It’s been quite some time since fans of “Daniel Jackson” portrayer Michael Shanks have been able to purchase a new season of a TV series that features him extensively. In fact, if you aren’t counting his guest turns on the CW series Smallville, you’d have to go all the way back to the Season Ten release of Stargate SG-1 back in 2007. But for those hungry for more, the wait is almost over.
Our friends over at TV Shows on DVD are reporting that before summer rolls around, you’ll be able to purchase Season One of Shanks’ newest series Saving Hope, as it currently is scheduled for release on May 21.
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Last night, I watched “Saving Hope” on NBC which starred several relatively good television actors like Michael Shanks, who I loved in his roles Stargate roles as Dr. Daniel Jackson on “Stargate SG-1,” “Stagate Atlantis,” and “Stargate Universe” as well as his short-lived role as Hawkman on Smallville with co-star of “Saving Hope,” Erica Durance who plays his fiance Dr. Alex Reid, there seems to be no hope to the survival of “Saving Hope.”
It might be that Shanks has been typecast as Dr. Daniel Jackson, but his performance as Dr. Charlie Harris last….
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Saving HopeWhen: premieres tonight, 9 p.m.Where: CTV, NBCErica Durance compares per-forming fake surgery with acting in a well-choreographed play.The Calgary-born actress is on the phone from Toronto after six gruelling hours in the operating room performing make-believe life-and-death procedures as the star of CTV’s new medical drama Saving Hope.As with most hospital-set dramas, there’s an emphasis on authenticity. Makeup and prosthetics certainly help. Consultants are on hand for the rest.It has all conspired to make Durance look every bit the expert she is supposed to be when it comes to wielding the scalpel. She seems pleased when told how authentic it all looked in Episode 1.”It’s a little bit crazy,” she says. “As an actor, you’re trying to get your bearings a lot.”TV doctors should always look competent. But as Dr. Alex Reid, chief surgical resident of the fictional Mount Zion Hospital, it’s even more important that Durance, 33, looks sure-handed and confident. Part of the dramatic tension in Saving Hope is watching the pragmatic Reid’s certainty unravel as she’s faced with personal tragedy….”
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UNIVERSAL CITY: NBC has unveiled premiere dates for new and returning series for its summer lineup, including Love in the Wild, among others.
NBC is adding Saving Hope, the new, hour-long original drama series, to its lineup. The series stars Erica Durance (Smallville), Michael Shanks (Stargate Atlantis), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Huse Madhavji (Combat Hospital, Star!) Julia Taylor-Ross (Rookie Blue) and Kristopher Turner (Rookie Blue, The Listener). In it, a chief of surgery ends up in a coma and lives his life in spirit form. It is produced by Ilana C. Frank Films with Entertainment One (eOne), in association with CTV and NBC.
via NBC Reveals Summer Lineup.
NBC has picked up the Canadian medical drama Saving Hope in what will be Erica Durance’s first series role since Smallville.
Saving Hope, from Rookie Blue producers Ilana Frank and David Wellington, follows surgeon Alex Reid (Durance) whose personal and professional life is turned upside down when her fiancé Charlie – who is also the chief of surgery at her hospital – ends up in a coma. Just as Alex and new surgeon Joel (Vampire Diaries’ Daniel Gillies) rush to save his life, Charlie roams the halls of the hospital unsure of whether he’s now a ghost or just a figment of his imagination. Meanwhile, his fiancée and the other doctors continue to try to revive him, as well as treat their other patients throughout the series. Stargate Atlantis’ Michael Shanks will also star as Charlie.
via NBC Picks Up Erica Durance Medical Drama for Summer – seattlepi.com.
Charlie’s Angels executive producer Al Gough wasn’t kidding when he said the other day, “We’d obviously love to have any [Smallville alumni] come on the show.” In fact, it now seems he may have been holding out when he said that.
A studio source tells TVLine that Erica Durance — whom Gough cast as Lois Lane during his and Miles Millar’s lordship over Smallville — will guest on ABC’s new Angels as Samantha Masters, a tough-as-nails, Glock-toting CIA operative who has a bit of a romantic history with Bosley (aka “the fourth angel” in this new take, played by Ramon Rodriguez).
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In fact, their unexpected (and at times intense) crossing of paths while each on assignment in Cuba lets slip a bit of Boz’s checkered past, including a few of his aliases and a hint at what bad-boy behavior ultimately led him to Charlie Townsend’s redemption-by-private-investigation program.
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As Smallville entered its final stretch, Durance told me of her future acting plans — after I specifically suggested she be one of the new Charlie’s Angels! — “I just want to kick ass and take numbers! We’ll see if I get the chance.” Well, that chance is now on the horizon. Charlie’s Angels premieres Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8/7c, with Durance’s episode tentatively set to air in mid- to late October.
via Charlie’s Angels Exclusive: Smallville’s Erica Durance Spies Spy Role – TVLine.
Amy Adams (Warner Bros)
This just in — three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams will play journalist Lois Lane in Hollywood’s revival of “ Superman .”
The 36-year-old star got the news on Sunday from director Zack Snyder , who phoned her from Paris, where he was promoting his just-opened film, “ Sucker Punch .” There had been a crush of Hollywood interest in the lead female role in the Warner Bros. project but Snyder said that after meeting with Adams, she was the clear choice to take on a character that dates back to 1938 and has long represented the strong, professional woman who can hold her own against any man – even if he can leap tall buildings in a single bound.
“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder said. “For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it.”
Snyder declined to discuss the precise prominence of Lois in the story or any plot details about the film but he said the role is “a linchpin” to the project and that he considers it essential that Lois — an FDR-era creation – arrives on screen in 2012 with contemporary appeal and spirit.
Lois Lane meets Superman (DC Comics)
“It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].”
Adams has shown an affinity for finding the plucky but pitch-perfect center of old-school roles; in the cartoonish ” Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ” she brought a surprising amount of yearning emotion to the role of a simplified Amelia Earhart and she won rave reviews for the role of Giselle in “ Enchanted ” and its sly send-up of Disney princess traditions that date back to “ Snow White ,” which premiered just six months before Lois Lane hit newsstands in the pages of Action Comics No. 1.
Adams is coming off an Academy Award nomination for her work in ” The Fighter ,” the David O. Russell film that took her into far darker territory; she played a bartender named Charlene who is fire-tested and fierce in her love for a down-but-not-out boxer portrayed by Mark Wahlberg . The film earned an Oscar win for Christian Bale , who played Wahlberg’s deliriously drugged-out brother, and he will be in the other big superhero film of 2012, “ The Dark Knight Rises ,” which will see Bale back in the cowl of Batman .
Margot Kidder and the late Christopher Reeve memorably brought romance to Metropolis (Warner Bros)
The big breakthrough for Adams was “ Junebug ,” which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where Adams won a special jury prize for her performance. The star’s other notable credits include ” Doubt ,” Julie & Julia ,” “ Sunshine Cleaning, “ “ Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby ” and “ Charlie Wilson’s War .” Later this year, she will be seen in both “ On the Road ” (an adaptation of the famed Jack Kerouac novel) and in Disney’s new Muppets film.
I asked Snyder how it feels to be making a film where every casting choice is a global news flash. ”It’s an epic thing, no doubt. But this good news is the cast is shaping up to fit that.” In the still-untitled Superman film, Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent and the Man of Steel. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are set to play the Kents , the adoptive parents of the last son of Krypton.
– Geoff Boucher