Archive for January 2013
Cinemax renews Banshee
Syfy sets television premiere for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & ChromeBattlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, prequel to popular blockbuster franchise Battlestar Galactica, will have its world television premiere as a 2-hour full-length TV movie on Syfy on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 9 to 11PM ET/PT. This highly anticipated chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga from Universal Cable Productions originally debuted as a weekly web series on YouTube’s premium channel Machinima Prime, drawing upwards of 8 million total views. On February 10, fans will get to see it for the first time in its film version entirety, including additional scenes not included in the online release. The unrated edition from Universal Studios Home Entertainment will then be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download on February 19th. Blood & Chrome takes place in the midst of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, gifted fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino, The Borgias), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and hungry for action, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton, Alcatraz). With only 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle as much as Adama craves its onset. Lili Bordán (Silent Witness) also stars. Leveraging cutting edge CGI and virtual set technology, Blood & Chrome is produced by Universal Cable Productions, a division of NBCUniversal, and the award-winning producing team of Battlestar Galactica. David Eick (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica) is executive producer along with Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica), who wrote the teleplay from a story by Taylor, Eick, Bradley Thompson (Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies) and David Weddle (Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies). Blood & Chrome was directed by Jonas Pate (Prime Suspect, Caprica).
HBO renews GirlsWith two wins recently at the Golden Globes for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical, it comes as no surprise that HBO has announced it will renew Girls for a third season. Created by and starring Lena Dunham (“Tiny Furniture”), GIRLS takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of four girls in their early 20s. The third season of the hit series will have 12 episodes.
First look - The AmericansWith the series premiere of the new FX drama The Americans right around the corner, FX has just released a first look clip for their freshman drama. The series stars Kerri Russelll as Elizabeth Jennings and Matthew Rhys as Phillip Jennings. The premise is that a group of Soviet KGB officers have been trained to impersonate American citizens, so that each one can become a sleeper agent, with a cover which may even include an unwitting spouse and family. The series will premiere on January 30, 2013 at 10pm.
James Brolin joins Castle to play Rick's father
That's right Castle fans! Looks like we are about to finally meet Rick Castle's mysterious father this season. ABC announced that James Brolin will play Rick's father in a two-part episode of the popular ABC series. Recently, Rick Castle found out that his father may have CIA connections, sparking his interest to learn more about his father. Right now, details of the character are being kept under wraps.
AMC announces Mad Men season 6 premiere dateSunday, April 7 at 9:00 pm ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere written by creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner and directed by executive producer, Scott Hornbacher. Following the premiere, on Sunday, April 14, “Mad Men” will return to its regular time slot at 10pm ET/PT with an episode written by Jonathan Igla and Weiner, and directed by Jon Hamm. “To be able to continue exploring the stories of these characters for a sixth season is an amazing opportunity,” said Weiner. “We love mining this world and look forward to bringing the audience stories that we hope will continue to both surprise and entertain them.” "It is a calling card and a point of great pride for AMC to be the network home of ’Mad Men,’ led by Matthew Weiner and his brilliant team," said Charlie Collier, President and General Manager, AMC. "We can't wait to share season six with the world and what better way to start than with a special two-hour premiere?" “The success of ‘Mad Men’ is built on the exceptional artistry and imagination of Matthew Weiner, the cast, and the entire writing and producing team,” said Kevin Beggs, President, Lionsgate Television Group. “They continually strive to raise the bar and we look forward to bringing viewers another great season.” Created by Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, “Mad Men” has three Golden Globe® Awards for Best Drama and made history in 2011 as the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series in four consecutive years. “Mad Men” stars Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, Jessica Paré, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Robert Morse, Jay Ferguson, Chris Stanley, Ben Feldman and Kiernan Shipka. Fans looking to catch up on “Mad Men” can watch the fifth season on AMC On Demand beginning February 11, with season five episodes rolling out each week up to the season six premiere. Viewers can also set their DVR every Sunday morning beginning at 6:00am ET/PT to catch up on past “Mad Men” episodes, including season five, which begins airing March 3, leading up to the season six premiere.
FOX pulls the plug on Ben & KateWell, this news shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Deadline.com is reporting that FOX has decided to pull the plug on its series Ben & Kate. Although stopping short of cancelling the series, that pretty much seems to be the fate of the freshman comedy. Starting in early March, FOX will bring back its solid reality series Hell's Kitchen to take over the 8pm slot with New Girl and The Mindy Project following. Ben & Kate have been struggling lately in the ratings which has led to a decline in ratings for both New Girl and The Mindy Project.
Banshee episode 2 promos!
Cinemax's brand new series Banshee got off to a violent, sexy and fun start! Now the series is back for its second installment and we are assuming it will be more mayhem...and we mean that in a good way! Check out the synopsis for episode 2 and a couple of teaser clips!
Banshee airs Friday nights at 10pm only on Cinemax.Synopsis: Hanson (Toby Leonard Moore), a desperate underling of Proctor, holds a rave in an Amish barn, selling homemade E pills stolen from his boss to Banshee youth, including Deva (Ryann Shane), Carrie’s rebellious daughter. Catching wind of the plan, Lucas and his team orchestrate a raid, but the effects of a tainted batch of pills send many revelers into convulsions, with one notable fatality. Though Deva is ferried home safely by Lucas, Hanson isn’t as fortunate when he returns to Kai’s mansion following the debacle.