Another Superstar Requests Their Release From WWE

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(PCM) Like a revolving door another wrestler has requested their release from World Wrestling Entertainment. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to the many fans who have followed Cody Rhodes throughout his ten-year career with the company. Rhodes always delivered whatever gimmicky character the company threw his way, but the company never seemed to be behind him.

Cody Rhodes is the son of the great American Dream Dusty Rhodes, and the brother of WWE veteran GoldDust. Rhodes has been through a lot in the last year. He recently lost his father in June. He has been trying to push creative to drop all the gimmicky characters like the Stardust character he has been portraying and let him be just himself, but the powers at be would not allow that to happen.

On May 21st Cody Rhodes asked for his release from the company. WWE granted his release the following day, and wished him well in all his future endeavors. Fans have come to know those words “future endeavors” well after reading about all the recent releases WWE has gone through in the last few weeks. There seems to be a lot of disconnect and unhappiness backstage in WWE these days. But it is sad that the Rhodes family has worked for the WWE for a very longtime, and they couldn’t give someone like Cody Rhodes who has put over many a talent over the years, a chance to show what his true character by being himself.

Rhodes wrote a very interesting statement about his release, and it pretty much sums up all his feelings toward the company. You can see his statement below:

ABC Unveils 2016-2017 Primetime Schedule! See The New Trailers

(ABC) The network recently held it’s annual programming upfronts in New York City and revealed it’s 2016-2017 slate of primtime programming that included the addition of nine new series.

ABC’s president, Channing Dungey, says “Our new shows reflect the inclusive and empowering storytelling that defines the ABC brand. We will continue to raise the bar for our audience, investing in great storytellers and reflecting the authentic faces and voices of the world around us.”

New series “American Housewife,” “Conviction,” “Designated Survivor,” “Downward Dog,” “Imaginary Mary,” “Notorious,” “Speechless,” “Still Star-Crossed” and “Time After Time” will join the lineup for the 2016-2017 season.

You can view information and trailers for the upcoming new series below:

American Housewife

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Katie Otto (Katy Mixon, “Mike and Molly”), a confident, unapologetic, plump wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring.  She lets us in on her deepest, most unfiltered thoughts through voiceover as the she lives her life as the second fattest housewife in Westport. The series stars Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Jeff Otto, Johnny Sequoyah as Taylor, Daniel DiMaggio as Harrison, Julia Butters as Anna-Kat, Carly Hughes as Angela and Ali Wong as Doris. American Housewife is written by Sarah Dunn (“Spin City,” “Bunheads”) and produced by Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios. Aaron Kaplan, Rick Weiner and Kenny Schwartz are executive producers and directed by Ruben Fleischer, also an EP.

Conviction

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Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell, “Marvel’s Agent Carter”) is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.

In addition to Atwell, “Conviction” stars Eddie Cahill as Wayne Wallis, Shawn Ashmore as Sam Sullivan, Merrin Dungey as Maxine, Emily Kinney as Tess Thompson, Manny Montana as Franklin “Frankie” Rios and Daniel DiTomasso as Jackson Morrison.

Co-created by writer Liz Friedman (“Elementary,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), and director Liz Friedlander (“The Following”), “Conviction” will be executive produced by Mark Gordon (“Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Saving Private Ryan”). “Conviction” is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios.

Designated Survivor

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Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Kiefer Sutherland (“24”) returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.

“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Maggie Q as Hannah Watts, Kal Penn as Seth Wheeler, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as James Ritter, and Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman.

“Designated Survivor” is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios.  David Guggenheim is creator and executive producer.  In addition to Guggenheim, the series is executive produced by Simon Kinberg, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel, and Aditya Sood. Paul McGuigan directed the first episode.

Downward Dog

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Based on the web series, “Downward Dog” is about a struggling millennial, Nan (Emmy nominated Allison Tolman, “Fargo”), from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin.  One session at obedience school already makes them realize that even at their worst, they may be the best thing for each other.

The series stars Allison Tolman as Nan, Lucas Neff as Jason, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Jenn, Barry Rothbart as Kevin and Mo Collins as Kim.

“Downward Dog” creators/writers Samm Hodges and Michael Killen will executive produce with Mosaic Media Group’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen, and Animal’s Kathy Dziubek.  Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were executive producers of the pilot. The series is from Legendary Television and ABC Studios.

