Sunday, May 27, 2012

MTV Movie Awards Sunday June 3rd 2012 9 PM ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA

MTV Press RELEASE 05.17.12


Russell Brand Hosts the 21st Annual “MTV Movie Awards” Live Sunday, June 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA

(New York, NY) May 17, 2012 – MTV today announced that rapper Wiz Khalifa will perform his new single “Work Hard, Play Hard” for the first time on television at the “2012 MTV Movie Awards.” 

The single is the debut track from the upcoming August release of Khalifa’s second studio album, “O.N.I.F.C.” 

In addition, Adam Sandler, Emma Watson, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller are the latest Hollywood stars confirmed to hand out golden popcorn awards at this year’s ceremony. 

They join previously announced presenters Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg, along with musical performer, chart-topping indie-pop group fun. Hosted by Russell Brand, the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will be broadcast live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, June 3 at 9pm ET/PT.

With roots in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wiz Khalifa began rapping in the third grade and started recording his own music at the age of 14. That early enthusiasm for his craft led to “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania,” his first of many acclaimed mixtapes. In 2010, Khalifa made the transition from independent artist to signed performer when in collaboration with Rostrum Records, he joined Atlantic Records. 

At his new label home, he began a stratospheric rise to the top of the music charts in 2011 with the release of his three-time platinum single “Black and Yellow” off his first studio album “Rolling Papers.” Khalifa’s highly-anticipated second studio album “O.N.I.F.C.” will be released August 2012.

Fusing MTV’s musical core with the wonder and amazement of the comedy, drama, adventure and mystery inherent to the movie-going experience, the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will continue its tradition as one of the most outrageous and distinctive televised award shows, while putting the spotlight on the most diverse roster of nominated films in years for the show.

Featuring a broad array of movies that resonated with the MTV audience this year, the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” nominees include both blockbusters and critically acclaimed films such as “Drive,” “Like Crazy,” “The Descendants,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and “My Week with Marilyn.” MTV fans hold the “Power of the Popcorn” awards in their hands with voting available online via through Saturday, June 2nd. 

As always, voting for “Movie of the Year” will remain open throughout the live show on Sunday, June 3rd.

2012 MTV Movie Awards is the official site for the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” where fans can visit to vote and get up-to-date info on this year’s show, watch video of last year’s biggest occurrences, get the full list of 2011 show winners, and check out fashion and celebrity commentary from the red carpet.

The “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will air across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 600 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves serves as Executive Producer for the “2012 MTV Movie Awards.” Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive In Charge for MTV. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lee Lodge serves as co-Executive Producer.

Official sponsors of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards include Bing, Chevrolet®, Sprint®, State Farm® and Taco Bell®.

About MTV:
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to

About Den of Thieves:
Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager, Den of Thieves has quickly emerged as a force for ambitious event shows and uniquely stylized reality television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, Ignjatovic and Prager launched Den of Thieves as the TV arm of the Warner Music Group in 2007. After a successful three year partnership, they branched out and are now fully independent. Den of Thieves continues to create, develop and produce original television.

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More Than 2.6 Million Viewers For TBS' New Original Sitcom Men at Work

TBS Press Release Date: 5/25/2012

TBS's New Original Sitcom Men at Work Scores More than 2.6 Million Viewers and 1.6 Million Adults 18-49 in Thursday Night Debut

TBS's all-new comedy series Men at Work scored 2,649,000 viewers; 1,630,000 adults 18-49; and 851,000 adults 18-34 in its debut last night, according to cable fast national data. The premiere of Men at Work also drew 14% more adults 18-34 and 7% more adults 18-49 than the prior four weeks of The Big Bang Theory in the Thursday 10 p.m. (ET/PT) timeslot. And it garnered more men 18-34 (395,000) than any previous TBS original sitcom premiere.

TBS's second episode of Men at Work followed at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT), averaging 2,290,000 viewers in Live + Same Day delivery, with 778,000 adults 18-34 and 1,433,000 adults 18-49

Created by Breckin Meyer (Road Trip, TNT’s Franklin & Bash), Men at Work centers on four buddies who work together at a magazine. Danny Masterson (That '70s Show, Yes Man) plays the recently dumped Milo, whose friends are determined to help him get back in the dating game. James Lesure (Las Vegas) is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man. Michael Cassidy (The O.C) plays Tyler, a features writer who brings a dose of style and sophistication to the group. And Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is Neal, a somewhat nerdy ad salesman and the only one in the group with a steady girlfriend (Meredith Hagner – Royal Pains).

Men at Work airs each Thursday at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Fans can stay up to speed on the latest Men at Work news through the show's website and Twitter:
Website: TBS' Men At Work
Twitter: @MenatWorkTBS | #MenatWorkTBS

Men at Work comes to TBS from Sony Pictures Television and Fanfare. The multi-camera comedy is executive-produced by Breckin Meyer, along with Fanfare's Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings, TNT's Franklin & Bash, TBS’s My Boys) and Julia Franz (Scrubs).

About TBS
TBS is basic cable's #1 network among young adults in primetime. Available in 100 million households, TBS features the Emmy®-nominated late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien, and original primetime comedy series like Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, Cougar Town, Wedding Band, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, King of the Nerds (w.t.), Deon Cole's Black Box and Who Gets the Last Laugh? (w.t.). TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, as well as blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, like the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Sitcom On TBS: Men At Work

Courtesy of Klout, i received an advanced copy of the pilot episode of TBS' Men At Work. my thumb-nail assessment of this sitcom is that it's like a masculine Sex And The City. Let me be clear---that's meant as a compliment. Danny Masterson as Milo would be Carrie. James Lesure as Gibbs would be Samantha. Adam Busch as Neal would be Charlotte. Michael Cassidy as Tyler would be a less cranky Miranda. 

