Wondering what’s in store for some of your new and old TV series favorites? Check out a sampling of new episode orders below:
- NBC’s Chicago Fire will finish out its rookie season with an additional nine episodes. The firefighter drama stars Jesse Spencer (House M.D.), Taylor Kinney (Trauma) and Monica Raymund (Lie to Me).
- Beauty and the Beast, starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Jay Ryan (Terra Nova), will stay at home on the CW for the remainder of its freshman season with an additional nine episodes.
- Brickleberry, the Comedy Central animated series from Daniel Tosh (Tosh.0), will return for a second season and 13 episodes, up from 10 in its first run.
- SyFy’s Haven, starring Emily Rose (ER and Uncharted video games), will return for a fourth season after their series-best third season run.
Keep up to date with our ongoing TV ratings tracker and hit the jump for more on each of the series orders and renewals.
The scary mysteries and odd eccentricities of a very unique coastal Maine town will continue to unfold in Season 3 of the Syfy drama series Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King. Picking up immediately following the events of the gripping Season 2 finale, with Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) having been kidnapped, longtime adversaries Nathan (Lucas Bryant) and Duke (Eric Balfour) must put aside their differences, long enough to find and save her. Although this season will continue to explore the lives of the residents of Haven and their “troubles,” which include a variety of supernatural afflictions, it will also start to delve deeper into the mythology behind the bigger questions of, who is Audrey Parker, why does she return to Haven every 27 years with a new identity, and what is her connection to this special town?
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Emily Rose talked about how Season 3 will be a lot darker and more ambitious, the long-term story that will deal with Audrey’s mystery abductor, how this season will be a real reward for the fans who have been watching since the beginning, how much fun it was to get to further explore the mystery of The Colorado Kid, how blessed she feels to be able to take such a journey with her character, whether or not she thinks Audrey and Nathan will ever be on the same page, and their great line-up of guest stars. She also talked about how her dream roles include doing a Western, as well as a movie version of the Uncharted video game series, for which she voices the character Elena Fisher. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
In the independent feature Do Not Disturb, five directors took on five short stories, all tied together in one dark, humorous film about what goes on behind the door of hotel room 316, and the maid who connects all of the stories together. Actor Eric Balfour, who appears in the segment entitled “Rocketman” opposite True Blood star Lindsay Pulsipher, makes his feature directorial debut with the film’s first segment, “Duccio’s Madonna,” a dark drama about a lonely man (Harris Goldberg) that pushes a hooker (Maureen Flannigan) too far, only to find an eager maid (Diva Zappa) happy to help him finish the job. With little time for preparation, each director was given a brief synopsis and one day on set to tell their story, all of which was overseen by producer Mali Elfman (who also appears in two of the film’s segments), giving it a truly collaborative feel. All the details on how to watch the film are here: http://dndthemovie.com/Watch.html .
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Eric Balfour talked about how he got involved with Do Not Disturb, what he enjoys about working with Mali Elfman, what the work he’s done as an actor has taught him about directing, what he’s learned from this experience, and how he’s looking forward to taking on full-length features in the future. He also talked about returning for his SyFy series Haven, and how he’s excited for viewers to see what they’re doing for Season 2. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
A couple running series have just been renewed for another season. First up, FX announced (via press release) that they have renewed their hit drama Sons of Anarchy for a fourth season run of 13 episodes. It’s quite an early order for another season considering the current-running third season still has eight episodes left to air on Tuesdays at 10/9c. FX president and general manager says, “Sons of Anarchy is the most popular show FX has ever had. FX is grateful to Kurt Sutter and his team of writers, actors, directors and crew for working so hard to make a show that achieves both those levels of success. We congratulate them and look forward to season four.”
After a successful first season run, SyFy announced (via press release) renewal of their series Haven for a second season run of 13 episodes to start production next spring with a plan to premiere later in the summer of 2011. Haven, starring Emily Rose, is based on The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King. The series follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose), who takes up residence in the small town of Haven, Maine and soon discovers the town’s many secrets. A longtime refuge for people with an eclectic range of supernatural abilities, Haven also holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of Audrey’s lost past. Among the townspeople are local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) and the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour). Any pleased fans out there?
Based on the novella “The Colorado Kid” from renowned author Stephen King, Haven is a new Syfy series that follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve the murder of a local ex-con. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her at the epicenter of activity in the mysterious town, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities.
During an interview to promote the TV show, star Emily Rose talked about what attracted her to the role, how much she enjoys playing a strong female, what it’s like to shoot in Nova Scotia and the appeal of a world created by Stephen King. Check out what she had to say after the jump: