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Misc. News on Pilots and Series
robboDate: Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014, 02:11 | Message # 811
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"Under the Dome" Gets Return Date, Deaths Promised 
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CBS" summer hit Under The Dome has a premiere date for season two: The drama thriller based on Stephen King"s bestseller returns Monday, June 30. The premiere is written by King himself and a CBS promo shown to critics at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday teased that two characters wouldn"t survive the first episode: The promo also noted that Dome will move beyond the events in King"s novel starting with the second season. CBS is doubling down on the success of Dome for this summer and launching another sci-fi summer scripted thriller: Extant, which, like Dome, includes Steven Spielberg among its executive producer ranks. Extant is described as a mystery thriller about a female astronaut (Halle Berry) trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. The drama will premiere Wednesday, July 2.
Via: EW
 
robboDate: Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014, 04:16 | Message # 812
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CW"s "Flash" TV Series Adds "Law & Order" Vet Jesse L. Martin In Leading Role 
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The recent "Arrow" and DC comics discussions from the TCA  press tour didn"t give us much insight into progress on the forthcoming "Flash" spinoff pilot, but at least we know the casting has moved full speed ahead. "Law & Order" alum, "Rent" originator and "Smash" guest star Jesse L. Martin has zoomed into the "Flash" cast in a leading role, but which comic character might he portray? According to THR, Martin will take the series regular role of Detective West, a father figure of sorts to Grant Gustin"s Barry Allen. He"s also the actual father to comic character and traditional Flash love interest Iris West, the family"s race adjusted for The CW"s adaptation. Previously, "Ghostbusters" alum Ernie Hudson had been in the running (heh) for the role. Little else is known of The CW"s "Flash" spinoff, though it was decided the character would be given his own pilot rather than return for the 20th installment of "Arrow"s second season as originally intended. Casting remains ongoing for the role of Iris West, as well as both the Flash"s best friend and arch-nemesis characters, both rumored to be that of two major DC comics characters.
Via: THR
 
robboDate: Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014, 23:26 | Message # 813
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TV Ratings: "True Detective" Scores Huge DVR Boost
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True Detective, HBO"s new anthology drama averaged 1.67 million viewers during its second outing. That"s down from the premiere"s 2.3 million viewers -- a three-year high for an HBO launch. The show is looking to be a particularly big hit with time-shifters, however. The premiere has netted 6.3 million viewers according to preliminary data. That number will grow. Little as it cares about live ratings, HBO is avoiding an obvious conflict with the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. In lieu of airings originals against the biggest event of the TV calendar, the network has shifted comedies Girls and Looking to Saturday, Feb 1, with the originals encoring in the regular slots on Sunday. True Detective will take the week off entirely.
Via: EW
 
robboDate: Friday, 24 Jan 2014, 01:05 | Message # 814
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The "Transporter" TV Series Racing To TNT In Fall 2014
The Transporter TV Series Racing To TNT In Fall 2014

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Some time ago we"d heard that the TV series based on Jason Statham"s iconic "Transporter" franchise had produced an entire season, though Cinemax ultimately opted against bringing the show to American TV. Now, not only has "Transporter The Series" been greenlit for a second season, we have an American premiere date for Frank Martin"s continued adventures on TNT! Starring "Dexter" and "Prison Break" vet Chris Vance in the title role, the "Transporter" TV series will premiere its first season on TNT in Fall 2014, with a second season heading into production this February in Morocco, the Czech Republic and Canada, also to air on TNT. For those unfamiliar with the franchise , "Transporter The Series" centers on Frank Martin (Vance) a professional "Transporter" paid to pick up and deliver people or cargo from anywhere in the world. The best at what he does, Frank handles only the most difficult dangerous and assignments, with the series featuring all the dry whit, exotic locations, heart-pounding action and nail-biting suspense we"ve come to expect. Additionally, Andrea Osvart plays Frank Martin"s handler Carla, an "extremely crafty former CIA operative who organizes his missions, acts as his eyes and ears on the outside, and continually stokes the flames of their unrequited attraction.
 
