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Fox has put in development, Ball & Chain, a drama written/executive produced by Peter Ocko (Fairly Legal) and executive produced by Steve McPherson through Lionsgate TV. The project, which falls under McPherson’s first-look deals at Fox and Lionsgate, centers on two ex-operatives with screwed up personal lives who are set up by their intelligence agency to become romantically entangled and run missions as a team. Ocko, repped by Vision Art, has comedy pilot Divide and Conquer at USA. Fox also has bought a comedy project from Andrew Gurland and Justin Hurwitz, creators of the network’s half-hour pilot The Gabriels last season. Like The Gabriels, the new project, also produced by 20th TV, is based on Hurwitz’s life, but instead of his childhood, it involves his early adulthood. It centers on a brother and sister who develop an adult relationship that wreaks havoc on everyone else around them. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Person of Interest, Season 3, Episode 1: “Liberty”
Written by Greg Plageman and Denise The
Directed by Chris Fisher
Person of Interest airs at 10 P.M. Et on CBS
A brief recap on the first two seasons: there exists a machine made my the government that monitors the activities of everyone in the country (and abroad) for the purpose of predicting and preventing terrorist attacks. As a byproduct, “The Machine” also tracks the more mundane activities, i.e. premeditated murders. “The Machine” gives out a person’s number who will either be murdered or will be murdering someone else. Using “The Machine” to prevent these murders, former CIA operative John Reese (Jim Caviziel) and Harold Finch (Lost‘s Harold Finch), creator of “The Machine”, work to prevent these murders with the assistance of New York City Detectives Carter (Tarji P. Henson) and Fusco (Kevin Chapman).
“Liberty” picks up where Season 2′s »
- Drew Koenig
However, her Season 2 stint on Person of Interest was so well-received that she is now a series regular on the CBS drama and will play a key role on Tuesday's Person of Interest Season 3 premiere. Yes, she will return to conclude her story on Chicago Fire, but her new home is alongside co-stars Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Taraji P Henson and fellow new series regular Amy Acker.
I spent the day on set this month in New York City's Chinatown, talking to Shahi between scenes to get more insight into Shaw; whether she sees a romance blossoming between her character and Caviezel’s Reese; and whether there are any similarities between Shaw and Fairly Legal’s Kate Reed. »
- email@example.com (Jim Halterman)
This week’s Notebook comes to you from Mystic Falls... well, Atlanta, to be honest, where I'm hard at work on the set of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
The former is back in production for Season 5 and Ian Somerhalder told me why the Salvatore Mansion is so crowded. Elsewhere, Walking Dead star Steven Yeun told me how he’s adjusted – or maybe not – to newfound fame, while Person of Interest’s Sarah Shahi gets some gun lessons. Let’s do this...
The Walking Dead When you’re on a show that this much a part of the pop culture zeitgeist, you’re going to get recognized in your everyday life. How is Steven Yeun handling it? “It’s great in regards that I love that people love our show,” he told me over coffee recently. “I just don’t know that I’m the type of person who »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Halterman)
The veteran actor (Caprica, Fairly Legal, Magic City) has been cast as the new Bau section chief, according to TV Guide. His character is named Matt Cruz and he's an ex-fbi agent who worked in the past with Jj. Look for more to come out regarding that relationship as episodes progress.
Morales will debut on Episode 3, with Hotch acting as section chief in the meantime following the death of Strauss on the Criminal Minds Season 8 finale.
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Get ready for more crazy parents, more kids, and more problems! We’ve just learned that Greg Grunberg and Diane Farr are set to star in yet another comedy pilot, titled Divide & Conquer, which comes from the producer of “Fairly Legal”. It looks that folks from the USA Network have some serious plans with this project, head inside to find more details… So, at this moment we know that Divide & Conquer is an original half-hour project from executive producer and writer Peter Ocko, which will be produced by Universal Cable Productions. It revolves around a big family’s many members, including four children finding their...
