News: The scoop on the rest of GRIMM Season 2 – TCA 2013

GRIMM - Season 2 Key Art | ©2012 NBCUniversal

With GRIMM getting ready to head into the second half of Season Two, the cast and executive producers made an appearance at the Winter 2013 TCAs for NBC and spoke about what to expect with the season’s remaining episodes. The biggest blow-out is a showdown between cop Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) and Captain Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz) with Nick discovering his Captain is part of the larger Wesen conspiracy and also deeply in love with his girlfriend Juliet (Bitsie Tulloch), albeit due to a spell. “There’s a big, angry kerfuffle and we come to blows,” says Giuntoli. “He has a […]Read On »

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News: The Scoop on REVOLUTION and the rest of Season 1 – TCA 2013

Billy Burke in REVOLUTION - Season 1 - "Sex and Drugs" | ©2012 NBC/Brownie Harris

At NBC’s Winter 2013 TCA session today for their hit new action-drama series REVOLUTION, the cast and executive producers revealed what to expect during the second half of Season 1 when it returns in March. Here was what was revealed … The show will pick up the pace with  more revelations according to creator Eric Kripke. “I felt we could have picked up the pace of the stunning revelations,” says Kripke. “Maybe the pace of the shocking surprises were a bit too slow in the first half, if I was being hard on myself. We have a second half that […]Read On »

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News: Portland now embraces PORTLANDIA as it enters Season 3 – TCA 2013

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in PORTLANDIA - Season 3 | ©2013 IFC

As PORTLANDIA heads into its third season with stars and co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, co-creator and director Jonathan Krisel told the press at the Winter TCA 2013 that Portland, Oregon now embraces the series when they were initially skeptical during the first season of the IFC series. “When we were doing the first season, people were very skeptical of the TV show,” says Krisel. “They were sort of mad that someone was coming into their town. Now, when we go out in the third season, people are very supportive. I think the humor of the show and sort […]Read On »

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News: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA star Michael Douglas talks about playing Liberace – TCA 2013

Michael Douglas will play Liberace in the HBO film BEHIND THE CANDELABRA | ©2012 HBO

This year, HBO not only taps into the life of Phil Spector for a TV movie, but also Liberace with the Steven Soderbergh directed BEHIND THE CANDELABRA. Michael Douglas takes on the iconic role of the piano maestro as it delves into his personal life with young boy toy Scott Thorson (Matt Damon). While speaking about the film at the Winter TCA 2013 Cable Day, Douglas says he relished portraying the larger-than-life Liberace. “Characters are normally a little easier to play than things that might be closer to yourself,” says Douglas. “So actually, it’s sort of a license of freedom, […]Read On »

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News: Christopher Guest gives the scoop on HBO series FAMILY TREE – TCA 2013

Chris O'Dowd in FAMILY TREE - Season 1 | ©2012 HBO

Writer-director Christopher Guest has made a career out of doing his quirky, mockumentary comedies like BEST IN SHOW and FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION and now he’s bringing the same aesthetic to television with the new HBO series FAMILY TREE. Co-created with Jim Piddock, the two of them have fashioned a story about Tom Chadwick (Chris O’Dowd) who decides to pursue his family roots that will take him from the U.K. to America. “This is different, obviously, because it’s done specifically for television,” says Guest while speaking at the Winter Cable TCAs. “When I approached Jim to help me work on this, […]Read On »

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News: Al Pacino talks about PHIL SPECTOR and playing the iconic and tragic figure – TCA 2013

Al Pacino and Helen Mirren in PHIL SPECTOR | ©2012 HBO

After tackling Jack Kevorkian in the HBO film YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Al Pacino returns to the cable network portraying another real life figure – famed music producer Phil Spector. Written and directed by David Mamet, the film focuses on his trial for murder of actress Lana Clarkson. And while speaking with the press via satellite at the Cable 2013 TCAs for HBO, Pacino says it was an interesting process immersing himself into the school of Spector. “With today’s world you have all this footage on characters you play,” says Pacino. “I would sit for hours just looking at Phil talking […]Read On »

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News: KILLING LINCOLN writer discusses how different it is from the Spielberg LINCOLN movie – TCA 2013

KILLING LINCOLN movie | ©2012 National Geographic Channel

During the Winter TCA 2013 session for the National Geographic Channel’s forthcoming movie KILLING LINCOLN, writer and executive producer Erik Jendressen spoke about the differences between this TV Movie airing this February and starring Billy Campbell as Lincoln and the Steven Spielberg feature film LINCOLN starring Daniel Day Lewis. “Spielberg’s film really focuses on the 13th Amendment,” says Jendressen. “That’s the story of the victory of Abraham Lincoln. Ours is really the story of the tragedy, and the irony that, once the events covered with the ending of the Civil War, the signing of the surrender and the 13th Amendment […]Read On »

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News: The scoop on the new BATES MOTEL TV series – TCA 2013

Freddie Highmore in BATES MOTEL - Season 1 | ©2012 A&E

When A&E announced they were going to do a PSYCHO prequel series called BATES MOTEL, it was questionable whether such an iconic character could be reinvented once again (anyone remember the 1998 Gus Van Sant shot-for-shot remake?) However, with the great new previews and an excellent pilot episode, the Carlton Cuse (LOST) executive produced series is as epic and cinematic as you can get with Vera Farmiga playing the domineering Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore playing her jittery high school son Norman. At today’s Winter 2013 Cable TCA’s, Cuse revealed more details about BATES MOTEL and what to expect. Most […]Read On »

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News: DALLAS will deal with the death of Larry Hagman on the series – TCA 2013

Larry Hagman in DALLAS - Season 1 - "Hedging Your Bets" | ©2012 TNT/Zade Rosenthal

When Larry Hagman passed away last month during the middle of shooting Season 2 of DALLAS, “what would happen to J.R. Ewing” was the big question for fans of the series. At today’s Winter 2013 TCA Cable Day, Michael Wright, President, Head of Programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies revealed that J.R. too will pass on the second season of DALLAS. “We are all very saddened by Larry’s passing,” says Wright. “I have appreciation for what that meant and to our business. The show is going to honor Larry’s passing and includes J.R.’s funeral and a storyline that […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Edward Asner talks GRACE and his return to HAWAII FIVE-0

Ed Asner in HAWAII FIVE-0 - "Kalele" | ©2012 CBS/Norman Shapiro

Right now, Edward Asner is in the play GRACE at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. The show opened Oct. 4 and is closing this Sunday, Jan. 6. Asner will doubtless head into another acting gig. The seven-time Emmy winner, famous to TV viewers for playing Lou Grant on THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW and LOU GRANT, and beloved by filmgoers of all ages for voicing balloon-maker Carl in UP, took some time to talk about his play, his recent appearances on HAWAII FIVE-0 and what we all can do to make things a little better for each other. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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