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Spring TV: Which Pilots Will Crash and Burn?

by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 23rd 2010 5:32PM


There are two groups of people who get really excited about pilot season: L.A. actors hoping for a break and television writers. Being a member of the latter category, I admit to a tingly feeling creeping over me as word of the shows in development at all the big networks are starting to leak out. While most people are attributing feelings of renewal to the change in the weather, I'm happily anticipating what J.J. Abrams has in store for us this fall.

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TV Casting: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Goes Undercover; Dana Delany Books 'Castle'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 13th 2010 11:23AM
Gugu Mbatha-RawJ.J. Abrams has discovered his next "It" girl: British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw will make her American television debut in the upcoming NBC spy series 'Undercovers,' about a husband (Boris Kodjoe) and wife (Mbatha-Raw) who come out of retirement from the CIA. Across the pond, Mbatha-Raw has appeared in 'Doctor Who,' 'Spooks' and the stage production of 'Hamlet,' which also just ended its Broadway run in December. In the meantime, NBC announced this week that 'Undercovers' has officially been picked up, with Abrams on board to direct the pilot (more on that here). [Hollywood Reporter]

More casting news after the jump.

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Star Trek reaches new unexplored universe of merchandising with waffles

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 5th 2010 8:00AM
No Star Trek fans, you aren't seeing an accidental divine image of the holy ones in that breakfast carb cake.

Star Trek's never ending cavalcade of memorabilia already knows no limits, but this truly has gone where no ad man has gone before. Eggo released a line of official "limited edition" Star Trek waffles to coincide with the J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movie.

They feature images of the new cast, the Star Trek insignia and even the ol' Enterprise herself in all of its buttery glory. I wonder if they released any of the waffles with any special filling. Biting into a raspberry waffle as a "red shirt" falls to his or her doom would make for a mentally unbalanced breakfast.

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We Spy Details on J.J. Abrams' 'Undercovers'

by Bryan Enk, posted Dec 9th 2009 1:50PM
With 'Lost' set to begin its sixth and final season on February 2, details have emerged on J.J. Abrams' next television project, 'Undercovers.'

First of all, NY Magazine seems to confirm that Abrams is indeed directing the pilot. However, the earlier description of the show, which suggested it was to be 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' meets 'The Bourne Identity,' seems to have been somewhat inaccurate...

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J.J. Abrams to Produce 'Undercovers' -- and May Direct the Pilot Episode

by Bryan Enk, posted Nov 6th 2009 1:50PM
J.J. Abrams may be one of Hollywood's current golden boys, credited with this summer's highly successful reboot of 'Star Trek,' but he'll always have television in his blood. He's an ace TV producer, embracing high concepts and turning them into highly addictive pop culture delights such as 'Alias,' 'Fringe' and, of course, 'Lost.'

While Abrams is preparing the next 'Star Trek' and a fourth installment in the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise, he's also got one eye on the tube. The Hollywood Reporter reports his next TV endeavor will be 'Undercovers,' described as a cross between 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' and 'The Bourne Identity.' Abrams will executive produce the series and is in talks to direct the pilot episode.

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Review: Fringe - Earthling

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 5th 2009 11:20PM
Fringe: Earthling, Anna Torv, Lance Reddick
(S02E06) "Why is this case so important to you?" - Olivia to Agent Broyles

I said in my preview earlier today that I hoped this episode of Fringe wouldn't be a stand-alone creature feature. Unfortunately, that's exactly what it was. No William Bell. No Nina Sharp. No Pattern. No alternate universe. And no Observer. At least, not front and center. Did anyone see him?

Instead, we got a little diversion into the life of Phillip Broyles; how he got so involved in a case four years ago that it cost him his marriage and family. I feel for the guy, but I'm not that interested in his life. As for the Shadow, was this an X-Files knock-off? You can tell me in the comments after the jump.

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Fringe: Dream Logic

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 16th 2009 3:52AM
Fringe - Dream Logic
(S02E05) "Whether you admit it or not, your life is something of a nightmare." - Bowling Alley Guy to Olivia


For a minute there, I thought maybe we were in a True Blood crossover with the horned guy in the first few minutes of this episode. But no, it was the usual twisty-turny Fringe-isms involving mind control, computer chips and dream states.

And it appears that something many of us assumed had happened to Peter actually did happen -- though with this show, you can never be sure until it all plays out. It wouldn't surprise me if it's something completely different from what I'm assuming it is. All this, and Mysterious Bowling Alley Guy after the jump ...

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Fringe: Momentum Deferred

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 9th 2009 3:38AM
Fringe: Momentum Deferred with Leonard Nimoy(S02E04) "Momentum can be deferred, but it must always be paid back in full. As I always said to Walter, physics is a bitch." - William Bell to Olivia, on the dangers of jumping universes

Cryonics, frozen heads, worm juice, mercury blood, shapeshifters, and Leonard Nimoy were all featured in this episode, and I loved it all.