We floated a number of totally realistic ideas to explain Andy’s adonis-like transformation, but it seems showrunner Mike Schur has his own (admittedly much better) plan in mind.
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“There is a joke that I wrote in the premiere that I think we’ll probably shoot that is a little tiny acknowledgement or nod to the fact that he looks very different to the way he normally looks,” the executive producer tells TVGuide. »
- Megan Masters
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 16, 2013
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99
The great Walter Hill (The Driver, The Long Riders) returns to the feature film directing chair for the first time since the 2002 boxing drama Undisputed with the action thriller Bullet to the Head starring Sylvester Stallone.
Based on Alexis Nolent’s graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tete, Bullet to the Head tells the hard-hitting story of New Orleans hit man Jimmy Bonomo (Stallone), who teams up with a D.C. cop (Sung Kang) in an unlikely alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners.
The latest project to bring Hill to the evocative streets of New Orleans (his Johnny Handsome and Hard Times are set there), Bullet to the Head also stars Sarah Shahi (TV’s Fairly Legal), Christian Slater (Freaky Deaky), and Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian).
USA is heading into the half-hour comedy world in a big way this year. Its newest endeavor in that area is a family comedy series, "Divide & Conquer," from executive producer Peter Ocko ("Fairly Legal," "The Office," "Pushing Daisies").
"Divide & Conquer" is about "four children finding their way to adulthood in these complicated times, and the parents whose lives they're sucking dry to get there." The big family deals with love and support and "all the other things parents do to mess up their kids" and focuses on Ben and Charlotte -- parents who just hope their kids move out some day.
This marks the fourth new comedy greenlit by USA for 2014. The others are "Sirens" (following EMTs), "Playing House" (a female buddy comedy) and "Love Is Dead" (about a company that specializes in breaking up relationships). "Sirens" and "Playing House" already have series orders, wile "Divide & Conquer" and "Love Is »
Rumor has it Rumer Willis is Rosewood-bound.
The 90210 alumna has landed a guest spot in Pretty Little Liars‘ fourth season, which launches its summer run on June 11.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Willis appears in a July episode (with the potential to return) as the organizer of a global charity.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
- Megan Masters
USA Network is further pushing into the comedy space with a new pilot order, a network representative told TheWrap. The cable channel has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot, "Divide & Conquer," written and executive produced by Peter Ocko ("Fairly Legal," "The Office"). See the network's official description of the pilot below. Divide & Conquer is a family comedy about love, support, attention and all the other things parents do to mess up their kids. In a world where failure is the new F-word, and normal is the new stupid, Ben and Charlotte »
- Jethro Nededog
“Divide and Conquer” revolves around a family with four kids and harried parents who struggle to keep up with their needs. Ocko wrote the pilot script and is exec producing.
The order for “Divide” comes on the heels of USA picking up two original comedy series, “Sirens” and “Playing House,” and the pilot “Love is Dead” as part of its upfront presentation last week. USA is bulking up on comedy programming to complement the “Modern Family” reruns that will bow Sept. 24 on the cabler.
