10 items from 2014
With talk of resurrections, out-of-body experiences, and hauntings, TNT's "Proof" pilot has piqued our interest so we're continuing to keep an eye on it. Up today is some more casting news in the form of Terminator 2: Judgment Day's Joe Morton.
As we already knew, TNT's Kyra Sedgwick-produced "Proof" will star Jennifer Beals as Dr. Kathryn Russo, a skeptical, hard-science, brilliant female surgeon with a caustic edge who has been struggling with the devastating loss of her teenage son and a growing estrangement from her surviving daughter.
Dr. Russo is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings — all of it looking for verifiable proof to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond?
- Debi Moore
Updated: Tom Everett Scott (Southland) and Niall Matter (Watchmen) have landed series regular roles on TNT’s drama pilot Guilt By Association, from former prosecutor Marcia Clark, on whose book the project is based, and Dee Johnson. The project centers on Rachel Knight (Julia Stiles), a talented, unorthodox and impulsive Deputy Da in the La County District Attorney’s office who sometimes operates outside the law in order to uphold it. Scott will play Eric Northup, the Head Deputy of the Special Trials Unit. Matter, repped by Gersh, Thruline and Play Management in Canada, will play police Lt. Graden Hales, who is Detective Bailey Keller’s (Elisabeth Röhm) boss. Scott, with Paradigm and John Carrabino Management, currently recurs on CW’s Beauty & The Beast and previously appeared on Sons Of Anarchy and Law & Order. Matter’s TV credits include Arctic Air, Motive, Primeval: New World and Eureka. Related: 2014 TNT Pilots »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a Wall Street trader, but the case takes a shocking turn when the they discover the victim was an undercover informant for the U.S. Attorney's office. To complicate matters further, the U.S. attorney involved is Elizabeth Weston (guest star Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Eureka), Captain Gates' estranged sister, on Castle, Monday, March 24 (10:01 -11:00 p.m., Et) on ABC. »
When Scandal aired its Season 2 cliffhanger of a finale, Olivia (Kerry Washington) found herself tossed into a car with a mysterious and malicious CIA operative named Rowan (Joe Morton). She looked at him surprised, and said, “Dad?”
That one word sent shockwaves through the Scandal –verse, with fans taking to Twitter to gasp at the twist. Could the man that was supposedly plotting Washington fixer Olivia’s death really be her own father?
While the revelation was a shock to fans, »
Feature Louisa Mellor 24 Feb 2014 - 07:00
When Grimm’s makers were looking for their Nick Burkhardt, the job was to cast someone with all the requirements of a leading man, but none of the distracting ‘wasn’t he in that other thing?’ baggage. In David Giuntoli, whose TV appearances had until then largely been confined to one-off roles in comedies and dramas including Grey’s Anatomy and Ghost Whisperer (the latter produced, not at all coincidentally, by Grimm co-creator Jim Kouf), they found their guy.
Last week, Felicia Day's YouTube channel Geek & Sundry debuted their latest live-action scripted show, Caper. Created by Amy Berg (Leverage, Eureka) and Mike Sizemore (Slingers), it concerns a team of impoverished superheroes who reluctantly turn to a life of crime, only to quickly find that it's a big mistake...
Based on the first two episodes of the show's nine-episode first season, here's why you should be watching, and how it comments on the superhero genre and tells its own story within it.
First off, it's fun. The series is directed in a fittingly comic book style, and even capers gleefully into motion comic-style animation for the action sequences; presumably not only to save on budget (superpowers can be pricey), but also as an effective stylistic choice. Our heroes (or protagonists, at least—more on that later; or, to put it another way: to be continued) are the underdogs, at »
Marvel Comics and ABC Studios, both owned by The Walt Disney Company, are partnering to deliver a hardcover graphic novel which would serve as a prequel to ABC drama “Revenge.” “Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne” will be released on Sept. 3 and takes place when the orphaned girl is 19-years-old. Fresh from training with her mentor, Takeda, she ventures out on her first mission in Switzerland. Also read: ‘Eureka’s’ Ed Quinn, ‘Revenge’ Alum Roger Bart to Play Potential Valentines on ‘The Exes’ (Exclusive) “The parts of the history we’re bursting to tell is the origin of the woman you see that. »
- Jethro Nededog
Feature Louisa Mellor 31 Jan 2014 - 07:00
A poker table in the late seventies, a bathroom in the mid-noughties… television shows have many birthplaces. Had screenwriters David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf not been introduced at a card game over thirty years ago, and had producer Todd Milliner not taken a 2006 shower in which he pondered what existing stories were in need of a modern update for TV, then Grimm might never have existed.
First, that poker game. Greenwalt and Kouf’s friendship began a couple of years before their first official screenwriting credit on 1982’s horror spoof Wacko, a job for which the pair were paid the princely sum of fifteen thousand dollars…
“We did a lot of fun movies back then”
That’s what Greenwalt told Collider »
The dating scene is steaming up on “The Exes.” Ed Quinn and Roger Bart are guest starring on the Feb. 12 episode of the TV Land comedy, TheWrap has learned. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the actors will play single brothers with very different tastes in partners. Quinn will play a pilot and potential love interest for Holly (Kristen Johnston). Meanwhile, Bart’s character has a crush on… Haskell (Wayne Knight)! All four will somehow end up on a double date. Quinn previously played Nathan Stark for three seasons on Syfy’s “Eureka.” He has also appeared on ABC’s “Castle, »
- Jethro Nededog
A killer virus being barely contained in the Arctic was the launch point for Syfy’s new thriller series Friday. While that’s the premise of the series, Helix wasn’t exactly bubonic with viewers for its premiere. Despite a strong visual and panel Comic-Con presence last summer plus some hefty promotion, the 90-minute Jeffrey Reiner-directed debut episode garnered just 1.8 million viewers at 10 Pm. With a 0.6 rating, Helix pulled in 734,000 viewers in among adults 18-49 and 893,000 in the 25-54 demo. That’s a far cry from the 2.7 million total viewers the channel drew for Defiance when that debuted on April 15, 2013. That two-hour Monday opener had 1.3 million among the 18-49 and 1.4 million among adults 25-54, Syfy’s top total viewers and 25-54 performances since 2009’s Warehouse 13. To give some further context of where Helix stands in the Syfy universe right now, Warehouse 13 had 3.5 million viewers with a 2.5 household rating, »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
10 items from 2014