The Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters Digital Prequel Has Arrived

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(PCM) Ever since the news was revealed that a “Heroes” reboot was in the works we have been on the edge of our seats with anticipation for the upcoming new series “Heroes Reborn” set to premiere on NBC September 24. As promised NBC has also unveiled a new prequel web series called “Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters” to give viewers some insight into the backstory for one of the main characters in the upcoming new series.

You can view the first episode of “Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters” on YouTube and the additional five episodes can be streamed via the Heroes Reborn app.

 

The official synopsis for “Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters” states:

The digital prequel HEROES REBORN: DARK MATTERS bridges the gap between the original series and HEROES REBORN, reintroducing viewers to the HEROES universe and unveiling a whole new generation of Heroes.

It’s been five years since the public became aware of the existence of evolved humans or “EVOs” who possess incredible, supernatural abilities. In that time, the public has grown to either fear or revere EVOs. An online community forms around the rallying cry of the anonymous Hero_Truther, who seeks to humanize EVOs in the wake of lies, slander and fearmongering.

Among those posting their personal stories is Phoebe Frady (Aislinn Paul), who is encouraged to document her origin story by her brother, Quentin (Henry Zebrowski). But as Phoebe struggles to control her power, she attracts unwanted attention from a mysterious new company.

The digital prequel is definitely a way to keep fans entertained and informed before the official “Heroes Reborn” premiere this fall!  You can view the official trailer for “Heroes Reborn” below:

There will also be two video games released in connection with the upcoming series titled HEROES REBORN: Gemini (console/PC) and HEROES REBORN: Enigma (smartphone/tablet). The trailer, which premiered at San Diego Comic Con gives a glimpse into the dark world of the “HEROES” universe as well as the incredible powers fans and players can expect to wield in the game.

Full List of Cancelled/Renewed TV Shows By Network

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(PCM) It is time for the news about the upcoming summer and fall series to be revealed by all of the major television networks. They have also let us know which TV shows have been renewed for additional season and which have received a cancellation. Announcements have been made by all the major networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, The CW and more. Look at the list below to find out if your favorites have still survived!

See the 2014-2015 list here!

ABC
Renewed: 
Agent Carter, Agents of SHIELD, American Crime, Galavant, How To Get Away With Murder, Once Upon A Time, Scandal, Secrets And Lies, 20/20, America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Beyond The Tank, Black-ish, Castle, Dancing With The Stars, Fresh Off The Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, Last Man Standing, The Middle, Mistresses, Modern Family, Motive, Nashville, Shark Tank

Cancelled: Forever, Members Only, Resurrection, Revenge, Cristela, Forever, Manhattan Love Story, Selfie

Upcoming New Shows: Rookie Blue, The Astronaut Wives Club, The Whispers, 500 Questions, Bachelor In Paradise, Battlebots, Celebrity Family Feud

CBS
Renewed: 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI:Cyber, Elementary, Jeopardy, Judge Judy, Scorpion, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, Mike & Molly, The Odd Couple, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Person Of Interest, Survivor, Undercover Boss, Wheel Of Fortune

Cancelled: Battlecreek, CSI, Stalker, The Mentalist, The McCarthy’s, The Millers, Reckless, Unforgettable (picked up by A&E)

Upcoming New Shows: Extant, The Briefcase, The Dovekeepers, Zoo

The CW
Renewed: 
The 100, America’s Next Top Model, Arrow, Beauty and The Beast, The Flash, Husbands, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Penn & Tellar, Supernatural, The Originals, Reign, The Vampire Diaries, Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Cancelled: Cedric’s Barber Battle, Hart Of Dixie,The Messengers,

Upcoming New Shows: A Wicked Offer, Dates, Dogtown U.S.A., Masters Of Illusion, Significant Mother

FOX
Renewed:
Bob’s Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Family Guy, Hell’s Kitchen, Gotham, Last Man On Earth, Masterchef Jr, New Girl, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, World’s Funniest Fails, The X-files

Cancelled: American Idol, Backstrom, The Following, Heiroglyph, Glee, Gracepoint, The Mindy Project (picked up by Hulu), Mulaney, Red Band Society, Utopia, Weird Loners

Upcoming New Shows: Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Bordertown, Boom!, Bullseye, Home Free, Golan The Insatiable, Knock Knock Live, Wayward Pines

