Archive for June, 2014

Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:


Actress Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) has landed a role in an episode of Major Crimes that will focus on the Special Operations Bureau (SOB). Holden will play Ann McGinnis, the second in command of the LAPD’s “SOB” unit, a former Air Force Officer, who has moved rapidly up the LAPD chain-of-command due to her intense focus on mission-oriented leadership. This episode also marks the return of Jon Tenney as FBI Agent Fritz Howard, who will figure largely in the introduction of the “SOB” — and possibly setting up what has been described as a potential spin-off of The Closer’s own spin-off. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)


Boom! Studios will launch a four-issue Sleepy Hollow comic book series, based on the TV series, in October. The stories will take place across different parts of the show’s timeline. The series itself will be back for its second season on FOX starting on September 22. (Graeme McMillian at The Hollywood Reporter)


Actresses Famke Janssen (Hemlock Grove) and AnnaSophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries) have joined the cast of the upcoming box office film Jack Of The Red Hearts that is about a teenage con artist who tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter. (Jen Yamato at Deadline)

Here are the top 10 box office movies for this past weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – 100 million
2. 22 Jump Street – 15.4 million
3. How to Train Your Dragon – 13.1 million
4. Think Like a Man Too – 10.4 million
5. Maleficent – 8.2 million
6. Jersey Boys – 7.6 million
7. Edge of Tomorrow – 5.2 million
8. The Fault in Our Stars – 4.8 million
9. X-Men: Days of Future Past – 3.3 million
10. Chef – 1.6 million


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TV Ratings

While Saturday is typically a very quiet night of programming and Sunday night is busy on the cable networks and not so busy on the major networks, there were still a few new episodes of major network dramas to watch over this past weekend.

Here is how those weekend shows, including a brand new drama, the burn-off of a failed network drama and the season premiere of another network drama fared in the overall ratings on their respective nights:

9 PM Show:
The Assets (ABC) [Burn-Off Episode] – 1.4 million

9 PM Show:
Reckless (CBS) [DEBUT] – 4.1 million

10 PM Show:
Unforgettable (CBS) [Season Premiere] – 6.2 million

What did you watch over the weekend? Please share.

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Here is a very short list of the programming options to expect on TV this week:

Under the Dome will be back with new episodes starting on June 30 at 10 PM on CBS.

And on July 6, the Witches of East End will be back for its second season on Lifetime at 9 PM.

Mark your calendars!

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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:

6:15 PM:
Fast & Furious 6 movie on HBO

7 PM:
13 Going on 30 movie on Oxygen

7:15 PM:
50 First Dates movie on Starz

8 PM:
Switched at Birth on ABC Family (NEW)
Major Crimes on TNT (Reair)
Salem on VH1 (Reair)
Star Trek movie on FXX
The Shawshank Redemption movie on IFC
Point of No Return movie on TV Guide Network

9 PM:
Beauty And the Beast on The CW (NEW)
24: Live Another Day on FOX (NEW)
The Fosters on ABC Family (NEW)
Major Crimes on TNT (NEW)
Hit the Floor on VH1 (NEW)
Teen Wolf on MTV (Reair)
Iron Man 3 movie on Starz

10 PM:
Under the Dome on CBS (Season Premiere)
Longmire on A&E (NEW)
Murder in the First on TNT (NEW)
Teen Wolf on MTV (NEW)
The Leftovers on HBO (Reair)

10:01 PM:
Mistresses on ABC (NEW)


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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:

5:30 PM:
The Joy Luck Club movie on Flix

6 PM:
Shrek 2 (animated) movie on TBS

6:30 PM:
The Dark Knight movie on AMC

7 PM:
Leverage on ION
Ice Age 3 (animated) movie on FOX Movie Channel
Backyard Wedding movie on Hallmark Channel
Ice Age: Continental Drift (animated) movie on HBO Family
Petals on the Wind movie on Lifetime

7:15 PM:
The Dark Knight Rises movie on Cinemax

8 PM:
Last Tango in Halifax mini-series on PBS (Season Premiere)
Leverage on ION
Coyote Ugly movie on Encore
Shrek the Third movie on TBS

9 PM:
Reckless on CBS (DEBUT)
The Musketeers on BBC America (NEW)
The Last Ship on TNT (NEW)
Endeavor mini-series on PBS (Season Premiere)
When Sparks Fly movie on Hallmark (Encore)
Leverage on ION
She’s All That movie on FOX Movie Channel

9:45 PM:
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie on Encore

10 PM:
Unforgettable on CBS (Season Premiere)
Halt and Catch Fire on AMC (NEW)
The Leftovers on HBO (DEBUT)
Falling Skies on TNT (NEW)
Leverage on ION
Shrek 2 (animated) movie on TBS
The Cold Light of Day movie on TMC

10:01 PM:
Devious Maids on Lifetime (NEW – Check Your Local Listings)

10:30 PM:
Vicious mini-series on PBS (DEBUT)


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TV Ratings

Friday night’s programming was filled, much like the rest of the week, with repeats and reality; but there were two shows airing new episodes last night:

Here is how those two dramas fared in the overall ratings last night:

9 PM Show:
Rake (FOX) [Burn-off – Series Finale] – 1.3 million

10 PM Show:
Crossbones (NBC) [NEW] – 2.3 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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The 6-part half-hour mini-series Vicious will debut on PBS on June 29 at 10:30 PM.

Partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years, are always at each other’s throats, making snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious fighting, they share a deep love. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Ash (Iwan Rheon from Game of Thrones), their young, upstairs neighbor.

Vicious will air for six straight weeks, ending on August 3.

Here is a promo for Vicious.

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in July:

Earth to Echo
Opens: July 2

Tuck (Astro), Munch (Reese Hartwig) and Alex (Teo Halm) are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.

Begin Again
Opens: July 4

Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Maroon 5 and The Voice’s Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who head to New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. The cast includes Hailee Steinfeld, CeeLo Green, Mos Def, James Corden and Catherine Keener.

And So It Goes
Opens: July 11

A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home. The film stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Opens: July 11

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar (Andy Serkis) is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. The cast includes Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Kirk Acevedo as well as Judy Greer and Toby Kebbell, the last two appearing as apes.

Road to Paloma
Opens: July 11

Jason Momoa directed and co-wrote this film as well as stars as Wolf, a Native American on the run after avenging his mother’s murder. As he flees across the desolate American West on his motorcycle, he’ll discover that justice has a cost. Wolf’s search for redemption will reveal secrets and take him on a journey where the roads have some very unexpected turns. The cast includes Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest), Lisa Bonet (The Cosby Show and The Red Road), Michael Raymond-James (True Blood and Once Upon a Time) and Wes Studi (The Last of the Mohicans and Avatar).

I Origins
Opens: July 18

The film follows a molecular biologist (Michael Pitt from Hannibal) whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs. The cast includes Brit Marling (Another Earth), Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and William Mapother (Lost).

Planes: Fire and Rescue
Opens: July 18

This animated film is about what happens when world famous air racer Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (Ed Harris) and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ Dipper (Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (Wes Studi), ex-military transport Cabbie (Dale Dye) and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Other voices will be provided by Curtis Armstrong, Regina King, Fred Willard, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Erik Estrada, Barry Corbin, Hal Holbrook and Patrick Warburton.

Opens: July 25

Having completed his legendary twelve labors, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. The cast includes Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Reece Ritchie and Joseph Fiennes.

Movies coming out in August will be posted at the end of July.


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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 PM:
A Ring by Spring movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)

7:15 PM:
The Way, Way Back movie on HBO Signature

8 PM:
Being Mary Jane on BET (Reair)
The Last Ship on TNT (Reair)
A Knight’s Tale movie on Encore
The Chronicles of Riddick movie on IFC

8:45 PM:
Man of Steel movie on HBO Family

9 PM:
The Assets on ABC (NEW – Burn-Off Episode)
When Sparks Fly movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
Being Mary Jane on BET (Reair)
Falling Skies on TNT (Reair)
Taken 2 movie on More Max

10 PM:
The Blacklist on NBC (Reair)
Being Mary Jane on BET (Reair)
Fast & Furious 6 movie on HBO2


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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:


Actress Heather Lind (AMC’s new drama Turn) will have a recurring role on Sleepy Hollow, which returns this fall for its second season. She will play Mary Wells, an old flame of Ichabod’s (series lead Tom Mison) from England. While at first pleasant and sweet, Mary has a darker side — and will prove to be flighty, moody and prone to fits of extreme jealousy. Sleepy Hollow will be back starting on September 22 on FOX. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

Actress Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) will have a recurring role on the FOX mid-season crime drama Backstrom that will star Rainn Wilson (The Office) in the lead role. Chalke will play Amy Gazanian, a former social worker and journalist, who is the ex-fiancée of Detective Backstrom (Wilson). Amy left Backstrom 10 years ago, largely due to the many flaws in his trauma-riddled character. Now back in town, she has been appointed the Chair of the Civilian Oversight Committee — and in spite of her lingering affection for Backstrom, she intends to do her job and keep an eye on his every slippery, ethically dubious, judicially inappropriate move. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

Covert Affairs fans will be happy to see actor Oded Fehr (The Mummy and Resident Evil movie franchises) will reprise his role of Mossad agent Eyal Lavine in at least one episode of the show’s current, fifth season. (Vlada Gelman at TV Line)

Q&A SECTION (with Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Question: Will the shift in showrunners on Castle have an effect on current storyline set up in the Season 6 finale? –Rachael

Mitovich: In a word, nope. Everything I am hearing from well-placed sources indicates that while David Amann will be taking over the day-to-day running of the show, the vision very much remains that of series creator Andrew W. Marlowe — so much so that I have no qualms answering the next question with a quote from AWM….

Question: The Castle finale was en fuego! Any news on what’s coming up for Season 7? –DarkDefender

Mitovich: I can tell you what’s not coming up – any new regurgitation of the Bracken storyline. Which, to me, rules out the squirrelly senator as the igniter of Castle’s fiery fate. “The Bracken arc is pretty much over,” Marlowe told me after the finale. “We know who [killed Johanna], Beckett has gotten juctice…. If there is any future storytelling with Senator Brecken, it would be breaking new ground and not going back to revisit the old ghosts.” That said, “Bracken isn’t dead, he’s a formidable person and he may someday entertain notions for revenge,” Marlowe allowed, “but it would be [in the context of] storytelling that moves us forward.”

