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Behind-the-Scenes of HEMLOCK GROVE: Prosthetic supervisor Patrick Baxter Teases Tattoos and Blood in Season 2

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The Netfix horror series HEMLOCK GROVE won over audiences last year with its willingness to embrace its horror roots and depict the gore that can be found when there are werewolves and vampires living amongst an unsuspecting community. And no horror series would ever been complete without a healthy dose of blood, guts and gore.

One of the people responsible for making HEMLOCK GORVE look as realistic as possible is prosthetics supervisor Patric Baxter, who took a few minutes to briefly talk with press on the set about some of what he is working on in Season 2. Read the rest of this entry »

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Breaking TV News: TNT Renews FALLING SKIES, THE LAST SHIP and MAJOR CRIMES

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Press Release: TNT has renewed three of its chart-topping summer hits: The Last Ship, Major Crimes and Falling Skies. All three dramas rank among basic cable’s Top 5 scripted series this summer with total viewers and adults 25-54. They have also helped TNT score a significant lead as basic cable’s #1 network in primetime for the summer-to-date. Falling Skies to Wrap Up Epic Story in Fifth and Final Season. All Three Dramas Rank among Basic Cable’s Top 5 Scripted Series So Far This Summer

TNT has ordered 13 episodes of The Last Ship, an increase over its first-season order of 10 episodes. The network is also ordering 15 episodes for season four of Major Crimes. And Falling Skies will mark its fifth and final season with 10 episodes. Read the rest of this entry »

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TCA 2014: Quick Takes From CBS’s TCA Presentations for MADAM SECRETARY, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, SCORPION, BATTLE CREEK, STALKER

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On Day 10 of the 16-day biannual Television Critic’s Association Summer 2014 Press Tour, CBS introduced its new programming and the following is a snapshot-look at a few of its new series debuting Fall 2014.

MADAM SECRETARY
“Madam Secretary” is CBS’ new political drama starring Tea Leoni, as Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst who is the newly appointed Secretary of State. Co-starring is Tim Daly, as her husband, and Zeljko Ivanek, as the White House Chief of Staff, the show offers a strong portrayal of life inside and outside the White House, as well as its thorny interoffice politics. The show is a fast-paced and finely-tuned political thriller with a bit of a dark-side when another layer of the story comes to light. One of the more interesting features is that Leoni and Daly’s characters share a very supportive and loving relationship, which is rarely seen in television marriages. It is refreshing and helps the audience feel like their characters are worth rooting for in the midst of global politics, which can get very ugly and cut-throat. The multi-faceted characters and multi-layered storylines make this one of the strongest new shows debuting this Fall. Point of interest: Morgan Freeman, who co-starred with Tea Leoni in the film “Deep Impact,” is one of the show’s executive producers along with Barbara Hall (“Homeland,” “Joan Of Arcadia”). (Premieres on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Morning Static: SONS OF ANARCHY, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, ONCE UPON A TIME & More!

• TCA: David Shore, Vince Gilligan Compete For Spotlight In ‘Battle Creek’ Panel.
• Pilot Frenzy: Jim Gaffigan Eyes Move To TV Land, ‘Clementine’, ‘The Pro’, ‘Cabot College’, ‘Sober Companion’ & Jerrod Carmichael: What Broadcast Pilots Are Still Alive.
• First Look: Here’s what Marilyn Manson looks like on ‘Sons of Anarchy’
• ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 6 casts 4 more guest stars: Who are they playing?
• Mark Your Calendars: FX’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Final Season To Debut September 9
• RIP: Elaine Stritch, Broadway’s Enduring Dame, Dies at 89.
• Tread Carefully: ‘Two and a Half Men’ to Explore Gay Adoption in Final Season.
• TCA: Politics In Late-Night? ‘Late Late Show’ Replacement May Not Be Talk Or Comedy Show.
• No Olaf?! ‘Once Upon a Time’ showrunners spill ‘Frozen’ secrets.
• Super News: ‘True Blood’ actress to star in Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’

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On TV Tonight: Friday July 18, 2014

NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Shark Tank (R) What Would You Do? 20/20
CBS CSI (R) Hawaii Five-0 (R) Blue Bloods (R)
CW Whose Line Is it… (R) Reign (R)
FOX MasterChef (R) 24: Live Another Day (R)
NBC Dateline NBC Crossbones
Misc Girl Meets World (Disney) Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize (PBS)
Cold Justice (TNT)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

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Attention Hoarders: WBTV Unveils Their Line-Up of Oversized Novelty Comic-Con Bags!

