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'A Knight's Tale' Being Prepped For A TV Series On ABC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 4:41 PM
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...because. That's the answer to your query of "Why?" Because Sony has a movie title in their library, because some executive watched it on cable late one night after going to a Hollywood party and not scoring, because somebody from upstairs needed an idea to bring to a meeting. And thus, Brian Helgeland's 2001 Heath Ledger-starring movie "A Knight's Tale" will now become a weekly series on ABC. Hooray.

'The Strain' Heads To FX, Guillermo Del Toro To Direct Pilot, Will Run 3 To 5 Seasons At Most

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 5:44 PM
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...becuase he doesn't already have five thousand other things to do, Guillermo Del Toro is headed to the small screen, with a project that is very close to his heart, and one that will bring his specific brand of terror to living rooms across America.

Diane Kruger To Star In FX pilot 'The Bridge,' 'Miss Bala' Helmer Gerardo Naranjo To Direct; Plus Trailer For 'Special Forces'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 4:58 PM
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Certainly, Hollywood sat up and took notice of Gerardo Naranjo when he dropped into Cannes in 2011 with the gritty thriller "Miss Bala," and promptly blew some minds. Since then, he's lined up a number of projects, including the romantic drama "The Mountain Between Us" with Michael Fassbender and the political thriller "A Man Must Die." But it looks like before he gets to either of those, he's going to take a quick detour into TV first, and work with another international star in the process.

Vertigo Comic 'Midnight, Mass.' Heads To NBC & Fox Picks Up Max Landis Superhero Series 'Vigilant'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 20, 2012 9:43 AM
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As we mentioned yesterday, superheroes and comics on the small screen are only going to keeping coming, and NBC and Fox both have projects in the works hoping to get geeks to tune in each week.

Watch: Clips From 'Arrow' & Animated 'The Dark Knight' Prove Not Every Comic Adaptation Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 2:35 PM
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With Marvel now moving ahead on their "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV series, the superhero invasion that has hit the big screen will likely explode on the small screen as well. And while there have been pockets of shows here and there -- most notably "Smallville" -- for the most part, dudes or dudettes in tights haven't fared well (please see last year's failed "Wonder Woman"). CW hopes to have a hit on their hands with "Arrow," but as this first clip demonstrates, they'll have a few hurdles to clear.

Peter Berg To Write & Direct Pilot 'M.I.C.E.,' A Remake Of Israeli Show 'The Gordin Cell'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2012 4:50 PM
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Well, when he's not berating Israeli journalists and accusing them of draft dodging, Peter Berg seems to be a fan of their television programs as the "Friday Night Lights" creative is headed back to the small screen for the curiously titled "M.I.C.E."

Isla Fisher & Terry Crews Join 'Arrested Development'; 'Bates Motel' Finds Norman Bates & More

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 17, 2012 9:44 AM
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Just when you thought you couldn’t be any more excited for the return of “Arrested Development,” Mitch Hurwitz goes ahead and casts Isla Fisher and Terry Crews. There’s no news on who they’ll be playing, whose episodes they will be in, or even how many episodes they’ll be in, but we’re excited by their involvment nonetheless. They’re both people we really like who know how to be funny, and if the show’s track-record is anything to go by, we’re sure they’ll be given brilliantly bizarre guest roles.

We Gotta Push Just A Little Bit More: New Trailer For 'The Walking Dead' Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 14, 2012 10:20 AM
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Cable TV enthusiasts...the drought is over. While this summer brought "Louie," "The Newsroom" and "Breaking Bad" to the small screen to tide folks over, with the fall rolling in, those DVRs are going to be exercised harder as a batch of programs return. With "Boardwalk Empire," "Dexter," "Treme" and more to start soon, it won't stop there as next month, AMC's "The Walking Dead" will be hoping to deliver its best season yet.

Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes & Many More Join Larry David's HBO Movie 'Clear History'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • September 14, 2012 9:03 AM
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Last month, the plot for Larry David's upcoming improvised comedy was revealed, ending what was an unusual amount of secrecy for the creator of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm." At the time, the project still lacked a name and only had confirmed the casting of Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and David himself. With HBO stepping in over the summer to release the film, the project is taking shape for a fall shoot and is putting together its cast, roughly about half of Hollywood.

Her? Mae Whitman Confirms She's Returning As Ann/Egg In 'Arrested Development' Season 4

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2012 6:30 PM
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While we have our hopes high and fingers crossed that the upcoming fourth season of "Arrested Development" can match the amazing genius of the first three seasons before it was canceled by Fox, it seems Mitch Hurwitz and co. are making sure they have all the comedic ingredients at their disposal. Of course, all the main ensemble are back, with John Slattery also lending his skills and Liza Minnelli returning as well. And now another player has confirmed she'll be appearing/planting as well.

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