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Escape at Dannemora Review: A Superb Cast Elevates a Standard Prison Break

Escape at Dannemora Review: A Superb Cast Elevates a Standard Prison Break
We’ve seen plenty of prison breaks on TV and in movies over the years. (Heck, we even had a whole show called Prison Break… and it ran for five seasons!) So as yet another entry in a well-worn genre, Showtime’s true-crime limited series Escape at Dannemora — premiering this Sunday at 10/9c; I’ve seen six of the seven episodes — is brutally effective, but not especially groundbreaking. When it delves into the thickly tangled psyches of its characters, though, it rises to a higher level, thanks to excellent performances from its three lead actors — especially Patricia Arquette, who delivers fascinating,
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'Homecoming' Executive Dawn Olmstead Talks Hollywood's Podcast Gold Rush

Dawn Olmstead's brightly lit corner office has almost none of the usual trappings of a Hollywood work lair. There's no desk, nor is there a computer or bank of TVs airing what's come of the 50-plus series the president of Universal Cable Productions (scripted) and Wilshire Studios (unscripted) has in active development. And that, Olmstead says, is by design.

Before shifting to the executive side in 2014, the longtime producer (Prison Break, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce) had grown accustomed to set life, where her iPhone was command central. So she created a space to foster collaboration. An assistant ...
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Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 4 Review: Wet Hot American Bummer

Legends delights in a summer camp outing that highlights how its characters do (or don't) ask for help.

This Legends of Tomorrow episode review contains spoilers.

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 4

There’s something perfect about Legends of Tomorrow being at a summer camp. Could any other superhero show or movie, with their dingy and washed out color schemes, fit there? I don’t think so. Legends belongs at summer camp. It’s fun; it’s silly, and in the best kind of quiet moments on the bus back from a field trip, can get really deep.

Seeing all these characters try and make it as camp counselors was a treat. Ray was especially perfect for this, being such a boy scout, but I especially loved Ava. Getting to tag along with the team, Ava struggles so much being a counselor to the kids because she never had a childhood.
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Erin Moody Lands At Pmk*Bnc As Publicist On TV Team

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Erin Moody, most recently VP Communications at Freeform after working for more than a decade in film and TV communications at 20th Century Fox, has joined entertainment public relations firm Pmk*Bnc as a publicist. She will work for the company’s Entertainment Strategies division and be based in Los Angeles, where she will be part of the TV operation. She started her new job Monday.

In the new role, the veteran network and studio publicist will be tasked with servicing the agency’s TV clients and overseeing new business development in the division, which reps more than 75 leading television creators and showrunners. Moody joins fellow Pmk*Bnc TV execs Amy Zack and Stephanie Baum in Los Angeles, and Sean Martin in New York.

“We are so excited to have Erin join Pmk*Bnc in L.A. and bring her television and film experience to our wide range of clients,
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‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’: Why the CW Underdog Is Television’s Most Delightful Series

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This fall, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” star Dominic Purcell offered a withering indictment of the first season in an Instagram post — namely, that it “sucked.” This was not an uncommon opinion of the series when it initially launched in 2016. But it meant something coming from Purcell, who still plays Mick Rory on what has become, in Season 4, the most flat-out enjoyable show on television.

However, Purcell clarified that while the first season of the time travel adventure show “was a dud” and he “wanted off it,” the second season was “a genius master stroke” by the writers, who realized they could “have fun with it.”

Much like Purcell, fans have come to embrace the beautiful strangeness of “Legends.” It’s just one of the 14 series on which uber-producer Greg Berlanti currently has his name, but the only one that brings together a revolving door of lower-tier characters drawn
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Oliver Queen Is Crossing Lines In New Arrow Promo

Granted, we may be only two episodes into the current season of Arrow, but I’m pretty sure of how not many reading this will disagree with me in saying that the show has never been more different. Though I’m reasonably certain we’ll eventually return to some semblance of the old status quo, I can’t help feeling like Oliver Queen is living out his own version of Prison Break while the rest of his pals on the outside are taking up residence on NCIS: Los Angeles.

To the uninitiated, I just made it sound like there’s not much sense of coherency, but I assure you there is. You see, both Ollie and the former members of Team Arrow are doing all they can to take down Ricardo Diaz from varying spots, something I imagine will really begin taking shape before long.

In the meantime, though,
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How ‘Arrow’ Season 7 Offers a Tantalizing New Start for Felicity

Arrow's Season 7 premiere, “Inmate 458," felt in many ways like a new beginning for the show. This was largely driven by the change that everyone in Star City now knows Oliver Queen is the Green Arrow, and the show no longer needs to devote screentime to keeping that a secret. Furthermore, Oliver’s imprisonment has necessarily shifted Arrow’s focus in new directions. Its lead is now stuck in a single location for the foreseeable future, and since no one expects this show to become a comic book version of Prison Break, it naturally follows that Oliver’s …
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‘NYPD Blue’ Follow-Up Series Lands Pilot Production Commitment at ABC

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‘NYPD Blue’ Follow-Up Series Lands Pilot Production Commitment at ABC
A new installment of “NYPD Blue” has scored a pilot production commitment at ABC, Variety has learned.

