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The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 25th November 2016 *Updated*

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  • 19:30 - MOVIES: Silence Trailer feat Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson

  • 19:30 - MOVIES: Fences Trailer 2 feat Denzel Washington and Viola Davis
    Thanks to Andrew for the heads up

  • 19:30 - 24: Legacy - Michael Milligan to Recur
    Michael Milligan (SiREN) has booked a recurring role on Fox’s 24: Legacy. The real-time limited series that chronicles a race against the clock to stop a terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

    Milligan will play Theo Sterling, a new programmer at CTU headquarters described as a strange combination of computer geek and Fifth Avenue chic. From a modest background, he’s the creator of an augmented reality app that has made him filthy rich. He’s a bit cheeky and certainly unexpected. Milligan recently guested on Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home and will be onscreen next weekend co-starring in Universal’s SiREN, a feature adaptation of the segment “Amateur Night” from the 2012 horror anthology V/H/S. He is repped by Alexander White Agency and Hg5 Entertainment.

  • 22:40 - MOVIES: Smurfs: The Lost Village - Trailer

  • 22:40 - Divorce - Episode 1.09 - 1.10 (Season Finale) - Press Release

    Episode #9: “Another Party”

    Debut date: SUNDAY, DEC. 4 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
    Other HBO playdates: Dec. 4 (12:30 a.m., 2:30 a.m.), 7 (2:35 a.m.), 8 (10:40 p.m.) and 10 (12:20 a.m.)

    HBO2 playdates: Dec. 5 (9:30 p.m.), 6 (5:20 p.m., 4:15 a.m.), 7 (11:05 p.m.), 8 (5:30 p.m.) and 17 (8:00 p.m.)

    Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) takes issue with a lawyer’s insinuations of negligence; Dallas (Talia Balsam) makes a connection at Diane (Molly Shannon) and Nick’s (Tracy Letts) latest party.

    Written by Gabrielle Allan & Jennifer Crittenden; directed by Jesse Peretz.

    Episode #10: “Détente” (season finale)

    Debut date: SUNDAY, DEC. 11 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
    Other HBO playdates: Dec. 11 (11:30 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), 14 (8:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 15 (10:30 p.m.) and 17 (2:30 a.m.)

    HBO2 playdates: Dec. 12 (8:00 p.m.), 13 (5:40 p.m.), 14 (11:25 p.m.), 15 (8:00 p.m.) and 17 (8:30 p.m.)

    Tensions ease between Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church), but a move by Frances’ new lawyer sends Robert on a vengeful path.

    Written by Hayes Davenport & Sharon Horgan & Adam Resnick & Tom Scharpling & Paul Simms; directed by Jesse Peretz.

    The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

    DIVORCE was created by Sharon Horgan, with Paul Simms serving as a showrunner; executive produced by Paul Simms, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan.

  • 22:40 - The Monarchy Is Going to Sh*t - Jim Parsons Developing Comedy at Freeform
    Freeform is looking to Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons for its next comedy.

    The former ABC Family is teaming with the Emmy-winning actor to develop single-camera comedy The Monarchy Is Going to Sh*t, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

    The comedy, developed on spec and scoring a script commitment from Freeform, centers on the Monarchy of Andova, which is thrust into disarray when the king’s newly discovered illegitimate son is named as the rightful heir to the throne, effectively seizing the title from the king's daughter, who has prepared her entire life to become the nation’s first reigning queen.

    Parsons and his partner and That's Wonderful cohort Todd Spiewak will exec produce the comedy, which will be written and co-executive produced by Amy Reed. From Warner Horizon Television, That's Wonderful head of development Eric Norsoph will oversee the project for the company.

  • 22:40 - Single Dad Comedy in Development at ABC
    ABC is developing an untitled single dad comedy from Men At Work creator Breckin Meyer, Jamie Tarses and Scott Stuber, and ABC Studios.

    Created and executive produced by Meyer, the project will follow a newly single dad as he attempts to navigate fatherhood and the modern world of dating all while living in the guesthouse of his ex-wife’s new man. Meyer, who appeared in features Clueless, Road Trip and Rat Race, and most recently starred in TNT’s Franklin & Bash, will not be acting in the project. Tarses and Stuber executive produce via their ABC Studios-based Bluegrass Fanfare. ABC Studios is the studio.

