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Zombies (not vampires), cops (not lawyers) and spin-offs (not remakes) are hot this year. With broadcast’s annual pilot season in full force and some early direct-to-series orders already revealed, intriguing development trends have emerged. Here’s our pre-preview of what’s In and Out for fall:
In: Spin-Offs: So many this year, plus a copycat bonus: Two are set in New Orleans. CBS is yet again expanding its acronym-based cop-show empire with a Big Easy edition of NCIS starring Quantum Leap’s Scott Bakula, plus a Virgina-based CSI set in the FBI Cyber Crimes Division starring ex-Medium Patricia Arquette. »
- James Hibberd
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
Patricia Arquette, who won an Emmy for Medium, is set as the lead of another crime drama procedural, CBS’ planted CSI spinoff. Written by the CSI franchise team of Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker and Ann Donahue, the untitled spinoff (aka CSI Cyber) centers on Avery Ryan (Arquette), Special Agent in Charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI in Quantico, Va, who is tasked with solving high-octane crimes that start in the mind, live online, and play out into the real world. The project, inspired by Irish CyberPsychologist Mary Aiken, would be the first CSI series with a female lead. Avery will be introduced in a CSI episode this spring. Mendelsohn, Zuiker and Donahue exec produce with Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman for CBS TV Studios and Bruckheimer TV. Arquette, repped by Gersh, 3 Arts and Ziffren Brittenham, recently completed the feature The Wanna Be and HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Patricia Arquette has been tapped to star in the planned spinoff episode of “CSI,” set to air later this spring.
The spinoff will focus on how technology has reached a point where faceless criminals can commit major crimes with the touch of a button. It’s inspired by Mary Aiken’s work as a “cyber psychologist.” Arquette will star as special agent Avery Ryan, who is tasked with solving high octane crimes that start out in the cyber world and play out in real life.
Most recently, Arquette had an arc on this past season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” as a love interest for Steve Buscemi’s character. She also had a seven-season run on NBC’s “Medium,” which earned her three Golden Globe nominations, two Emmy noms and one win in 2005.
The spinoff »
- Cynthia Littleton
The project is set in the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division in Quantico, Va and follows a team “tasked to solve high octane crimes that start in the mind, live online, and play out into the real world.” Arquette will play Avery Ryan, the special agent in charge of the unit.
The role marks Arquette’s return to broadcast TV since she starred in Medium, which ran for six years and racked up 130 episodes across two »
- James Hibberd
Jamais Vu: The Journal of Strange Among the Familiar is a new horror magazine on the scene. Issue #1 hit the shelves (and Internet) in January and features a mix of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, comics, reviews, and a featured essay from legendary author Harlan Ellison. In his introduction, editor Paul Anderson discusses the origin and goal of the magazine, how it is similar to British television, and the theme of this issue, which is “aftermath…dealing with the past and/or the choices we've made.” Stories and poems by Gary A. Braunbeck, Michael Kelly, Jessica McHugh, Max Booth III, Adam-Troy Castro, Bruce Boston, Marge Simon, Stephanie Wytovich, and others explore this from various angles and with varying degrees of success, but the quality of the writing (both fiction and non-fiction) is surprisingly high for the first issue of a fledgling publication. The issue kicks off with “Photo Captions” by Gary A. »
- Chris Shearer
Jake Weber ("Medium," Dawn of the Dead 2004) guest stars in next week's Episode 2.07 of "The Following," as does Lee Tergesen ("Oz," The Collection). Will you "Sacrifice" some of your time to see if these photos and promo reveal what side they're on?
"The Following" Episode 2.07 - "Sacrifice" (3/3/14, 9-10Pm; repeats 3/8/14, 9-10Pm)
Past Actions Come Back To Haunt Ryan Hardy -- Ryan and the FBI continue their hunt for Lily Gray and are forced to redirect their search when a new threat enters Max’s life.
Meanwhile Joe, Emma, and Mandy arrive at their latest hideout but quickly realize things aren’t what they seem.
Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Emma Hill; Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray; Sam Underwood as Luke; Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy; Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang
Guest Cast: Valerie Cruz »
- Debi Moore
True Detective, Season 1, Episode 6: “The Secret Fate of All Life”
Written by Nic Pizzolatto
Directed by Cary Fukunaga
Airs Sundays at 9pm Et on HBO
With just two episodes left in the first season, “Haunted Houses” is the most straightforward instalment in the series so far. This sixth episode is the one that most resembles a typical cop show, complete with with a hard-nosed police sergeant drilling his two detectives and demanding that Cohle hand over his gun and badge, and a hot tempered officer (Marty) beating two prisoners who were caught sleeping with his daughter. We find out exactly why Hart and Cohle had a falling out in 2002, and exactly why Marty’s marriage finally fell apart. “Haunted Houses” is the weakest of the bunch but don’t’ worry, next week is a vast improvement.
As Simon Howell pointed out in last week’s episode of our True Detective podcast, »
- Ricky da Conceição
Olivia Wilde was glowing at the ‘W’ Magazine celebration of The ‘Best Performances’ Portfolio and The Golden Globes at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California on Jan. 9. Get the mom-to-be’s exact look below!
Kayleen breaks down the exact look for HollywoodLife.com:
“I prepped Olivia’s skin with lots of moisturizer and lip balm. After the holidays and the dry weather in L.A, I wanted her skin to be hydrated to create the perfect canvas. Using a Beauty Blender sponge to apply Revlon ColorStay Makeup in Medium Beige, I worked and blended the makeup into her skin, then highlighted and contoured her cheekbones with ck one cream + powder bronzer duo in deeply bronzed 400 to »
- Dory Larrabee
Bobby Moynihan, the driving force behind the new animated gay-rapper comedy Chozen, comes by his hip-hop influences honestly. "I grew up listening to a lot of Snoop Dogg and the Wu-Tang Clan," he says. "Actually, I was a huge Wu-Tang fan." The SNL star, 36, voices the namesake protagonist, a gay, thuggish Mc who emerges from prison to plot a return to the game – and revenge on the thug who sent him there (Phantasm, voiced by the Wu's Method Man). "To get to work with him was just insane," adds Moynihan. »
10 items from 2014
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