The new series follows Andy Sipowicz’s son, Theo, as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder. Original series writers and executive producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton will write and executive produce the new show, with Jesse Bochco–son of “NYPD Blue” co-creator Steven Bocho–executive producing and directing. Dayna Bochco, Steven’s wife, will produce. ABC Studios will produce in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Olmstead is repped by Wme and Bloom Hergott. Wootton is repped by Wme and Hirsch Wallerstein.

The original “NYPD Blue” ran for over 260 episodes and 12 seasons on ABC from 1993-2005. The series starred Dennis Franz, David Caruso, Jimmy Smits, James McDaniel, Amy Brenneman, and Nicholas Turturro among many others during its run. The
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Dawn Olmstead Named President, Ucp and Wilshire Studios

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Dawn Olmstead has been named sole president of Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios.

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chief Bonnie Hammer announced the move Tuesday in a memo to staff. Olmstead will take over as sole head of NBCU’s cable production divisions nine months after she and George Cheeks were named co-presidents of the two studios. Cheeks last month was named co-chairman of NBC Entertainment alongside Paul Telegdy following Bob Greenblatt’s depature from the network.

Olmstead joined NBCU Cable in 2014 as executive VP of development after a long run as a producer, working on shows such as Fox’s “Prison Break” and Bravo’s “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce.” At Ucp she has helped guide USA’s breakthrough dramas “Mr. Robot” and “The Sinner,” as well as the upcoming Julia Roberts thriller “Homecoming” that received a two-season order from Amazon and the upcoming Netflix drama “The Umbrella Academy” starring Ellen Page.
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Prison Break Season 6: Release date, return of Wentworth Miller and cast plus how to catch up on previous seasons

Prison Break will be returning for a one more season. Find out who from the cast is likely to be returning and when fans can expect the series to premiere. Will Wentworth Miler return as Michael Scofield for Season 6 of Prison Break? The fifth season ended with Scofield getting full immunity for his actions while working for a rogue CIA agent. It seems like Michael got his happy ending but there may be room for one more story as Fox has been teasing a renewal of the popular series. Wentworth Miller, who is also a screenwriter, seems interested in […]

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20 Most Memorable Coming Out Stories by Hollywood Stars (Photos)

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20 Most Memorable Coming Out Stories by Hollywood Stars (Photos)
In celebration of National Coming Out day, reflect on these emotional, empowering and sometimes bizarre stories from show business.

Frank Ocean

In a widely-celebrated and brave blog post, R&B singer and prolific songwriter Ocean revealed a tumultuous romantic relationship with another man. The admission was applauded for discussing the intersection of sexual orientation and the repression of African American male identities.

Kristen Stewart

While her early career was defined by the fever pitch over “The Twilight Saga” and her co-star/boyfriend Robert Pattinson, Stewart later pursued a low-key slate of indies and relationship with female singer St. Vincent. She openly addressed their connection in a September 2016 Elle magazine interview.

Cynthia Nixon

Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon‘s personal life became the fascination of bloggers and celebrity magazines after leaving her partner Danny Mozes for New York education activist Christine Marinoni. The pair moved in together in 2007 and
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New Arrow Synopsis Teases The Arrival Of The Longbow Hunters

Barring the previous year, I can’t remember The CW holding its cards so close to the vest heading into a new season of Arrow. I mean, we do know some stuff about what’ll soon go down such as Oliver being in prison, but the status quo for the foreseeable future remains shrouded in mystery.

Fortunately, though, the synopsis for season 7’s second episode has painted the clearest picture yet. So, before we proceed any further, let’s take a look at what to expect from “The Longbow Hunters”:

Felicity Is Determined To Find Diaz At Any Cost — In order to track down Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) from inside prison, Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes that will require aligning with an old enemy. Meanwhile, in Star City, Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) attempts to root out Diaz are thwarted by Diggle (David Ramsey), whose allegiance to Argus now requires him
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‘The Boys': First Look at ‘The Seven’ in Amazon Superhero Series (Video)

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A new look at the upcoming Amazon superhero series “The Boys” was revealed at the show’s panel at New York Comic-Con on Friday, complete with a surprise cameo from Simon Pegg, whose likeness was the inspiration for “Hughie” in the original comic book series.

Pegg will appear in the series as Hughie (Jack Quaid)’s dad.

A new promo for the series featured a commercial for Vought, the multibillion dollar superhero management company. The conglomerate’s VP of Hero Management, Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue) says in the promo that Vought provides the world with the “safety, service, and super it deserves.”

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“No matter where you adventures take you, remember, Vought is here for you,” she continues. The commercial ends and the promo cuts to The Boys, who promptly give the TV the bird.
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Fox Buys FBI Drama From Todd Harthan & Vaun Wilmott With Penalty

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Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to an FBI cyber security drama from The Resident executive producer/showrunner Todd Harthan, former Prison Break executive producer Vaun Wilmott and 20th Century Fox TV, where Harthan is under an overall deal.

