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Vampire Diaries Vet Matt Davis Joins ABC's Las Reinas Drama Pilot

Vampire Diaries Vet Matt Davis Joins ABC's Las Reinas Drama Pilot
As The Vampire Diaries prepares to sign off this Friday, Matt Davis is already plotting his TV return.

The Tvd actor has joined the cast of ABC’s drama pilot Las Reinas, starring Daniella Alonso (Animal Kingdom, Revolution), our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The potential series revolves around detective Sonya De La Reina (Alonso), who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family — the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind,
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Jack Coleman Joins Reba McEntire's Soapy Marc Cherry Pilot at ABC

Jack Coleman Joins Reba McEntire's Soapy Marc Cherry Pilot at ABC
Jack Coleman is going from Hrg to fricassee.

The Heroes alum has signed on to play Reba McEntire’s ex-husband in Marc Cherry’s soapy, Southern new ABC pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Coleman’s character, Deke Adair, is the good-looking ex of McEntire’s Ruby Adair, and he’s now married to Ruby’s former best friend, Randa (played by What About Brian‘s Amanda Detmer). Per the character description, Deke is a good guy who’s still pretty angry about how his marriage to Ruby ended.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows,
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Barry Watson to Star in Up Dramedy Date My Dad; Raquel Welch to Appear

Barry Watson to Star in Up Dramedy Date My Dad; Raquel Welch to Appear
Best known for playing the eldest Camden kid on 7th Heaven, Barry Watson is officially graduating to man-of-the-house status with his next small-screen role.

RelatedA 7th Heaven Reunion? Only If Eric Dies, Says Catherine Hicks

Watson will star in Up’s Date My Dad, a 10-episode hour-long family dramedy about former professional baseball player Ricky (Watson), who finds himself raising three young girls all by himself after his wife’s untimely passing. Even worse, his mother-in-law Rosa (recurring guest star Raquel Welch) decides to move out, leaving everything in his daughters’ lives — “from makeup to boys” — up to him.

Complicating matters even further,
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‘Felicity’ Alum Amy Jo Johnson Spins Tumultuous Childhood Into First Feature Film

‘Felicity’ Alum Amy Jo Johnson Spins Tumultuous Childhood Into First Feature Film
“We have to figure out how to laugh our way through life,” says Amy Jo Johnson. The actress, best-known for her roles on “Felicity,” “Power Rangers,” and the CBS crime drama “Flashpoint,” hasn’t always had it easy. “My mom died of cancer. I grew up in a religious cult. There have been heavy issues in my personal life. Getting through them, I’ve always tried to find the levity.”

As a newly minted filmmaker, Johnson brings this same approach to her first feature film, “The Space Between,” which she stars in, wrote, directed, and produced. The film, which was partially funded through an Indiegogo campaign, will screen Oct. 19, the opening night of the Carmel Intl. Film Festival.

It’s a full circle moment for Johnson, whose short film “Lines” appeared at the festival in 2014.

A dramatic comedy about a father who discovers that his newborn child is not biologically his own,
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CW Picks Up Half-Hour Comedy ‘Significant Mother’ for Summer Slate

  • The Wrap
CW Picks Up Half-Hour Comedy ‘Significant Mother’ for Summer Slate
The CW has picked up half-hour comedy series “Significant Mother” to series, the network announced Friday. The project, from Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, stars Josh Zuckerman (“90210”), Krista Allen (“What About Brian”), Jonathan Silverman (“Weekend at Bernie’s”), Emma Fitzpatrick (“The Social Network”) and Jay Ali (“The Fosters”). Production begins soon, and the show will air as part of the network’s summer 2015 slate. Also Read: The CW Diversity Scorecard: From ‘Arrow’ to ‘Vampire Diaries’ (Photos) Story follows budding Portland restaurateur Nate (Zuckerman), whose world is turned upside down when he comes back from a business.
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Castle Scoop: Krista Allen Cast as Former B-Movie Star

Castle Scoop: Krista Allen Cast as Former B-Movie Star
ABC’s Castle is soon to snuff an action-movie icon, and somehow go-to bad girl Krista Allen figures into the mix.

