They say that all good things must come to an end, when CSI: New York came to an end it may have been a good series, but felt somewhat like the lonely third sibling compared to Las Vegas and Miami. This isn’t to say that CSI: NY was a bad show, but with the release of CSI: NY – Complete Season 9: The Final Season there was a feeling that it had run its course, though seeing it end was still a sad thing.
Season nine of CSI: NY begins looking at Mac’s recent brush with death and the effects that it has had on his life. Leaving him with memory problems he has to deal with this disability while still having to run the crime lab the best he can. With his love interest Christine (Megan Dodds) a huge support to him, her kidnapping also gives the chance »
- Paul Metcalf
We don’t see enough of Octavia Spencer in comedy. She has continually and carefully mixed things up throughout her career – appearing in TV dramas such as ER, The X Files and CSI: NY, before taking home an Oscar for 2011’s The Help – but, she is also a gifted comedic performer. She has previously showcased those skills in most notably in Dinner For Schmucks, 30 Rock and Mom – but now she gets to really stretch those funny wings as one of the three leads in the upcoming Las Madres.
In joining this movie, she will star alongside the already cast Leslie Mann, who is riding a wave of box office success created by the recent double-whammy of Rio 2 and The Other Woman. Mann – gifted at comedy herself – had long been biding her time in small supporting roles in films such as The Cable Guy, Big Daddy and The 40 Year Old Virgin, »
- Sarah Myles
It looked like CBS was ready to stop for the day after ordering five dramas and two comedies to series for the 2014-2015 season, but late Friday (May 9) afternoon, the network gave out one more series order, picking up "CSI: Cyber." "CSI: Cyber" stars Patricia Arquette and despite the title, the series actually will deal with the FBI's Cyber Crime Division. If the basics sound familiar, it's because Arquette's Avery Ryan debuted on the April 30 episode of "CSI." A similar process saw CBS' "NCIS: New Orleans" characters and setting introduced in a spring two-parter. There had been speculation that CBS might only pick up one of the nested spinoffs, but that speculation was incorrect, I guess. Between those two spinoffs and the Matthew Perry-centric remake of "The Odd Couple," CBS is banking heavily on familiarity for the 2014-2015 season. [It remains to be seen if an additional semi-spinoff, "How I Met Your Dad" goes to series. On Thursday, a variety of media reports had the order a done-deal, but CBS and 20th Century Fox TV both denied the news and, as of Friday, it seemed like things were far-from-certain.] While not quite on the level of Abraham fathering Isaac »
- Daniel Fienberg
The planted CSI spinoff will join offshoot NCIS: New Orleans on the CBS schedule next season. CSI: Cyber was not on the list of four drama pilots picked up to series by CBS earlier today but as we reported, the project was in final negotiations for a pickup, which now has become a reality. I had heard that CBS would likely not launch the NCIS and CSI spinoffs at the same time, with NCIS: New Orleans more likely for fall and CSI: Cyber for midseason. Written-executive produced by the CSI team of Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony Zuiker and Ann Donahue, CSI: Cyber stars Patricia Arquette as Avery Ryan, Special Agent in Charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI in Quantico, Va, who is tasked with solving major crimes that start in the mind, live online, and play out into the real world. The planted spinoff aired recently as an »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The original “CSI” gang is back together again as CBS has ordered a series for the “CSI” planted spinoff starring Patricia Arquette.
“CSI: Cyber” features Arquette as the head of FBI’s cyber crimes division in Quantico. The episode, which aired April 30, was written by “CSI” creator Anthony Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue, the team that launched the original series in 2000.
CBS kept mum about the pickup but exec producer Jerry Bruckheimer spread the news via Twitter Friday afternoon.
