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Dr. Lahiri will soon have the best of both worlds.
RelatedThe Mindy Project Renewed for Super-Sized Season 4 at Hulu After Fox Cancellation
Inspired by the 1998 film Sliding Doors — in which Gwyneth Paltrow’s character lives out two different scenarios after getting fired from her job — the Mindy Project premiere will find the titular doc living in an alternate reality. There, she is married to Gordon-Levitt’s Matt, a charismatic reality show producer for Bravo. (But what becomes of Danny?!)
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In what’s become the best, and craziest, show this summer, Fox’s Wayward Pines has become must-see TV.
The intense episodes play out more like a movie and the soundtrack is haunting and other-worldly.
Lakeshore Records has announced it will release the Wayward Pines – Original Television Soundtrack digitally on July 17 and on CD July 24, 2015. The album features the show’s original score by Charlie Clouser (Saw, Numb3rs).
“The main direction I received was that the score should help with the feeling that ‘something is not right’ in the town of Wayward Pines,” said Clouser. “For a while, we don’t know if Matt Dillon’s character is hallucinating, or maybe still in a coma and just dreaming, so the score needed to lean toward a ‘malfunctioning’ feel – that meant using sounds that are a little ‘out of whack’. As the series progresses, the score starts to get more and »
- Michelle McCue
Monte Carlo TV Festival, which hosted the inaugural edition of the Content and Multimedia Experience confab in June, is on board to organize a second edition with an expanded scope.
The festival’s CEO Laurent Puons told Variety that his team will likely be introducing workshops to highlight innovation for content creators.
“Next year, we will also be seeing more integration of the series, content, experiences and trends discussed in the Cme featured throughout the festival programming, bringing them to reality for the public (screenings, meet and greets, etc.),” said Puons.
While the first edition wasn’t quite packed, the Cme program nevertheless drew major players such as Jens Richter, FremantleMedia International CEO, and Christophe Riandee, Gaumont’s vice CEO, as well as wide-ranging media industry execs such as Alison Norrington, CEO of Story Central; Rebecca Denton, digital content exec producer; Jody Smith, commissioning editor of Channel 4’s multiplatform and online video; Jeff Pope, »
- Elsa Keslassy
Planned as a 13-episode procedural, Crosshair is the latest English-language series project from Gaumont TV Europe after recently unveiling contemporary thriller 1001 during the April Mip-tv market. In Monte Carlo today, Gaumont vice CEO Christophe Riandée announced the new drama which will follow a former CIA assassin turned gunman-for-hire. Written by Ken Sanzel, whose credits include CBS’ long-running Numb3rs, Crosshair will be shot on location throughout Europe. The… »
“Crosshair,” which comprises 13 one-hour episodes and unfolds across Europe, follows John, former CIA assassin turned freelance sniper, who drifts into a mid-life crisis, after discovering he has a teenage daughter and finding out his partner tried to kill him. Throughout the series, John tries to untangle a large conspiracy while having to protect his career status and life.
“We are starting to see a huge trend into drama production making Europe a new frontier for television and a project like ‘Crosshair’ is the perfect fit. It’s a new idea and a new world for a procedural series,’ said Riandee. »
- Elsa Keslassy
Cinelinx had the opportunity to speak with Charlie Clouser, formerly of Nine Inch Nails, about his score for the new TV series Wayward Pines. Join us as we get an exclusive in-depth look at the techniques and inspiration behind the music for this hit new show.
Charlie Clouser is a multi-instrumentalist composer, musician, producer, programmer and remix artist who has worked with some of the seminal recording artists of the last twenty years. Charlie came into prominence as a member of Nine Inch Nails from 1994-2000. Before joining the band as keyboardist/programmer, he’d already built a following with his extreme synth work and remixes for Prong, Marilyn Manson, White Zombie, and others. Charlie’s first film scoring effort, Saw, became an instant cult classic. His scores for the subsequent Saw series continue to define the films. Raw, grinding, propulsive, punctuated by incredible layers of sound and energy, they »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Even after the apocalypse strikes, Los Angeles will still need Uber drivers, and a recent web series provides a look at what ride sharing will look like in the post-apocalypse. Veteran actor Willie Garson leads Towncar Willie, in which he ferries celebrity passangers across a hellish landscape to the airport.
Towncar Willie is actually a companion for a separate web series called Whole Day Down, which made it onto our radar three years ago. In that series, Garson co-stars alongside Patrick Breen as a down-on-his-luck gallery owner. An explosion at the end of the first season turns Los Angeles into rubble, and that event sets the stage for Towncar Willie, which follows Garson's day job as an Uber driver.
- Sam Gutelle
Warning: This post contains spoilers from Forever‘s Season 1 finale.
Forever creator Matt Miller has done his part. He’s made a formal proposal to the network. He’s rallied the fans on social media. And now he’s waiting — like the rest of us — to see if his procedural-with-a-supernatural-twist will make like its protagonist and prove unkillable (at least for another season).
