The CW renews SUPERNATURAL for a Seventh Season and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES for a third

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles at the William S. Paley Television Festival (PALEYFEST2011) | ©2011 Sue Schneider

The CW gave a vote of confidence to many of its series today with an early renewal announcement for two of its major genre series’ SUPERNATURAL and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES getting a third season was a given, considering how powerful and popular that show is on Thursday nights, but it’s SUPERNATURAL getting its seventh season that’s the big announcement. While it’s proven to be a solid performer on Friday, the show’s future past last season when creator Eric Kripke stepped down as showrunner put it in jeopardy. However, with Kripke still peripherally involved, and the show still […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: The HUMAN TARGET Season 3 scoop and status

HUMAN TARGET poster | ©Fox

During the press event for HUMAN TARGET at WonderCon 2011 held in San Francisco, executive producer, Matthew Miller, commented on the possibility of a third season of the action show on Fox. “You want to be able to say we got picked up,” Miller says. “Unfortunately, we don’t know either way. I think that for Fox it’s going to be about how their pilots turn out certainly. I think there will also be some license fee negotiations and things of that nature. We won’t know anything until May.” Does Fox still support the show? “As far as I know, Warner […]Read On »

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It’s official – FRINGE renewed for Season 4 and J.J. Abrams speaks

Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble in FRINGE - Season Three | ©2010 Fox/Smallz and Raskind

After the Fox series FRINGE was moved to Friday nights earlier this season, it looked as if another season of the strange sci-fi series was a remote possibility at best. However, good news fans – Fox has given the series a fourth season renewal and Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly couldn’t be more enthusiastic about this announcement. “When we moved the show to Fridays, we asked the fans to follow and they did. We’re thrilled to bring it back for another full season and keep it part of the FOX family,” says Reilly in today’s press release. For Abrams, he’s […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: FACE OFF host McKenzie Westmore makes up

McKenzie Westmore hosts FACE OFF | ©2011 Syfy/Evans Vestal Ward

McKenzie Westmore seems the perfect choice to host Syfy’s special effects makeup competition series FACE OFF, which has its season finale tonight at 10 PM (the show was just renewed for a second season). As an actress, Westmore has the personality to keep things lively on the air – besides FACE OFF, she can currently be seen on the online soap opera THE BAY – and she actually has makeup effects heritage. Her father is legendary makeup effects artist Michael Westmore, of the famed Westmore makeup dynasty. She talks past, present and future with ASSIGNMENT X in this exclusive interview. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SFX artist Glenn Hetrick takes his FACE OFF

Glenn Hetrick is a judge on FACE OFF | ©2011 Syfy/Evans Vestal Ward

In the often copycat world of reality competition television, Syfy’s series FACE OFF, premiering tonight (Wednesday) at 10 PM, is a first. Twelve contestants are assembled, not to sing, dance or romance, but rather to prove their excellence and originality in the realm of special-effects makeup. The regular judges for the twelve-contestant, eight-week show include multiple Oscar winner Ve Neill (BEETLEJUICE, ED WOOD, MRS. DOUBTFIRE), Patrick Tatopoulos (the UNDERWORLD films, the GODZILLA remake) and Glenn Hetrick, who runs the Optic Nerve special effects make-up shop (HEROES, CSI: NY). The host is actress McKenzie Westmore, of the Westmore effects makeup dynasty. […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: Could HOUSE and BONES not be renewed for next season?

Hugh Laurie in HOUSE - Season Seven | ©2010 Fox Broadcasting Co./ Justin Stephens

Okay. So the sky isn’t falling … just yet, but at today’s Fox Winter TCA tour in Pasadena, CA, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly admitted that the reason why HOUSE and BONES haven’t been renewed for next season comes down to contract negotiations. “Both shows are creatively important to us,” Reilly says. “I anticipate both will be back. We want them both. It’s more about ‘can we make a deal.’”

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