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Richard Gere’s BBC Series ‘MotherFatherSon’ Adds Ciaran Hinds, Elena Anaya (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Richard Gere’s BBC Series ‘MotherFatherSon’ Adds Ciaran Hinds, Elena Anaya (Exclusive)
Ciaran Hinds and Elena Anaya have signed on for “MotherFatherSon,” the BBC series that will see Richard Gere star as a media baron in his first TV role in almost 30 years. Niamh Algar and Jessica Gunning have also landed roles in the drama, which is in production and will bow in 2019.

Gere plays Max, a U.S. media baron with outlets in London and around the world. Hinds, whose film work includes “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and TV credits include in “The Terror,” plays Walter, Max’s father. The character is seen in flashback.

Spanish actress Elena Anaya starred in Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In” and was Dr. Poison in “Wonderwoman.” She will play Sofia, Max’s second wife.

Helen McCrory has already been cast as Kathryn, a British heiress and Max’s first wife. Their 30 year-old son, Caden will be played by Billy Howle.
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Fortitude

Network: Pivot Episodes: 26 (hour)Seasons: ThreeTV show dates: January 29, 2015 -- TbdSeries status: CancelledPerformers include: Stanley Tucci, Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, Darren Boyd, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory, Jessica Gunning, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Johnny Harris, Mia Jexen, Aaron McCusker, Alexandra Moen, Phoebe Nicholls, Nicholas Pinnock, Jessica Raine, Luke Treadaway, Christopher Eccleston, and Michael Gambon.TV show description:      This psychological thriller TV series takes place in Fortitude, an international community in the Arctic with inhabitants from many parts of the world. It's known as one of the safest towns on Earth and there's never been a violent crime there -- until now. In such a close-knit community a gruesome murder touches everyone and the unsettling horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself. As the cold Arctic darkness gives
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Prime Suspect: Tennison

Network: PBS. Episodes: Ongoing (two hours). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: June 24, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid, Blake Harrison, Alun Armstrong, Ruth Sheen, Jessica Gunning, Andrew Brooke, Nick Sidi, Geraldine Somerville, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Nancy Carroll, Rosie Day, Lex Shrapnel, Jay Taylor, Jacob James Beswick, Joshua Hill, Daniel Ezra, Tommy McDonnell, and Jordan Long. TV show description: A prequel to the Helen Mirren police drama, and adapted from the Lynda La Plante novel Tennison, the Prime Suspect: Tennison TV show airs on ITV in UK as Prime Suspect: 1973. The series centers on Jane Tennison (Martini) in the early days of her
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Pilot Error: NBC Passes on 3 Comedies, Including What About Barb?

Pilot Error: NBC Passes on 3 Comedies, Including What About Barb?
NBC has begun thinning the 2017-18 pilot herd.

TVLine has learned that three comedy projects — Bill Lawrence’s Spaced Out, film-to-tv remake What About Barb? and Max Mutchnick’s sibling sitcom Relatively Happy — will not be ordered to series.

Scroll down to refresh your memory about the ill-fated trio (and head here to see what remains in contention):

Spaced Out

Writer: Adam Sztykiel

Other EPs: Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold

Cast: Matt Shively (The Real O’Neals), Christine Woods (Hello Ladies), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Brett Goldstein, Ken Kirby

A single-cam workplace comedy that centers on a working
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Leah Remini's Scientology Exposé Renewed at A&E: 'I Need to Continue'

Leah Remini's Scientology Exposé Renewed at A&E: 'I Need to Continue'
Leah Remini will continue to expose the alleged wrongdoings of the Church of Scientology, now that A&E has ordered a second season of her acclaimed docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

For those unfamiliar with the series, each episode finds ex-Scientologist Remini meeting with fellow defectors — ranging from former high-level executives to church members — who detail shocking stories of abuse, heartbreak and harassment experienced upon leaving the church behind. Since it first debuted last November, the Church of Scientology has continued to
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‘What About Barb?’ Casts Eddie Shin; Marc Blucas Joins ‘Searchers’

Eddie Shin (Man in the High Castle) is set as a series regular opposite Jessica Gunning and Leah Remini in What About Barb?, NBC's single-camera comedy pilot based on the 1991 Frank Oz movie What About Bob? The cult black comedy starred Bill Murray as the eponymous Bob, a psychiatric patient who joins his psychiatrist, Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), and his family on vacation. The TV reboot, from ABC Studios, goes for a gender switch, with a female patient, Barb…
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Quits Celebrity Apprentice, Blames Anti-Trump Boycott

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quits Celebrity Apprentice, Blames Anti-Trump Boycott
Ah-nuld is saying hasta la vista to Celebrity Apprentice after just one season.

Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t return to host NBC’s reality competition if it returns for another season, he told Empire magazine on Friday. “I learned a lot, I had a great time, it was a really great opportunity,” Schwarzenegger said. “But under the circumstances, I don’t want to do it again… Even if asked, I would decline.”

