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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Game of Thrones, Bates Motel, new Bravo shows, Doctor Who, and more!

TONIGHT ON TV April 8, 2014:

  • Justified (Season 5 finale, 10 pm, FX)

-HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season one day after the fourth season premiere brought in a record breaking 6.6 million viewers which has only been topped by the series finale of The Sopranos in 2007. I’m assuming HBO is going to keep Game of Thrones around for as long as it can. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/hbo-game-of-thrones-renewed-for-fifth-sixth-seasons/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

-A Battlestar Galactica movie is in the work. However the movie version (written by Jack Paglen) is a “complete reimagining of the story.” Glen Larson, the original series creator is a producer on the film.No word on production dates or anything of the sort. http://tvline.com/2014/04/07/battlestar-galactica-movie-ron-moore/

-Amy Jo Johnson will have a recurring role on the USA Network series Covert Affairs during the upcoming season 5. She will play Hayley, a National Counter Terrorism Center investigator who knows how to stand her ground and will go head-to head with Auggie (Christopher Gorham) when the intelligence community faces a united threat. The 16-episode fifth season airs this summer. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/covert-affairs-amy-jo-johnson-693884

-Enver Gjokaj will join Rizzoli & Isles for a multi-episode arc. He will appear in roughly 3 episodes and will play Jack Keystone, a charming Boston University (!!, sorry it’s my school) professor who enters the lives of Jane and Maura in a new and exciting way. Rizzoli & Isles returns Tuesday, June 17 at 9/8c on TNT. http://tvline.com/2014/04/07/rizzoli-isles-season-5-cast-enver-gjokaj-professor-jack-keystone/

-A&E has picked up Bates Motel for a third season after an impressive start of season 2. The third season will consist of 10 episodes and will begin production this fall. Bates Motel airs Mondays at 10 pm/ET on A&E. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/04/07/breaking-tv-news-ae-picks-up-bates-motel-for-a-thirds-season/

-NBC has ordered a six-episode series called Epic Funnies (tentative title). It will an hour-long variety clip show very similar to its competitor America’s Funniest Home Videos. No word on when it will air or production dates or anything. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/nbc-orders-clip-show-from-producers-stephen-mcpherson-bruce-gersh/

Doctor Who is adding a “storming villian” for the upcoming season. Ben Miller play the villian. I have no idea what a “storming villian” is or what he will do, it’s just what Steven Moffat said.  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/doctor-who-adds-storming-villain-694461

-Bravo has unveiled 15 new series, 3 projects in development, and 16 returning series. For more on each show, check out the link. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/bravo-unveils-15-new-series-3-projects-in-development-16-returning-series/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New series:

  • Odd Mom Out (scripted); Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (scripted);  Top Chef Duels (unscripted);  Best New Restaurant (unscripted); 100 Dates (working title, unscripted); Friends to Lovers? (unscripted); Mazo’d with Children (unscripted); Euros of Hollywood (unscripted); Ladies of London (premiering June, unscripted); Game of Crowns (premiering July, unscripted); Million Dollar Listing Miami (premiering June, unscripted); Jersey Belle (unscripted); Untying the Knot (premiering June, unscripted); Extreme Guide to Parenting (premiering July, unscripted); The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding (working title, unscripted)

In Development:

  • Going Going Gone (working title, unscripted); Tour Group (working title, unscripted); Gen XYZ (working title, unscripted).


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CBS renewals, Key & Peele, Amazon series, and more!

