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Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

  • Vulture
Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See can add another sticker to its cover: The World War II novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday. Doerr beat out Richard Ford's Let Me Be Frank With You, Laila Lalami's The Moor's Account, and Joyce Carol Oates's Lovely, Dark, Deep. The winners in the other "Letters and Drama" category are as follows:Drama: Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly GuirgisHistory: Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, by Elizabeth A. FennBiography: The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe, by David I. KertzerPoetry: Digest, by Gregory PardloGeneral Nonfiction: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth KolbertMusic: Anthracite Fields, by Julia Wolfe
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Jordan Gavaris’ Over-the-Top Character Adds Eclectic Edge to ‘Orphan Black’

Jordan Gavaris’ Over-the-Top Character Adds Eclectic Edge to ‘Orphan Black’
Jordan Gavaris, the 25-year-old Canadian actor, cut his teeth on indie films and local TV, but found himself floundering after “Unnatural History,” a 2010 live-action series on the Cartoon Network, was cancelled. Then, about two years later, his agent called him about the role of Felix, who’s one part avant-garde artist, one part glam-punk fashion rebel, on sci-fi series “Orphan Black.” “There is so much gender and sexual ambiguity with him,” Gavaris says. “It was the biggest hodgepodge of bizarre paint chips from pop culture blended into this palette.”

Clone Hone

Orphan Black” co-star Tatiana Maslany says Gavaris is fearless on the set, and challenges her to keep up. “The work he can do is imaginative, and has a real sense of play in it,” she says. “He’s not afraid to take big risks and be bold.” The role — in which he plays opposite Maslany’s seven very different
See full article at Variety - TV News »

‘Mudpit’ Star Vas Saranga to Guest Star on FX's ‘The Strain’ (Exclusive)

  • The Wrap
‘Mudpit’ Star Vas Saranga to Guest Star on FX's ‘The Strain’ (Exclusive)
Filmmaker and actor Vas Saranga will lend a helping hand on FX's “The Strain,” TheWrap has learned. Saranga will play Hassan, a gas station night clerk who helps the central characters out of a difficult situation. Canadian viewers will recognize Saranga from his role as up-and-coming rock star, Reese, on Teletoon's live-action animation hybrid, “MudPit.” He also starred on Disney Xd's first original series, “Aaron Stone,” as Vas and recurred on Cartoon Network's “Unnatural History.” Also read: FX's ‘The Strain’ Renewed for Season 2 His film credits include “American Pie Presents: Beta House,” and the independent films “You Are Here” and “Bloodwork.
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ABC Family's Chasing Life: Will You Follow April's Journey of Hope?

April Carver (Unnatural History‘s Italia Ricci) has a lot on her plate right now. She just landed her first reporting assignment, she’s making progress with a new guy at work and any extra free time is devoted to making sure her family doesn’t completely fall to pieces. Oh, and one more thing: April has cancer.

Related | Chasing Life Star: ABC Family Series Is About ‘So Much More’ Than Cancer

That’s how we’re introduced to April in the first episode of ABC Family’s Chasing Life, which premiered Tuesday. After passing out at a blood drive,
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Exclusive: Smash Vet Andy Mientus Joins New ABC Family Drama Chasing Life

Exclusive: Smash Vet Andy Mientus Joins New ABC Family Drama Chasing Life
ABC Family’s Chasing Life has added someone rather smashing to its cast.

Smash vet Andy Mientus will recur on the cabler’s new drama series (set to bow in 2014), TVLine has learned exclusively.

Related | Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Cancelled? What’s Returning? What’s on the Bubble?

Formerly titled Terminales, the project follows April, an aspiring journalist (played by Unnatural History‘s Italia Ricci) who, just as things are starting to go her way, gets some terrible news from her uncle: She has cancer.