This four-way bromance is sweet funny sexy and endearing. The action takes place in NYC and the four friends are employed at a magazine. Milo, a writer, has recently been dumped by his cheating girlfriend, and is being helped through the heartache of breaking up by his three friends. They do so with just enough frat-boy charm to keep you interested but without the obnoxiousness that can sometimes accompany that personae. 

One of my favorite scenes/lines is when Tyler refers to a jerk at a bar as 'Dane Cook'. Cassidy's delivery of the line is effortlessly funny. The chemistry of the entire ensemble is great. i'm excited about learning more about the characters and predict the show will get very healthy ratings. TBS' Men At Work airs Thursdays at 10:00pm eastern Please check your local listings.

Via: TBS Press Kit

TBS Ventures into Buddy Comedy Territory
With New Original Sitcom Men at Work

Four buddies help each other navigate the treacherous waters of work, friendship and women in TBS's all-new comedy series from Sony Pictures Television, Men at Work, starring Danny Masterson (That '70s Show, Yes Man), Michael Cassidy (The O.C), Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Meredith Hagner (Royal Pains) and James Lesure (Las Vegas). The series was created by Breckin Meyer (Road Trip, TNT’s Franklin & Bash).  

Men at Work is set to launch on TBS with back-to-back episodes Thursday, May 24, beginning at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Fans can stay up to speed on the latest Men at Work news through the show's website and Twitter:
·         Website:
·         Twitter: @MenatWorkTBS and #MenatWorkTBS

Men at Work centers on four buddies who work together at a magazine. Masterson plays the recently dumped Milo, whose friends are determined to help him get back in the dating game. Lesure is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man. Cassidy plays Tyler, a features writer who brings a dose of style and sophistication to the group. And Busch is Neal, a somewhat nerdy ad salesman and the only one in the group with a steady girlfriend (Meredith Hagner).

Men at Work comes to TBS from Sony Pictures Television and Fanfare. The multi-camera comedy is executive-produced by Breckin Meyer, along with Fanfare's Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings, TNT's Franklin & Bash, TBS’s My Boys) and Julia Franz (Scrubs).

About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT produces 6,000+ hours of programming annually in over 70 countries. SPT is a leader in local language productions, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats around the world. 

To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 119 channel feeds, which are available in 159 countries reaching more than 645 million households worldwide. 

SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT ( is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

About TBS
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is basic cable's #1 network with young adults. Available in 100 million households, TBS features the EmmyÒ-nominated late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien; and original primetime comedy series like Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse and the upcoming Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, King of the Nerds and Wedding Band. TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, as well as blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, including the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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Cast Bios

Danny Masterson as Milo
Danny Masterson is best known for his starring role as Hyde, the "wise" conspiracy theorist among a motley group of friends on the long-running sitcom That '70s Show. In addition to being an established actor, he is also a prominent figure in the music world and DJ community. Currently one of the most requested DJs in the United States, Masterson spends a great deal of time traveling to club venues and music festivals.

On the big screen, Masterson can currently be seen in California Solo, which made its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He recently wrapped the Polish Brothers' new film, Hot Bot, which was shot this past winter in Salt Lake City.

Beginning his career as a child model at the age of 4, Masterson gradually moved his way into commercials, appearing in more than 150 by the age of 16. It was then that he made the decision to move to Los Angeles, where Masterson soon secured his first motion picture lead role in Universal Picture's popular sequel Beethoven's 2nd. Masterson's other film credits include Yes Man, with Jim Carrey and Bradley Cooper; Bye Bye Love; Comic Book Villains, with Donal Logue; John Woo's Face/Off, with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage; Robert Rodriguez's The Faculty; and Wes Craven's Dracula 2000, opposite Gerard Butler and Johnny Lee Miller.

Masterson has also starred in several independent feature films. The most notable to date is Too Pure, an independent film written and directed by The Others producer Sunmin Park. He also starred in the independent film Smiley Face, opposite Anna Faris, which debuted at Sundance in 2007 and then went on to the Toronto and Cannes Film Festivals. Other independent credits include Alter Egos, directed by Jordan Galland, and Chicago 8, in which he played Jerry Rubin. Both films are currently on the festival circuit.

Masterson’s television credits include series regular roles on Joe's Life on ABC, Extreme on ABC and Cybil for CBS, along with recurring roles on Roseanne and Party of Five.

Masterson currently splits his time between Los Angeles, New York and Park City. He is the co-founder of Gulf Coast Detoxification Project.

Michael Cassidy as Tyler
Michael Cassidy kick-started his acting career after graduating from the prestigious two-year conservatory program at The New Actors Workshop in New York in 2003. He is best known for is role as Zach Stevens, which he portrayed throughout the entire second season of The O.C.

In 2007, Cassidy joined the cast of The CW’s Hidden Palms in the lead role as Cliff Wiatt. He also starred in the long-running hit Smallville as Grant Gabriel, a love interest of Lois Lane who actually turned out to be the cloned and aged brother of Lex Luthor. Other credits include the web-series Rockville CA; The CW’s Privileged; ABC’s Castle, Scandal, and Happy Endings; and NBC’s Are You There, Chelsea? and the pilot Pink House.

Cassidy has also been featured in several feature films, including Zoom, opposite Tim Allen, Courtney Cox Arquette and Chevy Chase. This year, he will appear in Argo, directed by Ben Affleck, and The Guilt Trip, starring Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogen.

