What To Watch Tonight – Monday, October 22, 2018

What To Watch Tonight? Manifest is turning out better than I expected (check out our recap of last week’s episode here), and there is the excellent Eli Roth’s History of Horror on AMC. But our Top Picks To Watch Tonight are the all new Arrow and the Season 4 premiere of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow! Also on tonight, Monday Night Football!   

Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW

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2018 New York Comic Con: Interview with Aaron Mahnke and Howard T. Owens from LORE

2018 New York Comic Con
Day 2 (October 5, 2018)

At this year’s New York Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with LORE‘s narrator (and podcast creator upon which the show is based), Aaron Mahnke, and one of its executive producers, Howard T. Owens. LORE‘s second season premieres on Amazon Prime streaming on October 19.

Aaron and Howard spoke on a range of issues including the challenges to adapting the podcast to TV, changes for Season 2 in their storytelling focus, and their favorite stories being told in Season 2.

“We want the TV show to be a unique organism that people love.” ~ Howard T. Owens.

Howard T. Owens and Aaron Mahnke. Taken at 2018 New York Comic Con. (Photo: M. Caputo)

After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from our interview with Aaron and Howard, as well as video of the full interview!

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2018 New York Comic Con: Interview with Gale Anne Hurd and Sean Crouch from LORE

2018 New York Comic Con
Day 2 (October 5, 2018)

At this year’s New York Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with LORE‘s executive producer, Gale Anne Hurd and show runner for Season 2, Sean Crouch. LORE‘s second season premieres on Amazon Prime streaming on October 19.

Gale and Sean spoke on a range of issues including telling their horror stories in today’s surreal environment, wanting Andrew Lincoln to be on a future episode of LORE, having to table logistically difficult ideas and the challenges of adapting a podcast to television.

“They said more brutal murders of red heads. So, that’s why we brought Alicia Witt in …” – Sean Crouch

After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from our interview with Gale Anne Hurd and Sean Crouch, as well as video of the full interview!

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What To Watch Tonight – Friday, October 19, 2018

PCR Favorite, MacGyver, is our Top Pick to Watch Tonight. Also on, Last Man Standing, Hell’s Kitchen, Dynasty and an excellent PBS special series, Shakespeare Uncovered.

Photo: Guy D’Alema/CBS

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TV News: ABC Gives Put Pilot Commitment To “The Baker and the Beauty” …

TV News: Put Pilot Commitment
Breaking News
October 18, 2018

The popular Israeli series, Beauty and the Baker, is getting an American adaptation called The Baker and the Beauty. ABC has given the new series, a romantic comedy, a put pilot commitment.

The American version is being written by Dean Georgaris (The Meg; The Brave) and the pilot will be directed by David Frankel (Manifest; The Devil Wears Prada). Both men will serve as executive producers. Universal TV, in association with Keshet Studios, will produce.

In a brief conversation with Georgaris, he clarified to PCR (for those that may not know) that “a Put Pilot means the network has agreed to shoot the pilot or pay a penalty to the studio [if it decides not to air the pilot]. The penalty can range from several hundred thousand dollars to several million.”

This will be the second series in as many years that Georgaris teams up with Keshet and Universal, the production companies on his excellent military drama from last season, The Brave.

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TV News: Series Pick-Up and Renewals Manifest Gets Full Season Order from NBC

TV News: Series Pick-Up and Renewals
Breaking News
October 18, 2018

Today, NBC gave Freshman series, Manifest, a full 16 episode season order. This was an increase from the original 13 episode order.  Congratulations to the cast and crew!

MANIFEST — “Unclaimed Baggage” Episode 104 — Pictured: (l-r) Josh Dallas as Ben Stone, Jenna Kurmemaj as ten year-old Olive — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/Warner Brothers)

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What To Watch Tonight – Thursday, October 18, 2018

What To Watch Tonight?  If you’re into sitcoms, Football or Shonda Rhimes, you LOVE Thursday night TV. If not, well, maybe you can catch up on other stuff from earlier in the week.  Here at PCR, we watch Supernatural and then nothing else really that’s on tonight. Our Top Pick To Watch Tonight, though, is the EXCELLENT annual Halloween special, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

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What To Watch Tonight – Wednesday, October 17, 2018

What To Watch Tonight? Riverdale is our pick for at 8pm and the excellent new series, All American, is our Top Pick To Watch at 9pm (check out our recap of last week’s episode here). And at 10pm, another excellent new series continues over on ABC with all new A Million Little Things.

Photo: Eddy Chen/The CW

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TV Recap: All American – Welcome to Beverly Hills …

All American
“Pilot” (Episode 101)
October 10, 2018

All American, airing on The CW, is one of the hottest new shows of the Fall.  From April Blair (Into the Badlands; YOU; Reign), who serves as Executive Producer along with Greg Berlanti (the Arrowverse), All American tells the story of a high school football phenom who moves from his home in Crenshaw, California to play ball at Beverly Hills High School. It follows his ups and down as he navigates a world radically different from the one he’s known before.

The show is based on the life of Spencer Paysinger, a professional football player, and stars Daniel Ezra as the phenom, Spencer James, and Taye Diggs as the coach that recruits him.

Photo: JSquared Photography/The CW

Our recap of the series premiere follows and our review is at the end. Spoilers, we really enjoyed the show!

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What To Watch Tonight – Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What To Watch Tonight? Tuesday are the single best night of the week for TV. Across the board, you are at a minimum of three deep each hour of excellent dramas. At 8p, our Top Pick is The Flash followed closely by The Gifted. At 9, Black Lightning is our go to but we’ll be watching FBI also (check soon for our recaps).  The new kid on the block, The Rookie, premieres tonight at 10pm, which we’ll be watching but on tape while we watch New Amsterdam live (and live tweet).

Before you watch your DC Superhero shows tonight, check out our Across the Arrowverse from last week to know everything that happened!

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