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Luke Wilson is set to return to the criminal ways that made him a star. We first got to know Wilson, as well as his brother Owen, as wannabe criminals in Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket and now Luke's about to team up against the law again. He'll star in Meeting Evil alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Leslie Bibb, which sounds kind of like Falling Down meets Breaking Bad. Directed by Chris Fisher (S. Darko) based on a 1992 novel by Thomas Berger, Wilson plays a recently fired real estate agent who teams up with a stranger (Jackson) on a crime spree that reveals his dark side. Bibb plays Wilson's wife. Read more about it after the break. Meeting Evil is scheduled to start filming January 8 in New Orleans and is being produced by the Motion Picture Corporation of America, according to The Wrap.  Here's the Library Journal description of the »
- Germain Lussier
Here are two new clips from Justified on FX, which premieres February 9, 2011 only on FX.
Check out the shows Official Synopsis:
Justified is the story of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), a true-blue hero and something of a throwback, given to wearing a Stetson and cowboy boots, carrying his sidearm in a hip holster – a weapon he only draws when he has to, and when he does, he shoots to kill, because, as he sees it, that’s the purpose of a gun.
Raylan was born and reared in the hill country of eastern Kentucky. It was in Harlan where he played ball, chased girls and dug coal. And it was from Harlan, at age 19, that he ran, determined to become a U.S. Marshal. Now, years later, after shooting a gun thug in a Miami hotel and thereby incurring the wrath of his Marshals Service superiors, »
Thatcher Grey is getting a new love interest on Grey's Anatomy.
When Meredith and Lexie Grey's father returns in February, he'll be bringing with him a new lady, played by soap opera star Alexa Havins, according to TV Guide.
Both their respective mothers are now deceased, but how will Thatcher's daughters feel about him dating someone new - more specifically, someone so young?
It's safe to say they won't be overjoyed at least at the onset.
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Among the names thrown around is True Blood star Joe Manganiello, who is full of praise for the filmmaker. "He's an unbelievable director, I'm a huge fan of 300," he recently said, adding that he'd be honoured to play the Man of Steel.
But what about other characters such as the villain? If Snyder is starting with a clean slate, we can also reject a reappearance by Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor.
We don't know yet if Lex will be part of the story but one actor has contacted The Geek Files to put himself forward as a contender for the archvillain. »
- David Bentley
MTV has announced the lead cast for its forthcoming remake of The Inbetweeners. Deadline reports that Bubba Lewis, Joey Pollari, Zack Pearlman and Mark L. Young will play the four awkward teenagers at the centre of the show. Lewis has recently played guest roles in episodes of Numb3rs and Grey's Anatomy, while Pollari made a guest appearance in a 2006 episode of Cold Case and recently starred in Disney television film Avalon High. Pearlman previously starred in 2010 film comedy The Virginity Hit, produced by Will Ferrell and Anchorman (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
After disappointing ratings for its freshmen year, NBC has declined the final four episodes of Chase, the U.S. Marshal cop drama. The drop from 22 episodes is still considered a full season, but the longevity of the series is definitely up in the air.
Chase follows Marshal Annie Frost, played by Kelli Giddish (All My Children). The promos for the series focus on the character’s tenacity as she hunts fugitives across Texas. Her partner Luke Watson is played by Jesse Metcalfe, a fellow soap veteran and headliner for 2006′s John Tucker Must Die. The show is executive produced by Hollywood big fish Jerry Bruckheimer. Jennifer Johnson, who previously pulled production and writing duties on Cold Case and Lost, is also exec producing and has written several Chase episodes so far.
