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Twitter victim, Charlotte Dawson, tonight revealed the ferocity of the death threats that she recieved in a paid interview with 60 Minutes Australia. The 46 year old New Zealand native, ended up in hospital after she tweeted “you win x” with a picture of a hand holding tablets at 2.07am on Wednesday night. Her attempt at suicide highlights the severity of cyber bullying.

Here is the interview. Continue reading »

 

At 7.30am in New Zealand, Throng Australia will recap live the opening ceremony of London 2012.

Leading the New Zealand team for the 2012 London Olympics is runner and flag bearer Nick Willis. While Australia will have the basketballer from The Opals, Lauren Jackson, the three time silver medalist at the games, leading the charge for Australia. Continue reading »

This was just posted on Throng Australia.

Ten’s new morning news and talk show Breakfast is rating so poorly, that it surely could not be considered sustainable. Ratings average around the 40,000 mark, but have hit as low as 24,000 on some mornings.

With Seven’s Sunrise reaching over 400,000 on average, Nine’s Today not far behind in the high 300,000’s and ABC’s breakfast offering reaching around 70,000 over two channels, Ten’s Breakfast has had no impact on the three existing offerings. Continue reading »

US TV network CBS has announced it’s official list of what shows will be renewed and there are some big name shows missing from the list. Namely 2 and a Half Men.

Apparently Warner Bros are in preliminary negotiations regarding ordering more seasons. As Chuck Lorre said earlier this week, “It’s unusual when they cancel a show that’s in the Top 10, so I think there’s hope… [but] everybody’s gotta sign back up” — namely, Ashton Kutcher.

Also missing from the list are Unforgettable, Rules of Engagement, A Gifted Man, CSI:NY and CSI: Miami.

Here are the official renewed shows

Comedy
2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
Mike & Molly

Drama
Blue Bloods
Criminal Minds
CSI
The Good Wife
Hawaii Five-0
The Mentalist
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
Person of Interest

Other
48 Hours Mystery
60 Minutes
The Amazing Race
Survivor
Undercover Boss

The Big Bang Theory has scored the ultimate nerdy coup: Theoretical
physicist Stephen Hawking will make a guest appearance in an upcoming episode. This add’s to the news that Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy is doing a voice over on the show.

Hawking has been invited to appear on the show before, but at the
time he was too ill to make an appearance. Hawking will play himself and
has already filmed his “run in” with Sheldon (Jim Parsons). Previously,
Hawking has made guest appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation,
The Simpsons, and Futurama.

Will Angelina Jolie be on Ryan Murphy’s – American Horror Story ?

American Horror Story is going after Angelina Jolie… sort of.

Ryan Murphy & Co. have quietly begun casting a major new Season 2 arch nemesis for Jessica Lange — and they’re using one of Jolie’s most famous movie roles as their template.

The series regular character, Gia, is described as a fierce, ferocious, extremely sexual and dangerous wild-child sexpot who harbors a secret — “think Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted,” reads the casting notice. As such, interested actresses should be in their mid-20s and Caucasian. Intrestingly Jolie also played the lead role of Gia in the telemovie about a supermadel of the same name and won an Emmy.

Production on Horror Story‘s second season doesn’t get underway in mid-July, so producers are giving themselves ample time to find the right performer for the plum part. I really can’t see the enigmatic Jolie heading to TV can you?

2 Broke Girls to Get Cameo from Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart is making a cameo on 2 Broke Girls.

The domestic diva will play herself in an upcoming episode of CBS’ rookie hit.

In the episode, Max and Caroline plan to crash a big event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art  that Stewart is scheduled to attend. Their mission: Get the legendary tastemaker to give their cupcakes the seal of approval.

Glee to do Whitney Tribute!

Though Glee has honored the late Whitney Houston with a timely cover of “I Will Always Love You,” it has been confirmed that New Directions will once again and more purposefully celebrate the musical icon this season with one of its signature tribute episodes.

First reported by E! Online, the drama is currently in production on the special installment that centers on the growing pains of Glee‘s graduating seniors. “It’s using Whitney’s music as a way to say goodbye,” a source tells the site. “A way to respectfully say ‘thank you’ for her music.”

Whitney Houston passed away February 11th 2012

Jon Cryer to put himself up for Best Actor Emmy rather than Supporting?