  • 22:40 - Visual Intelligence - Drama Based On Book in Development at FOX
    Fox has put in development Amy Herman’s Visual Intelligence, based on Herman’s book, from Memphis Beat creators Liz Garcia and Josh Harto, Blindspot executive producer Mark Pellington and 20th Century Fox TV.

    Garcia, Harto and Pellington will co-write and executive produce, and Pellington will direct. Herman also will executive produce.

    In the book, art historian Herman, who developed and conducts “The Art of Perception” seminars, uses works of art to help experts from many fields in the art of perception. In her book, she uses art to empower them to see more perceptively, analyze more intelligently and use seemingly hidden clues to better understand any situation.

  • 04:50 - Bones Hiatus Survival Kit Vol. 3
    Thanks to Sarah for the heads up.

  • 21:40 - Father Daughter Comedy Set in Catalina in Development at FOX from New Girl Duo
    Fox is going to Catalina.

    The network is teaming with New Girl duo Jake Johnson and Max Winkler as well as comedy veteran Mary Fitzgerald (Cougartown) for a father-daughter comedy set in Catalina, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

    The single-camera comedy, which landed at Fox with a script commitment, revolves around a disgraced politician who returns to his hometown on the blue sky beaches of Catalina island and unexpectedly discovers that his carefree bartending daughter may be the only one who can help him get his career, and his life, back on track.

    Winkler, Johnson and Fitzgerald will pen the script and executive produce alongside Jason Carden.

  • 21:40 - Anil Kapoor Joins Amazon's Untitled Strange New Things Sci-Fi Pilot
    Renowned Indian actor and producer Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire, 24) has been tapped for a key role in Amazon’s upcoming sci-fi drama pilot based on Michel Faber’s cult hit book The Book of Strange New Things. Kapoor will play Vikram Danesh, the authoritative head of the base on Oasis, joining previously announced Richard Madden and Haley Joel Osment.

    The still untitled TV adaptation follows a priest who is sent into space to help found a new colony but what he ends up discovering not only puts his faith to the test but life as we know it. Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies) is writing the pilot and exec producing. Andy Harries (Strike Back) produces with Lila Rawlings (Left Bank Productions). Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland) directs. The one-hour drama pilot is a co-production of Amazon Studios and Left Bank Productions.

  • 21:40 - The Inhumans - Inside the ABC/IMAX/Marvel Deal
    The deal marks the first time a TV series will have its premiere on the big screen. And it gives ABC a way to "event-ize" Inhumans in the crowded fall TV space, where launching a show is a multimillion-dollar investment. "We think this is a quadruple win — a win for Imax, a win for Marvel, a win for ABC Studios and a win for ABC to launch a show in an innovative way and get attention," Disney-ABC Television Group president Ben Sherwood tells THR. The Imax pact is the first of what Sherwood hopes will be several innovative ways to launch programming.

    As part of the agreement, the first two episodes will be shot entirely with Imax cameras, with subsequent action scenes — some of which will be set on the moon — also filmed using the technology. Sources say Imax is paying for the first two episodes (ABC won't reveal the budget; the show hasn't begun casting), offsetting the hefty costs associated with the pilot and helping to make the deal more attractive to producers ABC Studios and Marvel Television. ABC will then take the Imax episodes and expand them with additional content for broadcast. ABC, Imax and Marvel will each mount tailored marketing campaigns for Inhumans, what analysts see as a can't-miss cross-platform push.

    Imax, which approached Marvel with the idea, is eyeing additional TV releases after a weeklong Game of Thrones stunt promoting the season-five trailer grossed $2 million in 2015. CEO Richard Gelfond sees Inhumans as an opportunity to diversify during the late-summer period typically devoid of film hits, with the ABC series airing between Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok. "We get to break out of our distribution niche and participate in revenue from theatrical and TV releases," he says.

    Analysts regard the deal as potentially game-changing. "It looks like an interesting new way of breaking through clutter, various media options and platforms that people have," says Henry Schafer, executive vp at brand specialist Q Scores. "This is an innovative way of doing that."

  • 06:50 - Baby Daddy - Season 6 - John Hennigan aka WWE's John Morrison to Guest
    Is Danny Wheeler ready to rumble? (We sure hope so, because this match is happening either way.)

