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DirecTV's 'Kingdom' Trailer: Frank Grillo, Nick Jonas Star in Mma Drama (Video)

16 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Punches are thrown and hearts are broken in the trailer for DirecTV's Mma drama Kingdom. The 10-episode series centers on a gym for Mixed Martial Arts competitors in Venice Beach. Nick Jonas (Smash) and Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights) are among the actors who play fighters in the series. Photos Saying Goodbye: TV Shows Ending During 2014-15 Season There is just as much drama outside of the ring as there is in it, as the mom of one character is a prostitute. Meanwhile, a love triangle develops when one of the gym's star fighters falls for the gym

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Kingdom Trailer: Matt Lauria, Nick Jonas Strip Down, Get Ripped In DirecTV's Testosterone-Fueled Drama

31 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

DirecTV is opening the gates of its buzzy new Kingdom to reveal a jacked Matt Lauria and Nick Jonas in near-constant states of undress.

Related Fall TV Preview: Photos and Video From 50+ New Shows

The series, billed as a gritty family drama set against the backdrop of the renegade subculture of Mixed Martial Arts, stars Prison Break alum Frank Grillo as Alvey Kulina, an Mma legend and owner of a Venice, CA-based gym. Jonas plays Nate, Alvey’s prize-fighter son and younger brother to Jay (an unrecognizable Jonathan Tucker). Lauria, meanwhile, portrays a world-class athlete who had (and lost) it all. »

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20 Best Gaming Cutscenes Ever

30 July 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Video game cutscenes can exist to serve a number of purposes. Beyond just being a convenient way of progressing the story, particularly impressive cutscenes can serve as a reward for player progress or even just to immerse them further into the atmosphere of the game.

While cutscenes have traditionally been pre-rendered, animated or live action, advances in graphics technology means that many modern video game cutscenes are rendered entirely in-game. Typically, a cutscene completely removes control from the player, although a select few grant a certain amount of interactivity. In particular, the God of War series became known for its use of cinematic cutscenes.

Pac-Man is the game most commonly cited as containing the first ever cutscene, in the form of its intermissions featuring the ghosts chasing Pac-Man and vice-versa. The term itself was originally coined by Ron Gilbert in reference to the cutscenes in his adventure game Maniac Mansion. »

- Tom Butler

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The Pros and Cons of Scorpion

26 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

CBS premiered the pilot episode of their newest procedural, Scorpion, at Comic-Con on Thursday, and it might be worth checking out. I haven’t quite decided yet. Let’s go through the pros and cons together.

The show follows the usual structure of a CBS procedural — a group of specialized people are working against the clock to solve a problem that they are uniquely qualified to solve. Many of them have tragic backstories. Okay, so on CSI there is no clock, but Without a Trace, Person of Interest, and that serial killer one all have/had some element of working quickly to save someone. Con

Scorpion’s twist on the concept — that this team is made up of  super geniuses who basically don’t have any social skills — has been done a few times before. Con

However, the show’s other conceit — that this is based on the true life of Walter O’Brien, »

- Mily Dunbar

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Scorpion Stars Talk the Genius' Weakness, Terminator-as-Lou Grant — Plus: Kat McPhee Sings for Us

24 July 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s not easy lugging around a 197 Iq. That’s the word from the cast of CBS’ Scorpion, which paid a visit to TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con interview suite on Thursday.

Related Fall TV First Impression: Is CBS’ Scorpion a ‘Genius’ DVR Pick?

A new procedural about a quartet of brainiacs who put their overstuffed beans to work for the U.S. government, Scorpion reveals that “with genius comes weakness,” star Elyes Gabel shares.

With genius apparently also comes a pretty diner waitress, played by Smash alum Katharine McPhee — though when TVLine’s Michael Ausiello sought out the scoop »

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Mayim Bialik will host TV Land's reboot of 'Candid Camera'

24 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Don’t worry, your reaction isn’t being taped right now.

EW has learned that TV Land will announce at their Comic Con panel today that Emmy-nominee Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) will host Ben Silverman’s new version of Candid Camera alongside Peter Funt, the son of the show’s creator and host, Allen Funt. Silverman’s company Electus will co-produce with Peter Funt’s Candid Camera Inc, with Funt and Silverman serving as executive producers.

The series will premiere on TV Land on Monday, August 11 with a new episode airing from Monday through Thursday that week. Episodes »

- Jackson McHenry

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Fall TV First Impression: CBS' Scorpion

22 July 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast networks have more than two dozen shows debuting this fall, including Katherine Heigl‘s TV comeback, a trip to Gotham, a third NCIS and a Flash-y Arrow offshoot. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

Photos Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New!

