Riki Lindhome Returns as Dr. Ramona Nowitzki
“The Long Distance Dissonance”– The gang is concerned when Sheldon’s former admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki (Riki Lindhome), resurfaces while Amy is away at Princeton, on the 10th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 11 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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STORY BY: Steven Molaro, Eric Kaplan, Jim Reynolds
TELEPLAY BY: Chuck Lorre, Steve Holland, Tara Hernandez
DIRECTED BY: Mark Cendrowski
Official CBS website: http://www.cbs.com/big_bang_theory
FOX has ordered a second chapter of THE X-FILES event series. The all-new 10-episode installment once again will be executive-produced by creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The event series will air during the 2017-2018 season. Production is set to begin in summer 2017.
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why THE X-FILES has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide,” said David Madden, President, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of THE X-FILES.”
In 2016, THE X-FILES drew an average Multi-Platform audience of nearly 16 million viewers and was last season’s No. 2 broadcast drama. It also was the season’s most talked-about event series on Twitter.
THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, THE X-FILES is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter.
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Popular Mobile Game is Coming to North America
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 15, 2017) – Notes Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan), Aniplex Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) and DELiGHTWORKS Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) announced their plans to launch an English version of Fate/Grand Order in North American territories in Summer 2017 at the Aniplex industry panel at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Washington. The game will be available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Fate/Grand Order is one of the most successful mobile role-playing game in Japan. Players willbecome Masters, and together with characters called Heroic Spirits (also known as Servants) they will embark on a journey to the past called Grand Order.
“Fate/Grand Order has done incredibly well in Japan. It brings me a great joy to know that the fans in North America will soon be able to enjoy the game as well.” said Atsuhiro Iwakami, president of Aniplex Inc. “The epic story and exciting battle system come together as the ‘greatest Holy Grail War in history.’ I hope we can bring this excitement to as many people as possible.”
Many famous creators and artists have been invited to participate in the creation of the game. Such contributors include Takashi Takeuchi (illustrator) and Kinoko Nasu (writer) of TYPE-MOON as well as a lot of internationally famous voice actors. The epic story contains both a main scenario as well as many character scenarios, which come together in a tale that is more than one million words.
Further details will be released regularly on the official website (http://fate-go.us), Facebook (@FateGO.USA) and Twitter (@FateGO_USA). In addition, new information will also be announced throughout conventions across the United States starting at Anime Central in Chicago in May to Anime Expo in Los Angeles in July. We look forward to sharing all our updates with you so please make sure to check in regularly.
FATE/GRAND ORDER (ENGLISH VERSION):
Title: Fate/Grand Order (English)
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Release Date: Summer 2017
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About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) – a Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) group. Aniplex Inc. is a leading provider of anime content, along with music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD titles including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our mostrecent titles: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, WAGNARIA!!3, GOD EATER, HAIFURI (High School Fleet), GRANBLUE FANTASY, and Eromanga Sensei.
Produced by Universal Cable Productions, Season 2’s Penultimate Episode Airs Tonight, April 12 at 9/8c
NEW YORK, NY – April 12, 2017 – Syfy today announced a 13 episode third season pickup of the critically acclaimed Universal Cable Productions drama THE MAGICIANS. Hailed as “one of the best shows on TV” by Wired, the series continues to buck industry trends, performing stronger in its second season than its first. To date, Season 2 is up year over year across all key demos (P18-49 +15%, P18-34 +23%, P25-54 +9% and +6% among P2+), and has nearly doubled its freshman run in social engagements across platforms.* The sophomore season currently airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Syfy, and the must-see finale will air Wednesday, April 19. Season 3 of THE MAGICIANS will premiere in 2018.
For a look ahead of what to expect in tonight’s penultimate episode, please select the following embed:
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Based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling novels, THE MAGICIANS centers on Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his 20-something friends as they are thrust into the unfamiliar world of the beautifully enchanting yet mysteriously dangerous Fillory – and places beyond – where they must draw upon their novice skills to save the existence of magic.
