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With Arrow set to go on its midseason break soon, a surprising casting addition has been made which we’ll see pay off when The CW series returns next year. That is Tom Amandes as The Calculator (yes, that’s actually the name of a DC Comics character), a villain who is described by the network as a criminal mastermind and technical genius.
The Calculator, whose real name is Noah Kuttler, uses his advanced skills in computer science and internet manipulation to blackmail Roy (Colton Haynes) out of retirement to do his bidding, which leads to an epic battle with Team Arrow.
This casting explains why the former Arsenal is going to return to Arrow then, something fans have been wondering and speculating about ever since it was revealed earlier this week.
- Josh Wilding
VideosArrow/Flash Crossover Promo: Vandal Savage Invades Star City, Hawkgirl Takes Flight & More Superhero Sights
TVLine has learned exclusively that the alum of such past Greg Berlanti projects as Everwood, Eli Stone and No Ordinary Family has booked an arc on (one of!) the prolific producer’s CW series as DC Comics villain The Calculator.
A criminal mastermind and technical genius, The Calculator — aka Noah Kuttler — uses his advanced skills in computer science and internet manipulation to blackmail Roy (Colton Haynes) out of retirement to do his bidding, »
First David Letterman retired, then Jon Stewart — and now, out of the blue, E! just canceled The Soup. After December 18th, we'll no longer get to watch Joel McHale savage the idiocy of reality-show celebrities, a vital public service he's performed for the past 11 years. And if last week is any indication, the remaining episodes are going to be something to see; the host is already going down swinging with hilariously mean jokes about Charlie Sheen, Jared Fogle, and E! itself. Still … only four more to go? What a crummy »
"I did 'Hannibal' and 'Parenthood', and that was great, but I was also fired from a job in between there because they didn’t like the choices. I have to be comfortable with turning on the TV and going, 'That’s not quite right, Jonathan Tucker.'"
- Christina Radish
Show of hands if you saw That Scandal twist coming. What, no one? We didn’t think so.
At the midway point of the ABC drama’s fall finale on Thursday, Olivia was escorted into a private medical room and then underwent an apparent abortion. That was followed by an epic, seemingly irreparable quarrel between Liv and Fitz, after which she moved out of the White House. »
To a non-pro, acting can seem easy, but actors know that performing can be a particularly scary enterprise, not necessarily in a spooky way. Acting involves risk-taking and a willingness to leap into the void. Great risk can yield great reward, however, and many an award-winning performance comes from an actor’s willingness to tackle terrifying scenes head-on.
Such a jump into the unknown is uniquely pronounced for TV actors, who are rarely privy to their characters’ full arcs until shortly before they have to play them. “We don’t always know what’s going to be written for us,” says Taryn Manning (Pennsatucky, “Orange Is the New Black”). “We just cross our fingers and hope as an actor the arc is going to continue.”
In Manning’s case this season, that meant a switch from playing a budding friendship between her inmate character and a new prison guard — to »
- Randee Dawn
FilmBuff and Orion Releasing have acquired worldwide rights to director Charles Hood’s romantic comedy “Night Owls,” which was a hit at this year’s SXSW festival, it was announced Thursday. Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”) and Rosa Salazar (“Parenthood”) star alongside Tony Hale (“Veep”), Rob Huebel (“Transparent”) and Peter Krause (“Six Feet Under”). “Night Owls” follows workaholic Kevin (Pally), who goes home with beautiful train-wreck Madeline (Salazar) for a drunken one-night-stand, and is then horrified to discover she’s actually his boss’ jilted ex-mistress. After Madeline takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake all night. »
- Jeff Sneider
The cast will include Lauren Graham (“Parenthood,” “Gilmore Girls”), Rob Riggle (“22 Jump Street,” “Hotel Transylvania 2”), Thomas Barbusca (“Preacher,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), Andrew Daly (“Review,” “Black-ish”), Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project,” “The To Do List”), Efren Ramirez (“Constantine,” “Napoleon Dynamite”), Isabela Moner (“100 Things to Do Before High School,” “Dora and Friends: Into the City!”) and Alexa Nisenson (“Constantine”) are joining Griffin Gluck (“About a Boy,” “Red Band Society”).
