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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Dex

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New series regulars, Docuseries about Michael Sam, and CW shows and schedule.

TONIGHT on TV–May 16, 2014)

  • Shark Tank season 5 finale (8pm, ABC)
  • Hart of Dixie season 3 finale (9pm, The CW)
  • Grimm season 3 finale (9pm, NBC)
  • Kitchen Nightmares season 7 finale (9pm, Fox)
  • Barbara Walters: Her Story ABC special (9pm, 2hrs, ABC)

-OWN has ordered a new docuseries centered around Michael Sam. The series will follow the him as he prepares to earn a spot on the Rams. The docuseries is still untitled. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/own-lands-michael-sam-docuseries-704189

-Ryan Murphy stated that the rumors about Naya Rivera being fired from Glee is untrue. Both Naya and Lea Michele will be back the final season. He also stated, “Naya’s coming back next year, Lea’s coming back next year, anybody ever in that cast has an open invitation to come back and finish the character they so beautifully started.” http://www.extratv.com/2014/05/13/ryan-murphy-responds-to-rumors-about-star-tension-on-glee-set

-The CW has unveiled their 2014 Primetime schedule which can be found on my page Fall Schedules 2014-2015. https://dextvtalk.wordpress.com/fall-schedules/

-The trailers for The Flash and Jane the Virgin have been released. iZombie and The Messengers have been pushed to midseason (along with Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast). http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/05/15/the-cw-trailer-park-get-your-first-look-at-the-flash-and-jane-the-virgin/

-T.R. Knight has joined Amazon’s Hysteria. He will play Dr. Logan Harlow’s brother, Carter James Harlow, “a fiercely intense man who’s been on death row since he was 19 years old and is two months away from execution.” http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/t-r-knight-amazon-pilot-hysteria-adrienne-c-moore-upped-to-regular-on-orange-is-the-new-black/

-Adrienne C. Moore has been promoted to a series regular on the third season of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. She recurred the first two seasons as Black Cindy. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/t-r-knight-amazon-pilot-hysteria-adrienne-c-moore-upped-to-regular-on-orange-is-the-new-black/

-Gilles Marini is joining Devious Maids season finale set to air on Sunday July 13. He will play opposite Roselyn Sanchez. Devious Maids airs Sunday at 10/9c on Lifetime. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Devious-Maids-Gilles-Marini-1081796.aspx

Arrow has promoted John Barrowman to a series regular for the upcoming third season. http://tvline.com/2014/05/15/arrow-season-3-john-barrowman-series-regular/