MTV today announced its new scripted thriller “Eye Candy,” based on the best-selling novel of the same name by R.L. Stine, will premiere on Monday, January 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The hour-long, 10-episode drama centers on tech genius Lindy, played by Victoria Justice, a 21-year-old hacker with a gift for seeing clues and connections in the digital world that others can’t.
Persuaded by her roommate to try online dating, Lindy begins to suspect that one of her suitors is a deadly cyber stalker. When the local cyber-crimes unit uncovers a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to this mysterious stalker. Teaming up with the cyber unit and some hacker friends, Lindy leads the charge to solve these murders while unleashing her own style of justice on the streets of New York City.
Lindy’s been powerfully shaped by two life events. The first was the horrific abduction of her younger sister, Sara. In the aftermath of that trauma, Lindy dropped out of college, moved to New York, and became a hacker so she could dedicate herself to finding Sara, while occasionally bending the law to help others with their own unsolved missing persons cases.
Ben is a detective in the cyber-crimes unit who fell in love with her while he secretly had her under surveillance for her clandestine investigations. After Ben arrested her, she never forgave him, even though he claimed that he saved her from a worse fate. Now, as Lindy finds herself the latest target of a serial killer, she’s forced to use her hacking talents and work with her ex.
“Eye Candy” also stars Casey Deidrick as “Tommy,” Kiersey Clemons as “Sophia,” John Garet Stoker as “Connor” and Harvey Guillen as “George.”
Sophia is Lindy’s hip, gorgeous and vibrant best friend and roommate who owns the popular downtown nightclub IRL. Two years ago, Sophia rescued Lindy from perpetual couch SURFING when she first moved to New York by inviting her to crash in her apartment-and Lindy never left.
Connor is Sophia’s other best friend – a young blogger for a gossip site. He has a friendly rivalry with Lindy, and supports Sophia’s attempts to get Lindy to join a dating app, helping Lindy navigate potential matches. Always having to share Sophia’s attentions with Lindy, Connor has his own selfish reasons for wanting Lindy to have a boyfriend.
Tommy, the dry-witted New York native descends from a long line of cops and now works in the NYPD Cyber Unit. He’s smart, tough, no-nonsense, and started as a beat cop before working his way up to Cyber detective. Tommy is skeptical of Lindy’s tactics and motivations, but he decides to work with her when his partner, Ben, starts helping Lindy track the stalker.
George is Lindy’s friend, confidante, and coworker at her day job in the IT department of a financial company. A fellow hacker, George has always helped Lindy out when she needed assistance whether its legal or slightly left of the law.
For more ways to connect with “Eye Candy” like it on Facebook at Facebook.com/MTVEyeCandy or follow the show on Twitter @MTVEyeCandy.
“Eye Candy” is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by R.L. Stine. Christian Taylor serves as executive producer. The show is executive produced by Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity franchise, Insidious, Sinister, The Purge) and Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown) in association with Blumhouse Productions, Inc. Additional executive producers include Yvonne Bernard and Beth Elise Hawk. Emmy Grinwis and Tony Hernandez are co-executive producers. Production services provided by Jax Media.
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED: USA NETWORK’S HIT ORIGINAL SERIES ‘ROYAL PAINS‘ GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR TWO NEW SEASONS
Seasons Seven and Eight Will Each Feature Eight All-New Episodes of the Universal Cable Productions Popular Drama
NEW YORK, NY – November 5, 2014 – The doctor is still in! USA Network announced today that it has greenlit two new seasons for the concierge doctor series, ROYAL PAINS. Seasons seven and eight will each feature eight all new episodes. The popular drama, which wrapped its sixth season on September 2, remains a top 10 series on its night, averaging 3.36M total viewers. The series will celebrate its 100th episode in season eight.
The renewal comes on the heels of a season five announcement for the hit legal drama SUITS, which was a top five scripted series in ad-supported cable in all key demos in 3Q, and a season two for USA’s newest entry SATISFACTION, which was among the top 10 new original scripted series in A18-49 for 3Q. Both series are from Universal Cable Productions.
“‘Royal Pains’ remains a staple for fun summer TV viewing, and we are pleased to bring back the series for two additional seasons,” said Chris McCumber, President USA Network. “We’re extremely proud of both the talent and creative team, who, season after season, have brought to life to these relatable and multifaceted stories, which continue to attract a loyal fan base.”
“‘Royal Pains’ was a breakout hit from its first episode and continues to deliver for USA and our studio,” said Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “It’s no easy feat to maintain a real connection with your audience season after season, but Andrew, Michael, Mark, Paulo, Reshma and the rest of team have done that and more.”
For six seasons, ROYAL PAINS has centered on HankMed, a concierge medical practice serving all of the Hamptons. It stars Mark Feuerstein (“Defiance,” “In Her Shoes”), Paulo Costanzo (“40 Days and 40 Nights”), Reshma Shetty (“30 Rock”), Brooke D’Orsay (“Two and a Half Men”) and Ben Shenkman (“Burn Notice”). Over the years, ROYAL PAINS has enjoyed 1.4 million social media fans, with 926K Facebook fans and 464K Twitter followers.
