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Third Wave of Amazon Pilots Now Up and Running!

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Amazon has unveiled its third wave of pilots – to be greenlit to series according to the votes/ratings of their viewers. This time out there are three comedies – The Cosmopolitans, Chloe Sevigny and Adam Brody; Really, starring Sarah Chalke and Selma Blair; and Red Oaks, from Steven Soderberg – and two dramas: Hand of God, starring Ron Perlman and Dana Delany, and Hysteria, starring Mena Suvari.

Check out the Wave 3 Sizzle Reel after the jump.

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Wistful Trailer: Transparent–Amazon’s New Transgender Dramedy!

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After a lifetime of ‘dressing up… as a man,’ Mort Pfefferman decides it’s time to be her real self – Maura. The thing is, Maura/Mort has three grown children with his ex-wife, Shelly, who have to deal with her change.

That, in short, is the premise for Amazon’s new series from Jill Solloway (Six Feet Under), Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light (Dallas) as Maura’s ex-wife Shelly, while Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Amy Landecker (Louie) and Jay Duplass (Togetherness) play Maura and Shelly’s children. Check out the series’ first trailer after the jump.

Transparent premieres its ten-episode first season on Amazon Prime on September 26th.

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Doctor Who: Daleks! That Was Quick!

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To the surprise of absolutely no one, Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor will face off with his deadliest enemy. The surprise is that it happens so soon – this week, in fact!

The pissed off pepper pots return on Saturday (9/8C) to vex the Doctor once more. This week’s episode also introduces Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson, above), the guy who actually is (or will be) Clara’s boyfriend! Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Gotham–A Four-Part Look Behind The Scenes!

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FOX’s Gotham is one of the most anticipated new shows the Fall 2014 season. It’s the story of James Gordon’s rise through the ranks of the Gotham Police Department during the time between the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne and the appearance of Batman.

To get the details right and make this darker, fictional version of New York city believable takes a lot of work, and a four-part online series of behind the scenes videos gives us an idea of how hard everyone involved is working to to it right. Check out the series after the jump. Gotham premieres on FOX on Monday, September 22 (8/7C).

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Red Band Society Fans Raise $100,000 For Charity To Unlock Online Advance For Premiere!

Fans of FOX’s new drama, Red Band Society, have raised $100,000 for the network’s charity partners – Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Teen Cancer America, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In the process, they have unlocked online access to the show’s premiere on HULU.com, fox.com and FOX NOW, as well as many other platforms. The window for the advance look at the premiere is from now until Tuesday, august 26th.

Red Band Society ‘is a provocative, unconventional and unique coming-of-age dramedy about a group of rule-bending friends and the adults who mentor them through the ups and downs of adolescence in Los Angeles’ Ocean Park Hospital.’ The series premieres on Wednesday, September 17th. For more, follow the jump.

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BBC America and BBC One Greenlight The Living and the Dead From Creators of Life on Mars!

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Set in Somerset, England of 1888, The Living and the Dead takes place on the cusp of changing attitudes and knowledge about how the world works. The good folk of Somerset are stuck between superstition and science – a land of ghosts and poltergeists facing an industrial, science-based future.

Alf Nelson is a complex man – a gentleman farmer seeking proof of the afterlife and investigating the supernatural for the Society for Psychic Research. As his investigations deepen, he encounters things that beggar the imagination – and, quite possibly, threaten his family, his livelihood and his sanity.

The Living and the Dead if from Life Mars (Original Recipe) creators Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham (the aforementioned Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Eternal Law) are writing the series for BBC America and BBC One. The show will be shot in the West Country of England next year. Casting news and a premiere date will announced in due time. Follow the jump for further details.

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TNT Obtains Rights to Lionsgate’s Hunger Games and Divergent Films!

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Network right to the Hunger Games and divergent film franchises have gone to TNT. The deal includes The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Divergent and Insurgent as they beach the basic cable network level. The deal also includes telecast rights to the earlier Hunger Games films and makes TNT the first basic cable network with access to all four Divergent films.

Further details follow the jump.

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Emmy®-Winner/Oscar®-Nominee Joins Syfy’s The Expanse!

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The Expanse, Syfy and Alcon TV’s new space opera, has added Emmy®-winner/Oscar®-nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo and Magic City alumna Steven Strait in major roles.

Aghdashloo will play Chrisjen Avasarala, a politician who has risen through the ranks of Earth’s governing party without ever standing for election; Strait takes on the role of Holden, an officer on an ice-carrying freighter who finds himself drawn into a dangerous plot. The two join Thomas Jane who plays a world-weary detective who is searching for a missing girl.

The Expanse will premiere in 2015. Follow the jump for further details.

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