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The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 30th September *Updated*



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  • 08:30 - Wynonna Earp - Canadian Premiere Date Announced
    Thanks to RD for the heads up.

    CHCH Announced as the Canadian Broadcaster for Seven24 Films Wynonna Earp

    13-episode one-hour series in production in Calgary
    Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson and Dominique Provost-Chalkley cast as leads
    SEVEN24 Films announced today that independent over-the-air broadcaster CHCH in Ontario has acquired Canadian broadcast rights to Wynonna Earp, the live action television series currently in production in Calgary. The 13-episode one-hour series is based on the IDW Publishing comic created by Beau Smith.

    Scheduled to premiere Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10pm, Wynonna Earp is a lively, contemporary thriller that follows Wyatt Earp’s great great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings. A modern day gunslinger, Wynonna uses her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice.

    Melanie Scrofano (A Sunday Kind of Love, Gangland Undercover) stars as Wynonna Earp. Tim Rozon (Being Human, Instant Star) will play legendary con-artist Doc Holiday, Shamier Anderson (Defiance, Constantine) plays Wynonna’s ally Agent Dolls, and Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Beautiful Devils) has been cast as Wynonna’s sister, Waverly. Emily Andras (Lost Girl) developed the series for television and serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner.

    Wynonna Earp is produced in Calgary by SEVEN24 Films, and distributed by IDW Entertainment. The series will also air on Syfy in the US. Production began on September 14th. SEVEN24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox serve as Executive Producers and Brian Dennis is producing.

    “Together with SEVEN24 Films, CHCH, and a virtual dream cast, I’m confident we have something special on our hands: a female-led supernatural series with grand themes of redemption, honour, and the struggle to define good vs. evil. Not to mention, a kickass biker babe fighting demon outlaws,” said Showrunner Emily Andras.
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  • 05:05 - SAG-AFTRA Scolds HBO Over Sex Fiasco On ‘Westworld’ Set
    Thanks to RD for the heads up.
    SAG-AFTRA is scolding HBO for taking so long to rectify the Westworld sex scandal, in which more than 50 extras were told they’d have to perform simulated sex acts on camera.
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  • 05:05 - Snowfall - FX Pilot - Andrea Bogart Joins Cast
    Andrea Bogart (Ray Donovan) has joined the cast of FX drama pilot Snowfall. Co-created and co-written by the Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton and Eric Amadio and directed by Singleton, Snowfall is set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Bogart, repped by Sovereign Talent Group and Artists International Management, will play Mrs. Volpe.
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  • 05:00 - Powers - Season 2 - Enrico Colantoni Cast in a Recurring Role
    Thanks to RD for the heads up.
    Enrico Colantoni (Person Of Interest) has landed a recurring role on the upcoming second season of Playstation Network’s Powers. Inspired by the graphic novels of the same name, Powers follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.”

    Colantoni will play Senator Bailey Brown, a Senator from Montana and a leader in the Anti-Powers legislation. A former Power known as Cobalt Knight, he now abstains from using his abilities to serve his country from the halls of Congress.
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  • 02:30 - The Ranch - Elisha Cuthbert Joins Cast in a Major Recurring Role
    Happy Endings alumna Elisha Cuthbert has landed a major recurring role opposite Ashton Kutcher in Netflix’s multi-camera straight-to-series comedy The Ranch.

    Created by Don Reo and Jim Patterson, The Ranch is set on a Colorado spread, with Colt Bennett (Kutcher) returning home after a brief semi-pro football career to run the family business with his brother Jimmy (Danny Masterson). Cuthbert will play Cold’s old flame, a former cheerleader. Debra Winger and Sam Elliott co-star as Colt and Jimmy’s parents.
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  • 02:20 - Rosewood - Episode 1.03 - Have-Nots and Hematomas - Promo


  • 02:20 - The Mysteries of Laura - Episode 2.03 - The Mystery of the Locked Box - Promo ft. Gabriel Mann


  • 22:10 - Powers - Season 2 - Michael Madsen Cast as Super-Shock
    Powers, the PlayStation series that brings the fan-favorite comic book series to life, has found its greatest hero — and he's a familiar face for fans of Quentin Tarantino movies.

    Michael Madsen will play Super-Shock in the second season of the superhero drama, Sony announced Wednesday.

    Described as "a perfect physical specimen with an unparalleled presence that catapulted him to global fame," Super-Shock is a Superman-like hero who retired from heroics four decades ago who finds himself coming out of retirement to investigate the death of Retro Girl, as seen in the finale of the show's first season.

  • 22:10 - Esquire Orders Scripted Drama ‘Beowulf’ From ITV Studios
    Thanks to RD for the heads up.