TVLine has confirmed that in this season’s ninth episode, which revolves around the murder of a Stallone-like movie star, Allen will play Naomi Duvray, a former silver screen siren who starred in a slew of critically unacclaimed 1980s action movies.

Naomi is also the wife of yet-to-be-cast Brock Harmon, the murder vic’s onetime regular costar and now the frontman for a B-movie franchise.

An alum of such series as Days of Our Lives, Baywatch and What About Brian,
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5 traits of a Jj Abrams-produced TV show

  • Den of Geek
Feature Rob Kemp 24 Mar 2014 - 07:00

As new drama Believe arrives in the UK, Rob charts the 5 traits shared by Jj Abrams-produced shows, from Lost, to Alias, Fringe & more…

Jj Abrams is arguably one of the most successful TV producers of recent times. A bold statement, maybe, but a rundown of his series feels like a name check of some of the greatest genre TV of the past couple of decades. Success though, can be a funny attribute to understand – after all, if we knew what it took to be successful, we’d all be doing it.

With Abrams it could be one thing, or many. It could be his love of fantasy, the way he casts or just an understanding of what an audience wants – a good, interesting and exciting story. There is something however, that we might agree on and it’s that his shows have something
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Review: Alfonso Cuarón directs NBC's 'Believe'

  • Hitfix
Review: Alfonso Cuarón directs NBC's 'Believe'
There was a period after the instant, explosive success of "Lost" where J.J. Abrams seemed to be creating every new drama on television. I say "seemed to" because in most of those cases, these shows — "Six Degrees," "What About Brian" and "Alcatraz," among others — were shows from Abrams' production company that traded on his name in their marketing, but didn't have him around as any kind of hands-on creative force. Every now and again he might actually co-write or direct one of the pilots with his name on it (for the short-lived "Undercovers," he did both), but Abrams often seems to be most useful simply using his muscle to get shows on the air, and then as a hook to use in marketing. Some of these shows last a while — "Fringe" went five seasons, and "Person of Interest" and "Revolution" are still around — while others have demonstrated the limits of
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Ranking the TV shows of Jj Abrams

  • Den of Geek
Feature Rob Kemp 15 Nov 2013 - 07:00

With Almost Human arriving soon, Rob compares the merits of ten Jj Abrams-produced TV shows, from Lost, to Alias, Revolution, and more...

Warning: contains spoilers for Revolution, and Lost.

Most would agree, Jj Abrams has had a successful career which has gone from strength to strength. Undoubtedly, Star Wars now offers an opportunity for him to reach a creative zenith, but represents also his largest risk. His stylistic choices may not be to everyone’s tastes and he himself admits that there are elements over which he has an obsession (lens flares & secrecy) but these are still a matter of personal taste (I’m ambivalent over the former, and truly appreciate the latter). All that aside, outside his burgeoning film directing career, as an executive producer Abrams has been responsible for an incredible amount of television in a very small space of time.
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'Under the Dome': Rachelle Lefevre wants to be buried with 'She Comes Undone'

On CBS' summer hit "Under the Dome," Rachelle Lefevre plays Julia, who, like many of the other characters she's played, is fearless.

Julia is a reporter, and like Lefevre's other recent TV roles as doctors, she is a strong, determined woman. This time, however, Lefevre didn't shadow a journalist to inform her character.

"Normally when I am playing a certain profession, I do spend time with cops and doctors," she tells Zap2it from Wilmington, N.C., where the show was shooting. "There is something about playing a journalist, as a solo mission, and it is something one can excel at or be bad at. I was less interested in the skill and more interested in what kind of person becomes a journalist."

