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Ascension – Promo & BTS Clips

Ascension — The Three-Night Event Premieres Monday, December 15 at 9/8c on Syfy.

1963 – Promo Clip
SUMMARY: in 1963, a special mission was launched to save mankind. In 2014, the mission has gone too far.

Incredible Set Designs – Behind-the-Scenes Clip
SUMMARY: The cast and crew of Ascension – Brian Van Holt, Gil Bellows, Tricia Helfer, Brad Carter, Brandon P Bell, Ryan Robbins, and David Brin – go behind the scenes of building the massive sets for Ascension.

Science vs. Reality – Behind-the-Scenes Clip
SUMMARY: Executive Producer, Jason Blum, and Astrophysicist and author, David Brin, take you behind the scenes through the science and space travel, and 1960’s cultural inspiration for setting Ascension.

Constantine Premiere and Grimm Returns

GRIMM:
Blinded to the Truth
Nick faces new threats without his Grimm powers on the show’s fourth season premiere, Oct. 24 at 9/8c on NBC.

Car Ride Catch-Up
Nick, Trubel, Hank and Juliette face the aftermath of season three’s finale on Grimm, Oct. 24 at 9/8c on NBC.

CONSTANTINE:
Our Souls to Keep
One man can save us all on the new series Constantine, premiering Friday, October 24 at 10/9c on NBC.

The Journey Begins October 24
Get ready to step into the world of Constantine, premiering Friday, October 24 after Grimm.

Syfy’s Ascension Launch Trailer

Ascension—Premieres Monday, November 24 at 9/8c on Syfy

About Ascension:
In the vein of past Syfy mini-series such as Taken, Alice, Tin Man and Battlestar Galactica, Ascension is a six-hour event set to debut on November 24.

In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.

Tricia Helfer – known and loved by million as Cylon Number Six in Battlestar Galactica– is part of the cast. She will play Viondra Denniger, a beautiful, manipulative and dangerous power broker on the Ascension.

Brian Van Holt – star of Cougar Town and The Bridge – will play William Denninger, captain of the ship and Viondra’s husband. A natural leader, William quickly rose through the ranks after playing a heroic role in a fire early in the spacecraft’s voyage. While his professional life is solid, William’s marriage to Viondra is anything but.

Andrea Roth, star of Rescue Me, will play Juliet Bryce, head doctor of the Ascension. Her relationship with her daughter, Nora (played by Jacqueline Byers) is difficult and strained. Nora, for her part, is a young woman under intense pressure to follow in the family’s footsteps of being a doctor despite her own dreams.

Rounding out the cast are Brandon P. Bell as First Officer Oren Gault, who was born on the lower decks of the ship to maintenance workers and must investigate the aforementioned murder; Tiffany Lonsdale as Chief Astronomer Emily Vanderhaus, the older sister of the murder victim; and PJ Boudousque (Pretty Little Liars) as one of the ship’s maintenance workers.

Ascension is created and written by Philip Levens (Smallville), who will also serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner.

Disney Launches Star Wars Rebels Products

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And a little something for the young (and young at heart) Star Wars fans, looking forward to the new series…

From Press Release:
Glendale, Calif. (September 22, 2014) — Disney Consumer Products has unveiled an intergalactic assortment of products celebrating the release of Star Wars Rebels, the new Disney XD animated television series which debuts October 3rd on Disney Channel and continues on Disney XD starting October 13th. With all new exciting adventures and memorable new characters, Star Wars Rebels will introduce a new generation of fans to the Star Wars galaxy, inspiring new lines of figures, spaceships and lightsabers, apparel and accessories, home décor, books and more from best-in-class licensees including Hasbro, LEGO, Mad Engine, Rubies and Jay Franco.

Star Wars Rebels is set between the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope. It is a dark time in the galaxy. The evil Galactic Empire has tightened its grip on the star systems and the noble Jedi Knights are nearly extinct. Star Wars Rebels follows the brave and clever ragtag crew of the starship Ghost — street-smart hero Ezra, cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, Zeb, the muscle, explosives artist Sabine, and Chopper, the grumpy astromech droid — who embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

Highlights from the product line include:
Action Figures & Role-Play:
-Star Wars Rebels Action Figures by Hasbro (MSRP: $5.99-9.99): Team up characters or pit them against each other with these awesome action figures, featuring heroes and villains from the new animated series, Star Wars Rebels.
Continue reading Disney Launches Star Wars Rebels Products

Haven Sneak Peek Clips

Haven — Thursdays at 8/7c on Syfy
Spotlight – Sneak Peek
SUMMARY: Check out a sneak peek of the next episode of Haven, Thursdays at 8ET|7c.

Episode 2 – Inside Haven
SUMMARY: Go behind the scenes with the cast of Haven to talk about the second episode of the new season.

“Witch” Part 1 – Haven: Origins
SUMMARY: Take a journey into Haven’s past and see the beginning of the Troubles.