    Esquire Network has given a series order to ITV Studios’ “Beowulf,” which marks the NBCUniversal cabler’s second scripted project, Variety has learned.

    The series, set to debut next year, follows Esquire’s order for “Spotless,” a dark drama about brothers that bows Nov. 14. The scripted orders are an effort to diversify the programming slate of the channel as it hits its second anniversary this month.

    “Beowulf,” a re-imagining of the mythological historical poem, revolves around a troubled warrior who experiences love and loss yet shares a deep binding comradery with his fellow kinsmen. Esquire has ordered 13 episodes. “Da Vinci’s Demons” alum Kieran Bow stars as the title character, with William Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Ed Spellers and David Ajala rounding out the cast. James Dormer wrote the script and exec produces with Tim Haines and Katie Newman.

  • 22:10 - Truth Be Told - Episode 1.01 - Pilot - Sneak Peeks



  • 22:20 - Serial TV Series Based On Podcast Set At Fox 21 With Chris Miller & Phil Lord
    Serial is headed to television. Writer/producer/directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord(The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) and Fox 21 Television Studios have optioned the rights to the podcast phenomenon co-created and is co-produced by This American Life‘s Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder and hosted by Koenig. Miller and Lord will develop a cable series that would follow the making of the podcast as it follows a case. The case is TBD but it won’t be the murder of Hae Min Lee that was investigated on the first season of Serial.

  • 23:00 - HBO Denies Racy ‘Westworld’ Casting Notice Came From Them
    “The document that the background actors were given was created by an outside extras casting vendor,” said HBO today of a controversial day on the set of Westworldthat had over 55 extras in the buff and taking part in “graphic sexual situations” before the cameras. It was not requested, written or approved by HBO, Warner Bros. Television, or the producers, and contains situations that we do not require of any actor. We are rectifying immediately the discrepancies in this vendor’s document with our actual on-set practices, which provide a professional and comfortable working environment for all performers.”
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  • 22:55 - Law and Order SVU - Episode 17.05 - Community Policing - Press Release
    "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

    "COMMUNITY POLICING"

    10/14/2015 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : THE NYPD FALLS UNDER SEIGE AFTER THE SHOOTING OF AN UNARMED BLACK MAN

    In the pursuit of an SVU rape suspect, detectives from another precinct shoot and kill an unarmed black man. As racial tensions rise in the city, Barba (Raúl Esparza) is tasked to indict three officers who claim they had no choice but to follow police procedure. Starring Mariska Hargitay (Sgt. Olivia Benson), Ice T (Det. Odafin Tutuola), Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins) and Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi). Guest starring Scott William Winters (Det. Robert "Doom" Dumas), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Capt. Reese), Dashiell Eaves (Sgt. Kevin Donlan), Josh Pais (Hank Abraham), Daveed Diggs (Louis Henderson), Robert John Burke (Sgt. Tucker), Caris Vujcec (Det. Louise Campesi), Leslie Odom Jr. (Reverend Curtis Scott) and Michael Potts (Sgt. Draper).
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  • 22:40 - Sean Atkins Named President Of MTV
    NEW YORK, NY and SANTA MONICA, CA – October 1, 2015 – MTV, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today named Sean Atkins as President, overseeing all creative and business operations for the youth entertainment brand and its sister networks, MTV2 and mtvU. A veteran media executive with expertise across disciplines, Atkins joins MTV from Discovery Communications, where he most recently served as General Manager & Executive Vice President of Digital Media and Strategy.

    Atkins will report to Doug Herzog, President of the Viacom Music and Entertainment Group. MTV’s programming co-heads, Mina Lefevre, Executive Vice President and Head of Scripted Development; and Lauren Dolgen, Head of Reality Programming and Executive Vice President of Series Development, will report directly to Atkins. The announcement was made today by Herzog.

    “Sean is smart, creative, passionate, and remarkably energized about the sea change at hand in our industry,” said Herzog. “The strength of MTV lies in its ability to constantly reinvent, and Sean’s forward-thinking, versatile leadership will ensure our brand and business continue to evolve and deliver for our audience.”

    With executive experience at Discovery, HBO, and Yahoo!, Atkins has held leadership positions across development, digital media, production, strategy, marketing, product development, and consumer products. As GM and EVP of Digital Media and Strategy at Discovery, Atkins was responsible for driving the company’s original online video strategy and networks including Revision3, SourceFed, Discovery News, and TestTube.

    Atkins was a driving force behind Discovery’s 2012 acquisition of millennial-focused Revision3, among the first strategic acquisitions of a multi-channel network by a major media and entertainment company. He also drove content and product R&D at Discovery, shepherding innovative efforts including Discovery VR and the company’s programming JV with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, New Form Digital.

