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The Magicians Bespells Syfy – Gets Season 2 Order!

THE MAGICIANS -- Season:1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Stella Maeve as Julia, Summer Bishil as Margo, Hale Appleman as Eliot, Jason Ralph as Quentin, Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice, Arjun Gupta as Penny -- (Photo by: Lorenzo Agius/Syfy)
THE MAGICIANS — Season:1 — Pictured: (l-r) Stella Maeve as Julia, Summer Bishil as Margo, Hale Appleman as Eliot, Jason Ralph as Quentin, Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice, Arjun Gupta as Penny — (Photo by: Lorenzo Agius/Syfy)

The Magicians has been given a 13-episode second season order by Syfy. For more, follow the jump.

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The Magicians: Almost Magical!

THE MAGICIANS -- Season:1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Stella Maeve as Julia, Summer Bishil as Margo, Hale Appleman as Eliot, Jason Ralph as Quentin, Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice, Arjun Gupta as Penny -- (Photo by: Lorenzo Agius/Syfy)
THE MAGICIANS — Season:1 — Pictured: (l-r) Stella Maeve as Julia, Summer Bishil as Margo, Hale Appleman as Eliot, Jason Ralph as Quentin, Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice, Arjun Gupta as Penny — (Photo by: Lorenzo Agius/Syfy)

Syfy’s The Magicians (Mondays, 9/8C) is adapted from the bestselling trilogy by Lev Grossman. It follows Quentin Coldwater and his best friend Julia as they discover that magic exists and while one is accepted into a hidden magic school and the other is not.

Essentially, series creators Sera Gamble and John McNamara are approaching the series as dealing with magic in our real world, right now, in New York City. It doesn’t take long for the series to get to the magic, but it’s the characters who will make it work.

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Sera Gamble and Jason Ralph: The Magicians Is About Magic in the Real World!

NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Press Tour, January 2016 -- Syfy "The Magicians" Session -- Pictured: (l-r) Olivia Taylor Dudley, Sera Gamble, Executive Producer; Hale Appleman, Jason Ralph, Arjun Gupta -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCUniversal)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS — NBCUniversal Press Tour, January 2016 — Syfy “The Magicians” Session — Pictured: (l-r) Olivia Taylor Dudley, Sera Gamble, Executive Producer; Hale Appleman, Jason Ralph, Arjun Gupta — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCUniversal)

Syfy’s The Magicians (Mondays, 9/8C) is a series that looks at what it might be like to have real magic in a real place (New York City) right now – from the point of view of Quentin Coldwater, a graduate student who kind drifts onto the quad at Breakbills College for Magical Pedagogy, and his best friend, Julia. Created by Sera Gamble (Supernatural) and John McNamara (Vengeance Unlimited, Aquarius), The Magicians is adapted from the bestselling novels by Lev Grossman.

Last week, Gamble and series star Jason Ralph spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about the series – how it hews closely to the book; how it differs, and what author Lev Grossman’s involvement is.
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Magically Modern Trailer: The Magicians!

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Syfy’s The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman’s The Magicians Trilogy, has released a pretty cool trailer.

Set in the present, the story follows Quentin Coldwater who discovers and enrolls in the secret Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy in upstate New York.

Check out that pretty cool trailer after the jump. Season one of The Magicians goes into production in Vancouver in July.

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Abracadabra! The Magicians Ordered By Syfy!

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Syfy has announced a big one. The network has greenlit The Magicians, a modern epic fantasy based on the trilogy of novels by Lev Grossman.

The series stars Jason Ralph (above) as Quentin Coldwater, a graduate student who enrolls in  Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy and, along with his classmates, discovers the magic they’re talking about – the magic they’d read about as children – is real.

John McNamara and Sera Gamble, who wrote the pilot, will executive produce. The Magicians begins filming in July. For more, follow the jump.

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Syfy Greenlights The Magicians Pilot!

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Syfy is attempting something that one of the Big Four couldn’t do – adapt Lev Grossman’s best selling fantasy The Magicians for TV. Prime Suspect’s John McNamara will write the script with Supernatural’s Sera Gamble.

The one-hour drama series would follow a group of twentysomethings who, while studying magic in New York City, discover that the imaginary world they read about as kids is real – and poses a danger to our world.For more details, follow the jump.

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Supernatural Panel at Paley Festival, Part III

The Supernatural Panel at the prestigious Paley Festival was truly an entertaining and informative event.  Kudos must also be given to the moderator of the afternoon’s festivities, Maureen Ryan, lead critic of AOL’s TV Squad.  She kept the discussion flowing, gave all the panelists equal opportunities to answer questions, and came prepared with knowledgeable, in-depth, intelligent questions to present from both, herself and from fans.  And if the discussion veered too far off track, she reined it back in again gracefully.  Part I covered the introductions, and details of a clip shown corresponding to the upcoming western-themed episode. We left Part II with the creator of Supernatural, Eric Kripke, talking about the many forms discussions take in the writers’ room.  This third part will cover comments from Eric about writing the season finale, his view on exposition, Castiel’s voice, Bobby’s scene with demon Crowley, Jared’s view on soulless Sam, the amulet, and much more!  There were also so many times that the facial expressions and actions were so completely hilarious, that I hope The Paley Center for Media releases the DVD of this panel as quickly as possible.  Again, please do not hesitate to support the Paley Center so that they can continue providing such wonderful panels.  And I won’t torture you any further.  This part completes the panel summary/transcript report in a marathon run to the end, and includes a highlight video released by the Paley Center.  Continue reading Supernatural Panel at Paley Festival, Part III

Supernatural Panel at Paley Festival, Part II

Supernatural made its first appearance at the Paley Festival during its first season and it was wonderful to see the cast and members of the creative team return once again.  The first part of my report outlined the introductions and offered a detailed narrative on the preview clip for the upcoming western-themed episode.  When the Q&A portion began, the first question dealt with the process involved in making episode 6×15, The French Mistake, wherein demon-hunting brothers Sam and Dean were angelically transported to an alternate universe where they found themselves to be actors named Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles working on a television show titled Supernatural.  This very-meta episode, loaded with in-jokes, not only scratched at the fourth wall but brought it crumbling down — just as surely as I suspect the wall in Sam’s psyche holding back the tortuous memories of hell will come crashing down as we approach the season finale.  And while news about a seventh season has not officially been announced, all indications are strong that fans will need to worry only until September about being left with a gut-wrenching cliffhanger.

We pick up the transcript as Eric Kripke started describing the difficulties encountered in working through some of the legalities associated with The French Mistake.  In case you missed it, Part I can be found HERE.

But just a quick note: if you enjoy reading about these events, please visit the website for the Paley Center For Media and do not hesitate to support them through a number of wonderful items they have available for purchase, including full DVDs of past panels of many different shows.  You can also become a supporting member so that these types of events can continue to be offered.  http://www.paleycenter.org/

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Supernatural Holds Panel at the Paley Festival

I had the honor and pleasure of attending the Supernatural panel at the twenty-eighth annual William S. Paley Television Festival in Beverly Hills, which has been in full swing since March 4 and will continue until March 17.  The shows featured at this year’s festival are “The Walking Dead”, “True Blood”, “White Collar”, Parks and Recreation”, “Freaks and Geeks”, “Undeclared”, Eastbound & Down”, “An Evening with Jimmy Fallon”, “Community”, American Idol”, “Hot in Cleveland”, “Glee”, “Raising Hope”, and of course “Supernatural.” Thanks to some copious notetaking, I hope to present you with a (mostly) accurate transcript of this wonderful panel.  Be forewarned that there WILL be some spoilers covering the rest of the season.

The Paley Center for Media believes that everything presented on radio and television has value.  And as such, the Center has an extensive archive of all things radio and television from as far back to the past, through to the present.  It was very appropriate, not only to the Paley Center but also to Supernatural, that they would pull an old commercial dating back from the late 1950s urging us to “See the USA, in your Chevrolet!” in order to open the afternoon festivities.

This first report will cover the introductory elements, as well as a detailed description of the preview of the much-anticipated western-themed episode.

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Television: Sneak Peek Photo Gallery From Supernatural S6.11 Appointment in Samarra

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The hit CW action series Supernatural which revolves around storylines regarding the heroic but angst ridden monster hunting/demon fighting brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, is having a very good day today. After six seasons of being a cult audience favorite, the series won it’s first ever TV Guide cover which prominently features Jared Padalecki (Sam) and Jensen Ackles (Dean) the two handsome and highly talented stars of the series (read the Eclipsemagazine article by Liana Bekakos for the full story).

This Friday, December 10th, Supernatural will air its final first run episode of season 6 before the holidays bring us into reruns. Supernatural S6.11 is titled Appointment in Samarra. In keeping with the good day feeling for the series, the CW Network has released some photos from the upcoming episode to share with fans and viewers alike.

Before we move on to take a look at the photos, I would like to share a few of my thoughts about season 6 of Supernatural.

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