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The list of TV series cancelled too soon is long. Acclaimed shows like "Carnivale," "Firefly," "Journeyman," "Freaks and Geeks," "Pushing Daisies," "Terriers," "Angel," "Undeclared" and many more line bargain basement DVD bins when all should have had at least one more season to really soar.
One of the most painful loses though was that of one of TV's greatest character dramas - HBO's western "Deadwood". Creator David Milch's show wrapped its third season back in 2006 and was put on hold. Though never officially canceled, it has effectively been axed and the cast have gone on to other projects.
Nevertheless the love for that show is still there, not just from fans but those who worked on it. One such person is "Gone Girl" actress Kim Dickens who attended the 66th Annual Emmy Awards over the weekend and was asked by TV Line about the show's demise:
"Deadwood still hurts. »
- Garth Franklin
Twenty years has passed since we were first introduced to the characters of My So-Called Life, twenty years! Where has the time gone? And more importantly when did I get so old?
While most of you won’t really care too much what I’ve been up to since the show finished, let’s take a look at what the actors have been up to in the years since the cancellation of what is frankly the greatest teen TV drama ever.
Claire Danes (Angela Chase)
After breaking out in My So-Called Life, Danes focused on her film career first with a leading role in 1995’s Little Women and then supporting roles in smaller but interesting films like Home For The Holidays, How to Make An American Quilt and »
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, The Blacklist, and other television productions have all made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on BBC and NBC. The Blacklist (NBC) Paul Reubens (Pushing Daisies, Dirt) to appear in multiple Season 2 episodes as Mr. [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Pee-wee’s next big adventure is landing him on The Blacklist.
The NBC drama has tapped Paul Reubens (Pushing Daisies, Dirt) to appear in multiple Season 2 episodes as Mr. Vargas, a dapper, finicky “muscle” who handles delicate situations in the criminal underworld, EW.com reports.
Related The Blacklist Season 2 Premiere Photos: Are Liz and Red On the Run?
Executive producer Jon Bokenkamp notes that the role will be “totally different” from Reubens’ well known Pee-wee character.
The Blacklist returns Sept. 22 at 10/9c.
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ABC has proven itself capable of delivering creatively strong comedies over the years, though almost all of them don’t last long (see: the late, lamented Trophy Wife, underrated gem Suburgatory, gone-too-soon Happy Endings, very funny Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, subversive Better Off Ted and, looking back further, cult classic Pushing Daisies). It’s too early to tell whether Selfie, starring Karen Gillan of Doctor Who fame, will join that lineup of strongly written, low-rated comedies, but the pilot episode shows some promise, despite a few missteps.
Centering on Eliza Dooley (Gillan), a self-obsessed sales rep in her early twenties, Selfie takes aim at the general public’s crippling addiction to social media. Eliza is “Insta-famous,” having amassed 263,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Out of those ‘friends,’ though, she can only claim to know a select few. Everything about Eliza is built for public consumption, »
- Isaac Feldberg
As HitFix's Uncanceled Showdown begins its third round, we wind up with a bunch of Elite Eight pairings that are thematically linked — even if they aren't always the pairings we expected, based on the seedings. As planned, we have two short-lived Judd Apatow series going up against each other, as fans will have to choose between "Freaks and Geeks" and "Undeclared" in one match-up. And in the opposite corner of the bracket, we have "Deadwood" vs. "Twin Peaks," giving us a show that ended before its creator was ready vs. a show that lasted longer than its creators expected or intended. (Mark Frost has said neither he nor David Lynch had plans for a second season, which is why it was such a mess.) Then we get into some of the upsets, with a pair of recent Fox sci-fi series in "Almost Human" and "Terra Nova" taking out higher seeds, »
- Alan Sepinwall
It's time for Round 2 of HitFix's Uncanceled Showdown. We launched the first round last week, featuring 32 shows that we felt ended prematurely, either One Season Wonders or Unfinished Multi-Season Runs. [And yes, we left out a lot of your favorite truncated shows. Guess what? We can do this again!] That first round generated over 400,000 votes. Some of the results were predictable. Sorry, "Borgias," but "Firefly" got 97 percent of the vote in that round. Yes. 97 percent. Some of the results were a little less predictable. I'd figured that "Moonlight" might have enough fan juice to withstand the recency bias of "Almost Human," but I was wrong. And "Terra Nova" was a show that wasn't necessarily a popular inclusion, but it knocked off cult favorite "Wonderfalls." If tournaments are well-seeded, first round match-ups are sometimes less competitive and then things start getting tough and there are some fantastic match-ups in the second round. "Pushing Daisies" and "Jericho" got nearly identical vote totals in the first round, so we'll see whether pies »
- Daniel Fienberg
Here at Dread Central we love "Hannibal." Honestly, I still think we don't deserve a show as good as it is! If you haven't watched it, please rectify that situation Immediately, if not sooner. With Season 2 about to come home, you have no excuse. Speaking of which...
