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AMERICAN GOTHIC to Japan

from Broadway World

CBS Studios International Announces Licensing Agreement with WOWWOW in Japan

CBS Studios International announced today a multi-title content licensing agreement with Japan’s leading premium pay TV provider, WOWOW. The agreement includes the first-window broadcast rights to the highly anticipated new TWIN PEAKS; the #1 new U.S. drama BULL, starring Michael Weatherly; and the murder-mystery series AMERICAN GOTHIC.

BULL, TWIN PEAKS and AMERICAN GOTHIC will be shown on WOWOW’s Prime channel, joining other Showtime and CBS programming, including the critically-acclaimed THE AFFAIR, the event series ZOO and the modern-day SHERLOCK Holmes drama, ELEMENTARY.

“The series in this agreement represent the strength and variety of CBS and Showtime programming available to broadcasters around the world,” said Barry Chamberlain, President of Sales, CBS Studios International. “We are thrilled to have expanded our portfolio of programming with WOWOW, bringing more of our compelling and creative storytelling to audiences across Japan.”

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.

AMERICAN GOTHIC is executive produced by Corinne Brinkerhoff, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, James Frey and Todd Cohen, produced by CBS Television Studios and distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.

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Posted on February 26, 2017 by Editor

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RELATIONSHIP STATUS Gets Two More Seasons

from Variety

Milo Ventimiglia’s ‘Relationship Status’ Gets Two More Seasons on Verizon’s Go90 (EXCLUSIVE)

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“Relationship Status,” the millennial social-media drama starring and executive produced by Milo Ventimiglia, is returning for two more seasons on Verizon’s Go90 mobile video service.

The show was created by Céline Geiger (“Vampire Diaries,” “The Lying Game”). It’s executive produced by Ventimiglia — who currently stars in NBC’s primetime hit drama “This Is Us” — and Russ Cundiff of DiVide Pictures; James Frey and Todd Cohen of Full Fathom Five; and StyleHaul.

Go90 has picked up two 12-episode seasons of “Relationship Status,” which will feature a traditional film and TV talent alongside digital creators. Season 2 is slated to hit the free, ad-supported service in the fall of 2017; the producers expect to announce cast details soon. As with the first run of the show, the ensemble dramedy will weave through the complexities of relationships while exploring the intertwining lives and connections of dating in the digital age.

“We could not be happier to continue ‘Relationship Status’ into season two and three,” Ventimiglia said in a statement. “The landscape of online dating and social media is ever-changing and we are looking forward to bringing more compelling stories about love, life and loss to Go90.”

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Posted on February 14, 2017 by Editor

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Little Shaq to SPROUT

from Deadline

Sprout Greenlights New Series ‘Remy And Boo’; Renews ‘Floogals’ & ‘Nina’s World’; Sets Development Slate

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Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network, is expanding its original programming slate with the greenlight of new series Remy and Boo created by Industrial Brothers’ Matt Fernandes and produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios. The network also has given Season 2 renewals to its popular original series Floogals and Nina’s World and set several new projects in development, including an original series executive produced by Shaquille O’Neal.

Among the new projects on Sprout’s development slate are Little Shaq, executive produced by Shaquille O’Neal. Inspired by the former NBA superstar’s real life childhood, the series follows an outsized boy’s funny and often awkward adventures in his urban American neighborhood. From Universal Cable Productions, the series is also executive produced by Full Fathom Five’s James Frey and Todd Cohen.

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Posted on February 11, 2017 by Editor

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ENDGAME: Rules of The Game

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Editor

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HAUNTED Casting

from Variety via Yahoo! TV

TV News Roundup

by Dani Levy

CASTING

Three new cast members will join Syfy‘s “The Haunted” as series regulars. Steve Kazee and David Alpay will play two of the four siblings in the Bradley family reunited after their parent’s death, slowly fixing their relationships with each other and navigating between the all too real ghosts from their pasts. DeVaughn Nixon will play a detective, investigating the mysterious circumstances around the deaths. Full Fathom Five’s James Frey and Todd Cohen will executive produce. Pilot writer Noga Landau, of “Tau” and “The Magicians,” will also co-executive produce.

