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  • 02:55 - USA Network Pilot Shooter - Tembi Locke Joins Cast in a Recurring Role
    Tembi Locke (Dumb And Dumber To) has booked a recurring role on USA Network’s drama pilot Shooter, executive produced by Mark Wahlberg.

    Written by John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening) based on the 2007 Paramount feature starring Wahlberg as well as Stephen Hunter’s novel Point Of Impact, the action drama centers on Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe), an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the President.

    Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon all the skills he acquired as a decorated Marine sharpshooter to avoid capture while hunting down and exposing the traitors who set him up. Locke will play Claire Hopkins, FBI Special Agent In Charge. As Nadine’s boss, doing her job and doing it well is how she operates. Making friends is not her priority.

  • 02:35 - Switched at Birth - Episode 4.18 - The Accommodations of Desire - Promo

  • 02:15 - Janus - Adaption of Austrian Drama Being Developed at ABC from EuropaCorp TV
    EuropaCorp Television Studios USA has set a third project at a U.S. network. Janus, an adaptation of the Austrian drama, has been put into development at ABC. The pilot is being written by Kevin O’Hare. Thor Freudenthal (Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, Arrow) is attached to direct and co-exec produce.

    Janus is a large pharmaceutical corporation that will stop at nothing to protect its image and maximize profits. Protagonist Leo is a forensic psychologist married to a pharmaceutical researcher. After his son is diagnosed as a psychopath, Leo refocuses his life to seek answers on how to help. When a rash of murder-suicides breaks out, he teams with a homicide detective and together they discover a shocking link between the victims and shadowy medical trials conducted by Janus.

  • 01:15 - Dr. Ken - Episode 1.02 - The Seminar - Sneak Peeks

  • 01:15 - Dr. Ken - Episode 1.02 - The Seminar - Promo

  • 23:40 - CSI: Cyber - Episode 2.02 - Heart Me - Promo
    Thanks to Emad Abdullah for the heads up.

  • 23:35 - The 100 - Season 3 - Jason Rothenberg Tweets
    Thanks to miracle2012 for the heads up.

  • 23:30 - The Goldbergs - Episode 3.03 - Jimmy 5 Is Alive - Promo

  • 22:55 - Homeland - Season 5 Premiere - Available on Facebook & YouTube for Free
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  • 22:50 - Homeland & The Affair - Season Premiere - Ratings
    Thanks to Daniel Walsh for the heads up.
    The season premieres of "Homeland" and "The Affair" both scored ratings gains Sunday night.

    The Season 5 debut of "Homeland" delivered 1.66 million viewers for its initial broadcast and 2.1 million for the night. Both figures are up a tick from the 1.61 million and 1.99 million who tuned into the show's 2014 prmeiere.

    "The Affair" had a bigger bump with its second-season opener. The initial telecast drew 815,000 people, up 61 percent from the series premiere a year ago. Additional broadcasts brought its total to 1.05 million for the night (vs. 809,000 last year). Early on-demand and streaming views bring its total to 1.54 million.

  • 22:50 - Lucifer - Kevin Rankin Joins Cast as a Series Regular
    Gracepoint alum Kevin Rankin has joined the cast of Fox’s drama series Lucifer as a regular.

    Rankin will play Malcolm Graham, a decorated detective with an ends-justify-the-means approach to the law. He is beloved by his peers but, underneath his easygoing nature, is a master manipulator.

  • 22:50 - MTV's Untitled Nicole Byer Pilot - Sophie von Haselberg, Fahim Anwar and Rachel Wilson Join Cast
    EXCLUSIVE: Sophie von Haselberg, Fahim Anwar and Rachel Wilson have been cast as series regulars opposite Nicole Byer in MTV’s untitled Nicole Byer pilot. They join previously cast Kimrie Lewis-Davis. Byer plays a young adult who is forced to move in with her sister and four kids in the suburbs after causing a fire in her New York City apartment. Aunt Nicole will offer her own brand of advice to her sister’s kids while trying to get her life back on track.

    Haselberg will play Tess, who’s fun,Rachel Hilson unambitious, and always down for an adventure. She’s been in a few fights, kicked out of a few bars, and banned from a few Burger Kings. She works at a supermarket, lives in her mother’s basement and has no plans to change either situation. She’s an instigator and though she doesn’t mean to be this way, she’s a bad influence on Nicole. Anwar plays Sidd, who’s been one of Nicole’s closest friends since elementary school. As a Muslim kid, he was constantly picked on and learned to use his words instead of his fists to fend off bullies. Hilson is Emily, the oldest of Sarah’s children, already well aware of the power of her considerable charms, and not afraid to flaunt what she’s got. Older-acting than her years, she easily bonds with her Aunt Nicole, with whom she has a lot in common.

  • 22:45 - Dear White People - Showtime Pilot - Tosin Cole & Kiki Layne Join Cast

    British actor Tosin Cole (East Enders) and newcomer Kiki Layne have joined the cast of Showtime’s Chicago-set hourlong drama pilot from Dear White People‘s Lena Waithe, Common, Clark Johnson and Aaron Kaplan.

    Written by writer-producer-actress Waithe, the untitled drama is described as a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story of a young African-American male in which just growing up can be a matter of life and death. Cole will play Brandon, whose mother is an alcoholic (Olivia Dawson), his brother Coogie is a street criminal, but Brandon is a dishwasher at a fancy upscale restaurant, and hopes to pass the test to be an assistant cook. Layne is Keisha, is Kevin’s (Alex Henderson) older sister, who is also the current object of Emmett’s (Tequan Richmond) affection, and doesn’t much care about the fact that he already has three children by three other women.

  • 22:45 - The Day I Turned Uncool - Comedy at NBC
    Thanks to Quantanatomy for the heads up.
    The Hard Times Of RJ Berger creators David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith have re-teamed for a new comedy series project, The Day I Turned Uncool, which has been set up at NBC through Sony Pictures Television.

    Written by Lauren Miller Rogen and Alanna Thompson, the comedy is based on the book The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions Of A Reluctant Grown-Up by Dan Zevin. It follows a group of five best friends who’ve crossed the line from Pabst to Pinot and realize they’re officially UNCOOL. Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith executive produce through their KatzSmith Prods. banner. Actresses-writers Miller Rogen and Thompson co-executive produce.

  • 22:40 - The Middle - Episode 7.03 - The Shirt - Promo

  • 22:40 - The 808 - Hawaiian Surfing Drama In Development at FOX
    Thanks to Quantanatomy for the heads up.

    Fox is heading to Hawaii with The 808, an hourlong drama from Sony Pictures TV and Sheldon Turner & Jennifer Klein’s studio-based Vendetta.

    Written by Oscar nominee Turner, The 808 — named after the Hawaii area code — is described as a provocative look beyond the idyllic Hawaii postcard into a world of sex, sand and sin; a sexy soap set against the backdrop of Maui surf culture, which centers on two feuding families. Turner and Klein executive produce.

  • 22:30 - Greg Garcia Producing Schoolteacher & Millennial Comedies For NBC & FOX
    Thanks to Quantanatomy for the heads up.
    Greg Garcia has teamed with two more writers who worked on his most recent series, CBS’ The Millers — Austen Earl and Chadd Gindin — for new half-hour projects, Letters To Beyonce and The Pack, that have landed at NBC and Fox. They join two comedy projects with The Millers writers Stephnie Weir and Bobby Bowman, which Garcia recently set up at CBS. All four shows hail from CBS TV Studios, where Garcia’s company Amigos de Garcia Productions is based, with Garcia executive producing.

    NBC’s Letters To Beyonce, written/executive produced by Earl, centers on an overweight, middle-aged schoolteacher who has lost pretty much everything and decides to reclaim her life by drawing inspiration from an unlikely hero.

    Fox’s The Pack, written/executive produced by Gindin, centers on a millennial who escapes his sports-obsessed small town in Wisconsin to achieve his big-city dreams — only to end up becoming a regular at a Green Bay Packers bar in Manhattan where he’ll learn that who you’re rooting for is not nearly as important as who you’re rooting with.

