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CEDAR COVE’s Dylan Neal Unveils New Hallmark Project: GOURMET DETECTIVE


Cedar Cove’s Dylan Neal will soon be starring in his own detective movie. The Gourmet Detective, from Hallmark’s Movies and Mysteries, will be executive-produced by Neal. The Right Pitch I gave Neal a call in Vancouver to talk about this new concept and how it got started. He revealed, “It’s something that I’d pitched to the network with my wife, Becky Southwell. I’d had a conversation with Michelle Vicary (Executive VP of Hallmark Programming) during the first season of Cedar

First Look: New FOX Comedy/Drama SCREAM QUEENS

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WHAT IS IT? SCREAM QUEENS – The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. SCREAM QUEENS is a new killer comedy-horror series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers of GLEE and “American Horror Story.” Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts,


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WHAT IS IT? DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have

First Look: New The CW Drama CONTAINMENT

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WHAT IS IT? CONTAINMENT – When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure. Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan, who has quickly risen through the ranks of the Atlanta PD. But Lex’s job becomes even harder when he learns that his longtime girlfriend,

First Look: New The CW Comedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

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WHAT IS IT? CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND – Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, Calif. (it’s only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic). WHO IS IN IT? Rachel Bloom WHEN DOES IT AIR? 

WonderCon 2015: Courtney K talks WAYWARD PINES with Reed Diamond and EP Donald De Line


In anticipation of the premiere for Wayward Pines, tonight at 9/8c on FOX but still weeks away at the time, I was able to speak to cast member Reed Diamond and Executive Producer Donald De Line about the new event-series thriller during WonderCon 2015. Q: Could you explain why you’ve chosen to use Wayward Pines as an event series? Donald De Line: When I read the book I was originally thinking of it as a movie property and I couldn’t

Upfronts 2015: The CW Announces Their 2015 Fall Schedule


Not betting on many new shows this fall as only one is slated to take over a spot – New shows DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and CORDON-now-called-CONTAINMENT will air in midseason and no news about where THE 100 will fall! New shows below are marked in RED! MONDAYS: 8PM: CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND 9PM: JANE THE VIRGIN TUESDAYS: 8PM: THE FLASH 9PM: IZOMBIE WEDNESDAYS: 8PM: ARROW 9PM: SUPERNATURAL THURSDAYS: 8PM: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 9PM: THE ORIGINALS FRIDAYS: 8PM: REIGN 9PM: AMERICA’S NEXT

First Look: New CBS Drama CODE BLACK

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WHAT IS IT? CODE BLACK – based on the award-winning documentary by Ryan McGarry, is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all – creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER’s controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish (Academy Award winner

First Look: New CBS Comedy LIFE IN PIECES


WHAT IS IT? LIFE IN PIECES – a single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members. Of the three siblings, middle child Matt (Thomas Sadoski) may have just found his true love, his co-worker, Colleen (Angelique Cabral); his coddled youngest brother, Greg (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Colin Hanks), and his wife, Jen (Zoe Lister Jones), are overwhelmed by the birth of their first

First Look: New CBS Comedy ANGEL FROM HELL


WHAT IS IT? ANGEL FROM HELL – stars Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch in a single-camera comedy about Amy (Lynch), a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into Allison’s (Maggie Lawson) organized and seemingly perfect life, claiming to be her “guardian angel.” Allison is an intense, driven doctor who is sure that Amy is just an inebriated, outspoken nut, until every one of her warnings proves true. Cautioned by Amy not tell anyone about her, Allison can’t