Games of Thrones, League of Pan, and The Odd Couple!

What’s streaming on Netflix for November 2014: http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/10/28/now-streaming-on-netflix-us-november-2014/

-Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill) will guest star on ABC’s Forever. Burton will play Iona Payne, a dominatrix who becomes a murder suspect when one of her clients turns up dead, in the November 11 episode. She meets Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) during the investigation, and the two soon start falling for each other. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/27/hilarie-burton-forever-guest-star/

-A modern day twist on Peter Pan, League of Pan, has landed at Fox with a script commitment plus penalty. It’s described as a “grounded, edgy, soapy thriller featuring updated versions of all favorite Neverland characters. It picks up the Lost Boys fifteen years after they left Neverland. Now men and very much estranged, the Lost Boys are forced back together when they realize someone is killing them off one by one.” http://deadline.com/2014/10/league-of-peter-pan-show-peter-pan-fox-imagine-tv-andrew-miller-865100/

-AwesomenessTV (based on the YouTube multi-channel network from DreamWorks Animation) has sold a live-action, half-hour comedy series based on the comic strip Richie Rich to Netflix. The 21 episodes will be exclusively available in the US, Canada, and Latin America in early 2015. http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/netflix-picks-up-richie-rich-comedy-from-awesomenesstv-1201342441/

-HBO has signed the bulk of the current main cast of Game of Thrones through a seventh (and presumed final) season. They have apparently all received “huge raises” for the currently shooting fifth season, along with the sixth and seventh seasons. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/30/game-of-thrones-cast-7th-season/

-Hulu has announced a 10-episode straight-to-series order for Casual, a half-hour comedy series set to debut in 2015. The series follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister who together coach each other through the world of dating while living under the same roof again and raising a teenager. http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/hulu-picks-up-jason-reitmans-casual-comedy-series-in-lionsgate-tv-pact-1201343263/

-An untitled comedy from writer Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock) and executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, has been given a script commitment plus penalty from Fox. The show centers on a 25-year-old-woman who works at a frozen yogurt shop and whose life is going nowhere — until she discovers she is telekinetic. http://deadline.com/2014/10/ben-affleck-matt-damon-fox-comedy-colleen-mcguinness-864157/

-TBS has ordered a Key West-road-trip comedy pilot from Jason Jones and Samantha Bee (both Daily Show correspondents and real-life spouses). The show is based on the couple’s experiences with family trips, and centers on the adventures of a father (Jones), mother, and their two young kids who head out on the highway for a 24-hour journey to Key West. Should the show earn a series pick-up, each season would focus on a different trip. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/28/tbs-comedy-daily-show-jason-jones-samantha-bee/

-MTV has ordered a Scream reboot for October 2015, and will initially include 10 episodes. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/mtv-orders-scream-series-744542

-Meagen Fay (Murder In The First) has been tapped for a recurring role opposite Hayley Atwell and Shea Whigham on ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter. She will play the woman who runs the boarding house where Agent Carter (Atwell) lives in NYC. She’s set for a minimum 4-episode arc. http://deadline.com/2014/10/meagen-fay-joins-marvels-agent-carter-max-gail-in-comedy-centrals-review-863265/

-Also joining the cast of Marvel’s Agent Carter is Lyndsy Fonseca who will play Angie Martinelli, an “aspiring actress living in 1946 New York [who] will befriend Peggy Carter (Atwell) as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world. http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2014/10/24/agent-carter-nikitas-lyndsy-fonseca-joins-the-cast/

-Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) has been cast as a series regular in CBS’s midseason drama CSI:Cyber. Kiyoko will play Raven, a rookie tech working in the Division. Her special skill is “youth culture” and she’s an expert in social media, cyber trends, and international relations. http://deadline.com/2014/10/hayley-kiyoko-cast-csi-cyber-spinoff-cbs-patricia-arquette-james-van-der-beek-865466/

-TLC has canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in the wake of news that matriarch June Shannon is in a relationship with a convicted child molester. http://defamer.gawker.com/tlc-cancels-honey-boo-boo-over-moms-child-molester-boyf-1650253643

-Lauren Graham (Parenthood, Gilmore Girls) has landed a guest-starring role on CBS’s upcoming reboot of The Odd Couple, where she’ll play the ex-wife of Matthew Perry’s Oscar. http://tvline.com/2014/10/24/lauren-graham-odd-couple-cast-matthew-perry-ex-wife/

More news in another post! Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂

Dex 

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A to Z, Westworld, Suits, The One Percent, God Fearing Man and more!

