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London, 1827 – Day
Officer John Marlott and his boss Sir Robert Peel are standing by the capital’s latest crime scene: another mutilated and stitched body has washed up on the bank of the Thames.
Sir Robert Peel
I don’t want any mistakes on this case, Marlott. I’m gonna be watching you so close you’ll think we’ve been stitched together.
Peel stalks away, leaving Marlott gazing into the grey city gloom.
Okay, Sir Robert…
Marlott turns and puts on an era-appropriate hat.
The 19th century London locale still doesn’t look like CSI: Miami’s beaches, and John Marlott – seeking the one “out there doin’ murders” – sure ain’t Horatio Caine. It’s all grit in this cop show/Frankenstein riff, »
This review contains spoilers.
1.1 A World Without God
Frankenstein’s monster has never been quick on his feet, so, fittingly missing Halloween by a week, The Frankenstein Chronicles slowly shuffles its way onto ITV Encore. With parts harvested from history, fiction, and film, this Frankie follows in the footsteps of Sky’s Penny Dreadful and ITV’s recent Jekyll And Hyde – so far, so 'TV Execs are still mid-ransack over at the Waterstones’* Gothic fiction aisles' – but what has this show got in abundance that those others were lacking?
*Other retailers are available.
First plus of the series: viewers used to Bean characters getting killed off have nothing to fear this time – some crazy bio-scientist can always just piece him back together during the next thunderstorm with »
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DJ and Stephanie better put on their dancing shoes, because one of Dancing With the Stars‘ most famous sibling pairs is coming to Fuller House. As reported by E! News, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Val Chmerkovskiy will guest star in the upcoming Full House revival as potential love interests for Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and DJ Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure). The pro dancers and brothers will reportedly appear in one episode of Fuller House. Other new faces joining the Chmerkovskiy brothers on Fuller House include Juan Pablo Di Pace (A.D.: The Bible Continues), who will recur as Kimmy’s (Andrea Barber) ex-husband Fernando, and CSI: Miami alum Eva Larue as the new wife of Danny Tanner (Bob Saget). Additionally, Saget, John Stamos (who serves as an executive producer on Fuller House), Lori Loughlin, and Dave Coulier will all appear on the Netflix series in different capacities throughout its first season. »
- Chris King
TVLine has an exclusive sneak peek at the NBC revival’s fourth installment (8/7c), in which Noah, Quentin and Taylor Kravid — better known as the daughter of Renautas CEO Erica Kravid — take drastic measures to save Molly Walker from the company’s veritable torture chamber.
RelatedHeroes Reborn Recap: E.P.I.C. Fail
Unfortunately for the trio, Renautas associate Harris Prime poses one… er, three big problems during their rescue mission.
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While most of the industry is ramping up for awards season campaigns, casting director Carmen Aiello is starting his own campaign – against auditioning. The Chicago transplant is trying to bring back the human element to casting. Aiello has worked in TV (“CSI: Miami, “Scare Tactics”) and film (“Excision,” “The Employer”) casting, as well as spending time at an agency and as a junior manager, giving him an understanding of the casting process from all sides. “If you have a name you don’t have to audition, you just have to meet with them, but if you don’t have a name and you don’t have credits you have to audition in order to validate your career. In order to validate your talent.” Aiello says the process of bringing in hundreds of actors to “see if they can act in a cold room” with people staring at them was excruciating. »
Cookie Lyon’s heart may forever be caught up in a love-hate situation with her ex-husband Lucious — but that doesn’t mean the Empire matriarch’s eyes can’t detect extreme hotness when it walks into her office.
In the following exclusive photos from the show’s Oct. 21 installment (9/8c on Fox), Adam Rodriguez‘s Laz Delgado, “a smooth-talking concert promoter with expert hustler skills… who takes an interest in Cookie,” makes his first appearance. But is Taraji P. Henson’s alter ego focusing on what Rodriguez’s recurring character can do for the artists of the fledgling Lyon Dynasty »
The original CSI has now ended while CSI: NY and CSI: Miami were both cancelled years ago. Now, just one CSI program in the franchise remains. Will CSI: Cyber run for many years like it's predecessors or, will it be cancelled instead? Will it see a third season? Stay tuned.
CSI: Cyber revolves around the work of the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI. It's a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. This crime drama stars Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Hayley Kiyoko, Charley Koontz, Shad Moss, and Ted Danson.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, »
You might have noticed over the past 24 hours that people on Facebook have had some pretty long, weird and intense stuff in their statuses. No, we're not talking about your Aunt Pearl's 1,000 word rant about how the CSI: Miami was better than the original CSI. (That's asking for a smack down, Pearl!) We're talking about those statuses that claim Facebook will start charging people to keep their info and content private or how the site is basically going to start climbing in your windows, snatching your info up. It probably looks a little bit like this: By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this »
It’s one of TV’s great rags-to-riches stories: Young guy from Las Vegas delivers a global smash hit with his first-ever TV script.
Anthony Zuiker, 47, was not so far removed from his job driving a tram for a Sin City hotel when he managed to field the pilot for “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” for Jerry Bruckheimer TV and CBS in 2000. A well-arranged marriage of Zuiker with veteran showrunners Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue set “CSI” off on a journey that would change the course of TV history and spawn three spinoffs, most recently the Patricia Arquette starrer “CSI: Cyber.”