And what circumstances is he referring to? Well, they rhyme with “rump.” Schwarzenegger says the show’s association with former host (and current President) Donald Trump hurt the show’s ratings this season.
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The Voice Recap: Red-Hot and 'Blue'

The Voice Recap: Red-Hot and 'Blue'
In the odd Thursday episode of The Voice, Adam Levine decided to give himself a little time-out rather than risk getting his heart broken once again by a contestant rejecting his offer to join his team. And it was around that time that I started wondering if I didn’t need a time-out, too, since it seemed like, every singer or two, I had a new favorite. I mean, how fickle can one person be? Or does that happen to everybody who watches? (Reassurances welcome.)

RelatedMarch TV Premieres, Finales, Returns, Series Enders and More: Save the Dates

As for the
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Leah Remini to Star in NBC’s ‘What About Barb?’ Pilot

  • The Wrap
Leah Remini to Star in NBC’s ‘What About Barb?’ Pilot
Leah Remini and Jessica Gunning will star in the NBC comedy pilot “What About Barb?” TheWrap has confirmed. The pilot is a female-centric adaptation of the 1991 comedy film “What About Bob?” Remini will play psychotherapist Suzanne, the role originally played in the film by Richard Dreyfuss. Gunning will play Barb, an overbearing patient who refuses to leave Suzanne and her family alone. Bill Murray played the role in the film. The single camera comedy will be executive produced and written by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman. ABC Studios is producing. Also Read: Ellen DeGeneres to Host NBC Game Show Based on.
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What About Barb?: Jessica Gunning, Leah Remini to Star in NBC Reboot

What About Barb?: Jessica Gunning, Leah Remini to Star in NBC Reboot
British actress Jessica Gunning (Prime Suspect) and King of Queens vet Leah Remini are set to succeed Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss in NBC’s female-spun What About Bob? reboot, What About Barb?

The half-hour comedy pilot — which, like the 1991 hit film, centers on the love-hate relationship between a psychotherapist (Remini) and a patient (Gunning) — is being shepherded by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (The Office, The Odd Couple).
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‘What About Barb?’: Jessica Gunning & Leah Remini To Topline NBC’s Reboot Pilot

British actress Jessica Gunning (Fortitude) and The King Of Queens alumna Leah Remini have been cast as the leads in What About Barb?, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot based on the 1991 Frank Oz movie What About Bob? The cult black comedy starred Bill Murray as the eponymous Bob, a psychiatric patient who joins his psychiatrist, Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), and his family on vacation. The TV reboot, from ABC Studios, goes for a gender switch, with female Bob — Barb…
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Prime Suspect 1973 episode 1 review

Gem Wheeler Mar 2, 2017

ITV's Prime Suspect prequel gets off to a strong start. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

See related Broadchurch series 3 episode 1 review Broadchurch series 3: air date confirmed Doctor Who: Steven Moffat quits, Chris Chibnall new showrunner Chris Chibnall interview: Broadchurch, Doctor Who, & more...

Jane Tennison (Stefanie Martini) isn’t having a good day. Her journey to work is interrupted when she witnesses a mugging and rushes off the bus to give chase, but the woman involved, while grateful, isn’t interested in reporting the crime. When the young Wpc finally arrives at the police station in Hackney at which she’s on probation after completing her training, her hair’s dishevelled and her make-up’s smeared. She gets an earful from the overbearing Sergeant Harris (Andrew Brooke) and is swiftly put on tea-and-biscuit duty for her male superiors, who are quite happy to leave their washing-up
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Chicago Justice: Will You Add the New Windy City Spinoff to Your Lineup?

Chicago Justice: Will You Add the New Windy City Spinoff to Your Lineup?
Judging the #OneChicago franchise’s latest entry, Chicago Justice, off Wednesday’s special preview feels a bit like cheating. After all, the hour was part of a crossover, not a regular installment. But the Chicago shows are always intermixing, sometimes casually, sometimes meaningfully. So in a way, Justice‘s premiere was a normal episode.

RelatedChicago Justice Ep Previews the Spinoff’s Law & Order Connection

Before you tell us if you’ll be making DVR space for yet another spinoff, let’s recap the plot and players: The arsonist responsible for killing 39 kids, including P.D. detective Olinsky’s daughter Lexi,
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6 times Jessica Gunning proved she might be Britain's most underrated actress

You might not know her name, but Jessica Gunning has been part of some of the best, most ground-breaking British film and TV of the last decade. Born in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire ("... where Last of the Summer Wine was filmed," she says. "Claim to fame!"), Gunning later joined the National Theatre where she shared the stage with Hayley Atwell.

Unforgettable moments in Doctor Who (destroyed by CGI munchkins), Fortitude (by far some of the icy drama's grisliest scenes) and BBC Three comedy Top Coppers have confirmed her place as an exciting talent.

1. Doctor Who (2008)

Gunning brought charm to the part of poor Stacey Campbell, who met a darkly comic fate - she melted and was replaced by a pack of adorable Adipose, marshmallow-like blobs that posed an unlikely threat to Earth.

