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  • 23:35 - #blessed & Click Bait - Faking It Showrunner Carter Covington Sets 2 New Comedy Projects At MTV
    Carter Covington, executive producer/showrunner of MTV’s popular comedy series Faking It, has sold two new half-hour single-camera comedy projects to the cable network. He is collaborating on both with writers from Faking It.

    The first comedy, #blessed (working title), which is still in negotiations, is done with Faking it co-producer Dan Steele. Loosely based on Steele’s experience growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness, the project centers on a high school student who has been homeschooled his whole life but wants to go to a public school and secretly starts attending one. “If Faking It is about finding your sexual identity, #blessed is about finding your spiritual identity,” Covington said.

    The second project, Click Bait (working title), is done with Faking It story editors Carrie Rosen and George Northy. It is a quirky ensemble comedy following aspiring YouTube stars.
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  • 21:25 - The Arcana Chronicles - Books To Get TV Series Adaptation By Warner Bros. With Adam Shankman Producing
    Thanks to Imzadi for the heads up.
    In a competitive situation, Warner Bros. TV has acquired the rights to Kresley Cole’s popular series of young adult novels The Arcana Chronicles for Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot’s studio-based Offspring Entertainment.

    Writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) has been brought in to pen an adaptation of the first book in the series, Poison Princess. In the vein of YA staples like The Hunger Games, The Selection and Divergent, Poison Princess is a dystopian tale about a young woman who realizes she has the power to rebuild the world. Fahey executive produces with Shankman and Gibgot.
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  • 20:50 - CSI: Cyber - Episode 2.03 - Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes - Sneak Peeks



  • 20:35 - The Vampire Diaries & The Originals - Season Premieres - Rehash
    Thanks to A for the heads up.



  • 20:35 - The Bastard Executioner - Episode 1.07 - Behold the Lamb - Promotional Photos

  • 20:20 - Billions - Poster + Featurette


  • 20:10 - The Originals - Season 3 - Danielle Campbell Interview
    Thanks to Bazooka for the heads up.
    Alloy Entertainment: So The Originals is back in full swing. After that crazy premiere, what can viewers expect next in terms of all the sire line drama? Where does Davina fit in, considering how she was working on a bloodline spell for Mikael in season 2?
    Danielle Campbell: I can’t necessarily explain how yet, but this season you will definitely see Davina, as the leader and queen of witches, struggling with her powers. So that comes into play. And you will definitely see a lot of the sire line issues come into play, and learn a lot more about the Mikaelsons’ family history. I think that the audience will find [the latter] especially intriguing.

    Alloy Entertainment: On the real though, what’s up with Davina crying tears of blood? How dark is she going to get in the upcoming episodes?
    Danielle Campbell: Although I can’t tease how dark she’ll get, I can say that it’s been really cool to watch Davina’s transition. She started off as this scared girl in the attic and now she’s this strong, powerful witch who’s leading other witches. However, she has a lot of responsibility to deal with and you definitely start to see her struggle with what’s going on. She genuinely cares for her coven — she loves them and wants to protect them in any way that she can — but as the witches fight back against [the vampires], she’s going to be conflicted about how to go about it.

  • 20:10 - The Originals - Season 3 - Jason Dohring Interview
    Thanks to Bazooka for the heads up.
    TVLINE | Does it feel weird being on a supernatural show and not playing a vampire?

    Yeah. I remember drinking that blood, and it was just…not the best. At the same time, it’s fun because you get to do all the cool stuff like fly around — at least our vampires were flying and s–t. Usually, they live the high life — driving Ferraris and having loads of money and being in people’s faces and just not caring. So this is very different because you have a much more strict set of rules and limits to who your character can be.

    TVLINE | What are you enjoying about portraying a human on a supernatural show?

    I enjoy the detective element of it because there are certain guidelines to the character. A detective can’t be “blah” or whatever. He’s just had training. Coming out of being on shows where I was kid and a spoiled brat, to find roles that are like a teacher [such as on Ringer], it’s just been cool because it’s more acting rather instead of emotional-based. There’s different characters features that are interesting to play with.

  • 09:00 - Z Nation - Episode 2.07 - 2.08 - Promotional Photos

    Episode 2.07 - Down the Mississippi


    Episode 2.08 - The Collector



  • 03:10 - Black-ish - Episdoe 2.06 - Jacked o' Lantern - Promotional Photos



  • 03:00 - MOVIES: Universal Pictures Announces 3 Untitled Illumination Entertainment Movies (The People Behind Despicable Me)


  • 02:50 - The Goldbergs - Episode 3.06 - Couples Costume - Promotional Photos

  • 02:50 - The Hustle - Sean Combs Developing Comedy at ABC Inspired By His Assistant
    ABC is developing The Hustle (working title), a single-camera comedy executive produced by Sean Combs and directed by Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer).

