Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland has been named host of Teen Choice 2014 ahead of the the third and final wave of nominees for the awards (including Choice Fanatic Fans, various Choice Web Stars) and an updated list of attendees.
Taylor Swift, Ansel Elgort, Victoria Justice, Collins Key, Laura and Vanessa Marano, Ian Somerhalder, Odeya Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Ariana Grande will join the festivities when Teen Choice 2014 airs on Fox, live, on Sunday, August 10th. For more, follow the jump.
The Season Eight premiere of Doctor Who, Deep Breath, introducing Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor in his first full-length adventure, will receive a limited theatrical premiere. Helping the new doctor adjust are old friends, Madame Vastra and her lovely wife, Jenny.
On Saturday, August 23rd and Monday, August 25th, BBC America and Fathom Events will show Deep Breath in twelve theaters in twelve American cities. Tickets are now available at www.FathomEvents.com.
As part of The Twelfth Doctor’s debut adventure, superfan and nerd extraordinaire Chris Hardwick will host Doctor Who: Live-Pre-Show at 7:30pm ET and Doctor Who: After Who Live following the premiere on BBC America’s new series, Intruders, on August 25th.
Leading up to the Season Eight premiere, BBC America will air a series of Doctor Who-related specials: Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion an Real History of Science Fiction: Time (Saturday, August 16th), and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Timelord (Monday August 18th). As well, starting August 6th, fans can vote for their favorite Doctor Who episodes with the top selections of this ‘Make Your Own Sunday poll will be included in a marathon on Sunday, August 24th. For further details, follow the jump.
Just as America’s Most Wanted developed a reputation for finding fugitives from justice, TNT’s Cold Justice is getting a reputation for cracking cold cases and finding justice for victims of unsolved homicides. That’s no doubt part of the reason that the show has grown its audience which, in turn, has led TNT to greenlight the show for a third season.
Follow the jump for further details – and a pre-second season Q&A with Kelly & Yolanda.
Paramount Digital Entertainment has greenlit the comedy series Personal Advisors from Brownstone Productions, the production company run by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman – who were responsible for the sleeper hit Pitch Perfect. The pilot was written by Taylor Jenkins Reid and Alex Reid.
Resident Advisors is a workplace comedy set in a college dorm, so, a ‘hormonally-overloaded, sexually active, out of control workplace.’ The series stars Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars’ Dick Casablancas), Jamie Chung (Believe, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Alison Rich (College Humor Originals), Andrew Bachelor (House of Lies), Graham Rogers (Revolution) and features Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect).
Further details await on the other side of the jump.
Allison Williams, heretofore best know for playing Marnie Michaels on HBO’s Girls, has been cast in the lead role for NBC’s Peter Pan Live! Williams, who is a classically trained singer has, in fact, sung on the HBO dramedy and recorded several songs (in character) for the show’s soundtrack album.
Peter Pan Live! will air, as the title suggests, live on NBC on December 4th. More further details, follow the jump.
Syfy’s Television adaptation of 12 Monkeys will begin production in Toronto on August 6th with two new cast members: Tom Noonan and Emily Hampshire.
Noonan will play the ‘mysterious villain who is the face of the enigmatic Army of the 12 Monkeys,’ while Hampsire will be Jennifer Goines, ‘a dangerous, unstable mental patient who might have the key to unraveling the mystery of the 12 Monkeys locked away in her head.’
12 Monkeys is scheduled for a January, 2015 premiere. For more, follow the jump.
Everyone loves dogs. Almost everyone loves awards shows. Ergo, a lot of people should love The World Dog Awards. Right?
Well, The CW will be broadcasting the television debut of The World Dog Awards – a two-hour event promising to combine ‘the glitz of the Hollywood award season with America’s affection for our lovable canine companions.’
Now, for the very first time, ‘dogs will be celebrated for their work in entertainment, health services and the military, along with everyday dogs who found fame on the internet.’ All breeds, all shapes and sizes will be eligible for the awards – to be presented at the Barker (!) Hanger in Santa Monica, California. The World Dog Awards will be broadcast in January 2015. For more, follow the jump.
If boxing and professional wrestling are too tame for you, NBC has what you need. On Monday, September 15th (8/7C), the network is presenting a three-hour American Ninja Warrior VS. The World extravaganza.
Five of the top competitors from American Ninja Warrior will face off against competitors from Japan and Europe – going head to head on the show’s four-stage finals course. For further details, follow the jump.
El Rey has signed a five-year deal with Celestial Martial Arts that will bring 255 iconic martial arts movies from the Shaw Brothers library – titles like Have Sword – Will Travel, The Brave Archer Trilogy and The Five Deadly Venoms – to El Rey fans. All titles comes with English subtitles or English dubs. The deal kicks in on October 1st.
El Rey and Celestial Martial Arts are also discussing new original programming based on concepts from the Shaw Brothers’ films.
CBS’ Person of Interest took a wicked left turn at the season of season three. At the Person of Interest panel at Comic-Con 2014, one of the highlights was a trailer that captured highlights of the third season – along with some intriguing new footage from season four.
Check it out after the jump. Person of Interest premieres on Tuesday, September 23rd.
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. have been picked up by Disney XD for a second season. The announcement was made by Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb at Comic-Con 2014.
Details follow the jump.