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Doomsday Project, The (ABC, Taye Diggs, Rochelle Aytes)

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In The Doomsday Project, as a preventive measure, the U.S. government assembled a think tank of the most brilliant, out-of-the-box thinkers from various disciplines — military, entertainment, science, and technology – tasked with dreaming up man-made disaster scenarios and their possible solutions. But the program was ultimately considered too dangerous. The team was disbanded, the files sealed.

Five years later, when a lethal virus is stolen from a government research lab, it looks suspiciously like a step-bystep operation from the think tank’s playbook. Homeland Security decides to reunite the team in hopes that they can outsmart the terrorists who have the scenarios they created. Dr. Davis Albright is the team’s architect and engineer. He’s confident, polished, slightly obsessive-compulsive, and treats both work and life with a meticulous caution. Dr. Elle Trask — who happens to be Davis’s ex-wife – is the team’s scientist and MD.

With multiple degrees and a popular public persona, Elle is a brilliant thinker with an effortless sensuality and confidence. Bringing wit and creativity to the group is blockbuster screenwriter Warren Moore, a charming cad who enjoys the exploits of his lucrative movie career, but secretly yearns for a position of importance fit for his staggering intellect. Quietly crunching numbers in the room is analyst, statistician, and veritable crystal ball Nate Hensley, a guarded hipster millionaire who founded a colossally successful website that predicts sports, elections, and stock market trends.

The only person in the room actually trained in counter-terrorism is Ivy League educated Navy SEAL Chris Wyatt. Benched from the illustrious SEAL Team Six due to a controversial (but life-saving) decision, Chris now trains special warfare sailors in Virginia, until he is pulled back into the think tank. Rounding out the group is cyber security specialist Kayla Greene, the lone newcomer to the think tank, having replaced team member Alec who died two years prior.

Kayla is scrappy, irreverent, and fiercely independent, and until the think tank, has always been the smartest person in the room. She is naturally untrusting, having lost her mother at a young age to mysterious circumstances, and not a born team player – both things she will have to overcome to be a successful part of the team. Kayla was hired by the acting Deputy Director of Homeland Security, Faye Walsh, a bold and decisive leader who never approved of this think tank and now is tasked with leading them. She is filling in for John Mercer, the founder of the Doomsday project, whose recent disappearance coincides with the leak of the team’s scenarios. Everyone wants to know if he’s been kidnapped, killed, or if he’s part of the terrorist plot.

Now reunited, the think tank has to face a ticking clock to try and outsmart the greatest opponent they’ve ever had to face – themselves. They must combine all their skills to stay ahead of the disasters they dreamed up.

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Claire Holt as Kayla Greene
Taye Diggs as Davis Albright
Rochelle Aytes as Elle Trask
Justin Chatwin as Chris Wyatt
Dan Byrd as Nate Hensley
Jack Davenport as Warren Moore
Rachelle Lefevre as Faye Walsh

key behind the scenes crew
Carol Mendelsohn as Executive Producer
Joachim Ronning as Director of pilot
Julie Weitz as Executive Producer
Mark Bianculli as Creator/Executive Producer
V.J. Boyd as Creator/Executive Producer

show type
scifi drama

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Currently in development

network and production companies
ABC – Carol Mendelsohn Productions – Pernomium Pictures – Signal Hill Productions – Sony Pictures Television

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Clochemerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)

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Clochmerle BBC 1972

Period sitcom, based on a novel by Gabriel Chevallier that was adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, that saw the French villagers of Clochemerle kick up a fuss over plans to install a new toilet.

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CYRIL CUSACK as Major Piechut
ROY DOTRICE as Ponosse
KENNETH GRIFFITH as Ernest Tafardel
WENDY HILLER as Justine Putet
HUGH GRIFFITH as Alexandre Bourdillat
BERNARD BRESSLAW as Nicholas the Beadle
MADELINE SMITH as Hortase Girodet
GEORGINA MOON as Rose Biraque
PETER USTINOV as Narrator

crew details
Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC Two – Bavaria
Duration: 9×30 minute episodes
Aired From: 18 February – 14 April 1972 Fridays at 10.05pm

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Clairvoyant, The (BBC-2 1986, Roy Kinnear, Sandra Dickinson)

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In Roy Clarke penned sitcom The Clairvoyant used car salesman Arnold Bristow is knocked down in a car accident and suddenly finds himself with psychic powers – or so he believes. There was a pilot broadcast 27 Nov 1984.

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ROY KINNEAR as Arnold Bristow
SANDRA DICKINSON as Lily
HUGH LLOYD as Burma
SHAUN CURRY as Newton
GLYNIS BROOKS as Dawn
CARMEL CRYAN as Carmen

crew details
Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC-2
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot – 27 November 1984 and Series – 15 May – 19 June 1986

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Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)

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Christmas Princess Nicole Munoz

Christmas Princess is the true story of Donaly Marquez who, through a childhood of neglect and abuse, achieved her dream of becoming a rose bowl princess. An inspirational story of resilience, strength and finding a family to call your own.

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Nicole Muñoz as Donaly Marquez
Rosa Blasi as Sara
Zak Santiago as Ignacio Marquez
Olivia Steele Falconer as Emily Marquez
Jaedon Siewert as Abraham Marquez
Lina Renna as Young Donaly
Paloma Kwiatkowski as Chloe
Ty Wood as Trent
Pendo Muema as Monique
Kalyn Miles as Maria
Kaaren de Zilva as Roberta
Garfield Wilson as Dr. Miller
Clay St. Thomas as Judge #1
Patti Allan as Judge #2
Natalie von Rotsburg as Judge #3

crew details
Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen

production details
Country: Canada
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017

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