Billions, Childhood’s End, and Marilyn!

An extra little video from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from last night! It’s super funny and you should totally check out the other Water War challenges that he’s done! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjZeONKOjZ0

-Damian Lewis is set to star in a new drama series pilot with Paul Giamatti on Showtime. The duo will star in Billions, which explores the world of high finance by following “the approaching collision between two titanic figures — the hard charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes (Giamatti), the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis).” The show will be filmed in New York in early 2015. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/24/damian-lewis-showtime/

-Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) will star in Syfy’s miniseries Childhood’s End, based on the sci-fi classic by Arthur C. Clarke. The six-hour miniseries follows a breed of aliens called the “Overlords,” who manage to peacefully invade and rule Earth, and create a pseudo-utopia that comes at the price of human identity and culture. Dance plays Karellen, the ambassador for the Overlords who makes first contact with Earthling Ricky Stormgren (not yet cast). http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/24/game-of-thrones-charles-dance-syfy/

-Debra Mooney (Everwood) will have a recurring role on The Originals second season as Mary, a “tough, no-nonsense” werewolf who will do quite literally anything to ensure the safety of her pack. Mary will first appear in Episode 11. http://tvline.com/2014/10/24/the-originals-season-2-debra-mooney-werewolf-mary-cast/

-Bess Armstrong (My So-Called Life) has a major recurring role on season four of Switched at Birth. She will play Daphne’s formidable pre-med professor. She first appears in the season premiere, which is slated to air in 2015. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/switched-at-birth-bess-armstrong-743758

-Billy Burke will reprise his role as Phillip Stroh in a wintertime two-parter on TNT’s The Closer. Burke last portrayed the legal lizard/ serial rapist/ murderer in The Closer’s August 2012 series finale, and will come back for the final two episodes of Season 3 (airing January 12 and 19). He has fired his counsel, and is now acting as his own attorney. http://tvline.com/2014/10/27/major-crimes-season-3-finale-billy-burke-phillip-stroh/

-Malese Jow (The Vampire Diaries, Star-Crossed) will have a recurring role on The Flash, as Linda Park, a quick-witted reporter for the Central City Picture News. She befriends Iris (Candice Patton) while at work and helps her navigate the fast-paced world of journalism. When she meets Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) at a local bar, the two hit it off. The character will first appear in episode 112. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/flash-enlists-vampire-diaries-alum-743252

-Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) is set to host a variety show on NBC, based of the long-running U.K. variety show format of Saturday Night Takeaway. The show will apparently not be called Saturday Night Takeaway or air on Saturdays at all. http://www.vulture.com/2014/10/nbc-neil-patrick-harris-variety-show.html

-Kelli Garner (Pan Am, My Generation) is set to star in the title role in Lifetime’s Marilyn. The miniseries is based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s book The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and promises to reveal “for the first time what the iconic superstar succeeded in hiding from an all-too-invasive world.” The four-hour miniseries is slated to air in 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/10/27/kelli-garner-marilyn-monroe-lifetime-miniseries-cast/

Mysteries of Laura has gotten a full-season order for nine additional episodes by NBC, making the total 22. http://deadline.com/2014/10/mysteries-of-laura-full-season-pickup-nbc-863952/

-The CW is launching a four-part digital series titled The Originals: The Awakening, which will focus on Kol’s (from the show) story. The story will take place in 1914, when Kol was attempting to form an alliance with the witches of the French Quarter. The web series will star Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol, who’s currently being played by Daniel Sharman on the show. The web series will premiere on Monday, November 10 on cwtv.com during the East Coast airing of The Originals, with new episodes each Monday until the mid-season finale of the show on December 8. The Originals airs Mondays at 8pm on The CW. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/28/the-originals-awakening-kol-web-series/

-Syfy has renewed both Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Witness for their 10th and fourths seasons, respectively, in 2015. Each will have 13 new episodes. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfy-renews-ghost-hunters-paranormal-744770

Manhattan Love Story was canceled and has become the first axed fall show. No new episodes will air. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/24/manhattan-love-story-canceled-by-abc/

-Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) is set to guest-star in an episode of American Dad as Stan’s new boss, who has a commanding presence. The episode is slated to air November 10 on TBS. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/30/dean-norris-breaking-bad-american-dad/

The Divide, WE TV’s first original scripted series, will not be coming back for a second season. http://deadline.com/2014/10/the-divide-cancelled-we-tv-one-season-1201268225/

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Dex 

Netflix documentaries, USA pilots, Outlander, The Roosevelts, CW cancellations, and more!

TONIGHT on TV– May 8, 2014:

  • Two and a Half Men season 11 finale (9pm, CBS)
  • American Comedy Awards (2 hours, 8pm, NBC)
  • Saint George season finale (9 pm, FX)
  • Surviving Jack series finale (9:30 pm, Fox)
  • Maron season 2 premiere (10 pm, IFC)
  • Comedy Bang! Bang! season 3 premiere (10:30, IFC)

-Netflix announced 4 new documentaries in the next few months. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/netflix-makes-push-documentaries

  • Battered Bastards of Baseball –a defunct minor league baseball team. Premiering July 11
  • Mission Blue –Marine biologist Sylvia Earle and her campaign to create a network of protected marine sanctuaries. Set to air August 15.
  • E-Team –Human rights workers from the makers of the Oscar-winning documentary “Born Into Brothels”. Premiering later this year.
  • Print the Legend –3-D printing. Later this year

-USA has picked Stanistan for a pilot episode. They also have 5 comedies and 6 dramas in the development stage. The 5 comedies are: Difficult PeopleLove The One You’re WithMajordomoMoguls, and Royal. The 6 dramas are: BoomBrandColonyThe FarmControl and Mr. Robot. For all descriptions check the link! http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/usa-network-upfront-stanistan-comedies-amy-poehler/

-Starz is set to premiere Outlander on August 9 at 9 pm. https://twitter.com/JarettSays/status/464443155744423936/photo/1

-Whoopi Goldberg is developing a family documentaries series based around her daughter, Alex Martin, and her extended family. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/whoopi-goldberg-developing-family-docuseries-702302

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History by Ken Burns is set to open the PBS season with a a seven-part documentary about the Roosevelt political dynasty. Starting September 14, a two-hour episode will air each night over seven nights. Other PBS fall highlights include Porgy and BessHow We Got to Now with Steven JohnsonFinding Your Roots, Makers, and Masterpiece Mystery! http://seattletimes.com/html/entertainment/2023555636_apxtvnewseasonpbs.html

-The CW has canceled The Tomorrow PeopleThe Carrie Diaries, and Star-Crossed as well as the Supernatural spin-off Bloodlines, which was only in its pilot stage. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/08/cw-cancels/

-The Disney Channel has ordered Zendaya-Starrer K.C. Undercover. The multi-camera series begins production in LA this summer for an early 2015 premiere. It focuses on K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz who’s training to be an undercover super spy, following in the footsteps of her parents. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/disney-channel-orders-zendaya-starrer-k-c-undercover/

-NBC has ordered three new series. They are ConstantineMysteries of Laura, and A-Z. All descriptions are in the link. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/05/08/nbc-constantine-to-series/

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex