The high-octane, edge-of-your-seat final season of The CW series Nikita sees Nikita (Maggie Q) trying to find her footing with her team again, while also trying to clear her name. With the help of Michael (Shane West), Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford) and Ryan (Noah Bean), they must track down and stop the nefarious Amanda (Melinda Clarke) once and for all, and put an end to the most outrageous plan of hers yet. From show creator Craig Silverstein, the drama also stars Lyndsy Fonseca and Devon Sawa.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, executive producer Craig Silverstein talked about having a list of things they wanted to accomplish with the final six episodes of the series, what they didn’t get to on that list, balancing personal satisfaction with fan satisfaction for how the series wraps up, that not every character will make it through to the end, that there will be some legitimate happy endings, how Judd Nelson ended up in the final season, the memories that stand out for him the most, and getting straight to work on his next series, AMC’s Turn, set during the Revolutionary War and centered on a band of young soldiers and civilians who come together to form America’s first top-secret spy ring to help turn the tide against the British. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
During The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, network president Mark Pedowitz took some time to discuss current programming, upcoming series and shows in various development stages. During the interview, he talked about any potential feature film conflicts in doing a spin-off for The Flash, the status of the Wonder Woman origin story Amazon, possible future Batman and/or Superman TV properties, what the Supernatural spin-off will look like, the last six episodes of Nikita, what’s coming for Season 2 of Beauty and the Beast, and the expectations for The Originals and Reign. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Yesterday we got a look at the rather tame Comic-Con 2013 schedule for Wednesday’s Preview Night and Thursday, and today SDCC has unveiled the full panel lineup for Friday, July 19th. Last year was the first year that Comic-Con moved TV panels into Hall H for days other than Sunday, and after getting a look at Friday’s lineup, the Con is starting to look more and more like a TV convention. While there are first-looks at The World’s End, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Kick-Ass 2, and Riddick to look forward to, the entire convention is packed with TV panels on Friday, including Hall H panels for The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and the Veronica Mars movie.
I’m baffled by the fact that the panel for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with Joss Whedon is being held in Ballroom 20 and not Hall H, and at the same time as the Walking Dead panel no less. Hit the jump to take a look at the highlights from Friday’s schedule. Comic-Con 2013 runs from July 18th – July 21st.
Warner Bros. is bringing their usual onslaught of TV shows to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. There are the usual suspects The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries, the expected second-year returning programs such as The Following, Arrow, and Revolution, and a bevy of newcomers including Beware the Batman, The Tomorrow People, and Almost Human. The press release doesn’t say where the programs will land, but my guess is that most will end up in Ballroom 20 (the second largest hall at the San Diego Convention Center) except for The Big Bang Theory, which played in Hall H last year, and the Sunday programming, which is always in Hall H because Ballroom 20 is closed.
Hit the jump for the line-up and more. The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 18 -21st.
As part of The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, network president Mark Pedowitz took some time to discuss current programming, upcoming series and shows in various development stages. During the interview, he talked about how The Carrie Diaries came about, what attracted the network to Cult, the genesis for the possible The Vampire Diaries spin-off about the Originals (with Joseph Morgan and Phoebe Tonkin, and set in New Orleans), that The Selection and Wonderland are still in pilot contention, how the Wonder Woman project Amazon is progressing, their interest in other DC Comics characters, that they are no longer pursuing a Battle Royale series, and how they feel about current shows Supernatural, Beauty and the Beast, Nikita and Hart of Dixie. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
The ratings for Friday evening’s programming are in. Here’s a brief look at the highlights:
- The season premiere of Nikita premiered quite low, as the episode netted a 0.3 rating and 950,000 viewers.
- Though the show has been on an uptick as of late, this week’s episode of Grimm was down a tad with a 1.4 rating and 4.9 million viewers. That’s a 13% drop from last week’s 1.6.
Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Friday, October 19th.
As part of The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, network president Mark Pedowitz took some time to talk about their new fall (including Arrow and Beauty and the Beast) and mid-season line-ups (including The Carrie Diaries and Cult). During the interview, he spoke about what went into the decision to cancel Ringer, the possibility of The Selection still getting ordered to series, the rumors that they’re planning to do something with Battle Royale, how Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along ended up airing on the network, and what fans can expect from the upcoming seasons of Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Nikita and Hart of Dixie. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
As we reported last month, The CW has plenty of shakeups afoot in their new fall lineup:
- Supernatural is moving to Wednesdays
- Hart of Dixie moves to Tuesdays
- 90210 changes to Mondays
- New series Beauty and the Beast will air after The Vampire Diaries, which remains on Thursday
- The much-hyped Green Arrow series Arrow will be on Wednesdays
For more on the lineup, including the full fall schedule, hit the jump.
Comic-Con has released the schedule for Preview Night on Wednesday, July 11th and the full schedule for Thursday, July 12th. Preview Night won’t just have people trampling each other for Exhibitors Floor merchandise. It will also have screenings of the pilots for Arrow, 666 Park Avenue, The Following, Revolution, and Cult. As for Thursday, Comic-Con has wisely scheduled The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 as the first panel of the day in Hall H (although it doesn’t start until almost 1:00pm for some reason), so all the Twihards can get in, see the panel, and get on with their lives. For the rest of the day, Hall H will play host to Frankenweenie, Oz the Great and Powerful, Wreck-It Ralph, Jackie Chan’s CZ12, The Expendables 2, and…not much else really. No offense to Chan, but his directorial feature CZ12 is going to be packed only because Expendables 2 is coming afterwards.
