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Posted by on May 18, 2011 | One comment

ABC Family has green lighted their original series The Lying Game, a spin-off of their hit show Pretty Little Liars. Both shows are based on novels by Sara Shepard.

As we told you here the pilot filmed right here in NM! You can thank Susana Martinez for the show up and taking production to Los Angeles – Thank you Susana!

The Lying Game is set to premiere Monday, August 15 on ABC Family.

Also just announced the Longmire television series has been picked by A&E for their upcoming season! Longmire is currently in production in northern NM.

Not fairing so well; CBS jinxed pilot starring Donald Faison, The Odds is never slated to see the light of day. Also not ‘coming soon’ is TNT’s Albuquerque production of The Rabbit Factory – that pilot had teamed DL Hughley with Steven Weber and employed many local cast & crew.

NBC says pass on another newsworthy NM shoot, that of Reconstruction (originally titled The Crossing) which marks strike two in recent TV season up-at-bats for for star Rachelle Lefevre who also led the cast of the highly touted, quickly puttered Off the Map.

Big hitters Breaking Bad and In Plain Sight are currently in production in the Q. The acclaimed A&E and USA network shows are in the midst of their fourth seasons respectively.

If there’s not enough NM on TV for you…because there never is, the revamped Charlie’s Angels series, starring New Mexico’s Own Minka Kelly is on the fall TV schedule where you can still find fellow New Mexicans Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Neil Patrick Harris in their own high falutin, hit TV series’.

NMTV: TNT, Teach’ & Twitter Par-tay

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Posted by on April 7, 2011 | One comment

UPDATE: Remiss be mine name! NM Production, LEMONADE MOUTH too makes its television debut on April 15! Check-out this far superior blog spot for all things Lemon-ade!

The online community, Social Moms is hosting a virtual viewing party of the made for TV, NM movie Truth be Told, starring Candace Camerone Bure and short lived NM series alum David James Elliot.

Proclaiming, “Family movie night is back!”, The Social Moms event description for the films premiere airing states:

Join us as we watch “Truth Be Told,” a new made-for-TV family movie, starring Candace Cameron Bure, David James Elliott and Ronny Cox premiering Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 8/7c on FOX. “Truth Be Told” is brought to you by Walmart and P&G as part of their effort to bring more high-quality entertainment to families.

The “Tweet-a-thon” and online viewing party will be Saturday April 16, 2011 from 8pm to 10pm as aired on nationwide FOX affiliates. Social Moms event attendees have a chance to win $50 Walmart gift cards (Procter & Gamble and Walmart are the film’s sponsors).

To participate “Tweet an invite to your followers to watch the movie using the #FamilyMovie hashtag or tweet during the movie with #FamilyMovie in your tweets and you’ll be entered to win.”

On a less rosey note, the verdict is in as TNT has passed on the TV series pilot based on the Marshall Karp novel, The Rabbit Factory. The pilot had filmed here last winter and featured Steven Weber, DL Hughley and plenty o’ New Mexicans.

But back to an upswing, another family friendly NM Production, the Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie, Beyond the Blackboard WILL air on CBS, Sunday April 24.
See the trailer here. And YES! That’s ELLIOT from thirtysomething!!!

I-25 Studios Gets a lil’ TNT

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Posted by on November 19, 2010 | 2 comments

Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip (NBC’s class of ’06-’07) makes a move, of sorts. Two of the stars of the axed show will be re-teaming for a brand spanking new TNT detective, drama series that will begin shooting in the Q next month.

The series is based on the Marshall Karp novel The Rabbit Factory. The story will follow two detectives, – “Lomax & Biggs” in their life of sleuthery, debacles and hopefully some-time debauchery, whilst navigating their way through mysteries and life as a dynamic duo.

Allan Loeb, screenwriter of the iconic, big screen sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is at the helm of the production that pairs famed Wings actor Steven Weber and member of the original Kings of Comedy actor/comedian/host D.L. Hughley as the leads.

Shooting fires-up in December at Albuquerque’s I-25 Studios, home of the AMC hit series In Plain Sight – in which Weber also appeared.

TNT, Weber, Hughley and crew (+NM job$) join current NM productions IPS and  Breaking Bad…and fill a bit of the void left by our dearly departed Scoundrels.

Welcome Gumshoes!

Casting deets to follow as they become avail…

Sexy Sophisticates In Plain Sight, NM

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Posted by on February 20, 2010 | One comment

UPDATE: As speculated, it is now confirmed that Donnie Wahlberg will appear in the season premiere. Steven Weber and Josh Cooke will also make appearances this season.

The upcoming season of USA Network’s series In Plain Sight boasts a list brimming with amazing guest stars.

The incomparible Allison Janney (The West Wing, Hair Spray, Weeds) will play a U.S. Marshall at odds with the star of the show. The gorgeous Rita Moreno (Law & Order, Ugly Betty, West Side Story) guests as the feisty aunt to Cristian de la Fuente’s character and the sultry Tess Harper (No Country for Old Men, Silkwood) will play a federal prosecutor.

The trio join IPS cast veteran, the amazing Lesley Ann Warren, supporting cast and crew (and those other two actresses).

Another amazing lady is tapped to provide the series’ soundtrack – listen for the rockin’ Liz Phair (90210, Swingtown, The Beautiful Life) when the show premieres March 31.

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