Saturday, December 21, 2013

Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Season 3 January 2, 2014 on Crackle

Crackle & Sony Pictures Press Releases

CULVER CITY, CA - December. 12, 2013 - Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the popular web series starring Jerry Seinfeld, will return with 6 new episodes exclusively on Crackle and comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com on January 2nd. The newly released season 3 teaser visually fixates on a car while commentary between Seinfeld and his comedians riding shot-gun is overheard. Full guest lineup will be announced next week. Season 3 of the series will run exclusively on Crackle and comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com.

The first two seasons of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee featured Seinfeld's conversations with comedy greats including Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Larry David, among many others. The series is Crackle's most-watched original series and received an Emmy nod in the Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction Programs category.

"Jerry Seinfeld pioneered a new approach to unscripted storytelling with Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and his vision garnered record breaking viewership on Crackle," said Eric Berger, Executive Vice President of Digital Networks for Sony Pictures Television and GM of Crackle. "We are thrilled to be bringing more highly anticipated episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to every television, computer and mobile device for today's connected audience."

Jerry Seinfeld is the executive producer of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which is produced by Sony Pictures Television's Embassy Row.

ACURA JOINS AS EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR OF COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE

NEW YORK, NY and CULVER CITY, CA (June 5, 2013) - Acura, one of the world's most technologically advanced luxury automotive brands, has signed on as the sole sponsor of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the popular award-winning Web series created by and starring Jerry Seinfeld. Acura will sponsor 24 new episodes to be released in 2013 and 2014.


Seinfeld, who previously worked with Acura and starred in the luxury automaker's much-heralded 2012 Super Bowl commercial, will incorporate several unique product integrations, including the much-anticipated, all-new Acura MDX. "We at Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee are so glad a company we already admire has stepped forward to support us," said Jerry Seinfeld. "Not everyone understood what we were doing. But like Moe Green who invented Las Vegas, Acura is a company of vision and guts. We could not be more thrilled to have them as our sponsor. Because of them, we advance!"


Sponsorship of the series was a natural fit for Acura, as the brand is inspired by those who are not afraid to defy convention. "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee achieves just that, boldly breaking away from traditional expectations, and Seinfeld is pushing the standards of entertainment.

While the mediums are different, the end goals are the same - to be inspired by the taste-makers who are propelling the future forward."

"We love Jerry's unconventional, fan-first approach of creating great content and trusting that the right people will find it," said Mike Accavitti, Acura Senior Vice President of Auto Operations. It is totally consistent with Acura's organic approach of putting the customer first and building the vehicle around them." In terms of execution, Acura and Seinfeld are aligned on a unique approach, building content around the consumer - not the other way around. As the only sponsor the upcoming 24 episodes, Acura will integrate short, contextually relevant ads at the beginning and end of each episode.

"Crackle is a big priority at SPE and the studio has had a long, successful relationship with Jerry, so 'Comedians in Cars' is very important to us," said Eric Berger, Executive Vice President of Digital Networks for Sony Pictures Television and General Manager of Crackle. "It's a great fit to have Acura on board and through our exclusive partnership, we will be working closely to engage millions of fans around the fun, simple pleasures of driving."

About Crackle

Crackle, a unit of Sony Pictures Television, programs Hollywood movies, TV shows and original series and films for the world's connected audience. With 43 million viewers across 22 countries, Crackle specializes in genres such as Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror and Sci-fi. Original programming on Crackle includes the psychological thriller Chosen, starring Chad Michael Murray; Cleaners, starring David Arquette and Gina Gershon; the first ever made for digital movie Extraction, starring Danny Glover; and the Emmy(R) nominated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, starring Jerry Seinfeld. Crackle is always freely accessible on every screen, with no subscription or authentication required. Visit Crackle's site at www.crackle.com. You can also or find Crackle on Facebook at www.facebook.com/crackle or follow Crackle on Twitter @Crackle for real time updates.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Homeland Season 3 Finale Delivers Series' Highest Ratings/Night Ever ~ Showtime Renews Homeland For 4th Season and Masters of Sex For 2nd Season

Showtime Press Releases

"HOMELAND" SEASON THREE FINALE DELIVERS SERIES' HIGHEST-RATED EPISODE AND NIGHT EVER

"HOMELAND" Becomes First SHOWTIME(R) Series Ever To Average Seven Million Weekly Viewers

"MASTERS OF SEX" Finishes Freshman Season Up 21% From Its Premiere

The season three finale of HOMELAND now ranks as the series' highest-rated episode and night ever, with 2.4 million viewers at 9 p.m. and 2.9 million viewers for the night. (Prior highs were season 2 episode 11 at 9 p.m. and the season 2 finale for the night - vs. 2.7 million). The season three finale also outperformed the season three premiere by 27 percent at 9 p.m. (vs. 1.88 million) and by 12 percent for the night (vs. 2.6 million).

The network's No. 1 show, HOMELAND continues to grow currently averaging seven million weekly viewers to-date, surpassing its second season by 18 percent, and ranking as the show's highest-rated season ever. A first for SHOWTIME, HOMELAND is the only network series ever to cross the seven million weekly viewership mark. HOMELAND has also outpaced DEXTER season eight by 13 percent through the same time frame.