Beginning next year, Chase will move from Mondays to…
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- Michael Crider
AMC has begun production of its next original series, The Killing, from writer and Executive Producer Veena Sud (Cold Case). The Killing stars Mireille Enos (“Big Love”) as Sarah Linden, who is the lead homicide detective that investigates the death of Rosie Larsen. Other castings include: Billy Campbell (“Once and Again,” Enough) as Darren Richmond, Seattle’s City Council President, running for Mayor; Michelle Forbes (“True Blood”) as Mitch Larsen, Rosie’s mother; Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) as Stephen Holder, an ex-narc cop who joins the homicide division in the investigation to find Rosie Larsen’s killer; and Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as Stan Larsen, Rosie’s father. The Killing joins other AMC original series, including Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Rubicon (the latter of which was not renewed past season 1. AMC also has dominated this fall with The Walking Dead from comic creator Robert Kirkman »
AMC has reportedly started production on The Killing. The show, which will be the network's fifth original series, is based on a Danish television programme. It focuses on the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the police investigation into her death. The cast includes actors such as Michelle Forbes, Mireille Enos and Billy Campbell, while former Cold Case writer Veena Sud is executive producing the series. According to TV Guide, (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
Actress Eva Longoria is throwing herself into work following her marriage breakdown - her production company has signed deals for three new TV series.
But Longoria is refusing to let her personal life interfere with her career - she will co-executive produce two new shows for America's ABC network, in addition to a mini-series for the Starz channel via her UnbeliEVAble company.
The ABC projects include the drama Sendera, about a wealthy family from Mexico and another from Texas, which are locked in a power struggle. The show will be produced with Cold Case actress Kathryn Morris' Hotplate Productions, reports industry publication Daily Variety.
Meanwhile, Longoria will also produce the Starz historical series Aztecs, about the love affair between Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes and his interpreter, Malinalli. »
Eva Longoria’s production company, Unbelievable Entertainment, is set to produce three new shows in the coming months, according to Deadline. Sendera, which also includes Cold Case’s Kathryn Morris as an executive producer, is set in a Texas border town and follows the “modern day Shakespearean drama” between two powerful families. Longoria is also producing Parenting by Committee, which is a single-camera comedy about four single women who decide to raise a child collaboratively, and Aztec, a miniseries based on Gary Jennings’ popular 1980 book. »
- Margaret Lyons
Two TV leading ladies, Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria and former Cold Case star Kathryn Morris are behind Sendera, a Texas border town soap that is in the works at ABC. Additionally, Longoria and her Unbelievable Entertainment are producing two other projects, Parenting by Committee, a single-camera comedy at ABC and Aztec, a potential mini-series for Starz executive produced by Alfonso Arau. Sendera, from Unbelievable, Morris' Hotplate Prods. and ABC Studios, is described as a modern day Shakespearean drama about two wealthy families, one from Texas the other from Mexico, locked in a struggle for power, land, sex and legacy. Morris developed the project with Alan Barnette, Josh Gold and Sally Robinson, with Robinson set to write the script. Morris, Barnette and Robinson are executive producing with Texas born-and-raised Longoria and Unbelievable's Virginia Trinkle. Parenting by Committee, from writers Alyssa Embree and Jessica Koosed, Unbelievable and ABC Studios, is about »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
In this era of pocket-sized video cameras and "Star Trek"-esque PDAs, it's easier than ever for actors to be proactive about their careers. But does this brave new world extend to never leaving your house for an audition? After all, today's technology enables you to tape yourself in the comfort of your own home, then email or upload the result for a casting director's viewing pleasure.Feelings in the industry are decidedly mixed—but "virtual auditions" seem to be popping up more and more."It's not like it's a formal part of the process as of yet; it's just sneaking in," said casting director Michael Testa ("Cold Case," "Make It or Break It"). "When I release a breakdown, people call sometimes and say, 'Do you mind if so-and-so puts himself on tape?' and I don't mind at all. I've been getting more and more of that as time progresses. »
The veteran actor will guest star on this CBS drama as Frank's former partner, Jimmy, the man who once saved Tom Selleck character's life. Basaraba appeared as a police officer on both Steven Bochco's Brooklyn South and NBC's short-lived Boomtown.
As TV Guide reports, Jimmy will approach Frank for a favor on an upcoming episode - but tension will arise between this pair when the latter suspects the former of some crooked behavior.
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Chicago – The first proper reveal of the new video game “L.A. Noire” from Rockstar Games was released on Thursday. The game, which is coming in 2011 to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, stars TV star Kevin Scott Allen.
The actor has appeared in “Desperate Housewives,” “Mad Men,” “Cold Case,” “Prison Break,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Sopranos,” “24,” “Alias,” “L.A. Heat,” “Unsolved Mysteries,” “Dragnet,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless”. The new trailer can be watched now below.
