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Here are the news items for the past week:

RENEWAL/SERIES PICK-UP NEWS

Shooter has been renewed by the USA Network for a third season. (Variety)

EPIX has renewed the spy drama Berlin Station for a third season. (The Futon Critic)

Amazon has landed the right to the ensemble drama Life Itself from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman. The film will star Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson, Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke and Mandy Patinkin, focusing on a multi-generational love story in which several characters are connected over the course of decades, from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Netflix is planning to adapt the fantasy saga The Witcher by Polis author Andrzej Sapkowski that chronicles monster hunters who, with training and body modification, develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts. Lauren Schmidt Hissirch (Power, Daredevil and The Defenders) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actress Alice Eve (Star Trek: Into Darkness) will join the cast of Marvel’s Iron Fist for its second season, but her role has yet to be announced. (The Futon Critic)

Actor Kevin Zegers (Gossip Girl and Gracepointe) has joined the cast of Fear the Walking Dead for the show’s fourth season, but his role is being kept under wraps. (Deadline)

Actress Amber Skye Noyes (The Deuce and Beauty and the Beast) has landed a recurring role on the third season of Quantico, playing Celine Fox, a new recruit of an elite black ops team. (Deadline)

Rock-n-roll icon Alice Cooper will play King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar Live! which will debut on NBC on April 1. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actor Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries) has joined the cast of the History Channel’s upcoming 10-episode drama series Blue Book that chronicles the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.” He will play Captain Michael Quinn, A decorated WWII hero. (Deadline)

Actress Jillian Rose Reed (Awkward.) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Lucifer, playing Cece, the quirky, bubbly and exceptionally-devoted personal assistant of a massive pop star — who also happens to be her best friend whose orbit she has lived in for years. (TV Line)

TV EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

The 35th annual Paley Fest will be held early next year. Three of the panels have been announced: Stranger Things, Will & Grace and The Good Doctor. (Deadline)

TRAILERS

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Official Trailer

‘Howards End’ Trailer Starz Adaptation

Nashville Season 6 Trailer

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Season 2)

First Look at Outlander Season 4!

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Here are the news items for this past week:

CANCELLATION/RENEWAL/PICK-UP NEWS

Mindhunter has been renewed for Season 2 at Netflix. (Variety)

Stranger Things has been renewed for a third season at Netflix. (Variety)

CBS has decided not to move forward with more episodes of Wisdom of the Crowd, ending it with the 13 episodes from its original order. This news shouldn’t come as a surprise since the ratings have been declining each week, but more so because of the groping accusations that have been lodged against series star Jeremy Piven. (Variety)

The new series about Sabrina the Teenage Witch is on the move, heading to Netflix with a 20-episode, two season order. The series was originally in development at The CW. The series will be reimagine the origin and adventures of Sabrina as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult, and witchcraft. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actor Kendrick Sampson (How to Get Away With Murder, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural) has landed a recurring role on The Flash, appearing as Dominic Lanse, a TSA agent who apparently was among the dozen bus passengers doused with dark matter and now possesses the ability to read other people’s thoughts. (Deadline and TV Line)

Actress Nicolette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives) will play Alexis Carrington in the remake of Dynasty on The CW (a role originated by Joan Collins). (Variety)

Actress Maggie Grace (Lost and the Taken franchise) will be a series regular on Fear the Walking Dead when it returns for its fourth season. Details on her role will be announced at a later date. (Deadline)

Actor John Stamos will have a recurring role opposite Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail in the Lifetime straight-to-series psychological thriller drama You, which is based on the Caroline Kepnes best-selling novel. The series will focus on brilliant bookstore manager Joe (Badgley), who crosses paths with an aspiring writer, Beck (Lail). Stamos will play Dr. Nicky, who becomes a fixture in Beck’s life, much to the dismay of Joe (Badgley). Pretty Little Liars alum Shay Mitchell also stars. (Deadline)

Actor Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie) has landed a series regular role in season 3 of Marvel’s Daredevil, portraying an FBI agent, who plays a critical role in the conflict between Matt Murdock aka Daredevil and returning foe Wilson Fisk /Kingpin. (Variety and TV Line)

Actress Danneel Ackles (One Tree Hill and Mrs. Jensen Ackles in real life) will recur on Supernatural as Sister Jo, a well-known faith healer whose good works attract the attention of someone very, very bad: Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino). (Variety)

MOVIE TRAILER

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer

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Here are the news items for the past week:

CASTING NEWS

Actress Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl and Turn: Washington’s Spies) will be a series regular in the upcoming History Channel drama series Blue Book which will chronicle the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.” The series follows Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen), a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation that researched thousands of cases, many of which were never solved. Solo will portray Susie, a stylish, eye-catching young woman with an alluring confidence to envy. (Deadline)

Actor Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash) has landed a recurring role on Designated Survivor, playing Trey Kirkman, the polar opposite of his older brother, Tom Kirkman (series lead Kiefer Sutherland), in temperament and life choices. (Deadline)

Actor Michael Rady (UnREAL and Jane the Virgin) will have a recurring role on the NBC time-travel drama Timeless, playing Nicholas Keynes, an American soldier in World War I who, after getting badly injured during battle, is carried to a farmhouse, where he is cared for by Emma (Annie Wersching) and Carol (Susanna Thompson), who want to save his life. Though he seems helpless at first, Keynes is much more formidable than he initially appears. (TV Line)

Actress Arden Cho (Teen Wolf) will recur on Chicago Med as Emily, the party-girl adopted sister of Dr. Ethan Choi; a semi-professional gambler who bankrolls her high-stakes betting by cozying up to rich men. (TV Line)

Actor Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies and True Blood) will star opposite Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) in the small screen adaptation of John le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl, which is a co-production between AMC, BBC One and The Ink Factory. The 6-part mini-series will follow Charlie, a brilliant young actress, as she strikes up an acquaintance with Becker, an intriguing stranger, while on holiday in Greece. (TV Line)

Actress Shantel VanSanten (Shooter) will recur on Scorpion as Toby’s onetime fiancée, Amy, who is now married to his nemesis, pop-psychologist Quincy Berkstead (Jeff Galfer). (TV Line)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS/PICK UP NEWS

Nashville is being cancelled, again. The show aired for four season on ABC before being cancelled. But it was saved by CMT; except the cable network has announced that the musical drama will come to an end after its upcoming sixth season. (TV Line)

CBS has given a full season order to freshman drama S.W.A.T. (Variety)

The new Stana Katic (Castle) series Absentia has found its U.S. home: Amazon. The series is slated to debut in 2018. The show centers on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic), who – while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers – disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, Emily is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders. (Deadline)

Amazon is also moving forward with a Lord of the Rings TV series, which will explore new storylines preceding “The Fellowship of the Ring.” (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actress Skyler Samuels (Scream Queens and The Nine Lives of Chloe King) has landed a recurring role in The Gifted. She will play a refugee mutant with telepathic abilities and a mysterious past. (Deadline)

Actress Carmen Ejogo (The Girlfriend Experience) will star opposite actor Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage and The 4400) in the new installment of the HBO anthology drama True Detective. She will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980. Ali will play Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. The new season tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. (Variety)

Actor Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge (Leverage and Underground) will star in the Showtime pilot City on a Hill, a fictional account of a real time in Boston history that came to be called the “Boston Miracle.” District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran Jackie Rhodes (Bacon), who is deeply invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s city-wide criminal justice system. (Variety)

