Hell on Wheels, The Good Wife, and Community

-AMC has announced that Hell on Wheels will be returning for a fifth and final season consisting of 14 episodes. Seven new episodes will air next summer, while the final seven episodes of the series will air in the summer of 2016. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/11/07/breaking-tv-news-amc-announces-a-fifth-and-final-season-of-hell-on-wheels/

Community has hired Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) and Keith David (Enlisted) to join the comedy full time for season 6. Brewster will play Francesca “Frankie” Dart, a consultant hired to help shape things up at the underachieving school. David will play Elroy Patashnik, a retired scientist who comes to Greendale to reinvent himself. The 13 episode sixth season is supposed to premiere exclusively on Yahoo in early 2015. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Community-Paget-Brewster-Keith-David-1088992.aspx

-CBS has bought a new drama from Justified producer Ingrid Escajeda. “In a suburban Texas country already on the verge of chaos, the cold-blooded assassination of the district attorney means the ascension of Gaby Ortiz, a formidable young prosecutor. Under assault by the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, narco cartels and rampant corruption, Gaby must resurrect the country’s crumbling law enforcement effort, with little more than her defiant will and the support of her extraordinary extended family.” http://deadline.com/2014/11/ingrid-escajeda-drama-justified-cbs-1201278016/

-Chris Elliot (How I Met Your Mother, Everybody Loves Raymond) will guest star on The Good Wife as an English professor who is brought in to help wannabe State’s Attorney Alicia prepare for her looming debate against opponent Frank Prady (David Hyde Pierce). His episode will air in early 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/11/10/chris-elliott-the-good-wife-season-6-debate-election/

-Starz has ordered a follow-up series to the cult “Evil Dead” film franchise, titled Ash vs. Evil Dead. Bruce Campbell will reprise his role as Ash. The series will be about “when a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons–personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.” The series is slated for 10 half-hour episodes set to debut in 2015. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/evil-dead-series-starz-ash-bruce-campbell-1201352764/

-Showtime has renewed Homeland for a fifth season as well The Affair for a second season. The Affair will consist of 10 new episodes while Homeland will consist of 12. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/11/10/the-business-of-show-showtime-renews-homeland-and-the-affair/

Graceland has been renewed for a third season which will consist of 13 episodes. http://www.thewrap.com/usa-network-graceland-renewed-for-season-3/

-TNT has cancelled Franklin & Bash after four seasons. http://deadline.com/2014/11/franklin-bash-cancelled-tnt-1201281566/

-ABC Family has renewed Chasing Life for a second season that will consist of 13 episodes. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/06/chasing-life-second-season-renewal/

-Netflix will premiere the next second installment of The Fall beginning at 12:01 am PT on January 16. http://deadline.com/2014/11/netflix-premiere-date-gillian-anderson-the-fall-season-2-video-1201283329/

-Fox is bringing back Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? to its primetime lineup. No word on a premiere date or time slot yet. But there will be “new twists” for the revival. http://tvline.com/2014/11/06/are-you-smarter-than-a-5th-grader-returning-to-fox/

-NBC is eyeing a live staging of Aaron Sorkin’s play A Few Good Men. The network is in the early stages of working out an agreement with Sorkin. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/nbc-eyes-live-staging-of-aaron-sorkins-a-few-good-men-exclusive-1201350526/

-ABC has given Forever a full season order, which will add another nine episodes to its first season. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/07/forever-full-season/

-ABC has effectively cancelled Selfie by not buying any more episodes of the comedy beyond its initial order of 13. It’s unclear how many of the remaining episodes will air. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/07/selfie-canceled/

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Anthem, Limitless, and Little Women!

