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Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

Mayans M.C. has been renewed for a third season. (Variety)

FOX is not moving forward with a second season of BH90210. (Variety)

Apple TV+ has given second season renewals to its four scripted dramas: See, For All Mankind and Dickinson. (Variety)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

CBS has given a pilot production commitment to a new version of The Equalizer that would star Queen Latifah as an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. Castle EP’s Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller will serve as writers, executive producers, and showrunners on the new series. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actor Paul Blackthorne will return to Arrow for the final season, appearing in multiple episodes. (TV Line)

Actress Julianna Margulies and actor Corey Stoll will each have recurring roles in the fifth season of the Showtime series Billions, which will premium in 2020. Margulies will play Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and best-selling author while Stoll will play Michael Prince, a business titan with roots in small-town Indiana. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actor Courtney B. Vance will appear in the third season of the National Geographic anthology series Genius that will focus on Aretha Franklin, who will portrayed by Broadway actress Cynthia Erivo. Vance will play Aretha’s father C.L. Franklin. (Variety)

Actor Eric Balfour (Haven) will recur on Charmed as Julian, a tech guru-turned-social activist who forms a bond with one of the sisters. (Deadline and TV Line)

Actress Melissa George (Alias and Grey’s Anatomy) has joined the cast of the upcoming Apple TV+ drama Mosquito Coast that will star Justin Theroux. Based on the novel by Paul Theroux (Justin’s uncle), the series follows an idealistic inventor named Allie (Theroux) as he uproots his family and takes them to the jungles of Central America to start a new life. George will play Allie’s wife Margot. (TV Line)

STREAMING SERIES NEWS

Sandra Bullock will star in an untitled drama on Netflix about life after prison. Her character is released from prison after serving time for a violent crime and re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. Facing severe judgment from her former friends and peers, her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind. (Variety)

Actresses Zoe Saldana and Reese Witherspoon will team to adapt the Tembi Locke memoir From Scratch as a limited series on Netflix. The series is described as an autobiographical romance that follows an American woman as she falls in love with a Sicilian man while studying abroad in Italy then builds a life with him in the United States. When she unexpectedly loses him to illness, she is challenged to pull herself through grief so she can raise their daughter as they would have raised her together: with hope, joy and infinite love. (Variety)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

EPIX has renewed Pennyworth for a second season. (TV Line)

AMC has cancelled Lodge 49 after two seasons. (Variety)

NBC has cancelled The InBetween after only one season. (Variety)

The USA Network has pulled the plug on the Suits spin-off series Pearson after one season. (Variety)

The Netflix sci-fi series Another Life has been given a second season order. (Vital Thrills)

ABC has given a full season order to both the new series Stumptown and the second season of The Rookie. (Variety)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

HBO has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon that will be set 300 years before the events of the original series, telling the story of House Targaryen. (Variety)

A new series at Netflix from Shonda Rhimes about con artist Anna Delvey has been given 10-episode order. The show will follow a a journalist (Anna Chlumsky) with a lot to prove who investigates the case of Anna Delvey (Julia Garner), the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene – and stole their money as well. Anna and the reporter form a love-hate bond as Anna awaits trial and the reporter fights the clock to answer the biggest question in NYC: who is Anna Delvey? The cast will incoude Laverne Cox and Katie Lowes. (Variety)

The new dramedy Big Shots from David E. Kelley is expected to air on Disney+, starring John Stamos as a tempermental college basketball coach, who gets fired from his job and must take a teaching and coaching job at an elite all-girls private high school. Also part of the cast is Shiri Appleby (Roswell and UnReal) as Holly, the good-humored and down-to-earth assistant basketball coach and Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) as Sherilyn, the no nonsense dean of Westbrook School for Girls. (Variety)

HBO Max has picked up a serialized sci-fi series from Ridley Scott called Raised by Wovles that will star Travis Fimmel (Vikings), which centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task. The series was originally set up at TNT. (Deadline)

The CW is developing a new series about Superman and Lois Lane that would star Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, who have been playing those roles in Supergirl. The potential series would follow the world’s most famous super hero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. (Variety)

Netlix is working on a romantic drama based on the best-selling novel The Last Letters From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes, which follows Ellie (Feliciy Jones), a young journalist in contemporary London who uncovers a series of love letters recounting a star-crossed affair in the 1960s. That romance between Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley) and Anthony O’Hare (Callum Turner) is so intense that Ellie becomes obsessed with finding the couple and discovering how their story ended. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actress Emily Bett Rickards will be back on Arrow for the show’s series finale. (TV Line)

