Wednesday, June 27, 2012


[via press release from FX]


"Wilfred," "Archer" and "Sons of Anarchy" Head to San Diego

June 26, 2012, LOS ANGELES - The offices of ISIS, Wilfred's house and the SAMCRO Clubhouse will be empty starting July 12, as the casts of FX's Wilfred, Archer and Sons of Anarchy head down to Comic-Con for panel discussions and autograph signings.

Fans will be treated to a screening of the season four premiere episode of Archer during their panel, while Wilfred will screen a never-before-seen episode. Since the first episode of Sons of Anarchy season five will not be ready, expect some exclusive first-look footage, as well as some giveaways for the fans.

Below is the full schedule.

Thursday, July 12


FOX Booth Signing - 1:30-2:30pm

Panel - 4:00-5:00pm: Screening and Q & A: Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) stars as "Ryan," a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with "Wilfred," his neighbor's canine pet, played by Jason Gann (The Wedge), who co-created and starred in the Australian version of Wilfred in 2007. While everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, Ryan sees a crude and surly man in cheap dog suit. 

Join Elijah and Jason with Wilfred co-stars Fiona Gubelmann (Don't Trust the B** in Apt 23) and Dorian Brown (Roommates) as well as showrunner/executive producer David Zuckerman (Family Guy) and executive producer/director Randall Einhorn (The Office) as they discuss bringing this unique, live-action comedy to life. Room: Indigo (Hilton Bayfront). Moderator: Alan Sepinwall (HitFix)


FOX Booth Signing - 2:45-3:45pm

Panel - 5:00-6:00pm: Screening and Q & A. This animated, half-hour comedy revolves around the spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its self-involved employees. Join series creator Adam Reed (Sealab 2021) and the show's voice-over actors as they discuss their daunting and enigmatic work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillances - which are all actually unmitigated occasions for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. 

Panelists include H. Jon Benjamin (Bob's Burgers) as the highly skilled yet incredibly vain master spy "Sterling Archer"; Aisha Tyler (The Talk) as Archer's fellow agent and ex-girlfriend "Lana Kane"; Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) as the easily intimidated comptroller-turned-ISIS-agent, "Cyril Figgis"; Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as the loquacious secretary, "Cheryl Tunt"; and Amber Nash (Frisky Dingo) as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS, "Pam Poovey." Room: Indigo (Hilton Bayfront). Moderator: TBD

Sunday, July 15


FOX Booth Signing - 1:30pm-2:30pm

2:45-3:45pm Sons of Anarchy: Get an inside look into the world of FX's highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter (The Shield) and the entire cast: Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Ryan Hurst and Dayton Callie. Room: Hall H. Moderator: Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly)

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Sons of Anarchy, Justified and American Horror Story, and acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, Brand X with Russell Brand, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Legit. 

Its library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. The network's other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rock Of Ages [The Movie] in theaters now

Saw Rock Of Ages [the movie] today. i'm giving it a thumbs-up. Or better still a head-bang & metal sign. i have not seen the live version of this musical but feel secure in saying the cinematic interpretation lacks for nothing by comparison.

The wardrobe, props, hair & make-up capture the 'hair band' era perfectly. The luggage that Julianne Hough's character Sherrie has as she's making her way from small town middle America to L.A. --- i had that luggage [when i lived in DC]. That was 1 of many nostalgia invoking moments for me. The star pin on her jean jacket---i had a similar one---my rhinestone one had shooting stars and was not a cut-out star but close enough to make me think 'oh wow i remember that pin'. 

Hough's Sherrie and her leading man Drew [Diego Boneta] are a hopeful & sweet parallel image to Malin Akerman's Rolling Stone reporter Constance Sack & Tom Cruise's rocker Stacee Jaxx [more on Mr Cruise later].

Russell Brand was born to play Lonny---Bourbon club M.C. and right hand-man to the club's owner Dennis, played with humor, warmth and not a trace of anger management issues by Alec Baldwin. They have great chemistry.

