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The Wiz‘s Dorothy now has all the travel companions she needs to ease on down the road.
R&B singer Ne-Yo and Elijah Kelley (Hairspray) will play the Tin Man and Scarecrow, respectively, in NBC’s live production of the musical, network president Bob Greenblatt announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
Additionally, Grammy-winning musician Common will fill the non-singing, comedic role of the gatekeeper to Oz.
1 | Are we 100-percent certain that Hannibal‘s Dr. Chilton is alive — and not just a figment of multiple imaginations?
2 | Did you get serious Alias vibes from True Detective‘s Ani in her party getup? And who shares TVLine reader Mike’s theory, that the kids who survived the jewel heist way back when somehow became Mayor Chessani’s son and daughter?
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ABC Family’s new workplace sitcom is penciling in a visit from a comedy legend.
Fred Willard (Modern Family, Roseanne) will guest-star in an episode of Kevin from Work, the story of a young man whose life becomes infinitely more awkward after he confesses his love to a co-worker, TV has learned exclusively.
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Willard will play Roger Trousdale, a veteran actor who befriends Roxie (Eureka‘s Jordan Hinson), the sister of the series’ titular character (Backpackers‘ Noah Reid). Things get weird — as they’re bound to do on this »
Over the past few years, MTV has seen a significant increase in their original scripted programming, which shows like Awkward., Teen Wolf, and Faking It gaining acclaim for the channel in various quarters. MTV added to the lineup this summer with Scream, a tv continuation of Wes Craven’s famous horror franchise of the same name, which has seen four cinematic entries to date prior to the tv series. The show, which follows a new cast of characters, was developed by Harper’s Island and Eureka scribe Jill Blotevogel.
With the show having aired two episodes, the series revealed a trailer for the rest of the ten-episode season during its panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. The series, which stars Bex Taylor-Klaus and Willa Fitzgerald, currently airs on MTV on Tuesdays at 10 pm. The Comic-Con trailer can be seen below.
The post Sdcc 2015: Watch a trailer for the upcoming »
- Deepayan Sengupta
MTV's bringing some scares to San Diego, offering two horror genre panels for fans to attend at this year's Comic-Con: a Scream: The TV Series panel on Friday, July 10th, and a Kevin Smith-moderated Teen Wolf panel on Thursday, July 9th.
Press Release: "Santa Monica, CA (June 25, 2015) – MTV will take San Diego Comic-Con by storm with the return of Comic-Con favorite and hit drama series “Teen Wolf” for the sixth time and convention debuts of highly-anticipated shows “Scream: The TV Series” and “The Shannara Chronicles.”
For the first time in network history, MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive experience when they hit the floor of the San Diego Convention Center. Fans will be treated to exclusive swag and the opportunity to meet and get autographs from a slew of MTV talent set to stop by.
In addition, MTV will once again sponsor the Sdcc wi-fi. »
- Derek Anderson
Fright Rags has created limited edition Re-Animator shirts in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the film. Also in this round-up: L.A. screening details for The Strangers, more Penny Dreadful exclusive figures, and Shark Killer release details.
Re-Animator T-shirts: Designed by Justin Osbourn, Coki Greenway, and Jose Garza, these Fright Rags exclusive Re-Animator Collection shirts will be available to pre-order on Wednesday, June 24th at 10:00 Am Est.
Priced at $27.00 apiece, there are four shirts to choose from, one of which is a green variant. These shirts are limited and subject to possibly selling out during the pre-order period. Consult Fright Rags for more details.
The Strangers Screening: Press Release: "Coined “The Scariest Movie Ever Made,” “The Strangers” will be the featured horror film for the Great Horror Movie Night, taking place on June 26.
Under the glow of the moon and stars, perched high above the La Skyline, »
- Tamika Jones
This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of June 16th, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.