    John Hennigan — better known to fans of the WWE by his former wrestling name, John Morrison — will guest-star in an episode of Baby Daddy‘s upcoming sixth season, TVLine has learned exclusively, playing Ryan “The Hatchet” Davidson, a hockey player-turned-professional wrestler who convinces Danny to join him in the ring to help promote his second-tier league.

    (Side note: Hennigan now wrestles under the name Johnny Mundo on El Rey Network’s Lucha Underground.)

    But as with all Baby Daddy shenanigans, there’s a catch: Danny has no idea that Ryan has a secret past… with his mom! In other words, the evening will be as dangerous as it will be awkward.

  • 02:30 - Boston Biology Comedy in Development at ABC
    ABC has put in development a single-camera comedy project from writer Allison Kiessling. It hails from ABC Studios and studio-based Jamie Tarses.

    Written by Kiessling, the untitled comedy centers on a book smart Boston Southie who has never fit in with her blue-collar, Irish Catholic family. She finds an unlikely family in a group of misfits at the university research lab that she’s been assigned to.

    Kiessling co-executive produces, while Tarses executive produces.

  • 02:30 - Stargate - Remake Not Happening
    Thanks to Pascal219 for the heads up.

    Oh, Stargate, why hast thou forsaken us? Despite the fact that that 1994 film from director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer Dean Devlin gave us three live action and one animated television series, plus a wide variety of novels and comic books that fans happily consumed, the franchise now seems to feel too above us to give any more. This despite the fact we’d been teased with rumblings of MGM and Warner Bros partnering with Emmerich and Devlin for a brand new trilogy. But now, in an exclusive interview with Empire, Devlin reveals that plans for a remake have fallen through.

    “It looked good for a couple of months, but now it’s not looking so good,” offers Devlin, guiding force of The Librarians television series, returning for its third season next week. “There are just a lot of things that have to fire at the same time, and there was a moment where I thought it was all firing at the same time, and then it all kind of fell apart.”

    He attributes much of the blame to the current system of moviemaking, where everything is driven by numbers and a desire for the idea of a franchise without the same sort of attention being paid to the product itself. “It’s one of the reasons I prefer to work independently,” he says. “Listen, I think if we did Stargate right, the fans would like it and we could do something really good. But if we screw it up, they’ll reject it. As they should. But I kind of don’t want to do it if I think that we’ll screw it up, and that’s one of the things that’s holding us back.”

    The original Stargate was actually produced independently without the backing of a major studio, which granted the filmmakers an extraordinary amount of freedom. Today, Devlin notes, the situation would be very different: “You’d have several studios involved and a lot of voices and, you know, you may make something great, but you also may have something that doesn't resemble what you wanted to do. That kind of ‘collaboration’ is a terrifying aspect of the whole thing.”

  • 21:10 - MOVIES: Christopher Robin - Marc Forster to Direct Disney's Live Action Winnie the Pooh Adaptation
    Marc Forster has come aboard to direct Christopher Robin, Disney’s live-action fantasy project centering on the human character in Winnie the Pooh.

    Brigham Taylor, who produced Disney’s recent mega-hit The Jungle Book, is producing Robin, which has a script by Alex Ross Perry.

    The story centers on Robin, the adult version of the boy who in the A.A. Milne books shares his adventures with the animals of the Hundred Acre Wood. Robin has grown out of the joyful imagination he had as a young boy and is now a businessman who prioritizes work over his wife and daughter. With his home life on the brink, the last thing his life needs is the return of Pooh, who needs his help in finding his friends again. Robin has to find a way to help both sides or risk losing everything he holds dear.

    The project is described as having strong elements of magical realism as it seeks to tell an emotional journey that is combined with a heartwarming adventure.

    Overseeing for the studio is Kristin Burr.

  • 21:10 - Insecure - Season 2 - Natasha Rothwell Promoted to a Series Regular + Developing Comedy for HBO
    Natasha Rothwell is getting a double promotion on the new HBO comedy series Insecure, recently renewed for a second season.

    Rothwell, who appeared in four episodes of Season 1 opposite star Issa Rae, has been named a series regular for Season 2. She also will continue as a writer on the show, created by Rae and Larry Wilmore, upped from a story editor to executive story editor. Additionally, HBO has made a development deal with Rothwell for a comedy project, which she would write and star in.

