‘Colony’ Renewed for Season 2 at USA

 
USA Network has renewed its freshman drama series Colony for a second season after only three episodes. 

The series hails from executive producer Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Ryan Condal (Hercules) which is set in the near future and centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles.

Starring Josh Holloway (Lost) Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), episode four of the 10-part season one airs tonight at 10/9c.

  
“Carlton and Ryan have successfully delivered a story that tests the strengths and weaknesses of a society in duress, and the bonds of a family divided,” said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. “Colony’s performance across all platforms has been impressive, and we can’t wait to see where the story takes us.”
Over its first three episodes, Colony has seen an average combined L3 audience of 3.4MM P2+ (two same-night telecasts of each original episode). Additionally, more than half a million people sampled the series’ pilot during a targeted, two-week pre-linear release on select digital platforms including USANetwork.com, Hulu, the USA Network App and VOD.

Set in the very near future, Colony‘s world is a dangerous one of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. After being separated from their son during the invasion, former FBI agent Will Bowman (Holloway) and his wife Katie (Callies) are willing to do whatever is necessary to be reunited with him. Thus, when the powerful Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson, House) offers Will a chance to get his son back if he will collaborate with the occupational government, Will and Katie find themselves faced with the toughest decision of their lives. They will have to go beyond whatever they thought possible, risking their lives and their relationship to protect their family. 

The drama is a co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions. 

Colony airs Thursdays at 10/9c on USA Network.

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HBO’s ‘Girls’ Ending After Season 6


HBO’s Girls starring Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet will say goodbye after six seasons.

Can you believe Lena was 23 when she started making the hit series and is now almost 30?! And by making, I mean writing, directing and starring in. NBD.

According to E!, the series will come to an end in 2017 which means we still have another two full seasons to go before we part ways with Hannah Horvath and her crazy life.

Back in September, Dunham told her Lenny newsletter that the show should end after the sixth season. Looks like she got her wish.

Season 5 of Girls premieres Sunday, Feb. 21 at 10 p.m. on HBO.

Netflix Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Orange is the New Black,’ ‘Wet Hot American Summer,’ and More

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The streaming giant announced today (March 2) premiere dates for the highly anticipated series Wet Hot American Summer as well as Sense8, the upcoming sci-fi drama from Andy and Lana Wachowski, and revealed a return date for Season 3 of Orange is the New Black. 

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (a follow-up on the 2001 cult classic movie) will be available on July 17 while the women of Litchfield return for a third season of Orange is the New Black on June 12.

According to a press release, Sense8 is “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted,” and makes its streaming debut on June 5.

The Canadian thriller Between, starring Jeanette McCurdy, will drop sometime in May.

Let’s not forget about their comedy specials including Chris D’Elia: Incorrigible on April 17 followed by Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) on May 22.

CBS Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Extant,’ ‘Zoo’ and ‘Big Brother’; Moves ‘Under the Dome’

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CBS set a premiere date for their new drama Zoo and revealed return dates for their hit series Extant, Big Brother and Under the Dome, which will shift to a new night.

Zoo, based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, stars James Wolk (Mad Men, The Crazy Ones) as a young renegade biologist who is forced to solve the mystery of why animals are violently attacking humans across the globe before it’s too late. The series premieres Tuesday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and also stars Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nonso Anozie and Nora Arnezeder.

The second season of the Halle Berry event series Extant returns on Wednesday, July 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Magic City, Watchmen) joins the cast as a series regular, playing JD Richter, “a roguish womanizer and a cop of the future who is a mercenary/bounty hunter.” The show also stars Goran Visnjic, Grace Gummer and Camryn Manheim.

Reality hit Big Brother returns with a special two-night premiere on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 both at 8 p.m. ET/PT. According to CBS, the Thursday edition, featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen, moves to its regular time period on July 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The Sunday broadcast premieres June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Event series Under the Dome returns for a  third season with a special two-hour premiere on its new night, Thursday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT before moving to its regular time period on Thursday, July 2 at 10 p.m. immediately following Big Brother. CSI alum Marg Helgenberger joins the cast “in an extended story arc, beginning with the premiere episode, as the town’s inhabitants figure out the Dome’s purpose and what it wants from them.” Under the Dome was last summer’s most-watched (11.32m) and highest-rated scripted program in adults 18-49 (2.8/09) and adults 25-54 (3.7/10).

 

Lady Gaga to Star in ‘American Horror Story’ Season 5

Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Photo

Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Photo

Attention Little Monsters! Lady Gaga herself will star in the upcoming season of FX’s hit anthology series ‘American Horror Story,’ and marks her largest TV role to date.

The singer shared via her Twitter a little teaser, announcing the theme of the new season will be ‘American Horror Story: Hotel.’

The news comes on the heels of her extraordinary Oscar performance where she paid tribute to The Sound of Music‘s 50th Anniversary and Julie Andrews.

No details have been released with regards to her character, nor has any other casting news come out as far as AHS vets Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange and Emma Roberts.

The upcoming season of American Horror Story debuts in October. According to THR, an official premiere date has not yet been determined.

FOX Gives Freshman Drama ‘Gotham’ a Full-Season Order

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Photo Credit: FOX

Looks like the freshman drama series will be sticking around a bit longer. Fox has ordered six additional episodes of the hit series Gotham, bringing it to a full 22-episode season.

Fox is the second network to begin full-season pickups and joins the ranks of ABC’s Black-ish and How to Get Away with Murder, which ties with Gotham as Monday’s number one drama on network television.

