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TNT Cancels ‘PERCEPTION’ After Three Seasons

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TNT has cancelled Perception after three seasons.

The Eric McCormack and Rachael Leigh Cook mystery series isn’t done with its third season as there are still five more episodes coming in on February 17, 2015 at 10/9c on TNT!

The show starred McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a schizophrenic neuropsychiatrist who assists the FBI on some of their most complex cases in Chicago.

While down 9% from Season 2, Perception still drew a very respectable 2.8 million viewers in Live +Same Day for the summer portion of the current third season, which resumes in February. Perception opened its fourth season with 3.1 million viewers.

TNT has been moving toward an edgier fare while keeping some of its biggest procedurals around. David Levy said this month:

“We are going to get edgier, we are going to get louder, and we are going to get more dual (male-female), but we also have an existing audience, we have an existing fan base with a lot of our very popular shows. It’s an evolution, a bridge-type process that will take place as opposed to a turnaround.”

 

The news comes fresh off the heels of the network canceling Dallas and Franklin & Bash.

 

TNT Cancels ‘FRANKLIN & BASH’ After Four Seasons

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TNT has cancelled Franklin & Bash after four season.

The legal buddy dramedy  starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, which wrapped up season 4 last month.

This happens to be the first major programming decision since Turner Broadcasting last week brought in Kevin Reilly to oversee TNT and TBS.

Franklin & Bash got off to a solid start back in 2011, but since then has been slipping in the past couple of years. It’s most recent fourth season started with 1.25 million viewers, down -60% from the Season 3 opener. The season and now series finale drew 975,000 viewers.

 

BREAKING NEWS: BBC America’s Award-Winning Original ‘LUTHER’ To Return in 2015!

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Great news Luther fans!

The Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated star Idris Elba will be returning to BBC America in 2015 to reprise his role of DCI John Luther, the murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

The highly acclaimed London set crime mini-series is written and created by award-winning and Emmy-nominated writer Neil Cross. Luther is made by BBC Drama Production, co-produced with BBC America.

When asked about the much anticipated return of the hugely popular show, Cross said:

“Ever since we said goodbye to John Luther on Southwark Bridge, there’s hardly been a minute when I didn’t wonder what happened next. So I decided to find out. We’re putting the band back together; LUTHER is coming back where he belongs. Back to BBC. Back to London. And back to work.”

 

Luther will return with 2 episodes of 60 minutes event special and will film in and around London in March and will premiere later next year on BBC America.

Executive Producer is Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC Drama Production, England.

‘GOTHAM’ Executive Producer Teases Dick Grayson’s Parents For A Future Episode

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As FOX’s Gotham continues to be a bit and introduce us to new characters from the Batman mythos– this week they debuted a young Harvey Dent and executive producer Bruno Heller spoke to EW about what other characters we can expect to show up soon and who definitely won’t be appearing.

“We’re going to do a prenatal origin story for Robin down the line. There are no MRIs involved. There’s an episode coming up where we learn how Robin’s parents got together.”

 

Heller went on to elaborate on the upcoming episode set to introduce Jonathan Crane aka Scarecrow.

“This is not a kid being looney Scarecrow, this is a couple episodes about how the character has evolved– everyone’s character is formed in their childhood to some degree or another.”

 

He went on to talk about their philosophy for introducing new characters, and to reveal that the Joker’s psychiatrist turned lover Harley Quinn won’t be making an appearance.

“One of the things about the size and scope and ambitious of this production is that– it’s not that there’s lots of chefs in the kitchen, but there’s a lot of people with opinions and views and inside knowledge. That aspect of the show– which characters to use and when– is a source of constant discussion. And that may well have been an issue that came up and was dropped. We haven’t got Harley Quinn in it. Riddler’s girlfriend is coming up. And Harley Quinn is definitely planned for later on, but so far no… You can’t just keep pumping these characters into the show in a comic book sort of way, because you get the Super Friends effect– which isn’t a bad effect, but then you have spaceships and need to go underwater and get wacky villains and the rest of it. You have to work as a character piece first. First it has to be real.”

 

Heller also confirmed earlier reports that they’ll be playing with viewer’s expectations of The Joker by introducing a number of characters that could become the Clown Prince of Crime. What other Batman villains would you like to see on the show?

Gotham airs Mondays at 8PM on FOX.