Steve Carr is set to direct the film from a screenplay by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden. Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson are producing and James Patterson and Steve Bowen are executive producing for James Patterson Entertainment. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media are also serving as executive producers along with Michael Flynn. »
- Michelle McCue
Atx Television Festival has announced the new Advisory Board members and Ambassadors.
Joining the Atx Advisory Board are “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley, “House of Cards” boss Beau Willimon, Graham Yost (“Justified,” “The Americans”) and Kevin Falls (“Minority Report,” “Franklin and Bash”). Abigail Spencer (“Rectify,” “True Detective”) joins the festival as an Ambassador.
The new additions join current Advisory Board members — who help to curate the festival’s programming and provide guidance with their range of expertise and knowledge in the television industry — Peter Billingsley, Ben Blacker, Dina Hillier, David Hudgins, Arielle Kebbel, Kyle Killen, Laura Kincaid, Jordan Levin, Richard Linklater, Julie Plec, Michael Rauch, Bryan Seabury, Betty Thomas and Liz Tigelaar, and Ambassadors Wilson Cruz, Matt Lauria, Scott Porter, Nick Wechsler and Mae Whitman, who serve as the festival’s spokespeople.
“We are thrilled to add Graham, Noah, Beau and Kevin to our Advisory Board,” said Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland, »
- Jacob Bryant
It's officially begun! The big screen adaptation of the popular TV show CHiPs is underway in and around the Los Angeles area. And director/star Dax Shepard has shared some exciting first look photos from the set. We also get our first look at co-star Michael Peña suited up and on his motorcycle. After watching his performance in Ant-Man, should we worry that the California highways aren't exactly in safe hands?
In the original series, California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello cruised the freeways of Los Angeles, solving crimes and helping people in trouble. The stakes usually weren't very high, the better to highlight the personal lives of its two main characters. The show debuted on NBC on September 15, 1977 and ran for 6 seasons. While the season finale aired in May 1983, it wouldn't be the last we'd see of Ponch and Jon. Stars Erik Estrada »
Wicked City premiered recently on ABC, and you might be curious about the crime drama after seeing the first couple of episodes. Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) and Erika Christensen (Parenthood) are starring as a "killer couple" who stalks the Sunset Strip in the 1980s. The series was developed as a Los Angeles-centric "true-crime" procedural, but if you look up their characters, Kent and Betty Beaumont, you won't find anything. However, if you dig a little deeper, you'll find the story of Doug Clark and Carol M. Bundy. While the producers have said that Wicked City isn't based on one particular case, the parallels between the show and Clark (aka "The Sunset Strip Slayer") and Bundy's story are striking. There's a full book, called The Sunset Murders, about the couple, but here is the (very) abbreviated version. Warning: this true story is incredibly disturbing. Image Source: ABC How Doug Met Carol »
- Maggie Pehanick
The onetime McCarthys family member has been tapped to guest-star on TV’s most watched drama as Luca, Abby’s younger brother through adoption. What’s more, TVLine has learned that Ritter also will appear on an episode of lead-out NCIS: New Orleans.
Pauley Perrette, who plays Abby, announced Ritter’s casting on Twitter.
“Occasionally you find the perfect actor for a role, »
Actress Erika Christensen, who went from Julia Braverman on Parenthood to Betty Beaumontaine on Wicked City, shared 25 fun facts about herself with Us Weekly. The crime drama airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Et on ABC. 1. I grew up in Los Angeles. I love this city. 2. My family is artistic. Dad plays music, mom is a photographer, and my three brothers write, act, paint, and photograph. 3. My family are huge Lakers fans. I’m a big Clippers fan. 4. When I was 5, I was an extra in [...] »
Amazon has announced that it has given the green light to a new original dramatic series, Sneaky Pete, which comes from the creative team of David Shore (House), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Erin Gunn (Battle Creek) and James Degus (All the Way).
See Also: Watch the trailer for Sneaky Pete
The series will see Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar) leading a cast that includes Marin Ireland (Side Effects), Margo Martindale (The Millers), Peter Gerety (Prime Suspect), Libe Barer (Parenthood) and Shane McRae (Still Alice).