Mientus — who’ll also appear in an upcoming episode of Anger Management — joins Chasing Life
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BBC America Renews Orphan Black for a Second Season

We've lightened up our coverage of BBC America's "Orphan Black" as it's really more sci-fi/thriller than pure horror, but since it does fit in our wheelhouse a bit, we thought we'd share the news of its renewal for another season.

From the Press Release:

BBC America has renewed highly acclaimed original series "Orphan Black" for a second season to return as part of Supernatural Saturday in 2014. The conspiracy clone thriller starring Tatiana Maslany has been re-commissioned with a 10-episode order from Temple Street Productions, ahead of its Season One finale on Saturday, June 1.

In making the announcement, Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America said: "Tatiana Maslany has delivered one of the year’s standout performances. We’re excited to commission a second season from the talented team of Graeme, John, and Temple Street Productions, and we can’t wait to see who Tatiana shows up as in Season Two.
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Brilliant! BBC America Renews Orphan Black for a Second Season

Here’s to the Great News o’ the Day! The extremely clever BBC America has renewed its very excellent, smart, twisty new mystery clone original series Orphan Black for a second season, returning in 2014. But Season 1 isn’t over yet, so keep watching! It is absolutely excellent, and the star, Tatiana Maslany, is a wonderment in her multiple clone roles, leading a truly top notch cast.

For those of you still unfortunately unfamiliar:

Trailer: Orphan Black

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Here’s the press release:

BBC America Original Series Orphan Black Renewed For Second Season Star Tatiana Maslany has earned acclaim for her multiple roles in season one

New York – May 2, 2013 – BBC America has renewed highly acclaimed original series, Orphan Black, for a second season to return as part of Supernatural Saturday in 2014. The conspiracy clone thriller starring Tatiana Maslany has been re-commissioned with a 10-episode order from Temple Street Productions,
See full article at ScifiMafia »

ABC Family orders 'Chasing Life' to series

ABC Family continues to expand its slate of original programming.

On Wednesday (April 24), the cable net announced that its given the greenlight to one-hour drama "Chasing Life" (formerly "Terminales"). The series, adapted from a successful Televisa Spanish-language Mexican television series will go into production in Santa Clarita in July, expected to premiere in early 2014.

The series follows twenty-something April (Italia Ricci, "Unnatural History"), a smart and quick-witted aspiring journalist whose life is upended after she is diagnosed with cancer. The cast includes Mary Page Keller ("NYPD Blue"), Aisha Dee ("I Hate My Teenage Daughter"), Richard Brancatisano ("The Elephant Princess") and Haley Ramm ("Red State").

Aaron Kaplan ("Gcb," "Terra Nova") will executive produce, along with Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, who wrote the pilot.

"Chasing Life" joins the list of ABC Family's new series picked up this year that includes "The Fosters," "Twisted" and "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off "Ravenswood."
See full article at Zap2It - From Inside the Box »

Jordan Gavaris and Dylan Bruce Talk BBC America’s Orphan Black, How Much Their Characters Know, Keeping the Audience Guessing, and More

The new BBC America drama series Orphan Black tells the story of Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), a young woman whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. She hopes that cleaning out the dead woman’s bank account will solve all of her problems, but quickly finds herself caught up in the middle of a mysterious and deadly conspiracy. During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, co-stars Jordan Gavaris (who plays Felix, Sarah’s foster brother and her one true confidante) and Dylan Bruce (who plays Paul, the dead woman’s boyfriend) talked about how they each came to be a part of this intriguing new series, how the story will continue to keep viewers guessing, how much their characters know about what’s going on, and what they might do, if they came face-to-face with a clone. Check out what they had to say after the jump,
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Television Nirvana: 5 of Television’s Hottest New Shows

Each year there are just a handful of television shows that take us by complete surprise and knock our socks off; yet because they are not usually launched on big network, it is nearly impossible to see them coming. It then becomes a heady feeling of “love at first sight” – all the more treasured because we were not simply seduced by glamorous posters or sizzling preview trailers. Instead, these are shows that were intriguing on concept and deemed worthy of a peek; and once seen, we know that we had fallen head-over-heels in love

