TNT has never had as much pickup activity as it has in the past two months with no programming topper. The network just gave a 10-episode series order to action drama Agent X starring Sharon Stone for a premiere in the second half of 2015.
The action-drama co-starring Jeff Hephner and Gerald McRaney was part of TNT's previous pilot cycle, along with Public Morals, Proof and Guilt by Association.
Amidst a tumultuous second term for President Barack Obama who is facing an uphill battle at the midterm elections next week, comes POTUS, a drama project in development at Fox from Homeland and 24 executive producer Howard Gordon.
Described as a topical and high-intensity drama and part wish-fulfillment/part cautionary tale, POTUS follows an American President frustrated with politics as usual, who decides to play by his own rules.
Following another set of underwhelming numbers last night, NBC has pulled the plug on Thursday freshman comedies Bad Judge and A To Z. They are not being pulled from the schedule — both will stay in the 9 PM and 9:30 Thursday slots. Both also will complete their 13-episode original orders.
Saw is getting a major theatrical re-release in light of its 10th anniversary and the fact that today is Halloween. It is one of the few pure horror titles, after last week's Ouija and Annabelle a couple of weeks ago, that is out there in theaters for the holiday. It seems Hollywood has really let horror fans down this year.
Nearly six months after producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed that Channing Tatum will play Gambit in a new X-Men spin-off movie, the project is officially moving forward with Channing Tatum officially signed to star and Joshua Zetumer (RoboCop) writing the screenplay. The script will be based on a treatment written by Marvel comics writer Chris Claremont, who created the character alongside Jim Lee in 1990, with story details being kept under wraps.
John Carpenter keeps his office in a converted hillside Hollywood home, on a quiet tree-lined street evocative of the sleepy suburb Michael Myers terrorized in 1978's Halloween. Inside, the walls are lined with memories marking Carpenter's four decades in film: original prints, awards, figurines of Kurt Russell as Snake Plisskin and the Creature From The Black Lagoon movie Carpenter spent years trying to make at Universal, a sculpture commemorating the prankster goosings…