New 2014 Fall SciFi and Fantasy TV Shows

Here’s your source of new SciFi and Fantasy shows coming this fall and in the not-too-distant future…

NBC:

Constantine

– series premiere Oct 24,| Fridays 10/9c

Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

http://www.nbc.com/constantine

ABC:

Forever

– series premiere Tuesday, September 23 at 10|9c
Doctor Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality. This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza). Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry’s long and colorful past. Only his best friend and confidant, Abe (Judd Hirsch) knows Henry’s secret.

http://abc.go.com/shows/forever

Galavant

– coming soon
Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Tangled; Cars) teams up with the award-winning musical duo of composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid; Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled) for a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions.
Starring: Joshua Sasse | Timothy Omundson | Vinnie Jones | Mallory Jansen | Karen David | Luke Youngblood

http://abc.go.com/shows/galavant

Agent Carter

– coming soon
It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark.
Starring: Hayley Atwell

http://abc.go.com/shows/marvels-agent-carter

The Whispers

– coming soon
We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don’t know. Can’t see. Can’t hear. In The Whispers, someone or something — is manipulating the ones we love most to accomplish the unthinkable.
Starring: Lily Rabe | Barry Sloane | Milo Ventimiglia | Derek Webster | Kristen Connolly | Kylie Rogers | Kyle Harrison Breitkopf

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-whispers

CBS:

Scorpion

– series premiere Monday, September 22 at 9|8c

Inspired by a true story, SCORPION follows an eccentric genius and his network of nerdy prodigies who operate as a think tank formed by Homeland Security.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/scorpion/

FOX:

Gotham

– series premiere Monday, September 22
Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM.

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

http://www.fox.com/gotham/

The Last Man On Earth

– coming soon
The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: PHIL MILLER (Forte), who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors. He has traveled to every city, every town and every outpost in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has found no one, which leads him to the painful realization that he is almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth.

Sure, there are some positives that come with being the last person on earth. You can go live in the White House if you want. You can park in handicapped spots without an ounce of guilt. You can decorate your home with priceless works of art. You wanna wear a pair of tighty-whiteys and nothing else every single day of the year? Not a problem.

http://www.fox.com/last-man-on-earth/

Wayward Pines

– coming soon
Imagine the perfect American town… beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines.

Based on the best-selling novel “Pines” by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs”), WAYWARD PINES is the intense new mind-bending 10-episode event thriller evocative of the classic hit “Twin Peaks.”

http://www.fox.com/wayward-pines/

Syfy:

Z Nation

– series premiere September 12 at 10/9c
Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.

http://www.syfy.com/znation

Ascension

– 6-hour event series premieres November 24 at 9/8c
In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.

http://www.syfy.com/ascension

CW:

The Flash

– series premiere Tuesday, Oct 7 at 8/7c
A TV show centered around scientist Barry Allen, who suffers a freak accident that turns him into a superhero with the power of incredible speed.

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-flash

iZombie

– coming soon
Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Her appearance now passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted. The change in Liv is baffling to her mother, her former fiancé, Major, and her best friend and roommate, Peyton, who still has the high-energy, Type-A personality that Liv has completely abandoned. Despite her post-traumatic ennui, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains – she’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office. In this appropriately dead-end job, Liv can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Despite carefully covering her tracks, Liv’s boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities. Even with her boss’ enthusiasm, Liv remains resigned to an eternity without hope or purpose, until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories. Liv begins to experience visions from the point of view of the murder victims. Much to the surprise of Dr. Ravi and homicide detective Clive Babineaux, Liv often has detailed knowledge of crime scenes and motives that she can’t easily explain. Posing as a psychic, she works with Detective Babineaux to investigate these crimes and discover who is responsible. It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least Liv can find purpose in her undead existence by helping Clive solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/izombie

The Messengers

– coming soon
“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.” (Revelation 9)

In the white-hot sun of the New Mexico desert, scientist Vera Ivanov watches in fascination as a mysterious object plummets to Earth and explodes in a blinding flash, sending out a shock wave that briefly stops her heart. But Vera is not the only one affected by the blast: she is instantly and mysteriously connected to four other strangers, who also collapse only to miraculously come back to life hours later. Erin, a young mother desperate to protect her 7-year-old daughter from an abusive ex-husband; Peter, a troubled high school student who finally lashes out to end the constant bullying he can no longer endure; Raul, a federal agent looking to escape his undercover assignment in a violent Mexican drug cartel; and Joshua, Jr., a charismatic second-generation televangelist following in his father’s footsteps – all awaken after the pulse with powers they can barely believe, from inexplicable strength to the ability to heal others. Most mysterious of all is the figure known only as The Man, who offers Vera the one thing she wants most in life – to be reunited with her kidnapped son – if she will help him with one morally complicated task. That task puts Vera on a collision course with nurse Rose Arvale who, after a seemingly random act of violence left her in a coma for seven years, suddenly begins to stir. As Joshua, Jr. prophesizes, the wheels of Revelation have begun to turn, and this group of strangers might be the only hope for preventing the impending Rapture…or causing it.

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-messengers/

Crossbones Clips

Crossbones (First Look)
John Malkovich and the cast chat about the new NBC drama Crossbones, premiering on Friday, May 30 at 10/9c.

Crossbones – Crossbones Premieres May 30 (Sneak Peek)
John Malkovich stars as Blackbeard on Crossbones, premiering Friday, May 30 at 10/9c.

Crossbones – John Malkovich Talks Blackbeard (Interview)
The actor discusses his role as Blackbeard on the new NBC drama Crossbones.