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CBS Announces June 29th Premiere Date for Zoo Season 3

If you've found in recent years that Zoo has replaced Under the Dome in giving you some thrills and chills in the summer TV season, then you may be pleased to know that CBS has announced that the third season of Zoo will premiere on Thursday, June 29th, at 10:00pm Et.

Press Release: CBS today announced its summer schedule, including the new event series Salvation, the new live-action game show Candy Crush, the third season of Zoo, based on James Patterson’s #1 bestselling novel, and the return of the summer sensation Big Brother.

Big Brother, hosted by Julie Chen, will once again have three weekly episodes. The hit reality series debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, June 28 (8:00-10:00 Pm, Et/Pt), followed by the Thursday broadcast on June 29 (9:00-10:00 Pm, Et/Pt), Sunday’s installment on July 2 (8:00-9:00 Pm, Et/Pt
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Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 3

Based on The New York Times best-selling book series by James Patterson, the hilarious family-friendly film, Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life, arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and CBS Films.

The New York Times best-selling series by James Patterson breaks all the rules when Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate and CBS Films. This hilarious, family-friendly leap from the page to the big screen stars Griffin Gluck (Batman vs. Robin) alongside Lauren Graham (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”), Rob Riggle (The Hangover), Thomas Barbusca (TV’s “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), Andy Daly (Semi-Pro), Adam Pally (Dirty Grandpa), Isabela Moner (TV’s “100 Things to Do Before High School”), Isabella Amara (The Boss) and
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Lauren Graham Misses the Mark in Middle School Gag Reel | Exclusive

Lauren Graham Misses the Mark in Middle School Gag Reel | Exclusive
Making movies is definitely a serious business, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun on the set as well. We get a small glimpse at some of the on-set shenanigans in a new gag reel from the Lionsgate comedy Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. This video features Andy Daly as Principal Dwight showing Adam Pally's Mr. Teller the various contraband students have in their lockers, although he opens the wrong locker in this sequence, forcing him to start over. We also get a glimpse at Lauren Graham, as she knocks over a house of cards, and Griffin Gluck goofing around with Efren Ramirez.

The New York Times best-selling series by James Patterson breaks all the rules when Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate and CBS Films.
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Zoo: Season Three Renewal for CBS Summer Series

In good news for fans, James Patterson's Zoo TV show has been renewed for a third season on CBS. The scripted summer drama series, based on Patterson's best seller, is currently in its second season on the Tiffany Network.The Zoo TV series cast includes: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, and Billy Burke. Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Michael Katleman, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, and Steve Bowen executive produce.Read More…
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Lauren Graham And Rob Riggle Starring In CBS Films’ Middle School

CBS Films announced today the cast for the theatrical motion picture adaptation of James Patterson’s award-winning, bestselling series Middle School, arriving in theaters October 2016.

The cast will include Lauren Graham (“Parenthood,” “Gilmore Girls”), Rob Riggle (“22 Jump Street,” “Hotel Transylvania 2”), Thomas Barbusca (“Preacher,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), Andrew Daly (“Review,” “Black-ish”), Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project,” “The To Do List”), Efren Ramirez (“Constantine,” “Napoleon Dynamite”), Isabela Moner (“100 Things to Do Before High School,” “Dora and Friends: Into the City!”) and Alexa Nisenson (“Constantine”) are joining Griffin Gluck (“About a Boy,” “Red Band Society”).

Steve Carr is set to direct the film from a screenplay by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden. Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson are producing and James Patterson and Steve Bowen are executive producing for James Patterson Entertainment. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media are also serving as executive producers along with Michael Flynn.
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'Mad Men's' James Wolk to endure animal attacks in James Patterson's 'Zoo'

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'Mad Men's' James Wolk to endure animal attacks in James Patterson's 'Zoo'
"Mad Men" vet James Wolk is taking up residence at the "Zoo." The actor -- best known for his portrayal of Bob Benson on AMC's "Mad Men" -- will star in the new drama series based on James Patterson's bestseller. Wolk will play Jackson Oz, an American zoologist running safaris in Africa, where he begins to notice the beginnings of a worldwide epidemic of deadly animal attacks. Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg will executive produce, along with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, Steve Bowen an Patterson. Brad Anderson ("Session 9," "The Call") will direct. "Zoo" will air summer 2015. Wolk recently co-starred in "The Crazy Ones,” which was also on CBS. He'll soon be seen in the independent films "The Stanford Experiment" and "This is Happening."
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James Wolk to star in James Patterson's 'Zoo' adaptation for CBS

James Wolk to star in James Patterson's 'Zoo' adaptation for CBS
James Wolk has landed the starring role on CBS’ adaptation of James Patterson’s novel Zoo, EW has confirmed. The Crazy Ones and Lone Star alum will play Jackson Oz, a young renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa when he begins noticing the strange behavior of the animals, which leads to a wave of violent animal-on-human attacks across the globe. As the assaults become more cunning and ferocious, Oz is thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before there’s no place left for humanity to hide. The
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CBS Signs Lucrative Netflix Pact For James Patterson Series Zoo

With the buzzy sci-fi series Extant premiering tonight, high-rated returning fave Under the Dome on its way for later this summer, high-concept thriller Scorpion premiering this fall and James Patterson adaptation Zoo in the cards for the summer of 2015, CBS is in a pretty desirable spot right now. And the good news just keeps coming for the network, with word that CBS just inked a rich deal with streaming service Netflix so that the site can offer Zoo, adapted from the novel by Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, as soon as it finishes airing.