With the mothership wrapping its 15-year run with a two-hour movie airing Sunday night, creator/exec producer Zuiker spoke with Variety about the emotional experience of writing the finale, reuniting with original “CSI” stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger and his deep appreciation for Mendelsohn, Donahue, CBS’ Nina Tassler, Leslie Moonves »
- Cynthia Littleton
Earlier this week, IndieWire's Sam Adams interviewed me, Mo Ryan, and Tim Goodman about the increasingly strange and outdated practice of reviewing new shows based just on the pilot episode. At one point, Sam asked what was the wrongest I ever was about a show's quality based on the pilot episode. I didn't have a great answer for that one, since I have a pretty good Spidey sense about when pilots aren't to be trusted (case in point: "Studio 60"), but I did think of an answer to a related question: What show was I most wrong in predicting its commercial success based on the pilot? The answer to that one's easy, and timely, because the show in question is airing a series finale special Sunday night at 9: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." It's not that I was predicting its outright failure or anything. I actually found the pilot interesting »
- Alan Sepinwall
Yet a swimming pool splash-about with Kyle MacLachlan in Robocop director Paul Verhoeven's 1995 skin flick Showgirls - the Us's first and only big-budget Nc-17 - unfortunately torpedoed her career before it began.
But as Showgirls celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, having been reappraised and reborn as a midnight movie regular, a musical masterpiece (tagline: "Singing. Dancing. Tits") and a classic exploitation film of our time (not our words, but Jim Jarmusch's), we look at what happened to the actress best known as Nomi Malone.
1. She won two Razzies
Starz today announced the series development of Trapped in association with Mila Kunis' Orchard Farm Productions with Kunis (Black Swan, Ted, Family Guy, Jupiter Ascending) serving as Executive Producer alongside Rob Zombie (House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Halloween) who will also direct. Created and written by Joey Slamon (Arrested Development) and produced in association with Orchard Farm Productions, the half-hour horror comedy series takes places over a single night in the home of a wealthy family under attack by a murderous cult. Susan Curtis, Cami Curtis and Lisa Sterbakov of Orchard Farm Productions will also executive produce. Here's what Starz Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik had to say in a statement.
Starz retains all domestic and international multiplatform rights including television, »
One of Castle‘s upcoming cases will require a little help from the West Coast.
The O.C. alumna Kelly Rowan will guest-star in a Season 8 episode of the ABC drama, playing Carla Feller, the dean of a prestigious university that is left stunned by the mysterious death of a student, according to EW.com.
VideosCastle Season 8 Promo: Kate’s Job Change, Rick’s New Partner and More
Castle‘s eighth season bows Monday, Sept. »
Top TV director-producer Danny Cannon has signed a new, three-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. Under the pact, Cannon will continue as executive producer/director on the studio’s Fox drama series Gotham where he has been since the pilot, which he directed. Gotham was one one 11 pilots Cannon has directed, 9 of which have gone to series. Those include the mothership CSI series and spinoffs CSI: Miami and CSI: NY, as well as Nikita, Dark Blue and The Tomorrow… »
Fox’s Empire is looking to have some f-u-n fun, adding Pitbull to its robust roster of Season 2 guest stars.
VideosEmpire Season 2 Promo Shocker: Cookie in a Cage!?
The recording artist also known as Armando Christian Perez will guest-star as himself in a fall episode of the musical drama, as well as perform the song “No Doubt About It” with Jamal (played by Jussie Smollett).
RelatedEmpire Signs Marisa Tomei to Play Lesbian Billionaire in Season 2
Will Season 2 of Empire feature a cover of Animotion’s “Obsession“? (Don’t pretend like that wouldn’t be the best thing ever.)
Men at Work‘s Adam Busch has been cast in a recurring role for Season 2, and it sounds like his character may encounter some blurred lines between his professional duties and his personal predilections.
RelatedEmpire Season 2 Wish List: Guest Star Caveats, Tough Cookie, Sexy Jamal
According to our sister site Deadline, Busch will play “Chase One, a sexy, gifted, avant-garde gay artist who’s doing a photo shoot, and is infatuated with his male star.”
Will that star be Jamal? »
Empire fans know there is only one Becky — and she’s played by Oscar-nominated Gabourey Sidibe, mmmmkaaayyyy?
But Fox’s ratings juggernaut is making room for a second Becky — pop star Becky G, to be specific — by casting her in a guest-starring role in Season 2.
PhotosFall TV Preview: Who’s In? Who’s Out? Your Guide to 75+ Casting Moves
The news was announced by series regular Bryshere Y. Gray (who plays Hakeem) in a video posted on the official Empire Facebook page.
A Fox rep confirmed the casting — and TVLine will update this URL with information on the “Shower” singer »
While Michelle’s Fuller House fate remains hanging in the balance — Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are “teetering” on a deal to return — another set of twins are very much on board for the Netflix revival series.
RelatedFuller House: Steve’s Return Confirmed at First Table Read — See the Photo
The streaming giant’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, revealed Tuesday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour that Mary-Kate and Ashley “are teetering on whether or not they’ll be around” for the 13-episode Fuller House.
Back in May, the series’ executive producer, Robert L. Boyett, announced that the pair would not be reprising their shared role as Michelle Tanner.
“Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will »
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