    Prior to joining the Digital Media team, Atkins ran the West Coast for Discovery Studios, Discovery Communications’ full-service production studio that develops and produces original programming. In this role, Atkins managed development and production of all programming out of Los Angeles, and supervised series including “Penn & Teller Tell a Lie,” “King of the Crown,” “Deception with Keith Barry,” “Home Made Simple,” and “Ultimate Cake Off.”

    Atkins joined Discovery Communications from HBO where, as Senior Vice President of Digital Media, he helped conceptualize and build the platform that ultimately became HBOGo. Previously, he was head of programming and development at Yahoo! Entertainment, where he oversaw content development, leading the company’s first comprehensive video strategy and repositioning several verticals to successfully target Millennial viewers.

    Before Yahoo! Entertainment, Atkins was acting-COO for Vulcan Programming, a project with Paul Allen's Vulcan Ventures and A. Smith & Co. where he managed the development and creation of a slate of cable networks. Atkins served concurrently as Executive Vice President of A. Smith & Co, overseeing development and production for the company’s broad slate of projects with more than 20 networks.

    Previously, Atkins held positions with Warner Bros., Mediaconnex and Disney. At Warner Bros., he headed up programming for Entertaindom, a new division that ultimately spanned all of Time Warner's digital entertainment assets before leaving to become the founding CEO of an ad tech start-up Mediaconnex. Atkins started his career with Disney, helping develop numerous initiatives including the first international Disney Channels, original and co-produced shows, and the Disney/ABC Cable New Media group, which was responsible for managing the cable network's internet and cross-media programming.
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  • 22:40 - Grandfathered - Bob Saget to Guest
    Don’t worry, you weren’t hallucinating when you thought Bob Saget made a cameo in Tuesday’s Grandfathered series premiere — and he’s coming back for more.
    The freshman Fox comedy, which stars John Stamos as a longtime bachelor-turned-unexpected grandpa, will stage a Full House reunion when Saget guest-stars on an upcoming episode.

    No word yet on when Saget’s installment will air, but he will play the longtime best friend of Stamos’ Jimmy Martino. Imagine the meta jokes!
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  • 22:00 - The Muppets - Nick Offerman to Guest
    ET can exclusively reveal that the Parks and Recreation fan favorite will guest star on next Tuesday's all-new episode of the hit ABC comedy. Offerman joins episode three along with previously announced A-listers, Liam Hemsworth and Christina Applegate.

    "Fozzie takes a leave of absence from his job as the announcer on Up Late With Miss Piggy," Prady explained. "So they get Nick Offerman to fill in, and he was a lot of fun."

  • 22:00 - Modern Family - Episode 7.02 - The Day Alex Left for College - Promo


  • 22:00 - Rosewood - Episode 1.04 - Vandals and Vitamins - Promotional Photos

  • 22:00 - From Dusk Till Dawn - Season 2 - First Look at Demi Lovato


  • 22:00 - The Last Man on Earth - Episode 2.03 - Dead Man Walking - Promotional Photos

  • 22:00 - The Middle - Episode 7.04 - Risky Business - Promotional Photos

  • 22:00 - Blue Bloods - Episode 6.02 - Absolute Power - Sneak Peek


  • 22:00 - Hooten & The Lady - Sky1 Orders Relic Hunter Series
    Thanks to RD for the heads up.

    Sky1 is adding to their burgeoning original drama slate with Hooten & The Lady, an eight episode action-adventure drama series starring Michael Landes (CSI) and Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary) which hails from Death In Paradise creator Tony Jordan and his indie Red Planet Pictures.

    Hooten & The Lady is in a similar vein to Indiana Jones and Relic Hunter and tells the story of adventurer Hooten whot teams up with Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker from the British Museum to track down fabled treasures from the past, including the lost Amazonian golden city of Z, the Buddha’s missing scroll and the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. Michael Landes will play male lead Hooten, while Ophelia Lovibond has been cast as Lady Alexandra.

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  • 22:00 - Westworld - Extras to Participate in Graphic Sexual Situations
    Thanks to RD for the heads up.

    It states: “This document serves to inform you that this project will require you to be fully nude and/or witness others fully nude and participate in graphic sexual situations. By accepting this Project assignment, you may be required to do any of the following: appear fully nude; wear a pubic hair patch; perform genital-to-genital touching; have your genitals painted; simulate oral sex with hand-to-genital touching; contort to form a table-like shape while being fully nude; pose on all fours while others who are fully nude ride on your back; ride on someone’s back while you are both fully nude; and other assorted acts the Project may require. The Project will also include language and sexual situations that some may consider personally objectionable or uncomfortable.”
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