Archive for July 2013
CBS President Talks Cote de Pablo Leaving 'NCIS'We are wondering has it really sunk in with NCIS fans that Cote de Pablo is leaving the snow. Perhaps they are still in a state of denial. The fact remains is that Cote is leaving the show and will make an appearance in the Season 11 premiere episode to tie up Ziva's story. It is still unknown how they will wrap up here story. At the CBS presentation for the Television Critics Association summer press tour, network President Les Moonves talked about the departure: "We offered Cote de Pablo a lot of money" Moonves said. "And then we offered her even more money... We really didn’t want to lose her, we love her. We think she’s terrific... Ultimately she decided she didn’t want to do the show. It was her decision... We don’t like losing anybody. We did everything humanly possible [and] exhausted every possibility.” The Season 11 premiere of NCIS kicks of on September 24th.
Syfy Greenlights 'Dominion' Pilot
The future of humanity hangs in the balance as the ultimate celestial battle descends to Earth in Syfy's compelling new series Dominion, which has been greenlit to pilot by Syfy. Universal Cable Productions and BOLD Films are producing.
Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years in the future after a war between an army of angels and mankind has transformed the world. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity.
Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed Legion, is back to direct the pilot, and is one of the project’s executive producers. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster of BOLD Films are also Executive Producers. Vaun Wilmott, who is also writing the Syfy miniseries development project Ringworld, is writer and co-executive producer.
About Bold Films
Bold Films is an independent production and film finance company dedicated to providing an artistic haven for filmmakers. The company recently wrapped its third production with Academy Award®-nominated actor Ryan Gosling on HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER. The film, which marks Gosling's debut as writer and director, stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn and Eva Mendes.
Current recent releases include ONLY GOD FORGIVES, directed by Nicolas Refn and starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas and EVIDENCE, starring Stephen Moyer, Radha Mitchell, Torrey DeVitto and Caitlin Stasey. BOLD also produced the award-winning film DRIVE.
In October, the company will begin production on NIGHTCRAWLER, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. Dan Gilroy wrote the script and is directing the film. Bold will also produce and finance WHIPLASH, the next feature from emerging writer-director Damien Chazelle. Bold will produce the film alongside Blumhouse Productions and Right of Way Films.
Freddie Prinze Jr. To Appear On 'Bones' Season 9The last time we saw Freddie Prinze Jr. on the small screen, he had a guest appearance on Psych and appeared in multiple episodes of 24. Now TV Line is reporting that Freddie will appear in the Season 9 premiere of Bones. Freddie will play a covert CIA agent with ties to Booth's past and an interest in his current investigation. Bones will premiere on September 16.
Will There Be A 'Supernatural' Spin-off?San Diego Comic Con is definitely known for being the place where rumors and secrets are everywhere, but what some reporters found out from Executive Producer Bob Singer shocked even them. During a round table discussion, Singer let slip that a Supernatural spin-off was being developed. The premise of the show would be revealed in Season 9 of the long running hit series. From what we understand, around the 20th episode of Season 9 is where the jump off point will take place. When asked about the spin-off, several other cast and crew of the series, including actor Mark Shephard and Showrunner Jeremy Carver kept quiet. Bob Singer did mention that both Sam and Dean would appear in the spin-off, but that the new series will be all new characters. Stay tuned for more details!
AMC Announces Season 4 Premiere Of The Walking Dead“The Walking Dead,” the most watched drama in basic cable history, returns for another terrifying and exhilarating season on Sunday, October 13th at 9pm ET/PT. In this post-apocalyptic world, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors continue their ongoing struggle to survive the threat of walkers as well as the dangers that lurk among the living. A 16 episode season of the series which the The New York Post gave 4 stars, will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 13th and returning February 2014 with the final eight episodes. Internationally, “The Walking Dead’ will return to audiences in 120+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets the week of October 13th, as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near date-and-date globally. Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premiere of AMC’s live after show, “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick at 10pm ET/PT. AMC's “The Walking Dead” is the first original cable series ever to end the broadcast TV season as the number one show in delivery for adults 18-49. “The Walking Dead” premiere will coincide with AMC’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMCFearfest. Celebrating its 17th year, AMCFearfest will feature 19 consecutive days of themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Sunday, October 13th through Wednesday, October 31. In addition, AMC will air “The Walking Dead” marathon, from October 7th through October 13th beginning with season one straight through to the premiere of season four. In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr., “The Wire”).Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” stars Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, DanaiGurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero. The season premiere of “The Walking Dead” will be complemented by a wealth of exclusive content at www.amctv.com, including the The Walking Dead Story Sync, which garnered both the Social TV Award for Best Mobile Phone, iPad or Tablet Social TV application, and Variety's Entertainment App Award. Fans can also check out Inside “The Walking Dead” videos, episode sneak peeks, “Talked About Scenes,” “Talking Dead” bonus scenes, production diary interviews with the cast and crew, production photo galleries, fan trivia games and new behind-the-scenes videos from the set in Atlanta. Following “The Walking Dead” season premiere will be the third season debut of AMC’s live after show “Talking Dead” at 10pm ET/PT, hosted by Chris Hardwick. Last season, the finale of “Talking Dead” garnered its largest audience to date, reaching 5.5 million viewers. The after show features Hardwick spending time with fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts, recapping the most recent “Dead” episode, providing sneak-peeks and discussion of upcoming episodes and taking questions and comments from viewers. The series is executive produced by Michael Davies and co-executive produced by Jen Kelly from Embassy Row.
