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CBS Might Give 'Supergirl' Her Own TV Show

19 September 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Female superheroes may not be getting a whole lot of love on the big screen, but TV has just gotten a little more accepting, maybe. CBS has announced that it made a series commitment to Supergirl. Now, this doesn't mean that Supergirl is getting her own TV show exactly, but it's a very good sign that she might.

The CBS deal with Warner Bros. includes a one-hour drama project for Supergirl, based on the characters from DC Comics. If the TV network decides to back out of airing Supergirl, then it will have to pay Warner Bros. a huge penalty.

The drama will be written and executive produced by Arrow's Greg Berlanti and Chuck's Ali Adler. The series will follow Kara Zor-El, who escaped from her native planet, Krypton, during a destruction phase years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she's been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin (Superman, »

- Laura Frances

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CBS Is Making a New Version of Supergirl

19 September 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

CBS is joining the superhero arms race: The Eye network has commissioned Supergirl, partnering with producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Mysteries of Laura), Ali Adler (Chuck, Glee), and Sarah Schechter for a new take on the DC Comics character. Word of the project first leaked out a few weeks ago, with DC and Warner Bros. TV then pitching the idea to various networks around Hollywood. CBS landed it after agreeing to a so-called series commitment, which means the network will have to pay Warners a massive financial penalty if it opts to back out of Supergirl (This makes it very likely the show will end up on the air, though nothing’s ever for sure at CBS, as the producers of How I Met Your Dad can attest). Berlanti and Adler’s take on Supergirl (they’re writing the pilot together) begins with Krypton refugee (illegal alien, if you’re »

- Joe Adalian

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‘Supergirl’ Drama Gets Series Commitment From CBS

19 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's another superhero coming to the small screen! CBS has given a series commitment to a one-hour drama project for “Supergirl,” based on characters from DC Comics, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap on Friday. See video: Stephen Colbert Goes Undercover at Comic-Con to Sell Fake Superhero Hawkcat The drama, which will be written and executive produced by Greg Berlanti (“Green Lantern,” “Arrow,” “The Flash”) and Ali Adler (“Chuck,” “No Ordinary Family”), will follow the exploits of Kara Zor-El. Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Bad Judge First Look: Kate Walsh Gets Wild With Ryan Hansen

18 September 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On NBC’s upcoming comedy Bad Judge (premiering Oct. 2 at 9/8c), Kate Walsh is enjoying the best of both worlds, working hard and partying even harder as the sexually unapologetic Rebecca. And when she’s not doing one of those two things, she’s hooking up with Veronica MarsRyan Hansen as her on- and off-again psychiatrist beau in TVLine’s exclusive first look.

Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites!

“There’s part of [Rebecca] that’s still a college girl, partying, getting into trouble,” executive producer Adam McKay explains in the video below. “Then there »

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Legendary TV Buys John Scalzi Novel ‘Lock In’ (Exclusive)

15 September 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Legendary TV has acquired the rights to John Scalzi’s novel “Lock In” to adapt into a pilot for a potential series.

The book revolves around a highly contagious virus that causes one percent — or five million — of the U.S. population to become paralyzed but fully aware, while the rest of the infected get nothing more than the flu, fever or headaches. A quarter of a century later, the immobile are able to borrow the bodies of “integrators.” After one of the paralyzed is murdered, the book focuses on two FBI agents who are called in to investigate a case that spirals into something far larger.

Scalzi is currently on a tour to promote the release of “Lock In,” published in August.

The author is known for his science fiction background, having been a former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and written the “Old »

- Marc Graser

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2

14 September 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best. 

2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Interview: Artists Louw & Pires share experience designing ‘Outcast Odyssey’

8 September 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Card games are a hot topic right now with many card iterations of different properties releasing recently, including Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and WWE SuperCard. Outcast Odyssey is a collectible card game coming soon to iOS and Android devices from Magic Pixel Games and Bandai Namco Games and with every card game, there comes a load of cards to see. That’s where talents like Warren Louw and Chuck Pires lend their skills to the new video game. The two comic artists are no stranger to the industry of drawing and creating for different projects and they share their experience in the comic and video game industry.

BuzzFocus: How did you get your start in art (best, biggest projects)?

Warren Louw: My first biggest breaks would have to be an ImagineFX cover and workshop in 2009 and doing a cover for DC Comics, Powergirl in 2010.

