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Whatever else it's brought with it, 2014 has been an exemplary year for television. There's so much good stuff around that keeping on top of it has become a job of work. How many of us have started silently dreading hearing enthused recommendations from pals about new series? Who else has developed a nervous tick whenever they hear the words "Have you been watching...". There's simply Too. Much. TV.
Too much, however, is better than not enough. Too much enables debate, and better than that, it enables the ultimate geek pursuit: list-making. A fortnight ago, we asked our writers to nominate their favourite television episodes of the year and have been busily collating their votes and happily clicking Excel buttons ever since.
Here are the results: Den Of Geek »
With the new year comes a slew of new movies and TV shows on Netflix, and everyone's favorite streaming service is adding some great titles in January 2015.
On the movie side, a bevy of box-office heavyweights are being added to the instant mix, including Disney's live-action "101 Dalmatians," Jim Carrey's "Bruce Almighty," and Michael Bay actioner "Bad Boys II." Some smaller favorites are also coming to Netflix: Internet obsession "Mean Girls" returns (to stay?! Please!), Reese Witherspoon dark comedy "Election" gets a run, and this past summer's little-comedy-that-could, "Chef," makes its subscription service debut.
But wait, there's more!
"Friends" fans have been dying for the series to come to Netflix, and now that dream is coming true! Beginning January 1, subscribers will be able to watch every single episode, catching up with Monica, Joey, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, and Phoebe whenever and wherever they want. Other great shows being added in January »
- Tim Hayne
Back in August, we reported that Fight of the Living Dead, an original competition series in which YouTube stars try to survive a simulated zombie apocalypse, would air on CONtv, a streaming network from Cinedigm and Wizard World that launches early next year, and now a long list of movie / TV titles that will air on the network has been revealed, including The Evil Dead, Hellraiser, and Re-Animator.
Press Release – “(Los Angeles, CA) December 11, 2014 – CONtv today announced an expansive portfolio of acquired film and television content that will be available on the new digital network. Launching in early 2015, the direct-to-consumer digital service geared specifically for fans in the Comic Con community, will also include the previously announced original program “Fight of the Living Dead,” a horror-competition series from Alpine Labs, BlackBoxTV and Revolver Picture Company. CONtv plans to announce additional programming initiatives, original series and talent partnerships in the coming weeks. »
- Derek Anderson
BBC Three will continue to produce new drama if it shifts online in autumn 2015.
Danny Cohen - BBC Director of Television - today (December 10) unveiled details of the corporation's proposal to transform the channel into a digital service, which has been presented to the BBC Trust for approval.
"[They were] both BAFTA winners [and] we want to keep winning BAFTAs for drama on BBC Three. We've got one [drama] that we're planning that will be part of the launch year of the BBC Three digital service if we get the approval."
Though BBC Three will produce less long-form content if the proposal is approved, Cohen explained that "features and formats" programming will bear the brunt of the cuts. »
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, Being Human, Benched, Bitten, Burn Notice, Buzzy's, Community, Complications, Continuum, Cougar Town, Covert Affairs, Dallas, Defiance, Dig, Dominion, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, The Gaffigan Show, Graceland, Ground Floor, Haven, Helix, Hindsight, Hit the Floor, Hot in Cleveland, Impastor, In Plain Sight, Jennifer Falls, Killjoys, King & Maxwell, Kirstie, Legends, Lost Girl, Manhattan, Major Crimes, Men at Work, Murder in the First, Necessary Roughness, Perception, Playing House, Proof, Psych, 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: »
Canadian actor Vinay Virmani is once again bringing a unique tale to the big screen with the heartwarming comedy Dr Cabbie. The film tells the tale about a young Indian doctor who immigrates to Canada and faces roadblocks in his efforts to heal others in the land of opportunity, but discovers his true purpose and true love along the way.
Not only is it Salman Khan’s first international production for his Being Human Films, the film is unique because it is a Canadian/Indian production that features actors from Canada, India and the Us. Directed by Jean-Francois Poulliot, the comedy stars Vinay Virmani, Kunal Nayyar of The Big Bang Theory, Lilette Dubey, Adrianne Palicki, Mircea Monroe, Rizwan Manji, Chris Diamantopoulos and Isabelle Kaif.
Vinay recently sat down to answer our questions about everything Dr Cabbie! Check it out!
