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Legendary hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has a lot going for them these days. Apart from reveling in their status as hip-hop royalty, the group has announced that they’re launching their very own internet-only television channel as well as a record label and community development plan for their hometown of Cleveland, OH. According to Cleveland.com, the group announced an Oct. 16 show at the Masonic Auditorium. This show will also be broadcast to internet fans on ETV.com, part of FilmOn Networks‘ lineup of services. ETV.com gives creators the ability to create their own pay-per-view events for their fans. Creators can also collect tips and donations from their viewers. In this case,  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, NEWS, TELEVISION NEWS

Shondaland Backs New Comedy Television Project

Posted by monique On October - 9 - 2014 0 Comment
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Shonda Rhimes just keeps ruling ABC with her bevy of hit shows, such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and now her latest hit, “How to Get Away with Murder,” starring Viola Davis as the electric lead character. But now it appears that Rhimes, who has had her foot firmly in the world of drama (with some dramedy sprinkled throughout), wants to dive into the world of full-out comedy. According to Deadline, Rhimes’s Shondaland has backed a new comedy television project created by former “Felicity” stars and friends Scott Foley (currently co-starring on “Scandal”) and Greg Grunberg. The two will write the story, with Foley writing the teleplay. They will also act  [ Read More ]

Categories: NEWS, TELEVISION NEWS
Stephen Collins Revolution NBC

Stephen Collins was best known for his role as the pastor dad on “7th Heaven,” but now, unfortunately, his squeaky-clean appearance has been tarnished by the revelation of his confessions to child molestation. Because of this, Collins has been losing acting jobs left and right, one of which being a role in “Ted 2.” Now the actor has been dropped from one of the roles that probably would have been extremely beneficial–a role on ABC’s hit show “Scandal.” The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Collins has been fired from his job at “Scandal,” who first appeared on the show in 2012 as news anchor Reed Wallace. Deadline provides an update  [ Read More ]

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Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show” is set to bring the creepy back to cable television just in time for fall and the Halloween season, but Murphy is sparing some of his attention from the horror and lending his television magic to the world of real life crimes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy is bringing “American Crime Story” to FX. Just like “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story” will be an anthology series with every season on crimes that have shaped the news cycle and the American imagination. The first season, composed of 10 episodes, is called “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” This particular season is based on  [ Read More ]

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The Walking Dead Renewed for Sixth Season

Posted by monique On October - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
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AMC’s popular zombie show “The Walking Dead” has been renewed for a sixth season. This news comes only a few days before Season Five premieres Oct. 12. The Hollywood Reporter states that no episode count for Season Six has been revealed yet. But regardless of how many episodes the sixth season will have, it’s no surprise that AMC would renew the show. It could be argued that “The Walking Dead” is one of the few shows on AMC with lasting power; “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Low Winter Sun,” two shows that were promoted as gripping character-driven dramas, but both were cancelled after the first season. AMC’s other cult classic  [ Read More ]

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Let’s Make a Deal Raises Stakes with New Car Game

Posted by monique On October - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
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The CBS daytime game show “Let’s Make a Deal” was always a high-stakes game, but now it’s upped the stakes even higher with its new roulette-inspired car game “Accelerator.” If you watched the Oct. 6 episode, you’ve probably already seen the game in action, but just in case, here’s what the game entails, according to the release. “One lucky trader will get the chance to spin the giant Accelerator wheel and test their luck to win a brand new car. It takes three successful spins to spell out the word “C-A-R”, but each turn offers the trader to walk away with cash or risk everything for the car while avoiding  [ Read More ]

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Saturday Night Live Accused of Lifting Groundlings Skit

Posted by monique On October - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
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It would seem that “Saturday Night Live” is having a lukewarm beginning to its new season. Even with the amount of fat-trimming that happened over the summer and the additions of Michael Che and Pete Davidson before the new season began, the show doesn’t seem to be doing as much as had been hyped. The lukewarm beginning seems to going further south with members of The Groundlings saying the show lifted one of their skits. According to Entertainment Weekly, Groundlings comedians Kimberly Condict and Vanessa Ragland have stated on Twitter that “SNL” stole their Tina Turner bit. In their bit, Condict and Ragland–in Turner wigs and short red dresses–perform their  [ Read More ]

Categories: NEWS, TELEVISION NEWS, VIDEO

Twin Peaks Revival Series Coming to Showtime

Posted by monique On October - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
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One of the biggest shows of the early ’90s–as well as one of the most legendary shows ever–is coming back to your television screens in 2016. “Twin Peaks” is making its resurgence on Showtime. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime is bringing the David Lynch and Mark Frost classic back as a nine-episode limited series. Before fans get in a tizzy about who will write the limited series, not fret; Lynch and Frost will write every episode and Lynch will direct. Production is set to begin next year. David Nevins, the president of Showtime Networks, gave a very “Twin Peaks”-ian statement about the revival series. “To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I  [ Read More ]

