NBC’S ‘THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE,’ ‘GRIMM’ AND ‘EMERALD CITY’ RECEIVE JANUARY DEBUT DATES

Arnold Takes Center Stage, Nick and Capt. Renard Face Off Against One Another and a Power-Hungry Ruler Governs Over His Kingdom

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 29, 2016 — Launching the new year in dramatic style, NBC has set January premiere dates for three key midseason series — “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” now in Los Angeles and starring master of the boardroom Arnold Schwarzenegger; “Grimm,” which will begin its sixth and final seaso
n; and the epic, romantic and wondrous “Emerald City.”

“THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE”: Monday, Jan. 2, 8-10 p.m.

Sixteen celebrities are set to compete for their favorite charities when “The New Celebrity Apprentice” shifts to Los Angeles for its eighth season where twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger reigns over the boardroom.

Advising the new head of the boardroom this season will be world-class business minds, including investment guru Warren Buffett, one of the most successful businessmen in the world; former Microsoft CEO and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer; Tyra Banks, a supermodel, actress, TV host, producer, accomplished businesswoman and CEO of  the Tyra Banks Company and cosmetics brand, TYRA Beauty; actress, author and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, the founder and chief creative officer of the Honest Company and Honest Beauty; and Schwarzenegger’s trusted confidante and nephew, prominent entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger.

This season’s celebrity contestants vying for the coveted title of the Celebrity Apprentice and a $250,000 check to give to their designated charity are:
  • Laila Ali — Retired four-time boxing world champion and two-time hall of famer, TV host, author, health and wellness expert and daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali
  • Brooke Burke-Charvet — Actress, host, entrepreneur, fitness expert and CEO of ModernMom.com
  • Eric Dickerson — Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders and Atlanta Falcons
  • Boy George — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, lead vocalist for the pop band Culture Club, international DJ and a coach on the U.K. version of “The Voice,” as well as a top fashion designer and photographer
  • Matt Iseman — “American Ninja Warrior” host, comedian, actor and licensed physician
  • Carrie Keagan — Actress, producer, writer, entrepreneur and the former host of VH1’s Emmy Award-winning live morning talk show “Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan”
  • Carson Kressley — Emmy Award-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, as well as a successful horse show exhibitor who owns saddlebred horses
  • Lisa Leslie — Naismith Hall of Famer, four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion who earned an MBA
  • Jon Lovitz — Comedian, film and television star and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member
  • Vince Neil — Lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe as well as eclectic businessman with interests in liquor, bars, restaurants, tattoo parlors along with clothing and retail
  • Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi — Reality television star and New York Times bestselling author
  • Kyle Richards — Actress and star of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is a philanthropist who owns an innovative boutique concept in Beverly Hills
  • Chael Sonnen — Former UFC standout and mixed martial artist
  • Porsha Williams — Co-host of nationally syndicated Dish Nation, star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” entrepreneur.
  • Ricky Williams — Heisman Trophy winner for the University of Texas, 2015 College Football Hall of Fame inductee and ESPN sports analyst who was a running back for the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens
  • Carnie Wilson — Singer, television host and member of the pop music group Wilson Phillips.
Mark Burnett, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Page Feldman and Eric Van Wagenen are executive producers. “The Celebrity Apprentice” is produced and internationally distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).

“GRIMM”: The final season begins Friday, Jan. 6, 8-9 p.m.
Closing out an incredibly successful series run and giving viewers a chance to say goodbye over the last 13 episodes, the sixth and final season of NBC’s drama “Grimm” will begin its last chapter with the battle fans have long been waiting for — Nick versus Capt. Renard.

The series, which reached the 100-episode milestone last season, has long been a fan and critical favorite, with the Los Angeles Times calling it “terrific and trendsetting… ‘Grimm’ has become a beacon of solid narrative and a weekly reminder of why monsters matter.” The New York Times said “Grimm” is “engaging, clever, tense, funny and well-paced, featuring a remarkably appealing cast.”