Adam Busch as Neal
 Adam Busch is a familiar face to television fans, thanks to his performance as Warren Mears on the hit series Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. His other television credits include roles on Grey's Anatomy, House, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, Back To You, The Jury, Law & Order and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. Busch also co-starred in the feature films The Professional, American Dreamz and All American Orgy.

Along with Amber Benson, Busch has directed music videos for David Garland, Sufjan Stevens and Common Rotation, as well as the feature film Drones. He has recorded five albums with his band Common Rotation and continues to tour with the Indigo Girls, Dan Bern and Martin Starr. In addition to starring in TBS's Men at Work, Busch is currently shooting the webseries MyMusic for the Fine Bros.

Busch was born in East Meadow, N.Y., and currently resides in Los Angeles.

James Lesure as Gibbs
Named one of the next generation’s leading men by GQ magazine and one of the hottest bachelors on television, James Lesure consistently delivers inspiring performances. Before starring in TBS's new comedy series Men at Work, Lesure made viewers sit up and take notice with his performance as surveillance expert Mike Cannon on the hit series Las Vegas, opposite James Caan.

Lesure made his series debut on the comedy For Your Love, co-starring actress Holly Robinson-Peete. He has also appeared in recurring roles on the series The New Adventures of Old Christine, Lipstick Jungle, The Division and Alias. His other television credits include guest-starring roles on Lost, Sherri and Seinfeld. He also gave a memorable performance as a resolute military officer on the acclaimed series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

On the big screen, Lesure has appeared in various independent films, as well as such high-profile features as The Ring 2, starring Naomi Watts; Our Family Wedding, alongside America Ferrera; and Crimson Tide, starring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lesure served in the Air Force Academy before attending the University of Southern California, where he received his bachelor's degree in theater. During his time at USC, he also studied abroad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. While there, he performed in the productions Hair and The Island. In addition, he was able to fulfill a life long dream – becoming an amateur boxer. A natural in front of the camera and on stage, Lesure has also worked in a professional theater company in Los Angeles, where he played the role of Macduff in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Lesure earned a 2006 MIB Prism Award for Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Drama for his work in Las Vegas. A sports enthusiast, he has twice been named MVP of the Entertainment League. Noted for his charity work, Lesure is the recipient of the Celebrity Honoree and Distinguished Support Awards from the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Monday, May 21, 2012

AMC Sets Breaking Bad & Hell On Wheels' Summer Schedules

Press Release: New York - May 21, 2012 - AMC announced today its summer programming slate, including the highly anticipated premiere of the first part of “Breaking Bad’s” final season on Sunday, July 15 at 10pm ET/PT. The final season of the Emmy® Award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, produced by Sony Pictures Television, consists of 16 episodes, with the first eight episodes beginning July 15 and culminating with the series’ final eight episodes next summer 2013. 

Over four seasons, “Breaking Bad” has garnered a total of six Emmys® wins; a Peabody Award; it has been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011); and been heralded as one of the best TV dramas on television. 

Filmed on location in Albuquerque, NM, the series stars 2008, 2009 and 2010’s Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Lead Actor Bryan Cranston; 2010 Emmy® winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Aaron Paul; Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte; Bob Odenkirk; and Jonathan Banks. 

“Breaking Bad” is produced by High Bridge and Gran Via Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television for AMC. “Breaking Bad” Season 4 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on June 5. For more information, visit recently posted the following clip featuring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul on set in Albuquerque:

Breaking Bad On The Set Season 5
Season two of the epic western “Hell on Wheels” will air Sunday, August 12 at 9pm ET/PT. The second season of “Hell on Wheels” continues its epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a former Confederate soldier, and his dramatic journey west as he struggles to leave his past behind. 
Executive produced by John Shiban (“Breaking Bad,” “The X-Files”), Joe and Tony Gayton (Faster, Uncommon Valor) and Endemol USA’s Jeremy Gold, the show depicts the traveling town known as ‘Hell on Wheels,’ a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot that follows and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad.  “Hell on Wheels” also stars Common as Elam Ferguson; Colm Meaney as Thomas “Doc” Durant; Dominique McElligott as Lily Bell; Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede; and Robin McLeavy as Eva; Tom Noonan as Reverend Cole; Ben Esler as Sean McGinnes; Philip Burke as Mickey McGinnes; and Eddie Spears as Joseph Black Moon.  The series is executive produced by Endemol USA with Entertainment One (eOne) serving as the studio. Season two consists of 10, one-hour episodes.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

WeTV ~ Kendra On Top Debuts June 5th 2012 at 10:00pm ET

[05/09/12 - 04:20 AM]
"Kendra on Top" Premieres Tuesday, June 5th at 10:00 PM ET/PT on WE tv
The newcomer will roll out 14 episodes, including a one-hour premiere and finale and 12 half-hour episodes.
[via press release from WE tv]



New, Original Series Puts the Spotlight Back On Reality Star Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Who Proves That You Can Be a Mommy and Still Be a Hottie

Interact Live With Kendra and Hank on WE tv Sync and Win a Chance to Kick it With Kendra!

NEW YORK - May 8, 2012 - The laugh is back! KENDRA ON TOP, the new WE tv docu-soap showcasing former Playboy model, bestselling author and fitness guru Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, premieres Tuesday, June 5th at 10:00 PM ET/PT with 14 episodes, including a one-hour premiere and finale and 12 half-hour episodes. 

The series will focus on Wilkinson as she "gets her groove back," and works diligently to balance family, work and her personal ambitions. KENDRA ON TOP from Prometheus Entertainment began production last month and brings viewers back into the fun-loving world of the former playmate and her adorable family.