The Batman prequel is the network’s highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years.

Gotham is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Bruno Heller serves as director/executive producer along with Danny Cannon as executive producer. The series stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett-Smith, David Mazouz, Erin Richards, Robin Lord Taylor, and Sean Pertwee.

Are you tuning into Gotham?

 

‘The Flash’ Preview: “Fastest Man Alive” [Photos and Videos]

The Flash is off to a pretty amazing start in that it was the second most-watched series debut in the history of the CW and has now broken that record, set by The Vampire Diaries, to be the most watched series debut ever. The Flash was watched by 6.41 million viewers including L+3 numbers.

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Photo Credit: The CW

We’ll see how the show continues to do over the next couple of weeks, once we get the L+7 numbers in as well.

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come on this week’s episode titled “Fastest Man Alive.”

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The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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Photo Credit: The CW

BARRY HAS FUN WITH HIS NEW POWERS BUT A SETBACK MAKES HIM QUESTION HIS ABILITY TO BE A HERO — Barry (Grant Gustin) escorts Iris (Candice Patton) to a university gathering honoring scientist Simon Stagg (guest star William Sadler). When six gunmen storm the event, Barry changes into The Flash and tries to stop them. While he does save a man’s life, he passes out before he can capture the robbers, which frustrates him. As Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) scramble to find out what’s wrong with Barry, Joe (Jesse Martin) comes down hard on Barry for taking the law into his own hands and risking his life. Barry realizes that it wasn’t six gunmen but a metahuman named Danton Black (guest star Michael Christopher Smith), who can make multiples of himself. Meanwhile, Iris becomes even more intrigued by the “red streak.”

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‘Scandal’ Season 4 Recasts First Daughter with ‘Body of Proof’s’ Mary Mouser

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The First Family will look a little different this season as ABC has just recast the role of Fitz and Mellie’s eldest child on their hit series Scandal.

According to EW, Body of Proof alum Mary Mouser has replaced Madeline Carroll as First Daughter Karen Grant. Now I’m not really sure how many people will notice the change as Karen only recently showed up this past season when she and her brother came home to visit from boarding school. However, I’m sure she’ll make quite the appearance on this coming season as she deals with the death of her brother.

Carroll was unable to return due to scheduling issues.

Mouser is set to make her first appearance in an October episode.

Scandal returns Sept. 25 at 9/8c on ABC.

TCA Summer Press Tour 2013: The CW’s New Fall Shows

On Tuesday, The CW presented their Fall TV lineup at the Television Critics Association. Check out their series premieres below. Let us know what you think!

1. THE ORIGINALS

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The Originals is a spinoff of the CW’s hit show The Vampire Diaries, and follows Klaus, played by Joseph Morgan, as he travels to New Orleans after following up on a mysterious tip about a plot brewing against him. Klaus goes back to the city that his family helped build only to find his protégé, Marcel, who is now the so-called “king,” and everything goes through him, and I mean everything, including any and all witchcraft. The series is set around the original family trying to take back the power that’s rightfully theirs, including Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah, taking them away from their what-could-have-been romantic interests on TVD (although EP Julie Plec said they won’t forget about those story lines). I am a huge Vampire Diaries fan and heart Joseph Morgan, but not sure how well this spinoff will do. The backdoor pilot, which aired back in April, didn’t do well ratings wise but the CW picked it up anyways. Here’s hoping they can keep that audience. Family. Is. Power.

The Originals stars Joseph Morgan, Charles Michael Davis, Claire Holt, Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin.

Premieres Thursday, October 3, 9pm (before moving to its official time slot on Tuesday, October 8, 8pm)

The Originals official trailer

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2. THE TOMORROW PEOPLE

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For a network that dabbles a lot in the supernatural genre, there hasn’t been a lot of science-fiction. Enter The Tomorrow People. Based on the 70’s British cult show, The Tomorrow People stars Robbie Amell—yes, he’s related to the one and only Stephen of Arrow (can you believe how much they look alike? They’re cousins, not brothers, in case you were wondering)—as Steven Jamison, a Tomorrow Person. Tomorrow people represent the next stage in human evolution and have powers including telekinesis, telepathy and teleportation. The show tracks Steven as he comes to learn that he is in fact, one of these people and that his powers are growing. He finds out that there are others out there like him who are trying to fight together against a powerful group called Ultra. The show is fun and cute, and filled with good-looking people, as the CW does, but we’ll have to see what the second and third episode bring in order to keep me watching.

The Tomorrow People stars Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Mark Pellegrino, Sarah Clarke, Madeleine Mantock, Aaron Yoo and Luke Mitchell.

Premieres Wednesday, October 9, 9PM (Following the season premiere of Arrow)

The Tomorrow People official trailer

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3. REIGN

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Reign is like Gossip Girl meets The Tudors, only without as much sex. There are a lot of hipsters with headbands on this show, if you know what I mean. Reign is set in the 1500s in France, and focuses on the teen years of Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary, who is coming of age, was promised to Francis II, the future King of  France, and is thrown into a world of back-stabbing, lies and other horrors that are far from what she grew up with. The show has cast a group of beautiful “unknowns” but the show is lacking something I can’t quite put my finger on. Many other critics out there really enjoyed the pilot, and I’ll watch the second episode but I’m not holding my breath. Also, this show isn’t really targeted towards my demo (even though I watch pretty much everything else on the CW).

Reign stars Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs, Adelaide Kane, and Toby Regbo

Premieres Thursday, October 17, 9 PM

Reign official trailer

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