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'NCIS: New Orleans' Showrunner Exits Following Misconduct Investigations

Six months after misconduct allegations surfaced around NCIS: New Orleans boss Brad Kern, CBS and producers CBS Television Studios have replaced him as showrunner.

Exec producer Chris Silber has been elevated to take over the Scott Bakula-led spinoff in its recently ordered fifth season. Kern will remain a consultant on the drama.

The move comes months after news broke that Kern had twice been investigated following multiple complaints about workplace hostility.

"We were aware of these allegations when they took place in 2016, and took them very seriously,” CBS TV Studios said in a December statement....
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NCIS: New Orleans: Season Five; Scott Bakula Series Returning to CBS for 2018-19 Season

Laissez le bon temps rouler. CBS has renewed its NCIS: New Orleans TV show for a fifth season. The Tiffany network will stick around the Big Easy for another round with Special Agent Pride and his team. A CBS crime drama, NCIS: New Orleans stars Scott Bakula, Cch Pounder, Daryl Chill Mitchell, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Shalita Grant, and Vanessa Ferlito. The military procedural centers on Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Bakula) and his team at the local field office in New Orleans. Together, they investigate criminal cases involving military personnel. Read More…
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NCIS: New Orleans: Season Five? CBS Series Reportedly Renewed for 2018-19 Season

Is NCIS: New Orleans returning for a new season or not? According to SpoilerTV, CBS has renewed the TV show for a fifth season.A spinoff of NCIS, the crime procedural centers on Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team at the local field office in New Orleans. Together, they investigate criminal cases involving military personnel. The cast also includes Cch Pounder, Daryl Chill Mitchell, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Shalita Grant, and Vanessa Ferlito.Read More…
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D’Wayne Swear Dies: Agent Who Inspired ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Character Was 60

D’Wayne Swear, a retired Naval investigator who inspired Scott Bakula’s NCIS: New Orleans character Dwayne Pride, died March 5 at his home in Gulfport, Mississippi after a battle with cancer. He was 60. Swear, who served as a technical advisor on the series, will be honored with an In Memoriam card during the episode on Tuesday, March 13. "D'Wayne led with a grin, a hug and a joke,” said Bakula. “He was the heart and soul of our show. The greatest ambassador for the city…
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Five Of The Best Time-Travelling TV Classics

Time travel has always captivated audiences. Whether it be films like Back to the Future or even the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie Timecop (a classic), we’ve always been interested in going back and looking at times gone by. The same can be said for television, and to celebrate the release of Outlander: Season Three, which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on 5th March, we look at five of the best TV series to feature time travel.

The third season of Outlander, based upon ‘Voyager’, the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling series, revolves around a British WWII nurse who is mysteriously swept back in time to Scotland in 1743. The hugely successful third run sees Claire (Caitriona Balfe in her Golden Globe® nominated role) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) attempting to make a life apart from one another but the fates have other plans as they
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Basmati Blues movie review: like white savior on rice

MaryAnn’s quick take… Part hamfisted critique of Big Ag, part strained romantic comedy, and part insipid musical that’s not much like the Bollywood tribute it’s meant to be. An accidental parody of itself. I’m “biast” (pro): love Brie Larson; desperate for movies about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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A couple of white American guys — first-time director Dan Baron, who cowrote the script with Jeff Dorchen — decide to make a tribute to Bollywood musicals. What could possibly go wrong? Almost everything, as it turns outs. Basmati Blues has been sitting on a shelf for years, and it probably would have stayed there permanently if its star, Brie Larson, hadn’t skyrocketed to fame since. (She was cast here before she was cast in Room, never
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Review: Brie Larson Gives it Her All, But ‘Basmati Blues’ Doesn’t Rise Above Inoffensive Trifle

The trailer for Basmati Blues fell perilously from the sky in November 2017, dropping like a radioactive sludge onto Twitter and beyond. What was this dated anachronism of offensive jokes and stale plot lines? Who is the audience for such blatant and unfunny India bashing? And how in god’s name did they get Room Oscar winner Brie Larson to star? It led to an explanation from the filmmakers that this international trailer “the wrong impression of the film’s message and heart,” and it was quickly scrubbed from existence.

