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PhotosSupergirl vs. Wonder Woman, Black Canary and More: Which Crimefighting Costume Is Most Super?
Per DC Comics lore, Vartox hailed from the planet Valeron and boasted powers on par with those of Superman, with whom he was friendly. In his most recent comic book iteration, Vartox attempted to woo Power Girl, in the name of (bow-chicka-wow-wow) repopulating his infertile planet with the most supreme female specimen he could find.
That said, »
TV Picks: PBS’ Now en Español Chronicles Work Of Five Latina Voice-Over Artists on April 24, 2015 on Pbsa fascinating look at a rarely seen side of Hollywood, “Now en Español” follows the trials and travails of five hard-working Latina actresses who dub Desperate Housewives for Spanish language audiences in the U.S. “Now en Español” premieres on Friday, April 24, 2015, 10:00-11:00 p.m. Et (check local listings) as part of Voces, Latino Public Broadcasting’s arts and culture series on PBS, presented by PBS SoCaL. With real lives that are often as dramatic and desperate as those of their onscreen counterparts, […] »
- April Neale
The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.
But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?
Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.
After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.
Changing viewing trends mean overnight figures no longer signal a hit or miss
How many viewers makes a hit? If it is a golden age for TV drama, then it is increasingly difficult for the casual observer to work out which one is shining brightest – if at all.
It was all about the overnights a decade ago, an era when Desperate Housewives began on Channel 4 with more than 4 million viewers and Christopher Eccleston made his debut in Doctor Who with an audience of 10 million on BBC1.
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- John Plunkett
This Monday on Castle (ABC, 10/9c), the review of a murder victim’s personal effects has a personal effect on Beckett, as seen in this exclusive sneak peek.
RelatedMatt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Castle‘s 150th Episode (and Season Finale!)
In the episode “At Close Range,” Ryan is moonlighting on the security detail for a congressman attending a charity event when shots ring out. In the clip above, Kate and Rick (played by Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion) take stock of what the victim left behind in her purse — including a life that was generously spent “making a difference. »
Comic-Con International announced the full three-day schedule for WonderCon 2015, which will take place from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can clickHere to check out the entire convention schedule, but we have pulled out all of the movie, TV, Blu-ray and DVD related panel presentations below. Take a look at what WonderCon 2015 has to offer!
Friday, April 3
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Going Back to The Future
Filmmakers Jason Aron, Louis Krubich, and Lee Leshen discuss their film Back in Time, a feature-length documentary that shows the cultural impact of the Back to The Future franchise-just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the initial film. Room 207
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Batman
Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the Batman. Now let's take a look into what the future may have to offer for the iconic »
The Empire finale was every bit the Nielsen blockbuster for which Fox execs had prayed (and which TV industry insiders had expected). Per early estimates — we’ll update with final numbers later — the two-hour telecast drew a stunning 16.5 million viewers and averaged an eye-popping 6.5 rating among the advertiser-coveted adults-under-50 demo. With the surge from last week’s episode (14.9 million viewers), Empire becomes the first scripted show on network TV to add audience every week during its freshman season since at least the early 1990s (when Nielsen began keeping regular track of such things). Among viewers under 50, the Empire finale is also the top-rated season-ender for a new show since spring 2005, when Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, and Lost captivated the country. Even though it was promoted as a two-hour episode, Fox and Nielsen actually plan to count only the 9–10 p.m. hour of Empire as the »
- Josef Adalian
Thoughts on last night's "Empire" season finale coming up just as soon as I clutch your pearls... Since last we discussed it (when I had only seen the very first episode), "Empire" has exploded from a promising show into the biggest phenomenon network TV has seen in a decade (going back to the season of "Desperate Housewives," "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy"). Its ratings climbed almost every week it was on the air (overnight ratings aren't in as I write this, but Fox's former scheduling chief suggests they went waaaaay up for the finale) as it became The Show That Launched a Thousand Think Pieces. Was it feeding a ravenous appetite for a primetime soap set in the world of hip-hop? For a drama with a predominantly African American cast? Did people just want to see Taraji P. Henson wear fur jackets and tell people to kick rocks? As with any phenomenon, »
- Alan Sepinwall
A&E checked back into Bates Motel last Monday for a season three premiere that featured familiar faces, a new arrival, and a difficult first day back at school for the troubled Norman. The next episode, "The Arcanum Club", airs tonight at 9:00pm Est and we recently had the chance to take part in an interview call with actor Freddie Highmore (Norman) and writer/executive producer Kerry Ehrin. The Bates Motel duo discussed the disturbing direction Norman is going in the third season, the new cast members and their intriguing characters, the show's sprinkled-in connections to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and much more.
