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Video: Is Fox's Backstrom a Rat-Faced Podiatrist, or a Lesbian Terrorist?

11 December 2014 2:02 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom is good at catching bad guys because of how he puts himself inside their head, as explained in the promo below for Fox’s upcoming crime drama.

Premiering Thursday, Jan. 22 at 9/8c and adapted from the Leif G.W. Persson novels by BonesHart Hanson, Backstrom stars Rainn Wilson (The Office) as the titular detective, who has recently been appointed head of the Portland police department’s Scu.

Rounding out the cast are Genevieve Angelson (House of Lies), Dennis Haysbert (24), Kristoffer Polaha (Life Unexpected), Beatrice Rosen (The Dark Knight) and Page Kennedy (Weeds). Will you be checking it out? »

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Exclusive: Scorpion King 4 Cast Interviews: Don The Dragon Wilson

11 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Cbm had a great opportunity to interview 6 stars cast in the 4th installment of the Scorpion King movie franchise, which is a direct to Blu-Ray movie releasing January 13th, 2015. A campy action comedy that departed from its darker third installment to become more of a family friendly movie. A decision that made the movie more interesting, funnier, and entertaining to watch. I spoke with stars Victor Webster (Continuum, Charmed, Surrogates) who plays the eponymous character of Mathuyus, The Scorpion King, who took on the mantle from The Rock in the third film after the first sequel explored the characters younger beginnings, with Michael Copon in the leading role. I had a wonderful time speaking to Will Kemp (Van Hellsing, Step Up 2: The Streets) the antagonist in the film, Drazen; the always amazingly beautiful Ellen Hollman (Spartacus: War of the Damned, Weeds) who Co-Starred alongside Webster as the would-be »

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Weeds Star Hunter Parrish Is Engaged to Girlfriend Kathryn Wahl—See the Gorgeous Ring!

8 December 2014 7:04 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sorry ladies, but another Hollywood hunk is off the market! E! News can confirm Hunter Parrish proposed to his girlfriend Kathryn Wahl over the weekend. As you can likely guess, she absolutely said yes! "…She didn't say no," Parrish wrote on his WhoSay page while sharing a selfie with his special lady. As Wahl goes in for a kiss on the cheek, fans also get a look at her special bling. Nice choice, Hunter!  Fans of the 27-year-old know the actor best from his role as Silas Botwin in Weeds. Okay, maybe his nearly nude scene in the Showtime series will jog your memory. Regardless, the Hollywood star has continued to find great success in »

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Hunter Parrish, Weeds Star, Engaged to Girlfriend Kathryn Wahl

8 December 2014 10:28 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Hunter Parrish is officially off the market! The Weeds actor is engaged to his girlfriend Kathryn Wahl, his rep confirms to Us Weekly. The actor, who is currently starring opposite Julianne Moore in Still Alice and has a recurring role on the upcoming season of The Following, popped the question on Saturday, Dec. 6. The 27-year-old star (who had a memorable role on The Good Wife earlier this year) shared a sweet snap of his soon-to-be bride on WhoSay the following day, showing off Wahl's new bling with [...] »

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Harry Potter’s Katie Leung Previews Her Role in SundanceTV’s New Limited Series ‘One Child’

4 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

SundanceTV is known for the numerous great shows that it has produced in its short time as a network, including the Emmy-winning miniseries Top of the Lake, which starred Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, and the critically-acclaimed drama Rectify, which just finished its second season back in August. Now, this coming weekend, Sundance is premiering a brand new miniseries entitled One Child, starring Katie Leung (Cho Chang from the Harry Potter series), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) and Donald Sumpter (Game of Thrones). In One Child, which will be a two-night, four-hour long series beginning on Friday night at 9 p.m., Leung plays Mei Ashley, a young woman who returns to her birthplace in China in order to rescue the brother she never knew existed, and we here at TVOvermind are able to bring you an exclusive interview with Leung, who previews what will happen in One Child and discusses how this »

- Chris King

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Pilot Scoop: Michael Stahl-David to Star in TNT's '70s Drug Drama

24 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Michael Stahl-David‘s career is going to pot! (That’s funny ’cause the show’s about weed.)