After six consecutive years of vying in the Supporting Actor in a Comedy race, Two and a Half Men‘s Jon Cryer reportedly will submit himself in the lead category at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

As noted by the Gold Derby awards-centric website, which first reported on the change-up, both Cryer (whose camp would not confirm the move) and then-costar Charlie Sheen submitted for Lead Actor during the first two years of Men‘s run, but with zero success. After Cryer downshifted to the supporting race starting in 2006, he netted a supporting nod every single year, while Sheen went on to amass four lead nods. Winning!

With Sheen “moved on” now, and the supporting comedy actor race as competitive as ever (thanks to the Modern Family men) — and, as Gold Derby points out, both Steve Carell (gone from The Office) and Matt LeBlanc (Episodes is not eligible this year) out of the mix, Cryer’s move seems prudent.

Is he strong enough to compete against other possible nominees including co-star Ashton Kutcher, in a show that is steadily declining?

 

MAJOR UPDATE 11/3/12

New Pilot’s are being filmed in the USA right now from the likes of
Ryan Murphy (Glee), Kevin Williamson (Vampire Diaries) and Shondra
Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy). Here are a few of the highlights of the USA Pilot Season 2012. 

ABC
COMEDY

American Judy
A cosmopolitan woman gets married,
becomes a fish out of water in the suburbs having to juggle stepkids,
her mother-in-law and the ex wife of her husband, who also happens to be
the town sheriff.
Cast: Judy Greer (2 and a Half Men), Mimi Kennedy

Counter Culture
Three aging sisters run their West Texas family diner together, with sibling dynamics always getting in the way.
Cast: Margo Martindale (A Gifted Man)

Dan Fogelman’s Untitled Alien Comedy
Centers on a
family that moves into a coveted New Jersey gated community only to
discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens disguised
as humans.
Cast: Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz (The Lost Boys), Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Tim Jo

Date Night
Newlyweds Annie (Mandy Moore) and Ben
get the opportunity of a lifetime to run a hip, new restaurant in
Annie’s hometown bringing her closer to her needy and high-maintenance
family.
Cast: Mandy Moore (Grey’s Anatomy), Majandra Delfino (Roswell)

How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life
Polly,
a recently divorced single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents,
Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no bounds.
Cast: Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Elizabeth Perkins (Moonlight and Valentino) Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond)

Malibu Country
After her “good ‘ol boy” rock star husband cheats on her and burns through most of their money, Reba divorces him and moves her three kids
and mom from Nashville to the only asset they have left—a little house
in Malibu.  There she’ll try to reignite her own singing career and keep
herself and her three kids from being corrupted by the materialistic and rarified Malibu world she now calls home.
Cast: Reba McEntire (Reba)

Only Fools and Horses
Based on the British
format, the comedy chronicles the misadventures of two streetwise
brothers and their aging grandfather as they concoct outrageous, morally
questionable get-rich-quick schemes in their quest to become
millionaires.
Cast: John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge) Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future)

Prairie Dogs
Neil, an uncool cubicle worker
(“prairie dog”) at one of the coolest companies in the world, is the
victim of identity theft.  When he discovers the thief has created a
much more fulfilling, kick ass life with his identity than he ever has,
he engages the charismatic conman to help him change his life.
Cast: Kal Penn (How I met Your Mother), Michaela Watkins (Enlightened) Cary Elwes (Princess Bride)

The Smart One
A brilliant and successful woman
(Portia de Rossi) who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but
more popular sister — a former beauty queen, weather girl and now
big-city mayor.
Cast: Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development), Malin Akerman, Jean Smart (Designing Women), David Arquette (Scream)

Untitled Kari Lizer project
Hilary
Pfeiffer-Dunne, a high powered executive who has dominated corporate
America for years, faces the biggest challenge of her life when she
finds herself unemployed and acting as a full-time mom to her two
teenagers.
Cast: Mary McCormack (The West Wing)

Untitled Adam Sztykiel project
A raw and hilarious peek behind the curtain of modern twentysomething relationships.
Cast: Unknown 

White Van Man
Based
on the British format, revolves around a man who is forced to put his
dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from
his father.
Cast: Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons, Leah Remini (King of Queens)

