First Look: BBC America’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell!

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BBC America has unveiled the first photo from its upcoming fantasy/drama series Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, starring Eddie Marsan (above) and Bertie Carvel.

Set at the turn of the 19th Century, Mr. Norrell (Marsan stuns the city of York with a magical feat then goes to London to help the government in the war against Napoleon. The photo and press release follow the jump.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell will premiere on BBC America in 2015.

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ABC Sets Premieres for American Crime, Secrets and Lies; Announces Season Finale Date for How To Get Away With Murder!

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ABC has announced premiere dates for mid-season dramas American Crime (pictured above) and Secrets and Lies – and setting the date for the first season finale of its newest Shonda Rimes produced hit, How To Get Away With Murder.

The 10 episode drama series Secrets and Lies premieres Sunday, March 1 (9/8C) with a two-hour premiere, and 11 episode American Crime premieres Thursday, March 5 (10/9C).

How To Get Away With Murder has its two-hour season finale on Thursday, February 26 (9/8C). For further details, follow the jump.

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DC’s Suicide Squad Casting, Doctor Doom Origin Changes, and an Aunt May Spin-Off Film for Spider-Man?

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with the ambitious casting Warner Brothers is trying to achieve with Suicide Squad, a Batman spin-off film focused on selected members of the rogue’s gallery. Specifically, the GeekScholars talk about the high-profiled stars the studio wants to play The Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and Rick Flag. Hit play above to listen, or more to find what other fun topics we covered on the show. Continue reading

Interview: Erin Richards Dishes About Her Role on Gotham

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Last night back in Gotham we meet the newest member of our crime fighting team, ADA Harvey Dent. He’s young, passionate about the law and hiding a secret. While he does carry around the trademark double sided coin, Harvey also seems to be hiding something. Only time will tell which side of the coin Harvey falls on.

Meanwhile, Jim is fighting to keep his only witness to the Wayne’s murder, Selina Kyle, alive. Taking her back to his apartment is short lived when he discovers his girlfriend Barbara is nowhere to be found. He realizes she wants some time and space. Jim struggles to make it without Barbara and by the end of the episode breaks down and calls, begging her to come home. The episode ends with Barbara in a lavish bed listening to his message when a very naked Detective Montoya rolls over and they kiss passionately. Uh oh Jim, I guess Montoya is an all too willing shoulder to cry on!

Recently I had the chance to chat with Erin Richards aka Barbara Kean about her role on Gotham, her relationship with Jim and her past and possible future relationship with Montoya and if the series will address their past.

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Tempus Fugit Trailer: Project Almanac!

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The problem with time travel is that it can go so horribly wrong – as these guys are about to find…

Project Almanac opens on January 30, 2015. Check out the trailer following the jump.

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HULU Orders Difficult People Straight To Series

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Difficult People has been given an eight episode straight-to-series order by HULU. The series – co-starring Billy Eichner (pictured) and Julie Klausener (who also wrote the pilot and will serve as an executive producer) – is about best friends whose typically irreverent behaviour keeps putting them in awkward situation.

The series is being produced by Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions. Poehler and Dave Becky are executive producing. Difficult People will go into production in early 2015.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Stage vs. Street!

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So You Think You Can Dance returns for its twelfth season next summer – with a new twist to intensify the competition: Stage vs. Street.

Competitors will be placed in two teams: Stage – those trained in styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz or tap – and Street – hopefuls skilled in hip-hop, animation or breaking.

For more, check out the press release following he jump.

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