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Chicago – If there ever was a quintessential “Dad” in movies of the last generation, it would have to be Paul Dooley. The comedian and character actor is best known for portraying the patriarch in “Breaking Away” (1979) and “Sixteen Candles” (1984), but was also in director’s Robert Altman’s ‘ensemble’ and has had a stellar career.
The former “Paul Brown” was born in West Virginia, and studied acting at West Virginia University, before heading to New York City and a new career as Paul Dooley. He did stage work, stand-up comedy and the New York City version of The Second City (story below), before getting his big break in the original stage version of “The Odd Couple” in 1965, directed by the legendary Mike Nichols. While working the stage, he appeared in a number of commercials, eventually moving to Los Angeles to “be where the action is.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
“Raise the dead… and you never know what you raise.” Ahead of its Comic-Con panel this Friday and its return to the small screen the week of Halloween on Wgn America, Salem Season 3 is teased in a new trailer that shows hellish times to come in the town where witchcraft runs rampant.
Press Release: Los Angeles, July 20, 2016 – In advance of the “Salem” panel event at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 on Friday, July 22, Wgn America released the season three full-length trailer for the network’s hit supernatural thriller, set to premiere Halloween week. The gripping trailer reveals “Everything in Salem has gone to Hell!”
Continuing its bloody, sexy and fantastical reimagining of Colonial America, the cast and producers will unleash an extended sneak peek at the upcoming season during San Diego Comic-Con. Series stars Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberle along with executive producers Brannon Braga and »
- Derek Anderson
“The Unseen” follows Bob Longmore (Aden Young), a man who abruptly left his wife Darlene (Camille Sullivan) and daughter Eva (Julia Sarah Stone) and isolated himself in a small Northern town. He works at a saw mill and mostly keeps to himself, avoiding human interaction if at all possible. Bob abandons his family because of his unique condition: He’s slowly going invisible, in an irregular and shocking way. When Darlene reaches out to him, Bob returns home to reconnect with Eva, but as soon as he returns, Eva mysteriously goes missing. Now, it’s up to Bob to risk discovery and the life he’s created for himself in order to find the daughter he loves. Watch a trailer for the film below.
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- Vikram Murthi
[Spoiler alert: This interview covers the entire fourth season of “Orange Is the New Black.” Do not read until you’ve watch the whole season.]
She arrives at Litchfield just as the guards have walked out and the prisoners are running free (sort of) through a hole in the fence. Throughout the course of the season, Judy bonds with people on both sides of the prison power divide (including Healy and Luschek among the guards, and Poussey and Yoga Jones among the inmates — ensnaring two of those four in a hilarious cell block threesome). But Judy always looks out for herself first, and the finale sees Judy seizing her chance at freedom before a prison riot instigated by Poussey’s death leaves her future entirely up in the air.
Brown tells Variety she’s having “conversations” about returning for Season 5, but doesn’t know what the future holds for either »
- Geoff Berkshire
It doesn’t have to be Thursday to throwback to some of the best music moments in TV history. So for this TVLine Mixtape, let’s go way back.
What follows is a collection of songs from the ghosts of TV past, complete with artist and album information — and a Spotify playlist — in case you want to add them to your own collection.
We picked songs that instantly remind us of our favorite characters, couples and series, but we want to hear your favorites too. So hit the comments with songs that stuck with you from your favorite shows. And »
Television is hooked on time travel. At this spring’s TV upfronts, every major network except CBS announced that it will air a show that involves time travel during the 2016-17 television season.
NBC will debut “Timeless,” a drama about a group of people who go back in time to alter history by stopping the Hindenburg disaster. Fox has set a midseason premiere for the time-travel comedy “Making History,” executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, co-starring Adam Pally and Leighton Meester.