DRAMA

666 Park Ave.
When a young couple accepts an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings
in New York City, they unwittingly begin to experience supernatural
occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the
building. Based on the book by Gabriella Pierce.
Cast: Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Rachel Taylor (Grey’s Anatomy) Vanessa Williams

Americana
A soap revolving around a legendary fashion designer and his family business.
Cast:
Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace), Natalie Mendoza (Hotel Babylon)
Tiffany Hines (Nikita), Ashley Greene (Twilight), Christine Adams (Terra
Nova)

Beauty and the Beast
A fantasy reimagining of the classic
fairy tale set in a mythical, dangerous world where a beautiful and
tough princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast.
Cast:
Aussie Meegan Warner (Paper Giants),  F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus),
fellow Aussie Chris Egan, Darlus Campbell, Ruth Bradley and Monique
Cumen.

Devious Maids
Based on the Mexican format, this
soap follows four maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they
work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Cast: Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Dania Ramirez (Entourage), Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), Judy Reyes (Scrubs) Susan Lucci

Gilded Lilys (Shondra Rhimes)
Revolves around the opening of the first luxury hotel in New York
in 1895 and the intermingling of love, treachery and disdain between
the classes set against a backdrop of vicious family rivalries,
scandalous secrets and conflict and co-mingling of the classes.
Cast:
Blythe Danner (Will and Grace), Sarah Bolger, Madeline Zima (The Nanny)
Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights) John Barrowman (Doctor Who)

Gotham
After pursuing a seemingly unsolvable
case, a female cop discovers a magical world that exists within New York
City. A world that goes unseen by normal humans takes all of the
familiar N.Y. landmarks and reinvents them in a magical, otherworldly
manner.
Cast: Unknown

The Last Resort
Centers on the crew of a U.S.
nuclear submarine who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles,
wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare
themselves to be the world’s smallest nuclear nation.
Cast: Scott
Speedman (Felicity), Andre Braugher, Daisy Betts, Autumn Reeser, Daniel
Lissing, Camille de Pazzis, Max Adler (Glee) Jessy Schram (Falling
Skies)

Nashville
A family soap set against the backdrop
of the Nashville music scene revolving around one star at her peak and
another on the rise.
Cast: Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen (Home and Away) Robert Wisdom (Burn Notice) Hayden Panettiere (Heroes)

Penoza
Based on the Dutch format, PENOZA centers
on the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her
husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family.
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Luke Goss (Bros – yes that 80’s group) and Lee Tergesen.

Untitled Roland Emmerich election drama
An astrophysics grad student in NYC learns that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil.
Cast: Max Thieriot, Yaya DaCosta (Ugly Betty)

Scruples
Based on the Judith Krantz novel, the
sexy soap is set in the late 1970s and follows a socialite who,
following her husband’s death, seeks to open a fashion-forward boutique
in the heart of Beverly Hills.
Cast: Claire Forlani (AntiTrust), Boris Kodjoe

Zero Hour
A bizarre twist of fate pulls a man
who’s spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine into one of
the most compelling conspiracies in human history.
Cast: Scott Michael Foster (Greek)

CBS
COMEDY

Friend Me
Twentysomething best friends
Evan and Rob move from their hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to L.A. to
begin their new lives working at Groupon. Evan has trouble breaking his
old slothful habits and rather than go out after work to explore L.A.
and meet new people, prefers to play online poker with his friends back home. Rob has different plans and is determined to drag Evan, kicking and screaming, along with him.
Cast: Parvesh Cheena (Outsourced)

Partners
A personal story of two lifelong friends and their business partners. Architects
Charlie and Louis’ friendship has lasted longer than either of their
romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When
Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend, Louis’ neurotic attempts
to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship.
Cast: Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), Michael Urie, David Krumholtz (Numb3rs)

Super Fun Night
Revolves around three nerdy female friends on their “funcomfortable” quest to have “super fun” every Friday night.
Cast: Rebel Wilson (Pizza)

Untitled Dorf/Falcone project
Comedy series about
a 37-year-old man (Ben Falcone) who loses everything he has in the real
estate collapse and finds himself back at home in the house he grew up
in … with his parents.
Cast: Ben Falcone (Joey)