SHOWTIME HONORED WITH FIVE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS NOMINATIONS

For the second consecutive year, the cast of HOMELAND was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and Claire Danes received her second consecutive nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.

Danes won the Actor last year for her critically-acclaimed performance as "Carrie Mathison." Additionally, the stunt cast of HOMELAND was nominated for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.




SHOWTIME ANNOUNCES PICKUPS OF HOMELAND AND MASTERS OF SEX Renewal Arrives On The Heels Of Strong Growth In Viewership For Both Series

LOS ANGELES, CA – (October 22, 2013) – Today, SHOWTIME announced the renewals of its Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning series HOMELAND and the critically-acclaimed drama MASTERS OF SEX for their fourth and second seasons respectively. Both series are set to return in 2014 with 12 one-hour episodes. HOMELAND airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by MASTERS OF SEX at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.

“HOMELAND continues to prove its strength for SHOWTIME, and is one of television's most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons," said Nevins. “The critical and audience reaction to MASTERS OF SEX since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying. It's a privilege to get to work with such talented and creative people as Alex Gansa and Michelle Ashford, as well as their tremendous casts. They have each created truly original shows, with distinctive voices that are among the most admired series on television.”

The network’s No.1 rated series, HOMELAND continues its growth trajectory in season three with 6.5 million weekly viewers, up 26 percent from its second season in the same time frame (vs. 5.1 million). Developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by Gideon Raff, HOMELAND stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes, Emmy winner Damian Lewis, and Emmy and Tony® Award winner Mandy Patinkin. HOMELAND has been honored with a number of major awards for the series and its stars across a variety of categories in its first two seasons including Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Drama, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award. The series also stars Morena Baccarin, Rupert Friend, Sarita Choudhoury, Tracy Letts, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor and F. Murray Abraham. Along with Gansa and Gordon, the executive producers for season three are Gideon Raff, Chip Johannessen, Alexander Cary, Henry Bromell, Avi Nir and Ran Telem. The series is produced by FOX 21.

MASTERS OF SEX currently averages 5.4 million weekly viewers in its freshman season, up 33 percent from HOMELAND’s first season in the same time frame. The series stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, who portray real-life human sexuality pioneers, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory. 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. The pilot episode was directed by Academy Award® nominee John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, and the hit indie film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), who also serves as executive producer. The series also stars Caitlin Fitzgerald (It's Complicated) in the role of Masters' wife, Nicholas D'Agosto (Heroes) and Teddy Sears (American Horror Story). Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Beau Bridges and Emmy award winner Margo Martindale also appear. MASTERS OF SEX was created and executive produced by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific). The series is executive produced by Timberman Beverly Productions' Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman, and Judith Verno. Michael Sheen and Tammy Rosen serve as producers. MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Fresh off the heels of Golden Globe(R) and WGA nominations and being honored as one of AFI's Top Ten Television Programs of the Year, MASTERS OF SEX finished its impressive freshman year run up 21 percent versus its season premiere at 10 p.m. and up 8 percent versus its premiere night. The season one finale attracted 1.2 million viewers at 10 p.m. and 1.5 million viewers for the night. Season-to-date, MASTERS OF SEX is averaging 4.8 million weekly viewers, up 13 percent versus HOMELAND's record-breaking freshman season.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, FLIX ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Almost Human: 2 Night Series Premiere on FOX Sunday 11~17~2013 & Monday 11~18~2013 8PM ET/PT

[FOX Press Release]

NEW ADRENALINE-FUELED DRAMA
“ALMOST HUMAN” TO DEBUT WITH SPECIAL TWO-NIGHT SERIES PREMIERE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, AND MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, ON FOX

Sunday Night Debut of Futuristic Series to Follow NFL ON FOX Double-Header [EDITOR’S NOTE 1: The East Coast start time of ALMOST HUMAN on Sunday, Nov. 17, could change due to NFL ON FOX.]

BONES Moves to Fridays and Season Four of RAISING HOPE Premieres November 15

New buddy-cop thrill-ride ALMOST HUMAN will have a special two-night series premiere on Sunday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), following an NFL ON FOX double-header, and Monday, Nov. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

BONES will continue Mondays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) with all-new episodes on Nov. 4 and Nov. 11, followed by all-new episodes of SLEEPY HOLLOW (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). BONES moves to Fridays and makes its time period premiere on Nov. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). That same night, RAISING HOPE will have its fourth season premiere with one hour of all-new back-to-back episodes (9:00-9:30 PM and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” “Revolution,” “Person of Interest,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”), comes ALMOST HUMAN. Starring Karl Urban (the “Star Trek” and “The Lord of the Rings” franchises) and Golden Globe Award nominee Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”), the new series is set in 2048, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.


ALMOST HUMAN will follow the week-to-week missions of JOHN KENNEX (Urban), a detective and sole survivor of a devastating police ambush, and his robot partner, DORIAN (Ealy),
as this buddy-cop duo solve cases and fight to keep the lid on dangerously evolved criminals in this futuristic landscape.

