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MacGyver EP036 | TV Podcast Couch Commandos

October 18, 2015
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Serial,” the much-hyped crime series podcast from “This American Life” radio producer Sarah Koenig, is heading for the small screen courtesy of “The Last Man on Earth” exec producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as well as Fox 21 Television Studios.Doctor Who Spin-Off Announced called class which will be set in a modern-day school in London, will span eight 45-minute episodes in its initial run.

Collider has heard that Snyder has apparently pitched some idea for a Watchmen series to HBO. a brief statement from HBO ("preliminary discussions regarding Watchmen have occurred but we have no additional information and no deals are in place," as sent to The Hollywood Reporter),

Twin Peaks- Michael Ontkean has opted not to reprise his beloved role of Sheriff Harry S. Truman in the upcoming limited-run revival. Rumor has it that veteran actor Robert Forster has stepped in to replace Ontkean as the town’s top lawman. Regarding Ontkean’s decision not to return, a source close to the actor says, “Michael is fully retired from show business, and has been for many years.”

News

Flash - “The Flash” has found Mama West. Variety has confirmed that “Candyman” and “Melrose Place” actress Vanessa Williams — not to be confused with the “Ugly Betty” and “Desperate Housewives” star of the same name — has been cast as Iris West’s (Candice Patton) mother Francine in season two of The CW drama.

After much speculation over the role Franz Drameh’s character, Jay Jackson, would play in The CW’s “Flash” and “Arrow” spinoff “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” a new promo released by The CW (which was subsequently taken down) implied that Drameh will appear at some point as the dominant form of Firestorm, a hero who was created by fusing together Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell). Since Garber has been announced as a series regular for “Legends” and Amell has not, Ronnie’s fate remains a mystery that will undoubtedly be solved before the spinoff debuts at midseason. Drameh has appeared in “Attack the Block,” “Edge of Tomorrow” and “Hereafter,” and will next star in “A Hundred Streets” alongside Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton.

Lethal Weapon Warner Bros. TV and Fox in the US are teaming up to work on a Lethal Weapon series. Writer/producer Matt Miller is in charge of developing the new show, which has a pilot order from Fox. He’ll weave elements from the original series in with new twists – the show will follow the exploits of a former Navy SEAL and Texas police officer who moves to LA after the death of his wife and young child, and is paired with an LAPD detective who has to avoid stress at all costs because he has a heart conditionCognition John Woo, whose credits include “Mission Impossible II” and “Face/Off,” is to produce a original scripted television series titled “Cognition” The show is a neo-noir crime thriller covering two serial killer investigations set in two very stylistically contrasting worlds — the vast and desolate lands of America’s declining mid-West, and the thriving and overpopulated streets of the Far East. The series is centered around Travis Augustine, an American ex-detective who has travelled to the Far East for a cutting-edge, untested medical procedure to cure his cancer. The theory: trauma manifests itself into illness. The cure: delete the memories associated with the trauma. As Travis recounts the memories from a failed all-consuming 10-year serial killer investigation as part of his treatment, copycat crimes start to take place on the streets of an Asian metropolis, and Travis finds himself pulled back in to the vicious cycle he’s trying to escape.

Stats

NBC’s “Blindspot” and CBS’ “Limitless” are the new series with the greatest likelihood of continued ratings success, according to predictive data compiled by Peel, maker of the world’s leading smart remote app. The company today revealed its predictions for winners and losers from among this year’s crop of new shows based on tune-out data and other information from its 12 million monthly U.S. users.

On the other hand, topping the list of new shows most likely headed for a quick cancellation were ABC’s “Blood & Oil,” which had only 60% of viewers still tuned in after 15 minutes. It was followed by Fox’s “Minority Report” (62.9%), CBS’ “Life in Pieces” (63.3) and NBC’s “The Player” (65%).

MacGyver

The potential new series — hailing from Saw and Furious 7 director James Wan, the original show’s executive producer Henry Winkler and NCIS: LA‘s R. Scott Gemmill — follows twentysomething Angus MacGyver as he gets recruited into the clandestine organization from the old ABC drama. As he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters, the remake will reveal how MacGyver acquired his famous skill sets. Damage Control

Originally published in 1989 the comic follows the power-free duties of the team who are tasked with cleaning up after super-suited types have finished doing battle or otherwise interacting: there are lost ray guns to return to rightful owners, weddings to re-schedule after the intended venue has been vaporised and even the odd parrot to be tracked down when it has been turned to stone. Given the crowded nature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has been known to crossover with the TV side of things, we can expect them to be busy.

Unlike S.H.I.E.L.D. and Carter or any of the Netflix shows, this is being designed as a half-hour comedy with Daily Show/Colbert veteran Ben Karlin and Parks And Recreation’s David Miner planning to bring the funny with what could be a nice little tie-in to S.H.I.E.L.D., which is already looking to spin of one show, Marvel’s Most Wanted, to focus on Adrianne Palicki’s Mockingbird and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter. And that’s without getting into the still top-secret show being developed by John Ridley.

Episodes MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD Episode Title: (#302) "Purpose in the Machine" THE ANCIENT SECRETS OF THE MONOLITH ARE REVEALED, Blair Underwood, James Hong and Peter MacNicol Guest-Star "Purpose in the Machine" - Fitz and the team enlist the aid of an Asgardian to unlock the secrets of the ancient monolith that swallowed Simmons, and Agent May is at a crossroads in her personal and professional life,

ARROW Episode Title: (#401) "Green Arrow"

MY NAME IS THE GREEN ARROW - Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity's (Emily Bett Rickards) blissful getaway is cut short when Thea (Willa Holland) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) pay them a visit and tell Oliver they need his help back in Star City. The city has been attacked by "Ghosts," assassins led by a dangerous man named Damien Darhk (guest star Neil McDonough). However, when Oliver returns, Diggle (David Ramsey) makes it very clear that he doesn't want Oliver on the team.

The Flash Episode Title: (#201) "The Man Who Saved Central City" Picking up months after the Singularity attacked Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) is still struggling to forgive himself for Eddie's death. Concerned about putting his friends in danger, Barry has pushed everyone away and has chosen to protect the city on his own. When a meta-human named Atom Smasher (guest star Adam Copeland) attacks the city, Iris (Candice Patton) tells Barry that he needs to let his friends help him protect the citizens of Central City. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) helps Joe (Jesse L. Martin) with his Meta Task Force.

Quick Mentions

Heroes : Origins - Terrible!

Fear the Walking Dead - Very Good

GOTHAM Episode Title: (GTH-203) "Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh"

Gordon and Bullock track down a nemesis from the past, leading to a standoff between Jerome (guest-star Cameron Monaghan) and Gordon. Meanwhile, a magic show at the Gotham Children's Hospital gala turns into a hostage situation in the all-new "Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh" episode

Jermone aint the joker kiiled by Theo Galavan (James Frain) new commsioner coming? Dr WHo Season: 9 | Episode: 3 |When an Underwater Base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat. But what is behind these terrifying events? And can they really be haunted by Ghosts?

IZOMBIE Episode Title: (#201) "Grumpy Old Liv"

Liv (Rose McIver) consumes the brains of a cantankerous old man to help gain insight into his death. After receiving an anonymous call on the tipster hotline, Liv and Detective Babineax (Malcolm Goodwin) stop by the residence of Byron Thistlewaite (guest star Adam Rose), to question the mysterious caller. Meanwhile, Ravi (Rahul Kohli) suspects that Major (Robert Buckley) might be experiencing a side effect of the cure, and Liv pays Blaine (David Anders) a surprise visit.