Untitled Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti project
Nick
has a health scare and realizes Wendy, his best friend and business
partner of 15 years, is “the one.” Now he has to figure out how to break
it to her.
Cast: Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba)

Untitled Louis C.K., Spike Feresten
An ensemble comedy revolving around young people as they try to achieve their creative dreams in these tough financial times.
Cast: Unknown

Untitled Nick Stoller
Loosely based on Stoller’s
real-life experiences, the ensemble revols around a gy who gets his
heart broken by his girlfriend and now must work one cubicle away from
her at an ad agency.
Cast: Michael Angarano (Will and Grace), Adam Campbell, Amanda Lund

DRAMA

Applebaum
Based on Ayelet Waldman’s Mommy Track
Mysteries series of books in which a former public defender becomes a
private investigator to keep from being bored to death as a stay-at-home
mom.
Cast: Unknown

Baby Big Shot
A legal drama that centers on a
working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more
polished colleagues at a top New York law firm.
Cast: Toni Trucks, Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives)

Elementary
A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the famed detective now living in New York City.
Cast: Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter)

Untitled Wootton/Berlanti (previously Golden Boy)
Revolves around the making of a man and tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to police commissioner.
Cast: Chi McBride (Boston Public), Kevin Alejandro (True Blood), Ryan Phillippe (Antitrust), Stella Maeve (The Runaways)

Quean
An edgy and independent millennial hacker girl teams up with an Oakland police detective to solve crimes.
Cast: Unknown

Trooper
A common-sense mother-turned-New York state trooper.
Cast: Mira Sorvino – rumoured

Untitled Ralph Lamb
Period piece set in the 1960s centered on the true story of Ralph Lamb – rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas.
Cast: Carrie Anne Moss (Matrix), Dennis Quaid (InnerSpace) and Michael Chiklis (No Ordinary Family)

Widow Detective
A decorated police detective
becomes a surrogate husband, lover and father to the families of three
partners lost in the line of duty.
Cast: Unknown

NBC
COMEDY

1600 Penn
What happens when you’re the most
ordinary family in the world but your father is the president of the
United States? A modern family-type of show set in the White House where
all the kids are far from perfect.
Cast: Josh Gad (Love and Other Drugs)

Animal Kingdom
An office comedy revolving around a House-like veterinarian who loves animals but typically hates their owners.
Cast: Justin Kirk (Weeds)

Daddy’s Girls
Revolves around a young woman who
returns home from overseas to find her father in a serious relationship
with the “mean girl” from her high school.
Cast: Christine Woods (FlashForward), Nicky Whelan, Brenda Song (The Suite Life of Jack and Cody), Cedric Yarbrough

Downwardly Mobile
The proprietor of a mobile home
park serves as a surrogate mother to all the unique people who live
there in a challenging economy.
Cast: Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Roseanne), Romy Rosemont (Glee) and Mary Birdsong (Reno 911!)

Friday Night Dinner
An adaptation of the British
series that revolves around the Goodmans, a traditional Jewish family as
they observe Shabbat dinners in which twentysomething brothers Adam and
Jonny visit their parents.
Cast: Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Allison Janney (The West Wing), Kevin Bigley, Gil Ozeri, Aya Cash

Go On
An irreverent yet charming sportscaster
tries to move on from loss and finds solace from the members of his
mandatory group therapy sessions.
Cast: Julie White (Transformers), Matthew Perry (Friends)

Isabel
Inspired by the French-Canadian series Le
Monde De Charlotte, a normal angry middle-class family wrestles with the
challenges of everyday life while raising a daughter with magical
qualities.
Cast: Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River), Kevin Nealon (Weeds), Sophia Schloss, Abigail Mavity, Skyler Gisondo

Lady Friends
Two friends, Nicole and Jen, who
lead vastly different lives. Nicole has a perfect family and
trouble-free pregnancy; while Jen has a strained relationship with her
family, trouble with men and gained weight while on a diet.
Cast: Josh Hopkins (CougarTown), Minnie Driver (The Riches),  Andrea Anders

Next Caller Please
A gender comedy revolving around a brash alpha male DJ and his feminist co-host set in the office of a satellite radio station.
Cast: Collette Wolfe (Cougar Town) Dane Cook