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Says TNT programming president Michael Wright of "Transporter The Series" Transporter The Series is a roller-coaster ride with big-screen action, fantastic locations and an extremely charismatic lead in Chris Vance. The Transporter franchise is a proven winner embraced by movie and television viewers around the globe, and we"re proud that TNT will become the television home for fans in the United States. Transporter The Series is a perfect addition to TNT"s lineup, as we continue to expand our reach with such action-packed dramas as our upcoming Legends and The Last Ship.
Via: ScreenCrush
 
robboDate: Saturday, 25 Jan 2014, 02:25 | Message # 815
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Watch Sets UK Premiere Date For "Beauty And The Beast" Season 2 
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The second season of The CW"s drama series Beauty & The Beast will receive its UK premiere on Watch on Wednesday February 12th at 8pm, it has been announced. and stars Kristen Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Austin Basis, Nicole Anderson, Nina Lisandrello, Max Brown, Brian White and Sendhil Ramamurthy.
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robboDate: Saturday, 25 Jan 2014, 02:55 | Message # 816
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AMC"s "Turn" Finds Its George Washington Actor Ian Kahn Has Joined The Period Drama Series, Which Stars Jamie Bell And Premieres April 6.
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AMC"s period drama Turn has found its George Washington. Actor Ian Kahn has joined the cast of the one-hour drama centered on the story of America"s first spy group, the Culper Ring, the cable network announced Friday afternoon. Based on Washington"s Spies by Alexander Rose, Turn follows Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island, bands together with a group of childhood friends to form the Culper ring, who help Washington turn the tide of the war in the Rebel"s favor. Kahn"s previous television credits include Shameless, Bones, Parenthood, Suits, The Mentalist and Castle. He has also starred in features The Box and Secrets in the Wall. Turn is produced by AMC Studios and is executive produced by Barry Josephson and Craig Silverstein, who serves as showrunner. Turn premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. on AMC.
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robboDate: Monday, 27 Jan 2014, 02:37 | Message # 817
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"Once Upon A Time" Scoop: Rose McGowan Returning As Cora 
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Once Upon A Time is resurrecting Cora - Kind of! Actress Rose McGowan has signed on to reprise her role as the youthful version of the villainous Queen of Hearts. McGowan (Charmed, Death Proof) previously played Cora in the pivotal episode "The Miller"s Daughter" last March. which was an origin story for the character (normally played by Barbara Hershey) and also showed her death. The character hasn"t been on the show since. McGowan will return to Once Upon in the 18th episode this season.
Via: EW
 
robboDate: Monday, 27 Jan 2014, 02:56 | Message # 818
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CW"s "Flash" Adds "Vampire Diaries," "Necessary Roughness" Alums
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Central City has just added two new residents. EW has confirmed that Rick Cosnett, best known for playing Dr. Wes Maxfield on The Vampire Diaries, and Danielle Panabaker, who was last seen on USA"s Necessary Roughness, have been cast in the CW"s Flash pilot. Cosnett will play Eddie Thawne, a star detective who recently transferred to Central City and harbors a dark secret. And Panabaker will play bioengineer Caitlin Snow, who lost her fiance during an explosion at S.T.A.R. labs. (Fun fact: Caitlin Snow is also the name of the most recent incarnation of D.C villain Killer Frost. Hmmm) The actors are just the latest additions to a growing cast that also includes Grant Gustin, who plays the title role, and Jesse L. Martin, who joined the show earlier this week.
Via: EW
 
robboDate: Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014, 03:55 | Message # 819
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Stephen Fry Joins Fox"s "24" Revival 
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When Jack Bauer heads back to the small screen, he"ll do so by way of London. That"s the setting for 24: Live Another Day, the unexpected revival of Fox"s real-time thriller, debuting in May. With filming already under way, the cast for Live Another Day has taken shape. The latest name added to the mix is Stephen Fry, who joins the 24 event series as British Prime Minister Trevor Davies, described by Deadline as "a strong and charismatic leader whose friendship with President Heller (William Devane), and the Anglo-American alliance itself, come under tremendous pressure because of personal and political crises." Fry is just the latest actor on the 24 team, with familiar faces like Tate Donovan, Benjamin Bratt and Yvonne Strahovski also along for the ride. Returning 24 players include Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O"Brian, and Kim Raver as Audrey Raines. 24: Live Another Day premieres on May 5.
Via: Deadline
 
