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Television: Advance Look at Supernatural Episode S6.16, And Then There Were None

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Are Sam and Dean Winchester playing ‘statue’ or getting ready to race each other to the all you can eat Fish Fry!

Neither actually, but it’s fun to imagine what is happening in photos right! However Supernatural fans and viewers don’t have to imagine what’s going on in the sneak peek photos for Supernatural S6.16 episode, And Then There Were None – and it seems Supernatural is continuing on this season naming episodes after movies. 

The CW Network has provided us with a nice synopsis to along with a gallery of interesting photos from this upcoming episode of the hit action series which stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, along with Misha Collins as the angel Castiel.

“And Then There Were None”

SAMUEL JOINS UP WITH SAM and DEAN — Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) set out in search of The Mother of All’s latest monster.  While investigating, they run into Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi) and Gwen (guest star Jessica Heafey), who are also hunting the creature.  Samuel and Bobby get into a heated fight about how to handle the case.  Mike Rohl directed the episode written by Bret Matthews. The episode also guest stars Steven Williams as fellow hunter Rufus.

Follow the jump to see the episode photos. All photos are credited to Jack Rowland/The CW and used with permission. Supernatural S6.16 airs on the CW Network on Friday March 4th at 9 PM EST.

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Television: Syfy Channel Has Begun Production on ‘Back Door Pilot’ Red Faction: Origins

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As war erupts on Mars, a rebel leader’s two children find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the conflict.

 

More and more studios and networks have been turning to video games to find fodder for movies and television series that will appeal to the ‘synth world’ generation. So it’s no surprise that The Syfy Channel has begun production on a ‘back door pilot’ for a new television series based on the video game, Red Faction.

According to Alan Seiffert of Syfy, “It is the kind of content that fits our genre, it is a great fit for a big Syfy Saturday movie, and if it really works, it is a great back-door pilot.” Seiffert also believes that there is plenty of room for SyFy to expand its relationship with the Red Faction video game even further.

THQ’s, which produces the Red Faction video games agrees with Syfy.  THQ Core VP, Danny Bilson  has stated that the Red Faction TV film is part of “the most robust trans-media plays anybody’s ever seen in the games business.”

Red Faction: Origins began principle production on January 17, 2011 and stars Robert Patrick and Brian J. Smith.  SyFy has set a tentative air date as sometime in March, 2011.

Television: Do You Have What it Takes to be a Hero? Take the Smallville: Believe in Heroes Challenge

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Think you have what it takes to stand up and help The Justice League battle against evil? Then here is your chance!

The CW’s hit series “Smallville” (Fridays, 8:00–9:00 p.m. ET/PT) wants to hear from you. Fans of “Smallville,” from Warner Bros. Television, will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to appear in an upcoming episode of the 10th and final season via the “Smallville:” Believe in Heroes Challenge, a 10-day promotion running from Friday, December 10—Monday, December 20, on CWTV.com.

In the episode “Beacon,” to be broadcast on Friday, February 4, Clark (series star Tom Welling) is at an emotional crossroads, with Metropolis divided by a clash between supporters of the government’s Vigilante Registration Act and opposing rallies to generate support for indispensable heroes like The Blur. In an effort to  help a disheartened Clark Kent, his friends assure him that he is, indeed, making a difference in his crime-fighting role as The Blur. To prove their point, they show him videos from the Internet in which ordinary citizens express what The Blur means to them, what it means to be a hero – and what it means to have heroes and believe in them. One of these videos could be yours!

Beginning Friday, December 10, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, and continuing through Monday, December 20, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, “Smallville” fans can submit their own video testimonial as one of these hopeful citizens by uploading videos to The CW’s official website. In these videos, viewers – speaking in character as impassioned citizens of Metropolis and around the world, fighting for the rights of their heroes – can express what The Blur means to them and talk about why they believe in these super heroes. Smallville” producers and the CWTV.com team will review the submissions and select a number of the user-submitted videos for broadcast as the testimonials that Clark watches during the “Beacon” episode airing Friday, February 4 (8:00–9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on The CW.

In addition to selecting the winning videos to be used in the episode, the “Smallville” producers and CWTV.com team will also select a number of additional favorite videos that will be posted to CWTV.com following the broadcast. For information on how to submit videos and for rules of the promotion click here.

Television: The Hasselhoffs Drown in Poor Ratings & Love Bites Gets Less Bite Time

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Not even a skilled Baywatch lifeguard could resuscitate The Hasselhoffs after the first two episodes aired to dismal ratings.

On Friday, December 10th, A&E announced that that were removing the reality show The Hasselhoffs from their Sunday night schedule. The Hasselhoffs featured former Baywatch and Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff and his two daughters, who are aspiring to get into showbiz. According to The Nielsen Co. the first episode was seen by 718,000 viewers but that the audience hit low tide at 505,000 the second week.  This ratings drop translates to meaning that more than half the people who watched the show  “Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels,”  which preceded The Hasselhoffs turned away from it in droves once Simmons show, which has an audience of 1.4 million, was over.

There are eight completed episodes of The Hasselhoffs that will remain unaired as A&E has no plans at this time to bring the series back.

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Television: NBC’s Chase Gets Shorter As Network Cuts Episode Order from 22 to 18

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NBC has decided that Chase doesn’t need to go on for so long this season. Executives at the Peacock Network have changed their mind about giving the series a full 22 episodes. The freshman drama series about a team of U.S. Marshals,  and stars Kelli Giddish, Cole Hauser and Jesse Metcalfe,hasn’t pulled in the expected ratings. Studio insiders from both NBC and Warner Brothers say that the reduction of episodes from 22 to 18 does not mean that Chase has been canceled. It is still considered a full-season order for the series. Chase will be moved to Wednesdays beginning Jan. 12, 2011.

Television: Terriers Gets Sent to the Cancellation Kennel – Lie To Me Gets Capped at 13 Episodes

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FX has sent it’s fledging series Terriers to the cancellation Kennel. The quirky series, which averaged about 500,000 viewers per episode, starred Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James as two best friends who take on the sometimes dangerous role of unlicensed private investigators in San Diego County. The series, which was created by Ted Griffin (Oceans 11), executive producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Tim Minear (Dollhouse), ran for 13 episodes before FX made their decision.

 

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FOX has announced that the third season of LIE TO ME has been capped at thirteen episodes and they have declined to order the back nine episodes of the Tim Roth-starring crime drama.  Executives at FOX say that Lie to Me has not been canceled and that a decision on the show’s fate is not expected to be announced until May 2011.  Meanwhile, The Chicago Code, a new drama from Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Terriers, and, yes, Lie to Me) had already been scheduled to take over Lie to Me‘s Monday night 9 PM time slot beginning February 7, 2011.

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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Life Expected: The Best Show You’re Not Watching Gets a DVD/Blu-ray Release!

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While The CW has yet to make an official announcement, by not picking up the ‘back nine’ for Life Unexpected, it effectively let it be known that the series was canceled. Now comes news that Warner Home Video will be releasing Life Unexpected: The Complete Series on DVD and Blu-ray on April 5, 2011.

Although the set will include all twenty-six episodes from the show’s two seasons, it’s incredible light on bonus material. The WHV press release only lists the following: Life In Portland: The Making of Life Unexpected; Lux, Cate, Baz, Ryan & Math: The Casting of Life Unexpected; Deleted Scenes, and a Gag Reel. It’s a sad end for the best teen soap on TV.

AMC’s The Walking Dead Takes Zombie Genre to New Heights! Michelle’s Review!

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Wow, Sunday night Television is getting packed. We have Football (usually the week’s marquee game), HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and now AMC joins the party with their amazing new dense series The Walking Dead. I’m not a fan of Zombies, always found them really boring, so it’s a good thing AMC’s new series is about how people live in a Zombie infested world and not just Zombie killing 101.

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