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Leslie Hope Joins FX’s ‘Tyrant’; Raymond J. Barry In CW’s ‘The 100′

By | Tuesday July 15, 2014 @ 4:38pm PDT

Leslie Hope Joins FX’s ‘Tyrant’; Raymond J. Barry In CW’s ‘The 100′Leslie Hope has booked a recurring role on FX’s Tyrant from Homeland executive producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and Six Feet Under alum Craig Wright. It tells the story of an unassuming American family — Barry (Adam Rayner); his strong, smart and idealistic wife Molly (Jennifer Finnigan); and their kids Emma (Anne Winters) and Sammy (Noah Silver) — drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle East nation. Hope, repped by Domain and manager Perry Zimel, will play Lea Exley in the final three episodes of the season. Hope can currently be seen in Guillermo del Toro‘s The Strain, also on FX, and will next be seen in del Toro’s feature Crimson Peak. Hope’s many previous TV series credits include The River for ABC and the first season of Fox’s 24.

Raymond J. Barry (Training Day) is set as a recurring on the CW’s The 100. Set 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed civilization, it revolves around 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Barry will play Dante Wallace, a passionate painter and leader. Barry is represented by Bob McGowan and Tom Markley at Metropolitan Talent Agency.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Slips In Return, ‘The 100′ Inches Up

By | Thursday May 29, 2014 @ 9:17am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

sytycdbieberAnother summer staple, Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, returned last night for an 11th season. The two-hour season premiere featuring an appearance by Justin Bieber, drew a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, down 16% from last season’s season opener, which aired in mid-May when viewing levels were stronger but so was the competition with a slew of finales. In total viewers, the dance competition averaged 5.3 million viewers, a 4% uptick from last year. Despite the year-to-year decline in 18-49, given the dire ratings straits Fox is in, SYTYCD did well. It posted the highest 18-49 fast national on Fox so far this week, edging 24: Live Another Day and quadrupling the number for Tuesday night’s I Wanna Marry “Harry” and delivered a nightly win in 18-49 against mostly repeat competition.
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RATINGS RAT RACE: NBC Dramas, ‘Criminal Minds’ & ‘Nashville’ Rise, ‘Modern Family’ & CW Dramas Slip

By | Thursday April 3, 2014 @ 9:20am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Criminal_Minds_Season_9_Episode_20NBC’s Wednesday lineup returned refreshed from a break. Revolution (1.3) was up a tenth from its last original on March 19, Law & Order: SVU (1.7) was up 13%, and Chicago PD (1.6) was up 14%. On the opposite side, the CW dramas were down. Arrow (0.8) fell 11% from last week. After a promising start, new drama The 100 (0.6) posted a second week of double-digit declines, down 14% and falling under 2 million viewers (1.9 million). There was little change at the other networks. Fox’s two-hour American Idol (2.1) matched last Wednesday’s fast national. CBS’ Survivor (2.2) slipped a tenth from last week but still edged Idol in the demo for a fourth consecutive week. Criminal Minds (2.5) was up 14% from its last original two weeks ago and is poised to edge Idol in 18-49 in the 9 PM hour for the first time, while CSI (1.9) was down a tenth. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE UPDATE: ‘Modern Family’ Beats ‘American Idol’ In Viewers For First Time, ‘The 100′ Down In Week 2

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 2:28pm PDT

ED O'NEILL, SOFIA VERGARAUPDATE, 2:28 PM: The final numbers are in and it’s a solid victory for Modern Family in terms of viewers. The ABC comedy held onto its first-ever overall viewership win over American Idol with 10.09 million watching Wednesday. That makes Modern Family the night’s most watched show. Although Idol also saw a rise in its audience from the early numbers’ 9.15 million to 9.33 million, it was also beaten by Survivor, which ended up with 9.85 million watching. That’s the first time the CBS show has beaten the Fox show in total viewers. Despite two previous weeks of demo wins, Survivor had failed to hold its viewership lead in the final numbers. In terms of demo adjustments, Idol, Suburgatory and Modern Family were all up a tenth.

