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HBO has set a premiere date for its World War II miniseries "The Pacific."
The 10-part miniseries, which follows U.S. Marines fighting in the Pacific Theater, will premiere Sunday, March 14 and air weekly through May 16, HBO confirms to Zap2it. The Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg-produced miniseries has been years in the making and makes a bookend to the Emmy-winning "Band of Brothers," which focused on the war in Europe.
"The Pacific" stars Joe Mazzello, Jon Seda and James Badge Dale and is based on a pair of books: "With the Old Breed" by Eugene Sledge (who will be played by Mazzello) and "Helmet For My Pillow" by Robert Leckie (played by Dale).
Both shows will debut Friday, »
For anyone worried that J.J. Abrams may fizzle out of ideas, don’t count on it very soon. In television alone, the success of Alias was one thing, but now with the sixth and final season of the unbelievably popular Lost almost upon us and his new sci-fi series Fringe currently in it’s second season, Abrams’ prepares to introduce the pilot for a new series called Undercovers.
Abrams co-wrote the pilot for Undercovers with Josh Reims (Brothers & Sisters, Felicity) and is toying with the idea of directing it himself. The pilot is being produced by Wbtv and has been described as a mix between Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity. The story revolves around a married couple who work together as spies.
The first actor to be cast in Abrams’ new pilot is Gerald McRaney. The name may not sound familiar but many of you may remember him »
“Undercovers,” described as a mix between “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and “The Bourne Identity,” revolves around spouses Samantha and Steven Bloom, who work together as spies.
McRaney plays their boss, a CIA operative who recruited the couple and serves as the agency’s liaison with then.
Abrams is considering directing the Wbtv-produced pilot, which he co-wrote with Josh Reims.
- By Nellie Andreeva
We know how it is: You’d like to go to the movies this weekend, but you’ll be busy planning your robbery of an armored car so you can pay for your holiday celebrations. But you can have a multiplex-like experience at home with a collection of the right DVDs. And when someone asks you on Monday, “Hey, did you see Armored this weekend?” you can reply, “No, I watched a bunch of other heist movies instead.” Instead Of: Armored, a crime drama about a group of security guards who decide to hold up the armored-car company that employs them... Watch: Do not miss director Nimród Antal’s debut feature, 2003’s Kontroll, a deeply intriguing look at ticket collectors on Budapest’s subway system; it may sound unlikely, but it’s a great film, very spooky and atmospheric. One of the great heist movies of recent years is the 2003 remake The Italian Job, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
As one of the stars of CBS' "Jericho," Lennie James knows a thing or two about shows with obsessive fanbases, so he also knows what he's getting himself into on AMC's reimagining of "The Prisoner." In "The Prisoner," James plays 147, a helpful cabbie who welcomes Jim Caviezel's 6 into The Village. 147 is one of many characters in AMC's "Prisoner" who didn't feature in Patrick McGoohan's original, which ran from 1967-68 and is considered one of the small screen's pinnacles. 147 has a beautiful wife, a precocious daughter and the perfect life in The Village. Of course, nothing »
- Daniel Fienberg
Fans of Carol Barbee (Swingtown, Jericho) and Alex O'Loughlin (Moonlight) can look forward to CBS series, "Three Rivers," airing this Sunday, 8 p.m. The locale for the show is the very liveable, lovely city of Pittsburgh, and the "Three Rivers" refers to where the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River join to form the Ohio River. In a recent TV Talk interview with Shaun O'Mac, showrunner Carol Barbee shared that the show flowed in a pattern of three storylines about the emotional nature of organ transplants. "The series will tell three stories that ultimately will become one story," shaired Carol Barbee. Surgeon Andy Yablonsky (O'Loughlin) works at Three Rivers Regional Medical Center, a Pittsburgh hospital and world's »
- April MacIntyre
Cabler AMC has announced that its six-hour limited series event The Prisoner, starring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellan, will launch on Sunday, November 15th at 8 pm Et/Pt. The cabler will air three two-hour installments over three consecutive nights, with subsequent installments airing on Monday, November 16th and Tuesday, November 17th. In this remake of the classic British cult series, Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) plays Number Six, a man who finds himself the unwitting titular prisoner of The Village, a strange and surreal settlement overseen by the nefarious Number Two, played by Ian McKellan (Lord of the Rings). The Prisoner also stars Jamie Campbell-Bower (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) as Number 11-12, Hayley Atwell (Brideshead Revisited) as Number 41-5, Lennie James (Jericho) as Number 147, and Ruth Wilson (Suburban Shootout) as Number 313. The Prisoner was written by Bill Gallagher (Conviction) and directed by Nick Hurran (Little Black Book »
Grabbing my late-night viewing snack, the “thwrick” of the TV snaps on and I “thump” back onto the couch. The hesitant “tick…tick” of the clock is heard overhead as time seems to suddenly stop. The sandpaper, “thrush” of my jittery fingers drag the volume up on the TV; “nick, nick” the volume rises. All of these exonerated, over-the-top emotions are courtesy of the brilliant and nail-biting CBS television show Harper’S Island.
