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Grasso will oversee all development for the company, which at present produces CBS’ “Code Black” and is adapting the novel “Dietland,” about the beauty industry and dieting obsessions. Noxon is the prolific showrunner known for such hits as Lifetime’s “Unreal” and Bravo’s “The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce,” among other shows.
“As our priority development slate with Skydance Television rapidly expands, I am thrilled to have found in Maria a new creative partner to help shepherd Tiny Pyro’s efforts in bringing a diverse slate of high-quality series to the screen,” Noxon said.
Grasso has worked in development at Lifetime, The WB, Warner Bros and Universal TV where she has helped shepherd such series as “Supernatural,” “Army Wives,” “One Tree Hill” and “Everwood.” Her own One-Two Punch Productions has overseen projects at HBO, AMC »
- Maria Cavassuto
If Tuesday’s two-hour premiere was any indication, CBS’ Zoo is going all in with Season 2.
Whereas Season 1 of the James Patterson adaptation took things a bit seriously as it explored the mystery of a manmade genetic mutation within the entire animal kingdom that turned our fine feathered and furry friends against us, Season 2 — or at least the effects-laden premiere, which for all I know blew the entire budget — is going full-tilt bananas (no pun intended, monkeys). We’ve got multi-animal assaults, a luxury jet that would make S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Zephyr jealous, new characters and »
Emmy-winning actress Melanie Mayron may still be best known as Melissa Steadman from the ABC hit “thirtysomething,” but she’s had a steady career as a TV director ever since that ’90s drama. This season she helmed four installments of “Jane the Virgin” (and appeared on camera in the recurring role of Professor Donaldson), plus episodes of “Grace and Frankie,” “Faking It” and “Pretty Little Liars.”
What made you interested in directing?
Back in 1976, Claudia Weill directed a movie called “Girlfriends.” It seemed like everybody was out of film school. The energy was so amazing, I was like, “Oh my god, filmmaking is incredible.” When I got on “thirtysomething,” all the guys were lining up [to direct] and I asked every season. They let me do [two episodes]. All of a sudden my agent booked me in all this TV directing. I said, “How come I got so many jobs?” He said, “Good gets you the job. »
- Geoff Berkshire
Mmm, fresh human meat…..
There are some new additions to the “menu” for Season 2 of CBS’ Zoo (premiering Tuesday, June 28 at 9/8c), and TVLine has your first look at two of ’em.
In Season 2 of the summertime drama (based on the novel by James Patterson), the danger escalates as the animal mutation moves to Phase 2 and they begin attacking infrastructure and creating deadly environmental phenomena in an effort to make the planet uninhabitable. Meanwhile, the team discovers a shocking mutation that threatens the life of one of their own.
Among those joining the fight, »
17 years ago today, long before we knew the Force would have an awakening in 2015, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace brought new tales of a galaxy far, far away to the big screen for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It was the beginning of a much-maligned prequel trilogy that would give us Jar Jar Binks, midi-chlorians, and a love story for Anakin Skywalker. (And some good things! Don’t forget podracing! And Darth Maul!) Ultimate backlash didn’t stop audiences eager for a new Star Wars movie from turning out in droves, though: Phantom Menace was 1999’s highest grossing film, and all three prequel films ended up earning over $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Revenge of the Sith was also released on the 19th of May. Today marks 11 years since the prequel conclusion hit theaters worldwide, after premiering at – believe it or not – the Cannes Film Festival. »
- Emily Rome
Wgn America’s Underground wrapped its largely excellent freshman run on Wednesday night with an hour that derailed several fates while (fatally) sealing at least a couple of others.
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With slave catchers lurking en masse around the Hawkes’ home, Noah and Elizabeth partnered on a plot to set loose dozens of slaves from the local marshal’s office, as a means to “throw money on the streets” and create chaos. While they were doing that, August showed up to ask John, being Tom Macon’s brother, to help get an advance on his payday, »
From extending their support to the drought affected areas of Maharashtra to working for Chennai floods, several Bollywood personalities have made their contribution for these noble deeds. One amongst them is Sonakshi Sinha who will now be doing her bit for the Nepal earthquake victims.
The tragic Nepal earthquake, which occurred last year, shook the entire country. It's been a year since the tragedy took place. Amidst many people who came forward and helped the victims, actress Sonakshi Sinha will be performing to raise funds for them. The event has been organized by the Army Wives Association.