Paul Giamotti's record of always being an interesting scene stealer holds.

Bryan Cranston is a serviceable comic foil as L.A. county mayor Mike Whitmore. As his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones' Patricia 'Patti-cake' Whitmore is one of the best fictional functioning drunks i've seen since the real-life ones i knew in my formative years. Her performance is subtle and 100% accurate. Anyone even casually acquainted with the type can tell she's a boozer well before the scene where she's mixing a spritzer for herself. Even more impressive are Ms Zeta-Jones' dancing and singing.

And while we're on the subject of dancing: bravo to choreographer Mia Michaels and all the film's dancers. Particularly for the scenes at the Venus Club---those ladies veritably defy gravity.

Cameos by real-life rockers make for fun 'ooh look who's in that scene' moments. i'm not going to specify who or when because i think it's better to experience the moment as it happens.

Some reviewers of this film's story have said they don't understand the motive for the Whitmore's beef with metal/rock n roll in general, and the patrons performers workers and owner of the Bourbon Club [clearly an homage to the Whiskey-a-GoGo] in particular. i'm guessing they are either too young to remember or have forgotten about Tipper Gore's crusade for censoring lyrics and/or labeling vinyl much in the same way that movies have lettered ratings.

Moving on: Mary J Blige---sooo good. Of course i knew i'd be swept away by her singing---she moves me, gives me goose bumps every time i hear her gift---but the woman's got acting chops too. G'on witcha baad self Mary.

Tom Cruise. Two thoughts always come to my mind when i think of him: discipline and focus. For me, never has he embodied those qualities more than in his portrayal of Stacee Jaxx. A bit of Jim Morrison. A dash of Elvis. A sprinkle of Axl. Mix with an amalgam of every pop/rock/metal god who's ever nailed a groupie or belted out a power ballad & voila! Stacee Jaxx. As Jaxx Mr Cruise is sexy introspective philosophical vulgar ridiculous heartbreaking heartaching funny AND the man can sing. Cruise's performance is in a word: good. No i need two words: Phenomenally good.

Thanks to a perk from Klout in partnership with T-mobile, it only cost hubby & i a total of $3.00 to see this flick but i strongly recommend the movie Rock Of Ages even if you "must pay full freight". It'll be worth every penny.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012




(Albuquerque, NM) Monday, May 14, 2012 —REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® today announced its second original scripted drama series XIII premieres Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 9pm ET and at 9pm PT.

XIII, starring Stuart Townsend, Aisha Tyler and Virginie Ledoyen, is the story of a man’s quest to uncover the truth about his identity while trying to stop a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the U.S. government and could change the balance of power in the world. Named for the Roman numeral “XIII” tattoo on his neck, XIII (Townsend) is a former secret operative who has been stripped of his memory. 

He does not know who he is, what he is trained to be or whom he serves. Hunted by a dark anti-government organization, XIII searches for clues that will uncover the secret that makes him so valuable—and so potentially dangerous. 

Jones (Tyler) is a government agent and XIII’s most loyal ally. She is also under Presidential orders to discover what, if anything, XIII knows. Season one of XIII features 13 episodes with new episodes premiering Fridays at 9pm ET and at 9pm PT. Encore presentations of XIII episodes will air on Saturdays at 11am ET/ 8am PT, Sundays at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT and 11pm ET/ 8pm PT and Wednesdays at 10pm ET and at 10pm PT.

XIII | Movie Trailer | Review

“Friday nights on REELZ are all about big stories filled with action,” said Matthew Singerman, SVP of REELZ Programming. “We introduced viewers to our first original series True Justice on a Friday night and we’re launching XIII right out of the season one finale on Friday, June 29th.”

The XIII series is based on Jean Van Hamme’s adrenaline-fueled graphic novels, which have sold more than 16 million copies worldwide since the first volume was published 25 years ago. 