- Cynthia Littleton
USA Network has greenlighted Divide & Conquer, a half-hour comedy pilot written and executive produced by Peter Ocko (Fairly Legal, The Office). The pickup comes on the heels of USA last week making its first comedy series orders in 15 years with Sirens and Playing House and greenlighting half-hour pilot Love Is Dead. USA’s original comedy strategy is built around the network’s off-network acquisition of Modern Family, which launches on USA in September. USA’s first original comedies are slated to premiere in first quarter 2014 as companions to Modern Family. Among Sirens, Playing House, Love Is Dead and Divide & Conquer, Divide & Conquer is the only true family comedy that could go well with Modern Family. Produced by Universal Cable Prods, it gets into the heads of a big family: four children finding their way to adulthood in these complicated times, and the parents whose lives they’re sucking dry to get there. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Good news for "Person of Interest" fans, or perhaps mostly good news for Sarah Shahi fans: The "Life" and "Fairly Legal" star will be sticking around on the CBS drama as a regular for the drama's upcoming third season. CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler told reporters about Shahi's new status during a Wednesday (May 15) morning conference to discuss the network's 2013-2014 season, calling her "a great addition to the cast." Shahi was introduced in the Season 2 episode as Samantha Shaw, a former operative in the Intelligence Support Activity organization who, like the "Person of Interest" heros, has »
- Daniel Fienberg
'Static' is the Todd Levin helmed 3D horror flick that is getting some impressive plaudits from industry nerdlingers. Cinedigm have just scored the Us/Canada distribution rights and the plan is to unleash it onto VOD and quickly follow-up with a 3D release directly onto DVD. Meanwhile, however, Second Sight Films also picked up the feature here in the UK and intend to release it onto DVD in the UK market on 15 July. Levin helms from his own co-written script and the flick stars Milo Ventimiglia ('Heroes', 'The Divide') and Sarah Shahi ('Fairly Legal') who play a couple who take in a mysterious stranger, played by 'The Innkeepers' hottie Sara Paxton. 'Lost's William Mapother also stars. Head below to check out the new Us artwork plus the UK DVD cover. »
On TV this Thursday: Sheldon and Leonard get a Big Bang out of hanging with Bob Newhart, Knope & Co. close out Parks and Recreation, a Beauty faces a mother of a twist and it’s all hands on deck when Person of Interest‘s machine contracts the blue screen of death. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
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8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Elena thwarts the Salvatore brothers’ attempt to reinstate her humanity, leading »
- Kimberly Roots
Exclusive: Directors Michael Watkins, Rob Bailey and Tawnia McKiernan have signed with Apa. Watkins has served as producer and director on shows such as Prison Break, Las Vegas, Smallville, Law & Order and The X-Files. Most recently, he directed the season finale of Justified, and the indie feature, Knucklehead, due out later this year. He was formerly with CAA. Bailey was the producer/director of CSI: New York for five seasons. Other directing credits include Treme and The Wire for HBO. He has also directed multiple episodes of the BBC’s Mi-5 and Glasgow Kiss. Bailey is also repped by Protocol and Independent Talent Group in the U.K. He was formerly with CAA. McKiernan has directed multiple episodes of Burn Notice, Fairly Legal and Leverage. She also just completed directing John Stamos in the Lifetime movie, Secrets Of Eden. She is managed by Andrea Simon and was formerly with CAA. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Gerald McRaney may be in his mid-60s, but he hasn't slowed down a bit. After terrifying the tarnished souls of HBO's "Deadwood" as murderous tycoon George Hearst, the "Major Dad" star went on to be a regular on CBS' "Jericho" and NBC's short-lived "Undercovers," and has appeared in USA's "Fairly Legal," A&E's "Longmire," Netflix's new "House of Cards" and FX's "Justified" -- where he was last seen on Feb. 12 having a blowtorch almost applied to his butchered leg.
"I don't think I bled out," McRaney tells Zap2it over lunch in Sherman Oaks, Calif. "The guy did, in fact, cauterize the wound."
McRaney also played Capt. Patrick Murphy in several episodes of CBS' romantic comedy "Mike & Molly," which has a strange connection to Western drama "Deadwood" (which also starred Timothy Olyphant and Jim Beaver of "Justified").
"The people who produce 'Mike & Molly,'" he says, over lunch in Sherman Oaks, »
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Based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas, the project follows Molly Parker, the only woman among the notoriously male Texas Rangers. Described as a ballsy, beautiful badass, Molly knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers to do so.
Trucco will play Molly’s older brother, Billy, who is married to her »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
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The project, based on the unpublished book Dissident by John Dixon, is set at Us Cyber Command and focuses on a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift, a microchip that has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
Helgenberger will play Lillian, director of the American government’s cyber-security branch. Josh Holloway »
- Kimberly Roots
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