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CBS cancels genre series American Gothic and BrainDead

It's culling season for summer TV series and CBS has put two thirds of their new scripted series on the chopping block.  BrainDead and American Gothic have both been cancelled after the conclusion of their first seasons, leaving only the James Patterson adaptation Zoo untouched. I haven't seen American Gothic so I can't comment on it, but I'll...
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10.18.2016
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Beth Malone is the latest addition to CBS alien series BrainDead

As the night of BrainDead 's CBS premiere draws near, casting announcements continue to be made for the brain-eating alien television series. The latest addition to the show's cast is Tony-nominated actress Beth Malone as Claudia, a character described as "a grim, smart ultra-liberal newscaster for an ultra-liberal news station." Created by Robert and Michelle...
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03.23.2016
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CBS announces premiere dates for BrainDead, American Gothic

CBS has finally gotten its summer season in order, announcing the premiere dates for its next slate of shows. At the forefront of the network's new programming are the genre series  BrainDead and American Gothic , which we have been covering on AITH for quite some time. In BrainDead we follow: Laurel, a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who gets her first job...
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03.17.2016
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Tony Shalhoub signs up for CBS's brain-eating alien show BrainDead

When you're looking to cast someone who's going to bring the laughs, you can't go wrong with Tony Shalhoub, an actor who has been delivering fantastic comedic performances in film (MEN IN BLACK, GALAXY QUEST) and on television (Wings, Monk) for decades. Those are only four of the credits on a filmography that's getting close to having 100 projects on it. The latest...
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02.05.2016
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Danny Pino will take on brain-eating aliens in the CBS show BrainDead

Actor Danny Pino is making the jump from procedural dramas to a comic thriller about brain-eating aliens. The former star of CBS's Cold Case and NBC's Law & Order: SVU has a landed a role in the series BrainDead , which is in the works at CBS for a summer 2016 debut. Created by Robert and Michelle King and produced by Ridley Scott, David Zucker, and Liz Glotzer, the...
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12.01.2015
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CBS's BrainDead adds Johnny Ray Gill as an eccentric genius

Johnny Ray Gill, who previously appeared on three episodes of the genre TV show True Blood, is the latest actor to join the cast of the television series BrainDead , which CBS is currently putting together for a summer 2016 premiere. Created by Robert and Michelle King and produced by Ridley Scott, David Zucker, and Liz Glotzer, BrainDead  follows Laurel, a young,...
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10.27.2015
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Nikki James and Aaron Tveit sign on for the CBS series BrainDead

Broadway stars Nikki James, who won a Tony for her performance as Nabalungi in Matt Stone and Trey Parker's The Book of Mormon, and Aaron Tveit (pictured above) have joined the cast of the CBS series BrainDead , which is almost enough to make one wonder if the show is going to have musical sequences. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is set to star in the series, which has a very...
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10.23.2015
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead to star in brain-eating alien CBS series BrainDead

Back in July , we learned that CBS had ordered 13 episodes of a new series called BRAINDEAD , which has a very intriguing plot description: BrainDead follows a young fresh-faced Hill staffer getting her first job in Washington, D.C. and discovering two things: 1. The government has stopped working, and 2. alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of...
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09.11.2015
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CBS greenlights BrainDead, about brain-eating aliens in Washington

Here's an interesting one: CBS has given a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of BrainDead , a one-hour comic-thriller from Robert and Michelle King, acclaimed creators and executive producers of The Good Wife. BrainDead will be executive produced and written by the Kings. Ridley Scott, David Zucker and Liz Glotzer will serve as executive producers for CBS Television Studios,...
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07.22.2015
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Top 10 Maniacal Mothers!

Maniacal mothers...the stuff of cinematic legend! Think about it, some of the most memorable characters to ever grace the screen happen to be woefully wicked matriarchs, be they in the horror genre or not. Why do you think that is? Perhaps it's the subversion of expectation. We normally associate motherhood with nurturing, caring, overprotection, life-giving and the like...so when those...
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03.07.2014
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Kill of the Day: Dead Alive (1992)

Before THE LORD OF THE RINGS the one and only Peter Jackson actually found a home in our beloved genre with the classic zombie flick DEAD ALIVE (or BRAINDEAD if you want). I'm sure many of you out there are familiar with this one and I'm willing to bet many of you out there even like this one more than that RINGS trilogy. Hell, I don't blame you! DEAD ALIVE is awesome! For today's Kill...
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07.10.2013
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