XIII also stars Virginie Ledoyen (The Beach) as Irina, a ruthless mercenary hired by the former U.S. President to track XIII, and former Bond Girl, Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) as Sam, XIII’s trustworthy ally and love interest. Also starring in XIII is Greg Bryk (Immortals, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter) as Amos, a national security officer, Stephen McHattie (Immortals, 2012) as President Carrington and Ted Atherton (Max Payne, The Border) as Wally Sheridan, the former U.S. President and a possible traitor. 

Tom Berenger (Inception, Training Day) guest stars as Gerhardt, a mysterious European industrialist who wields power from the shadows. XIII was developed and produced by Jay Firestone’s Prodigy Pictures and Luc Besson’s French production company EuropaCorp Television (La Femme Nikita).

Also in June, viewers will go inside the XIII series with behind-the-scenes exclusives on Hollywood Dailies and several REELZ Specials, including episodes of The Countdown on REELZ featuring the greatest in spy movies--from best villains to best action scenes and more.

About Prodigy Pictures
Founded in 2006 by Jay Firestone, Prodigy Pictures leads in the production of quality film, television, and cross-platform media. Prodigy is responsible for the critically acclaimed television series Lost Girl, which has electrified viewers around the world and will soon begin production on its third season. In January 2012, Lost Girl made its highly successful U.S. broadcast debut on SyFy channel.

Prodigy’s other credits include the critically acclaimed feature Stuck and the television mini-series XIII, broadcast on NBC. The company has several feature film and television projects in development, including William Gibson’s Neuromancer, and Weapon, in partnership with Studio 37.

REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and informative programming that is all about movies, including the celebrities, fashion, music and stories behind the stories. With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they’re playing, whether in theaters or at home.

REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 63 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZCHANNEL in your area by entering your zip code at Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZCHANNEL is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles.

For XIII press materials including high-resolution images, please visit For more information, please contact the REELZCHANNEL Media Line 877- REELZTV (733-5988) /

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Brand X With Russell Brand on FX Premieres Thursday 6~28~2012 11:00pm EST

[FX Press Release via thefutoncritic]

Premieres Thursday, June 28 2012
Brand X with Russell Brand

[* The original title of the series was "Strangely Uplifting" but has since been changed to "Brand X with Russell Brand"]

Season One - Show Descriptions

Show 1 - "Brand X with Russell Brand" (Airs June 28, 11:00 pm e/p) - Brand X with Russell Brand features Brand's unvarnished and unfiltered point of view on current events, worldwide politics and popular culture. Taking on the news of the day like no one else, Brand uses his unconventional sensibility, spirituality, humor and status as a recently transplanted Englishman to get to the bottom of what the news really means.

6/28/12 - ???
new this summer (yet to premiere)
thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
1 (6 episodes)

(from FX's press release, February 2012) FX will be television's comedy destination this summer with the return of two of its acclaimed original series, Louie and Wilfred, the debut of its new late-night original series *Strangely Uplifting with Russell Brand, and Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen, all airing Thursday nights beginning June 28. Finally, the series premiere of
*Strangely Uplifting, FX's new late-night comedy starring acclaimed actor/comedian Russell Brand, will debut, at 11:00 PM E/P. 

The series features Brand's unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture. The network has ordered six half-hour installments of the series that will be shot in front of a live audience.

date (day) time network episode title
6/28/12 (Th.)11:00 PMFX(#101) Episode 1
7/5/12 (Th.)11:00 PMFX(#102) Episode 2
7/12/12 (Th.)11:00 PMFX(#103) Episode 3
7/19/12 (Th.)11:00 PMFX(#104) Episode 4
7/26/12 (Th.)11:00 PMFX(#105) Episode 5
8/2/12 (Th.)11:00 PMFX(#106) Episode 6

The format will draw heavily on Brand's interaction with that audience. The series is produced by FX Productions in association with Branded Films and Dakota Films. This marks the first television deal for Branded Films. Executive Producers are Russell Brand, Troy Miller and Nik Linnen. Miller also serves as Director of the series. The series was originally scheduled for the spring, but was pushed to the summer due to a film production starring Brand.