ABC will air “Time After Time,” the television adaptation of a book that speculates over what would have happened had H.G. Wells — who is widely credited for popularizing the idea of time travel with his 1895 novel “The Time Machine” — actually had the ability to travel through time. And The CW has “Frequency,” an adaptation of the 2000 thriller about a father and son communicating across time with this use of a ham radio, »
- Seth Kelley
Itching to discover your next sci-fi obsession? Looking for something with aliens or robots to binge next weekend? HitFix has you covered. Here we have a list of a dozen great sci-fi shows currently available to stream on Netflix. Sadly, sci-fi greats Doctor Who and the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica are no longer on Netflix, but there are plenty of other suggestions here for shows well-worth watching. Yup, J.J. Abrams’ Fringe and Joss Whedon’s Firefly are both on the streaming service in full, so you can universe jump and shiny shindig crash to your heart’s content. There are other recommendations here too, including one you can think of as “basically underwater Star Trek.” And if you’re more in the mood for a great 120 minutes of sci-fi rather than an addicting 22+ episodes, below check out our list of the 15 best sci-fi movies streaming on Netflix right now. »
- Emily Rome
Bryan Fuller ("Hannibal," "American Gods") and Alex Kurtzman ("Fringe," "Sleepy Hollow") are producing the series which also recently hired acclaimed "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" director Nicholas Meyer to produce.
Joe Menosky was staff writer on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager" with his credits including famed episodes like "Darmok," "Clues," "Time's Arrow," "The Chase" and "Suspicions" for Tng along with "The Thaw," "Future's End," "Scorpion," "Distant Origin", "Year of Hell," "The Killing Game," "Hope and Fear," "Timeless," "Equinox," "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy" and "Blink of an Eye" for 'Voyager'.
- Garth Franklin
Warner Bros.' adaptation of Stephen King's timeless novel It has had more than its fair share of ups and downs, but now it seems the project is finally on the right track. Andres Muschietti stepped in last year to replace the departing Cary Fukunaga, who had been attached since 2012. And the studio set a September 8, 2017 release date in April for the project. Today we have word that the filmmaker is actively casting for the iconic clown Pennywise, with one new contender entering the mix.
After Cary Fukunaga left the project, it wasn't clear if Will Poulter, who had already come aboard to play Pennywise, was staying on board or not. A new report from Bloody-Disgusting reveals that Andres Muschietti is holding his own auditions for the role, which include make-up tests. One contender that has read for Pennywise is Kirk Acevedo (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »
Update (6/2/16, 12:13 Pm Pt): Well, that was fast. The Hollywood Reporter is now exclusively reporting that Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove, Allegiant) is in "final negotiations" to play Pennywise. Skarsgard is the 25-year-old son of Stellan and brother of Alexander. The two-part film's cast will also include Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Bill Skarsgard in Hemlock Grove Photo Credit: Netflix Original Story: In May of last year, it was reported that British actor Will Poulter (The Maze Runner) was in negotiations to play Pennywise in Cary Fukunaga's two-part adaptation of Stephen King's It, which was previously made into an ABC miniseries starring Tim Curry as the devilish clown. But there have been a number of shakeups since then, most importantly Fukunaga's exit from the project -- a departure that left the door open for Andres Muschietti (Mama) to take the helm. »
- Chris Eggertsen
If you were a TV critic from 1956 to 1976, you would have witnessed some big changes in the business: the rise and fall of the Western as the dominant primetime genre, or the color TV boom, or CBS' shift from silly rural comedies to socially conscious ones like All in the Family and M*A*S*H. If you covered the beat from 1976 to 1996, you would have written about Hill Street Blues and its many imitators, the classic years of SNL, and the early days of original cable programming. Almost any 20-year span would give you a front row seat to enormous artistic and technological change. As of this week, I've been professionally writing about television for exactly 20 years(*), and it's safe to say that the only two-decade period that featured a more radical transformation in how television was made and consumed would be back when the medium was first introduced into America's living rooms. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Sebastian sure knows how to throw a party under the sea. But it sounds like even he would be impressed by the party that’s coming together for Disney fans under the clamshell of the Hollywood Bowl next week. The Little Mermaid will get the live concert screening treatment at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on June 3, 4, and 6. The event’s creative director, Richard Kraft, has told HitFix the deets on all the exciting plans for the three shows that are sure to make Disney fans squee. Film screenings paired with a live orchestra performance of the movie’s score is no new thing. (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Back to the Future are among the concert screenings at the Bowl HitFix has reported on in the past.) But events like this, for a musical, with live singing timed to picture, are new. As far as Kraft is aware, last Halloween »
- Emily Rome
The thing about Stephen King is that he has a very devoted readership. Not unlike fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books, Stephen King’s audiences know his stories inside-out and, as a result, scrutinise every screen adaptation. It is not surprising, then, that Stephen King himself has been discussing the upcoming film version of The Dark Tower – seemingly to try to manage expectations.
