Archive for August 2013
A&E Cancels 'The Glades'After a four season run, A&E has decided to pull the plug on its series The Glades even after it posted a season high for its Season 4 finale. The show was the first A&E scripted series to actually do well and build a following. It's finale pulled in 3.4 million total viewers, 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.3 million adults 25-54, but compared year to year, the numbers were down enough for the network to cancel the series. Unfortunately for fans of the show, they are kind of stuck as the Season 4 finale left somewhat of a cliffhanger.
'Downton Abbey' Season 4 Trailer Released!Well Downton Abbey fanatics, you won't have to wait much longer! ITV has just released the official season 4 trailer for the popular series. As you will see in the trailer, Mary is faced with a very important question. We see footage of the first African-American character on the show and what seems like more drama, tears and fighting! Just what we would expect from the fine folks at Downton. The fourth season will premiere in the UK this fall and in the United States on January 5th.
American Horror Story : Coven Gets Premiere DateWell it's here American Horror Story fans! FX has finally announced the premiere date for the upcoming season of its hit series. American Horror Story: Coven will premiere on Wednesday, October 9 at 10/9. This installment will take place in modern-day New Orleans and deal with the witchcraft. Jessica Lange will be back playing a witch named Floria who is trying to save her coven. As always, you can count on FX for very interesting teasers for this series and the latest one is no exception! Take a look below.
Amazon Gives Pilot Order To Chris Carter's 'The After'It's been a while since we've had a Chris Carter series on television. The man behind pop culture phenomenon The X-files, along with the underappreciated Millennium, Carter has been somewhat absent from the television landscape recently. That may be about to change with the news that Deadline is reporting. Amazon Studios has given a pilot order for the Chris Carter penned The After. Carter wrote and will direct the thriller, which takes place at the moment of the apocalypse. Stay tuned as we get more information!
Joshua Jackson Joins Showtime's 'The Affair'Showtime has cast film and television star Joshua Jackson (Fringe, Dawson’s Creek) in its drama pilot THE AFFAIR. Jackson joins previously announced cast members Dominic West (The Wire, The Hours), Ruth Wilson (The Lone Ranger, Luther) and Maura Tierney (The Good Wife, ER). Jackson will play the role of Cole, a hard-edged cowboy who manages a ranch on the eastern tip of Long Island that has been in his family for generations. Cole is married to Allison (Golden Globe® nominee Ruth Wilson) a young woman, working in a pancake house, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. Their emotionally charged marriage becomes even more complicated when Allison begins an affair with Noah (Golden Globe nominee Dominic West), a New Yorker who is spending the summer with his family out on the island. Emmy® nominee Maura Tierney will play Helen, Noah's college sweetheart, best friend, mother of his children, lover and wife of 17 years, whose world will be buffeted by Noah's infidelity and who, over time, will swing back and forth from understanding to furious, and from forgiving to vengeful. Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) wrote the original script with Hagai Levi. They first worked together on the American adaption of Levi's show In Treatment. THE AFFAIR is an intense and intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them – with all of the complex consequences that result. Written by Sarah Treem from a story by Treem and Levi, this provocative, one-hour relationship drama will be told separately from the male and female perspective. Treem and Levi also serve as executive producers alongside director and executive producer Mark Mylod (SHAMELESS). Joshua Jackson is best known for his starring role in J.J. Abram’s Fringe and his iconic role as fast-talking, self-deprecating Pacey Witter on Dawson’s Creek. On the feature film side, Jackson most recently starred opposite Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta Jones in Lay the Favorite for director Stephen Frears and in Inescapable opposite Marisa Tomei. Additional film credits include the critically-acclaimed ensemble drama Bobby, Shutter, The Skulls, The Safety of Objects, Cruel Intentions and Aurora Borealis. On stage, Jackson enjoyed a successful run on London’s West End starring in David Mamet’s acclaimed comedy “A Life In The Theatre” alongside Patrick Stewart.
Syfy Greenlights '12 Monkeys' Pilot
Syfy is greenlighting 12 Monkeys, a drama series based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, to pilot. The 60-minute cast-contingent pilot is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt theatrical.
Based on the classic hit film, 12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.
Production is set to begin in November with Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Terra Nova, Nikita), who wrote the pilot script, serving as Co-Executive Producers. Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will Executive Produce. Roven produced the original film.