Arrested Development, Casting news, New shows, and more! (Post 1/2)

There are probably going to be two posts today because since I didn’t post last week there is a lot of news! 

-More Arrested Development is coming to Netflix! Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that another season is a sure thing, “it’s just a matter of when.” Scheduling issues are a big part of the issue right now because they are trying to figure out all the actors’ schedules, which means more scenes with the whole family together! http://www.eonline.com/news/566980/more-arrested-development-is-coming-netflix-is-not-making-a-huge-mistake

-Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13) has joined Fox’s new show Backstrom. He will play Lieutenant Sam D’Agostino, a neighborhood bully who grew up with Rainn Wilson’s Backstrom. The show is currently slated to premiere midseason on Fox. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/eddie-mcclintock-joins-backstrom-on-fox-1201275145/

-David Spade (Saturday Night Live, Rules of Engagement) will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of The Goldbergs as a shifty guy who works at an old school ’80s photo shop faking IDs for local teenagers. The episode will be airing in the fall during the show’s second season on ABC. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/04/david-spade-the-goldbergs/

-Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live) will also be guest-starring on an episode of the upcoming season of The Goldbergs. She will play Miss Cinoman, a drama teacher (based on creator Adam F. Goldberg’s real-life high school drama teacher) who will clash with Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey). Season 2 of The Goldbergs premieres Wednesday, September 24 at 8:30/7:30c on ABC. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Exclusive-Ana-Gasteyer-Goldbergs-1085327.aspx

-Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) has joined ABC’s Galavant as Peter the Pillager, a Pirate King who Galavant and Co. encounter on their journey. http://tvline.com/2014/08/04/hugh-bonneville-galavant-cast-pirate-abc/

-Natalie Zea (The Following) is set to star in ABC’s upcoming series Members Only about an upstairs/downstairs drama set at an exclusive Connecticut country club, centered on the club’s leisure-class members and the working-class employees. Zea will play the pedigreed, well-educated Mickey, the most together member of the club’s founding family. No idea when it will be air since they are still in pre-production. http://www.deadline.com/2014/08/natalie-zea-to-star-in-members-only-series-directed-by-r-j-cutler/

-Teen Nick (and YTV in Canada) has started production on a new family mystery series Open Heart. It’s about Dylan Blake, the rebellious daughter of a fractured family of doctors who uses her stint as a youth hospital volunteer to secretly investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. The cast was also announced and is in link! http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1394376/epitome-pictures-starts-production-on-open-heart-for-ytv-in-canada-and-teennick-in-the-u-s

Scream is coming to a TV near you! MTV has announced that Scream will be moving forward and will star Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), Amy Forsyth (Reign), John Karna (The Neighbors), Carlson Young (Key and Peele), and Amadeus Serafini.http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/05/scream-tv-series/

-SyFy is developing a new series based on the highly acclaimed sci-fi series Old Man’s War. The project will be titled Ghost Brigades. Check the link for a description of the show. The show is still in pre-production so I’ll give you a premiere date at a later date. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/05/syfy-old-mans-war/?hootPostID=dc8efb9d961715f48c8e54f317cd2cd

-Disney Channel has renewed Girl Meets World for a second season and production of the next season will begin in November. http://tvline.com/2014/08/06/girl-meets-world-renewed-season-2/

The Biggest Loser cast for season 16 has come out! Check the link to read all about the new contestants. The Biggest Loser season 16 premieres September 11 at 8pm on NBC. http://www.people.com/article/biggest-loser-season-16-cast-reveal

-Kate Burton (Scandal) will reprise her role as Dr. Ellis Grey on the upcoming season 11 premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. She is still dead but she will be back in flashbacks. Grey’s Anatomy returns on Thursday, September 25 at 8/7c on ABC. http://www.thewrap.com/scandals-kate-burton-to-reprise-role-on-greys-anatomy/

-Rich Sommer (Mad Men) will be returning to Elementary and reprising his role as Harlan Emple, one of Sherlock’s “irregulars” on the upcoming third season of the show. Elementary returns Thursday, October 3 at 10/9c on CBS. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Rich-Sommer-Elementary-Mad-Men-1085117.aspx

-Ryan MacNicol (Ally McBeal, Numb3rs) has been added as a series regular on the upcoming series CSI:Cyber. He will play Assistant Director Stavros Sifter, 40, a career FBI insider and supervisor of Special Agent Avery Ryan for the Cyber Crime Division in Washington, D.C. CBS is eyeing a midseason launch for the CSI spin-off. http://tvline.com/2014/08/01/csi-cyber-cast-peter-macnicol-cbs-spinoff/

-Season 3 of Nashville will air 2 groundbreaking music/TV firsts. The season premiere will feature two live performances from Will Lexington (“If It’s Love”) and Deacon Claybourne (“I Know How To Love You Now”) and they will actually be live. Fans on the east and central coasts will enjoy the first set and then for the west coast the Nashville stars will perform live for a second time. The live musical performances air during Nashville’s third season premiere on Wednesday, September 24 at 9pm on ABC. http://www.etonline.com/tv/149202_exclusive_nashville_goes_live_season_3_premiere_to_air_groundbreaking_music_first/index.html

MORE NEWS COMING IN A SECOND POST!  STAY TUNED! 

-Dex https://twitter.com/dextvtalk

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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/

Michelle Obama guest starring, The Keke Palmer Project, SNL 40th Anniversary special, and much more!

