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“True Blood” Casts Arliss Howard As New Mayor

30 December 2012 8:39 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Arliss Howard (Amistad, The Lost World, the grown up Scotty in Sandlot, Medium, and Rubicon) is joining True Blood for its sixth season.

The actor will play a governor of Louisiana. His name is “Truman Burrell and the character is described as a good ol’ boy politician who has a major beef with vampires ever since his wife ran off with one, leaving him as a single father to their only daughter. Politically savvy and perhaps overly ambitious, Truman tends to let his personal aspirations overshadow his humanity.“

True Blood returns next summer. »

- Andy Greene

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AMC greenlights fourth season of The Walking Dead without showrunner Glen Mazzara

21 December 2012 4:31 PM, PST | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before.

AMC’s The Walking Dead is coming back for another season, it’s fourth in fact, but it’s doing so without current showrunner and co-executive producer Glen Mazzara. The ratings this fall secured a big victory for The Walking Dead, as the first series on cable to win the 18-49 demographic in a fall TV season. Renewing a fourth season was inevitable and well-deserved. However Mazzara’s departure marks the second time a showrunner is leaving the show with no explanation other than the vague response in a prepared statement by AMC that “both parties mutually decided to part ways.” Mazzara responded in his own statement that he will remain on the show through the conclusion of Season 3 and afterwards, “it is time to move on.”

Creative differences were cited as the roadblock, Mazzara wanted ‘The Walking Dead’ to go one way, »

- Ernie Estrella

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AMC picks-up ‘The Walking Dead’ for a fourth season -showrunner Mazzara out, though

21 December 2012 11:23 AM, PST | doorQ.com | See recent doorQ.com news »

For many viewers of AMC’s hit drama The Walking Dead, they might not care about who’s running the show, as long as they get zombies being killed in creative fashion. For some, the personal drama between the characters is distracting from the zombie violence. But for others, like me, I find it troubling when a hit series like The Walking Dead starts going through showrunners like waiters in a restaurant. I mean, this is a show that is not only breaking ratings for cable television, it’s also regularly beating everything on broadcast TV as well.

In a dual announcement, AMC announced that the show will return for a fourth season, but showrunner Glen Mazzara –who replaced creator/showrunner Frank Darabont halfway through season two- will depart. Much like Darabont’s departure, Mazzara is leaving for creative and a “difference of opinion.”

My time as showrunner on The Walking Dead »

- spaced-odyssey

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AMC Renews ‘The Walking Dead’, Glen Mazzara Steps Down As Showrunner

21 December 2012 9:37 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Another high-level showrunner departure for an AMC series. AMC just announced that it has renewed flagship drama The Walking Dead for a fourth season. But Glen Mazzara, who had served as showrunner following the abrupt departure of creator/original showrunner Frank Darabont early into the second season, is leaving. Speculations about Mazzara’s future on the show started when AMC didn’t follow its regular routine of giving The Walking Dead an early pickup despite the record-breaking ratings performance of the show’s recent fall portion of Season 3. There had been rumors that Mazzara was not happy on the show and may follow the slew of other showrunners who have departed AMC series – The Walking Dead‘s Frank Darabont, whom Mazzara succeeded, Rubicon creator/exec producer Jason Horwitch, who exited during production on its first and only season, and most recently Hell On Wheels showrunner John Shiban, who left after two seasons. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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More True Blood Casting News - Meet the Governor!

20 December 2012 3:52 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The cast of the HBO series "True Blood" continues to expand as another actor has been cast in a recurring role. Read on for the who, what, where, when, and blood type. Then ask yourself why. Why do we keep on watching?

TVLine reports that Arliss Howard (pictured; "Rubicon," "Medium") is joining the forthcoming sixth season in the HBO series regular role of Louisiana Governor Creighton Burrell. The character is described as a good ol’ boy politician who has a major beef with vampires ever since his wife ran off with one, leaving him as a single father to their only daughter. Politically savvy and perhaps overly ambitious, Creighton tends to let his personal aspirations overshadow his humanity.

Look for more on the next season of "True Blood" soon.

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- Uncle Creepy

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Arliss Howard to Govern True Blood Season 6

20 December 2012 1:44 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Arliss Howard is set to lay down the law on True Blood.

