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"Torchwood" is reportedly adding a couple of new characters to the mix when it makes the move to Starz this summer. "Greek" actress Amber Stevens is up for the female role of a CIA analyst, according to EW, and among those vying for a part as a tough and funny CIA agent are "Dollhouse's" Enver Gjokaj and Chad Michael Murray.
Now, at first blush it seems like Gjokaj would be the better fit for a show like "Torchwood." He has sci-fi cred from his time on "Dollhouse," and he also proved himself to be a really strong actor on the show, handling both heavy drama and lighter stuff well. And, nothing against Murray, but we've never really seen him as much of a tough guy.
If the "Torchwood" team wants to go with »
24 August 2010 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Adams plays Mike Ross, a brilliant yet slacking college student impersonating a high-powered Manhattan corporate attorney. Macht plays the firm's recruiter who brings him on board. Markle plays Rachel Lane, an attractive paralegal with an encyclopedic knowledge of the law who's assigned to Mike and becomes his valuable after-hours research ally.
- By James Hibberd
Kids today, I tell ya! You just can't trust them. Sure they look all innocent at first, but turn your back for just one second and - wham - your house is on fire, your friends are dropping like flies, and you end up scarred for life! Ah, to be a teenager again!
Cousin Sarah is a new indie feature coming from director Ian Christian Blanche, and it's already sporting a hefty cast -- Leah Pipes (pictured right; Sorority Row, The Deep End), Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob), Teri McMinn (the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), John Savage (Deer Hunter, The Crossing Guard), and in negotiations is actress Haley Duff (Material Girls).
The screenplay tells the tale of "a teenage girl named Crystal who has just graduated from high school in a small town community in Southern California. She realizes that she will be breaking up with her high school sweetheart Jake, »
- Uncle Creepy
Oscar winner (and ping-pong bar owner) Susan Sarandon is joining the cast of HBO's new pilot The Miraculous Year. The pilot centers on Terry Segal, a Broadway composer with a self-destructive streak, played by Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (who also starred in the short-lived The Deep End as Rowdy). Produced by Oscarwinning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and Tony Award winning playwright John Logan (Red), the series would follow Butz's composer as he lives through a hectic year creatinga new musical, while dealing with a crazy family. Sarandon will play Patty Atwood, the director and choreographer of the musical Terry is writing.
Now, I'm a huge fan of Broadway, in general, so I was going to be interested in this show to begin with, simply because it deals with a subject I love. I also used to work on Broadway (you may have heard of the show »
- Michael Salerno
According to Entertainment Weekly, "Lefevre’s character, Eva, is a free-spirited missionary doc who is well versed in international medicine and global health. She worked at the clinic before, but left due to her troubled romantic history with its founder, Ben (Martin Henderson)."
Take seven people who don't know each other, plop them involuntarily in a ghost town, make it clear to them that they're being watched -- and toyed with -- and, blammo, you've got Persons Unknown (TV), the new summer series now airing on NBC. The creepy show is executive produced by Oscar-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie and it stars such familiar faces as Kate Lang Johnson, Jason Wiles, Kandyse McClure, Chadwick Bosemean, Tina Holmes, Daisy Betts, and Alan Ruck. Johnson is a rising young star whose credits include guest shots on Drake & Josh (TV), Ugly Betty (TV), and CSI: Miami (TV), as well as roles in such films as Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) and Fired Up (2009). Persons Unknown casts her as Tori Fairchild, a rich, smart and sensible -- but also bitchy and manipulative -- ambassador's daughter who's one of the seven hostages. TVStar recently caught up »
- email@example.com (Ian Spelling)
Canceled TV ShowsCanceled ShowsFrom "Law & Order" to "Ugly Betty," TV series are dropping like flies. No shows are getting hurt more than new TV dramas, many of which employ talented Black actors. We take a look at some of the shows that have been canned and the actors that we'll miss now that they're off the air."Defying Gravity," ABCOn air for just one season, sci-fi/drama "Defying Gravity," featured actors Malik Yoba and Karen LeBlanc as an American astronaut couple aboard a spaceship on a six-year voyage in outer space. After just 13 episodes, ABC decided not to renew the show."FlashForward," Abcabc also passed on renewing another season of science fiction series "FlashForward," starring Michael Ealy and Courtney B. Vance after just 22 episodes."The Deep End," ABCOnly seven episodes in, Nicole Ari Parker and Mechad Brooks' both lost their gig when ABC canceled the courtroom drama "The Deep End. »
"My Generation" is a faux-documentary about a group of high school students and where they are in their lives 10 years after they graduated.
