Last year was a bit of a comeback for M. Night Shyamalan. The director of The Sixth Sense and The Lady in the Water scored some points with audiences and critics with The Visit and Wayward Pines. The latter, ran by Chris Hodge, ran for 10 episodes on Fox and starred Matt Dillon, Shannyn Sossamon, and more. Much of the original cast will not return for Wayward Pines season 2, but it’s just been confirmed Jason Patric will headline the next season.
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Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Welcome to TV bits, a round-up of all the television news that is important to viewers like you. In today’s edition:
- Amazon announce a premiere date for Shawn Ryan‘s Mad Dogs.
- Showtime renews Homeland and The Affair.
- Syfy will air the first episode of The Magicians a month early.
- The Lion Guard is moving forward as a full Disney series.
- Fox renews Wayward Pines for season 2.
- Orange Is the New Black season 4 has finished filming.
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I love how modern television is giving us season-long mini-series, which allow for a richer story than allowed in the time restraints of the big screen, but also create full story arcs that don’t suffer from the seasonal strain of normal television. One of the latest in this genre is Wayward Pines, the M. Night Shyamalan-produced series based on the Wayward Pines novels by Blake Crouch.
The ten-episode limited series ran on Fox from May 14th to July 23rd 2015. But while the series has officially come to an end, M. Night Shyamalan and author Blake Crouch have an idea for a possible Wayward Pines season 2. But doesn’t this completely defeat the purpose of the limited television series premise? Will a second season happen?
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Is anyone out there watching M. Night Shyamalan and Chad Hodge‘s TV series Wayward Pines on Fox? The series debuted about two years after it was picked up by the network, and while it didn’t do so well when it premiered up against the season finales of The Blacklist and Scandal, it’s actually found a decent audience since then.
But while the live numbers weren’t anything to write home about, Wayward Pines gained a record percentage DVR lift of 90% for a 1.9 rating, which isn’t bad at all. In the weeks since, it’s actually gained a consistent viewership (especially after DVR numbers come in), but that could get shaken up if the show may get a second season with a whole new cast.
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M. Night Shyamalan produces the show Wayward Pines, based on the novel Pines by Blake Crouch, and the show really looks like some bizarre combination of Twin Peaks and The Prisoner. I’ve made that comparison before, but this new Wayward Pines trailer really hammers it home. Matt Dillon is a Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two other agents, when he finds himself trapped in a small town that seems friendly enough, but is actually far more sinister than its outward appearance suggests. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
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Update: USA Network has released trailers for Rush, Complications and Satisfaction, those three trailers have been added after the jump.
This time of year, the major television networks make a bunch of big presentations in New York City showcasing their new and returning television shows — this is called “upfronts.” FOX, ABC, NBC, TNT and TBS have held their presentations and have uploaded trailers for their new television series online for all of you to get a sneak preview. After the jump you can watch
25 28 trailers for television shows set to hit the airs in Fall 2014 and beyond (2015) alongside official plot synopsis, including filmmaker, producer and cast details. Hit the jump and watch some of the Fall 2014 tv trailers and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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When a show features a slow push in towards a sign bearing a town’s folky name, especially if the setting appears to be the US Pacific Northwest, there’s no way to avoid comparisons to Twin Peaks. And when the show in question also features a lot of rustic wood interiors, quirky characters, and a federal agent arriving in town on an official errand, well, then you’re almost in SNL parody territory. But here’s the trailer for the new M. Night Shyamalan show Wayward Pines. It features all those elements, and looks to all the world like Shyamalan is just producing his own personal Twin Peaks… at least until it also starts looking a lot like The Prisoner. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
There’s no two ways about it: M. Night Shyamalan has whiffed in his last several attempts to make movies. Lady in the Water and The Happening were widely panned, The Last Airbender somehow fared even worse, and After Earth managed to disappoint even with the low, low expectations surrounding it. (To be fair, the blame does not rest entirely on Shyamalan’s shoulders with that one.)
But hey, there’s always the chance he’ll fare better on TV. Later this year, Shyamalan is set to debut his first TV series, a “Twin Peaks-y” Fox thriller titled Wayward Pines. And it looks worth a peek, if only for its solid cast. Matt Dillon leads, and Melissa Leo, Terrance Howard, and Juliette Lewis also star. Get the first look after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
Between the final seasons of Dexter and Breaking Bad and the premiere of CBS’ Under the Dome, this summer is shaping up to be an exciting one for TV viewers. After the jump:
- George R.R. Martin teases new characters for Game of Thrones Season 4
- Melissa Leo boards M. Night Shyamalan‘s Wayward Pines
- Tracy Morgan and Jenna Elfman find new jobs
- Amazon makes some decisions about its new series
- Comedy Central renews Inside Amy Schumer
- Neil Patrick Harris will host the Emmys again
- Vince Gilligan chats about the potential Saul Goodman spinoff
- See new pics from CBS’ Stephen King thriller Under the Dome
- Meet Dr. Evelyn Vogel in the new Dexter promo
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