EXCLUSIVE: Mark A. Altman talks about adapting the 1999 cult film for TV; Kickstarter effort poised to wrap
by BRYANT L. GRIFFIN
Invisibility cloaks and miniture robots with lasers!
After her encounter with Quinn (Angus Macfadyen) at the end of the previous week’s episode of "Chuck," Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) is reset back to her original super-spy state. Quinn has convinced her that she is a CIA spy, he is her handler, that Chuck (Zachary Levi) has killed her old team, a ...Read More
Fake death and big bad guys lead to an exciting finish
"Chuck Versus the Bullet Train" picks up where last week’s episode left off. Quinn (Angus Macfadyen) has captured Chuck (Zachary Levi) and asks him to fix the Intersect, which is "en route to his base." Quinn also informs Chuck that Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) are dead. ...Read More
Casting choices include alums from 'True Blood,' 'The 4400'
NBC is real busy casting its upcoming genre drama pilot from comedy actor Michael McDonald, working to give "Beautiful People" life. The Peacock has added Andrea Parker, Jud Tylor, Megalyn Echikynwoke, Madisen Beaty and Cody Christian to the cast which already includes "Six Feet Under" and "Ameri ...Read More
'Star Trek' legend to compete in 'Celebrity Apprentice'
How will George Takei react when Donald Trump tells him he's fired? Well, if you're George Takei, you're actually expecting to hear Trump say the words, "You're hired." Takei has joined the cast of "Celebrity Apprentice," the "star"-studded version of "The Apprentice" that Trump had hosted for se ...Read More
James Murray and Patrick Heusinger have signed on to genre project
Just in case you haven't watched enough television that explores humanity through the eyes of a robot, get ready for "Beautiful People." The NBC-commissioned pilot, set in the near future where humans and robots exist the same way races of people did in the 1960s, has cast its first two regulars. ...Read More
Could the 'Battlestar Galactica' reunion actually pulled it off?
I'm not sure how legal it is, but the Sony Television pilot of "17th Precinct" leaked online this week. From "Battlestar Galactica's" Ronald D. Moore, NBC had a chance to pick up a police procedural in a world that was very different from ours. Where magic is the norm and science is a fringe myt ...Read More
PLUS: 'Supernatural' hits series low
"Grimm" may not be pulling in large audiences like "Once Upon a Time" on ABC. But it's not necessarily in trouble, either. The dark fairy tale procedural from David Greenwalt inched up a little this past week to a 3.4 rating/6 share, according to Fast National overnight ratings from The Nielsen C ...Read More
Erica Durance will appear in a David E. Kelley show after all
OK, so the "Wonder Woman" concept wasn't the best David E. Kelley has ever developed. But at least he'll get his Amazon protector on NBC. She'll just have to share the screen with Kathy Bates. Erica Durance has been tapped to guest star in an upcoming episode of NBC's "Harry's Law" -- as Wond ...Read More
'Fringe,' 'Supernatural' not faring much better among genre shows
In a world where genre programming just can't die on television, audiences continue to flee as if shows like "Chuck" or "Fringe" are going to give them the super flu. Three genre shows were among the networks' top losers so far this season when comparing audiences to last year. "Chuck" on NBC was ...Read More