Saturday, July 26, 2014

SHARKS! SYFY UNLEASHES FIRST EVER SHARKNADO WEEK JULY 26-AUGUST 2

[Syfy Press Release]

NEW YORK – May 27, 2014 – Sharks. Sharks. Everywhere – sharks! From the eagerly anticipated premiere ofSharknado 2: The Second One (July 30), Roger Corman’s Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (August 2) and Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (July 26) to the greatest moments in shark film history, Syfy viewers will be swimming with fin-tastic special programming during the channel’s first ever Sharknado Week, airing Saturday, July 26 through Saturday, August 2.

HIGHLIGHTS OF SYFY’S SHARKNADO WEEK (ALL TIMES ET/PT)

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus - Saturday, July 26 at 5PM - A battle between two prehistoric sea creatures endangers the California coast. Starring Deborah Gibson, Lorenzo Lamas, Sean Lawlor, Vic Chao. Directed by Ace Hannah.

Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus - Saturday, July 26 at 7PM - A new prehistoric terror is discovered in the jungles of Africa. Starring Gary Stretch, Robert Picardo, Jaleel White, Sarah Lieveing. Directed by Christopher Ray.

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark – Saturday, July 26 at 9PM – When the U.S. government creates an exact robotic copy of the original mega shark, this new mecha shark runs wild – with only the original mega shark standing in the way of global destruction. A production of The Asylum, the movie stars Christopher Judge (Stargate SG1) and Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle).

Sharkmania: The Top 15 Biggest Baddest Bloodiest Bites – 

Premieres Sunday, July 27 at 9PM – This original documentary special takes a light-hearted look back at the 15 best shark movie bites of all time. Comedians, actors and celebrities including Ian Ziering, Brooke Hogan, Richard Moll, Downtown Julie Brown and Mark McGrath discuss their favorite scenes – fun, ridiculous and frightening – from classic shark movies such as Jaws to the outrageous Sharktopus and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. A production of Associated Television International. 

Executive producer: Jim Romanovich. Producers: Dan Goldman, David Stephan. Consulting producer: Robert Corsini.



Sharknado 2: The Second One – Wednesday, July 30 at 9PM 

– In Sharknado 2: The Second One, the sequel to last summer’s global pop culture sensation, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished iconic sites – and only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple. 

The movie, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from a screenplay by Thunder Levin, also stars Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer, Vivica A. Fox and Judah Friedlander, with cameo appearances including Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Perez Hilton, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Andy Dick, Robert Klein, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Biz Markie, Downtown Julie Brown, Richard Kind and Kurt Angle, among others.Sharknado 2: The Second One is a production of The Asylum.

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda – Sunday, August 2 at 9PM – In this new Roger Corman movie, the child ofSharktopus goes toe-to-toe with the latest science experiment "Pteracuda" – half Pteradactyl, half Barracuda -- in a battle for monster supremacy. A production of New Horizons Pictures, the movie stars Robert Carradine (Django Unchained) and Katie Savoy (Living with Models).





Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ray Donovan Returns for Season 2 Sunday July 13, 2014 9PM on SHOWTIME

[SHOWTIME Press Release]

NEW YORK, NY (June 13, 2014) – In advance of the second season premiere on Sunday, July 13th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, SHOWTIME has released the full-length trailer for its critically-acclaimed hit series RAY DONOVAN, starring Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight in his Golden Globe-winning role.

Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, RAY DONOVAN stars Liev Schreiber as LA’s best professional fixer, the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. Season one came to a close with an epic showdown resulting in Boston mobster and fugitive, Sully’s (James Woods) demise.

Season two of this powerful drama, will explore the fallout of his murder for Ray, his father Mickey (Jon Voight) and the FBI, headed by LA Bureau Chief Cochran (guest star Hank Azaria). 

As the season unfolds, Ray continues to seek balance between the demands of his family, including his volatile relationship with Mickey, and the demands of his Hollywood clients. The cast also includes Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby.

Oscar®-nominated actor Elliott Gould will return as a special guest star for season two. In addition to Gould and Azaria, season two will also feature an impressive line-up of guest stars including Ann-Margret, Wendell Pierce, Brent Spiner, Sherilyn Fenn, Vinessa Shaw, Brian Geraghty, Heather McComb and Kip Pardue. 

RAY DONOVAN is created and executive produced by Ann Biderman. A SHOWTIME production, the series is also executive produced by Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and David Hollander.

Season 2 Episode 1 "Yo Soy Capitan": Written by Ann Biderman Directed by Tucker Gates

When the head of the Los Angeles FBI (Hank Azaria) learns that Ray and Mickey were part of the killing of Sully Sullivan he demands that Ray bring his father in. 

Mickey, however, is in Mexico, where he is setting up a fight for Ray’s half-brother, Daryll. Abby, concerned that Ray won’t face his abuse, has forced him to go to therapy with her. 

On the same day, Ray has to rescue his client Deonte (Moe McRae), a pro baller, from a violent confrontation between Deonte’s wife and an American Idol finalist. Bunchy has a job interview at a bicycle shop while Terry obsesses over his ex-girlfriend. 

Conor lands in hot water after assaulting a classmate. In the end, Ray heads to Mexico to bring Mickey back to Los Angeles, but finds Mickey isn’t eager to leave.



Showtime's Masters Of Sex Returns for Season 2 Sunday July 13, 2014 10PM

[Showtime Press Release]

NEW YORK, NY – June 27, 2014 – In advance of the second season premiere of MASTERS OF SEX on Sunday, July 13th at 10 p.m. ET/PT, SHOWTIME has released the full-length trailer for the critically-acclaimed hit series. MASTERS OF SEX stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan and chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

Season one of MASTERS OF SEX received both Golden Globe and WGA nominations and was honored as one of AFI’s Top Ten Television Programs of the Year. The series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love. 

Season two also stars Caitlin Fitzgerald, Teddy Sears and Annaleigh Ashford, and includes guest stars Beau Bridges, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Sarah Silverman, Betsy Brandt, Keke Palmer, Courtney B. Vance, Jocko Sims, Greg Grunberg, Barry Watson, Rose McIver, Rene Auberjonois and Christian Borle. 

MASTERS OF SEX was developed for television by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) who also serves as an executive producer. In addition, the series is executive produced by Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Judith Verno and Amy Lippman. Miichael Apted, Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier serve as producers. MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Emmy-winning comedian and actress Sarah Silverman is joining the cast of season two of the acclaimed SHOWTIME drama series MASTERS OF SEX. Silverman will recur in the guest starring role of Helen.

Masters Of Sex Season 2 Episode 1 "Parallax": Cast aside by the medical community following the exposure of their controversial study, Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson passionately fight to get their work back on track. But as they struggle to unlock the mysteries of sex, things get dangerously personal.