The Person of Interest and My Generation actor has landed a starring role in TNT’s Jerry Bruckheimer-produced untitled drama pilot about the Florida drug trade in the 1970s.

Stahl-David, who recently guest-starred on New Girl as a love interest for Zooey Deschanel’s Jess, will play Bobby Nickel, a charismatic, brilliant and driven man who came from nothing and quickly learned to make his own rules. Now a husband, father and successful pot runner working for a local Cuban drug lord, »

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Mike Nichols Movies: 18 Essential Films You Should Watch Right Now

20 November 2014 8:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Few directors can be said to have changed the way films are made, but Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83, was one of them. His first film, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), ended decades of Hollywood censorship of adult content and freed the movies for mature language and subject matter ever after. His second film, "The Graduate," was the first serious mainstream movie to feature a rock soundtrack (spawning Simon and Garfunkel's hit "Mrs. Robinson") and, through its casting of Dustin Hoffman, expanded Hollywood's notion of what a leading man ought to look and sound like.

Nichols wasn't born in America (he and his family escaped from Nazi Germany when he was a child), but he was one of the best chroniclers of contemporary America -- its politics, its aspirations, its dreams, its aristocracy, and its successes and failures -- in movies. His youth in Manhattan as the son »

- Gary Susman

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Following Scoop: Michael Ealy Cast as Ryan Hardy's Next Nemesis

18 November 2014 3:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

We have a hunch that Almost Human‘s idealistic Dorian would be disappointed in Michael Ealy’s killer new role on The Following.

Ealy has been cast as a “brilliant, chameleon-like” murderer who’ll test Ryan Hardy’s limits, TVLine has learned.

The role is a leap from the actor’s last series-regular gig as an innocent, caring android in Fox’s cancelled sci-fi drama. His other TV work includes Common LawCalifornication and The Good Wife.

As previously reported, Hunter Parrish (Weeds) and Zuleikha Robinson (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) will join Ealy on the Fox thriller’s Season 3 cast roster. »

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Adult Swim’s 'Black Dynamite' is the latest to bash Bill Cosby

14 November 2014 11:04 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Adult Swim’s “Black Dynamite” is the latest to bash Bill Cosby The latest shot at Cosby, revolving around a “Cosby Coon Renewal Program,” has nothing to do with the rape allegations. In Friday’s episode, titled “Sweet Bill’s Badass Song or Cos Ain’t Himself,” Cosby is portrayed as a villain who kidnaps all the “blackity-black” actors in an effort to get them to “stop cooning in Black Hollywood.” The timely episode has been in the works for a year. Discovery's “Eaten Alive” could kill an anaconda Dr. Jesús A. Rivas, who specializes in the green anaconda that the Discovery special is using explains: "When they swallow a prey, because they don't have the respiratory system that we do, they can either swallow or breathe. They can't do both. So during the time the prey goes through what would be the throat, they have to do that in apnea. »

- Norman Weiss

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Amazon Announces 7 Pilots For 2015

12 November 2014 7:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As Netflix continues to assert itself as a major television company with such acclaimed series as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Amazon Studios is racing to catch up by ordering series it hopes will be equally well-received. So far, Amazon has scored one big hit in the form of Jeffrey Tambor-led dramedy Transparent, and it hopes to find some more in the new lineup of pilots, which will be made available for viewing as part of the company’s first pilot season of 2015.

Enclosed are descriptions of all seven pilots, courtesy of Deadline. The talented involved on all of them is impressive, to say the least. Mad Dogs comes from Cris Cole (The Bill) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), while The Man In The High Castle hails from Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files). Carlton Cuse (LostThe Strain) and Randall Wallace (Braveheart) are behind Point Of Honor, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Introducing Seven New Pilots Coming to Amazon

11 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

A close-up look at a family torn apart by the start of the Civil War. An adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s alternate history of the United States post-World War II.  A satire of new age yoga culture in west Los Angeles.  And a docu-series based on America’s most award-winning magazine. 

