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Syfy on Friday night allowed entry into a new universe — a world patrolled by Killjoys. Will you keep the new space saga in your crosshairs?
RelatedSyfy, Steven Spielberg Team for Brave New World TV Adaptation
Killjoys stars Hannah John-Kamen (The Hour) and Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13, Smallville) as Dutch and John, interplanetary bounty hunters — or Killjoys — who as agents of the Reclamation Apprehension Coalition chase deadly Warrants (fugitives) throughout the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a class war.
After a cold open that gives a taste for how crafty this tag team can be, John intercepts a »
One episode was provided for review prior to broadcast.
Science-fiction is a genre that has always been unusually receptive to bare-minimum, surface-level programming. Particularly in the early 2000s, it seemed that all one needed to successfully launch a new series was a flashy setting (either over-complicated or under-explored), a photogenic cast and some procedural hook, usually one past its expiration date by the end of the first season.
Lately, though, audiences have demanded more. This millennium’s most well-regarded sci-fi programs, like Firefly and Battlestar Galactica, are so universally praised because they went above and beyond what was required of them, proving undaunted by ambitious, tricky narratives. And viewers are currently gifted with some terrific series (e.g. Orphan Black, Black Mirror) that have followed in their footsteps, tackling heady questions of human ethics head-on.
Despite following a trio of bounty hunters operating in the wild west of deep space (let that breath out, »
- Isaac Feldberg
One episode was provided for reviewing purposes prior to broadcast.
It took me approximately five minutes to estimate the kind of Syfy series that Dark Matter would be. None would call the network’s track record unblemished, exactly, so deciding to give a new Syfy show a chance is sometimes a crap shoot. You could win big (last year’s Ascension sure came close), or you could lose even bigger. Dark Matter, the network’s new series based on the Dark Horse comic of the same name, fits rightfully on brand with Syfy’s pivot away from quirky ephemerality (Eureka, Warehouse 13) and into the grittier deep space shenanigans of yesteryear – or, you know, when Battlestar Galactica made them a lot of money.
But now, thanks to Dark Matter‘s dramatically preposterous mishandling of both its “adult” themes and that elusive grittiness, Syfy is even further away from the quality »
- Mitchel Broussard
Syfy is ready to sic its Killjoys on the universe, and TVLine has your first look at the series premiere’s first four-plus minutes.
RelatedSyfy, Steven Spielberg Team for Brave New World Adaptation
From Orphan Black‘s Temple Street Productions and Lost Girl creator Michelle Lovretta, Killjoys — premiering Friday, June 19 at 9/8c on Syfy as well as Canada’s Space — follows three interplanetary bounty hunters (or “Killjoys”) as they chase deadly fugitives throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war.
ABC Family got into the murder-solving business on Tuesday night with the premiere of Stitchers, a slightly fantastical new drama about hacking into dead people’s memories. But will you return for the next case of “stitching”?
Before you chime in with your thoughts, here’s a brief summary of the episode: Cal Tech student Kirsten Clark (played by newcomer Emma Ishta) is — how do I say this nicely? — not the warm-and-fuzzy type. Her relationship with her roommate/classmate Camille (Warehouse 13‘s Allison Scagliotti) is frosty at best, »
- Lyle Masaki
Many shows live and die by their main character’s ability to make you stop caring about anything else that might be sub-par. You may need a semblance of general story, depending on how hard you push the episodic nature of the show, but if you have the right lead, you only need above-average plot lines to keep people in their seats.
Stitchers has a lot in common with House M.D. in this regard. The cases were often intriguing, and though the perpetual doubt of House’s abilities grew tiring, the overall arc was pretty good. Still, Hugh Laurie made the show.
The plot of Stitchers is a “sci-fi fun” one, which for ABC Family means it balances the “need to know” with the “just play along,” and it doesn’t overwork the complexities of things, nor does it talk down to the audience… much. It’s solid, though perhaps »
- Marc Eastman
Kimberly Levin, a biochemist and playwright, makes her feature directorial debut with Runoff, starring Joanne Kelly of Warehouse 13, and the film looks fantastic. This first Runoff trailer is all I need to see to mark this movie as a must-see. Kelly plays a woman trapped between harsh economic realities and a tempting offer that could […]
- Russ Fischer
Wrapping up its most watched season in seven years, The CW Network presented its 2015-16 broadcast schedule today to advertisers, affiliates and national media at New York City Center in New York City. The indie-pop band Of Monsters and Men kicked off the presentation with a live performance of their latest single "Crystals," and their international hit song "Little Talks." Here's what CW's Mark Pedowitz had to say in a statement.
"This has been a terrific season for The CW, and is a result of a strategy we set in motion a few years ago to broaden out and grow our audience. We had our most watched season, and our highest-rated season among men, in seven years. We launched The CW's most watched series ever with The Flash, and with The Flash and Jane the Virgin, we received more critical acclaim than ever before. The CW is heading into »
The title will be Legends Of Tomorrow, and here’s the official synopsis and cast/crew information:
DC's Legends Of Tomorrow When heroes alone are not enough... the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat - one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?
Below, you'll find the status of the recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows on Syfy, TBS, TNT, TV Land, USA, VH1, We tv, Wgn America, and Yahoo. To see a series' ratings (if available), click the links in the middle column.
Shows include Agent X, Angie Tribeca, Benched, Bitten, Clipped, Colony, Community, Complications, Continuum, Cougar Town, Covert Affairs, Dallas, Dark Matter, Defiance, Dig, Dominion, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Graceland, Ground Floor, Haven, Helix, Hindsight, Hit the Floor, Hot in Cleveland, Hunters, Impastor, In Plain Sight, Jennifer Falls, Killjoys, Legends, Lost Girl, Manhattan, Major Crimes, Mr. Robot, Murder in the First, Outsiders, Perception, Playing House, Proof, Public Morals, Rizzoli & Isles, Royal Pains, Rush, Salem, Satisfaction, Sirens, Suits, Sullivan & Son, The Divide, The Exes, The Last Ship, The Librarians, Public Morals, The Soul Man, South of Hell, Teachers, Transporter: The Series, Warehouse 13, Wedding Band, »
Three years ago right around this time, I was lamenting the fact that there was a sad, sad lack of comics and genre fashion merchandise geared towards women. At the time, my experience was that the available clothing for women to purchase and wear was mostly t-shirts, only some of which were actually fitted for or geared towards women. And accessories of the sort women might be interested in, like jewelry or handbags or less manly wallets, were mostly available only via Etsy or through other fan enterprises.
Generally speaking, what was available via licensed merchandisers was also lacking in the style, flair, subtlety, or imagination that I’d have really liked to see in female comics fashion. Despite being a fan of the comfort of a cute tee shirt, there are times when I’d prefer to be able to let fly the flag of my geek pride with »
- Emily S. Whitten
Leah Ratliff, a feminist blogger and aspiring investigative journalist, is looking for a big story that will land her a college scholarship. She finds it when an abstinence educator named Liz Batho arrives at Leah s high school and forms the Virginity Action Group a.k.a. V.A.G. that promotes chastity through vagina awareness.
Liz Batho turns out to be Countess Elizabeth Bathory, the murderess who killed hundreds of girls in the 1600s, to bathe in their virgin blood to retain her youthful good looks. Ms. Batho’s scheme is to get as many young girls as possible to join V.A.G., thus allowing her access to an endless supply of virgins to slaughter. But can Leah stop the unholy rituals and crack the big story wide open…?
Already available digitally, Chastity Bites is set for a DVD release on April 20th courtesy of Safecracker Pictures – and we Five copies to giveaway! »
- Phil Wheat
Tonight on The Night Shift, (NBC, 10/9c), Drew’s moment in the public spotlight is interrupted (pleasantly?) by a surprise visit from Rick (guest star Luke McFarlane) — and we’ve got a sneak peek at the reunion… and more?
Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
In the episode, Drew (Brendan Fehr) is dealing with “beyond his worst nightmare” in the wake of his heroic gunman takedown going viral, by doing his best to shrink from the media attention, when Rick shows up. Rick accounts for their recent “crossed signals,” offers »
Created by Jack Kenny
Aired on NBC for 1 season (8 episodes, 4 unaired) from January 6, 2006 – January 20, 2006
Susanna Thompson as Judith Webster
Alison Pill as Grace
Ellen Burstyn as Bishop Beatrice Congreve
Episcopalian Christian minister Daniel Webster has a special relationship with Jesus Christ, in that he can literally see and talk to him. Daniel’s life is difficult and not even visitations from the son of God are enough to assuage his pain, which has him addicted to narcotic painkillers. The series begins a year after one of his twin sons has departed from suffering from leukemia. This event may’ve been the cause of Daniel’s drug intake and also why his wife is a functioning alcoholic. They have »
- Jean Pierre Diez
HBO is turning James Marsters into a man of the cloth.
RelatedLooking Cancelled at HBO — But Patrick’s Story Isn’t Over Yet
Related storiesVice Renewed for Four Expanded Seasons at HBO, »
The hourlong crime series, which began production this January, will star Emma Ishta (“Manhattan Love Story”), Kyle Harris (“The Carrie Diaries”), Allison Scagliotti (Syfy’s “Warehouse 13″), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Syfy’s “Eureka,” “I Am Legend”) and Ritesh Rajan (“The Last Airbender”).
The original drama follows a young woman (Ishta) who is recruited into a secret government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and help solve mysteries before they go to the grave.
Fehr will play Leslie Turner, the enigmatic head of the covert stitchers program. His character will be introduced in the middle of the season.
Watch the first trailer for “Stitchers”:
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Previous | Image 1 of 33 | NextEve Myles of TV’s ‘Torchwood.’
Chicago – The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, popularly known as “C2E2,” is coming back to the Windy City next month, Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th. The three day event draws many celebrities, comic book artists and memorabilia vendors. HollywoodChicago.com was at last year’s event, and got 33 Exclusive Portraits of the TV and film personalities.
Photographer Joe Arce captured photos of these celebrities at the 2014 C2E2, representing TV and films such as “Ghostbusters,” “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones.” Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Sony Pictures TV has cooked up a new take on the supernatural for a new television series based on the unusual friendship between famous magician-illusionist Harry Houdini and prolific author Arthur Conan Doyle. Dubbed Houdini And Doyle, the 10-episode series has been sold to a number of global parties, including Fox (Us), ITV (UK) and Shaw Media (Canada). As part of the deal struck with the networks, the show will go straight to series.
The creative team behind the cerebral genre romp share a heft of TV experience. Creator of The Librarian franchise David Titcher, House creator David Shore and House writer-producer David Hoselton concocted the idea, and are developing the show. All three are set to executive produce, with Titcher and Hoselton on scripting duties.
Here’s an overview of the series as described by Deadline:
In Houdini and Doyle, two of the great characters of the twentieth century – Harry Houdini, »
- Gem Seddon
When Lady Sif last appeared on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it was right before the big twist where it was revealed that S.H.I.E.L.D. was full of Hydra agents, and Coulson and Co. were forced to go underground. Perhaps that’s why this week’s return of Lady Sif felt in no small way like the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. of old, the more procedural and leisurely paced S.H.I.E.L.D. of season one that was more than happy to rest on its laurels. Despite the concern an assessment like that may invoke, there was something charming about the brief glimpse at the S.H.I.E.L.D. of old, especially since the mythology of Skye, the Inhumans and the Kree took another step forward this week.
Oh boy, all the fan service! Where to begin? Well, for people who haven’t already Wikied the origin of the Inhumans, »
- Adam A. Donaldson
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