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THE FOLLOWING Bosses on a Ryan Hardy-Centric Season 3, Michael Ealy’s New Big Bad, and More

February 9, 2015 by  
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We’re just three weeks away from the two-hour season premiere of THE FOLLOWING, and things are set to be a bit different when the show returns.

First of all, the Joe Carroll chapter of the series is over. While Carroll made it out alive (and James Purefoy’s Carroll will appear on the show)  — thanks to an alternate ending not making the final cut —  the focus of the show will shift more fully to Kevin Bacon’s Ryan Hardy. (And Ryan will have to contend with a new baddie this season.)

There’s also been a behind-the-scenes transition in showrunners, as THE FOLLOWING creator Kevin Williamson has handed over showrunner duties to a trio of show vets: writers/executive producers Brett Mahoney and Alexi Hawley, as well as director/executive producer Marcos Siega. (Williamson has been focused on CBS’ STALKER.)

I spoke with Mahoney and Hawley about the transition to showrunning THE FOLLOWING, “moving the center of the show,” why fans of THE FOLLOWING newbie Michael Ealy will be excited by the season, and more…

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THE FOLLOWING: Showrunner Jennifer Johnson to Exit

August 29, 2014 by  
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THE FOLLOWING’s new showrunner Jennifer Johnson is leaving the Fox drama to focus on developing new projects for WBTV, a source confirms.

Johnson’s exit (which was first reported by Deadline) comes less than three months after she joined the series, and just a month after she appeared at Comic-Con to promote the show. She had been brought in to replace THE FOLLOWING creator/showrunner Kevin Williamson, who stepped down from his day-to-day duties to focus on his new series, STALKER.

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THE FOLLOWING: Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson on Keeping Joe Alive, the Stakes for Ryan in Season 3, and More

August 12, 2014 by  
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For two seasons, Ryan Hardy’s obsession with catching Joe Carroll (and the duo’s twisted relationship) drove THE FOLLOWING’s storytelling. But now, Joe has been recaptured — and won’t be escaping — while Ryan will be facing a brand new threat in season 3.

So how will the series handle the massive shift in the show’s dynamic? And why did they ultimately opt to keep Joe alive after filming an alternate ending where he was killed? After the show’s Comic-Con panel, director/executive producer Marcos Siega and new showrunner Jennifer Johnson spoke with reporters about that, how James Purefoy (Joe) handled being in the dark about not knowing his character’s fate, and more…

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In Case You Missed It…ONCE UPON A TIME, REVOLUTION, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, and More!

May 4, 2014 by  
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Were you too busy this week to keep up with everything that happened in TV news? Give Me My Remote‘s got you covered! We’re catching you up on anything exciting you might have missed here at GMMR!

This week on GMMR:

ONCE UPON A TIME: Josh Dallas Previews a Big Charming/Snow Episode
FAKING IT: Carter Covington Previews What’s to Come in Season 1
ARROW Season 2 Finale First Look Photo: Look Who’s Back!
REVOLUTION’s Rockne S. O’Bannon on the Last Four Episodes of the Season: ‘Everything Absolutely Comes to a Head’
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Bosses Evan Katz and Manny Coto Preview the Event Series
THE GOLDBERGS: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, Troy Gentile, and Hayley Orrantia Preview ‘The Age of Darkness’
PLAYING HOUSE: Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham on Their Reel (and Real) Best Friendship, their Unique USA Network Show, and More
THE FOLLOWING Season 2 Finale Post-Mortem: Marcos Siega on the End of the Joe Carroll Chapter, the ‘Epic’ Alternate Ending, Season 3, and More
THE VOICE: The Eliminated Contestants Speak Out
REVOLUTION: Elizabeth Mitchell on Rachel Being the ‘Catalyst for Change’ and What’s to Come
SUBURGATORY: Carly Chaikin Teases ‘Dalia Nicole Smith’ and What’s to Come
THE BIG BANG THEORY: Steve Molaro on the STAR WARS Tribute, the Season Finale, and More
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Caroline Dries and Ian Somerhalder on Enzo’s Return, and Damon and Elena Tension
BOB’S BURGERS: Loren Bouchard and Kristen Schaal on the Upcoming Soundtrack and Comic Books
SLEEPY HOLLOW: Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci Tease One of the Big Questions of Season 2 and New Characters
ONCE UPON A TIME: Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis on the Season Finale, and More

This week in pictures:

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Two-Hour Premiere Photos
BONES, GLEE, NEW GIRL and More: Check Out Some Behind-the-Scenes Pictures!
THE SIMPSONS: Check Out a Poster for the LEGO Episode!
ONCE UPON A TIME: ‘Kansas’ Photo Preview

This week in videos:

PENNY DREADFUL: Watch the Premiere Now!

This week in news:

PERSON OF INTEREST, NCIS, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and More: CBS Teases Its Upcoming Season Finale Schedule
Fox Sets GREASE LIVE for 2015
THE VOICE: Gwen Stefani Officially Joins Season 7
ALMOST HUMAN Canceled By Fox
THE MINDY PROJECT: Zoe Jarman Will Not Be a Series Regular in Season 3

THE FOLLOWING Season 2 Finale Post-Mortem: Marcos Siega on the End of the Joe Carroll Chapter, the ‘Epic’ Alternate Ending, Season 3, and More

April 29, 2014 by  
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[This post contains spoilers for THE FOLLOWING’s season 3 finale, “Forgive.” Please watch that before you read what executive producer Marcos Siega had to say about the hour.]

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In Case You Missed It…THE MINDY PROJECT, REVOLUTION, THE FOLLOWING, and More!

April 6, 2014 by  
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Were you too busy this week to keep up with everything that happened in TV news? Give Me My Remote‘s got you covered! We’re catching you up on anything exciting you might have missed here at GMMR!

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THE FOLLOWING: Marcos Siega Previews the Impact of Claire’s Return, What Scene Has Him Excited, and More

April 4, 2014 by  
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THE FOLLOWING’s Ryan Hardy had his world rocked when his off-on love, Claire (who was also the ex-wife of Ryan’s foe, Joe Carroll), was killed by a member of Joe’s cult with a grudge against Ryan.

Of course, what viewers learned recently was that Claire wasn’t dead at all — she was hiding in WITSEC with her son and mother. And at the end of last week’s episode, “Freedom,” she talked her way into being allowed to see Ryan, and the duo finally came face-to-face. But after a year-plus of thinking she’s been dead, how is Ryan going to react to this news?

“It’s going to mean — I mean, look, what is he going to do?” THE FOLLOWING executive producer Marcos Siega pointed out. “There’s Carrie Cooke in his life. It’s a big deal [for Claire to return].”

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