Archive for August, 2012

Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:


Actress Kelly Overton (True Blood) will guest star in an upcoming episode of the new CW drama Beauty and the Beast, playing Claire, an intelligent and extremely athletic doctoral student who hits it off with medical examiner Evan (Max Brown) after they meet online. The series will debut on October 11 at 9 PM. (Robyn Ross at TV Guide)

Actress Gloria Votsis (White Collar) will guest star on an upcoming episode of Person of Interest. She will play Maxine Angelis, a hotshot reporter. The CBS series will be back on September 27. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)


Actress Julia Ormond (Sabrina) will star in the hour-long Lifetime pilot called Witches of East End based on the Melissa de la Cruz best-selling novel of the same name that centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp (Ormond) and her two adult daughters. Joanna is a sexy, warm, artistic, tough, ethereal beauty who has been concealing a shocking secret from her daughters; namely, that they are witches born and bred. Having put her magical past and powers on hold, Joanna is now living a quiet life as a small town art teacher, but in the face of a grave and immediate danger, it seems the only way out is for the trio to rediscover their skills. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

ABC has given a script order for a terrorism drama from writer-producer Pamela Davis. The project is called Double Felix and it will revolve around a family man who after suffering from a traumatic brain injury attempts to regain his memory and discovers he may have been part of a domestic terrorist plot. (Lesley Goldberg at The Hollywood Reporter)

CBS has picked up an as-yet-untitled project that will center on an FBI agent from Nebraska who single-handedly prevents a major domestic terrorist attack while on a family vacation and instantly becomes an American hero. He then takes on a new job leading a DC task force. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)


Liam Hemsworth, Hippies & Teresa Palmer in ‘Love & Honor’ Trailer

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Have a terrific, holiday weekend.

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Want to see the remaining four mini-episodes of the 5-part spin-off “Pond Life” (written by Chris Chibnall), the episodes leading up to the season premiere of Doctor Who tomorrow (September 1) night on BBC America?

You can find them right here.

Enjoy! And make sure you watch the season premiere tomorrow.

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Here are the ratings for the few major network series that aired new episodes last week:


Grimm (NBC) [NEW] – 4.9 million


The L.A. Complex (The CW) [NEW] – 590,000 viewers


Saving Hope (NBC) [NEW] – 3.7 million
Rookie Blue (ABC) [NEW] – 4.7 million

What did you watch last week? Please share.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

7:30 PM:
Red movie on Showtime 2

7:45 PM:
X-Men: First Class movie on Cinemax

8 PM:
The Newsroom on HBO (Reair)
The Princess Bride movie on ABC Family
Ray movie on BET
Dirty Dancing movie on WE TV

8:05 PM:
Camelot on Starz (Reair)

8:45 PM:
Ice Age (animated) movie on HBO Family

9 PM:
XIII on Reelz Channel (NEW)
Nikita on The CW (Reair)
Grimm on NBC (Reair)
Strike Back on More Max (Reair)
Mean Girls movie on ABC Family

10 PM:
Lost Girl on Syfy (NEW)
Strike Back on Cinemax (NEW)
The Princess Bride movie on ABC Family


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The holiday marathons are coming, the holiday marathons are coming. Want to know about some of the cool marathons that are being planned for the upcoming Labor Day weekend?

Well, here is a short list of the scripted TV and/or movies that will be airing as marathons over the soon-to-be-here holiday weekend.

Doctor Who will air the “Best of the Doctor” marathon on BBC America from 8 AM on Friday through to Saturday at 10 PM, concluding with the season premiere of season 7 of the classic series.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be on Chiller from late Sunday at midnight through Tuesday at 6 AM featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar’s favorite episodes.

Longmire will air most of the episodes from its debut season on A&E from 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday.

The Style Network will air episodes from the first season of Gossip Girl from 9 AM to 3 AM on Labor Day.

Relive all of Torchwood: Miracle Day on Labor Day from 10 AM to 8 PM on Starz in Black.

HBO Signature will reair all of season 2 of Boardwalk Empire from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight on Labor Day.

The mini-series Hatfields and McCoys will air in its entirety on A&E starting on Saturday at 6 PM through 12 midnight.

