Anthem, Limitless, and Little Women!

-ABC is set to develop an event/limited series of a modern take on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. The story follows the lives of four sisters coming of age against the backdrop of a military scandal as their family loses their fortune and position finding themselves at odds with the conservative and traditional society in which they live. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-plots-little-women-limited-747184

Marvel’s Agent Carter has cast Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin) as Peggy’s neighbor Dottie, a small-town girl from Iowa who’ll have a huge impact on the life of the titular heroine. The eight-episode Marvel’ Agent Carter will debut Tuesday, January 6 at 9/8c, occupying Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s time slot during the winter hiatus. http://tvline.com/2014/11/06/marvels-agent-carter-cast-bridget-regan-neighbor-dottie/

-PBS has announced a second-season pickup for ITV’s sitcom Vicious, starring Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi. They will debut the six-episode season in the summer as part of a lineup of British programming. http://deadline.com/2014/10/vicious-pbs-second-season-itv-ian-mckellen-derek-jacobi-1201268723/

-A Limitless TV sequel is in the works at CBS. The 2001 movie thriller starring Bradley Cooper will pick up right where the movie left off and follow Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities for good. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/limitless-tv-sequel-works-at-745467

-Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) will play America’s first female vice president, Natalie Maccabee in TNT’s newly greenlit action-drama Agent X. Agent X is played by Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire). The series is slated to launch in the second half of 2015 with 10 episodes. http://tvline.com/2014/10/31/sharon-stone-agent-x-tnt-series-order/

-NBC has recast Uma Thurman in Mary-Louise Parker’s role on the upcoming miniseries The Slap. The eight-hour miniseries is about how one man’s punishment of another couple’s child explodes into a complex family drama. http://tvline.com/2014/10/31/the-slap-nbc-uma-thurman-replaces-mary-louise-parker-nbc-mini-series/

-Fox has canceled Utopia, two months into what was supposed to be a 12-month, 24/7 chronicle of the efforts of a group of stranger to create a new society while living in isolation on a ranch in California. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/fox-cancels-utopia-1201345518/

-Jay Leno is set to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as a guest on Friday, November 7. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/jay-leno-returns-tonight-show/

-Syfy is set to adapt Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 3001: The Final Odyssey into a miniseries. The project will bring the never-before-produced final chapter of the legendary sci-fi book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey to basic cable. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/syfy-3001/

-Julia Stiles (Dexter, 10 Things I Hate About You) has landed a guest arc on The Mindy Project. She will play a friend of Danny’s (Chris Messina) who is a recovering hoarder. She will also be a love interest for Morgan (Ike Barinholtz). http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/mindy-project-julia-stiles/

Gotham is set to add another iconic villain. The show revealed they will add the Scarecrow this season. The villain will be seen as a child, before he takes on the Scarecrow name. “In fact, it’s something that will be passed on to him from his father, which will create an eventual enemy for Batman while still having a possible adversary for Jim Gordon,” says director Danny Cannon. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/gotham-scarecrow/

-Christa B. Allen (Revenge) is set to recur on season 4 of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy. She will play Robyn, a funny, smart, athletic, corporate attorney who works at the law firm with Riley. When Riley begrudgingly sets Robyn up with best friend Danny, they immediately hit it off. Her episodes will air in early 2015. http://www.thewrap.com/revenges-christa-b-allen-to-join-baby-daddy/

-NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice is set to debut on Sunday, January 4 from 9-11pm before moving to Mondays from 8-10pm. The celebrities cast was also revealed and will be in the link. http://deadline.com/2014/11/celebrity-apprentice-season-7-premiere-date-1201272944/

-Showtime is developing a new series that chronicles a modern-day U.S. civil war. Anthem is “a series about an unraveling: about what happens when our political system collapses under the weight of mistrust and partisan division. The pilot begins on a typical presidential election day. When it ends, America is on the brink of a second civil war.” http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/04/modern-civil-war-drama-anthem/

-Season 3 of Banshee will return on Friday, January 9 at 10pm on Cinemax. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/banshee-season-3-premiere-date-poster-cinemax/

Hart of Dixie will return for a 10-episode fourth season on Friday, January 9 at 8/7c on The CW. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/hart-of-dixie-season-4-premiere-date-january-9-2015/

– Lifetime’s Witches of East End has been canceled after just two seasons. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/witches-of-east-end-cancelled-lifetime/

-Minnie Driver has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming Peter Pan Live! musical special. She will serve as the narrator and play adult Wendy Darling. The musical special airs Thursday, December 4 at 8pm on NBC. http://www.today.com/popculture/minnie-driver-joins-cast-nbcs-peter-pan-live-1D80271595

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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

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Games of Thrones, League of Pan, and The Odd Couple!