KENDRA ON TOP will chronicle Kendra's journey as she dives back into being the bombshell we've come to know over the years. Known for being the outrageous sex symbol who once dated Hugh Hefner, Kendra - now a mom to son Hank IV ("Little Hank") and wife to former NFL player Hank Baskett III - is set to unleash her party girl and prove that she can be a mommy and still be a hottie. 

Pulled in many directions, she'll face each challenge and opportunity with an upbeat attitude and an outrageously funny outlook on life. Meanwhile, no longer a star NFL player, Hank must now find a new way to support the lifestyle his family has grown accustomed to. Through it all, viewers will be taken on a wild ride with Kendra and the family, as they weave their way through what their new life has to offer.

Kendra is a staunch business woman laser-focused on building her brand. With Hank looking for work, the bodacious mom is eager to find the next thing that will put her back on top, and bring home the dollars. But is it an expansion of her "Love Candy" romance kits, a return to the pages of Playboy, or a shot at hosting a talk show? The possibilities are endless. On the other side, Hank has decided to make his mark in the entertainment world by auditioning for acting and hosting gigs. But his first audition leaves him feeling unsure of himself and unsure of his place in that world. Let's not forget Little Hank who is growing up fast and ready for pre-school. Change is in the air for the Wilkinson-Baskett family and Kendra and Hank will face life's new adventures with the love, humor and that contagious laugh audiences love.


Log on to WE tv Sync on during new episodes of KENDRA ON TOP for an all-access pass to exclusive content and chat live with Kendra, Hank and other fans. Plus, Sync participants also get the chance to see their comments LIVE on air during the show's broadcast. Also, enter to win a trip to meet Kendra in's "The Kick it with Kendra" sweepstakes. Other content includes exclusive videos, sneak peeks, photos, bios, blogs and a "Kendra On..." feature section of tips and tricks in all areas of life as only Kendra can give them. Check out WE tv Kendra On Top on Facebook and follow @WEtv and #KendraOnTop @KendraOnTop on Twitter for additional updates and contest giveaways.

KENDRA ON TOP is produced for WE tv by Prometheus Entertainment and executive produced by Kevin Burns with Angela Castro, Kim Sheerin, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Hank Baskett serving as co-executive producers. Suzanne Gladstone is the executive producer and Lauren Gellert is the Executive-in-Charge of Production and Development for WE tv.

About WE tv

WE tv ( is the women's network that showcases an unfiltered view of modern family life. The original programming presents stories from a woman's perspective and features celebrities and personalities they can embrace. The network's slate of original series, including the hit shows Braxton Family Values, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, underscore WE tv's brand position and tagline, Life As WE Know It, which signifies the connection women share based on similar life experiences during life's defining moments - like getting married, raising a family, dealing with sibling rivalry, and making ends meet. Owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., WE tv is available in over 78 million homes and is available in HD and on demand.

About AMC Networks Inc.

Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.

About Prometheus Entertainment

Prometheus Entertainment is a leader in supplying critically acclaimed, highly-rated programming to the cable marketplace. Established in 1999, the company has produced nearly 500 hours of dynamic and diverse television for clients such as History, A&E, E!, WE tv, Travel Channel, Bravo, Animal Planet, Lucasfilm Ltd., National Geographic Channel, AMC, Warner Bros -- and more. From top-rated docudramas such as "THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR" and "KENDRA," to imaginative and informative non-fiction series and specials such as "ANCIENT ALIENS," "AMERICA'S BOOK OF SECRETS," "FOOD PARADISE" and "STAR WARS: THE LEGACY REVEALED," Prometheus Entertainment consistently provides programs that inform, provoke and always entertain.

Monday, May 14, 2012

UpFronts FOX Announces 2012-2013 Prime Time Series

FOX Press Release: Monday, May 14, 2012




New York (Monday, May 14, 2012) – Peter Rice, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Networks Group; and Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, today unveiled the FOX primetime schedule for the 2012-2013 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre.

“Television continues to be the most vibrant, emotionally rich platform in the world,” said Rice. “FOX has been the No. 1 network for eight seasons by delivering groundbreaking, engaging and culturally relevant shows that connect with our audience, not only on-air, but wherever they are in the digital or social space.”

“With first-year culture-driving hits like NEW GIRL and THE X FACTOR and strong returning tentpoles like AMERICAN IDOL and GLEE, we were laser focused on our development and it has really paid off,” said Reilly. “I have no doubt that our two genre-defying new dramas, our new FOX Sports Saturdays, and our three new distinctive, sharp and upscale comedies – all fronted by incredible talent – can propel FOX to even greater success.”

This fall, two new half-hour comedies – THE MINDY PROJECT and BEN AND KATE – will join RAISING HOPE and NEW GIRL on an all-new Tuesday night comedy block. Created by Emmy-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling (“The Office”) and starring Kaling, Chris Messina (“Damages”), Anna Camp (“The Good Wife”) and newcomer Ed Weeks, THE MINDY PROJECT features Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as she pursues her dreams of becoming the perfect woman, finding the perfect man and getting her perfect romantic comedy ending.

BEN AND KATE, the heartwarming new sibling comedy created by Dana Fox (“What Happens In Vegas”) and directed by Jake Kasdan (“Bad Teacher”), also debuts Tuesdays this fall. Starring newcomer Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon (“Bad Teacher,” Academy Award-winning co-screenwriter of “The Descendants”), the comedy follows a pair of odd-couple siblings – one, an overly responsible single mom; the other, an exuberant kid-at-heart – and their friends as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life.