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Press Release: The bags are back! Comic-Con 2014 attendees hoping for a colorful and commemorative keepsake bag to hold their best swag are once again in luck. For the fifth year running, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con have teamed up to produce and distribute the official bag of Comic-Con, which will be distributed to fans when checking it at the Con. The highly coveted bag, which can also be worn conveniently as a backpack, has been called a “must-have” by Variety and Comic-Con’s “ubiquitous accessory” by Entertainment Weekly. See for yourself, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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TCA 2014: Quick Takes From the Studio Press Visit Day (feat. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, GOTHAM and THE LOTTERY)

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On Day 9 of the 16-day biannual Television Critic’s Association Summer 2014 Press Tour, Universal and Fox invited press to visit the set of their comedy series BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, and Warner Bros and Fox invited press to attend a special theater screening of GOTHAM and the Q&A with the cast of Lifetime’s new drama THE LOTTERY, and the following is a snapshot-look at those special behind-the-scenes events.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
Fox’s comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was an out of the gate hit with critics last year. Believing in the strength and appeal of the show, Fox is moving “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” to Sunday nights at 8:30 p.m. this Fall, starting September 28th, leading into its animation comedy block. From the press Q&A on set, two things were immediately obvious: (1) the writers are finely in-tune with their stars’ comedic strengths, and (2) the show recruited an amazingly gifted comedy ensemble who can ad-lib with quick quips and funny one-liners as if on cue. The entire press corp was in stitches just listening to the writers and actors live-riff — as if it were the easiest thing in the world — and the women were just as quick as the men. It was also clear that everyone is having a blast working on the show. They are all getting paid to do what they love and that energy and enthusiasm is evident. However, while they were all quick to share a joke, they were much more circumspect and tip-lipped about spoilers of their upcoming storylines to be featured in Season 2. But if the glint in everyone’s eye was any indication, it is going to be hilarious and fun. The producers did reveal that they will address quickly the fact that Jake (Andy Samberg) went undercover after declaring his feelings for Amy (Melissa Fumero), and that Gina (Chelsea Peretti) and Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) ended up in bed together. They also stated that the perception of Charles as a “relentless pursuer” of Rosa was never intended to be seen as a stalking problem because Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) at no point felt threatened or took his pursuit very seriously. Executive producer Dan Goor joked, “We wrote it sweet, then the actor brought the creepy.” He then clarified, “We felt like we could play his obsession in a way that didn’t feel like it was dangerous and creepy.” Point of interest: Andre Braugher received an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Emmy nomination for his performance on the show. (2nd season of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is Sept. 28, 2014.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Morning Static: SHAMELESS, THE BIG BANG THEORY, SCANDAL & More!

• The Business of Show: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Production Start In Limbo As Cast Contract Negotiations Drag On.
• Funny Business: ‘Daily Show’ Veteran Rory Albanese Joins Larry Wilmore’s Comedy Central Show As Executive Producer.
• ‘Scandal’s’ Shonda Rhimes on Season 4: Harrison Is ‘Gone,’ and Focus Is Back on ‘Core People’
• Must Read TV: What THE LEFTOVERS can learn from LOST.
• OITNB 2.0: “The Larry Spin-off Is Going to Be Awesome”
• Scoop: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Adds ‘Unexpected’ Character for Season 6.
• Teetering on the Line Between Good and Evil: ‘The Divide,’ a Drama Inspired by the Innocence Project.
• Intel: Hawaii Five-0 Adds Crazy Ones Alum Amanda Setton.
• News You Can Use: How Not to Get Fired from ‘Saturday Night Live’.
• Dermot Mulroney to join ‘Shameless’ for season 5, replacing Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
• Super News: Susan Heyward Lands Female Lead In Sony Playstation Series ‘Powers’, Max Fowler & Adam Godley Also Cast.
• Cote De Pablo To Star In CBS Event Series ‘The Dovekeepers’ From Mark Burnett, Roma Downey.
• Mark Your Calendars: NBC Giving Fall’s ‘Mysteries of Laura’ a Sneak Preview Behind ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finale.

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On TV Tonight: Thursday July 17, 2014

NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Black Box Rookie Blue NY Med
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) The Millers (R) Big Brother Elementary (R)
CW The Vampire Diaries (R) The Originals (R)
FOX Hell’s Kitchen Gang Related
NBC Hollywood Game Night Welcome to Sweden Working the Engels Last Comic Standing
MISC Defiance (Syfy) Rush (USA)
Rectify (Sundance)
Dominion (Syfy)
Maron (IFC)
Ridiculousness (MTV)
Snack-Off (MTV)
Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC)

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Trailer Park: Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS

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