Thursday Call Sheet: 'The Five' Beats Stewart and Colbert, 'Modern Family' Wins Catholic Award, Brooding Bond

1. CABLE RATINGS: 'THE FIVE' BEATS STEWART AND COLBERT:

'The Five': 1.946 million viewers

Stewart: 1.896 million

Colbert: 1.338 million

2. LATEST BOND MOVIE 'SKYFALL' DELVES INTO BRITISH SPY'S TROUBLED PSYCHE:

"James Bond may be known as a suave ladies' man with a license to kill, but the latest 007 movie 'Skyfall' delves into the character's troubled psyche," Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes said.

Mendes said he went back to the original novels written by author Ian Fleming to look at a more complex time in the British secret agent's history, including his depression at being a killer, Sky News reported Monday.

"What Fleming created was a very conflicted character," he told reporters in Istanbul, where the movie is currently shooting.

3. FRANCIS LAWRENCE CONFIRMED TO DIRECT 'CATCHING FIRE'

"Lionsgate, the cast, and filmmakers are all thrilled to have Francis Lawrence come on board as director of Catching Fire. Suzanne's brilliant book is the intense story of the birth of the rebellion and Katniss' emotionally charged journey as she takes on the mantle of the Mockingjay, and we all think Francis is the perfect director to bring the story to life," said Erik Feig, Lionsgate's President Of Production.

4. 'MODERN FAMILY' HONORED BY CATHOLIC GROUP

"Modern Family" -- the show known for the gay marriage of Cameron Tucker and Mitchell Pritchett and, more recently, the foul-mouth tirade of child character Lily -- received the Television Award at the 2012 CIMA Awards, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunday.

"This remains far and away the best prime-time sitcom: crisp and farcical, but very kind," CIMA notes on its web site. "This fast-paced mockumentary perfectly captures the experience of parenthood."

5. VIACOM CEO DEFENDS NICKELODEON'S NETFLIX DEAL AGAIN

Dauman pointed out that Netflix is in fewer than a quarter of U.S. households, and time spent on Nickelodeon content on Netflix is about 2 percent of the time spent on the Nickelodeon TV channel. The CEO said that this viewing "of course" is not "completely cannibalistic," has promotional value and serves audiences on new platforms. And he highlighted that Nickelodeon only has "some library content" on the streaming service.

6. JULIE PACINO TO PRODUCE MARY PICKFORD BIOPIC

The producers are developing a feature (untitled for the moment) about Pickford’s life with a script from Josh Fagin. DeLia will direct. An early 2013 production start is being eyed. Silent star Pickford was known as “America’s Sweetheart” and was one of the 36 co-founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

1. HBO LOST $35 MILLION BY CANCELING 'LUCK'

2. SYLVESTER STALLONE WEB SERIES 'SOUL SURVIVOR' IN THE WORKS

3. AUDIO CLIP FROM 'PROMETHEUS' SOUNDS APPROPRIATELY MEATY

4. FIRST CLIP FROM DAVID CRONENBERG'S 'COSMOPOLIS'

5. MARK RUFFALO ON PLAYING THE HULK IN 'THE AVENGERS'

6. 'BREAKING BAD' SEASON 5: BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK

7. HOW HARVEY WEINSTEIN LEARNED TO BE A BULLY

8. COURTNEY LOVE LOST THE RIGHTS TO KURT COBAIN’S IMAGE

9. MICK JAGGER TO HOST, PERFORM ON 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' SEASON FINALE

10. FRED SAVAGE'S NEVER-ENDING WONDER YEARS AS TV'S HOT COMEDY DIRECTOR

11. 'AVENGERS' ALL SET TO BECOME A SUMMER SMASH IN THE U.S.

12. NEW ‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’ STILLS SHOWCASE A CLASSIC LIZARD DESIGN

13. ‘HUNGER GAMES’ DIRECTOR GARY ROSS IN TALKS FOR ‘HOUDINI’

14. FILM ACADEMY WILL OPEN OUTDOOR THEATER WITH 'FIELD OF DREAMS'

15. 'EXPENDABLES 2' TRAILER MARRIES A MAN TO A KNIFE

16. 1950S HOLLYWOOD LEADING LADY PATRICIA MEDINA DIES

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NEW TO HOME VIDEO

THE RIVER: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON:  From Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, and the director of “Paranormal Activity” Oren Peli, a truly harrowing and hair-raising series comes to DVD on May 22, 2012.  “The River: The Complete First Season” tells the tale of famed wildlife explorer and TV personality Dr. Emmet Cole who went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned.

Now, six months after he vanished, a brave crew of family, old friends, and new acquaintances embarks on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him in the deepest and darkest depths of South America. The DVD is filled with exclusive bonus features, including deleted scenes that draw audiences further into this heart-pounding adventure.

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NOTE: Like its author, the Call Sheet will be on vacation until Tuesday.


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