NBC
Renewed: 
The Blacklist, Caught On Camera with Nick Cannon, Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Food Fighters, Grimm, Hannibal, Hollywood Game Night, Last Comic Standing, Law & Order: SVU, Saturday Night Live, The Mysteries Of Laura, The Night Shift, The Sing-Off, Undateable, The Voice, Welcome To Sweden

Cancelled: About A Boy, Allegiance, A to Z, Aquarius, Bad Judge, Constantine, Marry Me, Mission Control, One Big Happy, Parenthood, Parks & Recreation, Revolution (revived for digital comic), State Of Affairs, Taxi Brooklyn, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (picked by Netflix)

Upcoming New Shows: A.D. (in limbo), American Odyssey (in limbo), Coach, Emerald City, Heroes: Reborn, I Can Do That, Mr. Robinson, Running with Bear Grylls, The Slap (in limbo), The Carmichael Show, The Island

ABC Family
Renewed: Baby Daddy, Chasing Life, The Fosters, Young & Hungry

Cancelled: Melissa & Joey, Pretty Little Liars

Upcoming New Shows: Becoming Us, Job Or No Job, Kevin From Work, Monica The Medium, Next Step Reality: NYC, Start Up U, Stitchers

A&E
Renewed: Bates Motel, Country Buck$, Duck Dynasty, Longmire, Unforgettable,

Cancelled: Beyond Scared Straight, The Returned,

Upcoming New Shows: Brandi & Jarrod: Married To The Job (in limbo), Wild Transport

Adult Swim
Renewed: Black Jesus, Children’s Hospital, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mr. Pickles, The Eric Andre Show

Cancelled: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Black Dynamite

Upcoming New Shows: Decker

AMC
Renewed: Better Call Saul, Comic Book Men, Talking Dead, The Walking Dead

Cancelled: Freak Show, Game Of Arms, Hell On Wheels, Mad Men, Small Town Security,

Upcoming New Shows: Fear The Walking Dead, Humans, Making Of The Mob: New York

BBC/BBC America
Renewed: Broadchurch, Dr. Who, Orphan Black, Ripper Street, Sherlock, The Musketeers, Top of The Lake

Cancelled: Atlantis, Intruders,

Upcoming New Shows: Tatau, The Game

Bravo
Renewed: Don’t Be Tardy, Flipping Out, Girlfriends Guide To Divorce, Ladies Of London, Manzo’d With Children, Married To Medicine, Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles, Shah’s Of Sunset, The Real Housewives of Orange County, Top Chef

Cancelled: 

Upcoming New Shows: Best New Restaurant, Friends to Lovers, Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco, Mother Funders, Southern Charm, Thicker Than Water

Cinemax
Renewed: Banchee

Cancelled: Sam Hunter, Strike Back

Upcoming New Shows: 

Comedy Central
Renewed: Broad City, Drunk History, Inside Amy Schumer, The Daily Show with John Stewart, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, This Is Not Happening, Workaholics,

Cancelled: Brickleberry, Kroll Show, The Colbert Report,

Upcoming New Shows: Another Period, Review, Why? with Hannibal Buress

Discovery Channel
Renewed: Alaskan Bush People, Berring Sea Gold, Deadliest Catch, Naked & Afraid

Cancelled: 

Upcoming New Shows: Alaska: The Last Frontier, Naked & Afraid XL,

Disney Channel
Renewed: K.C. Undercover, Kirby Buckets, Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider Man vs The Sinister Six,  Penn Zero: Part-time Hero, Star Wars vs The Forces Of Evil, Star Wars Rebels, The Chronicles Of Evermoor

Cancelled: Jessie, Phineas and Ferb

Upcoming New Shows: BUNK’ D, Girl Meets World

E!
Renewed: Christina Milian Turned Up, House Of DVF, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Royals, Total Divas

Cancelled: Fashion Police (hiatus)

Upcoming New Shows: Hollywood Cycle, Kourtney & Khole Take The Hamptons, Sex with Brody, Stewarts & Hamiltons,WAGS

FX/FXX
Renewed: American Horror Story, The Americans, Archer, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League, Man Seeking Woman, Married, Fargo, The Strain, Tyrant