The compelling new drama THE MOB DOCTOR will debut this fall. Executive-produced by Josh Berman (BONES, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) and Rob Wright (“Crossing Jordan”), the engrossing character drama stars Jordana Spiro (“My Boys”) as a brilliant, life-saving surgeon caught in a complex web between her promising medical career and her family’s debt to Chicago’s Southside mob.

Edge-of-your-seat thriller THE FOLLOWING, created by Kevin Williamson (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Scream” franchise) and starring Golden Globe Award-winning Kevin Bacon (“X-Men,” “Frost/Nixon”) and James Purefoy (“Rome”), premieres in midseason. The spellbinding and intense drama follows an ex-FBI agent (Bacon) called out of retirement to track down a devious and diabolical serial killer (Purefoy), the mastermind behind a nationwide string of murders.

THE GOODWIN GAMES, the inventive new comedy from the executive producers of “How I Met Your Mother,” Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, is slated for midseason. Starring Scott Foley (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Felicity”), Becki Newton (“Ugly Betty”) and Jake Lacy (“Better With You”), the family comedy tells the story of three estranged siblings who return home after the loss of their beloved father (guest star Beau Bridges, “The Descendants”), and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit more than $20 million – if, and only if, they can adhere to their late father’s trivial wishes.

It was also announced that GLEE, the award-winning cultural phenomenon, will move this fall to Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following all-new installments of Simon Cowell’s THE X FACTOR (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). THE X FACTOR returns for Season Two with two new judges, who will join Cowell and L.A. Reid on the world’s largest search to award one global superstar or music group a $5 million record contract.

FOX series returning in 2012-2013 include: AMERICAN DAD (Season 8), AMERICAN IDOL (Season 12), BOB’S BURGERS (Season 3), BONES (Season 8), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Season 4), COPS (Season 25), FAMILY GUY (Season 10), FRINGE (Season 5), GLEE (Season 4), HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 10), KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season 5), MASTERCHEF (Season 3), MOBBED (specials), NEW GIRL (Season 2), RAISING HOPE (Season 3), THE SIMPSONS (Season 24), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season 9) and TOUCH (Season 2). AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS, NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE and TEEN CHOICE 2012 will also return to the FOX schedule.

Keep up with all the new series on the FOX 2012-2013 primetime schedule at or by “liking” the series on Facebook and following the series on Twitter:


BEN AND #benandkate

THE #thefollowing

THE GOODWIN #thegoodwingames

THE MINDY #themindyproject

THE MOB #themobdoctor

Following are the FOX 2012-2013 primetime schedule and synopses of the new series:


(All Times ET/PT)


8:00-9:00 PM BONES

9:00-10:00 PM THE MOB DOCTOR (new)

THE FOLLOWING (new) joins in midseason.



8:30-9:00 PM BEN AND KATE (new)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (new)

THE GOODWIN GAMES (new) joins in midseason.


8:00-10:00 PM THE X FACTOR (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL (midseason)


8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR Results (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL Results (midseason)

9:00-10:00 PM GLEE


8:00-9:00 PM TOUCH

9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE (fall)

HELL’S KITCHEN returns in midseason.


7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY (fall)

COPS returns in midseason.

ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (new) will join late-prime in 2013.


7:00-7:30 PM NFL Game (fall) / ANIMATION DOMINATION (encores)

7:30-8:00 PM THE OT (fall) / THE CLEVELAND SHOW


8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS

9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD



The following new comedies will premiere this fall on FOX:

What happens when an exuberant, irresponsible dreamer who always says “yes” moves in with his overly responsible little sister to help raise her five-year-old daughter? 

BEN AND KATE, a new single-camera young ensemble comedy, follows these odd-couple siblings as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life. 

KATE FOX (Dakota Johnson, “The Social Network”) followed the rules all her life…until she got pregnant in college and dropped out just shy of graduation. After the birth of her daughter, MADDIE (Maggie Jones, “We Bought a Zoo,” “Footloose”), Kate put her twenties on hold. Now working as a bar manager to make ends meet and maximize her time with five-year-old Maddie, she’s uber-prepared for every possible catastrophe – except for the arrival of her older brother, BEN FOX (Nat Faxon, “Bad Teacher”). 

Ben likes trouble a lot more than his sister does. His infectious energy makes you want to follow him into any number of bad ideas. He’ll totally screw up your life, but somehow, you’ll feel good about it. Where Kate is all about planning and preparing, Ben is big on spontaneity and out-of-the-box ideas. But don’t let the Velcro wallet fool you – he’ll probably be a millionaire someday. 

When Ben comes to crash on Kate’s couch for a few days, he finds a sad state of affairs. Kate’s surviving, but not living. Ben realizes that for the first time in their lives, Kate needs his help and he’s determined to bring some much-needed chaos into her overly stable world. He starts by offering to help look after Maddie so Kate can get back to experiencing her mid-twenties and making mistakes, since the one real “mistake” she’s made turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. 

Always there to help with Ben’s crazy schemes is his partner-in-crime, TOMMY (newcomer Echo Kellum), who worships Ben like a hero and nurses a serious crush on Kate. Kate’s British best friend, BJ (Lucy Punch, “Bad Teacher”), is a cocktail waitress at the bar that Kate manages and an all-around hot mess who would do anything for Kate, even if her advice is often questionable and occasionally illegal. 