**Sorry for my lack of posts over the past few days, I’ve been super busy but I will get back to a somewhat normal schedule again**

TONIGHT ON TV, April 22, 2014:

  • Face Off season finale (Syfy, 9 pm)

-NBC is set to premiere a 3-hour Saturday Night Live: 40th anniversary special on February 15, 2015. They did not say which cast members, musical guest would appear however. And NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said, “[the] special is just one of many ways we plan to celebrate ‘SNL’s historic 40th season next year.”http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/saturday-night-live-nbc-40th-anniversary/

-SyFy has renewed Face Off for a seventh season with a July premiere. The sixth season ends tonight (April 22) at 9 pm on Syfy. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfys-face-renewed-seventh-season-697582

-Eion Bailey has booked a recurring role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. He will play a charismatic motivational speaker/self-help guru who needs Ray’s help. The 12-episode second season premiere Sunday, July 13. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/eion-bailey-ray-donovan-showtime-second-season/

-First Lady Michelle Obama is set to appear in upcoming episodes of both ABC’s Nashville and Disney’s Jessie (as well as the season finale of Parks and Recreation on April 24). Nashville‘s episode “All or Nothing With Me” is set at the Fort Campbell Army base and will air on May 7 and she will play herself. In Jessie she will play herself in the episode “From the White House to Our House House” which airs Friday May 16 at 8/7c, in which she will help raise awareness of the special sacrifices and needs of military families. http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/michelle-obama-nashville-series-cameo-military-episode/ http://www.tvguide.com/News/Michelle-Obama-Disney-Channel-Jessie-1080694.aspx

-Lara Spencer will be joining Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos as co-host on Good Morning America. She has been on the show as a lifestyle anchor since 2011 and before that she was a national correspondent for them from 1999 to 2003. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/18/lara-spencer-good-morning-america-promotion/

-Discovery has cancelled the Everest Jump Live in wake of last week’s tragedy. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/discovery-cancels-everest-jump-live-697778

-HBO has renewed Veep for a fourth season and Silicon Valley for a second season. http://www.justjared.com/2014/04/21/veep-silicon-valley-get-renewal-orders-from-hbo/ 

-Laura Benanti is set to guest star on the Sunday April 27 episode of The Good Wife, “Tying the Knot”, in which she will play Colin Sweeney’s (Dylan Baker) fiancée, Renata Ellard. http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Laura-Benanti-to-Guest-Star-on-Next-THE-GOOD-WIFE-on-CBS-20140421#.U1cM8-ZdVmh

-Keke Palmer is set to host her own daily talk show this summer on BET, tentatively titled The Keke Palmer Project. At only 20 years old, she will be the youngest talk show host in television history. The initial 4-week run will premiere in July and will film in LA. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/21/keke-palmer-talk-show/

-John Turturro has replaced Robert De Niro in HBO’s mini series Criminal Justice. De Niro had to exit the seven-hour series after scheduling conflicts. It is a U.S. adaptation of Peter Moffat’s 2008 BBC drama of the same name. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/john-turturro-replaces-robert-de-697970

 

Aquarius, Nashville Tour, The Killing, and more

SEASON FINALE– Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (http://www.tv.com/news/2014-tv-season-finale-dates-cbs-abc-nbc-fox-cw-139568570969/):

  • Twisted (Season 1 finale, 9 pm, ABC Family)

-Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker (Detective Sully and Detective Hitchcock, respectively) on the hit new show Brooklyn Nine-Nine have been promoted to series regulars for the upcoming season 2. http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/foxs-brooklyn-nine-nine-ups-joel-mckinnon-miller-dirk-blocker-to-regular/

-NBC has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to Aquarius, a new drama about a police detective (played by David Duchovny) on the trail of the Los Angeles-area hippie cult leader who turns out to be Charles Manson. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/nbc-gives-13-episode-order-to-david-duchovny-charles-manson-drama-1201150612/

-The stars of the show Nashville are going on tour. Charles Esten (Deacon), Clare Bowen (Scarlett), Jonathan Jackson (Avery), Sam Palladio (Gunnar), and Chris Carmack (Will) (as well as Will Chase (Luke) for NYC date) will be going on  a three date tour in April and May. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 4 at 10 am. Nashville airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on ABC.  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/official-nashville-stars-going-tour-692370  

Tour dates are as follow:

  • April 25–Joe’s Bar, Chicago, IL
  • May 4– Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
  • May 6– Best Buy Theater, New York, NY

-Michael Socha (Will Scarlet/ The Knave of Hearts from the recently cancelled Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) is set to join Once Upon a Time as a series regular next season (if the show gets renewed).Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.  http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/01/michael-socha-once-upon-a-time/

-Frances Fisher has been cast as the estranged mom of Linden in The Killing for the fourth and final 6-episode season airing on Netflix. She is set to appear in multiple episodes. http://tvline.com/2014/03/31/the-killing-season-4-frances-fisher-sarah-lindens-mother/

-Spike TV has renewed Ink Master for a fifth season. It ordered 16 one-hour episodes for a fall debut. Ink Master airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on Spike TV.  http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/spike-tv-renews-ink-master-for-season-5/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

-Fox’s Gotham has cast the role of The Riddler. Cory Michael Smith will play Edward Nygma (the future Riddler) where he is called a guest star in the pilot but could be promoted to a series regular. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/01/gotham-riddler/