Mark your calendars!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:


Actor Jorge Garcia (Lost) will appear as “The Giant” on Once Upon a Time, but no other details are being released about his storyline. (James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly)

Actress Kimberly Williams- Paisley (According to Jim) will have a multi-episode arc on the new ABC drama Nashville, a “family” soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows one star at her peak (Connie Britton) and one on the rise (Hayden Panettiere). Williams-Paisley will play Peggy Samper, an old flame and former co-worker of Teddy Conrad (Eric Close), husband of Rayna Jaymes (Britton). (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actress Tessa Thompson (Veronica Mars and Copper) will have a recurring role on the new ABC thriller series 666 Park Avenue, which is about a young couple (Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor) who sign up as managers of a mysterious Manhattan building. Thompson will play Laurel Harris, a media consultant with an inside track on New York politics. She entices Henry (Annable) with her contacts, offering to open doors for him, and her presence complicates his relationship with his girlfriend (Taylor). (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actress Laura Vandervoort (Smallville and V) will appear in at least two episodes of the Syfy series Haven, playing a highly intelligent and beautiful woman who has returned to Haven for the latest cycle of Trouble. She is driven to the brink of madness by the loss of a loved one. (Matt Mitovich and Megan Masters at TV Line)


NBC has bought a “light” drama that will be executive produced by country star Miranda Lambert. The project is inspired by Lambert’s experience growing up and centers on a couple who run a highly successful detective agency while also trying to raise two teenagers. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

NBC has also bought an as-yet untitled project from Howard Gordon (EP at the Showtime series Homeland) and writer Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) that is being described as a thriller soap set in a world much like ours, where human-looking robots are commonplace. After a routine homicide explodes into the first robot-on-human murder, the lead detective must solve the case and investigate a growing robot rebellion while dealing with the impact on his own fractured family. [NOTE: Does this sound anything like I, Robot? C’mon?!] (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)


Actress Taylor Schilling (Mercy and The Lucky One) will have the lead in the new Netflix 13-episode hour-long series called Orange Is The New Black from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. The series is based on the book by Piper Kerman and is about Piper (Schilling), an engaged Brooklynite whose decade-old relationship with a drug-runner in college results in her arrest and multi-year detention in a federal penitentiary. Lacking any real-world experience to deal with this harsh new environment, Piper immerses herself in women’s prison culture and finds acceptance, tears, laughter, and love amidst an outspoken group of inmates. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)


Actor Michael Keaton will replace Hugh Laurie as the villain in the remake of the box office film RoboCop that will star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in the lead role. Keaton will play the CEO of the corporation that builds RoboCop. (The Wrap)

Actor Michael Douglas will portray President Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik, a political drama film that spans a three day meeting of peace talks between Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the titular Icelandic city after the nuclear fallout of Chernobyl. (The Hollywood Reporter and First Showing)

Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire) will star in the new feature film called The First, which is about the life of Hollywood legend Mary Pickford. Pitt will play Owen Moore, Pickford’s first husband. (Mike Fleming at Deadline)

Actress Charlize Theron and producer Basil Iwanyk are teaming for a film about recently slain war journalist Marie Colvin, a well-known American war correspondent who covered conflicts in Kosovo, Chechnya, East Timor, Sri Lanka and beyond. No word yet on whether Theron will also act in the lead role in the film, though. (The Hollywood Reporter and Dark Horizons)


Shia LaBeouf Chases Robert Redford in ‘Company You Keep’ Trailer

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Are you a fan of the Lifetime dramedy Drop Dead Diva? Do you enjoy the music that is featured in the show? Well, you are in luck as “Drop Dead Diva: Music from the Original Television Series, Volume 2” will be released on September 4 exclusively on iTunes.

The EP features hand-picked and fan-favorite tracks from the 3rd and 4th seasons including the following:

1. “Think I Said Too Much” by Sugar & The Hi Lows
2. “The Goldenhand” by The Parlour Suite
3. “Make A Noise” by Katie Herzig
4. “Hold Onto Hope Love” by Amy Stroup
5. “Oh My Stars” by Andrew Bell
6. “The Last Thing We’ll Ever Do” by The Daylights
7. “Unchained Melody” by Andy Davis
8. “The Pie Fell In Love With The Cake” by Margart Cho
9. “Drop Dead Diva Suite No. 2” by Scott Starrett

Fans of Drop Dead Diva should also be prepared for the fourth season finale that will air on Lifetime on Sunday, September 9 at 9 PM.

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