-ABC is set to develop an event/limited series of a modern take on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. The story follows the lives of four sisters coming of age against the backdrop of a military scandal as their family loses their fortune and position finding themselves at odds with the conservative and traditional society in which they live. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-plots-little-women-limited-747184

Marvel’s Agent Carter has cast Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin) as Peggy’s neighbor Dottie, a small-town girl from Iowa who’ll have a huge impact on the life of the titular heroine. The eight-episode Marvel’ Agent Carter will debut Tuesday, January 6 at 9/8c, occupying Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s time slot during the winter hiatus. http://tvline.com/2014/11/06/marvels-agent-carter-cast-bridget-regan-neighbor-dottie/

-PBS has announced a second-season pickup for ITV’s sitcom Vicious, starring Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi. They will debut the six-episode season in the summer as part of a lineup of British programming. http://deadline.com/2014/10/vicious-pbs-second-season-itv-ian-mckellen-derek-jacobi-1201268723/

-A Limitless TV sequel is in the works at CBS. The 2001 movie thriller starring Bradley Cooper will pick up right where the movie left off and follow Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities for good. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/limitless-tv-sequel-works-at-745467

-Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) will play America’s first female vice president, Natalie Maccabee in TNT’s newly greenlit action-drama Agent X. Agent X is played by Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire). The series is slated to launch in the second half of 2015 with 10 episodes. http://tvline.com/2014/10/31/sharon-stone-agent-x-tnt-series-order/

-NBC has recast Uma Thurman in Mary-Louise Parker’s role on the upcoming miniseries The Slap. The eight-hour miniseries is about how one man’s punishment of another couple’s child explodes into a complex family drama. http://tvline.com/2014/10/31/the-slap-nbc-uma-thurman-replaces-mary-louise-parker-nbc-mini-series/

-Fox has canceled Utopia, two months into what was supposed to be a 12-month, 24/7 chronicle of the efforts of a group of stranger to create a new society while living in isolation on a ranch in California. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/fox-cancels-utopia-1201345518/

-Jay Leno is set to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as a guest on Friday, November 7. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/jay-leno-returns-tonight-show/

-Syfy is set to adapt Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 3001: The Final Odyssey into a miniseries. The project will bring the never-before-produced final chapter of the legendary sci-fi book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey to basic cable. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/syfy-3001/

-Julia Stiles (Dexter, 10 Things I Hate About You) has landed a guest arc on The Mindy Project. She will play a friend of Danny’s (Chris Messina) who is a recovering hoarder. She will also be a love interest for Morgan (Ike Barinholtz). http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/mindy-project-julia-stiles/

Gotham is set to add another iconic villain. The show revealed they will add the Scarecrow this season. The villain will be seen as a child, before he takes on the Scarecrow name. “In fact, it’s something that will be passed on to him from his father, which will create an eventual enemy for Batman while still having a possible adversary for Jim Gordon,” says director Danny Cannon. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/gotham-scarecrow/

-Christa B. Allen (Revenge) is set to recur on season 4 of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy. She will play Robyn, a funny, smart, athletic, corporate attorney who works at the law firm with Riley. When Riley begrudgingly sets Robyn up with best friend Danny, they immediately hit it off. Her episodes will air in early 2015. http://www.thewrap.com/revenges-christa-b-allen-to-join-baby-daddy/

-NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice is set to debut on Sunday, January 4 from 9-11pm before moving to Mondays from 8-10pm. The celebrities cast was also revealed and will be in the link. http://deadline.com/2014/11/celebrity-apprentice-season-7-premiere-date-1201272944/

-Showtime is developing a new series that chronicles a modern-day U.S. civil war. Anthem is “a series about an unraveling: about what happens when our political system collapses under the weight of mistrust and partisan division. The pilot begins on a typical presidential election day. When it ends, America is on the brink of a second civil war.” http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/04/modern-civil-war-drama-anthem/

-Season 3 of Banshee will return on Friday, January 9 at 10pm on Cinemax. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/banshee-season-3-premiere-date-poster-cinemax/

Hart of Dixie will return for a 10-episode fourth season on Friday, January 9 at 8/7c on The CW. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/hart-of-dixie-season-4-premiere-date-january-9-2015/

– Lifetime’s Witches of East End has been canceled after just two seasons. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/witches-of-east-end-cancelled-lifetime/

-Minnie Driver has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming Peter Pan Live! musical special. She will serve as the narrator and play adult Wendy Darling. The musical special airs Thursday, December 4 at 8pm on NBC. http://www.today.com/popculture/minnie-driver-joins-cast-nbcs-peter-pan-live-1D80271595

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Justified, Billy & Billie, and A Series of Unfortunate Events!

-Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl) has landed the the lead role in Cinemax’s new exorcism drama Outcast, based off Robert Kirkman’s comic series of the same name out this summer. Other cast members include Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) and Gabriel Bateman (Stalker, Annabelle). Fugit will star as Kyle Barnes, a young man who’s been plagued by possession since he was a child. He sets out to seek answers, only to uncover something that could end all life on Earth as we know it. Glenister will play Reverend Anderson and Bateman has been cast as 8-year-old Joshua Austin. Check the link for more details! http://deadline.com/2014/11/patrick-fugit-outcast-cast-cinemax-pilot-adam-wingard-robert-kirkman-1201274584/

-ABC has announced the premiere dates for Galavant and Marvel’s Agent Carter. Galavant premieres Sunday, January 4 at 8pm ET, while Marvel’s Agent Carter premieres Tuesday, January 6 at 9pm ET. Other show return dates are in the link! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/11/05/mark-your-calendars-abc-announces-premiere-dates-for-galavant-and-agent-carter/

How to Get Away With Murder has added Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) in a mysterious recurring role. No details on her role have been given but she will begin her role after the show’s mid-winter break. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/how-to-get-away-with-murder-cast-marcia-gay-harden-htgawm/

Justified has cast Jeff Fahey (Lost, Under the Dome) in a multi-episode arc. He will play Zachariah Randolph, a man beaten down by hardship and drink but can still find his way around an abandoned mine shaft, for the series sixth and final season beginning in January. http://www.thewrap.com/justified-casts-lost-alum-jeff-fahey-for-final-season-exclusive/

-CBS has announced that they are planning an alliance with Sony’s planned online service, a 24/7 news platform called CBSN, and a possible direct-consumer offering from Showtime in 2015. CBSN is an an-supported online news service, that will provide programming 24/7. http://deadline.com/2014/11/cbs-teams-sony-streaming-service-cbsn-news-1201274702/

-DirectTV has ordered to series a drama starring Adam Brody (The O.C.) and Lisa Joyce (A Master Builder) about step-siblings who fall in love. The show, called Billy & Billie is a 10-episode drama, which centers on two young adults as they fall in love. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/adam-brody-star-neil-labute-746536

Royal Pains has been renewed for season 7 and season 8. Each season will consist of eight episodes. Season 7 is slated to premiere in June 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/11/05/royal-pains-season-7-renewal-usa-network/

NCIS has cast Jeri Ryan (Body of Proof, Leverage) as Rebecca, Gibb’s never-before-seen ex-wife. She will appear in an episode slated for January 2015. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/05/ncis-jeri-ryan-gibbs-ex-wife/

-Netflix is adapting Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events into a live-action series. The book series recounts that tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in a quest to uncover the secrets of their parent’s death. http://deadline.com/2014/11/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tv-show-lemony-snicket-netflix-1201274454/

-Geoff Stults (Enlisted) is set to co-write a multi-camera comedy for CBS, as well as possibly star in it himself. The untitled comedy centers on Martin “Marty” Booker, who is a firefighter, average Joe, ladies man and three-time firehouse Beer Pong Olympics champion who had no real ambition in life. But after a news crew films him saving two kids from a burning building and the clip goes viral, Marty is thrust into the limelight, becoming a national hero and getting himself elected mayor. http://deadline.com/2014/10/geoff-stults-star-firefighter-comedy-cbs-will-gluck-1201266931/

-Rosie O’Donnell is set to guest star on additional episodes of ABC Family’s The Fosters. O’Donnell will maintain her role of Rita Hendricks from the first season in two upcoming episodes of the show’s second season, set to air in early 2015. The show will return on December 8 at 8pm on ABC Family. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/rosie-odonnell-the-fosters-return-1201346554/

Once Upon a Time has cast Victoria Smurfit (Dracula) as an iconic character who will first be teased in the winter finale. Further details on the role are being kept secret, but it will be a recurring role. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/04/once-upon-time-victoria-smurfit/

-CBS has announced that the seventh and final season of The Mentalist will premiere on Sunday, November 30 at 9:30pm ET, 9pm PT. It will then shift to its regular Wednesday slot at 8pm ET/PT on January 7. The series will conclude with a special two-hour finale on Wednesday February 18 at 8pm. Other show return dates are in the link! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/11/04/mark-your-calendars-cbs-announces-premiere-date-for-final-season-of-the-mentalist/

-NBC has cancelled Bad Judge and A to Z. They have announced that they will not produce any more episodes beyond their initial orders of 13 episodes each. Bad Judge has shot 10 episodes; A to Z has shot 11. They have both only aired 5 episodes. All 13 episodes of each show will air but they are not ordering any episodes beyond that. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/31/bad-judge-a-to-z/

SNL upcoming hosts & musicians: http://tvline.com/2014/11/01/saturday-night-live-woody-harrelson-kendrick-lamar/ http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/cameron-diaz-set-to-host-saturday-night-live-in-november/

  • November 15: Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1); Kenrick Lamar
  • November 22: Cameron Diaz (Annie); Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson

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Billions, Childhood’s End, and Marilyn!

