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Ernie Hudson to guest star on Once Upon A Time

by on Dec.19, 2014, under Television

Deadline reports that Ernie Hudson will guest star in episode 15 of Once Upon A Time.

The former Ghostbuster will play Poseidon, who is know to be the father of Ariel (i.e. “The Little Mermaid”), with JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba) reprising her guest role, but apparently we will find out that he is also the father of Ursula, played by Merrin Dungey (Alias), who made a couple appearances so far this season including the mid-season finale.

The second half of the current season appears to be leaving their Frozen mini-sequel behind for a more up front battle with Disney villains, with Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold joining Ursula, Cruella DeVil (Victoria Smurfit) and Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten) in an attempt to find “The Author” and change their story.


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Agent Carter to fill in for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. starting January 6th

by on Nov.05, 2014, under Television

ABC has announced some of it’s mid-season programming slots, including when Marvel’s Agent Carter will fill in for the mid-season break of sibling show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Starting Tuesday, January 6th, the Hayley Atwell-led Carter will take over the 9pm timeslot from S.H.I.E.L.D., which will return from hiatus on March 3rd. Similarly, the dramedy musical Galavant from Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) with music by composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid) and lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled), will fill in for <>i>Once Upon A Time starting January 4th at 8pm, with Once returning March 1st.


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Once Upon A Time gets Elsa, Anna and Kristoff for Season 4

by on Jul.03, 2014, under Television

It’s really no surprise that Disney is going to fold in it’s hugely popular Frozen into the crossover fantasy would of the ABC series Once Upon A Time, especially given the tease at the very end of the season finale. It’s now official, as they’ve cast their Elsa, Anna and Kristoff. Australian actress Georgina Haig, who previously appeared on Fringe, will play Elsa. Her younger sister Anna will be played by newcomer Elizabeth Lail, while Anna’s love interest Kristoff will be Scott Michael Foster (Greek, Halt and Catch Fire).

It is uncertain how many episodes the characters or the storyline will appear in, but given the seemingly insatiable appetite of Frozen fans, I’m going to predict “as long as it keeps merchandise sales going…”


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Sense8 cast revealed

by on Jun.21, 2014, under Television

We didn’t know a lot about the upcoming Netflix series Sense8, from Andy and Lana Wachowski with J. Michael Straczynski, but now we know who will be in it, and a bit more on what it is about.

According to Deadline, the international cast includes U.S. actors Daryl Hannah (Splash, Kill Bill Vols. I and II), Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) and Terrence Mann (The Dresden Files); British actors Naveen Andrews (Lost, Sinbad, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Torchwood), Tuppence Middleton (Sinbad, Trance), and Aml Ameen (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Harry’s Law); Mexican actors Alfonso Herrera and Erendira Ibarra; Indian actress Tena Desae (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel); South Korean actress Doona Bae (Cloud Atlas); and German actor Max Riemelt (The Wave), along with Jamie Clayton and Miguel Silvestri.

“The series follows eight characters around the world who, in the aftermath of a tragic death, find themselves linked to each other mentally and emotionally,” co-showrunner J. Michael Straczynski told Deadline. “They can not only see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, they have access to each other’s deepest secrets. Not only must they figure out what happened and why and what it means for the future of humanity, they must do so netflix-logowhile being hunted by an organization out to capture, kill or vivisect them.”


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NBC cancels Revolution, Believe; ABC keeps Once Upon A Time, Resurrection, but drops Neighbors

by on May.09, 2014, under Television

It’s something like “Hell Week” in Hollywood, as the networks clean up their schedules to make room for new programs, while they also decide what new programs to take. NBC has decided not to renew Revolution after two seasons. The show seemed to shed viewers this season, somewhat attributed to the “midwinter break” that has been becoming more common but can disrupt serials like Revolution.

J.J. Abrams, who was an executive producer, was hit with a double whammy when another Bad Robot show, mid-season supernatural drama Believe, was also chopped. On the plus side of the equation, the peacock network picked up supernatural detective drama Constantine from Warner Bros. Based on the DC comic of the same name, it follows former con man John Constantine (Matt Ryan, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), who becomes a detective fighting against dark forces.

On the ABC side, the network decided to keep strong fairy tale drama Once Upon A Time (and wondering what next season’s theme might be…) and the freshman show Resurrection, while saying goodbye to The Neighbors, it’s cult-following “aliens next door” comedy.


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End of the road for Once Upon A Time In Wonderland

by on Mar.28, 2014, under Television

Perhaps without much surprise, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland will not be renewed by ABC, with the series finale to air next Thursday. The spin-off from the far more successful Once Upon A Time failed to gather an audience, in part likely due to ABC’s scheduling strategy to run it along side it’s sibling when it was originally envisioned as a one-off winter break program. Personally I found it to be too reliant on obvious virtual sets (again possibly due to production pressures), and the characters just didn’t get interesting. Apparently others agreed, as it debuted with a measly 1.7 rating and went down from there.


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Trailers for Season 3 of Once Upon A Time

by on Jul.22, 2013, under Television

Here are two of the three trailers for Once upon A Time, released at Comic-Con over the weekend (the third was just a shorter edit):

Full Season 3 Trailer:

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“Hook” Trailer:

[Unfortunately this video was pulled shortly after it was released]


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Lost‘s Naveen Andrews joins Once Upon A Time In Wonderland as Jafar

by on Jul.20, 2013, under Television

Naveen Andrews, who played Sayid on ABC’s Lost, was a surprise panelist at Comic-Con for ABC’s upcoming Once Upon A Time In Wonderland (a spinoff of the hit ABC show), where it was announced that he is joining the show as the evil wizard Jafar. Andrews most recently appeared in the Sky1 series Sinbad, now currently playing on Syfy in the U.S.

Also on hand were cast members Sophie Lowe (Beautiful Kate, Alice), Michael Socha (Being Human, Knave of Hearts), Emma Rigby (Prisoners Wives, Red Queen) and Peter Gadiot (The Forbidden Girl , Cyrus) and co-creator and executive producer Edward Kitsis, who was a producer on Lost and is also an executive producer on Once Upon A Time.


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Game Of Thrones near top on Emmy noms; genre Emmy nominations recap

by on Jul.18, 2013, under Television

Game Of Thrones was near the top of all Emmy nominations with 16, plus an “Outstanding Interactive Program” nomination for “Game Of Thrones Season Three Enhanced Digital Experience”, coming in second to American Horror Story: Asylum‘s 17.

Other genre-related shows with nominations:

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome – Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Defiance – Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Falling Skies – Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Once Upon A Time – Outstanding Costumes For A Series, Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Revolution – Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role, Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or Movie

True Blood – Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series

The Walking Dead – Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special


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Trailer for Once Upon A Time In Wonderland

by on May.14, 2013, under Television

Here is another trailer from the ABC Upfronts…this time for the Once Upon A Time spinoff limited series, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland

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