-Want to watch the pilot episode of NBC’s new romantic comedy A to Z? Check out the digital premiere (in the link) before the series premiere Thursday, October 2 at 9:30/8:30c. The show tells the story of Andrew and Zelda- a pair that almost wasn’t- and all that happened from the day they met. http://news.iheart.com/AtoZ/

-Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) has landed a recurring role on the reboot of The Odd Couple. She will play Dani, assistant to Matthew Perry’s Oscar. She has replaced Sarah Baker, who was let go shortly after the show was ordered to series. This does not mean that she is leaving Community‘s sixth season reboot on Yahoo Screen and is expected to return to the show in some capacity. Since they have different shooting schedules, she could conceivably do both. The Odd Couple is supposed to air midseason on CBS. http://tvline.com/2014/08/08/yvette-nicole-brown-the-odd-couple-community-season-6-shirley/

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has added Henry Simmons (NYPD Blue) in a recurring role as agent Alphonso “Mac” Mackenzie, a mechanic in his early 30s. S.H.I.E.L.D. will begin its sophomore season on Tuesday, September 23 at 9/8c on ABC. http://tvline.com/2014/08/07/agents-of-shield-season-2-spoilers-alphonso-mackenzie/

-James Marsden (X-Men, Anchorman) has joined HBO’s drama pilot Westworld as a series regular. He will play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to the small frontier town who quickly proves both his charm — an his talent with a revolver. His pursuit of a local beauty launches him on a dark odyssey. http://tvline.com/2014/08/08/james-marsden-westworld-cast-hbo/

Westworld has also added Thandie Newton to the cast. She will play Maeve Millay, a beautiful and razor-sharp madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.http://tvline.com/2014/08/13/thandie-newton-westworld-cast-madame-maeve/

-William Mapother (Lost) has gotten a small role (and possibly recurring) as Tyler Waters, an engaging, messianic tech visionary who presents a genuine alternative to the government, and a provocative vision of the future in Lifetime’s new series The Lottery which airs Sundays at 10/9c. http://tvline.com/2014/08/09/the-lottery-cast-william-mapother/

Geena Davis will have a major guest arc in season 11 of Grey’s Anatomy in which she will play a surgeon at the hospital. The new season begins September 25 at 8pm ET on ABC. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/08/geena-davis-guest-star-greys-anatomy/

-Terrell Owens (Former NFL wide receiver) has filmed a guest appearance for Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s sophomore season. He will play himself in a NYPD-FDNY football game. Season 2 premieres September 28 on FOX. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/08/terrell-owens-brooklyn-nine-nine/

-USA has renewed Suits for a fifth season! The new season will consist of 16 episodes for next summer. They are midway through the fourth season at the moment with the midseason finale set for August 20. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/usas-suits-renewed-fifth-season-724597

-Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under, Dexter) is returning to TV in Stanley Kubrick’s unproduced drama God Fearing Man. It will be produced as a miniseries, with eOne shopping it to networks. The show tells the true story of Canadian minister Herbert Emerson Wilson, who went on to become one of the best safecrackers and most successful American bank robbers in the early 20th century. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/dexters-michael-c-hall-star-724771

-Starz has picked up 10 episodes of the drama created by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The One Percent starring Ed Helms, Hilary Swank, and Ed Harris. It is set in the world of organic farming. Helms will play “Alfred Murphy, a member of a dysfunctional family struggling to keep their farm from financial ruin, until a bizarre twist of fate changes their lives forever. Swank will play Helms’ wife, Laura Murphy while Harris will play the family patriarch Nathaniel Cobb. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/starz-picks-up-alejandro-gonzalez-724943

-Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight) and Josh Randall (Ed) will guest-star as a power couple on Scandal‘s upcoming season for an episode . No other details on their storyline are available. http://tvline.com/2014/08/12/scandal-season-4-mary-mccormack-josh-randall-power-couple/

-Danny Masterson (That ’70s Show) will have a guest starring role on USA’s series Royal Pains in which he will play the brother of returning guest Kyle Howard (My Boys). Kyle Howard first appeared on season 3 as Dr. Paul Van Dyke but left to start his own concierge practice in Miami. Paul will come back fro the season 6 finale as a patient of HankMed’s. Masterson will play Paul’s brother, Danny Van Dyke, a wealthy hedge fund manager who needs a kidney transplant but is reluctant to accept his brother’s organ. Royal Pains airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on USA. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Royal-Pains-Danny-Masterson-Kyle-Howard-Return-1085467.aspx

-Jacob Pitts (Justified) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Elementary, as Paul Ettinger, a brilliant and wealthy mathematician who assembles a team of his fellow math geniuses to help identify a killer that Holmes and Watson are tracking. Elementary returns October 30 at 10pm ET on CBS. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/12/elementary-jacob-pitts-season3/

-HBO has renewed The Leftovers for a second season! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/business/media/hbo-orders-a-second-season-of-the-leftovers.html?_r=0

-ABC is going to air a special that goes behind the scenes of the making of Disney’s Frozen. The special, The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic airs Tuesday, September 2. It will include interviews with stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producers, and artists, as well as CCO John Lasseter. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/13/abc-making-frozen/

-ABC Family has renewed Switched at Birth for a fourth season! http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/08/13/breaking-tv-news-abc-family-green-lights-the-critically-acclaimed-hit-drama-series-switchedatbirth-for-a-fourth-season/

-ABC Family has canceled Twisted after one season due to bad ratings. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/twisted-canceled-one-season-725328