It stars Michael Stahl-David ("The Black Donnellys"), Kelli Garner ("Lars and the Real Girl"), Jaime King ("The Class"), Keir O'Donnell ("Sons of Anarchy"), Sebastian Sozzi ("Choke"), Mehcad Brooks ("The Deep End," "True Blood"), Anne Son ("Wake"), Daniella Alonso ("Friday Night Lights") and Julian Morris ("24," "ER"). "My Generation" was created and written by Noah Hawley ("The Unusuals," "Bones"), who is also an executive producer.
What a difference ten years can make. In 2000, a documentary crew follows a disparate group of high schoolers from Greenbelt High School in Austin, TX as they prepare for graduation, then revisits these former classmates ten years later as they return home to rediscover that just because they're not where they planned doesn't mean they're not right where they need to be.
These students »
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on ABC.
The Alphabet solidly finished this past season with five of the top fifteen highest-rated TV series in the key Adults 18-49 demographic - "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Dancing with the Stars" and "The Bachelor". Yet there's an obvious concern that the network has been floundering a bit when it comes to new shows - especially in terms of scripted drama which has been its greatest strength in modern times.
ABC had success launching four comedies last year, with both "Cougar Town" and "Modern Family" becoming ratings hits and the latter drawing critical acclaim. "Hank" outright flopped, but "The Middle" did well enough to get renewed. With reality shows it continues to do strong business »
- Garth Franklin
Fox is carving out its own night of comedy on Tuesday nights and its new series Raising Hope (airing on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m.) is part of that line-up (see Fox's full fall and midseason schedules). We have a promo for you below.
Raising Hope is a new single-camera family comedy from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia ("My Name Is Earl") that follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member into their already terribly flawed household.
At 23 years old, Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff, "The Beast") is going nowhere in life. He skims pools for a living, parties every night and still lives at home with his family, including his Maw Maw (guest star Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman); his mother, Virginia (Martha Plimpton, "How to Make It in America"); his father, Burt (Garret Dillahunt, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "Damages"); and his cousin, »
Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig ("Greenberg"), Ophelia Lovibond ("Nowhere Boy") and Ben Lawson (TV's "The Deep End") have all joined the cast of Ivan Reitman's new untitled comedy for Paramount Pictures says Variety.
Previously titled "Fuckbuddies" and later "Friends with Benefits", Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher star as two long-term friends who try to find out if they can have a sexual relationship without falling in love.
Gerwig's role will be Portman's brainy best friend. No word on whom the other actors will be playing. Elizabeth Meriwether penned the script.
- Garth Franklin
Billy Zane is ready to show audiences his filmmaking skills after revealing he was directing a film set in France.
Speaking at the opening night of the Beverly Hills Film Festival, He said: "I'm just putting the final touches to [my] directorial debut. [It's] about a French farce diamond-heist called Big Kiss which we shot in the south of France."
"Hopefully we'll see it shortly, I don't know if it'll be here, but somewhere," he said.
Billy also revealed he was shooting a new TV series in the States where he plays a scary law firm boss.
"We've just finished six episodes of an ABC series called The Deep End and we'll see if we're going to do more of those," he said. »
- David Bentley
With the pilot season almost upon us, USA Network, celebrating the fifth year of their “Characters Welcome” motto, has announced the development of seven new pilot scripts. Unfortunately, the majority of the pilots do little to differentiate themselves from the typical “big man helps out small man” scenarios that Burn Notice and White Collar have become known for.
One has to wonder, with USA ordering these pilots, whether the cable network is looking to expand the imaginative original programming that viewers continue to tune in for, or simply replicate current series that have already proven to be hits.
Ultimately, USA settled on a couple of FBI-centric series, a lawyer drama “with a twist,” a modern day take on Robin Hood, an angry NHL player with a heart, a mom turned mob “fixer” and a Steve Carell-produced insurance adjuster comedy. But which – if any – of those shows will make it to air? »
- Anthony Ocasio
5 April 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
USA is developing a series about a modern-day Robin Hood in addition to its usual crop of crime procedurals and legal dramas.
"With the proven power of the 'Characters Welcome' brand guiding our development, USA has produced a stunning track record of No. 1 new original series for four consecutive years, and has grown the network into a trusted destination for quality programming," said Jeff Wachtel, president of original programming at USA. "These new projects all combine strong characters and superior storytelling, offering viewers the kind of exceptionally written, aspirational originals they won't find anywhere else."
