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July 27th, 2016 News, Television Author: Kelly Discussion (0)

Come See TV’s Hottest Stars and Their New TV Series: receptions, screenings, panel convos, and more Sept. 8 to 13!

9/10: The CW
6:00 pm Doors Open / Reception
6:30 pm Screening of No Tomorrow
7:15 pm Screening of Frequency
8:00 pm Panel with No Tomorrow & Frequency

In Person: Tori Anderson, Joshua Sasse, Peyton List, Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer.

Additional guests to be announced.

Tickets on sale to Supporting/Patron Members and Citi cardmembers 7/25 & 26; Individual Members and Citi cardmembers 7/27; General Public 7/28. Includes reception, panel, and screenings.

You can purchase tickets here.

February 8th, 2016 News Author: Kelly Discussion (0)

Riley Smith (Nashville, True Detective) is set as the male lead in Frequency, the CW’s drama pilot based on Toby Emmerich’s sci-fi thriller. Smith will play Frank Sullivan, the character played by Dennis Quaid in the 2000 movie.

The TV series, written by Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver, centers on Raimy, a female police detective in 2016 who discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father, Frank Sullivan (Smith), also a detective, who died in 1996.

Seen in 1996, Frank Sullivan has been undercover for two years. The strain of the assignment effectively destroyed his marriage and separated him from his little girl, Raimy, but he gets a new chance at building a relationship with her when she begins communicating with him from 20 years in the future. The two forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc in the present day.

Emmerich’s feature took place in New York in 1999 and starred Jim Caviezel as homicide detective John Sullivan who strangely makes contact with his late father Frank Sullivan (Quaid) exactly 30 years in the past on the day before his death.

The CW’s Frequency, from WBTV and Lin Pictures, is executive produced by Carve, Emmerich, John Rickard, and Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz.

This marks True Blood alum Smith’s return to the CW and WBTV where he recurred on the drama series The Messengers. Smith, who is coming off a major recurring role on ABC’s Nashville, is repped by Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta Management and Gersh.

Source: Deadline

November 3rd, 2015 News, Television Author: Kelly Discussion (0)

Fans of the hit ABC drama Nashville will once again get to enjoy the best part of the TV show — the music — just in time for the holidays. The Music of Nashville: Original Soundtrack, Season 4, Volume 1, is set for release on Dec. 4.

The 17-track album includes performances by Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Charles Esten, among others. A complete track listing is available below.

The Music of Nashville: Original Soundtrack, Season 4, Volume 1 will be released on Big Machine Records and be available at all digital retailers and Target.
Nashville airs on Wednesday nights at 10PM ET on ABC.

The Music of Nashville: Original Soundtrack, Season 4, Volume 1 Track Listing:

1. “Like New,” Charles Esten
2. “Beyond the Sun,” Lennon Stella
3. “Holding on to What I Can’t Hold,” Mark Collie
4. “Too Far From You,” Aubrey Peeples
5. “Far to Fall,” Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio
6. “Crazy,” Steven Tyler, Hayden Panettiere
7. “Spinning Revolver,” Will Chase
8. “Sleep Tonight (A Lullaby),” Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson
9. “In the Name of Your Love,” Riley Smith
10. “Run With Me,” Chris Carmack
11. “Speak to Me,” Clare Bowen
12. “I Want To (Do Everything for You),” Connie Britton, Riley Smith
13. “History of My Heart,” Jonathan Jackson
14. “What If It’s You,” Hayden Panettiere
15. “Count on Me,” Sam Palladio
16. “Rockin’ & Rollin’,” Lennon & Maisy Stella
17. “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” Chaley Rose

Source: The Boot

September 11th, 2015 News, Television Author: Kelly Discussion (0)

Congratulations Riley!

True Blood alum Riley Smith has landed the last series regular role in Fox’s drama pilot Urban Cowboy, a modern re-imagining of the 1980 country music-fueled Paramount feature starring John Travolta and Debra Winger.

The Latin music-flavored TV adaptation of Urban Cowboy, written and directed by Craig Brewer, follows star-crossed young lovers Kyle (Alfonso Herrera) and Gaby (Nathalie Kelley) as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line dancing in honky tonks, the grime of the oil refineries and the glamour of modern Texas. It’s about family legacies, starting over, finding true love and the American dream.