    Inspired by the real-life events of Combs’ right-hand woman, his assistant Sarah Snedeker, The Hustle centers on a small-town girl who lands a job working as an assistant to a street-educated billionaire business mogul where she is instantly thrown into a foreign world of extravagance, debauchery and adventure.

    Written/executive produced by Stacey Harman (The Goldbergs), The Hustle has received a script commitment with penalty. Snedeker will serve as a producer and consultant.
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  • 02:30 - Zone of Silence - NBC Developing Paranormal Drama with Eva Longoria, Jason Blum & Eric Winter Producing
    After co-starring in Blumhouse’s horror movie Visions, Eva Longoria has re-teamed with Jason Blum to executive produce together a genre-themed drama project, which has been set up at NBC. Zone of Silence, which also is executive produced by actor Eric Winter (The Mentalist), is based on a phenomenon/urban myth in the Mapimí desert area of Mexico where radio signal supposedly does’t travel, making for a total communications blackout.

    Zone of Silence, written by Rashad Raisani (NBC’s Allegiance), focuses on the area acting like a domestic Bermuda Triangle, an invisible interference which appears in the southwest and not only wreaks havoc on communications but is central to key myths, folklore and legends. When a group of ICE agents go missing under odd circumstances within the “zone”, a task force is formed to find them. Science clashes with the unexplained on a weekly basis while the larger search to explain the disappearance continues.
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  • 02:30 - Personal Motives - ABC Developing Spanish TV Show Adaptation with Ellen Pompeo Producing
    ABC is developing Personal Motives, a twisty murder mystery drama from ABC Studios and Ellen Pompeo’s studio-based production company, Calamity Jane.

    Personal Motives is an adaptation of the 2005 Spanish series Motivos Personales, created by Carlos Vila and Javier Holgado and produced by Boomerang TV, the creators and production company behind the Spanish series Los Misterios de Laura, which was successfully adapted in the US as NBC/WBTV’s The Mysteries of Laura.

    Written/executive produce by Andy Stern, Personal Motives centers on a high profile news anchor who has the unfortunate experience of seeing her husband arrested for murder live on-air during the evening newscast. Their lives are, of course, torn apart as she works desperately to try to prove his innocence.
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  • 02:10 - The Mysteries of Laura - Episode 2.05 - The Mystery of the Watery Grave - Promo


  • 02:10 - Rosewood - Episode 1.05 - Necrosis and New Beginnings - Promo


  • 01:30 - Mom - Episode 3.02 - Thigh Gap and a Rack of Lamb - Synopsis
    Christy and Bonnie try to help a teenage addict, Jodi (Emily Osment), from their meeting, on MOM, Thursday, Nov. 12 (9:01 – 9:30 PM ET, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emily Osment guest stars as Jodi. Sara Rue returns as Candace.
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  • 01:30 - Hansel & Gretel - Paramount Changing from Film to TV Series?
    EXCLUSIVE: Paramount is scratching a plan for a sequel to Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, the 2013 sleeper-hit action film that starred Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton. I’m hearing that plans to make a sequel have been halted — they’d set a director in Bruno Aveillan and everything–and that instead they are formulating a new plan that likely will make it a cable series through Paramount TV. Gary Sanchez will produce it and MGM is also a partner in the TV effort.

    It is unclear whether Renner, Arterton and the rest of the feature gang on Hansel & Gretel will be involved in the TV project, but it sounds like they’ll start from scratch. Stay tuned.
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  • 01:30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Episode 3.04 - The Oolong Slayer - Promo


  • 01:30 - The Knick - Episode 2.01 - Sneak Peek + Season 2 - Promotional Photo & Press Release



    EMMY®-WINNING DRAMA SERIES THE KNICK, DIRECTED BY OSCAR® AND EMMY® WINNER STEVEN SODERBERGH, AND STARRING OSCAR® NOMINEE CLIVE OWEN, RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND SEASON OCT. 16, EXCLUSIVELY ON CINEMAX

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    Gregory Jacobs, Steven Soderbergh,
    Michael Sugar And Clive Owen Executive Produce Series,
    Created By Executive Producers Jack Amiel & Michael Begler
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    New York City, 1901: The Knick faces an upheaval, as Dr. John Thackery’s absence (due to his hospitalization for cocaine addiction), a dearth of affluent patients, and financial missteps have led to the board’s decision to shutter The Knickerbocker Hospital in favor of a new building uptown. In this world of corruption, invention and progress, everyone is searching for the new path that will help him or her survive. Whether it’s a path toward justice, freedom, love or just plain survival, nothing comes easy.