As viewers of A Million Little Things saw in Thursday’s episode, actress Sutton Foster (Younger) will guest star as Chloe, the deceased fiance of Eric (Jason Ritter). (TV Line)

Actress Annie Wersching (24, Marvel’s Runaways and Timeless) will show up on The Rookie as Rosalind Dyer, a serial killer on death row who takes a special interest in Officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion). (TV Line)

Actor Malcolm Barnett (Timeless) will star alongside Broadway star Cynthia Erivo, who is also the star of the box office movie Harriet, in the upcoming National Geographic anthology series Genius, which will focus Aretha Franklin. Erivo will play the legendary singer while Barnett will play Franklin’s first husband and business manager Ted White. Genius will premiere in spring of 2020. (TV Line)

Actress Poppy Drayton (The Shannara Chronicles) is joining the cast of the second season of Charmed, playing a powerful and mysterious witch named Abigael. (TV Line)

Actress Elaine Hendrix is stepping into the role of Alexis Carrington on The CW reboot of Dynasty. Hendrix will star alongside Elizabeth Gillies, who was her co-star in the FX series Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. (TV Line)

Netlfix has announced another new series: the 8-episode The Stranger, adapted from the Harlan Coben book about the power and damage secrets can unleash, which will star Richard Armitage and Hannah John-Kamen (among others). (The Futon Critic)

STREAMING SERVICE MOVIE NEWS

Netflix has given the green light to a sequel to the 2018 film The Princess Switch that will find actress Vanessa Hudgens reprising her roles of Duchess Margaret and her lookalike Stacy as well as another lookalike Fiona. The sequel – The Prince Switch: Switched Again – finds Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inheriting the throne and hitting a rough patch with Kevin; so it’s up to Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike — party girl Fiona — foils their plans. (TV Guide)

BOX OFFICE CASTING NEWS

Actress Rachel Weisz will star as Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming film A Special Relationship that will explore Taylor’s journey from actress to activist, told through the lens of Taylor’s friendship with her assistant Roger Wall. (Variety)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS/SERIES AND/OR PILOT PICK UPS

CBS has renewed Evil for a second season, and handed a full-season order to All Rise. (Variety)

The CW has given full season orders to both new Batwoman and Nancy Drew. (Variety)

Freeform has cancelled Cloak & Dagger after two seasons. (Variety)

Amazon has renewed Modern Love for a second season. (Variety)

Apple TV+ has picked a series based on the Isaac Asimov classic sci-fi book series Foundation that will star Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies and Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jared Harris (Mad Men and Chernobyl). The series is about a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it. Harris will play Hari Seldon, a mathematical genius who predicts the demise of the empire while Pace will play Brother Day, the current Emperor of the Galaxy. (TV Line)

The CW has given a pilot order to Jason Rothenberg for a prequel to his series The 100, that has been airing on the network since 2014 that is going into its seventh and final season starting next year. The untitled drama will be set 97 years before the events of The 100, starting with the end of the world and a nuclear apocalypse that wiped out most of the human population on Earth. It follows a band of survivors on the ground as they learn to cope in a dangerous world while fighting to create a new and better society out of the ashes of what came before. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The streaming service Disney+ will bring back Lizzie McGuire with cast members Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas joining Hilary Duff in the reprisal that will revolve around Lizzie (Duff) as she turns 30 and navigates life in New York City. (The Hollywood Reporter)

CASTING NEWS

Actress Lela Loren (Power) will have a pivotal recurring role on the third season of the Starz drama American Gods, playing Marguerite Olsen, a trusted reporter for the local paper,committed single mother of two, and a no-nonsense property manager. She is understandably wary of the pain vulnerability brings, but when Shadow moves into her building, he begins to chip away at her defenses and uncover a side to Marguerite she thought she’d locked away for good. (Deadline)

Actress Sophia Bush (Chicago P.D.) has joined the cast of the upcoming small screen adaptation of the box office film Love, Simon that is set to air on Disney+. The show will be follow Victor (Michael Cimino), a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school. Rachel Naomi Hilson co-stars as Mia, Victor’s whip-smart friend. Bush will play Veronica, Mia’s father’s new girlfriend. Chic and sophisticated, runs a non-profit devoted to helping women. Friendly and easy to like but can be strong-willed and tough when she needs to be. (Deadline)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items from this past week:

CANCELLATIONS

The first casualty of the fall TV season is the comedy Sunnyside followed closely by NBC announcing that the new Jimmy Smits drama Bluff City Law will not get a full season order, airing only the 10 episodes it was initially given. (Variety)

RENEWALS

CBS All Access has given Why Women Kill a second season renewal. (Variety)

