Special Unit 2 (2001–2002)
Michael Landes (Special Unit 2, Lois & Clark) has replaced White Collar vet Tim DeKay as the husband of Lauren Graham’s titular heroine in the Fox comedy pilot, TVLine has learned. According to sources, producers decided to take the character in a slightly different direction.
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This is the project’s second significant casting shuffle. Last week we reported that This Is Us‘ Ryan Michelle Bathe had replaced ER alum Angel Laketa Moore in the role of Sierra,
Born on April the 3rd 1982, Cobie Smulders – real name Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders-Killam (with the “Killam” coming from her actor husband Taran Killam) is a Canadian-American actress and model who is undoubtedly best known for her role as Robin Scherbatsky in the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and who is now making a big impression in Hollywood.
Having travelled the world as a teenage model, Smulders started her acting career in 2002 in a single episode of the Upn sci-fi comedy television show Special Unit 2 and has gone on to appear in a number of big movies, such as The Avengers, Safe Haven, The Delivery Man and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as several television shows, including Smallville, Andromeda and Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Her career trajectory is definitely on the rise and she is set to appear in what could
The final film in the trilogy, Hatchet 3 loses the series’ director, Adam Green, replacing him with Bj McDonnell, who has previously carved out a career as cam/steadicam operator on a ton of movies – including one of my all-time favourite flicks, How to Rob a Bank. However all is not lost as Green is still on board as the films guiding light and scriptwriter for this tale which picks up immediately where the second film left off.
In Hatchet 3 our heroine Marybeth (Harris) has finally “killed” Victor Crowley (Hodder) – or so she thinks. When she shows up at the police station covered in blood the sheriff (Galligan) doesn’t believe her story and locks her up while he sends a search and recovery
The final(?) film in the trilogy, Hatchet III loses the series’ director, Adam Green, replacing him with Bj McDonnell, who has previously carved out a career as cam/steadicam operator on a ton of movies – including one of my all-time favourite flicks, How to Rob a Bank. However all is not lost as Green is still on board as the films guiding light and scriptwriter for this tale which picks up immediately where the second film left off.
In Hatchet III our heroine Marybeth (Harris) has finally “killed” Victor Crowley (Hodder) – or so she thinks. When she shows up at the police station covered in blood the sheriff (Galligan) doesn’t believe her story and locks her up while he sends a search
“My mission to come to the States to work was to create creatures and I’ve done that all the way through to I Am Legend ,” states French Production Designer Patrick Tatopolous who has frequently collaborated with filmmakers Alec Proyas (Knowing), Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow) and Len Wiseman (Total Recall). “There were a lot of movies where I was only doing creature work and then a lot of them were I was doing creature work and production design. I ended up doing some art direction for sets before I opened my creature shop. I had a couple of bad experiences in the past but they made me think a creature has to fit in the element it’s created for.” An essential element is to develop the creature before creating its environment.
The Boston native (born in 1964) had turned 48 a mere three days earlier. Among his other television appearances were those in the series Oh, Grow Up, The Chronicle, D.O.T.S. Last year, he guested in the popular Hot in Cleveland. Dunham movies In addition to his TV work, the actor was featured in about a dozen films, almost invariably in minor supporting roles. Those include The Mummy (1999), with Brendan Fraser; Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed Traffic (2000), with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Benicio Del Toro, and Michael Douglas; Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002), with Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Walken; and the comedy Monster-in-Law, starring Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan,
…dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist.
Kouf and Greenwalt are developing Grimm with executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. NBC have also ordered a pilot from Ron Moore entitled 17th Precinct which sees cops working in a town where the inhabitants have magical powers.
So, if we meld Grimm and 17th Precinct together, what do you get? Upn’s Special Unit 2, which aired in 2001.
Fringe’s second season began this week in a new time slot (Thursdays, 9 p.m.), opposite some heavyweight competition (CSI, Grey’S Anatomy, Supernatural). Need to catch up? The first season debuted on DVD just last week. And look soon for a two-part interview with Joshua Jackson, one of its stars, on this website.
This is addictive television, really good stuff. And it seemed so to me from the first. I saw the pilot last May, shortly after Fox announced its fall schedule. Selected
The short of it: The advertising for Warehouse 13 did not do the show justice, but then, I’m not sure how they could have capitalized on an ad campaign for a show that had a decent, slow developing story line.
I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in this new show, Warehouse 13 (WH13) that is leading the newly renamed Syfy network programming charge. They didn’t force feed us instant character development (there was plenty of conversational exchange that accomplished that) and story lines for the characters weren’t shoved in our face just for the sake of making things happen.
Everything progressed at a decent pace and I found myself engaged by the story the show was telling.
Will I be watching it next week? Read on to find that out.
Effective tomorrow July 7, the Sci Fi Channel (a.k.a. Sci-fi and SciFi) rebrands itself. It’ll be, of course, Syfy (to recall Wifi), although we’ve also seen the new name styled SyFy and Syfy. This will take some getting used to, whatever one thinks of the merits of either phrase.
If you’re in New York City, you can visit Syfy’s “Imagination Playground,” a display of props and paraphernalia from the Channel’s programs at Rockefeller Center (just a few blocks over from the Starlog offices). It’s free and opens tomorrow (along with promotional appearances from such Syfy stars as Lou Diamond Phillips and Scare Tactics’ Tracy Morgan).
The very first official new Syfy series premieres tomorrow night (Tuesdays, 9 p.m.). It’s Warehouse 13, a sort of Men In Black meets The Librarian by way of Special Unit 2.
Landes, who co-starred on David E. Kelley's dramedy The Wedding Bells for Fox and 20th TV, has signed a talent deal with the network and the studio.
Under the pact, 20th TV and Fox will develop a project for him targeted for the 2008-09 season.
"Michael is a great-looking leading man who is equally adept at comedy and drama," Fox executive vp casting Marcia Shulman said. "It was a no-brainer."
Landes, whose series credits include ABC's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, UPN's Special Unit 2 and BBC's Love Soup, played wedding photographer David Conlon on Bells this past spring.
"He's just a charming, incredibly talented guy who I know is going to be a huge television star," 20th TV senior vp casting Sharon Klein said. "It's just a matter of time and finding him the right project."
Landes recently completed the Yari Film Group feature Addicted, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. He will next be seen in the Disney comedy College Road Trip.
Landes, whose theater credits include the male lead in the London West End production of When Harry Met Sally, is repped by Endeavor and attorneys Jason Sloane and Harris Hartman.
The new two-year pact, which has an option for a third, replaces Katz's existing two-year overall deal with 20th TV, which had another year on it.
"Even has done a fantastic job on '24'," 20th TV president Dana Walden said. "It's clearly such an important series for the studio, so we found it to be a very good business decision to (secure) every writer who is important to the series for as long as posasible, and Evan is at the top of that list."
Katz worked on several series at Paramount Network TV -- UPN's "Special Unit 2", which he created, "JAG" and "Seven Days" -- before he joined "24" at the beginning of the second season in 2003.
"The show's been very good to me in every way," Katz said of "24." "It's the first time I've been on a show that is an out-and-out commercial and critical success and has created a cultural footprint.
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