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Emmy Awards 2017: And the Nominees Are ...

Emmy Awards 2017: And the Nominees Are ...
The biggest night in television is right around the corner!

Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky and Criminal MindsShemar Moore announced this year’s Emmys nominees on Thursday morning. Though past heavy-hitter Game of Thrones was ineligible because of its late summer premiere date, some of last year’s winners returned to defend their titles — while a slew of new entries landed their own nods, too.

And the nominees are …

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Anthony Hopkins,
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Shocking SAG Awards TV snubs: Taraji P. Henson, Will Forte, Lily Tomlin, Mo'Nique ...'

Shocking SAG Awards TV snubs: Taraji P. Henson, Will Forte, Lily Tomlin, Mo'Nique ...'
While the Screen Actors Guild nominations for TV went mostly as we predicted, there were a number of strong contenders left out in the cold, including Taraji P. Henson ("Empire"), Will Forte ("The Last Man on Earth"), Lily Tomlin ("Grace and Frankie"), Mo'Nique ("Bessie") and the entire cast of "American Crime." And because SAG combines lead and supporting performances on the TV side (it doesn't do this for the film folk), the competition was intense. See some of the other most significant SAG snubs below. Read our report on the SAG TV nominees right here. -Break- SAG Awards: Complete list of film and TV nominations Not Nominated: TV Drama Ensemble "Empire" "Better Call Saul" "American Crime" "The Good Wife" "Bloodline" Not Nominated: TV Drama Actor Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul" Timothy Hutton, "American Crime" ...
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My Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2015

Every year we are introduced to every TV networks next great hope. New offerings for viewers to make appointments for and stay tuned. It’s a difficult task these days given the number of options available to us; streaming and on demand is taking over, we all know this. So with this new batch of TV shows, let’s hope there is something worth maintaining this Golden Age of Television for a little while longer.

Here are the new shows that I’m most looking forward to this year as well as the returning favorites to take note of.

Better Call Saul

While a lot of people would say that this is a Breaking Bad spinoff/prequel that we didn’t ask for, it’s still has to be worth checking out. The series features Bob Odenkirk reprising his famous Breaking Bad role of Saul Goodman, six years before he met Walter White.
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15 best new TV shows for 2015: Daredevil, Better Call Saul, Thunderbirds and more

2015 is just around the corner, and already it's looking like next year might outdo the past 12 months when it comes to top quality TV comedy and drama.

There's plenty of old favourites returning to the schedules - more on that tomorrow (December 31) - but also a ton of exciting new shows heading your way.

Digital Spy has picked out just a few of the best - here's what you can't afford to miss in the New Year... the 15 most thrilling new shows for 2015.

1. Daredevil - Netflix

Launching Marvel's immensely exciting collaboration with Netflix is Daredevil, which will star Boardwalk Empire actor Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer gifted with extrasensory perception who fights injustice as a costumed vigilante.

Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio will also star in the comic book adaptation, which has Spartacus supremo Steven S DeKnight on board as showrunner and will release
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Peter Berg to direct two new shows this upcoming season

According to Entertainment Weekly director and actor Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom) is set to direct and produce an HBO pilot based on the 2011 Tom Perrotta novel The Leftovers. The show will be written by Damon Lindelof (Lost). The show will center on a group of people in a suburban town who must deal with the disappearance of over a hundred people in their own community after the Rapture. Berg’s producing partner Sarah Aubrey will also serve as executive producer on the pilot as well as the series.

The Leftovers will mark the second show this upcoming season that Berg is directing and producing. Bloodline is set to air on NBC and follows an orphaned girl caught between two families of mercenaries and killers. The show is being billed as a pulp action thriller. There is no information yet on when The Leftovers is set to go
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'Friday Night Lights' creator Peter Berg to direct, produce HBO pilot penned by Damon Lindelof

'Friday Night Lights' creator Peter Berg to direct, produce HBO pilot penned by Damon Lindelof
The creative minds of Friday Night Lights and Lost are teaming up.

Peter Berg, best known for showrunning Friday Night Lights and directing last year’s Battleship, will produce and direct an HBO pilot written by Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus), EW has confirmed. The show is an adaptation of 2011 novel The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta, who is writing the pilot script along with Lindelof.

The Leftovers is a depiction of the Rapture (or the Sudden Departure, as the book calls it), focusing on the people of suburban Mapleton who are dealing with the disappearance of over a hundred people in their own small community.
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Peter Berg To Direct Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’

Peter Berg has closed a deal to direct Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers based on Tom Perrotta’s 2011 book. In addition, Berg and his producing partner, Sarah Aubrey, will serve as executive producers on the pilot as well as the series, should it go forward, alongside Lindelof, Perrotta, Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. The project, co-written by Lindelof and Perrotta, takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut… and a world that will never be the same. The pilot is produced by Warner Bros. TV where Lindelof, who will serve as showrunner on Leftovers, is under a rich overall deal. Berg, who also is directing and exec producing the NBC pilot Bloodline, is with Wme.
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Paul Adelstein to Star Opposite Debra Messing on CBS Sitcom

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What do you get when you cross one ABC star with one NBC star?