The New Normal (Ryan Murphy)
Revolves around a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate for them as they grow their family.
Cast: Andrew Rannells, Ellen Barkin (Drop Dead Gorgeous)

The Sarah Silverman Project
Logline: Revolves
around a woman readjusting to single life following a decadelong live-in
relationship. Loosely based on Silverman’s life.
Cast: Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program), Harris Wittels, June Raphael, Tig Notaro, Ken Leung (Lost)

Save Me
A woman who lets herself go in a broken marriage transforms into a version of herself and creates miracles along the way.
Cast: Anne Heche (Men In Trees), Alexandra Breckenridge, Michael Landes, Heather Burns, Madison Davenport

Untitled Hilary Winston
A shy and focused woman
leans on her co-workers in a bid to come out of her shell and plot
revenge after being dumped by her fiancé.
Cast: Aubrey Dollar

Untitled Jimmy Fallon
Three thirtysomething guys who enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact that they haven’t grown up themselves.
Cast: Jesse Bradford (Outlaw), Anthony Anderson

DRAMA

Bad Girls
Adapted from the long-running U.K.
series, follows the ins and outs of a group of unlikely women in a
federal prison: a scandalous female warden, her new protégé and a host
of inmates — some mothers, some friends — who struggle with loyalties
to people on the inside and outside.
Cast: Jurnee Smollett (Friday Night Lights) Amy Smart (Shameless), Karolina Wydra (House)

Beautiful People
An imaginative and thematically
rich ensemble “what-if” drama set 10 minutes in the future where
families of mechanical human beings exist to service the human
population — until some of the mechanicals begin to “awaken.”
Cast:
James Murray (Coronation Street), Patrick Heusinger, Frances Conroy (Six
Feet Under), Andrea Parker, Jud Tylor, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Madisen
Beatey, Cody Christian, David Conrad, Tovah Feldshuh, Ernie Hudson

Chicago Fire
Action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department
Cast: Taylor Kinney (Vampire Diaries), Eamonn Walker

County
Revolves around the lives of a group of
young doctors, nurses and administrators in a frenetic underfunded and
morally compromising L.A. County hospital.
Cast: Jason Ritter (The Event), Aimee Garcia, Michael B. Jordan, Jess Weixler, Agam Darshi

Do No Harm
A brilliant neurosurgeon wrestles with
his dangerous alter-ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal
and processional life.
Cast: Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me), Alana De La Garza, Mousa Kraish, Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show)

The Frontier
Revolves around a group who follows their dreams and heads West from Missouri across the uncharted country in the 1840s.
Cast: Ethan Embry, Megan Ferguson, Jake McLaughlin, Bridget Regan, Al Weaver, Gina Bramhill, Erik Jensen

Midnight Sun
A thriller in which a female FBI
cult specialist begins to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a
group commune in Alaska who uncovers a larger conspiracy in the process.
Based on an Israeli format.
Cast: Unknown

Notorious
An opulent soap in which a female
detective returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in — as
the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who
was once her closest friend.
Cast: Victor Garber (Alias)

Revolution (J.J.Abrahms)
Follows a group of
characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world
where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.
Cast:Unknown

FOX
COMEDY

Ben Fox Is My Manny
A single mother gets an
assist from her brother who moves in with her to help her raise her
baby. The title character is a heightened version of Fox’s brother, Ben
Fox.
Cast: Maggie Jones (We Bought a Zoo), Echo Kellum, Abby Elliott (SNL)

El Jefe (aka The Boss)
Tossed out of his
Brentwood home, an affable but lost 30-year-old guy moves in with his
longtime Latin American nanny and goes head to head with her
strong-willed son and finds himself in a family and work life very
different than the ones he grew up in.
Cast: Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars)

The Goodwin Games
High-concept family comedy about a father who leaves his fortune to his three children — only if they agree to his terms.
Cast: Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) Scott Foley (Grey’s Anatomy)

Let It Go
Ensemble comedy about a married couple,
his best friend and her sister as they try to navigate, negotiate and
sometimes manipulate society’s unspoken rules.
Cast: Zachary Levi (Chuck)

Like Father
Comedy centering on a father-son relationship, inspired by Lawrence’s real-life experience.
Cast: Colin Ferguson

