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Veronica Mars Movie Poster

Hey All You Marshmellows!!

The opening scene – aka the FIRST TWO MINUTES – of the Veronica Mars movie are now up for mass consumption by the international fans who made the whole thing possible!!

If you go to the following link, you can check it out over and over again; and wait patiently for March 14 to roll around in order to see the whole thing on the big screen.

Opening Scene for Veronica Mars the Movie

Enjoy!

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Doctor Who Comic

Titan Comics will debut a monthly series of comics focusing on Doctor Who, the David Tennant and Matt Smith versions of the character that is, starting this summer.

The 10th and 11th versions of the Doctor will be featured in two new ongoing monthly titles from the comics publisher: “Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor” by Nick Abadzis and Elena Casagrande and “Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor” by Al Ewing, Rob Williams and Simon Fraser.

Details of the plots for each title are being kept under wraps, though.

Both Doctor Who series will debut in comic stores and digitally on July 23.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

Child actor-turned mom and DIY author Soleil Moon Frye (of Punky Brewster fame) will make a guest appearance on the ABC summer series Mistresses, playing a version of herself: a potential celebrity client for Joss’s (series regular Jess Macallan) new party planning business that she started with Harry (Brett Tucker). Mistresses will air on ABC sometime this summer. (James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly)

Actor Max Brown (Beauty And the Beast, The Tudors and MI-5) had landed the lead role in the upcoming 13-episode FOX action-adventure series Hieroglyph that follows Ambrose (Brown), a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah (Reece Ritchie), navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actor Aidan Turner (UK’s Being Human and The Hobbit Trilogy) will star in the BBC One 8-part adaptation Poldark, which is based on the Winston Graham acclaimed saga set in 18th-century Cornwall, Britain. It’s 1783 and Ross Poldark (Turner) returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape. Production will take place in April with the airing set for 2015. It has not been announced if BBC America will air this production in the US, though. (Debs Hunt at Inside Media Track)

Actor Riley Smith (90210 and Beauty And the Beast) will have a major recurring role in True Blood for its seventh and finale season, playing Keith, a sexy rock’n’roll vampire with a romantic side. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (Grimm and The House of Sand and Fog) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Bones, playing the mother of Arastoo (Cam’s boyfriend). (Michael O’Connell at The Hollywood Reporter)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Actress Danielle Savre (Heroes) and actor Stephen Martines (The Vampire Diaries and The Closer) have joined the cast of The CW spin-off pilot Supernatural: Tribes. The potential series revolves around the various mafia-esque monster families that unknowingly to humans “run” the underbelly of Chicago and are being tracked by a newly minted Hunter who’s trying to stop them and rid Chicago of anything or anyone supernatural. Savre will play Margo, the acting head of the leading shape shifter family, an ex-punk rocker-turned-corporate professional who feels threatened only by the return of her prodigal brother David (Nathaniel Buzolic from The Vampire Diaries) into the family. Martines will play Detective Freddie Costa, a world-weary Chicago cop who serves as a mentor to Ennis (Lucien Laviscount from Episodes and Skins) but also is secretly on the payroll of one of the powerful monster families. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actor Kyle Schmid (Copper) has landed the lead role opposite Meagan Good (Deception) in the NBC drama pilot called Babylon Fields that is about a town’s residents who come back from the dead. Schmid will play Thomas Wunch who works for the CDC as a scientist and is Janine’s (Good) first love. (The Deadline Team)

Actress Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls and Scandal) has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot How To Get Away With Murder, which centers on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor (Viola Davis) who become entangled in a murder plot that could rock their entire university and change the course of their lives. Weil will play one of the professor’s two associates. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Irish actor Stephen Hagan (BBC’s Injustice) has joined the cast of The CW drama pilot Identity that centers on Mia (Ahna O’Reilly from The Help), a young New Yorker who learns she needs an organ transplant to survive and her only living relative is a newfound half-brother, Davis (Matt Barr from Hellcats and Hatfields and McCoys), the charming, privileged only son of a wealthy and powerful Charleston family. She connects with them only to find they’re the target of a CIA investigation for involvement in domestic terrorism, and the agency wants her as their newest informant. Hagan will play Jasper, Davis’ handsome, mysterious, and magnetic best friend who has chemistry with Mia from the moment the meet. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actor Brian F. O’Byrne (FlashForward) has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot Exposed that revolves around a dogged investigative reporter who is open to making questionable alliances in pursuit of stories. Details on what role he will play have not been announced yet. (Cynthia Littleton at Variety)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actor Matthew Morrison (Glee) has landed the lead role in the upcoming musical theatre project called Finding Neverland, which is based on the 2004 film of the same name that starred Johnny Depp that focuses on the growing bond between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. Morrison will play Barrie. (The Deadline Team)

Actor Patrick Wilson (The Watchmen and A Gifted Man) has joined the cast of the upcoming box office film Ant-Man that will star Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Michael Pena. Specific details on what role Wilson will play have not been released yet. (Mike Fleming, Jr. at Deadline)

Q&A SECTION (with TV Scoop Team)

Question: Tell me more about this shocking Once Upon a Time twist!! Dying to know who else is related. – Monica T.

TV Scoop Team: We will find out that two main characters are related, and because they are related, that means that two other characters are also related. Your brain hurt yet? Ours too. Still, we think this twist is one of the best OUAT has ever had.

