19 items from 2014
As the train that would kill her bore down on Sarah Jones, she did what a well-trained camera tech is supposed to do: protect the camera gear. That’s the kind of dedication friends and co-workers had come to expect from Jones.
The South Carolina native was an intern on “Army Wives” after college, and quickly became the most popular member of the show’s crew.
Later she did stints on “The Vampire Diaries,” and became a member of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild. Eric Henson, who befriended her on the “Vampires” shoot, recalled, “She had a lust for life I was very envious of.” After a 15-hour day on the show that would leave him exhausted, he said Jones would ask him, “Where are we going out?”
She loved to hike and travel to adventurous places. Now her face has been on the Oscars and her name, memorialized on slates around the world, »
- David S. Cohen
The new official poster with the first look at Alice has been released for writer/director Jessica Sonneborn’s supernatural horror flick Alice D, starring genre staple Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet), WWE wrestler Al Snow, and Juan Riedinger (Jennifer’s Body).
Alice D is an independent film written and directed by Jessica Sonneborn and produced by Kristina Page and Christopher D. Maltauro, with cinematography by Eric Latek. It stars Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Al Snow (WWE wrestler), Josh Hammond (Jeepers Creepers II), Juan Reidinger (Jennifer's Body), Eliza Swenson (Dorothy and the Witches of Oz), Chanel Ryan (Bad Kids Go to Hell), Michael Reed (Exhumed), Sarah Nicklin (The Disco Exorcist), Julianne Tura (Bloody Bloody Bible Camp), Megan Hensley (The Crazies), Aaron Massey (On a Dark Stormy Night), Barry Ratcliffe (Army Wives), and Kaylee Signore (The House Across the Street).
In the late 1890s the Davenport House was a famous and successful brothel, »
- Uncle Creepy
Jones’ death has triggered a campaign to improve on-set safety, and led to the inclusion of a portrait of Jones on the Academy Awards on Sunday and vows from some union officials to press the issue.
The candlelight vigil went from the Directors Guild of America to the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, a few blocks away.
“No one’s daughter, no one’s son, should ever have to die making a movie or TV show,” said Jones’ father, Richard, told the crowd at a gathering in the parking lot of the Cinematographers Guild afterward. Jones’ mother, Elizabeth, stood by his side. He pointed to several in the crowd and said, “You are Sarah Jones,” reflecting the way so »
- Ted Johnson
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The networks will keep cancelling TV shows just as surely as they'll keep introducing new ones. Below is the list of TV series that will or have ended during the 2012-13 season. In short, they won't be back for 2013-14.
This list will be updated as the season progresses so feel free to bookmark and check back.
If you believe a show has been cancelled and don't see it here, you can check the 2011-12 and 2010-11 lists.
Update: You can now check out the 2013-14 list!
30 Rock (NBC) »
The CW has found its lead for its much-buzzed about pilot, “Jane the Virgin,” from “Emily Owens M.D.” executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman. Gina Rodriguez will star as the title character on “Jane,” which is adapted from a successful Venezuelan telenovela. Rodriguez, who starred in film “Filly Brown,” studied drama at New York University. Her other television credits include daytime soap opera “Bold and the Beautiful,” TNT’s “Rizzoli and Isles,” Lifetime’s “Army Wives” and NBC’s “Law & Order,” among others. Also read: CW Orders 3 New Pilots From ‘Veronica Mars,’ ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ and ‘Emily Owens M.D.’ Producers From CBS Television Studios, »
- Jethro Nededog
Production on Midnight Rider, a biopic about rock guitarist Gregg Allman, has been suspended following a tragic train accident last Thursday which left one crew member dead and several others injured, multiple outlets are reporting.
In a statement obtained by Variety, production company Film Allman, LLC confirmed the suspension: “In light of the tragic loss, we have decided to put the production of Midnight Rider on hold.”
- Nina Terrero
The Arsenio Hall Show has been renewed for a second season.
Justin Hartley has joined the cast of the ABC comedy pilot Damaged Goods. The pilot, from Awkward. creator Lauren Iungerich, is a relationship comedy about two damaged men and two damaged women with Hartley playing a man who can’t handle his girlfriend getting the promotion he was pursuing. I think I prefer to see him playing a guy who is dating an tech billionaire with a vengeful pal.