ROYAL PAINS kicked off this past season when Hank (Feuerstein) returned from his world travels with Boris (guest star Campbell Scott) to find that his HankMed family had moved on without him. Hank forged ahead to fit into this new normal, but everything changed when Emma (guest star Willa Fitzgerald) showed up in the Hamptons claiming to be Hank and Evan’s (Costanzo) half-sister. Upon discovering the claim was true, the brothers invited her to stay to strengthen a familial bond, but the reunion was made more difficult when Emma’s desire to fit in led to a number of mishaps.
Elsewhere, Evan and Paige (D’Orsay) both dealt with new obstacles in couple’s therapy but rediscovered their love for each other. Divya (Shetty) struggled to balance motherhood with her job but found herself at odds with Jeremiah (Shenkman), who was furious with her for meddling in a developing relationship. Later, Hank rekindled his relationship with Charlotte (guest star Gillian Alexy), an adventurous blind woman he met during his travels with Boris.
In the season finale, after Boris purchased Hamptons Heritage Hospital, Hank reluctantly accepted the offer to join the board of directors, along with the rest of HankMed. Divya, in the midst of her battle for custody for her daughter, found comfort in the surprise return of Raj (guest star Rupak Ginn), and Emma and Eddie (guest star Henry Winkler) embarked on his book tour together, bringing their family closer than ever.
From Universal Cable Productions, ROYAL PAINS is written and executive produced by Andrew Lenchewski (“UC: Undercover”) and Michael Rauch (“Life is Wild”). Rich Frank (“More”) also serves as executive producer along with Jeff Kwatinetz (“Unstoppable”) and Paul Frank (“Comanche Moon”) from Prospect Park.
Source: USA Network
Supernatural Season 9 Episode 23 Do You Believe in Miracles – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE SHOCKING SEASON FINALE — Dean (Jensen Ackles) feels the effects of the First Blade, and Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong) makes his move against humanity. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean and Castiel (Misha Collins) face shocking consequences when taking the fight to Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong). Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Jeremy Carver (#923).
Person of Interest Season 3 Episode 23 Deus Ex Machina – DESPERATE ACTIONS ARE TAKEN AND STARTLING REVELATIONS ARE UNCOVERED AS THE BATTLE TO PREVENT THE AI PROGRAM SAMARITAN FROM COMING ONLINE REACHES ITS CONCLUSION, ON THE THIRD SEASON FINALE OF “PERSON OF INTEREST,” TUESDAY, MAY 13
“Deus Ex Machina” – The team takes desperate actions in its race to prevent the malevolent AI program Samaritan from coming online and making them its first targets. Meanwhile, the months-long battle with the anti-surveillance terrorist group Vigilance comes to a shocking conclusion, on the third season finale of PERSON OF INTEREST, Tuesday, May 13 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: #PersonOfInterest season finale! Team Machine, Decima & Vigilance are headed 4 a final showdown 5/13 10:01pm http://bit.ly/PM7Bkl
Jim Caviezel (John Reese)
Michael Emerson (Harold Finch)
Kevin Chapman (Detective Lionel Fusco)
Sarah Shahi (Sameen Shaw)
Amy Acker (Root)
Boris McGiver (Hersh)
Camryn Manheim (Control)
John Nolan (Greer)
Leslie Odom (Collier)
John Doman (Garrison)
Joseph Melendez (Rivera)
Julian Ovenden (Lambert)
Diane Davis (Judge Madison)
Ari Butler (Vigilance Tech)
Peter Scanavino (Adams)
Tom Coiner (Decima Tech)
Joel Perez (Mask)
WRITTEN BY: Greg Plageman and David Slack
DIRECTED BY: Chris Fisher
GREASE IS THE WORD!
FOX ENROLLS AT RYDELL HIGH WITH PARAMOUNT TELEVISION’S “GREASE LIVE,”
THE FIRST-EVER LIVE BROADCAST PRODUCTION OF ICONIC MUSICAL “GREASE”
THREE-HOUR LIVE EVENT TO AIR DURING 2015 ON FOX
Get ready to do the hand jive as FOX enrolls at Rydell High with GREASE LIVE (working title), a LIVE three-hour production of the massively popular crossover musical “Grease,” it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX); and Paramount Television. Scheduled to air LIVE during 2015 and featuring a young ensemble cast, GREASE LIVE (wt) will reintroduce the great music and timeless story to an entirely new generation.
Based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name with book, lyrics and music by the legendary team of Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, the 1978 hit film “Grease,” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, grossed nearly $400 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie musical ever.
“From Broadway to film, and across generations, ‘Grease’ is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told – and we can’t wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event,” said Shana C. Waterman, Senior Vice President of Event Series for FOX. “Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for FOX, and we’re going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along.”
“It’s incredibly exciting to have one of our first major network productions be based on this universally celebrated Paramount title, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Kevin, Joe and Shana on this epic television event,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “FOX’s passion for engaging audiences with bold storytelling and live musical formats make it a perfect home for this special broadcast.”
GREASE LIVE will electrify television audiences everywhere with live performances of the unforgettable Casey/Jacobs songs “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’” and “We Go Together”; as well as the iconic songs written by John Farrar, “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and ”You’re the One That I Want.” The broadcast will reimagine some of the story’s most memorable moments and characters from the T-Birds and Pink Ladies, including DANNY ZUKO, RIZZO and SANDY.
GREASE LIVE will be a Paramount Television production. Cast and additional production team partners to be announced.
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