The Show | CBS’ Scorpion (Mondays at 9/8c, premiering Sept. 22)

The Competition | NBC’s The Voice, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and The CW’s Jane the Virgin

The Cast | Elyes Gabel (Body of Proof »

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Watch a Promo for the New Season of Homeland

18 July 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Homeland returns for its fourth season on Sunday, October 5, and if this first trailer is anything to go on, Carrie is up to her same old tricks — shouting, drinking wine, doing things her way! You know, typical CIA stuff. This season is set in and around Pakistan, and new cast members Raza Jaffrey (Smash) and Corey Stoll (House of Cards) are among those trying to fill the narrative gap left by Brody's absence. This promo shows only a quick glimpse of Baby Mathison (unless that's a photo of Carrie holding some rando munchkin), though it's unclear where said baby is living, and with whom. The fact that Saul is shown only for a fleeting moment is egregious, but we all have to learn to make do with what we're given. »

- Margaret Lyons

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'Scorpion' Producer Embraces 'Big Bang Theory' Comparison

17 July 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Producers behind CBS' genius drama Scorpion are fine with being called the drama version of ratings and Emmy juggernaut The Big Bang Theory. Scorpion is inspired by the life of Walter O'Brien — whose 197 Iq is the fourth-highest ever recorded — and how he became a real-life Professor X. It centers on an eccentric genius (played by Elyes Gabel) and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. Smash's Katharine McPhee co-stars as Paige, a waitress with a genius child who befriends Gabel's Walter

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Elementary Season 3 New Boyfriend Arriving For Joan Watson,New Details

15 July 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to a recent report from TV Line, the Elementary season 3 peeps have just hired actor, Raza Jaffrey (left), to come on and portray Joan Watson's new man, named Andrew. Andrew is described as being "the anti-Sherlock, an oasis of normalcy in a life that is still rife with strangeness and drama. Sherlock, who is trying to get in Joan’s good graces after almost a year away in London, will tread lightly around Andrew in the beginning. But he can only ever mind his manners for so long." Raza Jaffrey's acting credits include roles in "Smash," Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, BBC spy drama Spooks (aka Mi-5). He’ll next be seen playing a lieutenant-colonel in Pakistan’s intelligence service in the new Homeland season 4. Elementary season 3 is currently due to debut on Thursday night, October 30th at 9pm central time on CBS. »

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TV on Tap: Colin Ferguson Picked for the Next “Vampire Diaries” Villain, Bravo Orders a Fourth “Million Dollar Listing” and Brooks Wheelan Won’t Return to SNL

15 July 2014 4:55 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Smash producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are developing a comedy inspired by the story of out soccer player Robbie Rogers.

io9 asks if it matters if Constantine maintains its character’s bisexuality. Disappointingly, they seriously fumble the answer. I’m going to try to put this briefly. As a Hellblazer fan, John Constantine struck me as someone oriented more towards hooking up with women than men. He also strikes me as someone romantically oriented towards opposite sex relationships. He’s still bisexual. That’s a very common kind of bisexual erasure, where bisexuality is dismissed by people making a tally of their partners’ gender and deciding if that’s enough to count.

Too bad, it looked like Matt Ryan got really close to getting the character right.

NBC is bringing another bit of UK TV stateside. The fundraising event Red Nose Day is getting a three hour special featuring stand-up comedy, »

- Lyle Masaki

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More Elementary season 3 casting news

15 July 2014 1:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Spooks' Raza Jaffrey is coming to Elementary season 3 as recurring character, Andrew...

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On top of the casting news that Spooks and Smash's Raza Jaffrey is joining Elementary season three in a recurring role is the tidbit that the third run will take place almost a year after the previous season finale.

As reported in TVLine, Jaffrey is to play Andrew, a boyfriend of Joan Watson's and "the anti-Sherlock, an oasis of normalcy in a life that is still rife with strangeness and drama". Will he eventually become Joan's Mary Morstan, the wife who remains behind the scenes for the majority of Sherlock and Watson's adventures in the original stories, and whose character received a drastic rewrite in the recent BBC series in which she's played by Amanda Abbington?

Sherlock and Andrew are reported as meeting in the season three opener, in which "Sherlock is trying »

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Elementary Scoop: Smash Alum Joins Season 3 as Joan's New Boyfriend

14 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sherlock and Watson are both entering Elementary‘s third season with new companions.

On the heels of our scoop that Ophelia Lovibond has been cast as Holmes’ latest apprentice, TVLine has learned that Smash grad Raza Jaffrey will recur as Joan’s new boyfriend.

Related | Fall TV Grid: What’s on When? And Versus What?