In "Robyn," an updated gender-twist on "Robin Hood," a young woman who decides she has done nothing with her life commits to rob from the upper class and giving to the poor. »
- By James Hibberd
8 March 2010 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Casting actors in "second position" on pilots has been on the rise during the past few years.
The process -- in which actors in on-air series are cast in pilots -- also has become increasingly aggressive, with broadcast networks even going after actors whose shows have not yet premiered.
This pilot season, Kyle Bornheimer and Alyssa Milano, stars of ABC's upcoming comedy series "Romantically Challenged," and Tyler Labine, star of Fox's upcoming comedy series "Sons of Tucson," were pursued for pilots. After fielding several offers, Bornheimer signed on as the lead in CBS' hot comedy pilot from "How I Met Your Mother" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
Overall, more than a dozen actors on existing series already have been cast in pilots this year.
- By Nellie Andreeva
A pair of Whedonverse alumni -- Julie Benz and Fran Kranz -- are among the latest actors to land pilot roles. Benz will star in ABC's drama "No Ordinary Family," while Kranz has signed on to NBC's comedy "Friends with Benefits."
Others joining the pilot game are Christina Chang, Adrianne Palicki ("Friday Night Lights"), Jason George ("Grey's Anatomy"), Mehcad Brooks ("The Deep End"), Jaime King, Alexandra Breckenridge and Peggy Lipton.
"No Ordinary Family" will star Michael Chiklis and Benz as a husband and wife who discover they have superpowers. Benz will play a scientist who develops a gift for super speed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Chang ("CSI: Miami," "24") has also joined "No Ordinary Family" as »
1 March 2010 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
In other pilot castings, Christina Chang also has come aboard "No Ordinary Family," Jaime King and Mehcad Brooks have joined ABC's hourlong "Generation Y," Fran Kranz has landed a role on NBC comedy "Friends With Benefits," Alexandra Breckenridge has come aboard Fox's comedy "Traffic Light," "Friday Night Lights" alumna Adrianne Palicki and Bryce Johnson are set for Fox's drama "Midland," and veteran Peggy Lipton and Escher Holloway have been added to ABC's dramedy "Cutthroat."
"Family" revolves around a typical American family led by Jim (Michael Chiklis), a once aspiring artist-turned-police artist, who suddenly finds themselves with new "abilities."
Benz, who recurs on ABC's dramedy "Desperate Housewives" this spring as a lap dancer taking up residence on Wisteria Lane, will play Jim's wife, a gifted scientist who develops a power for superspeed. »
- By Nellie Andreeva
Tonight marks the "season finale" for ABC's The Deep End. Will the TV show be back next season or will it be cancelled?
The Deep End revolves around five first-year associates who work at a top Los Angeles law firm. It features the talents of Matt Long, Ben Lawson, Tina Majorino, Norbert Leo Butz, Leah Pipes, Billy Zane, Sherri Saum, Clancy Brown, Mehcad Brooks, and Rachelle Lefevre.
The ABC series debuted on January 21st and got off to a very poor start. The first episode attracted just 7.07 million viewers and a terrible 1.8/5 rating/share in the 18-49 demographic. For the timeslot, it was in third place in total viewers and fourth place in the demo.
Subsequent episodes have performed even worse. The five episodes that have aired so far have average 5.65 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. Last »
- Giddish will star in NBC's Jerry Bruckheimer pilot "Chase," according to The Hollywood Reporter. She'll play a federal marshal who leads a team charged with apprehending fugitives. "Past Life" was pulled from Fox's lineup last week and isn't likely to return other than for a burnoff of its remaining episodes.
- Jones will star in ABC's comedy pilot "How to Be a Better American." According to the Hr, he'll play a man who decides he needs to be a better person and brings his family along for the ride as well.
In addition to his time on "The Daily Show, »
Well, enjoy it while you can. The final episode of The Deep End will be airing on February 25 and ABC has released several sneak peeks for the episode.
Cliff And Susan's Charity Gala Puts Extra Stress On The Five Associates, On The Season Finale Of ABC's "The Deep End"
"White Lies, Black Ties" – As the group struggle to close all of their cases before Cliff and Susan's charity gala, Addy and Malcolm must find a way around a deceitful insurance company, while Dylan and Beth fight to keep a young client out of jail for a text messaged photo, and Cliff looks for a way back into Susan's life using any means possible, on the season finale of "The Deep End," Thursday, February 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m., Et), on the ABC Television Network.
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