According to TV Line, the long-time actor (Rubicon, Medium, Moneyball) will come on board the HBO smash as a series regular next summer, portraying Creighton Burrell, the Governor of Louisiana.

The character will be a sensitive single father who has a strong dislike for vampires… because his wife ran off with one!

In other True Blood Season 6 casting news:

Robert Patrick has been promoted to series regular. Rob Kazinsky is on board as a faerie with feelings for Sookie. Rutger Hauer will play a shady individual named Macklyn, someone with a connection to the Stackhouse siblings. »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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True Blood Exclusive: Arliss Howard Joins Season 6 as Series Regular — Find Out Who He's Playing

20 December 2012 1:36 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

True Blood has crowned a new king… of Louisiana, at least.

Arliss Howard (Rubicon, Medium) is joining the HBO drama’s forthcoming sixth season in the series regular role of Louisiana Governor Creighton Burrell, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Related | True Blood Scoop: Meet Sookie’s New Love Interest

The character is described as a good ol’ boy politician who has a major beef with vampires ever since his wife ran off with one, leaving him as a single father to their only daughter. Politically savvy and perhaps overly ambitious, Creighton tends to let his personal aspirations overshadow his humanity.

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- Michael Ausiello

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The Black List Scripts We Want To See

18 December 2012 1:00 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

By Hannah Soo Park

What do "Argo," "Looper" and "Chronicle" all have in common? Besides the fact that they were among this year's stand-out movies, all three films were once lonely scripts floating around on the famed Black List, an annual compilation of the most favored unproduced screenplays. Based on the suggestions of over 290 execs, the List requires that scripts have at least six mentions to join the ranks, and is often a predictor of what we'll see next in the line-up of forthcoming films.

From hot sports drama to sweeping biopics, 2012's List brings in the usual suspects, along with a few unexpected gems we actually want to see get made. Here, we voice off on our top picks and potential casting choices—in other words, behold: our shameless "Make this movie, please!" memo for Hollywood.

"Rodham" (Young Il Kim)

Logline: During the height of the Watergate scandal, rising »

- MTV Movies Team

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'Iron Man 3' Villains: James Badge Dale Is 'The Muscle'

3 December 2012 1:00 PM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

"Iron Man 3" will have three villains at the center of its story. There will be Ben Kingsley's The Mandarin, Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian and James Badge Dale's Eric Savin -- aka "Coldblood" -- but Dale doesn't think that's too many bad guys for one movie.

"Ben Kingsley is the mouthpiece. Guy Pearce is the brain. I'm the muscle," Dale admitted to ShowBiz411. "Being in a big CGI action movie is a weird departure for me."

This isn't the only big budget movie Dale has coming up. In addition to playing Eric Savin, he's also got a role in "World War Z" and will portray Dan Reid in the upcoming "The Lone Ranger." Dale had previously been best known for his work on TV shows like "Rubicon" and "The Pacific," so he said that this type of filmmaking is all new to him.

"I'm more of a »

- Terri Schwartz

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Boardwalk Empire Ep03.11 ‘Two Imposters’: Gearing up to a brilliant finale

27 November 2012 5:45 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Boardwalk Empire Episode 03.11 ‘Two Imposters’

Written by: Howard Korder

Directed by: Allen Coulter

Airs Sunday 9.00pm Est on HBO

This show being the second-to-last of the season, here is the form I expected it to take:

 a lengthy recap of previous salient events; lots of talking as said events are recapped; a couple of big set pieces to remind us of Boardwalk Empire’s excellent production values; and in between the slow and careful positioning of characters ready for the long awaited show down between Nucky and Gyp Rosetti.

Nothing special, in other words. Convention dictates that, like chefs serving a gourmet meal, the writers don’t allow the appetizers to overshadow the entrees. The action is saved for the end and the show prior to the finale contains the ground work for the action.

