Dominic Monaghan may have become famous for playing poor, doomed Charlie on Lost – or the hobbit, Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck in the Lord of the rings Trilogy – but he’s rapidly becoming best known for his Critics choice Award-nominated wildlife adventure series Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan on BBC America.
Fans of the series will be thrilled to learn that BBC America has renewed the series for a second season of Monaghan traveling to strange, exotic new places and playing with the biggest and scariest of their denizens. Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan will return to BBC America in 2014. Check out the press release following the jump.
Tonight, NBC is special sneak previewing The Winner Is… at 10/9C, following The Voice. For a taste, check out the videos above and following the jump to see how the game is played and who the judges are.
TNT’s King & Maxwell (Mondays, 10/9C) is created by Shane Brennan (NCIS: Los Angeles) and based on a series of bestselling novels by David Baldacci. With those bloodlines – and TNT’s declaration that ‘We know drama’ – you would figure that this should be something special. Well, I haven’t read the books, but the series feels very – no, make that too familiar.
With the unexpected overperformance of Now You See Me art the box office, the timing couldn’t be better for BBC America to announce the addition of Dangerman: The Incredible Mr. Goodwin to their summer schedule beginning July 8th at 10/9C.
Jonathan Goodwin is an escapologist and ‘professional dangerman’ – according to the press release for the show. He puts new spins on old gags by being bitten by a posionous snake before being buried alive with only twenty minutes to escape and take the antidote or hanging from a trapeze… from a helicopter – while chained to a moving car! Even better, not only has he devised new material as well, we will get to see how he prepares for each gag!
Follow the jump for the official press release – including bio and episode guide.
On tonight’s season finale of Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz, 9/8C),The Lovers, The Pazzis prepare a murderous plot for Easter Sunday. The Turk tells Leonardo where to find the Book of Leaves. Lucrezia makes a confession as Leonardo attempts to save the Medicis.
Warehouse 13 will begin production on its abbreviated fifth and final season on June 24th. The popular, highly regarded Syfy series will close its run with six episodes in 2014. Read the press release following the jump.
Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, from Jenji Kohan (Weeds), is based on the Piper Kerman memoir detailing the year she spent in jail.
Piper Chapman has a pretty nice life – complete with fiance´ (Jason Biggs) – until a favor she did for her drug smuggling ex-girlfriend (Laura Prepon) catches up her and she finds herself in a federal women’s prison. Check out the first trailer for the series after the jump. All thirteen episodes of Orange is the New Black will premiere on Netflix on July 11th.
This is a reality… sorry… unscripted series that I can get behind – Sundance Channel’s Dream School. The premise: take the kids who were the hardest to reach in high school and place them in a school where their instructors are dedicated professionals; top names in their fields – household names, even. The faculty would include professional musicians, politicians, filmmakers, scientists, actors and artists. What would happen then?
Sundance Channel has given the green light for Dream School. The format was created by internationally acclaimed chef Jamie Oliver and multi-hyphenate musician-actor-entrepreneur Curtis ‘50-Cent’ Jackson will executive produce. Follow the jump to read the official press release.
Graceland (USA Network, Thursdays, 10/9C) comes from the creator of White Collar, Jeff Eastin, and is based on a real situation in which agents of the FBI, DEA and US Customs shared a beach house that became government property because it was gained through funds made by criminal means. The series follows rookie FBI agent Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit, Gossip Girl, Les Miserables) as he gets plugged into this unusual setting with an unusually odd assortment of representatives of the three agencies – each (including him) with their own secrets.
In the Flesh (BBC America, Thursday-Saturday, 10/9C) does something no other zombie movie or series has done – it not only postulates a viral cause for zombies but also provides a situation in which an effective treatment has been found and looks at what kind of situations that might create. It is, by turns, effectively creepy and poignant – and not necessarily for the reasons you might expect.