“We went and pitched our Season 2, what that would be, to ABC,” he tells TVLine. “It went great, and they were really pleased. They’ve been very supportive of the creative of the show all season long. »
“I shudder to think of it at the moment,” Gruffudd said, laughing as he considered the notion of his character’s immortality becoming public. “The beauty of it is, the audience knows the secret and nobody else does, apart from Abe.” (And, of course, Adam.) “I love the dynamic and the tension that’s always in the air.”
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The good thing about acting on a show about a guy who can’t die, Judd Hirsch says, is that you’ll never run out of story.
And if ABC’s Foreveris renewed after its first season finale airs Tuesday (ABC, 10/9c), Hirsch tells TVLine, “We can go on for an enormously long time, simply telling the background of everything about us.”
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That “us” refers to Hirsch’s character, »
Hello? Is anyone out there? If the comments on last week’s recap are to be believed, so many of you will have skipped this week’s two-hour Grey’s Anatomy that I might just be recapping it for an audience of one. (Thanks for reading, Mom!) But, on the off chance that you were merely in shock over Derek’s demise — and really, who of us wasn’t a blubbering mess in the moments after Mer told her husband that it was okay to go? — I’ll press on. Care to join me and review the twists of plot? »
Now that Revenge‘s fate has (officially) been sealed, the stars of ABC’s twisty drama are tweeting their farewells to the characters you’ve spent the past four years loving, hating, loving to hate, etc.
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Four unbelievable years with the most incredible cast and crew. Could not be more grateful for the experience. ❤️ #GoodbyeRevenge
— Emily VanCamp (@EmilyVanCamp) April 30, 2015
Christa B. Allen — who’s back this Sunday! — chose to invoke the Clarke family »
David Krumholtz, that nice Jewish boy from Numb3rs, is getting his own IFC comedy, the network announced this week. Gigi’s Bucket List will star Krumholtz as a 76-year-old bubbe whose sense of adventure is reignited after inheriting a mysterious fortune from her late husband. Krumholtz first unveiled the Gigi character in a series of weather forecasts on the comedy website WeatherFrom, but he's apparently been doing the bit — reportedly inspired by his own grandma — at parties for years. There's hope for everyone! »
- Nate Jones
While David Krumholtz’s most prominent television role to date has been in the CBS show Numb3rs, the performer has also displayed an adeptness in comedic roles, from movies such as Superbad to guest appearances on Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 and The League, as well as a leading role in the short-lived sitcom Partners. Krumholtz’s next project will see him dive into comedic waters once again, as IFC has given a straight-to-series order for his new show, titled Gigi’s Bucket List.
The first season will consist of eight episodes, each episode being half an hour long, and will make its premiere on IFC later in the year. Krumholtz is slated to play the titular character, a 76 year old woman named Gertrude Rotblum, aka Gigi, who comes across a secret stash of millions and decides to use it to gain experiences she missedo out on previously. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Cinemax’s military drama Strike Back will launch its fourth and final season on Friday, July 31, at 10/9c, the network announced Monday.
Although Season 4 initially was slated to air last summer, production was delayed after star Sullivan Stapleton sustained a serious injury off set.
As previously reported, the show’s final run will follow Sgt. Damien Scott (Stapleton) and Sgt. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) as they try to crack a missing-persons case in Bangkok, unveiling a massive terrorist plot in the process.
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Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes. »
- Tom Stockman
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Tuesday’s episode of Forever.
Abigail Morgan, this is all your fault.
As we learned during Tuesday’s Forever, Henry’s second wife is possibly still alive (despite her long absence) and definitely the reason he’s moped through the past few decades.
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“Since the time that she left him that letter until present day, Henry has never seen or heard from her,” series creator Matt Miller tells TVLine. “That doesn’t make any sense for him. »
ABC’s The Catch has caught another cast member.
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The project centers on Alice Martin (played by The Killing‘s Mireille Enos), a woman about to get married and conned. Unbeknownst to her slippery fiancé Kieran (played by NCIS‘ Damon Dayoub), Alice — who investigates fraud for a living — is not all she claims to be. And when the fiancé’s expertly »
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Morrow will guest-star in the NBC procedural’s April 1 episode (9/8c) as newsmagazine host Skip Peterson, whose sensationalized reporting about a campus gang rape inhibits Benson and her team from completing their investigation.
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The kitchen will remain hot on Top Chef.
Bravo has renewed the reality competition series for Season 13.
Additionally, the network has put out a casting call for the next edition, airing this fall.
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* Battlestar Galactica alum Michael Hogan has joined the cast of FX’s anthology series Fargo, The Wrap reports. The actor will appear in Season 2 as Otto Gerhardt, a wheelchair-bound criminal kingpin.
* NBC’s upcoming limited series »
20 items from 2015
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