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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Rosie O’Donnell back to The View, Catfish, Shameless, The Dovekeepers, and much more!

TONIGHT on TV–July 17, 2014:

  • Rush series premiere (9pm, USA Network)
  • Satisfaction series premiere (10pm, USA Network)
  • Married series premiere (10pm, FX)
  • You’re the Worst series premiere (10:30pm, FX) 

-Rosie O’Donnell is returning to The View now that Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd, and Jenny McCarthy are all leaving. O’Donnell will join moderator Whoopi Goldberg. Meghan McCain, John McCain’s daughter, is also in serious contention to join as co-host. Shepherd and McCarthy will remain on the show through August 8 and the new season is set to begin September 15. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/its-official-rosie-odonnell-to-return-to-the-view-1201260510/

-MTV has renewed Catfish for a fourth season. They just wrapped their third season a few weeks ago. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/mtv-catfish-renewed-season-4/

-Raza Jaffrey has joined the cast of Elementary for a guest-starring role as Lucy Liu’s new boyfriend, Andrew! He will be in the new season which begins Thursday, October 30 at 10/9c on CBS. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Elementary-Raza-Jaffrey-Joan-Boyfriend-1084231.aspx

-USA Network has given a pilot order to Mr. Robot, a new drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/usa-network-pilot-mr-robot-drama/

-A comedy series about professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, who became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league, is in the works at Universal Television. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/robbie-rogers-comedy-series-gay-soccer-player-craig-zadan-neil-meron/

-The Teen Beach 2 cast has been announced. The main stars Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton, and John DeLuca are all back as well as six bikers and surfers from the first movie. They are Jordan Fisher (Seacat), Chrissie Fit (Cheechee), Mollee Gray (Giggles), Kent Boyd (Rascal), Jessica Lee Keller (Struts), and Will Loftis (Lugnut). A premiere date has still not been announced, but I’m assuming it’ll be next summer. http://tvline.com/2014/07/15/teen-beach-movie-2-cast-confirmed-look-whos-coming-back/

-Robert Forster has joined the upcoming Fox series Backstrom as Everett Backstrom’s (Rainn Wilson) dad, Sheriff Blue Backstrom. He will appear in two episodes this season. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/robert-forster-backstrom-elizabeth-rodriguez-grimm/

-Elizabeth Rodriguez has booked a recurring role on NBC’s Grimm, as Special Agent Chavez, an FBI agent with a hidden agenda and a secret identity. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/robert-forster-backstrom-elizabeth-rodriguez-grimm/

-Cote De Pablo is set to star in CBS’s four-hour miniseries The Dovekeepers, which is set to air in 2015. The project is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. De Pablo will play Shirah, one of the four women. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/cote-de-pablo-dovekeepers-miniseries-cbs/

-Dermot Mulroney has joined season 5 of Shameless in a recurring role as ex-bad boy and recovering addict Sean Pierce, Fiona’s new manager at Patsy’s Pies. Their relationship will be very flirtatious. http://showtimeallaccess.tumblr.com/post/91980145677/the-handsome-dermot-mulroney-my-best-friends

-The seventh and final season of Sons of Anarchy will premiere Tuesday September 9 at 10pm. The premiere will also be 1 hour and 45 minutes long. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/17/sons-of-anarchy-final-season-premiere-date/

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-Dex https://twitter.com/dextvtalk