On the approach taken with the character of Norman Bates in season three:
Freddie Highmore: "This season was more changing him and making him a bit more mature with the self-awareness that he gained at the end of the second season and so it was perhaps »
- Derek Anderson
Jerusalem – The second and final day of Intv, Keshet Media Group’s annual confab on innovation in the television industry, kicked off on Monday with a nod to the looming Israeli elections — a conversation about whether real-world politics make for good scripted television.
HBO topper Richard Plepler, Wme’s Rick Rosen, bestselling author Ari Shavit and Arab-affairs journalist and television creator Avi Issacharoff sat down with Israeli journalist Ilana Dayan for the day’s first session, which Dayan opened by asking the men how they would write the smallscreen version of Benjamin Netanyahu’s unfolding political battle.
Israelis will go to the polls on Tuesday morning to cast their ballots in a hotly contested election contest which remained, on Monday evening, neck-to-neck between right-wing leader Netanyahu and the more left-leaning upstart Isaac Herzog.
“Would he make great TV? He is great TV,” Plepler said of Netanyahu. Rosen agreed, saying, “I »
- Debra Kamin
Madison Avenue and the nation’s biggest media companies are about to go to war over something that may not exist in its current form just a year from now.
Advertisers tend to commit between $8 billion and $9 billion to broadcast primetime TV advertising, and another $9 billion to $10 billion every year as part of a grueling haggle known as the “upfront.” They try to lock up the best TV has to offer, which for decades has been commercial space attached to programs that run between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. That three-hour block, commonly known as primetime, has long been recognized as the best opportunity to reach the most viewers. Marketers may well submit themselves to the same process in 2015.
What happens next year, however, is anyone’s guess.
Senior executives at both TV networks and some of the industry’s biggest ad-buying firms see a time looming when primetime TV »
- Brian Steinberg
It has been almost three years since Desperate Housewives ended its awesome eight-season run on ABC. The series premiered in October 2004 to critical acclaim and a huge fan base, and it ended in May of 2012 after its characters went through countless affairs, death, marriages, and girl talk over many poker games. Over the years, fans have most likely heard many facts about the series, like how Courteney Cox was considered for the role of Susan Meyer, or that series creator Marc Cherry based the character of Bree Van de Kamp off of his own mother. Here is a list of ten interesting facts that you may not have heard about Desperate Housewives, a series that helped make ABC a network to watch once again. 1. James Denton and Mike Delfino are the same person Actor James Denton has admitted that he is very similar to the character Mike Delfino, who he… »
- Tim Gerstenberger
“Austin Powers” vixen Elizabeth Hurley plays bad-to-the-bone Queen Helena in E!’s first-ever scripted series, “The Royals.” Filmed in London, the soapy drama — from “One Tree Hill” creator Mark Schwahn — follows an ultra-glamorous yet dysfunctional modern royal family, with Hurley on the throne.
Hurley tells Variety why she’s so good at playing bad:
Why was this the right project to bring you to TV?
99.9% of American shows shoot in America, and my son is in school in England. Also, I just never found something that I would have wanted to do for a period of time. Doing a movie, you’re in, you’re out, but on TV, there’s always that magical chance that we might be here for years.
“The Royals” was given a second season before the premiere. Is the pressure on?
