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.

REVENGE Recap: The Curious Case of David Clarke

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Emily Thorne’s journey has already jumped one too many sharks, but that doesn’t mean that “Revenge” can’t course-correct what little it still has going for it this fall.

In Sunday’s “Meteor,” David Clarke was reintroduced to the world, but not formally reintroduced to his daughter.

Victoria got to him first, and Emily is just not having it. [Read more...]

On TV Tonight: Sunday October 19, 2014

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Once Upon a Time Resurrection Revenge
CBS Madam Secretary The Good Wife CSI
FOX The Simpsons Brooklyn Nine Family Guy Mulaney
NBC Football Night in America Sunday Night Football: 49ers at Broncos
MISC The Walking Dead (AMC)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Manhattan (WGN America)
SHO Homeland The Affair