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AnnaLynne McCord Joins ABC’s ‘Secrets & Lies’

AnnaLynne McCord (90210, American Heiress) has booked a recurring role on the second season of ABC’s Secrets & Lies. Season 2 of the anthology crime drama series picks up with detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) investigating a new crime, the murder of Eric Warner's (Michael Ealy) wife. McCord will play Melanie Warner, the outspoken, slightly inappropriate housewife of Patrick Warner, the third child of private equity magnate, John Warner. Although she thought she…
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Q+A: Joe Manganiello for True Blood – Season 3 on DVD and Blu-Ray now

Joe Manganiello joined the all-star cast of True Blood in Season Three as the werewolf Alcide Herveaux.

The striking, six foot five actor was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and as a youngster was a talented athlete – playing American football, basketball and volleyball to a high level.

Despite several of his High School coaches urging him to go to college on a sports scholarship, Manganiello decided that his future lay with acting and he won a place studying drama at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Shortly after graduating, Manganiello won the part of Flash Thompson in Spider-Man (2002), a role he reprised in Spider-Man 3 (2007). His CV also includes roles in several high profile television series including CSI, Scrubs, American Heiress, ER and How I Met Your Mother.

Based on the best selling novels by Charlaine Harris, True Blood is set in the fictitious Louisiana town of Bon Temps where vampires,
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First Look at Demi Moore's Daughter in 'Love, Loss' Unleashed

Rumer Willis is currently starring in an Off-Broadway show after she was attached to join a star-studded play; "Love, Loss, and What I Wore", earlier this March. Just Jared has posted "first look" pictures of her participation in the show with the other current cast of the play.

Daughter of Hollywood senior stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore was all smiles when performing in her premiere show on March 23. She is acting alongside Donna McKechnie, Fredi Walker, Sonia Manzano, and Annie Starke from March 23 to April 24 at the Westside Theatre in Manhattan, New York City.

Beside Rumer, many actresses are lining up to take part in the play, there are "Two and a Half Men" star Conchata Ferrell, American socialite Marla Maples, supermodel Emme, "American Heiress" actress AnnaLynne McCord, and two-time Tony Awards nominee Alison Fraser. Ferrell and McCord were set for the May cast (April 27 until May 29), Emme will
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Vanquish announces TV adaptation of 10th Muse comic

Greek mythology is popular in Hollywood at present, and so are legal dramas.

Bluewater Productions' cornerstone title 10th Muse handily combines both genres and, recognising its potential, Vanquish Motion Pictures has snapped up the rights to adapt it into a TV show.

The comic book, which has been running since 2001, centres on a young law intern imbued with the essence of the Greek goddess of justice.

Vmp head Jay Douglas, who will executive-produce the series with partner Nav Gupta, Marc Manus and Bluewater's Darren Davis, said: "We're going to sink our teeth into Darren's treasure chest of storylines and spin them into a show that kicks ass with all the mystery and action the fans would expect."

"I'm really excited to dive into this world that Davis has created.  The characters and Emma's central dilemma are rich and interesting - I think they'll prove a fantastic engine for a long-running series.
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Hollywood Stars to Present At Producers Guild Awards

ollywoodnews.com: Helen Mirren, Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Andrew Garfield, Amy Adams, Kerry Washington, Jim Parsons, Joe Manganiello, among others will be presenters at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards, producer and 2011 Producers Guild Awards Chair, Paula Wagner announced today.

Award-winning producer, writer, director Judd Apatow will host the 2011 ceremony with the Guild set to pay tribute to several special individual honorees including: James Cameron (Milestone Award), Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Scott Rudin (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), Laura Ziskin (Visionary Award), RealD (Vanguard Award) and Sean Penn (Stanley Kramer Award).

The 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, January 22nd at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Arrivals begin at 5:00 p.m. Pst; The Producers Guild Awards program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Pst with dinner. The
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Premiere Week Synopses for CBS, NBC, and ABC

The fall television season is nearly upon us, with just about everything premiering between September 20-26. CBS, NBC, and ABC have all taken the opportunity to announce the premiere week synopses for all their new and returning shows via press release.

So if you’d like to see what the networks have planned for you on The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, The Event, The Office, Castle, Desperate Housewives, and many more, hit the jump.

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning adventure reality series hosted by Emmy-nominated host, Phil Keoghan, which pits teams, of two, against each other on a trek around the world. At every destination, each team will have to compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. Teams who are the
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‘Undercovers’ – Two promos for J.J. Abrams new series

From acclaimed writer / producer / director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Fringe, Lost, Alias), who serves as co-writer, executive producer and also directs – his first TV pilot since Lost – comes Undercovers, his latest show for NBC. The show is a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world’s most dangerous partnership.

Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Bonekickers”), are a typical married couple who own a small catering company in Los Angeles and are helped by Samantha’s easily frazzled younger sister, Lizzy (Jessica Parker Kennedy, “Smallville”). Secretly, the duo were two of the CIA’s best spies until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired.

