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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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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-Dex https://twitter.com/dextvtalk

 

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

A full list is in my pages, so please please check those pages out!! 

Thanks for checking out my blog! 

-Dex