What’s streaming on Netflix for November 2014: http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/10/28/now-streaming-on-netflix-us-november-2014/

-Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill) will guest star on ABC’s Forever. Burton will play Iona Payne, a dominatrix who becomes a murder suspect when one of her clients turns up dead, in the November 11 episode. She meets Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) during the investigation, and the two soon start falling for each other. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/27/hilarie-burton-forever-guest-star/

-A modern day twist on Peter Pan, League of Pan, has landed at Fox with a script commitment plus penalty. It’s described as a “grounded, edgy, soapy thriller featuring updated versions of all favorite Neverland characters. It picks up the Lost Boys fifteen years after they left Neverland. Now men and very much estranged, the Lost Boys are forced back together when they realize someone is killing them off one by one.” http://deadline.com/2014/10/league-of-peter-pan-show-peter-pan-fox-imagine-tv-andrew-miller-865100/

-AwesomenessTV (based on the YouTube multi-channel network from DreamWorks Animation) has sold a live-action, half-hour comedy series based on the comic strip Richie Rich to Netflix. The 21 episodes will be exclusively available in the US, Canada, and Latin America in early 2015. http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/netflix-picks-up-richie-rich-comedy-from-awesomenesstv-1201342441/

-HBO has signed the bulk of the current main cast of Game of Thrones through a seventh (and presumed final) season. They have apparently all received “huge raises” for the currently shooting fifth season, along with the sixth and seventh seasons. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/30/game-of-thrones-cast-7th-season/

-Hulu has announced a 10-episode straight-to-series order for Casual, a half-hour comedy series set to debut in 2015. The series follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister who together coach each other through the world of dating while living under the same roof again and raising a teenager. http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/hulu-picks-up-jason-reitmans-casual-comedy-series-in-lionsgate-tv-pact-1201343263/

-An untitled comedy from writer Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock) and executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, has been given a script commitment plus penalty from Fox. The show centers on a 25-year-old-woman who works at a frozen yogurt shop and whose life is going nowhere — until she discovers she is telekinetic. http://deadline.com/2014/10/ben-affleck-matt-damon-fox-comedy-colleen-mcguinness-864157/

-TBS has ordered a Key West-road-trip comedy pilot from Jason Jones and Samantha Bee (both Daily Show correspondents and real-life spouses). The show is based on the couple’s experiences with family trips, and centers on the adventures of a father (Jones), mother, and their two young kids who head out on the highway for a 24-hour journey to Key West. Should the show earn a series pick-up, each season would focus on a different trip. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/28/tbs-comedy-daily-show-jason-jones-samantha-bee/

-MTV has ordered a Scream reboot for October 2015, and will initially include 10 episodes. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/mtv-orders-scream-series-744542

-Meagen Fay (Murder In The First) has been tapped for a recurring role opposite Hayley Atwell and Shea Whigham on ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter. She will play the woman who runs the boarding house where Agent Carter (Atwell) lives in NYC. She’s set for a minimum 4-episode arc. http://deadline.com/2014/10/meagen-fay-joins-marvels-agent-carter-max-gail-in-comedy-centrals-review-863265/

-Also joining the cast of Marvel’s Agent Carter is Lyndsy Fonseca who will play Angie Martinelli, an “aspiring actress living in 1946 New York [who] will befriend Peggy Carter (Atwell) as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world. http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2014/10/24/agent-carter-nikitas-lyndsy-fonseca-joins-the-cast/

-Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) has been cast as a series regular in CBS’s midseason drama CSI:Cyber. Kiyoko will play Raven, a rookie tech working in the Division. Her special skill is “youth culture” and she’s an expert in social media, cyber trends, and international relations. http://deadline.com/2014/10/hayley-kiyoko-cast-csi-cyber-spinoff-cbs-patricia-arquette-james-van-der-beek-865466/

-TLC has canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in the wake of news that matriarch June Shannon is in a relationship with a convicted child molester. http://defamer.gawker.com/tlc-cancels-honey-boo-boo-over-moms-child-molester-boyf-1650253643

-Lauren Graham (Parenthood, Gilmore Girls) has landed a guest-starring role on CBS’s upcoming reboot of The Odd Couple, where she’ll play the ex-wife of Matthew Perry’s Oscar. http://tvline.com/2014/10/24/lauren-graham-odd-couple-cast-matthew-perry-ex-wife/

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Dancing With the Stars new cast, Marvel’s Agent Carter, The Voice, The Good Life, and more!

