Tom Hanks Returns to Duty for HBO’s New WWII Miniseries

Tom Hanks is once again teaming with HBO in a miniseries about World War II. This time around, Hanks and Steven Spielberg-who previously delivered the likes of 2001’s “Band of Brothers” and 2010’s “The Pacific” to the channel-will create a miniseries that will focus on the Air Force, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The article […]

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Paul Bettany Pulls Out of Showtime Pilot ‘Masters of Sex’

By Tim Kenneally at TheWrap Paul Bettany has decided to employ the withdrawal method on Showtime‘s upcoming pilot “Masters of Sex.” The “A Beautiful Mind” star has bowed out of the pilot, which would have seen Bettany play sex-research pioneer William Masters, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirms to TheWrap. The pilot would […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: DVD Complete Collections

Big Love ‘Big Love: The Complete Collection’ brings together the series’ uniquely crafted story arc about modern day polygamists Bill Henrickson, his three wives (Barb, Nicki and Margene), and nine children as they struggle to overcome the myriad of challenges brought about by their beliefs, lifestyle and Bill’s entrepreneurial and political ambitions. The complete collection […]

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New On DVD This Week: Pacific/Band of Brothers, Mr. Magoo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Pacific/Band of Brothers Giftset Considered two of the finest depictions of the sweeping panorama of World War II, the HBO Miniseries ‘Band of Brothers‘ and ‘The Pacific‘ are being offered, for the first time, in one ultimate collector’s edition – just in time for holiday giving. ‘Band of Brothers/The Pacific Special Edition Gift Set’ […]

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Two Producers Coming Up With New Shows for HBO

Two long-time HBO producers are developing new series for the pay-cable channel. In the first project – reported here on the Hollywood Reporter Web site – Tom Hanks is developing a half-hour comedy about college athletes called “Players.” The series will be from Hanks’ production company, Playtone, with partner Gary Goetzman. The two have a […]

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Showtime Orders New TV Pilot Programs

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Cable TV network Showtime has ordered pilot programs from “The Last Exorcism” co-writer Andrew Gurland, “The Pacific” writer-producer Michelle Ashford, and “Southland” creator and “Public Enemies” writer Ann Biderman, the network announced on Monday. Gurland’s project, “Gurland on Gurland,” is a half-hour comedy about his real family life […]

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Top TV of 2010: The Critics’ Picks

Everyone – and by everyone, we mean you, the users – has their list of the 10 best TV shows of 2010. Based on the numbers, we know you loved “NCIS,” “Glee,” “The Pacific,” “The Walking Dead,” and “House,” among other shows. We also know the bittersweet feelings you had bidding farewell to “Lost” and […]

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Full List Of Golden Globe Nominees

Nominees for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif.: TELEVISION + Series, Drama: “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO; “Dexter,” Showtime; “The Good Wife,” CBS; “Mad Men,” AMC; “The Walking Dead,” AMC. + Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”; Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Hugh Laurie, […]

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‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Toy Story 3’ Among AFI’s Best of 2010

LOS ANGELES – The blockbusters “Inception” and “Toy Story 3,” the Facebook drama “The Social Network,” the heist thriller “The Town” and the Western “True Grit” are among the American Film Institute’s top 10 movies of the year. Also on the AFI’s list Sunday were the ballet drama “Black Swan,” the boxing saga “The Fighter,” […]

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