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  • 04:30 - Type-A - Workplace Comedy in Development at FOX
    Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Type-A, a single-camera workplace comedy from the Life In Pieces duo of executive producer Jason Winer and writer-producer Lesley Wake Webster, 20th Century Fox TV and Winer’s studio-based Small Dog Picture Company.

    Written by Wake Webster, Type-A is about a group of people hand-picked to do a job most of us couldn’t handle. They are Achievers. Alphas. But most importantly… Assholes. Winer and Webster executive produce.

  • 04:30 - The Fosters - Season 4B - John Marshall Jones to Recur
    John Marshall Jones has joined the cast of Freeform’s family drama series The Fosters in a recurring role. Executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, The Fosters centers on a multi-ethnic family mix of adopted and biological teenage kids being raised by two moms.

    Jones will play the wary and diligent Detective Bruckner in the second half of Season 4 premiering in 2017. Jones also recurs on SundanceTV’s Rectify, Amazon’s Bosch, Bounce TV’s In the Cut and Fox’s Son of Zorn. He’s repped by Pantheon and Generate Management.

  • 04:30 - Flaked - Season 2 - Elisabeth Rohm to Recur in Netflix Comedy Series
    The Last Ship‘s Elisabeth Rohm is set for recurring role opposite Will Arnett in the upcoming second season of Netflix’s comedy series Flaked. Arnett stars as Chip, an ostensibly recovering alcoholic living a meandering slacker life in Venice, California. Serving as an unreliable and increasingly unlikeable mentor to his friends in the recovery community, over the course of season 1 Chip’s somewhat shady past comes to haunt him as his lies and well-intentioned mistakes pile up.

    Rohm will play Alex, a smart, divorced, working single-mother whom Chip meets at an AA meeting in Santa Monica. They seem to have a mutual attraction. Rohm plays Allison Shaw on TNT’s The Last Ship and will next be seen opposite Jennifer Garner in The Tribes of Palos Verdes. She’s repped by Zero Gravity, Paradigm and Felker/Toczek.

  • 04:30 - Questionable Choices - Blended Family Comedy in Development at CBS
    Mad Love creator Matt Tarses is back at CBS with a new comedy project. The network has put in development Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices, a single-camera comedy from Tarses and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Sony Pictures TV, where Tarses has been based, is the studio.

    Written by Tarses, Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices centers on a woman who has made some interesting choices throughout her life – namely, having three different kids with three different men – but all have led her to having a very unique, loving, blended family.

    Tarses executive produces with Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Fiona Clark.

  • 04:30 - Succession - Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun & Matthew Macfayden Join HBO Family Drama Pilot
    HBO has set up its primary family in drama pilot Succession.

    Set to star in the project from Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfayden, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

    Succession follows the saga of the Roys, a fictional, American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. The drama will explore family loyalty, international business and the perils of power in the 21st century.

    Cox (Braveheart, The Bourne Supremacy) will topline the project and play Logan Roy, the tough, powerful and aging patriarch of the Roy clan and head of a family-controlled international media conglomerate. The actor is repped by Paradigm.

    Strong (Zero Dark Thirty, Masters of Sex) is set to portray Kendall Roy, the eldest son from Logan's second marriage, who currently is a division president at the family firm and the heir apparent. The actor is with WME and Mosaic.

    Culkin (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Igby Goes Down) will play Roman Roy, Logan's outspoken, fun-loving son and Kendall's younger brother. Although still on the board of directors at the firm, he no longer works there. The actor is repped by Paradigm.

    Snook (Steve Jobs, Black Mirror) will co-star as Shiv (Sibohan) Roy, Logan's only daughter and younger sister to Kendall and Roman. Like Roman, she sits on the board of directors but does not work at the firm and has been pursuing a career in politics. The actress is with UTA.

    Braun (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Friend Me) joins the drama as Greg, Logan's less-than-competent nephew and a management trainee at one of the firm’s theme parks. The actor is repped by UTA.

    Matthew Macfadyen (Anna Karenina, Ripper Street) rounds out the cast as Tom, Shiv’s ambitious partner/fiance and a senior executive at the firm. The actor is with UTA.

    Jesse Armstrong will pen the script and executive produce the project. The Big Short's McKay will exec produce and direct the pilot. Ferrell, Kevin Messick, Frank Rich and Ilene S. Landress also will exec produce. Armstrong co-created and co-wrote nine seasons of BAFTA-winning U.K. comedy Peep Show. His credits also include Veep, Four Lions and episodes of Black Mirror. McKay is fresh off a best adapted screenplay Oscar win with co-writer Charles Randolph for The Big Short. Rich, meanwhile, is a creative consultant at HBO and exec produces Emmy darling Veep. Armstrong will serve as showrunner on Succession should the drama be picked up to series.

