Breaking TV News: The CW Announces Full Season Order for THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN

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Press Release: The CW has given full season orders to its two hit freshman series, THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

THE FLASH debuted as the most-watched series premiere ever on The CW, scoring 6.1 million viewers in Live + 3 Day Nielsen ratings, and was the network’s highest-rated series premiere among adults 18-49 in more than five years, since THE VAMPIRE DIARIES debuted in 2009.

The most critically acclaimed new series of the season, JANE THE VIRGIN, bowed with The CW’s most-watched and highest-rated show in its time period in two years. TV Guide called JANE THE VIRGIN the “#1 Must-See” new show of the season, and named star Gina Rodriguez the “most inspiring young actress on TV today.” Tim Goodman of the Hollywood Reporter said JANE was “by far the best network pilot –drama or comedy” this season. [Read more...]

FAKING IT Scoop: Rita Volk Previews Tonight’s Big Episode!

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Big things happened last week on the sophomore season of the addictive MTV dramedy, FAKING IT. Not only did Amy find out about Liam’s (Gregg Sulkin) family secret, Karma (Katie Stevens) went and told the whole drama club that her and Amy weren’t really dating. Also, did I mention Laverne Cox was on the show? She was incredible, hilarious and hopefully a recurring character. This week things are bound to get messy! By the looks of this week’s preview it appears that Karma might know about Amy and Liam’s big secret. Watch tonight at 10:30 to see what happened!

I caught up with Rita Volk about Amy’s growth throughout the season, her possible friendship with Liam, and what we can look forward to on tonight’s episode. [Read more...]

THE ORIGINALS Recap: “Every Mother’s Son”

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The third episode of THE ORIGINALS gave us insight into who Esther, the Mikaelson matriarch, is and gave a recap to any non-The Vampire Diaries watchers at the origin of the hatred between the Mikaelson family. When it came to Esther, I think the consensus is that the woman is pretty damn crazy. It’s believable that she loves her children (the flashbacks proved that) but she doesn’t know how to love in the right way. She shows love by breaking her children down or manipulating them into accepting her love.

Let’s get into all the craziness that happened. [Read more...]

Morning Static: THE SIMPSONS, BONES, BREAKING BAD & More!

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• Scorecard: Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge
• Casting Roundup: Lucas Hedges & Penn Badgley Join ‘The Slap’ Miniseries On NBC; ‘Full Circle’ Sets Cast
• Woo-Hoo! ‘Simpsons World’ app and website, featuring every episode, premieres tomorrow • Bones’ 200th Episode Premise Revealed (and It’s Pretty Freakin’ Cool)
• Sharknado 3′s Target Confirmed: Is Your City Safe? (Is Harry Potter?!)
• Pilot Watch: Fox Orders Ryan Murphy-Produced Comedy-Horror Series Scream Queens
• The Business of Show: Cable Networks Undergo Extreme Makeovers With New Logos, Slates
• Party Pooper: Mother wants ‘Breaking Bad’ figures removed from Toys R Us
• Must Read TV: The definitive history of THE WEST WING.
• Cable Wars: Why Dish subscribers can’t see CNN today
• Stocking Stuffer Alert: Save BIG on popular TV shows on DVD via Amazon.

On TV Tonight: Tuesday October 21, 2014

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Selfie Manhattan Love Story Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Forever
CBS NCIS NCIS: New Orleans Person of Interest
CW The Flash Supernatural
FOX World Series Game 1: Giants at Royals Sons of Anarchy (FX)
NBC The Voice Marry Me About a Boy Chicago Fire
MISC Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn (Netflix) Face Off (Syfy) Awkward/Faking It (MTV)
Tosh.0/Brickleberry (Comedy)

Funny Business: Jayma Mays Previews Season Two of THE MILLERS

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The second season of the CBS family comedy THE MILLERS returns tonight (Thursday October 23 at 7:30PM on CTV in Canada) in big way.  Sean Hayes is joining the cast; and we can also expect some tension between Carol (Margo Martindale) and Nathan. (Will Arnett)  I caught up with one of the stars of the show, the adorable and talented Jayma Mays.  We talked about pitching ideas to the writers, what she’s watching on TV right now, and what we can look forward to in tonight’s premiere.  [Read more...]

