14 items from 2015
BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation, is to launch its first video-on-demand (VoD) activities in India following a deal with Dth provider Tata Sky.
The company will offer subscription (SVoD) and transactional (TVoD) services in eight Indian metropolises. BBC shows will be offered in a BBC-branded section of the Tata Sky platform, as well as online via TVs, PCs, tablets and mobiles.
Initial shows include classic hit “Yes, Prime Minister,” contemporary comedy, “Citizen Khan” and drama “Being Erica.” Others that will follow include “Luther,” starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba, as an impulsive murder detective; “The Honourable Woman,” which earned Maggie Gyllenhaal a Golden Globe in 2014; and “Burton and Taylor,” starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter as acting duo, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
“Viewing habits and customer needs in the industry are evolving as fast as ever… We must be able to offer top »
- Patrick Frater
Full disclosure: I love Rookie Blue‘s Nick and I love Erin Karpluk (thanks to my obsession with Being Erica). So it goes without saying that I was fully into Thursday’s episode, which put a long overdue spotlight on the officer’s mysterious background — and ramped up his flirtation with Juliet.
The hour kicks off with Nick still trying to charm Juliet with gusto, so much so that Andy warns him, “I hope you’ll listen to your »
Ahead of its premiere next week, CBC has released a trailer for Riftworld Chronicles, the sci-fi/fantasy comedy starring Tahmoh Penikett (Man of Steel, Battlestar Galactica) and Erin Karpluk (Being Erica); check it out here…
Riftworld: Chronicles follows Alar of Caer Caladh (Tahmoh Penikett), who is stuck in Toronto after one of his spells goes awry. He teams up with struggling journalist Kim (Erin Karpluk) to help get him back home. Hunted by a fantastical foe, they try to solve the mystery of what binds their worlds – and their fates – together.
The series begins with a portal opening in a desolate alley in downtown Toronto, where Alar steps out to a foreign world – Earth. Clearly lost, he tries to use his powers to cast a teleport spell, to no avail. Fascinated by this new dimension, he seeks out a palace only to meet Kim, a savvy up-and-coming journalist, who is »
- Gary Collinson
The second season of the werewolf SyFy series, Bitten, has officially hit shelves this week, and what better way to celebrate the release, than to give three of you lucky readers not only the complete second season on DVD, but copies signed by the show’s star, Laura Vandervoort?! We love giving stuff out to you loyal readers, and thanks to the gang at Falkowitz PR, we’re able to hook a few of you up. So instead of reading about how adorable Carly Rae Jepsen is, Enter The Contest Now, and while you’re at it, check out this Exclusive clip from the show!!!
In 2014, Syfy introduced genre audiences to Elena Michaels (Laura Vandervoort, Smallville, Ted), the world’s only female werewolf, in Bitten, a steamy, emotionally charged supernatural series based on the novels by New York Times best-selling author, Kelley Armstrong. Now, this July, Entertainment One conjures up »
- Jerry Smith
Yesterday, Entertainment One announced that Bitten will return for a third season on Syfy. Also in this round-up: a Kill Bill: Volume 1 episode of Real Fake History and details on the release of Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift #1.
Bitten: Press Release: "Leading independent studio, Entertainment One (eOne) is thrilled to announce 10 episodes of the supernatural thriller Bitten will return to Syfy for a third season. Based on the best-selling series of novels by Kelley Armstrong and produced by No Equal Entertainment, eOne, and Hoodwink Entertainment, Season three sees the return of genre icon Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, Ted) as Elena Michaels; Greyston Holt (Alcatraz, Durham County) as Clayton Danvers; Greg Byrk (A History Of Violence, Rookie Blue) as Jeremy Danvers; Steve Lund (Being Erica, Haven) as Nick Sorrentino, and Genelle Williams (Warehouse 13) as Rachel Sutton. Production will begin this summer in Toronto. »
- Tamika Jones
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce has found the cure for what ails Abby: a strong dose of Mark Valley, to be administered semi-regularly throughout Season 2.
The Bravo dramedy has cast the Boston Legal alum in the recurring role of “confident and charming TV personality” Dr. Harris, who’ll pursue Lisa Edelstein’s character in the upcoming season, TVLine has learned exclusively.
