‘Mr. Robot’ Renewed for Season 3 by USA

Mr Robot renewed

In what is bound to be the least surprising news of the day, Mr. Robot has officially been renewed for a third season. USA Network made the announcement today, just as the cyber thriller prepares to move into the second half of its second season.  Read More »

Mr. Robot Comic-Con panel

Editor’s Note: This post was not published during our comic con coverage last week as expected.

The cast of Mr. Robot appeared at San Diego Comic-Con for a panel about their second season. Series creator Sam Esmail was not here to answer questions, but the cast gave some hints about where season two is going.
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Falling Water producers

USA Network premiered the pilot episode of their upcoming series Falling Water, from producers Gale Anne Hurd, Blake Masters and the late Henry Bromell, at Comic-Con this year. The show deals with the world of dreams, and select characters who have the power to enter other people’s dreams. In creating a unique vision of dreams, there are at least two cliches of portraying dreams on film that Masters promises never to do on Falling WaterRead More »

Dwayne Johnson as Doc Savage

Dwayne Johnson‘s busy schedule has made room for USA. The actor — who’s already attached to the Jumanji remake, Doc Savage, and Rampage — is producing a new television drama, Muscle Beach. The show is set in the 1980s and takes place at Venice Beach’s famous workout spot. Johnson says the story follows “lost souls” that “struggle to reinvent themselves by bench-pressing their way to a bigger, better American dream, no matter what the cost.” Thematically, it doesn’t sound very different from Pain & Gain.

Below, learn more about the Dwayne Johnson TV series.

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Mr Robot Unmask recap 1

The long wait is over. Mr. Robot is finally back to occupy the airwaves and our brainwaves. In the post-Breaking Bad landscape of television, perhaps no other series is this primed for a cultural takeover. Mr. Robot checks all the important boxes: slickly made, with propulsive plotting, anti-hero psychodrama, and even some weird sex stuff thrown in for good measure. More impressively, the show feels uniquely current, embedding itself in the modern technological landscape like no other TV series or movie ever has. It’s a show “about” our world, and given the speed of social and technological change, it’s oddly comforting to have Mr. Robot back on our screens to center us.

Then again, if astute commentary on technology and anarchist revolt were all Mr. Robot offered, it wouldn’t really be worth the hype. Social satire isn’t hard to come by. Instead, what Mr. Robot does better than anything else out there is tie the fact of our modern technological life to the very real social and mental disorders afflicting us. Our main character, Elliot, suffers from some kind of severe schizophrenia, but all the characters seem to suffer from one kind of mental illness or another. It’s the depressive state of a world in which everyone is connected 24/7, but crushing loneliness haunts us still.

All these ideas lead us to a series of questions opened or addressed by the great two-part season premiere, “Unmask.” Of course, there are spoilers ahead for the episode.  Read More »

Shooter TV Series Trailer

Back in 2007, Mark Wahlberg starred in the feature film Shooter, an action thriller based on the book Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The story followed an expert marksman who is called back into action in order to foil a plot to kill the President of the United States of America. But he ends up being framed for the crime instead and ends up on the run. Now Ryan Phillippe is in the lead of a TV series at USA that is bringing the same story to the small screen, and the first trailer has just arrived.

Watch the Shooter TV series trailer after the jump. Read More »

Colony (1)

Colony premiered on USA January 14. The new show from Lost producer Carlon Cuse and showrunner Ryan Condal is about an alien occupation in Los Angeles. The aliens have walled off the city and some of the residents are cooperating with the occupiers. At the end of the pilot, we find out (spoiler alert!) that one of the main characters is working with the resistance.

We got a good, long interview with Cuse and Condal when they visited the Television Critics Association the day of the premiere. Cuse also addressed some questions about his other series Bates Motel, The Strain and even a lingering Lost question.  Read More »

Dexter (06)

Look how excited Masuka is about the impending return of Dexter. After the jump:

  • HBO sets Boardwalk Empire and Hello Ladies premiere dates
  • Bobby Cannavale joins Martin Scorsese‘s HBO pilot
  • Michelle Fairley (a.k.a. Catelyn Stark) heads to Suits
  • Dan Stevens is sorry about that Downton Abbey stuff
  • The IT Crowd crowd is back at work for one last episode
  • Showtime’s Shameless loses one of its regulars
  • Nurse Jackie will stick around for another year
  • The Borgias will end after Season 3, won’t get a movie
  • Peek at photos from the Dexter Season 8 premiere

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Community Season 4 Intro to Felt Surrogacy

Sony is apparently eager to hear what Dan Harmon has to say about Community‘s fourth season. Also after the jump:

  • Peek at a DVD-only scene from Breaking Bad
  • NBC renews Hannibal
  • USA doesn’t want Happy Endings
  • Revenge and Suburgatory lose stars
  • Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who
  • Dominic West and Judy Greer book new roles
  • Girls adds a boy
  • Peek at Falling Skies‘ new poster
  • The Newsroom gets another trailer

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SNL - Bill Hader as Stefon

Zombieland dies a second death as Amazon decides to pass on the series. Also after the jump:

  • SNL loses Bill Hader, retains Seth Meyers
  • Downton Abbey gets parodied by Diddy and The Simpsons; sets a U.S. premiere date
  • HIMYM‘s entire ninth season will take place over one weekend
  • Is NBC’s Hannibal headed to cable television?
  • USA is still flirting with Happy Endings
  • HBO picks up Mike Judge‘s new show and a “gay Girls
  • Netflix encourages you to “insert Tobias anywhere”
  • CBS has another new trailer for Under the Dome
  • The CW shows off its new 2013-2014 series

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