  • 22:10 - The Next Chapter - Nicholas Sparks To Produce Semi-Autobiographical Comedy For ABC
    Thanks to Quantanatomy for the heads up.

    Best-selling romance novelist Nicholas Sparks has sold his first half-hour comedy project. The Next Chapter, written by Austin Winsberg (Gossip Girl, The Sound Of Music Live!), hails from Warner Bros TV and Sparks’ studio-based Nicholas Sparks Prods.

    Loosely based on Sparks’ new life as a single man, The Next Chapter centers on top-selling romance novelist Ben Diamond who goes through a divorce and not only begins to question his belief in love, but he also must learn to date again and live on his own — all while dealing with the pressures of his public persona as the world’s most foremost “expert” on love. Sparks, who in January announced separation from his wife of 25 years, executive produces with Winsberg and Nicholas Sparks Prods.’ Theresa Park.

  • 20:25 - The Middle - Episode 7.05 - Land Of The Lost - Press Release

    “Land of the Lost” – Frankie becomes worried about Mike, who is being more quiet and distant than usual, and calls on Reverend TimTom to come over and try to find out what’s troubling him. Meanwhile, Sue invites an excited Brick to spend a weekend with her at college, which includes a tour of the library. But when Sue bumps into Logan — the hunky Abercrombie guy who had asked her out to prom — and once again falls under his dreamy spell, she realizes that Brick is no longer with her and is now missing; and Axl and Hutch decide to take matters into their own hands by complaining to the city when their house is completely overrun with ants, and they discover that they may have even more problems than an insect infestation, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

    “The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.

    Guest starring are Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, David Hull as Logan, Paul Hipp as Reverend TimTom, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny, Mark L. Taylor as Mr. Callen and Hawk D’Onofrio as Logan’s friend.

    ”Land of the Lost” was written by Roy Brown and directed by Lee Shallat Chemel.

    “The Middle” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.


  • 20:25 - Last Man Standing - Episode 5.05 - The Road Less Driven - Press Release


    “The Road Less Driven” – When Vanessa and the girls surprise Mike with a 1967 Impala for his birthday, he’s excited to have alone time in the garage with the car. But when the car’s original owner, Joe (guest star Jay Leno), keeps showing up with spare parts and unwanted advice, Mike drops some not-so-subtle hints that he can do without Joe’s help. Meanwhile, Mandy is mad when Vanessa allows Eve to go to a music festival – when she was never allowed to when she was growing up, on “Last Man Standing,” FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET/PT)on the ABC Television Network.

    “The Road Less Driven” was written by Jon Haller and directed by John Pasquin.

    “Last Man Standing” stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Jordan Masterson as Ryan Vogelson, Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter, Jonathan Adams as Chuck Larabee and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate.

    Guest starring is Jay Leno as Joe.


  • 20:25 - Into the Badlands - Opening Credits

  • 20:25 - Goldbergs - Episode 3.05 - Boy Barry - Press Release

    Upset by Barry’s insecurity in their relationship, Lainey sets out to teach him a lesson with Erica’s help. However, the situation turns into something totally different and Barry goes to school dressed like Boy George hoping it will change. Meanwhile, Beverly doesn’t approve Murray’s new mustache so she shaves it off but it backfires, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

    “The Goldbergs” stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”) as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille”) as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile (“Good Luck Chuck”) as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia (“The X Factor”) as Erica Goldberg, AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis with George Segal (“Just Shoot Me”) as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) as Murray Goldberg.

    Guest starring is David Koechner as Bill Lewis, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz, Noah Munck as Naked Rob, Matt Bush as Andy Cogan, Sean Marquette as Johnny Atkins, Alex Jennings as Carla, Chuck Norris as Himself and Karan Soni as Randy.

    “Boy Barry” was written by David Guarascio and directed by David Katzenberg.