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Tyler Perry is no stranger to tackling serious subject matter and neither does he shy away from it. In his latest film for Lionsgate, he has brought together quite a gathering of talented female actors for the movie For Colored Girls. With the combined strength of their star power alone, this movie could bring quite a draw.
For Colored Girls is an adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s award nominated play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Originally a choreopoem, the movie has a cast of eight women of color and follows along the original work’s lyrical structure. The focus of the film is how such weighty topics such as the betrayal of infidelity, abandonment, rape, abortion and love affect women, but especially those of color.
Interested by the gravity of the subject matter in this story, I wanted to take a closer look »
Next Tuesday night, “Glee” tackles one of the most twistedly beloved movies ever made: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” In the “Rocky Horror Glee Show” episode, the New Directions kids stage their own production of the show, which first came to life as a London stage production. Befitting the story’s gender-bending theme, Amber Riley’s character, Mercedes, takes on the role of Dr. Frank-n-Furter (played in the original stage show and movie by Tim Curry).
We talked to Amber about her experiences filming the “Rocky Horror Glee Show” episode.
When did you first learn about “Rocky Horror”?
“The first time I ever heard about Rocky Horror was actually from one of my favorite TV shows which was Cold Case and in Cold Case they were at a Rocky Horror Picture Show and I didn’t really understand it, like, they were throwing stuff at the screen. I was like this is so weird, »
Lisa Soltau was living in Seattle when her friend Bonnie Gillespie sent her a book she had written called "Casting Qs," a compilation of interviews with casting directors. "I read it and I absolutely loved all the aspects of the job," says Soltau. "I loved the entertainment industry and movies and television. The process of casting sounded wonderful."She called one of the two casting offices in Seattle and ended up working as an intern there for about six months. But the CD told her she should move to New York or Los Angeles if she really wanted to pursue a career in casting. "I picked L.A. because I had lived there once for about three years and I thought it would be easier to acclimate there," Soltau says. "Plus I wanted to work on 'Six Feet Under,' which was airing at the time. »
NBC has given full-season pickups to the new high-octane drama Chase and the returning action-comedy Chuck for 2010-11. The announcement was made by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.
"Chase has introduced an appealing new star to television audiences in Kelli Giddish and we think it has potential to grow," said Bromstad. "We also are glad that Chuck will be with us for a full season delivering its loyal, passionate audience."
Chase is averaging a 2.0 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers overall in "most current" averages through its first five telecasts this fall. Chase has captured an 18 percent improvement in the time period versus year-ago "most current" results for NBC in 18-49 rating (with a 2.0 rating vs. a 1.7) and a 23 percent gain in total viewers (6.5 million vs. 5.3 million). Chase is heavily time-shifted, adding 21 percent to its "live plus same day" 18-49 rating when Nielsen »
Hot on the heels of the full season upgrade for Chuck, NBC announced today via press release that they have now ordered full seasons for three of their newest TV series. The hour-long drama The Event, the half-hour comedy Outsourced and the legal drama spin-off Law & Order: Los Angeles all had their stay on NBC extended for at least one full season. Network president Angela Bromstad said, ““We are pleased with the quality of The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced, and feel they are an important part of helping to re-build our schedule and our studio pipeline. We believe in these new series and the creative auspices behind them.” Honestly, I feel almost the exact opposite way. The Event is a gimmick without substance and Outsourced is one of the worst comedy series I’ve ever seen . However, I’m rather indifferent on Law & Order: Los Angeles. You »
- Ethan Anderton
Jason Ritter's The Event gets a full-season order by NBC NBC has given full-season pickups to three of its new Fall 2010-11 series, The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced. The announcement was made by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.
"We are pleased with the quality of The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced, and feel they are an important part of helping to re-build our schedule and our studio pipeline," said Bromstad. "We believe in these new series and the creative auspices behind them."
Through October 11, The Event has averaged a 3.0 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 9.1 million viewers overall in "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research. The Event has generated a 30 percent improvement in the time period versus year-ago "most current" results for NBC in 18-49 rating (with a 3.0 rating vs. a 2.3) and a 47 percent increase in total viewers (9.1 million vs. »
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