Of course it adds an element of pressure, but we’ve shot it, so »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Eva Longoria's beauty will go on for-eva! Here's a 26-year-old version of the "Desperate Housewives" hottie at a Hollywood fashion show back in 2001 (left) and 14 years later ... the restaurateur -- who is celebrating the big 4-0 this weekend -- speaking at a panel in Los Angeles earlier this year (right). Tony Parker who? The question is ... Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Reamworks
Aired on Fox for 1 season (4 episodes aired, 2 unaired + pilot) from April 13 – July 15, 2007
Kristin Lehman as Corinna Wiles
Kevin Alejandro as Winston Salazar
Dylan Baker as John Trimble
Emma Stone as Violet Trimble
Michael Hyatt as Susan Chamblee
Rochelle Aytes as Leigh Barnthouse
Melanie Lynsky as Wendy Patrakas
Taryn Manning as Ivy Chitty
Mircea Monroe as Ellie Laird
All across the country, a secret organization is holding an illegal road race competition, bringing in participants to rally against one another to win a $32 million grand prize. Each racer has been specifically selected by unknown sponsors, who have put them into the game for reasons unknown to the racers, and each of the racers have their own personal »
- Jean Pierre Diez
2 Broke Girls
CBS Television, 2012
With football season ending, CBS used this spot, titled “No Monday Night Football, No Problem,” in an attempt to direct male eyeballs over to the raunchy female comedy. The challenge: The show itself has absolutely nothing to do with football.
“There are always marketing goals, and at the same time you want to wrap it in a package that remains true to the show or its humor,” says Thomas McGough, founder, president and CEO of Pongo.
ABC Television, 2010
Over-the-top sound effects and Sergio Leone spaghetti Western needle drops combine with cartoony, CGI-enhanced visuals to sell a season premiere showdown for the inhabitants of Wisteria Lane — the fictional street located on the Universal lot where the intrigue unfolds.
“The director was not part of our team, but we edited it and did all the sound design and compositing, which added to its theatrical feel,” McGough says. »
- Todd Longwell
Paris– This year’s MipTV will pay tribute to Ben Silverman, Electus chairman and CEO, Cécile Frot-Coutaz , FremantleMedia CEO, Ricardo Scalamandré, head of Globo’s international business and Irfan Sahin, Doğan TV CEO, who will all receive a Medaille d’Honneur (Medal of Honor).
MipTV’s Médaille d’Honneur is awarded to international execs who have made a significant contribution to the world of television and to the development of the global TV community.
“It is a great honor to recognize these four exceptional industry figures, who have each, in their own way, made major contributions to the international entertainment content sector, and whose vision and leadership have set the standards in their respective fields,” said Laurine Garaude, Reed Midem’s TV division director.
- Elsa Keslassy
The zombie apocalypse came to life on the Sony Pictures Studios lot on Wednesday night at the world premiere of “Dead Rising: Watchtower,” an original feature film by Crackle, Sony’s streaming network.
Actors in full freaky zombie makeup lumbered around the event, getting attendees in the mood for the film, which stars Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”) as a reporter who finds himself in a zombie-infested war zone.
The film is based on the popular “Dead Rising” video game franchise published by Capcom, which was heavily involved in the filmmaking process.
“When we heard about this, we just thought it was an amazing fit with our brand and with our audience, and are just excited to bring this type of content to them,” said Eric Berger, exec VP of Digital Networks at Sony Pictures Television and g.m. of Crackle. He also spoke to the advantages and challenges of the »
- Seth Kelley
For all of Empire’s many assets — juicy story lines that move at hurricane speed, addictive original music, the force of nature that is Cookie Lyons — Fox’s overnight phenom sadly lacks one ingredient: a grand opening credit sequence (and theme song) that sets the stage for the awesomeness that is to come. Yes, technically, each episode does begin with a five-second musical sting and a flash of the Empire logo. But like too many broadcast-tv dramas today, Empire forgoes the once obligatory opening opus. There are none of the high-fives and hilarity that began every Beverly Hills, 90210; no absurdist animation set to Danny Elfman as with Desperate Housewives. Quite frankly, it’s just not right. So Vulture decided to do something about it. We asked video editor Louis Plamondon to imagine what an opening sequence for Empire might look like had the series existed in an era when every »
- Louis Plamondon,Josef Adalian
"More human than human is our motto." The British Film Institute has released a new trailer for Ridley Scott's Blade Runner: The Final Cut ahead of its UK theatrical re-release, while A&E has revealed teasers for the next episodes of Bates Motel and The Returned.
Blade Runner: The Final Cut: "“This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see Blade Runner when it is re-released across the UK on 3 April.” - Ridley Scott
Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah and Sean Young and featuring an iconic Vangelis score, Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi opus is one of modern cinema’s most influential films. A grand cinematic synthesis of sound, image and thought-provoking drama Blade Runner: The Final Cut is an unforgettable experience that demands to be seen on the big screen."
- Derek Anderson
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