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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up Unopened movies Christopher Lee News Thunderbean: Willie Whopper Blu-ray Pre-order Criterion September Line-up Scream Factory to release Army Of Darkness, Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood Arrow Video: Zardoz, The Mutilator, Requiescant, The Firemen’s Ball, Closely Watched Trains, Hard To Be A God, Society Masters Of Cinema / Eureka: The Skull Warner Bros. Hammer Horror Blu-ray Box Set Warner Bros Special Effects Boxset (Them!, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Son of Kong, Mighty Joe Young) Sony to release The Last Dragon on Blu-ray Scorpion: Burn Witch Burn Kino Cartoon Classics Announced Kl Studio Classics F/X 2 and The Challenge Universal to put out »
- Ryan Gallagher
Wes Craven’s 1996 feature Scream garnered critical and commercial acclaim during the time of its release for displaying an awareness of the tropes that had entrenched themselves in slasher movies over the years. The success of the film spawned three sequels, with the last feature, titled Scream 4, coming on 2011.
Now the series is poised to return once again, but on the small screen at MTV. With the adaptation being penned by Harper’s Island and Eureka scribe Jill Blotevogel, the series has Wes Craven onboard as executive producer. The cast includes Alpha House‘s Willa Fitzgerald and Arrow‘s Bex Taylor-Klaus, and the premise is as follows.
What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.
Ahead of the series premiere on June 30th, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Many shows live and die by their main character’s ability to make you stop caring about anything else that might be sub-par. You may need a semblance of general story, depending on how hard you push the episodic nature of the show, but if you have the right lead, you only need above-average plot lines to keep people in their seats.
Stitchers has a lot in common with House M.D. in this regard. The cases were often intriguing, and though the perpetual doubt of House’s abilities grew tiring, the overall arc was pretty good. Still, Hugh Laurie made the show.
The plot of Stitchers is a “sci-fi fun” one, which for ABC Family means it balances the “need to know” with the “just play along,” and it doesn’t overwork the complexities of things, nor does it talk down to the audience… much. It’s solid, though perhaps »
- Marc Eastman
ABC Family on Wednesday announced summer premiere dates for five new series — four of them unscripted and the other a single-camera comedy — that will join the net’s core lineup that includes “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Fosters” and “Baby Daddy.”
“Monica the Medium” kicks off ABC Family’s second wave of summer launches Monday, July 13 with its premiere at 10. The show provides an inside look at Monica, a junior at Penn State navigating friends, family, relationships — and the fact that she’s a medium and can talk to dead people. The show is produced by Dave Caplan’s Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate TV. Caplan will serve as executive producer alongside Malachi McGlone.
“Job or No Job,” from the producers of “Undercover Boss,” bows Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 9. The series follows one young adult per episode on his/her journey to land a first job. Each job seeker will go on three interviews, »
- Rick Kissell
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others? History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies? So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »
- Richard Rushfield
The Bfg follows a little girl named Sophie (Barnhill) as she teams up with the Queen of England (Wilton) and a big friendly giant (Rylance) to battle a rampaging horde of evil giants.
Iron Man 3's Hall will be playing the Queen's loyal servant Mary.
The giants are portrayed by Hader, Clement, Michael David Adamthwaite (Stargate Sg-1), Daniel Bacon (Iron Man: Armored Adventures), Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley (A Young Doctor's Notebook), Jonathan Holmes (Nightwatching), Paul Moniz de Sa (Eureka) and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Deep) in The Bfg.
Spielberg said in a statement: "In more than 40 years of making movies, I have been on »
The hourlong crime series, which began production this January, will star Emma Ishta (“Manhattan Love Story”), Kyle Harris (“The Carrie Diaries”), Allison Scagliotti (Syfy’s “Warehouse 13″), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Syfy’s “Eureka,” “I Am Legend”) and Ritesh Rajan (“The Last Airbender”).
The original drama follows a young woman (Ishta) who is recruited into a secret government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and help solve mysteries before they go to the grave.
Fehr will play Leslie Turner, the enigmatic head of the covert stitchers program. His character will be introduced in the middle of the season.
