Friday, January 23, 2015

MELISSA BENOIST TAKES THE LEAD IN CBS' 'SUPERGIRL'! 'UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT' SITCOM TRAILER! ROB LOWE, JENNA FISCHER, MEGAN MULLALLY IN 'APOCALYPSE SLOUGH' COMEDY DRAMA

CBS FINDS 'SUPERGIRL'
IN GLEE'S MELISSA BENOIST
In the main television news today, CBS has found the young actress who will take the lead role in their SUPERGIRL series! GLEE's Melissa Benoist has got the job! The new show will be produced by Greg Berlanti, who is currently producing ARROW and THE FLASH at CW. The show will centre on Kara Zor-El. Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. 

'APOCALYPSE SLOUGH' CASTS
ROB LOWE AND MEGAN MULLALLY
In news coming over from Great Britain Sky1 has teamed up with American NBC to produce new sf comedy drama APOCALYPSE SLOUGH which will revolve around a group of seemingly unconnected characters, as their lives start to intersect when it is reported that a large eight mile wide comet will collide with Earth. Together, they hunker beneath the town of Slough, about 20 miles west of London, to watch the end of the world on TV.
Rob Lowe will lead the cast as Father Jude, who holds the position of Devil’s Advocate in the Vatican. He is a charismatic, irreverent, rebellious but also deeply moral man who is passionate about his faith but doesn’t feel the need to constantly prove it. Jenna Fischer (The Office) will appear as mild mannered Rhonda, sent to prison in New Mexico for a crime she did not commit. Her wish is to be reunited with her family. 'Will and Grace' star Megan Mullally is Leanne, a white supremacist who takes Rhonda under her wing. Matthew Baynton will feature as bank manager Jamie, inspired by the impending apocalypse to find his wife - who disappeared in mysterious circumstances seven years ago. Pauline Quirke will play Jamie's mother Paula, and Joel Fry is confirmed as Jamie's hedonistic best friend Dave. Paterson Joseph is cast as General Gaines, who briefs the United States president on high-level military matters.

'UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT'
GETS FIRST FUNNY TRAILER
And continuing our week of airing trailers for upcoming new sitcoms, check out the first one for UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT which Netflix is launching on March 6th after already ordering its second season! Ellie Kemper plays Kimmy who is hoping for a fresh start in New York after escaping a doomsday cult. Jane Krakowski plays a wealthy Upper East Side socialite who hires Kimmy as a nanny.

32 comments:

  1. Mild-mannered Melissa Benoist - looks the part. I wonder if Supergirl will sing? ;p

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  2. Ever seen the Supergirl movie? The girl is pretty, but the movie is pretty boring

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    1. most Superman movies were boring and so was the Supergirl movie with Helen Slater. But then again, all superhero flicks are boring :)

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    2. Yeah, the movie was boring but she looked great. I did suspect some fake boobies were involved. I mean.... yeah....

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    3. Hey here's my favorite scene. Am I not romantic?

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    4. how does her hair look so combed even though she flew?

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  3. Supergirl is a wait and see for me. The market is saturated with comic book hero shows, some are good some not so much. What kind of superhero flick would you want to see Dezz?

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    1. It might be good if they put it in a period setting.. there was a rumour that it might be in the 30s!
      As you know I prefer epic to contemporary, so I find most of today's superheroes shows boring. I tried THE FLASH but it just looked dated to me and uninspired in writing. I'd love a new FLASH GORDON but done lavishly and epically since I prefer space operas to modern settings. I hope Wonder Woman will be set in the Amazonian period if it ever comes out

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    2. I'm still waiting for a convincing Batman... I know, it'll never happen. Ben Affleck go home.

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    3. Karl Urban was supposed to play him for a long time...

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    4. Karl Urban was supposed to play Ben Affleck?

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    5. now, that would be a nice movie, with them playing with each other....

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  4. Wow, hasn't Mr. Lowe come full circle… and keeping his gym membership has paid off.

    That Kimmy Schmit looks like fun… and full of laughs - me likes!

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    1. he looks much better today than when he was young :) Which goes for me too, if I do say so myself :)

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    2. hahaha - yes, a select few of us do have the right genes - hahaha

      Your adorable little icon looks 12! Is he old enough to be on the internet without supervision? :) :)

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    3. He is not 12 he is just cute that way...

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    1. we haven't seen much of female superheroes in recent years, yes?

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  6. Very funny Kimmy Schmidt , i love it .

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  7. She looks like a super girl indeed! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter

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  8. Yay! I haven't seen Jenna Fischer in anything since The Office. It will be good to see her again!

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    1. it does sound like a very weird show, possibly bad, or possibly charming

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)