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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Dex

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SNL 40th Anniversary Special, new shows, renewals, cancelations, and much more.

Tonight on TV–May 12, 2014:

  • Star-Crossed season 1 finale (8pm, The CW)
  • Bones season 9 finale (8pm, Fox)
  • Castle season 6 finale (10pm, ABC)
  • The Blacklist season 1 finale (10pm, NBC)
  • 24: Live Another Day regular time slot premiere (9pm, Fox)

-ABC has ordered nine shows to its fall 2014-2015 schedule: American CrimeBlack-ish, Forever, Galavant, How to Get Away With Murder, Manhattan Love Story, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Secrets & Lies, Selfie, and The Whispers.For more info on any of the shows check out the link or my page “Pilots to Series” http://tvline.com/2014/05/08/abc-new-series-fall-2014-how-to-get-away-with-murder/

-CBS has picked up nine new shows to its fall 2014-2015 schedule: NCIS: New Orleans, Stalker, Scorpion, Madam Secretary, Battle Creek, CSI: Cyber, The Odd Couple, and McCarthy’s. For more info on any of the shows check out the link or my page “Pilots to Series” http://www.eonline.com/news/540579/cbs-picks-up-8-new-shows-starring-matthew-perry-katharine-mcphee-maggie-q-and-more 

-ABC’s Nashville has been renewed for a third season. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/nashville-renewed-season-3-abc/

-CBS’s The Mentalist has been renewed for season 7. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/mentalist-renewed-seventh-season-last-cbs/

-CBS has canceled The Crazy OnesFriends With Better LivesBad TeacherIntelligence, and Hostageshttp://www.deadline.com/2014/05/crazy-ones-cbs-cancelled-bad-teacher-hostages-bad-teacher/

-TBS has renewed Cougar Town for a sixth and final season. http://www.eonline.com/news/540786/cougar-town-renewed-for-sixth-and-final-season

-NBC has renewed Parenthood for a sixth and final season which will consist of 13-episodes. Parks and Recreation will also have its final season this fall. It has not, however, been added to the NBC schedule so it may be a midseason run. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/11/parenthood-renewed-nbc/

-TBS has canceled Men at Work. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/men-at-work-cancelled-tbs/

-Fox has ordered a New Year’s Eve Special Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution. The special will air on Wednesday from 8-10pm ET live (CT/MT/PT tape-delayed) and is trying to compete with ABC’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Dalyhttp://www.deadline.com/2014/05/fox-endemol-team-with-pitbull-on-miami-set-new-years-eve-special/

-NBC has set Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special which will air on Feb 15 during the February sweep. It will include highlights from the four decades of SNL and will feature a slew of alumni stopping by. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/nbc-sets-saturday-night-live-40th-anniversary-special/

-Larry Wilmore will succeed Stephen Colbert in a Jon Stewart-produced show on Comedy Central. The show will be called The Minority Report and will launch in January 2015. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/larry-wilmore-succeeds-stephen-colbert-show-jon-stewart-produces-comedy-central/