In a sadly unsurprising development, the Biography channel is revamping into Fyi Network, which will feature upscale lifestyle programming.
Empire, the hip-hop drama pilot from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, added to its cast Person of Interest alum Taraji P. Henson. She’ll play the wife of the drama’s music mogul, a woman who has done prison time for selling drugs to keep her husband’s music label »
- Lyle Masaki
Exclusive: Hallmark Channel has greenlighted The Good Witch, a 10-episode original scripted series based on the network’s very successful movie franchise. The series will star Catherine Bell, reprising her role of raven-haired enchantress Cassie Nightingale from the TV movies. The series is slated for a premiere in Q1 2015, following the debut of the seventh movie in the franchise, The Good Witch’s Wonder on October 25. Hallmark Channel had been mulling the idea of a Good Witch series for awhile but couldn’t proceed without Bell who only recently became available for a regular gig following the end of her long-running Lifetime drama Army Wives. “From the moment the first film in The Good Witch series premiered, we knew audiences would fall in love with Catherine Bell and this character and want to see more of her,” said Michelle Vicary, Evp, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. “Catherine has been »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Before Jawbreaker, Clueless, or Mean Girls, there was 1989’s Heathers, a dark cult comedy that set the standard for films about popular cliques in high school. Pre-Regina George, there were Heathers Duke, McNamara and Chandler, a trio of scrunchied debutantes who classed up the joint with delicate phrases like “Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?” and “F–k me gently with a chainsaw.”
The insanely quotable film celebrates its 25th anniversary on March 31, the same day Heathers: The Musical will open in New York. Written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann, the acerbic teen comedy »
- Marc Snetiker
Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva will expire after season 6.
Marking the show’s second cancellation, the series will officially come to a conclusion this year, the network confirmed Thursday. The program starring Brooke Elliott has told the story of shallow model Deb, who died in an accident only to find her soul reincarnated in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized attorney. Lifetime briefly axed the show after its fourth season, then reversed course.
- James Hibberd
Lifetime has set the premiere date for its retrospective special, “Army Wives: A Final Salute,” for Sunday, March 16 at 9/8c. The two-hour special will reunite castmembers and production crew to look over Lifetime’s longest-running series. Stars Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Wendy Davis, Sterling K. Brown, Brian McNamara, Terry Serpico, Drew Fuller and Jeremy Davidson return to reveal behind-the-scenes stories from the show. Also read: Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ ‘Devious Maids’ Shut Down Production Due to Atlanta Storm They’ll be joined by executive producer Jeff Melvoin and Tanya Biank, who authored the book the series »
- Jethro Nededog
Lifetime is ready to say goodbye to Army Wives. The cable channel cancelled the drama last year and has now announced that they'll air a farewell retrospective special on Sunday, March 16th.
Here are the details:
Two-hour Special Army Wives: A Final Salute Premieres Sunday, March 16 To Celebrate Historic Run Of Hit Lifetime Drama
Los Angeles, CA (February 12, 2014) – After seven tours of duty, Lifetime celebrates the legacy of its longest-running series with the two-hour special, Army Wives: A Final Salute, premiering Sunday, March 16, at 9pm Et/Pt. The retrospective provides a look back at the program with members of the cast and production team as they come together for »
Hail and farewell, Army Wives. Lifetime announced today that it will salute the legacy of its longest-running series to date with a special two-hour retrospective that will premiere Sunday, March 16 at 9pm Et/Pt. Army Wives: A Final Salute will reunite original cast members, including Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Wendy Davis, Sterling K. Brown, Brian McNamara, Terry Serpico, Drew Fuller and Jeremy Davidson, for fresh interviews and personal insights on their characters, the series and its impact. Army Wives executive producer Jeff Melvoin and author Tanya Biank, who penned the book Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military … Continue reading →
The post Lifetime salutes Army Wives with upcoming two-hour special appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Lori Acken
It isn’t news to most of us that some cable networks have a target audience, whether or not we agree that their programming actually serves that target. A case in point is Lifetime, which calls itself “female-focused” though my remote hasn’t landed on the channel in years. I’ve heard good things about Witches of East End but honestly haven’t checked it out just because it’s on that Army Wives network.
