Archive for February 2013
FX taps Sutter and Shiban for new dramaAccording to TVFanatic, Kurt Sutter and John Shiban have joined forces for a new FX drama called Lucas Stand. Kurt Sutter is known for the series Sons of Anarchy, while Shiban is the force behind Hell on Wheels. An FX press release states that " Lucas Stand will chronicle the quest of a damaged ex-special ops soldier who has been chosen to traverse time and place to hunt down and kill Hell's law-breaking demons." No word on when the series will air, but stay tuned for up to date information.
Hill Harper joins USA's Covert Affairs
American Horror Story - Briarcliff: In Memoriam
With Season 2 of American Horror Story completed, fans are eagerly waiting the return of the series for season 3. As reported before, cast members Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Jessica Lange will be returning for the new season of the series. Also Taissas Farmiga from Season 1 and Frances Conroy from Seasons 1 and 2 will also be returning.
While we wait for the new season to start, FX has released a behind the scenes featurette about Season 2 with many of the cast and crew talking about working on the show.
FX renews The Americans
After debuting with a record 5.1 million viewers for the pilot episode of the series and having only aired 4 episodes so far, FX has announced that it has renewed its freshman drama The Americans for a second season.
“The Americans has quickly established itself as a key part FX’s acclaimed drama line-up,” said FX President John Landgraf in a statement. “Executive Producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields and Graham Yost and their collaborators are telling riveting and deeply emotional stories and the performances of Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich and the entire cast are simply outstanding. The show is truly worthy of its widespread critical acclaim and we are confident that its quality will continue to yield a robust and passionate audience.” FX also announced that the season 1 finale of the series will air on May 1st.
NBC releases first official Hannibal promo
NBC has released the first official promo clip for its new series Hannibal. Judging by the clip, this is going to be one intense show!
As we reported earlier, Hannibal will take over the time slot that it's failed series Do No Harm use to occupy.
Hannibal gets premiere date
NBC has finally announced the premiere date for its new and highly anticipated series Hannibal. The new series will premiere on April 4th in the 10pm time slot. If you remember, that slot on NBC has been a difficult one to keep filled. Several shows have been in that slot and have all been cancelled, Prime Suspect, Awake, The Firm and most recently Do No Harm.
The series stars Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham's unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone - even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he's pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there's no villain they can't catch. If Will only knew.
Only time will tell how Hannibal will do in the 10pm slot.
The Walking Dead shatters ratings record on returnKey Nielsen Highlights for the season three B premiere of “The Walking Dead”:
- 9pm airing – 7.3 HH rating with 12.3 million viewers; a +40%/+51% increase respectively over last year’s season 2B premiere
- 9pm airing - Adults 18-49 delivered 7.7 million viewers; a +44% increase over last year’s season 2B premiere
- 9pm airing - Adults 25-54 delivered 6.7 million viewers; a +51% increase over last year’s season 2B premiere.
- 9p premiere, 11p, midnight and 2a airings grossed to 16.6 million viewers, 10.7 million Adults 18-49 and 8.9 million Adults 25-54
CW renews Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, SupernaturalThe CW Network has given early pickups to three of its hit series for next season, including freshman hit ARROW, its top-rated drama THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and fan favorite SUPERNATURAL, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. All three shows will return in Fall 2013. “We said last year that one of our goals was to establish building blocks to grow on, and now with our new hit ARROW and fan favorite SUPERNATURAL on Wednesday night, and the continued success of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on Thursday, we’ve been able to do that,” said Pedowitz. “Not only do ARROW, SUPERNATURAL, and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES perform well on-air, they’re also extremely successful for us both digitally and socially. I’m thrilled to have all three shows returning to our schedule next season.” One of the true breakout hits of the season, ARROW posted The CW’s best series premiere since 2009 and currently stands as the network’s most watched show (4.3mil). Heading into its fifth season next fall, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES remains The CW’s highest rated series in target demographics, including adults 18-34 and women 18-34. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES also continues to be one of the network’s top performing shows digitally and socially; in fact, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES recently topped Trendrr’s list as network TV’s #1 social program for the week of January 21–27 The Winchester brothers of SUPERNATURAL will continue to fight the forces of evil for a ninth season. Since being paired with ARROW on Wednesday this year, SUPERNATURAL has seen a dramatic uptick in its ratings from last season, rising 15% among total viewers, 10% in adults 18-34 and 18% in adults 18-49
Christina Applegate leaves Up All Night
As first reported by Deadline, actress Christina Applegate has decided to leave Up All Night. The sitcom has been on hiatus as of late and NBC was planning to retool the comedy by making it a multi-camera series with a live studio audience. She states that this creative change is the reason why she is leaving the series.“It’s been a great experience working on Up All Night, but the show has taken a different creative direction and I decided it was best for me to move on to other endeavors,” Applegate said. “Working with Lorne Michaels has been a dream come true and I am grateful he brought me into his TV family. I will miss the cast, producers and crew, and wish them the best always.” This setback doesn't seem to be stopping NBC from moving forward with the sitcom, in the same article, Deadline reports that the network is looking at Lisa Kudrow to replace Applegate.