robboDate: Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014, 03:12 | Message # 820
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Safe " Haven "! SyFy Orders Huge Season 5 
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Is Haven returning for a fifth season? Oh yes. Syfy just ordered a super-sized fifth season - 26 episodes. That"s more than broadcast drama seasons, let alone cable. But there"s a big catch. You knew there was a catch, right? The episodes will be split across two years. So 13 episodes this fall and another 13 in 2015. Since Haven seasons are normally 13 episodes, why didn"t Syfy simply order a fifth an sixth season then? Sometimes cable networks order an expanded season and split it across two years because the cost of shows rise each season per talent and producer deals, and can significantly rise when multi-year contracts expire. If Haven contracts are up for renegotiation at the end of season 5 (and initially signing talent for five seasons is pretty common), this could be a way of squeezing another two seasons out of the show without having to pay a bigger price tag for season 6. Overall Haven ratings on Fridays are pretty steady with last season - 2.3 million viewers per week and 926,000 adults 18-49 when including seven days of DVR playback.
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robboDate: Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014, 03:41 | Message # 821
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"Attack the Block" Star Hits The "24" Clock 
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The cast of 24: Live Another Day keeps getting bigger and better. Today brings word that the revival of 24 has targeted none other than John Boyega, the breakout star of Joe Cornish"s 2011 monster movie Attack the Block. Variety reports Boyega will play "a computer tech who flies drones for the military." It"s unclear whether his character works for the American or British military. One can certainly hope he"s simply reprising his role from Attack the Block. After all, if anyone can stop Kiefer Sutherland"s Jack Bauer, it"s an alien-battling teen like Moses. Either way, Boyega becomes the latest recognizable face on the 24 train.
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robboDate: Thursday, 30 Jan 2014, 03:09 | Message # 822
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"IZombie" Gets CW Pilot Order
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The CW"s in-development adaptation of Vertigo series "iZombie" has moved to a very important stage: Deadline reported Wednesday that the network has ordered a pilot for the series, executive produced by "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas and frequent collaborator Diane Ruggiero. Deadline describes "iZombie" as "one of the most buzzed about projects at The CW this season." "iZombie" is the fourth DC Comics-based adaptation to receive a pilot order this season, along with "The Flash" also at The CW, Fox"s "Gotham" and NBC"s "Constantine" A lighthearted horror book, "iZombie" was created by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred and ran as part of DC"s mature readers imprint, Vertigo, from 2010 to 2012. The story stars Gwendolyn Price, a zombie who needs to eat a brain once a month to maintain her intelligence. In the process, she gains the memories of the person whose brain she consumes - using that to help solve murders. According to Deadline, the "iZombie" TV show is planned as a "supernatural crime procedural."
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robboDate: Thursday, 30 Jan 2014, 04:33 | Message # 823
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"ER" Actor Cast As Halle Berry"s Husband In "Extant" Sci-Fi Series
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Goran Visnjic stole the show in his doomed all-too-brief role in last year"s ABC drama series Red Widow, now he"s been cast in CBS" upcoming sci-fi drama Extant. Visnjic (ER) will play star Halle Berry"s husband John Watts on the show in a series-regular role. Also, Michael O"Neill (The West Wing, 24) has been cast as a former astronaut who now is the director of the privatized space program. The serialized drama Extant is described as "a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history." The series launches Wednesday, July 2.
Via: EW
 
robboDate: Thursday, 30 Jan 2014, 05:04 | Message # 824
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"Sleepy Hollow" Promotes John Noble To Series Regular

Sleepy Hollow Promotes John Noble To Series Regular

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The days of Walter Bishop are long gone, but the reign of Jeremy Crane is just getting started. TV Line reports that actor John Noble has been promoted from guest star to series regular for the second season of Sleepy Hollow, set to premiere in the fall. The news comes on the heels of the freshman Fox drama"s recent season-ending twist involving Noble"s character. We"ll refrain from saying anymore here, in case you aren"t up to date on one of TV"s most wonderfully weird new shows. Noble isn"t the only actor getting a promotion for season two of Sleepy Hollow, either. Actress Lyndie Greenwood has also received a full-time upgrade, reprising her role as protagonist Abbie Mill"s sister, Jenny, for the new season.
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robboDate: Friday, 31 Jan 2014, 00:41 | Message # 825
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Cinemax"s "Banshee" Renewed For Third Season
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Cinemax has handed an early renewal to their original drama series Banshee, The series will return for a ten episode third season in 2015. The renewal of Banshee comes after the series has aired only three episodes of its ten episode second season order. The decision to pick up a third season also comes shortly after the network renewed their first original prime-time series Strike Back for a final season, which is set to air this Summer. The network also has a period drama, The Knick, on tap for later this year and is developing a number of new series including a Hunted spin-off titled Sam Hunter from Frank Spotnitz which has Melissa George attached to star: and an Exorcism drama titled Outcast, which hails from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and is being developed in association with Fox International Channels.
Via: TVWise
 
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