Summer 2011

TCA 2011: Lucy Lawless says SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE will reveal how Lucretia survived her death

Lucy Lawless in SPARTACUS - BLOOD AND SAND | ©2010 Starz

While promoting the second official season of SPARTACUS, dubbed SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE (airing in January), Lucy Lawless hinted about how her character of Lucretia survived Season 1. “There is a scar,” says Lawless at the Starz 2011 TCA session today. “ I can’t tell you [how I survived] because the executive producer [Steven S. DeKnight] is right here. You do find out how she survived and it’s going to backfire horribly on her.” Click on Link: For More news from the Summer 2011 TCA Click on Link: For Steven S. DeKnight talks about SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE LET US KNOW HOW YOU FEEL […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: Mark Wahlberg says ENTOURAGE movie will happen – it’s just a matter of when

Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon in ENTOURAGE - Season 8 | ©2011 HBO/Claudette Barius

At today’s HBO TCA session for the final season of ENTOURAGE, the question of whether a movie will happen based on the popular series was a major topic for discussion. Creator Doug Elin confirms it will be a reality at some point. “We’re going to do a movie,” says Elin. “We’re going to do it, [but not sure] how quick, and hopefully we’ll come up with an idea and make it happen.” Executive producer Mark Wahlberg adds he’ll make it happen if he has to put up the dough himself. “I’ve said if I had to finance it myself I […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: TRUE BLOOD Season 5 scoop plus E.P. Alan Ball returning for another year

Anna Paquin in TRUE BLOOD - Season 4 - "I'm Alive and on Fire" | ©2011 HBO/John P. Johnson

At today’s HBO session at the Summer 2011 TCA in Beverly Hills, TRUE BLOOD executive producer Alan Ball says he’s definitely on board for Season 5 of the series that stars Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse. “There will be an end for me on this show at some point, but I just closed a deal to do another season,” says Ball.  “I don’t have any desire to leave, because I’ve had more fun than I’ve ever had in my life.” As for scoops on the new seasons, Ball reveals they will be showing how one of the vampires were “made” […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: Writer Mike White is ENLIGHTENED by his new HBO series and talks about his previous network TV experience

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Working on network television is not the easiest thing according to screenwriter Mike White (he previously created the Fox shows CRACKING UP and PASADENA), but it was HBO that has brought him back TV with ENLIGHTENED and now he finally feels he’s getting a chance to do it right. The series stars Laura Dern as a woman who goes an a mission of self-discovery after tragedy has melted down her life. Luke Wilson and Dern’s real-life mother Diane Ladd also star. “I have such respect for the shows HBO puts on,” says White at today’s TCA sessions for HBO in […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: HBO says they hope GAME OF THRONES lasts for “20 Years”

Sean Bean and Julian Glover in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Helen Sloan

With HBO finding success with the fantasy series GAME OF THRONES based on the books by George R.R. Martin, the question is how long the series can continue since the source material spans so many novels. At today’s TCA press tour for HBO, Co-President Richard Plepler and HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo spoke about their plans for THRONES. One of the most important things Plepler and Lombardo are excited about is that executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss are getting noticed for their seamless vision in bringing Martin’s vision to the small screen – particularly with the recent writing […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: AMC says THE KILLING will reveal killer in Season 2 and hopes for more seasons after that

Bill Campbell in THE KILLING | ©2011 AMC

After the major fan outcry of AMC’s THE KILLING not revealing who the killer of Rosie Larsen was at the end of Season Two, AMC’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming, Production, and Digital Content John Stillerman says the intent was never to upset the fans as much as they did. “I think the major takeaway for us after the finale of THE KILLING starts with the headline that for everybody who was frustrated, we hear you, and if we had to do anything differently, I think we would certainly have taken a different approach with respect to managing the […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: AMC addresses THE WALKING DEAD exit of Frank Darabont and talks Season 2

Zombies from THE WALKING DEAD - Season 1 | © 2010 AMC

One of the biggest time bomb revelations over the last couple of days, was the news that THE WALKING DEAD executive producer Frank Darabont (and the person instrumental to bringing it to the small screen on AMC) had abruptly left the series in the middle of Season 2. This, of course, was after he appeared at Comic-Con over the weekend promoting the show as if nothing was amiss. At today’s TCA Summer session with AMC, naturally questions turned to his exit and the details behind it. Joel Stillerman, AMC’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming, Production, and Digital Content didn’t […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: DOCTOR WHO might consider more U.S.-based stories in the future

Matt Smith and Hugh Bonneville in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 3 | ©2011 BBC

After the DOCTOR WHO series made a brief tour of the U.S. in Series 6  by actually shooting in the states for the first time, showrunner Steven Moffat wouldn’t rule out the idea of revisiting America again for the show – but only if it’s right. “It’s entirely about story,” says Moffat while at today’s Summer 2011 TCA tour in Beverly Hills. “I don’t think in order to make DOCTOR WHO [appeal to]  Americans you have to do stories set in America. Americans are not going to wish there were more series set in America. It’s story driven. [America] is […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: Who is new DOCTOR WHO Matt Smith’s Favorite WHO?

Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 1 | ©2011 BBC

At today’s 2011 TCA press tour in Beverly Hills, Matt Smith was asked who his favorite DOCTOR WHO was, and the answer is … second Doctor Patrick Troughton. “What’s wonderful about him is he’s weird and peculiar, but he’s not asking you to think he’s weird or peculiar,” says Smith. The actor also spoke about how being a younger Doctor actually helped give a new dimension to the character. “It worked in my favor,” says Smith. “There’s something funny about a young face and an old soul. It allows you to reinvent being old. So that was interesting. When I […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: Steven Moffat confirms DOCTOR WHO is “against Hitler”

Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 4 | ©2011 BBC

Much has been written about the forthcoming DOCTOR WHO episode “Let’s Kill Hitler” at today’s Summer TCA session in Beverly Hills, DOCTOR WHO showrunner Steven Moffat chimed in about any quasi-controversy. “Unequivocally, we’re against Hitler,” says Moffat. “I think he was a bad thing and I’m glad he’s gone. The worst thing you could do to that awful man is to take the Mickey out of him on DOCTOR WHO. We’re not really going to save Hitler. He’s dead already.” DOCTOR WHO resumes Series 6 on August 27, 2011 on BBC and BBC America.   Click on Link: For More […]Read On »

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