    “The Goldbergs” was written by Adam F. Goldberg (“Breaking In,” “Fanboys”). Executive producers are Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Marc Firek, David Katzenberg and David Guarascio. “The Goldbergs” is produced by Adam Sandler and Doug Robinson’s Happy Madison TV and Adam F. Goldberg Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.

  • 20:25 - Manhattan - Season 2 - Inside Look
    WGN America used to be known only for it's impressive reruns of shows like How I Met Your Mother. Now, on October 13th at 9pm ET, the Tribune Media owned network is about to debut the second season of its hit drama "Manhattan" (starring John Benjamin Hickey), a period drama that takes place during the making of the atom bomb (the "Manhattan Project"). The facinating show is one of the best dramas on TV right now and has remnants of Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, The Blacklist and more.

    Found Remote interviewed Brian Dollenmayer, the EVP of Marketing and Promotions for WGN America and Tribune Studios and their big digital campaign launching on Tuesday, their "Fanhattans," and their plans for the new season. The show has built a core audience that's both obsessed with the storyline and addicted to diving into the actual history that surrounds it.

    Found Remote: After the success of season one, what are you doing for season two to engage with Manhattan's fans?
    Brian Dollenmayer: We’re developing more content than ever. The cast and producers have been wonderful sharing set secrets and behind-the-scenes moments with us.

    FR: Any digital/social campaigns you'd like to highlight?
    BD: We’re very excited about our ‘Web Of Deceit’ digital campaign debuting on October 6. It will be a way for fans to see how all the characters’ lives and lies are intertwined. It’s also a quick and easy way for new fans to get caught up on what they might have missed.

    Our mobile ads should get a lot of attention as well as they simulate a Geiger counter when the ad kicks in. I’ve never seen anything like them before.

    FR: What partners/social platforms are you using/working with?
    BD: We have partnered with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    FR: How involved are the talent in tweeting/getting involved on social with fans?
    BD: The cast and creative team have been incredible and very involved in talking to ‘Fanhattans’ on social media and giving them an inside look at the show, from live tweeting the episodes to posting original content. We value our fans, they are the heartbeat of our show, and we want to deepen their connection to the characters and story through our special, behind-the-scenes content delivered on multiple social media platforms.”

    FR: Anything else?
    BD: We’re thrilled to have our very own Manhattan quiz where fans will choose between The Manhattan Project or Manhattan, New York. Some of the answers to the quiz will definitely surprise you.

  • 20:25 - Wilding - Jordana Spira To Star
    The supernatural drama is part of a broader initiative at UCP usa-networkand the NBCUniversal cable networks it supplies to jump-start a greater volume of quality series at a lower license fee through a model that involves UCP supplementing the high-end budget for the shows through financing via collaborations with international networks and SVOD deals.

    In The Wilding, across North Carolina, disparate people realize they’re connected by the same haunting. Their only hope is a fractured family battling the repercussions of a teenage pregnancy, addiction, and the discovery that they belong to a subset of people with supersensory abilities, Wildings. Spiro will play Margaret Hayes, a psychiatrist whose teenage daughter has been diagnosed with a delusional disorder, though Kayla’s true “condition” makes her the one patient Margaret can’t save.

    Kring and Luisa executive produce with Imperative’s Justin Levy and Bailey Conway and Automatik Entertainment’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. CiarĂ¡n Foy will direct the pilot.

    Former My Boys star Spiro is recurring on NBC’s new thriller drama Blindspot. She is repped by ICM Partners, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Principal Entertainment LA.

  • 17:00 - Motive - Season 4 - Production Begins - Press Release
    Production Underway on Season 4 of CTV’s Hit Crime Drama MOTIVE

    – 13 episodes now being shot on location in Vancouver –
    – Series star Kristin Lehman directs an episode of the multi-CSA nominated series –
    – Victor Zinck Jr. (THE 100), and Karen LeBlanc (CRACKED) set to guest star in recurring roles this season –
    – Seasons 1-3 available now in their entirety on CraveTVTM –

    October 5, 2015

    VANCOUVER (October 5, 2015) – CTV announced today, in association with Foundation Features and Lark Productions, that production has begun on Season 4 of hit Canadian crime drama MOTIVE. A 2014 Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Dramatic Series, MOTIVE finished its third season with an average audience of 1.24 million viewers, landing the series among the Top 4 most-watched Canadian dramas last season. Shooting in and around Vancouver through February 2016, MOTIVE’s 13 new episodes will join CTV’s upcoming midseason lineup.