    As relocation plans proceed, the gifted but under-appreciated Dr. Algernon Edwards jockeys to become Thackery’s successor as chief of surgery, while fellow doctors, nurses, nuns and administrators grapple with challenges at work and in their private lives.

    Starring Clive Owen (Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Hemingway & Gellhorn”; Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe winner for “Closer”), André Holland (“Selma,” “42”), Eve Hewson (“Enough Said“) and Juliet Rylance (“Frances Ha”), THE KNICK kicks off its ten-episode second season FRIDAY, OCT. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX, followed by other episodes debuting subsequent Fridays at the same time. Steven Soderbergh (Oscar® winner for “Traffic”; Emmy® winner for HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra”; Emmy® nominee for season one) directs the entire season of the show, which recently received an Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More).

    The returning ensemble cast includes Jeremy Bobb (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “House of Cards”), Michael Angarano (“The Stanford Prison Experiment,” “Empire State”), Chris Sullivan (“The Drop,” HBO’s “The Normal Heart”), Cara Seymour (“I Origins,” “An Education”), Eric Johnson (“Rookie Blues”), David Fierro (“Birdman : Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”), Maya Kazan (“Frances Ha,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Grainger Hines (“Lincoln”), Leon Addison Brown (“Lincoln: A Walk Among the Tombstones”), Tom Lipinski (“Sometimes I Lie”), Charles Aitken (“The Girl on the Train”), Jennifer Ferrin (“Falling Skies”), Perry Yung (“Royal Pains”), Rachel Korine (“Spring Breakers”) and Michael Nathanson (“Side Effects”). Cast newcomers include Andrew Rannells (HBO’s “Girls”), Zaraah Abrahams (“Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”), Annabelle Attanasio (“Anchovies”), Arielle Goldman (“The Zebra Room”) and Emily Kinney (“The Walking Dead”).

    Gregory Jacobs (HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra”; “Magic Mike XXL”), Steven Soderbergh, Michael Sugar (“The Fifth Estate,” “Rendition”) and Clive Owen executive produce. The writing team of Jack Amiel & Michael Begler (“Raising Helen,” “Big Miracle”) writes and executive produces. Michael Polaire (HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra”) produces. Steven Katz is the writer of season two episodes five and eight, and is co-executive producer.

    The production designer is two-time Emmy®-winner Howard Cummings (HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra”); the costume designer is Emmy®-winner Ellen Mirojnick (HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra”); and the casting director is Emmy®-winner Carmen Cuba (HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra”). Composer Cliff Martinez (“Drive”) is responsible for THE KNICK’s critically acclaimed score. Emmy®-winner Justin Raleigh (“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” Emmy® nominee for season one) designed the special effects makeup and prostheses for the series.

    ABOUT THE CHARACTERS
    Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen), the Knickerbocker’s chief of surgery, is a brilliant but drug-addled surgeon who pushes the boundaries of medicine, morality and race while battling personal demons.

    Dr. Algernon Edwards (André Holland) is a gifted, Harvard-trained surgeon, whose determination to be recognized for his abilities is put to the test as he faces opposition and bigotry among his peers, despite his considerable talents.

    Lucy Elkins (Eve Hewson), once a naïve young nurse from West Virginia, has seen her personal and professional veneer hardened by heartbreak and her abilities challenged as she struggles to find her way.

    Cornelia Robertson (Juliet Rylance), formerly head of the hospital’s social welfare office and chair of the hospital’s board of trustees, must deal with her new married life and her husband’s expectations to forego her job, as well as the community activism and moral responsibility she has come to embrace.

    Herman Barrow (Jeremy Bobb) is an obsequious, deceptively greedy hospital administrator whose seizes the opportunity of the new Knick’s construction to line his pockets and pay off his debts.

    Dr. Bertram “Bertie” Chickering, Jr. (Michael Angarano) has grown from an eager surgeon-in-training to a talented doctor whose allegiance to The Knick comes into question.

    Tom Cleary (Chris Sullivan) is a jovial Irish ambulance driver whose crude, opportunistic behavior takes a turn to help a friend in need.

    Sister Harriet (Cara Seymour) is an Irish Catholic nun who ran the orphanage affiliated with The Knick, until it was discovered she was compassionately terminating pregnancies for the wealthy and the poor.