ALMOST HUMAN is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series was created by J.H. Wyman, who wrote the pilot. The series is executive-produced by J.J. Abrams, Wyman and Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg (“Person of Interest,” “Revolution,” “Fringe”) and Reid Shane (“Fringe”) are co-executive producers. Brad Anderson (“Fringe,” “The Killing”) directed and served as co-executive producer on the pilot. “Like” ALMOST HUMAN on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlmostHumanFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @AlmostHumanFOX and join the discussion using #almosthuman. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AlmostHumanFOX.


Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Sunday 11~10~2013 8PM on NatGeo Channel: Killing Kennedy Based on the Bill O' Reilly Martin Dugard Best Seller

[Press Release via PRNewswire]

Rob Lowe Set To Star As President John F. Kennedy In National Geographic Channel's Upcoming Television Event "Killing Kennedy". Ginnifer Goodwin to Co-Star as Beloved First Lady Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald

Creative Team to Include Director Nelson McCormick and Writer Kelly Masterson

Scott Free to Start Production In June In Richmond, Va., Area; Film to Premiere Globally on National Geographic Channel Later This Year to Mark 50th Anniversary of Assassination

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel (@NatGeoChannel) today announced that Emmy-award winning actor Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) has been cast in the iconic role of President John F. Kennedy in the upcoming two-hour original factual drama Killing Kennedy by Scott Free Productions. Ginnifer Goodwin (@ginnygoodwin) will join Lowe in the White House as much-loved first lady and American royalty, Jacqueline Kennedy. Rounding out the dynamic cast is Michelle Trachtenberg (@RealMichelleT) in her first Russian-speaking role as Marina Oswald. Additional casting to be announced.

Based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, the film chronicles one of the most shocking events in American history, following two men from very different backgrounds on a collision course with fate. Killing Kennedy will premiere on the National Geographic Channel later this year in the United States and globally in 171 countries and 38 languages, timed to the 50th anniversary of the assassination.

"We are thrilled to be working with Rob Lowe, Ginnifer Goodwin and Michelle Trachtenberg, three gifted artists whom have responded to this timely, authentic and entertaining material," said Howard T. Owens, president of the National Geographic Channels. "With Killing Kennedy, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, National Geographic Channel continues to bring daring, culturally significant television events to our growing global audience."



This is the National Geographic Channel's second collaboration with Lowe this year. In April, he narrated the network's six-part miniseries The '80s: The Decade That Made Us, which was watched by more than a million people over its three-night run.

National Geographic Channel, Scott Free Productions and Bill O'Reilly are also collaborating for the second time. In February, National Geographic Channel aired the Scott Free production of O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the most-watched program in the channel's history. The three have already announced plans to team for a third time on O'Reilly's next book, Killing Jesus.

Production on Killing Kennedy will begin in June in Richmond, Va., under director Nelson McCormick, who has worked on award-winning television series including "The West Wing," "ER," "Southland," "The Good Wife" and "The Closer." He also directed the critically acclaimed feature films "Prom Night" and "The Stepfather." Celebrated playwright and screenwriter Kelly Masterson has written the teleplay. Executive producing for Scott Free Productions are David Zucker and Mary Lisio. For National Geographic Channels, executive producers are Howard T. Owens, Noel Siegel, Charlie Parsons, Richard E. Wells and Teri Weinberg.

Killing Kennedy begins in 1959, at major turning points for both the future president and his assassin. John F. Kennedy is in Washington, D.C., announcing his presidential candidacy, while Lee Harvey Oswald finds himself in the U.S. embassy in Moscow, renouncing his U.S. citizenship. These two events start both men — one a member of one of the United States' most wealthy and powerful families, the other a disillusioned former Marine and Marxist — on a cataclysmic track that would alter the course of history. Throughout we see their highs and lows, culminating in not one but two shocking deaths that stunned the nation.

For more information, visit www.ngcpr.com, or follow us on twitter at @NGC_PR.

About Rob Lowe:
Rob Lowe has established himself as one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, having first made his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders." He went on to star in other popular dramas such as "St. Elmo's Fire," "About Last Night" and "Bad Influence," as well as the blockbuster comedies "Wayne's World" and "Tommy Boy." After "Wayne's World," Lowe re-teamed with Mike Myers in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me." Lowe's movie credits also include "A View from the Top," "Class," "The Hotel New Hampshire," "Oxford Blues," "Youngblood," "Square Dance," "Masquerade" and "Mulholland Falls."

Additionally, Lowe starred as Sam Seaborn on the NBC drama "The West Wing" for four seasons, from 1999 to 2003. During that time, the show won a record four consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Drama. His performance earned him an Emmy nomination, as well as two Golden Globe nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He was nominated three times for the Screen Actors Guild Award, winning twice.

In May 2010, Lowe joined the cast of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," playing the role of Chris Traeger, an auditor who seeks to dig the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Ind., out of its financial abyss. His recent television work also includes a three-episode appearance on Showtime's "Californication," in which Lowe played unpredictable megawatt movie star Eddie Nero. Lowe will next be seen in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and directed by Steven Soderbergh.