The pact is rumored to be even higher than the $900,000 Amazon is reportedly paying per episode of Under the Dome and Extant (which Netflix wanted as well). Intriguingly, whereas Amazon is able to put episodes of each of those series on its Prime Instant Video service four days after they air, Netflix has also agreed not to
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James Patterson’s Zoo Goes Straight To Series With CBS

When best-selling author James Patterson published his novel Zoo with Michael Ledwidge in 2012, they instantly has another hit on their hands. With 4 million copies selling worldwide, the rights were quickly snapped up by producer Cathy Konrad (Girl, Interrupted), with a view to creating a feature film. Those plans have now evolved, and Zoo will become a TV series for CBS.

Global in scope, Zoo depicts the world under siege from a wave of violent animal attacks against humans. As the international situation escalates, a young biologist is thrust to the forefront of the battle – working to investigate the pandemic before it is too late for humanity. CBS has ordered the project straight to series, with 13 episodes headed our way in summer 2015.

The adaptation is co-written by Jeff Pinkner (Fringe), Josh Appelbaum (Life On Mars), Andre Nemec (Star-Crossed) and Scott Rosenberg (Life On Mars). The scribes will also executive produce the drama with Patterson himself,
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CBS Plans "Zoo" Event Series For Summer 2015

CBS has ordered a thirteen episode straight-to-series TV adaptation of James Patterson's 2012 thriller novel "Zoo" for 2015.

A departure for Patterson who made his name penning the Alex Cross novel series, the global thriller deals with a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet.

As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic's mystery before humans become the endangered species.

Jeff Pinkner ("Fringe"), Andre Nemec ("Star-Crossed"), Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg ("Life on Mars") will co-write the script and will executive produce alongside James Mangold ("The Wolverine"), Cathy Konrad ("Girl, Interrupted"), Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen.

The series will premiere next summer, becoming an event series much like the returning "Under the Dome" and the upcoming "Extant" are this Summer for the network.

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CBS gives James Patterson drama 'Zoo' a 13-episode order

CBS gives James Patterson drama 'Zoo' a 13-episode order
CBS has given a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of Zoo, a drama based off of the novel of the same name by James Patterson to broadcast in summer 2014. The book, originally published in September 2012, tells the story of Jackson Oz, a young biologist who tries to get to the bottom of a series of violent animal attacks across the globe.

In a release, CBS revealed that Zoo the series would follow the plot of the book, with a young biologist looking into the source of the pandemic before it’s too late (though it did not state whether the young
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CBS Orders James Patterson's 'Zoo' Drama Straight to Series

CBS Orders James Patterson's 'Zoo' Drama Straight to Series
CBS is continuing to build up its summer scripted bench. The network on Tuesday ordered an adaptation of James Patterson's thriller Zoo straight to series for summer 2015, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The network has picked up 13 episodes of the drama, whose script was co-written by Jeff Pinkner (Fringe), Josh Appelbaum (Life on Mars, Star-Crossed), Andre Nemec (Star-Crossed) and Scott Rosenberg (Life on Mars). The four will exec produce the CBS Television Studios drama alongside James Mangold (Walk the Line), Cathy Konrad (Girl, Interrupted), Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen. CBS TV Distribution will

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Adaptation Of James Patterson’s ‘Zoo’ From Space Floor, Cathy Konrad & James Mangold Gets CBS Production Commitment

Exclusive: CBS has nabbed Zoo, a drama based on James Patterson‘s best-selling global thriller. The high-profile project, which has received a rare pilot production commitment for a pitch originating from sibling CBS TV Studios, hails from writer-producers Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, informally referred to as Space Floor, and producers Cathy Konrad and James Mangold via their CBS Studios-based Treeline Film. Written by Appelbaum, Nemec, Pinkner and Rosenberg, Zoo is set amidst a wave of violent animal attacks sweeping across the planet. A young renegade scientist is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery behind this pandemic before time runs out for animals and humans alike. Appelbaum, Nemec, Pinkner, Rosenberg, Konrad, Mangold and Patterson executive produce with James Patterson Entertainment’s Steve Bowen and Leopoldo Gout as well as the company’s former executive Bill Robinson who was involved in putting the project together.
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Brad Furman Tagged to Direct James Patterson's 'Private' TV Series