Get ready for our first pilot season of 2015, when seven new series will debut their first episodes in January on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S. and U.K.. As with previous pilot seasons, you’ll be invited to watch each of them and provide feedback on the ones you’d like to see become full series.

The seven new pilots come from both highly-acclaimed and newly-discovered creators, and an impressive roster of talented actors have signed on to bring each pilot to life.  Here’s a brief summary of each: 

Cocked — A big city corporate lapdog »

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Amazon Studios announces it pilot season line-up for 2015

11 November 2014 8:42 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amazon has announced its pilot season line-up of original programming for 2015, with seven shows featuring in total, including pilots from the likes of Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), Carlton Cuse (Lost), Ridley Scott (Prometheus) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield).

The seven new pilots premiering early next year will include hour-long shows Cocked from Sam Baum (Lie to Me) and Sam Shaw (Manhattan ), Mad Dogs from Cris Cole (The Bill) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), The Man in the High Castle from Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), and Point of Honor from Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Randall Wallace (Braveheart). The three half-hour pilots are Down Dog from Robin Schiff (Are You There, Chelsea?) and Salem Rogers from newcomer Lindsey Stoddart, as well as The New Yorker Presents, a docu-series pilot produced in cooperation with America.s most award-winning magazine. Here’s the full details


Cocked stars Sam Trammell (True Blood) as Richard Paxson, »

- Gary Collinson

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Uma Thurman steps in for Mary-Louise Parker on NBC's 'The Slap'

1 November 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

TV's about to get another Oscar nominee. Uma Thurman is stepping in for Mary-Louise Parker on NBC’s upcoming miniseries "The Slap." Parker was forced to drop out after health concerns after the "Weeds" vet contracted pneumonia, as first reported by to TV Line. "Slap" is an eight-hour remake of the 2011 Australian series of the same name which details the fallout after a man slaps another couple's son for punishment . Thurman will take over the role of Anouk, a TV writer dating the series' leading man (Penn Badgley). "Slap" also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Zachary Quinto, Thandie Newton and Melissa George. »

- Dave Lewis

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Uma Thurman Replaces Mary-Louise Parker in NBC Miniseries ‘The Slap’

31 October 2014 5:17 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mary-Louise Parker has been knocked out of “The Slap.” “Weeds” star Parker has dropped out of the upcoming NBC miniseries, and has been replaced by Uma Thurman, an individual familiar with the recast told TheWrap on Friday. Also read: Thandie Newton, Melissa George Join NBC Miniseries ‘The Slap’ Parker had to bow out of the miniseries, which was written by “Brothers & Sisters” alum Jon Robin  Baitz due to health issues. The actress is recovering from a bout of pneumonia. Thurman will now play the role of Anouk, a close friend of Hector's (Peter Sarsgaard) who's the head writer on a TV. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Lauren Graham Lands Odd Couple Gig as Matthew Perry's Ex-Wife

24 October 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Lauren Graham is going from Parenthood to Couple-dom.

The actress, whose NBC drama is in the midst of its final, 13-episode season, has landed a guest-starring role on CBS’ upcoming reboot of The Odd Couple, where she’ll play the ex-wife of Matthew Perry’s Oscar, TVLine has confirmed.

Despite the fact that the union between Oscar and Graham’s character, Gaby, was a stormy, the couple will nevertheless exhibit warm chemistry as divorcées.

The Odd Couple, which is set to bow at midseason, finds Perry starring opposite Reno 911!’s Thomas Lennon (Felix). The cast also includes Yvette Nicole Brown »

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Lauren Graham Joining Ex-Boyfriend Matthew Perry In 'The Odd Couple'

23 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Lauren Graham will guest-star alongside her ex-boyfriend Matthew Perry on his new CBS comedy, The Odd Couple.