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Posted on January 6, 2017 by Editor

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Lyndsy Fonseca to “THE HAUNTED”

from Deadline

‘The Haunted’: Lyndsy Fonseca To Star In Syfy Pilot, Elizabeth Cappuccino Also Set

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Former Nikita star Lyndsy Fonseca and up-and-comer Elizabeth Cappuccino (Jessica Jones) have been cast as two of the leads of Syfy’s supernatural horror drama pilot The Haunted.

Written by Noga Landau (Tau, The Magicians)The Haunted centers on four siblings – Juno (Fonseca), Virgil, Eliis and Hester (Cappuccino) — who reunite following their parents’ deaths. As they try to overcome their fractured personal relationships they find that they must also face the literal ghosts from their past in order to survive.

James Frey and Todd Cohen of Full Fathom Five executive produce and Landau co-executive produces for Universal Cable Productions.

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Posted on December 19, 2016 by Editor

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#ThisIsEndgame

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Posted on November 14, 2016 by Editor

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USA ‘Elements’ James Frey & Amblin TV

from DEADLINE

USA Sets ‘Elements,’ Canadian Series Adaptation With James Frey & Amblin TV

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USA Network has put in development Elements, a high-concept drama from writer James Frey and his Full Fathom Five, Amblin TV, Intrigue and Universal Cable Prods.

Written by Frey, Elements is based on Babel Films’ French-language Canadian film/web series Time Out (Temps Mort). It follows the aftermath of an extreme environmental shift across the world. On a beautiful day in Miami, it starts to snow, and doesn’t stop — leaving the world frozen as one man searches for his fiancée before the world falls into complete stasis.

This would mark the TV writing debut of Frey, who started off as a feature scribe with 1998’s Kissing a Fool before embarking on book writing, including his controversial debut novel A Million Little Pieces. He then launched the YA publishing company Full Fathom Five, which has been leveraging its IP into producing TV series and movies.

Elements reunites Full Fathom Five and Amblin TV, who recently collaborated on the TNT pilot Lumen.

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Posted on October 8, 2016 by Editor

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AMC Gothic

from C21Media

AMC gets Gothic with CBS

American Gothic is produced by CBS Television Studios

AMC Networks International Iberia has picked up CBS drama American Gothic after striking a deal with distributor CBS Studios International.

The 13-part show, which will air on the AMC-owned network in Spain and Portugal from October, centres 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.

It is produced by CBS Television Studios, with Corinne Brinkerhoff, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, James Frey and Todd Cohen attached as executive producers. Juliet Rylance and Virginia Madsen star.

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Posted on September 22, 2016 by Editor

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THE HAUNTED Goes to SyFy

from Deadline

Syfy Orders Pilots For AI Drama ‘The Machine’, ‘Haunted’ & ‘Happy!’ Adaptation

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The Machine is set in a world that is being transformed by the emergence of artificial intelligence. The project

Syfy is stepping up its development efforts with three pilot orders to artificial intelligence drama The Machine, based on the 2013 cult hit film; supernatural horror-drama Haunted; and Happybased on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel. All three hail from sibling Universal Cable Prods.

After several straight-to-series orders, Syfy returned to pilot development this year with the pilot greenlights of Prototype in February and Superman prequel Krypton in May. The former was filmed and not going forward, while the latter is currently casting. Today’s pickups mark the largest batch of pilot orders for Syfy in a while as the network had been going through a creative revamp.

The Haunted is a supernatural horror-drama about four siblings who reunite following their parents’ deaths. As they try to overcome their fractured personal relationships they find that they must also face the literal ghosts from their past in order to survive. Noga Landau (Tau, The Magicians) wrote the pilot and is also a co-executive producer. Author James Frey and Todd Cohen of Full Fathom Five will executive produce.

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Posted on September 18, 2016 by Editor

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THE KICKS Premieres Today on Amazon PRIME!

from Stream Daily

The Kicks starts streaming in August

The soccer-themed live-action series, based on books written by U.S. Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan, will make its Amazon debut on Aug. 26.

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Brand-new Amazon original kids live-actioner The Kicks is set to launch Aug. 26 on Prime Video in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria. The show is based on a book series by U.S. Olympic gold medalist and current U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player Alex Morgan.

Aimed at kids ages six to 11 years, the series follows young female soccer star Devin Burke (Sixx Orange), who, after moving to California with her family in the middle of the school year, must cope with turning around her struggling new team.

The series’ pilot episode is available to stream from today and nine additional episodes will debut exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Video app for TVs, and internet-connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online on Aug. 26.

Full Fathom Five novelist James Frey (I Am Number Four), Todd Cohen (Lumen), David Babcock (Twisted) and Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle) are the series’ executive producers.

The Kicks is co-executive produced by Nastaran Dibai (According to Jim) and written by Orenstein, David Steinberg (Space Racers), Taylor Cox (King Julien Stand Up) and Jacquie Walters (Building Wild).

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Posted on August 26, 2016 by Editor

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THE KICKS Streams on Amazon Starting August 26

from Stream Daily

The Kicks starts streaming in August

The soccer-themed live-action series, based on books written by U.S. Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan, will make its Amazon debut on Aug. 26.

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Brand-new Amazon original kids live-actioner The Kicks is set to launch Aug. 26 on Prime Video in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria. The show is based on a book series by U.S. Olympic gold medalist and current U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player Alex Morgan.

Aimed at kids ages six to 11 years, the series follows young female soccer star Devin Burke (Sixx Orange), who, after moving to California with her family in the middle of the school year, must cope with turning around her struggling new team.

The series’ pilot episode is available to stream from today and nine additional episodes will debut exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Video app for TVs, and internet-connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online on Aug. 26.

Full Fathom Five novelist James Frey (I Am Number Four), Todd Cohen (Lumen), David Babcock (Twisted) and Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle) are the series’ executive producers.

The Kicks is co-executive produced by Nastaran Dibai (According to Jim) and written by Orenstein, David Steinberg (Space Racers), Taylor Cox (King Julien Stand Up) and Jacquie Walters (Building Wild).

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Posted on July 22, 2016 by Editor

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AMERICAN GOTHIC @ Comic-Con

from Entertainment Weekly

Comic-Con 2016: American Gothic panel ponders the killer

BY NATALIE ABRAMS

As CBS’ summer murder mystery thriller American Gothic heats up, the cast was on hand at Comic-Con on Thursday to tease the identity of the killer.

On the series, the wealthy Hawthorne family discovers that not only was their now-deceased patriarch (Jamey Sheridan) possibly a serial killer, but he could’ve been aided by one of their own. Was it the steely matriarch (Virginia Madsen), the black sheep prodigal son Garrett (Antony Starr), the ambitious eldest daughter Alison (Juliet Rylance), the innocent younger school teacher Tessa (Megan Ketch), or the former junkie cartoonist Cam (Justin Chatwin)?

During Wednesday’s episode, Cam was seemingly cleared since his DNA didn’t match the blood found on the Silver Bells Killer belt, but there was a familial match, which means one of the Hawthornes was definitely the killer. So who is it? Chatwin, Starr, and Ketch stayed mum during the panel, though they have finally discovered the answer since American Gothic is currently shooting the finale in which fans will discover the truth.

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Posted on July 21, 2016 by Editor

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THE KICKS (Official Trailer)

Stream with Prime 8/26 on Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/29Bnlam

Based on a book series by US Olympic Gold Medalist and current US Women’s National Team soccer player Alex Morgan

Posted on July 20, 2016 by Editor

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UNITED AS ONE Makes I AM NUMBER FOUR Series #1 Again

from The New York Times

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Posted on July 17, 2016 by Editor

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Fine Art Gothic

How Classic Paintings Influence ‘American Gothic’

by Sarah Huggins 

Showrunner Corinne Brinkerhoff talks with THR about the hidden gems in each episode of the CBS summer drama. Christos Kalohoridis/CBS

American Gothic is more than meets the eye.