Little Brother
A man learns he has a half-brother who happens to be an ex-con.
Cast: John Stamos (Full House), T.J. Miller, Rosa Salazar, Gillian Vigman, Izabela Vidovic

Living Loaded
A partying blogger is forced to change career plans when he becomes a radio host.
Cast: Donald Sutherland (Dirty Sexy Money), Mike Vogel (Pan Am), Michael Marc Friedman

Must Hire
An uptight, young executive hires his
dad for an entry-level position and is shocked to discover that his new
hire is a disruptive office clown.
Cast: Unknown

Prodigy Bully
Based on the one-minute movies by Hank Perlman, a young boy genius uses his brains and brawn to get what ever he wants.
Cast: Mike O’Malley (Glee)

Rebounding
An uplifting comedy about a man
recovering from the death of his fiancé with the help of the idiots on
his pickup basketball team.
Cast: Malcolm Barrett (Southland), Hayes MacArthur, Aly Michalka (Hellcats)

Untitled Mindy Kaling comedy
A young Bridget Jones-type doctor tries to navigate her personal and professional lives.
Cast: Mindy Kaling (The Office), Ed Weeks

DRAMA

The Asset
Spy drama that revolves around a female agent set in the New York office of the CIA.
Cast: Ali Larter (Heroes), Jamie Chung (Hangover Part 2)

Guilty
Centers on a smart and ethically
questionable defense attorney who uses his unique methods to solve cases
he’s been banned from handling after he’s stripped of his license to
practice law after being falsely convicted of fraud.
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr (Jerry McGuire), Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted)

Untitled Karyn Usher project
Logline: The
orphaned 17-year-old daughter of a CIA operative encounters a mysterious
rogue agent/assassin who serves as both her surrogate father and
professional mentor in the spy world.
Cast: Saxon Sharbino, Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Angela Bassett(alias)

Untitled Kevin Williamson serial killer drama
A
thriller revolving around a diabolical serial killer who uses technology
to create a cult of serial killers and the FBI agent who finds himself
in the middle of it.
Cast: Kevin Bacon (Footloose), James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry, Raylan Givens (Justified), JeananneGossen (Alcatraz)

Untitled Josh Berman medical drama
A young female
thoracic surgeon who becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia is
forced to moonlight as a “mob doctor” while also working full-time at
Chicago’s most prominent hospital.
Cast: Jordana Spiro (Dexter)

CW
DRAMA

Arrow
Based on the DC Comics title, published by
DC Entertainment, this hourlong drama is a modern retelling of the
legendary DC Comics character Green Arrow.
Cast: Stephen Amell (Private Practice), David Ramsey (Dexter), Susanna Thompson, Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland

Beauty and the Beast
Loosely based on Beauty and the Beast series from the 1980s, this is a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist.

Cast: Kristin Kreuk, Austin Basis

The Carrie Diaries
Based on the novel by Candace
Bushnell, a young Carrie Bradshaw comes of age in the 1980s, asking her
first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring
the worlds of high school and Manhattan.
Cast: Stefania Owen (The Lovely Bones) Freema Aggeman (Doctor Who)

Cult
An inquisitive, young female production
assistant on a wildly popular television show joins a journalist blogger
in investigating the show’s rabid fans. Together, the duo finds the
fans might be recreating crime scenes from the show in their real lives
— behavior that has lead to a rash of disappearances and a likely
murder.
Cast: Jessica Lucas (90210), Alona Tal, Robert Knepper (Prison Break)

First Cut
Logline: Glad to leave her nerdy past
behind for a fresh start in the adult professional world, a newly minted
doctor discovers that, sadly and comically, life at the hospital where
she works is no different than high school.
Cast: Unknown

Joey Dakota
Based on the Israeli format Danny
Hollywood.  In this romantic-time-travel-musical, a documentary
filmmaker travels back in time to the 1990’s where she meets and falls
in love with the rock star subject of her film. When she unexpectedly
returns to present day, she must find her way back to the past to
reunite with her love and prevent his untimely death.
Cast: Aussie Craig Horner, Amber Stevens (Greek)

Shelter
Drama set at an historic New England
summer resort where the new and returning staff attend to the practical,
emotional and often comical needs of the guests while navigating
friendships, rivalries and romances of their own.
Cast: Unknown

The Selection
Based on the forthcoming series of
books by Kiera Cass, The Selection is an epic romance set 300 years in
the future which centers on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery
to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn
nation at a crossroads.
Cast: Unknown

This post will update – last updated 11/03/12

 

Terra Nova extinct for now!