Julia is a doctor's wife, or as the audience knows from the show's beginning, a doctor's widow, so Julia would have more money than most print reporters working on a small-town daily.
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Gaumont International Television Adds Trio Of Executives

  • Deadline TV
On the heels of getting renewals for its first two series, series Hannibal on NBC and Hemlock Grove on Netflix, Gaumont International Television, the U.S.-based TV production arm of European film studio Gaumont, has hired three new executives: Carol Trussell as Head of Production; Adam Fishbach as Svp of Creative Affairs; and Mary Carol Bulger as Director of Production Administration. All three will be based in Los Angeles, working under Git CEO Katie O’Connell. Trussell recently produced Git’s series Hannibal for NBC. As Head of Production, Trussell will oversee both Hannibal and Hemlock Grove. She also will be responsible for production of the upcoming Gaumont series Barbarella that is set to start filming in early 2014. Trussell previously served as a producer on Roswell, What About Brian and True Blood. Fishbach, who will be responsible for new series development, joins Git from Chris Morgan Prods. where he
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What to Watch Thursday: Big Bang Says 'Hi, Bob,' Parks and Rec Finale, Katey Sagal's Glee & More

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What to Watch Thursday: Big Bang Says 'Hi, Bob,' Parks and Rec Finale, Katey Sagal's Glee & More
On TV this Thursday: Sheldon and Leonard get a Big Bang out of hanging with Bob Newhart, Knope & Co. close out Parks and Recreation, a Beauty faces a mother of a twist and it’s all hands on deck when Person of Interest‘s machine contracts the blue screen of death. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

Preview | Community Season 4 Video – Abed Races Through Time to Prevent a Star Wars Murder!

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Elena thwarts the Salvatore brothers’ attempt to reinstate her humanity, leading
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The Tribeca Film Festival 2013 Juries Feature a Host of Big Names

  • HeyUGuys
The Tribeca Film Festival have announced the juries for each category of competition. A host of actors, directors and journalists have been selected that include Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Haggis, Josh Radnor, Eva Longoria and Bryce Dallas Howard.

The members selected will be judging the films that fall within their respective categories, and you can check out the list below. Make sure to check back with us for all the latest from Tribeca including reviews, interviews and more! The festival runs from April 17th – April 28th in New York City.

World Competition Categories

The jurors for the 2013 World Narrative Competition are:

Kenny Lonergan: Academy Award®-nominated playwright, filmmaker and screenwriter. Credits include You Can Count On Me,Gangs of New York, and Margaret. His stage credits include Lobby Hero, The Waverly Gallery and This is Our Youth. He is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York.
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Tribeca 2013: Eva Longoria, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Radnor among festival jurors

The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that it has selected 42 jurors for this year’s festival. The jurors include members of the filmmaking community — including Bryce Dallas Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Haggis, Taraji P. Henson, Kenneth Lonergan, Eva Longoria, Josh Radnor, and Evan Rachel Wood — as well as policy makers and entertainment business leaders.

According to a press release, the seven juries will award $180,000 in cash and prizes during the Festival (April 17-28). Tribeca All Access (Taa) Creative Promise Awards will award an additional $20,000 — $10,000 for narrative and $10,000 for documentary. All winners will also receive a work of original art by
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TV casting roundup: CBS hosts a 'Twilight' reunion, 'Sleepy Hollow' casts Ichabod & more

  • Hitfix
TV casting roundup: CBS hosts a 'Twilight' reunion, 'Sleepy Hollow' casts Ichabod & more
Phew! Lots of action on the drama front today... - Cam Gigandet is set to re-team with his "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke for CBS's "Reckless," a sexually-charged legal drama centering on a beautiful Yankee attorney and a Southern lawyer (Gigandet) who struggle to hide their attraction to one another while they go head-to-head in a police sex scandal case. Also boarding the project is Michael Gladis ("Mad Men"), who will play the Chief of Police. Hardwicke is on tap to direct the pilot, which was created by Dana Stevens ("What About Brian"). [Deadline] - Speaking of "Reckless," "Almost Famous" star Patrick Fugit...
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What to Watch Sunday: The Oscars, a Walking Dead Dilemma, Girls Make New Friends and More

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What to Watch Sunday: The Oscars, a Walking Dead Dilemma, Girls Make New Friends and More
On TV this Sunday: Seth MacFarlane hosts the Academy Awards (watch out for the giant chicken!), Austin & Ally just duet, The Walking Dead‘s Governor forces Rick’s hand and a confidante of Amy’s is Enlightened. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (BBC America) | The series’ Second Doctor (played by Patrick Troughton) is the subject of tonight’s look back, which also waxes nostalgic about companion Jamie McCrimmon and the Cybermen.

8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | One team panics in the seas of Bora Bora and another pair injures itself sprinting to the mat.
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Rachelle Lefevre joins the cast of CBS' 'Under the Dome'

Rachelle Lefevre joins the cast of CBS' 'Under the Dome'
After two tries at doctoring it up for ABC (with Off The Map and A Gifted Man) Twilight star Rachelle Lefevre is now set to give CBS a TV try with its Under The Dome adaptation of Stephen King's sci-fi novel of the same name. According to TV Guide, Lefevre has signed on to star as Julia, an investigative reporter who moves to the small town of Chester Mills, Maine with her doctor husband and becomes trapped within when a clear dome is suddenly placed around the town's borders. Lefevre joins Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, Britt Robertson, Natalie Martinez, Aisha Hinds, Alex Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong and Jolene Purdy for the cast, and thirteen episodes have been ordered up from CBS. Rachelle Lefevre, who portrayed Victoria in Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, has also guest-starred in the television series The Deep End, Swingtown, Boston Legal, The Closer,
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John Leguizamo gets another shot at ABC with family comedy pilot

John Leguizamo's last effort to get a show on ABC didn't work out -- the network passed on "The Kings of Van Nuys," a comedy he starred in, last season.

He's taking another shot with the network, though, this time with a show based on his own life.

Leguizamo will star in a pilot based loosely on his life as a husband and father living on Manhattan's affluent Upper West Side while trying to stay connected to his roots in the Bronx. Leguizamo also co-wrote the story for the pilot with Chris Sheridan ("Family Guy," "Titus").

Other pilot news:

- Kevin Pollak ("The Usual Suspects," "Shark") has joined the cast of CBS' "Beverly Hills Cop" series, which stars Brandon T. Jackson as the son of Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy, who will appear in and is an executive producer of the pilot). He'll play the in-house counsel for the Beverly Hills Pd,
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CBS Orders Legal Pilot From 'What About Brian' Creator

  • The Wrap
CBS Orders Legal Pilot From 'What About Brian' Creator
"What About Brian" creator Dana Stevens is about to get 'Reckless' with CBS. The network has ordered a legal pilot, "Reckless," from Stevens. The pilot is described as a sultry legal show set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a southern City Attorney struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal. Also read: CBS Orders Pilots for 'Homeland' Team Drama, Robin Williams/David E. Kelley Comedy Stevens is writing the pilot, as well as executive producing. "Ghost Whisperer" vets Ian Sander and Kim Moses will also
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CW Cult Premiere Features Vampire Diaries Hunk Matt Davis

  • Boomtron
Media and mystery are both at the center of the CW network’s brand new series, Cult. The thrilling new drama investigates the dark side of media popularity as two people, Jeff, a journalist/ blogger, and Skye, a production assistant on the intensely popular TV crime series called Cult, piece together what could be the crime spree of the century. Are fans of Cult re-creating the crimes featured on the show?

Cult stars the Vampire Diaries actor Matt Davis as Jeff and Melrose Place actress Jessica Lucas as Skye. The CW recently announced the premier date for the new series. You can mark your calendars for Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 9/8c. Since you now have something to do Tuesday night, go ahead and make plans for Mondays, too. Another midseason CW series, The Carrie Diaries will premiere Monday, Jan. 14 at 8/7c.

Robert Knepper and Alona Tal also star in the show
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