That explanation was not inaccurate. Basmati Blues is an inoffensive trifle. It does not warrant outrage; it’s not bold enough to risk it. Yet there is some heart, and undoubtedly, some ambition. Danny Baron’s film is a musical, and for a first-time filmmaker, that takes some chutzpah. Above all else, there is Brie Larson, a performer likable enough to
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Quantum Leap: The Complete Collection Blu-ray review

Juliette Harrisson Jan 29, 2018

97 episodes of Quantum Leap have just been released on Blu-ray. We take a look...

A new complete box set of Quantum Leap has just been released from Fabulous Films, including all 97 episodes across five seasons.

If you’ve never seen Quantum Leap before, the series is well worth a look, and if you haven’t seen it for a long time, it’s very much worth revisiting. This is partly thanks to the very flexible premise – Dr Sam Beckett time travels within his own lifetime (1953 – 1995, the ‘futuristic’ date on which the series opens), taking the place of a different person from a different place and time each week and trying to put right what once went wrong. Only Doctor Who or an anthology show can offer the same variety in tone, theme and genre with every episode. Some were funny, some were sweet, some were scary and some were deeply serious,
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Movie Review – Basmati Blues (2017)

Basmati Blues, 2017.

Directed by Dan Baron.

Starring Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Saahil Sehgal, Scott Bakula, Tyne Daly, Lakshmi Manchu, and Donald Sutherland.


A brilliant scientist is plucked out of the company lab and sent to India to sell the genetically modified rice she created – which she doesn’t realize will destroy the farmers she thinks she’s helping.

Basmati Blues was originally supposed to be released in 2015, which goes someway to explain why an actress of Brie Larson’s calibre is part of this steaming pile of rubbish. Larson took the role before being cast in Room, in which her stunning performance landed her the Best Actress Oscar and catapulted her to stardom. Basmati Blues is the type of film that I imagine she wishes wasn’t on her IMDb page.

Larson plays Linda, a brilliant scientist who works for a conglomerate and is sent to India to sell genetically modified rice.
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Win Quantum Leap: The Complete Collection boxset

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To mark the release of Quantum Leap: The Complete Collection on 29th January, we’ve been given 2 sets of the boxset to give away.

Physicist Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) finds himself trapped leaping through spacetime with his holographic guide Al (Dean Stockwell) during a time travel experiment. Beckett takes the place of a different person in a different time period each week where he and Al have to correct historical mistakes before moving on.

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Some absolute maniac made an interactive map tracing all the jumps from Quantum Leap

As far as versatile premises for sci-fi shows go, it’s pretty hard to beat Quantum Leap. Each episode found Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) “leaping” into the body of a different person (or animal) that needed his help in a completely random place and time. Over the course of the show’s five seasons, Sam found himself…

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Brie Larson Goes to India in First Trailer for Charming 'Basmati Blues'

"I know enough about biology, to know that love is not some mystery..." Shout! has released the Us trailer for Dan Baron's Basmati Blues, an indie drama starring Oscar winner Brie Larson as a brilliant young scientist who is sent on a work trip to India. There she falls for a young Indian man, and when discovers that her company's plans actually involve destroying local farms, she and her new love interest set out to make things right. For those who think this looks like another one of these white savior in a foreign land films, the producers previously addressed this by saying the film itself isn't actually that way, and you should see the full film before judging. Aside from Larson, the cast includes Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Saahil Sehgal, Tyne Daly, and Donald Sutherland. This looks rather charming and like a good anti-corporate greed film, which I fully support,
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‘Basmati Blues’ Trailer: Brie Larson’s Weird Romantic Musical Comedy Agribusiness Drama

When the first international trailer for “Basmati Blues” dropped last fall, it was so bad and borderline offensive, producer Monique Caulfield and filmmaker Dan Baron had to issue an apology. Well, a much more smoothed out domestic trailer has landed, but one thing it can’t solve is how utterly bonkers this movie looks.

Brie Larson is unfortunately roped into the lead role of this movie — which co-stars Donald Sutherland, Scott Bakula and Tyne Daly — which follows a young woman who is sent to India to peddle some kind of new way to grow rice.

Continue reading ‘Basmati Blues’ Trailer: Brie Larson’s Weird Romantic Musical Comedy Agribusiness Drama at The Playlist.
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Can a year jump the shark? We didn’t think so – until we met 2017

From the rise of Trump to the threat of nuclear war, the past 12 months were seemingly driven by a crazed Michael Bay figure who didn’t know when to stop

It is hard to imagine now, but we all used to be hopelessly addicted to 2017. After all, prequel 2016 had set things up nicely: killing off a few characters, juicing the sense of a new populist age dawning. What chance would there be for our serotonin systems against a year that opened with Donald J Trump being gifted control of the free world?