· Russell Brand as Host
· Nik Linnen as EP
· Russell Brand as EP
· Troy Miller as EP/DIR
· comedy (all)
· comedy (improv/sketch)
· Branded Films
· Dakota Films
· FX Productions

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


Thank you to @FallingSkiesTNT and @KristinaTBSTNT for Falling Skies Season 2 Extended Look Video

Be sure to tune in to TNT on Sunday June 17, 2012 at 9:00pm Eastern/8:00pm Central for the 2hr Season 2 Premiere of Falling Skies. [please check your local listings]

Monday, June 04, 2012

TNT’s Falling Skies Returns for Second Season Sunday June 17th 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Press Release: Mystery Deepens for Survivors of Massive Alien Invasion

As TNT’s Falling Skies Returns for Second Season

Basic Cable's #1 New Series Returns June 17

The wait is nearly over. TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies, basic cable's #1 new series of last year, is set to return with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, June 17 2012 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). 

This season will continue its extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle (ER) stars as Tom Mason, a former college professor and father of three, who has become an unlikely leader for the 2nd Massachusetts civilian resistance group. 

Falling Skies comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman are also executive producers. Fans can find the latest Falling Skies news online at and via twitter @FallingSkiesTNT.

Falling Skies chronicles the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the nine months since the initial invasion, the few remaining survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force, whose nature and purpose remains a mystery.

"The objective this season was to ramp everything up: the stakes, the personal drama, the tension," says executive producer Remi Aubuchon. "If the first season was about our characters trying to cope with the trauma of having their world turned upside down, this season is about taking action and fighting back. Our heroes of the 2nd Mass will be faced with many challenges and obstacles throughout the season. Some will not survive the journey. But in the end, those that do will be much stronger and ready for anything."

As the second season of Falling Skies opens, three months have passed since Tom went willingly with the aliens in one of their ships. Nobody has seen or heard from him during this time, and his absence has taken its toll on his sons. Tom hoped that by agreeing to a dialogue with the invaders, he would not only free his son Ben from the invaders’ influence but also get a better picture of the aliens’ overall plan.

Many lives have been lost since Tom left, but the survivors of the 2nd Mass still struggle on with courage and resilience. Ben and his older brother, Hal, have stepped up as fighters but quickly butt heads as they both seek to secure their roles as leaders in their father’s absence. Hal has developed a strong, if not flirtatious, friendship with former renegade Maggie. Ben, meanwhile, has become a particularly strong soldier. But even though his prowess is a huge asset to the 2nd Mass, he has an independent streak that could place others in harm's way.

Amidst the turmoil, Tom’s youngest son, Matt, struggles to find his place in a world torn apart by war and destruction. Also in Tom's absence, Anne has become more of a maternal figure for the Mason boys. And Weaver, the commander of the 2nd Mass, continues to lead his fighters into battle against the aliens. The unknown effect of the harness continues to be an unfolding mystery and the 2nd Mass will discover the transformative powers the harness has on humans.

Throughout the season we will also be introduced to more mysterious alien creatures. One of these creatures has a connection to Tom and Ben that will be surprising. The survivors will have a nomadic existence as they march toward Charleston, S.C., where they hope to meet up with other remaining existence groups and begin to rebuild society.

Joining Falling Skies as guest stars this season are Brandon Jay McLaren (The Killing), who plays resident engineer and technology expert Jamil Dexter, and Terry O'Quinn (Lost), who will play Arthur Manchester, Tom's mentor and former professor, in the two-part season finale.

Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) also stars as Anne Glass, a pediatrician who works with the survivors to help them cope with the traumatic upheaval in their lives. Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT’s Into the West) plays Weaver, a fierce military leader of the resistance and Tom’s commanding officer. 

