•• ABC has ordered a full season of “Designated Survivor”, the network ABC announced Thursday. The show received nine additional episodes bringing Season 1 total to 22 episodes.
“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member-turned-president of the United States following a deadly attack on Washington, DC. The show’s premiere averaged 15.3 million viewers and a 3.7 rating among adults aged 18-49 in Nielsen’s Live+3 ratings.
After the full order season, viewers are expecting a “Designated Survivor” Season 2 renewal for the series. It may be too early but some series received renewal before a season ends.
“Designated Survivor” airs Wednesday nights at 10|9c on ABC.
•• The First Day (1×02): Hours after the attack on the Capitol, President Kirkman steps into his role as Commander-in-Chief in the midst of chaos and confusion. Facing dangerous new challenges and adversaries, Kirman struggles to hold a country together that is on the brink of falling apart. Virginia Madsen guest stars on the highly anticipated ABC series “Designated Survivor,” Wednesday, September 28 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT).
•• Fall is the time when the big Hollywood studios trot out their Oscar-bait movies, which means many good films are on the way to the multiplexes. But the bounty of good entertainment doesn’t end there.
Small venues throughout the state are planning fun, eclectic lineups of foreign, classic and independent films. Also, there are plenty of film festivals coming this way for all kinds of tastes: Spanish-language films, Irish films, LGBT-themed films, short films. And don’t forget the super-popular Met Live in HD opera series.
Sandra Oh, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen and Paul Giamatti star in #Sideways to be featured at a dinner-and-film on Oct. 22 at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s in Connecticut. More info: http://www.thewadsworth.org
•• A film shot in Calgary last year with breakout star Jacob Tremblay will make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Burn Your Maps, which also stars Vera Farmiga, Marton Csokas, Virginia Madsen and Suraj Sharma, was shot in downtown Calgary and Kananaskis Country, which subbed in for Mongolia, last summer. Directed by Jordan Roberts and adapted from Robyn Joy Leff’s short story, it tells the story of a boy named Wes who comes to believe he is a Mongolian goat-herder. Tremblay, 9, plays Wes.
Burn Your Maps was announced as part of the TIFF lineup on Tuesday. Festival organizers announced new additions to the gala and special presentation slate, including Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner’s Wakefield, about a man who hides from his family in his garage attic after suffering a nervous breakdown. The festival runs Sept. 8 to 18.
•• Following American Gothic’s new promos, CBS has released a batch of images from the first episode entitled “Arrangement in Grey and Black”. You can check them out below or visit the photogallery to see all them here.
American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.
The show is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Corinne Brinkerhoff (“The Good Wife,” “Jane the Virgin”), Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (“The Americans,” “Under the Dome,” “Extant”), James Frey and Todd Cohen serve as executive producers.
American Gothic premieres Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10/9c on CBS.
•• It’s one thing to find out someone in your family doesn’t like your favorite show or is obsessed with Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s something else entirely to find out they’re, say, a murderer. And that’s the dilemma facing the family at the center of American Gothic.
EW has an exclusive first look at the first promo for the new CBS show, which stars Virginia Madsen, Anthony Starr, Juliet Rylance, and more as it tells the story of a Boston family that realizes someone in their family could be linked to an infamous string of murders. Over the season’s 13 episodes, the suspicion that a killer is in their midst threatens to tear the family apart.
American Gothic premieres Wednesday, June 22 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.