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Video: Directing Fear – Behind the Scenes of The Haunting of Hill House!

The Haunting of Hill House – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Director Mike Flanagan (Oculus) and the cast of The Haunting of Hill House take us behind the camera of the series in the featurettes Directing Fear.

The Haunting of Hill House premieres on Friday, October 12th.

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The Haunting of Hill House: Home Is Where the Horror Is!

The Haunting of Hill House – Photo by Katrina Symonds/Courtesy of Netflix.

In Netflix’s reimagnining of the Shirley Jackson classic, The House on Haunted Hill,The Haunting of Hill House explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country.

Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past.

The Haunting of Hill House stars Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton and Michiel Huisman. It premieres globally on Netflix on October 12th.

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American Crime Tackles Sexual Issues in High School!

AMERICAN CRIME - "American Crime," ABC's Emmy-nominated series, will make its second season premiere WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET).  The second season is set in the U.S. Midwest, representative of the canvas that is America, at two high schools, one public and one private. (ABC/Ryan Green) TIMOTHY HUTTON
AMERICAN CRIME – The second season is set in the U.S. Midwest, representative of the canvas that is America, at two high schools, one public and one private. (ABC/Ryan Green)
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In season two of American Crime (ABC, Wednesdays, 10/9C), the story will have resonance for a lot of people. When lurid photos of a high school boy are posted on social media following a school party, he accuses two popular members of an elite high school’s championship team of drugging and assaulting him – then posting the photos online.

Timothy Hutton and Felicity Huffman, in new roles, lead a talented cast that also includes Lili Taylor and Regina King.

Season two of american Crime premiere on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Follow the jump for further details.

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Television: TNT Orders New Seasons of Three Hit Series: The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage

 

TNT knows drama and they also know how to keep hit drama series on their Network – by renewing them! Which is why TNT has ordered new seasons of three of the network’s hit series, The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage.

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On the renewal of these three hit series, Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) had this to say to the media. “TNT has enjoyed tremendous success on Sunday and Monday nights with Leverage, The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles. All three shows feature terrific casts, sharp writing and top-notch production teams. We look forward to continued success with new seasons in 2011.”

The Closer, which continues to rank as ad-supported cable’s #1 series of all time, will return for its seventh season. Rizzoli & Isles, which currently ranks as cable’s #1 new series for the year-to-date, will return for a second season. Leverage, which is performing exceptionally well in its new Sunday timeslot, will be back for a fourth season. TNT has ordered 15 episodes each of The Closer and Leverage, along with 13 episodes of Rizzoli & Isles, with all three slated to start their new seasons in 2011. Continue reading Television: TNT Orders New Seasons of Three Hit Series: The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage

TELEVISION REVIEW: Leverage: A Little Mission: Impossible; A Little Robin Hood!

After sitting through the first four episodes of TNT’s new series Leverage [premieres Sunday, 10/9C, then moves to Tuesday, 10/9C] – one of the easiest assignments of my career, it occurred to me that TNT’s motto could be modified to read, “We Know Dramedy.” Leverage, like its fellow TNT shows The Closer, Saving Grace and Raising the Bar, does have its moments of drama – but like those other show [okay, excepting Raising the Bar], it makes frequent use of wit, charm and humor.

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Former insurance investigator Nathan Ford [Timothy Hutton] put has a team put together to steal a supposedly stolen set of plan for a new aircraft on the series premiere, The Nigerian Job. Part of the reason he takes the job is because that insurance company, for which he saved untold millions of dollars in claims, refused his son’s medical treatment and the boy died.

The other four members of the team – grafter Sophie Deveraux [Gina Bellman – Coupling], retrieval specialist Eliot Spencer [Christian Kane – Into the West, Angel], cat burglar Parker [Beth Riesgraf] and hi-tech thief Alec Hardison [Aldis Hodge – Friday Night Lights] – aren’t especially interested in doing the right thing. For them, the money is where it’s at.

Leverage is smart, showing its influences without losing its own identity. One of the keys to its success is that Ford puts together his team from thieves he’s taken on in his old job. As the team leader and token “honest man,” Hutton takes the still grief-stricken Ford and gives him enough dramatic weight that he anchors the show as well as the team.

The rest of the cast fills out their roles in various idiosyncratic ways – all of which work, because series creators John Rogers [Transformers, Global Frequency] and Chris Downey [The King of Queens] have written them with a depth that is striking. There are also twists on the standard caper personalities, the biggest of which is that, whereas the “crazy” member of the team is usually a guy, here it’s beautiful, blonde Parker. That’s only one of many variations of the usual themes that sets Leverage apart – in a good way.

Over the first four eps, the team will steal top secret plans; save a church; tackle the ownership of a thoroughbred and deal with a Blackwater-type mercenary company. In each case, the caper is different – especially when the man who moved into Ford’s old office [played by Mark A. Sheppard, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica] appears on one of their cases!

Final Grade: B+