As for events leading into the final season, the nefarious forces of Black Claw have been silenced and Nick (David Giuntoli) faces an all too familiar foe in Capt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz). Now in the seat of power as the mayor elect of Portland, Renard is poised to bring rise to his own brand of law and order. Nick must take a stand to protect his city and those closest to him, especially his child with Adalind (Claire Coffee). It will take the full force of Nick and his allies to find a way to bring the peace.

Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) grapple with bringing a child into a new and tumultuous world, and Eve (Bitsie Tulloch) faces unsettling identity issues as her former self lurks below the surface.

“Grimm” also stars Russell Hornsby and Reggie Lee.

The series was created by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (“Hollywood Game Night,”  ”Hot in Cleveland”) serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf. “Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production.

“EMERALD CITY”: Friday, Jan. 6, 9-11 p.m. two-hour event; 9-10 p.m. each week following
Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world — a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D’Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force. Epic, romantic and fantastical, “Emerald City” is an empowering tale of a young woman finding her true strength and identity even as she battles to bring a divided world together.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Jordan Loughran, Gerran Howell and Joely Richardson also star. David Schulner, Shaun Cassidy, Josh Friedman and Matthew Arnold serve as executive producers. The series is directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, who also serves as an executive producer. “Emerald City” is a Universal Television production.



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Lucifer: The Complete First Season clips

The first season of Lucifer hits blu-ray and dvd August 23rd, but we've got a few clips now!

For more information on the release check it out here.

Based on the character from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo comic, Lucifer is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, and has resigned his throne and retired to the City of Angels where he is indulging in a few of his favorite things — wine, women and song. When a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered before his eyes, he feels something awaken deep within him – for the first time in roughly 10 billion years. Is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him — as well as his best friend and confidante, Mazikeen (aka Maze), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Decker, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. As they work together to solve the murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Used to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, he begins to wonder if there’s hope yet. Maybe everyone’s got a chance for redemption. Even the Devil.

The series stars Tom Ellis (Rush, Merlin), Lauren German (Chicago Fire), DB Woodside (Suits, 24), Lesley-Ann Brandt (The Librarians), Kevin Alejandro (Southland, True Blood), Scarlett Estevez (Daddy’s Home), Kevin Rankin (Dallas Buyers Club) and Rachael Harris (The Hangover). Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television. Tom Kapinos (Californication) developed the series and serves as executive consultant. Returning for a second season on FOX, the series is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean films), Jonathan Littman (The Amazing Race, CSI franchise), Joe Henderson (White Collar, Almost Human), Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami, Californication) and Len Wiseman (Underworld films).




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Three Clips from DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season


DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season comes out next week on Tuesday, August 23. To whet your appetite for its release we have a few clips for you. If you missed the DVD announcement you can find it here.

Our first clip finds Rip Hunter trying to keep Captain Cold on task.


Our second clip finds a mission falling apart.


Our last clip finds Atom shrinking down to tackle a big problem.



DC's Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber (The Flash, Titanic), Brandon Routh (Arrow, Superman Returns), Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who), Caity Lotz (Arrow, Mad Men), Franz Drameh (The Flash, Edge of Tomorrow), and Ciara Renée (The Flash), with Dominic Purcell (Prison BreakThe Flash) and Wentworth Miller (Prison Break, The Flash).  Falk Hentschel (The Flash), and Casper Crump (The Flash,Arrow) are recurring guest stars in the series. Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC's Legends of Tomorrow is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, The Mysteries of Laura)Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Phil Klemmer (Chuck, Political Animals), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Blindspot, Supergirl, The Mysteries of Laura) and Chris Fedak (Chuck, Forever).


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WBHE Announces The Legend of Tarzan coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 11

“The best live-action of Tarzan in many a decade.”
Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

A NEW THREAT AWAITS THE
KING OF THE JUNGLE WHEN
THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
ARRIVES ONTO ULTRA HD BLU-RAY, BLU-RAYÔ 3D COMBO PACK, BLU-RAYÔ COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Own it early on Digital HD on September 20
Blu-ray Combo Pack debuts on October 11

Burbank, CA, August 18, 2016  The King of the Jungle returns when “The Legend of Tarzan” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (“Diary of a Teenage Girl,” HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 

The ensemble cast also stars Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”). 

