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Syfy Cancels Alphas After Two Seasons


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Syfy Renews Alphas


Syfy has renewed Alphas for a 13-episode second season.

The series, which stars David Strathairn, follows a team of superhuman investigators with extraordinary physical abilities. July's debut was Syfy's most-watched series premiere in two years.

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Ira Steven Bahr Named Alphas Showrunner

Ira Steven Behr

Star Trek vet Ira Steven Behr has been named executive producer and showrunner of Syfy's upcoming series Alphas, according to Deadline.

Alphas stars David Strathairn as the eccentric leader of a team of ordinary citizens with extraordinary mental abilities. Known as Alphas, they tackle cases that... read more

Syfy Picks Up Alphas

David Straithairn

Syfy has picked up Alphas, a drama starring David Strathairn, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The network has ordered 11 episodes of the project, in addition to the pilot, which revolves around a team of ordinary citizens with extraordinary mental abilities. Known as Alphas, they... read more

Modern Family Ends 30 Rock's Win Streak; Mad Men Three-Peats at Emmys

Modern Family

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards honored old and new alike Sunday, as Mad Men scored a three-peat as the best drama and freshman breakout Modern Family ended 30 Rock's three-year streak as best comedy series.

The biggest winner of the night was Temple Grandin with five awards. It swept...
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David Strathairn to Headline Syfy's Alphas

David Straithairn

David Strathairn will star in Syfy's new pilot Alphas, the network announced Tuesday.

Alphas focuses on a team of ordinary citizens with extraordinary mental abilities who tackle cases that the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have been unable to solve. Strathairn, 61, will play Dr. Leigh Rosen, the eccentric Alphas leader who is willing to bend the rules for his objectives and team.

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Dream Cast Tapped for Howl

David Strathairn by Jason Kempin/WireImage.com and Mary Louise Parker by Ron Galella/WireImage.com

An A-List dream gaggle of actors including David Strathairn Alan Alda Jeff Daniels Mary-Louise Parker and Paul Rudd are attached to join James Franco as Allen Ginsberg in the beatnik biopic HowlThe 1950s-era tale that hopefully will feature lots of tight black clothes berets and drum-beating will focus on the obscenity trial to censor Ginsbergs progressive and controversial book-length poem The project was pitched by the Allen Ginsberg Trust as a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Howl says The Hollywood ReporterGus Van Sant Good Will Hunting will executive produce the project that will highlight real-life characters including prosecuting attorney Ralph McIntosh Strathairn Judge Clayton Horn Alda prosecution witness Professor David Kirk Daniels radio personality and prosecution witness Gail Potter Parker and literary critic and defense witness Luther Nichols Rudd Telling Pictures documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will m read more

At the Movies: Doubt, Amy Adams Has Nun

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Amy Adams is in talks to play the nun caught in the middle when a Catholic-school principal (Meryl Streep) accuses a priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) of pedophilia in Doubt, based on the Pulitzer-winning stage play.... Angela Bassett has been cast as the single mother in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns.... David Strathairn is Elizabeth Banks' hubby in the horror remake A Tale of Two Sisters.... The young-adult novel Stargirl is being adapted for the big screen. read more

At the Movies: Lindsay Lohan Mines a Diamond

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Lindsay Lohan is set to star in a big-screen adaptation of The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, Tennessee Williams' long-forgotten story of a disliked 1920s debutante (Lohan) with a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. Chris Evans is Lo's love interest, David Strathairn her alcoholic pop, and Ellen Burstyn her mom.... Kim Basinger will star in While She Was Out, a real-time thriller about a housewife accosted by four hooligans while running a Christmas Eve errand. (And you thought those overzealous storefront bell ringers were a nuisance.) read more

At the Movies: Good Night Star Gets Ultimatum

Per Variety, Good Night and Good Luck's David Strathairn has booked a pair of new gigs: the lead in the fantasy pic The Spiderwick Chronicles, and the role of Matt Damon's latest pursuer in The Bourne Ultimatum.... Sigourney Weaver and Kate Bosworth are in talks to star in The Girl in the Park, about a woman traumatized by the 15-years-ago disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter. Bosworth's rumored deal breaker: plentiful salad options at the crafts-services table.... Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich have inked a two-picture deal with Dimension Films. (Take that, Eric!) Their first offering will be Naughty or Nice, a stop-motion animated Christmas feature. read more

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