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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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
Question: Are there any plans to bring Stephen King's latest horrorfest to the big screen? It's a haunting story that grabs you like few other recent books have, and it's believable!
Answer: Despite the generally dismal history of Stephen King's novels and their movie adaptations, there are indeed plans to make a feature film (as opposed to a TV miniseries, where King has fared a little better) from his most recent novel, Cell. It's set up at Dimension Films, the horror arm of Miramax, and Hostel (2005) writer-director (and dyed-in-the-wool horror buff ) Eli Roth is attached as director and either screenwriter or cowriter. There's no cast or start date yet; Roth is currently shooting Hostel 2 and won't start
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Something New's Simon Baker will star in Sex and Death 101, a dark comedy about a man who gets an e-mail listing every woman he has ever had sex with — as well as those he will bed in the future. Cool!... Wedding Crashers' Isla Fisher has joined Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Carla Gugino in the crime thriller The Lookout.... House of Sand and Fog director Vadim Perelman is turning the award-winning children's book The Giver into a feature.... Alexandre Aja, the director of the horror remake The Hills Have Eyes, will helm Black Hole, based on an acclaimed comic-book series.... Per Variety, Hostel director Eli Roth has been tapped to bring Stephen King's Cell to the big screen.