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All four series have performed well for the Eye, particularly “Scorpion” (pictured) and “NCIS: New Orleans.” The Eye noted that those two shows and “Madam Secretary” rank among the top 15 shows in all of primetime in total viewers.
“These four shows have had an immediate impact on our schedule by improving nights, winning time periods and adding more hours of success across our primetime line up,” said CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler.
“The McCarthys,” CBS’ first new comedy of the season, opens Thursday in the 9:30 p.m. slot behind “Two and a Half Men.”
“Scorpion” is averaging a 2.8/7 in adults 18-49 and 12.32 million viewers overall in Live+Same-Day, and on average adds 1.6 in the demo and 4.79 million total viewers to its total in L+7. Series »
- Shelli Weinstein and Rick Kissell
The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.
Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!
This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.
All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.
Here's the full list of goodies:
Main Screens (5, 6, 7)
Thursday Aug 21
Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)
- Gareth Jones
Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.
Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.
From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »
- Phil Wheat
Good news Walking Dead fans, producer Glen Mazzara is sticking to his horror guns and lining up a continuation of the ever-sinister Omen franchise. Titled Damien, the show will center on the Antichrist, Damien Thorn, and his legacy as Satan’s son. Following the events of the preceding films, Damien will struggle with his horrific past while wrangling with the expectations his birth-right dictates.
This won’t be the first time that studio executives have gotten the defibrillators out for Richard Donnner’s terror classic, which featured Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as the unwitting adopted parents of the spawn of the devil. The film was a hit when it was released back in 1978, earning over $60 million in the U.S. alone. From there we got two sequels, the second of which starred Jurassic Park’s Sam Neill as the Antichrist. Two TV movies followed as well, including The Omen »
- Dale Barham
A few years ago, it seemed that no horror movie would escape a 21st Century remake. Now it seems that no horror franchise is safe from a small screen adaptation. The likes of Hannibal, Bates Motel and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series have gone down well with fans and now it looks like Damien himself will be heading to television sets near you according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Damien will follow the titular character, now an adult, facing up to his past and coming to terms with being the anti-Christ.
The Omen was directed by Richard Donner in 1976 and sparked controversy with the Catholic church and was famed for having a “cursed” production. The movie spawned 2 sequels, two made-for-tv movies in 1991 and 1995 and a remake in 2006.
- Luke Owen
The project is entitled Damien, centering on Damien Thorn, the young boy from the original movie who is now an adult haunted by his past. He is faced with "a series of macabre events" before coming to grips with his true destiny, that he is the Antichrist.
The pilot script will be written by Glen Mazzara, who will executive produce through his 44 Strong Productions company. The deal marks the first through his overall deal with Fox Television Studios. Ross Fineman (Lights Out) will also serve as executive producer.
The Omen, based on the novel by David Seltzer, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a couple who adopts young Damien (Harvey Stephens) after their lost their own child during birth, only to realize that »
Because several sequels, TV movies and the 2006 remake clearly weren’t enough, someone now wants to turn 1976 horror classic The Omen into a TV series. The Walking Dead veteran Glen Mazzara is that someone, preparing a small screen follow-up called, predictably, Damien.The new drama – which will air on Us network Lifetime (a channel not usually known for its horror adaptations, though it has recently had success with a witch drama) – will focus on Damien Thorn, now a grown adult who is confronting the haunting events of his past. As he struggles with a new series of weird happenings, he has to face his true destiny as the Antichrist.It’s not the first time an attempt has been made to convert the Omen’s scares into a TV format: an eponymous 1995 TV movie aimed at a telly franchise but never went ahead. And in 2005, NBC crafted a miniseries called »
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