Archive for April 2013
NBC Renews 'Grimm,' Chicago Fire,' 'Revolution' and more..There are some very happy cast and crew members from several popular NBC shows today! Why are they happy ask? The network just announced that they are renewing Grimm, Chicago Fire, Revolution, Parenthood and Law & Order: SVU. More information to come.
AMC Orders 'Line Of Sight' PilotAMC announced today a pilot order for the scripted drama “Line of Sight.” The project is from writer, creator and executive producer Blake Masters (“Brotherhood,” “Rubicon,” 2 Guns) and is a co-production of Fox Television Studios (FTVS) and AMC Studios. “Line of Sight” is the story of Lewis Bernt, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash, bringing him on a quest to discover the accident’s cause. Production is scheduled for later this year. The pilot marks the network’s first exploration of science fiction in an original series. "Blake Masters has created a world and set of characters that defies the traditional boundaries of drama and sci-fi. It's got great elements of both genres while also having that unique blend of a conspiracy thriller. It is genuinely unexpected and unconventional,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s EVP of original programming, production and digital content. “It is also great to be working with our incredible partners at FTVS again." “Line of Sight” is the genre-bending odyssey of one man, who, after surviving a plane crash dives head first down the rabbit hole on an emotionally disorienting search to find out what has happened to him. He becomes a man whose entire sense of self, his own life and the world as he knows it, completely unravels in a whirlwind of obsession and paranoia.
HBO Sets Premiere Date for Comedy 'Family Tree'Down on his luck in love and life, having recently lost his job and girlfriend, 30-year-old Tom Chadwick has an unsure sense of his own identity. But when he inherits a mysterious box, Tom starts investigating his lineage and uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters, acquiring a growing sense of who he and his entire family are. FAMILY TREE kicks off its eight-episode season SUNDAY, MAY 12 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes subsequent Sundays at the same time. Written and created by Christopher Guest & Jim Piddock, the new comedy series is a single-camera, documentary-style show in the manner of Guest’s acclaimed feature films (such as “Best in Show,” “Waiting for Guffman” and “A Mighty Wind”). Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids”) stars as Tom Chadwick in the HBO presentation, along with Tom Bennett and Nina Conti. The series also features appearances by Carrie Aizley, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Maria Blasucci, Matt Griesser, Christopher Guest, Don Lake, Michael McKean, Lisa Palfrey, Jim Piddock, Kevin Pollak, Amy Seimetz, Meera Syal, Ashley Walters and Fred Willard. Tom Chadwick (O’Dowd) has been bequeathed an old chest of curios by his great aunt Victoria. With the help of his sister, Bea (Conti), best friend Pete (Bennett) and friendly neighbor Mr. Pfister (Piddock), as well as many other well-meaning but unconventional characters, Tom embarks on his quest to learn more, following leads and clues in London that eventually bring him to the United States.
NBC to Release Webisodes due to Pulled 'Hannibal' episodeDue to recent tragedies in Newtown and Boston, NBC and show creator Bryan Fuller have decided to pull the fourth episode of Season 1 of Hannibal. The episode,, was about a woman (played by Molly Shannon) who brainwashed children to kill other children. Although the episode will NOT air in US markets, it will air overseas and savvy viewers may be able to find it online. NBC will be posting a series of webisodes online that will deal primarily with the relationship between therapist Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Abigail Hobbs, daughter of serial killer Garrett Jacob Hobbs, and also between Hannibal and FBI profiler Will Graham. This will keep the viewers on track with the important developments between these main characters. Below you will see the first webisode with an introduction from series creator Bryan Fuller.
Showtime Confirms 'Dexter' Season 8 is Final Season, Releases 2 Minute PreviewAfter months of speculation, Showtime confirmed today that Season 8 of its popular series Dexter will be the final season. David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. said, "DEXTER is a landmark franchise for our network, and we cannot wait to unveil the conclusion of this series, as we know it, to the millions of passionate fans who have supported the show season after season. We'd like to thank Michael, Jennifer, and DEXTER 's indomitable cast, executive producers, writers and crew for eight incredible seasons." To wet the fans appetite for the final season, Showtime also released a 2 minute preview clip and from what it shows, Deb isn't very happy with her brother!
AMC talks renewals, new series, project development in huge update“TALKING BAD” AMC announces that it will air a special weekly, half-hour live after show to accompany the conclusion of its Emmy® Award-winning series, “Breaking Bad.” “Talking Bad” will analyze and dissect every detail of “Breaking Bad’s” final eight episodes beginning Sunday, August 11. “Talking Bad” will air at 11pm ET/PT, and will be produced by Michael Davies’ Embassy Row with Sony Pictures Television serving as the studio partner. OVERALL DEAL AMC and writer Rolin Jones (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Smash,” “United States of Tara”) announce an overall deal where Jones will be writing and executive producing projects specifically for the network. SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT Note: All show titles are Working Titles
- “Ballistic City”
- “White City”
- “Untitled Dahvi Waller Project”
- “Untitled Tim Lea/Anonymous Content Project”
- “The Wall”
- “Majority Rules”
- “All-Star Celebrity Bowling”
- Thursday, May 9 at 10PM – “Small Town Security” Season 2
- Thursday, May 23 at 9PM – “Showville”
- Sunday, August 11 at 9PM – “Breaking Bad” kicks off its final eight episodes
- Sunday, August 11 at 10PM – “Low Winter Sun”
- Thursday, August 15 at 9PM – “Owner’s Manual”
- Thursday, August 15 at 10PM – “The Pitch”
- “Talking Dead” renewed for a third season
- “Comic Book Men” renewed for a third season
- “Freakshow” renewed for a second season
Syfy releases first trailer for 'Helix'
'Defiance' debuts big for Syfy
Syfy’s groundbreaking transmedia event Defiance became the channel’s most-watched scripted series premiere among Adults 18-49 (1.3 million) since 2006 (Eureka).
Defiance also delivered Syfy’s top performance in total viewers (2.7 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.4 million) since 2009 (Warehouse 13) during its two-hour telecast on Monday, April 15 from 9-11PM (ET/PT). While averaging a 2.0 HH rating, Defiance also averaged 479,000 Adults 18-34, the most for a scripted series premiere since 2006.
Since launching worldwide on April 2nd, the Trion Worlds game Defiance has seen players log more than six million hours of gameplay.