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Featuring narration from The Craft's Fairuza Balk (and with clips of Robin Tunney, Devon Sawa and co), it made us feel a sudden pang of nostalgia and sent us on our own trip down memory lane to find out where they - and the rest of the '90s teen movie crew - are now.
So, here are 11 stars from some of our favourite '90s teen movies, and what they've gone on to do since:
He went on to play teenage prophet of doom Alex Browning in Final Destination (2000), and appeared as similarly unstable Stan in Eminem's controversial music »
How is Once Upon a Time turning the tables? Will a Grey’s Anatomy secret keep? How will Sweets return on Bones? Who’s in a “bad place” on The Following? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Is there any chance for Captain Swan scoop from Once Upon a Time? I miss them dearly! –Sarah
Series cocreator Adam Horowitz tells me that when Season 4B arrives on March 1, “The tables are turned” for the Storybrooke lovebirds when “Hook, after having Emma return his heart, will now have to fight to protect Emma’s heart. »
This review is based on the first four episodes of season one, which were provided to us by Fox.
Fox’s new police procedural Backstrom is one of the least fresh-feeling dramas that the network has premiered in some time. It continues Fox’s time-honored tradition of building shows around a toxic genius character, as abrasive and irritable as he is brilliant (from House to Lie to Me to recently failed Rake, it seems that Fox has an anti-hero complex). Backstrom also shares showrunner DNA with long-running detective show Bones and its one-and-done spinoff The Finder. And even its setting, perpetually rainy Portland, has been in use by another network’s crime procedural for years (NBC’s Grimm).
The only compliment that could be easily directed at Backstrom is that it appears built to last. That showrunner, Hart Hanson, works fast to establish a sturdy (if painfully familiar) formula, blending »
- Isaac Feldberg
“I don’t see the worst in everyone. I see the everyone in everyone.”
For Detective Lt. Everett Backstrom, that’s all the justification he needs to act the way he does — that is, crass, blunt and totally rude.
In Fox’s new cop drama — created by Bones‘ Hart Hanson and based on a set of novels by Swedish criminologist Leif G.W. Persson — The Office‘s Rainn Wilson stars as the titular detective, who is admittedly excellent at his job.
He’s just not so great at the “people skills” thing.
“I’ve been acting too long to care about whether people are going to like it or not,” the Fox actor tells TheWrap
When Fox’s “Backstrom” debuts on Thursday, all eyes will be on its titular lead Rainn Wilson, who plays a highly offensive yet equally effective police detective. “The Office” star feels pressure starring on a show which may well succeed or fail depending on how well audiences receive him, but isn’t preoccupied with trying to please the masses.
“I’ve been acting too long to care about whether people are going to like it or not, »
- Travis Reilly and Tony Maglio
Imitation is the sincerest form of television, and the biggest hits will be imitated over and over and over again — sometime well after they've gone off the air. "House" was one of the defining hits of the last decade on Fox, and it inspired clones in various traditional TV fields, with lawyers (James Woods in "Shark"), and even other doctors (Stanley Tucci in "3 Lbs") playing the part of the misanthropic, sarcastic rule-breaker who's too good at the job to fire. Fox's "Bones" has never exactly been a "House" clone — Temperance insults people not because she's a jerk, but because (it's implied) she has Asperger's — but it debuted in the wake of "House" and was tagged early on as "House, FBI." Now, though, longtime "Bones" showrunner Hart Hanson has a new series — "Backstrom," which debuts tonight at 9 on Fox — that's impossible to view as anything but "House, P.D.," even though »
- Alan Sepinwall
Primetime television is bleeding from all orifices with shows being picked off like fleas every week. I'm telling you, it's a frickin' jungle out there. So what do you do when you gotta fill those spots with something that will stick? You bring in the big guns and load them with grit and teeth and hope they grow legs -- long, sturdy, sexy legs -- fast. Luckily, Fox gave us Empire and then Backstrom from acclaimed Bones writer, creator and executive producer Hart Hanson.
So, who will appreciate Backstrom? You've got your diehard Bones fans who are convinced the tenured showrunner sh*ts ice cream farts rainbows. Then you've got your Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) teeth-gnashers whom Amazon.com was gracious enough to introduce to another (and way more prolific) Swedish novelist, Backstrom co-creator Mr. Lief G W Persson (He Who Kills the Dragon), who just »
Videos Is Fox’s Backstrom a Rat-Faced Podiatrist, or a Lesbian Terrorist?