'Family Guy' Set To Visit 'The Simpsons'In a sure-to-be-classic episode of FAMILY GUY, two of the most iconic and revered families on television will come together when the Griffins end up in Springfield and meet the Simpsons. The FAMILY GUY episode will air in Fall 2014 on FOX. “FOX hasn’t spent this much money since they took Simon Cowell tight T-shirt shopping,” said FAMILY GUY’s Peter Griffin. “Finally I can get my hands on this guy!,” added Homer Simpson. In “The Simpsons Guy” episode of FAMILY GUY, Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing and is determined to find something – anything – at which she excels; Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner) and Lois (Alex Borstein) ditch housework for a little bonding; and Peter and Homer fight over the best beer in town – Pawtucket vs Duff. Entering its 11th season, FAMILY GUY continues to entertain fans with its shocking humor, memorable cutaway gags, dazzling musical numbers and epic episodes. Since its debut, the series has reached cult status among fans, and its breakout star, a talking baby, has become one of the greatest TV characters of all time. FAMILY GUY has racked up numerous awards, including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, only the second animated series in television history to be honored with such a distinction. FAMILY GUY follows the adventures of an endearingly ignorant dad, PETER GRIFFIN (MacFarlane), and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders in Quahog, RI. LOIS (Borstein) is Peter’s wife, a stay-at-home mom with no patience for her family’s antics. Then there are their kids: 18-year-old MEG (Kunis) is an outcast at school and the Griffin family punching bag; 13-year-old CHRIS (Seth Green) is a socially awkward teen who doesn’t have a clue about the opposite sex; and one-year-old STEWIE (MacFarlane) is a diabolically clever baby whose burgeoning sexuality is very much a work in progress. Rounding out the Griffin household is BRIAN (MacFarlane), the family dog and a ladies man who is one step away from AA. FAMILY GUY is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane is creator/executive producer. Rich Appel and Steve Callaghan serve as executive producers/showrunners, while Mark Hentemann, Danny Smith and Kara Vallow are executive producers. “Like” FAMILY GUY on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FamilyGuy. Follow the series on Twitter @FamilyGuyonFOX and join the discussion at #familyguy. The longest-running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Currently in production on its record-annihilating 25th season, THE SIMPSONS has won 27 Emmy Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” They have been the subject of a hit feature film, created a revolutionary virtual coaster ride at Universal Studios, received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame and been honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening. Named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time magazine, THE SIMPSONS also was named “Greatest American Sitcom” by Entertainment Weekly.
2013 Emmy Nominations Announced!It's that time of the year. Neil Patrick Harris and Aaron Paul announced the nominations early this morning. As usual, there are some snubs and some nominations that people don't agree with. Take a look at the list and let us know what you think?
OUTSTANDING DRAMA Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA Connie Britton, Nashville Claire Danes, Homeland Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Kerry Washington, Scandal Robin Wright, House of Cards
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Damien Lewis, Homeland Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones Christine Baranski, The Good Wife Morena Baccarin, Homeland Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad Jim Carter, Downton Abbey Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
OUTSTANDING COMEDY 30 Rock The Big Bang Theory Girls Louie Modern Family Veep
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY Laura Dern, Enlightened Lena Dunham, Girls Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Tina Fey, 30 Rock Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Jason Bateman, Arrested Development Louis CK, Louie Don Cheadle, House of Lies Matt LeBlanc, Episodes Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY Adam Driver, Girls Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family Ed O’Neill, Modern Family Ty Burrell, Modern Family Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live Tony Hale, Veep
OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST Ryan Seacrest, American Idol Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance Anthony Bourdain, The Taste
LEAD ACTOR IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra Toby Jones, The Girl Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End Al Pacino, Phil Spector
LEAD ACTRESS IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter Helen Mirren, Phil Spector Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
'Ray Donovan' Gets Season Two Renewal From Showtime
File this announcement under not surprised at all! With its series premiere bringing in almost 6 million total viewers and boasting a very solid cast, Showtime announced today that it will renew its freshman hit series Ray Donovan for a second season.
"Ray Donovan is on track to be our biggest season one show ever. Ann Biderman and the extraordinarily talented creative team, coupled with the brilliant ensemble cast led by Liev Schreiber, have produced one of the hottest new dramas of the year. We are proud and excited to pick up another season" , said President of Entertainment David Nevins.