THE MAGICIANS stars Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy and Jade Tailor. The series is executive produced by John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Chris Fisher and Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks including the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Falling Water,” “Playing House,” “Shooter,” “The Sinner” and “Suits” on USA Network; “12 Monkeys,” “Killjoys,” and “The Magicians” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” and “Imposters” on Bravo; “The Arrangement” and “The Royals” on E!; “Difficult People” on Hulu; and “HarmonQuest” on Seeso. UCP’s content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Psych” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
* Live +7 and ListenFirst, additional sourcing available upon request
NEW YORK – April 10, 2017 – Bravo Media SURves up southern hospitality with “Vanderpump Rules Jax & Brittany Take Kentucky.” Set to premiere this summer, the half-hour series follows bad-boy bartender Jax Taylor and his southern belle girlfriend Brittany Cartwright as they head on vacation, leaving the comfortable confines of Los Angeles to visit her family on their Kentucky farm. Ditching his signature chunky sweater for overalls, city-boy Jax is the ultimate fish out of water as he tries to embrace the southern lifestyle and make a lasting impression on her family and friends. For a sneak peek visit: http://www.bravotv.com/vanderpump-rules/season-1/episode-1/videos/your-first-look-at-jax-brittany-take-kentucky
“Vanderpump Rules” Season 5 is pacing to be its best performing season yet with 2.4 million total viewers and nearly 1.7 million P25-54, up +3% and +4% respectively from the prior season.
“Vanderpump Rules Jax & Brittany Take Kentucky” is produced by Evolution Media with Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, John Carr, Bill Langworthy, Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd serving as Executive Producers. Robert Carroll and Joe Kingsley serve as Co-Executive Producers.
Source: Nielsen L7. Premieres only, non-specials.
About Bravo Media:
Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Imposters” and “Odd Mom Out,” in addition to unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” Available in 92 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.
Last Year’s Special Earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special
The 2017 Special Will Feature an All-New Carpool Karaoke, Toddlerography and
James Corden’s Favorite “Late Late Show” Moments
CBS will present a new THE LATE LATE SHOW CARPOOL KARAOKE PRIMETIME SPECIAL 2017, featuring an all-new Carpool Karaoke, Toddlerography and James Corden’s favorite moments from THE LATE LATE SHOW, on Monday, May 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Featured guests and additional details will be announced closer to air.
This marks the second primetime special for THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. Last year’s special, THE LATE LATE SHOW CARPOOL KARAOKE PRIMETIME SPECIAL, earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special.
Each weeknight, James Corden invites the audience to join in on the fun as the Emmy Award-winning THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN features a mix of celebrity guests, musical acts, games and sketches. The show holds the YouTube record for the most watched late night clip with “Adele Carpool Karaoke,” which has 154 million views. The show’s YouTube channel has amassed more than 10 million subscribers and 2.5 billion total views since the show’s premiere on March 23, 2015. THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN airs weeknights (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) on CBS. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe are the executive producers.
FresCon, Fresno State’s geek culture convention took place on April 1-2, 2017.
FresCon is a non-profit and educational event that showcases Fresno State and the surrounding community through the collective enjoyment of geek culture including movies, television series, books, comics, video games, board games, card games and cosplay.
Some of the main events include “Street Fighter V” and “Super Smash Brothers 4”. Also, featured was “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” for the Nintendo Switch.
The event featured panels on game designed by Geek Wise Academy and voice actress Erika Harlacher who did a Q&A plus a signing session on Saturday and on Sunday she did another panel about playing “Kingdom Hearts 2: Talking Games”.
FresCon also showcased modern anime such as “Fairy Tail”, “Mob Psycho 100” and some nostalgic anime such as “GTO”, “Gurren Lagann” and “Cowboy Bebop”.
Also, the event premiered the first episode of “Attack on Titan” season 2.
They also had panels dealing with cultural importance of genre fiction and storytelling which included Dr. Frederick Raswald for “Alien Lifeforms: Beyond the evidence”, “Philip Cable: How to Make and Market a Feature Film”, Lady Lindsay: “Character design what your concept?”, “Chris Zimmerman: The story of Labyrinth” and “Kyle Villarama: Batman and Psychology”.
