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WE tv Orders a Demon-Hunting Horror Series From Hostel's Eli Roth

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Horror is hot! Even WE tv, the home of Pregnant & Dating and Bridezillas, is tapping into the genre. The cable network has ordered a new scary series from horror maven Eli Roth (Hemlock GroveHostelCabin Fever)...

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Netflix Announces Hemlock Grove Season 2 Premiere Date

Landon Liboiron

Eli Roth's supernatural thriller Hemlock Grove returns to Netflix for Season 2 on July 11, the company announced Monday.

Based on the novel by Brian McGreevy, the series stars Famke JannsenBill SkarsgardLandon Liboiron and Dougray Scott as residents of a dilapidated Pennsylvania steel town where murder and other strange happenings occur. Season 2 continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures.

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Hemlock Grove Renewed for Season 2

Landon Liboiron

Netflix's original series Hemlock Grove has been renewed for a second season, the company announced Wednesday. Charles Eglee (The Walking Dead. Dexter) will join the delightfully absurd supernatural drama as executive producer and showrunner.

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The Weekend Playlist: Watergate Revisited, Hemlock Grove, TV Movie Deluge

Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron

This was another wrenching week in our nation's history when sudden tragedy galvanizes the country's attention, and all eyes (often fueled nowadays by social media) turn to TV for the latest developments — for better or sometimes worse, given the get-it-first-and-maybe-even-right nature of the 24/7 news cycle. We'll never forget those images of horror and heroism issuing from Boston, such is the nature of the medium and the immediacy of the message.

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Criminal Minds Boss: I Don't Want a New Prentiss Next Season

Paget Brewster

Although Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) and Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) never got together on Criminal Minds, executive producer Erica Messer planned their final scene for fans who always hoped they would.

"It always felt like in a different time and place maybe those two could be together ... There was always a connection," Messer said this weekend at the ATX Television Festival panel, moderated by this reporter.

Keep reading for more from Messer about replacing Brewster, how John Mayer got axed from the season finale, and who the writers dream of having on their team next year.

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Netflix Orders Original Horror Series Hemlock Grove from Eli Roth

Bill Skarsgard, Famke Janssen

Netflix has added another series to its growing stable of original programming. Hemlock Grove,  a horror series directed by Eli Roth, will be available exclusively on Netflix.com in early 2013, the company announced Wednesday.
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Russell Crowe "Very Sorry" for Circumcision Comments

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe apologized for comments he made on Twitter that were critical of the practice of circumcision.

After a fan asked the Oscar winner Thursday about circumcision, Crowe tweeted, "Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that God requires a donation of ...
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Heroes Recruits Superman, Hostel Scribes

Hayden Panettiere and Jack Coleman in Heroes by Chris Haston/NBC Photo

Askewniverse auteur Kevin Smith is not the only film scribe on board for Heroes: Origins, the spring 2008 offshoot of NBC's hit drama. The trades are reporting Monday morning that both Eli Roth (Hostel) and Michael Dougherty (Superman Returns, X-Men 2) are suiting up to write and/or direct episodes.The six-episode Heroes: Origins will launch in the spring, after the mother ship's sophomore run has ended, and will concern enabled characters not previously seen on the series. Viewers will then vote on which newbies they would like to see join our band of merry men and women for Season 3. read more

Short Cuts: Bob Saget, On the Lot and More

Out on DVD today are High School Musical: The Concert and Hannah Montana: Pop Star Profile, while an Aug. 28 release has been set for Bob Saget: That Ain't Right.... Directors Mark Waters (Mean Girls) and Eli Roth (Hostel) guest-judge On the Lot tonight and next Tuesday, respectively.... The June 28 premiere of the USA Network spy drama Burn Notice will air commercial-free, marking the first time anything on the cabler has run sans ads. DIRECTV is the ghost sponsor.... TBS will launch a hi-def channel in September. Tuesday's Today's News was written by Ben Katner. read more

Hostel Helmer Takes Stab at Stephen King


Recently, Hollywood has turned to the horror flick to rejuvenate flagging ticket sales. While the glut of guts has led to a lot of remakes and knockoffs, a few young filmmakers have risen to the challenge of fashioning fresh fare. Eli Roth is one such box-office reanimator. Spawning the hits Cabin Fever and Hostel, the Boston-born director splices social commentary into his gore while mischievously tinkering with genre convention. TVGuide.com invited Roth to discuss Hostel (out on DVD today) and share hi read more

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