Imaginary Mary

Imaginary-Mary

Notorious

Notorious

Speechless

Speechless

Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver, “About A Boy,” “The Riches,” “Good Will Hunting”) is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband Jimmy, her kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs.  As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves, and searches for just the right person to give JJ his “voice.”

“Speechless” stars Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, John Ross Bowie (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Jimmy DiMeo, Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo, Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo, Kyla Kennedy as Dylan DiMeo and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth.

Scott Silveri (“Friends”) writes and is executive producer of the show, along with “Fresh Off the Boat’s” Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar.  The series is from Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC Studios.

Still Star-Crossed

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“Still Star-Crossed,” a period drama from Shondaland, picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate.  The series is based on the book by Melinda Taub.

“Still Star Crossed” stars Wade Briggs (“Home and Away”) as Benvolio Montague, Anthony Head as Lord Silvestro Capulet, Zuleikha Robinson as Lady Guiliana Capulet, Lashana Lynch (“The 7.39”) as Rosaline,  Ebonee Noel as Livia, Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus, Medalion Rahimi as Princess Isabella, Grant Bowler as Damiano Montague, Susan Wooldrigde as Nurse, Torrance Coombs as Paris and Dan Hildebrand as Friar Lawrence.

Heather Mitchell (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) is writer and executive producer, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Michael Goldstein are executive producers. Michael Offer is executive producer and director of the pilot, from ABC Studios.

Time After Time

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Based on the novel and movie “Time After Time,” executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Scream” franchise, “Dawson’s Creek”) delivers a fantastical cat and mouse adventure through time when famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper.  Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible and a young woman who captivates him.

The series stars Freddie Stroma (“Harry Potter” films) as H.G. Wells,  Josh Bowman (“Revenge”) as John Stevenson/Jack the Ripper,  Genesis Rodriguez (“Big Hero 6”) as Jane and Regina Taylor (“Dig”) as Vanessa Anders.  “Time After Time” is from Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television Williamson and Marcos Siega (“Blindspot,” “The Following”) are executive producers. Siega directed the pilot.  Williamson wrote the teleplay. “Time After Time” is based on the novel written by Karl Alexander.

Full List Of Cancelled TV Shows By Network

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(PCM) It is a sad time of year for TV fans, as we learn the untimely fate of some of our favorite shows. We must face the reality that although we may love them, some shows have been ultimately given the ax. We are especially sad to see that ABC’s Nashville and The Muppets didn’t make the cut, but here’s hoping that they will find a home at another network, as rumor has it, Nashville is being shopped around.

Below you can find a complete list of the cancelled TV shows for the 2016-2017 season broken down by network:

ABC
Of Kings and Prophets (was pulled after only two episodes)
The Family (after 1 season)
Blood and Oil (after 1 season)
The Muppets (after 1 season)
Wicked City (after 1 season)
The Whispers (after 1 season)
Agent Carter (after 2 seasons)
Galavant (after 2 seasons)
Nashville (after 4 seasons)
Castle (after 8 seasons)

CBS
Angel from Hell (after 1 season)
CSI: Cyber (after 1 season)
Extant (after 2 seasons)
Under the Dome (after 3 seasons)
Mike & Molly (after 6 season)
The Good Wife (after 7 seasons)
Person of Interest (after 5 seasons)

CW
Containment (after 1 season, was initially announced to be limited.)
Beauty and the Beast (after 4 seasons)

FOX
Grandfathered (after 1 season)
The Grinder (after 1 season)
Bordertown (after 1 season)
Minority Report (after 1 season)
Second Chance (after 1 season)
Knock Knock Live (after 1 season)
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (after 1 season)
American Idol (after 15 seasons)

NBC
Heroes Reborn (after 1 season)
The Player (after 1 season)
You, Me, and the Apocalypse (after 1 season)
Truth Be Told (after 1 season)
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (after 1 season)
Mr. Robinson (after 1 season)

Some shows still remain in limbo with no announcements being made about renewal or cancellation such as “Limitless” and “Undercover Boss” on CBS, “The X-Files” on FOX and “The Last Man Standing” on ABC. So perhaps we can hold out some hope…we are looking at you FOX….please give us some more of The X-Files!