SURVIVOR MACH 26 2PREVIOUS, 9:15 AM: It was a night of quitters, rockers, gamblers, royals and winners on primetime on Wednesday. The quitting came on CBS’ Survivor (2.3/7), where the latest season saw its first self-deporter as well as the standard elimination. Dipping 8% from last week’s show to a season low among adults 18-49, but with its biggest viewership (9.76 million) of the cycle so far, Survivor was also once again the winner in the battle of the veteran reality shows as it bested American Idol (2.1/6) for the third week in a row in their common hour.
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RATINGS RAT RACE: CW’s ‘The 100′ Off To Strong Start, ‘Survivor’ Widens ‘Idol’ Lead

By | Thursday March 20, 2014 @ 10:10am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

PilotThe 100 trailer was probably the best received one at the CW upfront presentation. With high hopes for the Lost-meets-Lord Of The Flies sci-fi drama, the network cleared one of its best launching pads for it, the post-Arrow Wednesday 9 PM slot, sending freshman The Tomorrow People to Mondays. The move has worked for now — The Tomorrow People retained its numbers in the transition to a new night while The 100 premiere improved on Tomorrow People. In its debut, The 100 drew 2.7 million viewers to become the CW’s most watched midseason premiere in four years, since Life Unexpected in 2010 though that also is reflective of the fact that the CW’s highest profile new series usually launch in the fall. In the demos, The 100 posted a 0.9 in adults 18-49 and 0.7 in 18-34. It outperformed the fall debut of The Tomorrow People in the slot (2.3 million, 0.8 in 18-49, 0.5 in 18-34 per fast nationals) despite having a weaker lead-in. What’s even more impressive, The 100 built on its Arrow lead-in (2.4 million, +17% from last week; 0.8 in 18-49, +14%; 0.8 in 18-34, +17%) in total viewers and 18-49, the first show to do so in total viewers.

Last week’s first ever demo win for CBS’ Survivor over American Idol in the 8 PM hour proved not to be a fluke but the beginning of a streak. Read More »

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The CW Sets Series Season Finale Dates, ‘Labyrinth’ Premiere

By | Wednesday February 26, 2014 @ 10:38am PST

CW_logo__121204230324-200x137Among the dates announced today is for the upcoming The 100, which is stretching into summer. A Wednesday, June 11 finale is set for the series, which is getting strong buzz and touted as a potential long-term player for the network. It debuts March 19. The network also said its acquired four-hour, two-part period miniseries Labyrinth will premiere its first two hours Thursday, May 22 and conclude the next night. The series, which jumps back and forth between modern and medieval France as it follows the lives of two women separated by centuries but united in their search for the Holy Grail, stars John Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Vanessa Kirby and Tom Felton. It is based on the best-selling 2005 novel by Kate Mosse. Here’s the full list of finale dates: Read More »

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TCA: CW’s ‘The 100′ And Parallels With Australia And ‘Lord Of The Flies’

By | Wednesday January 15, 2014 @ 3:39pm PST

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

What do William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies, Australia and theTCADeadline__140109155905 CW’s sci-fi series The 100 have in common?

2014 Winter TCA Tour - Day 7Golding’s classroom-favorite novel and the country down under both got discussed during today’s TCA panel on the CW’s The 100 panel. EP Jason Rothenberg said he always wanted this post-Apocalyptic tale of 100 juvenile prisoners exiled to Earth to be Lord Of The Flies “writ large.”

It’s not about what the harsh world is doing to the kids, he said, but “what the kids are doing to each other.”

