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One of my favorite online series of the year was "Damages" creators Todd and Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman's Florida neo-noir "Bloodline," a dysfunctional family drama that explains just how and why three siblings would turn on their oldest brother, played memorably by Ben Mendelsohn, who was nominated for a supporting actor Emmy. He plays the family black sheep Danny Rayburn, a volatile wild card who disrupts the Rayburn family, led by matriarch Sissy Spacek and local sheriff Kyle Chandler. He will return in Season Two via flashbacks (do catch up with the first season on Netflix to find out why). The creators "were so interested in the black sheep," Mendelsohn told me. "They had something in their lives, talking of the universality of that, they wanted to dig down into it. That’s the way they pitched it at the start. I was flattered to get offered that one, »
- Anne Thompson
Like most of us, Quantico is going to get a little bigger over winter break.
The ABC drama is bringing on three new recurring characters to mix it up with the NATs/agents, TVLine has learned.
First up is Drew Perales, a hot former NFL player who left the game to fight a class-action lawsuit against his former employers. Oh, and he’s really confident and charming, too. Drew is played by Lenny Platt, who was the college-jock boyfriend of murder victim Lila Stangard in How to Get Away With Murder‘s first season.
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The actor has landed recurring roles on Showtime’s upcoming Twin Peaks revival and Grimm‘s current season, according to our sister site Deadline.
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Details of Chase’s Twin Peaks role are, of course, being kept under wraps. On Grimm, he will play Lucien Petrovich, the leader of a Wesen revolutionary group.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Erin Breen »
It is the true story of Louisa Gould, who is played by Seagrove. Set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey, Lou takes in an escaped Russian prisoner of war and hides him over the course of the war. Tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to re-capture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty.
Producer Bill Kenwright said: “ ‘Another Mother’s Son’ is a powerful story »
- Leo Barraclough
Second World War drama begins UK shoot; first image revealed.
Principal photography is underway on the film, which will shoot for six weeks across Somerset and the South West of England.
Another Mother’s Son is set during the Second World War, when the island of Jersey was occupied by the Nazis.
The film is based on the true story of Louisa Gould, who took in an escaped Russian Pow and hid him over the course of the war, amid growing tension as it became clear that British wartime leader Winston Churchill would not risk an assault to re-capture the island and the community began to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
With her riveting performance as mean mama Floyd Gerhardt on the second instalment of FX's anthology "Fargo," Jean Smart establishes herself firmly as the frontrunner for the Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress at next year's Emmys. This prequel to last year's Emmy-winning edition debuted Monday to rave reviews, with many of them making mention of Smart who plays a tough-as-nails boss of a crime family wreaking havoc in the icy Midwest. Indeed, she delivers such a slam-dunk awardworthy performance that she should start practicing her acceptance speech now. -Break- It is never too early to dish the Emmys with Hollywood insiders in our red-hot forums Remember, Emmy loves villains, especially devilish dames like Glenn Close in "Damages," Jessica Lange in "American Horror Story" and Margo Martindale in both "Justified" and "The Americans." And thi...' »
Though he rose to fame slinging drinks as Sam Malone in “Cheers,” Ted Danson’s first mention in Variety was for playing another bartender in the stage production of “Status Quo Vadis,” reviewed in Wilmington, Del. on Feb. 14, 1973, before its ill-fated Broadway debut. The actor has fared better with subsequent projects, including “Becker” and “Bored to Death.” And he’s in season two of the FX hit “Fargo,” starting Oct. 12.
The review for “Status Quo Vadis” is very positive, yet apparently the Broadway run didn’t go as well?
Yes, we opened and closed in one night. I remember walking to the stage door to do the show after opening night. The stage door man said, “Whoa whoa, where you going?” I said, “I work here.” He said, “Not anymore you don’t, bud.” And pointed to the closed notice.
It was back in the day of Clive Barnes, »
- Jenelle Riley
The Grinder has lined up its latest guest star, and this casting is most definitely Justified. Timothy Olyphant will be appearing in an upcoming episode of the new Fox comedy. Olyphant, best known for his work as Raylan Givens on FX’s recently wrapped drama Justified, will guest star in The Grinder‘s Thanksgiving episode, which is titled “Giving Thanks, Getting Justice.” He’ll play a fellow actor and competitive friend of Dean’s (Rob Lowe). Speaking of Lowe, he was the first to reveal Olyphant’s casting, sharing the news on Twitter earlier today and making a Justified joke of his own in the process: Really excited to work today with the latest great actor to join #TheGrinder, Timothy Olyphant. Our love for him is… Justified! — Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) September 25, 2015 In addition to his work on Justified, Olyphant’s TV credits include The Mindy Project, The Office, Damages, and Deadwood. »
- Chris King
Viola Davis made history at this Sunday's Emmys as the first African American to win Best Drama Actress. Our exclusive Gold Derby odds had her out front at 8/13 to prevail for the first season of the ABC legal thriller "How to Get Away with Murder." -Break- Emmy episode analysis: Viola Davis on the warpath in 'How to Get Away with Murder' We know how much the TV academy loves to reward movie stars. In recent years, this category has gone to two-time Oscar champ Sally Field ("Brothers and Sisters," 2007) and six-time nominee Glenn Close ("Damages," 2008-2009). Davis, a two-time Oscar nominee, had that cachet voters embrace. Davis, who won the SAG Award for this role back in January, submitted the episode "Freakin' Whack-a-Mole" in which her character, defense attorney Annalise Keating, works on the appeal of a former client, an innocent man sentenced to death row years ago. »
Viola Davis is predicted to make history at this Sunday's Emmys as the first African American to win Best Drama Actress. Our exclusive Gold Derby odds have her out front at 4/7 to prevail for the first season of the ABC legal thriller "How to Get Away with Murder." -Break- Emmy episode analysis: Viola Davis on the warpath in 'How to Get Away with Murder' We know how much the TV academy loves to reward movie stars. in recent years, this category has gone to two-time Oscar champ Sally Field ("Brothers and Sisters," 2007) and six-time nominee Glenn Close ("Damages," 2008-2009). Davis, a two-time Oscar nominee, has that cachet voters embrace. Davis, who won the SAG Award for this role back in January, submitted the episode "Freakin' Whack-aMole." in which her character, defense attorney Annalise Keating, works on the appeal of a former client, an innocent man sentenced t »
The broadcast networks have more than 20 shows debuting this fall, including a soaring Supergirl, reborn Heroes, reanimated Muppets and sexy Scream Queens. To help you prep, TVLine is offering up First Impressions of the pilots.