For Canadian Eyes Only: City, Netflix and shomi Collaborate To Bring Viewers BETWEEN,

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Press Release: Today, City, Netflix, and shomi(TM) announced a landmark partnership to bring audiences around the world a new, premium drama series, Between — an original survivalist thriller series, created by award-winning writer/director Michael McGowan (Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph) and starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat). The three-way partnership is the first of its kind in Canada for the creation of a new, original series.

The first season of Between, featuring six, one-hour episodes, will premiere on City and shomi in Canada and on Netflix outside of Canada where the service is available. Between will come to Netflix Canada one year following the initial premiere. Additional broadcast details will be announced at a later date. The series begins principal photography today.

“We know that Canadians crave daring and distinctive original programs, and Between offers just that,” said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers. “Showcasing Michael McGowan’s cinematic vision on the small screen, this compelling new series, in partnership with Netflix and shomi, delivers on our promise to offer viewers world-class entertainment.”

“Teaming up with Rogers, on Between, is a tremendous opportunity to work with a creative partner in Canada to bring our global viewers top-notch content,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of Global Independent Content at Netflix. “We’re thrilled to be working with outstanding talent behind the scenes including Canadians Don Carmody, Jon Cassar and Michael McGowan, and in front of the camera with a new generation of actors led by Jennette McCurdy, delivering a must watch event series that millions of Netflix viewers will enjoy.”

Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.

“With the commission of Between, we are reinforcing our commitment to bring the best programming to our subscribers,” said Marni Shulman, Head of Content & Programming, shomi. “Great opportunities to build original content like this, and working with the breadth of talent, including the amazing Michael McGowan, is a perfect fit for the shomi brand.”

“Speaking on behalf of DCTV, Mulmur Feed Co. and Elevation Pictures Corp., we are very excited to be announcing our first series production deal which is doubly historic as a Canadian first between Netflix and Rogers,” said Executive Producer Don Carmody. “We have assembled an outstanding team led by Michael McGowan, as show runner who has given us a bold and riveting narrative; director John Cassar, who will bring this thriller to life; and starring the beautiful and talented Jennette McCurdy. Between is backed by three of the best content behemoths in the business.”

Between stars Jennette McCurdy and was created by Michael McGowan, who executive produces along with Don Carmody (Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Goon, Chicago), David Cormican (The Tall Man, Faces in the Crowd), and Naveen Prasad, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elevation Pictures Corp. Emmy(R) award-winning director Jon Cassar (24, The Kennedys) will direct the first two episodes. The series is produced by Don Carmody Television, Mulmur Feed Co. and in association with Elevation Pictures Corp. Prasad, along with Jayme Alter (Denton’s Canada) for DCTV negotiated the deal. Elevation will oversee worldwide distribution. From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming, Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content, and Navaid Mansuri is Interim Vice President of Broadcast.

Recap: THE AFFAIR Won’t Split Off Like a Tangent

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Noah hasn’t learned from Bruce’s mistakes. Just like his aristocratic father-in-law, our male protagonist finds himself bewildered by temptation. His need for a little ‘me time’ is just a desire to further his iniquitous tryst with Alison.

Alison, on the other hand, succumbs to Noah’s advances whilst appearing to be on the cusp of a mental breakdown.

Their flirtation blossomed into a full blown make out sesh in episode two, though the tales of how they got there continued to differ greatly. [Read more...]

Morning Static: THE COMEBACK, GAME OF THRONES, STEPHEN COLBERT & More!

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• The Comeback Trailer: Valerie Cherish Claws Her Way Back to the Middle
• Funny Business: ‘Mulaney’ Order Trimmed To 13 Episodes
• Awwwww Alert: ‘Marley & Me’ TV Sequel in the Works at NBC With Jenny Bicks
• Hot Stuff: ‘Kingdom’ Picked Up For 20 More Episodes By DirecTV
• Scoop: Susan Sarandon to Play Marilyn Monroe’s Mom in Lifetime Miniseries
• Now Hear This: The “How Does Stephen Colbert Work?” Edition
• Cool Casting Alert: Mr. Eko Is Joining Game of Thrones
• Never say never: Why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle
• Pilot Watch: AMC Network Narrows Field Of Drama Pilot Contenders With Producer Meetings
• Stocking Stuffer Alert: Save BIG on popular TV shows on DVD via Amazon.