“He so lives in the worst of himself, and in the worst of the human condition, that he’s able to see that in others,” Wilson says.
And while that makes him exceptional at his work, »
From Bones Creator Hart Hanson, acclaimed Swedish criminologist/crime novelist Lief Gw Persson (He Who Kills the Dragon), and Emmy Award Nominee Rainn Wilson (The Office) comes Backstrom, the eponymous crime-comedy-drama about an overweight, offensive, irascible and misogynistic Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson). After a five-year banishment to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted Special Crimes Unit.
Joining Wilson on the cast are Genevieve Angelson as Det. Nicole Gravely; Dennis Haysbert as Det. Sgt. John Almond; Kristoffer Polaha as Sgt. Peter Niedermayer; Page Kennedy as Officer Frank Moto; Beatrice Rosen as Nadia Paquet; Thomas Dekker as Gregory Valentine.
Backstrom premieres Thursday January 22 at 9pm on Fox. »
“Backstrom,” it turns out, is just 2015-ese for “House,” with Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Schrute elevated to the leading-man role the character always thought he deserved in “The Office.” A mildly defective detective (sorry, Monk) with a bad attitude, Wilson’s title player is prone to offensive and outlandish utterances, while going about the business of deciphering quirky yet banal crimes in the tree-lined, rainy environs of Portland (actually Vancouver). Shepherded along by “Bones’” Hart Hanson, this is the sort of meat-and-potatoes drama that doesn’t feel distinctive enough to do much more than tread water on Fox, even with “American Idol’s” kick-start.
Granted, there’s symmetry in putting this series (adapted from a Swedish book series, with almost nothing except the name to suggest those literary origins) in “The Office’s” old timeslot; and something very specific about the gloomy Northwest setting, where Backstrom is introduced at a crime scene, »
- Brian Lowry
Fox has a daring bet it’s making on Backstrom, and though we might not like to admit to the pigeonholing it entails, a lot of people are going to have to take Rainn Wilson in exactly the right way for the show to take off. We’ll have to hope it works out, because this is the coolest show in a long time, and Wilson is perfect.
The trick here is that the show may need the help of Rainn Wilson as draw, but that audience also has to be able to distance themselves from Dwight Schrute. Wilson has obviously been around, but to a large percentage of people he is either no one, or Dwight, and you aren’t getting anything like Dwight here.
- Marc Eastman
Starring Rain Wilson, whom you will undoubtedly recognize from his portrayal of Dwight Schrute in the critically acclaimed The Office and written by the combined forces of Hart Hanson, creator of Fox?s decades-strong crimedy Bones and Leif G. W. Persson (He Who Kills the Dragon), award-winning Swedish novelist, renowned criminologist, and psychological profiler, comes Backstrom, another promising crimedy based upon a central unique character whose exploits have already enjoyed a long history of literary acclaim. Wilson?s Everett Backstrom is an acerbic Portland detective who baffles all who cross his path with his brash manner and detestable comportment as well as his unique brilliance as a crime-solver. Joining the cast of Backstrom are Genevieve Angelson (House of Lies), Dennis Haysbert ( The Unit, 24), Kristoffer Polaha (Life Unexpected), Beatrice Rosen (Cuts), Page Kennedy ( Blue Mountain State, and Thomas Decker (The Secret Circle). Backstrom?s premiere, ?Dragon Slayer,? airs Thursday, January 22 at 9pm on Fox. »
Fox has handed early season renewals to three of its most successful series: freshman dramas Gotham and Empire, and sophomore comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The announcements were made recently, during Fox’s TCA presentation. In addition to confirming that all three shows will be coming back next year, Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman also noted that long-running procedural Bones is a solid bet to return (provided that new deals are reached with stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanz), and that Sleepy Hollow, despite problems in its low-rated second season, isn’t dead yet.
None of the renewals are exactly surprising. Gotham was one of the buzziest shows of the fall season, and its huge premiere saved Fox during a TV season that saw high-profile disasters like heavily advertised reality series Utopia, Doa limited series Gracepoint and disappointing medical drama Red Band Society. Gotham, averaging a 4.2 rating in »
- Isaac Feldberg
TCA 2015: “24” may return without Kiefer Sutherland
Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman teased rumored event series for “The X-Files,” “Prison Break” and more “24” — with or without Kiefer Sutherland — while also reflecting on their network’s recent reality struggles during their Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour executive session.