Chuck Pires: I was about 15 years old, »

- Francois Chang

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'Supergirl' May Land Television Series

5 September 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are hoping to add some serious girl power to television by developing a "Supergirl" series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns, who both serve as executive producers on The CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash," are attached to the project along with "No Ordinary Family" and "Chuck" writer-producer Ali Adler. In addition, Michael Green is also joining the series, according to E! Online. He has produced such series as "Gotham," "Smallville" and "Heroes," and he penned DC's recent "Supergirl" comics. The untitled project, which will be scripted by Adler, is in the early stages of development, but it's expected to be shopped to networks soon. Supergirl, or Kara Zor-El, was created by Otto Binder and designed by artist Al Plastino, »

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Supergirl TV Series On The Way?

5 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Among the plethora of superhero films and television programmes, we’ve heard that Supergirl is the next character lined up for a TV Show!

The man behind the project is Greg Berlanti, a producer who’s so far been behind Arrow (that’s doing rather well), The Flash (that’s coming up) and The Tomorrow People that, well, I believe is doing okay on the smaller circuit.

Supergirl is Superman’s cousin in the DC world and Deadline are reporting that Berlanti is working on the project with Ali Adler, who’s previously written for Glee, Chuck and No Ordinary Family. This project is in the early stages of production and so hasn’t been picked up anywhere yet but seems like the perfect fodder for the likes of Netflix or another streaming service – Would the fan base be big enough for this one – it’s unexpectedly worked for Arrow so who knows! »

- Dan Bullock

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A Supergirl TV series is in the works from The Flash and Arrow producer

4 September 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

There is a new series based on the iconic DC heroine Supergirl in the works at Warner Bros. TV. Greg Berlanti, who produces Arrow and The Flash on The CW, is reportedly tapped to executive-produce. He and Ali Adler, who produced shows like No Ordinary Family and Chuck, are looking to bring a Supergirl series to TV with what is described as a fresh take on the heroine’s origin story. DC’s Geoff Johns, who is also involved with both Arrow and The Flash, is expected to be »

- Graham McMorrow

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See the I, Frankenstein Effects that Never Were

2 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One of I, Frankenstein's biggest sins was that the creature effects, especially with regard to Frankenstein's monster, were pretty run of the mill. Back in the beginning effects artist Vincent J. Guastini had the reins of this bad boy, but unfortunately it was steered out of his hands.

Now Guastini has uploaded an effects/concept reel of what his vision for the film's creatures would have been like. Gotta say it... we like it so much better. What a shock. Check it out for yourselves, and weigh in below.

About I, Frankenstein

From the producers of Underworld, I, Frankenstein follows Frankenstein's monster (Aaron Eckhart) as he becomes involved in a war between two immortal clans. Also starring Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Yvonne Strahovski (TV's "Chuck," TV's "Dexter"), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, »

- Steve Barton

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Really, Ep. 1.01: “Pilot” is funny, but fails at drama

2 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Jay Chandrasekhar, Sarah Chalke

Really, Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”

Written by Jay Chandrasekhar

Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar

Released August 28, 2014 by Amazon

While the Broken Lizard comedy troupe were behind four movies from 1996 to 2006, recent years have seen the group members branching out individually. One particularly prominent member of the group has been Jay Chandrasekhar, who has directed episodes of shows such as Happy Endings, Chuck, and Community. His newest foray into television is the pilot for Really, a show that takes a look at couples and people in various stages of relationships. Looking for a series greenlight, Amazon and the creators have released the pilot online for voting, and it paints the picture of a show that could either be a success or a failure, depending on whether it chooses to focus on its comedic elements or its dramatic ones.

One of the strong points of the show is the »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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And the winners of the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards are…

25 August 2014 11:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night, with Breaking Bad scooping five awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Oustanding Lead Actor (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Aaron Paul), Oustanding Supporting Actress (Anna Gunn) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Modern Family was also celebrating, taking Outstanding Comedy Series for the fifth consecutive year, , along with Outstanding Supporting Actor (Ty Burrell) and Outstanding Directing, while there was wins for American Horror Story: Coven, Sherlock, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory and Fargo.

Check out a full list of the Emmy winners here…

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad” (AMC) (*Winner)

Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

House of Cards” (Netflix)

Mad Men” (AMC)

True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Louie” (FX)

Modern Family” (ABC) (*Winner)

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ gets a new castmember and teaser

25 August 2014 6:03 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

One of the more well-known genre offerings among current television programs is the FX show American Horror Story. Co-created by Nip/Tuck‘s Ryan Murphy, with Firefly‘s Tim Minear as a writer, the series follows an anthology format, telling a different story each season. The show’s upcoming fourth season, titled “Freak Show”, follows the exploits of a travelling freak show in 1950s Florida. With the returning cast joined by Michael Chiklis and Wes Bentley, the series has now added Matt Bomer to its cast. Bomer has worked with Murphy before, most recently on HBO’s The Normal Heart, and has also been seen in Chuck and White Collar, as well as on the big screen in Magic Mike. A new teaser for the season has also been released, and can be seen below. The new season begins on October 8th.