On the TV side, there will be panels for returning series Psych, Wilfred, Archer, Nikita, Dexter, and Workaholics. There will also be panels for new series Beauty and the Beast and Elementary. Hit the jump for highlights from the Wednesday and Thursday schedules. The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 12 – 15th.
With Comic-Con 2012 just around the corner, word is starting to leak out about what movies and TV shows will/won’t be making an appearance. We have a good idea of the film panel slate in Hall H, and now official word regarding TV panels is trickling down. As a quick reference guide, we’ve rounded up the TV panels that have been confirmed thus far in one easy article. Briefly:
- Thursday – MAD, Nikita
- Friday – The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, Bones, Childrens Hospital, Cult, 666 Park Avenue, Brickleberry, Bob’s Burgers, The Venture Bros, NTSF:SD:SUV, Robot Chicken, Black Dynamite
- Saturday – Glee, The Vampire Diaries, Revolution, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, Person of Interest, Futurama, The Following
- Sunday – Fringe, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, DC Nation, The Cleveland Show
Hit the jump for more details, including which actors will be in attendance and where the panels will take place. Comic-Con 2012 will run from July 11 – July 15.
With the summer movie season in full-swing, it’s time to start looking towards this year’s Comic-Con. We’ve still got a little over a month to go before Geek Fest 2012, but Warner Bros. Television has gotten a head start on the festivities and announced their slate of TV panels. Appearances have been announced for Nikita, Person of Interest, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Childrens Hospital, and new series like Arrow, The Following, 666 Park Avenue, Revolution, and Cult. Furthermore, panels for Supernatural, Fringe and The Big Bang Theory will be taking place in the coveted Hall H this year. Interestingly, The Big Bang Theory‘s Hall H panel takes place on Friday when TV has been previously held exclusively on Sunday in Hall H.
Fans will also get a chance to screen the pilot for The CW’s Green Arrow series Arrow, executive producer J.J. Abrams’ Revolution, and more. Hit the jump to take a look at the full schedule, which includes confirmed talent appearances for some of the panels as well as times and locations. Comic-Con 2012 takes place July 11 – July 15 in San Diego.
We’ve been reporting on all the networks’ new fall 2012 schedules over the past few days, with word from NBC, Fox, ABC, and CBS. Today The CW announced their new lineup, and quite a few shakeups are taking place. As far as returning series go, every single show has a new night and/or time except for The Vampire Diaries which remains on Thursday. Supernatural moves to Wednesdays, Hart of Dixie now airs on Tuesdays, and 90210 is set for Mondays. The highly anticipated Green Arrow TV show, Arrow, will air on Wednesdays at 8pm, while Beauty and the Beast will premiere on Thursdays after The Vampire Diaries.
One noticeable omission is the Sex and the City prequel series The Carrie Diaries. That show won’t debut until January 2013. Hit the jump to check out the full schedule for The CW.
In the Season 2 finale of Nikita – recently picked up for a third season, much to the happiness of its loyal viewers – Nikita (Maggie Q) and Michael (Shane West) are trapped at Division, in an attempt to capture Percy (Xander Berkeley), and Ryan (Noah Bean) must convince the President of the United States not to destroy Division until he is sure that Nikita and Michael are safely out of the building. But, when it comes to The CW drama series, things never turn out how the characters expect, inevitably leading Nikita and Percy to the face-off that fans have been anxiously waiting for.
During this recent interview to promote the finale, which airs on May 18th, show star Maggie Q talked about what viewers can expect from the final showdown, the big question that the season ends with, the mind-set of the characters, memorable Nikita and Michael moments, that there will be loss, and what she would like to see in Season 3. Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers:
More TV renewals and pick-ups for you today. This round is brought to you by The CW. Here are the headlines:
- Renewals: Nikita, starring Maggie Q, will be around for a third season with an unspecified number of episodes. The Rachel Bilson-starrer Hart of Dixie will see 22 episodes in its second season. Gossip Girl has been renewed for a sixth-season, which may be its last.
- Pick-Ups: The Green Arrow-centric series, Arrow; the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries and the reboot of the 1980s series, Beauty and the Beast have all been picked up by the network. Medical drama, First Cut, starring Mamie Gummer and mystery series, Cult, are other new additions.
- Cancellations: Freshman series Ringer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and the bewitched The Secret Circle have been dropped.
Hit the jump for more.
On The CW drama series Nikita, actor Xander Berkeley plays Percy, the former head of Division who was usurped by one of his protégés and confined to prison. Never one to rest or waste time, Percy has been using his imprisonment to plot and plan for what’s ahead, which is sure to be explosive.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Xander Berkeley talked about how much fun he has playing the fearless thrill-seeker who’s looking to reclaim his power with Division, the challenge of finding the balance in a role that is intimidating and menacing while still maintaining a good sense of humor, and working more closely this season with co-stars Melinda Clarke and Lyndsy Fonseca. He also talked about his other series, The Booth at the End (which can currently be seen on Hulu), that he’ll do a second season of, once he’s done shooting the current season of Nikita. Check out what he had to say after the jump: