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Here are the news items for this past week:

CASTING NEWS

Actor Charles Esten (Nashville) will next appear in the upcoming TNT thriller Tell Me Your Secrets that centers on a trio of characters each with a mysterious and troubling past, including Emma (Lily Rabe from American Horror Story), a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, John (Hamish Linklater from Legion), a former serial predator desperate to find redemption and Mary (Amy Brenneman from Private Practice), a grieving mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter. Esten will play Saul Barlow, a grieving father who has coped with the disappearance of his daughter by walking away from materialism and trying to move on from the loss. This has severely strained his relationship with his wife Mary, who refuses to give up the search. (Deadline and Spoiler TV)

Actors Chris McNally (Altered Carbon and the Hallmark Channel movie The Sweetest Heart) and Kevin McGarry (Heartland and the Hallmark Channel movie Love at First Bark) have joined the cast of When Calls the Heart for the show’s upcoming 6th season. McNally will play Lucas Bouchard, a charming gambler and saloon owner who has a lot up his sleeve while McGarry will play the role of Nathan Grant, the new Mountie in town. (Soap Opera News)

Actress Annabelle Attanasio will not be returning for season three on the CBS drama Bull, as she will direct her first feature film, a passion project she’s been working on for 4 years; the filming of which will conflict with production of Bull. (The Futon Critic and TV Line)

Actor George Newbern (Scandal) will recur on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, playing Al Pollack, a charming, handsome and very wealthy doctor who is a past and future love interest to Detective Rollins (Kelli Giddish). (The Futon Critic and Deadline)

Actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Grimm and Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves) will appear on Blindspot in the top-secret recurring role of Madeline Burke. (The Futon Critic and TV Line)

SHOW PRODUCTION NEWS

ITV in Britain and PBS in the US are working together on the 8-part lavish period epic Sanditon based on the unfinished final novel by Jane Austen that follows Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman who moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a sleepy fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort. Heywood’s spiky relationship with the humorous, charming Sidney Parker is a key part of the story. (Variety)

HBO has given a straight-to-series order to the Victorian drama The Nevers from Joss Whedon (the creator of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and Firefly). The series is an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world. (The Hollywood Reporter)

RENEWALS

FX has given a second season renewal to the new drama Pose. (Variety)

Starz has renewed Sweetbitter for a second season. (Variety)

MOVIE NEWS

Downton Abbey is coming back – this time on the big screen. The original cast is set to return and filming will get started in September. (Variety)

TRAILER

Here is the first look teaser at the new Doctor Who and HER new friends

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS AND PICK-UPS

TNT has renewed Claws for a third season and Animal Kingdom for a fourth season. (Variety)

Netflix has picked up a 10-episode order of the FOX pilot Mixtape that didn’t go to series at the major network. Mixtape is a romantic musical drama that will look at the love stories connecting a diverse, disparate group of people in contemporary Los Angeles through the music that lives inside their hearts and minds. The cast will include Jenna Dewan, Callie Hernandez and Madeline Stowe [among others]. (Deadline)

TV CASTING NEWS

Actress-singer Brandy Norwood has been promoted to series regular for season 3 of the FOX drama Star, playing Cassie Brown, the sister of Carlotta (Queen Latifah). (Deadline)

MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Actress Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and actor Idris Elba (Thor and Luthor) have joined the spin-off of the Fast and Furious franchise to be called Hobbs and Shaw (the characters played by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Elba is expected to play the main villain. (Variety)

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Hey All,

Here are the few news items from this past week:

CASTING NEWS

Actress Grace Park (Hawaii Five-0 and Battlestar Galactica) is replacing actress Anne Son in the upcoming new TV series A Million Little Things that will debut on ABC this fall. The show follows a group of friends who are reeling from an unexpected death within their social circle. Park will play the series regular role of Katherine, who is married to Eddie (David Giuntoli from Grimm). (TV Line)

Actor Noah Mills (The Brave) has joined the cast of the upcoming NBC drama The Enemy Within, a fast-paced thrilled set in the world of counterintelligence that will center on Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter from Dexter), a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history and serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut from Rosewood) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. Mills will play Special Agent Jason Bragg, a rising star in the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division. (Deadline)