To hell with convention. Far from being an exercise in preparation, this episode hit the ground running. »

- Cath Murphy

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Exclusive: Dallas "Milton" Roberts Dishes On The Walking Dead

19 November 2012 6:18 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Dallas Roberts has his work cut out for him in the third season of The Walking Dead between working for the governor, sipping on tea, and conducting weird experiments on the undead. Is the seemingly lone scientist type in this post apocalyptic world working for mans best interests or has he got some other sinister plan up his sleeve? Originally from Houston, Roberts attended Juilliard and currently lives in New York. He was nominated for a Drama Desk award for his work in the Off-Broadway play "Nocturne". He has appeared in movies such as Joshua and 3:10 to Yuma and on television shows like "Rubicon" and "The Good Wife.". How did you get the role of Milton in the Walking Dead? Yeah, I am an actor and I audition for a ton of stuff. It was another one that we auditioned for and it was a known »

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Dallas Roberts Talks Being the Newest Addition to 'The Walking Dead' and Not Knowing What's Coming Next

13 November 2012 9:51 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The secret behind the success of "The Walking Dead" isn't giving fan service (like the infamous "phone call" or the introduction of the Governor's daughter) but building onto the fans' expectations. So much in this third season is comparatively different to the graphic novel on which the series is based that the anticipation of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and company discovering the enclave of Woodbury is actually less compelling than the town's new-for-tv residents -- like the sadistic, one-armed redneck biker Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) and, more importantly, the show's very own aspiring Dr. Frankenstein, Milton (Dallas Roberts). Read More: How 'The Walking Dead' Became a Better Show By Tossing the Comic Book in the Flames While Roberts is no stranger to cult shows (he counts among his past credits "The L Word," "The Good Wife" and "Rubicon") or being hunted down by vicious animals (as...

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- John Lichman

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Dallas Roberts Talks Being the Newest Addition to 'The Walking Dead' and Not Knowing What's Coming Next

13 November 2012 9:51 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The secret behind the success of "The Walking Dead" isn't giving fan service (like the infamous "phone call" or the introduction of the Governor's daughter) but building onto the fans' expectations. So much in this third season is comparatively different to the graphic novel on which the series is based that the anticipation of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and company discovering the enclave of Woodbury is actually less compelling than the town's new-for-tv residents -- like the sadistic, one-armed redneck biker Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) and, more importantly, the show's very own aspiring Dr. Frankenstein, Milton (Dallas Roberts). Read More: How 'The Walking Dead' Became a Better Show By Tossing the Comic Book in the Flames While Roberts is no stranger to cult shows (he counts among his past credits "The L Word," "The Good Wife" and "Rubicon") or being hunted down by vicious animals (as »

- John Lichman

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Interview: The Walking Dead 's Milton, Dallas Roberts

12 November 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Our sister site ShockTillYouDrop.com has posted an interview with Dallas Roberts, who plays Milton on The Walking Dead . His character is one of the Governor's right hand men. He functions as a scientist in the Woodbury community and studies the 'walkers.' In the interview, Roberts dishes on the creative process of the series along with how he prepared for the role. Here's an excerpt: I was actually a fan of the comic book before I got the job. I was on another show on AMC called "Rubicon" and my character there, Miles, was into comic books, so I thought, "Oh, let's read some comic books and see what's going on." One of the ones that stuck with me was "The Walking Dead," so I actually had an intimate knowledge of the story and then once the »

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‘Hell On Wheels’ Showrunner John Shiban Departs, Series’ Renewal On Hold

1 November 2012 1:44 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Update 1:40 Pm: AMC just issued a statement confirming that Hell On Wheels showrunner John Shiban has left and that the series’ third season renewal is now contingent on hiring a new showrunner approved by the network. In a statement, Shiban called the departure “a difficult decision.” Read both statements below my original post: Exclusive 11:50 Am: There is some behind-the-scenes drama on AMC‘s Hell On Wheels. The Western drama on Monday was given a 10-episode third-season renewal, but it was picked up without its creators/executive producers Joe and Tony Gayton, who left their day-to-day duties on the show when their contract was not renewed. (They may consult.) At the time, AMC said John Shiban would continue as executive producer/showrunner. Now I hear that veteran showrunner Shiban has informed the network that he won’t be coming back after two years on the show. As a result, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3 Episode 3 Review: The Governor Cometh

29 October 2012 6:04 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

David Morrissey was not a household name when he was cast to play the TV version of the most despicable villain in The Walking Dead comics, The Governor, but he will be. It remains to be seen the depth at which this incarnation of the character will go, but after one episode, we got a glimpse into what will be one of the most talked about characters this television season. Morrissey displayed a a variety of endearing and frightening qualities of leader, capable of providing great things for his people but also someone who isn’t afraid of looking for trouble–gunning down a convoy of the National Guard–all in the name of “improving” his community.

Comic book purists who thought Morrissey didn’t fit the mold since he didn’t have the pug nose, long wavy locks, or macho mustache covering his upper lip. Some saw John Hawkes »

- Ernie Estrella

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Homeland, Ep. 2.04-05: “New Car Smell” and “Q&A” successfully realign the show’s narrative and characters

29 October 2012 1:18 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Season 3, Episode 4: “New Car Smell”

Written by Meredith Stiem

Directed by Jeremy Podeswa

Season 3, Episode 5: “Q&A”

Written by Henry Bromell

Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter

Airs Sundays at 10pm Et on Showtime.

Yep, Homeland pulled a Homeland again.

The final moments of “New Car Smell” once again offer a scene that more timid showrunners would reserve for the show’s distant future, and the episode seems to tease an “out” for these events often enough that the writers must be aware of exactly how to manipulate expectation for maximum impact. When Carrie and Congressman Brody first re-encounter each other, their chemistry is immediately reawakened, making it seem as though we’re headed for Torrid Mathison/Brody Affair 2.0. Thankfully, that’s not at all the case, and instead, sensing that Brody has sorted out precisely what’s up, she opts to end the deception and get Brody arrested for his crimes. »

- Simon Howell

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Brad Pitt Shakes Off “World War Z” Troubles, Financial Crisis, World Hunger

11 September 2012 1:20 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

The problems that have plagued World War Z, the big ass zombie blockbuster film based on the big ass blockbuster book by Max Brooks, have been highly publicized. Perhaps that’s because we horror nerds love to magnify everything we hear about properties we love. Or perhaps it’s because All-World actor and celebrity Brad Pitt is involved as a producer and star of the show. Either that or because David Andrews is in it (he’s in Justified and soon to be Revolution; get with it, folks).

Whatever the reason, the production for World War Z have been widely acknowledged and pontificated on the interwebs over the summer. First, they brought in Lost and Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof to help with the third act of the script. He saw way more problems than that, and couldn’t be bothered with it, so he handed it off to buddy Drew Goddard, »

- Andy Greene

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The Walking Dead Season 3 New Poster, New Tagline, New Character

5 September 2012 4:30 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

We have more than a month to wait until Season 3 of The Walking Dead premieres on AMC, so all Twd news is especially welcome here and now. Today we bring you the new poster for the season, and it comes complete with a handy dandy new “tagline” that indicates to us that Season 3 ain’t gonna be pretty. It is, however, gonna be pretty badass.

Now for the new character. The Powers That Be on AMC‘s version of The Walking Dead have often strayed from the path of the comic series upon which it is based, both because some aspects wouldn’t translate well and because they want to allow the comics readers to be surprised by some of the storylines, to make it fresh.

We now know of one more way that they are changing things up in the upcoming Season 3. EW has reported some great casting news »

- Erin Willard

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A Hunting We Will Go at the Deer Crossing

30 August 2012 5:51 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In the world of horror movies, one thing is for sure... the last thing on any hunter's mind is nailing himself a buck at a Deer Crossing. Nope, in our world it's people that are in the scope of some maniacal madman who kills for sport. Read on!

Deer Crossing is a horror-drama from the mind of Christian Jude Grillo, who wrote, produced, and directed the feature film. It stars Christopher Mann (Booley), Laura L. Cottrel (The Sickness), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser franchise), Carmela Hayslett (Roxsy Tyler’s Carnival of Horrors), Jennifer Butler (Rubicon), and Jeanette Branch.

The film follows “Detective Derrick Stanswood (Christopher Mann), who’s called in personally by a successful doctor on a case that was shelved eight years ago about the disappearance of Maggy Chancellor (Laura Lynn Cottrel) and her son, Cole.”

Look for it on DVD September 25th from Osiris Entertainment.

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- Uncle Creepy

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