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

Thanks for checking out my blog!

-Dex

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/