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Kiefer Sutherland Says '24' Movie May Shoot This Year

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 21st 2011 6:30AM
Kiefer SutherlandChloe O'Brien may have told Jack Bauer to "shut it down" in the series finale, but according to star Kiefer Sutherland, the '24' movie is back on.

He told 'Extra' that he hopes the movie may start shooting "hopefully by December or January," and that "it's something we're very excited about."

However, after making over 200 episodes of the TV series, Sutherland acknowledged the problems that have reportedly dogged the search for a suitable story and script. "It's very hard ... to try and find a story that's unique and will service the history of the show as well."

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Scott Porter of 'Friday Night Lights' is Ready for Adventure on 'Nomads'

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 4th 2010 3:02PM
scott porter nomads friday night lightsSome of our favorite 'Friday Night Lights' graduates are starting to find their post-game footing.

Taylor Kitsch is heading to the big screen in 'John Carter of Mars', Minka Kelly is starring in a CBS comedy pilot, and Jason Street himself, Scott Porter, has landed a leading role in 'Nomads', the CW's adventure series pilot.

'Nomads' sounds like a welcome departure from the network's recent teen girl-friendly fare. The show follows a group of broke, young (and probably very sexy) backpackers working secret missions for the CIA abroad.

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CW Pilots: Tracy Anderson Reality Show, 'Nomads,' 'Hellcats' & More

by Laura Prudom, posted Feb 18th 2010 11:30AM
The scrappy CW network has long been seen as the underdog when it comes to primetime competition; could this year's pilot season finally prove that it's still a contender?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has been busily ordering pilots and presentations, all boasting a lot of star power behind the scenes.

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CBS orders pilot for law drama

by Anna Johns, posted Nov 7th 2006 7:39PM
cbs logoCBS swears it's trying to get away from procedurals, but I just don't believe them. The Hollywood Reporter says the network has ordered a pilot for a law drama, produced by Barry Schindel (Numb3rs) and powerhouse movie producers Ridley and Tony Scott. The untitled show is about "the lives, relationships, cases and careers of a team of public defenders." Sounds like NBC's failed Conviction, but on the other side of the table.

Schindel pitched a similar show, called Law Dogs, to NBC in 2003 but it didn't even get a pilot order. Schindel says he never gave up, that this is "a show that needed to be done."

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Skeet Ulrich joins CBS for the apocalypse

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 13th 2006 8:53AM
skeet ulrich cbsSkeet Ulrich is coming to series television in a nuclear-apocalypse drama called Jericho. The drama, produced by Ridley and Tony Scott (executive producers of Numb3rs), is about a small town that becomes isolated from the rest of the world after a nuclear disaster. Ulrich plays the son of the town's mayor, who becomes an unlikely leader as chaos ensues. Skeet comes to television after a starring role in Spielberg's Into the West last summer on TNT.

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It's pilot season in LA

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 12th 2006 11:38AM
'Tis the season to kiss television networks' butts. January is a big month in Los Angeles, when writers and producers are pitching their show ideas to all the networks. This week, networks placed their orders for a whole bunch of new dramas, including some created by well-knowns such as J.J. Abrams and Ridley and Tony Scott. Here is a list of some shows we know about so far:

  • Six Degrees, J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias), ABC: stories of six strangers in New York intertwine.
  • Jericho, Jon Turteltaub, CBS: social, psychological, physical chaos ensue when a small town is cut off from the rest of the world after a nuclear disaster.
  • Orpheus, Ridley & Tony Scott, CBS: a man's girlfriend is involved in a cult.
  • Faceless, Joe Carnahan, FOX: prosecutor goes undercover to an underworld organization (a prosecutor?).
  • Heroes, Tim Kring, NBC: everyday people discover they have super hero powers.
  • Seeing Red, Graham Yost, NBC: a cop talks to dead people to solve cases.
  • Untitled Alicia Keys project, Alicia Keys, UPN: inspired by the life of Alicia Keys, the show is about a 24-year-old musician who grew up in Hell's Kitchen.
  • Underfunded, David Breckman & Rob Abrash, USA: a brilliant agent for the Canadian Secret Service solves cases despite the agency's severe lack of funding.
So... which of these shows do you think we'll actually see on the air next fall?

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

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