Richard Dean Anderson, who is best known for his roles as the intrepid, resourceful MacGyver from the series of the same name and the Gate traveling, alien fighting Colonel Jack O’Neill of Stargate: SG1, will make a guest star appearance in the fourth episode of the second season of the FOX comedy, ‘Raising Hope’.
In the successful FOX comedy, ‘Raising Hope’, Lucas Neff plays Jimmy Chance; a man who becomes a single parent to an infant girl named Hope after the mother he had a one-night stand with ends up on death row.
Anderson, who is a father of one daughter in real life, will be playing the role of Keith, a very protective father who sees Jimmy talking to the man’s daughter at Howdy’s. Only hearing part of the conversation being had with his young daughter, Keith becomes suspicious that Jimmy is coming on his little girl. Keith’s young daughter will be played by Richard Dean Anderson’s real life thirteen year old daughter, Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson.
The second season of ‘Raising Hope’ premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 9:30 PM, right after the Zooey Deschanel lead freshman comedy ‘New Girl. The Anderson’s are set to appear in the fourth episode
SyFy’s popular new program Hollywood Treasure is a different type of reality-based show. It has a premise and format that hooks the viewer through the presentation of interesting Hollywood memorabilia, while tapping into the curiosity factor of wanting to know not only how much they are worth but what others are ultimately willing to pay for them. The show has an addictive, quick-paced formula basically consisting of three ‘hooks’ and each week presents two half-hour episodes. There are even special auctions held to benefit charity. And the best part is that SyFy also makes it possible for viewers to take part in auctions. This includes unique items from fan favorites Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Warehouse 13, as well as trip packages for Comic Con with VIP access, and an all-expense paid weekend with the Ghost Hunters. You can also get your hands on scripts signed by the cast of Stargate Universe or Warehouse 13. Or how about the purple dress worn by Alessandra Torresani on Caprica? These and many other items are now up for grabs to the highest bidder.
Tonight, SMALLVILLE will reach a television milestone and continue on a course to science fiction history! The very special episode #200, which finished filming in September, will air this evening at 8pm on The CW. The cast and crew were celebrating this momentous milestone with a party at the end of September in Vancouver, at about the same time when the tenth season was premiering on our screens. In terms of number of episodes, every set of ‘100’ represents approximately five years of imagination, dedication, and hard work. And all the people involved with the series for the past nine years have definitely earned the right to celebrate.
This tenth season will also be the final one, despite the series continuing to show ongoing viewer support and creative growth. From an artistic standpoint, having a specific end-date in sight will allow the creative team the opportunity to bring the storylines to a natural close as Clark Kent continues on his path to becoming The Man of Steel. Ever since the first season in 2001, the producers have declared ‘no tights, no flights!’ referring to their desire to explore the early years of Clark Kent before he becomes the iconic hero known as Superman. Despite several story directions, which found small loopholes around this decree, even earning the eye-rolling frustration of fans waiting for Clark to don the red and blue suit – or at least to jump a tall building in a single bound – the creative team stayed true to its word. Until now. This will be the season that Clark Kent makes the full transformation into Superman and the series is ready to pull out all the stops!
SMALLVILLE is also now set to make sci-fi history. Up until this year, STARGATE SG1 has been the longest consecutively running live-action Sci-Fi series in North America, having aired 213 episodes. This accomplishment has earned it a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, and makes it second only to the British DOCTOR WHO in the worldwide standings. At the point that SMALLVILLE will almost be reaching the end of this tenth and final season, it will air episode #214 and thereby earn its place as the new record-holder. And that is quite an accomplishment for a science fiction show that has fought against great odds to reach this point.
Episode #200 is titled ‘Homecoming’ and it will contain something for everyone, whether you have watched it faithfully for nine years or tuned out after three. For viewers who may have lost track of the series, returning to watch this episode will be like a homecoming of their own. Highlights and pictures, after the jump.
While at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con, Eclipse Magazine had the pleasure of catching up with actor Christopher Judge as he was signing autographs for fans at the Holzheimer’s booth in the exhibit hall.
Talking to Christopher Judge is like talking to an old friend and indeed he has been one of Eclipse Magazine’s favorite interview subjects during our coverage of Stargate SG1 during it’s ten year run as a hit series in which he played the noble Jaffa warrior Teal’c .
Check out the exclusive video interview as Eclipse Magazine catches up with this versatile and talented actor/writer and photographer as he tells us about his upcoming projects including one with Bond actor, Roger Moore.
If my cat were still alive, he’d be excited about this news, because Corin Nemec was one of the stars of my cat’s favorite movie, Operation Dumbo Drop.
The Supernatural publicist at Warner Brothers has confirmed to Eclipsemagazine that the former star of the teen sitcom, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose has been cast in the recurring role of Christian Campbell for the upcoming season six of Supernatural. Christian Campbell is a cousin to Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester on their mother’s side of the family. While little is known about the character beyond this family connection, it would be my guess that Christian Campbell is a hunter the same as his grandfather Samuel Campbell (played by Mitch Pileggi) and his aunt Mary Winchester (played alternately by Samantha Smith and Amy Gumenick), who is the mother of Sam and Dean Winchester.
Corin Nemec is no stranger to working on series about otherworldly events, having spent time on the sixth season of the hit series Stargate: SG1 as Jonas Quinn who joined the planet hopping team lead by Richard Dean Anderson’s Colonel Jack O’Neill. Corin Nemec also worked on the Syfy Channel mini-series The Stand, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.
My cat loved to watch Supernatural with me too, so I’m sure he would be doubly delighted to know that Corin Nemec is on board for season six. Stay tuned to Eclipsemagazine as we bring more updates and information about the character of Christian Campbell and the sixth season of the hit CW series Supernatural.
Actor Michael Shanks is best known for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson on the hit Syfy Channel series Stargate SG1, which ended it’s successful ten year run back in 2006. Shanks also reprised this role in two made for DVD Stargate SG1 movies and in guest-starring appearances in the two spin off series, Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe. Of course this talented and versatile actor has spent time in other roles as well since becoming a fan favorite on Stargate SG1 (so popular in fact that many loyal fans participated in a campaign to bring him back to SG1 after the actor departed the series at the end of season five). Shanks has appeared in guest starring roles on several top rated television series such as 24, CSI: Miami and a very popular recurring guest appearance on Burn Notice as the rogue agent, Victor.
Now Michael Shanks steps into the realm of the superhero as he dons winged armor to become The Hawkman in the upcoming Smallville telemovie, Absolute Justice.