Talking about the same, Sonakshi said, "The earthquake last year damaged the lives of thousands in Nepal. But I knew in my heart that Nepal would rise from the ashes in no time. Nepalese are celebrated for their bravery and hospitality, and I have been planning to visit Nepal for years now. This »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
CBS’ summertime line-up boasts Houseguests, braindead politicians and more of those attacking animals.
Big Brother will reopen its doors on Wednesday, June 22, when Season 18 premieres. The summertime staple will again have three weekly outings, also airing Thursdays (starting June 23) and Sundays (starting June 26).
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Kicking off CBS’ summer lineup will be BrainDead, the D.C.-based comic-thriller from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King. Premiering Monday, June 13 at 10/9c (aka Under the Dome’s onetime home), the series follows a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer (10 Cloverfield Lane‘s Mary Elizabeth Winstead »
Josh Salatin (Show Me A Hero) and Alyssa Diaz (Army Wives) are set as series regulars on the second season of CBS summer drama series Zoo. Based on the No. 1 bestseller by James Patterson, the series from CBS TV Studios, is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet. Salatin will play Logan, a mysterious stranger Jamie encounters who might be holding a dangerous secret from her. Diaz is Dariela, part of a military unit that… »
Brant Daugherty ("Pretty Little Liars," "Army Wives") has signed on to play the character of Sawyer in "Fifty Shades Freed," the third installment in the erotic drama franchise which is currently targeting a Valentine's Day 2018 release.
In the franchise, Sawyer is described as the personal body guard for Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). The film is being shot back-to-back with the second installment "Fifty Shades Freed" which recently began production in Paris and Vancouver.
Johnson and Jamie Dornan reprise their key roles from the first film, while Kim Basinger, Eric Johnson, Arielle Kebbel, Luke Grimes and Rita Ora are joining them for the two sequels. James Foley helms from a screenplay by Niall Leonard based on the E.L. James book.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Brant Daugherty has signed on to play the character Sawyer in Fifty Shades Freed, the third installment of the Fifty Shades franchise, set for a 2018 release. Daugherty recurred as Noel Kahn on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars and was a 2013 regular on Lifetime Network’s Army Wives. Last year he starred on Lifetime’s based-on-a-true-murder tale Ungodly Acts, and in 2013 lasted eight weeks on Dancing with the Stars. He joins Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in their… »
Hallmark Channel’s romantic drama, When Calls The Heart returns Sunday for a third season. The historical tale of life in a frontier town stars Lori Loughlin (Fuller House), Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Last Resort), Jack Wagner (The Bold and the Beautiful) and Kristina Wagner (General Hospital). Last season, Elizabeth spent an extended period in her hometown of Hamilton and has finally decided to put down roots and make her stay in Hope Valley permanent. In the Season 3 premiere “Troubled Hearts,” Jack (Lissing) and Elizabeth (Krakow) struggle to find time alone together and when she surprises Jack with … Continue reading →
The post Get Ready For Romance, When Calls the Heart Season 3 Premieres Sunday appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Kellie Freeze
Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, today announced that Channing Dungey has been named president, ABC Entertainment, succeeding Paul Lee, who has decided to step down as president, ABC Entertainment Group. Ms. Dungey, who was instrumental in the development and success of such hits as "Scandal," "Criminal Minds," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Quantico," "Army Wives" and "Once Upon A Time," will now report directly to Mr. Sherwood. In addition, Patrick Moran, executive vice president, ABC Studios, will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, and report directly to Mr. Sherwood. In making the announcement, Mr. Sherwood said, "Channing is a gifted leader and a proven magnet for top creative talent, with an impressive record of developing compelling, breakthrough programming that resonates with viewers." He continued, "We thank Paul for his many...
- Shadow And Act
Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, today announced that Channing Dungey has been named president, ABC Entertainment, succeeding Paul Lee, who has decided to step down as president, ABC Entertainment Group. Ms. Dungey, who was instrumental in the development and success of such hits as "Scandal," "Criminal Minds," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Quantico," "Army Wives" and "Once Upon A Time," will now report directly to Mr. Sherwood. In addition, Patrick Moran, executive vice president, ABC Studios, will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, and report directly to Mr. »
- Shadow And Act
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