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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.”
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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 »
Made entirely with CG, Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn will premiere at Walker Stalker Fan Fest in July. Also in this round-up: release details for Wave 7 of Funko's Comic-Con 2015 exclusive figures and The Sender and Student Bodies Blu-rays.
Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn: "Night Of The Living Dead: Darkest Dawn is a new fully CG take on the 1968 classic, “Night of the Living Dead.” This is the story of a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City. Barricaded in an abandoned apartment building, the characters from the original film face new terror and question each other’s compassion and sense of humanity as they fight to stay alive against the army of the walking dead...It was directed by Krisztian Majdik, Zebediah Y. Desoto, and written by David Schwartz, Zebediah Y. De Soto, Jib Polhemus, »
- Tamika Jones
With credits as diverse as “American Horror Story” “Major Crimes,” “The Closer,” “Glee,” “Damages,” and “Rizzoli & Isles” to his credit, it’s difficult to imagine how composer James S. Levine can come up with so much fresh material every day. “I always approach what I do from a story place,” he says in our exclusive audio podcast (listen below). “I try to put myself in the world of the characters, and they feel very distinct for me, so knock wood, every day is a new day in our real world, so if I’m pretending to be a character in my show then every day is a new day. So I don’t get hung up on ‘what am I gonna come up with today?’ In essence, I think it’s just important to start fresh every day and let the material drive the new ideas. -Break- Watch dozens of »
In the era of superstar showrunners like Matthew Weiner and Shonda Rhimes, TV fans regularly credit the brilliance of a beloved series to the voice of a single auteur. Buffy was Joss Whedon’s inner demon slayer. Only Aaron Sorkin knows the secret percussion underlying that hallway banter. But in some cases, the individual creative vision is shared.
Variety spoke with two showrunning trios and one duo behind three of this year’s Emmy contenders to discuss mindmeld, throwing down in the writers room and achieving that magic alchemy.
“The biggest thing I’d done was ‘Tiny Furniture,’ which was a movie with a crew of five. HBO was wise in bringing on supervisors,” Dunham says of the decision to pair her »
- Geoff Berkshire
Cavity Colors and Van Orton Design have released limited T-shirts and tank tops inspired by the aliens from John Carpenter's film, They Live. Also in this round-up: trailers for AMC's Humans and the Mad Max video game.
"The left side of the image represents the first time Rowdy Roddy Piper puts on the infamous sunglases, and he sees the subliminal imagery and aliens in grayscale. The color side represents when you finally see “Them” in full color and fully exposed to the world!"
Priced at $24, this limited maroon shirt is printed on 100% cotton fabric and is prone to sell out quickly. To learn more about the Cavity Colors' They Live T-shirt, visit:
"Exposure" Tank Top:
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- Tamika Jones
We’ll soon be seeing a lot more of Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the Mad Titan takes centre stage for Avengers: Infinity War, but in the meantime we’ve had to make do with his post-credits scenes in The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as a brief appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy.
While we await his next appearance (Thor: Ragnarok?), the folks at Luma Pictures have posted a featurette which delves into the VFX work that went into bringing Thanos to life for Guardians of the Galaxy, and you can check it out here (via ComicBook)…
“Loic Zimmermann our concept designer took the most prevalent features of Josh Brolin that we thought would stand out the most and put them into who the character is underneath,” Luma Pictures VFX supervisor Vincent Cirelli tells FX Guide. “He began blending those elements. We’ve taken Josh’s eyes, »
- Gary Collinson
People, did Battlestar Galactica teach us nothing?!
Apparently not, because the just-released trailer for AMC’s upcoming sci-fi series Humans gives us a glimpse at a parallel universe where “Synths” — highly developed, artificially intelligent servants — are every family’s go-to accessory.
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The eight-part drama bows Sunday, June 28, at 9/8c, and stars William Hurt (Damages) as George Millican, a widower who becomes like a father to his obsolete synth Odi, and Katherine Parkinson (The Honourable Woman) as a working wife and mother whose “pliant” Synth acts »
Masters of Sex is filling out its Season 3 cast. The Showtime series has added Tate Donovan (Damages) and Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul) as guest stars for its upcoming third season, which will premiere this summer. Donovan will play Graham, a confident scientist whose relationship with Margaret Scully (Allison Janney) brings them to Masters and Johnson’s clinic. In addition to Damages, Donovan’s past TV credits include 24: Live Another Day, Hostages, and, of course, The O.C. (who could forget about Jimmy Cooper?). Furthermore, the appearance of his character means that (hopefully) Janney, who won an Emmy for her guest work as Margaret in Masters‘ first season, will have a larger role in Season 3 after having only appeared in the show’s Season 2 premiere. Meanwhile, Emery will play Jo, a woman who seeks help dealing with a unique relationship in Masters of Sex Season 3. The actress most recently played Betsy… »
- Chris King
The Damages actor will guest-star on Masters of Sex‘s third season, appearing in two episodes as a love interest for Janney’s returning Margaret Scully. Donovan’s Graham is a confident scientist whose relationship with Margaret brings them to Masters and Johnson’s clinic.
Season 3 of Sex — bowing Sunday, July 12 at 10/9c — jumps ahead to 1966, when Masters and Johnson deal with the glare of the national spotlight as their sex study is finally unveiled.
Press Release (via TV By the Numbers) -- New York, NY – May 14, 2015 – "AMC today announced its new eight-part drama series “Humans” will premiere Sunday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt. Set in suburban London, “Humans” takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans,” the series explores the emotional impact that comes as the lines between humans and machines become increasingly blurred. This bold new series is produced in conjunction with the »
- Derek Anderson
Pack your bags, Thaao Penghlis: You’re headed back to Salem.
The Days of Our Lives fan favorite, who has appeared on the soap since 1981, is set to reprise his role as Andre Dimera, TVLine has confirmed.
Further details about Penghlis’ return — including when his episodes will air — are not yet available.
Netflix’s new original series Bloodline centers around an affluent family in the Florida Keys, well regarded in the community for the inn and charter tour business run by Robert (Sam Shepard) and Sally Rayburn (Sissy Spacek). Their business, and indeed world, is turned upside down with the arrival of family black sheep Danny (Ben Mendelsohn), which sends his hometown siblings John (Kyle Chandler), Meg (Linda Cardellini), and Kevin (Norbert Leo Butz) scrambling to figure out what to do with Danny. It’s the first heavy-hitting Netflix original that seeks to fill the juicy drama void between seasons of House of Cards.
But House of Cards is lush in its characterizations, plumbing the diseased actions of complex characters as well as being a fun, hyperbolically cinematic power fantasy. Bloodline plays more like a prime-time soap that would be at home on CBS airing after an NCIS spin-off. Creators Glenn Kessler, »
- Charlie Sanford
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