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Date: Friday, 2017 Jun 09, 01:06 GMT | Message # 1756
'Timeless' Saved From Cancellation As NBC Reverses Course With Season 2 Renewal
This is not a drill: NBC has reversed course on its decision to cancel Timeless.
The network has renewed the Sony Pictures Television-produced time-travel drama for a second season.
It's unclear when season two of the series will air. Co-creator/co-showrunner Eric Kripke initially noted that it would air in summer 2018 with 10 new episodes, but that is not set in stone. Spring 2018 is also a possibility.
Producers Sony TV fought hard to keep the show going after the initial cancellation with both Kripke and co-creator/co-showrunner Shawn Ryan having pitched a family-friendly take on season two. Reports suggesting that the independent studio had been offering the lion's share of the profits to NBC in exchange for the renewal as SPT believe in the show's creative and that it has a solid chance to be a long-running, family-friendly franchise. Early buzz has Timeless moving from its former 10 p.m. slot to a potential home at 8 p.m. as it has been a favorite for co-viewing with parents and children.
Timeless becomes the lone time-travel show to survive the freshman bloodbath. Since canceled are Frequency, Time After Time and Making History.
Abigail Spencer at the People's Choice Awards Nominations in Beverly Hills
Date: Friday, 2017 Jun 09, 23:22 GMT | Message # 1757
Watch: Orphan Black Cast Sets The Stage For Season 5
Loyalty challenges, crises of faith and at least a couple of kidnappings - these are just a few of the things in store for the final season of Orphan Black.
Watch below as Ari Mullen (Ira), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Siobhan Sadler), Kevin Harchard (Detective Art Bell) and Kristian Bruun (Donnie Hendrix) set the stage for Orphan Black Season 5 - and all agree that it's series lead Tatiana Maslany's dedication and work ethic that makes them all even better than they are.
Orphan Black Season 5 commences on June 10 at 10/9c on BBC America.
Date: Saturday, 2017 Jun 10, 19:27 GMT | Message # 1758
Date: Sunday, 2017 Jun 11, 01:48 GMT | Message # 1760
Fillion, Hale & More Join Netflix's "Snicket"
Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch and Roger Bart have all joined the cast of the second season of "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" on Netflix.
The five actors will join returning cast members Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith and K Todd Freeman.
No details on their characters have been revealed at this point, but the episodes are currently in production ahead of a 2018 launch. The cast announcement was made Friday event at Netflix's FYSee space in Los Angeles.
Sara Rue on Red Carpet – THE LEGO MOVIE Premiere in Los Angeles
Date: Sunday, 2017 Jun 11, 02:22 GMT | Message # 1761
Fargo To End With Season 3?
Is Noah Hawley fresh out of ideas for Fargo?
The creator was asked about the future of his Emmy-winning FX anthology at ATX Festival, where he indicated that the Season 3 finale (airing on Wednesday, June 21) could very well serve as the show's swan song.
"There's only a certain amount of storytelling you can tell in that vein. And i love telling stories in this vein, but I don't have another one yet, "Hawley said, "So watch the 10th hour [of Season 3] because it might be the last."
Better to leave this series while it is still doing well than let the show drag on with stories that ain't worth jack shit.
Date: Wednesday, 2017 Jun 14, 02:25 GMT | Message # 1762
Game Of Thrones' Michiel Huisman Joins Netflix's The Haunting Of Hill House Series
Michiel Huisman will star in Netflix's upcoming adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House.
The Game of Thrones alum will play Steven Crane, the oldest Crane sibling and a supernatural author who wrote a memoir about his family's time living at Hill House.
The 10-episode horror series is the latest adaptation of Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel, which has previously been turned into a 1963 film and a 1999 film which starred Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Jackson's classic book, which is still considered one of the best ghost stories, follows four characters who are staying in an 80-year-old mansion built by the long-dead Hugh Crain. During their stay, they experience strange and unexplained events - particularly the shy, reclusive Eleanor Vance, who begins losing touch with reality, whether due to supernatural activity or her own imagination.
In addition to playing the second Daario Naharis on Game of Thrones, the Dutch actor is also known for his work in Orphan Black, Nashville, Treme and The Age of Adeline.