Thrilled to have CSI: Cyber on CBS next season. #CSI—
Jerry Bruckheimer (@Bruckheimerjb) May 09, 2014
The order for “CSI: Cyber” means that there will again be multiple “CSI” branded shows on CBS’ air next season. At its peak the franchise had three series concurrently. But “CSI: Miami” ended a 10-season run after the 2011-12 season, »
- Cynthia Littleton
While it probably won’t come as a surprise, Syfy announced that Face Off will be back for a seventh season that will kick off in July. Here’s a look at the official press release that also reveals that a new judge will be joining the special effects make-up competition:
“After a bold and extreme season of competition, three artists remain in the fight for the title of season 6 Face Off champion – George Schminky of Walnut Creek, CA by way of Puerto Rico; Rashaad Santiago of Bronx, NY; and Tyler Green of Litchfield, Ct. For their final challenge, they will each create a pair of rival alien races, all of whom will be performing in an electrifying dance performance for world famous music producer and DJ, Rusko. The season 6 finale episode of Face Off airs Tuesday, April 22 at 9Pm Et/Pt on Syfy.
Syfy also confirms that the critically-acclaimed »
- Jonathan James
After recurring in four episodes of Season 7 of The Game, Brittany Daniel has been promoted to regular on the hit Bet comedy series, which has just been picked up for an eighth season. Daniel, repped by Apa, Inphenate and attorney Doug Stone, plays Kelly on the series, which follows the “football family” of the San Diego Sabers, exec produced by Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, Kenny Smith, Erica Montolfo-Buro and Kelsey Grammer. Daniel also appeared in The Game when it aired on the CW. It was canceled by that network in May 2009 and resuscitated by Bet in early 2011. Daniels other TV credits include VH1′s Totally Awesome and a recurring role on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. A.J. Buckley (CSI: NY) has landed a guest role on CBS‘ untitled Wall Street drama pilot, executive produced by John Cusack. Set in the world of Wall Street power and money, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Tommy Oliver's directorial debut 1982 will screen this weekend at the New Voices In Black Cinema Festival in New York, starting at 6:45pm at Bam Rose Cinemas, as part of the BAMcinématek series. A Q&A with director Oliver and actors Hill Harper and Troi Zeeting will follow the screening. To preorder tickets, click Here.The biggest takeaway from 1982, writer-director Tommy Oliver’s debut feature film, is that Hill Harper should simply be getting more roles. With a decades-spanning career that includes recurring television parts on the now defunct CSI: NY and Soul Food, the 47-year-old actor and writer has had the fate of »
- Zeba Blay
Carmine Giovinazzo and Jon Sklaroff will appear in the second season of USA's drama series “Graceland” with recurring roles, the network said Thursday. Giovinazzo (“CSI: NY”) joins the one-hour crime drama, about a group of undercover agents living in a beach-front mansion in Southern California, in the major recurring role as the head of Lapd's Gang Task Force. Also read: USA Orders Dramas ‘Rush,’ ‘Complications,’ Renews ‘White Collar’ Skarloff (“24”) will play the role of Fritz, a vile human trafficker who uses intimidation and brutality to keep “his property” in line. “Graceland,” from creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin (“White Collar”), averaged 4 million total viewers after. »
- Greg Gilman
Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI: NY) and Jon Sklaroff (24, Life) have landed recurring roles on USA Network‘s police drama Graceland. Giovinazzo will play Sid Markham, the head of Lapd’s Gang Task Force. Sid is more mind than muscle and uses his intelligence and ability to read people as a way to build relationships and close cases — but that doesn’t mean he’s not prone to acts of violence here and there. Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) grows close to him, seeing Sid as a helpful tool in taking down a cartel. Sklaroff will play Fritz, who has has made his living in the vilest way possible: through human trafficking. He uses intimidation and brutality to keep “his property” in line. The depravity of his operation leaves the team reeling. Related: 2014 USA Network Pilots Graceland marks Giovinazzo’s first TV gig since his lead role as on Danny Messer on CSI: NY, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Vitals is a new claustrophobic horror movie from director Mark Morgenstern. The film stars Christopher Showerman as Richard Carsen, a man who’s trying save his on-the-rocks marriage by taking his wife on vacation to India. Unfortunately, he winds up on ice and about to be harvested for his organs.