Question: I’ve read two different Once Upon a Time articles, one stating that Elsa will be in nine episodes and the other stating that Anna will be in nine episodes. I thought I read on your site that it would be Elsa. Could you please clarify? –MGM

Mitovich: Oh, the Internet. Just one big game of “Telephone,” isn’t it? Elsa will appear in about nine episodes, Anna is slated for six to eight, and Kristoff is in as many as six.

Question: Is Once Upon a Time‘s Elsa going to be evil? Or can we assume she will follow the movie character? –Margie

Mitovich: See, that’s the question I had the second it was confirmed who exactly we saw there in the barn. So I asked the series creators if we’ll perhaps be seeing Elsa before — Frozen movie spoiler alert! — she and Anna happily reunited, back when she was in that epic snit. “Maybe yes, maybe no. It could be after,” Adam Horowitz hedged. “One can be in a snit for many reasons.”

Question: It was said at the beginning of Season 5 that NCIS: LA would be losing a team member. Is that still going to happen? –Meghan

Mitovich: Oh, the Internet. Just one big game of “Telephone,” isn’t it? The team member that was “lost” was Kensi, when she got pulled from the L.A. team and sent to Afghanistan. Mystery solved!

Question: Any new news on Arrow Season 3? The wait is killing us! –Jeff

Mitovich: ‘Member the “Seth” guy I told you about a couple of weeks ago? Well, the casting for that role has since been tweaked, and he is now described as a “shade of a man” with a quiet intensity, a “criminal mastermind who whistles classical music” as he goes about his devious business. There’s also talk of him having “reptilian eyes.” Whomever he is, he will be the Big Bad for the season opener.

Question: What can you tell us about the Sleepy Hollow premiere? –Deyna

Mitovich: I’ve got nothing new on the premiere. But if you want to look a-head to Episode 6, I can tell you that there’s a new hunk in town – the late Sheriff Corbin’s son Joe, a well-built, all-American Marine carrying a big chip on his shoulder.

Question: Got anything about Major Crimes? –Ilona

Mitovich: Sharon’s son Ricky, who pops up in Episode 9, is a real piece of work, throwing shade left and right at his new “brother” Rusty. But when Ricky goes too far and psychoanalyzes his mom’s reasons for taking in the street rat, just you watch as Mama Bear’s claws come out!

Question: It’s going to be a long, dry summer without Reign. I’ll take anything you can give me to hold me over. –Christina

Mitovich: All told, series star Adelaide Kane foresees an “intense second season,” based on how the freshman run ended. “I’d say we have a lot of stuff – and a darker direction — to look forward to,” she told me, adding that she hopes to share more scenes in the future with Caitlin Stasey (who plays Kenna).

Question: Michaela McManus (Law & Order: SVU) was supposed to be on The Last Ship on TNT — she’s even in one of the early promos, but when I got to the same scene in that episode it was another actress who wasn’t her. What gives? –Colleen

Mitovich: What gives is that McManus’ character, Lt. Jackie Makena, was excised from the pilot. Onetime Leverage guest star Marissa Neitling was subsequently cast in a similar role, as the Combat Information Center’s Lt. Kara Foster.

Question: Anything about Teen Wolf‘s Sheriff Stilinski and Mama McCall? –Wahiba

Mitovich: If you’re asking about their romantic relationship — it’s no secret that many ‘ship those two — you shouldn’t expect any new developments on that front. But Stiles’ dad and Scott’s mom do have some pretty big interactions coming up, and we’re still not used to hearing them talk about werewolves together. (Seriously, this is a teen drama. What ever happened to parents being left in the dark?)

Question: Do you have any scoop on the big revelation in the 100th episode of Pretty Little Liars? –Jon

Mitovich: Which “big revelation” would that be? Because last we checked there will be several, including which guy Hanna will be sticking with for the foreseeable future. Episode 100 marks Caleb’s return to Rosewood, and while we’re all excited for the former Ravenswoodsman’s homecoming, Hanna still has that little matter of Travis to sort out. Something tells me her new man won’t appreciate being dropped like a bad habit. Bonus scoop: Episode 12 will introduce us to Mona’s momma, Leona.

Question: Got anything on Orphan Black? –Leia

Mitovich: It would seem that those who sp-egg-ulated about that nitrogen tank Helena left behind in Felix’s loft before getting grabbed are right, that her babies are now in the hands of her sestra. “They could be [her eggs],” co-creator Graeme Manson allowed, confirming this much: “She’s taken something from the Prolethean farm and left them for her sisters.”

Question: I watched the official trailer for ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder a bunch of times but there is no sign of Katie Findlay. Is she still part of the show? –Marko

Mitovich: Oh, yes. The Carrie Diaries/The Killing alumna is very much a part of the show.

That’s it. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!!

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