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[08/20/14 - 07:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Second Season
The show will return to AMC next summer.

[06/19/14 - 07:52 PM]
Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Winners of the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards
Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" and FX's "Fargo" top all series with three wins.

[05/19/14 - 10:32 AM]
AMC Announces Multi-Platform Full-Episode Sneak Preview of Its Newest Drama, "Halt and Catch Fire"
The preview will be the first-ever television series premiere on Tumblr, and the first time AMC has partnered with a social media platform to premiere a new show.

[03/31/14 - 08:53 AM]
Video: A Look at AMC's New Drama Series "Halt and Catch Fire"
The new series premieres Sunday, June 1 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[03/05/14 - 09:02 AM]
AMC Announces Premiere Date for New Drama Series, "Halt and Catch Fire" - Sunday, June 1 at 10PM
In addition, "Halt and Catch Fire" will make its world debut this Saturday, March 8 at 11AM during the Film portion of the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.

[01/11/14 - 10:27 AM]
AMC Announces 2014 Programming Schedule
Highlights include the premiere of "Turn" on Sunday, April 6 and the final season of "Mad Men" beginning Sunday, April 13.

[11/25/13 - 11:48 AM]
AMC Orders Pilots for "Knifeman," "Galyntine"
Rolin Jones and Jason Cahill are behind the respective dramas, which are under consideration for series in 2015.

[07/30/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 30
Updates include: Anna Torv, Jennifer Jason Leigh get "Open" at HBO; Marti Noxon to get "Unreal" at Lifetime; and "Raising Hope" clears off-network run.

[07/26/13 - 01:51 PM]
AMC Greenlights Two Scripted Series - "Halt & Catch Fire," "Turn"
"The simultaneous greenlights today are the first in network history and underscore AMC's growth and commitment to original scripted programming," said Joel Stillerman.

[03/21/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 21
Updates include: Mamie Gummer boards CBS's "Backstrom"; Ashley Williams joins ABC's "Keep Calm and Karey On"; and FOX pushes filming on "The Wild Blue."

[03/14/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 14
Updates include: Kathleen Robertson, Taye Diggs to lead TNT's "Murder in the First"; Christopher Meloni joins FOX's "I Suck at Girls"; and Sean Astin reports to CBS's "Surgeon General."

[03/12/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 12
Updates include: James Spader to head NBC's "The Blacklist"; Tom Berenger joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and Stephen Lang to get "Reckless" at ABC.

[03/04/13 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 4
Updates include: Naveen Andrews to get "Reckless" at ABC; Alexis Bledel joins FOX's "Friends & Family"; and Benjamin Stockham cast as title role in NBC's "About a Boy."

[02/26/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 26
Updates include: Cam Gigandet to star in CBS's "Reckless"; Brittany Snow joins "To My Assistant" at FOX; and Martin Short is in talks to join NBC's "The John Mulaney Show."

[11/27/12 - 01:50 PM]
AMC Greenlights Two Scripted Drama Pilots - "Halt & Catch Fire" and "Turn"
They'll join "Low Winter Sun" and the "Untitled LaGravenese/Tony Goldwyn project," both of which recently completed production.







HALT & CATCH FIRE (AMC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/1/14 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 8/3/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, March 2014) AMC announced today it will premiere its upcoming new drama series "Halt and Catch Fire" on Sunday, June 1 at 10pm ET/PT. From AMC Studios, the series captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which an unlikely trio - a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy - take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it. The 10-episode series is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers and executive produced by showrunner Jonathan Lisco ("Southland") and Gran Via Production's Mark Johnson ("Breaking Bad," "Rectify," Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein ("Breaking Bad," "Rectify"). Filmed on location in Atlanta, the series stars Lee Pace (Lincoln, "Pushing Daisies") as Joe MacMillan, Scoot McNairy (Argo) as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis (Smashed) as Cameron Howe, Kerry Bishé (Argo, Red State) as Donna Clark and Toby Huss (Cowboys & Aliens) as John Bosworth. "Halt and Catch Fire" is set roughly one year after IBM all but corners the market with the release of its first major product - the IBM PC. It is also the same year people realize the IBM PC's fatal flaw, which quickly makes personal computing anyone's game. In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe McMillan (Lee Pace) plans to reverse engineer the flagship product of his former employer, he forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. McMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a once great engineer who dreams of creating a revolutionary product while trying to manage his initially unsupportive wife Donna (Kerry Bishé), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a volatile prodigy who puts her future in jeopardy to join MacMillan's rogue PC project. While charting the changing culture of Texas' Silicon Prairie, tensions build within the group as they attempt to navigate the thin line between visionary and fraud, genius and delusion, and as their drive to do something that matters runs up against their ability to truly innovate. "Halt and Catch Fire" thrives on the spirit of innovation and explores what it's like to stand at the forefront of something truly great and world-changing and work towards it, no matter the risk.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· David Wilson Barnes as Dave Butler
· Kerry Bishe as Donna Clark
· Lee Pace as Joe McMillan
· Mackenzie Rio Davis as Cameron Howe
· Scoot McNairy as Gordan Clark
· Toby Huss as John Bosworth
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Cantwell as CRTR/EP
· Chris Rodgers as CRTR/EP
· Jonathan Lisco as EP
· Juan José Campanella as DIR (Pilot)
· Mark Johnson as EP
· Melissa Bernstein as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· AMC Studios
· Gran Via Productions