The formula for a winning new comedy, CBS hopes.

Deadline confirms that former Private Practice actor Paul Adelstein has been cast opposite soon-to-be-former Smash actress Debra Messing on an upcoming single-camera comedy.

From producers from Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky and based on the Israeli series Mother’s Day, the untitled series will focus on a Messing's married mom attempting to have it all: family, work, a social life.

Adelstein will portray the main character's husband, a Google employee who isn't aware of how nightly his wife is struggling.

Other Private Practice alums who have found work for the fall, if their projects get picked up, include: KaDee Strickland in NBC's Bloodline; and Taye Diggs in TNT’s Murder in the First, a drama from Stephen Bochco.
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Pilot News: Paul Adelstein to Play Husband to Debra Messing in CBS Comedy

Pilot News: Paul Adelstein to Play Husband to Debra Messing in CBS Comedy
Paul Adelstein is the latest Private Practice alum to book a pilot this development season — and it’s a plum gig.

Related | Pilots 2013: Your Guide to This Fall’s (Possible) Newcomers and Who’s Starring In Them

Per our sister site Deadline, the actor is set to star opposite Debra Messing in CBS‘ untitled comedy from Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky and based on the Israeli series Mother’s Day.

In the single-camera comedy about a married mom struggling to balance family, life, and work, Adelstein will play Messing’s TV husband Bryan, a Google employee who might be
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Kenneth Choi Joins NBC Pilot ‘Ironside’, Erin Pineda Added To Fox’s ‘Dads’

In what would be his first series regular role, Kenneth Choi (Sons Of Anarchy, Glee, 24) has been cast in NBC’s drama pilot Ironside, a reboot of the 1967 series. Written by Mike Caleo and directed by Peter Horton, it centers on Robert T. Ironside (Blair Underwood), a tough, sexy and acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases. Choi will play Captain Ed Rollins, Ironside’s supervisor. Despite their push/pull relationship Ed and Ironside have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for each other. Choi, repped by Mosaic, TalentWorks and attorney Derek Kroeger, was recently seen in Captain America 2 and next co-stars in Wolf Of Wall Street. In another recent NBC drama pilot casting, another 24 alum, Tzi Ma, will appear opposite Skyler Samuels in NBC‘s drama pilot Bloodline.
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Audra McDonald To Co-Star In CBS’ ‘The Ordained’, 2 Join ‘Welcome To The Family’

Private Practice alumna Audra McDonald has been cast in the CBS drama pilot The Ordained, executive produced by Frank Marshall. Directed by Rj Cutler from a script by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Ordained centers on Tom Reilly (Charlie Cox), the son of a Kennedy-esque family who leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer at a top New York firm to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated. McDonald will play Anthea, a senior litigator at the firm. McDonald is the second Private Practice co-star to book a pilot; KaDee Strickland is in NBC’s Bloodline. Ella Rae Peck and Aramis Knight have been added to Welcome To The Family, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot from Mike Sikowitz and Sony TV. It chronicles how cultures collide when a white family and a Latino family are bonded together by their children who fall in love followed quickly by an unplanned pregnancy. Peck will play Molly,
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'Secret Circle's' Chris Zylka lands CBS 'Bloodline' pilot as Britt Robertson and Phoebe Tonkin begin new projects

If you're like us (and all the commenters on this article) you're still missing The CW's "Secret Circle" -- and while we can't bring back the witches, we do have some good news for you today. "Secret Circle" star Chris Zylka has landed a key role in CBS's new thriller pilot, "Bloodline."

"Bloodline" is about a young orphan named Bird (Skyler Samuels) who is torn between two feuding families full of murderers and mercenaries. In order to break her curse, Bird must find and kill her own mother.

Zylka plays Troy, a man who was taken from his parents and into a life of battle. For most of his youth, he has been raised in the Spartan agoge, where he has been taught to withstand excruciating pain. While most of his fellow Spartans become emotionless shells, Troy has remained sensitive -- and he's got a strong connection to Bird.

The
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'Secret Circle' Alum Chris Zylka Joins NBC's 'Bloodline' (Exclusive)

'Secret Circle' Alum Chris Zylka Joins NBC's 'Bloodline' (Exclusive)
Chris Zylka is heading to battle for NBC. The Secret Circle alum has joined the cast of the network's pulp thriller Bloodline, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Story: TV Pilots 2013: The Complete Guide The drama revolves around an orphaned young girl named Bird Benson (The Nine Lives of Chloe King's Skyler Samuels), who because of an accident of birth is caught in the struggle between two warring families of mercenaries and killers. Mentored by a Chinese man, Bird has to accept the quest to find and defeat her mother in mortal combat if she is ever to lead

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The Best Broadcast Pilot Orders of the 2013-2014 Season: NBC and CBS

By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist

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It’s pilot season, which means your favorite out-of-work TV actors, actresses, creators and writers are getting a chance to return to the small screen once more.

Although we have yet to know what new series we’ll see next year, the networks have been busy selecting projects to consider for their schedules. So far, almost 100 scripts have been chosen, and audiences will only get to see a handful actually come to fruition.