Photos For The CW’s ‘THE FLASH’ Season 1 Episode 8!

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Here are the photos for The CW’s hit show The Flash season 1 episode 8 down below!

The episode titled “Flash vs Arrow” was directed by Glen Winter. Story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Ben Sokolowski & Brooke Eikmeir.

Here’s the synopsis:

ART ONE OF THE EPIC CROSSOVER EVENT WITH THE FLASH AND ARROW. Barry (Grant Gustin) is thrilled when Oliver (guest star Stephen Amell), Felicity (guest star Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (guest star David Ramsey) come to Central City to investigate a case involving a deadly boomerang. Excited about teaming up with his friend, Barry asks Oliver if he’d like to help him stop Ray Bivolo (guest star Paul Anthony), the meta-human Barry is currently tracking. Bivolo causes people to lose control of their emotions and has been using that skill to rob banks. Unfortunately, the superhero partnership doesn’t go as smoothly as Barry expected. When Oliver tells Barry he still has a lot to learn, Barry sets out to prove him wrong by attempting to stop Bivolo alone. However, when Bivolo infects Barry and sets him on a rage rampage, everyone is in danger, and the only one who can stop him is The Arrow. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) is furious when Eddie (Rick Cosnett) tries to get a task force to stop The Flash, Joe and Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) agree the Arrow is a bad influence on barry, and Caitlin and Cisco deal with a new team in S.T.A.R. labs. 

The episode airs December 2, 2014.

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Four Actresses Up For Marvel & Netflix’s ‘JESSICA JONES’

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Deadline has brought word that Marvel has begun testing actresses for the lead role in their upcoming Netflix series Jessica Jones!

Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad), Alexandra Daddario (True Detective), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Jessica De Gouw (Arrow) are among the names.

In addition, two names have emerged as the front runners for the Luke Cage role: Lance Gross (Crisis) and Halo: Nightfall‘s Mike Colter. Cage will reportedly appear in seven of the 13 episodes in the Jessica Jones series before going on to appear in his own 13-episode series.

Dexter and Twilight writer Melissa Rosenberg is set to executive produce the Jessica Jones series, which focuses on retired superhero Jessica Jones hanging up her tights and opening her own detective agency. Rosenberg is no stranger to female superhero shows either, having worked on the short-lived Bird of Prey series on The WB.

Jessica Jones is the second of five Netflix shows Marvel will rout out starting next year with Marvel’s Daredevil. Following the two will be both Luke Cage and Iron Fist, with all four leading into a Defenders mini-series.

Hulu Takes Amy Poehler’s ‘DIFFICULT PEOPLE’ Straight-To-Series

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Hulu announced that they’ve straight-to-series pick-up Difficult People from executive producers Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and Dave Becky (Louie). The half-hour comedy series marks the first collaboration between Hulu and Universal Cable Productions and is set to start production early next year.

Difficult People hails from Julie Klausner (Billy on the Street) who stars alongside Emmy-nominated Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner. As best friends living in New York City, their typical, irreverent behavior lands them in some very awkward situations. Klausner wrote the pilot and will also serve as executive producer for the series.

In addition to the upcoming seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation, Poehler recently announced new partner Brooke Posch’s Paper Kite Productions produces the hit shows Broad City on Comedy Central and NBC’s Welcome To Sweden. 

Poehler said:

“I tend to enjoy funny people creating and starring in comedy programs, and Julie and Billy are the funniest around.”

 

Difficult People joins Hulu’s growing slate of original programming, including recent straight-to-series pick-up orders for Casual, a comedy series from Jason Reitman, and 11/22/63, an original event series from J.J Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, based on Stephen King’s bestselling book of the same name.

Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content at Hulu said:

“Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner, and Julie Klausner are a dream team of comedic possibilities. We look forward to bringing this hilarious view of the world to Hulu with our partners at Universal Cable Productions.”

 

The series also joie recent pick-up orders for Universal Cable Productions, which includes Hunters, Childhood’s End, and Magicians at Syfy; and Colony, Stanistan and Mr. Robot at USA.

Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President of Development at Universal Cable Productions said:

“Working with the immensely talented trio of Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner on DIFFICULT PEOPLE has been an incredible experience and it definitely delivers on the title of the show in a hysterical way. We’re excited to collaborate on our first original series with Hulu and are looking forward to doing many more.”

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