    Dr. Everett Gallinger (Eric Johnson) is an aspiring, disgruntled surgeon on Thackery’s staff, whose personal problems, innate bigotry and hatred for Dr. Edwards affect his career.
    Jacob Speight (David Fierro) is a health department inspector.

    Eleanor Gallinger (Maya Kazan), the troubled wife of Dr. Gallinger, returns to her home following a brutal stay in the sanatorium, where she was placed after the death of her infant daughter.


    Captain August Robertson (Grainger Hines) is Cornelia’s father and the leading benefactor of The Knick.

    Philip Showalter (Tom Lipinski) is Cornelia’s husband.


    Henry Robertson (Charles Aitken) is Cornelia’s brother.

    Dr. Levi Zinberg (Michael Nathanson), chief surgeon at Mt. Sinai, is Thackery’s rival.

    Opal (Zaraah Abrahams) is a woman from the past.

    Ping Wu (Perry Yung) is a Chinatown druglord.

    Genevieve Everidge (Arielle Goldman) is a fiery young journalist.

    Dorothy Walcott (Annabelle Attanasio) is Eleanor Gallinger’s sister.

    Frazier H. Wingo (Andrew Rannells) is the architect of the new Knickerbocker Hospital.

    Junia (Rachel Korine) is Barrow’s mistress

    Nurse Daisy Ryan (Emily Kinney) works at The Knick.

    Rich in period detail, THE KNICK captures the era’s unique zeitgeist, when huge strides in technology transformed medicine and treatments that were once thought impossible became commonplace. The series also addresses slowly changing social norms at a time when the gulf between rich and poor was profound, and the idea of racial equality a distant dream.

    Creating 1901 New York was left to production designer Howard Cummings, who recently received his second Emmy® for season one of THE KNICK. Exteriors were recreated in and around Brooklyn and in downtown Manhattan, while interiors of the Knickerbocker Hospital, along with additional sets, were filmed at Cine Magic East River Studio soundstages. The streets of Yonkers, NY were used to recreate Chinatown in San Francisco.

    Season two’s eye-catching costumes were created by Emmy®-winning costume designer Ellen Mirojnick. From period hospital uniforms to men’s impeccably tailored suits, from women’s ornate ball gowns to provocative dance-hall attire, she definitively captures the disparity in the clothing of the haves and the have-nots in the turn-of-the-century New York.

    Upcoming episodes:
    Episode #11 (season 2, episode 1)
    Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
    Other CINEMAX playdates: Oct. 16 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 17 (9:00 p.m., 12:10 a.m.), 18 (5:30 p.m.), 19 (8:00 p.m., 10:50 p.m.), 20 (10:00 p.m.) and 21 (9:00 p.m.), and Nov. 4 (7:00 p.m.)
    As Barrow (Jeremy Bobb) and The Knick prepare to move uptown, Dr. Edwards (André Holland) lobbies the hospital board to be appointed permanent chief of surgery in Dr. Thackery’s (Clive Owen) absence. Though his suspension has been lifted, Dr. Gallinger (Eric Johnson) refuses to return as Edwards’ subordinate, so he heads to Cromartie Hospital in hopes of getting Thackery to return to work.
    Lucy’s (Eve Hewson) attempts to make amends with Bertie (Michael Angarano) are rebuffed; Cleary (Chris Sullivan) schemes to make extra money; Ping Wu (Perry Yung) demands regular medical checkups for his prostitutes; Speight (David Fierro) attempts to trace the origins of a new plague; Cornelia (Juliet Rylance) nourishes a quarantined neighborhood in San Francisco.
    Written by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler; directed by Steven Soderbergh.

    Episode #12 (season 2, episode 2)
    Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
    Other CINEMAX playdates: Oct. 23 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 24 (9:00 p.m., 11:35 p.m.), 25 (4:45 p.m.), 26 (8:00 p.m., 11:10 p.m.), 27 (10:00 p.m.) and 28 (9:00 p.m.), and Nov. 4 (8:00 p.m.)
    Dr. Thackery sets his sights on a return to The Knick – a request that doesn’t sit well with the board. After a shocking discovery, Cornelia enlists Cleary to do a dirty job, for a price. Bertie makes a change; Robertson (Grainger Hines) pushes a new subway initiative; Barrow drives up construction costs; Lucy is surprised by an unexpected visitor from home.
    Written by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler; directed by Steven Soderbergh.