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Grey’s Anatomy fans, you’ll soon be able to set a date with T.R. Knight. The actor, best known for playing George O’Malley during the first five seasons of the hit ABC medical drama, has joined Hulu’s 11/22/63, an upcoming event series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King that stars James Franco, according to TVLine. 11/22/63 is based on King’s best-selling novel of the same name and will center on Jake Epping (Franco), a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Jake finds his mission threatened by love, the Lee Harvey Oswald (played by Australian actor Daniel Webber), and the past itself, which (of course) does not want to be changed. Knight will take on the recurring role of Johnny Clayton, “a salesman in 1960s Texas who can’t quite break up with his estranged »
- Chris King
Based on King’s best-selling novel, 11/22/63 follows Franco’s Jake Epping, a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He finds his mission threatened by love, the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald (Aussie actor Daniel Webber), and the past »
Created by Jane Sinyor
Aired on CBC from 2009-2011
Have you ever wished you could turn back time? Of course you have- who among us could honestly answer otherwise? We all have moments we regret in our lives, those tiny little mistakes that gnaw at us from their fabled place in the past. What if you could eliminate them, though, erasing them and replacing them with decisions that your hindsight assures you would have been the better course of action? Would you? And if you would, how do you imagine these events would change your situation in the present day? These are the myriad of questions proposed by Being Erica, a Canadian series that centers around a troubled 30-something who enters into a sort of metaphysical therapy after being approached by a mysterious therapist.
When the series opens, Erica Strange is in pretty rough shape. She’s been fired from her job, »
- Mike Worby
In this final video, it’s time to chat with Orphan Black co-creator and writer Graeme Manson. While, it took great restraint for me not to ask about his episode of Being Erica (possibly the best time travel show this side of Doctor Who), there were plenty of on-topic related questions to pose. Like: Will Sarah ever get to stop running? Or which characters are the most interesting to write for this season? And how has the original plan the show deviated after the first two seasons? Manson also gets a chance to speak about Donnie & Alison and clone dance parties. But I suggest watching him answer the questions closely. Perhaps, if you are as mental as I am, you’ll be able to suss out spoilers in his eyes.
- Jen Ernst
Based on King’s best-selling novel, 11/22/63 follows Jake Epping (played by James Franco), a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Revenge returned last Sunday with the funeral for longtime character Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman), as Victoria, Emily, David, and Nolan all got the chance to say goodbye to him after he was shot and killed protecting Emily in Revenge‘s mid-season finale back in December. Now, though, in this coming Sunday’s episode, entitled “Madness,” Revenge won’t be saying goodbye to an old character but hello to a new one, when Louise’s brother Lyman (played by Sebastian Pigott from Ascension and Being Erica) heads to the Hamptons. However, from the photos below, it doesn’t look like Louise is handling the presence of her “golden child” brother too well; perhaps she’s having another mental breakdown? Elsewhere in “Madness,” there will be plenty of scheming going on, as the official description of the episode from ABC states that “David finally decides to settle his debt to Victoria while »
- Chris King
The premiere of VH1’s new original series Hindsight on Wednesday took viewers on a time-traveling journey – but did you enjoy the trip down ’90s memory lane?
Before you chime in with your thoughts, a recap of the pilot: Becca (White Collar‘s Laura Ramsey) is about to get married for the second time to quintessential nice guy Andy (Super Fun Night’s Nick Clifford). He’s sweet, responsible and thoughtful. “But did he set me on fire? Well, I was warm,” Becca’s voiceover reveals. She finds herself reminiscing about the past, including her hunky, unpredictable ex-husband Sean (Legend of the Seeker »
New photos from Sunday’s episode showcase the arrival of Sebastian Pigott (Ascension, Being Erica) as Lyman, the golden child of the Ellis family. Though, honestly, how could you not be the golden child when Louise is your sister?
(Side note: Not to be presumptuous, but given their similar attire, could Louise’s brother possibly be a match for Nolan? As if their friendship could get any weirder…)
But because dinner parties aren’t allowed »
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