David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) directed “The Legend of Tarzan” from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, which is based on the Tarzan stories created by Burroughs. Legendary producer Jerry Weintraub produced the film, together with David Barron, Alan Riche and Tony Ludwig. Susan Ekins, Nikolas Korda, Keith Goldberg, David Yates, Mike Richardson and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

The Legend of Tarzan” will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray for $44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. All versions include a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “Point Break” via purchase from digital retailers.Fans can also own “The Legend of Tarzan” via purchase from digital retailers beginning on September 20.

The Blu-ray disc of “The Legend of Tarzan” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar are required. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment that aren’t Dolby Atmos compatible.



SYNOPSIS

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.


BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“The Legend of Tarzan” 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
  • TARZAN™ REBORN
  • BATTLES AND BARE KNUCKLED BRAWLS
  • TARZAN™ AND JANE’S UNFAILING LOVE
  • CREATING THE VIRTUAL JUNGLE
  • GABON TO THE BIG SCREEN
  • STOP IVORY PSA

“The Legend of Tarzan” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
  • TARZAN™ REBORN
  • BATTLES AND BARE KNUCKLED BRAWLS
  • TARZAN™ AND JANE’S UNFAILING LOVE
  • CREATING THE VIRTUAL JUNGLE
  • GABON TO THE BIG SCREEN
  • STOP IVORY PSA




DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On September 20, “The Legend of Tarzan” will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On October 11, “The Legend of Tarzan” will be available to rent digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET

*Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, Vudu and more. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

BASICS

PRODUCT                                                                            SRP
                                                Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack                                              $44.95
3D Blu-ray Combo Pack                                                         $44.95
Blu-ray Combo Pack                                                               $35.99
DVD Amaray (WS)                                                                $28.98

Standard Street Date: October 11, 2016
EST Street Date: September 20, 2016
DVD Languages: English ADS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English ADS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 135 minutes
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, some sensuality and brief rude dialogue
DOLBY ATMOS    DOLBY AUDIO   [CC]

THE CREDITS

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.


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Streaming Now / San Diego Comic-Con Panels Available on Comic-Con HQ

 
Game of Thrones, Scream Queens and more arrive on Comic-Con HQ today!
 Tuesday, August 16

What: Featured panels out of San Diego Comic-Con 2016, including:
  • Game of Thrones (with Sophie Turner, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Iwan Rheon, Kristian Nairn, Liam Cunningham, Conleth Hill, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Bradley, Hannah Murray and Faye Marsay)
  • 24 (with Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits, Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and Evan Katz)
  • Scream Queens (with Jamie Lee Curtis, John Stamos, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Ian Brennan, and Abigail Breslin)
  • Silicon Valley (with Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, and Amanda Crew)
  • Prison Break (with Michael Horowitz, Wentworth Miller, Robert Kneeper, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Dominic Purcell)

Where: Comic-Con HQ

About: The ultimate premium digital destination for all things pop culture and the official streaming network for San Diego Comic-ConComic-Con HQ, begins rolling out over 200 must see panels from this year's San Diego Comic-Con beginning today.  Over the next few months Comic-Con HQ will deliver the best from Hall H., Ballroom 20 and beyond.

Stay tuned for content from the cast of The Walking DeadCon Man, Mr. Robot, and more! 

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The Shallows Debuting on Digital September 13 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD September 27


 “Breathtaking” ~ Brian Formo, COLLIDER       
                 
“An original thriller” ~ Scott Mendelson, FORBES

“Viscerally entertaining” – Jake Dee, ARROWINTHEHEAD.COM

THE SHALLOWS

Debuting on Digital September 13
On 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray & DVD September 27

Bonus Materials Include Deleted Scenes & Four Featurettes That Go Behind-the-Scenes with Blake Lively


CULVER CITY, Calif. (August 15, 2016) – Blake Lively (“Gossip Girl,” The Age of Adaline) stars in THE SHALLOWS, the suspenseful thriller that taps into one of man’s most primitive fears – what’s lurking beneath the ocean’s surface? Lively stars as Nancy, a surfer attacked by a great white shark a mere 200 yards from the shore of a secluded Mexican beach. As she struggles to survive, Nancy faces the ultimate contest of wills in the movie critics called “terrifyingly good” (Simon Thompson, IGN.com). It’s not just another day at the beach when THE SHALLOWS arrives on digital September 13 and Blu-ray®, DVD and next-generation 4K Ultra HD™ September 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 

The Blu-ray, DVD, digital and 4K Ultra HD releases come loaded with bonus material, including deleted scenes and four behind-the-scenes featurettes. Join the director, crew and Blake Lively as they discuss the challenges and rewards of shooting in the waters off Lord Howe Island located in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand in “Shooting in The Shallows,” while “How to Build a Shark” delves into the extraordinary visual effects that make The Shallows a terrifying and visceral experience. “Finding The Perfect Beach: Lord Howe Island” allows viewers to travel with the filmmakers for a behind-the-scenes look at the beautiful, pristine location that provides the backdrop for Nancy's terrifying ordeal, and “When Sharks Attack” offers a harrowing first person account from a shark attack survivor and an expert who explains what makes sharks attack. 

Synopsis:
In the taut thriller, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Anthony Jaswinski, THE SHALLOWS was produced by Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem, with Doug Merrifield and Jaume Collet-Serra serving as executive producers.


4K Ultra HD
§  Feature film in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
§  Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)*
§  Also includes the film and special features on high-def Blu-ray
* To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Bonus Materials Include:
§  Deleted Scenes
§  Four Featurettes:
  • “Shooting in The Shallows
  •  “How to Build a Shark”
  • “Finding The Perfect Beach: Lord Howe Island”
  • “When Sharks Attack”

THE SHALLOWS has a run time of approximately 87 minutes and is rated PG-13 for bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go tohttp://www.sonypictures.com.

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Vikings star joins Fan Expo Canada's guest list!

FAN EXPO CANADA - September 1-4, 2016
MEET CLIVE STANDEN AT FAN EXPO CANADA!
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ALREADY ANNOUNCED GUESTS
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MARK HAMILL
STAR WARS
 
HAYLEY ATWELL
AGENT CARTER
 
JACK GLEESON
GAME OF THRONES

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WGN AMERICA UNVEILS FIRST-LOOK PHOTO AND TEASER TRAILER FEATURING "SALEM" SEASON THREE GUEST STAR MARILYN MANSON‏

WGN AMERICA UNVEILS FIRST-LOOK PHOTO AND TEASER TRAILER FEATURING “SALEM” SEASON THREE GUEST STAR
MARILYN MANSON

Hit Supernatural Thriller Series Set to Premiere Halloween Week, Wednesday, November 2

Created by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, Series Stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle, Iddo Goldberg, Joe Doyle,
Oliver Bell and Newcomer Samuel Roukin
Marilyn Manson as Thomas Dinley in WGN America’s “Salem”
LOS ANGELES, August 5, 2016 – WGN America announced today that the highly anticipated season three of their spellbinding original drama series “Salem” will premiere Halloween week, Wednesday, November 2. The network also revealed a first-look photo of this season’s guest star, legendary artist Marilyn Manson, along with a bloody and chilling teaser trailer featuring Manson who portrays “Thomas Dinley,” a barber and surgeon who is the go-to man in Salem for everything from a shave and a haircut to being leeched, bled, sliced open or sewn up.  
The third season of “Salem” dawns with the triumph of the witches' plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital.  But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself.  And there's only one person on earth who can beat the devil -- the very witch that birthed him, his mother, Mary Sibley.  The only problem is—she's dead.  Or is she?
“Salem” stars Janet Montgomery ("Human Target," "Made in Jersey") as Mary Sibley, Shane West ("Nikita," "ER") as Captain John Alden, Seth Gabel ("Arrow," "Fringe") as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe ("Revenge") as Tituba, Tamzin Merchant ("Jane Eyre") as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle ("The Astronaut Farmer") as Mercy Lewis, Iddo Goldberg ("Mob City") as Isaac Walton, Joe Doyle ("Raw") as Baron Sebastian Marburg, Oliver Bell ("The Saint") as Mary’s son and renowned recording-artist Marilyn Manson guest stars as Thomas Dinley. New this season is Samuel Roukin (“Turn”) as The Sentinel.
Created and written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, “Salem" is executive produced by Braga, Simon, Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson and The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry.  The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.        


