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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, 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

Lost Director Jack Bender to Helm Syfy's Alphas Pilot

Jack Bender

Jack Bender, Lost's primary director, has signed on to helm Syfy's new pilot Alphas, the network announced on Monday.

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New TV: Mark Burnett's Dueling Dads, and More

Mark Burnett has set up at NBC My Dad is Better than Your Dad, a game show in which fathers face off in stunt-driven challenges, Variety reports.... FX has given Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy a series commitment for Queen B, a workplace drama centered on a female CEO who grooms a young girl in her ruthless image.... Homicide's Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson are reteaming for the NBC pilot The Philanthropist, a series that sound a bit like The Equalizer.... After a fierce bidding war, ABC has ordered six episodes of Section 8, a drama penned by X-Men 3's Zak Penn and described as a blend of House, X-Men and The X-Files. OK.... ABC is teaming with hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams and filmmaker McG on Limelight, a drama set at a performing arts-school. read more

A Freshly Dirty Dozen, and More Movie News

Per Variety, Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, Elektra) is penning a remake of The Dirty Dozen for Warner Bros.... Paramount's plan to extend Angelina Jolie's current run in theaters involves cutting the number of screens showing A Mighty Heart in half, a tactic successfully employed with Borat last fall.... Hoping to quell accusations that the country has snubbed the production of Tom Cruise's Valkyrie due to his religious beliefs, the German Federal Film Fund has ponied up $6.5 million toward the drama's $80 million tab. read more

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