NBC Looking To Develop Peter Pan Sitcom

Posted by Sarah Anne Luoma On October - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
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NBC is working on a new sitcom channeling the world of Peter Pan. The network is developing a 30-minute comedy following the famous characters of the J.M. Barrie tale, Wendy and Peter. Loosely based on the classic story, the modern day re-imagining will be set in an office where the two will share their days together. The single camera series will be told through the eyes of Wendy. The comedy will see Wendy looking for a mature, adult man with the desire to be in a serious relationship. Surprisingly, however, Wendy is drawn to a very immature Peter. The series will be produced by writer Marisa Coughlan, whose life the  [ Read More ]

Categories: TELEVISION NEWS

Nicholas D’Agosto Cast As Harvey Dent in Gotham

Posted by monique On October - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
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A lot of people love “Gotham,” the new Batman-themed show on Fox. Critics have given it praise for providing a new look to the Batman franchise, but if I have one big problem with the show, it’s that they are really creating a circular type of history with these characters. How is it that the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents was investigated by then-Detective Gordon and Harvey Bullock, but was also witnessed by a soon-to-be Catwoman and also involves a young Poison Ivy (now known as Ivy Pepper)? Not to mention the fact that the soon-to-be Riddler works for the Gotham PD and an unnamed comedian auditions for Fish Mooney’s  [ Read More ]

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Black Sails Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD January 2015

Posted by monique On October - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
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Starz’s acclaimed series “Black Sails” brought back the allure and danger of the high seas in a big way this year, and if you loved watching the world of pirates, you will be able to buy the first season of “Black Sails” for home viewing very soon. “Black Sails: The Complete First Season” will head to Blu-ray plus Digital HD with Ultraviolet and DVD Jan. 6, 2015. The release will contain three discs with all eight episodes plus bonus features such as behind-the-scenes featurettes that give viewers an inside look into the amazing performances and lavish production. The first season will be available for $59.99 (Blu-ray plus Digital HD with  [ Read More ]

Categories: DVD NEWS, NEWS, TELEVISION NEWS
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The Supreme Court’s ruling in May concerning Aereo put forth the clarification that there wasn’t a difference between traditional cable channels and online television services. That was a big plus in the realm of new television technology but now, Aereo and Alki David’s FilmOn Networks have been given even more of a platform with the FCC’s proposal to tweak their rules so Aereo and FilmOn Networks can be seen as cable providers. TV Mix has acquired this news from Broadcast and Cable’s John Eggerton, who wrote, “The proposal would define an online video provider (OVD) that delivers a linear stream of programming such as an MVPD, similar to a cable  [ Read More ]

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Lauren Cohan Stuns at the The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere at Halloween Horror Nights

Lauren Cohan stepped out in style for the fifth season premiere of her hit horror television series, ‘The Walking Dead,’ on Thursday night at Universal Studios Hollywood. The actress also attended the drama show’s after-party at the theme park’s Halloween Horror nights maze, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” where walkers await all those who dare to enter. Cohan was just one of the stars of the acclaimed thriller’s cast who attended the red carpet and after party in Universal City, which was sponsored by Dos Equis and Jose Cuervo Cinge. Other actors who attended the fifth season premiere celebration for ‘The Walking Dead’ included Andrew Lincoln, Norman  [ Read More ]

Self-Help Channel Imagination TV Coming to FilmOn

Posted by monique On September - 30 - 2014 0 Comment
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IC Places Inc. has partnered with FilmOn Networks to launch the first hosted self-help television network, Imagination TV. The channel offers self-help enthusiasts with coverage around the clock, 24/7, with shows built around some of the world’s most influential educators, authors and motivators. Imagination TV was founded by Steven Samblis, prominent businessman and self-improvement pioneer. Together with some of the biggest names in the self-help industry, including Greg S. Reid and Simon T. Bailey, he created this brand new channel aiming to help us help ourselves. “I am so excited to a part of the launch of this innovated TV Network,” said Reid, the author of over 45 books including  [ Read More ]

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Much-Publicized Death on The Simpsons Annoys Fans

Posted by monique On September - 29 - 2014 0 Comment
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So what did you think about that new episode of “The Simpsons”? The big news of this season was, aside from the “Family Guy”/”Simpsons” crossover event, that a big death of one of the characters would occur. People probably expected someone like one of the Simpsons family members to die or one of the popular Springfield citizens, like Moe the bartender. But it turns out that the death wasn’t really of a major character at all. In case you haven’t seen the episode, named “Clown in the Dumps,” and you don’t want the death to be spoiled for you, leave this post now. If you’ve stayed around, then you want  [ Read More ]

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