Follow:
“Salem” on Twitter and YouTube @SalemWGNA. 
“Salem” Cast on Twitter:
Janet Montgomery: @jayrmonty
Shane West: @ShaneWest
Seth Gabel: @sethgabel
Ashley Madekwe: @smashleybell
Tamzin Merchant: @tamzinmerchant
Elise Eberle: @eliseeberle
Iddo Goldberg: @IddoG
Joe Doyle: @royal_doyle
Samuel Roukin: @samuelroukin
WGN America and Tribune Studios
WGN America, the flagship entertainment network of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is nationally distributed in nearly 80 million homes via cable, satellite and telco, with high-quality entertainment programming including the breakout hit series “Outsiders,” “Underground” and “Salem." The network also brings its audience a strong slate of popular first-run syndicated series and blockbuster movies.  Through Tribune Studios, the creative development arm of Tribune Media, original content is produced for WGN America and Tribune local stations nationwide.  Follow the network on Twitter @wgnamerica.  For additional information, please visit www.wgnamerica.com.
Fox 21 Television Studios
Fox 21 Television Studios is a production unit housed within Fox Television Group devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios currently produces the sensation from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," the Emmy and Golden Globe winning “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, the critically acclaimed “The Americans” (with FX Productions) starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, Brannon Braga and Adam Simon's “Salem,” and Howard Gordon's “Tyrant.” New series include Fox 21 TVS’ upcoming slate includes “Dice,” from Scot Armstrong, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard, Bruce Rubenstein and Andrew Dice Clay, “Queen of the South,” from M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller, David Friendly and Pancho Mansfield, and Kem Nunn, Alexandra Cunningham, Lenny Abrahamson, Michael London, and Brian Grazer’s “Chance."

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Alycia Debnam-Carey & Colman Domingo Discuss "Fear The Walking Dead" Ahead Of Season 2B Premiere


For those of you that might not have been keeping up with my social media postings, I did one-on-one interviews in London with "Fear The Walking Dead" cast members Alycia Debnam-Carey (Alicia Clark) and Colman Domingo (Victor Strand) about a month ago for UK-outlet MYMBUZZ. Among other things, Alycia shared about the physical challenges of playing Alicia as the show has begun to embark on a more traditional apocalyptic route.

“There was one episode where we were on sand dunes and I remember having to run up sand dunes for hours, and just thinking, ‘When will this end? My legs are so sore!’”

Speaking with Colman Domingo was an absolute pleasure, particularly when I steered the conversation towards the topic of media representation.

“I don’t even think the intention was for it to be a character that we haven’t seen before or a character that would eschew certain tropes. I think that they were just building this character of, ‘What is the strongest character for this show?’ I don’t even think that Victor Strand was meant to be African-American at all. From what I know with the showrunner, the intention was that the character, it’s written, it’s in the language, and whether he is white, black, Asian, or other, I think Victor Strand possibly could have been a woman, or gay, straight, you name it. But I think that’s the cool thing about it. All I can do is try to be honest and sincere, and work hard, and try and bring something complex that people respond to in some way.”

To watch the full interviews, tune in to the videos posted to MYMBUZZ's YouTube channel:




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Top 5 Free Swag Items I Got From SDCC 2016


Following the attendance of SDCC, every attendee must go through the process of reorganising their possessions after acquiring a number of new items, whether it be through purchase or giveaways from booths/signings. Personally, I'm not one for enjoying trinkets but more functional acquisitions such as t-shirts are always a favourite since they can justifiably be kept even through repeated moves from one city/country to another.

So I thought I would share my Top 5 favourite acquisitions from this past con that I'm likely to hold onto (this list will not include any autographed items since it creates an unfair bias to judging the more general swag items).

