Peter Pan Live! had the makings of a hit after the success of The Sound of Music—Christopher Walken as a singing and dancing Captain Hook! Allison Williams to draw the millennials! But NBC’s second attempt at a live production fell far from what was expected of it. Who’s to blame for the low ratings of Peter Pan Live?
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Zachary Levi has signed on to star in NBC’s Heroes Reborn, EW has confirmed.
Syfy’s new time-traveling thriller 12 Monkeys will quickly differentiate itself from the 1995 film on which it is based by actually giving hope for the future.
The series stars Nikita’s Aaron Stanford as time traveler James Cole, who hails from a decimated future and journeys back to present day in a bid to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will pretty much annihilate the human race in 2017.
The catalyst for heading to the past comes after a team of scientists uncovers a message from virologist Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) seemingly warning them that Dr. Leland Goines (Željko Ivanek) is to blame for their dystopian future. Of course, not all is what it seems when it comes to time traveling, so Cole is forced to team up with Railly and seek the help of mental patient Jennifer Goines (Emily Hampshire)—yes, she’s related to the seemingly bad guy, and yes, she’s crazy because of events connecting to the eventual end of the world—who believes a group called the Army of the 12 Monkeys are to blame for the virus that goes on to claim most of humanity.
How does this all differ from the film? Well, when Bruce Willis attempted to change the past, he was always destined to fail as the movie explored themes of being unable to change your fate. On the series, however, things can and will change, which offers up a glimmer of hope that Cole’s mission isn’t all for naught. To get the scoop on the new series, EW sat down with executive producer Natalie Chaidez:
Bravo has already tested the scripted programming waters with The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce. Now, the network is preparing to debut their newest scripted series this summer with the half-hour comedy Odd Mom Out. Premiering on June 8, the series is loosely based on the life of star and author Jill Kargman and focuses on the interactions of various wealthy mothers on New York’s Upper East Side; Saturday Night Live‘s Abby Elliot and Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead‘s Joanna Cassidy co-star. Basically, think of the show as Gossip Girl meets Sex and the City meets Babies R Us. Watch EW’s exclusive new trailer for the series below…
He’s faced dinosaurs on prehistoric earth and mobsters in vintage Vegas, but now Jason O’Mara will go up against gangsters in USA’s new drama Complications.
When it was announced that Lyndsy Fonseca had joined the cast of Agent Carter, many Nikita fans may have assumed that she’d come out swinging. But after the premiere, they realized her character Angie is just an aspiring actress stuck working at the local Automat as a waitress while she tries to make her dreams come true. Of course, this made many viewers suspect that Angie might actually be a spy tasked with getting close to Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).
ABC’s new midseason drama The Whispers is a mystery within a mystery.
The series is described as a race against the clock to defeat an unseen entity out to destroy the world. The entity uses children to do their bidding, purporting to be their imaginary friend named Drill. Of course, Drill is not really imaginary. But what is he (it?)? ABC really doesn’t want you to know—and we’ll respect that during this story—but some online sleuthing may provide you with answers. (Hint, hint.)
Nuanced murder mystery series have become very popular in recent years, begging the question how ABC’s new drama Secrets and Lies will differentiate itself from the crowd.
Secrets and Lies stars Ryan Phillippe as Ben Crawford, a man who becomes the number one suspect after he discovers the body of his neighbor’s son in the woods. The drama also stars Juliette Lewis as the obsessive Detective Cornell out to prove Ben is guilty.
“Ours is so much better,” Lewis joked to reporters of the comparisons to Broadchurch and its American remake, Gracepoint, during the Television Critics Association’s winter TV previews.
When American Crime debuts in March, it will become one of the most topical new series to hit the air this season.
The new limited series from Oscar winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) follows the investigation and trial surrounding the racially-charged murder of a veteran in Modesto, Calif., from multiple perspectives, including characters portrayed by Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Regina King, Benito Martinez and Elvis Nolasco.
Though American Crime was developed before the recent surge of alleged police brutality, Ridley notes that viewers will find that the series will draw parallels to the events surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York and other such instances that have made headlines over the last few years.
Though it seems like Revenge is inching closer to concluding its story, ABC boss Paul Lee told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s winter TV previews that the series is still going strong.
The Blacklist is stocking up on guest stars for its upcoming two-parter that kicks off following the Super Bowl.
EW has learned exclusively that David Strathairn and Janel Moloney will appear in the post-Super Bowl episode, while Gloria Reuben will appear in in the second part, which airs on The Blacklist’s new night on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
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