About Ginnifer Goodwin:
Hailing from Memphis, Tenn., Ginnifer Goodwin has quickly found a home in Hollywood. With effusive talent, she shined in the Oscar-nominated biopic "Walk the Line" as Johnny Cash's first wife, opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. She has appeared in HBO's critically acclaimed series "Big Love" opposite Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Chloe Sevigny, and produced by Tom Hanks' Playtone Productions. She presently stars as Snow White in the hit ABC drama "Once Upon A Time."

Goodwin's breakthrough role came in her first feature film, Mike Newell's "Mona Lisa Smile," in which she co-starred with Julia Roberts and Kirsten Dunst. Soon after, she starred in Robert Luketic's romantic comedy "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" with Josh Duhamel, Kate Bosworth and Topher Grace. Her other film work includes "Something Borrowed" opposite Kate Hudson and based on the best-selling novel by Emily Giffin; "Ramona and Beezus"; Tom Ford's directorial debut, "A Single Man," alongside Julianne Moore and Colin Firth; "He's Just Not That Into You" with Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Anniston; Jonathan Kasdan's "In the Land of Women"; and the independent films "Day Zero" with Chris Klein and Elijah Wood, and "Birds of America" with Matthew Perry and Hilary Swank.

About Michelle Trachtenberg:
Michelle Trachtenberg's acting career spans more than 25 years, whose earliest works include "All My Children", "The Adventures of Pete and Pete" and starring roles in Paramount's "Harriet The Spy," Disney's "Ice Princess" and as the role of 'Penny' in Disney's "Inspector Gadget."

Trachtenberg forayed into television with a memorable role in the Joss Whedon series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as Dawn Summers, younger sister to Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy, staying until the series end. During her run on "Buffy," Trachtenberg was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work as the host of the Discovery Network's show "Truth or Scare." After "Buffy," she went on to star in the Dreamwork's comedy "EuroTrip" and opposite Zac Efron in New Line's hit movie "17 Again," playing the role of his daughter. Throughout this time, Trachtenberg held recurring roles on HBO's critically acclaimed "Six Feet Under" and on Showtime's "Weeds." Trachtenberg also starred in several memorable independent films, including "Mysterious Skin," "Against the Current" and Beautiful Ohio."

Trachtenberg returned to regular television work when she joined "Gossip Girl" as the brooding Georgina Sparks. During this time, she joined forces with "Gossip Girl" producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and their production banner Fake Empire. The trio sold Trachtenberg's original pilot treatment to Warner Bros Television and the CW network, thus making Trachtenberg a member of the WGA. In addition to starring in the soon-to-be-released graphic novel "The Scribbler," Trachtenberg has several writing and producing projects in development.

About Scott Free Productions
Scott Free Productions was formed in 1995 and is the film and television production vehicle of acclaimed film directors and brothers Ridley and Tony Scott. Scott Free Television produces the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated, Peabody acclaimed drama "The Good Wife," which will commence its fifth season this fall on CBS. Currently in production for Scott Free include "Klondike," Discovery Channel's first ever scripted miniseries starring Sam Shepard, Tim Roth, Richard Madden, and Abbie Cornish; and, for Showtime, "The Vatican," with Ridley Scott at the helm of his first-ever television pilot, a modern-day political thriller from Oscar® nominated writer Paul Attanasio, starring Kyle Chandler, Anna Friel, and Matthew Goode.

Currently in development with AMC is "The Terror" from writer and co-executive producer David Kajganich, In February of this year, AMC and Scott Free Productions announced the project in development "The Terror," based on the 2007 best-selling novel by Dan Simmons, set in 1847, the crew of a Royal Naval expedition to find the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discover instead a monstrous predator – a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ship in a desperate game of survival; the "Untitled Cahill/Nicotero/Scott Free Project" from executive producer and writer Jason Cahill ("Fringe", "Sopranos") and executive producer and Emmy Award winning prosthetic makeup artist Greg Nicotero ("The Walking Dead"), a one-hour futuristic, dystopian, sci-fi saga; and "Raiders" from executive producer and writer Evan Wright ('Generation Kill) a one-hour WWII drama about a rogue U.S. Navy commander who leads an unconventional warfare unit into the heart of Africa on a mission that will bend the arc of history.

In the non-fiction realm, Scott Free is producing an untitled verité documentary series that follows people in the last days of their lives for National Geographic Channel, and the series "Crimes of the Century" for CNN, which will closely analyze the major news events of our times. Scott Free recently produced the ratings hit "Killing Lincoln," also for the National Geographic Channel, and the epic Emmy®-winning documentary "Gettysburg" for the History Channel. Scott Free has offices in Los Angeles and London in conjunction with RSA Films, one of the world's largest and most successful commercial production houses.

About National Geographic Channel
Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD.

In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in 85 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 38 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Columbia Pictures' Annie Movie Re-boot Now Filming in NYC: Starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, and Bobby Cannavale

[PR Newswire Press Release Sept/October 2013]

Filming began this month on location in New York for the movie Annie, starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and Cameron Diaz. The film is scheduled to be released by Columbia Pictures on December 19, 2014. It is set in the present day and will incorporate real New York locations.

The Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures’ musical comedy, Annie. Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck teams with producers James Lassiter, Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith, and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Jay Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith with a modern telling that captures the magic of the classic characters and original show that won seven Tony Awards.


[Sony Pictures Press Release August 2013]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BOBBY CANNAVALE JOINS THE CAST OF "ANNIE" OPPOSITE QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS, JAMIE FOXX, AND CAMERON DIAZ

CULVER CITY, Calif., August 19, 2013 - Overbrook Entertainment, Marcy Media, director Will Gluck and Sony Pictures Entertainment have cast Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale in Columbia Pictures' Annie, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio.

Cannavale will play the role of Guy, a bulldog political advisor to Foxx's character as he runs for mayor of New York. Annie is slated for release on Christmas Day, 2014. The cast also includes Rose Byrne.

Annie is being directed and produced by Gluck and produced by James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith through Overbrook Entertainment, and by Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, Jay Brown, and Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith through Marcy Media. Gluck is currently revising the film's screenplay, which was written by Emma Thompson and rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna based on the musical stage play "Annie," book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and on "Little Orphan Annie," © and ® Tribune Media Services, Inc. The film is being overseen at the studio by Andrea Giannetti and Devon Franklin.

Bobby Cannavale currently can be seen in Woody Allen's critically acclaimed film Blue Jasmine with Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins. Upcoming films for the actor include the Jon Favreau-directed Chef, in which he stars alongside Favreau and Scarlett Johansson, and Imagine, with Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner and Annette Bening , directed by Dan Fogelman. Cannavale, already an Emmy Award winner, has been nominated for two Emmys this year – in the comedy category for "Nurse Jackie" and in drama for "Boardwalk Empire." He was nominated for his second Tony Award for his performance alongside Chris Rock in "The Motherf**ker with the Hat."

Cannavale is represented by ICM Partners, Framework Entertainment and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams http://studiosystem.com/Company/4593893.

About Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/.

About Overbrook Entertainment
Overbrook Entertainment, founded by partners James Lassiter, Will Smith and run along with partner Jada Pinkett Smith, is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment focused in film and television and has produced a diverse slate of both critically acclaimed and blockbuster feature films, which have generated more than $2.5 billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts and even more in home video sales. Some of Overbrook's most successful films include ALI, HITCH, PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, I AM LEGEND, HANCOCK, SECRET LIVES OF BEES, and THE KARATE KID. They are also producing Queen Latifah's syndicated daytime talk show with Sony Pictures Television that will premiere this fall.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Steve Elzer
Senior Vice President, Media Relations
Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
(310) 244-7142
steve_elzer@spe.sony.com

Friday, October 25, 2013

Grimm Season 3 Episode 1 "The Ungrateful Dead" Premieres Friday 10~25~2013 on NBC 9PM ET

[NBC/Universal Press Release]

"The Ungrateful Dead" is the first episode of Season 3 of Grimm and the forty-fifth episode overall. It is scheduled to air on October 25, 2013 9PM ET on NBC.

A panicked Juliette, Monroe, and Rosalee enlist Hank’s help in fending off a zombie hoard while trying to figure out what happened to Nick. Knowing the truth, Captain Renard takes measures to help rescue Nick from the clutches of his brother, Eric. Elsewhere, along with the help of the mysterious Stefania, Adalind finds herself facing her most gruesome task yet in her effort to regain her Hexenbiest abilities.

"Grimm" is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales. After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, “Caroline and Jackie”) discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as ‘Grimms,’ he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.

Now that Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch, “Parkland”) has learned Nick’s secret, he can bring her into the fold with his partner Hank (Russell Hornsby, “Lincoln Heights”) and his Wesen friends Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell, “My Name is Earl”) and Rosalee (Bree Turner, “The Ugly Truth”). Following the events of season two, Nick will learn his abilities have grown exponentially. Unfortunately, so have the dangers, and he now will need all the help he can get to bring order to Portland’s Wesen community.

In Europe, major events have begun to unfold on behalf of the Royals. Nick’s Captain, Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz, “Pompeii”), has done what he can about his estranged family while working stateside, but may find himself needing to take a long overdue trip across the Atlantic. Also overseas is Adalind (Claire Coffee, “Franklin and Bash”), who continues her quest to regain her Hexenbiest powers by using the biggest bargaining chip she has – her unborn child.

Reggie Lee (“The Dark Knight Rises”) returns as the ever-sarcastic Sgt. Wu. His time spent working with Nick and Hank may finally cause him to change his tone, however, when he sees more than he can handle.

“Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production. The series was created by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner (NBC’s “Sean Saves the World” and “Hot in Cleveland”) and Norberto Barba (”The Bridge”) serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.




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Sunday, October 06, 2013

Witches of East End on Lifetime October 6 2013 10PM ET

[Lifetime Network Press Release]

The witching hour is coming. Get ready to meet the Beauchamps, the "Witches of East End."

