Awkward, Public Morals, and Dig

-AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a sixth season days before the season 5 premiere on Sunday, October 12, at 9pm ET/PT. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/10/07/the-business-of-show-amc-renews-the-walking-dead-for-a-sixth-season/

-IFC has renewed The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for a six-episode third season. Season 2 ended in early 2012 but the new season season will pick up right where the last season ended. Writing recently began on the new season and it should premiere sometime next year. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/07/ifc-renews-increasingly-poor-decisions-todd-margaret/

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is introducing parents! Sandra Bernhard (Switched at Birth, Roseanne) will debut as Gina’s “eccentric” and “offbeat” mother, Darlene Linetti in the November 9 episode. In the same episode we will also meet Boyle’s “very New York Italian” father, Lynn, played by Stephen Root (Fargo, Justified). Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Sundays at 8:30/7:30c on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/10/07/brooklyn-nine-nine-sandra-bernhard-stephen-root-gina-boyle/

-USA Network has added four additional episodes of their upcoming action thriller event series, Dig. The total number of episodes is now 10. They have also set a premiere date for March 5. http://deadline.com/2014/10/dig-premiere-date-usa-network-episode-order-847431/

-MTV’s Awkward will end after season 5. It is currently midway through its fourth season, with new episodes airing Tuesdays at 10/9c on MTV. http://tvline.com/2014/10/08/awkward-cancelled-season-5-renewed-ending/

-Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Presumed Innocent) and Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives, Boomtown) have both booked major recurring roles on TNT’s Public Morals. The show is set in 1967 in New York City’s Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice that can get the better of them. Dennehy will play Joseph “Big Red” Patton, a powerful mobster who controls the west side of Manhattan. McDonough will play Rusty, Joseph’s youngest son who is charming and handsome but ultimately power-hungry and dangerous. http://deadline.com/2014/10/brian-dennehy-neal-mcdonough-join-tnt-drama-public-morals-848039/

-Showtime has decided to go straight to series with In The Heat of the Night. The show is described as an exploration of character and race set in modern-day Mississippi. It is also based off the 1988 movie of the same name, which starred Carroll O’Connor and Howard E. Rollins Jr. http://deadline.com/2014/10/in-the-heat-of-the-night-tv-show-adaptation-showtime-848161/

-Amazon has renewed Transparent for a second season after becoming a number one hit on Amazon Prime Instant Video since its launch two weeks ago. The show  is about a transgendered parent, Maura formerly Mort (Jeffrey Tambor), who comes out to the LA family’s adult kids. The second season is slated to hit Amazon in 2015. All 10 half-hour episodes of season one are exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video. http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/amazon-renews-transparent-for-season-2-1201325699/

The Flash, CW’s new superhero TV series, has cast Victor Garber (Alias) as Dr. Martin Stein, a brilliant but arrogant nuclear physicist who has sacrificed everything, including a marriage, for his work in transmutation. After he discovers the particle accelerator fused him with the younger, more impulsive Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), he races to find a way to separate the two before it’s too late. Garber will first appear in the 12th episode. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/flash-casts-victor-garber-martin-stein-firestorm-1201325709/

-Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars) will join Suits in a guest-starring role as Mike’s ex-flame. She will only appear in flashbacks to Mike’s past as a bike messenger. Her episode will air in the second half of Suit‘s fourth season, premiering in early 2015 on USA Network. http://tvline.com/2014/10/09/suits-season-4-cast-troian-bellisario-mikes-ex-girlfriend/

-CBS has renewed Under the Dome and Extant for a third and second season, respectively. They have also cancelled Recklesshttp://deadline.com/2014/10/under-the-dome-extant-renewed-reckless-cancelled-cbs-848606/

-Andy Mientus (Smash) has joined The Flash as hearing impaired (and openly gay) DC Comics villian Pied Piper, aka Hartley Hathaway. One of DC’s original rogues, Hartley is a bona fide genius who used to work at S.T.A.R. Labs until a falling out with his mentor, Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh). The particle accelerator robbed Hartley of his hearing, but inspired him to create a series of sonic weapons that he uses in an effort to punish Wells by destroying his new protege: The Flash. He is set to appear in episodes 11 and 12. http://tvline.com/2014/10/09/the-flash-pied-piper-gay-andy-mientus-season-1-cast/

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-Dex

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