Archive for April 11, 2011
Amber Tamblyn, med student Martha Masters on House, will be leaving the series after next week’s episode. According to Tamblyn, she’s working on a yet-to-be-ordered pilot for Fox.
The news comes amid uncertainty over the future of House itself. While the series airs on Fox, it’s produced by NBC, and negotiations between the two networks for season 8 aren’t going well. There’s a chance that House could move to NBC next season. So far, only Hugh Laurie and Olivia Wilde have been confirmed for a return.
While Amber Tamblyn’s role was always temporary, the character of Martha Masters seamlessly blended-in with rest of House’s eclectic crew of physicians. With the return of Wilde’s character “Thirteen,” it’s time for Martha Masters to make her exit and return to medical school.
Tamblyn spoke to reporters at the College ...
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Over the course of his more than 25-year career, veteran character actor Michael Rooker has lent his talents to a wide range of films, from mainstream dramas like JFK to cult horror films like Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Known for his intense and often villainous roles, Rooker most recently graced television screens as the vile redneck Merle in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Rooker also has a small supporting role in James Gunn’s subversive new dark comedy, Super, which stars Rainn Wilson (The Office) as a lifelong loser who dons a costume and fights crime as “The Crimson Bolt.” In the movie, Rooker plays one of Kevin Bacon’s thugs, who becomes a target of The Crimson Bolt’s pipe-wrench of justice.
During a press tour in support of Super, ...
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Matt Reeves has locked down his next project, which (sorry, fans) will not be Cloverfield 2. He will instead write and direct an adaptation of Ray Nelson’s short sci-fi story “8 O’Clock in the Morning” -- otherwise known as the basis for John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi/horror cult classic, They Live.
The good news for fans of Carpenter’s film is that Reeves’ project isn’t considered a remake, but rather a more loyal and fresh adaptation of the original source material. So it’s similar to last year’s True Grit remake and the upcoming remakes of Logan’s Run and Total Recall, in that regard. Wait…
Deadline says that Reeves has signed a deal with Universal to adapt Nelson’s story, which revolves around a man who wakes up one morning with ...
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Though currently only available via PCs and Macs, HBO's "HBO Go" service is coming to mobile platforms early next month.
The network will use the platform to give users advance access to select programming prior to on-air debut. Most notably these will include many (but not all) episodes of new series "Game of Thrones" and the upcoming fourth season of "True Blood".
The reason some episodes won't get a sneak peek is that the network doesn't want to spoil crucial storyline developments for those who don't have the service.
Meanwhile, the USA Network have announced the summer premiere dates for its original series.
The network's hit action series "Burn Notice" will premiere its fifth season Thursday June 23rd at 9pm and will follow it with new legal series "Suits" at 10pm.
"Royal Pains" returns Wednesday June 29th at 9pm and will follow with the divorcee turned football therapist drama "Necessary Roughness" at 10pm.
The network will also bring back the fourth season of "In Plain Sight" on May 1st, along with the third season of "White Collar" and second of "Covert Affairs" on Tuesday June 7th. The sixth season of "Psych" has been pushed back to the Fall.
TNT’s compassionate criminals are getting some auspicious company in their upcoming 4th season. Veteran actor Danny Glover will appear in the fifth episode of Leverage season 4, currently scheduled for a July airing.
For those unfamiliar with Leverage, think of it as Ocean’s 11 meets Robin Hood. A gang of former super-thieves and merry con men band together to fight corporations and criminals pro bono for their wronged clients. Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) highlights an ensemble cast.
Glover needs no introduction. In addition to his many film roles highlighted by the Lethal Weapon series, he’s appeared on a smattering of recent television shows including Brothers and Sisters, My Name Is Earl and Human Target. His latest movie role is Captain Ahab in Age of the Dragons, a low-budget fantasy retelling of ...
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