Cancelled: Anger Management, Justified, Sons Of Anarchy

Upcoming New Shows: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

HBO
Renewed: Animals, Game Of Thrones, Girls, Getting On, High Maintenance, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Silicon Valley, Togetherness, The Comeback, The Leftovers, True Detective, VEEP, Vice

Cancelled: Boardwalk Empire, Looking, The Newsroom,

Upcoming New Shows: Ballers, The Brink

History Channel
Renewed: Mountain Men, Roots, Vikings

Cancelled: 

Upcoming New Shows: 

MTV
Renewed: Are You The One?, Broke A$$ Game Show, Faking It, Finding Carter, Teen Mom, Teen Wolf, The Challenge

Cancelled: Awkward, Eye Candy, Happyland, Snooki & JWOWW,

Upcoming New Shows: Scream, Todrick, Underemployed

Showtime
Renewed: Episodes, Homeland, House of Lies, Inside Comedy, Penny Dreadful, Shameless, The Affair,

Cancelled: Nurse Jackie

Upcoming New Shows: Twin Peaks, 3AM

Spike
Renewed: Catch A Contractor, Ink Master, Lip Sync Battle

Cancelled: Auction Hunters,

Upcoming New Shows: TUT

STARZ
Renewed: Black Sails, Blunt Talk, Power, Outlander, The Missing, Survivor’s Remorse

Cancelled: 

Upcoming New Shows: The Chair

SYFY
Renewed: 12 Monkeys, Bitten, Face Off, Ghost Hunters, Haven, Paranormal Witness,  Z Nation

Cancelled: Ascension, Continuum, Helix, Lost Girl,

Upcoming New Shows: Dark Matter, Geeks Who Drink, Killjoys, The Expanse

TBS
Renewed: American Dad!,

Cancelled: Cougar Town, Ground Floor, Sullivan & Son,

Upcoming New Shows: 

TLC
Renewed: Cake Boss, Gypsy Sisters, Love, Lust Or Run, My 600lb Life, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Our Little Family, Return To Amish, Sister Wives,

Cancelled: 19 Kids And Counting (pulled indefinitely), Trailer Park Welcome To Myrtle Manor,

Upcoming New Shows: 

TNT
Renewed: Cold Justice, Legends, Rizzoli & Isles, The Last Ship, The Librarians, Murder In The First

Cancelled: Falling Skies, Perceptions

Upcoming New Shows: Proof

USA Network
Renewed: Chrisley Knows Best, Graceland, Playing House, Royal Pains, Satisfaction, Suits,

Cancelled: Benched, Cover Affairs, Dig, Rush, Sirens, White Collar

Upcoming New Shows: Complications, Mr. Robot

Amazon
Renewed: Bosch, Catastrophe, Mozart In The Jungle, Transparent, Ripper Street

Cancelled: The After

Upcoming New Series: Alpha House

Hulu
Renewed: Deadbeat, East Los High

Cancelled: Moone Boy

Upcoming New Shows: Difficult People

Netflix
Renewed: Arrested Development, Bloodline, BoJack Horseman, Crossing Lines, Daredevil, Degrassi: Next Class, Full House, Grace & Frankie, House Of Cards, Longmire, Mako Mermaids, Marco Polo, Orange Is The New Black, The Fall, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Cancelled: Derek, Hemlock Grove,

Upcoming New Shows: Chef’s Table, How To Train Your Dragon: Race To The Edge, We Hot American Summer,

America’s Got Talent Season 10 Kicks Off With An Epic Pajama Party In NYC

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(PCM) What we have always adored about America’s Got Talent is that it showcases talents that extend beyond just singers and truly gives many artists (and some non-artists) their due time in the spotlight.  It is hard to believe that the show is in its’ 10th season, but it continues to be as strong as ever!

We got to experience the AGT Season 10 premiere in epic fashion by attending the AGT PJ Party held at the famed Ritz Carlton Hotel in NYC.  As if hanging with judges Mel B and Howie Mandel, as well as, host Nick Cannon wasn’t enough, we also spent the evening with some of the season’s featured talents including the boys that make up Triple Threat, Scott Heierman, Shirley Claire and hypnotist (and Drake look-a-like) Cris Jones.

We were able to nosh on some delicious grub including a full ice cream sundae bar and chat with both Mel B and Howie Mandel, who told us “This season is sure to be the best one yet!”