When fellow spy and friend Nash (Carter MacIntyre, “American Heiress”) goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms
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Michael Giacchino to Score Let Me In, Undercovers; The Other Guys Groove to the Sounds of Jon Brion

As a regular for both J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) and Pixar (Ratatouille, Up), Michael Giacchino has proven to be one of the medium’s most reliable composers in recent years; after this year’s win for Up, he’s got an Oscar to prove it. According to an announcement on Giacchino’s website, the composer will re-team with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves for the vampire thriller Let Me In. Meanwhile Abrams, the man who introduced the two as producer of Cloverfield, has procured Giacchino’s services for at least the pilot (and hopefully more) of the NBC spy drama Undercovers. And with that, both promising projects added another 1/4c of promise.

Hit the jump for details on Jon Brion’s score for the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg cop comedy, The Other Guys.

After the Paul Thomas Anderson films Hard Eight, Magnolia, and Punch-Drunk Love introduced him to cinema, Brion
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Mekia Cox cast in ‘Undercovers’

According to THR, actress Mekia Cox has been cast in NBC’s spy drama Undercovers. Cox replaces Jessica Parker Kennedy in the series created by J.J. Abrams. She’ll play Lizzy, the older sister of the female lead, who is unaware of her family’s involvement in the CIA.

Undercovers is a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world’s most dangerous partnership.

Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Bonekickers”), are a typical married couple who own a small catering company in Los Angeles and are helped by Samantha’s easily frazzled younger sister, Lizzy. Secretly, the duo were two of the CIA’s best spies until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired. When fellow spy and friend Nash (Carter MacIntyre, “American Heiress”) goes missing while
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NBC Unveils 2010-11 Primetime Schedule Accented By Five New Comedies, Seven New Dramas and New Alternative Program

hollywoodnews.com: The New Fall Schedule Features All-Drama Lineups on Mondays and Wednesdays and All Comedies on Thursdays, Plus Unscripted Programming into Compatible Dramas on Tuesdays and Fridays New Comedies Include “Friends With Benefits,” “Outsourced,” “Perfect Couples, “Love Bites” and “The Paul Reiser Show.”

New Dramas Are “Undercovers,” “The Event,” “Chase,” “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” “Outlaw,” “The Cape” and “Harry’s Law”; And New Alternative Show “School Pride

NBC announced today its 2010-11 primetime schedule that is highlighted by five new comedies, seven new drama series and one new alternative program, including shows from such innovative hit-makers as J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer and David E. Kelley, among others.

The high-quality series include new comedies such as “Outsourced,” Love Bites,” “Perfect Couples,” “Friends With Benefits” and “The Paul Reiser Show.” The new dramas are “The Cape,” “Harry’s Law,” “Outlaw,” “Undercovers,” “The Event,” “Chase” and “Law & Order: Los Angeles.”

The schedule
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NBC Renews ‘Chuck,’ Cancels ‘Heroes,’ Launches Eight New Shows

Chicago – NBC announced their fall schedule and fans of “Heroes,” “Law & Order,” “Trauma,” and “Mercy” will shed a tear while on-the-bubble shows like “Chuck,” “Parenthood,” and “Community” will return with “Parks and Recreation” coming back later in the season. Most notably, the peacock network filled the now-vacant five hours of programming after “The Jay Leno Show” debacle with eight new fall shows and five more scheduled for midseason.

NBC has called in the starpower to help save the sinking network, bringing in new programs by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer, and David E. Kelley with recognizable TV veterans like Blair Underwood, Jimmy Smits, Laura Innes, and more.

The network has scheduled their fall 2010 season with thematic evenings. Mondays and Wednesdays will feature drama, Thursdays will be all comedy, and the rest of the week will include reality leading into similar dramas.

Jeff Gaspin, Chariman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment said, “This new
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NBC Reveals Full 2010-2011 Primetime Schedule

NBC reveals their full 2010-2011 primetime schedule NBC announced today its 2010-11 primetime schedule that is highlighted by five new comedies, seven new drama series and one new alternative program, including shows from such innovative hit-makers as J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer and David E. Kelley, among others.

The high-quality series include new comedies such as Outsourced, Love Bites, Perfect Couples, Friends with Benefits and The Paul Reiser Show. The new dramas are The Cape, Harry's Law, Outlaw, Undercovers, The Event, Chase and Law & Order: Los Angeles.

The schedule features all-drama lineups on Mondays and Wednesdays and five comedies on Thursdays. Tuesdays will continue to combine the similar appeal of The Biggest Loser with Parenthood, and Fridays will team Who Do You Think You Are? and the new series School Pride with Dateline NBC and the new legal drama Outlaw.

NBC will also broadcast a 35th anniversary Saturday Night Live special
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NBC 2010-11 Drama Trailers: The Event, Chase, Undercovers, School Pride, Outlaw, The Cape, Harry’S Law

With the release of NBC’s 2010-11 schedule comes a whole bunch of preview clips to promote the network’s new shows. On the drama side, we have short clips from new fall shows The Event, Chase, Undercovers, School Pride and Outlaw as well as midseason offerings The Cape and Harry’s Law . (For clips from NBC’s new comedies, click here.) Check out the clips for yourself, as well as full synopses for each show, after the jump.

