History’s been getting into the scripted programming game for some time now. Its heavy hitter is still the original series Vikings, though. Now airing its third season, History has opted to go ahead and renew Vikings for another round.
With all of those opportunities for new characters, it’s no surprise that History is looking ahead, getting a jumpstart on casting Season 3. This week, the cable station announced Jennie Jacques, Luther Bluteau, Kevin Durand, Ben Robson and Morgane Polanksi. Interestingly, Season 3 also looks to be including a brand new European country in its plot.
Tonight, the network will begin airing The World Wars, a brand new six-hour event series that will take a look at the life and times of seven of the well-known political figures living and working during World War II. It should prove to be must-see TV at its finest, but if you’re still skeptical about tuning in to catch the documentary, here’s three big reasons why you should add The World Wars to your schedule this evening.
Those looking to find Cynthia Addai-Robinson on television need only to watch Arrow this Wednesday night, as the Spartacus star is set to reprise her role of Amanda Waller in "Suicide Squad." And it looks like she's lined up her next big project, as the actor is set to star in History's miniseries Texas Rising.
A prophecy says that seven people will die before the treasure of Nova Scotia’s Oak Island is found. Six have died in various accidents already. Today History announced that they’ll be chronicling two brothers’ attempts to uncover the truth about the island with a new docu-series The Curse of Oak Island, set to debut January 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The gun-toting protagonists in Bonnie & Clyde managed to intrigue over 9.8 million viewers when the miniseries premiered across three networks on Sunday night. It’s unusual for a miniseries to announce a Blu-ray and DVD release before the project has finished its run, but Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is capitalizing on the current popularity of the TV event.
Over the course of its first season, Vikings made The History Channel a viable name in original programming. Although the network is pushing miniseries over original series with its latest scripted orders, History wisely renewed the period drama for a second season, and we’ve finally gotten a first teaser for the new episodes, which are expected to hit the schedule in February of 2014.
Don’t mess with Bonnie & Clyde! The numbers are in and the first part of the A+E miniseries secured itself 9.8 million viewers spread out over the three networks that aired the TV movie. Of A&E, Lifetime and History, it was History that came out on top though not by a drastic margin. The second part of Bonnie & Clyde will air tonight.
The story of Bonnie and Clyde is far from a fairytale, and director Bruce Beresford doesn’t try to present it as one in the TV miniseries that showcases the two notorious criminals. Starring Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch as the titular Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, Bonnie & Clyde delivers a story that’s entertaining, suspenseful and engrossing all at once, without relying entirely on glamour or flashy bank robbery scenes to draw interest.
The network’s latest project is a miniseries called Hannibal that currently has Halle Berry on board as an executive producer. No, we’re not talking about the tidy cannibal that’s into chianti and human flesh. We’re talking about the ancient African general who forged alliances and fought ferocious battles.
It looks like Roots is making a comeback in the form of a remake. The 12-hour 1977 miniseries earned itself 37 Emmy nominations and 9 wins. History’s plan to remake the series apparently involves trimming it down by a few hours, to an 8-hour adaptation of the original miniseries and the book on which that miniseries was based. Given the resurgence of interest in the history of slavery, as demonstrated through films like Django Unchained, and more recently, 12 Years a Slave...
Today, GLAAD released a couple of its annual reports measuring different TV networks for feature a variety of LGBT characters and stories. The seventh annual Network Responsibility Index and the 18th annual Where We Are on TV report both measure diversity on television, and while some networks have been described as “good” and others have totally missed the mark as far as LGBT characters are concerned, no network was graded by GLAAD as being “excellent.”
We’ve been hearing about The History Channel, Lifetime and A&E’s joint miniseries venture, Bonnie & Clyde, for months and months. The new miniseries stars Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch as the notorious couple, who engaged in low-end theft but became famous thanks to the couple’s relationship and Bonnie’s wild sex appeal.
There are a number of Harry Houdini films said to be in the works for the big screen. It seems only reasonable that we might see a small screen take on the master of illusion and escape. Last spring, we learned that History was developing a miniseries about Harry Houdini, which would star Adrien Brody as the title role.
Just to be clear, Whitey is not Whitney, though there really is only an "n" to differentiate the two titles. Whitney's an NBC comedy series that has nothing to do with David Koechner's A+E Networks comedy pilot Whitey. I say this in case anyone else finds themselves reading Whitney when they see Whitey. Moving on, Trading Spaces' Paige Davis has been cast to star opposite Koechner in the new pilot...