What made you decide to take this role and do this film? »
- Stacey Yount
Michael Stahl-David‘s career is going to pot! (That’s funny ’cause the show’s about weed.)
Stahl-David, who recently guest-starred on New Girl as a love interest for Zooey Deschanel’s Jess, will play Bobby Nickel, a charismatic, brilliant and driven man who came from nothing and quickly learned to make his own rules. Now a husband, father and successful pot runner working for a local Cuban drug lord, »
London — U.K. broadcaster ITV has ordered a Bear Grylls nature series, as well as a “Jekyll & Hyde” drama adaptation from writer Charlie Higson, best known for “The Fast Show” and the “Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)” remake starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.
Grylls’ production company Bear Grylls Ventures has teamed with Jane Root’s Nutopia to produce “Britain’s Biggest Adventures,” composed of three hourlong episodes. The shows will combine “natural history programming with the adrenaline rush of survival shows,” Nutopia said, as Grylls travels across the U.K. exploring the extreme side of the country’s natural history, botany and geology.
“Jekyll & Hyde” is a 10-part action adventure drama, set in 1930s London. It will focus on the young, »
- Leo Barraclough
U.K. TV network ITV has announced plans for a ten episode action-adventure TV series based on Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Filming is slated to begin in January.
Young James Bond novelist Charlie Higson will write and executive produce the adaptation which shifts the action to 1930s London and focuses on Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor, on a quest to discover the nature of his curse.
The series is said to "exude mystery, fantasy, horror and sci-fi" according to a statement. Higson says: "So many superheroes with secret dual personalities have been brought to life thanks to Jekyll & Hyde. He’s one of literature's most important and influential characters and it’s a privilege to be rediscovering him."
- Garth Franklin
Here's an exciting addition to our recent overview of new UK supernatural and sci-fi TV due to arrive over the next year: ITV has commissioned a ten-part drama series from writer Charlie Higson based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella, The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde. According to ITV, the series will "exude mystery, fantasy, horror and sci-fi", which all sounds right up our street.
Higson's series will move the action up a few decades, setting Stevenson's story of a young doctor's Hulk-like transformations into a creature with superhuman abilities against the backdrop of 1930s London.
Syfy’s space drama “The Expanse” has added cast members Chad Coleman (“The Walking Dead,” “The Wire”) and Jared Harris (“Mad Men”). They join Thomas Jane and Steven Strait in the galaxy-spanning story of a hardened detective (Jane) and rogue ship captain (Strait) who team up to find a missing girl, and find themselves in an interplanetary conspiracy.
Coleman will play Fred Johnson, a former Marine caught in a power struggle between Earth and Mars. Harris plays the “strangely terrifying” Anderson Dawes, who comes into conflict with Jane’s Detective Miller. Kristin Hager (“Being Human”) and Shawn Doyle (“Big Love”) joined Coleman and Harris in new cast announcements Thursday, with Hager playing strong-willed navigation officer Ade Nygaard and Doyle playing “consummate politician” Secretary Errinwright.
- Kevin Noonan
Nothing good on TV? Cut your cable? Thank goodness there's plenty of fantastic TV series on Netflix.
Whether you've always meant to catch up with "The Walking Dead" or "Sons of Anarchy," or want to revisit a classic like "Miami Vice" or "Twin Peaks," they're among the many great shows available to stream right now on Netflix.
(Availability subject to change.)
2. "Bates Motel"
Norman Bates and his mother run a hotel where people end up dying, but that's about all this series has in common with the Hitchcock movie that inspired it.
3. "Being Human"
Aidan Turner (lovestruck dwarf Kili in "The Hobbit" films) stars as a hot vampire in the British original series where he, »
- Sharon Knolle
A universal story of standing up for yourself, the (dys) functionality of family and the question of identity, East is East is a must see production.
BollySpice had the chance to plunge in deeper and get to know the issues provoked – even more closely.
A conversation with three East is East cast members resulted in an interview exploring multitude avenues.
Speaking exclusively to Amit Shah, Ashley Kumar and Rani Moorthy, we heavily explored identity, what finding oneself entails, the strengths and weaknesses of being human, the history of Bollywood, women’s power, suppression and even Shah Rukh Khan!
East is East is currently being performed at Trafalgar Studios, London.
Sibling Love. Identity. Being Human
In conversation with Amit Shah, Aka Abdul
- Aashi Gahlot
Barun Sobti is working hard for his debut film Main Aur Mr. Riight. Very few people know that Barun is a big fan of Salman and his look in the film is completely inspired by the Khan star. Barun will be seen sporting Being Human T-shirts with long hair which Salman sported in Tere Naam. This hairstyle had become a rage when Tere Naam released; every second fan was wearing it. Apart from this, Barun will also be seen swearing on the name of Salman Khan.
Also, to get completely in the skin of Salman, Barun did workshops and saw many films of the actor.
The post Barun is inspired by Salman Khan appeared first on BollySpice. »
- Sunny Malik
The drama series The Game is about a complex invisible war being fought by skilled spies who are trained in the high stakes world of covert espionage. In 1972 London, a dangerous and deadly Soviet plot has been designed to bring Britain to its knees, and MI5 agent and undercover expert Joe Lambe (Tom Hughes) must track down Soviet sleeper agents, one by one, before they carry out their plan. Created by Toby Whithouse (Being Human), the six-part thriller also stars Brian Cox, Paul Ritter, Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Aris, Shaun Dooley, Chloe Pirrie, Marcel Iuers, Jevgenij Sitochin and Zana Marjanovic. During this exclusive interview with Collider, executive producer Toby Whithouse talked about how the idea for this show came about, how much research he did to make this feel accurate, writing characters that are implying and suggesting instead of stating, that this story demands attention, how amazing it was to see »
- Christina Radish
- Simon Mills
It’s a sad commentary on the state of the world when the Cold War is viewed nostalgically, as it is in BBC America’s The Game. The six-episode series, premiering on BBC America Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 10pmET, stars Tom Hughes (Dancing on the Edge) as MI5 agent Joe Lambe, a young man haunted by his lover’s murder and his own betrayal against his country. His boss, whose name is Daddy (Brian Cox, The Bourne Supremacy), runs a tight department, but double-crossers lurk among his agents. Creator Toby Whithouse (Being Human) captures the tensions and mood of 1972, and to ensure … Continue reading →
The post Preview: Tensions are high in BBC America’s The Game appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Jacqueline Cutler
"In our game, security can cost lives," says the leader of a special MI5 committee known as The Fray. The year is 1972, and the members of The Fray are anxiously attempting to work out the details of a major Soviet project of destruction, Operation Glass. The Game, a six-episode miniseries from BBC America, created by Toby Whithouse (Being Human) and directed by Niall MacCormick (Wallander), should hit all of the right notes for fans of spy thrillers, especially the kind set among the brown, gray and tweed background of the 1970s like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Fans of The Americans, though, might find it slow at times -- there are far fewer guns, car chases, and wigs, but a lot of British stiff upper lips. Hit the jump for why you should "watch, surmise, react." One of the best things about miniseries like The Game is that they have a »
- Allison Keene
“The Game” uses a familiar rulebook, which isn’t to say this BBC America period spy drama isn’t worth playing. Low-key to the point of sleepy, the three previewed chapters of the six-episode series pursue a cat-and-mouse battle of wits between British and Russian intelligence in 1972, with the Brits seeking to ferret out details on what they fear is a game-changing plot known only as Operation Glass. Alas, the story is far from transparent, dribbling out clues and dollops of backstory, with Tom Hughes as the haunted young agent at the forefront, and Brian Cox as his secretive boss.
In this setting, Hughes — featured in the Starz miniseries “Dancing on the Edge” — can’t help but evoke comparisons as a younger (and no doubt cheaper) version of Benedict Cumberbatch, using his seductive powers as part of his tradecraft bag of tricks. Yet he’s also plagued by an earlier »
- Brian Lowry
While many of Downton Abbey's characters remain stuck in the past, Lady Rose (Lily James) has always been the constant bright spark to bring them into the 20th century, and now she finally has a serious love interest to join her.
Matt Barber joined the cast of the ITV period drama this year as Atticus Aldridge, the Jewish son of Lord and Lady Sinderby, whom she meets after bumping into him in town.
The 31-year-old actor has built up an impressive theatre credit list - including Pygmalion opposite Downton's Michelle Dockery in 2008 - and has since appeared in the likes of Being Human, Bert and Dickie and NBC's Dracula.
Digital Spy had a chat with Barber about playing one of the most pleasant characters on television and where his story may lead.
Is Atticus everything that he seems?
"I think he is genuinely the nicest man on the planet! »
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