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  • Crazy Ones Gets Full Season Order

    CBS is going all in on its three freshman comedies. The network has given a back nine order to Thursday comedies The Crazy Ones and The Millers, as well as Monday entry Mom.

    “We’re proud of CBS’ leadership position in comedy and excited to build on it with the back nine pickups of these three new comedies,” said CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler. “These series are creatively distinct, continue to improve each week and are led by strong showrunners, writing and production staffs, and feature amazingly talented casts.”

    The pickups mark the first full-season orders for comedies this season. For their part, ABC has handed out additional script orders for The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, and Fox has done the same for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Dads. (NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show was originally picked up with a full 22-episode order.)

    From executive producer Chuck Lorre, Mom is averaging 7.98 million viewers and delivering a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49. The Anna Faris and Allison Janney vehicle has held on to a good portion of its lead-in, though the network is banking on improved ratings when fellow Lorre effort Mike & Molly moves into the 9 p.m. slot on Nov. 4.

    The Crazy Ones, Robin Williams’ return to series television alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar, came out on top when it premiered against Michael J. Fox. The David E. Kelley effort scored a 4.0 rating among adults 18-49, making it the highest-rated freshman comedy of the fall TV season and the most watched series premiere (15.6 million total viewers) across the board. It is currently averaging 13.7 million viewers and a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49.

    Notched between Big Bang Theory and The Crazy Ones, The Millers opened to a 3.3 rating among adults. The Greg Garcia comedy starring Will Arnett debuted outside of premiere week, so its most current ratings do not yet include Live+Seven, but it is averaging 12.4 million viewers and a 3.2 rating with adults 18-49. It boasts some of the best retention of any fall freshman.

    author: CrazyBoothSocks
    source: Hollywood Reporter

  • James Spader Joins Avengers Sequel

    At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios came prepared with buzzworthy news and footage to share, but it was the end of their presentation that delivered the biggest surprise. The Avengers writer and director Joss Whedon took to the stage to unveil a teaser and the official logo for the highly anticipated sequel to his record-breaking superhero team-up and few in the audience were expecting it.

    What was shown preceding The Avengers: Age of Ultron title card was footage of an Iron Man armored suit transforming into Ultron, the villainous robot and one of Earth’s Mightiest’s greatest foes. Little did we know that the voice and face of that character would be James Spader.

    The man who played Dr. Daniel Jackson in the original Stargate film, won several awards for his role in Boston Legal and more recently had a starring role in the latter seasons of The Office, also having worked with Disney in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar nominated Lincoln, is going to play the primary antagonist of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    The news comes directly from Marvel who are continuing to embrace a trend of utilizing their own brand to promote internal news and the official casting is the second for The Avengers sequel having happily confirmed that Robert Downey Jr. had signed for both currently-planned Avengers sequels a few months earlier.

    The man who played Dr. Daniel Jackson in the original Stargate film, won several awards for his role in Boston Legal and more recently had a starring role in the latter seasons of The Office, also having worked with Disney in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar nominated Lincoln, is going to play the primary antagonist of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    The news comes directly from Marvel who are continuing to embrace a trend of utilizing their own brand to promote internal news and the official casting is the second for The Avengers sequel having happily confirmed that Robert Downey Jr. had signed for both currently-planned Avengers sequels a few months earlier.

    With Age of Ultron not beginning to shoot until next year, the timing of the casting announcement months before Thor: The Dark World hits theaters and while Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy is curious, if not timely. For the last week, headlines from both Disney-Marvel and rival studio Warner Bros./DC Entertainment have focused on high profile casting, with Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Olsen having been confirmed to be in talks with Marvel while Ben Affleck was officially announced to take on the iconic role of Batman in the Man of Steel sequel.

    Since Affleck is official and the other Marvel-associated names are not, perhaps Marvel is attempting to turn the buzz back towards them with an official announcement of their own regarding their highest profile and most bankable upcoming project.

    With a commanding voice and onscreen presence, coupled with his unique mannerisms, Spader is an unusual yet inspired choice. Yet, looking at his facial expression in the image from NBCs upcoming series The Blacklist above, Whedon made an appropriate and exciting selection. Our theories of Iron Man’s AI assistance Jarvis going rogue and the voice of the character (Paul Bettany) getting a chance to play Ultron is at least partly not going to be the case.

    We know Spader… Ultron is going to be a source of great pain and conflict for The Avengers and it’s becoming increasingly likely that one (or more?) of the heroes may not make it out alive. Who will die?

    Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

    author: CrazyBoothSocks
    source: ScreenRant

  • Sarah Joins Twitter

    There was an impromptu “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” reunion (on the Internet) on Tuesday when star Sarah Michelle Gellar joined Twitter, prompting her old castmates to welcome her to the madness.