The series also stars Drew Roy (Secretariat) as Hal, Tom’s oldest son and a growing fighter in the resistance movement; Maxim Knight (Brothers & Sisters) as Matt, Tom’s youngest son; Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club) as Ben, Tom’s son who was captured by aliens and has since returned to the group; and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) as Lourdes, an orphaned pre-med student who helps Anne in the group’s makeshift medical clinic. 

Mpho Koaho (Rookie Blue) and Peter Shinkoda (The L Word) play Anthony and Dai, two resistance fighters in the 2nd Mass.; Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car) is John Pope, the head of a gang of marauders called the Berserkers; and Sarah Sanguin Carter (Shark) is Maggie, a wary survivor from Pope’s gang.

In its debut season, TNT’s Falling Skies averaged more than 6.9 million viewers, 3.3 million adults 18-49 and 3.7 million adults 25-54 to rank as basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011. 

On the international front, Falling Skies premiered in more than 115 global markets, achieving hit status in the United Kingdom, Australia and Latin America, among others. The premiere of Falling Skies also ranks as the biggest series launch ever for TNT networks in Spain, Germany and Austria.

About TNT

TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle; Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; and Southland, from Emmy-winning producer John Wells, as well as the upcoming series Major Crimes, Dallas, Perception and The Great Escape. 

TNT also is the cable home to powerful dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and, starting this year, Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. TNT is available in high-definition.

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

The Soul Man Starring Cedric The Entertainer & Niecy Nash Premieres On TVLand 10:00pm Wednesday June 20 2012

Network’s Newest Original Sitcom Premieres
Wednesday, June 20 At 10PM ET/PT

Santa Monica, CA – April 27, 2012 – TV Land is giving one of the original “Kings of Comedy” his own sitcom! Laugh-out-loud comedians Cedric “The Entertainer” and Niecy Nash star in the network’s newest original series, “The Soul Man” (formerly known as “Have Faith”), which begins production this week for a total of 12 episodes, it was announced today by Keith Cox, executive vice president, development and original programming, TV Land. 

“The Soul Man” premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately followed by the season two premiere of TV Land’s hit sitcom, “The Exes,” which stars Donald Faison (“Scrubs”), Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld”), David Alan Basche (“The Starter Wife”), Kelly Stables (“Two and a Half Men”) and Kristen Johnston (“3rd Rock From The Sun”).

“The Soul Man” revolves around R&B superstar-turned-minister Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (played by Cedric) who was living the high life in Las Vegas at the top of the music charts (see the video for his 80’s hit, “Sex Wichoo” here) when he gets the calling to go from soul singer to soul saver.

Relocating to St. Louis with his wife, Lolli (Nash) and his daughter, Lyric (Jazz Raycole) to take over the preaching duties in his father’s church, his family is not exactly eager to give up the fabulous superstar life for a humble one. 

The Reverend Boyce character originally appeared in a season two episode of “Hot in Cleveland” and a spinoff was developed by Cedric and “Hot in Cleveland” creator Suzanne Martin. The comedy also stars John Beasley (“Everwood”) as Boyce’s father, Barton; Wesley Jonathan (“What I Like About You”) as his brother, Stamps; and Jazz Raycole (“My Wife and Kids”) as his daughter.

“We are beyond thrilled to have Cedric, Niecy and the whole cast become part of the ever-growing TV Land family,” said Cox. “We know that Cedric and Niecy’s chemistry coupled with a top-notch comedic cast will definitely make this sitcom pop.”

Cedric and Martin will serve as executive producers for “The Soul Man,” along with Eric Rhone and Emmy® Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions, who also executive produce “Hot in Cleveland.” Keith Cox and Larry W. Jones will be executive producers for TV Land. Phoef Sutton (“Cheers”) is the showrunner and Stan Lathan (“The Steve Harvey Show”) serves as the director. The series is filmed in front of a live studio audience.

About TV Land
TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

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With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

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