Morgenstern recently directed a documentary on the effects of infidelity in the electronic age. It’s called Affairs Across America: The Ashley Madison Story and is centered around the multimillionaire internet guru who started the infamous non-singles dating website with the slogan: “Life is short. Have an affair.”
Perhaps that was the impetus for making his lead character/victim in Vitals a cheating husband. We asked. Read on to find out what Morgenstern said.
Dread Central: So, Morgenstern… any relation to Rhoda? I’m sure you never heard that before; I just thought I'd throw out that little brilliant, totally unique joke of mine. »
- Staci Layne Wilson
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, stop reading now. The promo showed Danny Crowe (Aj Buckley) charging at Raylan (Timothy Olyphant), testing the 21-Foot Rule. The belief is that a man with a knife, standing within 21 feet of a man with a holstered gun, will win that showdown. How did it work out for Danny? In a way that would’ve made the late Elmore Leonard proud. Buckley phoned EW to chat about the scene that will go down as one of the series’ funniest. Read what executive producer Graham Yost had to say about it, »
- Mandi Bierly
Sneak Peek images from an early modeling shoot by "The Walking Dead" actress Lauren Cohan, noted for her roles as 'Bela Talbot' on "Supernatural", 'Rose' on "The Vampire Diaries", 'Vivian Volkoff' on "Chuck" and 'Maggie Greene' in "The Walking Dead".
Cohan's major movie debut was the 2005 film "Casanova" as 'Sister Beatrice'. In 2006, she starred in "National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj" playing the role of 'Charlotte Higginson'. Her next role was in the 2007 film "Float". In February 2010 she was cast in "Death Race 2".
Cohan also starred in a pilot for The CW called "Heavenly" in which she played an attorney who teams up with an angel.
She was cast in the second season of the AMC television series "The Walking Dead" in the recurring role of 'Maggie Greene, »
- Michael Stevens
Exclusive: Hawaii Five-0 showrunner Peter Lenkov has signed a new overall deal with CBS Television Studios, the studio behind the CBS crime drama. Under the two-year pact, he will continue as executive producer/showrunner on the Hawaii Five-0 reboot, which he developed and co-wrote with Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci and has run since the pilot. Now in its fourth season, Hawaii Five-0 is an important asset for CBS TV Studios as it has a rich off-network syndication deal and is a strong international seller. The new overall deal secures Lenkov’s leadership on the show for the next two seasons and also calls for him to develop new projects for network and cable. This past season, he re-teamed with Kurtzman and Orci to develop high-concept drama Salvation, which sold to CBS. In its new Friday 9 Pm slot, Hawaii Five-0 is averaging 11.6 million viewers, up 3% from its viewership in the Monday 10 Pm period last season. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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
Season 1 of CBS‘s Under the Dome was chock full of twists and mysteries and reveals, although not the one we want the most. But do we? Do we want to know the how and why of the dome? Nah, bring on another season! And please add in even more of the creepy weird inexplicable elements.
And here’s someone who knows a thing or two about that. Stephen King himself has written the premiere episode of Season 2, and apparently no one is safe:
Featurette: Under the Dome – Season 2: Start of Production
- Erin Willard
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
Vampire Diaries season 5 new gay guy arriving with a dangerous agenda,new spoiler. According to a recent report from E! Online, The Vampire Diaries season 5 peeps have casts actor ,Chris Brochu (left), to come on and portray new gay guy character named Luke. Luke is described as fun,charming, and gay. He will be a student at Whitmore college who bonds with Elena and Caroline. However, he will have a secret agenda. In fact, we're going to eventually see that Luke has come into the girls' lives for mysterious and dangerous reasons that has to do with the growing tension between the witches and the travelers. Luke is scheduled to make his first appearance in episode 16, and will recur in multiple episodes. Chris Brochu's acting credits include roles in CSI: NY, NCIS: Los Angeles ,and Melissa & Joey. »
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, »
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