Lifetime’s newest drama, "Witches of East End," featuring an all-star cast headlined by Emmy Award-winner Julia Ormond ("Temple Grandin," "Mad Men"), Mädchen Amick ("Mad Men," "Damages"), Jenna Dewan Tatum ("American Horror Story") and Rachel Boston ("In Plain Sight") as a family of witches living in the secluded seaside town of East Haven, will cast its spell beginning Sunday, October 6 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Also set to star are Eric Winter ("The Mentalist"), Daniel DiTomasso ("CSI"), Jason George ("Grey’s Anatomy") and Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee Virginia Madsen ("Sideways," "Anna Nicole").

Inspired by Melissa de la Cruz’s New York Times best-selling novel, "Witches of East End" centers on the mysterious Beauchamp family: free-spirited artist Joanna (Ormond) and her two grown daughters, wild-child bartender Freya (Dewan Tatum) and shy librarian Ingrid (Boston), both of whom are unaware that they are gifted (and cursed) with a magical birthright. Freya is recently engaged to the man of her dreams, wealthy playboy Dash Gardiner (Winter), but when she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Dash’s troubled, enigmatic brother Killian (DiTomasso), bizarre occurrences begin to manifest in her life.

Meanwhile, Joanna’s long-estranged sister Wendy (Amick) shows up with a warning that could change the Beauchamps’ fate forever, forcing Joanna to reveal to her daughters that they are, indeed, immortal witches who possess great untapped powers. With their idyllic small-town life now turned upside down, and a formidable and ancient enemy intent on ending the Beauchamp family line, will Freya and Ingrid be able to accept their true potential before it is too late?

Produced by Fox 21 ("Homeland," "Sons of Anarchy"), "Witches of East End" is executive produced by Maggie Friedman ("Eastwick"), Jonathan Kaplan ("Without a Trace," "ER"), Erwin Stoff ("The Matrix") and Josh Reims ("Brothers & Sisters"). Kaplan will also serve as the producing director on the series. The pilot was directed by Mark Waters ("Mean Girls") and written by Friedman.




Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Scandal "It's Handled" Season 3 Premieres Thursday 10~3~2013 10PM ET on ABC

[ABC Press Release - Entertainment - Scandal: "It's Handled" Season 3 Premieres Thursday 10~3~2013 10PM ET]

Scandal Season 3 Premiere Olivia Finds Out Just What Her Dad Is Capable Of In The Shocking Season 3 Premiere of ABC's "Scandal"

"It's Handled" - With Olivia's name out there as the President's mistress, both the White House and Pope & Associates face their biggest scandal to date, and a surprise allegiance is formed in order to get things handled. 

Meanwhile, Olivia's father, Rowan, will stop at nothing to carry out his orders and no one, including Olivia, can stand in his way, on the Season 3 Premiere of "Scandal," Thursday October 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.


"Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins,Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Captain Jacob "Jake" Ballard. Guest cast TBA.

"It's Handled" was written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Tom Verica.

"Scandal" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

ABC Media Relations: Kristen Andersen (818) 460-7421; kristen.andersen@abc.com Alison Daulerio (818) 460-7920; alison.k.daulerio@abc.com

Ready for Scandal Season 3? Here's a quick recap of everything you need to know from Seasons 1 and 2! Scandal 101





Monday, September 30, 2013

Breaking Bad Series Finale Delivers 10.3 Million Viewers, Including 6.7 Million Adults 18-49, a Record For The Iconic Series

[AMC Networks Press Release]

Final Episode Up 300% Over Last Year’s Breaking Bad Finale Among Adults 18-49, Capping a Historic Run on AMC Expanded One-Hour Edition of Talking Bad Delivers 4.4 Million Viewers, 2.9 Million Adults 18-49

New York, NY – Sept. 30, 2013 –AMC’s Breaking Bad capped its historic run last night, delivering a series-record 10.3 million viewers, including 6.7 million adults 18-49. Ratings for the final episode were up 300% over last year’s finale, demonstrating the remarkable growth of this iconic series. An expanded one-hour Talking Bad aftershow delivered 4.4 million viewers, including 2.9 million adults 18-49.

“Breaking Bad is simply unique,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “It all starts with Vince Gilligan who really only ever asked for one thing – the opportunity to end the show on his own terms. That is exactly what Vince did last night and, as always, brilliantly so. Congratulations to Vince and to every single person involved in this remarkable journey. We’re proud that AMC will forever be known as the birthplace and home of this iconic show and, at the same time, we tip our Heisenberg hat to the fans who made this a truly shared experience.”

Key Nielsen Highlights for the
Breaking Bad series finale

9 pm airing – 6.5 HH rating with 10.3 million viewers
9 pm airing – 6.7 million Adults 18-49
9 pm airing – 5.6 million Adults 25-54


Key Nielsen Highlights 
for the
Talking Bad finale

10:15 pm airing – 2.9 HH rating
with 4.4 million viewers
10:15 pm airing – 2.9 million Adults 18-49
10:15 pm airing – 2.4 million Adults 25-54


Source: Nielsen Media Research fast nationals, L+SD 9/29/13.