The series, being dealt the DVD edition treatment this week from CBS DVD, is a series I originally looked over this past spring season. The show, created by Ari Schlossberg, who penned the 2005 horror/thriller Hide And Seek, and from Executive Producer Jon Turteltaub, who helmed the other CBS hit Jericho, take us on a wild gut-wrenching thriller ride. Excellently these two masterminds have brought us a series that is unique and original, something that horror and »
- email@example.com (Ben Smith)
I don’t know about you, but when’s the last time you’ve seen a TV commercial for Defying Gravity? I don’t recall seeing one.
It’s been noted that Defying Gravity’s 8th episode is scheduled to air on September 13th, but after that, it’s no longer shown on any schedule for ABC. Despite having 5 more episodes to go.
What gives? I haven’t watched the show myself but when I inquired with our readers on their reviews on Defying Gravity, we received some great responses. The various opinions on the show ranged from
“It’s just a soap opera in space.”
“It’s Virtuality all over again.”
“Like a slow train wreck.”
“Defying Gravity isn’t action based so much as character driven and in my opinion it’s been quite compelling”
First, thanks to all the Screen Rant readers for chiming in with your reviews of the show. »
- Bruce Simmons
Network: The CW
Premiere Date: Wednesday, September 16 at 9:00 p.m. E.T.
Synopsis (from The CW):
The life of a high-fashion model appears glamorous and sexy, but as every new model quickly learns, behind the beautiful façade is a world of insecurity and cut-throat competition. Two teenage models who are about to discover this world for themselves are Raina Mayer (Sara Paxton, "Last House on the Left"), a stunning beauty with a secret past, and Chris Andrews (Benjamin Hollingsworth, "The Line"), a strikingly handsome Iowa farm boy.
When Raina makes an unforgettable impression at a show introducing the new line from designer Zac Posen (appearing in a cameo role), she steals the spotlight from her friend Sonja Stone (Mischa Barton, "The O.C."). Sonja has been out of the country for »
Unless you caught the low-budget Control, probably your only English-language experience of director Nimrod Antal was 2007's horror quickie Vacancy. Here then, is a look at the Hungarian's take on an action movie, the upcoming Armored. And he can certainly wield a good cast: look out for Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, Skeet Ulrich, Jean Reno and Fred Ward. Hooray! Remo Williams is in this!The plot as you'll see, involves new kid on the block Columbus Short getting conflicted about his security truck driver collegues' plans to hijack their own vehicle. On one hand it looks like standard stuff, but we're always pleased to see Reno, Dillon and Fisho, and it's great to see Ulrich back on the big screen after the cancellation of Jericho.But maybe the most tantalising thing here is that Antal is directing Predators for Robert Rodriguez, and Armored is our first real look at his action chops and visual style. »
According to Entertainment Weekly, Marsh will debut in the second season’s fifth episode. He's a charming Brit that formerly ran scams with Lightman back in the day; now he's atop the FBI and Scotland Yard watch lists.
After a two decade-long estrangement, Ray - who once went to prison in order to take the fall for Lightman - returns to collect what he's owed. Cue suspenseful music! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (M.L. House)
Jericho's Lennie James has snagged one of this fall's most sought-after roles: Tim Roth's Lie to Me nemesis, Ray Marsh. The character, who will be introduced in this season's fifth episode, is described as a charming Brit who ran scams with Lightman way back when and who is now on the FBI and Scotland Yard watch lists. Ray once took the fall for Lightman and spent time in prison as a result. Now, after a 20-year estrangement, Ray is back to collect what he believes he is owed. Thoughts? »
- Michael Ausiello
Sure, we’d love to see an actual project that is given its full due. After canceling the 2006 season show, CBS relented to a second season from fan pressure but barely gave it the attention it was due - It popped out a whole 7 episodes and was canceled again. Sometimes, a show may be a major fan favorite, but the impassioned fans are not as numerous as they need to be.
Some time ago, rumors started floating around that there might be a Jericho movie in the works.
