|The Exorcist trailer|
|2016-06-20 by thepoperope||The Exorcist||discuss|
|Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, "The Exorcist" broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series. Directed by Rupert Wyatt , THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family's case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. |
FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission. Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomas' parish. On the surface, they're a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE , is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY, thinks she's hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.
|Westworld teaser trailer|
|2016-06-20 by thepoperope||Westworld||discuss|
|The one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. |
The cast of the 10-episode series includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.
Inspired by the motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton. Production companies, Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.
|New Girl renewed for season 6 by FOX|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||New Girl||discuss|
|Just In From Fox
NEW GIRL RENEWED FOR SIXTH SEASON ON FOX An All-New NEW GIRL Airs Tonight at 8/7c on FOX FOX has renewed comedy series NEW GIRL for its sixth season, it was announced today by David Madden,
"Every network comedy should aspire to what Liz Meriwether is achieving in New Girl, with its bravura dialogue, inventive and witty performances by the talented cast and emotionally engaging storytelling. The series is as creatively strong today as it ever was, we want to congratulate New Girl on reaching its milestone 100th episode and we can't wait for the next subversive and hilarious chapter of these characters' lives."
|Fear the Walking Dead renewed for season 3 by AMC|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||Fear the Walking Dead||discuss|
|Press release below|
SURF'S UP! DAYS AFTER ITS SEASON TWO PREMIERE, AMC RENEWS "FEAR THE WALKING DEAD" FOR A THIRD SEASON
SEASON TWO PREMIERE DELIVERED 8.8 MILLION VIEWERS INCLUDING 5.7 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 AND 5.3 MILLION ADULTS 18-49, IN LIVE+3 RATINGS
"FEAR" NOW RANKS AS THE #2 SHOW ON CABLE THIS TV SEASON, BEHIND ONLY "THE WALKING DEAD," AND THE #7 SHOW ON ALL OF TELEVISION (BROADCAST AND CABLE) IN ADULTS 18-49
"TALKING DEAD: FEAR" ALSO RENEWED LIVE AFTERSHOW WILL FOLLOW EVERY NEW EPISODE OF "FEAR" IN SEASON THREE
NEW YORK, NY, April 15, 2016 Days after a season two premiere that solidified "Fear the Walking Dead" as the #2 show on cable (behind only "The Walking Dead") and the #7 show in all of television cable and broadcast among adults 18-49 this television season, AMC announced that it has renewed the series set at the onset of the zombie apocalypse for a third season of 16 episodes, airing in 2017. The network also announced that it had renewed the live aftershow "Talking Dead: Fear," hosted by Chris Hardwick, for another season, following all new episodes of "Fear."
In Nielsen live+3 ratings, Sunday's "Fear the Walking Dead" season two premiere delivered 8.8 million viewers, including 5.7 million adults 25-54 and 5.3 million adults 18-49. The live "Talking Dead: Fear" aftershow delivered 2.8 million viewers including 1.8 million adults 25-54 and 1.6 million 18-49.
"What Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman have invented in 'Fear The Walking Dead' is to be applauded. Watching Los Angeles crumble through the eyes of our characters and seeing each make decisions and try to figure out the rules of their new world it's fresh, eerie and compelling and we're all in for the ride," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "As Victor Strand observed, 'The only way to survive a mad world is to embrace the madness.' We thank the millions of fans for embracing this mad world and look forward to sailing far into the future."
|Criminal Minds renewed for season 12 by CBS|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||Criminal Minds||discuss|
|Press release below|
CBS RENEWS "CRIMINAL MINDS" FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON
CBS announced today that veteran drama CRIMINAL MINDS has been given a full season renewal for 2016-17.
In its 11th season, CRIMINAL MINDS is a top 10 drama in viewers (12.04m), adults 18-49 (2.8/9) and adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and ranks as CBS's second highest rated drama in these demographics.
CRIMINAL MINDS stars Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness. Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and Breen Frazier are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. (CBS)
|Supergirl renewed for season 2 and moves to the CW|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||Supergirl||discuss|
|Supergirl moves to theCW show creator Ali Adler tweeted|
Get ready for more DC Comics character crossovers
|Sleepy Hollow renewed for season 4 by FOX|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||Sleepy Hollow||discuss|
|Sleepy Hollow has been renewed for season 4 by FOX but without Nicole Beharie (Abbie Mills).|
|Life in Pieces renewed for season 2 by CBS|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||Life in Pieces||discuss|
|Press release below|
CBS RENEWS THIS SEASON'S #1 FRESHMAN COMEDY "LIFE IN PIECES" FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON
CBS announced today that it has renewed freshman comedy LIFE IN PIECES for the 2016-2017 season. LIFE IN PIECES is this season's #1 new comedy in viewers (10.53m), adults 18-49 (2.7) and adults 25-54 (3.7).
LIFE IN PIECES is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment. The series stars Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg. The executive producers are Justin Adler, Aaron Kaplan, Jason Winer, Jeff Morton and Brad Copeland.
|Peaky Blinders renewed for season 4 and 5 by BBC|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||Peaky Blinders||discuss|
|Press release below|
Peaky Blinders (Series 4 and 5)
6 x 6' (both seasons)
BBC Two has ordered two more series (series four and five) of the epic 1920s Birmingham-based gangster show Peaky Blinders, created and written by Steven Knight. The series is produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama, and stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson.
Caryn Mandabach, Executive Producer, Caren Mandabach Productions says: "It's a fantastic vote of confidence in the show and Steven Knight's writing that the BBC has ordered two more series following the first episode overnight figures. We're both proud of, and grateful for, the BBC's continued support of the show."
Will Gould, Executive Producer, Tiger Aspect Drama, says: "Peaky has become a global hit. Steve's uncompromising vision resonates with audiences the world over, and what an absolute privilege it is that we get to make more."
Creator Steven Knight, who will continue to write all episodes of the series, says: "I am genuinely thrilled at the response to the third series of the show. The prospect of writing series four and five is truly exciting. This is a real passion project for me, and I look forward to telling more stories of the Shelby family."
Cillian Murphy says:"Tommy Shelby is one of the most intense, challenging characters I've had the opportunity to play. I'm particularly grateful that Steven's original, dynamic writing and the long form series allow me to explore Tommy in depth. I very much look forward to Tommy's evolution over the next two chapters."
Peaky Blinders is a Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama production for BBC Two, executive produced by writer/creator Steven Knight, Caryn Mandabach, Will Gould, Jamie Glazebrook, Frith Tiplady, Cillian Murphy and, for the BBC, Matthew Read.
|House of Lies canceled, No season 6|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||House of Lies||discuss|
|Showtime president and CEO David Nevins said of the cancellation:|
"House of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve. Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity, wealth inequality, white privilege, police brutality, interracial relationships, and code-switching with honesty and a biting sense of humor. Matthew Carnahan and Don Cheadle have been dream partners and impeccable leaders. The core cast of Don, Kristen, Ben and Josh are one of the best comedy teams on television. They have brought the series to an incredibly satisfying conclusion with this historic final episode shot in Cuba."