‘Outlander’ Season 3 Review: Starz Drama Goes Big & ‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf’
Premiering on September 10, the third season of Outlander sees the Starz drama based on Diana Gabaldon’s novels goes bigger, deeper and geographically grander than ever before and to great success. As I say in my video review above, this year Outlander also features two fingers of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in many welcomed ways as the series moves to the cable big leagues of Sunday nights.
As those who've read Gabaldon's 1993 novel Voyager (from which the current… Read
Tarek & Christina El Moussa Set ‘Chi-Town Flip’; Ex-Couple Not Onscreen
Flip or Flop stars and ex-couple Tarek and Christina El Moussa unveil Chi-Town Flip Sunday afternoon, their latest HGTV project. But they won’t be onscreen.
“Super excited that our first HGTV pilot as Executive Producers is airing!,” Tarek El Moussa said in an Instagram post. “We aren’t on camera this time…we are behind the camera which is super exciting!!”
Despite their domestic split last year, the tabloid darlings have continued their working relationship. In April… Read
‘Game of Thrones’ Review: A Lot More Than Winter Is Here In Season 7 Opener
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's Game of Thrones Season 7 debut.
The truly ambitious scope of tonight's revenge filled and sometimes funny Game of Thrones Season 7 debut can perhaps best be summed up in its final words as the thrust of Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) towards claiming the Iron Throne takes form and she says, "Shall we begin?"
Ineligible for the Emmys this year because of its later than usual debut date, the two-time Best Drama winner and rec… Read
MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ Gets New Night, Season Premiere Date, Comic-Con Panel & Teaser Trailer
MTV’s Teen Wolf is moving to a new night for the second half of Season 6, taking its new spot on Sunday, July 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Just 10 days prior, the show will make its final return to Comic-Con for a panel event at the coveted 6,000-seat Hall H.
The hour-long Con panel kicks off at 2 pm on Thursday July 20, and will feature Teen Wolf cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan Sprayberry, Shelley Hennig, Cody Christian and Khylin Rhambo, along with executive producer Jeff… Read
CBS News To Launch ‘CBSN: On Assignment’; Summer Primetime News Series Sets Premiere Date
CBS News will launch CBSN: On Assignment next month, a new primetime summer series featuring what the network is calling “experiential reports” from around the world by more than a dozen CBS correspondents.
The broadcast kicks off Monday July 31 at 10 pm ET/PT on both CBS and CBSN, the network's 24/7 streaming service.
The new series will air on four consecutive Mondays and feature what CBS calls the streaming service’s “distinctive storytelling style.” Each hour-long… Read
‘The Leftovers’ Creators Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta On Their Story Of Survivors
In the making of HBO's The Leftovers—which recently wrapped its third and final season—there wasn't a detail that wasn't scrutinized by creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta. Wrestling with and exploring every facet of issues including mystery, faith and loss, along with every possible permutation of how their story, with its high-concept roots, could transpire, the pair arrived at an end that was emotionally satisfying, answering a number of questions while leaving… Read
‘Younger’ To Simulcast Season 4 Premiere; New Digital Aftershow Follows
TV Land plans a coast-to-coast simulcast of the Season 4 premiere of Younger June 28, a lead-in to Getting Younger, a new, digital Facebook Live aftershow.
Getting Younger, hosted by SiriusXM’s Taylor Strecker, premieres on Facebook @YoungerTV (and simulcasts on Instagram @YoungerTV) at 10:30 pm ET/7:30pm PT, immediately following the one-time-only coast-to-coast simulcast of the Season 4 TV Land bow at 10 pm.
The live Getting Younger will follow every Younger episode… Read
‘The Leftovers’ Star Scott Glenn & Director Mimi Leder On Their Exposure To “The Oldest Culture On Planet Earth”
Several weeks ago—as the series finale of HBO’s The Leftovers was about to air on the East Coast—director and executive producer Mimi Leder and star Scott Glenn were feeling nostalgic. Sitting together and reflecting back on the series an hour before a series finale event presented by Deadline, neither Glenn nor Leder could stop complimenting the other.
Directing the Season 3 premiere and finale, Leder also directed the third episode of the season, “Crazy Whitefella… Read
‘Claws’: TNT Drama To Stream On Twitter After Sunday’s Cable Premiere
The premiere episode of TNT’s drama Claws will stream on following its June 11 launch, TNT has announced, calling it the platform’s first streaming of a basic cable drama.
Set in a Central Florida nail salon, Claws features an ensemble cast headed by Niecy Nash. The series premieres at 9 PM Sunday across TNT’s platforms. The Twitter presentation will immediately follow the one-hour debut.
Throughout TNT’s premiere, Nash and co-stars Carrie Preston, Jenn Lyon, Judy… Read
‘American Gods’ VFX Gurus On Producing 3,000 Shots In 18 Months
If you ask visual effects designer Kevin Tod Haug and visual effects supervisor David Stump—who also works in a related craft, as a visual effects cinematographer—visual effects in TV tend to be serviceable, at best, due to the simple economics and complex logistics of television production. But as the collaborators will tell you, American Gods is far from your average television series.
Featuring more than 3,000 VFX shots put together over the course of 18 months, the… Read
Oprah & Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Gets Season 2 June Premiere Date
In a case of second verse a bit like the first, Queen Sugar will be debuting its second season on June 20 and June 21 in a two-night premiere on OWN. Like it did for Season 1, the Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay executive produced sibling drama will not only have that two-night launch but an all-female directing team handling things behind the camera – probably including DuVernay herself.
It’s an approach that has proven a winning strategy so far for the series based… Read
‘Prison Break’ EPs & Stars On Series Revival & Revisiting Old Characters With New Perspective – WonderCon
Following a well-attended PaleyLive appearance Wednesday, the stars and executive producers of Fox’s Prison Break drove to Anaheim for the first day of WonderCon, the annual comic book and film convention that has returned to the Anaheim Convention Center this year.
Premiering on Tuesday, the fifth season of Prison Break—dubbed Prison Break: Sequel— picks up with brothers Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) seven years later. It opens… Read