Written by Wilmott, the untitled project centers on FBI Director Dole Green, who is framed for a brazen, well-orchestrated attack at the agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. A treasure trove of classified data and agents identities is stolen in one of the worst attacks on national security in Us history. With his career in shambles, Dole must fight to protect his family and get his life back through any means necessary. The series will explore the way people’s lives can be destroyed by accusations, corruption and politics in our social media connected world — a digital scarlet letter.

Harthan and Wilmott executive produce. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio.
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TV Reboot? Or Revival? Here Are the Definitive Definitions — Don't @ Me!

If you follow me on Twitter — and really, why wouldn’t you? (unless I blocked you for coarsely cursing that I cover “Olicity” too much/not enough) — you’ve seen me cast side-eye at news outlets that improperly apply the terms revival and reboot.

So once and for all, let’s put the definitive definitions to paper, so that they can be framed and or properly filed away in the Library of Congress as anyone sees fit.

Most simply said, a TV Revival shares a continuity with the original series, and at least some original cast members.

A TV Reboot
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Belva Davis & John Carter Brown To Receive SAG-AFTRA’s Howard Keel Award

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Belva Davis and John Carter Brown will be this year’s recipients of SAG-AFTRA’s Howard Keel Award, which is presented in recognition of their significant contributions to the 160,000-member union.

Davis was the first African-American woman hired as a television reporter at San Francisco’s Kpix-TV 5 in 1966. She served on the board of AFTRA’s San Francisco local, was elected board president in 1978 and served as an AFTRA vice president. She continued to serve as a national leader of the union from the 1980s through the merger with SAG in 2012. She also served as AFTRA’s national Eeo Committee chair for more than 12 years and was instrumental in creating the union’s American Scene Awards, which are bestowed on productions that represent a realistic portrayal of American diversity.

Brown, whose TV credits include Boss, ER and Prison Break, has served on the SAG-aftra national board since
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‘Snowpiercer’: Timothy V. Murphy, Happy Anderson & Jonathan Lloyd Walker To Recur In TNT Drama Series

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‘Snowpiercer’: Timothy V. Murphy, Happy Anderson & Jonathan Lloyd Walker To Recur In TNT Drama Series
Timothy V. Murphy (Sons of Anarchy), Happy Anderson (Bright) and Jonathan Lloyd Walker (Van Helsing) are set for recurring roles opposite Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs in TNT’s Snowpiercer, a futuristic thriller based on the acclaimed 2013 movie of the same name by Bong Joon-ho, from Marty Adelstein’s Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T.

Snowpiercer is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, It centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation.

Murphy is Commander Grey, a former Special Forces, British Sas who commanded men before the Freeze, his specialty is keeping things in order. A brilliant tactician, this hardened leader also relishes getting his hands dirty and being in combat. Anderson portrays Klimpt, a research scientist turned doctor, who
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Lucifer Season 4: Preacher Baddie Graham McTavish to Play Holy Man

Lucifer Season 4: Preacher Baddie Graham McTavish to Play Holy Man
Preacher‘s Graham McTavish is ready to raise a different kind of hell as a holy man on Lucifer.

TVLine has learned that — in what is almost (but not) a DC Comics/Vertigo imprint “crossover” — the Scottish actor will recur during Season 4 of the Fox-turned-Netflix drama as Father Kinley.

A kind, deeply empathetic and revered priest, Father Kinley is profoundly committed to guarding his flock. That includes doing whatever it takes to keep mankind safe from evil — which doesn’t bode well for a certain devil living in Los Angeles….

In addition to his ongoing run as Preacher‘s “Saint of Killers,
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Lucifer Casts Imposters Star Inbar Lavi as 'Dangerous' [Spoiler] in Season 4

Lucifer Casts Imposters Star Inbar Lavi as 'Dangerous' [Spoiler] in Season 4
Lucifer is putting a very naughty spin on one of the Bible’s leading ladies.

Imposters actress Inbar Lavi has been cast to play Eve — of “Adam and Eve” fame, of course — in the Fox-turned-Netflix drama’s fourth season.

Per TV Insider, which first reported Lavi’s casting, Eve is described as “the original sinner herself” who has “grown restless in her marriage [to Adam] and longs for a less predictable time when things were exciting. Naughty. Dangerous.”

Eve also misses Lucifer, “her hot and heavy first love… the charming rogue who tempted her so many years ago.”

Lavi is
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New Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 Is Bringing Back Someone Very Close To Meredith Grey

Hey "Grey's Anatomy" fans. Wow, the new season 15 reports just keep on flowing these days. We've got another brand new piece of intel to share with you guys for the upcoming season. It turns out that the producers are bringing back someone who is pretty close to Meredith. In fact, this person is family to Meredith. According to recent report from the folks over at Entertainment Weekly, They are bringing back Meredith's father Thatcher Grey. He will be played by the same actor Jeff Perry. This couldn't come at a better time for Jeff because he just recently become unemployed from the now defunct "Scandal" show. He played character Cyrus Beene in Scandal. It's currently not yet known how many season 15 episodes Thatcher will appear in, or what his storyline will entail. However, the folks over at TV Line have a theory that Thatcher could be in a very emotional
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