From the Press Release
Hannibal: Season Two, the next chapter of the smash hit series, will keep viewers on the edge of their seats when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD September 16th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Based on the characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Hannibal, from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks, stars Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) as the iconic Hannibal Lecter, »
- Steve Barton
Newton will play the eautiful and razor-sharp Maeve Millay, who is a genius for reading people and a knack for survival. Maeve is the Westworld madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.
The pilot, from Bad Robot and Warner Brothers Television, was co-written by “Person of Interest” creator Jonathan Nolan and “Pushing Daisies” and “Burn Notice” scribe Lisa Joy, with Nolan set to direct. The project, set at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park, is described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.
Newton currently stars in “Rogue” on the Audience Network, which was recently picked up for a third season. »
- Kevin Noonan
Suddenly there's momentum for female superhero movies, thanks to Warner Bros. and DC breaking the ice with Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." This has led to Sony entering the female fray with a Spider-Man spinoff scripted by Lisa Joy ("Burn Notice," "Pushing Daisies"). No confirmation yet if it's Spider-Woman, but it's a significant development. And word is, Marvel is developing its own female counter-attack by turning the spotlight on Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, with a script to be written by "Guardians of the Galaxy's" Nicole Perlman (but who tweeted on Monday that there has been no active development since turning in her treatment in 2011). Fan pressure has been mounting ever since Black Widow become an important fixture of The Avengers. And you can sense that she's busting to break out on her own. The timing couldn't be better and there's no »
- Bill Desowitz
Sony Pictures continues to expand their Spider-Man cinematic universe. The next film set to be released in the franchise is writer and director Drew Goddard's Sinister Six. That's the first of several films that will revolve around Spider-Man's rogue gallery of villains. That movie is coming in 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is now set for 2018.
According to Deadline, the studio is now looking to add a female superhero to the mix. They've hired Lisa Joy Nolan (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice, Westworld) to work on the script for the character's story. We don't know exactly which character the film will center on yet, but Black Cat, Silver Sable, Firestar, and Spider-Woman are a few characters that come to mind. But right now any of these names are speculation. I will say that the Black Cat character was already introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, played by Felicity Jones, so that is a strong possibility. »
- Joey Paur
Sony take another step in revitalising their Spider-Man franchise and challenging Marvel’s universe by announcing a female lead spin-off from The Amazing Spider-man. Sony have already announced that Spider-Man is on hiatus until 2018, with the villain focused The Sinister Six hitting cinemas in 2016, but they’ve now added to this with a spin-off in 2017 which will cast a female in the lead. There is no clarification on which character will be leading said spin-off, but it can be assumed that Black Cat is a frontrunner due to her alter ego, Felicia Hardy, appearing in The Amazing Spider-man 2 portrayed by Felicity Jones. Other characters could include Spider-Woman, although would we really want Spider-Man and Spider-Woman on the go? Especially when a Venom solo outing may also be on the cards!
This spin-off would be the first major female led comic-book hero film (we’re not counting Catwoman or Supergirl »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Chatting with Michael Ausiello in TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con video suite, Pace sang the retro drama’s praises (and pondered the prospect of a Season 2), before mulling other potential TV gigs — including, of course, any sort of “reunion” with Pushing Daisies‘ masterchef Bryan Fuller.
Pace says he is “very optimistic” that he will work with Fuller again, holding to this day as he does a “soft spot” for Daisies piemaker Ned. »
Which explains exactly why Hannibal ended its sophomore run in spectacularly bloody fashion.