One of the main topics of conversation on Saturday surrounded the day-earlier’s ousting of Simon Andreae and appointment of Corie Henson as executive vice president of Alternative Entertainment. Andreae’s most public miss was on the big budgeted “Utopia,” which bombed in fall 2014.
“It was a big swing, »
- Tony Maglio
“24” without Kiefer Sutherland? It could happen.
A pitch for another limited-series installment of the “24” franchise on Fox envisions a storyline that would revolve around supporting characters and not feature Sutherland’s intrepid covert op Jack Bauer.
The talk of more “24” came up Saturday during the exec Q&A session at Fox’s portion of the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena. The session marked the TCA debut for Gary Newman and Dana Walden, the longtime 20th Century Fox TV chiefs who took on oversight of Fox Broadcasting in July amid a shakeup at the network.
Newman and Walden cautioned that there is no deal and no plans are set in stone for more “24.” But a Bauer-free pitch for a new installment — following on the 12-episode limited series “24: Live Another Day” that aired on Fox this past summer — came recently from series stewards Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto and Imagine’s Brian Grazer. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Sleepy Hollow needs to be roused from a certain Season 2 slumber, Fox Television Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman acknowledged Saturday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
Walden noted that the sophomore drama faces “a very high level of difficulty,” juggling as it does relationships, mystery-telling, iconic historical characters and both period and contemporary settings. With an eye on the season-to-date and its waning ratings, she told TVLine, “The show got a bit overly serialized,” so their wish is to “return the fun” that was a hallmark of Season 1.
Given those concerns, Sleepy was Mia from Saturday’s announced renewals, »
From Paul Lee to Mark Pedowitz to Nina Tassler to Robert Greenblatt, the Television Critics Association has been meeting with a lot of our old favorites over the past week. On Saturday (January 16) morning, though, it's time for some fresh blood. While Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman are press savvy industry veterans, this will be their first time meeting with the TCA as the heads of the fairly-newly reorganized Fox infrastructure. Fox had a rough fall, but the spring is off to a good start on at least one significant front: "Empire" premiered huge and actually went Up in Week 2. So let's hear how Fox is going to continue the momentum... 10:02 a.m. Pacific. Get ready for some news! 10:03 a.m. After the obligatory clip reel set to "Bang Bang," Walden and Newman take the stage. They'e been on the job for »
- Daniel Fienberg
Shevenge is a dark comedy that follows 3 best friends as they embark on a journey of revenge… and they need your help! Revenge doesn’t come cheap, so the ladies of Shevenge have been running an Indiegogo campaign to help fund their cinematic adventure. With your help Shevenge will be more innovative, more visually stimulating, more laugh-out-loud funny and be able to affect more change!
Join them at a killer slumber party as they drink wine, paint their nails & pay back their crappy boyfriends! All the while, paying homage to their favorite genres of film & television. Whether it be through horror, fantasy or action, the ladies of Shevenge invite the audience to come right along with them into their deepest fantasies. Bloody, hilarious, and awkwardly honest, Shevenge will leave you astonished, and fantasizing for more!
- Melissa Howland
J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe), Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Damon Lindelof (Lost) and countless others shift from behind the scenes to become the focus of a new documentary, Showrunners: The Art Of Running A TV Show. The doc offers numerous first-hand accounts of what it takes to get a TV show on the air and features a backstory that is almost as equally fascinating. Director Des Doyle and Co-Producer Ryan Patrick McGuffey, both natives of Ireland, sat down recently to discuss the arduous journey of bringing this film to life. "For anyone who has ever truly pursued the dream of making a film, they know it comes with costs attached. “The lucky thing about being a first-time director is that naiveté can make you unaware of just how big a challenge you've set yourself, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Don't write off Jon "Bones" Jones just yet ... so says Ufc legend Chuck Liddell who tells TMZ Sports the light heavyweight champ is a "good guy" who simply made a mistake. Jones checked in (and then out) of a rehab facility last week after testing positive for cocaine following Ufc 182 ... but The Iceman says Jon will beat this problem like he beats everything else. "He's gonna be fine, trust me," Liddell said while heading into »
- TMZ Staff
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