Watch the first trailer for “Stitchers”:
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
“Kevin From Work” follows Kevin (played by Noah Reid, pictured with Paige Spara), a young man who professes his love to a co-worker Audrey (Spara) in a letter, before accepting another job overseas, thinking he’ll never see her again. When the new offer is rescinded, Kevin has to continue working with Audrey, despite her knowing his true feelings.
“Single camera represents the evolution of our comedy brand,“ Karey Burke, exec VP of programming and development at ABC Family, commented Tuesday. “‘Kevin From Work’ is an endearingly awkward love story — this time from the guy’s point of view.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Two Days of Our Lives favorites are booking return trips to Salem, just in time to celebrate the NBC soap’s 50th anniversary.
Nichols was last spotted in Salem in 2009, while Reckell bid the town adieu in 2012.
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* Lifetime on Wednesday announced premiere dates for the next two films in »
Ed Quinn (Eureka) has booked a 10-episode arc on the upcoming third season of ABC's summer series Mistresses. Quinn will play Dr. Alec Adams, an internist at the hospital. Socially stiff, sometimes downright offensive, Alec is hard to read, but he proves to be a man of much character, depth, and sensitivity. Especially when it comes to his most difficult patient — his ailing wife. Quinn will join series stars Jes Macallan, Rochelle Aytes, Yunjin Kim, and Jennifer… »
Life of Riley, 2014.
Directed by Alain Resnais.
George Riley is due to die, forcing his close friends, and ex-lovers, to reflect on their own lives as he comes to the end of his.
This is Alain Resnais’ final film. This is his third adaptation of an Alan Aykbourn play, a different era to his previous exploits within his six-decade canon. Director of art-house classics Hiroshima mon amour and Last Year at Marienbad, Resnais was often ambiguous with his intentions, merging dreams and reality, truth and fiction, throughout his stories. Life of Riley won a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival (only one month before his death) “for a feature that opens new perspectives”, as it does again create conflict between stage and screen.
Of course, it’s slightly jarring when, fading into England (more specifically, »
- Simon Columb
HBO is taking on a whole New World — and Jenji Kohan is leading them there, no magic carpet necessary.
The premium cabler has given a pilot order to a period drama from the Orange Is the New Black creator, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Though the network is staying tight-lipped about plot specifics, New World reportedly will explore the circumstances around a particularly compelling chapter in American history, where intolerance reigned supreme and led a town to mass hysteria. (Rumor has it that the 17th-century »
ABC Family also revealed the casts of the single-cam series, which are both shooting in Los Angeles.
Noah Reid (“Backpackers”) will lead workplace comedy “Kevin at Work” as the title character. Reid is joined by newcomer Paige Spara, Matt Murray (“Rookie Blue”), Jordan Hinson (“Eureka”) and Punam Patel (“Black-ish,” “Covert Affairs”). Amy Sedaris will guest star.
The half-hour series follows a young man (Reid) who professes his love to a co-worker before accepting another job, only to find that his offer has been rescinded. Barbie Adler (“How I Met Your Mother”) penned the pilot and will exec produce with Aaron Kaplan (“Chasing Life,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Secrets & Lies”) and McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The O.C.”), who will direct the pilot.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The hourlong crime drama, which was ordered to series in September and began production Wednesday in Los Angeles, has added Allison Scagliotti (Syfy’s “Warehouse 13″), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Syfy’s “Eureka,” “I Am Legend”) and Ritesh Rajan (“The Last Airbender”) to the main cast, rounded out by Emma Ishta (“Manhattan Love Story”) and Kyle Harris (“The Carrie Diaries”), who were in the original pilot.
“Stitchers” follows Kirsten (Ishta), a young woman who is recruited into a secret government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and help solve mysteries before they go to the grave.
Working alongside Kirsten is passionate neuroscientist Cameron (Harris); socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician Linus (Rajan); Maggie (Richardson-Whitfield), who heads the covert program; and Kirsten’s roommate, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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