Michael Ausiello sat down in TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con video suite with the executive producer, fellow Ep Martha De Laurentiis and cast members Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson to dish some of Season 2′s most shocking moments: »
NBC’s “Hannibal” took over Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con Thursday, with creator Bryan Fuller, EPs Steven Lightfoot and Martha De Laurentiis, director David Slade and cast members Caroline Dhavernas, Scott Thompson and Aaron Abrams on hand to tease the sure-to-be delectable developments ahead in season three.
Stars Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy were absent from the panel due to work commitments, but Mikkelsen sent his apologies via video from Denmark, while Dancy recorded a message from Australia, both thanking all the “Fannibals” for their support of the critically-acclaimed drama.
See Also: More Photos from Comic-Con
The biggest reveal from the panel? Raul Esparza will be “a huge part of season three” despite his character, Dr. Chilton, being shot in the face in season three. Esparza (who worked with Fuller on “Pushing Daisies”) said that he trusts the writer implicitly, because no matter what kind of awful mishaps befall the twisted psychiatrist, »
- Laura Prudom
Related NBC Execs Talk Hannibal Season 3
As an appetizer, the Ep unveiled a surprise guest who’ll be a “huge part of Season 3”: Raul Esparza, who played the presumed dead Dr. Frederick Chilton. (Eddie Izzard will also return in a flashback.)
“I can’t believe how much people fell in love with Chilton this season,” Esparza effused. “I love playing the part because he’s a total douchebag.”
For the main course, Fuller »
Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood will star in the pilot episode of Westworld, based on the 1973 movie starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin. J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan are serving as executive producers for the proposed HBO series. Nolan, who has cowritten The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar with his brother, director Christopher Nolan, also created the successful TV show Person of Interest. He has written the script for the Westworld pilot with his wife, Lisa Joy, herself a TV veteran (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice) and will direct the episode. Novelist Michael Crichton made his feature film debut as a writer and director with the original movie, which was set in an elaborate theme park for adults that featured three...
- Peter Martin
Where's everyone getting guns? This is Canada!
If your last name is "Butt", then there's really only two things you can be: a cigarette filter manufacturer or a comedian. Brent Butt took the latter route. Stand-up comedy took him into television with two Canadian series, Corner Gas (2004-09) and Hiccups (2010-11), and a feature film, No Clue (2013), that is basically a 90-minute pilot for a detective sit-com. It's a busy field especially and the light Canadian touch is certainly popular in American television at the moment. Shows like Better off Ted, Pushing Daisies, and Psych take the same gentle approach to laughs out of goofy awkwardness and verbal inanity as No Clue. However, this Butt vehicle is a step above those shows by looking sleeker and pushing the jokes without winking at the audience.
- Jason Ratigan
Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood are saddling up for "Westworld." The Oscar-winning "Silence of the Lambs" actor has signed on to star in HBO's TV adaptation of the 1973 sci-fi film, effectively taking on his first (prospective) series regular role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Joining him is "Charlie Countryman" star Evan Rachel Wood, who previously collaborated with the network on both "True Blood" and the 2011 miniseries "Mildred Pierce." Described as a "dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," the J.J. Abrams-produced series was "inspired by" the original film, which centered on a futuristic theme park that gave wealthy adults the opportunity to live out their Wild West fantasies (or any fantasies, really) with the help of artificially-intelligent robots. Hopkins will star in the pilot as Dr. Robert Ford, the "brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer and chairman of the board »
- Chris Eggertsen
British actress and all round cutie Anna Friel -below ('Pushing Daisies') has replaced Chloe Sevigny on board writer/director Bobby Miller's new comedy body-horror 'Master Cleanse'. Described as 'a soulful and humorous blend of Cronenberg body-horror and old-school Amblin' the movie is currently shooting over in Vancouver with actor and co-producer Johnny Galecki ('The Big Bang Theory') seated in the leading role. Joining Friel are Kyle Gallner ('Jennifer's Body'), Kevin J. O'Connor ('There Will Be Blood') and Oliver Platt ('Fargo'). Veteran star Angelica Huston also stars. »
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