    Rothwell trained and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Peoples Improv Theater and won an NBC Universal Diversity Scholarship. In December 2013, she was one of the finalists testing for Saturday Night Live in the show’s talent search following criticism for lack of black female cast members. The featured player spot went to Sasheer Zamata, but Rothwell landed a season-long gig as a writer on the late-night sketch comedy program where she penned, among other things, the opening monologue for host Taraji P. Henson.

    Rothwell then joined Rae’s new HBO comedy series Insecure as a writer and soon migrated onscreen, recurring as Issa’s (Rae) friend Kelli, a role she will reprise in Season 2 as a series regular.

  • 21:10 - House of Cards - Season 5 - James Martinez to Recur
    James Martinez (Run All Night) has been elected to a recurring role on Season 5 of House of Cards, Netflix’s D.C.-set thriller starring Kevin Spacey as the POTUS.

    He will play Alex Romero, a cunning and progressive congressman from Arizona. Martinez appeared in the Liam Neeson thriller Run All Night and episodes of such TV series as Queen of the South, The Mysteries of Laura, Aquarius and Low Winter Sun. He is repped by Stone Manners Salners and Sweet 180.

  • 21:10 - Narcos - Season 3 - Curtiss Cook to Recur
    Curtiss Cook (House of Cards) has booked a recurring role in Netflix’s cartel drama Narcos. Season 3, slated to premiere in 2017, will pick up following the death of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

    Cook will play Gilbert Mills, but no character details were given. On Netflix’s House of Cards, Cook plays Terry Womack, the House Minority Whip and leader of the black caucus. Repped by TCA/Jed Root, 44 West Entertainment and Harden Curtis, he also has guested on such series as Luke Cage, Elementary and The Leftovers.

  • 21:10 - Positively Speaking - FOX Developing Motivational Speaker Comedy
    Fox has put in development Positively Speaking, a half-hour hybrid comedy from producer-director Julie Anne Robinson (The Catch) and her Canny Lads Productions.

    Written by Evan Mann and Gareth Reynolds, Positively Speaking centers on an up-and-coming motivational speaker who tries to become the next king of self-help. Mann and Reynolds executive produce with Robinson. Kelly Pancho, who helped put the project together, will oversee for Canny Lads. ABC Studios, where Robinson is under an overall deal, is the studio.

  • 21:10 - The Beast - ER's Neal Baer Developing Medical Drama at FOX
    “ER” vet Neal Baer is developing a new medical drama, Variety has learned.

    Fox has bought a script for “The Beast,” co-written by Baer and Dawn DeNoon. The project marks a reunion for the duo who worked together on “Law & Order: SVU,” on which Baer served as showrunner for 11 seasons.

    “The Beast” centers around three challenging medical cases each week. In the end, two will live, one will die. Their doctor — with a clinical fear of death — never stops fighting the odds.

    Baer and DeNoon will serve as executive producers, along with Jessica Shulman, who runs Baer’s production company, Baer Bones Prods. 20th Century Fox Television is the studio.

  • 21:10 - I Love Dick - Sherry Cola to Recur in Amazon Comedy Series
    Newcomer Sherry Cola is set for a recurring role on Amazon’s upcoming comedy I Love Dick. Told in Rashomon-style shifts of POV and set in a colorful academic community in Marfa, Texas, it centers on a struggling married couple (Kathryn Hahn and Griffin Dunne) and their mutual obsession with an off-putting but charismatic professor named Dick (Kevin Bacon).

    Cola will play one of Dick’s art school students. She stars in a series of viral videos for the web series Luber posing as Lil Tasty, a driver for an Uber-like service who raps to the chagrin of her clients. Repped by manager Colin Stark, Cola also is a stand-up comic and co-hosts The Bae Show on AMP Radio.

  • 21:10 - The Last Ship - Season 4 - Sibylla Deen to Recur
    Sibylla Deen (Tyrant) has booked passage on Season 4 of TNT drama The Last Ship. Created by Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane based on William Brinkley’s novel, the series chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Captain Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.