Actresses Marlee Matlin (Switched at Birth) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and actors Zach Gilford (Kingdom and Friday Night Lights) and Colt Prattes (the Dirty Dancing small-screen remake) will star in the Sundance Now upcoming series This Close, which is based on a series of shorts featured at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s Short Form Episodic Showcase, created, written and starring actress Shoshannah Stern (Jericho and Supernatural) and Josh Feldman, both of whom are deaf. The show will explore the relationship between best friends Kate (Stern), who is newly engaged, and Michael (Feldman), who is attempting to move on from his ex-fiancé. Gilford will play Danny, Kate’s fiancé; Hines will play Stella, a PR maven and Kate’s boss; Prattes will play Ryan, Michael’s (Feldman) ex and Matlin will play Michael’s mother, Annie, a recovering alcoholic trying to reconnect with her son. (The Futon Critic)

Actor Nathan Lane will appear in the 100th episode of The Blacklist, playing criminal Abraham Stern, who manipulates the desperate into committing illegal and immoral acts so that he can claim his birthright fortune. (TV Line)

Actor Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope and currently recurring on The Gifted) and actress Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg) have both landed series regular roles in the fourth season of Fear the Walking Dead. Details on the roles they will play are being kept under wraps though. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:

CASTING NEWS

Actress Ellen Page has been cast in the upcoming Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, which is the small screen adaptation of the popular comics and graphic novel of the same name. The live action series will follow the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) – Luther, Diego, Allison, Vanya, Klaus and Number Five – as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities. Page will play Vanya, the black sheep of her family. (Variety)

Actresses Felicia Day (The Guild) and Jaime Ray Newman (Grimm and Eastwick) will both appear in the third season of The Magicians, which is slated to return to Syfy in January. Day will play Poppy, a dragon expert while Newman will play Irene McAllistair, a member of Brakebills’ Board of Trustees. (TV Line and Nerdist)

Actor Vincent Ventresca (The Invisible Man and Prey) has landed a recurring role on the Freeform drama The Fosters, playing Henry Mullen, Grace’s (Brandon’s current girlfriend) father, an absentee dad, who is determined to visit his daughter despite copious amounts of friction with his ex-wife. (Deadline)

Singing legend Patti LaBelle and actress-singer Brandy Norwood will both appear in multi-episodes of Star with LaBelle playing Carlotta Brown’s (series lead Queen Latifah) tough but loving mother, Christine; and Norwood play Carlotta’s younger sister, Cassie. (Deadline)

Actor Eric Winter (Witches of East End) has landed a recurring role on The Good Doctor, playing Dr. Matt Coyle, a young and charming doctor, who initially impresses members of the hospital’s surgical team, but whose true character puts one of the team members in an awkward position at work. (Deadline)

Actor Stephan James (Shots Fired) has landed the lead role opposite Julia Roberts in the Amazon straight-to-series half-hour drama Homecoming, a psychological thriller centering on Heidi (Roberts), a caseworker at a secret government facility, and a soldier (James) eager to rejoin civilian life. (Deadline)

Actress Laura Mennell (Alphas) will star opposite Aidan Gillen in the History Channel’s upcoming 10-episode drama series Blue Book, which chronicles the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.” Gillen plays Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant astrophysicist, family man, and UFO skeptic who is recruited as the Chief Scientific Advisor to “Project Blue Book.” Meanwhile, Mennell will play Allen’s wife, Mimi Hynek, who is seemingly a content stay-at-home housewife but has plans to become much more. (Deadline)

Actress Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne) and actor Jesse Rath (Defiance) will both be appearing the Supergirl. Metcalf will play the estranged mother of Winn Schott (series regular Jeremy Jordan) while Rath will have the recurring role of Brainiac 5. Half computer, half organic life and boasting a 12-level intellect, Brainiac 5 is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes who travels to National City from the 31st Century to help Supergirl and the DEO battle Reign, the villain that L-Corp CEO Samantha Arias (recurring guest star Odette Annable) is on track to becoming. (Vanity Fair Feature and TV Line)

Actor James Tupper (Men in Trees and Revenge) will appear opposite his real-life wife Anne Heche in the NBC military drama The Brave, playing Alex Hoffman, a brilliant CIA field officer who in the past formed a partnership of opportunity with Patricia (Heche’s character) as they rose through the ranks together. (TV Line)

Actress Kim Raver (24 and Grey’s Anatomy) will reunite with her former 24 co-star Kiefer Sutherland in Designated Survivor where she will play Andrea Frost, a wunderkind engineer and entrepreneur whose company, Apache Aerospace, is at the apex of high-tech industry. This casting announcement comes just weeks after word leaked that leading lady Natascha McElhone (she plays Kiefer’s wife in the series) will exit at mid-season. (TV Line)

Actor-singer Josh Groban will star opposite Tony Danza (Who’s the Boss) in the upcoming Netflix series The Good Cop, playing the role of Tony Jr., an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. Tony Jr. is son to Tony Sr. (Danza), a disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. They become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women. (Variety)

Actors Russell Hornsby (Grimm) and Tim Matheson (Hart of Dixie) as well as actress Dina Meyer (Kingdom) will appear in the upcoming 4th season of The Affair on Showtime. Hornsby will play Carl Gatewood, Janelle’s (Sanaa Lathan) ex-husband and Noah’s (West) rival for her affection. Matheson and Meyer will play a couple from Alison’s (Wilson) past, who have shocking information to share about who she is and where she comes from. (Deadline)

Actor Jocko Sims (The Last Ship) will have a recurring role on the new FOX medical drama The Resident that will center on a tough, brilliant senior resident who guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine. Sims will play Dr. Ben Wilmot, a cocky and controlling doctor of internal medicine who takes interest in a patient with hopes of solving a decade-long medical mystery. The series includes Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Manish Dayal, Merrin Dungey Melina Kanakaredes and Bruce Greenwood. (Deadline)

MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Young actor Asher Angel (the Disney Channel series Andi Mack) has been cast as Billy Batson opposite Zachary Levi (Chuck) in the DC superhero movie Shazam!, which follows a boy (Angel) who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” The name is an acronym of the ancient gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. (Variety)

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

There will be another small screen adaptation of a John le Carre novel. This time it’s the 1983 box The Little Drummer Girl [coming from the same folks who did The Night Manager]. Actress Florence Pugh (from the 2016 box office film Lady MacBeth) will have the lead role. The six-part drama will be set in the 1970s, following a young, brilliant actress as she prepares for her ultimate role in the theater of the real, and against the backdrop of rising tensions in the Middle East. (Deadline)

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

The CW has given a full season order to Dynasty (why?!) but has not opted to pick up any additional episodes (beyond 13 episodes) for the new military series Valor. (Variety and Deadline)

TRAILER

The Crown Season 2

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:

RENEWAL

FOX has renewed The Orville for a second season. (Variety)

TV CASTING NEWS

Hip-hop/R&B artist Romeo Miller (aka Lil’ Romeo) will recur in the second season of the Freeform series Famous in Love, playing Pablo $$ (pronounced “Pablo Money). (TV Line)

Actress Peyton List (Frequency and The Flash) will take over the role of Ivy Pepper/Poison Ivy on Gotham in early 2018. (TV Line)

Actress Tiera Skovbye (Polly Cooper on Riverdale) has landed a recurring role on Once Upon a Time as the grown up Robin, daughter of Zelena and Robin Hood. She will debut in the 10th episode of the show’s current season. Also, actor Nathan Parsons (The Originals, True Blood and Bunheads) has booked a recurring role on the show, playing Nick, a charismatic slacker-turned-successful lawyer, who might be a potential love interest for one of the regular characters. (TV Line and Entertainment Weekly)

Veteran actor Bruce McGill will appear in MacGyver, but he won’t be reprising his role of Jack Dalton (from the original series). He will play Detective Greer, a seasoned LAPD veteran who reads MacGyver his Miranda Rights for a murder. (Deadline)