Actor Tom Brittney (Outlander and Call the Midwife) will take over for departing actor James Norton in the PBS series Grantchester. He will play Reverend Will Davenport. (The Futon Critic)

Actress Sibongile Mlambo has been promoted to a series regular for the second season of Lost in Space on Netflix. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actor Sam Jaeger (Parenthood) has joined the cast of the CBS All Access drama Tell Me a Story, which will reimagine children’s fairy tales as psychological thrillers, subversive story of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder in modern-day New York City. Jaeger will play a recently widowed single father who moves to NYC with his troubled daughter. (TV Line)

Actress Nicole Ari Parker has been promoted to a series regular on Empire, where she has been playing the ex-wife of Eddie Barker (Forest Whitaker). (TV Line)

CANCELLATIONS

The History Channel has canceled the military drama Six after two seasons. The July 25 episode will actually be the show’s series finale. (Variety)

Freeform has cancelled the drama Famous in Love after two seasons. (Variety)

PICK-UP NEWS

The NBC spin-off of the box office movies Bad Boys, which wasn’t picked up as a series, is actually being picked up by Charter Communications, airing on the company’s new Spectrum Original Content platform, marking the company’s first foray into original programming. The series follows Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), who has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past. Syd is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. (TV Line)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

Absentia (the new Stana Katic drama) has been given a second season 10-episode order. Amazon has yet to announce if the streaming service will air that new season for North American audiences. (TV Line)

Sadly NBC has cancelled the time-travel drama Timeless; but supposedly the network and Sony are in talks for a movie that would serve as a series finale. (Variety)

AMC has given the horror anthology The Terror a second season order. The new season will tell the story of a specter that haunts a Japanese-American community during World War II in the homes of Southern California, the internment camps where many were held during the war, and in the Pacific theater. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actress Erin Doherty (Call the Midwife) will play Princess Anne, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the third season of the Netflix drama The Crown, which is set to debut in 2019. Also cast is actor Ben Daniels (The Exorcist) who will take over the role of Antony Armstrong-Jones alongside Helena Bonham Carter, who takes over the role of Princess Margaret. (The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline)

Actress Courtney Ford has been promoted to series regular for season four of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. (Deadline and TV Line)

Actress Lisa Edelstein (House) has landed a recurring role on The Good Doctor where she will play Dr. Blaize, an expert oncologist who has returned to the hospital after a brief suspension, at the request of Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), to help treat his cancer. (Deadline)

Actor Jon Bernthal will return for the upcoming 9th season of The Walking Dead. The exact circumstances of his return remains unknown at this time. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actress Jessica Parker Kennedy (Black Sails) has been promoted to series regular on The Flash where she plays Nora West-Allen, Barry and Iris’ future daughter. (Deadline)

Actor Jason Ritter (Kevin Probably Saves the World) has landed a role in the straight-to-series Netflix series Raising Dion based on a short film by Dennis Liu about an African-American single mother who discovers her young son has multiple, constantly changing abilities. Ritter will play Pat, a comic-book-reading scientist. (Deadline)

Actress Serinda Swan (Marvel’s Inhumans and Graceland) will star in the Canadian drama Coroner based on the best-selling book series by M.R. Hall, which centers on a newly appointed coroner investigating suspicious deaths in Toronto. (Deadline)

Actress Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland and Frasier) has landed a series regular role on the upcoming 2nd season of the FOX medical drama The Resident, which will see the departures of Moran Atias, Merrin Dungey and Melina Kanakaredes. Actors Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Glenn Morshower have been promoted to series regulars while series regular Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, Emily VanCamp and Shaunette Renée Wilson will be back. There are no specific details on what role Leeves will be playing as yet. (Deadline)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS

HBO has renewed the new drama Succession for a second season. (Variety)

Netflix has picked up the recent cancelled FOX drama Lucifer, giving the show a fourth season after all. (TV Line)

CASTING NEWS

Actors Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) and James Wolk (Zoo) and actress Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids and Once Upon a Time) have joined the cast of the CBS All Access series Tell Me A Story, which takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Wesley will play Eddie, a derelict and troubled individual whose petulance is fueled even more by his problems with drugs and alcohol. Although he works as a bartender, he also splits his time as a low-level drug dealer and part-time thief with his older brother Mitch, who never fails to treat Eddie as the lowly delinquent that he is. Wolk will play Jordan, a young, idealistic and successful NYC restaurateur. When the unimaginable happens, Jordan’s life falls apart and he begins a decent into madness that could cost him everything, even himself. Ramirez will play Hannah, a young Army vet who has returned from the war with scars both inside and out. She comes back to New York City in an attempt to rebuild her life, but when her estranged brother calls for help she finds herself in a deadly chase for survival. (The Futon Critic and Deadline)

