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Screenwriter Adam Karp Working on Two Scripts for CW, CBS

Posted by monique On October - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
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The screenwriter of the moment is Adam Karp! Why is he the screenwriting world’s It Boy? Because it’ll be his words that will fuel two new shows coming to the CW and CBS. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on these two pilots. Karp is writing a script for CW’s “Unnatural Selection,” a show based on Charles Darwin voyage to Tierra del Fuego and the Southern Cone on the HMS Beagle, a ship under the command of Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy. The script will feature a 21-year-old Charles Darwin and Capt. Fitzroy (retconned as his childhood friend) as they journey deep into the Amazon to take the woman they both love  [ Read More ]

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Alki David Plans to Take Rap Battles Mainstream

Posted by monique On October - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
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Alki David is making his feeling clear about where he wants to take rap battles. In an interview with LA Weekly, he stated his intentions to bring rap battles to the mainstream. Rap battles have always been a part of David’s life. According to the article, David has loved rap battles since encountering them in the early 1980s while as a breakdancing young man in London’s Covent Garden. FilmOn’s upcoming “Ether” rap battle between Dizaster and Cassidy is one step David is taking to create rap battles that aren’t censored. “Television is fraught with FCC rules and so much compliance that it makes it very difficult to allow artists to  [ Read More ]

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Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars AHS Freak Show Ep 2

Title: ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show S4 Ep2: Massacres and Matinees’ Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Starring: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, John Carroll Lynch, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Angela Bassett, Finn Wittrock, Frances Conroy and Benjamin Woolf **SPOILER ALERT: This review contains spoilers and plot details about the second episode of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show,’ titled ‘Massacres and Matinees,’ which just premiered today at 10pm ET on FX. Shockya was gratefully given the opportunity by 20th Century Fox Television to screen the episode on Saturday, October 11 at the Buckner Mansion in New Orleans, the filming location for the Robichaux Academy in ‘American Horror Story: Coven.’ The event celebrated  [ Read More ]

American Horror Story Freak Show

“American Horror Story” is still racking up the ratings for FX! The popular creepfest, now in its “Freak Show” iteration, has become the most-watched telecast in network history, states Variety. Of course, with this kind of accolade, you know that a renewal is in order. “American Horror Story” has been renewed by FX for a 13-episode fifth season. This season’s premiere brought in 10 million total viewers from delayed viewing the live airing, so of course, the show will stay on the network for a long, long time. The Hollywood Reporter had some comments from FX brass about the record-setting number and the show’s renewal. “The ‘American Horror Story’ anthology  [ Read More ]

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Gotham Gets Full Season Order From Fox

Posted by monique On October - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
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I have written ad nauseum about not understanding the allure of Fox’s new hit show “Gotham.” I still don’t understand it. But it’s not up to me to know why “Gotham” was picked as a contender this fall season. Fox believes in it, and that’s all that matters. They believe in it so much that they have given it a full season order. The Hollywood Reporter has stated that Fox has granted “Gotham” an additional six episodes, resulting in the full season order. The site states that “Gotham” had a 6.0 rating among adults in the coveted 18-49 age range after factoring in viewing habits during its live premiere and  [ Read More ]

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The Walking Dead Breaks Its Own Ratings Record

Posted by monique On October - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
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“The Walking Dead” is still going strong, despite much of the show being about rotting corpses. AMC’s hit zombie show has reached a new ratings plateau with the 18-49 age group. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Walking Dead” garnered an average 17.3 million viewers, with 11 million of those viewers being in that coveted 18-49 age group. This is even higher than the show’s ratings record last year, which was 16. 1 million viewers. This is great news for the series and for the network, which is still in the process of rebuilding its scripted fare. As reported recently, AMC has renounced its focus on unscripted television and cancelled  [ Read More ]

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The X Factor

At this year’s Mipcom, one of the biggest entertainment conferences held every year in Cannes, the Personality of the Year was Simon Cowell. During his keynote speech, he vowed to bring “The X Factor” back to American soil. According to Variety, Cowell states that “The X Factor,” which was a hit in its native UK but was cancelled by Fox after three seasons, wasn’t given a chance by himself and Fox. “I believe that I and Fox gave up too early on ‘X Factor,” he said. “I do know because I’m the music business that ‘X Factor’ is the best music format in the world and it only takes one  [ Read More ]

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Are Bringing New Drama to SyFy

