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CBS Chairman Nina Tassler on THE GOOD WIFE, PERSON OF INTEREST, GOTHAM vs. SUPERGIRL, and More

August 10, 2015 by  
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After CBS Chairman Nina Tassler participated in her executive session at TCA, she took a few follow-up questions from reporters about THE GOOD WIFE, PERSON OF INTEREST, the potential for DC crossovers, and more..

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CBS at TCA: Executive Session Live-Blog

August 10, 2015 by  
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It’s CBS’ day at the Television Critics Association tour, which means that Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment, will be speaking to press shortly about the state of the network.

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SENSE8 Renewed for Season 2

August 8, 2015 by  
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SENSE8 will return for a second season, Netflix announced on Twitter.

The news came on the Sensates’ shared birthday, and the cast sang to celebrate the occasion — and Brian J. Smith announced the season 2 renewal.

Are you excited for more SENSE8?

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ABC at TCA: Stars, EPs of GREY’S ANATOMY, SCANDAL, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Talk TGIT

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To celebrate the very successful TGIT block on ABC, the network is paneling the three shows — GREY’S ANATOMY, SCANDAL, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER — to close out its first Television Critics Association day.

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ABC at TCA: Executive Session Live-Blog

August 4, 2015 by  
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ABC is up first for the broadcast networks, and Paul Lee, President of the ABC Entertainment Group is here to talk to press.

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SHERLOCK: Steven Moffat Teases the Upcoming Special

August 1, 2015 by  
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There’s more SHERLOCK on tap: in addition to the special that will be airing soon(ish), three more episodes will go into production next spring for “season 4.”

The season 4 hours will consist of the show in its normal setting, but as has been previously reported, the one-off special will be set in the Victorian era.

“We just thought could we ever just do maybe one scene or some dream sequel or something?” SHERLOCK executive producer Steven Moffat recalled during the show’s Television Critics Association panel. “And then we just thought, you know, why don’t we just do it? Why don’t we just do a Victorian one? We never bothered to explain what we were doing in modern day London. So why do we have to bother explaining what they’re doing in Victorian London, when that’s where they’re supposed to be? So…can we increase our normal massive run of three episodes to a record breaking four, and do the special, which is separate from the rest of the series, and done in the correct period? So, you know, it’s a mistake we’ve been a long time rectified. What can I tell you?”

The out-of-time episode is also key to the kind of story the show will be able to tell for the special.

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ASH VS EVIL DEAD: Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, and Sam Raimi Preview the New Starz Series

August 1, 2015 by  
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ASH VS EVIL DEAD is coming to Starz this fall, and though the show will reunite THE EVIL DEAD star Bruce Campbell (Ash) and director Sam Raimi, they are very aware being able to step back into these roles is due to the fans of the franchise.

“The fans have driven all this,” Campbell told reporters during the show’s Television Critics Association panel. “The fans are responsible for every single bit of this. They’ve been relentless for years. The last EVIL DEAD movie was 24 years ago, 1991 — we shot ARMY OF DARKNESS. They haven’t shut up since. So no matter what we say to them or what we give them, it will never be enough, and we’re very grateful for that.”

The EVIL DEAD franchise had a 2013 film reboot (starring SUBURGATORY’s Jane Levy), but when it came time to carry on Ash’s story, finding the right partner was key.

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BLACK SAILS: Starz Orders Season 4

July 31, 2015 by  
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Starz has renewed BLACK SAILS for a fourth season, the network announced during its Television Critics Association session.

The news comes months before season 3 even debuts on the network.

While the network didn’t give any clue about what’s in store for season 4, they did tease that “the ten-episode third season of the authentic high seas drama series, returning in 2016, follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Season three has seen the addition of Ray Stevenson (‘Rome,” Insurgent, Divergent) as the iconic pirate ‘Blackbeard.’”

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MTV Renews SCREAM

July 29, 2015 by  
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MTV has renewed SCREAM for a second season, the network announced during its Television Critics Association session.

“It has been a wonderful experience working with Bob Weinstein and his team who are such connoisseurs of this genre and we are thrilled by how our viewers have responded to the reinvention of SCREAM,” MTV Executive Vice President of Series Development and Head of Scripted Programming, Mina Lefevre said in a statement. “We look forward to another season filled with suspense, horror and more twists and turns.”

“We couldn’t be happier ‘Scream’ has been renewed for a second season and that we have a wonderful working relationship with Doug Herzog, Stephen Friedman, Susanne Daniels, Mina Lefevre and her team,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. “The SCREAM franchise has been such a huge part of our history and to watch it evolve, find a new generation of fans and succeed at MTV makes this all the more sweet. We promise even more scares, surprises, romance and of course kills in season two.”

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SENSE8: Co-Creator ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Season 2, Cast Reflects on Season 1

July 28, 2015 by  
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SENSE8 launched its first season in June, but its fate is still very much up in the air.

“We’re still awaiting word,” co-creator J. Michael Straczynski told reporters during the show’s Television Critics Association panel. “[But] we’re cautiously optimistic.”

If the series does move forward Straczynski, acknowledged he and co-creators The Wachowskis have a five-year plan. “We’re long-game kind of people,” Straczynski said. “[But] it would not be in the best interest of the surprises we have in mind to [reveal it all now].”

For Straczynski — who recently made the trek to Comic-Con to panel the series — he shared that while talking to fans, “what you realize after talking to them is [the fans have] seen it three, four, five times.”

By being on Netflix, “you don’t have to dilute what you’re trying to do by appealing to everyone,” SENSE8 star Brian J. Smith (Will) added. “You can make your thing and be satisfied with it.”

“The whole reaction has been wonderful…it’s gone so well,” executive producer Grant Hill shared. “There are always people it’s not going to be their thing…[but] the overwhelming enthusiasm has been great.”

And the enthusiasm is also felt by the actors. During the panel, they praised the ability to do different takes on the same scene — and the emotions that get showcased in it — over the course of several months (and cities) due to the nature of the interconnected characters.

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UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Cast, Producers Talk Season 2 and ‘Pinot Noir’

July 28, 2015 by  
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UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT will return in 2016 for a second season. And while the show will remain on Netflix for its sophomore year, this will be the first season where the season was crafted while everyone knows it’ll air on the streaming site. (Originally, the series was set to air on NBC before they opted not to air it and Netflix stepped in.)

“I think the tone of the show feels set,” co-creator Tina Fey told reporters at the show’s Television Critics Association panel. She noted people have told her they watch the show with their teens/tweens, so to alter it now would jeopardize that.

But there is one freedom the producers are thrilled to have: flexible run times. Network needs had their original season 1 cuts coming in at 20 minutes and 15 seconds, and Fey noted it would often take two days to shave the episodes down to that length. Now, they’ll have the freedom to go beyond that.

“I think it will be very enjoyable for us,” she said. “We have to be our own guides so we don’t get too fat [in time] or slow.”

For the stars, one of the perks of being on Netflix is getting to launch the entire season at once, which felt “a bit like opening night,” Jane Krakowski (Jacqueline) said. “We made the pure product that [the writers] had in mind.”

As fans discovered the show in season 1, a key moment resonated strongly with many: Titus’ (Tituss Burgess) viral song, “Pinot Noir.”

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Netflix at TCA: Executive Session Live-Blog

July 28, 2015 by  
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We’re starting off the Television Critics Association summer press tour with Netflix. The streaming site’s boss, Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix Executive Session, is up first, so follow along for a live-blog… Read more

FX at TCA: Executive Session Live-Blog

January 18, 2015 by  
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It’s time for FX at TCA, and John Landgraf (CEO, FX Networks & FX Productions) is here to talk about the networks.

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EMPIRE, GOTHAM, and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Score Early Fox Renewals

January 17, 2015 by  
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Fox handed out early renewals for its freshman dramas, EMPIRE and GOTHAM, as well as sophomore comedy, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE.

Which renewal are you most excited for?

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Fox at TCA: Executive Session Live-Blog

January 17, 2015 by  
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New Fox bosses Dana Walden and Gary Newman are about to have their first TCA session.

Follow along for live updates of what they have to say about taking over as Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs…

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