An extra little video from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from last night! It’s super funny and you should totally check out the other Water War challenges that he’s done! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjZeONKOjZ0

-Damian Lewis is set to star in a new drama series pilot with Paul Giamatti on Showtime. The duo will star in Billions, which explores the world of high finance by following “the approaching collision between two titanic figures — the hard charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes (Giamatti), the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis).” The show will be filmed in New York in early 2015. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/24/damian-lewis-showtime/

-Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) will star in Syfy’s miniseries Childhood’s End, based on the sci-fi classic by Arthur C. Clarke. The six-hour miniseries follows a breed of aliens called the “Overlords,” who manage to peacefully invade and rule Earth, and create a pseudo-utopia that comes at the price of human identity and culture. Dance plays Karellen, the ambassador for the Overlords who makes first contact with Earthling Ricky Stormgren (not yet cast). http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/24/game-of-thrones-charles-dance-syfy/

-Debra Mooney (Everwood) will have a recurring role on The Originals second season as Mary, a “tough, no-nonsense” werewolf who will do quite literally anything to ensure the safety of her pack. Mary will first appear in Episode 11. http://tvline.com/2014/10/24/the-originals-season-2-debra-mooney-werewolf-mary-cast/

-Bess Armstrong (My So-Called Life) has a major recurring role on season four of Switched at Birth. She will play Daphne’s formidable pre-med professor. She first appears in the season premiere, which is slated to air in 2015. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/switched-at-birth-bess-armstrong-743758

-Billy Burke will reprise his role as Phillip Stroh in a wintertime two-parter on TNT’s The Closer. Burke last portrayed the legal lizard/ serial rapist/ murderer in The Closer’s August 2012 series finale, and will come back for the final two episodes of Season 3 (airing January 12 and 19). He has fired his counsel, and is now acting as his own attorney. http://tvline.com/2014/10/27/major-crimes-season-3-finale-billy-burke-phillip-stroh/

-Malese Jow (The Vampire Diaries, Star-Crossed) will have a recurring role on The Flash, as Linda Park, a quick-witted reporter for the Central City Picture News. She befriends Iris (Candice Patton) while at work and helps her navigate the fast-paced world of journalism. When she meets Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) at a local bar, the two hit it off. The character will first appear in episode 112. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/flash-enlists-vampire-diaries-alum-743252

-Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) is set to host a variety show on NBC, based of the long-running U.K. variety show format of Saturday Night Takeaway. The show will apparently not be called Saturday Night Takeaway or air on Saturdays at all. http://www.vulture.com/2014/10/nbc-neil-patrick-harris-variety-show.html

-Kelli Garner (Pan Am, My Generation) is set to star in the title role in Lifetime’s Marilyn. The miniseries is based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s book The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and promises to reveal “for the first time what the iconic superstar succeeded in hiding from an all-too-invasive world.” The four-hour miniseries is slated to air in 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/10/27/kelli-garner-marilyn-monroe-lifetime-miniseries-cast/

Mysteries of Laura has gotten a full-season order for nine additional episodes by NBC, making the total 22. http://deadline.com/2014/10/mysteries-of-laura-full-season-pickup-nbc-863952/

-The CW is launching a four-part digital series titled The Originals: The Awakening, which will focus on Kol’s (from the show) story. The story will take place in 1914, when Kol was attempting to form an alliance with the witches of the French Quarter. The web series will star Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol, who’s currently being played by Daniel Sharman on the show. The web series will premiere on Monday, November 10 on cwtv.com during the East Coast airing of The Originals, with new episodes each Monday until the mid-season finale of the show on December 8. The Originals airs Mondays at 8pm on The CW. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/28/the-originals-awakening-kol-web-series/

