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April 17, 2013 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
The crossbow-toting adventurers on the post-apocalyptic TV drama "Revolution" are fighting to restore power to a blacked-out world. It's a goal NBC executives can identify with. Last fall's top-rated new series, "Revolution" has been looking energy-deprived since late March, when it returned from a four-month hiatus. The two most recent episodes tied for series lows, with 6.3 million tuning in - a 46% slide from the September premiere, according to Nielsen. "Certainly the longer hiatus didn't help," said Helen Giles, director of national broadcast at Detroit-based ad firm Campbell Ewald.
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April 26, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Despite its ratings challenges, NBC renewed five of its dramas for next season. Among the returning shows are the sci-fi adventure series "Revolution" from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke; the fantasy series "Grimm," the family drama "Parenthood," the first-season breakout hit "Chicago Fire" and the long-running "Law & Order: SVU. " Of the returning shows, "Revolution" and "Chicago Fire" are the newest, getting second seasons after performing relatively...
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Despite its ratings challenges, NBC renewed five of its dramas for next season. Among the returning shows are the sci-fi adventure series "Revolution" from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke; the fantasy series "Grimm," the family drama "Parenthood," the first-season breakout hit "Chicago Fire" and the long-running "Law & Order: SVU. " Of the returning shows, "Revolution" and "Chicago Fire" are the newest, getting second seasons after performing relatively...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
The crossbow-toting adventurers on the post-apocalyptic TV drama "Revolution" are fighting to restore power to a blacked-out world. It's a goal NBC executives can identify with. Last fall's top-rated new series, "Revolution" has been looking energy-deprived since late March, when it returned from a four-month hiatus. The two most recent episodes tied for series lows, with 6.3 million tuning in - a 46% slide from the September premiere, according to Nielsen. "Certainly the longer hiatus didn't help," said Helen Giles, director of national broadcast at Detroit-based ad firm Campbell Ewald.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2005 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
Drawing from urban legends and American folklore for its weekly ghost stories, "Supernatural," takes the WB back to its bloodcurdling roots -- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" -- and pushes the genre with visual effects and gore reminiscent of popular horror flicks, such as "The Ring" and "The Grudge." "We have a folklore in mythology that is as rich and developed as any world culture's and as uniquely American as baseball," said Eric Kripke, the creator of the show that debuts at 9 tonight.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2012 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
NBC's lineup needs some extra voltage. But can "Revolution"be the show that will give prime-time dramas a much-needed jolt? Electricity-related puns aside, this costly, after-the-lights-go-out drama is probably NBC's biggest bet this year, not to mention the most-anticipated new fall show, according to Facebook and Twitter data. "Revolution" is so key to the beleaguered network's hopes that executives are plugging it into the high-visibility 10 p.m. Monday spot opposite a pair of popular-but-somewhat-vulnerable crime shows, CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" and ABC's "Castle.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2005 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
It isn't going to be a very good fall for mommies on new sci-fi shows. ABC's "Invasion" has one "smelling different," probably due to proximity to aliens, and on the WB's "Supernatural" there's a mother pinned to the ceiling above her child's crib, engulfed by hellfire. "Supernatural" uses the image to establish its horror-movie bona fides, to elicit waves of disturbance and pleasure in said disturbance.
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February 7, 2005 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
Other than inspiring unintended thoughts of K.C. and the Sunshine Band ("I'm your boogie man, I'm your boogie man/Turn me on/I'm your boogie man, I'm your boogie man/Do what you want"), the new horror movie "Boogeyman" has little to offer in the way of entertainment or originality. From producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, who Americanized "The Grudge," the film is the latest entry in the fright genre to dodge bad reviews and still manage to open at the top of the weekend box office.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
"Revolution," NBC's freshman drama that revolves around a family and its battles with other survivors of a blackout that has wiped out all electricity and technology, including computers, cellphones and lights, has been off the air since last year. The second half of the first season launches March 25, and producers say fans of the show should fasten their seat belts. Executive producer Eric Kripke said that by dividing the first season into two parts, "We felt we could pick up the pace of stunning revelations...
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October 3, 2003 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
To get some perspective on "Tarzan," which premieres Sunday on the WB and relates the ape man's adventures in the contemporary concrete jungle its natives call "Manhattan," I watched "Tarzan's New York Adventure," a 1942 movie starring Johnny Weissmuller and a chimpanzee. In "Tarzan's New York Adventure," Tarzan and Jane -- and Cheetah, naturally -- go to the big city in search of Boy, who has been kidnapped by evil circus men. Tarzan is amazed by taxis and telephones.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2012 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
NBC's lineup needs some extra voltage. But can "Revolution"be the show that will give prime-time dramas a much-needed jolt? Electricity-related puns aside, this costly, after-the-lights-go-out drama is probably NBC's biggest bet this year, not to mention the most-anticipated new fall show, according to Facebook and Twitter data. "Revolution" is so key to the beleaguered network's hopes that executives are plugging it into the high-visibility 10 p.m. Monday spot opposite a pair of popular-but-somewhat-vulnerable crime shows, CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" and ABC's "Castle.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2005 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
Drawing from urban legends and American folklore for its weekly ghost stories, "Supernatural," takes the WB back to its bloodcurdling roots -- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" -- and pushes the genre with visual effects and gore reminiscent of popular horror flicks, such as "The Ring" and "The Grudge." "We have a folklore in mythology that is as rich and developed as any world culture's and as uniquely American as baseball," said Eric Kripke, the creator of the show that debuts at 9 tonight.
NEWS
October 5, 2003 | Kate O'Hare, Special to The Times
In his 1755 "Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Men," French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau stated, "Man in his natural state was born essentially good and free of all prejudices." In a summer when Bravo's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" has attempted to tweeze, wax, massage, redecorate and re-dress man in his natural state in the hopes of making something more civilized out of him, Rousseau's "noble savage" seems in danger of being replaced by the urbane metrosexual.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2012
Grab your blankets and beach chairs, Oscar is going casual. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday the slate of movies for its first outdoor screening series, to be held at its new Oscars Outdoors venue in Hollywood. The lineup, which kicks off June 15 with a screening of "Casablanca," is a mixture of classics and contemporary films designed to appeal to a broad swath of the moviegoing public. Screenings will take place Friday and Saturday evenings through Aug. 18, with Saturday evenings devoted to family-friendly fare, such as "The Princess Bride" and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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