Actress Paula Malcomson (Ray Donovan) will have a guest-starring role and actor Blake Ritson (Da Vinci’s Demons) has been added as a series regular on the upcoming Superman prequel series Krypton that is set to premiere in 2018 on Syfy. The series is set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, following Superman’s grandfather (relative newcomer Cameron Cuffe), whose House of El was ostracized and shamed, as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Malcomson will play Charys, the matriarch of House El while Ritson will play Brainiac, a parasitic, hyper-advanced alien android of immense intelligence, Brainiac is one of Superman’s oldest and most dangerous foes. (Deadline)

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has added some new cast members for its upcoming 5th season, including Eve Harlow (The 100), who will play Tess, a resourceful young woman striving to be self-sufficient in very desperate circumstances and Pruitt Taylor Vince (The Mentalist), who will play Grill, a gruff taskmaster, who lords over those under his command with an unforgiving temperament. He is not easily fooled, nor crossed [among others]. (TV Line)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

CASTING NEWS

The Grey’s Anatomy fire fighters spin-off has announced its premise and cast. The 10-episode series will be set in Seattle, focusing on firefighters from the captain down the ranks to the newest recruit in their personal and professional lives. The cast includes Jaina Lee Ortiz (Rosewood), Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy) Miguel Sandoval, Danielle Savre (Too Close to Home), Jay Hayden (The Catch) [among others].  (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actress Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy) has joined the cast of Madam Secretary, playing Kat Sandoval, a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) manages to coax her back into the State Department. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actor Vincent D’Onofrio will reprise his role as Wilson Fisk on the Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevils when it returns for season 3, which will air in 2018. (The Futon Critic)

Actor Yancey Arias (Bosch) has been promoted to series regular on Queen of the South. (Deadline)

Actress Hannah Ware (Betrayal) has landed a role in the Hulu/U.K.’s Channel 4 series The First that will follow the first human mission to Mars, exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. The story focuses not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth. Her role is being kept under wraps, though. (Deadline)

Actress Tamlyn Tomita (The Good Doctor) has landed a recurring role in The Man in the High Castle for its upcoming 3rd season. She will play Tamiko, an Okinawan-American woman born in Hawaii who was an American citizen before the war. Now living in San Francisco, she is Tagomi’s (series lead Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa) neighbor. (Deadline)

Actor Scott Cohen (Gilmore Girls) has booked a recurring role on the 6th and final season of The Americans. He will play Glenn Haskard, a member of a State Department negotiating team that Russian secret agent Elizabeth Jennings is covertly working against. (The Hollywood Reporter and TV Line)

Actress Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill) has landed a role in Grey’s Anatomy for the show’s current season in an as yet-to-be-announced role. (The Hollywood Reporter and The Futon Critic)

Actress Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) will play Queen Elizabeth in season three and season four of Netflix’s The Crown, taking over the role from Claire Foy. The second season is set to debut on December 8th on Netflix. Seasons 3 and 4 have not been officially ordered, but early production is said to be underway. (Variety)

Actor Nathan Fillion (Castle) will star in the ABC straight-to-series ordered series The Rookie, which focuses on John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies twenty years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count. (Deadline and TV Line)

Ryan Murphy – the man behind Glee and American Horror Story – has another new series coming to FX: Pose, which will examine everything from New York City’s art and ballroom scene to the late-’80s financial boom. The cast will include Evan Peters (a mainstay on American Horror Story), James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) [among others]. (TV Line)

RENEWALS/CANCELLATION

Zoo has been canceled after three seasons on CBS. (Variety)

Ray Donovan has been renewed for a sixth season by Showtime. (Variety)

Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a second season by CBS All Access. (Variety)

AMC has renewed Preacher for a third season. (Variety)

MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Actor Zachary Levi (Chuck) will play the title character in the New Line and DC Entertainment’s film Shazam! that follows a boy named Billy Batson who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word Shazam!, the name is an acronym of the ancient gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, from whom Batson derives his heroic attributes from when in adult form. (Variety)

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