Amazon has announced its initial lineup of pilots for 2015, which include four hourlong dramas, two half-hour comedies and a half-hour docu-series from The New Yorker.
Once the pilots are made available, Amazon will use customer feedback to determine which projects are given full series orders.
Actor Billy Zane, who terrorized Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic, will soon be doing the same to Eddie Cibrian on NBC's The Playboy Club. Billy will play the recurring role of Oscar Bianchi beginning in the sexy series' sixth episode.
ABC has set a date to kick off The Deep End.
The network will premiere the new legal drama on Jan. 21, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade paper reports the series will premiere in...
Billy Zane seems sometimes like a product of old Hollywood. His classic-movie star looks helped him land the role for which he remains best-known — Cal, Kate Winslet's diabolical fiance in Titanic — as well as his starring role in 1996's The Phantom, another period throwback. His new role on Samantha Who? lands him securely in the here and now, but the past lingers again: He's playing Winston Funk, a character previously played by Timothy Olyphant, who departed to appear on Damages.
Zane's found an easy way to deal with the ghosts of the past, however: ignoring them. To play Funk, for example, he didn't even watch Olyphant's take on the character.
Donald Faison, Joel Gretsch
Scrubs star Donald Faison will join Cedric the Entertainer and Madchen Amick in The Law, an ABC comedy pilot about reserve LAPD officers, says the Hollywood Reporter.
In other ABC pilot news, Joel Gretsch (The 4400) has been added to the cast of V, playing a ...
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Billy Zane, who was so, so, so mean to poor Kate Winslet on board that big ol' boat, has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot Finnegan, says the Reporter. Finnegan revolves around the titular female detective (Teri Polo) who runs the LAPD's organized crime/vice unit. Zane will play a deputy D.A. who works closely with Fin. But just how closely, hmm? — MWM
On Nov. 15, Warner Home Video plans to release Friends: The One with All Ten Seasons, a 40-disc boxed set of the entire series. The list price: $300. Or, for the same money you could save to buy the new Xbox 360. Just sayin'.... An Oct. 25 street date has been announced for the first special edition DVD of Titanic. The three-disc set features a new transfer, deleted scenes, audio commentary and scale replicas of the scenery Billy Zane chewed.... Russell Crowe's Cinderella Man comes out on DVD Dec. 6. Buy it, or risk having a phone keypad indented on your forehead.
The tabloids won't have to dig too deep to come up with dirt on velvet-voiced Alex Boyd, whose debut single, "In Your Eyes," drops today: The Fame grad is the first to admit that he has a split personality, at least where his music is concerned. That's why his album, The Hip Side and the Flip Side (due out this fall), comprises two discs, the first a collection of au courant R&B tracks; the second, classic cuts given a modern edge.
"I've pretty much grown up on old music," the heartthrob-in-the-making explains to TV Guide Online. "I've been influenced by Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., the Beatles.... Hell, even Handel and Bach! On the other hand, I've also had a lot of pop influence. For instance, I think Justin Timberlake's solo record was phenomenal."
So, naturally, in shaping his premier CD, the 19-year-old set two goals for himself. First, he wanted to blaze his own trail up the char