    Joining Season 4 in recurring roles are Victor Zinck Jr. (THE 100) and Karen LeBlanc (CRACKED), who are both set to don detective badges as they become the newest additions to the series’ homicide team. Series star Kristin Lehman returns as Detective Angie Flynn, and takes on a new role this season: directing one of the series’ episodes. MOTIVE also stars Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE) as Detective Oscar Vega, Brendan Penny (THE ASSISTANTS) as Detective Brian Lucas, and Lauren Holly (NCIS) as medical examiner, Dr. Betty Rogers.

    Motive Season 3

    “It’s a testament to MOTIVE’s strength and audience appeal that the series enters its fourth season with murders and mysteries as fresh and compelling as those offered in its first,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “We’re excited by the new direction the series is set to take this season with guest stars Victor Zinck Jr. and Karen LeBlanc, and look forward to again working with the amazing ensemble cast and crew in Vancouver on another incredible season.”

    With the climactic Season 3 finale of MOTIVE, viewers last saw Angie and Vega in the hospital hallway as Vega was wheeled into surgery to remove the tumor in his throat. Season 4 picks up three months later, and finds Angie and the rest of the homicide team feeling the pressure to bring a cop’s killer to justice as they adjust to Vega’s new role as their Staff Sergeant and the personality quirks of their new colleague, Detective Mitch Kennecki (Victor Zinck, Jr.). All past episodes of MOTIVE are streaming now on CraveTV™.

    MOTIVE is produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions in association with Bell Media. Executive Producers are Dennis Heaton (CALL ME FITZ, Fido), who also serves as the Season 4 Showrunner; series creator Daniel Cerone (DEXTER, THE BLACKLIST); Louise Clark (CORNER GAS, HIGH MOON); Rob Merilees (Stone of Destiny, Brain on Fire); Erin Haskett (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER); Rob LaBelle (MENTAL); Lindsay Macadam (Brain on Fire); and Ben Brafman (PERSON OF INTEREST, DEFYING GRAVITY). The series is distributed internationally by NBC Universal International.


  • 16:00 - Blackish - Episode 2.05 - Churched - Press Release

    “Churched”– In the Johnson home, Sundays involve SAT prep and sports, so when the family is invited to Church on Sunday by the neighbors, Dre goes against his instinct of always saying “no” and agrees. When they end up having one of the best Sundays they can remember, they realize they should say “yes” to things more often. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane find out they were never baptized, and take it upon themselves to do whatever they want, on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

    “black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson and Laurence Fishburne as Pops.

    Guest starring is Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Catherin Reitman as Lucy, Issac Ryan Brown as Young Dre, Marc Evan Jackson as David Cooper and Beth Lacke as Andrea Cooper.

    “Churched”was written by Corey Nickerson and directed by Victor Nelli.

    “black-ish” was created by Kenya Barris and is executive-produced by Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins. The series is produced by ABC Studios.


  • 16:00 - The Catch - Sold to 186 countries
    It looks like Shondaland has yet another series to rule the world.

    The Catch, the latest drama from Shondaland's prolific exec producing team Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (How to Get Away With Murder, Scandal, Grey's Anatomy) has already sold out in most of the world, with Disney Media Distribution closing deals in 186 territories including most of Europe, Asia and Africa.

  • 16:00 - Switched at Birth - Episode 4.18 - The Accommodations of Desire - Synopsis
    Bay thinks she’s ready for a new relationship, but others are dubious of how quickly it is moving. Daphne’s correspondence with Quinn starts to affect her relationship with Mingo. John and Kathryn begin researching new financial opportunities, and Toby and Lily prepare for parenthood.