The post ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ gets »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Sky1 to air Us thriller series The Last Ship in the UK

22 August 2014 3:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sky1 has acquired Us drama series The Last Ship for UK broadcast.

Launching in the Us on cable channel TNT back in June, The Last Ship stars former Grey's Anatomy actor Eric Dane.

Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) and Adam Baldwin (Chuck) also appears in the series, which follows the crew of the USS Nathan James on a dystopian future Earth.

The Last Ship - exec produced by Michael Bay - was recently picked up for a second season in the Us.

Sky1 is yet to confirm when the series will launch in the UK.

The broadcaster has also picked up two more Us series - superhero drama The Flash and supernatural thriller Forever.

Michael Bay's The Last Shipgreenlit for ten-episode series by TNT

Watch a trailer for The Last Ship below: »

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J.K. Rowling Releases Potterverse Story on Singing Sorceress Celestina Warbeck

20 August 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has released another story from the Harry Potter universe and it focuses on the backstory of the singing sorceress sensation Celestina Warbeck. 

In an article for Today.com, Rowling wrote, "Celestina Warbeck is one of my favourite 'off-stage' characters in the Harry Potter series, and has been part of the Potter world ever since its inception, making an early appearance in the short-lived 'Daily Prophet' series I produced for members of the equally short-lived fan club run by my British publisher, Bloomsbury." 

You can read the full story on Pottermore.com, but here's a little taste from it:

Celestina has sometimes lent her name and talents to good causes, such as raisingfunds for St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries with a recording of Puddlemere United's anthem 'Beat Back Those Bludgers, Boys, and Chuck That Quaffle Here'. More controversially, Celestina was vocal in her »

- Joey Paur

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Law & Order: Svu Season 16 First Look: Meet Olivia Benson's New Protégé

19 August 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s never easy being the new guy on the team — a fact Peter Scanavino‘s character will learn the hard way when Law & Order: Svu returns next month.

TVLine has an exclusive first look at the NBC procedural’s Season 16 squad, which includes guest star Scanavino (Person of InterestThe Blacklist) as Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr., newly assigned to Manhattan Svu after a few months working in other boroughs’ special victims units. Olivia will reluctantly take him under her wing »

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Wer Now Howling on VOD

19 August 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The new flick from the makers of the much reviled film The Devil Inside, entitled Wer, is coming home on DVD via Universal on September 23rd; but you can now head on over to your preferred VOD provider and find it waiting for you.

A.J. Cook ("Criminal Minds"), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Vik Sahay ("Chuck"), and Brian J. O’Connor (Epic Movie) round out the main cast of the werewolf flick directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside).

Steven Schneider, producer of The Devil Inside, The Tall Man and the Paranormal Activity films, produced with Matthew Peterman (who wrote the screenplay) and Morris Paulson through their production company Prototype. Robert Hall and his Almost Human Inc. tackled the makeup and visual effects for Wer.

Synopsis

Following the brutal slaying of an American family vacationing in rural France, a peculiar man living near the crime scene is blindly charged with their murders. »

- Steve Barton

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Justin Hartley Is Y&R's New Adam

19 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Passions alum and onetime Green Arrow Justin Hartley is returning to daytime TV, as The Young and the Restless‘ new Adam Newman.

Hartley thus succeeds Michael Muhney, who was abruptly let go from the role last December.

Related Shemar Moore Returns as Y&R‘s Malcolm Winters

Assaying his return to soaps, Hartley told TV Guide Magazine (which broke the news of his casting), “I don’t care if the job is on daytime or primetime or the web. Hey, give me a good character and someone to listen and I’ll do my acting on a street corner.”

Related »

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Don Pardo, Longtime Saturday Night Live Announcer, Dead at 96

18 August 2014 8:22 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Veteran television and radio announcer Dominick “Don” Pardo, best known as the voice of Saturday Night Live, has died. He was 96.

Pardo passed away Monday evening, an NBC rep confirms to TVLine.

Pardo retired from NBC in 2004, but continued to provide the introductions for SNL — most recently, pre-recording them from his home in Arizona. He had only missed one season of SNL — the show’s seventh — giving him a longer tenure than even Lorne Michaels (who stepped away for five seasons).

“I can’t imagine the show without [Don],” Michaels once said, “and as long as he’s there, I stay young. »

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