves around the work of FBI cyber-psychologist Mary Aiken. Jerry Bruckheimer and Bruckheimer TV’s Jonathan Littman exec produce along with the troika for CBS TV Studios. Aiken will serve as a producer.
Conceit of the spinoff revolves around the effort to chase technology-amplified larceny by faceless criminals who commit global crimes with touch of a button. Drama will center on Avery Ryan, Special Agent in Charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI in Quantico and her focus on crimes that start in the mind, live online and play out in the real world. »
- AJ Marechal
CBS is giving another “CSI” spinoff a whirl. The network is working on another iteration of the “CSI” franchise — which has already included “CSI: Miami” and “CSI: NY” — in the form of a cyber crime spinoff planted within show drama. Also read: ‘Law Man’ From ‘CSI’ Executive Producer in Development at NBC The spinoff will explore a world where technology has amplified human behavior to the point where faceless criminals are committing crimes at global proportions with a touch of a button. Avery Ryan, special agent in charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI in Quantico, Va., is. »
- Tim Kenneally
Exactly a decade after CBS launched the most recent CSI spinoff, CSI: NY, the network is at it again with a new planted spinoff, which will air as an episode of the venerable crime drama this spring. Just like CSI spinoff CSI: Miami and CSI: Miami offshoot CSI: NY, the new spinoff will be written by CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker, longtime CSI showrunner Carol Mendelsohn and former CSI: Miami showrunner Ann Donahue. The new series, from CBS Studios and Bruckheimer TV, will mark a departure from criminal forensics, which has been the subject of the first three CSI series, focusing instead on cyber crimes, an area Zuiker had been exploring for several years. The new project is not related to the Cyber Crimes drama Zuiker created for CBS four seasons ago. Inspired by the work of Irish cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken, the proposed CSI spinoff centers on Avery Ryan, Special Agent »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Think CBS is done dreaming up CSI spinoffs? Think again.
The net is looking to extend the brand by airing a backdoor pilot that was inspired by Producer Mary Aiken, who previously worked as a cyber-psychologist. Set to bow as a CSI episode in the spring, the action will revolve around a special agent named Avery Ryan and will be set in Quantico, Va. Here’s the logline: “Technology, as we know it, has amplified human behavior to the point where faceless criminals are committing crimes at global proportions with a touch of a button.”
- Lynette Rice
CBS is going back to the CSI well. The network is teaming with series creator Anthony E. Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue for a spinoff of the long-running procedural, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Zuiker, Mendelsohn and Donahue will pen the script for the back-door pilot. The spinoff, which will air as a spring episode in the procedural's current 14th season, is inspired by Mary Aiken's work as a cyber-psychologist. Mendelsohn, Zuiker and Donahue -- who was a showrunner on CSI: Miami -- will executive produce the CBS Television Studios entry alongside Bruckheimer Television's Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. Aiken
- Lesley Goldberg
What would you do if “The Wonder Years” was properly released on DVD? Well commence freaking out, because StarVista will release “The Wonder Years: The Complete Series” in the second half of 2014, the company announced Tuesday. Routinely praised for high-quality TV DVD collections such as “Get Smart” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is planning a deluxe release of “The Wonder Years,” which starred Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey, Olivia d’Abo, Josh Saviano and Daniel Stern. Also Read: ‘Lost’ as ‘Baywatch,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ ‘The Wonder Years’ and More (video) “‘The Wonder Years »
- Jeff Sneider
The actor posted a picture of himself with Sinise and Williamson, who played Lieutenant Dan and Bubba respectively in the 1994 movie, on his Twitter.
"Hadn't seen these old friends for too long," he tweeted along with the photo.
As the classic heartfelt movie approaches its 20th anniversary, we take a look back at what the main stars of the drama have gone on to accomplish since.
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