The Dovekeepers — Cote De Pablo returns to TV in Roma Downey, Mark Burnett mini

The Dovekeepers — the newest TV event from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett under their LightWorkers Media banner — is based on a bloody chapter of human history. But, says Downey, the tale’s true foundation is love and the resilience of the human spirit. “We’re most interested in telling stories that find light in the darkness,” she explained at a recent press event. “Dovekeepers is really a love story … a love story in the face of this incredible tragedy.” Inspired by Alice Hoffman’s heralded 2011 bestseller, The Dovekeepers tells the intertwined tales of mistreated beauty Yael (Rachel Brosnahan), mystical Shirah (Cote […]

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Go behind the scenes of NGC’s “Killing Jesus”

I am seated near a bank of monitors in a maze-like casbah in Tamnougalt, a 400-year-old village in Morocco’s Draa River valley. Actors, crew members and locals mill about in cool, cramped hallways with rocky floors, clay walls and a tightly thatched ceiling that, now and then, releases a shower of dust that coats our hair and teeth. Flies and feral cats are omnipresent. And we’re all in the presence of Jesus. Actually, it’s my first day visiting the sets of National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus, its most ambitious film project to date and the third of the network’s films […]

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CSI Cyber — The new kid in the CBS franchise tackles “Crime 2.0”

Can you control your thermostat, your DVR and even your coffee maker with just a couple taps of an app on your phone? It’s cool, certainly — convenient, for sure — but it could also make you a prime candidate for a savvy new brand of criminal. It’s a great big Wi-Fi world out there and our willingness to forego our privacy for the love of the latest gadget is the catalyst for a timely new CSI spinoff. CSI: Cyber stars recent Oscar winner Patricia Arquette as Special Agent Avery Ryan, head of the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division — a role […]

Will Forte The Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth: Will Forte survives the apocalypse. Hilarity ensues.

In FOX’s The Last Man on Earth, Will Forte (Saturday Night Live) delivers a virtuoso comedic performance as Phil Miller, the planet’s lone survivor of a deadly pandemic. Free to do as he wants, Phil passes his time drinking, destroying things and trying to stave off loneliness. And, yes, it’s a comedy. The series begins with an hourlong episode Sunday, March 1, at 9pm ET/PT then moves to its regular Sunday time period beginning March 8 at 8:30pm ET/PT. In 2020, a deadly pandemic wipes out all human and animal beings, save one. Phil Miller travels through all of North […]

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USA Network’s “DIG”: Jason Isaacs’ adventure in the making

DIG will finally see the light of day. The action/adventure miniseries set and partially filmed in Jerusalem was originally set to premiere in November, but violence in the region forced the production to relocate. The premiere was pushed to March, but the upside is that USA Network expanded the series order from six episodes to 10. DIG premieres on Thursday, March 5, at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network. From creators Gideon Raff (Homeland) and Tim Kring (Heroes), DIG has the epic, biblical and historical scope of films like The Da Vinci Code. “It is primarily a murder mystery,” Kring says. “As [it] […]