The new CBS drama centers on a prominent Boston family and their secrets, and to hear showrunner Corinne Brinkerhoff tell it, features a nod to classical pieces of art in each episode.

The artistic gems should come as no surprise as the series itself shares its name with a famous painting — American Gothic by Grant Wood, which features a pitchfork-toting farmer with a female companion standing in front of a gothic-style ranch home. It’s perhaps one of the most recognizable 20th century American works.

“One of my favorite elements of the show is off of the fact it’s called American Gothic and the family is collectors of fine art,” Brinkerhoff tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We have artists in the family and it is sort of in the fabric of the show already.”

The artists in the Hawthorne family include Cam (Justin Chatwin), a cartoonist, and his possible serial-killer-in-the-making offspring Jack (Gabriel Bateman), who has a passion for drawing dead animals.

Each episode of the drama series is titled after and shows admiration for a famous painting. “We chose a painting that had some thematic resonance with that chapter of our story,” Brinkerhoff explains. “We also looked for a moment that within the frame we could put an homage to the actual painting itself. Those kinds of things distinguish us in a way where it’s not high concept, but there’s details if you’re paying close attention add another layer to the show.”

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Posted on July 1, 2016 by Editor

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From Toronto to Boston

from CBS Boston

How ‘American Gothic’ Crew Transformed Toronto Into Boston

By Liam Martin

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TORONTO (CBS) — If the house and the neighborhood at the center of the new CBS thriller “American Gothic” looks like they could be found on Chestnut Hill, that’s by design.

“Well, that’s encouraging to hear,” Tim Owen told WBZ’s Liam Martin with a laugh.

Owen is the location manager of the murder mystery, and he was speaking to Liam in Toronto, not Boston — despite the fact the show is set in the Hub.

“We all kind of develop a kind of checklist of what makes Boston what it is when we see it visually,” Owen said.

He has had to turn to that checklist for this project, finding the parts of Toronto that can fit.

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Posted on June 29, 2016 by Editor

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Jeff Russo on Scoring ‘American Gothic’

from Billboard

Tonic’s Jeff Russo on Scoring ‘American Gothic,’ ‘Fargo’ & Marvel’s ‘Legion,’ Plus the 20th Anniversary of ‘Lemon Parade’

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Jeff Russo, the composer for new CBS series, “American Gothic.” / JUSTINE UNGARO

It’s nearly impossible to turn on the TV and not hear music by Jeff Russo. The Fargocomposer, who is also a guitarist with the Grammy-nominated band Tonic, scores a staggering six television series either currently airing or in production.

His newest, American Gothic, co-produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, debuts Wednesday on CBS. The 13-episode drama, starring Virginia Madsen, Juliet Rylance and Justin Chatwin, revolves around a prominent Boston family whose patriarch may be involved in an series of unsolved murders.

“It’s just super thrilling to have the word ‘Amblin’ associated with anything I’m working on,” Russo, 46, says. “I’m thrilled to be under the same fold as someone as great as Steven Spielberg and John Williams, who is probably my favorite composer of all time.”

In addition to Season 3 of FX’s Fargo, for which he earned an Emmy nod for best original dramatic score in 2014, Russo is also working on Fargo producer Noah Hawley’s new Marvel series Legion, the third season of Starz’s 50 Cent-produced drama Power, upcoming HBO limited series The Night Of, and ABC’s Kevin Williamson-helmed 2017 show Time After Time. 

Russo talked to Billboard about each series, as well as the 20th anniversary of Tonic’s debut album, 1996’s Lemon Parade, best known for the Mainstream Rock Songs chart-topper “If You Could Only See.”

American Gothic, CBS (June 22)
“We do the show with a small orchestra, about 16 strings and five woodwinds, but it is understated. The idea was we didn’t want to be heavy-handed with the music because when you do that, all of a sudden, you’re melodrama. This show is left of center — like the grandson who’s a little weird — and that was part of the choice to lean toward the oddity of it. We’re trying to give the show a more cinematic and cable feel. A lot of times on network television, you have wall-to-wall music and shows tend to lean on music to help build the narrative, whereas in movies and cable, we have a way of allowing the dialogue to do what it’s going to do, allowing the emotion to land and then play. We’re trying to score it less and let the score be more meaningful. We’re definitely not playing the emotion or the drama on the nose.”

