Justified, Billy & Billie, and A Series of Unfortunate Events!

-Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl) has landed the the lead role in Cinemax’s new exorcism drama Outcast, based off Robert Kirkman’s comic series of the same name out this summer. Other cast members include Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) and Gabriel Bateman (Stalker, Annabelle). Fugit will star as Kyle Barnes, a young man who’s been plagued by possession since he was a child. He sets out to seek answers, only to uncover something that could end all life on Earth as we know it. Glenister will play Reverend Anderson and Bateman has been cast as 8-year-old Joshua Austin. Check the link for more details! http://deadline.com/2014/11/patrick-fugit-outcast-cast-cinemax-pilot-adam-wingard-robert-kirkman-1201274584/

-ABC has announced the premiere dates for Galavant and Marvel’s Agent Carter. Galavant premieres Sunday, January 4 at 8pm ET, while Marvel’s Agent Carter premieres Tuesday, January 6 at 9pm ET. Other show return dates are in the link! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/11/05/mark-your-calendars-abc-announces-premiere-dates-for-galavant-and-agent-carter/

How to Get Away With Murder has added Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) in a mysterious recurring role. No details on her role have been given but she will begin her role after the show’s mid-winter break. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/how-to-get-away-with-murder-cast-marcia-gay-harden-htgawm/

Justified has cast Jeff Fahey (Lost, Under the Dome) in a multi-episode arc. He will play Zachariah Randolph, a man beaten down by hardship and drink but can still find his way around an abandoned mine shaft, for the series sixth and final season beginning in January. http://www.thewrap.com/justified-casts-lost-alum-jeff-fahey-for-final-season-exclusive/

-CBS has announced that they are planning an alliance with Sony’s planned online service, a 24/7 news platform called CBSN, and a possible direct-consumer offering from Showtime in 2015. CBSN is an an-supported online news service, that will provide programming 24/7. http://deadline.com/2014/11/cbs-teams-sony-streaming-service-cbsn-news-1201274702/

-DirectTV has ordered to series a drama starring Adam Brody (The O.C.) and Lisa Joyce (A Master Builder) about step-siblings who fall in love. The show, called Billy & Billie is a 10-episode drama, which centers on two young adults as they fall in love. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/adam-brody-star-neil-labute-746536

Royal Pains has been renewed for season 7 and season 8. Each season will consist of eight episodes. Season 7 is slated to premiere in June 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/11/05/royal-pains-season-7-renewal-usa-network/

NCIS has cast Jeri Ryan (Body of Proof, Leverage) as Rebecca, Gibb’s never-before-seen ex-wife. She will appear in an episode slated for January 2015. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/05/ncis-jeri-ryan-gibbs-ex-wife/

-Netflix is adapting Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events into a live-action series. The book series recounts that tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in a quest to uncover the secrets of their parent’s death. http://deadline.com/2014/11/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tv-show-lemony-snicket-netflix-1201274454/

-Geoff Stults (Enlisted) is set to co-write a multi-camera comedy for CBS, as well as possibly star in it himself. The untitled comedy centers on Martin “Marty” Booker, who is a firefighter, average Joe, ladies man and three-time firehouse Beer Pong Olympics champion who had no real ambition in life. But after a news crew films him saving two kids from a burning building and the clip goes viral, Marty is thrust into the limelight, becoming a national hero and getting himself elected mayor. http://deadline.com/2014/10/geoff-stults-star-firefighter-comedy-cbs-will-gluck-1201266931/

-Rosie O’Donnell is set to guest star on additional episodes of ABC Family’s The Fosters. O’Donnell will maintain her role of Rita Hendricks from the first season in two upcoming episodes of the show’s second season, set to air in early 2015. The show will return on December 8 at 8pm on ABC Family. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/rosie-odonnell-the-fosters-return-1201346554/

Once Upon a Time has cast Victoria Smurfit (Dracula) as an iconic character who will first be teased in the winter finale. Further details on the role are being kept secret, but it will be a recurring role. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/04/once-upon-time-victoria-smurfit/

-CBS has announced that the seventh and final season of The Mentalist will premiere on Sunday, November 30 at 9:30pm ET, 9pm PT. It will then shift to its regular Wednesday slot at 8pm ET/PT on January 7. The series will conclude with a special two-hour finale on Wednesday February 18 at 8pm. Other show return dates are in the link! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/11/04/mark-your-calendars-cbs-announces-premiere-date-for-final-season-of-the-mentalist/

-NBC has cancelled Bad Judge and A to Z. They have announced that they will not produce any more episodes beyond their initial orders of 13 episodes each. Bad Judge has shot 10 episodes; A to Z has shot 11. They have both only aired 5 episodes. All 13 episodes of each show will air but they are not ordering any episodes beyond that. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/31/bad-judge-a-to-z/

SNL upcoming hosts & musicians: http://tvline.com/2014/11/01/saturday-night-live-woody-harrelson-kendrick-lamar/ http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/cameron-diaz-set-to-host-saturday-night-live-in-november/

  • November 15: Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1); Kenrick Lamar
  • November 22: Cameron Diaz (Annie); Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex

House of Cards, 12 Monkeys, and Men in Shorts

There is so much news! I probably should have done another post earlier in the week but I was so swamped with midterms (since I’m still in college) that I just didn’t have time. This honestly may have to be 3 posts. This is post 2/3.