The Event, Mondays at 9/8c

The Event” is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, “The Class”), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiance, Leila (Sarah Roemer, “Disturbia”), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood,
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'Undercovers': Sneak peek at NBC's new action-thriller

NBC has the new J.J. Abrams ("Lost," "Alias") show on its fall schedule -- "Undercovers," an action spy thriller starring Boris Kodjoe ("Soul Food"), Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("Doctor Who"), Gerald McRaney ("Deadwood," "Jericho"), Jessica Parker Kennedy ("Valemont"), Carter MacIntyre ("American Heiress") and Ben Schwartz ("Mayne Street").

"Undercovers" follows the adventures of a retired husband and wife team suddenly thrust back into their former lives as CIA agents. The couple are Steven and Samantha Bloom, played by Kodjoe and Mbatha-Raw.

Joining J.J. Abrams as executive producers are Josh Reims ("Brothers & Sisters," "Dirty Sexy Money") and Bryan Burk, who has collaborated with Abrams on "Lost," "Alias" and the 2008 movie "Cloverfield."

Check out these sneak peeks below and let us know what you think. Is "Undercovers" going to be the first step on NBC getting its mojo back? "Undercovers" will air Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Et in the fall according to the just-released NBC night-by-night schedule.
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Sneak Peek: J.J. Abrams’ NBC series ‘Undercovers’

From acclaimed writer / producer / director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Fringe, Lost, Alias), who serves as co-writer, executive producer and also directs – his first TV pilot since Lost – comes Undercovers, his latest show for NBC.

Undercovers is a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world’s most dangerous partnership.

Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Bonekickers”), are a typical married couple who own a small catering company in Los Angeles and are helped by Samantha’s easily frazzled younger sister, Lizzy (Jessica Parker Kennedy, “Smallville”). Secretly, the duo were two of the CIA’s best spies until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired. When fellow spy and friend Nash (Carter MacIntyre, “American Heiress”) goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are
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NBC picks up J.J. Abrams’ latest series ‘Undercovers’

We’ve been following the development of J.J. Abrams’ latest series Undercovers, for some time – in fact ever since it was announced as a possible pilot for 2010-2011; and now THR are reporting that NBC has picked up 13 episodes of the show for the upcoming fall season.

Abrams co-wrote, produced and directed the Undercovers pilot, which stars British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Boris Kodjoe as a married couple who are re-activated as CIA agents after years of retirement. Undercovers also marks the first pilot Abrams has directed since 2004’s Lost.

As part of the early pick-up, NBC have released the full synopsis for the show:

Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Bonekickers”), are a typical married couple who own a small catering company in Los Angeles and are helped by Samantha’s easily frazzled younger sister, Lizzy (Jessica Parker Kennedy, “Smallville”). Secretly,
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NBC Picks up the J.J. Abrams Spy Drama Undercovers for Fall 2010

In a bit of a no-brainer, NBC has picked up the high profile pilot for the spy drama Undercovers for their fall 2010 schedule. Co-created by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Josh Reims (Brothers and Sisters), Undercovers nabbed the first official season order among the broadcast networks after riding high on a wave of good buzz throughout pilot season. The Abrams-directed pilot opens on a married couple who currently run a small L.A. catering company, but fell in love when they were two of the CIA’s finest spies; Boris Kodjoe (Soul Food) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Doctor Who) star.

Given the Abrams pedigree, expectations are high for a network who could use a savior next season. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a two hour block of spy-related awesomeness (i.e. Chuck at 8:00, Undercovers at 9:00) when the full schedule is announced in a couple weeks. Hit the
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NBC Picks Up the J.J. Abrams Pilot Undercovers

J.J. Abrams' series Undercovers gets picked up at NBC NBC has issued its first scripted series pickup for the 2010-11 season with the order of the drama Undercovers from acclaimed writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Fringe, Lost, Alias) and executive producer/writer Josh Reims (Brothers and Sisters), it was announced today by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

"We have tremendous confidence in this promising series and feel this is a great way to kick off our upcoming Upfront development announcements," said Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment. "J.J. has delivered another signature series, along with our partners at Warner Bros., and we couldn't be happier."

"Having J.J. on our creative team is a great reason for celebration," said Bromstad. "In Undercovers, J.J. and Josh have found a breakout couple that is rich in character and brimming with romance and action.
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J.J. Abrams' Undercovers Picked Up by NBC

J.J. Abrams' latest series has been given the green light at NBC. Undercovers, about a married couple of ex-spies lured out of retirement by the CIA, marks the first new-series pickup for next season. The announcement came today from Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

The series stars Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Steven and Samantha Bloom, as ex-spies who run a Los Angeles catering business. Abrams (Star Trek, Fringe, Lost, Alias), along with executive producer/writer Josh Reims (Brothers and Sisters) serves as executive producer of the series. Abrams also co-wrote and directed the pilot episode, his first time wearing both hats since the pilot for Lost.

"We have tremendous confidence in this promising series and feel this is a great way to kick off our upcoming Upfront development announcements," said Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment. "J.J. has delivered another signature series,
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