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- Peter Sciretta
Just remember one very important thing: Lock the doors and don't watch it with the lights off.
Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.
When It Airs: Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on CBS
The Biggest Stars: From Kevin Williamson, the twisted mind behind the Scream franchise and The Following, the new CBS drama Stalker stars Nikita's ultimate badass Maggie Q as Lieutenant Beth Davis, and American Horror Story alum Dylan McDermott as Detective Jack Larsen.
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Here's What You Need to Know: True to its title, Stalker follows »
I’ve always been drawn to films that have lead characters that don’t fall into a black or white area, ones that are in a very grey place. Characters like those ones tend to stay with you after watching the films they inhabit, and are able to make you stop and think for a while, making you wonder if you would follow the same paths that they did, if faced with similar obstacles and/or situations. Already having made a name for themselves as a studio that releases very story-driven films across all genres, IFC Films (along with their genre branch off, IFC Midnight) has done a hell of a job giving fans of very character based films exactly what they want to see. Instead of writing about one of their recently released titles, I thought it would be fun and interesting to write a bit about two films »
- Jerry Smith
Welcome back to Stay Tuned, Vulture's TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons will answer your questions about all of your television-adjacent issues and emotions. To submit your own questions, you can email email@example.com, leave a comment, or tweet @margeincharge with the hashtag #staytuned. My husband and I spent the last three years slowly going through all 11 seasons of Cheers and we are now sadly at the end. It was the perfect show for us to put on after watching some heavier episode of something like Breaking Bad, when we wanted to go to bed on a lighter note (like a palate cleanser). Now that we are done, do you recommend anything similar? Is Frasier worth it? —ClaireThree years! That is an incredible feat, to diligently catch up on a show for that long. Truly, I am amazed, and I encourage all Stay Tuned readers to congratulate you »
- Margaret Lyons
AMC will unveil a Better Call Saul music video on Sunday at 7:15 p.m. during the final night of its two-month Breaking Bad marathon. Co-written by series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and composer Dave Porter (you may remember him from such classics as the Breaking Bad opening theme), the song “Better Call Saul” is performed by country singer/guitarist Junior Brown (who, »
- Dan Snierson
Charlie Sheen’s freak pool injury causes “Anger Management” to shut down for 1 week As Sheen’s rep explains, “Charlie was playing with one of his dogs in the pool and he accidentally dove into the shallow end, thinking it was much deeper and cut his nose. He was taken to the doctor and got stitches. He was out of work for about a week, but was back on Monday morning.” Heather Graham will be back for another “Flowers in the Attic” movie She’ll reprise her role as Corrine Dollangager in the 3rd installment, “If There Be Thorns.” “Better Call Saul” is dropping a music video on Sunday Country artist Junior Brown will perform the song “Better Call Saul,” which will premiere at 7:15 pm on Sunday at the conclusion of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” binge. Click Read Full Post For More Showtime sets return date for “Shameless,” “House of Lies »
- Norman Weiss
FX has given a pilot order to comedy “Pariah” that hails from the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” camp.
Comedian Bill Burr (pictured) plays a volatile TV personality who is drummed out of showbiz and struggles to make it in the real world. Series was created by “It’s Always Sunny” scribes John Chernin and Dave Chernin and is produced by the Rcg Prods. banner headed by “Sunny” co-creators Rob McIlhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton.
McIlhenney is set to direct the pilot, penned by brothers John and Dave Chernin. The two have been writers on “Sunny” for six seasons, and serve as supervising producers on the Fxx comedy’s upcoming 10th season.
“We believe that Bill, Rob, Glenn, and Charlie are four of the funniest people in comedy today. To work alongside them is a dream come true,” the Chernins said.
Burr, the Chernins and the Rcg partners are exec producing, »
- Cynthia Littleton
FX is staying in business with the guys behind It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The network has given a pilot order to Pariah, a half-hour comedy starring Bill Burr that hails from John and Dave Chernin and stars Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney.
After an on-air meltdown, volatile TV personality Joe Abbott (Breaking Bad’s Burr) is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.
The Chernins, who are supervising producers on Sunny, will write and executive-produce with Day, Howerton, and McElhenney, who will also direct the pilot. Dave Becky, »
- Natalie Abrams
FX Networks has given a green light to Pariah, a comedy pilot penned by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia writers/producers John and Dave Chernin and starring funnyman Bill Burr.
The premise is such: Following an on-air meltdown, volatile TV personality “Joe Abbott” (played by Burr) is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.
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The pilot will be directed by It’s Always Sunny star Rob McElhenney, whose Rcg Productions is producing with FX Networks. (At this early stage, »
Carolyn Bernstein is the executive in charge of threading the needle very, very carefully.
Bernstein, head of scripted programming at Shine America, spearheaded the drive to produce a U.S. rendition of “Broadchurch,” the murder-mystery series that garnered such acclaim in the U.K. and in its Stateside airing on BBC America.
A big part of Bernstein’s job at Shine America is to scout around at other Shine Group affiliated companies for formats that lend themselves to U.S. adaptations. She helped build “The Bridge” at FX from a Scandinavian drama format, and she is working with David Fincher and Gillian Flynn, fresh off their teaming on “Gone Girl,” to bring another Kudos property, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Fox’s “Gracepoint” is a near shot-for-shot remake of the BBC’s “Broadchurch,” albeit served up in 10 episodes instead of eight. That’s not a bad idea, especially for the millions who haven’t seen the British version, but it does make it harder to appraise this crime mystery strictly on its merits, even if the producers say they won’t rigidly follow the original, including (from this quadrant, anyway) its disappointing conclusion. “Broadchurch” rightly generated critical accolades, and its American twin is serious and spare. That said, this limited series doesn’t look like the answer to Fox’s Thursday woes.