That may change, now that Lifetime is testing the waters of dystopia with its pickup of the series The Lottery. I can see how it would be considered female-skewed, given that the premise is a lottery to determine who will serve as surrogates for the 100 embryos still in existence, but I’m intrigued that they’re calling it a “conspiracy thriller.” Okay, Lifetime, you have my attention.
Lifetime Greenlights Conspiracy Thriller The Lottery Project is »
- Erin Willard
Mycroft is coming back to Elementary in a big way!
The final episodes of the CBS drama's sophomore run will feature the return of Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) brother Mycroft (Rhys Ifans) to New York. "He'll be back for four more episodes as we wrap up the season," executive producer Rob Doherty tells TVGuide.com. "We are looking to build a Mycroft-centric story to finish out the season. We would include Rhys in four consecutive episodes and build something with him and Sherlock and Joan."
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- Natalie Abrams
Jossen will serve as exec VP of A+E Studios, headed by Bob DeBitetto, who is also president of brand strategy and business development for the corporate parent of A&E Network, Lifetime and History. Based in Los Angeles, Jossen will run creative affairs and production on all scripted programming produced by the studio.
A+E Studios was formed in January 2013 following the exec shuffle that saw Nancy Dubuc take the reins of A+E as CEO. The studio arm was formed to help the company better manage the growing volume of original production across its cablers — and to allow A+E more control of multiplatform and international rights for its shows.
Jossen is a seasoned producer who spearheaded the production of a slew of Alphabet hits during his 13-year tenure at ABC Studios, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Former ABC Studios head Barry Jossen has been tapped for another top studio executive job. The veteran executive/producer has been named Evp for recently formed A+E Studios, the in-house production arm of A+E Networks. He will be based in the company’s Los Angeles offices, reporting to A+E Networks’ Bob DeBitetto, President of Brand Strategy, Business Development and A+E Studios. In his role, Jossen will oversee the building of A+E Studios’ scripted programming operations, managing all areas, including development and and production, under DeBitetto’s supervision. “Barry’s unparalleled reputation, expertise and track record will be instrumental to the rapid growth of A+E Studios and to the achievement of its business and creative mission,” said DeBitetto. DeBitetto and A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc reached out to Jossen shortly after his abrupt exit from ABC Studios last summer. The three had an existing relationship — under Jossen, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The Hallmark Channel debuted "When Calls the Heart" back in October, with a two-hour movie that brought Janette Oke's 1983 frontier novel to life and introduced the forthcoming weekly series.
The series premiered Saturday (Jan. 11) on Hallmark, starring Erin Krakow ("Army Wives" "Castle") as Elizabeth Thatcher and Daniel Lissing ("Last Resort") as Royal Canadian Mountie Jack Thornton, with Lori Loughlin ("Full House") reprising her role from the TV movie as coal mine widow Abigail Stanton.
At first glance, the show seems fairly straight-forward. Elizabeth, the daughter of a wealthy shipping tycoon, is a fish out of water as the new teacher in a frontier town who is not accustomed to pioneer life. She encounters opposition in the form of the town's mothers, who pay her salary, and Thornton, who is angry to find out he was commissioned as Coal Valley's town constable because Elizabeth's influential father wanted someone there keep his "princess" safe. »
The windchill may be hitting 20 degrees below zero this Monday night in the real New York City, but ABC’s Castle was on fire — literally and figuratively — with its winter premiere.
Related | Winter TV Spoiler-palooza! Your Guide to Castle and 30 Other Returning Favorites
The Recap | After opening the episode with a frantic and highly pregnant Jenny calling a grim Beckett looking for her husband, the narrative rewinds 12 hours to Kate, Rick and Ryan scoping out a gunshot victim burned to a crisp in a fire. Fdny Lt. Delia Burton (Army Wives‘ Wendy Davis, selling me on the idea of spin-off »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
19 items from 2014
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