Question: We need to start getting some answers on Red’s connection to Liz on The Blacklist! – Frank

TV Scoop Team: Come on, we all know patience is a virtue. “That’s the central relationship in the show, so the whole entire series is going to be about unraveling that mystery and there are different stages of that unraveling,” Megan Boone tells E! News of Liz and Red’s connection while accepting the Rising Star Award at Savannah College of Art and Design’s aTVfest in Atlanta. “It’s not a question that can be answered in one simple yes or no.” But she previews that we will get some answers by season’s end, as well as “a lot” of Tom and Liz stuff in the next string of episodes

Question: Anything on Teen Wolf’s finale? This season has been pretty epic so far! – Thomas

TV Scoop Team: Only the show’s best (and most gorgeous) scene yet. “There’s a fight scene that occurs in the snow. We were all really worried about how it would play, and it looks amazing, and we’re really happy about it,” Jeff Davis previews of the season finale sequence, which you can get a taste of here. “It involves a lot of our leads, so it’s pretty epic. There’s an epic fight scene in the snow that’s a lot of swords clashing.” Bonus scoop: a fan favorite might just be missing by season’s end.

That’s it. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!!

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TV Ratings

Last night’s programming was full on the major networks, much like the rest of the week now that the Olympics are over.

Here is how all of the Thursday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
The Vampire Diaries (The CW) [NEW] – 2 million

9 PM Shows:
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) [NEW – Mid-Season Premiere] – 9.3 million
Rake (FOX) [NEW] – 3.6 million
Reign (The CW) [NEW] – 1.3 million

10 PM Shows:
Scandal (ABC) [NEW – Mid-Season Premiere] – 9.3 million
Elementary (CBS) [NEW] – 8.5 million
Parenthood (NBC) [NEW] – 3.6 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6:30 PM:
Happy Feet (animated) movie on ABC Family
Road House movie on AMC

6:45 PM:
National Treasure movie on Starz

7 PM:
Epic (animated) movie on HBO Family

7:05 PM:
Pitch Perfect movie on More Max

8 PM:
Leverage on ION
X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie on FX
The Princess Diaries movie on Oxygen

9 PM:
Grimm on NBC (Return)
The Originals on The CW (Reair)
When Calls the Heart on Hallmark (Reair)
Banshee on More Max (Reair)
Scandal on BET
Burn Notice on ION
Happy Feet Two (animated) movie on ABC Family

10 PM:
Banshee on Cinemax (NEW)
Helix on Syfy (NEW)
Scandal on BET
Burn Notice on ION
42 movie on HBO 2
The Princess Diaries movie on Oxygen

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

VH1 has given a 10-episode order to a new scripted drama called Hindsight that will air in 2015. The series will follow Becca (Laura Ramsey from She’s the Man), who’s approaching 40 years old and a second marriage. But she’s feeling there’s something missing, her long-estranged best friend Lolly (relative newcomer Sarah Goldberg). As she’s having mixed feelings, she wakes up to discover she has somehow traveled 15 years into the past as she’s approaching her first marriage with Sean (Craig Horner from Legend of the Seeker). (Jethro Nededog at The Wrap)

Actress Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan and Law & Order) will guest star in an episode of The Good Wife, playing power lawyer Rayna Hecht, who could become a potential partner in the firm. The Good Wife will be back with new episodes starting on March 9 on CBS. (Kate Stanhope at TV Guide)

Veteran actor John Rhys-Davies (the Lord of the Rings franchise) has joined the cast of the upcoming FOX drama series Hieroglyph that is set in ancient Egypt, where fantasy and reality intertwined. The 13-episode series will follow Ambrose, a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah (Reece Ritchie), navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers. Rhys-Davies will play Vocifer, Ambrose’s one-time mentor who was a dashing thief back in his day. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

The ABC drama series (it has a 13-episode order) that was developed by legendary film director David O. Russell (American Hustle) and Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant has finally been given a name – The Club – but it is losing its big name developer. Russell has left the production, while the pilot’s first cast member has been announced: Callie Hernandez (from Sin City 2). The series, as its title states, will be an upstairs/downstairs soap centered on a private country club. The role to be played by Hernandez has yet to be announced. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

BET has given a second season order to its first original scripted drama Being Mary Jane. (Greg Braxton at The L.A. Times)

The Canadian channel Showcase has given a fifth season order to Lost Girl; now we here in the States just need to wait for Syfy to jump on the bandwagon, stating they will air the fifth season. (Showcase Press Release)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Relative newcomer Gina Rodriguez, who has appeared in episodes of Longmire, Rizzoli & Isles and The Mentalist, has landing the title role in The CW drama pilot called Jane the Virgin which will be about a hard-working, religious young Latina woman who is accidentally artificially inseminated. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Twilight actress Ashley Greene will star alongside Ron Livingston (Boardwalk Empire) in the upcoming box office film called Shangra-La Suite that will be set in 1974, focusing on two troubled 20 year olds who set out to kill The King, Elvis Presley. Believe it or not, Livingston will play Elvis and Green will play Priscilla. (Mike Fleming, Jr. at Deadline)

That’s it. Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

It was another busy night of programming for the major networks last night.

Here is how all of the Wednesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
Revolution (NBC) [RETURN] – 4.6 million
Arrow (The CW) [NEW] – 2.5 million

9 PM Shows:
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) [NEW] – 7.7 milllion
The Tomorrow People (The CW) [NEW] – 1.5 million

10 PM Shows:
Criminal Minds (CBS) [NEW – Special Time] – 9.5 million
Chicago P.D. (NBC) [NEW] – 8 million
Nashville (ABC) [NEW] – 4.7 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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