-Sam Neill (Merlin, Peaky Blinders) has joined the cast of CBS’ The Dovekeepers, a four hour miniseries, based on the Alice Hoffman’s historical novel about extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. He will play Josephus, the somewhat controversial first-century Jewish scholar and historian. The Dovekeepers should premiere on CBS in 2015. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/sam-neill-star-cbs-dovekeepers-740346

-Victor Garber (Alias) has booked a guest-starring gig on CBS’ Blue Bloods. He will appear in the November 21 episode, as Donald Stein, a charismatic scion of a New York real estate dynasty who is also a highly respected Jewish leader. He is deeply disturbed by the recent murders of several prominent Jewish men in the city. Blue Bloods airs Fridays at 10/9c on CBS. http://tvline.com/2014/10/16/blue-bloods-season-5-casts-victor-garber/

Jenna Stern (Law & Order) is joining Netflix’s House of Cards for a multi-episode arc as an ambassador at the United Nations. http://tvline.com/2014/10/16/house-of-cards-season-3-spoilers-jenna-stern-cast/

-Netflix also stated that Lilyhammer will return for an eight-episode third season on November 21. http://deadline.com/2014/10/lilyhammer-season-3-premiere-november-netflix-852925/

-Hunter Parrish (Weeds) is appearing on Fox’s The Following in the upcoming third season, premiering in early 2015, as Kyle, one half of a “murderous” couple. Kyle and his girlfriend Daisy, played by Ruth Kearney (Tyrant) aren’t afraid to “go to extreme lengths to keep the spark alive in their relationship.” http://tvline.com/2014/10/14/the-following-season-3-spoilers-hunter-parrish-character-details/

-HBO has given a pilot order to Codes of Conduct, a provocative exploration of a young African-American man’s experience entering New York high society, with a past that may not be what it seems. Devon Terrell, who is new to the business, will star as Beverly Snow, a young man from Queens who is as talented as he is ambiguous. Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) co-wrote the pilot script alongside Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z). http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/steve-mcqueen-drama-lands-hbo-740712

-Chris Rock is set to host Saturday Night Live with musical guest Prince for the November 1 episode. Jim Carrey will host the November 25 episode with musical guest Iggy Azalea. http://www.thewrap.com/chris-rock-to-host-saturday-night-live-with-musical-guest-prince/

-ABC has closed a deal for Men In Shorts, a single-camera comedy inspired by the life of professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, who became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league. http://deadline.com/2014/10/robbie-rogers-comedy-series-gay-soccer-player-abc-843005/

-The CW is developing The Illusionist as a TV adapation. The 2006 film featuring Ed Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel is based on the short story “Eisenheim the Illusionist” by Steven Millhauser. The plot is set 100 years ago in Vienna and centers on a magician who uses his skills to woo a woman above his social standing. http://www.tvguide.com/News/CW-Illusionist-Mark-Hudis-1088068.aspx

-Syfy has taken on the graphic novel Dark Matter for a 13-episode drama to debut in 2015. The graphic novel centers on the crew of a derelict spaceship that is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they go on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfy-stargate-producers-take-graphic-740985

-Lori Petty will appear in a multi-episode arc on Netflix’s third season of Orange Is the New Black. Her character, Lolly, was first introduced as the inmate who sat next to Piper (Taylor Shilling) on a plane in the series’ season 2 premiere. http://tvline.com/2014/10/09/orange-is-the-new-black-season-3-cast-lori-petty-lolly-return/

-Syfy has set a premiere date for 12 Monkeys. It will debut on Friday, January 16 at 9pm ET. Aaron Stanford (Nikita) will star as a time traveler from a decimated future, who journeys back to present day in a bid to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will pretty much annihilate the human race. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/09/syfy-12-monkeys-premiere-date/

-ABC has ordered full season orders for How to Get Away With Murder and Black-ish. The episodes have been increased to 15 and 22, respectively. http://deadline.com/2014/10/how-to-get-away-with-murder-blackish-full-season-1-orders-abc-848758/

Thanks for checking out my blog! Look for a third (and final) post coming shortly! 

-Dex