Amazon has ordered six pilots to series, including a drama from The X-Files creator Chris Carter, a half-hour comedy starring Malcolm McDowell and Bernadette Peters, and two children's programs. Additionally, Amazon has renewed Alpha House for a second season.
Amazon is poised to order four new series from the five original pilots the online company released last month, Variety reports.
Among the projects getting a green light are sci-fi series The After, written and directed by The X-Files creator Chris Carter, cop drama Bosch, dramedy Mozart in the Jungle and dark comedy Transparent. Like last year...
Amazon released a second set of original pilots Thursday, which viewers can watch for free through Amazon Prime Instant Video.
The new slate of programming includes five kids shows and five prime-time shows, including two hourlong dramas. Viewer feedback will determine which shows will be picked up for full seasons.
The Lincoln Lawyer's next stop: TV.
ABC is adapting the Michael Connelly novel-turned-movie into a drama series, Variety reports. Connelly will co-write the pilot with John Romano, who penned the film.
The movie, which opened in March and got a warm critical but tepid box-office reception (grossing $58 million domestically), starred Matthew McConaughey as criminal defense lawyer Mickey Haller who lands ...
Castle Tip No. 37: Never steal another writer's muse.
Castle exclusive: Lie to Me star sets his sights on Beckett
That's a lesson Lie to Me star Brendan Hines will learn the hard way when he guest-stars on the ABC drama as Alex Gordon, a young crime novelist and the protégé of Richard Castle (Nathan FIllion). Rather than shadow Castle for tips on incorporating real police work into his books, Alex would much rather pick the brain of Detective Beckett (Stana Katic).
Cue Castle's awkward jealous face....
After appearing on Castle twice, it may not be that surprising that The Lincoln Lawyer writer Michael Connelly names the ABC drama as one of his favorite shows. But there's more to his love for the series than a recurring gig.
"It's a fantasy version of what I do!" Connelly tells TVGuide.com.
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Indeed, the mystery author's most well-known work is his series featuring Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch — not unlike Castle's Nikki Heat series.
Castle isn't the only mystery or writing-influenced series on Connelly's watchlist, though. The writer, whose Lincoln Lawyer novel was adapted for the big screen by John Romano, also loves watching Californication ("the dark side of the ...
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ADAM: While Castle is plenty peeved by the easy rapport his protégé establishes with Beckett, his remedy is to kill the young pup with...
Well, this film seems to be coming together quickly and promisingly. The big-screen take on Broadway's Mamma Mia! that I told you about just yesterday? Variety reports that Meryl Streep is already set to star as the mother of an altar-bound young girl determined to meet her biological dad. Yes, Streep sings, though Mamma Mia! will be her first full-blown musical.... Acclaimed crime novelist Michael Connelly (Love. Him.) and his longtime collaborator Terrill Lee Lankford (I'm sure he's nice, too) are penning the screenplay for a feature remake of the '80s series The Equalizer.... Per the Hollywood Reporter, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Michelle Williams are in talks to star in Synecdoche, New York, the directing debut of Oscar-winning scribe Charlie Kaufman. Hoffman will play a theater director, and Keener and Williams his first and second wives.