Uma Thurman And Tim Roth Caper-Comedy ‘The Con Is On’ Hits Blu-Ray In July

The Con Is On, which stars Pulp Fiction actors Uma Thurman and Tim Roth, hits Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital July 24 via Lionsgate. The project centers on a con-artist couple named Harriet and Peter (Thurman, Roth) who attempt to pull off a jewel theft operation in Los Angeles to pay off a gangster (Designated Survivor’s Maggie Q). Alice Eve co-stars as Peter’s ex-wife, with Parker Posey (Superman Returns) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) rounding out the ensemble. The feature was previously titled The Brits are Coming

It’s great to see Uma Thurman and Tim Roth ham it up in the trailer, and Alice Eve, who’s usually one for dramatic fare (The Stolen, Cold Comes The Night), also looks like she’s having a good time. We’ll be checking out the Blu-ray closer to its release date, but until then, check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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Kiefer Sutherland Discovers The Perils Of Being ‘Designated’ President

Being President of the United States is a huge responsibility — especially when you’ve got the job on TV. Many actors have played the commander-in-chief on the small screen, but few have approached it with the intensity of Kiefer Sutherland, who plays Tom Kirkland on Designated Survivor. Since Kirkman was thrust into the Oval Office under unexpected, tragic circumstances, Sutherland understands that his president comes with a certain amount of pain and sacrifice. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kiefer Sutherland)

Sutherland can at least take solace in the fact that his Designated Survivor wife lasted a half-season longer than his 24 wife, right? New episodes of Designated Survivor air Wednesday nights at 10/9c on ABC.

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That’s a Wrap: The Week in TV News

After months in limbo, CBS All Access has revealed that Star Trek: Discovery will debut Sunday, Sept. 24 with a broadcast on CBS before moving to the CBS All Access online platform. The network recently boosted the episode order, meaning that the show will now run in two installments with the first eight episodes to run on Sundays from Sept. 24-Nov. 5 and the back half picking up in January 2018.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, HBO have been discussing a possible Watchmen series with The Leftovers honcho Damon Lindelof. The project is still being developed. Zack Snyder directed a 2009 film based on The Watchmen comic, but is not expected to be involved with the series.

Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner are reportedly in negotiations with Netflix to star in Highwayman, a drama about a pair of Texas Rangers who put an end to the crime spree of Bonnie & Clyde.

A key figure in the first season of ABC’s Designated Survivor won’t be back for Season 2. Virginia Madsen confirmed via Twitter that her character Kimble Hookstraten will not be returning.

Speaking of change, NBC is doing a massive overhaul of the freshman drama Taken. Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals will be the lone returning cast members, with Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, Jose Pablo Cantillo and James Landry Hebert all exiting the show ahead of the second season.

Kim Raver has joined the cast of Showtime’s Ray Donovan for its fifth season. The Grey’s Anatomy alum will scrub in as a cutting edge surgeon in a recurring role. Season 5 starts Sunday, Aug. 6.

Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szorh has landed a recurring role on the upcoming season of Showtime’s Shameless. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Szorh will play Nessa, a lesbian tenant at Fiona’s newly purchased apartment building.

Daniel Henney, most recently seen on the canceled Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, will jump over to the mothership. He’ll reprise his character from Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as Special Agent Matt Simmons. The original Criminal Minds returns to the CBS schedule on Sept. 27.

Tony Danza is returning to TV, inking a deal to head up The Good Cop for Netflix. TV Line reports that Danza plays a disgraced former loose canon police officer who lives with his son, who is also a police officer who is very by-the-book unlike his father.

The cast is now set for Jason Alexander’s AT&T Audience Network show Hit the Road. Amy Pietz, Natalie Sharp, Nick Marini, Tim Johnson Jr. and Maddie Dixon-Poirer have all been cast in the series that just began production and will air this fall.

Sean Bean has been cast in the new Crackle drama The Oath. The series digs into the world of gangs. Deadline reports that Bean will play a cop who is also the ruthless leader of a prominent gang made up of those who are meant to enforce the law.

Deadline reports that Oscar nominated actress Jacki Weaver is set to co-star in TNT’s drama pilot The Deep Mad Dark. The show is being produced by John Wells and centers on a Detroit neurosurgeon who embarks on an unorthodox study in the field of memory and trauma only to have her life turned upside down by a long absent friend (Weaver).

How Kiefer Sutherland Learned Nice Guys Finish First

Kiefer Sutherland is, without a doubt, one of the primary reasons for the success of ABC’s political thriller Designated Survivor and his old show, 24. President Tom Kirkman and Jack Bauer are both characters that require a strong, confident presence, and Sutherland plays both to perfection. Of course, part of it is acting, but part of it is hard-wired into Sutherland’s persona. He’s one of the most affable, confident people in Hollywood, especially when it comes to interacting with fans or the press. He told us he learned a very valuable lesson about talking to people in the aftermath of his very painful, very public breakup with Julia Roberts back in the 1990s. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kiefer Sutherland)

Kiefer Sutherland stars in Designated Survivor, airing Wednesday nights at 10/9c on ABC.

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From Protector To Prey: Kiefer Sutherland’s ‘Survivor’ Switch

144657_1074-349x524After a long winter break, Designated Survivor has returned to ABC’s Wednesday night lineup, so we’ll once again see Kiefer Sutherland starring as President Tom Kirkman on the political drama.  Of course, Sutherland spent many years protecting political leaders (and all of America) as CTU agent Jack Bauer on 24. So the irony that he’s now the one who needs protecting is not lost on him.  (Click on the media bar below to hear Kiefer Sutherland)

Designated Survivor airs Wednesday nights at 10/9c on ABC.

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