Thursday, March 28, 2013

From LA Examiner: FX Upfront Announcements; 'Hannibal' Advance Review; 'The Carrie Diaries' Preview; Elisha Cuthbert & Zachary Knighton Talk 'Happy Endings'...

"FX news Justified, Always Sunny, Legit, The League-- with a twist!"

FX held their annual upfront presentation earlier this morning, and they had a lot of news to share just beyond the usual pick-ups for the next television season-- though there were those, as well. First and foremost, the cable network renewed three comedy favorites, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League (for a fifth and a sixth season), Legit, and drama powerhouse Justified. But they also finalized details on splitting their programming across three channels now, instead of simply FX. And that means some moves for favorites, as well as lots more new programming coming... [MORE]

"Mid-Season 2013 Preview: NBC’s Hannibal"

If you’re even the slightest bit in tune with pop culture, you have heard the tale of Hannibal Lecter, but NBC hopes you aren’t tapped out in tellings because they have a new drama not quite centered on the infamous serial cannibal (Mads Mikkelsen)—but instead one very special FBI consultant (Hugh Dancy) who is profiling him, even without realizing he is sitting across from him. Interestingly, the pilot episode of NBC’s Hannibal actually follows this profiler, Will, much more closely than Hannibal himself, showing that the dark and disturbed come in many forms. The kind of cat-and-mouse set up by the killer and the man who doesn’t even yet realize he should chase him should be a fascinating origin story of their relationship—a relationship we didn’t even realize we wanted to see-- so used to Hannibal’s aide towards a female FBI agent... [MORE]

Step aside, glee; The CW's The Carrie Diaries has dedicated the next all-new episode of its first season to paying homage to Madonna, and though the show is not having its characters break into song, it is using the Material Girl's '80s best as a soundtrack and a theme for "A First Time For Everything"... [MORE]

One of the most talked, Tweeted, and Tumblred about moments from this third season of ABC's Happy Endings was the Usual Suspects twist at the end of "The Marry Prankster," in which it turned out that Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) had actually pranked them all. Cuthbert has never considered Alex genuinely stupid-- just overly enthusiastic in everything she does, but even she had to point to this moment as one that didn't turn Alex into some kind of secret genius... [MORE]

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