  • 21:20 - Scorpion - Season 3 - Lea Thompson Cast as Paige's Mother

    Scorpion has tapped Lea Thompson to play Paige’s mother, EW has learned exclusively.

    The Back to the Future alum will portray Veronica Dineen, an accomplished con artist who comes back into Paige’s (Katharine McPhee) life after years behind bars during the upcoming Thanksgiving-themed episode.

    After getting mixed up in a real estate deal gone wrong, some dangerous colleagues are on Veronica’s tail in the wake of her uncovering a secret and a forgotten nuclear reactor. Eager to reconnect with her disapproving daughter and the genius grandson she’s never met, Veronica brings the team a surprising case, but still has a few secrets of her own she’d like to hide. The team is skeptical at first, but soon discover that the nuclear material in the facility is rapidly heating and threatening to explode.

    Will Paige be willing to forgive her mother, or let her into the life she’s worked so hard to establish for herself and her son? Either way, viewers will certainly get more insight into Paige with her mother’s arrival. “You don’t really know that much about Paige’s past,” McPhee tells EW. “This season, you’re going to really learn a lot about what her background is and where she came from. It’s good meaty stuff for Paige. You’re going to see a little more aggressive, frustrated, annoyed Paige [continuing] from the first episode — that’s the most angry you’ve seen her in all the seasons. I think you’ll see a continuation of that.”

    Thompson, who most recently starred on Switched at Birth, will appear in at least two episodes starting in late November, with the possibility to recur.

  • 20:45 - Scorpion - Season 3 - Reiko Aylesworth Cast as Cabe's Love Interest in a Multi-Episode Arc
    Thanks to Iamgreenarrow for the heads up.
    Love is in the air for Scorpion's Cabe (Robert Patrick): 24's Reiko Aylesworth has been cast as Allie Jones, a new romantic interest for the Homeland agent.

    And though Cabe is instantly smitten, things aren't simple for the duo—Allie is the campaign manager for Sylvester's (Ari Stidham) upcoming political rival.

    Aylesworth—whose credits also include Hawaii Five-0, NCIS and Lost—will first appear on the CBS drama in mid-November. She's currently slated for a multi-episode arc.

  • 20:40 - Blue Book - Alien-Themed Drama in Development at History
    History has put in development Blue Book, an alien-themed drama from A+E Studios and Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers.

    Created and written on spec by David O’Leary, Blue Book is a story about the real-life, U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena from 1947-70.

    ImageMovers partners Zemeckis and Jack Rapke executive produce alongside the company’s Jackie Levine. Zemeckis has experience in the arena, having directed the 1997 Jodie Foster movie Contact.

  • 18:55 - Mating - Jim Belushi to Co-Star in Showtime Pilot
    Jim Belushi is set to co-star opposite Taran Killam in Showtime’s half-hour comedy pilot Mating (working title), from Jason Katims and Stu Zicherman.

    Written and executive produced by Zicherman, Mating centers on Jay, a recently divorced guy (Killam) who married young and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up. Belushi will play Paul, Jay’s (Killam) father and business partner.

    The project is an “annual anthology” as each season will focus on a different protagonist’s journey through modern dating and relationships. True Jack Prods.’ Katims and Michelle Lee executive produce with Zicherman for Showtime and Universal TV. Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins) executive produces and will direct the pilot.

  • 18:55 - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Marin Hinkle to Co-Star in Amazon Pilot
    Two and a Half Men alumna Marin Hinkle will co-star opposite Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub and Michael Zegen in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Amazon dramedy pilot The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

    Set in the 1950s, the project centers on Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Brosnahan), who had her life mapped out for herself: go to college, find a husband, have 2.5 kids and throw the best Yom Kippur dinners in her elegant Manhattan apartment. But when her life takes an unexpected turn, Midge will have to decide quickly what else she’s good at. Going from uptown housewife to a stand-up comic in a grungy club in the Village is an appalling choice to everyone but Midge.

    Hinkle will play Rose Weissman, Abe’s (Shalhoub) wife and Midge’s (Brosnahan) mother. Lovely, elegant, and dramatic, Rose is very much about appearances. She firmly believes everything’s easier if you’re pretty.

    Sherman-Palladino wrote the script and executive produces with Dan Palladino.

  • 18:50 - MOVIES: Disenchanted - Adam Shankman in Negotiations to Direct Disney's Enchanted Sequel
    Adam Shankman, the helmer behind the musical Hairspray, is in negotiations to direct Disenchanted, the sequel to Disney’s 2007 musically-inclined fantasy that starred Amy Adams.

    Adams is expected to return for the sequel, which Disney is hoping to get before cameras in summer 2017, several sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

    Kevin Lima directed the original movie, which tackled the idea of a prototypical Disney princess thrust into the real-world, with songs and true love following.

    The movie featured songs by Alan Menken and grossed over $340 million worldwide ($127 million domestically). Disney has been developing a sequel since 2010 and Anne Fletcher was previously attached to direct.

    Sources say Disenchanted is set ten years after the first movie, with Giselle finding herself questioning her happily ever after, and accidentally triggering events that make everyone's lives turn upside down in both the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia.

  • 18:50 - MOVIES: Blade Runner 2049 - Sequel Titled + BTS Photo

    The title for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel has been revealed: Blade Runner 2049.

    Blade Runner 2049 takes place several decades after the original, with Harrison Ford once again playing Rick Deckard. The film also stars Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright and Ana de Armas. Denis Villeneuve is directing the Alcon Entertainment project.

    Alcon has also released a photo of its stars on the set of the film, with Villeneuve, original film director Ridley Scott, Ford and Gosling spending time together.

    Blade Runner 2049 will be released Oct. 6, 2017

  • 18:00 - The Deep - Freeform Pilot Begins Production; Announces Additional Cast
    Production began this week in Vancouver on Freeform's latest drama pilot THE DEEP(working title). The series is a one-hour drama that takes us inside Bristol Cove, a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very VICIOUS turn, as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.

    "The Deep" (working title) stars Alex Roe ("The 5th Wave") as Ben, a bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to a mysterious NEW GIRL in town, Ryn, played by Eline Powell ("Game of Thrones"), who is a strange young woman with a deep dark secret. Fola Evans-Akingbola ("An American Exorcism") stars as Maddie, also a marine biologist who works with Ben and is highly suspicious of Ryn. Ian Verdun ("Life's a Drag") stars as Xander, a deep sea fisherman on a quest to uncover the truth; and Rena Owen ("Star Wars" Episodes II and III) as Helen, the town eccentric who seems to know more about the mermaids than she lets on.

    Based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White, Wald wrote the pilot teleplay and both he and White serve as executive producers. Scott Stewart ("Dominion") is directing. Emily Whitesell ("Finding Carter") is on board as showrunner and executive producer. Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb are also attached as executive producers.

  • 03:40 - MOVIES: Gears Of War - Film Based On Video Game Series in Development at Universal
    During a livestream for the release of the latest installment in the long-running sci-fi shooter video game franchise, Microsoft today confirmed that a film based on the Gears Of War is in development with the rights optioned by Universal. Scott Stuber (Ted series, Central Intelligence) and Dylan Clark (Planet of the Apes series, Oblivion) are set to produce through their Universal-based Bluegrass Films. No director or screenwriter is attached to the project, nor were any details about the project provided. However, Rod Fergusson, head of Microsoft subsidiary The Coalition that develops new Gears of War content and franchise co-creator, said today that the film would not be based on any particular game but would instead be a new story set in the universe.

    Set on the fictional planet of Sera, the series follows a squad of beefed up commandos living in a bombed out post-apocalyptic society who battle swarms of alien creatures called Locusts. The first game, released in 2006, has spawned three proper sequels including the just-released Gears Of War 4, as well as a side-story, Gears of War: Judgment. Developed by Epic games, Microsoft acquired the franchise in 2014. The series has grossed $1 billion in grosses since 2007.

    It’s the second time a Gears of War film has been in development. The first, announced in 2007, was to come from New Line with director Len Wiseman signing aboard in 2008. Production on that film fell apart in 2010.

  • 03:40 - Unorganized Crime - Mafia Comedic Drama Series Starring Chazz Palminteri Being Shopped
    Chazz Palminteri and Kenny D’Aquila are shopping Unorganized Crime, a 30-minute presentation for a mafia-themed comedic drama series based on D’Aquila’s play.

    Palminteri and D’Aquila secured the financing for the presentation, which stars Palminteri as well as D’Aquila, Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Telenovela alumna Alex Meneses, John Pankow (Mad About You) and The Godfather actor Carmine Caridi.

    The play, a quirky mob-family comedy-drama, was staged in 2014 starring D’Aquila as Gino Sicuso, a forgotten brother and son who is banished to Detroit by his father. It is a savage and humorous tale of two brothers, Gino and Sal (Palminteri), and the love of a woman who is torn between loyalty and survival.

  • 03:40 - Legend Of Master Legend - Anjelika Washington & David Castaneda Join Amazon Pilot
    Anjelika Washington (If You Could Only Be You) and David Castaneda (End of Watch) have been cast opposite John Hawkes in Amazon comedy pilot The Legend of Master Legend, directed by James Ponsoldt.

    Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster based on Joshuah Bearman’s Rolling Stone article about real-life superheroes, the project centers on Master Legend (Hawkes), a man who tries to defend justice and defeat wrongdoers on the Las Vegas Strip.

    Washington will play Cody, a tomboy and the daughter of Frank and Tana. Castaneda will portray Mandy Mandujano, a sweet-faced Las Vegas police officer who’d rather talk than shoot. He’s a true believer in Master Legend, even when he has to save Master Legend from himself.

  • 03:40 - Monsters of God - Pat Healy Joins TNT Pilot
    Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills) has booked a series regular role opposite Garret Dillahunt in Rod Lurie’s post-Civil War drama pilot Monsters of God for TNT, from Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.

    In Monsters of God, written and to be directed by Lurie, savagery and violence are the cornerstones of Colonel “Terrible” Bill Lancaster’s (Dillahunt) holy war against the Comanche in post-Civil War Texas. Despite the peaceful co-existence between the Comanche and local townspeople, Lancaster sets out on a quest to kill off every single member of the tribe, bringing wild chaos to the town of Slater. Meanwhile, his wife, Cynthia Lancaster, will let no one get in the way of her obsessive quest to institute her wildly feminist ideals, even if she has to challenge the United States Army and make her own allegiance with the Comanche women. Whether by force or free will, change is coming to Texas, and the escalating insanity will reveal humanity at its most monstrous.

    Healy will play Sergeant Major Wit Reynolds, a barbarous and power hungry U.S. Army NCO who works directly with Colonel Lancaster and is one of the few at Fort Thayer to agree with his desire to exterminate the Comanche tribe. Ruthless in his own way, Reynolds makes his power known, even standing up to the Colonel when Lancaster steps out of bounds. He has a taste for alcohol and women, and no time for underlings. He has spent his entire career working for Lancaster.

  • 20:30 - Speechless - Julianne Hough to Guest Star
    Julianne Hough will guest star on ABC’s hit family comedy “Speechless,” Variety has learned.

    Hough will appear in the ninth episode of the current season. She will play Miss Bloom, a young, beautiful and enthusiastic new choir teacher who’s excited to teach all of the new choir students, including JJ (Micah Fowler).

  • 20:30 - Damnation - Killian Scott Joins USA Network Pilot Replacing Aden Young
    USA's Damnation has found its new leading man.

    Irish actor Killian Scott (Ripper Street) has signed on to star in the drama pilot in the role formerly belonging to Rectify star Aden Young, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

    Described as "an epic saga of the secret history of the 1930s American heartland," Damnation centers on the struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets during the Depression. The pilot centers on Seth Davenport, a man pretending to be a small-town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner to stop the uprising by whatever means necessary. Unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past.

    Scott will portray Davenport, a man with a violent past and a secret ambition to lead a revolution against American industrialists. He replaces Young who abruptly exited the pilot days before production was set to begin on Oct. 3. Scott began work on the show Tuesday.

  • 20:30 - MOVIES: Allied Trailer feat Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard

  • 20:30 - MOVIES: Jackie - Teaser Trailer feat Natalie Portman

  • 03:30 - Gypsy - Brooke Bloom Joins Netflix Drama as a Series Regular; Kimberly Quinn to Recur
    Brooke Bloom (Alpha House) is set as a series regular and Kimberly Quinn (Terriers) will recur opposite Naomi Watts on Netflix’s upcoming drama series Gypsy.

    Gypsy follows the journey of Jean Holloway (Watts), a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.

    Bloom will play Rebecca, the smart, aware and newly enlightened daughter of one of Jean’s patients who has rejected her more traditional upbringing and life in favor of a work/live situation in Brooklyn.

    Quinn will portray Jean’s bubbly friend, Holly Faitelson, whose main focuses in life consist of discussing vacation destinations and bake sales.

  • 03:30 - Fresh Off The Boat - Season 3 - Ray Wise Promoted to a Series Regular
    Fresh Off the Boat standout Ray Wise, who recurred on the ABC’ family comedy for the first two seasons, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming third season. Wise plays Marvin, the Huang family’s next-door neighbor, husband to Jessica’s (Constance Wu) best friend (and business partner), Honey (Chelsey Crisp), and buddy to Louis (Randall Park).

  • 20:05 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - TBS Secures Syndication Rights
    Thanks to everyone who sent this in.
    EXCLUSIVE: TBS has closed a deal with NBCUniversal for the cable syndication rights to the first five seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The pact, which starts in 2017, includes exclusive linear rights as well as associated on-demand tights, including rolling episodes on TV Everywhere. Brooklyn Nine-Nine just kicked off its fourth season on Fox, so the Season 5 component of the deal is contingent on the show being renewed for next season.

    No one would comment on the price, though industry sources estimate it to be around or under $500,000 an episode. The exclusive SVOD rights to previous seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine were sold to Hulu in 2014 as part of a multi-series deal between NBCU and the streaming service. The TBS deal gives the cable network exclusive rights against all linear exhibition of out-of-season episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, including against broadcast syndication.

    TBS always had been considered the likely cable home for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In his previous job running Fox, TNT and TBS president Kevin Reilly developed and greenlighted Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which had been a passion project for him. The cop comedy starring Andy Samberg also fits into TBS’ new direction with original programming for distinctive single-camera comedies that are digital and socially driven.

  • 20:00 - Empire - Season 3 - Kirk ‘Sticky Fingaz’ Jones to Recur
    Actor-rapper Kirk ‘Sticky Fingaz’ Jones is set for a recurring role on Season 3 of Fox’s Empire. He’ll play Brikk, a menacing MC, known for his vicious and biting lyrics. His rhymes—often described as “precision-sharp, killer content armed with intention and purpose”—not only garnered Brikk his notorious reputation, but those “killer” rhymes become indispensable to Lucious (Terrence Howard) when dealing with new enemies. Jones was most recently seen in HBO’s limited series The Night Of. He’s repped by Pantheon and Endorse Management Group.

  • 20:00 - The Man in the High Castle - Season 2 - Tzi Ma to Recur
    Tzi Ma (Hell on Wheels) has booked a recurring role opposite Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa on the second season of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle. Ma will play General Onoda, an intelligent, nuanced and excellent soldier from a working-class background. Onoda’ is a big personality with a large appetite for life and enjoys his women, food and drink — and can have a temper, too. He has a history with Trade Minister Tagomi (Tagawa) and is depending on his support and connections. Ma will next be seen on the big screen starring opposite Amy Adams in Paramount’s Arrival, and will reprise his role as The Dragon in the new season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time. He’s repped by BRS / Gage Talent Agency and Echelon Talent Management.

  • 23:30 - Famous In Love - Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell to Guest in Freeform Series
    Thanks to RD for the heads up.
    Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell aren't just getting their own TV show – they're going to be guest starring on another brand new show, too!

    PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that the Bachelor couple is set to make an appearance on upcoming drama Famous In Love, set to premiere on Freeform in April 2017.

    The new scripted series, starring Bella Thorne, is based on Rebecca Serle's romantic novel about a girl who gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster.

    Higgins, 28, and Bushnell, 26, will appear as themselves in an episode later in the season.

  • 23:30 - Empire - Season 3 - Samuel Hunt to Recur
    Samuel Hunt (Chicago P.D.) is down for a recurring role on Season 3 of Fox’s Empire. He will play Xavier Rosen, a handsome, street guy — the “one white boy on the block who was the most down.” He becomes the new head of A&R at Empire, run by Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard). Best known as Greg “Mouse” Gerwitz on NBC’s Chicago P.D., Hunt has appeared in several crossover episodes on Chicago Fire. Other credits include numerous indie films and a recurring gig on the soap Days of Our Lives. He is repped by APA and manager Jean-Pierre Henraux.

  • 23:30 - Ryan Seacrest Developing Interracial Family Comedy at CBS
    CBS has added another interracial family comedy to its development slate.

    In a competitive situation with multiple networks bidding, the network is teaming with Ryan Seacrest for a multicamera comedy loosely based on stand-up comedian Dan Ahdoot's recent engagement.

    The untitled comedy centers on a recently engaged interracial couple struggling to maintain their bliss when their wildly dissimilar parents become overly involved in their lives.

    Ahdoot will pen the script and co-executive produce the CBS Television Studios comedy alongside Seacrest, Ryan Seacrest Productions' Nina Wass and Andrea Shay.

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