Let's start with the worm juice. Olivia must have been seriously craving her William Bell memories to drink that awful stuff. And what a trooper that she was able to keep it down, too. I guess it must have worked. She got some of her memories back, along with some help from the bell -- both the bell they chimed during Rebecca's psychedelic adventure and William Bell. Or Willem, as Olivia used to call him.

Is she right not to trust him? Could he have started the war? It's certainly possible, given his mysteriousness. He said for reasons she might understand later, he couldn't come back to this universe right now, possibly never. Why? What's he doing over there? Is he the one building the army? Is he being forced to? Will he and Walter face off eventually?

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Fringe: Fractured

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 2nd 2009 4:27AM
Fringe: Fractured
(S02E03) "Get my portable chemistry set ... this means bodies!" - Walter to Astrid

This episode of Fringe sort of went along without too many shocker moments -- until the last few minutes, that is. I wasn't all that surprised about the serum that turned people into human explosives, or even that it might be part of a top-secret military experiment. But I was wondering when our friend The Observer would turn up again in a big way and dump something spicy all over his plate of food.

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NBC Eyes J.J. Abrams Spy Drama

by Andrew Scott, posted Oct 1st 2009 12:00PM
JJ AbramsJ.J. Abrams is back with a new spy drama that has ABC, CBS and NBC playing spy games of their own.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the hour-long project, about a married couple working together as spies, has been the subject of an intense bidding war by all three major networks, with NBC now emerging as the most likely victor. The script, from Abrams and Josh Reims ('Brothers & Sisters'; 'Felicity') was sent out to studios last week.

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Fringe: Night of Desirable Objects

by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 25th 2009 4:50AM
Fringe: Night of Desirable Objects
(S02E02) "We're all victims of our own gene pool. Someone must have peed in yours." - Walter to Sheriff Golightly


Creature feature? Or relevant to the alternate universe storyline? Those were the questions running through my head as I watched this episode of Fringe.

What I believe -- at the moment -- is that all of the creature features we had during season one are somehow relevant to the overall storyline. Since things are slightly different in the alternate universe, perhaps there are creatures there who've evolved or avoided extinction that have somehow made their way back to this universe. Of course, it appears that this episode's creature was created right here.

Read my Fringe theories, and follow me after the jump for commentary on tonight's episode.

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J.J. Abrams Lands Fox Medical Comedy & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 23rd 2009 12:00PM
J.J. AbramsJ.J. Abrams books a medical comedy series for Fox, Clifton Collins joins 'Southland,' Bill Condon reteams with Laura Linney on Showtime's 'The C-Word' and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Fringe: A New Day in the Old Town (season premiere)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 18th 2009 3:40AM
Fringe, Season 2 Premiere, A New Day in the Old Town
(S02E01) "I went somewhere." - Olivia to Peter

I can hardly contain my giddiness that Fringe is back, so ... yay! ... Fringe is back! More mystery! More intrigue! More Walter Bishop! More Jean! More jump-out-of-your-seat moments!

It's been a long summer since we last left the crew with Olivia in another dimension, Walter visiting Peter's grave, and the mysterious William Bell played by the mysterious Leonard Nimoy. Follow me after the jump to explore how the season is shaping up so far ...

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Fun Finds: May 16

by AOL TV Staff, posted May 16th 2009 12:00PM
Gossip Girl

-- Are you itching to find out what happens on the season finales of 'The Hills,' 'Gossip Girl' and other hot shows? (Spoiler alert: Blair Waldorf Graduates!) Get the cheat sheet [NY Times]

-- Ryan Seacrest is teaming up with chef Jamie Oliver for a new ABC series -- and no, it's not a remake of 'The Odd Couple' [Hollywood Reporter]

-- Spencer Pratt can now call himself a rapper -- or "The Great White," as he prefers. Hear his new single [RyanSeacrest.com]

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More details about Leonard Nimoy's Fringe role

by Mike Moody, posted Apr 9th 2009 9:03AM
star trek nimoy fringeI liked that super expensive, two-hour-long Fringe series premiere, but I found it hard to stay awake throughout the following episodes. My love for Pacey Witter aside, I haven't felt compelled to watch the series in a while, but this news might get me to tune in.

Star Trek's Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, will join the show as the mysterious William Bell, the founder of sci-tech creep house Massive Dynamic, in Fringe's May 12 season finale.

Looks like Mr. Nimoy enjoyed his recent collaboration on the Star Trek movie with Fringe producers J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Orci recently talked about what viewers can expect from the character of William Bell when he finally appears on the show.

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