Jul 02

Laurence Fishburne Joins ‘Roots’

Laurence FishburneRoots has begun its casting.

The A+E Networks production has cast Black-ish‘s Laurence Fishburne in the role of Alex Haley, the author of the novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family, an American family origin story based around the life of Kunta Kinte.

Roots is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity.  Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte who is captured in his homeland in The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America where he’s sold into slavery.

Will Packer, Marc Toberoff, Marc Wolper, Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal will serve as executive producers, and LeVar Burton and Korin Huggins are set to co-executive produce the miniseries.

Jul 01

USA Renews ‘Suits’ For Season 6

SuitsHarvey and Mike are not done just yet.

USA has renewed Suits for a sixth season. According to The Hollywood Reporter the series will be back for another 16-episode season.

The drama, from Aaron Korsh, began airing its fifth season just last week. The season premiere was seen by 3.4 million viewers. According to USA president Chris McCumber, “Suits has set the bar high in every way and continues to be a strong performer and marquee property for USA.”

Suits is one of the series left over from the “Blue Skies” dramas days. The only other one left is Royal Pains. Series including White Collar, recently canceled Covert Affairs and Fairly Legal are examples of the lighter fare the network used to be known for. These days the network has aired darker series like Graceland and Complications.

USA also renewed freshmen drama Mr. Robot ahead of its premiere.

The second episode of Suits’ fifth season premieres later today. Will you be watching?

Jul 01

NBC Cancels ‘American Odyssey’

American OdysseyAfter just one season, NBC is saying goodbye to American Odyssey.

Deadline is reporting that NBC has cancelled the global thriller after just one season. The series, which was created by Peter Horton, Nora Kay Foster, and Adam Armus, followed a U.S. Army team as they follow a trail that leads to some alarming corruption as they discover an American company is found to be funding terror groups.

The first season of American Odyssey just finished airing recently on the network to less than stellar ratings. The series starred Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli, Jake Robinson, Jim True-Frost, and Treat Williams.

Are you sad to see American Odyssey go?

Jul 01

Food Network Releases August Programming Slate

gfoodFrom Chopped to Beat Bobby Flay,  Food Network announced it’s slate of late summer premieres and a few finales, starting August 2.

Among those making their premieres are a few new shows including Beach Eats U.S.A. with Curtis Stone, Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson, Great American Food Finds, and Rachel Ray’s Kids Cook-Off, and Valerie’s Home Cooking. 

Check out the full list of August premieres and finales below.

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Jul 01

Teen Wolf – Recap & Review – Parasomnia

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Teen Wolf
Parasomnia

Original Air Date: June 30, 2015

Alamin – TwoCents Reviewer
alamin@thetwocentscorp.com

The latest episode of Teen Wolf was less about the action and more about the mystery. Lydia takes on the case of  a girl whose problem could be an issue down the line while Stiles has decided to make Theo the center of his latest investigation…even if no one else believes him.

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Jun 30

James D’Arcy and Enver Gjokaj Set to Return to ‘Agent Carter’

Daniel SousaWhen Agent Peggy Carter lands in Los Angeles for season two, there will be a pair of familiar faces joining her.

James D’Arcy, who played Howard Stark’s butler Edwin Jarvis, and Enver Gjokaj, who played SSR Agent Daniel Sousa, have signed on for the second season of Agent Carter, according to EW. No official confirmation on the return of the remaining cast members including Lyndsy Fonseca, Chad Michael Murray, and Bridget Regan, as of yet.

The second season of the Marvel series will find Agent Peggy Carter travelling from New York City to Los Angeles on “her most dangerous assignment yet.”

Agent Carter is set for the midseason on ABC, where the show will be bridging the hiatus gap for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

Are you excited for the return of Jarvis and Sousa?

Jun 30

Teen Wolf – Recap & Review – Creatures of the Night

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Teen Wolf
Creatures of the Night

Original Air Date: June 30, 2015

Alamin – TwoCents Reviewer
alamin@thetwocentscorp.com

Season 5 kicks off with Lydia in Eichen House. Although the reason for her stint in the facility is unknown, she seems catatonic as she stands blank-faced under the water in the shower. A mean nurse who does not buy Lydia’s state gets her out of the shower and hands our lovely banshee gets passed to the world’s creepiest nurse.

As he attempts to inject Lydia with medicine, she makes her move. A banshee scream knocks out Nurse Creepy and then using a mix of her new-found fighting skills and banshee abilities Lydia makes her way to the gate. Suddenly Aiden appears in front to her claiming her “treatment” isn’t finished, which gives the guards enough time to catch her off-guard. Lydia pleads with her dead werewolf ex-boyfriend, “Please I have to tell them. They’re all going to die. My friend…they’re all going to die.” Confused much?? Join the club!

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Jun 29

The Last Ship – Recap & Review – It’s Not a Rumor

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The Last Ship
It’s Not a Rumor

Original Air Date: June 28, 2015

Vincent Chia – Sr. Reviewer
vincent@thetwocentscorp.com

With the city of Baltimore seemingly on the mend, the U.S.S. Nathan James heads south toward their home port of Norfolk, Virginia. On the way, they make a quick stop at Washington, D.C. but find that the White House has been abandoned. Commander Tom Chandler and Lt. Danny Green return to their Navy helicopter, but with a computer from the White House.

The ship’s crew soon break the decryption from the data chips. They show Chandler and Slattery a map of the United States that is dated a few weeks ago that shows the rate of infection across the country. The decryption seemed a little bit too easy and the timing seemed a bit convenient. The White House was abandoned just a few weeks ago? Seems like the opposite (or maybe similar?) to the “just in the nick of time rescue” that often happens.
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Jun 26

Secret Warriors Coming to ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ Season Three

Secret WarriorsThe third season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be introducing a few new faces inspired by Marvel’s  “Secret Warriors” series.

In the comic book universe, “Secret Warriors” is the name given to a team of super-powered agents put together by Nick Fury himself. Among those on the team is Daisy “Quake” Johnson.

ABC announced today that along with S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Comic-Con panel, they will also be rolling out an interactive fan experience throughout the convention. From Thursday, July 9 through Saturday, July 11, S.H.I.E.L.D. ambassadors will be searching the convention for the most dedicated fans and rewarding them with limited edition “Secret Warriors” pins. Follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter to see what the S.H.I.E.L.D. ambassadors are up to.

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Jun 26

Watch The ‘Heroes: Reborn’ Trailer

Heroes RebornWhere are the heroes?

That was what the first teaser asked and the Heroes: Reborn trailer released yesterday gave us a look at where they are. Check out the trailer below as we see the return of a few familiar faces like Jack Coleman and Masi Oka, as well as many new ones including Zachary Levi and Rookie Blue‘s Peter Mooney.

Heroes: Reborn premieres September 24 on NBC.

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