Next up on our list….
The Show | Fox’s Minority Report (Mondays at 9/8c, premiering Sept. 21)
I'll readily admit that I haven't watched a single episode of "Scandal" since the start of the second season. I watched all of season one, which I actually mostly enjoyed, but the series lost its luster for me after a few episodes into season 2, and I never returned. There were some *changes* that I hoped Shonda Rhimes would make going into season 2 that I felt would strengthen the series (like the overdone, dull affair between Olivia Pope and the president, which I thought would die after the first season, but apparently went on to become the spine of the series), but it's her show, and she obviously had specific plans for it. I had/have no say in the matter at all! In my not-so humble opinion, it just felt like a wasted opportunity to create a powerful drama that was more akin (in terms of tone especially) to something »
- Tambay A. Obenson
After discovering the person behind his wife’s murder to end Season 3 of “Longmire,” Walt is out for blood. In a sneak peek at the show’s upcoming fourth season on Netflix, Walt (Robert Taylor) goes after the killer’s plane with a rifle, only to be stopped — forcefully — by Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips). “Longmire” also stars Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Riddick”), Bailey Chase (“Damages”), Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”) and Adam Bartley (“Justified”). Gerald McRaney and Ally Walker guest star on the new season. Also read: How Buzzy Streaming Services Are Playing Catch Up to Legacy Networks The series ran for »
- Reid Nakamura
USA Network announced a pilot pick-up for the hour-long scripted drama Shooter and has locked in Ryan Phillippe (Secrets & Lies) to star. Shooter is based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg. The co-production with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions comes from executive producers Mark Wahlberg (Boardwalk Empire, Entourage) of Closest to the Hole Productions; Stephen Levinson (Boardwalk Empire, Ballers) of Leverage Entertainment; and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, The Real O'Neals). John Hlavin (The Shield) wrote the pilot and will also executive produce. Simon Cellan Jones (Ballers) is set to direct the pilot.
Ryan Phillippe is a producer on the project and will star as Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon »
Something (formerly) witchy this way comes…
On Thursday, the actress hinted at her involvement with a tweet, and series co-creator Ryan Murphy later confirmed it to TVLine.
Murphy revealed that Amick will share scenes with Chloe Sevigny’s character. “She is playing the mother of a boy who becomes ill,” said the Ep. “And Chloe plays the doctor.”
Garcia later »
Garcia later »
Greer will appear in the penultimate Season 3 installment as Alice Logan, the wife of Charles’ Dan Logan, a perfume magnate who approaches Masters and Johnson about bottling the smell of sex. A recovering alcoholic and long-suffering spouse, Alice will join Dan, Masters and Johnson for an uncomfortable dinner.
The actress »
London — Commercial broadcaster ITV has secured exclusive rights in the U.K. to seasons three and four of espionage drama “The Americans.”
The series, which received two Emmy nominations last week, will air on ITV’s pay TV channel ITV Encore, which is dedicated to bigger-budget drama.
The first two seasons of “The Americans” aired on ITV in June 2013 and May 2014. They will be retransmitted on ITV Encore from this month, with the third season starting later this summer.
“The Americans” is a period drama about the complex marriage of two Kgb spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who have two children, grows more passionate and genuine by the day.
- Leo Barraclough
The Emmys are unique among award shows in that nominees have to submit sample episodes to a panel of judges in order to win their prizes. And history has shown that the system works. Lesser known character actors like Zeljko Ivanek ("Damages"), Christian Clemenson ("Boston Legal") and Margo Martindale ("Justified") can thwart A-list rivals because voters actually have to watch their performances. -Break- If 'Game of Thrones' and Jon Hamm don't win Emmys, our forum posters Quit! But nominations are still determined by a popular vote, so just getting a foot in the door is often the hardest part for stellar performers. One of the heartbreaking aspects of watching the Emmys is those times when we witness the snub of an actor who we know could have won if only they had been nominated, because we know they had the episode to do it. We asked our forum posters who »
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