The Breaking Bad series finale set new records for the show on Twitter, with 1.24 million Tweets from 601,370 unique users during the live broadcast window of both the EST and PST telecasts. The show hit a peak of 22,373 Tweets-per-minute just as the final episode began in the East, and a Bryan Cranston Tweet, “Well, this is it… Thank you for sharing this ride with me…” has generated more than 51,000 Retweets and nearly 34,000 Favorites so far. Over the course of the night, Worldwide and United States trending topics on Twitter related to the show included #GoodbyeBreakingBad, #AMC, #BreakingBad, #BreakingBadFinale, #Heisenberg, #HelloGretchen and #GoodbyeLydia.

From acclaimed writer, producer, director Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad is produced by Sony Pictures Television with Mark Johnson (Gran Via) and Michelle MacLaren serving as executive producers. Breaking Bad first premiered on AMC in January 2008 and follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a milquetoast high school chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife, teenage son who has cerebral palsy and a new baby girl. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. 

With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to gain financial security for his family, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series explores how a fatal diagnosis such as White’s releases a typical man from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society and follows his transformation from mild-mannered family man to a kingpin of the drug trade.

Breaking Bad has garnered ten Emmy® Award wins – including the 2013 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series – and a Peabody, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012). 

The explosive series that The Hollywood Reporter called “one of the greatest dramas in TV history,” returned to AMC for the first of its final eight episodes on August 11, 2013 with 5.9 million viewers, up 102 percent over its season five premiere on July 15, 2012. Breaking Bad stars three-time Emmy® Award-winner Bryan Cranston; two-time Emmy® winner Aaron Paul; Emmy® Award-winner Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk.

Talking Bad is a weekly, half-hour live after-show and companion piece for its Emmy® Award-winning series, Breaking Bad. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the series analyzes and examines every detail of Breaking Bad’s final eight episodes. 

Talking Bad features Hardwick spending time with fans, actors, producers and tv enthusiasts, recapping that most recent Breaking Bad episode, and taking questions and comments from viewers. Fans may continue to engage with the after-show following the on-air conclusion, online, at amc.com for more videos, weekly polls and photo galleries of the guests featured on the series. The series is produced by Michael Davies’ Embassy Row with Sony Pictures Television serving as the studio partner.

About AMC
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. 

The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with The Walking Dead. AMC’s original drama series include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Hell on Wheels and Low Winter Sun. 

The network recently greenlit two new drama series, working titles Halt & Catch Fire and Turn, both of which will be premiering in 2014. AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like Comic Book Men, Small Town Security, Talking Dead, Talking Bad and Freakshow. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. 

AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.


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Sunday, September 29, 2013

HBO's Eastbound & Down Returns For 4th and Final Season Starting Sunday September 29, 2013 @ 10PM ET/PT

[HBO Press Release]

The Danny McBride-led half-hour is back for eight final episodes.

Hit HBO Comedy Series "Eastbound & Down" Returns For Fourth Season Sept. 29

On the previous season of Eastbound & Down, Kenny Powers finally made it back to the majors and recaptured his former glory, only to fake his own death and run back home to his beloved April. 

Fast-forward several years later, and Kenny's living the American Dream with his family in North Carolina. What could spoil their suburban paradise?

From creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill, Eastbound & Down returns for its eight-episode fourth and final season Sunday, Sept. 29 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time. 

McBride stars as the irrepressible Kenny Powers, a former major league pitcher trying to balance family and awesomeness. The new comedy series "Hello Ladies," starring Stephen Merchant, debuts immediately following the season debut.

Eastbound & Down also stars Steve Little as Stevie, Kenny's faithful sidekick; Katy Mixon as Kenny's wife, April, the mother of their two kids; John Hawkes as Kenny's brother, Dustin; and Elizabeth De Razzo as Maria, Stevie's wife. Guest stars on the fourth season include Tim Heidecker as Gene and Ken Marino as talk-show host Guy Young.



September's episode: Episode #22: "Chapter 22" Debut: Sunday, Sept. 29 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Other HBO playdates: Sept. 29 (midnight) and 30 (11:15 p.m.), and Oct. 1 (10:30 p.m.), 2 (12:30 a.m.) and 4 (midnight) HBO2 playdates: Oct. 3 (11:15 p.m.) and 5 (9:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.)

Bored with his dead-end job and suburban lifestyle, Kenny Powers - now married to April and the father of two - ponders a career move after partying with Guy Young, a former teammate and current host of a raucous TV talk show.

Written by Hayes Davenport, Jody Hill & Danny McBride; directed by Jody Hill.

The third season of Eastbound & Down inspired raves, with People calling it "Terrific. The jokes take off on all sorts of unexpected trajectories - foul balls that score...Four out of four stars," while Entertainment Weekly said, "You should make time to get down with 'Down'," giving the show an A-.

For more on the series, visit Facebook.com/EastboundandDown and Twitter #Eastbound.

Eastbound & Down is executive produced by Jody Hill, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy, Adam McKay and Stephanie Laing.