    Episode #13 (season 2, episode 3)
    Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
    Other CINEMAX playdates: Oct. 30 (11:00 p.m., midnight) and 31 (9:00 p.m., 11:35 p.m.), and Nov. 1 (5:25 p.m.), 2 (8:00 p.m., 10:50 p.m.), 3 (10:00 p.m.) and 4 (9:00 p.m.)
    Thackery enlists Edwards to help him test a new hypothesis. After rejecting Robertson’s advances at The Knick, Lucy learns that confession isn’t always good for the soul. Young journalist Genevieve Everidge (Arielle Goldman) works on a story about one of Thackery’s rivals. Cornelia is dismayed by the limits of her husband’s (Tom Lipinksi) sympathies; Barrow faces a new adversary at Tammany Hall; Gallinger is intrigued by a discussion of eugenics at a class reunion; Edwards deals with a surprise visitor.
    Written by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler; directed by Steven Soderbergh.

    Episode #14 (season 2, episode 4)
    Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
    Other CINEMAX playdates: Nov. 6 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 7 (9:00 p.m., 12:15 a.m.), 8 (5:30 p.m.), 9 (8:00 p.m., 10:45 p.m.), 10 (10:00 p.m.), 11 (9:00 p.m.) and 25 (7:00 p.m.)
    Abby’s (Jennifer Ferrin) worsening condition persuades Thackery to test out his novel syphilis treatment. Edwards comes clean to Opal (Zaraah Abrahams), but does not get the response he expects. Cleary makes a last-ditch effort to raise funds for Harriet (Cara Seymour) as her date in court arrives. Bertie undergoes physical training; Barrow loses a sponsor; Gallinger’s prejudices are reinforced; Cornelia probes a suspicious death; Lucy laments her lot in life.
    Written by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler; directed by Steven Soderbergh.
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  • 01:30 - Blue Bloods - Episode 6.04 - With Friends Like These - Sneak Peeks




  • 01:30 - The Thousandth Floor - ABC Developing Drama from Greg Berlanti & Maggie Friedman (Witches of East End)
    Greg Berlanti has reunited with friend and frequent collaborator Maggie Friedman for a new drama project, The Thousandth Floor, which has been set up at ABC with a script commitment through Warner Bros. TV where both Berlanti and Friedman are based.

    Written by Eastwick and Witches of East End creator Friedman based on the upcoming book series by Katharine McGee published by HarperTeen, The Thousandth Floor is set in 2118, in a thousand-story supertower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. A young woman’s fall from the 1,000th floor ignites a scandal that ensnares the top-floor elite and the bottom-floor drones.

    The Thousandth Floor, which will be be published in 2017, is the first book in a planned trilogy by McGee, making her debut. The trilogy follows the scandalous lives of teens in Manhattan’s new 1000-story skyscraper.
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  • 01:30 - Black Stiletto & Romantic Mystery Drama - ABC Developing Dramas Produced by Mila Kunis & Reese Witherspoon
    ABC is looking to Mila Kunis and Reese Witherspoon for their next mystery thriller.

    The network has picked up drama scripts from both actresses and their respective production companies.

    First up is Black Stiletto, which hails from Kunis' ABC Studios-based Orchard Farm Productions. Based on the novels by Raymond Benson, the drama follows a young woman's evolution into a modern-day hero when a family secret from the past is revealed and puts the one family she's ever known in imminent danger.

    Kunis will exec produce alongside Orchard's Cami Curtis, Susan Curtis and Lisa Sterbakov. Javier Grillo Marxuach (The 100, Lost) will pen the script for the ABC Studios entry. Tony Eldridge and Nancy Moonves are also attached to exec produce.

    Second, the untitled Witherspoon drama is a romantic mystery involving a billionaire, newly acquitted for the murder of his wife and her lover, and the female detective who almost succeeded in putting him away.

    Rob Long (Cheers, Sullivan & Son) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Witherspoon and her ABC Studios-based Pacific Standard topper Burna Papandrea. Rick Porras will also exec produce.
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  • 01:30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season 3 - Nick Offerman to Guest as Holt's Ex Boyfriend
    Fox has invited another turkey to its Thanksgiving table: Nick Offerman is set to play Andre Braugher‘s ex-boyfriend on next month’s holiday-themed episode of hit comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

    The comedian and woodworker will follow Bill Hader in the line of high-profile comedy guest stars on the sitcom’s Season 3. Hader’s Seth Dozerman had taken over for Braugher’s Captain Raymond Holt on the premiere, before dying a sudden and untimely death.

    Few details are out about the coming Nov. 22 Offerman episode.
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