Not even the episode of Quantum Leap where Scott Bakula finds himself inhabiting the body of Bobo the astrochimp held out such rich and immediate potential. Would the Persian Gulf burn? Would the Korean peninsula go up in an eerie green glow? Would Trump set fire to his own tie? The traps were loaded, the stakes were huge.
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NCIS: New Orleans: Season Five Renewal Coming?

What's in store for NCIS: New Orleans? Recently, CBS announced TNT has acquired the syndication rights to the popular TV show.A spinoff of NCIS, the procedural drama centers on Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team at the local field office in New Orleans. Together, they investigate criminal cases involving military personnel. The cast also includes Cch Pounder, Daryl Chill Mitchell, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, Shalita Grant, and Vanessa Ferlito.Read More…
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TNT Acquires Off-Network Rights To CBS’ ‘NCIS: New Orleans’

CBS has inked a deal with TNT for off-network cable rights to drama series NCIS: New Orleans. Under the pact, TNT has the rights to the first three seasons of the praised drama starring Scott Bakula and each subsequent season after the drama has aired on CBS Network. The deal is not exclusive and the show can be sold to Svod and broadcast syndication. We hear TNT is paying a per-episode fee in the mid-to-high six figure range. The sale comes in the middle of the third…
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'NCIS: New Orleans' Lands at TNT in Off-Network Syndication Deal

CBS' NCIS: New Orleans has found an off-network syndication home.

Turner-owned cable network TNT has snatched up rerun rights to the procedural starring Scott Bakula. The Kevin Reilly-led drama-focused network has landed the first three seasons of the series as well as subsequent seasons. NCIS: New Orleans began airing on TNT in early December. The news comes as flagship NCIS and spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles both air off-network repeats on USA Network.

"NCIS: New Orleans is the third series in a franchise that has had tremendous success in cable syndication, and it continues to be a huge hit for CBS,”...
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Cash Cab: Ben Bailey Talks About the Discovery Channel Revival

Cash Cab returns tonight, December 4th, and host Ben Bailey recently spoke with TVInsider about the Discovery Channel series revival.After five years off the air, the game show reboot will feature the return of original host Ben Bailey and several celebrity guests, including Matthew Perry, Brooke Shields, Scott Bakula, Gilbert Gottfried, Dave Foley, Jeff Garlin, and Susie Essman.Read More…
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December TV Premieres: 10 New Shows and Specials to Look Out for This Month

December TV Premieres: 10 New Shows and Specials to Look Out for This Month
Some say that December is the perfect time to catch up on a bevy of great TV for the year. While there are plenty of shows vying for your precious remaining 2017 hours, that certainly isn’t stopping networks of all kinds from trying to strike gold with a hit before the calendar turns.

Read More: Our 20 Favorite New TV Characters of 2017

Admittedly, this month’s selection is slimmer than usual (someone has to make room for all the holiday specials!), but there’s still enough to highlight for our monthly roundup of new shows. (Wondering if you’re all caught up with the big shows from the past few months? Our August, September, October, and November previews are here to help guide you.)

All Def Comedy” (December 1, HBO)

All Def Comedy” made its HBO debut last year as a late-fall special, but Tony Rock is back to host an
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When good TV goes bad: how Quantum Leap made one leap too far

The time-travel show used its man-in-another-man’s-body tool to show that compassion trumps prejudice. Then Dr Sam turned up as Lee Harvey Oswald

Keep your salacious, scowling, morally compromised antiheroes. Doctor Sam Beckett – Quantum Leap’s time-hopping samaritan – was dependably the opposite, a sort of uncle hero. As played by the square-jawed Scott Bakula, Sam may have looked rugged but he was also relatable, a goofy but indefatigable do-gooder with six different doctorates, some sick kickboxing moves and a core decency so unshakeable it could apparently survive the existential trauma of frequent temporal displacement.

For five memorable seasons between 1989 and 1993, Sam didn’t just parrot the old maxim about walking a mile in another man’s shoes (or combat boots or high heels); he lived it. After a haywire physics experiment in 1999 sends him ping-ponging within the span of his own lifetime, Sam finds himself zapped abruptly into strangers like a one-sided Freaky Friday.
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