13 items from 2011
Pretty Little Vampire Diaries Peek
Here are some pretty, young faces for you to enjoy. Pictured are actors Torrey DeVitto and Matt Davis. Say what? Are two worlds colliding? Isn’t one actor from Pretty Little Liars and the other a staple of The Vampire Diaries? Right you are! And I’ll tell you what they are doing side by side.
Toerry DeVitto is Melissa Hastings on the hit ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. The former model just so happens to be married to CW mainstay Paul Wesley. As previously reported, she is now enjoying a guest role on her hubby’s series, The Vampire Diaries. She’s acting as Dr. Mary Fell in a guest arc that we can all enjoy beginning January 5th, and that’s how TV Guide came by this photo of Mary and Alaric.
- Sasha Nova
Yes it’s been several months since we left the newlyweds to begin their new life together – with each other and with their new agency, and the new abilities of Chuck’s lifelong buddy Morgan. Do you remember all that happened at the end there? It was kind of an avalanche. Well, they’re now back for a final season to give us one more chance to giggle at the Buy More, Captain Awesome, Big Mike, and Jeffster. Still a little blurry? Here’s that Comic Con video again to help jog your memory about the Morgan part, along with what’s been going on with Morgan since then:
Oh yeah, that’s right. And here’s the official season overview:
This high-concept action comedy follows Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi, Tangled) as the Buy More computer geek turned secret agent. When Chuck unwittingly downloads a database of government information and »
- Erin Willard
USA Network is hoping to put together a "doctor in unusual circumstances" one-two punch with its new show Necessary Roughness following the new season premiere of Royal Pains. After HankMed has its way with you, Necessary Roughness will offer up a therapist who finds herself diving into less than the normal routine, and since the world of physical health doctor out of water did so well, hopefully the mental health world will perform as well.
Necessary Roughness has a few more chinks in its armor than most of the new shows that USA puts out, and what stands out most is that it is difficult to tell where it's going, and it's even more difficult to tell who exactly the show is for. The pilot sets us up with Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) as a therapist who is a fan of hypnotherapy, and the first thing that happens in »
- Marc Eastman
The SAG Foundation presents a screening of "Glee" followed by a Q&A with Max Adler. In its sophomore season, "Glee: is a biting musical comedy that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. "Glee" boasts critical acclaim, a loyal fan base of Gleeks, two Platinum and two Gold albums, two Grammy Award nominations, more than 16 million song downloads, an incredible 19 Emmy and 11 Golden Globe nominations.Max Adler can currently be seen starring on "Glee" as football player and bully Dave Karofsky. He came to Los Angeles at 18 and got an early break on a commercial that earned him his SAG card. Shortly after, he began booking roles on television series such as "What About Brian," "Ghost Whisperer," "Cold Case," "The Defenders" and more.The event will be Thursday, June 23rd at 7 p.m. at the SAG Foundation Actors Center, 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Mezzanine Level, Los Angeles. RSVP: Conversations@sagfoundation.org. »
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Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Lost) are talented men. But with the fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time, they're tackling an ambitious premise that revolves around a young female heroine (Jennifer Morrison), so any help from fellow talent is welcome. According to THR, ABC has wisely hired Jane Espenson and Liz Tigelaar as producers the drama. With credits on Torchwood, Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Espenson is the go-to girl for genre fare. Terrific hire -- Espenson will be a co-executive producer. Tigelaar's resume -- Life Unexpected, Brothers and Sisters, What About Brian -- isn't quite as impressive to geeks. But she has the experience to inject some heart into a series which could easily fall into the trap of cold, calculated mythology. I'm always in favor of casting a strong female role at the center of a series -- this works better when »
- Brendan Bettinger
ABC has a slew of new shows coming, many of which need a lot of luck if they're going to last more than a handful of episodes. The schedule has been released, so let's take a lot at what's coming.
Oddly enough, as part of the new announcement, ABC has solidified the return of several more shows, including Happy Endings, despite the fact that two other networks have shows on their slate with cast members from the show. That should be interesting. Of course, it works for me, because I'm a fan.
In other news, Desperate Housewives will not die. Are you kidding me with this show still being on?
New Series - “Apartment 23,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Good Christian Belles,” “Last Man Standing,” “Man Up,” “Missing,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Pan Am,” “Revenge,” “The River,” “Scandal,” “Suburgatory” and “Work It” Join the Lineup
Returning shows - “America’s Funniest Home Videos, »
- Marc Eastman
Chicago – NBC & Fox released their schedules already this week and there are a few interesting highlights, but ABC has released easily the most aggressive and ambitious new slate of programs, which will feature at least one new program five nights a week. Overall, they’re debuting seven new programs in the Fall alone, clearly trying to cement an exciting schedule before the mid-season instead of holding back programs for 2012.
