Once again NBC's hottest new drama series has landed the Monday 10 Pm slot behind The Voice. This time, it is Timeless, the new time-travel drama from Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan & Sony TV. It is taking the spot from Blindspot, which is being transplanted to the Wednesday 8 Pm slot after just one season, just like NBC did with fellow Warner Bros. TV drama Revolution three years ago. Here is NBC's fall 2016 schedule, which features few changes and the return of the Must See TV… »
From Eric Kripke (Revolution), Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and the producers of The Blacklist, Timeless is described as an action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal (ER alum Goran Visnjic) steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist (Better Off Ted »
After years of speculation, the May 4 episode of “Supernatural” finally revealed what many fans have long suspected — that dorky author and former prophet Chuck Shurley (Rob Benedict) is God, and he’s been purposefully staying out of mankind’s travails for the past few seasons — but now that his troublemaking sister Amara (Emily Swallow) is threatening to obliterate his creation, it’s time for the Almighty to get back in the game. But will Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) believe that the nebbish writer who novelized their life story is actually the creator of the universe?
Variety spoke to Benedict about returning to the show in Season 11’s “Don’t Call Me Shurley,” poking fun at the series’ actual creator, Eric Kripke, and Chuck/God’s relationship with the Winchesters in episode 21, “All in the Family.”
When did you get the news that you’d be returning?
I got it officially in January, »
- Laura Prudom
Don’t you just hate when your summer-camp romance is interrupted by evil, murderous forces?
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Premiering Tuesday, June 28, at 9/8c, the 1980s-set series takes place at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, which quickly turns into “unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.” (TVLine’s Matt Mitovich served as an early consultant on the project. »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers: Ultron Revolution, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, New Mutants, Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Krypton, Supergirl, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and more…
Well, this time next week, Captain America: Civil War will have opened here in the UK, and it looks like Marvel has another box office juggernaut on its hands, with early tracking suggesting that the Phase Three threequel is looking at a domestic opening of $175 million, even possibly going as high as $200 million (of course, we all know how accurate box office tracking is). To whet our appetites for the movie further, Marvel has debuted a clip from the chase sequence featuring Black Panther, »
- Gary Collinson
What do you say about Purple Rain that hasn't already been said? Not only is it one of the greatest music films of all time, but it's one of the defining films of the 1980s and earned Prince an Oscar. The soundtrack spent nearly a full half-year at Number One on the Billboard charts, sold 20 million copies worldwide and won two Grammys. But as with all things Prince, that's not the full story. A number of truly excellent books and articles have been written about the making of Purple Rain, and we're here to share some of the best bits of them with you. »
- Alex Heigl
Prince, iconic singer-songwriter and seven-time Grammy winner, has died at the age of 57. In 1986, to celebrate the release of his movie Under the Cherry Moon, Prince agreed to go on a blind date with a radio contest winner. People caught up with the lucky fan to discuss her night out with the music icon. Read the cover story below:First you win a contest, and then you win friends. That's how it happened for Lisa Barber, 20, a Sheridan, Wyo. motel chambermaid who last month dialed an MTV contest number and, by being the 10,000th caller, won a date with Prince and »
Add another title to the ever-expanding Bad Robot slate: according to The Wrap, J.J. Abrams and Daisy Ridley will reunite — this time as producer and star, respectively — on Kolma, a remake of the 2003 Israeli picture All I’ve Got and, it seems, the next directorial effort for Diary of a Teenage Girl helmer Marielle Heller. While the outline could (and likely will, in some ways) change from one iteration to the next, it’s worth noting that the original incarnation concerned a woman who, reflecting on the accident that left her then-lover dead, is left to choose between joining him in the afterlife or returning to the day of said accident.
Despite the marshaling of forces, including a new draft by scribe Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleaning), word on when production might kick off remains unclear — though one imagines another Abrams-produced, Ridley-led outing will need to wrap before things move forward. »
- Nick Newman
NCIS is doubling down on the 24 alumni as Season 13 draws to a close.
Having recently enlisted Sarah Clarke (aka Nina Meyers on the Fox thriller) for a season-ending/potential Season 14 arc, TV’s most watched drama now has cast Reiko Aylesworth in a guest-starring role.
TVLine has learned that Aylesworth will appear in the May 3 episode, “Homefront,” as Anne Marshall, a deployed Marine Master Sergeant’s wife whose 14-year-old son foils a home invasion.
Alas, because Clarke does not debut as FBI agent Tess Monroe until May »
By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer
New York (AP) -- The Walt Disney Co.'s "The Jungle Book" opened with $103.6 million in North America, making it one of the biggest April debuts ever at the box office and continuing the studio's streak of unearthing live-action riches buried in its animated classics.
Jon Favreau's update of Disney's 1967 animated version of Rudyard Kipling's book tells the tale of Mowgli with computer-generated imagery and big-screen bombast. A sizable 42 percent of the film's domestic sales came from 3-D and premium-format screens.