Want an easy calendar to see when all your favorites shows are premiering their upcoming seasons? Look no further! Check out the link! http://www.thetvaddict.com/calendars/falltv2014.pdf

-The cast for Season 19 of Dancing With the Stars has been announced. Check out the list in the link! http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/04/showbiz/tv/dancing-with-the-stars-season-19-cast/

-Chelsea Clinton has left NBC News after three years (starting in December 2011) as a special correspondent. In recent months she has been criticized at the network for her substantial salary (reportedly $600,000 annually). Her last appearance on the network was on August 1. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/chelsea-clinton-exits-nbc-news-729113

-Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted, Mr. Sunshine) is set to guest star opposite Steve Zahn (Treme) in the new season of Modern Family as Kim, the wife of the horrible family that moves in next door to the Dunphy clan. They will appear in the early episodes of the upcoming sixth season. Modern Family returns on September 24 at 9pm ET on ABC. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/29/modern-family-andrea-anders-season6/

-New ABC series Marvel’s Agent Carter has cast Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) and Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) in series regular roles. The series will star Hayley Atwell as Steve Rogers’ girlfriend, Agent Carter, as she builds her career as a secret agent while the hero is frozen in ice. The show will take place a year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. Gjokaj will play Agent Daniel Sousa, while Murray will play Agent Jack Thompson, both of whom meet Carter while she takes on a new role at the pre-SHIELD Strategic Scientific Reserve in New York City. The series will premiere during Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. winter hiatus at the same time slot (Tuesdays, 9pm).http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/marvels-agent-carter-enlists-dollhouse-729040

-Taylor Swift as joined The Voice as a season seven advisor. She will serve in the same capacity that Coldplay singer, Chris Martin, aided the show in its sixth season, advising contestants from all four teams. She joins Stevie Wonder (working with Adam Levine), Gavin Rossdale (working with Gwen Stefani), Little Big Town (working with Blake Shelton) and Alicia Keys (working with Pharrell Williams). The Voice begins September 22 on NBC. http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/taylor-swift-joins-the-voice-as-a-season-seven-advisor-2014308

-TBS has canceled Cee Lo Green’s The Good Life. The decision comes right after Green has had major controversy following tweets about the nature of rape. Women’s rights groups, like UltraViolet, petitioned the network to cancel the show. But the network says it’s decision to cancel the series was only based on its rating performance. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tbs-cancels-cee-lo-greens-729557

-Netflix has renewed Hemlock Grove for a third and final season. The third season will consist of 10 episodes sets to premiere in 2015. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hemlock-grove-renewed-season-3-729086

-Fox has cancelled Gang Related and will not come back for a second season due to poor ratings and viewership. http://deadline.com/2014/09/gang-related-cancelled-1-season-827979/

-A first look at Allison Williams (Girls) as Peter Pan in NBC’s upcoming live production of the play, Peter Pan Live. Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook and Christian Borle as Smee. The live production will take place December 4th. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/09/03/she-can-fly-your-first-look-at-girls-star-allison-williams-playing-peter-pan/

-David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) has a multiple episode recurring role on The Good Wife for the show’s upcoming sixth season. He will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change. The Good Wife returns for its sixth season on Sunday, September 21 at 9:30pm ET/9pm PT on CBS. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/08/28/breaking-tv-news-david-hyde-pierce-to-recur-on-the-good-wife/

-A&E has canceled Longmire after its third season finale earlier this month due to low ratings and low viewership. The studio is shopping the show to other networks. http://tvline.com/2014/08/28/longmire-cancelled-ae-season-4/

The View has added Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace to join Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell on the panel for the show’s new season, beginning September 15. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/03/the-view-rosie-perez-nicolle-wallace_n_5763250.html

-Reportedly NBC is developing a new show Hospitality, a multi-camera sitcom set at a midtown Manhattan Hotel and which would air live every week–with some live commercials as well. http://tvline.com/2014/09/04/nbc-live-sitcom-hospitality/

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