Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ray Donovan Gets a Sixth Season as the Show Moves to New York City!

Everybody's favorite fixer Ray Donovan is officially returning for a sixth season – but there's more. Not only has the popular crime-turned-family-drama been renewed by US network Showtime, it's also being relocated to New York City.

According to TVLine, the sixth instalment of the Liev Schreiber-fronted series will kick off production in early 2018, before debuting its 12 new episodes later that year.

(Warning: Spoilers below if you haven't watched season 5.)
And Ray Donovan, which has been set in Los Angeles for the past five seasons, is set to be more "exciting" than ever before now that it has a new home.

Explaining why moving to NYC makes sense "creatively" following the death of Ray's wife Abby, showrunner David Hollander promised "new challenges" for Ray.

"Fashion, media, finance, theatre, culture. It's going to present new challenges for Ray which means new opportunities for us as dramatists," he said in a statement.

"Ray came to Los Angeles to build a life for himself and his family. They're not there anymore. Ray's career has changed and he is looking for a place to rebuild his life."

Teasing another heavy season ahead, Hollander also hinted that Ray is heading to New York "to help himself".

"Star Trek: Discovery" Renewed For Second Season!

Good news! CBS All Access has announced that the latest entry in the long running Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery, has officially been renewed for a 2nd season on the streaming service.

In just 6 episodes, Star Trek: Discovery has driven subscriber growth, critical acclaim & huge global fan interest for the first premium version of this great franchise,” said Marc DeBevoise, President & Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive. “This series has a remarkable creative team & cast who have demonstrated their ability to carry on the ‘Star Trek’ legacy. We are extremely proud of what they’ve accomplished & are thrilled to be bringing fans a 2nd season of this tremendous series.

The launch of the series on CBS All Access broke a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, week and month for the service.

The first six episodes of Star Trek: Discovery are currently available to stream on CBS All Access. All new episodes are available on demand weekly after 8:30 PM, ET on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. As previously announced, Star Trek: Discovery will air in two chapters. The final episode of chapter one will debut on Sunday, November 12, and the second chapter, featuring the remaining six episodes, will return in January 2018.

There's a "Magnum P.I." Reboot in Development at CBS

Magnum P.I. is getting a reboot at CBS, according to THR. Peter Lenkov & Eric Guggenheim (reboots of Hawaii Five-0 and  MacGyver) will reportedly write the script, which has been given a pilot production commitment. The Magnum reboot will be executive produced by John Davis & John Fox (The Blacklist) through their David Ent banner. The show's a co-production between CBS Studios & Universal Television.

The reboot is said to be an update of the original show, which starred Tom Selleck. It will follow Thomas Magnum, an ex-Navy SEAL who has returned from Afghanistan & becomes a P.I. He’ll take cases that no one else will touch with the help of fellow vets TC & Rick, as well as former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgens. The show will also take on what it’s like to return home after a tour of duty.

The original series, which ran from 1980 to 1988, co-starred John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley and  Larry Manetti, and centered on the laid-back former Navy SEAL as he runs a PI firm out of the guest house of a gorgeous Hawaiian beachfront estate owned by the reclusive author Robin Masters. Created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson, Magnum P.I. famously cost Selleck the role of Indiana Jones due to his series commitment, though it won him an Emmy in 1984 and made him an ’80s icon.

ABC tried a sequel-style reboot of the show in 2016, which was produced by Eva Longoria and John Rogers (Leverage).

Universal was developing a film version of Magnum P.I. around 2008 with writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, Central Intelligence), and they were courting Matthew McConaughey for the lead. The action movie take on the character is still a dream project for Thurber, who was still talking it up in interviews this summer.

The X-Files is Back For Season 11

Good news, everyone! The X-Files season 11 is a sure thing, because Fox have actually properly officially confirmed it and so we're off to the woods to get abducted by aliens in celebration.

But before we do that, we're going to tell you everything you need to know about the next season of our very favourite FBI-investigates-creepy-stuff-while-the-two-leads-have-insane-chemistry show. 

"Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide," Fox president David Madden said in April, following up on this brilliant announcement tweet.

"Chris' creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop-culture phenomenon, and we can't wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files," Madden said.