Michiel Huisman attends the Entertainment Weekly Celebration of SAG Award Nominees sponsored by Maybelline New York at Chateau Marmont on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Date: Friday, 2017 Jun 16, 00:37 GMT | Message # 1763
Fall TV Preview To What's New
Black Lightning - The CW
Who: Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie), Nafessa Williams (Code Black), China Anne McClain (House of Payne), Christine Adams (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
What: Jefferson Pierce made choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other a star student being recruited by a local gang, he'll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
Date: Friday, 2017 Jun 16, 03:04 GMT | Message # 1764
Fall TV Preview To What's New
The Gifted - Fox
When: Mondays at 9/8c
Who: Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Jamie Chung (Gotham), Coby Bell (Burn Notice), Blair Redford (Switched at Birth), Sean Teale (Reign, Incorporated), Natalie Alyn Lind (The Goldbergs), Emma Dumont (Aquarius, Bunheads), Percy Hynes White (Between)
What: The action-adventure series focuses on a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
That's a very decent trailer, I'll give it a shot. And i do like Jamie Chung!
Jamie Chung arrives at the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
Date: Friday, 2017 Jun 16, 11:17 GMT | Message # 1765
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Date: Saturday, 2017 Jun 17, 02:07 GMT | Message # 1766
Na Chris, I didn't know the two of them were married my friend. I don't know a great deal about Stephen Moyer's career.
But on the otherhand his partner I've seen Anna in a few bits and bobs, as you say Rogue in the X-men movies.
Roots (2016) as Nancy Holt - And also in The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009) as Irena Sendler.
Date: Monday, 2017 Jun 19, 02:54 GMT | Message # 1767
Fall TV Preview To What's New
Wisdom Of The Crowd - CBS
Premiere Date: Oct. 1 (at 8:30 pm after football)
When: Sundays at 8/7c
Who: Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Monica Potter (Parenthood), Richard T. Jones (American Horror Story, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Blake Lee (Mixology), Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones), Jake Matthews (Bosch)
What: Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a tech innovator creates a cutting edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter's murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco. Based on the Israeli format of the same name.
The cast of WISDOM OF THE CROWD includes Richard T. Jones, Monica Potter, Jeremy Piven, Blake Lee, Natalia Tena, and Jake Matthews.
Photography by David Needleman.
Date: Thursday, 2017 Jun 22, 01:27 GMT | Message # 1768
American Horror Story: Colton Haynes Joins Election-Themed Season 7 Cast
Colton Haynes will soon face something even scarier than Oliver Queen's disapproving glare.
The Arrow alum has landed a role in the next installment of FX's anthology series American Horror Story, creator Ryan Murphy announced on Instagram.
No details are available yet about Haynes' character in the upcoming election-themed addition. The Season 7 cast also features Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter, Billy Eichner and Leslie Grossman.
In addition to his former roles on Arrow and Teen Wolf. Haynes' TV credits include guest spots on The Grinder and Murphy's Scream Queens.
Date: Saturday, 2017 Jun 24, 00:46 GMT | Message # 1769
George R.R. Martin's "Nightflyers" Goes To Pilot
After first announcing it was in development in May, Syfy has now ordered a pilot based on "Nightflyers," the 1980 novella by "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin.
In the project a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to Earth's survival.
As the crew nears their destination, they discover that the ship's artificial intelligence and never-seen captain may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space.
Jeff Buhler ("The Midnight Meat Train") has penned and will executive produce the series in which Martin has no involvement. Gene Klein, David Bartis, and Doug Liman will also executive produce. The property was previously adapted onto film in 1987.
The join both the Superman prequel series "Krypton" and graphic novel adaptation "Happy!" which were ordered to pilot a few months ago and have now been ordered to series.
Date: Saturday, 2017 Jun 24, 01:13 GMT | Message # 1770
Handmaid's Tale: Alexis Bledel Upped To Series Regular For Season 2
Hulu announced on Thursday that Alexis Bledel will not only be returning to The Handmaid's Tale in Season 2, but she'll be doing so as a fully-fledged series regular.
Bledel's character, lesbian Handmaid Ofglen, appeared in five Season 1 episodes.
Handmaid's Tale's 13-episode second season goes into production this fall ahead of a 2018 debut.
Any thoughts on this one people, gonna do a binge watch on this show shortly.