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

 

Advertisements

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/