The full lineup for WonderCon 2013 has been released, and it’s a pretty solid slate of film and TV fare. Among the highlights of this year’s convention are panels for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, director James Wan’s horror film The Conjuring, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s star-studded directorial debut This Is the End, the YA adaptation The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones, Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare pic Much Ado About Nothing, as well as TV panels for Eli Roth’s Netflix series Hemlock Grove, CBS’ Stephen King adaptation Under the Dome, BBC’s Doctor Who, and much more.
Hit the jump to check out the schedule. WonderCon 2013 runs from March 29 – 31. Be sure to come back to Collider later this month for our extensive coverage from the convention.
It’s hard to believe it, but WonderCon 2013 is almost here. With just a few weeks left to go, Warner Bros. Television has announced which shows they will be brining to the convention. This year guests at WonderCon will be treated to advance screenings of upcoming episodes from hit dramas The Following, Arrow and Revolution, the world premiere of Teen Titans Go!, screenings/Q&A’s for all three shows, and special signings for Teen Titans Go! and Arrow.
Hit the jump to get more details on the Warner Bros. lineup for WonderCon 2013.
The romantic thriller Safe Haven, from director Lasse Hallström and adapted from best-selling author Nicholas Sparks’ (The Notebook, Dear John) novel of the same name, tells the story of Katie Feldman (Julianne Hough), who arrives in the tiny coastal town of Southport, North Carolina, looking to make a new start. Even though she’s hoping to keep a low profile, she finds herself interested in and attracted to local store owner Alex (Josh Duhamel), who has two young children. Each are haunted by their past, but hopeful for their newfound happiness and love.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor David Lyons, who plays a mysterious man from Katie’s past, talked about why he wanted to get involved with the film, the experience of working with director Lasse Hallström, being dawn to the darker aspect of the story, collaborating on the character with author Nicholas Sparks, and the challenge of establishing his story while being separated from so much of what’s happening. He also talked about what fans of the Revolution can expect when the NBC drama series, and his character Monroe, returns on March 25th. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
The Paley Center for Media has released the list of this year’s attendees and honorees for the the 30th annual PaleyFest. The TV fan festival will take place at the Saban Theater at the beginning of March, and will feature newcomer The Walking Dead, which will be part of the opening night presentation. That series will join a lineup that includes Community, Parenthood, The Mindy Project, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Revolution, Once Upon a Time and more. American Horror Story: Asylum will close the festival on March 15th.
Ryan Murphy, creator of American Horror Story, Glee and Nip/Tuck will also be honored with the first PaleyFest Icon Award for creative achievement in television. For the complete schedule and lineup for their biggest festival yet, hit the jump.
As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for NBC, Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt and President of Entertainment Jennifer Salke took some time to talk about their comedies and dramas, both with their present line-up and what’s to come. During this interview, they touched on when viewers might expect to see Hannibal (from show creator Bryan Fuller and starring Hugh Dancy as Special Agent Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter), how they’re going into production on Dracula (with Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the lead role) and pre-production on the Blackbeard series Crossbones (from Luther creator Neil Cross), how they approach violence in their programming, their upcoming series with Michael J. Fox, their approach to keeping people aware of Revolution, after a four-month hiatus, and how they feel about the changes to Season 2 of Smash. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
The last twelve months have been great for TV, with some decidedly memorable moments. We’re still firmly entrenched in this Second Golden Age of Television … if you discount 90% of what’s out there (looking at you, reality television!). There were some great hits, some surprising flops and a few heartening comebacks. After the jump you’ll find some of my picks for the best, worst, most confusing and also the most underrated of the year (spoiler-free!). It’s not meant to be exhaustive or definitive, but contains a few memories and considerations from 2012. And though I do watch an ungodly amount of TV, there’s plenty I’m not caught up on, so let me know what I’ve missed. Hit the jump to check it out.
As we wind down to the final days of the year, the internet is flooded with countless “Top 10” lists consisting of pretty much everything that ever existed in the past 12 months. YouTube is getting in on the fun, but their list is unique in that it’s a Top 10 list compiled using statistics instead of subjective opinion. The site has unveiled the “Top Trailers on YouTube for 2012,” which they compiled based on view count, view rate (how much of a given trailer people chose to watch), and organic views.
The resulting list may surprise you, as a whopping four spots belong to the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II alone. There’s also one television show and five films that rank among 2012’s highest grossing films, though a major 2012 release is notably absent. Hit the jump to take a look at the Top 10 Trailers on YouTube for the year.
Monday’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- CBS’ decision to abruptly cancel the new sitcom Partners and replace it with repeats looks to have been a smart move for 2 Broke Girls, as the show hit a 3.4 rating and 9.74 million viewers, up from last week’s 3.2.
- Also up was the new Fox drama The Mob Doctor, which scored a 0.9 rating and 3.13 million viewers. The numbers still aren’t great, but this week’s episode rose a tenth from last week’s 0.8 rating.
- NBC’s hit drama Revolution tied last week’s series low numbers with a 2.6 rating and 7.04 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, November 19th, including Castle, Bones, Hawaii Five-0, and more.
Monday’s TV ratings numbers are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- NBC’s new drama series Revolution hit a series low with a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.12 million viewers. That’s a 7% drop from last week’s 2.8 rating.
- Fox’s procedural series Bones was also down, hitting a 1.9 rating in the demo and 6.96 million viewers, down 5% from last week’s 2.0 rating.
- The comedy favorite How I Met Your Mother was up, garnering a 3.0 rating and 7.94 million viewers for a rise of 7% over last week’s 2.8 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, November 12th, including Gossip Girl, Castle, Partners, 2 Broke Girls, and more.
At long last, Community has a premiere date. The Dan Harmon-less fourth season of the whip smart comedy series was initially set to premiere this month on Fridays, then NBC announced that they were holding the show for an unspecified premiere date sometime in the future. Many assumed that the network was saving the series as a replacement in the event that one of their new comedy shows got cancelled, but when Animal Practice was given the axe NBC gave the timeslot to Whitney instead.
The cast put together a sort of fan-appreciation video in the wake of the delay news, and now finally some good news has surfaced as star Yvette Nicole Brown announced on Twitter that the fourth season will premiere on Thursday, February 7th at 8pm. Hit the jump for more. [Update: NBC has confirmed the date with the release of their full midseason schedule, which is included after the jump and announces a break for Revolution, a move for Smash, and more.]
Monday’s TV ratings are in, and the latest J.J. Abrams-produced drama has solidified its status as a genre hit. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- Though it’s already been picked up for a full season, NBC’s new series Revolution made a case for being a certified hit last night. The show was up 13% from last week’s 3.0 rating, scoring a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.8 million viewers making it the highest rated scripted program of Monday evening.
- ABC’s Nathan Fillion-fronted veteran series Castle hit a season high in total viewers, as the show garnered 10.9 million viewers and a 2.0 rating.
- Finally some good news came for the new series Partners, as this week’s episode scored a 2.1 rating and 6.2 million viewers. That’s up from last week’s 1.9 rating.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, October 15th, including How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-0, and more.
The NBC drama series Revolution tells the story of a family that struggles to reunite in an American landscape where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones and even lights — has mysteriously blacked out forever. The show is centered around one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos), whose brother is kidnapped by militia leaders, forcing her to reconnect with her estranged uncle Miles (Billy Burke), in order to rescue Danny (Graham Rogers), overthrow the militia and ultimately re-establish the United States of America, all while they explore the enduring mystery of why the power failed and if it will ever return.
During this recent interview to update where things are headed with the show, creator/writer/executive producer Eric Kripke (Supernatural) talked about why the blackout happened the way it did, explaining the cause of the blackout before the end of Season 1, revealing the backstory for Captain Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito), how long the quest to find Danny will last, how hard things will get for Charlie, learning more about the motivations of both Miles and Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell), and how likely something like this is to happen, in the real world. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
Monday’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- ABC’s Castle was up quite a bit from last week, scoring a 2.2 rating and 10.56 million viewers versus last week’s 1.9.
- Gossip Girl’s final season got off to a rough start as the season premiere garnered a 0.4 rating and 0.77 million viewers, down from last year’s premiere rating of 0.7.
- Fox’s The Mob Doctor was down yet again, scoring a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.46 million viewers, dropping from last week’s 1.0 rating. Could this be the week that we finally get our first cancellation?
- Hot off a full season pick-up, Revolution garnered a 3.1 rating, dropping from last week’s 3.2.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, October 9th, including How I Met Your Mother, Bones, 2 Broke Girls, Partners, and more.
On the heels of its first premiere-week victory in over a decade, NBC, full of joie de vivre, has rewarded three of its new series — the post-apocalyptic drama Revolution, controversial comedy (controversial that it is a comedy) The New Normal and the Matthew Perry starring vehicle Go On – with full-season orders.
Despite some critical (and viewer) questions about the J.J. Abrams-produced Revolution and the latest Ryan Murphy creation The New Normal, Go On at least seems to be a quiet success for the network. NBC appears to have a lot of confidence in all three of the series, which may or may not be warranted as they continue (the full-season order is particularly good news for Revolution, which has been taking its sweet time in proving itself as worthy television so far). For more on the praise NBC has been heaping on the series, hit the jump.
The ratings results from last night are in, and the future of one new series is looking bright while another’s days appear to be numbered. Here’s a brief glance at the highlights from Monday’s TV ratings:
- The J.J. Abrams-produced NBC drama Revolution looks like it may be sticking around for a while as it garnered a 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.4 million viewers, down just 6% from last week.
- CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 was up slightly from last week’s very low numbers, earning a 1.9 rating and 7.7 million viewers.
- The first cancellation of the new season looks imminent as Fox’s The Mob Doctor was down yet again with a 1.0 rating in the demo and just 3.5 million viewers.
Hit the jump for the complete scripted-series ratings from Monday, October 1st including How I Met Your Mother, Partners, Castle, Bones and more.