Netflix’s Watchowski sci-fi series ‘Sense8’ adds ‘Lost’s’ Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah and 12 other cast members

06.20.14 4 years ago

Netflix”s Watchowski sci-fi series “Sense8” adds “Lost”s” Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah and 12 other cast members
The 10-episode series is described as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.”

Ryan Murphy: “Glee” is going back to its roots in Season 6
“I”m sort of reinvigorated about it,” he says. “It”s getting back to what I was initially interested in with the show, which was arts in school. The last season is really about the importance of arts education in our high schools… I think people will like it.”

Stephen King on writing the “Under the Dome” Season 2 premiere: I was jealous of George R.R. Martin
“I knew that George R.R. Martin had written a few episodes of 'Game of Thrones,' and I was very jealous,” admits King, who adds: “It's a no-lose situation. If it's good, I just say it was based on my work. If it's bad, I just say, 'Well, that wasn't my idea.'”

Mary Steenburgen's “OITNB” role revealed
She”ll play mom to Pornstache.

Where did “True Blood” go wrong?
As the HBO series returns for its final season, Rolling Stone pinpoints how a hit show lost its way in the 2nd half of Season 2? As Scott Neumyer writes, “'True Blood' is barely recognizable from what it was when former showrunner Alan Ball first brought the vampire tale to TV. Bill and Sookie seem about as far from each other as two characters could possibly be.” PLUS: “True Blood” boss promises heads are going to roll this season, how “True Blood” is like high school, and a political history of “True Blood.”

Jenny McCarthy”s e-cigarette ad disappears after it was featured in a U.S. Senate hearing
A senator used “The View” star puffing on an e-cig “as an example of Big Tobacco”s return to using sex, celebrity and glamour to get teens to try nicotine,” according to Politico.

“Bob Burgers”” home value: $796,446?
A fan of the Fox animated comedy has created a “Home Valuation Infographic” to come up with that figure.

What are your favorite Gym-watching shows?
Some shows are great for watching while working out, like “SVU” and “NCIS.”

Watch all 169 death from “Game of Thrones” Season 4
According to Digg, there have been 5,348 deaths total on the series. PLUS: How George R.R. Martin ended up on “Gay of Thrones.”

Will ABC find success with “Rising Star”?
The Israeli-based singing competition has found success as being an “Idol” alternative.

ESPN”s “SportsCenter” to unveil a “future-proof” expensive new studio on Sunday
The new set, including a 6,200-square-foot primary studio, will be a lot looser, a lot more on-the-fly, and we will have a lot of laughs,” says co-anchor Steve Levy.

Conan O”Brien: “The biggest difference is how much social media has changed the DNA of what I do”
Conan says his strengths of reacting and improvising while shooting remote pieces are well suited to the social media world.

An appreciation of Pamela from “Louie”
“Pamela may be a f*cked-up female character,” says Jillian Mapes, “but everyone on Louie has their neuroses, and she”s certainly no Manic Pixie Dream Girl.”

Here”s what former MTV VJ Jesse Camp looks like now
Camp joined MTV 16 years ago, yet he”s only 34.

Here are “Orange is the New Black” stars on “Law & Order”
Just about every cast member of “OITNB” has done time on “L&O”

“Falling Skies” returns for Season 4 with “Empire Strikes Back” as its model
“There's something compelling about having your heroes separated, cordoned off from each other, and then you find yourself as an audience yearning for their reunion,” says new showrunner David Eick.

Spike TV”s “Frankenfood” creates hybrid monstrosities out of food
Contestants on this reality show premiering Sunday will create dishes such as spaghetti with peanut butter.

BBC America”s “The Musketeers” is beautifully filmed and deceptively modern
The latest BBC adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas classic feels in its opening like a show from the ’60s or ’70s.

“Orphan Black” embodies the female gaze better than anything else on TV
The focus is usually on female desire.

Will the “Saved by the Bell” biopic include Neil Patrick Harris' set visits, Screech bedding 2,000 women?
Dustin Diamond”s 2009 “Behind the Bell” memoir, which will be used for the Lifetime “unauthorized” film, makes a lot of wild claims.

Rainn Wilson serves up “Kid President: Declaration of Awesome”
The Hub series, premiering Saturday stars YouTube”s 10-year-old Robby Novak, AKA Kid President.

BBC America”s “Almost Royal” is the latest show to trick Americans with fake British royalty
The fake royals visits on this comedy, which premieres Saturday, includes a meeting of the Tea Party.

On TNT”s “The Last Ship,” Michael Bay”s explosion-filled eye candy is good enough
“Whatever you might think of Michael Bay at least there's a clarity to what he does. Boom. Stuff blows up,” says Tim Goodman. “That's not a terrible strategy for summer television programming.” PLUS: It”s a dystopian thriller for optimists, the one-dimensional characters and action movie cliché dialogue are “The Last Ship”s” drawbacks, Eric Dane says all the money wasn”t blown on the pilot, and Michael Bay says “This was a really cinematic idea, and was right up my alley.”

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