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There were several truly stand-out moments from the AGT premiere one of which was hypnotist Cris Jones convincing judge Howie Mandel (a known germ-a-phobe) to shake hands for the first time with those around him. Jones convinced Howie that everyone was wearing a thin pair of gloves. Another stand-out performance was from singer/songwriter Johnny Shelton, who performed an original tune that he penned for his 5-year old son, whom he lost to cancer. We also adored comedian Drew Lynch, who has overcome the odds after suffering a sports injury that left him with a severe speech impediment and totally won over the judges and us as well. He wowed Howie Mandel so much that he even used his one and only Golden Buzzer to send Lynch straight to the finals at Radio City Music Hall.

Overall, it was a great premiere and even better to view it alongside both the judges and talent while relaxing in our lovely AGT robes and slippers enjoying the “suite” life that only AGT and NYC has to offer!

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Coldplay Debut Game Of Thrones: The Musical In Support Of Red Nose Day!

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(PCM) In what is probably one of the greatest music/TV collaborations ever, Coldplay joined forces with the cast of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” to  present “Game Of Thrones: The Musicial” in support of Red Nose Day a very special cause that helps lift children out of poverty not only the U.S. , but in some of the poorest communities around the globe.

The sketch film documenting the creation of ‘Game Of Thrones: The Musical,’ written by Coldplay and featuring a number of the HBO show’s cast members, was be one of the many highlights in ‘Red Nose Day’! You can view the full 12-min video below:

Red Nose Day was created to raise money to help children and young people living in poverty in the United States and some of the poorest communities around the world. The inaugural Red Nose Day was held on Thursday May 21, 2015. The day’s events culminated in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC, featuring the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars. Money raised will go to the Red Nose Day Fund, a program of Comic Relief, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. The Red Nose Day Fund will distribute the money raised by the Red Nose Day campaign to charity partners whose work helps to achieve Comic Relief, Inc.’s vision of a just world free from poverty.

 

 

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Giuliana Rancic Confirms Return To Fashion Police

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(PCM) Giuliana Rancic will return to “Fashion Police” when the show comes back to E! in the fall. The E! News co-host made the announcement to Access Hollywood Live’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover today, adding that the recent controversy over comments regarding Zendaya’s hair actually bolstered the show’s standing.

“I think more than ever, [‘Fashion Police’] is definitely coming back, because [the controversy] shows that a lot of people were watching the show and enjoyed the show. So yeah, it’s coming back in September, in time for the Emmys,” she said. “I will be on the show, Brad Goreski will be on the show, and now they just have to fill the other seats.”

Giuliana, who also admitted she will move to Chicago full-time with husband Bill Rancic and son Duke in August, may be adding another show to her TV resume – a joint endeavor with Bill. “Bill and I would love to do something together,” she said. “I have a great marriage, and we’re thinking maybe something in the relationship space to help people – not just bring them on to fight and get ratings – but actually bring them on to talk about their problems and get them a real solution to their problems.”

The “Fashion Police” co-host, who recently revealed that she and Bill’s surrogate had suffered a miscarriage with the couple’s last remaining embryo, said she’s exploring additional options to hopefully bring a second child into the world. “I would love to have another baby. Love,” she told Billy and Kit. “We’re talking about it and we’re talking to our doctor and we’re just figuring out what we can do. “Can I somehow do IVF again to try to have a baby? Or adoption?” she continued. “We’re not quite sure what it is, but we absolutely want to expand our family. Absolutely.”

Check out Giuliana’s full interview on Access Hollywood Live:

Giuliana Rancic: Did Kelly Osbourne Turn On Her?

Giuliana Rancic opens up about the fallout after her “Fashion Police” joke aimed at Zendaya. Will she be able to bury the hatchet with Kelly Osbourne? Giuliana’s book, “Going Off Script,” is available now.

Giuliana Rancic Responds To Weight Loss Scrutiny

Giuliana Rancic gives an update on her health. Was she hurt by comments about her weight loss? Plus, she shares details of her return to “Fashion Police.” Giuliana’s book, “Going Off Script,” is available now.

 

 

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NBC News Anchor Brian Williams Lies

brian-williams-chinook-story(PCM) It’s not often we catch mainstream media in lies, but it is becoming more evident the public is lied to in news.

On Wednesday February 4, 2015 NBC News Anchor Brian Williams admitted he was part of a false news story that took place in March 2003 Iraq. He was forced to finally recant his lie during his own NBC News Network broadcast.