Photo credit: ABC
As far as returning series go, “Cougar Town” will not return until 2012, allowing the promising “Happy Endings” to move into a great spot, post-“Modern Family.” (Thank you ABC. Thank you.) “Happy Endings” and “Extreme Makover: Home Edition” (which will be on Fridays now) are the only returning shows moving as ABC had enough to worry about with new shows and are keeping “Dancing With the Stars,” “Castle,” “Body of Proof,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family, »
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ABC hopes 13 is its lucky number. The network has picked up a baker’s dozen new shows to populate its fall and midseason schedule, which includes opening a new comedy block.
Mondays will stay the same with Dancing With the Stars and Castle. Tuesdays will open with a comedy hour that includes Tim Allen’s new sitcom, Last Man Standing, paired with another new comedy, Man Up. Wednesdays adds new comedy Suburgatory, plus soap thriller, Revenge, at 10 p.m., with Cougar Town shifting to midseason and Happy Endings getting the Modern Family lead-in. Charlie’s Angels will go into Thursdays at 8 p. »
- James Hibberd
Following last week's official appointment of Mark Pedowitz as president of the CW, the network's Evp drama Thom Sherman today is being officially anointed his No. 2 creative executive with a promotion to Evp development. Sherman's duties will be expanded to oversee the development of all programming, both scripted and unscripted, with the network's drama and alternative development executives reporting to him. “A uniquely gifted executive, Thom possesses remarkable instincts in terms of great storytelling and character development, and he has cultivated tremendous relationships and earned the respect of the creative community,” said Pedowitz, who has had a close relationship with Sherman for a long time, going back to their days together at ABC. More recently, Pedowitz got to see Sherman in action at the CW; as a Warner Bros. TV-based producer, Pedowitz pitched him projects this past development season. Since joining The CW before its launch in 2006 as Evp drama, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The end of the season on "90210" will bring about the departures of a couple of cast members -- and the show's behind-the-scenes boss as well.
Executive producer and showrunner Rebecca Sinclair has decided not to renew her contract and stay on with The CW's series, TVLine reports. Her decision won't affect the rest of this season, as production wrapped up last week.
Sinclair, who's also worked on "Gilmore Girls" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," joined "90210" in its first season, after it had already been handed off from original developer Rob Thomas ("Veronica Mars") to "Freaks and Geeks" and "What About Brian" veterans Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah.
The show's producer, CBS TV Studios, seems to be taking Sinclair's departure in stride, calling it "no surprise to us at all."
"We have a very strong staff and we have been exploring various people and are confident we'll find the right replacement, »
Casting (and potential casting) dominates the latest round of pilot-season news.
Maria Bello is seemingly always on the "actors in demand" list during pilot season, and this year is no different -- or maybe it is. Bello ("A History of Violence," "The Company Men") says NBC has approached her about starring in its "Prime Suspect" remake. "There may be interest in me doing it, but I haven't read anything yet or talked to anyone in-depth about it," she says. "I'm possibly interested. Definitely nervous to even think about taking over for Helen Mirren. C'mon! How could anyone compete with her?" [EW]
Debra Messing is headed back to NBC to star in the drama pilot "Smash," about the cast and crew of a Broadway musical. The "Will & Grace" Emmy winner will play the show's lyricist. The pilot is based on an idea by Steven Spielberg, who's executive producing; Theresa Rebeck ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent") is writing it. »
White Collar is returning on January 18th to continue its second season, and you probably know that things have heated up. Stars Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer were available recently to talk about the show, and it was a great interview. It was interesting to get another chance to get some thoughts from them now that the show has a solid run under its belt, but they don't sound much different from when I talked to them before the show premiered.
These guys are wonderfully down-to-earth, and having them together is a great bonus. They don't give too much away about what we'll be seeing, but they give us a bit of a lead into the series' return. We do know that there's going to be a background episode coming up very soon, and that ought to give fans something to chew on for a while.
Don't miss the show's return, »
- Marc Eastman
Exclusive: As the CW's sophomore drama Life Unexpected is heading to its season and likely series finale on Jan. 18, the series' creator/executive producer Liz Tigelaar is ready to move on, signing an overall deal with ABC Studios. The seven-figure, two-year pact, which has an option for a third year, starts in June when Tigelaar's overall deal with Lux producer CBS TV Studios expires. Under the new deal, Tigelaar will develop new series and may join existing ABC Studios shows. The pact marks a homecoming for Tigelaar who worked on a number of ABC/ABC Studios series, including What About Brian?, Dirty Sexy Money, and Brothers and Sisters before she created her first show, Lux, also for ABC Studios. When the project, which had been lingering in development for a couple of years, was finally picked up by the CW, ABC Studios pulled out for financial reasons. CW sister studio CBS Studios then stepped in, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
13 items from 2011
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