Lauren Graham Joins 'The Odd Couple'

In a bit of meta casting, Graham will be playing Perry’s character Oscar Madison’s ex-wife in the modern retelling of Neil Simon’s 1965 play, reported Entertainment Weekly. As the story goes, Oscar and Gaby go through a rough divorce, but find a deep friendship and affection for one another following the end of their marriage. After the divorce, the laidback Oscar moves in with the ever-uptight Felix Unger, who will be played by Thomas Lennon (Night at the Museum, Reno 911!).

Graham and Perry, who dated after meeting in 2002, have previously worked together on Perry’s other sitcom efforts Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Go On. Graham, who is best known for playing single mom Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, currently stars on Parenthood, »

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Birdman, Begin Again To Make Performances At The Hollywood Music in Media Awards

23 October 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs) announced the performers for the 5th Annual HMMAs to be held at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Comprised of this year’s nominees, each performance will be world premiered at the HMMAs. Tickets for the show are available at

2014 Hmma Performers

Gregg Alexander – “Lost Stars” from Begin Again

Grammy winning singer/songwriter/producer Gregg Alexander will perform for the first time in 15 years. This will be the former New Radicals frontman’s first performance since the group disbanded following their international hit “You Get What You Give.” “Lost Stars” is performed in Begin Again by Keira Knightley and Adam Levine. The song was also included as bonus track on Maroon 5’s latest album “V.”

Antonio Sanchez – Birdman Score Live

Four-time Grammy winning drummer Antonio Sanchez will open the 2014 HMMAs with a special drum performance from Birdman. »

- Michelle McCue

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Sleepy Hollow's Founding Mother Is... Buffy Vet Michelle Trachtenberg!

21 October 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

We’ve met Sleepy Hollow‘s versions of historical figures like George Washington and Ben Franklin; now the Fox drama is about to remember the ladies.

Michelle Trachtenberg has been cast as founding mother Abigail Adams, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The Buffy the Vampire vet will play the First Lady — her husband was John Adams, America’s second president — in an upcoming episode.

In addition to being the second Flotus, Abigail was mother to future President John Quincy Adams and an early advocate of equal rights for women.

In typical Sleepy fashion, we’ll learn that Abigail had a secret life that involved Katrina Crane. »

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How Showtime President David Nevins Took the Network to New Heights

21 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Did you see last night’s ratings for ‘Ray Donovan?’”

It’s the morning after the show’s second-season finale, and Showtime president David Nevins sounds like a proud father, high-fiving a visitor to his Westwood office and firing off stats: The Liev Schreiber drama hit a series-high 2 million viewers. “It’s up 40% from last year,” he says, with a broad grin.

Nevins has good reason to be happy on this late-September day. “Ray Donovan” indeed blossomed into a ratings hit for his network in its sophomore season (even with behind-the-scenes drama forcing a change in showrunner for season three). “Masters of Sex” also wrapped its second season with heightened critical acclaim for the show and the performances of stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.

With a week to go before the fourth-season relaunch of “Homeland,” the early reviews are mostly good as the drama reboots itself in an effort »

- Cynthia Littleton and Debra Birnbaum

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Mipcom: Lionsgate TV’s Kevin Beggs on ‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Foreign Appeal

15 October 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes — Lionsgate Television chairman and CEO Kevin Beggs spoke about the foreign appeal of “Orange Is the New Black” and the company’s global outreach during a keynote Wednesday at Mipcom.

In the past 10 years, Lionsgate Television’s biz has grown from $8 million to $500 million in sales, and according to Beggs, the international market has been a driving force behind that growth.

“Before anything goes out the door, we have to have a feel that it will work internationally,” Beggs said. “There are certain shows we can’t get behind because the international market can’t get behind them.”

Beggs said Lionsgate expected “Orange Is the New Black” to do well abroad from the start because the series’s showrunner, Jenji Kohan, has a humor and sensibility which works around the world.

Orange Is the New Black” is indeed the most-watched show on Netflix in France and Germany, where the digital service launched last month. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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