    Her on-screen paramour David Boreanaz (Angel) gave her a tongue-in-cheek greeting:

    Emma Caulfield (Anya) praised the success of Gellar’s new CBS show “The Crazy Ones”:

    Eliza Dushku — who played Buffy’s former rival, Faith — proved that there are no hard feelings in real life, offering three pieces of advice via hashtag:

    Gellar sent her second tweet on Wednesday morning, and it was about “Buffy.” Be still our Sunnydale-loving hearts.

    Follow Sarah at https://twitter.com/RealSMG

    author: CrazyBoothSocks
    source: Huffingtonpost

  • Agents Of Shield: What Kind of Show?

    Ever since the show was announced, I can’t help suppress my fears that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. —the highly anticipated ABC series which premieres on Sept. 24—might be a case in which the concept is better than the execution.

    On paper, it certainly seems like a can’t-miss idea: a small-screen spin-off of Marvel’s The Avengers, to be executive-produced by Joss Whedon, the movie’s writer-director. And it certainly didn’t hurt that Whedon is a veteran of TV and the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one of the most fondly-remembered series from the last two decades. You can understand why ABC execs—eager to capitalize on the success of one of the top-grossing movies of all time—quickly gave the green light to Agents.

    There is also something oddly exciting for viewers of a certain age at the thought of Joss Whedon returning to television. He is that rare talent: able to work within the strictures of genre tropes and still deliver great stories and satisfying character development. From Buffy through Angel —yes, even that difficult fourth season—and Firefly, a Joss Whedon show was the closest thing to a guarantee of a good time that you could expect on TV.

    Of course, there’s a “but” coming—his last TV series, Dollhouse.

    Perhaps that’s not fair. While the show had its (many) problems, Whedon’s Midas Touch started to fade well before the first episodes aired. In fact, I’d argue that Serenity, his big-screen attempt to bring some form of closure to the gone-all-too-quickly Firefly, is perhaps the first time that Whedon stumbled as a storyteller after his Buffy peak. There’s an uneven quality to the story that leaves some of what should be the bigger moments unexpectedly flat, and feeling unearned in a way that they really shouldn’t.

    Dollhouse, stripped of the fun nostalgia of familiar characters in Star Wars-esque stories, was more obviously difficult to watch. Both the show’s concept—having as its main character a black-slate “doll” who has a new personality programmed into her every week by evil overlords—and execution made it feel like the anti-Buffy: unfocused where Buffy was razor sharp, and depowering instead of empowering.

    That discomfort continued to be apparent in Whedon’s next projects, the web series Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (he co-wrote and directed) and the movies The Cabin in The Woods (co-wrote) and Much Ado About Nothing (wrote and directed). Each of the projects had their appeal, but all felt like Whedon was awkwardly working against type and playing against his natural strengths in an attempt to demonstrate his range as an artist. It’s partly what I think made Avengers feel so welcome — this idea of “Fast-paced action, with equally fast-paced snarky dialogue? This is the Joss we’ve been hoping for!“

    It wasn’t, though. Avengers is a fun film, there’s no denying it, but it lacks anything close to the emotional resonance of Buffy. Whereas that series had subtext and meaning that underscored and gave depth to the monstrous, fantastic elements, Avengers is exactly what it appears to be (for better or worse). Just as Firefly‘s all-too-brief life had an impact on Whedon—after all, you never know quite when the rug is going to be pulled out from underneath you, so maybe the long game isn’t one you want to play after all—I can’t help but think that Dollhouse‘s similar fate pushed Whedon to be more less nuanced in his storytelling.

    Ultimately, then, what makes me nervous about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is which Whedon will have greater influence over the show as executive producer—the confident, contrary Buffy vet or the eager-to-please Avengers writer/director—and just how much influence he’ll have as executive producer. Doing superheroes on TV is tricky, and the answers to those questions could make the difference between S.H.I.E.L.D. being a must-watch as it continues, or just a curious footnote to the larger Marvel story.

    author: CrazyBoothSocks
    source: TIME

  • Much Ado About Nothing DVD

    Joss’s Much Ado About Nothing is being released on October 8th 2013 on both Blu Ray and DVD. You should be able to pre-order copies any place that sells DVD’s; I know you can at Wal-Mart and Amazon.

    The Blu Ray cover art is no different; instaed it says ‘Blu Ray and Digital copy’.

    author: CrazyBoothSocks
    source: Amazon

  • Nathan Talks Castle

    Nathan Fillion wants to light dynamite from a cigarette. He also wants to crack a safe.

    In fact, the Castlestar has at the ready, on his iPhone, a whole list of things he has yet to do as an actor, yet aspires to. Someday.

    “Land a plane…. Play my own double…. Hit a detonator button…,” he rattles off from his “to-do” list — in response to a TVLine reader’s question — during my visit to the ABC drama’s set. Continuing on: “Use a dynamite plunger…. Walk away from an explosion, in slow motion…. Defuse a bomb…..” Fillion stops, then reaches his thumb for the backspace button. “Actually, I can scratch that last one off. I did that,” in last season’s Castle episode, “Still.”