-Syfy has renewed both Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Witness for their 10th and fourths seasons, respectively, in 2015. Each will have 13 new episodes. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfy-renews-ghost-hunters-paranormal-744770

Manhattan Love Story was canceled and has become the first axed fall show. No new episodes will air. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/24/manhattan-love-story-canceled-by-abc/

-Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) is set to guest-star in an episode of American Dad as Stan’s new boss, who has a commanding presence. The episode is slated to air November 10 on TBS. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/30/dean-norris-breaking-bad-american-dad/

The Divide, WE TV’s first original scripted series, will not be coming back for a second season. http://deadline.com/2014/10/the-divide-cancelled-we-tv-one-season-1201268225/

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Games of Thrones, League of Pan, and The Odd Couple!

What’s streaming on Netflix for November 2014: http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/10/28/now-streaming-on-netflix-us-november-2014/

-Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill) will guest star on ABC’s Forever. Burton will play Iona Payne, a dominatrix who becomes a murder suspect when one of her clients turns up dead, in the November 11 episode. She meets Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) during the investigation, and the two soon start falling for each other. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/27/hilarie-burton-forever-guest-star/

-A modern day twist on Peter Pan, League of Pan, has landed at Fox with a script commitment plus penalty. It’s described as a “grounded, edgy, soapy thriller featuring updated versions of all favorite Neverland characters. It picks up the Lost Boys fifteen years after they left Neverland. Now men and very much estranged, the Lost Boys are forced back together when they realize someone is killing them off one by one.” http://deadline.com/2014/10/league-of-peter-pan-show-peter-pan-fox-imagine-tv-andrew-miller-865100/

-AwesomenessTV (based on the YouTube multi-channel network from DreamWorks Animation) has sold a live-action, half-hour comedy series based on the comic strip Richie Rich to Netflix. The 21 episodes will be exclusively available in the US, Canada, and Latin America in early 2015. http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/netflix-picks-up-richie-rich-comedy-from-awesomenesstv-1201342441/

-HBO has signed the bulk of the current main cast of Game of Thrones through a seventh (and presumed final) season. They have apparently all received “huge raises” for the currently shooting fifth season, along with the sixth and seventh seasons. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/30/game-of-thrones-cast-7th-season/

-Hulu has announced a 10-episode straight-to-series order for Casual, a half-hour comedy series set to debut in 2015. The series follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister who together coach each other through the world of dating while living under the same roof again and raising a teenager. http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/hulu-picks-up-jason-reitmans-casual-comedy-series-in-lionsgate-tv-pact-1201343263/

-An untitled comedy from writer Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock) and executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, has been given a script commitment plus penalty from Fox. The show centers on a 25-year-old-woman who works at a frozen yogurt shop and whose life is going nowhere — until she discovers she is telekinetic. http://deadline.com/2014/10/ben-affleck-matt-damon-fox-comedy-colleen-mcguinness-864157/

-TBS has ordered a Key West-road-trip comedy pilot from Jason Jones and Samantha Bee (both Daily Show correspondents and real-life spouses). The show is based on the couple’s experiences with family trips, and centers on the adventures of a father (Jones), mother, and their two young kids who head out on the highway for a 24-hour journey to Key West. Should the show earn a series pick-up, each season would focus on a different trip. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/28/tbs-comedy-daily-show-jason-jones-samantha-bee/

-MTV has ordered a Scream reboot for October 2015, and will initially include 10 episodes. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/mtv-orders-scream-series-744542

-Meagen Fay (Murder In The First) has been tapped for a recurring role opposite Hayley Atwell and Shea Whigham on ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter. She will play the woman who runs the boarding house where Agent Carter (Atwell) lives in NYC. She’s set for a minimum 4-episode arc. http://deadline.com/2014/10/meagen-fay-joins-marvels-agent-carter-max-gail-in-comedy-centrals-review-863265/

-Also joining the cast of Marvel’s Agent Carter is Lyndsy Fonseca who will play Angie Martinelli, an “aspiring actress living in 1946 New York [who] will befriend Peggy Carter (Atwell) as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world. http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2014/10/24/agent-carter-nikitas-lyndsy-fonseca-joins-the-cast/

-Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) has been cast as a series regular in CBS’s midseason drama CSI:Cyber. Kiyoko will play Raven, a rookie tech working in the Division. Her special skill is “youth culture” and she’s an expert in social media, cyber trends, and international relations. http://deadline.com/2014/10/hayley-kiyoko-cast-csi-cyber-spinoff-cbs-patricia-arquette-james-van-der-beek-865466/

-TLC has canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in the wake of news that matriarch June Shannon is in a relationship with a convicted child molester. http://defamer.gawker.com/tlc-cancels-honey-boo-boo-over-moms-child-molester-boyf-1650253643

-Lauren Graham (Parenthood, Gilmore Girls) has landed a guest-starring role on CBS’s upcoming reboot of The Odd Couple, where she’ll play the ex-wife of Matthew Perry’s Oscar. http://tvline.com/2014/10/24/lauren-graham-odd-couple-cast-matthew-perry-ex-wife/

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South of Hell, Bloodline, and The Real Housewives of New York!

-Zachary Booth (Damages) is joining South of Hell, WE tv’s eight-episode supernatural thriller opposite Mena Suvari. The show is set in South Carolina, and centers on Maria Abascal (Mena Suvari), a skilled and fearless demon-hunter-for-hire. Like those that she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own internal demon named Abigail. Booth will play the series-regular role of David, Maria’s brother, who is also a fellow demon hunter. The show will launch in 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/10/22/south-of-hell-series-mena-suvari-zachary-booth-we-tv-cast/

-Lifetime has ordered a six-episode limited series based on the original movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax. The show, Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles, stars Christina Ricci, who will reprise her role as the notorious murder. The series will debut in 2015. The show will feature a fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892. http://deadline.com/2014/10/lizzie-borden-series-christina-ricci-lifetime-857949/

-Netflix has announced a new series, Bloodline, which will premiere in March 2015. Set in the Florida Keys, the show centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home. The series stars Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Linda Cardellini (Mad Men), Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff), and many more (check out the link)! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/10/23/the-big-tease-netflix-unveils-new-series-bloodline-starring-kyle-chandler/

-Fox has ordered a pilot for a modern day Frankenstein. It will be a sci-fi drama centering on a morally corrupt FBI agent called Adam Tremble. Early on, Tremble is killed, but eventually he’s brought back to life. “Tremble will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose– all while navigating the complicated relationship with his ‘creator’ (an antisocial Internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister).” http://www.blastr.com/2014-10-23/its-alive-fox-orders-pilot-modern-day-frankenstein

-Kelly McCreary (playing Meredith’s surprise half-sibling, Maggie Pierce) has become a series regular on Grey’s Anatomyhttp://tvline.com/2014/10/23/greys-anatomy-kelly-mccreary-season-11-series-regular-maggie/

-The Once Upon a Time’s fourth episode (airing November 16), “Smash the Mirror”, will run for a full two hours starting at 7/6c on ABC. http://tvline.com/2014/10/23/once-upon-a-time-season-4-episode-8-two-hours/

-ABC has announced the return of Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014. The special will air on December 14, at 9pm, and include Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, and Oprah Winfrey. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/21/barbara-walters-most-fascinating-people-2014/

-CBS is unveiling a new channel, Decades, which will distribute across local television stations’ digital subchannels, as well as local cable systems. The channel will air old classics like I Love LucyHappy DaysCheers, TV movies, and CBS News and Entertainment Tonight news archives. The content presented each day will reflect that day’s theme or commemorative event. The service will feature Decades Retrospecticalsm, a daily one-hour program produced around the new events and cultural touchstones of a specific day, week, or other time frame. http://deadline.com/2014/10/cbs-digital-channel-decades-weigel-856969/

-MTV has ordered 10 more episodes of  Faking It. The series was originally at 10-episodes for the second season, and has now been upped to 20. http://deadline.com/2014/10/faking-it-more-episodes-season-2-mtv-856792/

-Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand) has joined Arrow. He will play Danny “Brick” Brickwell- a ruthless gang leader who’s called Brick because of all the times he’s been shot but not killed. Jones has signed on for a multi-episode arc, appearing in episode 10, 11, and 12 of this season. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/20/arrow-vinnie-jones-joins-as-dc-villain

-USA has renewed Chrisley Knows Best for a 12-episode third season. They have also set a half-hour Chrisley family holiday special to air in December. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/usa-renews-chrisley-knows-best-for-season-3-sets-holiday-special-1201334472/

-Bethenny Frankel is apparently returning to The Real Housewives of New York for season 7 along with Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and Sonja Morgan. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/20/bethenny-frankel-returns-to-the-real-housewives-of-new-york/

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Riverdale, F is for Family, and Bewitched!