Rothenberg also gamely fielded a bizarre question about whether this series, which stars Australians Eliza Taylor and Bob Morley, reflects the history of Australia with its population of convicts. The seemingly bemused Morley said: “If you drop 100 teenagers somewhere and let them go wild, they will.” Rothenberg recalled the British settlement of Australia with the establishment of a penal colony. “It’s a good metaphor for the show.” Read More »

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CW Shakes Up Monday In Midseason: ‘Hart Of Dixie’ To Friday, ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Benched

By | Thursday December 12, 2013 @ 9:41am PST
Nellie Andreeva

The 100With Tuesday on fire and Wednesday and Thursday solid, the CW is taking another crack at Mondays where it has struggled this fall with Hart Of Dixie and especially Beauty & The Beast. After a monthlong hiatus, the former will relocate to Fridays in March where it will follow the second cycle of summer standout Whose Line Is It Anyway? On Friday, Hart Of Dixie will succeed fellow sophomore drama The Carrie Diaries, which had a 13-episode order. The CW’s new Monday lineup will consist of new midseason drama Star-Crossed and fall freshman The Tomorrow People, which will star-crossedrelocate from Wednesday night for a sci-fi block the CW brass hope will do better than Hart Of Dixie and Beauty & The Beast. Before the new lineup takes hold, CW’s Monday will go through a transitional period with newcomer Star-Crossed paired with holdover Beauty & The Beast for a month in a romance-themed combo. The Tomorrow People will be vacating the post-Arrow slot, which the CW wants to use as a launch pad for a second genre drama this season, midseason entry The 100, which is considered the most compatible with Arrow. After its March 10 telecast, Beauty & The Beast will go on hiatus, with return date for the remaining six original episodes TBD. Whose Line will warm up the Friday 8-9 PM period with repeats from last summer from February 14-March 14 before the sketch comedy launches its second season with two back-to-back originals on March 21. Starting the following week, a new Whose Line will air at 8 PM, followed by a repeat at 8:30 PM. Here are the CW’s midseason premiere dates: Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Channel 4 Picks Up U.S. Series; San Sebastian To Premiere ‘Young And Prodigious Mr Spivet’; More

Channel 4 Imports ‘Hostages’, ’100′, ‘Tomorrow People’, ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’
Britain’s Channel 4 has acquired a quartet of U.S. shows that will air in early 2014, including three from Warner Bros International Television: Hostages will air on Channel 4, while The 100 and The Tomorrow People will air on sister channel E4. Also coming to Channel4 is Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., the new series from Marvel Television and ABC Studios. It premieres on C4 in the fall, soon after its ABC launch in the U.S. In a new commission, C4 has ordered Making Liberty, a three-part series based around the luxe Regent Street department store. Rize USA is producing the series that focuses on the store as it preps for the Christmas season. It will air in the fall.

‘The Young And Prodigious Mr Spivet’ Premiere Will Close San Sebastian
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director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s latest film, The Young And Prodigious Mr Spivet is set to world premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival. It will close the proceedings on September 28. Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Kyle Catlett, Callum Keith Rennie, Robert Maillet and Dominique Pinon star. Gaumont backed the 3D movie about a 12-year-old child prodigy who lives on a ranch in Montana. His great talent for cartography and inventions soon is rewarded. A scientific institute announces that he has won a prestigious award, and he sets out across the country to collect it. The Weinstein Co. acquired the pic in Cannes. Read More »

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CW New Series Official Trailers: ‘The 100′, ‘The Originals’, ‘Reign’, ‘Tomorrow People’

By | Monday June 3, 2013 @ 7:06pm PDT

The CW sent out the official trailer for its new drama Star-Crossed last week, now it has followed suit for its four other new shows set for the fall and midseason. All of the new trailers are different from the clips and featurettes the network issued during upfronts week.

Related: 2013-14 The CW Schedule

The 100 — Midseason Drama

The Originals — Drama

Reign – Drama

Tomorrow People – Drama

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UPDATE: CW’s ‘The Tomorrow People’, ‘The 100′, ‘Reign’ & ‘Oxygen’ Ordered To Series

By | Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 2:17pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: Reign and Oxygen from CBS TV Studios also just got picked up, bringing the total number of new CW series for next season for five, including The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals. The only remaining question is whether The Selection, which never found its footing, is dead. (UPDATE: It is. Click here for more.)