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Posted on June 24, 2016 by Editor

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BTK SBK

from The Wichita Eagle

‘American Gothic’ hits close to home for BTK’s daughter

BY ROY WENZL

“I think it’s important to remember that there are actual people who died, 10 people who lost their lives and 8 families – that’s including mine – that were destroyed and forever separated by my dad’s actions,” said Kerri Rawson, Dennis Rader’s daughter. Travis Heying File photo

“American Gothic,” a new CBS show this summer, is about a serial killer “S.B.K.” and possibly the killer’s family. It looks as though it was inspired or at least informed by a serial killer familiar to Wichitans.

Corinne Brinkerhoff, the show’s creator, (a writer on “The Good Wife), said in “Entertainment Weekly,” that “Gothic” “reminds” her of a case she grew up knowing in Kansas, about a church deacon and Boy Scout mentor who turned out to be a serial killer, unbeknownst to his own family.

That sounds much like the story of Dennis Rader of Park City, who in 2005 was arrested and identified as the serial killer BTK, who operated in Wichita from 1974 to 2005. Rader killed 10 people in and around Wichita, and for 31 years until his capture taunted police and the public by sending cryptic (and badly spelled) clues.

In the “Gothic” episode that ran Wednesday evening, it was clear that the show is about not only a serial killer but the dysfunctional and varied Hawthorne family of Boston. Two family members, snooping through the basement, find an Ikea box filled with silver bells, which look a lot like the little silver bells the killer S.B.K (Silver Bells Killer) leaves with his victims.

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Posted on June 23, 2016 by Editor

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A Massive Game Of Clue

from The Wrap

‘American Gothic’ Showrunner on Why the Set Is Like a ‘Massive Game of Clue’

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“The fun of shooting is that they can all kind of look at each other with suspicion,” Corinne Brinkerhoff tells TheWrap about keeping the mystery going even for the cast

Coming off of light-hearted dramedy “Jane The Virgin,” CBS’ serial killer drama “American Gothic” seemed like a swerve for writer/producer Corinne Brinkerhoff, but the first-time showrunner tells TheWrap that the two have more in common than you might think.

“Believe it or not there’s actually quite a bit of comedy in ‘American Gothic,’” she said. “I know it sounds illogical, but I think one of the ways people deal with traumatic situations is with gallows humor. It’s certainly what I do, and I love that.”

The CBS summer series is about a prominent Boston family that discovers its newly deceased patriarch (Jamey Sheridan) may have been a notorious serial killer, and that his widow (Virginia Madsen) or one of his four adult children may have been his longtime accomplice.

Below, Brinkerhoff describes her first outing as a showrunner, how she ended up being an executive producer on two shows at once, and how the mystery of “American Gothic” remains elusive, even for the cast.

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Posted on June 22, 2016 by Editor

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A Visual Nod To The Masters

from The New York Post

‘American Gothic’ goes arty with a visual nod to masters

By Robert Rorke

‘American Gothic’ goes arty with a visual nod to mastersVirginia Madsen (above) strikes a pose similar to Whistler’s mother (below).Photo: Christos Kalohoridis/CBS

One doesn’t expect to see great American works of art referenced in a new television series. But Corinne Brinkerhoff, executive producer of “American Gothic,” is determined to change that.

Her new show, which takes its title from the painting by Grant Wood, is about a wealthy Boston family trying to cover up a scandal when police suspect one of its members may be the “Silver Bells Killer.” Each of the 13 episodes is named after a famous painting.

The titles are well chosen, as Brinkerhoff and her team of eight writers have made the paintings “organically part of the episode.” For example, Wednesday’s premiere is called “Arrangement in Grey and Black” (more commonly known as “Whistler’s Mother”), and based on the 1871 painting by James McNeill Whistler. In the final scene actress Virginia Madsen, who plays devious matriarch Madeline Hawthorne, is posed, with some modifications, as the figure in the painting: seated and seen in profile, against a gray backdrop with one framed work of art on the wall.

