Anthem, Limitless, and Little Women!

-ABC is set to develop an event/limited series of a modern take on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. The story follows the lives of four sisters coming of age against the backdrop of a military scandal as their family loses their fortune and position finding themselves at odds with the conservative and traditional society in which they live. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-plots-little-women-limited-747184

Marvel’s Agent Carter has cast Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin) as Peggy’s neighbor Dottie, a small-town girl from Iowa who’ll have a huge impact on the life of the titular heroine. The eight-episode Marvel’ Agent Carter will debut Tuesday, January 6 at 9/8c, occupying Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s time slot during the winter hiatus. http://tvline.com/2014/11/06/marvels-agent-carter-cast-bridget-regan-neighbor-dottie/

-PBS has announced a second-season pickup for ITV’s sitcom Vicious, starring Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi. They will debut the six-episode season in the summer as part of a lineup of British programming. http://deadline.com/2014/10/vicious-pbs-second-season-itv-ian-mckellen-derek-jacobi-1201268723/

-A Limitless TV sequel is in the works at CBS. The 2001 movie thriller starring Bradley Cooper will pick up right where the movie left off and follow Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities for good. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/limitless-tv-sequel-works-at-745467

-Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) will play America’s first female vice president, Natalie Maccabee in TNT’s newly greenlit action-drama Agent X. Agent X is played by Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire). The series is slated to launch in the second half of 2015 with 10 episodes. http://tvline.com/2014/10/31/sharon-stone-agent-x-tnt-series-order/

-NBC has recast Uma Thurman in Mary-Louise Parker’s role on the upcoming miniseries The Slap. The eight-hour miniseries is about how one man’s punishment of another couple’s child explodes into a complex family drama. http://tvline.com/2014/10/31/the-slap-nbc-uma-thurman-replaces-mary-louise-parker-nbc-mini-series/

-Fox has canceled Utopia, two months into what was supposed to be a 12-month, 24/7 chronicle of the efforts of a group of stranger to create a new society while living in isolation on a ranch in California. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/fox-cancels-utopia-1201345518/

-Jay Leno is set to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as a guest on Friday, November 7. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/jay-leno-returns-tonight-show/

-Syfy is set to adapt Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 3001: The Final Odyssey into a miniseries. The project will bring the never-before-produced final chapter of the legendary sci-fi book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey to basic cable. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/syfy-3001/

-Julia Stiles (Dexter, 10 Things I Hate About You) has landed a guest arc on The Mindy Project. She will play a friend of Danny’s (Chris Messina) who is a recovering hoarder. She will also be a love interest for Morgan (Ike Barinholtz). http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/mindy-project-julia-stiles/

Gotham is set to add another iconic villain. The show revealed they will add the Scarecrow this season. The villain will be seen as a child, before he takes on the Scarecrow name. “In fact, it’s something that will be passed on to him from his father, which will create an eventual enemy for Batman while still having a possible adversary for Jim Gordon,” says director Danny Cannon. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/gotham-scarecrow/

-Christa B. Allen (Revenge) is set to recur on season 4 of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy. She will play Robyn, a funny, smart, athletic, corporate attorney who works at the law firm with Riley. When Riley begrudgingly sets Robyn up with best friend Danny, they immediately hit it off. Her episodes will air in early 2015. http://www.thewrap.com/revenges-christa-b-allen-to-join-baby-daddy/

-NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice is set to debut on Sunday, January 4 from 9-11pm before moving to Mondays from 8-10pm. The celebrities cast was also revealed and will be in the link. http://deadline.com/2014/11/celebrity-apprentice-season-7-premiere-date-1201272944/

-Showtime is developing a new series that chronicles a modern-day U.S. civil war. Anthem is “a series about an unraveling: about what happens when our political system collapses under the weight of mistrust and partisan division. The pilot begins on a typical presidential election day. When it ends, America is on the brink of a second civil war.” http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/04/modern-civil-war-drama-anthem/

-Season 3 of Banshee will return on Friday, January 9 at 10pm on Cinemax. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/banshee-season-3-premiere-date-poster-cinemax/

Hart of Dixie will return for a 10-episode fourth season on Friday, January 9 at 8/7c on The CW. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/hart-of-dixie-season-4-premiere-date-january-9-2015/

– Lifetime’s Witches of East End has been canceled after just two seasons. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/witches-of-east-end-cancelled-lifetime/

-Minnie Driver has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming Peter Pan Live! musical special. She will serve as the narrator and play adult Wendy Darling. The musical special airs Thursday, December 4 at 8pm on NBC. http://www.today.com/popculture/minnie-driver-joins-cast-nbcs-peter-pan-live-1D80271595

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Late Show with Stephen Colbert, guest starring roles, and renewals!

Lots of casting news in todays blog post! 

