Pierce - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/columnists.csp?col=Pierce Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Scott D. Pierce: CBS’ ‘Stalker’ exploits violence against women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58456135-223/stalker-violence-williamson-women.html.csp The opening moments of the new CBS crime drama “Stalker” (Wednesday, 9 p.m., Ch. 2) may be the most disturbing you’ll see on TV this fall. A masked man chases a woman down the street, splashing gasoline all over her. She makes it inside her car, but has lost her keys. He dumps gas on her car, lights a match and sets the car ablaze. She screams in terror as she is burned to death. Consider it a look inside the mind of creator/executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson. And a glimpse into the tho... The opening moments of the new CBS crime drama “Stalker” (Wednesday, 9 p.m., Ch. 2) may be the most disturbing you’ll see on TV this fall. A masked man chases a woman down the street, splashing gasoline all over her. She makes it inside her car, but has lost her keys. He dumps gas on her car, lights a match and sets the car ablaze. She screams in terror as she is burned to death. Consider it a look inside the mind of creator/executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson. And a glimpse into the tho... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58456135@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Karen Gillan and John Cho look good in their ‘Selfie’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58451273-223/cho-gillan-sort-selfie.html.csp Take an actor from “Doctor Who,” add an actor from “Star Trek” and you get the new ABC sitcom “Selfie” — which is sort of an update on “My Fair Lady.” Really. “Selfie” stars Karen Gillan (Amy Pond in “Doctor Who”) as self-absorbed social-media star Eliza Dooley and John Cho (“Trek’s” Sulu) as Henry, the very proper marketing guru she turns to when a mishap goes viral, making her an online laughingstock. Eliza is a creature of social media, with hundreds of thousands of faux friends but no real ... Take an actor from “Doctor Who,” add an actor from “Star Trek” and you get the new ABC sitcom “Selfie” — which is sort of an update on “My Fair Lady.” Really. “Selfie” stars Karen Gillan (Amy Pond in “Doctor Who”) as self-absorbed social-media star Eliza Dooley and John Cho (“Trek’s” Sulu) as Henry, the very proper marketing guru she turns to when a mishap goes viral, making her an online laughingstock. Eliza is a creature of social media, with hundreds of thousands of faux friends but no real ... 58451273@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:52:02 MDT Scott D. Pierce: 13 returning TV faves to watch this week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58433102-223/season-iframe-abc-wednesday.html.csp If you’re a fan of “Sleepy Hollow” (Monday, 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), you already know the truth about the Fox show — it’s absolutely insane. It is, after all, a show about Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who awakens after 250 years to do battle with the Headless Horseman and various other evil beings who are determined to bring about Armageddon.It’s great fun, but it’s nuts. And viewers aren’t the only ones who think so. Mison said he gets that same feeling with “every script.” “I mean, that’s why I lov... If you’re a fan of “Sleepy Hollow” (Monday, 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), you already know the truth about the Fox show — it’s absolutely insane. It is, after all, a show about Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who awakens after 250 years to do battle with the Headless Horseman and various other evil beings who are determined to bring about Armageddon.It’s great fun, but it’s nuts. And viewers aren’t the only ones who think so. Mison said he gets that same feeling with “every script.” “I mean, that’s why I lov... 58433102@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:52:33 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘Madam Secretary’ inspired by Benghazi http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425481-223/secretary-madam-benghazi-state.html.csp The new CBS series “Madam Secretary” was inspired by the events in Benghazi back in 2012. The series is about a female secretary of state, but not Hillary Clinton. And it’s not really about the terrorist attack — but there is a tie. Executive producer Lori McCreary (“Invictus,” “Under Suspicion”) said she and her company “wanted to break into scripted television” and got some advice from CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler. “Nina started by saying we needed to find a character whose story ... The new CBS series “Madam Secretary” was inspired by the events in Benghazi back in 2012. The series is about a female secretary of state, but not Hillary Clinton. And it’s not really about the terrorist attack — but there is a tie. Executive producer Lori McCreary (“Invictus,” “Under Suspicion”) said she and her company “wanted to break into scripted television” and got some advice from CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler. “Nina started by saying we needed to find a character whose story ... 58425481@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:07:30 MDT