Smith will play bad boy Wes, the handsome head of Gilley’s security who is helping run drugs through the honky tonk while looking to become a rodeo star. He convinces Kyle to train him and makes a move on Gaby. Jim Belushi, Bryana Salaz, Edward James Olmos and Lindsey Gort co-star.

Urban Cowboy comes from Paramount TV and 20th Century Fox TV, with Brewer executive producing alongside Robert Evans — who produced the movie — Sue Naegle and Chris Levinson.

Source: Deadline

July 25th, 2015 News, Television Author: Kelly Discussion (0)

Congratulations to Riley!

Clear some space on The Bluebird Cafe’s stage, because Nashville‘s Rayna Jaymes just scored herself another Highway 65 artist for the ABC drama’s upcoming fourth season.

Riley Smith (True Blood) has been cast as Markus Keen, the hotshot frontman of a highly successful mainstream band who signs with Rayna’s record label when he decides to go solo, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Markus, whose season-long recurring role was teased in a recent Ask Ausiello, will gravitate to the fledgling Highway 65 because Rayna promises to help him strip down his sound and help him break into country. But when he realizes how much the company needs his album to be a hit, he also realizes how much power he holds over Rayna — that’s when his controlling and narcissistic tendencies reveal themselves.

Smith played friendly vampire Keith on True Blood. His recent TV work includes The Messengers, 90210, Beauty and the Beast and True Detective.

Source: TVLine

March 11th, 2015 News, Television Author: Kelly Discussion (0)

True Blood alum Riley Smith has been cast opposite Eric McCormick and Florence Pugh in Fox’s family dramedy pilot Studio City, written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Sanaa Hamri. Inspired by Vernoff’s real-life experience growing up, the show is set in present-day Studio City, CA and tells the story of a young singer’s (Pugh) path to stardom, as she comes of age living with her songwriter father Rob (McCormack) — who turns out to be a drug dealer to the stars. Smith plays Jax, a hip, sexy, charismatic rocker-dude musician and Rob’s songwriting partner. In addition to his acting career, Smith also is a professional musican and frontman of the band The Life of Riley. Riley, repped by Gersh and Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta Management, plays Rachel McAdams’ love interest in the upcoming second season of HBO’s True Detective.

Source: Deadline

November 18th, 2014 News, Television Author: Kelly Discussion (0)

Following his major recurring role on the final season of HBO’s “True Blood”, Riley Smith is returning to the pay cable network with a recurring role on “True Detective”. The second installment in the crime franchise revolves around three police officers, played by Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams, and a career criminal (Vince Vaughn) who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. Smith will play McAdams’ boyfriend, Steve Mercier, a boyish Sheriff’s deputy.

Source: Deadline

October 12th, 2014 News Author: Kelly Discussion (1)

Riley has just signed on to a recurring role on The CW’s new show “The Messengers”. It’s scheduled to premiere early next year and films in New Mexico. “The Messengers” starts with a mysterious object crashing down to earth. A group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.

UPDATE: Riley’s character named Mark Plowman is described as “a quiet, salt of the earth type of man you’d expect to find walking the fields, not sitting in the boardroom of a powerful farming business. But as a family man, his heart is usually in the right place—especially when it comes to pioneering new ways to feed the world. But the shadow cast by his charismatic and outgoing younger brother has planted some deep resentment along the way that may destroy a lot more than the next harvest. – EW

September 22nd, 2014 News, Television Author: Kelly Discussion (0)

Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks (“The Notebook,” “A Walk to Remember,” “Safe Haven”) made his television debut as executive producer of the two-hour programming event “Deliverance Creek.”

“Deliverance Creek” is a revenge drama centering on a widow and mother of three who is determined to protect her family and land at any cost during the Civil War.

I’m sure everyone who was able to see it was feeling with “Belle” the hard work, the spark with her secret lover, the sadness, the anger, the determination and is very curious how things go on! Now that we saw the beginning, we need to see how it continues!

Lifetime we need Deliverance Creek as a TV series!

Please sign the petition here.