“We matched some of our favorite paintings to what is going to happen in each episode,” says Brinkerhoff (“The Good Wife”), who spoke to The Post about how some of the renowned canvases will be captured this season.

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Posted on June 19, 2016 by Editor

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Publicity Stills

from Flickering Myth

Promo images for American Gothic premiere episode – ‘Arrangement in Grey and Black’

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Following last week’s promo [watch it here], CBS has released a batch of images from the first episode of the upcoming mystery drama series American Gothic, entitled ‘Arrangement in Grey and Black’; check them out [click]…

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Posted on June 2, 2016 by Editor

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AMERICAN GOTHIC “The Family With All The Suspects” (CBS Trailer)

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Editor

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Prime AMERICAN GOTHIC

from Broadway World

CBS Summer Series AMERICAN GOTHIC Comes to Prime Video

CBS Summer Series AMERICAN GOTHIC Comes to Prime Video

Prime Video will be the official subscription streaming home, alongside CBS All Access, for the upcoming CBS murder-mystery drama AMERICAN GOTHIC. Amazon Prime members in the U.S. will be able to stream or download each episode just four days after each episode’s initial broadcast on CBS, at no additional cost to their Prime membership.

From creator Corinne Brinkerhoff (Jane the Virgin, The Good Wife), and hailing from CBS Television Studios and Amblin Partners, American Gothic is a 13-episode summer series, which will begin airing on CBS Wednesday, June 22 and centers on a prominent Boston family that is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades, amid the mounting SUSPICION that one of them may have been his accomplice. The series stars Juliet Rylance (The Knick, Sinister), Antony Starr (Banshee, OUTRAGEOUS Fortune), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Candyman), Justin Chatwin (Shameless, Orphan Black), Megan Ketch (The Good Wife, Jane the Virgin), Elliot Knight (Once Upon a Time, How to Get Away with Murder), Stephanie Leonidas (Mirrormask, Defiance), and Gabriel Bateman (Annabelle, Checkmate).

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Posted on May 16, 2016 by Editor

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Behind the Scenes

from Rochester First

Behind the scenes of American Gothic

CBS’ new summer murder mystery series is being shot close to home

By JOHN KUCKO

TORONTO, N.Y. (WROC-TV)

News 8 recently got up-close and behind the scenes of American Gothic – a summer series CBS expects to deliver gripping drama, starring Virginia Madsen and produced by Stephen Spielberg’s company.

American Gothic is a CBS murder mystery set in an affluent Boston suburb, but in reality, most of the show was shot not far from Rochester, in Toronto.

“It’s really become the place to be, it’s alive with it here,” said actress Stephanie Leonidas, who plays Sophie Hawthorne. “But what I like is there is so much going on in the film world here. It’s very much like London – it’s not the entire city, it’s kind of separate to that, and it’s a really chilled out relaxed city.”

John Kucko visited Cinespace Studios in Toronto, where more and more films and primetime series are being shot.

The spacious studio is now home to a full-scale hospital wing, which serves as the setting for the 13 episode murder mystery. But it’s still a movie set – open the right door, and you’ll find yourself in a construction zone.

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Posted on May 4, 2016 by Editor

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Milo Ventimiglia on RELATIONSHIP STATUS

from Gothamist

Milo Ventimiglia On The Horrors Of Online Dating, ‘Gilmore Girls,’ And New Series

BY REBECCA FISHBEIN

042916_milo.jpgMilo Ventimiglia and “Relationship Status” castmembers at Tribeca. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for go90)

Milo Ventimiglia’s had a busy year. Not only will he be reprising his role as nihilistic heartthrob Jess Mariano on Netflix’s much-anticipated Gilmore Girls reboot, but he’s been working with James Frey (yep, the A Million Little Pieces dude) on Relationship Status, a new show streaming on Verizon’s free go90 app. The twelve-episode series, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows a few dozen 20-and-30-somethings in New York and Los Angeles as they try to navigate dating in a world full of apps and social media. We sat down with Ventimiglia, who produces and stars in the series, to talk a little about dating and television-watching in the digital age, as well as to dish on Jess’s return.

