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‘The Librarians’ Star Noah Wyle: What’s Driving Him to Save Family Friendly TV

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‘The Librarians’ Star Noah Wyle: What’s Driving Him to Save Family Friendly TV
Noah Wyle knows “The Librarians” is one of television’s most unique shows— especially on TNT.

The show, which airs its season finale this Sunday, isn’t a dark drama like the network’s latest original series, “Animal Kingdom” and “Good Behavior.” But Wyle, who executive produces the show, appeared in seven episodes this season, directed two and even wrote one, believes “The Librarians” serves a purpose, as one of the few shows on TV crafted to serve as true family programming.

“There’s certain shows that have a big audience but don’t necessarily fit the edgier brand that I think TNT is trying to be. Yet, they bring an audience that’s a pretty good demographic,” he said to IndieWire. “They have been supportive, they have been marketing the show well this year, and the numbers speak to that. I’m hoping that they figure out that it’s not an either/or.
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TV Review: The Librarians

[Spoiler Alert: This review contains a few spoilers, though I have tried to keep them to a minimum while still making this a viable review.]

When the first made-for-tv Librarian movie appeared in 2004 (The Librarian: Quest for the Spear), I watched it simply because it sounded so silly (and I also have a fondness for magic and fantasy). The premise is a normal metropolitan library under which is hidden a magical library containing not only rare (or mythical) books and manuscripts, but historical/magical (and religious) artifacts: the Ark of the Covenant, Excalibur, Pandora’s Box, even Noah’s Ark. This library -- which exists to protects these items, as well as protecting the general public from the wrong use of magic -- is overseen by Judson (Bob Newhart) and his assistant, Charlene (Jane Curtin). They hire a librarian whose job it is to go around the world either finding magical artifacts, or preventing those artifacts from falling into the wrong hands. The librarian is chosen for a combination of the breadth of his knowledge and intelligence,
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'The Librarians' react: The weekly adventure begins

'The Librarians' react: The weekly adventure begins
This post contains details from The Librarians episodes 1 and 2, which aired Dec. 7. Like its subject matter, the Librarian franchise is loaded with history. It began in 2004 with The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, a TV movie that followed librarian/adventurer Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) in pursuit of historical/magical artifacts. Two subsequent TV movies followed: 2006’s The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines and 2008’s The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice.
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TNT Considering The Librarians Ten-Episode Series, Noah Wyle to Appear

I’ve said many times recently that I’m hesitant to post news about shows that are only in the development stage, because our hopes are so often dashed when the proto-shows don’t make it any further. We just had to report earlier this month about Preacher in development at AMC, and now we have equally wonderful geek-love news to share.

TVLine first broke the news that TNT is considering developing a 10-episode series based on the great The Librarian TV movies (2004′s The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, 2006′s The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mine, and 2008′s The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice) which starred Noah Wyle.

The idea is that Wyle’s character, Flynn Carsen, would select four new Librarians to work together, doing what he did: traveling the world investigating strange occurrences, battling ancient conspiracies and protecting the innocent from the dangerous,
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Trailer: The Witch is Loose in The Wicked

Inside, you'll find a trailer for The Wicked from director Peter Winther.  Winther's previous credits include The Librarian: Quest for the Spear.  He was also a producer on Stargate, Independence Day and Godzilla (so, he rolled with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin for a while),

Here's the synopsis for his latest endeavor: It is a bedtime story nearly every kid in the small town of Summerset has heard. A silly story passed down from generation to generation that offers just enough chills to keep the legend alive. This year is different. Seven year old Amanda Drake (Caitlin Carhmichael) is swiped from her bedroom window. Rumors swirl. The Witch has returned. Always up for a good fright, and a chance to impress the girls, 18 year old Zach (Justin Deeley) and his friends decide to sneak into the woods and find the mysterious old house where the legendary Witch supposedly lives.

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BlackBoxTV YouTube Channel Launching on Friday, April 13th

We're not saying that everything cool happens on Friday the 13th, but cool things seem to happen every Friday the 13th. On April 13th a new idea in entertainment will launch with a horror-themed premium channel on YouTube Channel. This is BlackBoxTV.

As we mentioned earlier this year, the creator of television's "CSI", Anthony E. Zuiker; director Tony E. Valenzuela; and Collective Digital Studio are presenting the channel, which will feature a variety of programming. The official launch site is YouTube.com/BlackBoxTV. Read on for the scheduled programming and what you can expect from BlackBoxTV.

For more information visit BlackBoxTelevision.com.

From the Press Release

Part of YouTube’s premium programming strategy, BlackBoxTV will present the best in horror, thriller, and sci-fi online programming. The new channel will build upon the cult favorite BlackBoxTV anthology online series from the twisted mind of director Tony E. Valenzuela with an array
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Con-Con 2011: An Official Leverage Event Returns to Portland this June

Attention Grifters: Con-con 2011: An Offical “Leverage” Event Returns To Portland, Or, This June

Fans Can Join The “Leverage” Crew Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5, To Go Behind-the-scenes Of The Hit TNT Series

Leverage” Season 4 Premieres June 26 On TNT

Los Angeles, CA (March 24, 2011) – Calling all grifters! Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2010, Dean Devlin and his team at Electric Entertainment look forward to hosting Con-Con 2011: An Official “Leverage” Event in Portland, Or, from Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5. “Leverage” fans from around the world will descend on the city for the opportunity to meet the team behind TNT’s hit caper series at the show’s one-and-only official fan convention.

Last year’s Con-Con drew hundreds of enthusiasts for a series of events at the historic Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. This year’s events will include Q&As with some of the cast; autograph
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TNT Renews Leverage for a Third Season

Leverage has been having a fantastic second season on TNT, averaging around 4.1 million viewers each week. In addition to the fantastic cast on the show there have also been some great guest stars this season, including Wil Wheaton and Griffin Dunne, both of whom happened to be on last night's new episodes.

TNT has picked up the series for a third season which will start in the summer of 2010 and include 15 new episodes.

“Thanks in large part to its engaging cast and clever storytelling, Leverage has proven itself to be one of the most exciting and fun hours on television,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “The producers, cast and crew have been incredible to work with, and we anticipate another wonderful season.”

Below is the actual press release from TNT about the renewal.

The Con is On as
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