-Comedy Central is developing an animated series based off the hit TV show Key & Peele. The fourth season of the show will consist of 22 episodes and premiere in the fall of 2014. The animated series will be based of the popular “Vandaveon & Mike” characters. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comedy-central-expands-key-peele-687906

-Amazon is set to premiere 4 series from the 10 pilots they looked at. The four series will be Bosch (drama), The After (drama), Mozart in the Jungle (comedy), Transparent (comedy).  They are still looking at 5 series that are in the kids genre. Since the series just got picked up, no word on when they will be airing or anything. The descriptions of all the TV shows are in the link. http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/amazon-to-order-four-series-including-drama-from-x-files-creator-exclusive-1201129456/

The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for three more seasons (three more years). Bazinga! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/03/12/bazinga-cbs-renews-the-big-bang-theory-for-3-additional-years/

-Tyler Blackburn will be returning to Pretty Little Liars in season 5 as a series regular since the spin-off series Ravenswood was cancelled after just 10 episodes. He plays Caleb Rivers on PLL. The fifth season begins June 10 at 8/7c. The first 3 season of the show are on Netflix. http://tvline.com/2014/03/12/pretty-little-liars-tyler-blackburn-returning-season-5/

Bates Motel is returning to its normal (old) time at 10 pm on A&E since Those Who Kill was cancelled after just 2 episodes. http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/aes-those-who-kill-pulled-to-be-relaunched-bates-motel-returns-to-10-pm/

CBS has announced their renewals! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/03/13/breaking-tv-news-cbs-announces-renewals-for-18-primetime-shows-for-next-season/

  • NCIS
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Person of Interest
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Blue Bloods
  • Criminal Minds
  • Elementary
  • The Good Wife
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • The Millers
  • Mike & Molly
  • Mom
  • Two and a Half Men
  • The Amazing Race
  • Undercover Boss
  • 60 Minutes
  • 48 Hours
  • The Big Bang Theory

-Jorge Garcia is returning to Hawaii Five-O for the fifth season as a series regular after guest starring in 2 episodes before. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jorge-garcia-returning-cbs-hawaii-688382

-2 new series have been picked up by Nickelodeon by the famed Dan Schneider (Sam & Cat, iCarly, Victorious, Drake & Josh, The Amanda Show, All That) The two series are Henry Danger, picked up for 20 episodes, and Bella and the Bullfrogs, picked up for 12 episodes. The descriptions of each show are in the link. http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/nickelodeon-greenlights-new-comedy-from-dan-schneider-two-other-live-action-series/

-FX has announced that Louie season 4 will premiere on Monday May 5 at 10pm. They will air 2 episodes each Monday at 10 and 10:30pm. And their will be 14 episodes instead of the ordered 13. http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/fx-sets-louie-season-4-premiere-for-may

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Bates Motel: After Hours, Broad City, Pilot season, and more!

-A&E beginning March 3rd will host a Bates Motel: After Hours show, following the series premiere of Those Who Kill (and 1 hour after Bates Motel season 2 premiere.) A lot of the main characters will be there for the debut installment. In order to catch up before the season 2 premiere, the first season is on Netflix for all you Hitchcock fans! http://tvline.com/2014/02/24/bates-motel-after-hours-post-talk-show/

-Comedy Central renewed Broad City for a second season. They haven’t announced a premiere date for the second season but the 10 new episodes could debut as early as this fall. The show started last month and airs at 10:30 pm. With Amy Poehler producing, it could be around for awhile. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/02/24/comedy-central-renews-broad-city/

-Tamron Hall has been named co-host of Today’s Take (the 9 am hour of The Today Show.) She will join current hosts Al Roker, Natalie Morales, and Willie Geist. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/02/24/tamron-hall-the-today-show/

Late Night with Seth Meyers opens to the highest monday ‘Late Night’ household rating in 9 years. (**I watched it last night and it was fantastic. You should definitely find it online if you haven’t seen it already!)

-Set your DVRs to record Saturday Night Live on March 8th because Lena Dunham will be hosting! The musical guest will be The National. http://entertainment.time.com/2014/02/25/lena-dunham-saturday-night-live-march-8/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fentertainment+%28TIME%3A+Entertainment%29

The biggest news today is all about who has been cast for what new pilot. Instead of writing out every new pilot for the upcoming season I  found this awesome page to answer all of your questions! http://www.deadline.com/primetime-pilot-panic/  **if you find a show that looks interesting and want me to keep you up to date on it just let me know in the comments!

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