Number 5: "Vikings" Drinking Horn


No, your eyes aren't fooling you. Among the free items the "Vikings" booth was giving out was an exclusive drinking horn. Despite my preference for function over novelty, the pure hilarity and outlandishness of this concept and design for merchandise has earned this alcohol-consumption device a spot on my list. Yes, there's a fair chance I'll be giving this item away if and when I manage to amass a large-enough social-media following to be able to organize a giveaway(s). But for now, I derive a sufficient amount of amusement every time I see the boxed drinking horn on my shelf.

Number 4: FOX Poster Tube


Every year, the FOX booth gives out colourful poster tubes with a plethora of their shows and projects advertised on the design. What I appreciate about this consistency is that whether you're purchasing posters or acquiring them from attending signings, it's often inevitable that you will find yourself in possession of new posters that require a safe place to stow them so they don't get beat up from the wear and tear of SDCC. This poster tube was an absolute life-saver from me in keeping my new posters safe after attending various signings.

Number 3: "Ash Vs. Evil Dead"/"The Walking Dead" Tote Bag


If I remember correctly it was the "The Walking Dead" booth that was giving out tote bags that had a design with "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" on one side and "The Walking Dead" on the other. This proved to be particularly beneficial to me as my camera bag was too small to carry everything I needed when getting around the con so after putting that smaller bag into this tote bag, I had enough room left over to hold everything else, along with any other smaller swag items acquired throughout the day. Can you tell how much I enjoy functional items? This is some A+ adult-ing going on over here.

Number 2: "Man Of Steel" T-Shirt


I find it endlessly amusing how highly sought-after items at SDCC that are treated as highly exclusive can often make a return-appearance at the con some odd years later. It conjures imagined scenarios of studio organisers getting tired of all the extra clutter in their warehouses so they decide to dump their surplus at SDCC so it's no longer their problem. Then again, the "Man Of Steel" t-shirts being passed out at the WB booth this year are also a timely promotional item to return to the con considering how many new DC properties were being promoted. Either way, I love my new Superman shirt, and in particular, the fact that I was able to get one of the navy blue ones instead of the unfortunate white ones that were practically begging to be ruined from brushing up against something and becoming irreparably stained.

Number 1: "Wonder Woman" Shirt


This is by far, my most prized takeaway item (without any signatures on it) from SDCC 2016. This was one of the items being passed out by the DC booth to those that were able to get into the Wonder Woman signing. I am shamelessly, gratuitously excited about the impending release of the "Wonder Woman" film. I camped out all night just to try to get into a raffle to be able to attend this signing so I could get a couple seconds with each of the cast/crew members in attendance. There isn't much else in the clothing department that will make me feel more powerful than this shirt for all that it symbolises.

If you'd like to see a more expansive look at the items I picked up from this con, check out my SDCC 2016 haul video:


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AMC's "Preacher" Concludes Explosive First Season!


AMC's "Preacher" concluded it's first season on Sunday with more explosive developments that are sure to have longstanding consequences that will extend into season two. The show's premise surrounds the lead character of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) as a preacher that becomes possessed by a supernatural entity known as Genesis that bestows upon him the ability to command others to do as he says when he puts on a particularly authoritative tone of voice. Rounding out the main trio is Jesse's childhood-sweetheart Tulip O'Hare (Ruth Negga) and vampire best friend Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun).

Though "Preacher" began its run with a slower pace and jigsawed manner of story-telling that left viewers with more questions than answers, it picked up pace and strengthened the drama of its character moments as it carried on. The most intriguing question of the season finale lies in the explosion that wiped out the entire town, during which our lead trio was away thanks to Tulip's conveniently-timed craving for fries. If everyone in the town was truly wiped out, than "Preacher" will have the fascinating task of setting up all new supporting characters to weave in and out of the main trio's plot. We would wager that Eugene's (Ian Colletti) rescue from Hell will be returned to, as will the rise of the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish) who has been summoned to Earth to hunt down and kill Jesse by the Angels. Then there's the little matter of God being missing and everyone up in Heaven that had been orchestrating such an elaborate cover-up. Indeed the show seems ripe for even more action, drama, and supernatural excitement in the coming season.

For more of my thoughts on this first season of AMC's "Preacher", watch my video review here:

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