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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Twin Peaks, Dallas, and Hollywood Game Night

-Showtime is bringing back Twin Peaks for a new limited series run. Series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series, while David Lynch will also direct every episode. The series will go into production in 2015 to air in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of when the program last aired. “Set in the present day, Twin Peaks will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base.” http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/10/06/breaking-tv-news-showtime-to-reboot-twin-peaks-as-a-limited-series/

-Angela Kinsey (The Office) is set to have a role on NBC’s new show Bad Judge. She will play the recurring role of Michelle Wagner, Rebecca’s (Kate Walsh) old pal from childhood, who is recently divorced and looks for help to regain some happiness and make up for the lost time she spent with her loser ex. Bad Judge airs Thursdays at 9pm on NBC. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/02/bad-judge-angela-kinsey/

-Amazon has picked up Hand of God and Red Oaks to full series following positive reviews during their pilot season. http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/03/new-amazon-originals/

-CBS has put in a pilot commitment for a new crime procedural from Howard Gordon (producer of 24 and Homeland) and James Wong (executive producer of American Horror Story). The untitled crime procedural drama centers on an angel who, after losing his wings, saves the life of a female police detective and together they try to uncover the mystery of why the angel is stranded as a mortal on Earth. http://deadline.com/2014/10/howard-gordon-james-wong-drama-cbs-845329/

Hollywood Game Night has been renewed for a third season consisting of 10 episodes. Jane Lynch will return as the host. http://deadline.com/2014/10/hollywood-game-night-renewed-season-2-845675/

-Hugh Laurie (House M.D.) and Tom Hiddleston (Thor) are set to star in a limited-series adaptation of John le Carre’s 1993 espionage thriller, The Night Manager. BBC will air it in the U.K. and for now, no U.S. network has attached to the series yet but I would not be surprised if it happened soon. The Night Manager centers on Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier turned night auditor for a luxury hotel. Pine meets a French-Arab woman named Sophie, who gives him information on Richard Onslow Roper, a black market dealer who specializes in weapons, to turn over to British intelligence. Sophie’s betrayal to Roper gets her killed, and Pine becomes a spy with intelligence operatives in order to infiltrate Roper’s ring and avenge Sophie’s death. Hiddleston will play Pine and Laurie will play Roper. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/03/tom-hiddleston-hugh-laurie-the-night-manager/

-TNT has canceled Dallas after 3 seasons. http://tvline.com/2014/10/03/dallas-cancelled-season-4-tnt/

-Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has landed a guest-starring role on MTV’s Faking It. He will play Jackson Lee, a professional artist and Hester High alum who interviews art students for a prestigious fellowship. Faking It airs on Tuesdays at 10:30pm ET on MTV.  http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/06/faking-it-nicholas-brendon-buffy/

 

 

The Magic School Bus, The Paula Deen Network, Doctor Who world tour, and more!

I am so sorry I’ve been the worst blogger in the world. I just never want to go on my computer during the summer even though I should update you guysI’ll try to get better! 

The Magic School Bus is coming back to your TV! Netflix and Scholastic Media have teamed up to launch a new CG animated original series, called The Magic School Bus 360°, based on 1990s’ PBS kids TV series. Netflix has ordered 26 episodes of the new series and is set to launch in 2016. http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/netflix-magic-school-bus-series-scholastic/

Doctor Who is coming to a city near you (hopefully)! The show is launching a global world tour this summer visiting seven cities across five continents to introduce the 12th Time Lord, Peter Capaldi, to the world. Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat will also be on this tour. The tour will start in Cardiff, Wales on August 7 and then go to London, Seoul, Sydney, New York, Mexico City, and Rio. http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/doctor-who-to-regenerate-in-7-city-world-tour-introducing-peter-capaldi-as-time-lord/

-Comedy Central has renewed Inside Amy ShumerReview, and Trip Tank. All three shows will return with the new episodes sometime next year. The network also added two new shows, Another Period and Idiotsitter, both of which will premiere in 2015. Another Period is about two sisters (Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome) from a wealthy family in Newport, R.I., who “care only about how they look, what parties they attend and becoming famous, which is a lot harder in 1902.” Idiotsitter focuses on the adventures of a straitlaced woman (Charlotte Newhouse) who is tapped to babysit a ridiculously rich “womanchild” (Jillian Bell) who is under house arrest in her father’s mansion. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/06/09/comedy-central-inside-amy-schumer-renewed/

-MTV has renewed Faking It for a second season. The second season will consist of 10 episodes. No idea when the second season will air. http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/faking-it-renewed-mtv-season-2/

-Disney is set to launch a new series based off the Lion King called The Lion Guard. The animated series will launch with a TV movie premiering in fall 2015, and a series will follow in early 2016 on both Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The show will follow Kion, the second-born son of Simba and Nala, who leads a group called the Lion Guard that protects the Pride Lands. Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Zazu, and Kion’s older sister Kiara will all make appearances but the Lion Guard will be the main focus of the show. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/06/10/disney-lion-king-spinoff-lion-guard/

-Paula Deen is set to launch a new cooking network, The Paula Deen Network, on the web. The paid subscription-based network will launch in September. The program will feature daily shows in an unscripted format with new recipes, episodes, and cooking tools. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/11/paula-deen-digital-network_n_5485648.html

-Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s series Power has been renewed by Starz for a second season which will consist of 10 episodes and air in 2015. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/starz-renews-50-cent-drama-711133

-Fox has cancelled I Wanna Marry Harry and Riot. The cancellations are effective immediately and will be replaced by comedy reruns in their respective time slots, starting June 17.  Starting Friday afternoon, any unaired episodes of I Wanna Marry Harry will be made available on Fox.com, Fox On Demand, FOX NOW, and Hulu. http://tvline.com/2014/06/12/fox-cancels-riot-i-wanna-marry-harry/

-ABC Family has ordered Freak Out, a 14-episode half-hour hidden-camera prank show, which will premiere this fall during the network’s annual 13 Nights of Halloweenhttp://www.deadline.com/2014/06/abc-family-hidden-camera-series-freak-out/