“We are excited to bring to Amazon’s customers a new compelling series headlined by Giovanni Ribisi from the minds of David Shore and Bryan Cranston,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “Sneaky Pete is an incredible addition to Amazon’s expanding drama slate and we are eager for its premiere in 2016.”
Sneaky Pete revolves around a con-man (Ribisi) who, after leaving prison, takes cover from his »
- Gary Collinson
James Franco is going back in time. Back in time to 11/22/63, both the date of JFK's assassination and the title of Hulu's upcoming miniseries. Today, Entertainment Weekly released the first photo of the series.
Based on Stephen King's 2011 novel, the story follows a divorced English teacher (James Franco) who discovers a time portal in a diner. He uses his newfound time travel powers to try and prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The series will premiere on Hulu on February 15, 2016.
Take a look at the first photo here, which features Franco and co-star Sarah Gadon:
What do you think? Did you read Stephen King's novel? Are you »
We're less than four months away from the February premiere of Hulu's event series adaptation of Stephen King's 11/22/63, and a new photo unveiled by EW offers fans their first look at James Franco as time traveling English teacher Jake Epping.
EW's first photo of Franco in 11/22/63 gives a glimpse into the event series that will follow an English teacher who attempts to stop President John F. Kennedy from being killed on that fateful day in Dallas over fifty years ago. The nine-hour event series premieres February 15th on Hulu.
The first two-hour chunk of the series will be directed by Kevin Macdonald (How I Live Now, The Last King of Scotland). In addition to Franco, the cast includes Chris Cooper as Al Templeton, Sarah Gadon as Sadie Dunhill, Cherry Jones as Marguerite Oswald, Daniel Webber as Lee Harvey Oswald, George MacKay as Bill Turcotte, Lucy Fry as Marina Oswald, »
- Derek Anderson
In ABC’s Wicked City, the CW alum plays a copycat serial killer in the drug-fueled murder capital of the world — 1982 Los Angeles — where, much like Billy Idol’s then-eventual hit, he’s got nothing but flesh for fantasy.
Set on making a name for himself as more than just the second coming of the “Hillside Strangler, »
ABC is going to the dark side with the ’80s drama “Wicked City,” which debuts Tuesday night.
Ed Westwick, who stars as a creepily charming serial killer, says, “He appears to be very genuine when he has this compassionate, sensitive side,” when asked if his character Kent has any redeeming qualities.
Teasing one of his complex relationships on the Tuesday night series, Westwick, who rose to fame playing Chuck Bass on the CW’s “Gossip Girl,” adds, “I would argue that there’s something very intriguing about the relationship with the neighbor’s daughter.”
Westwick said he was drawn to the show’s setting and the multi-faceted role when reading the script. “The year of 1982 on the Sunset Strip — the sex, drugs, and rock and roll atmosphere, it sounded pretty cool, to be honest,” he says in the video. “And then, to play the character that I’m playing, I get to be a chameleon. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
When a serial killer brutally claims the lives of unsuspecting women as they perform sexual favors for him, it’s not “wicked.” It is vile and sadistic. So not only is ABC’s new thrill-killing drama “Wicked City” the victim of an ungainly misnomer, but also unimaginative, misogynistic writing. Ed Westwick of “Gossip Girl” fame stars as Kent, a handsome psychopath who violently murders and dismembers naive women he meets at the Whisky a Go-Go club on the Sunset Strip. But just as he’s about to claim the life of his latest conquest Betty (Erika Christensen, “Parenthood”), an act »
- Mekeisha Madden Toby
“That was weird. And kind of amazing,” sighs Wicked City‘s Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen), moments after a sexual encounter remarkable for its unspoken agreement that she pretend to be a corpse.
Like Betty before she fully succumbs to the twisted charms of Ed Westwick’s Kent, you too might experience intermittent misgivings about the one-hour pilot of ABC’s latest crime drama (premiering Tuesday, 10/9c) — albeit for very different reasons. While Kent’s twisted script threatens to push Christensen’s secretly sadistic nurse »
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