Several are duds, but there are a few promising prospects that I hope network executives will keep around for the 2013-2014 season — even if it means they have to cancel old favorites to make room (just keep Parks and Recreation, Ok, NBC?).

Check out my choices for the best prospective pilots NBC and CBS have ordered, and come back tomorrow to see my picks for ABC and Fox:

NBC

Drama

1. Believe
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Exclusive: Tom Everett Scott Cast as Heroine's Doctor Dad in NBC's Bloodline Pilot

Exclusive: Tom Everett Scott Cast as Heroine's Doctor Dad in NBC's Bloodline Pilot
Tom Everett Scott has joined NBC’s Bloodline pilot as the biological dad of protagonist Bird Benson, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The Southland alum will play Dr. Christopher Benson, a beloved ER physician at a suburban hospital who’s known for his charm and dedication to his patients. But an indiscretion years ago led to him impregnating a patient; the resulting child was Bird, the series’ teen protagonist, who’s descended from an ancient line of killers and mercenaries.

As the doc gets to know his daughter,
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'Private Practice' Star KaDee Strickland Cast in Pete Berg NBC Pilot

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t didn't take long for KaDee Strickland to line up another gig. Strickland, who played Dr. Charlotte King on ABC's "Private Practice" -- which wrapped up its run late last month -- has been cast in the NBC pilot "Bloodline." Also read: J.J. Abrams Producing Alfonso Cuaron Pilot for NBC Executive-produced and directed by Pete Berg ("Friday Night Lights"), "Bloodline" is billed as  a pulpy, highly stylized thrill ride that catapults the viewer into the cheeky world of Bird Benson, a smart, irreverent and strong young girl who, due to an accident of
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Pilot News: KaDee Strickland Cast as One Bad Mama in NBC Pulp Drama Bloodline

Pilot News: KaDee Strickland Cast as One Bad Mama in NBC Pulp Drama Bloodline
Private Practice‘s KaDee Strickland is trading in her scalpel for a samurai sword.

The actress has nabbed a leading role in NBC’s pulp action pilot Bloodline, our sister site Deadline reports.

Related | TVLine’s 2013 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Bloodline follows an orphaned girl named Bird Benson (The Nine Lives of Chloe King‘s Skyler Samuels) who’s caught between two families of murderers and mercenaries. In order to eventually have a normal life, Bird learns, she must defeat her mother — Strickland’s character — via mortal combat.

Strickland
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KaDee Strickland To Co-Star In NBC Pilot ‘Bloodline’

KaDee Strickland To Co-Star In NBC Pilot ‘Bloodline’
KaDee Strickland, co-star of the recently departed ABC drama Private Practice, is back on series duty with a lead role opposite Skyler Samuels in NBC‘s drama pilot Bloodline. Written by David Graziano and directed by Peter Berg, Bloodline is described as a pulpy, highly stylized look into the cheeky world of Bird Benson (Samuels), a smart, irreverent and strong young girl who, due to an accident of birth, finds herself caught in the middle of an epic struggle between two warrior families set against the backdrop of modern suburbia. Strickland, repped by Wme and Anonymous Content, will play Bird’s statuesque and strikingly beautiful mother Stella, who has been raised in a family descended from an ancient line of killers, brigands and mercenaries. The role is said to be in the vein of Uma Thurman’s The Bride from Kill Bill. Stella’s father is played by Jonathan Banks.
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Skyler Samuels To Topline NBC’s ‘Bloodline’

The Nine Lives Of Chloe King star Skyler Samuels has landed the lead of NBC‘s drama pilot Bloodline, playing another teen girl warrior. Written by David Graziano and directed by Peter Berg, Bloodline is described as a pulpy, highly stylized look into the cheeky world of Bird Benson (Samuels), a smart, irreverent and strong young girl who, due to an accident of birth, finds herself caught in the middle of an epic struggle between two warrior families set against the backdrop of modern suburbia. The character echoes Samuel’s Chloe on the ABC Family series, who was a descendant of an ancient race and became a warrior trying to stop the war between that race and humans. On Bloodline, Samuels, repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment and attorney Tom Hoberman, joins Breaking Bad‘s Jonathan Banks who plays her maternal grandfather.
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'Breaking Bad' Alum Gets A New Gig

Jonathan Banks, best known as "Breaking Bad's' Mike Ehrmantraut, has a new TV gig.

The actor has been cast on NBC's drama pilot "Bloodline" as the dangerous Leo Killpriest, the patriarch of a family with a history of killers, according to TVLine.

"Bloodline," which has been compared to "Kill Bill," follows an orphan named Bird Benson, who's stuck between two families -- one of murderers and the other of mercenaries. Banks' character, the head of the latter family, is worried his bloodline will disappear so he tries to build an army with the remaining members, TVLine reports.

"Friday Night Lights" duo Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey created "Bloodline," which is written by "Awake's" David Graziano.

In more pilot news ...

Christina Ricci is the "Girlfriend in a Coma." The former "Pan Am" actress, who recently appeared on "The Good Wife," is near a deal to star in the NBC comedy pilot,
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