Elizabeth Marvel To Star In CW’s ‘Blink’, Brooklyn Sudano Cast In ABC’s ‘Venice’

By | Monday March 18, 2013 @ 10:39am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Elizabeth Marvel has been cast as the adult lead in in the CW’s pilot Blink, a quirky, humorous family drama narrated by a father, Greg (John Benjamin Hickey), who is in a coma-like state following … Read More »

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John Benjamin Hickey To Star In CW Pilot ‘Blink’

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 5:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C) is set as a lead in the CW’s pilot Blink. Written by Vera Herbert and exec produced by David Marshall Grant, Blink is a quirky, humorous family drama narrated … Read More »

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Peter Riegert To Star In Fox Series ‘Dads’, Michael Weston Joins CW Pilot ‘Blink’

By | Friday February 22, 2013 @ 9:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Peter RiegertPeter Riegert (The Good Wife) has been cast as a lead opposite Tommy Dewey in Dads, Fox‘s six-episode multi-camera comedy series from Ted‘s Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild and Seth MacFarlane. Written by Sulkin … Read More »

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The CW Drama Pilot ‘Blink’ Casts Its Lead

By | Thursday February 14, 2013 @ 5:05pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the CW’s potential new leading lady. Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popper’s Penguins) has landed the lead in Blink, the CW’s drama pilot executive produced by David Marshall Grant (Smash). Written by Vera Herbert, Blink is described as a warm, quirky, humorous drama about a family whose lives are forever changed, for better and worse, when the patriarch has a car accident resulting in a coma-like syndrome where he cannot speak or move, but can see and hear all. His narration and fantasy sequences emanating from his mind provide context and a wry counterpoint to the stories and conflicts of the family and his own situation. Carroll will play the teen daughter, Ari, an old soul brimming with teen angst who is having hard time dealing with her father’s accident and spends most of her time at the hospital with him. Read More »

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CW Greenlights Greg Berlanti-Julie Plec’s ‘Tomorrow People’ & David Marshall Grant-Produced ‘Blink’ As Pilots

By | Monday January 28, 2013 @ 12:20pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The CW rounded out its pilot orders today with pickups of The Tomorrow People, an adaptation of the cult British 1970s sci-fi series from Arrow co-creators/executive producer Greg Berlanti and The Vampire Diaries co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec; and Blink, produced by David Marshall Grant (Smash). In all, the CW picked up eight drama pilots this year, including planted Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, also from Plec. None of them is in the CW’s former bread-and-butter genre of teen soap, with futuristic, sci-fi and high-concept fare galore.

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Berlanti and Plec executive produce Tomorrow People, written/exec produced by Phil Klemmer (Chuck). In the vein of X-Men and Heroes, Tomorrow People is the story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil. Created by Roger Price, The Tomorrow People, ITV’s answer to BBC’s Dr. Who, ran on the commercial broadcaster for eight seasons from 1973-1979. Read More »

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