Posted by monique On October - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are two of Hollywood’s lifelong friends. The two have worked in several movies together and now, they are planning on producing a television show. Damon and Affleck are teaming together to bring a drama to SyFy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, “Incorporated,” is billed as a “futuristic espionage thriller” set in a world in which corporations can wield unimaginable power. The focus of the show will revolve around one man who is working to take the corporations down. The two actors and their production company Pearl Streeet Films will work with another team, brothers Alex and David Pastor, to bring their vision to  [ Read More ]

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The Mortal Instruments to Become Television Series

Posted by monique On October - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
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“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” was a mediocre success, but has a much more loyal fanbase with its fans, who have read the books the movie is based on. Since it would appear that “The Mortal Instruments” will not continue as a movie series, guess where you will see the series next? On television. It’s been revealed that Constantin Film, the production company that has the rights to the book series and produced “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” will bring the series to television audiences. The series is called, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a “high-end drama series.” Those involved in the series include writer-producer Ed Decter (“The  [ Read More ]

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We’ve waited all summer and now the time is nigh for “The Walking Dead”! The premiere of the fifth season is only about an hour away at the moment of this typing, and if you just can’t wait 60 more minutes to see some of the action, then check out this clip below the post. The clip is something that is something that will spoil quite a bit, so if you really don’t want to be spoiled, then please don’t watch it. This clip features the first four minutes of the premiere (eerily called “No Sanctuary”), including some info on some of the folks in Terminus. With a title like  [ Read More ]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon Coming to Disney XD

Posted by monique On October - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
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Marvel’s hit film “Guardians of the Galaxy” was undoubtedly a huge success at the box office and of course, we’ll see some more “Guardians” films in the future. But guess where else you’ll see “Guardians”? Your televisions screens in cartoon form. “Guardians” will become a Disney XD cartoon, states The Hollywood Reporter. The news came from the New York Comic Con, where it was also revealed that the cartoon show has already been ordered by Disney XD and will launch in 2015 during its “Marvel Universe” block of programming. Like the film, the cartoon will focus on Peter Quill aka “Star-Lord” and his misfit crew of Gamora, Groot, Rocket Raccoon  [ Read More ]

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Devour The Walking Dead's Talked About Scene From Season 4's Isolation

“The Walking Dead” is a show known for its amount of blood, gore, and of course, character deaths. Character deaths are probably the most annoying things fans have to deal with when it comes to their favorite shows, and “The Walking Dead” does a great job of testing its fandom’s loyalty in that regard. Executive producers Robert Kirkman and Scott M. Gimple were recently interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter about what fans can expect from the upcoming season. One of the things discussed is the reality of deaths in the show. “We’re trying not to be the ‘character death show,’” said Gimple. “It’s a part of the world. In the  [ Read More ]

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Black Sails Setting Sail for Season Three

Posted by monique On October - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
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Great news, “Black Sails” fans! Starz’s hit drama about danger and intrigue on the high seas is coming back for a third season, even though we haven’t even seen the second! The Hollywood Reporter states that the news of a third season comes three months in advance of the show’s second season. Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik said how exciting the second season of “Black Sails” will be for fans. “The incredible world that Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have created continues to unfold in season two,” said Zlotnik. “Flint’s [Toby Stephens] journey is riveting, and around him, Jon and Robert have woven an intricate web of conflict, betrayal and  [ Read More ]

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Antoine Dodson is undoubtedly best known for his lively interview with Huntsville, AL news station WAFF about a home invasion he experienced in his Lincoln Park residence. Even though the craze has died down, people will still say “Hide your kids, hide your wife.” Today, Dodson hasn’t just made tons of money from the song made from his interview. He’s also partnered with FilmOn CEO and founder Alki David and organizer Damon Feldman from World Xtreme Entertainment and will participate in David’s Celebrity Boxing event. AL.com states that the event, which will take place Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. ET on Pay-Per-View, will feature Dodson facing the alleged intruder himself  [ Read More ]

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AMC Rids Itself of Most of Its Unscripted Programming

Posted by monique On October - 10 - 2014 0 Comment
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AMC is cleaning house and reality shows are no longer welcome. The network best known for its scripted dramas like “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” tried their hand at reality-based television. However, the network must be trying to reallocate resources to get another scripted success under their belt. Currently, the network’s having some show woes, such as the cancellations of “Low Winter Sun” and “Halt and Catch Fire,” are it is now in the process of putting all of their resources and attention on scripted projects. According to The Hollywood Reporter, AMC has cancelled almost their full slate of unscripted programming. Shows that have received the dreaded  [ Read More ]

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