Each Fall, avid TV viewers anxiously await the debut of the traditional Fall season of television shows that launch and find places on our viewing lists. But with the ever-expanding market of cable and off-cable networks launching television shows all year round and offering some of the best shows on television, it has become intriguing to
See full article at The TV Addict »

Production Begins on BBC America’s Upcoming Series Orphan Black

We told you back in June about the upcoming BBC America series Orphan Black, and now we have more news. First we have the nearly completely unrevealing but fun teaser trailer, which will do nothing to remind you that this is a show about cloning:

Teaser Trailer: Orphan Black – Who is Orphan Black?

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And now, the latest news:

Casting And Start Of Production Announced For BBC America’S New Original Series Orphan Black

Oct 23, 2012 | BBC America

Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dylan Bruce, and Jordan Gavaris join previously announced lead Tatiana Maslany

Toronto – October 23, 2012 –Start of production on BBC America’s new original series Orphan Black was announced today. The enthralling new (10 x 60) drama from Temple Street Productions stars previously announced Tatiana Maslany (Cas & Dylan, Picture Day) in the lead role of Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide
See full article at ScifiMafia »

Italia Ricci Lands The Lead In ABC Family Pilot ‘Terminales’

Exclusive: Italia Ricci has been cast as the lead of ABC Family‘s drama pilot Terminales. Based on a successful Mexican television format by Miguel Angel Fox, Terminales centers on April (Ricci), an aspiring young journalist who is trying to impress her unimpressable editor. She’s resourceful, devoted to her family and begins to fall in love when she gets devastating news: she has a terminal illness. The pilot was written by Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, who executive produces with Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan. Lionsgate TV is producing in association with Televisa. Canadian actress Ricci, repped by ICM Partners and Protégé Entertainment, is best known for her co-starring role on cult Cartoon Network series Unnatural History.
See full article at Deadline TV »

TV highlights 18/06/2012

  • The Guardian - TV News
Natural World: Unnatural History Of London | Let Our Dad Die: Channel 4 Dispatches | King George And Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued The Monarchy | Ukraine's Forgotten Children | Revenge | The Hugo Chávez Show

Natural World: Unnatural History Of London

8pm, BBC2

Many of us will be used to Mr Reynard Fox Esq sauntering down our streets as if he owns them, or shrieking with orgiastic joy in the middle of the night like some sexy red-headed hobo. Like the Wombles, all kinds of wildlife is right under our nose, if only we knew where to look. This programme goes in search of some of our most secretive Londoners – the furry kind – while also profiling those who scour the capital for them. Ali Catterall

Let Our Dad Die: Channel 4 Dispatches

8pm, Channel 4

In 2005, a stroke condemned Tony Nicklinson to locked-in syndrome, in which a fully functioning mind is trapped in a paralysed body.
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Jacqueline Emerson and Chris Mark Join The Hunger Games

Step right up for your chance to participate in The Hunger Games, because everybody seems to be anxious to take part in this dystopian reality show where losing equals dying.

The latest news from EW.com reveals two more people eager to become Tributes as Jacqueline Emerson and Chris Mark fill the slots for District 5. Emerson has the role of Foxface, a sly and clever girl who never says a word, while Mark steps into a character that doesn’t even get a name in Suzanne Collins’ novel.

Mark has appeared in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emporer and Unnatural History, but Emerson is cut from the same cloth as newbie Willow Shields, having only a voice role in 2004′s Father of the Pride TV series on her resume.

The Hunger Games is coming together at a fairly fast pace, with Katniss, Peete, and Gale getting big screen faces in no time at all.
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'Hunger Games' finds its Foxface

'Hunger Games' finds its Foxface
Another day, another Hunger Games casting notice: Just one day after Elizabeth Banks tweeted that she will indeed play Effie Trinket in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian novel, Lionsgate has revealed the identity of the actors playing the Hunger Games’ District 5 tributes. Jacqueline Emerson is set for Foxface, the sly and clever tribute who never speaks a single word in the book. Like the other tributes cast in the film — with the exception of Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) — Emerson is an unknown actress for most audiences, having only voiced a role in 2004′s Father of the Pride TV series.
See full article at EW.com - Inside Movies »

DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series, Dramatic Series, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Reality Programs, Daytime Serials, Children’s Programs and Commercials for 2010

hollywoodnews.com: Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2010.

‘Whether it’s a 30-second commercial or a multi-part miniseries, television directors are crucial to the success of any television project.’ said Hackford. ‘As the DGA celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, we salute the critical role of the director in TV and are proud to honor the tremendous range of excellence found in the projects nominated today. Congratulations to all of the nominees.’

The winners will be announced at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.


Movies For Television And Mini-series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for 2010 are (in alphabetical order):

Mick Jackson

Temple Grandin

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'Unnatural History' exec confirms axe

'Unnatural History' exec confirms axe
Unnatural History creator Mike Werb has confirmed that the show will not return for a second season. The series, which was Cartoon Network's first live-action project, was originally axed by the cable channel in November. Speaking of his efforts to revive the mystery drama, Werb told Deadline: "We have been unable to secure a second season from another network. The reasons are too tedious to get into but thanks [to the fans] for loving what was." He added: 'It's nice to hear that the show I intended to make... reached some people, even if (more)
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

'Unnatural History' Creator Mike Werb On Show's Cancellation & His Season 2 Plans

More than a month after we broke the story about Cartoon Network's decision to cancel live-action series Unnatural History after one season, fans of the show continue to weigh in on the cancellation in the comments section of the story. They have now been joined by Unnatural History creator Mike Werb. He just posted a note thanking everyone who had expressed support for the Warner Horizon TV-produced show, which was set in Washington, D.C. and centered on Henry, the skilled son of globetrotting anthropologists solving the postmodern mysteries of high school with the help of his best friends Jasper and Maggie. Werb also addressed the prospects for Unnatural History continuing on another network and laid out his story ideas for Season 2. Here is what he wrote: I am sorry but we have been unable to secure a second season from another network. The reasons are too tedious to
See full article at Deadline TV »

Cartoon Network Cancels 'Unnatural History'

Exclusive: Cartoon Network’s first hourlong live-action series Unnatural History is history. The cable network has opted not to pick up a second season from the show starring Kevin G. Schmidt as the skilled son of globetrotting anthropologists solving the postmodern mysteries of high school. The series premiered June 13 with 1.4 million viewers, airing on Sunday nights. A month later, it was moved to Tuesdays. Unnatural History's first season finale, which doubled as a series finale, aired on Sept. 21. Cartoon Network's second hourlong live-action series, Tower Prep, premiered last month with 1.3 million viewers.
See full article at Deadline TV »

San Diego Comic-Con 2010: Sunday Schedule Now Live

And that's a wrap! With a little more than a week or so to go before the start of San Diego Comic-Con 2010, the convention has continued to release its full schedule, day by day. Wrapping up its trend of releasing single-day lineups over four days, the convention has today announced the programming schedule for Sunday, July 25th. Among the offerings on the final day of Comic-Con 2010, Castle, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sons of Anarchy, Glee, American Dad, Smallville, Supernatural, Merlin, Unnatural History, Scooby Doo, and much more. The full schedule for Sunday can be found below. You can find Thursday's lineup here, Friday's schedule here, and Saturday's full lineup here. Continue reading full story... Sunday, July 25 10:00-11:00 Emily The Strange— Get your last day of Comic-Con off to a strange start with Dark Horse's Emily the Strange panel! Meet Emily's creator Rob Reger and Dark Horse editor Shawna Gore,
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