"The Jungle Book" is just the latest of Disney's string of live-action remakes of classic cartoons ("Cinderella," ''Alice in Wonderland," ''Maleficent"), most of which have fared well at the box office. More plundering of the Disney library is in the works: "Cruella De Ville" and "Peter Pan" are in development; "Beauty and the Beast" is scheduled for next March.
- The Associated Press
NBC laid out the playing field for its Game of Silence on Tuesday night, with a special apres-Voice preview. Will you follow the show to its regular Thursdays-at-10 time slot, to find out the fate of the Quitman boys both in the past and present?
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Baddies do everything but twirl their mustaches around their pinky fingers and cackle as they put their nefarious plans in motion. The good guys each seem to have been plucked from The Directory of Stock TV Characters (Chapter 23: “Reunited Childhood Friends With Issues”). Fists get slammed on barroom tables, accompanied by lines like, “We’re talkin’ about justice! »
In NBC’s midseason thriller of that name (previewing Tuesday at 10/9c, before moving to its Thursdays-at-10 time slot), the Terriers alum plays Gil Harris, the former childhood Bff of a rising star attorney (Revolution‘s David Lyons) whose perfect life is put at risk when a tragic part of their shared past ignites a powder keg of a problem in the present.
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Is it hot in here or is just the cast of TNT's newest show, Animal Kingdom? The family drama stars Ellen Barkin as the matriarch of a crime family in Southern California, and it also stars a bunch of men who don't really like wearing shirts, apparently, if this first look is any indication. The cast also includes Felicity favorite Scott Speedman, Southland's Shawn Hatosy, Vikings veteran Ben Robson, Pretty Little Liars' Jake Weary, Peaky Blinders vet Finn Cole, Daniella Alonso of Revolution fame and Love the Coopers' Molly Gordon. Animal Kingdom follows 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (Cole), who heads to Southern California to move in with his "freewheeling" relatives »
Earlier this month, it was reported that Amazon Studios and The Tick creator Ben Edlund were finally moving forward on a reboot of the cult classic series. Though, the original cast wouldn't be returning as originally planned. At the time, it wasn't known who would be stepping into replace Patrick Warburton, who played the lead character. Now, Deadline reports that British comedian Peter Serafinowicz is going to slide into that big blue suit.
The Tick first hit the small screen as an animated series in 1994, based on Ben Edlund's extremely popular cult comic. The creator himself was behind the live-action series that debuted on Fox in 2001. He will be back to write and executive produce this new take on the property. Original executive producer Barry Josephson is also back, working alongside original studio Sony Pictures Television.
In this new version of the show, Peter Serafinowicz will play the muscle-bound superhero with the antennae. »
NBC’s Game of Silence will stay quiet for a while longer.
Initially slated to premiere April 7, the rookie drama will now debut on Tuesday, April 12, at 10/9c, with a sneak preview episode airing after The Voice. It will then make its time-slot premiere on Thursday, April 14, at 10/9c.
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Revolution alum Jd Pardo is set as a series regular opposite Jeremy Sisto, Archie Panjabi and Kevin Rankin in ABC's murder trial drama pilot, The Jury. Written by VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli and executive produced by Carol Mendelsohn, The Jury examines "the ultimate social experiment" that happens thousands of times a day in the U.S.: A person's fate is placed in the hands of 12 strangers. Described as "12 Angry Men meets the podcast Serial," the series follows a single… »
A crime begets a punishment… which in and of itself is a crime, setting the stage for a dangerous Game of Silence in NBC’s midseason thriller.
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Back in 2014, rumors surfaced that Amazon Studios and The Tick creator Ben Edlund were in talks to bring the cult classic series back, which would have Patrick Warburton reprising his role as the title character. Deadline reports that, nearly a year and a half later, Amazon Studios has ordered a pilot episode for this reboot, although Patrick Warburton won't be back as the title character. The actor currently stars on NBC's new comedy series Crowded, which debuts on March 15, so he won't be available to star in the pilot. But he will be on board as an executive producer.
The site reports that Griffin Newman and Valorie Curry have come aboard to star as siblings Arthur and Dot Everest in The Tick, although the title character has yet to be cast. Wally Pfister (Transcendence) is in talks to direct the pilot episode from Ben Edlund's script. Casting for the »
Nick Wechsler‘s years of dealing with duplicitous Hamptonites will serve him well in his next endeavor.
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The former Revenge star has been cast in the Fox drama pilot Recon, which follows a rookie FBI agent (Revolution‘s Tracy Spiridakos) who embeds herself in a suspected terrorist family, TVLine has learned. Wechsler will play Freddie, a “skillful and hardworking FBI agent who struggles with moral conflict” while helping Spiridakos’ character in her mission.
After wrapping Revenge in 2015, Wechsler appeared on several episodes of NBC’s short-lived thriller The Player. »
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