    Deen will recur as Lucia, a cunning survivor of the plague with a special interest in the fate of the world. She is disciplined but also ruthless and unforgiving and has an ax to grind with Chandler. Deen played Nusrat Al-Fayeed on FX’s Tyrant and Ankhe on Spike’s miniseries Tut, and next starts in the British indie Lies We Tell. She is repped by Gersh, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and attorney Ryan Nord.

  • 22:15 - Brown Girls - Punam Patel & Hina Abdullah to Star in Freeform Comedy Pilot
    Freeform and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment have cast Punam Patel, who was a regular on their comedy series Kevin From Work, as a lead in the companies’ latest comedy collaboration, the pilot Brown Girls. Hina Abdullah (The Last Ship) is set as the other lead in the multi-camera comedy pilot written by Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai.

    Brown Girls centers on the relationship between Rimmi (Abdullah), an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi (Patel), a young woman who has recently emigrated from India. Brought together by family, Rimmi and Devi instantly clash over their different views on modern life and love while slowly realizing they both have something to learn from one another.

    Abdullah’s Rimmi us a fashion-forward young woman, who’s trying hard to ignore her heritage, and launch her own makeup vlog. Told by her mother, that she needs to connect with family friend Devi (Patel), Rimmi is put off by someone who seems to be her complete opposite. Devi, a traditional young woman who is new to LA. Confident, yet content with her traditional values, Devi reaches out to Rimmi upon arriving in town, and is not impressed with Rimmi’s quest for internet fame.

    Roy co-executive produces the pilot, which is executive produced by Dibai, Tracy Katsky, Aaron Kaplan, and Dana Honor. The Big Bang Theory‘s Mark Cendrowski is directing.

  • 22:15 - Missing American Woman - FOX Developing Female Centered Resort Comedy from New Girl Producers
    Fox has given a script plus penalty commitment to Missing American Woman (working title), a female-centered comedy from New Girl co-executive producers Matt Fusfeld and Alex Cuthbertson and executive producer Jake Kasdan.

    Co-written by Fusfeld and Cuthbertson, Missing American Woman is about a sheltered girl who’s never worked a day in her life. When she goes missing after a shipwreck, she embraces the opportunity to start her life over, working at a remote resort with a crew of slackers and weirdos. Fusfeld and Cuthbertson executive produce alongside Kasdan and his frequent creative partner Melvin Mar.

  • 18:00 - MOVIES: The Zookeeper's Wife - Trailer feat Jessica Chastain

  • 18:00 - MOVIES: Jackie - Trailer feat Natalie Portman

  • 18:00 - MOVIES: Hidden Figures - New Trailer feat Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe & More

  • 18:00 - MOVIES: Why Him? - Trailer 2 feat James Franco and Bryan Cranston

  • 18:00 - Monsters of God - Jim True-Frost, Alicia Sixtos & Efren Ramirez Join TNT's Post Civil War Drama Pilot
    Thanks to 90sbaby for the heads up.
    The Wire alum Jim True-Frost, Alicia Sixtos (East Los High) and Efren Ramirez (Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life) have signed on as series regulars 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 (Dillahunt)’s 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 chaos to the town of Slater.

    True-Frost will play Mayor Walton Green. Forward-thinking and steady all at once, Green butts heads with Colonel Lancaster (Dillahunt) over the Colonel’s new and aggressive tactics regarding the neighboring Comanche tribe. Sixtos will play Juanita, the charming prostitute who has captured the affections of Colonel Lancaster (Dillahunt). Ramirez is Jerome. Of Mexican heritage and fluent in Comanche, Jerome works as Colonel Lancaster’s (Dillahunt) translator, exuding a close loyalty for the Colonel.

    Lurie will direct the pilot, which he executive produces with his partner at Battle Plan Productions, Marc Frydman, and Plan B’s Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg.

  • 18:00 - Monsters of God - Adam Beach Joins TNT's Post Civil War Drama Pilot
    Thanks to 90sbaby for the heads up.
    Adam Beach has been cast 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 (Dillahunt)’s 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 chaos to the town of Slater.

    Beach will play Sees Two Moons, an assertive Comanche and powerful son of the Chief who quickly learns that the new Colonel at Fort Thayer, Bill Lancaster (Dillahunt), wants to defy the town’s peace treaty with the Comanche tribe. Sees Two Moons realizes he needs to defend his people against this new threat, and in doing so, discovers his own role within Comancheria.

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