The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 6th January 2016 *Updated* By SpoilerTV (January 7, 2016, 5:09 am)
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23:40 - Undateable - Episode 3.10 - A New Year's Resolution Walks Into A Bar - Press Release
(X) "A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION WALKS INTO A BAR"
01/08/2016 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Friday) : DANNY IS SHOCKED WHEN HE LEARNS HE IS NOT THE GREATEST LOVER AND CANDACE ATTEMPTS TO TAP INTO HER SEXY SIDE - WHITNEY CUMMINGS GUEST STARS - After a shocking revelation from Charlotte (guest star Whitney Cummings), Danny (Chris D'Elia) is determined to prove he is a great lover. Meanwhile, Candace (Bridgit Mendler) makes an attempt to spice up her relationship with Justin (Brent Morin) after taking some advice from Leslie (Bianca Kajlich). Elsewhere, the gang celebrates Shelly's (Ron Funches) weight loss. David Fynn and Rick Glassman also star.
23:40 - Jake Gyllenhaal to Develop American Cult Anthology Series for A&E
A&E NETWORK PARTNERS WITH JAKE GYLLENHAAL’S NINE STORIES PRODUCTIONS TO DEVELOP ANTHOLOGY SERIES FROM A+E STUDIOS
Limited Series to Focus on Major American Cult Personas;
Notorious Jim Jones Story to be Focus of First Season
Pasadena, CA – January 6, 2016 – A&E Network, Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch, Nightcrawler, Southpaw), Nine Stories Productions and A+E Studios (UnREAL, Roots) are partnering on the premium series development of an anthology that will explore the world of a different major American cult persona and the provocative nature of belief each season. The announcement was made today by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, for A&E.
Executive produced by Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker (Beasts of No Nation, The Kids Are All Right) and produced by their company Nine Stories Productions in association with A+E Studios, the series’ inaugural season would focus on the notorious story of Jim Jones and his cult The Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ. The series would chronicle Jones’ path from social leader and passionate integrationist to deranged spiritual dictator to a group of followers committed to his dangerous philosophy of faith. As Jones’ mental health began to unravel, growth of his flock, power and influence resulted in increased scrutiny from the media and authorities, forcing him to move his California-based congregation to Guyana to create the eponymous infamous Jonestown commune. There, in 1978, they lost their lives in a mass murder/suicide organized by Jones himself, resulting in the deaths of more than 900 people, including over 300 children, United States Congressman Leo Ryan and several journalists, becoming one of the largest single losses of American civilian lives in history.
“Riva and I founded Nine Stories to push creative limits, and have found a wonderful partner in A&E with this fascinating series,” Gyllenhaal stated. “Jim Jones is a complex character – one who has found his way into the collective unconscious. We want to focus on the undeniable magnatism of zealots and the danger of that kind of charisma. A notion not only pertinent to cult leaders but to the geo-political climate of today."
A+E Networks will handle global sales for the series, which originated in development at A+E Studios last year. Other current series from A+E Studios include Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed drama UnREAL, which will return for a second season this year, and the major limited series event Roots, currently in production.
23:40 - Nobodies - Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone Produced Comedy Receives Pilot Order at TVLand
TV Land has given a pilot order to “Nobodies,” the project exec produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone that centers on what it’s like to be the friends of more-established Hollywood names.
Originally titled “Friends With Melissa,” the project is starring, exec produced and written by fellow Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras (“Mike Tyson Mysteries”). Inspired by their real life, the trio will play themselves — struggling creatives who are trying desperately to land one of their famous friends for a feature script that they’ve developed so that they, too, can rise to fame in Hollywood.
McCarthy and Falcone are exec producing through their On the Day shingle. He is directing and will appear in the pilot. Should the pilot go to series, she will appear in future episodes.
19:20 - The Secret Past of Arrow's Malcolm Merlyn Revealed in New DC Comics Series
Thanks to mac for the heads up.
The secret life of Malcolm Merlyn is about to be exposed. Next week, DC Comics is launching a digital comic series that explores the past of the charmingly devious character played by John Barrowman on The CW's superhero saga Arrow.
Written by Barrowman and his sister Carole, Arrow: The Dark Archer, is set between the third and fourth seasons of the TV series, but also reveals what Malcolm was up to before he became the Dark Archer, the nemesis to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) early in the series. Twelve chapters will be released bi-weekly starting Wednesday, Jan. 13 (available via the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comixology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus). The entire story will later be collected in single print edition.
To find out more about the series, we sent some questions to the Barrowmans, who have long collaborated as writers.
How did you get involved with this project?
John Barrowman: Arrow: The Dark Archer began with a pitch for an entirely different comic. My sister and I are both comic fans and a couple of years ago we came across a description of a team of DC superheroes from the 1950s that have been lost to history. We came up with a story to update them into a contemporary series. I went to Geoff Johns, chief creative officer at DC Comics, and pitched the idea to his team. While we were chatting, I mentioned Carole and I would love to write Malcolm’s backstory too. Geoff knew Carole and I had written a number of things together…
Carole Barrowman: Six books, a couple of screenplays, but who’s counting?