The CW sci-fi series Pandora has been given a second season renewal. Also, The Outpost has been renewed for a third season. (WorldScreen.com, Deadline and The Futon Critic)

BOX OFFICE MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Actress Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies) will play Catwoman in the upcoming box office movie The Batman that will star Robert Pattinson as Batman. (Variety)

Actor Neil Patrick Harris has joined the ensemble cast of the upcoming installment of the Matrix franchise that will find Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss reprising their roles. No plot details are available and Harris’s role has yet to be specified. (Variety)

Actress DeWanda Wise (Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It) will star alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the third installment of Jurassic World that will find Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum returning too. (Variety)

TV MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Actresses Carey Mulligan and Lily James and actor Ralph Fiennes have been cast in the Netflix film The Dig that revovles around a wealthy widow and the amateur archaeologist who make a historic discovery when excavating the burial mounds on her estate. (The Futon Critic and Twitter)

FIRING

Kurt Sutter, co-showrunner of Mayans M.C., has been fired from his post on the show. (Variety)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

It looks like CBS TV Studios is planning to reboot Clueless that makes Cher Horowitz the subject of a mystery. The story would center on Dionne (played by Stacey Dash in both previous iterations), Cher’s best friend and lifelong right-hand woman. When Cher disappears, Dionne must take on the pressures of being the new most popular girl in school while also unraveling the mystery of what happened to her friend. (The Hollywood Reporter)

TV CASTING NEWS

Actor David Anders (iZombie and Alias) will guest star in upcoming season of Roswell, New Mexico on The CW, playing Travis, a bootmaker, banjo player and bovine enthusiast who offers Alex (series regular Tyler Blackburn) and Maria (series regular Heather Hemmens) some help when their car breaks down miles from civilization. (TV Guide)

Actor Aidan Turner (The Hobbit and Poldark) has been cast as Leonardo da Vinci in the Frank Spotnitz drama series about the celebrated Renaissance artist’s life and work. The series doesn’t have a network yet and only has the working title of Leonardo. (Deadline)

Actor Greg Kinnear and actress Heather Graham have joined the cast of the upcoming CBS All Access limited event series The Stand based on the Stephen King novel. Kinnear will play Glen Bateman, a widowed professor when the superflu hits, who was accustomed to a solitary life. When he encounters other survivors, his curiosity is piqued by Mother Abagail’s (Whoopi Goldberg) visions. Graham will playRita Blakemoor, a wealthy woman who is ill prepared for the end of the world and attempts to escape superflu-infested New York City. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actors Tom Everett Scott and William Sadler will both guest star on God Friended Me. Scott will play Cara’s stepfather Paul Levine while Sadler will play Reverend Elias, a leader within the Episcopal Church with whom Arthur finds himself at odds. (TV Line)

Actress-singer Renee Elise Goldsberry (Altered Carbon and Broadway’s Hamilton) will have a recurring role on the CBS series Evil, playing Renee Harris, a dynamic, hard-driving attorney who works for the Catholic Church. She has a past connection with David: She’s the sister of his late girlfriend Julia. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actress Tricia Helfer will be back for Lucifer’s upcoming final season on Netflix. (TV Line and The Futon Critic)

Actor Justin Kirk will recur on the latest adaptation of Perry Mason, that will air on HBO as a limited series. The role he will play has not been revealed yet. (Deadline)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

FULL SEASON ORDER

The first new drama of the fall to receive a full season order is FOX’s Prodigal Son. (TV Line)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

That Walker, Texas Ranger reboot that will feature Supernatural alum Jared Padalecki in the lead role has landed at The CW for development. The show will focus on Cordell Walker (Padalecki), a man finding his way back to his family while investigating crime in the state’s most elite unit. (TV Line and Deadline)

MINI-SERIES/LIMITED SERIES CASTING NEWS

CBS TV Studios is working on a mini-series based on former FBI director James Comey’s memoir A Higher Loyalty with Jeff Daniels signed to play Comey and Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump. Holly Hunter will appear as Acting Attorney General Sally Yates. The book covers Comey’s tenure as FBI director, his role in the 2016 election and his relationship with Trump, who fired Comey in May 2017. (The Hollywood Reporter and Variety)

More cast members have been added to the cast of the upcoming CBS All Access limited series The Stand, based on the Stephen King novel that already stars James Marsden, Amber Heard, Alexander Skarsgard and Whoopi Goldberg. The new cast members are Eion Bailey (Once Upon a Time) as Teddy Weizak, a superflu survivor and member of the body crewin Boulder, Colo. Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters and Arrow) will play Julie Lawry. A small-town girl with a wild side, she is one of Lloyd’s conquests in Las Vegas. And, Hamish Linklater (The New Adventures of Old Christine) will play Dr. Ellis, a military colonel and infectious disease specialist who dreams of being the hero who stops the superflu. (The Futon Critic)