    THE MARRYING MAN? | As mystery novelist Richard Castle, Fillion has in fact helped his partner in crimefighting, Kate Beckett (played by Stana Katic), “defuse” all sorts of intense situations. But as Season 5 drew to a close, the proverbial fuse was burning on their biggest collaboration of all: romance.

    To recap: For four years, Castle and his NYPD detective muse indeed danced around their ever-increasing Last season then found feelings for one another, ultimately caving in to their desires in the Season 4 finale. them trying, with some (albeit ephemeral) success, to keep their relationship under wraps at the 12th precinct. It all built to last May’s season finale, in which Castle blindsided his love with a ring and a question: “Katherine Houghton Beckett — will you marry me?”

    Getting Rick on bended knee wasn’t easy, the way Season 5 winded down. In fact, for a stretch there, viewers — and Kate herself — had to wonder if he was going to go the other way with his swing set speechifying and bail on their relationship. After all, a prior episode found Kate calling into question Rick’s appreciation of her, priming the head-turning cop for a pass from a dashing wannabe suitor (played by Ioan Gruffudd in the episode “The Squab and the Quail”).

    While some were quick to carp that those obstacles weren’t organic, that Kate’s concerns about Rick’s commitment did not jibe with the fact that he sat on a bomb with her, Fillion appreciates the need for friction.

    “When you’re watching television, you tend to want for a fairytale. But what we, I think, are experiencing on Castle is more reality-driven,” he offers. “These things happen in real life. These. Things. Happen. All the time. People make decisions in the moment that have repercussions, and it doesn’t seem like a big deal in the moment, but the repercussions are there. That is real life.”

    CASTLE PULLS THE TRIGGER | Reflecting on Rick’s ultimate play there at the playground, Fillion says, “It seemed like a natural progression,” adding that the show’s creator Andrew W. Marlowe and the writers “have been very artful” over the years “with the ‘Will they, won’t they,’ they will, where will it go from here” dynamic between the lead characters.

    “It’s a bit of a dance,” he observes, “because when you’ve got a successful television program that’s doing well, you don’t want to mess with it too much, you don’t want any jarring changes, I don’t think. And they’ve been very artful with it.”

    For Castle — who hasn’t the best track record as a husband and has never lacked female company — proposing marriage was testament to a new maturity. Yet when I ask Fillion if it made him “feel good” to see Rick take that step, as the man who plays the pretend author, he politely waves off the suggestion.

    “I really don’t think of it in those terms. I think of it more in terms of the well-being of the show,” he counters. “I mean, I come to work every day and I don’t really think, ‘What’s in it for me?’ This is a real team effort, and when you’re here every day, when there’s 60 guys here and we’re all doing the same thing, and we’re all plugging away — and a lot of people here are working a lot harder than I am — I tend to think of it in terms of the well-being of the show.”

    How that bended-knee business plays out for Rick and his would-be fiancee, Fillion of course can’t say. That’s what the Season 6 premiere, airing Monday at 10/9c, will reveal. Show boss Marlowe, meanwhile, teases that while the writers “toyed with” a few different outcomes, ultimately “we’re always looking for what’s most honest and what’s going to be most challenging. And with where the characters were in the finale, [the path they choose] is honest.”

    ROLES OF A LIFETIME | At the time I spoke with Fillion – sitting across from each other in the 12th’s interrogation room, natch, as his ABC series was lensing Episode 3 — he had quite a summer already behind him. His Fireflyboss Joss Whedon’s art house effort Much Ado About Nothing had been released two months prior. Monsters University, in which he cannily voiced a chest-puffing frat house stud, had just hit theaters. And Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, where he played the messenger god Hermes, was on its way to the Cineplex. All that, and a whole season of Castle capers in front of him.

    So I must ask: “Is this the most satisfied you have ever been as an actor?”

    “I’m having a really good time,” he states, grinning. “I’m always amazed that I’m continually invited to participate in projects that I’m thrilled about being a part of.

    author: CrazyBoothSocks
    source: TVLine

  • Julie Benz Talks Taken

    Tonight is the new Lifetime movie “Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker.” On Sept, 21, 411 Mania shared an interview with the star of the movie Julie Benz. What did she have to say about playing this role?

    Julie is known for her time on the shows “Defiance” and “Dexter.” This movie talks about human trafficking and Julie is admitting that she knew about this already before the movie so she did understand it. They did their filming in Bulgaria, but the movie is set in Moscow. It is all about human and sex trafficking of two young girls.

    Her character is the mother of one of the girls. She loves that she played a strong character that could have been played by a man or a woman. There were a lot of intense scenes, but she loved filming this movie and it is great to get the word out about the problems that happen in the world. Check out the preview in this video.

    “Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker” will air tonight on Lifetime. Please like my Facebook to stay up to date on the latest news.

    author: CrazyBoothSocks
    source: Examiner