Saturday, December 27, 2014

Television

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The troublemaking Gallagher clan returns to Showtime on January 11, and after a particularly dark fourth season -- which found Fiona in jail and Frank dying of liver failure -- the series' stars say things are looking up this time around.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - AMC has set "Gone Girl" scene-stealer Kim Dickens as the female lead for the upcoming "Walking Dead" companion series pilot, Variety has confirmed.
Companies that release DVDs must be anticipating there being little money left after all the holiday shopping because there's an abbreviated list of new DVDs that have just hit stores. Here are some ideas from the small group of new releases.
Will this be Richard Linklater's year at the Oscars? The 54-year-old writer-director's 17th feature, Boyhood, a riveting, deeply moving coming-of-age drama that was more than a decade in the making, has won critics' hearts.
Classical-music dramedy feature sex, drugs - and culture change.
Charlie Sheen's comedy series Anger Management has been canceled by bosses at the FX network.
Pop star Christina Aguilera is going behind the camera as the executive producer of a new TV series about Las Vegas entertainers.
AMC has released a new teaser trailer for the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul," showing criminal lawyer Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk) in his angry element at work, duct-taped in the desert and complaining about his cheap car.
After the explosive action and plot twists of the previous three episodes, "Homeland" closed its fourth season on a quieter note, withCarrie Mathison looking inward to slay a few personal dragons.
Helena Bonham Carter, 48, is back on the market. The Shakespearean marvel and her partner, fantasy auteur Tim Burton, 56, have split up after 13 years.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There's bad, there's fabulously bad, and then there's "Branson Famous." What TruTV is billing as the first "reality musical" - and quietly unleashing, understandably, between Christmas and New Year's - achieves a certain level of hilarity, though how much of that is intended proves difficult to discern.