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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-Dex

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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Doctor Who, Sherlock, Community, The View and much more!

Tonight on TV–July 3, 2014:

  • Undateable finale (last three new episode starting at 8:30, NBC)

-Chris Colfer is NOT leaving Glee, the producers of the show confirm. Someone hacked is Twitter apparently and made up the rumor. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/03/glee-chris-colfer-kurt-leaving/

Doctor Who is returning to BBC America on Saturday, August 23 at 8pm! The upcoming season premiere marks the first full episode for the Twelfth Doctor. Peter Capaldi will be joined by Jenna Coleman (who plays the companion Clara Oswald) and Samuel Anderson, who joins the cast as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where Clara also works. A short teaser is in the link! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/06/27/mark-your-calendars-doctor-who-returns-to-bbc-america-on-august-23/

Sherlock is back for a fourth season which will air in 2015-216. The new season will consist of a special episode, which will begin filming in January 2015, and three normal episodes, which will end production in late 2015 and likely appear in early 2016. Exact dates have yet to be announced. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/sherlock-season-4-2015-special-4-episode-1201256929/

-Both Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd are leaving The View. In a statement ABC said, “The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively.” Whoopi Goldberg is the only surviving panelist, since Barbara Walters retired in April. http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/programming/jenny-mccarthy-sherri-shepherd-leaving-view/132086

The Goldbergs is prepping for a John Hughes inspired episode. One of the season 2 epiosde will feature an homage to one of his classic ’80s flicks. Adam F. Goldberg, the creator of the show, said that they are writing it now but he won’t reveal which film is is from yet. He also said it was going to be difficult to shoot and very expensive. The episode will likely air midway through the season so keep your eyes out for that awesome episode! http://tvline.com/2014/06/26/the-goldbergs-season-2-john-hughes-episode-abc/

Community will be returning! Yahoo Screen has ordered a 13-episode 6th season. All current (aka Season 5) series regulars will be back for Season 6. Donald Glover will not be returning. http://tvline.com/2014/06/30/community-season-6-renewed-yahoo-screen/

-Fox has canceled Hieroglyph before its premiere date. Only one episode of the show had been shot, but scripts for several more episodes had been written. It was said that “the series wasn’t creatively coming together the way executives had hoped.” http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/06/30/fox-cancels-hieroglyph/

-NBC picked up The Night Shift for a second season which will consist of 14 episodes. The Night Shifts season-one finale is set to air Tuesday, July 15 at 10pm on NBC. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/01/the-night-shift-season-2/

Once Upon a Time has cast their Anna and Kristoff characters (based off the movie Frozen)! Elizabeth Lail and Scott Michael Foster will play the highly anticipated characters. Georgina Haig has also been cast as Queen Elsa. http://www.hitfix.com/news/once-upon-a-time-casts-frozen-characters-anna-and-kristoff

-The CW has canceled its reality show Famous in 12http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/cw-cancels-reality-series-famous-12-24406948

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ABC cancelations and renewals, NBC renewals, and Better Call Saul

TONIGHT on TV– May 9, 2014:

  • Hawaii Five-O season 4 finale (9pm, CBS)
  • Blue Bloods season 4 finale (10pm, CBS)
  • Unforgettable season 2 finale (8pm, CBS)

-Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, and Michael Mando have joined the cast of AMC’s Better Call Saul. The characters they are playing are not being told by the network and the studio is not commenting on anything. http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/better-call-saul-cast-patrick-fabian-rhea-seehorn-michael-mando/

-ABC has given renewals and cancellations for many shows: http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/abc-renews-scandal-greys-anatomy-castle-and-more

Renewals– Grey’s Anatomy (11th season), Scandal (4th season), Once Upon a Time (4th season), Castle (7th season), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2nd season), The Goldbergs (2nd season), Modern Family (6th season), Shark Tank (6th season), The Bachelor (19th season), and America’s Funniest Home Videos (25th season).

Cancellations– SuburgatoryTrophy WifeMixologyThe Neighbors, and Super Fun Night

-NBC has renewed About a Boy for a second season as well as Hannibal for a third season. They have canceled CommunityGrowing Up Fisher, and Believe http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbc-renews-hannibal-third-season-702692

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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/