On Sunday, after the cosplay contest, they had videogame cover band Super Soul Bros., a San Jose base Jazz band that covers music from videogames and cartoons.
FresCon for 2017 was a very enjoyable event! It is the type of event that if you’re not that into all aspects of a particular genre. And I personally feel that they have done a really good job of creating an environment for the true geeks and younger fans to come out to the event and enjoy.
Photos By Derek Orchard
ABC’S ‘SHARK TANK’ TO HOLD OPEN CASTING CALL AT CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN CHARLOTTE, NC, ON SATURDAY, APRIL 29
Additional Dates and Cities to Be Announced
“Shark Tank,” the critically acclaimed entrepreneurial reality show that has become a culturally defining series, will be holding an open casting call at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday, April 29, at CPCC Small Business Center Hall of Professional Development Bldg. (1112 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204)
The “Shark Tank” open casting call will give entrepreneurs the opportunity to complete a one-minute pitch of their idea, product or business to a member of the show’s official casting team. The format of the one-minute pitch is nearly identical to those commonly seen on the show itself each week.
Numbered wristbands (which will determine the order in which entrepreneurs make their “Shark Tank” pitch) will be distributed on the property from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The interviews begin at 10:00 a.m.
To apply for the “Shark Tank” open casting call, complete the official Application Packet (http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/applications). The Application Packet can be downloaded from the show’s official website and must be completed when you bring it with you to the event. The Application Packet contains a wide variety of detailed questions about your business, product, brand or idea, so it is advised that you have it completed well in advance of the actual event.
About “Shark Tank”
The recipient of the 2016, 2015 and 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, “Shark Tank” features The Sharks – tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons – as they invest in America’s best businesses and products. The Sharks will give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream, and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.
Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill, Yun Lingner and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of “Shark Tank,” which is based on the Japanese “Dragons’ Den” format, created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is produced by MGM Television in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Kids rule the kitchen when multi-Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay hosts a one-hour special highlighting MASTERCHEF JUNIOR’s greatest moments on the hit cooking competition’s first-ever special, “An Extra Serving,” airing Thursday, April 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
The one-hour retrospective will feature Ramsay dishing on some of his favorite moments and favorite meals from the show. He also will be visited by past winners and fan-favorite chef-testants, as he checks in to see how they’ve grown – not only as chefs, but as young adults. Additionally, the special will include never-before-seen outtakes.
On the next all-new episode, “Junior Edition: Scouts Honor,” airing Thursday, April 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), the Top 12 junior home cooks take their talents to the great outdoors, where they will cook for America’s Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. The kids are split into two teams and have to prepare and serve all scouts and troop leaders a dish that includes a pork chop entrée and two sides. The winning team moves on and the losing team heads back to the kitchen for a pressure test, during which they each must make a box of macaroons. Then, it’s up to the judges to decide which two kids will go home.
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Robin Ashbrook, Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Yasmin Shackleton, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers. “Like” MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on Facebook at facebook.com/MasterChefJuniorFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @MasterChefJrFOX and join the discussion with #MasterChefJunior. See photos and videos on Instagram @MasterChefJr/. Follow the judges on Twitter: Gordon Ramsay – @gordonramsay; Christina Tosi – @christinatosi.
About One Potato Two Potato
Renowned for award-winning original programming, One Potato Two Potato produces high-quality TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, including the smash-hit HOTEL HELL, the blockbuster MASTERCHEF, irresistible spin-off MASTERCHEF JUNIOR and MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN, all for FOX; as well as “Best New Restaurant” and competition series “Food Court Wars.” In the U.K., OPTP produces “Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars” and “Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape,” for Channel 4; food biography and nostalgia series “My Kitchen,” for UKTV’s Good Food Channel; and “Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch,” starring Tilly Ramsay for U.K. children’s channel CBBC. OPTP has also produced two instructional cookery series featuring Gordon Ramsay, “Ultimate Home Cooking” and “Ultimate Cookery Course,” both of which have sold all over the globe.