From writer/executive producer Dana Fox (NEW GIRL, “What Happens in Vegas”) and executive producer/director Jake Kasdan (NEW GIRL, “Bad Teacher”), BEN AND KATE is a heartwarming story of deeply mismatched siblings: a sister who needs to go for her dreams and a brother who needs to get his head out of the clouds.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin Entertainment


EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope


CAST: Dakota Johnson as Kate, Nat Faxon as Ben, Maggie Jones as Maddie, Lucy Punch as BJ, Echo Kellum as Tommy


THE MINDY PROJECT is a new single-camera comedy from Emmy Award-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling (“The Office”) that follows a woman who, despite having a successful career, desperately needs to break bad habits in her personal life. After all, how many doctors make inappropriate toasts at their ex-boyfriend’s wedding, nearly drown at the bottom of a stranger’s pool and get arrested for disorderly conduct just moments before having to deliver a baby? 

Funny, impatient and politically incorrect, MINDY LAHIRI (Kaling) can quote every romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan that exists. She loves the good ones and the bad ones, because the girl always gets the guy. Mindy is determined to be more punctual, spend less money, lose weight and read more books – all in pursuit of becoming a well-rounded perfect woman…who can meet and date the perfect guy. 

Mindy is a skilled OB/GYN and shares a practice with a few other doctors, none of whom make life any easier for her. JEREMY REED (British writer/comedian Ed Weeks) is the walking definition of total bad news. He not only shares a practice with Mindy, but sometimes her bed as well – despite her best efforts to resist. 

He is funny, self-absorbed and super sexy. In contrast, DANNY CASTELLANO (Chris Messina, “Damages”) is a hothead and guys’ guy who has a habit of stealing Mindy’s patients. Danny criticizes her for everything, including her struggling love life and her lack of professionalism – even though it’s obvious to everyone except Mindy that he secretly admires her work. 

His blue-collar childhood gives him a big chip on his shoulder, but he is a dedicated physician, which Mindy can’t stand to admit because he’s always getting on her case. 

Rounding out the office staff are the receptionists – BETSY PUTCH (Zoe Jarman, “Huge”), young, earnest and easily excitable, who thinks the world of Mindy and is always trying to impress her; and SHAUNA DICANIO (newcomer Dana DeLorenzo), a self-assured Jersey Girl who is indifferent to Mindy, always knows where the cool party is and carries a poorly concealed torch for Danny. 

Mindy is in constant communication with her beloved best friend from college, GWEN GRANDY (Anna Camp, “The Good Wife”), who also happens to be the governor’s daughter. Gwen is a hilarious, sometimes too-blunt friend, and secretly a former carefree party girl (which only Mindy seems to remember). 

Although Gwen is now happily married to a financial analyst, with a six-year-old daughter, this lawyer-turned-Pilates mom remains squarely in Mindy’s corner. As Mindy attempts to get her career off the ground and meet a guy who passes her red flag test (no drug habits, no skinny jeans and no secret families, among others), only time will tell if she gets her romantic comedy ending.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment


EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Howard Klein, B.J. Novak (pilot)


CAST: Mindy Kaling as Mindy, Chris Messina as Danny, Ed Weeks as Jeremy, Anna Camp as Gwen, Zoe Jarman as Betsy, Dana DeLorenzo as Shauna

The following new drama will debut this fall on FOX:


For most physicians, the Hippocratic oath is sacred. But for one Chicago doctor, who is indebted to the mafia, saving lives isn’t her only concern. THE MOB DOCTOR is a fast-paced medical drama featuring a brilliant young female cardiothoracic surgeon who is split between two distinct worlds as she juggles her promising medical career with her lifelong debt as a doctor to Chicago’s Southside mob. 

DR. GRACE DEVLIN (Jordana Spiro, “My Boys”) is a top resident at Chicago’s Roosevelt Medical Center. Smart and self-assured, she’s heralded as one of the country’s most promising young surgeons. 

But family ties keep her glued to her Southside roots. To pay off her brother’s life-threatening gambling debt, she makes a deal with the devil and agrees to work “off book” for the mafia men she once despised. During the day, Grace must deal with the emotionally compelling cases at Roosevelt Medical – a toddler in need of a heart transplant, an elderly man desperate to donate a lung to his sick wife, the mass chaos in the wake of a two-train collision on the ‘L.’ 

But in her other vastly different world, she must juggle an onslaught of mob-related demands, including operating in mob-sanctioned locations, removing bullets from dead bodies to hide incriminating evidence, saving a juiced-up race horse and covertly helping an aging mobster with his erectile dysfunction. 

All the while, Grace must keep her dual life a secret from everyone: her protective best friend, NURSE ROBERTA “RO” ANGELI (Floriana Lima, “Glory Daze”); her handsome, blue-blooded boyfriend, DR. BRETT ROBINSON (Zach Gilford, “Off The Map,” “Friday Night Lights”); her boss at Roosevelt Medical and Chief of Surgery, DR. STAFFORD WHITE (Zeljko Ivanek, “The Event,” “Damages”); her rival, DR. OLIVIA WATSON (Jaime Lee Kirchner, “Necessary Roughness,” “Mercy”); even her well-meaning screw-up brother, NATE (Jesse Lee Soffer, “As the World Turns”), and her overly dramatic mother, DANIELLA (Wendy Makkena, “NCIS”). 

The only one who knows the true scope of Grace’s activities is the man to whom Grace owes her debt: the charming and diabolical Southside mob boss CONSTANTINE ALEXANDER (William Forsythe, “Boardwalk Empire”), an oddly compassionate killer whose relationship with Grace is more than it seems. 

Recently released from prison, the former head of the Chicago mob looks to reclaim his place in the organization, with the help of his right-hand associate – and Grace’s ex-boyfriend – FRANCO (James Carpinello, “The Good Wife”). 