So you are in, and I believe you’re also producing, Relationship Status? Yeah, I’ve actually been a producer longer than I’ve been an actor on it. My partner Russ Cundiff and I were lucky enough to get a chance to work on it with Full Fathom Five, which is James Frey’s company, and Todd Cohen and Laura Terry over there. We’ve been on it with development for almost two years before he found a praetorship with StyleHaul, and they helped us get to the finish line and cross the finish line, and get it out in a way that, hopefully, a lot of audience is going to be aware of it and streaming it on Go90.

And how did you get involved? I had the script slipped to me, and my partner and I read it and we just loved it. We thought it was very relevant to the current trend of a million different dating apps today. Bumble and Riot and Happn, Tinder, and Grindr, and all these ways that people are meeting up nowadays and trying to find love, and even friendship, or even just something physical. It was a great story in the center of all that. And we thought it was relevant to a broader audience, so we jumped onboard and then we found a set of partners in StyleHaul. Once that happened, we moved pretty quick into production, wrangled up 30 actors in about 20 days, and shot a show.

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Posted on May 2, 2016 by Editor

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The Addiction Begins

from BUSTLE

The ‘American Gothic’ Trailer Proves The World’s Crime Addiction Is Only Just Beginning — VIDEO

by JEFFERSON GRUBBS

While Hollywood works its way through a seemingly indefatigable trend of superhero movies, the television landscape has found itself in the grips of an equally unshakable fad: crime. The next show to get in on the crime craze is CBS’ American Gothic, hitting the airwaves this summer in what’s described as a “13-part murder mystery.” If you find yourself in withdrawal after the terrific FX series The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story earlier this year, then the first official American Gothic trailer is here to prove that it will definitely satisfy your crime addiction post-ACS.

Created by Corinne Brinkerhoff (The Good Wife) and James Frey (yes, he of the Million Little Pieces Oprah scandal), Gothic stars Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways) as the matriarch of a Boston family torn apart when it’s revealed that one of them may have been involved in a string of murders in the area. Juliet Rylance (The Knick), Justin Chatwin (Shameless), and Antony Starr (Banshee) play her children… but which of them is a serial killer? That’s the question that American Gothic promises to answer; but can you figure it out for yourself before the finale?

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Posted on April 29, 2016 by Editor

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RELATIONSHIP STATUS – Coming exclusively to go90 on April 29th…

from Mashable

Milo Ventimiglia’s new go90 series takes on dating in the digital age

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To say that dating in the digital age is complicated may be an understatement.

That’s exactly why Milo Ventimiglia, James Frey, and fashion and lifestyle digital network StyleHaul decided to partner up to produce a new dramedy all about the highs and lows of modern dating.

Relationship Status, which debuted at Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, follows an interweaving cast of young people in New York and Los Angeles as they navigate love and friendships, all told through the lens of social storytelling optimized for mobile consumption.

Yes, that entails crazy one night stands, the “perfect” kiss, cheating partners and more dramatic moments — all which in a modern world “propelled by social media.”

Since technology is at the core of modern relationships, Ventimiglia said go90 was the right destination for this exact series.

SEE ALSO: Could 2016 be the year for Verizon’s go90 mobile content platform?

“I’ve been in the digital space since 2006, so 10 years now,” Ventimiglia, who will also star in the upcoming Netflix Gilmore Girls reboot, told Mashable in a phone interview.

“I’m happy that there is a less of a line between traditional film and TV and new media. [And] having this story related to all of us dealing with dating in digital age — and how it connects and pulls us apart — is a natural fit for a platform like go90.”

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Posted on April 22, 2016 by Editor

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AMERICAN GOTHIC – Premiering This Summer (Preview)

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Editor

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Crew Stop Real Bad Guy In Toronto

from CityNews

Charges laid after television crew notices break-in

BY NEWS STAFF

The crew from the television show ‘American Gothic’ thwarted a robbery in Toronto on Friday morning.

