Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Scoop


Written by Alexa on July 13 2012

The Panel: Melinda Clarke, Aaron Stanford, Lyndsey Fonseca, Shane West, Maggie Q, and executive producer Craig Silverstein. Moderated by HuffPo’s Laura Prudom.

The Big Revelations: Many! The only way to break it down is by subject.

Owen’s ‘agenda’: Devon Sawa, who was recently promoted to series regular, will return in the fourth episode of the new season and all of the audience’s burning questions — like why he didn’t participate in the raid on Division — will be answered. “He’s going to come back with a mystery and an agenda,” said Silverstein.

Casting scoop: The bad guy in the first episode, which is set a month after the finale, will be played by Alcatraz alum Jeff Pierce, who played Jack Sylvane on the dearly departed show.

Nikita vs. Ryan?: CIA agent Ryan Fletcher (Noah Bean) is another new regular on the show, and his dynamic with Nikita will be conflicted. “I think Nikita being behind a desk all day would have been less interesting for [fans], so as partners, there’s a [new] dynamic,” said Maggie Q. “As you know, Nikita has a huge problem with authority, and she has a new boss now…So she’s gotta make — this is not sexual — Ryan happy…They’re two characters with strong convictions. So we’ll see what happens there.”

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Warner Brothers at Comic-Con 2012


Written by Alexa on June 07 2012

The world’s leading pop culture convention is set to begin in just over a month, and Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) will be back with a Bang at Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2012. With a star-studded lineup of performers and producers from Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation series and the Studio’s massive, must-visit booth on the convention floor, WBTVG will once again deliver an unforgettable experience for fans, with a packed schedule of screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.

PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks. Panel times will be announced in the coming weeks.

THURSDAY, JULY 12

MAD (Mondays 8:45/7:45c Cartoon Network): Get a glimpse behind the MADness with MAD television show producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek. Room 6DE

Nikita (Fridays 9/8c The CW): Series stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca join executive producer Craig Silverstein. Room 6BCF6BCF

Source: Seat42f

The CW Reveals 2012-2013 Schedule


Written by Alexa on May 17 2012

Just call Wednesday night hero night on The CW’s 2012-2013 schedule. The network has moved Friday night player “Supernatural” to Wednesdays and is pairing it with the new DC Comics series “Arrow.”

Meanwhile, Tyra Banks’ “America’s Next Top Model” moves to Friday nights paired with “Nikita

New medical drama “First Cut” joins “Hart of Dixie” on Tuesdays and the vampires of Mystic Falls will meet the beast on Thursdays with the programming block of “The Vampire Diaries” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

“The Carrie Diaries,” the “Sex and the City” prequel and one of The CW’s highest profile projects, doesn’t make its CW debut until midseason. When it does, Carrie Bradshaw will take over the “Gossip Girl” timeslot. The CW’s other new scripted series, “Cult,” is also being held for midseason.

“One of our biggest priorities this year at The CW was adding more original programming, and we’ve added 50 original hours to our schedule in 2012,” Mark Pedowitz, president of The CW, said in a statement. “With dynamic new dramas for the fall and midseason, and our first-ever summer schedule leading into our October fall launch, this is poised to be a transformative season for The CW.

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The CW Renews Nikita for Third Season


Written by Alexa on May 11 2012

Such wonderful news! Congratulations to all those involved in the show and of course to all the fans who have worked so tirelessly to support the show.

The CW has renewed Gossip Girl and Nikita as well as freshman drama Hart of Dixie and ended the run of buzzy freshman dramas Ringer and The Secret Circle.

In a bid to fill its schedule with more original fare, the network’s new president Mark Pedowitz is going on something of a pick-up/renewal spree. Earlier today, the CW ordered to series five new offerings, including Arrow and The Carrie Diaries.

