New fall show for NBC: State of Affairs

Among its new shows this fall, NBC is premiering a political-thriller/drama called State of Affairs. The show has an impressive cast that includes Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, and Adam Kaufman. Heigl will undoubtedly be the show’s big draw. She stars as a CIA analyst named Charleston Tucker who has the weighty responsibility of putting together[…]

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Everybody’s favorite new show: Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black, the surprise hit series on Netflix, picked up twelve nominations at the Emmy Awards last month in a wide range of categories: Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing, and Outstanding Lead Actress. The latter Emmy nod went to Taylor Schilling, who starts in the cutting-edge show as Piper Chapman, an upper-middle-class[…]

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Moviemaker Steven Soderbergh directs new TV drama The Knick

He’s known for critically acclaimed features films like Magic Mike; Traffic; Sex, Lies, and Videotape; and Erin Brockovich, but director and cinematographer Steven Soderbergh is now forging a reputation for himself through a new medium: TV. In 2013, Soderbergh’s made-for-TV movie Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace appeared on HBO, proving a hit with[…]

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Why The “Unauthorized” Saved By the Bell TV Movie Was a Ratings Flop

Lifetime was probably expecting huge ratings numbers with their recent TV film, the Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story. Lifetime had recently enjoyed success with other scandalous films, including the two TV films based on the V.C. Andrews “Flowers in the Attic” series. But the show garnered barely 1.1 million viewers from the 18-40 demographic,[…]

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