BOX OFFICE MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) has landed a lead role in the reboot of the Matrix franchise, but it is unknown what role he will be playing. (Variety)

Actress Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) will produce and star in the box office film Irena Sendler, based on the Polis heroine who saved thousands of Jewish children during the Holocaust. (Variety)

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Actress-singer Amber Riley (Glee) will serve as emcee on the ABC live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid Live. (TV Line)

TV CASTING NEWS

Actor-singer-game show host Wayne Brady will have a recurring role on Black Lightning, playing Tyson “Gravedigger” Spikes, a World War II-era member of the U.S. military who became a “super soldier” after a secret experiment gifted him with enhanced strength, agility, tactical genius, and hand-to-hand combat expertise. (The Futon Critic)

Actor Cas Anvar (The Expanse) will have a recurring role in the final season of How to Get Away With Murder, playing Robert Hsieh, an in-house lawyer of a popular dating app who works closely with Caplan & Gold on a discrimination suit. (Deadline)

Actress Raven-Symone will appear in The Bold Type, as a successful beauty influencer who is part of Scarlet’s anti-cultural appropriation photo spread. (E! Onlne and TV Line)

Firefly alum Alan Tudyk will guest star in an episode of The Rookie, playing Ellroy Basso, a bioremediation specialist who schools Nolan on the art of crime scene cleaning. (TV Line)

There will be a reunion (of sorts) of cast members from the short-lived series Life Unexpected in the upcoming Hulu series Little Fires Everywhere, based on the Celeste Ng bestseller of the same name. The series follows the Richardson family, whose life is upended by a mother-daughter duo who come into their lives, which will star Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. The Life Unexpected cast that will appear in the Hulu series are Britt Roberton, who will play Rachel, the nanny employed by the Richardsons so that Elena (Witherspoon) can continue to work at the local Shaker Heights newspaper; Kristoffer Polaha and Reggie Austin, who will play reporters covering the contentious custody hearing between the white McCullough family and their adopted baby’s biological mother; Austin Basis will play Principal Peters, who runs East Shaker High School and oversees the rebellious antics of the youngest and most troublesome Richardson child. Life Unexpected came from Liz Tigelaar, who is the creator of Little Fires Everywhere, which will premiere next year. (Variety)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

Stranger Things has been renewed for a fourth season by Netflix. (Variety)

Grand Hotel has been cancelled after only one season by ABC. (Variety)

TNT has renewed Claws for a fourth and final season. (Variety)

AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for an 11th season, and actress Lauren Cohan will reprise her role of Maggie in season 11. (TV Line)

CHANGE OF NETWORK (AGAIN)

The small screen adaptation of the box office movie Snowpiercer will be moving back to TNT. It was announced earlier this year that the show was moving to TBS after it had been in development at TNT for years. The show will now debut on TNT in spring 2020. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actor Christian Kane (Angel and The Librarians) will guest star in the final season of Supernatural, appearing as Leo Webb, a former hunter and friend of Dean Winchester (series lead Jensen Ackles). (Entertainment Weekly)

Actor Sebastian Roche (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Supernatural) will have a recurring role in the new CW series Batwoman, playing Dr. Campbell, one of Gotham’s most well-respected plastic surgeons and philanthropists. (Deadline)

Actor Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) will have a recurring role in the upcoming Hulu limited series Little Fires Everywhere, that stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in the lead roles based on the best-selling book by Celeste Ng. The series follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Williams will play Joe Ryan, a wealthy Wall Streeter who for years has struggled to conceive. Joe and his wife, Madeline, turn to an unlikely source to help start their family. (Deadline)

Actress Mekia Cox (Once Upon a Time and Chicago Med) has joined the cast of The Rookie, playing Nyla Harper, an LAPD detective who after four years of undercover work nearly lost herself. Hoping to find normalcy, she takes on the role of John Nolan’s (series lead Nathan FIllion) new training officer. (TV Line and Deadline)

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Actress Rachael Leigh Cook (Perception and Hallmark Channel movies) and actor Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl) will star in the upcoming Netflix original film Love, Guaranteed that centers on earnest, hard-working lawyer Susan (Cook), who has taken one too many pro bono cases. To save her small law firm, Susan begrudgingly takes a high-paying, high-profile case from Nick (Wayans Jr.), a charming new client who wants to sue a dating website that guarantees users will find love. But Susan and Nick soon find themselves in the middle of a media storm, and as the case heats up, so do their feelings for each other — which could jeopardize everything. (Deadline)

Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner Cynthia Erivo will star as the one and only Aretha Franklin in the upcoming season of Genius on National Geographic that will focus on the life of the titular Grammy Award winner and musical icon. (Variety)

BOX OFFICE MOVIE NEWS

Actress Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush and Red Band Society) will star alongside Spider-Man actor Tom Holland in the box office movie Cherry, an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Nico Walker. (Variety)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

Freeform has canceled Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. (Variety)

Amazon has given the Stana Katic drama Absentia a third season renewal. (Deadline)

CASTING NEWS

The long-gestating drama The Gilded Age from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows has announced some of its cast. They include Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon and Amanda Peet. The series is set in the titular period of American history, beginning in 1882, centerting on young Marian Brook, the orphaned daughter of a Southern general, who moves into the home of her rigidly conventional aunts in New York City. Accompanied by the mysterious Peggy Scott, an African-American woman masquerading as her maid, Marian gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her stupendously rich neighbors, led by a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife struggling for acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Baranski will star as Agnes van Rhijn, a proud and stubborn aristocrat who will never accept that the world has changed, and that ancient values are being replaced by new ones. Nixon will play Ada Brook, another victim of the collapse of the old south, but unlike her sister Agnes, she never found a way to get out until it was too late, and she was forced back on her sister’s charity. Peet will appear as Bertha Russell, who comes from the ordinary middle-class. She backed her instincts when she set out to catch her husband George, the son of a merchant family who has proved to be a financial genius. She is determined to use her money and position to break into a society that resists change at every turn. (Variety)

Actress Ashley Scott will reprise her role of Helena Kyle aka Huntress from the short-lived series Birds of Prey in the upcoming Arrowverse “Crisis on Infinite Earth.” Also, actor Osric Chau (Supernatural) will recur as Ryan Choi, a physics professor at Ivy Town Universiry, who is a normal guy who comes to learn that he has a pivotal role to play in the crisis crossover. (TV Line and Deadline)

Actresses AnnaSophia Robb (The Act) and Alona Tal (SEAL Team) and actor Luke Bracey (Hacksaw Ridge) will appear in the flashback episode of the upcoming Hulu limited series Little Fires Everywhere, which is based on the best-selling book by Celeste Ng that will star Reese Witherspoon (as Elean Richardson) and Kerry Washington in a story that follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Robb will play a young Elena, a young mother with four children under four, who struggles to reassert control over her life after her youngest child is born. Tal portrays Young Linda, Elena’s best friend, who along with her husband Mark long for a child of their own while enduring heartbreaking loss and the grief of infertility. Bracey will play Jamie Caplan, Elena’s college boyfriend. (Deadline)

Actor Chuku Modu, who plays Dr. Gabriel Santiago (aka Xavier) on The 100, has been promoted to series regular for the show’s 7th and final season. Acto Chad Rook (Siren, Timeless, Supernatural and The Flash) has also joined the cast, recurrnng as Hatch, a charming Eligius convict who is determined to forge a better life for those he loves,” TVLine has learned exclusively. (Deadline)

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE NEWS

Actor John Stamos and Graham Phillips (The Good Wife and Riverdale) have joined the cast of the upcoming ABC live musical The Little Mermaid Live with Stamos reprising his role as eccentric French cook Chef Lous while Phillips will play Prince Eric. (Variety)

SHOWS IN DEVELOPMENT

Actor Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) could soon be starring in a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger, as CBS TV Studios is currently developing a new version of the long-running CBS series that starred Chuck Norris in the lead role. At this time no network is currently attached, but the the series would focus on Walker as he returns from years undercover. A widower and father of two, he begins fighting crime with a new partner, who is one of the only female Rangers in history. (Variety)

The CW is developing an Arrow spin-off that would focus on the crime-fighting team The Canaries that would star Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters) as Mia Smoak and Arrow alums Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance and Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake. The Canaries are a vigilante group operating in a future of Star City in which the city was overrun by an uprising by the denizens of the city known as The Glades. (Variety)

BOX OFFICE CASTING NEWS

Actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Hulu’s Veronica Mars) will join Emma Stone in the Disney live-action film Cruella, an origin story based on the classic 101 Dalmatians villian Cruella de Vil (Stone). Details on what character Howell-Baptiste has yet to be revealed. (Variety)

Jurassic Park alums Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill will reprise their roles in the third chapter of the Jurassic World franchise. (Variety)

Actor Aidan Turrner (The Hobbit, Being Human and Poldark) has joined the cast of the upcoming under-the-radar life of Christ movie The Last Planet. He will play Apostle Andrews. (Deadline)

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