Sunday, May 22, 2016

NBC's The Carmichael Show Renewed for 3rd Season

i am happy to share the *news that NBC has renewed The Carmichael Show for a 3rd season. In case you haven't seen it The Carmichael Show is one of the funniest on network tv.

It is a fictionalized version of the life of stand-up Jarrod Carmichael and his family. Jarrod stars as Jarrod Carmichael. Amber Stevens West [real life daughter of radio personality Shadoe Stevens] as Maxine, Jarrod's girlfriend. Adorable Loretta Devine as his mom Cynthia. The always funny David Alan Grier as his dad Joe. Chicago stand-up Li'l Rel Howery as Jarrod's brother Bobby. And as Bobby's amiably outlandish wife Nekeisha [they're separated but still friends], triple threat [actress/commedienne/dancer] Tiffany Haddish.

The best thing about this show is it's lack of fear of subject matter. Some of the plots from it's 2nd season were the Bill Cosby scandal. Cyber bullying. social media: what's appropriate and not appropriate to post and who is deciding each. Marijuana: medicinal and recreational use. Racial/ethnic profiling---is it wrong or a crime deterrent? The battle of the sexes. Depression. These and other polarizing topics make up the show's plots and they're always presented in a provocative, but most importantly funny and entertaining way. There aren't many comedies that can make that claim and those that try usually aren't as adept as The Carmichael Show.

The Carmichael Show airs Sundays at 9PM ET on NBC [please check your local listings]

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Source: *The Hollywood Reporter

Saturday, September 12, 2015

New Series: Limitless [Based on the feature film of the same name] Premieres on CBS Tuesday September 22, 2015 at 10PM

Press Release CBS Press Express: Limitless

LIMITLESS, based on the feature film, is a fast­ paced drama about Brian Finch, who discovers the brain­boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Working closely with Brian in the major case squad in New York City is Agent Rebecca Harris, a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Agent Boyle, a former military officer and Rebecca’s confidante. They report to Special Agent in Charge Nasreen “Naz” Pouran, a canny manipulator of the reins of power. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Morra (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, recurring), a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Fueled now with a steady supply of NZT that enables him to use 100% of his brain capacity, Brian is more effective than all of the FBI agents combined, making him a criminal’s worst nightmare and the greatest asset the Bureau has ever possessed.

LIMITLESS || LIMITLESS Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22 (10:00­11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network
ON AIR: Tuesday (10:00­11:00 PM, ET/PT)
ORIGINATION: New York
FORMAT: DRAMA (Filmed in HD)
STARRING: Jake McDorman || Jake McDorman (Brian Finch)
Jennifer Carpenter || Jennifer Carpenter (Agent Rebecca Harris)
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (SAC Nasreen “Naz” Pouran)
Hill Harper || Hill Harper (Agent Spelman Boyle)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Craig Sweeny, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Marc Webb, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman
PRODUCED BY: CBS Television Studios in association with K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wayward Pines New M.Night Shyamalan Thriller Premieres Thursday 5~14~2015 9PM on FOX

FOX Press Release

WAYWARD PINES (Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, beginning May 14)

Imagine the perfect American town, beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets...Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines.

Based on Blake Crouch's international bestselling series of books and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs”), WAYWARD PINES is the 10-episode, intense psychological thriller evocative of the classic hit “Twin Peaks.

Secret Service Agent ETHAN BURKE (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, “Crash,” “City of Ghosts”) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, searching for two missing federal agents. One of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office, he’s the man who knew missing agent KATE HEWSON (Carla Gugino, “Watchmen,” “Entourage”) better than anyone. They were more than partners; their relationship nearly destroyed Ethan’s marriage.

Everything changes when a truck slams into his car…and he wakes up in the Wayward Pines Hospital, with the intense and unpredictable NURSE PAM (Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo, “The Fighter,” “Treme”) at his bedside. It soon appears that Pam is more interested in harming than healing. She and Ethan grow into deadly rivals, and her role in the town proves much deeper than anyone realizes.

Among the other residents Ethan meets are the mysterious DR. JENKINS (Emmy Award nominee Toby Jones, “The Girl,” the “Harry Potter” franchise), the psychiatrist who treats him at Wayward Pines Hospital; toymaker HAROLD BALLINGER (Reed Diamond, “24,” “Much Ado About Nothing”); BEVERLY (Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis, “Hysterical Blindness,” “Cape Fear”), a bartender who is as wary of Wayward Pines as he is; and SHERIFF ARNOLD POPE (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, “Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”), who takes offense at a Secret Service agent showing up on his turf.

Meanwhile, Ethan’s boss, ADAM HASSLER (Tim Griffin, “Prime Suspect”), attempts to update Ethan’s wife, THERESA BURKE (Shannyn Sossamon, “40 Days and 40 Nights,” “How to Make It in America”) with the latest news. After arriving in Wayward Pines, Theresa and Ethan enroll their teenage son, BEN (Charlie Tahan, “Charlie St. Cloud”), in the town’s only school, where his teacher, MEGAN FISHER (guest star Hope Davis “Allegiance,” “In Treatment”), provides key information about the town’s origins. But Ethan’s continuing investigation only turns up more and more questions, and each one leads him to the most important question of all: What’s wrong with Wayward Pines?

WAYWARD PINES is a production of FX Productions. The series was developed for television by Chad Hodge (“The Playboy Club,” “Runaway”) and executive-produced by Donald De Line (“Green Lantern,” “The Italian Job”), Ashwin Rajan (“After Earth,” “Devil”), Hodge and Shyamalan. Hodge wrote and Shyamalan directed the premiere episode.

“Like” WAYWARD PINES on Facebook at facebook.com/WaywardPines. Follow the series on Twitter at @WaywardPinesFOX and join the discussion using #waywardpines. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @Wayward Pines.




Wayward Pines ~ Fact Sheet

On Air: Thursdays 9-10PM ET/PT Origination: Vancouver BC Concept: A 10-episode, intense psychological thriller based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by executive producer and director M. Night Shyamalan, about a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents, whose investigation only turns up more questions.


Series Premier: May 14, 2015


Starring:
Matt Dillon (Ethan Burke)
Melissa Leo (Nurse Pam)
Carla Gugino (Kate Hewson)
Toby Jones (Dr. Jenkins)
Shannyn Sossamon (Theresa Burke)

Terrence Howard (Sheriff Arnold Pope
Charlie Tahan (Ben Burke)
Reed Diamond (Harold Ballinger)
Juliette Lewis (Beverly)
Tim Griffin (Adam Hassler)



Guest Starring: Hope Davis (Megan Fisher)

Produced by: FX Productions

Developed for Television by: Chad Hodge

Executive Producers: Donald De Line Ashwin Rajan Chad Hodge M. Night Shyamalan
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Consulting Producer: Blake Crouch
Director (Premiere Episode): M. Night Shyamalan