"You do really feel when you're doing Doctor Who that you're part of something that's pretty special," says Gunning.
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Win ‘Fortitude: The Complete First Season’ On DVD!

To celebrate the release of the tremendous Fortitude on Blu-ray and DVD, we’ve got 2 of the box-sets to giveaway!

Fortitude is a place like nowhere else on Earth: a frontier boomtown in the wild and savage landscape of the far north. Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) leads a world-class search-and-rescue team, but now finds himself investigating the shocking murder of a prominent member of the community. What’s more, he’s forced to work alongside Dci Eugene Morton (Tucci), a British murder detective who’s just flown in. As they search for the killer, each of these cops finds good reason to suspect and mistrust the other. And as things turn out, this murder won’t be the last…

Starring a spectacular ensemble cast including; Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games, Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Dci Eugene Morton;Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The Casual Vacancy) as Henry Tyson; Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers,
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Fortitude

Network: Pivot

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 29, 2015 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Stanley Tucci, Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, Darren Boyd, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory, Jessica Gunning, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Johnny Harris, Mia Jexen, Aaron McCusker, Alexandra Moen, Phoebe Nicholls, Nicholas Pinnock, Jessica Raine, Luke Treadaway, Christopher Eccleston, and Michael Gambon.

TV show description:

This psychological thriller TV series takes place in Fortitude, an international community in the Arctic with inhabitants from many parts of the world. It's known as one of the safest towns on Earth and there's never been a violent crime there -- until now.

In such a close-knit community a gruesome murder touches everyone and the unsettling horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself. As the
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Inside No. 9 series 2 episode 1 review: La Couchette

Inside No. 9 is still subverting cliches and surprising viewers, as its clever series 2 opener proves...

This review contains spoilers.

2.1 La Couchette

Tinkling strings, plucking jabs of cello and thrumming violins play over a light shining into a dark room as a door opens into the shadow. Dust motes float in a nearly-forgotten corner, rediscovered by viewers daring to take a look inside. Like reopening the curtains of an old theatre that once brought vibrant characters to life for a few hours at a time to audiences wanting to be taken in and led somewhere unexpected, these distinctive and creeping opening credits lead us into another series of BBC2’s Inside No. 9.

Following Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s first run of disturbing tales, absorbing plots and carefully sprung surprises, series two opened with a belter, La Couchette. Starting with a deceptively simple set up, the episode quickly established
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The brilliance of Inside No 9: A preview of series 2, episodes 1 to 3

Successful scripted comedy is, for the most part, built on firmly established characters that an audience grows to loathe, love or basically care one jot about. Which is why Inside No 9 is such a wonderful anomaly.

The BBC Two anthology series – written by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith – invites the audience into six standalone and terrifyingly bonkers worlds where the only constant is the number on the door of the house / booth / train carriage.

The first episode in the returning series, which begins tonight, is every bit as farcical, dark and hilarious as the comedy we've come to expect from Pemberton and Shearsmith.

'La Couchette' sees irritable Dr Maxwell (Shearsmith) trying and failing to fall asleep on an overnight train from Paris to Bourg St Maurice. He has an important job interview the following morning at the World Health Organisation.

Any chance of actually getting to sleep is thwarted by
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Fortitude, Eps. 1.05-07 transition from intrigue and mystery to horror

Fortitude, Season 1, Episodes 5, 6, and 7

Written by Stephen Brady (1.05), Simon Donald (1.06, 1.07)

Directed by Richard Laxton (1.05, 1.06), Hettie Macdonald (1.07)

Airs Thursdays at 10pm (Et) on Pivot

Holy crap, what the hell just happened?!? After weeks toying with the audience, teasing then backing away from genre elements and using the visual language of horror, sci-fi, and creature features, Fortitude commits in a big way with the viscerally disturbing climax of “Episode Seven”. Shirley’s attack of her mother is telegraphed somewhat, but that does nothing to prepare audiences for the intensity and transfixing horror of her actions, or her lack of remorse afterwards. It would seem Shirley doesn’t live there any more, hollowed out to make room for whatever spewed what looks to this critic like a clutch of eggs into Shirley’s mother’s (still living, let us not forget) body. From the atmospheric, tense scoring by Ben Frost to the detached,
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Fortitude Episode 1.6 Review [Contains Spoilers]

Director: Hettie Macdonald

Writers: Tom Butterworth, Chris Hurford

Starring: Richard Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Jessica Raine, Nicholas Pinnock

**Contains Spoilers**

Review: Still recovering?

Just as you think Episode 6 is ticking along nicely, that events are reasonably typical and the crimes are starting to be solved, we get a totally unexpected ‘cannot be unseen’ finale. Shirley (played by the first-rate Jessica Gunning) appears to be awake after her sickness but we just know something is very, very wrong. As Doctor Allerdyce goes to fetch her water to help her dehydration, Shirley knocks her out with a heavy ceramic elephant and consequentially throws up some kind of egg spawn into her Mother’s stomach after cutting it open with a fork.

There’s a sentence I never knew I’d write.

But first, let’s go back as we journeyed through an episode of aftermath. In the last outing,
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