Brad Furman Tagged to Direct James Patterson's 'Private' TV Series
"Lincoln Lawyer" director Brad Furman will direct the pilot of "Private," a series based on James Patterson's series of the same name. The two-part pillot, executive produced by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro of Tribeca Productions, is written by "Black Swan" screenwriter John McLaughlin. Also read: Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Some Hungry Crocodiles in 'Runner, Runner' Trailer "Brad Furman is a singular talent whose star is rapidly ascending," said Steve Bowen, president of James Patterson Entertainment. "His gritty style and gripping, compelling storytelling make him the ideal visionary to lift 'Private' off
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James Patterson’s ‘Private’ Books Getting TV Treatment

New York, April 19, 2012 – Sonar Entertainment and James Patterson Entertainment will produce Patterson’s New York Times best-selling book series Private as a 13×60 original series for television. James Patterson, one of the world’s most prolific, popular and top-selling authors, will serve as Executive Producer. The announcement was made today by Stewart Till, CEO, Sonar Entertainment and Steve Bowen, President of James Patterson Entertainment. John McLaughlin, the acclaimed screenwriter of “Black Swan,” is writing the initial two-hour episode. Private features former CIA agent Jack Morgan, who runs the world’s most elite investigation firm. With maximum force and maximum discretion always guaranteed, Jack’s staff of global investigators uses advanced forensic tools to make and break the cases that involve the secrets of the most influential people in the world. “My ultimate goal is to tell stories in television that fans love and want to come back to again and again.
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'I, Alex Cross' gets October release

Summit Entertainment will open "I, Alex Cross," an origin tale based on the books of James Patterson, on October 26, 2012.According to Variety, Tyler Perry will play the iconic detective-psychologist Alex Cross.Rob Cohen directs from a script by Kerry Williamson and Marc Moss.Ed Burns, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno, Giancarlo Esposito and John C. McGinley have also been cast. The story finds Cross teaming up with another detective to track down a serial killer.Qed's Bill Block and Paul Hanson are producing along with Patterson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen. Morgan Freeman played the Cross character in "Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came a Spider."
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John C. McGinley close to 'I, Alex Cross'

John C. McGinley is in talks to join the cast of Summit Entertainment's thriller "I, Alex Cross," an origin tale based on the books of James Patterson.According to Variety, Tyler Perry will play the iconic detective-psychologist Alex Cross.Rob Cohen is directing from a script by Kerry Williamson and Marc Moss.Ed Burns, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno and Giancarlo Esposito have also been cast. The story finds Cross teaming up with another detective to track down a serial killer.Qed's Bill Block and Paul Hanson are producing along with Patterson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen. Production is scheduled to begin in August with a release in late 2012 or early 2013.McGinley is best known for his work on the NBC show "Scrubs."
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Giancarlo Esposito goes with 'I, Alex Cross'

Giancarlo Esposito has boarded the cast of Summit Entertainment's thriller "I, Alex Cross," an origin tale based on the books of James Patterson.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tyler Perry will play the iconic detective-psychologist Alex Cross.Rob Cohen is directing from a script by Kerry Williamson and Marc Moss.Ed Burns, Matthew Fox and Jean Reno have also been cast. The story finds Cross teaming up with another detective to track down a serial killer.Qed's Bill Block and Paul Hanson are producing along with Patterson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen. Production is scheduled to begin in August with a release in late 2012 or early 2013.Esposito can be seen on AMC's "Breaking Bad." He was in last year's critically acclaimed "Rabbit Hole."
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Giancarlo Esposito Joins I, Alex Cross

Giancarlo Esposito ("Breaking Bad") has signed to star in Summit Entertainment's I, Alex Cross , joining Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Ed Burns and Jean Reno in the Rob Cohen-directed thriller. The movie, based on the James Patterson novel, was written by Kerry Williamson and Marc Ross. Qed partners Bill Block and Paul Hanson are producing with Steve Bowen and Leopoldo Gout of James Patterson Entertainment. A reboot of the character made famous by Patterson's best-selling book series, I, Alex Cross follows the young homicide detective/psychologist as he meets his match in a serial killer. The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting...
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Jean Reno signs up with 'I, Alex Cross'

French actor Jean Reno has joined the cast of Summit Entertainment's thriller "I, Alex Cross," an origin tale based on the books of James Patterson.According to Variety, Tyler Perry will play the iconic detective-psychologist Alex Cross.Rob Cohen is directing from a script by Kerry Williamson and Marc Moss.Ed Burns ("The Wire") and Matthew Fox ("Lost") have also been cast. The story finds Cross teaming up with another detective (Burns) to track down a serial killer (Fox).Reno's role is being kept under wraps.Qed's Bill Block and Paul Hanson are producing along with Patterson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen. Production is scheduled to begin in August with a release in late 2012 or early 2013.Reno was recently in "Armored" and "Couples Retreat."
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