The crew were setting up on Bathurst Street south of Davenport Road, across from the Hillcrest TTC Yards, around 4 a.m. when they spotted someone breaking into a building.

They called police, who arrived and took four people into custody.

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Posted on April 10, 2016 by Editor

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Boston

from The Boston Globe

CBS murder mystery will be set in Boston

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 SAMA ABDULJAWAD FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE 

Film crew outside Faneuil Hall filming for the upcoming CBS murder mystery “American Gothic.”

Those cameras you saw in front of the Boston Public Library a few weeks ago were not affiliated with Mark Wahlberg’s Boston Marathon bombing movie, “Patriots Day.” They belonged to a television show “American Gothic,” which will premiere on CBS in June.

Showrunner Corinne Brinkerhoff, who earned her graduate degree from Boston University in 2004, confirmed that “Gothic” is set in Boston, and that the crew filmed scenes and exteriors at the BPL, Faneuil Hall, and City Hall. She said she’d hoped to film at Trinity Church, but her plans were cut short because of the last snowstorm.

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Posted on April 8, 2016 by Editor

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Eat, Brains, Love Movie!!

from Variety

Movie Version of ‘Eat, Brains, Love’ Zombie Novel in Works at Van Toffler’s Gunpowder & Sky

by TODD SPANGLER / NY Digital Editor

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Startup studio pacts with Tony DiSanto’s DIGA, James Frey’s Full Fathom Five on project

Gunpowder & Sky, the youth-focused studio launched by ex-Viacom exec Van Toffler in January, has signed an exclusive deal for a film adaptation of “Eat, Brains, Love,” a comedic zombie road-trip novel by Jeff Hart.

G&S, backed by AT&T and Chernin Group’s Otter Media, is working on the project with DIGA, an independent production studio founded by former MTV executive Tony DiSanto, and author James Frey’s Full Fathom Five media and production firm.

The project reunites Toffler and DiSanto, whose productions at MTV included “Jersey Shore,” “Scream,” “Teen Wolf” and “My Super Psycho Sweet 16.” The companies said they are in talks with potential screenwriters for “Eat, Brains, Love.”

“Eat, Brains, Love” — the title is a play on Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling novel “Eat, Pray, Love” — is the story of a pair of high-school sweethearts who contract a mysterious zombie virus and devour the brains of half their senior class. They set off on a cross-country journey to discover a cure, while being pursued by a teen psychic sent by the government’s top-secret Necrotic Control Division to track them down.

WME negotiated the deal on behalf of Full Fathom Five. DiSanto and Full Fathom Five’s Todd Cohen brought the project to G&S.

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Posted on March 22, 2016 by Editor

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RELATIONSHIP STATUS Accepted for Tribeca Fest Woo-hoo!!

from Variety

Tribeca Film Festival Unveils Digital-Content Marketplace Event

By Todd Spangler / NY Digital Editor

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New York festival also adds special screenings of projects from YouTube Red, Fullscreen, StyleHaul, Disney’s Maker Studios

Tribeca Film Festival is zeroing in on digital creative talent and studios with the launch next month of the inaugural Tribeca Digital Creators Market.

The daylong event, scheduled for April 21 in New York City, is designed to connect digital influencers and talent with industry buyers, producers and agents, as well as showcase premium digital entertainment content.

Creators currently slated to attend the event include YouTube star Ingrid Nilsen (pictured above), the Gregory Brothers, Matt Bellassai, Joe Penna (MysteryGuitarMan), Mikey Murphy and BlackBoxTV creator Tony Valenzuela.

The Tribeca Digital Creators program also will feature screenings, starting April 20, of new projects from YouTube Red, Fine Brothers Entertainment, StyleHaul, Fullscreen, Indigenous Media, New Form Digital and Disney’s Maker Studios. Tribeca developed the concept for the market with CAA.

Tribeca is touting the confab as the first event aimed at bringing together digital creators and traditional media partners, compared with fan-focused events like VidCon.

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Posted on March 19, 2016 by Editor

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