His original story that Williams has retold as recently as January 2015 at a New York Rangers hockey game in a televised retired soldier tribute is told simply. Williams espouses his helicopter was hit by enemy fire and forced down. “The story actually started with a terrible moment a dozen years back during the invasion of Iraq when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG. Our traveling NBC News team was rescued, surrounded and kept alive by an armor mechanized platoon from the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry.”

It’s not true. It did not happen. Brian Williams now admits to this as a lie. Now to your typical young millennial that most likely doesn’t even watch network news or traditional news source, this revelation has no meaning.

This news does have meaning. It does to everyone. The hallowed ground of objective journalism is being repeatedly stepped upon with contempt in the name of pressing personal agendas. In addition, reporters are never meant to be the news, they report the news.

brian-williams-caught-in-chinook-story-lieFebruary 4, 2014 was Brian Williams day of reckoning. In less than a minute he read a statement of apology for the manner in which he characterized the experience. “After a ground fire incident in the desert during the Iraq war invasion, I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago. It did not take long to hear from some brave men and women in the air crews who were also in that desert. I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by [rocket-propelled grenade] fire. I was instead in a following aircraft.” Williams continued, “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank one special veteran and, by extension, our brave military men and women, veterans everywhere, those who have served while I did not.”

Many may decide this is not a ‘big deal’ and that Brian Williams only embellished the truth. Embellishing that he was in one of the helicopters while in flight may almost be a tolerable lie. However Williams claimed,  “Our traveling NBC News team was rescued, surrounded and kept alive by an armor mechanized platoon from the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry.” In truth Brian Williams was in another formation which traveled an hour behind and took no fire at all.

Brian Williams apology is marred by justification with the excuse he wanted to pay tribute to someone else. To this end, one may question not only the sincerity of the apology but the purpose.

Most should agree that for Brian Williams to continue as news anchor of NBC shows zero accountability for him perpetuating the deceitful news story as truth.

At one point in journalistic history, as few as 20 years ago providing news from an unbiased point of view was a standard every young reporter was held to by the old guard. Murrow, Cronkite and others may have had their own idealistic agenda never let on which side of the political pendulum they fell to. Reporters that move on as editors then instil this mental model of objective reporting along with other important news reporting rules such as fact checking and verifying sources. A golden rule in reporting is to never put serving yourself ahead of serving society.

An interesting side note to this story is that good reporting is what outed NBC anchor Brian Williams lie. Investigative reporter Travis J. Tritten at Stars and Stripes newspaper contacted crew members of the 159th Aviation Regiment. They were in the Chinook struck by ground to air rockets. They gave their own account of the Chinook Brian Williams reported he was on board during the RPG attack. Those crew members reported Williams did not arrive on their helicopter. He instead arrived on another an hour later. Brian Williams has since answered to them, “I do not know what screwed up my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.”

Brian Williams is not the first to violate the ethics of good journalism. Some may recall Dan Rather was also guilty of manipulating the public with his own storytelling to discredit former President Bush.  As you read this, your own bias may accuse this writer of a political slant or purpose as you may feel this is an effort to defend, protect or promote Bush. That would be a mistake.

The point being made here is that  news reporters, and especially anchors have a responsibility to tell accurate news stories without bias. If a story serves the reporters own agenda is not the issue. The concern is truth. If the truth hurts, so-be-it. Let the public decide which slant it wants to perceive that news as.

Williams case goes beyond just the lie, but an attempt to cover it up. Brian Williams initial response in 2008 to accusations of this lie was in a blog post, “Chinook helicopter flying in front of ours (from the 101st Airborne) took an RPG to the rear rotor.”

In the end Dan Rather lost his job at CBS after a respected career in broadcast journalism. He moved on to a cable network where he has fallen into obscurity.

What will happen with Brian Williams?  Will NBC hold him equally accountable? Without trust in a newscaster, they have no value to the audience. It’s a simple debate. If a news caster such as Brian Williams is willing to lie once, when is he or she telling the truth?

This matters because for the time being news networks CBS, NBC and ABC, still have a broad reach across a huge demographic. If they get away with inaccurate news, unfair news, and slanted news, they will shape our society into what they want it to be.

The fact is when one news organization gets it wrong, an overall distrust of all news sources comes into question.

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