TONIGHT ON TV–July 24, 2014:

  • Black Box finale (2 episodes, ABC, 8pm)
  • Hell’s Kitchen finale (Fox, 8pm)
  • Project Runway season 13

-CBS has made it official! Late Show With Stephen Colbert will be staying in New York at Ed Sullivan Theater. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/late-show-stephen-colbert-new-york-ed-sullivan-theater/

Ryan Sands (The Wire) has been given a guest starring role in the season 7 premiere of Castle. He will play Tagger, a Hamptons police sergeant who helps Beckett investigate the most difficult case of her career. The season 7 premiere is on Monday, September 29 at 10/9c on ABC! http://tvline.com/2014/07/18/castle-season-7-premiere-ryan-sands-cast/

-Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) will play Leonard Snart/Captain Cold in the upcoming show The Flash. He will appear in the first four episodes of the season. In the comic books, Leonard Snart/Captain Cold is a leader of the Rogues and considered an enemy of The Flash. The Flash premieres October 7 on The CW. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/flash-wentworth-miller-leonard-snart-719594

-Tyler Posey ( will be hosting the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday August 10th on Fox which start at 8pm. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/teen-wolf-star-tyler-posey-host-teen-choice-awards-article-1.1874462

-Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) will star in the HBO adaptation of the Broadway hit (in which he also starred in) All The Way. Cranston will reprise his role as Lyndon B. Johnson with playwright Robert Schenkkan on board to adapt the stage version for the small screen. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/16/bryan-cranston-all-the-way-broadway-hbo/

-Lucy Lawless (Xena, Spartacus, Battlestar Galactica) will be on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the upcoming season. Details on her role and how long she’ll be sticking around are being kept under wraps. The second season returns Tuesday, September 23 at 9/8c on ABC. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Agents-SHIELD-Lucy-Lawless-Season2-1084667.aspx

-William Mapother (Lost) will be guest starring on an episode of the CBS police drama Hawaii Five-0. He will play Eric Porter, a likable, wealthy business owner who gets entangled in a painful and tense situation but offers his help to the authorities. His episode is slated to air sometime in the fall. The fifth season airs Friday, September 26 at 9/8c on CBS. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/22/lost-hawaii-five-0-william-mapother/

-Sarah Lancaster (Chuck) has been recruited for a recurring role on Witches of East End later this season. She will play Raven Moreau, who arrives in East End as part of a life-long “secret mission,” though she quickly develops a physical attraction to one of the Gardiner boys that could derail her big plan. The second season airs Sundays at 9/8c on Lifetime. http://tvline.com/2014/07/22/witches-of-east-end-sarah-lancaster-raven-season-2-spoilers/
-Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) and Evan Rachel Woods (The Wrestler, Across the Universe) will both co-star in the new HBO show Westworld based off of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name. Hopkins will play Dr. Robert Ford, the brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer, and chairman of the board of Westworld. Woods will portray Dolores Abernathy, the quintessential farm girl of the frontier West, who is about to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie. The show is only set for the pilot as of now. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/anthony-hopkins-evan-rachel-wood-676206
The Mindy Project has cast Rhea Perlman (Cheers) in a recurring role for season 3 as Danny Castellano’s mother, Annette Castellano. She will apparently clash with both Mindy and Danny and will be introduced during the third episode entitled ‘Annette Castellano Is My Nemesis’. The third season premieres Tuesday, September 16 at 9:30 pm on Fox. http://tvline.com/2014/07/22/the-mindy-project-rhea-perlman-dannys-mother-season-3/

-Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) will return to his daytime TV roots this fall when he reprises his role on CBS’ The Young and the Restless as Malcolm Winters but, he will only appear in two episodes which will air on Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11. In the new episodes, Malcolm will visit the Winters family to make amends for his hasty exit and to find out what’s been going on since the last time he was in town. http://tvline.com/2014/07/23/shemar-moore-the-young-and-the-restless-return/

-Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development) is joining Scandal for its upcoming fourth season for multiple episodes. Scandal returns on Thursday, September 25 at 9/8c on ABC. http://tvline.com/2014/07/23/portia-de-rossi-scandal-season-4-cast/

-Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) has booked a season-long arc on the second season of Resurrection. She will play Margaret Langston, the formidable matriarch of the Langston clan. She’s Henry and Fred’s mother who has been dead for more than three decades. Resurrection returns Sunday, September 28 at 9pm on ABC. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/game-thrones-favorite-boards-abcs-720531

-Judd Apatow’s daugter Maude Apatow has a guest-starring role in the upcoming season of Girls. She will playing a character named Cleo, who could potentially appear in several episodes. HBO would only confirm that Apatow will appear in Season 4, which premieres in early 2015. http://tvline.com/2014/07/23/maude-apatow-girls-season-4-cast-spoilers/

-Jessica Biel (7th Heaven) is set to guest star in the season premiere of New Girl. She will play a stunning, super-smart scientist who is vying for the affections of a cute guy at a wedding against Jess. The fourth season airs September 16 on Fox. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/23/jessica-biel-new-girl/

-The CW has cancelled Backpackers and Seed effective immediately. It will move up the premiere date of the 21st cycle of America’s Next Top Model to August 18  (instead of August 22) because of that and will show Arrow repeats for the following Mondays before August 18. http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/cw-pulls-comebackpackers-seed-cancelled-top-model-moves-to-monday-cw/

-FX has renewed Fargo for a second season and Louie for a fifth season. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/21/fx-renews-fargo-louie/

-TNT has renewed The Last ShipMajor Crimes, and Falling Skies for new seasons. The Last Ship will consist of 13 episodes for its second season. Major Crimes has gotten 15 episodes for its fourth season and for its fifth and final season Falling Skies has gotten 10 episodes. http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/07/18/breaking-tv-news-tnt-renews-falling-skies-the-last-ship-and-major-crimes/

-The CW has renewed Whose Line Is It Anyway? for a 24 episode third season which will air in 2015. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/whose-line-is-it-anyway-cw-1201264772/

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