HBO RENEWS GAME OF THRONES FOR FOURTH SEASON
Season Three Soars To Highest Viewership Yet
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 – HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES for a fourth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, GAME OF THRONES is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal. The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning series launched its ten-episode third season Sunday, March 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, with other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time.
"Wilfred: Season 2" on Blu-ray and DVD June 18, 2013
"Wilfred: Season 2"
Elijah Wood and Jason Gann return for another fearlessly funny season of Wilfred...the story of a dog and his man. Season two finds Ryan making a fresh start with a real job and a new girlfriend. But with Wilfred's help, Ryan discovers he still has a lot to learn about life, including "squishy" viral videos and the on-going cuteness war between dogs and babies.
"Burn Notice: Season 6" on DVD June 11, 2013
"Burn Notice: Season 6"
There's trouble in paradise for former CIA operative Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and his cohorts, and the streets of Miami are hotter – and deadlier – than ever before in the action-packed, adrenaline-charged sixth season of Burn Notice! In hot pursuit of his old nemesis, Michael must take down Anson Fullerton (Jere Burns) and find a way to free Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) from prison, where she is being targeted by a murderous foe. Michael goes full force to save Fiona as he takes on cold-blooded assassins, diabolical drug cartels, uneasy alliances, and explosive danger at every turn, until an unthinkable tragedy leaves him reeling and rocks his team to the very core.
By Jamie Ruby
Syfy's new series Defiance
premieres April 15, however the Trion game will be released tomorrow. The television series revolves around Joshua Nolan (Grant Bowler) and Irisa, an Irathient (Stephanie Leonidas), as they end up in the city of Defiance, where the Pale Wars were fought. In this near future, multiple alien races, called collectively the Votans, have come to Earth after their solar system was destroyed. The Votans and the humans attempt to live together harmoniously after they refused to continue to fight and lose innocent lives during the war. However, of course, life in Defiance is less then easy, as Nolan and Irisa will soon find out.
The game, by Trion Worlds, will feature some of the characters from the series. Some events will crossover between the two formats. In the game you can choose to play as a human or Irathient, with possibly more options coming later. The massive multiplayer online game will be different from others because of the way it ties into the show. It's quite a unique experience.
The executive producer and showrunner of the series, Kevin Murphy, along with Trion's VP of development, Nathan Richardsson, recently talked to the media about both the series and the game.
By Jamie Ruby
Last week Devin Velez was the contestant voted off of Fox's American Idol
. Velez, who hails from Chicago, recently talked to the media about his journey and what's to come.
Velez told the media that he received good advice from the judges and Jimmy Iovine during his time on Idol
. "[The best advice was] from all of them, which is stay true to yourself. I think that I've been pretty consistent in doing that on the show. I was the same before the show, I was the same on the show, and I'm going to be the same after the show. Idol hasn't changed me. I have grown as a person, but I haven't changed who I am. I think that America fell in love with me for a reason, and I don't want to change, not just to let them down, but also not to let myself down. I think that you should be proud of who you are and the decisions that you've made as a person, and so I can say that I have no regrets on the show and if I could go back and change anything I wouldn't."
The singer was not surprised to be leaving the show, and is grateful for the experience. "Nothing of course was definite until the moment of, but even the night prior I was getting this feeling and I was like, "All right, now I think I'm going home." And I wasn't sad about it; I'm still not sad about it now, and it's weird because people are expecting me to be all mopey and crying, but my thing is, making top ten was winning for me, everything after that was falling action. It's a great accomplishment. Some of the contestants on the show that are still left, they've auditioned two or three times and this is my first time auditioning and I've made it this far. It's a great accomplishment and I'm so blessed to have made it this far."
By Jamie Ruby
Fox's American Idol
is currently midway through its twelfth season. This time the competition has new judges in addition to veteran judge Randy Jackson. One of these new judges is singing sensation Nicki Minaj, who recently talked to the digital media about her time so far on Idol
Minaj admits to being nervous at the beginning. "I didn't know what to expect going in to the show. I was so nervous. I had a lot of anxiety. I felt like, "Okay. I know everybody's just going to hate me. Oh well." There were moments in the audition process that I would say to the producers, "I can't do this anymore because if everyone is going to give good critic and I'm going to be the only one being honest then America is going to hate me. I'm going to be seen as mean." And the producers said, "Nicki, trust me America is going to appreciate the honesty" and that's all I had to go on.
"I had Mike Darnell, Trish and Nigel telling me that, you know, take their word and that's what I did. I took their word, and I came in every day and I was myself. What people see me doing with the constants is exactly what I do with my fans. Well, I don't critic my fans, but I definitely play with my fans and speak to my fans as if they're my friends, and that's why I started giving the contestants nicknames.
"When I'm laughing on the show I'm genuinely laughing. I can't come up there and pretend. I just can't do it. I can't be someone I'm not. I can't sit there with a phony smile on my face; I can't do it. I'm happy that people are responding well to it. I mean if I'm polarizing I'm polarizing. I don't know, but I definitely didn't have a preconceived notion of who I was going to be on that panel."
By Jamie Ruby
The latest contestant voted off of American Idol
was Tennessee native Paul Jolley, who has described his style as a blend of country and pop. He recently talked to the digial media about his journey on Idol
, as well as his plans for the future.
Jolley told SciFi Vision that his plans for his music haven't changed. "I still want to stick with the country/pop lane. I don't want to change what I feel in my heart that my calling is and what I need to be doing."
He also talked about auditioning for the show. "I had auditioned for American Idol
a few times before and I never made it past the cattle call. I got to the point where I was like, well, maybe this TV show is just not for me and I was okay with it. Then this year I opened up for an artist named Billy Dean and—an amazing guy by the way—and so I was home the next week and one of the ladies that got me to do the show called me up and she said, American Idol
is coming here next week, but it's not released. We want you to come and represent our town and come audition. I said, I'm off work that day, it works out, I'll be there.
"At that time, I didn't even know Keith Urban was going to be a judge and he's always been my idol ever since I was a little kid. It's funny how things just always play out in the favor of if you want something to happen and you believe enough that things will happen."
By Jamie Ruby
Last night Revolution
returned with its midseason premiere on NBC. The episode, entitled "The Stand," continued where the series left off, with the group reunited but now on the run from Monroe's helicopter. The episode ended with a huge shock as one of the main characters were killed.
Before the episode, creator and executive producer Eric Kripke and star Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays Rachel Matheson, talked to the media about the death, as well as what else is to come on the NBC series.
Exclusive Interview with Edwin Hodge for NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: Red on February 27, 2013Interview by Jamie RubyWritten by Jamie Ruby
Last week, NCIS: Los Angeles
introduced the audience to the NCIS agents of Team Red. One of the new agents is technical assistant, Kai Ashe, played by actor Edwin Hodge.
Hodge will be guest starring again tonight in the conclusion of the episode arc as part of the NCIS Red team, which is a planned spinoff pilot for CBS. In preparation the actor sat down with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview to talk about the role.
Hodge talked about his character. "I play Kai Ashe and he's basically the team's technical assistant and he's the computer savvy guy; he basically maintains their hub. They drive these 18 wheelers called Laverne and Shirley and they basically transform into their office and their sleeping quarters and interrogation room; it's actually pretty cool. But he just makes sure that he maintains the vehicles and makes sure that everybody gets to where they need to get to, IDs, passports, things of that nature."