It will be another multiple post dayI really should start posting more than once a week! 

-Courtney Love will be joining the cast of Fox’s midseason drama Empire in a recurring guest star role. She will play Elle Dallas, “a hard rock powerhouse, who is part of Empire Entertainment’s stable of artists.” http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/23/courtney-love-drama/

-James Corden will take over The Late Late Show on CBS on March 9, 2015 but apparently a rotating roster of guest hosts will take over the show until then. Craig Ferguson will leave the show in December. No word on who the guests will be yet. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/23/late-late-show-james-corden-march-2015/

-Greg Berlanti (executive producer of ArrowThe Flash) is bringing the beloved Archie comics to the small screen. Riverdale, a drama based on the characters from the Archie comics has landed at Fox with a script deal plus penalty. http://deadline.com/2014/10/archie-comics-series-riverdale-greg-berlanti-roberto-aguirre-sacasa-fox-858971/

-Cody Simpson (Australian pop star, teen idol) is joining the cast of Cougar Town for its sixth and final season airing in early 2015, for one episode. In the episode, Simpson will play Pete, a high school student who bears a very strong resemblance to Grayson (Josh Hopkins) in both looks and behavior. http://www.eonline.com/news/590726/find-out-which-pop-star-is-heading-to-cougar-town-for-its-final-season

-Netflix has greenlighted F is For Family, a six-episode animated series based on the comedy of Bill Burr. The family comedy will debut in 2015. The show follows the Murphy family in the 1970s–“a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside, and bring a gun to the airport.” Burr will voice Frank Murphy, the family’s extreme patriarch; Laura Dern will voice Frank’s wife, Sue, and Justin Long will voice the family’s oldest son, Kevin. http://deadline.com/2014/10/bill-burr-animated-series-vince-vaughn-netflix-857571/

Gotham has cast Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Tompkins, “a gifted and dedicated physician who was a friend of Thomas and Martha Wayne. She is determined to use her skills to aid Gotham’s most in need, which currently means working at the newly opened Arkham Asylum’s House for the Criminally Insane.” The character is from the original comics. She is expected to be a recurring role this season and a series regular in a presumed season 2. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/22/gotham-morena-baccarin/

-ABC is creating a Shark Tank spinoff, Beyond the Tank, which will follow what happens after the start-ups are launched. The network has picked up 10 hourlong episodes. No premiere date has been determined. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-orders-shark-tank-spinoff-732409

-Showtime has found a replacement for Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Happyish, Steve Coogan will now play Thom Payne. It will now go back to the pilot stage and production will begin in New York. No word on if anyone from the original cast (Rhys Ifans, Kathryn Hahn) will return. The show is a dark examination of the pursuit of happiness. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/steve-coogan-replace-philip-seymour-676767

-Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist) has been cast opposite Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies in Colony, USA Network’s family drama/thriller pilot about life in Los Angeles after a mysterious “foreign” occupation. Righetti will play Madeline, younger sister of Katie (Callies) and the mother of a diabetic child in need of insulin. http://deadline.com/2014/10/amanda-righetti-cast-carlton-cuse-colony-pilot-usa-857759/

Bates Motel has cast Kevin Rahm (Mad Men) for a recurring role during season 3. He will play Bob Paris, the wealthy, self-involved and gregarious owner of an elite hunting club who grew up with Sheriff Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell). The pair now have a strained relationship, but they keep their mutual dislike under wraps. Bates Motel returns March 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/10/22/bates-motel-kevin-rahm-season-3/

-The Bewitched follow up series has landed at NBC with a pilot production commitment. The new version is a reimagining of the original series two generation later. It centers on Daphne–Samantha’s granddaughter and Tabitha’s daughter– a single twenty-something witch who has always used her magical powers to conjure herself the perfect life. But she soon realizes that the one thing she cannot conjure and control is the one thing she wants most– real love. http://deadline.com/2014/10/bewitched-series-nbc-857873/

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