16 items from 2013
Sony has tapped Greg Berlanti to helm a fascinating robot uprising film called Epsilon. The sci-fi actioner has a script by Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and takes place in the aftermath of a failed robot uprising, in which Earth operates on almost no electronics. In the world of the film, the remaining robots have taken refuge on a space station where they begin to raise their own human lab rats, which they train to act as their agents. The film’s protagonist is a man who discovers he is more human than he thought. Heat Vision reports that Berlanti has close a deal to direct the pic, with Michael De Luca onboard to produce alongside Reese and Wernick. Berlanti is best known as the executive producer and showrunner of such TV series as Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, and No Ordinary Family. On the feature front, »
- Adam Chitwood
Autumn Reeser has another bun in the oven. The former Last Resort star announced she is expecting her second child via her official website, Move Lifestyle. "It's pregnancy awareness month. So you should be aware . . . that I'm pregnant!" she wrote. "Yup. Baby number two is on the way and due at the end of November." Reeser and husband Jesse Warren are already parents to son Finneus James, 2. "We're thrilled," says the star, whose notable TV credits include The O.C. and No Ordinary Family. [...] »
As expected, CBS decided to make this year the last for CSI: New York, the third spinoff of the CSI mothership that stars Gary Sinise. The drama only averaged a 1.9 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 this season, and 11.27 million viewers.
CBS also shot down a second year of Vegas, the period drama starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis about the mob-infested Sin City, and Golden Boy, a drama about the youngest police commissioner who …. eh, who cares?
After CSI: Miami was booted off the schedule, the clock began ticking for the other spinoff based in the Big Apple, which did »
- Lynette Rice
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- Michael Ausiello
Autumn Reeser is the latest impressive name to be added to Necessary Roughness Season 3.
With John Stamos set to recur as the founder of a sports and management company, and David Anders on board as that character's right-hand man, the USA Network hit has now announced the former Oc and No Ordinary Family star will stop by for an upcoming episode.
Reeser (last seen on ABC's Last Resort) will guest star as the rival Stamos' sports/entertainment agent. She will be vying for Tk as a client as an opposing agency.
Necessary Roughness kicks off its 10-episode third season June 12 at 10/9c. »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Last Resort/No Ordinary Family alum Reeser is set to guest-star in a Season 3 installment of the USA Network drama as a rival of fellow newcomer John Stamos‘ top-tier sports/entertainment agent. Described as a high-powered partner at a new agency, Reeser’s power chick is determined to sign Tk (Mehcad Brooks), no matter the cost.
Beauvais, meanwhile, has been recruited to guest-star as Lana Langer, the outrageous mother of a star »
- Megan Masters
Review Billy Grifter 16 Apr 2013 - 13:00
Billy checks out new Syfy post-alien invasion series Defiance, and likes some of what he sees...
This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler-free review is here.
What's fascinating about sci-fi shows is that they're invariably influenced by others in the genre. Right from the start of Defiance we're bombarded with references to many things, like a buffet where the host couldn't decide if they wanted to serve Chinese or pizza, and so threw it, along with curry and sushi all on the same plate. Defiance gives us Mad Max over Firefly, with a side order of Shakespeare and the general ambience of a thousand cowboy movies rolled into one.
As with any overly ambitious cuisine there are parts that work well, and others you'd push to the edge of the plate. But, it all starts well enough. After watching the whole thing, the strongest »
On April 15, Defiance debuts on Syfy.
Given the amount of promotion underway for the show (and the video game) since Comic-Con last July, you may be familiar with the name, but not the concept behind this series. So before it airs and my first review is posted Monday night, allow me to bring you up to speed.
Defiance was conceptualized as a video game and TV show that would interact and affect each other as they went along. However, given the difference in production time between TV shows and video games, it quickly became apparent there would need to be some boundaries.