Talking to Anthony Breznican on Sirius Xm’s Behind The Scenes With Anthony Breznican, Stephen King emphasised the fact that the chronology of the story may be a little different from the book.
“I expect that the movie will start where the books start. Y’know, ‘The man in black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed.’ I think that nails it right in place for people… I’ve been pretty insistent on that, and I think everyone’s onboard with it.
“It starts sort of in medias res, »
- Sarah Myles
NBC is officially putting down stakes in Midnight, Texas.
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The series is described as a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, »
To commemorate the five-year anniversary of the Smallville series finale, TVLine is republishing this oral history which was first compiled by Matt Webb Mitovich for the June 2011 issue of CBS’ Watch! Magazine (and has been enhanced for this update).
With those words, spoken by Jonathan Kent in the Smallville pilot, a new take on the superman saga found a home that would last for 10 years.
Developed for TV by Al Gough and Miles Millar, Smallville— which followed the adventures of Clark Kent in the fictional town of Smallville, Kan., before he becomes Superman — made its debut Oct. 16, 2001, on The WB. »
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The five-time Emmy-winning Breaking Bad vet will executive-produce and appear in some episodes of the sci-fi anthology Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, Deadline reports. Ronald D. Moore (Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Masters of Sex) are writing the 10-part drama.
Idw Entertainment have announced that Joe Hill will write and executive produce a new TV series based on his acclaimed "Locke and Key" comics, this one likely to end up on a cable network.
The series, which ran from 2008-2013, follows three siblings who return to their family estate in Massachusetts after the gruesome death of their father.
Once there, they discover magical keys that grant special powers and open strange doors. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones interested in these mysterious artifacts, as a supernatural force is also after them.
Fox attempted a series adaptation in 2010 but the network opted not to pick it up. Mark Romanek ("Never Let Me Go") helmed the pilot while Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ("Fringe," "Star Trek") produced and the likes of Miranda Otto, Jesse McCartney, Nick Stahl, Sarah Bolger and Mark Pellegrino starred.
Universal then tried to adapt it as a feature »
- Garth Franklin
Bryce Dallas Howard's husband, actor Seth Gabel, just won Mother's Day. Four for you, Seth Gabel—you go, Seth Gabel! The 35-year-old Jurassic World actress has been married to the 34-year-old Fringe and Salem star for almost 10 years. The two are parents to son Theo, 9, and daughter Beatrice, 4. Howard told E! News that typically, Mother's Day is "like a chill thing" at their house. "Like, maybe we remember halfway through the day and then I get surprised by some clay something from my children and it's just a very relaxed, awesome day," she said. "I think that Sunday is going to be the same but my husband got me a »
With just under six months until Marvel's second Phase 3 movie, Doctor Strange, hits theaters, the studio has brought in its composer, Oscar winner Michael Giacchino. The movie will mark his first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he is no stranger to superhero tales, having composed the scores for Pixar's The Incredibles and Disney's Sky High. While this is his first Marvel movie, the composer has a long history with Disney.
Michael Giacchino won his first Oscar for composing the original score for Disney Pixar's Up, and he was nominated two years earlier for his work on another Pixar classic, Ratatouille. He got his start composing music for video games, such as the game tie-in for The Lost World and another Jurassic Park game, Warpath. He eventually moved on to features with The Incredibles, Sky High, The Family Stone, Mission: Impossible III, Speed Racer, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, »
This week, CBS began the twice-weekly airing of the final 13 episodes of Person of Interest. The series is dark, compelling, and addresses many of the privacy and cyber-terrorism issues we’re wrestling with in our world. They just do it with an attractive cast and solve things every 60 minutes. Here’s the official word on the final season collection.
Burbank, CA (May 4, 2016) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) is set to release one of television’s most compelling, action-packed, crime dramas, Person of Interest: The Complete Fifth and Final Season on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Available July 19, 2016, the final season will include all 13 season five episodes plus the “Finale for the Fans” featurette, the show’s 2015 Comic-Con Panel and more bonus content. Season five finds the team of covert crime fighters faced with the potential demise of The Machine as its rival, Samaritan, begins to take control. The release will retail »
- ComicMix Staff
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