PREVIOUS: The CW also entered the pickup fray with series orders to drama pilots The Tomorrow People and The 100. Both have been frontrunners, coming from Warner Bros TV. The Tomorrow People is executive produced by Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti, meaning that Plec will have three series on the CW next season, The Vampire Diaries, spinoff The Originals and The Tomorrow People. Berlanti will have two, The Tomorrow People and Arrow.

Related:
‘The Selection’ Dead At The CW
CW’s ‘Carrie Diaries’ & ‘Nikita’ Renewed

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Kristoffer Polaha To Co-Star In CBS’ ‘Backstrom’, Kelly Hu In CW’s ‘The 100′

By | Tuesday March 12, 2013 @ 6:38pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Kristoffer Polaha has joined Dennis Haysbert in the CBS/20th TV drama pilot Backstrom. Written by Hart Hanson based on the Swedish book series, the project centers on Everett Backstrom, an overweight, offensive, irascible detective as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior. Polaha plays Sgt. Peter Niedermayer, the unit’s Forensics Liaison. Polaha, repped by Medavoy Management and WME, has been working steadily on series for the past several years with starring/co-starring roles on Life Unexpected, Ringer and Made In Jersey.

Kelly Hu (Arrow) has been cast in  the CW‘s The 100. Set 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed civilization, it revolves around 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Hu, repped by Buchwald/Fortitude, Untitled and attorney Neil Meyer, will play Cece, the Chief Communications Officer on the Ark.

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‘Middle Age Rage’ & ‘The 100′ Add To Casts

By | Tuesday March 12, 2013 @ 2:13pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Kellee Stewart (Hot Tub Time Machine) has been added to ABC‘s comedy pilot Middle Age Rage, about Carol (Annie Mumolo), a middle-aged wife and mother who is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned. Stewart, repped by Domain and Robyn Bluestone Management, plays Beth Ann Cooper, the leader of the book club Carol belongs to.

In his first pilot season, newcomer Christopher Larkin has landed a series regular role on the CW‘s The 100. Set 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed civilization, it revolves around 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Larkin, repped by Bold Management and Buchwald Fortitude, plays the sweet and likable Monty, the furthest thing from a delinquent, but he uses his smarts and sense of humor to help delinquent Clarke (Eliza Taylor) in her quest to survive.

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Torrance Coombs To Co-Star In CW Pilot ‘Reign’, Thomas McDonell Joins ‘The 100′, Lane Garrison Cast In ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Mini

By | Monday March 11, 2013 @ 8:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Torrance Coombs (The Tudors) has landing a lead role in the CW’s drama pilot Reign, from CBS TV Studios. It chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), and with her best friends as ladies-in-waiting. Coombs, repped by D2 Management and King Talent on Vancouver, will play Sebastian, Francis’ resourceful illegitimate half brother, a favorite son of King Henry II and his most favored mistress, Diane de Poitiers. He offers Mary some sage advice. Read More »

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Isaiah Washington To Co-Star In CW’ ’100′, Michael Michele In Fox’s ‘Delirium’

By | Friday March 8, 2013 @ 12:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Grey’s Anatomy alum Isaiah Washington is returning to series television with a co-starring role in the CW pilot The 100, based on Alloy’s books. Set 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed civilization, it revolves around 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Washington will play Chancellor Jaha, the leader of the remaining human race now living in the orbiting space station. Washington, whose indie Blue Caprice was recently picked up by Sundance Selects, just signed with Caliber Media and Inqlusion Entertainment.

ER alumna Michael Michele has been cast in Delirium, Fox‘s drama pilot from Karyn Usher, 20th TV and Chernin Entertainment. Based on the book trilogy, it is set in a world where love is deemed illegal and can be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway (Emma Roberts) does the unthinkable: she falls in love. Michele, repped by Innovative and Untitled, will play Senator Elyse Hargrove, an ambitious widow with three children and Presidential aspirations who has a growing opposition to the political insurrection.

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