Friday, September 27, 2013

Showtime Series Masters Of Sex Based on The Real-Life Pioneers of the Science of Human Sexuality Masters and Johnson Premieres 10PM Sunday 9~29~2013

[Showtime Press Release]

Masters of Sex (Season 1 – NEW SERIES) 1 hour, 12 episodes Premieres: Sunday, September 29th at 10pm (ET/PT)

Masters Of Sex stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, who will portray the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine.

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.

The pilot episode was directed and executive produced by Academy Award® nominee John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), and also stars Caitlin Fitzgerald (It's Complicated), in the role of Masters' wife, Nicholas D'Agosto (Heroes) and Teddy Sears (American Horror Story). Emmy and Golden Globe® award-winning actor Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale also appear.

Masters Of Sex was created and executive produced by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific). The series will also be executive produced by Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Judith Verno. Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier will serve as producers. Masters Of Sex is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Prior to the premiere of Showtime's Masters of Sex an art exhibit is being presented at Open House Gallery located at 168 Bowery NYC This pop-up installation is free and open to the public from noon-10PM through Sunday 9~29~2013 Gallery visitors will be gifted with a free DVD of the premiere episode of Showtime's Masters of Sex. On the day that In A Lather visited free tins of peppermints were also being given. Here's some of the pics we got.














Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Premieres on ABC Tuesday 9~24~2013 8PM

ABC PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: Pilot -- PREMIERE

AGENT PHIL COULSON IS BACK IN ACTION! THIS FALL HE ASSEMBLES A DEDICATED, HIGHLY SELECT GROUP OF AGENTS FOR THE WORLDWIDE LAW-ENFORCEMENT AGENCY KNOWN AS S.H.I.E.L.D., WITH THEIR FIRST ASSIGNMENT TO TRACK DOWN AN ORDINARY MAN WITH EXTRAORDINARY POWERS - POWERS WHICH COULD HAVE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES -- ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S "MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D."

Joss Whedon, the creative genius behind the feature film "Marvel's The Avengers," one of the highest grossing films of all time, and of the iconic television series "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," has co-created "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," a dynamic, action-packed one-hour drama that brings back Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) to lead a team of highly skilled agents to investigate extra-normal and super human people and events worldwide. The series premieres TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

These agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have a mission: To investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.

In the premiere episode, "Pilot," it's just after the battle of New York, and now that the existence of super heroes and aliens has become public knowledge, the world is trying to come to grips with this new reality. Agent Phil Coulson is back in action and has his eye on a mysterious group called The Rising Tide. 

In order to track this unseen, unknown enemy, he has assembled a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division). The group's first assignment together as a team finds them trying to track down an ordinary man who has gained extraordinary powers. Powers that could have devastating consequences.




"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.

Guest starring are J. August Richards as Mike, Shannon Lucio as Debbie, Ron Glass as Dr. Streiten and Bob Stephenson as Gary, with special guest star Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill.

"Pilot" was written by Joss Whedon & Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen and directed by Joss Whedon.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Marvel's first television series, was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen ("Dollhouse," "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog"), who also serve as executive producers along with Jeph Loeb ("Smallville," "Lost," "Heroes") and Jeffrey Bell ("Angel," "Alias"). "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,V parental guideline.

For more information on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," visit ABC.com

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Showtime's Homeland Season 3 Starts Sunday 9~29~2013 9PM

HOMELAND (SHOWTIME)

Returns
Sunday, 
September 29
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/2/11 - ???
STATUS: Returning fall
(YR 2013)

TIME SLOT:
Sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (12 episodes)

DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, August 2013) HOMELAND Season 3 opens during the aftermath of the horrific terror attack that decimated the U.S. intelligence apparatus, and prompted a global manhunt for the world's most wanted terrorist - Nick Brody (Damian Lewis). As Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered professional and personal lives, they are swept up in the political and media firestorm surrounding the terror attack and the subsequent search for Brody's whereabouts. The series also stars Morena Baccarin, Rupert Friend, Sarita Choudhoury, Morgan Saylor, Tracy Letts, Jackson Pace and F. Murray Abraham. 

One of Showtime's top-two rated series (along with DEXTER), HOMELAND tied for the most wins of any program at the 2012 Emmy Awards, honored with six wins including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series; and has garnered 11 Emmy Nominations in 2013. Additionally, HOMELAND has been awarded Golden Globe Awards, SAG, Peabody, Television Critics Association, AFI and Critics' Choice Awards.


PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:

· Claire Danes as Carrie  Anderson
· Damian Lewis as Scott Brody
· David Harewood as David Estes
· David Marciano
· Diego Klattenhoff as Mike  Faber

· Jamey Sheridan
· Mandy Patinkin as Saul  Berenson
· Morena Baccarin as Jessica  Brody
· Navid Negahban
· Rupert Friend


CREW INFORMATION:
GENRE(S): Drama
· Alex Gansa as  CRTR/EP
· Avi Nir as EP
· Gideon Raff as CRTR/EP

· Howard Gordon as CRTR/EP
· Michael Cuesta as DIR (Pilot)
· Ron Telem as EP

STUDIO INFORMATION: Fox 21 · Keshet Broadcasting