Arrested Development, Casting news, New shows, and more! (Post 1/2)

There are probably going to be two posts today because since I didn’t post last week there is a lot of news! 

-More Arrested Development is coming to Netflix! Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that another season is a sure thing, “it’s just a matter of when.” Scheduling issues are a big part of the issue right now because they are trying to figure out all the actors’ schedules, which means more scenes with the whole family together! http://www.eonline.com/news/566980/more-arrested-development-is-coming-netflix-is-not-making-a-huge-mistake

-Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13) has joined Fox’s new show Backstrom. He will play Lieutenant Sam D’Agostino, a neighborhood bully who grew up with Rainn Wilson’s Backstrom. The show is currently slated to premiere midseason on Fox. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/eddie-mcclintock-joins-backstrom-on-fox-1201275145/

-David Spade (Saturday Night Live, Rules of Engagement) will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of The Goldbergs as a shifty guy who works at an old school ’80s photo shop faking IDs for local teenagers. The episode will be airing in the fall during the show’s second season on ABC. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/04/david-spade-the-goldbergs/

-Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live) will also be guest-starring on an episode of the upcoming season of The Goldbergs. She will play Miss Cinoman, a drama teacher (based on creator Adam F. Goldberg’s real-life high school drama teacher) who will clash with Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey). Season 2 of The Goldbergs premieres Wednesday, September 24 at 8:30/7:30c on ABC. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Exclusive-Ana-Gasteyer-Goldbergs-1085327.aspx

-Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) has joined ABC’s Galavant as Peter the Pillager, a Pirate King who Galavant and Co. encounter on their journey. http://tvline.com/2014/08/04/hugh-bonneville-galavant-cast-pirate-abc/

-Natalie Zea (The Following) is set to star in ABC’s upcoming series Members Only about an upstairs/downstairs drama set at an exclusive Connecticut country club, centered on the club’s leisure-class members and the working-class employees. Zea will play the pedigreed, well-educated Mickey, the most together member of the club’s founding family. No idea when it will be air since they are still in pre-production. http://www.deadline.com/2014/08/natalie-zea-to-star-in-members-only-series-directed-by-r-j-cutler/

-Teen Nick (and YTV in Canada) has started production on a new family mystery series Open Heart. It’s about Dylan Blake, the rebellious daughter of a fractured family of doctors who uses her stint as a youth hospital volunteer to secretly investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. The cast was also announced and is in link! http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1394376/epitome-pictures-starts-production-on-open-heart-for-ytv-in-canada-and-teennick-in-the-u-s

Scream is coming to a TV near you! MTV has announced that Scream will be moving forward and will star Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), Amy Forsyth (Reign), John Karna (The Neighbors), Carlson Young (Key and Peele), and Amadeus Serafini.http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/05/scream-tv-series/

-SyFy is developing a new series based on the highly acclaimed sci-fi series Old Man’s War. The project will be titled Ghost Brigades. Check the link for a description of the show. The show is still in pre-production so I’ll give you a premiere date at a later date. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/05/syfy-old-mans-war/?hootPostID=dc8efb9d961715f48c8e54f317cd2cd

-Disney Channel has renewed Girl Meets World for a second season and production of the next season will begin in November. http://tvline.com/2014/08/06/girl-meets-world-renewed-season-2/

The Biggest Loser cast for season 16 has come out! Check the link to read all about the new contestants. The Biggest Loser season 16 premieres September 11 at 8pm on NBC. http://www.people.com/article/biggest-loser-season-16-cast-reveal

-Kate Burton (Scandal) will reprise her role as Dr. Ellis Grey on the upcoming season 11 premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. She is still dead but she will be back in flashbacks. Grey’s Anatomy returns on Thursday, September 25 at 8/7c on ABC. http://www.thewrap.com/scandals-kate-burton-to-reprise-role-on-greys-anatomy/

-Rich Sommer (Mad Men) will be returning to Elementary and reprising his role as Harlan Emple, one of Sherlock’s “irregulars” on the upcoming third season of the show. Elementary returns Thursday, October 3 at 10/9c on CBS. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Rich-Sommer-Elementary-Mad-Men-1085117.aspx

-Ryan MacNicol (Ally McBeal, Numb3rs) has been added as a series regular on the upcoming series CSI:Cyber. He will play Assistant Director Stavros Sifter, 40, a career FBI insider and supervisor of Special Agent Avery Ryan for the Cyber Crime Division in Washington, D.C. CBS is eyeing a midseason launch for the CSI spin-off. http://tvline.com/2014/08/01/csi-cyber-cast-peter-macnicol-cbs-spinoff/

-Season 3 of Nashville will air 2 groundbreaking music/TV firsts. The season premiere will feature two live performances from Will Lexington (“If It’s Love”) and Deacon Claybourne (“I Know How To Love You Now”) and they will actually be live. Fans on the east and central coasts will enjoy the first set and then for the west coast the Nashville stars will perform live for a second time. The live musical performances air during Nashville’s third season premiere on Wednesday, September 24 at 9pm on ABC. http://www.etonline.com/tv/149202_exclusive_nashville_goes_live_season_3_premiere_to_air_groundbreaking_music_first/index.html

MORE NEWS COMING IN A SECOND POST!  STAY TUNED! 

-Dex https://twitter.com/dextvtalk

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The Voice changes, Grace & Frankie (plus other Netflix originals), and more!

-Chris Martin (lead singer of the popular band Coldplay) will be a “key adviser” on NBC’s The Voice, mentoring each coach’s team. He’ll be a part of the new twist on the show Battles: Round Two in which the remaining acts from each team compete against each other to perform an agreed-upon song. Martin will advise the performers on vocal techniques, stage presence, and more. The Battles begin airing March 31st! The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC. http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/chris-martin-the-voice/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

-Showtime’s hit series Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex are returning this summer on Sunday July 13! Mark your calendars 🙂

-Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are set to star in a new comedy series from Netflix called Grace and Frankie. The show is created by Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J.Morris (Sullivan & Son). This show is one of five series that Netflix is adding to their fast growing and well-loved portfolio. The others are Sense8, an untitled Todd A. Kessler/Daniel Zelman/Glenn Kessler, Marco Polo, and the final season of The Killing. Netflix is also in talks for more Arrested Development. No word yet on a premiere date but I’ll be sure to keep you up to date when it comes available. Also, the full description of the show is the in the link as well as links to the other new series from Netflix! http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/jane-fonda-lily-tomlin-netflix-comedy-series-friends-marta-kauffman-paula-weinstein-skydance/

Sense8: http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/netflix-picks-up-wachowskisgeorgeville’-sci-fi-drama-sense8-with-10-episode-order/

Marco Polo: http://www.deadline.com/tag/marco-polo/

The Killing: http://www.deadline.com/tag/the-killing/

-ABC  season finales (there is a massive list so here is the link. I’ll probably make a page when I have more time but I’m a bit busy right now). http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/abc-sets-scandal-finale-for-april-gives-once-upon-a-time-a-two-hour-sendoff

-The new Billy Crystal and Josh Gad comedy The Comedians has been picked up by FX. It shoots later this year for a premiere in 2015.

-SNL updates: on April 5–> Anna Kendrick is hosting with musical guest Pharrell. and on April 12—> Seth Rogen is hosting with musical guest Ed Sheeran.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex