October 26, 2010

In anticipation of the premiere of AMC’s new drama series, “The Walking Dead,” on Sunday October 31 at 10 p.m., AMC and FOX international networks plan to stage a worldwide zombie invasion stunt.  “The Walking Dead’s” international broadcaster, Fox International Channels (FIC), will kick-off the stunts with overseas invasions beginning at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong on Tuesday, October 26, and moving across the globe where the stunt culminates at the show’s Los Angeles premiere.

A week prior to the unprecedented global premiere of the show, AMC and FIC have planned to target one day multi-city events that will occur during morning commute peak hours.  Taking direction from “The Walking Dead’s” legendary make-up artist Greg Nicotero, hundreds of zombies will consecutively take over major cities worldwide during a 24-hour period.  The planned global outbreaks will center in and around the world’s major landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Big Ben in London, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, the Acropolis in Athens and more.  They will begin at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong, followed by Istanbul, Madrid, Munich, London, Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, New York City and Los Angeles, among others. Attacking a total of 26 cities, each outbreak will be documented and shared with fans the world over as it happens.


“The Walking Dead” Global Zombie Invasion Attacks
New York City, USA
Washington DC, USA

Boston, USA

Chicago, USA

San Francisco, USA

Los Angeles, USA

Taipei, Taiwan
Hong Kong

Istanbul, Turkey

Athens, Greece
Sofia, Bulgaria

Estonia, Tallinn
Belgrade, Serbia

Munich, Germany
Madrid, Spain

Rome, Italy
Johannesburg, S. Africa
London, UK – Westminster
Lisbon, Portugal
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santiago, Chile
Caracas, Venezuela
Bogota, Colombia
Mexico City, Mexico
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Satellite Coordinates:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

15:00-15:15 ET (AMC3-C T3 Downlink Frequency 3760H)


Wednesday, October 27, 2010
04:00-04:15 ET (AMC3-C T3 Downlink Frequency 3760H)


“The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m.  For the first time ever, the series will begin to premiere globally a few hours after AMC’s U.S. launch.  Similar to a theatrical film release, all FIC markets will launch the first episode during the same week, before the release of the second episode in the US. “The Walking Dead” will debut in 120 countries, air in 33 languages and be viewed in 250 million households when it premieres.

Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.

Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.

“The Walking Dead”, AMC’s original series, is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.


Tom Bosley Is Dead

October 19, 2010

source TMZ

Tom Bosley — who famously played Mr. Cunningham on “Happy Days” — has died at his home in Palm Springs … TMZ has learned.

Tom Bosley dead.

Family members tell us Bosley had been battling a staph infection.

He was 83 years old.

UPDATE: A rep for the Bosleys tells TMZ Tom “died of natural causes or specifically, from a brief battle with lung cancer.”


ABC Planning Live Action Incredible Hulk Series

October 15, 2010

source superherohype

ABC is currently developing a live-action television series based on The Incredible Hulk, reports Deadline.

The character of the Hulk and his alter-ego, Bruce Banner, first appeared in 1962’s The Incredible Hulk #1. A scientist, Banner’s accidental exposure to Gamma rays causes him to becoming an uncontrollable, rampaging beast whenever he is enraged.

Outside of comics, The Incredible Hulk is perhaps best known as a CBS series that ran from 1978 to 1982, starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. More recently, the character has spawned two films, 2003’s Hulk (starring Eric Bana) and 2008’s The Incredible Hulk (starring Edward Norton). Mark Ruffalo is attached to take over the role for 2012’s The Avengers.

Although there is some planned continuity between the latter two films, it is unknown whether or not that plan will carry over for the ABC series, which is currently seeking writers.

UPDATE: Heat Vision is reporting that Marvel is also looking at developing the characters of Cloak and Dagger for the small screen.

Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen are, respectively, the superhero duo, who first appeared in 1982’s The Spectacular Spider-Man #64. Both runaway teens, Cloak and Dagger become the victims of a criminal heroin dealer whose experimentations awaken latent mutant abilities. Cloak’s powers allow him to engulf criminals in a world of darkness within himself while Dagger has the ability to create and manipulate daggers of light.

The article notes that Cloak and Dagger could be a candidate for ABC Family. While there is, again, not necessarily a continuity planned between film and television, the characters of Cloak and Dagger made a popular appearance in the original arc of Runaways, which is heading into production as a feature adaptation soon.


Morgan Freeman nabs AFI career award

October 12, 2010

source: hollywoodreporter

hr/photos/stylus/34899-freeman_morgan_341x182.jpg Morgan Freeman has been named the 39th recipient of the American Film Institute’s AFI Life Achievement Award.

The award will be presented to Freeman at a gala tribute on on June 9 in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on TV Land PRIME later that month.

A five-time Academy Award nominee, Freeman won the Oscar for best supporting actor in 2005 for his performance in “Million Dollar Baby.”

“Morgan Freeman is an American treasure,” Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI board of Trustees, said in announcing the honor. “Across decades, whether playing a prisoner, a president or God, he embodies a calm authority that demands respect for the character and for the art form. His gifts to the cultural record are also underscored by his unmistakable voice that echoes through the hearts and minds of movie lovers around the world.”

Freeman is only the second black actor to receive the honor, which was also awarded to Sidney Poitier in 1992.

The actor’s credits include “Street Smart,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Batman Begins” and its sequel “The Dark Knight.”

He next appears in the action movie “RED,” which Summit is releasing Friday.


Andy Richter to Reteam with Conan

October 12, 2010

Source: TBS

One of the longest running teams in late-night television will again take the stage together as Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter join forces on “Conan,” which premieres Monday, Nov. 8, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. A collaboration that began Sept. 13, 1993, O’Brien and Richter have developed a comedic chemistry that few performers have achieved. Through two late-night franchises and the recently concluded “The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour,” Richter has been a consistent asset to O’Brien. Andy Richter stated, “I’m thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture on TBS. However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again. “Conan O’Brien added, “This decision was made without my authority. I will get to the bottom of this. “Conan will originate from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios and will be produced by Conaco LLC. Jeff Ross is the executive producer.


Syfy debuting a new reality series called “Hollywood Treasure” on Wednesday, October 27

October 12, 2010

Syfy is debuting a new reality series called “Hollywood Treasure” on Wednesday, October 27 featuring Joe Maddalena, the world’s leading authority on entertainment memorabilia. Joe hunts down the memorabilia items, and auctions them off for top-dollar to pop culture collectors. Recent finds include the Wicked Witch’s Hat from The Wizard of Oz, Jeannie’s Bottle from I Dream of Jeannie, and the Magic Carpet Bag from Mary Poppins.

On November 6 at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios, he’ll be holding another auction to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future.This auction will be open to the public, and people are also able to make bids on items online at www.icollector.com and ” www.profilesinhistory.com. All proceeds from the auction will go to benefit Michael J. Fox’s foundation.

In addition, the auction will feature general memorabilia items for bid,


·               The original Superman comics No. 1 1939 valued at $100,000


·               A screen used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

valued at $8,000 – $12,000;

·               Michael Jackson’s stage-worn Victory Tour sunglasses, which he gave

to Corey Feldman as a gift, valued at $10,000 – $15,000.

Joe is also hunting down the lost Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz, which were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, MN in 2005. He’s putting up a $10,000 reward to anyone who can help his hunt. He is working with an investigator and has some solid leads which he can share with you.


Two back-to-back half hour episodes

Wednesdays (10:00 – 10:30 p.m. and 10:30 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Syfy Starting October 27

Syfy’s new reality series, Hollywood Treasure, featuring Joe Maddalena, will premiere Wednesday, October 27 with two back-to-back half-hour episodes at 10:00pm and 10:30pm.

Hollywood Treasure is a weekly documentary-reality series that delves into the intricate world of collecting of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, including science fiction and fantasy props and costumes.  The series follows Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world’s largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture collectibles.

Each episode follows Joe and his crew as they travel the globe searching for the most compelling, rare, and sought-after Hollywood memorabilia. Sometimes combing through basements and attics to uncover lost Hollywood treasure, and other times meeting with celebrities to view their personal keepsakes, Joe tracks leads and does whatever it takes to seal the deal for a piece of Hollywood history. From the Wicked Witch of the West hat to the vintage Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car to the Mary Poppins carpet bag, Maddalena will stop at nothing to hunt down some of Hollywood’s most legendary and mythical items. Episodes culminate with Joe presiding over a world-class auction, where all of the collectibles are sold to fans and collectors from around the world.

Hollywood Treasure is produced by Shevick*Zupon Entertainment.  Jerry Shevick, Mark Zupon and Bruce Toms are Executive Producers, and Co-Executive Producer is Steve Longo.


What’s the hub

October 11, 2010

A hub is a place where great things come together, and that’s what The Hub TV channel is all about! The Hub is a fun destination that brings kids and their families together to enjoy clever stories and engaging characters in new and classic comedies, animated adventures, movies, and live-action shows. The Hub is brought to you by two of the best names in entertainment: Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc.

Hub TV is bringing shows like

Transformers Prime

Roll out with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, Ratchet, Bulkhead, and more as the heroic Autobots battle the evil Decepticons. Now that big bad Megatron has a rare element that lets him rule over life itself, “Team Prime” needs human help more than ever. That’s where the Teens — Jack, Miko, and Raf — come in. As they work together to defend Earth, the drama is just as intense as the heavy metal action.

GI Joe Renegades

Soldiers … heroes … outlaws. On the run after being accused of crimes they didn’t commit, six young G.I.s battle to clear their names — and expose the real bad guys, COBRA Industries. The world thinks this giant corporation is the good guys, but it’s really run by evil people who want to rule the planet. It’s up to these renegade Joes to stop COBRA and save the world — and themselves

And even old favorites with a new look

Pound Puppies

“A pup for every person and a person for every pup.” That’s the motto of the Pound Puppies, a team of fearless dogs whose sworn mission is to find homes for lonely puppies. They only LOOK like regular dogs. In fact, these pooches are dogs of action who match up pups with loving families — while they keep the humans at Shelter 17 clueless. Sometimes dogs are dogs’ best friend.

Fraggle Rock

Behind the wall of an inventor’s workshop is a place called Fraggle Rock. It’s a land of bright, colorful caves where the fun-loving Fraggles live. Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, and the others spend their days laughing, singing, and playing. They also go on exciting adventures and meet other forms of life as they explore their amazing world.

Check your local listings for channel and times of their variety of family programing