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NBC has revealed trailers for a few of its fall series, including Blindspot, People Are Talking, The Player and Heartbreaker – and the result is an expectedly mixed bag. My first impressions of the trailers, below:
Out of everything that’s coming to the major networks this fall, Blindspot seems like one of the most promising. It boasts a highly capable cast in Jaime Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton, and the story is basically a TV blend of Memento and The Bourne Identity, which I’m entirely on board with. Unless the story is mind-numbingly stupid (of which there’s a disconcertingly high possibility), Blindspot could be the rare NBC thriller that actually draws eyeballs.
Unfortunately, I can’t say that I feel anything apart from irritation toward People Are Talking, simply because even though the trailer, true to this comedy’s title, features a lot of people talking (about sex, sex »
- Isaac Feldberg
As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice. NBC is on track to win the traditional September-to-May primetime season in adults 18-49 for the second year in a row after having gone the prior 10 years without an 18-49 win. Through 32 completed weeks of the season, NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults and men 18-34 and men and women 18-49.
In total viewers, NBC is running #2 for the season and within 7% of its year-ago Olympics-boosted average (8.8 million vs. 9.5 million), making this season and last NBC's two top-scoring seasons in total viewers since 2006-07. NBC has won the last three November sweeps in adults 18-49, as well as »
NBC has unveiled its full primetime schedule for the upcoming 2015 TV season, and along with it, they’ve also released full-length trailers for a number of their new shows. Below is the schedule along with descriptions and trailers for their new line-up which includes the mysterious drama Blindspot from Greg Berlanti (the producer of Arrow and The Flash); along with Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, which promises to be good thanks to the multi-talented star at the center of the show; as well as the hotly anticipated Heroes Reborn.
From executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) comes “Blindspot”: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos, is discovered naked in Times Square with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there’s one tattoo that is impossible »
NBC announced its 2015-16 schedule on Sunday (May 10) morning and also unveiled first-look photos from many of its new shows. We have a gun-toting Zachary Levi as Luke Collins in "Heroes Reborn," which NBC hopes will be a better kick-start for its Thursday lineup than "The Slap" was this spring. And speaking of "The Slap," we have Melissa George as a heart surgeon with romantic issues in "Heartbreaker," airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. after "The Voice." Plus, if you dug Dave Annable as a doctor in "Red Band Society," he's here, too. And NBC has gone all-in on "Strike Back" stars, so check out the first pictures of Philip Winchester in a topless brawl from the Thursday 10 p.m. drama "The Player," plus Sullivan Stapleton and a naked, tattooed Jaime Alexander in the Monday 10 p.m. drama "Blindspot." Also, we have pictures from NBC's "People Are Talking" and several other »
- Daniel Fienberg
NBC announced its 2015-16 primetime TV schedule on Sunday (May 10), a schedule that arrived with several key open questions, including: What will get the benefit of "The Voice" lead-in? What can be done to save "The Blacklist" in specific and Thursday in general? Where, if anywhere, will NBC be able to make room for comedy programming? We now have answers to all three questions. There are, in order, "Blindspot," "Heroes Reborn" and Friday. NBC's fall, which will be buttressed, as always, by Sunday Night Football, includes the premieres of three new dramas (four if you consider "Heroes Reborn" to be new) and one new comedy, with only Sunday and Wednesday nights intact. “We’re attacking the new season with the same programming strategy that successfully turned NBC around — a slate of provocative and innovative series and events that cut through the clutter and will continue to build on our momentum, »
- Daniel Fienberg
In addition to announcing its fall 2015 schedule, NBC kicked off Upfronts Week on Sunday by releasing trailers for its new series, including prolific producer Greg Berlanti’s drama Blindspot, the Wesley Snipes thriller The Player and the comedy People Are Talking, featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Meaghan Rath.
Photos Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows and Stars
Watch the trailers in their entirety below:
Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (Tuesday, 10/9c)
Blindspot (Monday, 10 pm)
Heartbreaker (Tuesday, 9 pm)
People Are Talking (Friday, 9:30 pm)
The Player (Thursday, 10 pm)
Thoughts on NBC’s fall offerings? Drop »
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The descriptions with cast follow:
From Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) comes this w drama about a successful Atlanta attorney (David Lyons, Revolution) whose long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they had buried resurfaces, the brotherhood bands together to right the wrongs of their shared past — a journey that will push the limits of their loyalty »
NBC added to its 2015-16 slate late Friday, picking up two new high-profile dramas (The Player, Game of Silence) from Sony Pictures Television and renewing the studio's trusty medical drama The Night Shift for a third season. The Player (formerly Endgame) hails from the John Fox and John Davis' Davis Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. Set in the high-stakes world of Las Vegas, a the drama revolves around a former sniper-turned-security expert (Strike Back's Philip Winchester) who is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that forces him to complete a series of heroic challenges in order
- Lesley Goldberg, Michael O'Connell, Kate Stanhope
Continuing a day of pre-upfronts excitement that threatens to Never End, NBC has ordered two more dramas and picked up one of its bubble dramas. Ordered to series are "Game of Silence" and "The Player," while "The Night Shift" has been renewed for a third season. This is also the Sony Pictures Television part of our day, as NBC has a history of package deals with the studio. "The Player" is, intriguingly, NBC's second drama fronted by a "Strike Back" star, joining "Blindspot" with Sullivan Stapleton. Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester star in this drama about "a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out." Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton also star in the series from creator John Rogers and director Bharat Nalluri. "Game of Silence" stars David Lyons, »
- Daniel Fienberg
NBC is the first broadcaster out of the gate with its 2015-16 season pickups, ordering to series Chicago Fire spinoff No. 2 Chicago Med, the Greg Berlanti mystery thriller Blindspot and medical drama Heartbreaker (Fka Heart Matters).
Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
“Chicago Med,” which debuted as a planted episode during the April 7 episode of “Chicago Fire,” is the third series in the “Chicago” franchise, following the first spinoff, “Chicago P.D.” The medical drama, starring Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta, centers around the city’s most explosive hospital and the doctors who will tackle new cases inspired by topical events, while forging fiery relationships in the pandemonium of the emergency room. Through the series, cast members from Dick Wolf’s other two “Chicago” casts will make appearances, as the Windy City’s police and fire departments intertwine with the team of doctors.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
We certainly felt the power of 10 former Gladiators yesterday, as we took a look at what some of the stars went on to after the success of ITV's '90s hit.
We were bowled over to discover that Blaze (Eunice Huthart) is a stunt double to A-listers and godmother to Angelina Jolie's daughter Shiloh, and that Rhino (Mark Smith) went on to star in Hollywood films including Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning drama Argo.
But whatever happened to the villainous Wolf or the infamous Shadow, who was dramatically sacked from the series? We haven't found many current pictures of this lot, but here's a little bit about what 9 more of our favourite former Gladiators got up to after their time on the show:
1. Scorpio (Nikki Diamond)
Contenders were subjected to the mighty sting of the speedy Scorpio. Former bodybuilder and model Nikki Diamond was an original Gladiator, but was forced »
Strike Back is back for one last mission, and going quietly is not an option.
A brand new trailer for the final run of episodes confirms that the show will return to Sky1 this summer on Wednesday, June 3.
Their investigation uncovers a global terrorism plot that they must race against time to stop.
The action drama is based on the work of Special Air Services veteran Chris Ryan.
Cinemax will debut Strike Back on Friday, July 31 in the Us. »
Cinemax’s military drama Strike Back will launch its fourth and final season on Friday, July 31, at 10/9c, the network announced Monday.
Although Season 4 initially was slated to air last summer, production was delayed after star Sullivan Stapleton sustained a serious injury off set.
As previously reported, the show’s final run will follow Sgt. Damien Scott (Stapleton) and Sgt. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) as they try to crack a missing-persons case in Bangkok, unveiling a massive terrorist plot in the process.
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Stonebridge and Scott are on their way back to television screens this summer!
Cinemax has announced the premiere date for the final season of "Strike Back."
The series will return for its fourth and final season on Friday, July 31 at 10 Pm Et/Pt.
Photos: Hot Stuff! The Sexy Stars Of 'Strike Back'
-- Jolie Lash
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Cross-Tasman drama Sunday will test the potential for simultaneous multi-platform release when it launches on May 2 in nine cinemas and on DVD and on-demand services.
Set in Melbourne and Christchurch one year after the earthquake that devastated the latter, the plot follows Eve and Charlie, who are about to have a baby although they are no longer together.. After months of separation they have 24 hours to find their way forward.
Actor-turned-producer Clare said, .As independent filmmakers we want to make our film accessible to the widest possible audience and we need to respond to the changes taking place in our industry. A multi-platform release responds to these opportunities in an innovative way, »
- Don Groves
As this chat with Tatau’s lead actors, Joe Layton and Theo Barklem-Biggs, took place before the press screening for BBC Three’s new supernatural drama, the pair were given the responsibility of describing the series to me: Unique. Mysterious. Fast-paced. Energy-fuelled. A hurricane. A typhoon. (Before long, they're just listing weather systems.)
“It’s a teen show, accessible for young people” cuts in Barklem-Biggs as his co-star brings up the otherworldly, occult palette of True Detective, “even around all this darkness there will be moments that make you laugh as well. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.”
Layton gets back on message and agrees, “I think it really suits BBC Three.”
That it does, as a youth-oriented story of two twenty-something backpackers, Kyle and Budgie, »
Karen Gillan has found herself(ie) a new leading role.
TV’s erstwhile Eliza Dooley is among the many new additions to HBO’s Salem Witch Trials pilot The Devil You Know, written by Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan, our sister site Deadline reports.
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“Let me recap my week for you: My daughter’s vagina was on the cover of no less than four tabloids, my first-born child was killed, my husband announced he wants to abolish the only life I’ve ever known… and his footman almost saw my snatch.”
That unfiltered — not to mention phenomenal — bit of dialogue, courtesy of Elizabeth Hurley (Gossip Girl) as Queen Helena, perfectly sums up the plot and tone of E!’s first scripted drama The Royals, which premiered Sunday.
Having put all their eggs »
Bew, whose credits include “Da Vinci’s Demons” and “The Bletchley Circle,” plays Beowulf.
- Leo Barraclough
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