Gossip Girl’s sixth season pickup doesn’t come as a surprise as there had been conversations about bringing back the Blake Lively-Leighton Meester hourlong for a final round as the actors’ contracts expire next year. In January, executive producer Stephanie Savage told reporters that the Gossip Girl writers were leaving the story open at the end of season five. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter later that month, she suggested that next season felt like “an organic ending point.” Savage will remain showrunner, while Sara Goodman has been promoted to executive producer.

Nikita, too, will be back for another go-round. In its second season, the Maggie Q-Shane West action drama moved from its plum post-The Vampire Diaries time slot to Fridays at 8 p.m., where it faced stiff competition from the final season of NBC’s outgoing spy dramedy Chuck. Thus far this season, it’s averaging an 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demo.

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11 of The Toughest Women Ever on Film


Written by Alexa on May 05 2012

This weekend, the hugely anticipated blockbuster “The Avengers” hits theaters, bringing together a motley crew of super heroes, including Robert Downey Jr.’s “Iron Man,” Mark Ruffalo’s “The Hulk,” and Chris Hemsworth’s “Thor.” The lone butt-kicking lady of the bunch? Scarlett Johansson, who plays the Black Widow — a role she first played in “Iron Man 2” — in the flick. “There is no magic wand to wave over oneself to look good in a latex catsuit,” she famously said about the role. And yet, she makes it look so easy. In Scarlett/Black Widow’s honor, here are 10 other kick butt female film and TV characters and the women who played them.

6. Maggie Q in “Nikita.” The role has a history — first, as a French film called “La Femme Nikita” and then as an American adaptation called “Point of No Return,” starring Bridget Fonda — but Maggie Q brings her own bad ass vibe to the televised version of the assassin.

Source: ABC

Maggie Joins ‘Young Justice’ Roster as Wonder Woman


Written by Alexa on March 14 2012

Congratulations to Maggie!

Great Hera, this is some awesome casting news. Nikita star Maggie Q has lassoed the role of Wonder Woman in the Cartoon Network series Young Justice. Though the character has been seen in the background of past episodes of the superhero show, she will have her first speaking part in the March 24 episode (“Agendas”).

Taking the role was a no-brainer for Maggie Q. “In my head I am her,” she says with a laugh. “No stretch there. When I was a kid, I used to dress up as her. I couldn’t afford a costume, so I would make her headband, wristbands and the lasso out of paper and tape it to myself. And [I’d] run around, climb up roofs and try to jump off them.” She was inspired by Lynda Carter’s iconic performance as the Amazon warrior in the 1970s live-action Wonder Woman series. “As kitsch as it was, it still had that concept of woman power,” she says. “To me, as a young girl, that was more interesting than being pretty or being popular. Being strong, to me, was cool.”

Young Justice focuses on a group of sidekick heroes (including Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad and Miss Martian) who are mentored by their elders in the Justice League. The roster includes a bounty of iconic DC Comics characters, including “the big three” — Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — as well as cult favorites like Aquaman, Black Canary and Green Lantern. The first season has focused on a mysterious cabal of villains targeting the League. In next Saturday’s episode, the team meets to recruit new members to help bolster their ranks. The episode includes other celebrity castings, including Chad Lowe as Captain Marvel, CSI’s George Eads as the Flash and Suburgatory’s Alan Tudyk as Green Arrow.

This was Maggie Q’s first real voiceover role, and she loved it. “There is nothing cooler than having lines like, ‘Batman, the fate of the world is upon us,'” she says. “Who gets to say that? And who gets to say that in a deep, earnest, amazingly sexy way? And to have a bunch of hot men in costumes at a table listening to you. There’s really nothing better.”

Source: TV Guide

Maggie Confirmed for C2E2


Written by Alexa on March 14 2012

Maggie Q will headline the “Nikita” contingent coming to C2E2 April 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Q plays the title character in the series, a rogue spy who is out to stop the secret agency that turned her into a killer. During a panel on Saturday, April 14, Q and creator/executive producer Craig Silverstein will share insider secrets about what to expect in the final episodes of Season 2, which airs at 7 p.m. Fridays on CW.

Source: RedEye

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