So, Defiance the TV show is set in St. Louis while Defiance the video game is set in San Francisco. Both take place in the same time period (the year 2046) and a few characters will go back and forth between the show and game (Nolan and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Garner)
It’s time for us to get all caught up with the news from Storybrooke – or more specifically out of Storybrooke. The town’s all a-buzz with news of a spinoff, that now has a title: Once: Wonderland. First, let me tell you what it is not. It is not yet a series. It has a name, it has writers, and casting has begun.
It is also just now being written, and all that’s being written is, according to Deadline, a 15-20 page, four scene presentation. That doesn’t mean it isn’t going to be on ABC‘s fall schedule, it just means that it might not be, so although you may want to reserve your blog names now, maybe save your money on the upgrades for a little bit.
It also means that any or all of the information below may well be changed entirely before the show is broadcast, »
- Erin Willard
Birthday shoutouts go to Daniel Gillies (above), who is 37, Jamie Bell is 27, and Kevin Williamson is 48. High School Musical star Corbin Bleu has joined the online cast of One Life To Live. Australian network Ten has been blasted for editing same-sex scenes out of Glee. The Veronica Mars Kickstarter backlash has started.NY Ag: NFL must act on sexual orientation concern. Ian Somerhalder talks about tonight's return of Vampire Diaries.The documentary Friend Of Essex is being screened around the U.S., and explores the lives of young people of color.
Below you can see the first full-length trailer for Hannibal, which premieres on NBC on April 4th.
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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
Based on unpublished book Dissident by John Dixon, the show is about a U.S. intelligence unit whose top agent, Gabriel Black (Holloway), has some very special abilities — a microchip that has been implanted into his head allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The pilot script comes from Michael Seitzman (North Country) and will be directed by David Semel (No Ordinary Family).
Since wrapping up Lost in 2010, Holloway’s projects have included a guest »
- Emily Rome
The project, based on 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.
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According to Deadline, which broke the news, Holloway will play Gabriel Black, a former Navy Seal and dedicated intelligence officer. »
- Michael Ausiello
Next week, Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Hale in the Twilight Saga) will guest star on an all-new episode of the television series White Collar, and a first-glimpse at Rathbone's thieving character Nate Osbourne has been unveiled. Rathbone stars as Nate, one half of a Bonnie and Clyde-style criminal duo opposite Jessica McNamee, on Season 4, Episode 14 ("Shoot the Moon") of the USA series which airs on Tuesday ... ies Aim High, Rathbone's had quite a few memorable TV guest spots on programs like The War At Home, Criminal Minds and No Ordinary Family. 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Photo credit: Summit Ent. "Everybody be cool!" Twilight fans, set your DVRs for this one! Also appearing on the small screen are Charlie Bewley on The Vampire Diaries and Valorie Curry with a recurring role on The Following! »
Ready for some crazy news? Robin Williams’ TV comeback is inching closer to reality.
CBS has ordered Crazy Ones, a half-hour David E. Kelley-produced comedy pilot starring the former Mork & Mindy star.
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- Michael Ausiello
Making its premiere at the Slamdance 2013 film festival is Best Friends Forever, and we have some new stills and a trailer for you. Slamdance 2013 will be taking place opposite Sundance on January 18-24 in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn.
Directed by Brea Grant ("Heroes," "Dexter," Halloween II), who stars along with Vera Miao ("NCIS", "No Ordinary Family") and Sean Maher ("Playboy Club," "Serenity," "Firefly"), Best Friends Forever was co-written by Grant and Miao, produced by Stacey Storey (Storeyteller Films), and is Grant’s directorial debut. Even cooler? The film was filmed on Super 16 on location in Marfa, Texas.
Two girls, a ’76 AMC Pacer, the open road, and an impending nuclear apocalypse. Best Friends Forever is a dark comedy and sci-fi horror film, combining equal parts buddy film, road trip, and nuclear apocalypse story... but with girls. Harriet (Grant), the perpetual but unsuccessful optimist, has finally figured »
- Uncle Creepy
16 items from 2013
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