 

Official Cameo List And Poster Art Revealed For Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

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(Syfy) Today, the Fourth is definitely with you as Syfy reveals the first wave of cameos and the official movie poster for SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS, premiering Sunday, July 31 at 8PM ET/PT.

With sharknados back in full force, it’s only natural that Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) would need to enlist help from some new friends in his tireless fight to protect the world from the sharknado menace…

Among those making cameos in SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS this summer are:

Cynthia Bailey (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”)
Robert Herjavec (“Shark Tank”)
Kym Johnson (“Dancing with the Stars”)
Carrie Keagan (TV host)
T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (“In Living Color”)
“Baywatch” stars Gena Lee Nolin and Alexandra Paul as Astro-X rocket scientists and astrophysicists
Benjy Bronk (“The Howard Stern Show”) as a morning show host
Duane Chapman (“Dog the Bounty Hunter”) as a chainsaw dealer
Stacey Dash (actress and pundit) as the Mayor of Chicago
Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) as manager of the Shark World hotel
David Faustino (“Married with Children”) as a Las Vegas gambler
Lori Greiner (“Shark Tank”) as a home shopping guru
Frank Mir (MMA fighter) as head of security for the Shark World hotel
Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Wayne Newton (aka Mr. Las Vegas) and Todd, Savannah and Grayson Chrisley (“Chrisley Knows Best”) as themselves
Dr. Drew Pinsky (“Loveline”) as a pastor
Patti Stanger (“Millionaire Matchmaker”) as a reporter
Corey Taylor (Slipknot) as a Shark World hotel security guard

…and stay tuned for more cameo surprises to be announced!

SHARKNADO: THE 4th AWAKENS takes place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in last summer’s SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!. Fin (Ziering), his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks – and ‘nados! – are being whipped up in places (and ways) least expected.

Tara Reid is also set to return as April Wexler to reveal the outcome of the fan-voted #AprilLives or #AprilDies social campaign. David Hasselhoff (as Gil Shepard) and Ryan Newman (as Claudia Shepard) will also reprise their SHARKNADO 3 roles. New additions to the SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS cast include Gary Busey, Tommy Davidson, Imani Hakim, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha and Cheryl Tiegs.

SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS is a production of The Asylum. Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct an original screenplay written by Thunder Levin.

Web: www.syfy.com/sharknado4

Facebook: facebook.com/sharknadomovies/

Twitter: @sharknadosyfy #Sharknado4 and #The4thAwakens

AMC Reveals New Images From Upcoming Series ‘Feed The Beast’

(AMC) AMC has released new images from the network’s upcoming original scripted series “Feed the Beast” in anticipation of the series premiere on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.  The network additionally released the show’s main titles, composed by Pat Irwin and executive producer Clyde Phillips, with vocals by singer Sasha Dobson.

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“Feed the Beast,” adapted by executive producer/showrunner Clyde Phillips (“Dexter,” “Nurse Jackie”) and starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess, is a drama about two best friends, Tommy Moran (Schwimmer), and Dion Patras (Sturgess) who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant. Additional casting for the series includes Michael Gladis, as Patrick Woichik, aka The Tooth Fairy, the soft spoken, brutally intimidating local mobster with a penchant for pulling teeth; Lorenza Izzo, as Pilar Herrera, a woman who meets Tommy in a grief group, and is desperately searching for true love; Christine Adams, as Tommy’s late wife Rie Moran, John Doman, as Tommy’s father Aidan Moran, a shrewd and ruthless businessman and unapologetic racist; and Elijah Jacob as Tommy’s ten-year old son TJ Moran.

Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later Coming to Netflix in 2017

WetHotAmericanSummer10YearsLater_Feat(PCM) It’s been fifteen years since the release of David Wain’s summer camp satire Wet Hot American Summer and we’re finally being treated to a sequel! In the form of a series!

Netflix announced the development of the series, consisting of eight 30-minute episodes, today with the release of an announcement teaser.

The teaser comes straight from the end of Wet Hot American Summer when all of the camp counselors are gathering for their last meeting of the summer, and succinctly sums up the straight-forward premise of the sequel.

“Let’s all promise that in ten years from today, we’ll meet again, and we’ll see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into,” suggests Ben (Bradley Cooper).

Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later will most likely follow the same format as the prequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, where the first day of camp was chronicled over eight 30-minute episodes.

Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2017 and will be written by Michael Showalter and David Wain with Wain directing.

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