Jaffrey’s Andrew is described as the anti-Sherlock, an oasis of normalcy in a life that is still rife with strangeness and drama. Sherlock, who is trying to get in Joan’s good graces after almost a year away in London, will tread lightly around Andrew in the beginning. »

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Elementary Taps Smash Star as Joan's New Boyfriend

14 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

First she got a new nemesis, and then a new rival. Now, Elementary's Joan Watson is getting a lover!

Smash alum Raza Jaffrey has landed a guest-starring role on the CBS drama as the new boyfriend of Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), TVGuide.com has learned.

Elementary Exclusive: Gina Gershon cast as Joan's new nemesis

When Elementary returns, it's been...

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- Natalie Abrams

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The Mysteries of Laura Promises Drama, Comedy and ... Barf!

13 July 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Debra Messing has done sitcoms (Will & Grace) and dramas (the scarf-happy Smash), which is exactly why her upcoming series, NBC's The Mysteries of Laura, appealed to her.

"I didn't have to choose: 'Do I want to do a comedy or do I want to do a drama?'" she told reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Association fall previews. "It does feel like...

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- Kate Stanhope

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Lost Alum, Queer Guy Invade DirecTV's Kingdom

11 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

DirecTV is expanding its Kingdom.

Lost actress Zuleikha Robinson, most recently seen in ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, is joining the mixed martial arts drama (fka Navy St.) for a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Additonally, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy alum-turned-Malibu Country co-star Jai Rodriguez is also set to appear in multiple episodes of the series, which stars Frank Grillo, Matt Lauria, Kiele Sanchez, Jonathan Tucker and Nick Jonas.

Related | Fall TV Preview: Photos and Video From 50+ New Shows

Robinson plays Allison, a charming and ultimately ruthless woman looking to go into business »

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Casting Net: Rachel Weisz may join Michael Fassbender in period drama

10 July 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) may join Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave) in Dreamworks’ The Light Between Oceans based on the M.L. Stedman novel. Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) is directing the film about a lighthouse keeper and his wife who raise 2-month-old baby after finding it in a rowboat next to a dead body. [The Wrap]

• Fifty Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson will star in Forever, Interrupted, another book-to-film adaptation. The debut novel from Taylor Jenkins Reid tells the story of a young woman who forms a relationship with the mother she never knew after her whirlwind marriage is cut short. »

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Thursday, July 24th

10 July 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule for the first day of programming at Comic-Con 2014, Thursday, July 24. We've pulled out all the movie, DVD and TV-related panels and events right here, but you can also clickHere if you want to check out the full schedule with all of the comic book events. You can also clickHere to find out what pilot episodes Warner Bros. Television will be screening during Preview Night on Wednesday, July 23. Take a look at the exciting panels that will kick off the con this year.

Thursday July 24

10:00am - 11:00am - 24

Jack is back at Comic-Con, damn it! Kiefer Sutherland takes the stage to celebrate 24's most iconic moments and highlights of Jack Bauer's triumphant return in 24: Live Another Day. Catch the exclusive sneak peek at highly anticipated Blu-ray and DVD featurette, Worlds Collide, illustrating how the pulse-pounding storytelling was created for this thrilling new season. »

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Sean Hayes Joins CBS’ ‘The Millers’ as Series Regular

8 July 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sean Hayes has signed onto CBS’ “The Millers” as a series regular for the comedy’s upcoming second season.

Hayes will play Kip Withers, Carol Miller’s (Margo Martindale) new best friend and source of friction for her son, Nathan (Will Arnett).

“After years of being a fan and hearing from others how wonderful he is to work with, I couldn’t be more excited about Sean Hayes joining ‘The Millers,’ ” said Greg Garcia, series creator and executive producer, in a statement. “The thought of he and Margo Martindale as Bff’s makes me smile every time I think about it. We’re only just getting started, and writing this season’s stories has been a blast.”

Hayes most recently starred in and executive produced the sitcom “Sean Saves the World,” which was canceled by NBC in January. His additional credits include “Smash,” “Up All Night” and most famously “Will & Grace, »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Sean Hayes Joins CBS' The Millers as Series Regular for Season 2

8 July 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sean Hayes is moving in with The Millers.

CBS has tapped the former Will & Grace scene stealer for a series regular role on its sophomore comedy, the network announced Tuesday.

Hayes will play Kip Withers, Carol Miller’s new best friend whose presence is a source of friction for Will Arnett’s Nathan.

Related  Jennifer Love Hewitt Joining Criminal Minds as Series Regular

“After years of being a fan and hearing from others how wonderful he is to work with, I couldn’t be more excited about Sean Hayes joining The Millers,” series creator Greg Garcia said in a statement. »

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