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Zac @ 2015 NBC New York Summer Press Day: Photos

Posted by Hayley in Jun 26,2015 with No Comments

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Zac @ 4th Annual Discover Many Hopes Gala: Photos

Posted by Hayley in Jun 05,2015 with No Comments

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ET Canada – Jane Lynch And Zachary Levi Talk New Fall Shows

Posted by Hayley in Jun 05,2015 with No Comments

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Heroes Reborn: 5 New Things From The Shaw Upfronts

Posted by Hayley in Jun 05,2015 with No Comments

Ever since NBC announced the Heroes Reborn revival, we’ve been sitting on pins and needles waiting for something–anything–telling us what to expect when the game-changing show returns for one more miniseries event. But with mini trailers, no pilots and barely any photos to draw from, this new chapter remains a mystery.

Until today. At the 2015 Shaw Media upfront presentation in Canada, broadcaster Global TV played a sizzle reel that to date, only some in the States have had the luxury of seeing. And it had lots and lots (and lots) of good stuff in it. Even better? Incoming star Zachary Levi was on hand to do small roundtables about the incoming series, which is currently filming in and around the Toronto area.

Here are 5 things we learned from the new trailer, and from Levi himself.

Micah is back!

Depending on the type of Heroes fan you were, you either loved or hated this littlest hero. Well he’s back for Heroes Reborn, and he’s certainly all grown up. He also looks like he has a bit of a chip on his shoulder thanks to his dangerous upbringing…

HIRO IS KICKING ASS

We have no idea in what capacity the time-travelling hero will appear in the miniseries, but we can safely say he looks a lot more hardened than he did the last time we saw him. Sure, portrayer Masi Oka is a lot older than when he played our favourite comedic relief character, but we definitely wouldn’t want to mess with him, his sword or his slick-backed hair now.

LEVI IS A BAD GUY?

Not much is known about Luke Collins, but based on the trailer, he’s not someone we’re going to be cheering much for. At least not right away, thanks to a murderous streak and an assumption that he’s very much against those with powers.

“He’s doing things for a reason, a reason that he’s convinced is the right thing to do, at least for the time being or whatever.” Levi cryptically told The TV Junkies. “But it’s a journey and I think all the characters in this show, they all start in one spot and they all end in another. It’s really big and a lot of things are going on. These things affect each of the characters. That definitely happens to my character as well. I so badly want to say more to all this, but it would be total spoiler alert and I’d get fired and that would be a bummer.”

HRG AND COLLINS IN THE SAME LEAGUE?

After seeing some of the similarities between Jack Coleman’s HRG from the earlier days of Heroes and Luke Collins in this new promo, we couldn’t help but wonder if they’d be in the same league together.

What did Levi have to say about that?

“I can neither confirm nor deny that. Good try though!”

Instead we’ll just say this: Noah Bennett gets his glasses back, and it feels … epic.

LEVI WAS LOOKING FOR THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF CHUCK

We may love Levi from his nerdy crime-fighting days, but for Levi, this role was an opportunity to showcase all of the other things he can do as an actor. It’s one of the reasons he actively sought a role on the show as soon as it was announced.

“Coming in as a wild card it’s like, ‘What is he going to do?’” Levi said. “And you get a little more leeway to play with that and to surprise people. I’m a big fan of surprising people. And scaring people! But surprising people.”

Turns out, Levi is pretty darned happy with how it all worked out, too.

“He’s complicated. But I think the complication is what makes it really intriguing. It was the most intriguing thing to me about the character. When I found out who they wanted me to play I was like, ‘Yes. That’s the character I would like to play,’” he added secretively. [Source]

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‘Tangled’ Animated Series

Posted by Hayley in Jun 05,2015 with No Comments

Break out that hairbrush—Tangled is coming to TV with all your favorites from the hit movie too! The new series, which will premiere in 2017, has Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising their roles of Rapunzel and Eugene (Flynn Rider to some!), respectively. Academy Award winner Alan Menken will serve as composer and Glenn Slater is also onboard as lyricist.

The Lego Movie’s Shane Prigmore and Disney’s Enchanted veteran Chris Sonnenburg are behind the project.
“The genius of the original movie was its seamless blending of cinematic adventure, character-driven comedy and touching emotion,” Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, said in a statement. “And we are fortunate to have several of the creative talent from that movie on board with this new production. With the addition of Chris and Shane as executive producers, we have the perfect team in place to create a series worthy of the original film.”

The new Tangled series is set between the events of the film and the start of the 2012 short Tangled Ever After. Rapunzel is acquainting herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona. In a press release, Disney said the character will put her crown and impended marriage on hold to “seek out epic adventures.” Along for the adventures are Eugene, chameleon sidekick Pascal horse, Maximus, the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs and a new character, Cassandra, described as “a tough-as-nails handmaiden, who becomes Rapunzel’s confidant.”
Tangled is just the latest brand Disney is reviving. The company also has a new Duck Tales cartoon in the works and announced a Lion King sequel series following the son of Simba and Nala.
The 2010 release of Tangled made $200 million domestically and more than $593 million globally. [Source]

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Zac @ 2015 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront: Photos

Posted by Hayley in May 14,2015 with No Comments

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Zac at 2015 NBC Upfronts Presentation: Photos

Posted by Hayley in May 11,2015 with No Comments

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New Heroes Reborn Photo & Premiere Day/Time

Posted by Hayley in May 11,2015 with No Comments

Heroes Reborn premieres Thursdays at 8pm in the Fall.

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Syfy greenlights Geeks Who Drink: Exclusive interview with host Zachary Levi

Posted by Hayley in Apr 15,2015 with No Comments

This summer, Syfy will launch a different kind of trivia game. Geeks Who Drink is based on the national pub trivia contest of the same name—a pop culture quiz played in over 600 bars across the US. In TV form, Syfy will give it an additional twist: Two teams wll compete, and each team will feature a celebrity team captain.

Geeks Who Drink premieres on Thursday, July 16th—one week after Comic-Con!—and is produced in part by The Nerd Machine, the company founded by Chuck’s Zachary Levi. In addition to his role as executive producer, Levi will also host Geeks Who Drink. EW got on the phone with Levi for an exclusive chat. [Read full interview]

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Zachary Levi Inks First-Look Deal With Universal TV

Posted by Hayley in Mar 20,2015 with No Comments

Zachary Levi, who is starring in NBC’s Heroes Reborn, has signed a first-look deal with Universal TV, the studio behind the upcoming event series as well as the original Heroes drama.

Under the deal, Levi will continue to develop Tuned, a half-hour musical comedy he set up at NBC and Universal TV earlier this development season. The project, a potential starring vehicle for Levi, was written by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, with Levi executive producing alongside Eva Longoria, whose UnbeliEVAble banner also has a deal at Uni TV. (Levi has displayed his musical skills on Broadway and in his voiceover work on the Disney movie Tangled.)

Additionally, Levi will guest star on Longoria’s new straight-to-series NBC/Uni TV comedy Telenovela. He also will option and develop new projects for the studio.

“Zachary Levi is an extraordinary entertainer on every level, with great taste and smart instincts,” said Universal TV EVP Bela Bajaria. “We are fortunate to be working with him on our drama Heroes Reborn and can’t wait to see what exciting projects come from our new deal with him.”

Levi, best known for starring in the NBC dramedy Chuck and for playing Fandral in Thor: The Dark World, is repped by CAA, Principato Young and McKuin, Frankel Whitehead. [SOURCE]

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