As Grace tries to heed the demands of these two conflicting worlds – not to mention the needs of her own slightly dysfunctional family – her moral center comes into direct conflict with the very immoral things she’s asked to do. 

But with nerves of steel and a tough-as-nails exterior, she somehow manages to make it all work – at least for now.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Sony Pictures Television



CAST: Jordana Spiro as Dr. Grace Devlin, William Forsythe as Constantine Alexander, Floriana Lima as Nurse “Ro” Angeli, Zach Gilford as Dr. Brett Robinson, Jaime Lee Kirchner as Dr. Olivia Watson, Zeljko Ivanek as Dr. Stafford White, James Carpinello as Franco, Jesse Lee Soffer as Nate Devlin, Wendy Makkena as Daniella Devlin

The new drama set to debut midseason is:


THE FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following? 

Welcome to THE FOLLOWING, the terrifying new thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Dawson’s Creek,” the “Scream” franchise). 

When notorious serial killer JOE CARROLL (James Purefoy, “Rome”) escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree, the FBI calls former agent RYAN HARDY (Emmy-nominated actor Kevin Bacon, “X-Men: First Class”) to consult on the case. 

Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture nine years ago, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature. Hardy is a walking textbook of all-things Carroll. He knows him better than anyone; he is perhaps Carroll’s only psychological and intellectual match. But the Ryan Hardy who broke the Carroll case years ago isn’t the same man today. 

Wounded both physically and mentally by his previous pursuit of this serial killer, it’s been a long time since Hardy has been in the field. This investigation is his redemption, his call to action. In contrast to nine years ago, Hardy isn’t calling the shots on this case. He works closely with an FBI team, which includes all-business and tough-as-nails JENNIFER MASON (Jeananne Goossen, “The Vow,” ALCATRAZ) and young, razor-sharp MIKE WESTON (Shawn Ashmore, “X-Men”).

The team considers Hardy to be more of a liability than an asset. But Hardy proves his worth when he uncovers that Carroll was covertly communicating with a network of killers in the outside world. It quickly becomes obvious that he has more planned than just a prison escape, and there’s no telling how many additional killers are out there. 

The FBI’s investigation leads Hardy to CLAIRE MATTHEWS (Natalie Zea, “Justified”), Carroll’s ex-wife and mother of the criminal’s 10-year-old son, JOEY (newcomer Kyle Catlett). Close during Hardy’s initial investigation, Hardy turns to Claire for insight into Carroll’s next move. The tension rises when Carroll’s accomplices kidnap his intended last victim from nine years ago. 
Hardy becomes ever more determined to end Carroll’s game when he realizes that this psychopath intends to finish what he started. 

The thriller will follow Hardy and the FBI as they are challenged with the ever-growing web of murder around them, masterminded by the devious Carroll, who dreams of writing a novel with Hardy as his protagonist. The reinvigorated Hardy will get a second chance to capture Carroll, as he’s faced with not one but a cult of serial killers.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Warner Bros. Television, Outerbanks Entertainment, Bonanza Productions Inc.



CAST: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy, James Purefoy as Joe Carroll, Jeananne Goossen as Agent Jennifer Mason, Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews, Kyle Catlett as Joey Matthews, Shawn Ashmore as Agent Weston, Valorie Curry as Denise, Adan Canto as Billy Thomas, Nico Tortorella as Will Wilson

The new comedy slated for midseason is:


Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And when that will’s worth more than 20 million dollars, you can bet someone’s going to find a way to get the cash. 

From the executive producers of “How I Met Your Mother,” THE GOODWIN GAMES is a single-camera comedy that tells the story of three grown siblings who return home after their father’s death, and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit a vast fortune – if they adhere to their late father’s wishes. 

If any of the Goodwin kids feel like they deserve the money, then it’s HENRY (Scott Foley, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Felicity”), the eldest child and an overachieving surgeon. He sees himself as a role model for his less successful siblings – and reminds them every chance he gets. Returning home will force Henry to question the choices he’s made, especially as he reconnects with his first love and true soulmate, LUCINDA (Felisha Terrell, “Days of Our Lives”). 

Middle sibling CHLOE (Becki Newton, “Ugly Betty”) was a child prodigy in math, and her unofficial role as “the smart one” of the family still sends Henry into fits of jealousy. But long ago, Chloe gave up academics in favor of being the popular girl. Now, through a series of hidden messages, her late father will lead Chloe back to her old love of numbers – and back to the person she’s meant to be. 

Of the three siblings, the youngest, JIMMY (Jake Lacy, “Better With You”), could use the inheritance the most. A small-time ex-con and dull-witted guitarist who’s deep in debt to a loan shark, Jimmy may be the family screw-up, but he has more heart than anyone. Like his siblings, Jimmy’s also returning to something in this town: his eight-year-old daughter. 

Pulling the strings from beyond the grave is the children’s late father, BENJAMIN (guest star Beau Bridges, “The Descendants”), a college math professor. Guilty over not parenting his kids better, Benjamin has left behind a series of unique challenges – administered by his estate attorney APRIL (newcomer Melissa Tang). Through these tasks, Benjamin hopes he can get his children to rediscover their true selves and learn the lessons he failed to instill in them while he was alive. Their potential reward? More than 20 million dollars – a fortune that they never knew their father had – and the chance to become the people their father wanted them to be. So let THE GOODWIN GAMES begin!

PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television



CAST: Scott Foley as Henry, Becki Newton as Chloe, Jake Lacy as Jimmy, Felisha Terrell as Lucinda, Melissa Tang as April


Contacts: New York – Elissa Johansmeier 212-556-2567

Los Angeles – Jason Clark 310-369-4517

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bravo's Inside The Actors Studio Is Mad For The Cast Of Mad Men


Host James Lipton Welcomes Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, Jared Harris, Kiernan Shipka and Mad Men creator Matt Weiner

NEW YORK– May 7, 2012–Bravo Media pulls the curtain back on Madison Avenue as the cast and creator of the smash-hit television series “Mad Men” embark on the “Inside the Actors Studio” stage, premiering Monday, May 14th at 7pm et/pt.

Inside The Actors Studio, currently in its 18th season, host James Lipton is joined by Mad Men cast members Jon Hamm, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Jared Harris, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Kiernan Shipka and creator Matt Weiner. 

From Jon Hamm’s troubled youth to the origin of January Jones’ name to Kiernan Shipka’s secret talents, Lipton leaves no stone unturned as he courses through the lives of each actor. 

For a sneak peek go to: Jon Hamm Not Sexy Enough?! and to read host James Lipton’s exclusive blog about the episode visit: James Lipton's Inside The Actors Studio Blog


- “Someone said [Jon] wasn’t sexy.” – Creator Matt Weiner on why Jon Hamm needed to audition seven times.

- “I am not a consistent viewer yet, but I’m not completely in the dark about the show either.” – Kiernan Shipka, age 12, on how she isn’t allowed to watch full episodes of the show yet because she is so young.

Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. 

Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. 

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Ryan McCormick

Monday, May 07, 2012

New Pilot on FOX: Rogue ~ Starring Angela Bassett, Julian McMahon, Rick Schroder, Saxon Sharbino

Here's my problem with two of the shows FOX has signed for the 2012-2013 pilot season. They are so similar in their basic premises some viewers may be confused and/or have conflict as to which show they should pledge their viewing time.

The Asset stars Ali Larter as a CIA agent. Rogue stars Angela Bassett as a CIA director. Anyone who knows me knows i am a hard core loyal fan of Julian McMahon who also stars in Rogue. So for me the choice between the two shows is easy. i also like co-star Greg Ellis whom Nip/Tuck fans will recall guest starred as the auto-erotic asphyxiation patient who needed surgery to repair the puncture wounds on his neck made by his belt. Mr.Ellis has also appeared on 24 and Dexter. Rick Schroder also co-stars in Rogue. Another reason for me to check the yes mark for Rogue.

But my fear is that in terms of ratings numbers the two spy pilots will cancel each other out and neither will get picked up for a regular season. Fingers crossed my fears will not be actualized.

Press Release:
Rogue [working title; previously known as UNTITLED KARYN USHER PROJECT] (FOX)

9/21/11 - 4/2/12

currently in development (2012-2013 season)

ordered to pilot
Logline: The orphaned 14-year-old (Saxon Sharbino) daughter of a CIA operative, who is recruited to become an operative herself, encounters a mysterious rogue agent/assassin (Julian McMahon), who serves as both her surrogate father and professional mentor in the spy world.

· ??? as Joey Ling
· Angela Bassett as Alice Vargas
· Greg Ellis as Peter Toulson
· Julian McMahon as Kevin Lear
· Louise Lombard as Wendy Hollingsworth
· Rick Schroder as Charlie Forsythe
· Saxon Sharbino as Jane Forsythe
· Becky Clements as EP
· Brett Ratner as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Karyn Usher as CRTR/EP
· Mary Adelstein as EP
· Shawn Levy as EP
· drama
· 20th Century Fox Television
· 21 Laps-Adelstein Productions

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

FOX Signs Fringe For Fifth & Final 13 Episode Season

FOX Press Release: Thursday, April 26, 2012

13 Episodes Ordered for 2012-2013 Season

FOX has picked up FRINGE for a fifth and final 13-episode season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“FRINGE is a remarkably creative series that has set the bar as one of television’s most imaginative dramas. Bringing it back for a final 13 allows us to provide the climactic conclusion that its passionate and loyal fans deserve,” said Reilly “The amazing work the producers, writers and the incredibly talented cast and crew have delivered the last four seasons has literally been out of this world. Although the end is bittersweet, it’s going to be a very exciting final chapter.”

FRINGE co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams added, “We are thrilled and beyond grateful that FOX – and our fans – have made the impossible possible: FRINGE will continue into a fifth season that will allow the series to conclude in a wild and thrilling way. All of us at Bad Robot are forever indebted to our viewers and the amazingly supportive FOX network for allowing the adventures of Fringe Division to not only continue, but to resolve in a way that perfectly fits the show.”

“This pickup means the world (both of them) to us, because we love sharing these stories with our enthusiastic fans,” added FRINGE showrunners and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman. “On behalf of the cast and crew, we applaud our fans and FOX for allowing us to imagine the impossibilities together for so long. Season Five is going to be a conclusive thrill ride for all of us.”

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FRINGE’s compelling fourth season concludes with three all-new FRINGE Friday episodes in a row, counting down to the two-part season finale on Friday, May 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Friday, May 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In “Worlds Apart,” airing Friday, April 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), team members on both sides, including Olivia (Anna Torv) and Peter (Joshua Jackson), continue to fight for a common cause, and there are shocking developments tied to the Cortexiphan children.

Created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, FRINGE is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman and Joe Chappelle serve as executive producers, while Kurtzman, Orci and Akiva Goldsman are consulting producers. Additionally, Pinkner and Wyman serve as the series’ showrunners. “Like” FRINGE on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @fringeonfox and join the conversation at #Fringe.

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Contact: Josh Governale 310-369-7455