- Bruce Simmons
Welcome to your Thursday morning television briefing. Skeet Ulrich (Jericho) has signed on for a multiple-episode story arc on CBS' CSI: NY, where he will play a deeply disturbed killer in three episodes of the procedural crime drama. His first appearance is slated to air October 7th. (TVGuide.com) Louis C.K. (Lucky Louie) will appear on NBC's Parks and Recreation next season in a multiple-episode story arc in which he'll play a police officer in Pawnee who is a potential love interest for Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope. He'll first appear in the second episode of the series' sophomore season, though it's unclear how many installments he'll ultimately appear in. (Variety) Paris Hilton will guest star in an upcoming episode of the CW's Supernatural, where she will play "the role of a demonic creature that takes the form of... Paris Hilton," according to executive producer Sera Gamble, who sheds some »
"Fear Itself" should be pretty fresh in your minds considering it's hitting DVD soon with some very bitchin' artwork. The short-lived show was like the unofficial third season of "Masters of Horror". For various reasons it was pulled before it could run its final five episodes. FEARnet is out to fix all that.
Starting on September 2nd the final five will begin being aired. Below you'll find a synopsis of each episode and when you can tune in to see them.
"Something With Bite," directed by Ernest Dickerson (NBC’s "Heroes"), is a reinvention of the classic werewolf story from writer Max Landis ("Masters of Horror"), the son of John Landis ("An American Werewolf in London"). When a veterinarian (Wendell Pierce, “The Wire”) is bitten by a large, strange animal brought into his clinic, he begins to see the world and his stale life differently. Paula Jai Parker (“Side Order of Life, »
- Uncle Creepy
Fear Itself, the unofficial 3rd season of Masters Of Horror is finally coming to DVD on September 15th courtesy of Lionsgate. And with the boxed sets release, we'll finally get to see 5 episodes that were never aired during the show's initial run on NBC. Well, we just got the exclusive word that you'll get a chance to see those 5 episodes even earlier now.
FearNET will be debuting all 5 unreleased Fear Itself episodes starting September 2nd and leading up to leading up to the release of the DVD set. Below we've got the complete schedule for FearNET's broadcast of those episodes. Check it out!
From Showtime’s Masters of Horror producers Keith Addis, Andrew Deane and Mick Garris comes a horror anthology series like no other. Fear Itself is a provocative series set to push the boundaries of this classic genre through a host of award-winning, provocative talent, both in front of and behind the camera. »
At Sdcc, stars of AMC’s anticipated mini-series “The Prisoner,” including James Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, The Thin Red Line, Pay It Forward), Jamie Campbell-Bower (Sweeney Todd, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I) and Lennie James (“Jericho”) participated in a panel event and exclusive sneak preview of the highly anticipated six-part series. The panel also featured “The Prisoner” writer Bill Gallagher (Conviction, Clocking Off) and AMC’s Vlad Wolynetz, vice president of production. It was moderated by producer and director Robert Meyer Burnett. Check out the 4 part video of the Sdcc panel: [flashvideo filename="videos/ThePrisonerPanel1.flv" width="490" height="276" /] The Prisoner Panel Part 1 [flashvideo filename="videos/ThePrisonerPanel2.flv" width="490" height="276" /] The Prisoner Panel Part 2 [flashvideo filename="videos/ThePrisonerPanel3.flv" width="490" height="276" /] The Prisoner Panel Part 3 [flashvideo filename="videos/ThePrisonerPanel4.flv" width="490" height="276" /] The Prisoner Panel Part 4 “The Prisoner,” is a re-imagination of the 1960s cult classic created by the late Patrick McGoohan, and premieres this »
the dramatic series was cancelled twice in its two year run on CBS, that hasn't stopped the producers from moving ahead with their plans for a third season. But this time, the show won't be returning to the small screen. The third season of Jericho will be available on the racks of comic stores.
The Jericho panel at this weekend's Comic-Con wanted to make it clear to attendees that the new series of comics is a direct continuation of the short-lived TV show; a third season. The speakers included comic editor Cody DeMatteis, actor Lennie James (Robert Hawkins), writer Robert Levine, and Jericho producers Jonathan Steinberg, Karim Zreik, and Dan Shotz.
Shotz assured the crowd of attendees that the new comic stories were being written by the same writers that produced the show. He said, "It was so important to do this as a team, this group is the group that started this show, »
In all of our excitement over the recently completed Comic-Con we sometimes fail to remember that, well, it is Comic-Con!
One of the best tidbits to be announced last weekend is that one of my favorite television programs, Jericho, will be released in comic book form by Devil's Due Publishing this coming October, as announced by Josh Blaylock, President of the publishing company. Jericho: Season 3 will take over where the television series concluded but lead quickly to what we all knew had to happen – Civil War.
Backed and written with help of esteemed comic writer Jason Burns, the original team of writers from the television series and Executive Producers Jon Steinberg Karim Zreik, and Dan Shotz, and Robert Levine, along with one of the stars of Jericho, Lennie James (Robert Hawkins) spoke at the Comic-Con panel about the coming series:
Dan Shotz looked to the audience and impassionedly said “Thank you for this! »
- Howey Davenport
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