David Tennant — adopting, for those familiar with him, a Yankee accent that takes some serious getting used to — reprises his role as the outsider detective investigating a young boy’s murder in a small beachside town, with “Breaking Bad’s” Anna Gunn as his partner, who is deeply rooted in the community. »
- Brian Lowry
The show's executive producers, and Sony Pictures Television, have released Brown from her contract after she asked to leave the show to care for her ailing father says The Live Feed.
Brown plays Greendale Community College student Shirley Bennett and was expected to return alongside the show's other regulars including Joel McHale, Jim Rash, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie and Ken Jeong.
Two new characters will be joining Greendale though - a woman brought in as a consultant to help shape up the school, and a retired salesman who comes to Greendale to reinvent himself.
- Garth Franklin
Stagnation and inconsistency is plaguing Sons Of Anarchy's final season. Here's Gabriel's review...
This review contains spoilers.
7.4 Poor Little Lambs
In a show like Sons Of Anarchy, stakes are essential.
This may seem like a blindingly obvious thing to say, but for television dramas that revolve around lots of death, darkness and violence, it often becomes difficult to maintain a feeling of danger to all characters at all times. Stakes rarely get any higher than life and death, and there are only ever so many main characters a series can kill off to prove it isn’t screwing around. Breaking Bad managed to maintain this sense of danger by regularly shifting the stakes just enough to keep it interesting. While there was always a threat to Walt and Jesse, she show deftly varied how much that threat could affect anyone else, or whether that threat was death, imprisonment or exposure. »
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- Justin Vactor
When cancelled NBC sitcom Community was picked up by Yahoo! Screen in a rather remarkable eleventh-hour resuscitation, loyal fans of the beloved series likely breathed a deep sigh of relief and assumed that, finally, everything was going to be okay for the Greendale gang. Sadly, that’s not the case today, as series regular Yvette Nicole Brown has confirmed that she will not be reprising the role of Shirley Bennett in Community‘s upcoming sixth season.
Brown, who has been with Community since the start, opted to depart the show in order to care for her ailing father. Speaking with TV Guide, which broke news of the exit, she said:
“My dad needs daily care and he needs me. The idea of being away 16 hours a day for five months, I couldn’t do it. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I had to choose my dad. »
- Isaac Feldberg
You might know Jake McDorman as Evan Chambers from Greek and Analeigh Tipton as the babysitter from Crazy, Stupid, Love - yes, the one who broke out on America's Next Top Model - but they're going to try to win your hearts in ABC's new comedy, Manhattan Love Story. The show premieres this week, and if you haven't seen the show's trailer yet, it's a typical boy-meets-girl tale, but there's a twist: you can hear their thoughts. So as they're spouting pleasantries on screen, you know they're secretly judging each other, super hard. Bonus: the stars are dating in real life, too! I caught up with the stars over the Summer and chatted about their concerns for the new series, as well as the shows they can't live without. Popsugar: The thoughts-as-voice-overs format of the show is really new for primetime; is that something that attracted you to the script? »
A sixth season of Community is coming soon, but unfortunately it will be without Shirley. Sony TV confirmed on Monday that Yvette Nicole Brown is leaving the community college-set comedy, which was canceled by NBC in the spring and is being revived by Yahoo. (TV Guide first reported the news.)
Brown—who starred in the show’s first five seasons as Shirley Bennett, the devout, tightly wound mother of three—says she is departing so she can tend to her sick father. “My dad needs daily care and he needs me,” Brown told the magazine. “The idea of being away »
- Dan Snierson
Yvette Nicole Brown is leaving the study group.
The actress is departing “Community” after playing Shirley for five seasons on the comedy. She confirmed her exit, first reported by TV Guide, on Twitter on Tuesday.
Thanks for the years of laughs & love @danharmon @joelmchale @gillianjacobs @dannypudi @alisonbrie @kenjeong @RashIsTVUgly & @donaldglover
— yvette nicole brown (@Ynb) September 30, 2014
& thanks to the Awesome #Community fans! You #HumanBeings are forever #StreetsAhead. Thanks for understanding my tough decision & your love
— yvette nicole brown (@Ynb) September 30, 2014
Yvette said she is leaving the show for personal reasons: namely, to take care of her ailing father.
“My dad needs daily care and he needs me,” Brown told TV Guide. “The idea of being away »
- Alex Stedman
Who will be the nominees and winners in the eight television races at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards? Our new predictions center is now open for you to log your picks. While the Screen Actors Guild Awards for film are typically an excellent predictor of the Oscars, the same hasn't always been true of SAG's relationship to the Emmys. -Break- However, the SAG Awards last January did preview five of the six series winners at this summer's Emmys: "Modern Family," its supporting player Ty Burrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") first prevailed here on the comedy side while "Breaking Bad" and its leading man Bryan Cranston were winners over in drama. But while scene stealer Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey") won at SAG, "Breaking Bad" supporting player Anna Gunn repeated at the Emmys. With "Breaking Bad" no longer in the race, thr...' »
Though AMC has had some popular scripted series that have run for years, many others have been cancelled after just one season. How are the current crop of shows doing? Which will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.
Last update: Ratings for the most recent episode of Hell on Wheels added.
There's lots of data that AMC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.
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