Actor Tony Curran (Defiance) has landed a recurring role on Ray Donovan, playing NYPD Sgt. Mikey “Rad” Radulovic, a tough, no-nonsense cop. (The Futon Critic and Deadline)

Actress Danielle Nicolet has been promoted to a series regular on The Flash, where she has been playing Cecile Horton. Actor Hartley Sawyer has also been promoted to series regular where he plays Ralph Dibny. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actress Jean Smart (Designing Women) has joined the cast of the upcoming Bravo anthology series Dirty John, which is based on a popular podcast hosted by Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. It will follow John Meehan (Eric Bana) as he romances Debra Newell (Connie Britton), later pulling her into his web of lies. Smart will play Connie’s mom Arlane Hart. (TV Line)

Actor Jesse Rath will be a series regular on the next season of Supergirl while actor Jeremy Jordan will only return on a recurring basis. (TV Line and The Futon Critic)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

Freeform has pulled the plug on the fantasy series Shadowhunters. The remainder of show’s current third season, consisting of 12 episodes, will finish in the spring of next year, culminating in a two-hour finale. (Deadline and TV Insider)

Netflix has renewed 13 Reasons Why for a third season. (Variety)

TV Land has given their dramedy Younger a 6th season renewal. (TV Line)

CASTING NEWS

Actress Danielle Campbell (The Originals) has been cast in one of the three lead roles in the CBS All access psychological thriller Tell Me a Story from Kevin Williamson. The cast already includes Kim Catrall (Sex and the City) and Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods and As the World Turns). The series will be set in modern day New York City, taking on the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Campbell will play Kayla, who has just moved from Oakland to New York with her dad. She lost her mother a year ago and since then has strayed from her once promising path. Catrall will play Kayla’s grandmother. (Deadline)

Actress Grace Byers (Empire) has landed a role in the FOX drama The Gifted where she will play Reeva, a smart, charming, authoritative, elegant, beautiful woman who is ruthless in her efforts to fight for her people. She will lead an elite band of followers, joining up with Polaris, Andy and The Frost Sisters in the “Inner Circle.” (The Futon Critic)

Actor Adrian Holmes (Arrow) has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix vampire drama V-Wars where he will star alongside former The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder. Somerhalder will play Dr. Luther Swann, who enters a world of horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend (Holmes) into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. (Deadline and TV Line)

Actress Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) will star in the Apple streaming series Are You Sleeping that will offer a glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts. Caplan will play twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose lives have taken very different paths. She will star opposite Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures). (The Hollywood Reporter)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

Legion has been given a season three renewal by FX. (Variety)

Bravo has cancelled its drama Imposters after two seasons. (Variety)

The Arrangement has been canceled by E! Entertainment Network after two seasons. (The Futon Critic and Deadline)

Paramount Network has scrapped the drama Heathers. The satirical reboot of the 1980s cult hit film has been shelved at the former Spike TV as Viacom aggressively searches for a new home for the anthology. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a half-hour series about 19th century poet Emily Dickinson with actress-singer Hailee Steinfeld in the title role. The series is described as a comedic look into Dickinson’s world, exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time through her imaginative point of view. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actor Kelsey Grammer has joined the cast of the upcoming FOX legal drama Proven Innocent, replacing actor Brian d’Arcy James in the role of Gore Bellows, a hard-as-nails and tough-on-crime state’s attorney. (The Futon Critic)

The Walking Dead actor Andrew Lincoln will leave the long-running series during the show’s upcoming 9th season. (The Futon Critic and Entertainment Weekly)

Actor Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) has joined the cast of the Cinemax reboot of Strike Back. He will play Col. Alexander Coltrane, the new commanding officer who tasks Section 20 with chasing stolen contents of Russian jet across Southeast Asia. Actress Roxanne McKee will not be returning for the second season. (TV Line)

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