USA channel Fox has pulled the plug on its pricey prehistoric drama Terra Nova that currently airs on Saturday nights at 7.30pm on TV3

The Steven Spielberg show is currently being shopped around to other networks by 20th Century Fox Television.

“Bad news guys, Terra Nova has been cancelled by Fox,” leading man Jason O’Mara (Life on Mars – also cancelled – is he the kiss of death?) tweeted late Monday. “We’re gonna try and get another network to do it. Stand by.”

Justified Renewed

FX has ordered 13 episodes for season four of its Emmy® Award-winning hit drama series Justified, announced Americas FX Vice President Nick Grad.

“Justified is one of television’s best series and this season has reinforced that excellence,” said Grad. “Graham Yost and his writing team continue to deliver compelling material and richly drawn characters brought to life by the brilliance of Timothy Olyphant and our terrific ensemble cast.  Their work is validated by universal acclaim, awards, and ratings that have grown every year. We look forward to many more seasons to come.”

Developed for television by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, Justified is based on the popular Elmore Leonard character “Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens” from his short story Fire in the Hole and some of his other novels.

“There are many reasons all of us on Justified are grateful to get a chance to do another season,” said Yost.  “We get to do more work with amazing actors, writers, producers, directors, musicians, editors and a jaw-droppingly talented crew.  We get to keep doing a show that appeals to a wide demographic: people in Harlan, retired US Marshals, criminals (we honestly did hear that), and, most happily, our guide, our muse, Elmore Leonard.  Best of all, we get to keep doing a show on FX (and while that may sound like craven ass-kissing, when you look at their roster, you can’t help but feel grateful to be on that list).”

“Graham’s modern day take on the western and masterful storytelling have helped bring the genre to the forefront,” said John Westphal, Senior Vice President, US. current programming, Sony Pictures Television. “The storytelling and performances brought to life by Tim Olyphant, Walton Goggins and the rest of the cast, continue to elevate the series season after season.”

Katherine Heigl NOT returning to Greys Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes has confirmed what was pretty much expected – Izzie Stevens, Katherine Heigl’s charachter will not be returning to the show.

After actress Ellen Pompeo was on Chelsea Lately last week she laughed and said “No, I don’t think that’s happening,” when asked about the prospect of her former co-star returning to the series.

Creator Rhimes was even more definitive about a possible Izzie comeback.

“We are on a track we have been planning, and the idea of changing that track is not something we are interested in right now,” Rhimes tells TV Guide Magazine, adding that it’s “really nice to hear [Heigl] appreciating the show.”

In January, Katherine told E! Online: “I’ve told them I want to [return]. I don’t know … Being a showrunner and being a writer of a TV series like that is so complicated that, I mean, she’s got how many characters are there now? There’s a lot and so she’s balancing about 40 different storylines, so I don’t know if it fits in to their sort of vision for this season or next or however many seasons it goes.”

Winners are in bold!
 

Best Picture

War Horse
The Artist
Moneyball
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Hugo
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Actress

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Actor

Demian Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Supporting Actress

Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Director

Michel Hazanivicus, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Best Original Screenplay

Michel Hazanivicius, The Artist
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumulo, Bridesmaids
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Beau Willimon and Grant Heslov, The Ides of March
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin, Moneyball
Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Foreign Feature

Bullhead
Footnote
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar
A Separation

Best Animated Feature

A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

Art Direction

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

Cinematography

The Artist
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Costume Design

Anonymous
The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

Documentary Feature

Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

Documentary Short Subject

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Film Editing

Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Kevin Tent, The Descendants
Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Thelma Schoonmaker, Hugo
Christopher Tellefsen, Moneyball

Makeup

Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle, Albert Nobbs
Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, The Iron Lady

Music (Original Score)

John Williams, The Adventures of Tintin
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Howard Shore, Hugo
Alberto Iglesias, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
John Williams, War Horse

Music (Original Song)

“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

Sound Editing

Drive
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Sound Mixing

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Visual Effects

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Short Film (Animated)

Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Short Film (Live Action)

Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic