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The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 7th November 2016 *Updated*

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  • 21:40 - Otis the POTUS and Linda From HR - FOX Developing Comedies
    Thanks to 90sbaby for the heads up.
    Fox has put in development two more single-camera comedy projects, Otis the POTUS, written by Richard Murphy, and Linda From HR, written by Geoff Barbanell and Itai Grunfeld. The projects hail from Tracy Katsky’s Kat Co., under the company’s production partnership with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox TV.

    Otis the POTUS, which has received a script commitment plus penalty, centers on Otis Chucker. After his doppelgänger is elected president, Otis, the black sheep of a dysfunctional, blue-collar family in Cleveland, cashes in his genetic lottery ticket and becomes a presidential impersonator. Murphy executive produces with Kaplan, Katsky and Dana Honor.

    Linda From HR centers on the eponymous heroine. Every office in America has a Linda from HR. We all know her. She’s good for a hallway wave, a “how are the kids” and, once a year, buys the supermarket cake for your birthday. What you don’t know is Linda, bored with her life, had an affair. Unfortunately, it was a honey trap. Now, to keep the affair a secret from her family, Linda is forced to spy on her company, sabotaging it from the inside. A serialized comedy about Linda from HR, who, it turns out, we don’t know at all. Barbanell and Grunfeld executive produce with Kaplan, Katsky and Honor.

  • 21:40 - The Last Ship - Season 4 - Jonathan Howard to Recur
    Jonathan Howard has booked a recurring role on TNT’s drama series The Last Ship. Created by Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane based on William Brinkley’s novel, The Last Ship 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.

    Howard will play James Fletcher, a British Royal Navy commander and MI-6 agent. A cross between James Bond and a Navy SEAL, Fletcher has been tasked to work with the crew of USS Nathan James to recover stolen items that are crucial to the survival of the planet. In so doing, he works closely with Sasha Cooper (Bridget Regan), who’s still with the ship, even in the absence of Capt. Chandler, who walked off Nathan James at the end of Season 3.

  • 21:30 - Flatlands - FX Developing Political Serio-Comedy
    FX has put in development Flatlands, an hourlong serio-comedy from Oscar- and Emmy- nominated filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor, HBO’s Cinema Verite) and Likely Story.

    Co-written and to be directed by Berman and Pulcini, Flatlands is set in a multi-ethnic, old-school corner of Brooklyn where a bored PTA mom reinvents herself as a local political kingpin who will do anything — including dismantling her family — to attain power. Berman and Pulcini executive produce with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and VP Jeff Stern. FX declined comment.

  • 21:30 - The Classic - Sofia Vergara Developing Football Family Drama at ABC
    ABC has put in development The Classic, an hourlong family drama produced by Mandalay Sports Media, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara and her Latin WE, and Delirio Films. 20th Century Fox TV, which also produces Modern Family, is the studio.

    Written by Todd E. Kessler (The Good Wife, Nashville) and to be directed by Patricia Riggen (Under The Same Moon), The Classic is inspired by the upcoming Delirio Films documentary of the same name. The series is set in East Los Angeles and revolves around a legendary football rivalry between two high schools that are only five miles apart. Against the backdrop of the rivalry, the series will follow a multi-generational family all striving for the American Dream.

    “While some might look at this as a Latino Friday Night Lights, it’s way more than that,” said Mike Tollin, co-chairman of Mandalay Sports Media. “Patricia and Todd have created an incredibly rich and multi-cultural tapestry, where football is just the connector between communities facing enormous social and economic challenges.”

  • 12:45 - Absentia - Patrick Heusinger Cast as Male Lead Opposite Stana Katic in AXN Series
    Patrick Heusinger (Jack Reacher 2) is set as the male lead opposite Stana Katic in Absentia, a 10-episode straight-to-series crime thriller for Sony Pictures Television Networks’ AXN.

    Written/executive produced by Matt Cirulnick, based on a pilot script originally written by Gaia Violo, Absentia centers on an FBI agent, to be played by Katic. While hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers, the agent disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, she is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband (Heusinger) has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.

    Heusinger’s character also is an FBI agent. Still in love with his first wife, he is torn in doing his duty as an FBI agent.

  • 00:40 - Pulling - Comedy Based on UK Series Being Developed at NBC by Sharon Horgan
    Cult British comedy series Pulling is heading to NBC. The network is developing an U.S. version of the 2006 BBC Three series, with the original series’ creators Sharon Horgan who also starred, and Dennis Kelly executive producing. The project hails from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Horgan’s Merman and 20th TV.

    Penned by the Bob’s Burgers writing duo of Wendy & Lizzie Molyneux, the single-camera Pulling is described as a contemporary re-conception of the beloved format. Donna breaks off her engagement to comfortable human-sweatsock Karl and moves in with her libertine sister Karen and sweet friend Louise. The show centers around the women’s adventures in the often-horrifying modern dating scene and their search for professional fulfillment.

  • 00:40 - She’s Gotta Have It - Chyna Layne & Ilfenesh Hadera Join Netflix Series
    Chyna Layne (Precious) and Ilfenesh Hadera (Baywatch) have joined the cast of Spike Lee’s 10-episode Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, a contemporary update of Lee’s groundbreaking 1986 indie film.

    The series centers on Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise), a Brooklyn-based sexually liberated, free spirited painter/mixed media artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers, played by Lyriq Bent, Cleo Anthony and Anthony Ramos.

  • 00:40 - Succession - Alan Ruck, Parker Sawyers & More Join HBO Drama Pilot
    Hiam Abbass (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Alan Ruck (Fox’s The Exorcist), Rob Yang (The Bourne Legacy), Parker Sawyers (young Barack Obama in Southside With You) and Peter Friedman (The Path) have joined the cast of HBO’s drama pilot Succession, directed and executive produced by The Big Short’s Adam McKay.

    Written by Jesse Armstrong, 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. Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin star, along with Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun, and Matthew Macfadyen.

    Abbas will play Marcia (Marcy), current wife of Logan (Cox) — a loving, formidable partner. Ruck is Connor Roy, the eldest son and only child from Logan’s first marriage. Although also on the board of directors at the firm, Connor ploughs his own furrow. Yang is Lawrence, founder and CEO of a digital media outfit who is the target of a buyout. Sawyers will play Alessandro, a young, bright, up-and-coming executive at the family firm. Friedman is Francis (Frank), COO of the firm, old family friend and a mentor figure to Kendall (Strong).

  • 00:40 - 24: Legacy - Moran Atias Joins Cast
    Tyrant alumna Moran Atias has joined the cast of Fox’s 24 franchise reboot 24: Legacy. The limited series, starring Straight Outta Compton‘s Corey Hawkins, chronicles a race against the clock to stop a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It will follow the original series’ real-time format.

    Atias will play the mysterious Sidra, Tony Almeida’s strong, attractive and intense associate who instigates feelings of distrust between Tony and former Head of CTU Rebecca Ingram, played by Miranda Otto. Atias was most recently seen as standout female lead Leila in Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff’s series Tyrant for FX. Moran also costarred in Third Person, directed by Paul Haggis, and in The Next Three Days opposite Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson.

  • 19:30 - Thankless - CBS Developing Sports Agency Comedy From LeBron James
    CBS is producing a sports agency comedy series from LeBron James’ production company SpringHill Entertainment, Variety has learned.

    “Thankless” follows a group of ambitious assistants who pursue their dreams at a sports agency in Chicago.

    The hybrid comedy hails from writers Craig Gerard and Matt Zinman, who will serve as executive producers, along with James and his business partner Maverick Carter.

    Warner Bros. Television, where SpringHill Entertainment is under a deal, is the studio.

  • 19:30 - Throuple - Comedy Starring Richie Keen, Andrew Leeds, Lindsey Kraft in Development at NBC
    NBC is developing Throuple, a half-hour comedy written, executive produced and toplined by Richie Keen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Cristela alum Andrew Leeds and Lindsey Kraft (Getting On).

    Throuple is an autobiographical comedy based on a short film written by and starring the three real-life best friends. The half-hour project, which Keen is attached to direct, revolves around a long-term couple and their best friend as they navigate everyday situations in their own very unique way. Scott Fedro and Perry Rogers also executive produce. Universal TV is the studio.

  • 19:30 - Family Style - Comedy from Amy Poehler in Development at ABC
    ABC has given a script plus penalty commitment to Family Style, a single-camera half-hour comedy from Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite production company, How to Live With Your Parents creator Claudia Lonow, Difficult People showrunner Scott King and Universal TV where Paper Kite and Lonow are based.

    Co-written by Lonow and King based on an idea by King, Family Style is a multi-generational comedy about two mismatched men from different cultures who find love in a family-run restaurant in Miami. Lonow and King, who will co-showrun, executive produce with Paper Kite’s Poehler and Brooke Posch, and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky (Louie).

  • 19:30 - Star - Gladys Knight to Guest in FOX Music Drama Series
    Star is bringing out its brightest for its debut season.

    Fox announced Friday that soul legend Gladys Knight will guest star in an upcoming episode of the network’s musical drama from Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy.

    The show will focus on three rising singers from Atlanta with eyes toward fame. Playing herself, Knight is Alexandra’s (Ryan Destiny) music idol and also the aunt of Danielle (guest star Jasmine Burke), who works in Carlotta’s (Queen Latifah) salon. When Danielle arranges for Knight to introduce the girls at the Taylor Brothers Hair Show, the girls are tremendously honored.

  • 03:45 - Patriots & Murder Room - CBS Developing 2 Dramas Involving the FBI and Forensic Experts
    CBS is developing two new dramas from writer and executive producer Anna Fricke — one with Mark Gordon and another with Ridley Scott.

    “Patriots,” follows an estranged brother and sister — an FBI agent and a professor with former ties to Islamic extremism — who unexpectedly reunite to counter violent terrorism in the city of Boston. Fricke will executive produce with Scott and David Zucker of Scott Free Productions. The project hails from CBS Television Studios, which Fricke signed a two-year overall deal with earlier this year.

    “Murder Room,” produced by CBS TV Studios in association with Mark Gordon Productions and EOne, tells the story of a woman recruited by her mother into the Vidocq Society, an international think tank of the world’s best forensic experts dedicated to solving the unsolvable. Executive producers are Fricke, Gordon, Jim Young, and Tatiana Kelly

    Fricke served as showrunner for five seasons on Syfy’s “Being Human,” which she developed for North American television with her husband, Jeremy Carver. Fricke most recently was a writer and executive producer on the second season of Fox anthology series “Wayward Pines.” Her previous credits include include Fox’s “Minority Report,” the WB Network’s “Everwood” and ABC’s “Men in Trees.”

  • 03:45 - A Midsummer's Nightmare - Courtney Love to Recur in Lifetime's Shakespearean Pilot
    Lifetime has enlisted Courtney Love for a recurring guest role on its William Shakespeare anthology A Midsummer's Nightmare, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

    The first season of the anthology series takes on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and transforms the classic into a modern-day, mind-bending thriller that explores terror, deception and the dark side of love.

    The drama centers on Elena, a young woman reluctantly drawn into a summer getaway-turned-nightmare. The potential series introduces four young lovers who steal off into the woods in pursuit of their romantic desires, but their plans are quickly thwarted when terrifying forces in the deep woods target the stranded group, using their own fantasies and darkest secrets against them.

    Love will play a mysterious woman in the woods who is part of the sinister forces that turn the lovers’ dream getaway into a nightmare. She joins a cast that includes Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Daisy Head (Guilt), Jake Robinson (American Odyssey), Ellie Gall, Casey Deidrick (Eye Candy), Eric Balfour (Haven), Chelsea Gilligan (Star-Crossed), Paul Walter Hauser (Kingdom), Rhys Ward (The Returned), Thomas Cadrot (Arrow) and Anjali Jay (Continuum).

  • 03:45 - MOVIES: Office Christmas Party - Trailer 2 feat Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman & More

  • 03:45 - MOVIES: La La Land - New Trailer feat Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone

  • 03:45 - Outcast - Season 2 - Chris Greene to Recur
    Chris Greene (The Birth of a Nation) has booked a recurring role on Cinemax exorcism drama Outcast from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Chris Black. Outcast follows Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. In the second season, the exploration and mystery of what lies behind the supernatural manifestations and why they are drawn to Kyle continues. Greene will play Oscar, a member of a cult-like church in Rome.

  • 03:45 - Star - Chad Buchanan to Recur in FOX Music Drama Series
    Chad Buchanan has landed a recurring role on Fox’s Star. Created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, Star follows three talented young singers — desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom — as they navigate the cut-throat music business.

    Buchanan plays Hunter Morgan, a young NFL star. He’s pure charm at first glance. But there’s a dark rage underneath he can’t control. Hunter is the godson of Jahil Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) and a total momma’s boy. He supports his mother in the style to which she’s become accustomed, which is lavish. As for other women, Hunter has a posse of female groupies he treats like playthings – until he meets Star (Jude Demorest). She’ll be the first woman he actually falls in love with. That love will be his undoing. Buchanan recently guest-starred on Mary + Jane and Jane the Virgin. Buchanan is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Mosaic.

  • 03:45 - Atypical - Nik Dodani to Recur in Netflix Comedy Series
    Nik Dodani (Kevin From Work) has landed a recurring role in Netflix’s Atypical (formerly known as Antarctica), a coming-of-age comedy series from The Goldbergs writer/co-executive producer Robia Rashid and director/executive producer Seth Gordon. Created and written by Rashid, the story follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum on his search for love and independence.

    Dodani will play Zahid, Sam’s co-worker at the electronics store. Dodani will next be seen in Joshua Leonard’s indie drama Behold My Heart opposite Marisa Tomei, Mireille Enos, Timothy Olyphant, and Charlie Plummer. He previously recurred on the FreeForm’s Kevin From Work and HBO’s The Comeback and guest-starred on NBC’s The Player. He’s repped by Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Don Buchwald & Associates.

  • 03:45 - Wet Hot American Summer - Season 2 - Joey Bragg to Recur in Netflix Series
    Liv and Maddie‘s Joey Bragg has booked a recurring role on Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Netflix’s sequel series to the limited series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp that was based on the cult 2001 movie. The new installment takes place in 1991, as the junior counselor staff of ’81 is returning to Camp Firewood for a 10-year reunion.

    Bragg will play Seth, a fast-talking camp counselor at Camp Firewood. Bragg is known for his starring role in Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie, and more recently guest-starred in Criminal Minds, Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans and YouTube Red’s Foursome. He’s repped by Innovative Artists, Levity Entertainment Group and attorney Mark Temple.

  • 18:30 - Melting Potts - Blended Family Comedy Produced by Kerry Washington in Development at ABC
    ABC is developing Melting Potts, a single-camera comedy from Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street production company and ABC Studios, where the company is based.

    Written by Ryan Jaffe (This Is Happening), Melting Potts centers on a blended family made up of equal parts Indian, Muslim, Jewish, and New Jersey. It is about a newly married couple struggling against culture, tradition and generations to build their idea of a “normal” American family.

    Jaffe executive produces with Simpson Street’s Washington and producing partner Sharla Sumpter Bridgett.

  • 18:05 - Missing Persons Drama in Development at NBC
    Sully writer Todd Komarnicki is venturing into television with an hourlong drama at NBC from Mike Karz and Bill Bindley’s Gulfstream Television and Warner Bros. TV where the company has an overall deal.

    Written by Komarnicki, the untitled project, inspired by a true story, follows the life of the world’s leading finder of missing persons as he searches nonstop, driven by the one person he could not find in time…his own daughter. Komarnicki executive produces with Gulfstream Pictures’ Karz and Bindley as well as Mark Clayman (The Pursuit Of Happyness). At Gulfstream TV, the drama is being overseen by SVP Juliana Janes. Tim Miller, who inspired the project, will serve as an executive consultant.

    Miller’s teenage daughter Laura went missing from her League City home in September 1984. Her body was found 17 months later. The search for Laura inspired Miller, a construction contractor, to launch Texas EquuSearch, a volunteer organization dedicated to searching for missing persons.

  • 18:05 - Lakeside VA - Hospital Comedy from Jim Parsons Receives Put Pilot Commitment at ABC
    ABC is looking for another hospital series — only this time it's a comedy with heart.

    The network is teaming with Modern Family's Bill Wrubel and Jim Parsons for single-camera comedy Lakeside VA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The comedy has landed at ABC with a hefty put-pilot commitment.

    Inspired by writer Shelly Gossman's (Raising Hope, SNL) experience working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Lakeside VA follows a C-plus team of VA hospital employees who are underfunded, understaffed and who stopped overworking themselves to make up for it years ago — until a new hotshot female chief of surgery steps in to turn them into an A team.

    Gossman's father is a Vietnam veteran, and in her early 20s, she worked at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The comedy will draw on her experience as well as first-hand accounts from veterans and VA staff across the country. Gossman will co-exec produce the Warner Bros. Television comedy alongside That's Wonderful Productions' head of development, Eric Norsoph, who will produce. Big Bang Theory star Parsons will exec produce the comedy via his overall deal with WBTV alongside Todd Spiewak.

  • 11:30 - DC TV Series Generate More Than $1 Billion in Revenue Per Year for Time Warner
    Thanks to sonofgod87 for the heads up.

    iZombie, Lucifer, Preacher, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Gotham are apparently huge earners for Time Warner according to CEO Jeff Bewkes. Case in point, TNT just recently signed a deal to air Arrow reruns and will also be the basic cable home for the DCEU. In addition to the ongoing shows, upcoming programs slated to debut or film a pilot include Powerless (NBC), Black Lightning (Fox) ,Krypton (Syfy) and Scalped (WGN). With Arrow set to hit the magic 100 episode number later this season, The CW's gamble back in 2012 on a C-list archer certainly appears to have paid off.

  • 09:40 - Workaholics - Season 7 - Nina Dobrev to Guest
    Thanks to sonofgod87 for the heads up.
    The Vampire Diaries star — whose character remains sound asleep in a supernatural coma — will guest-star in Season 7 of Comedy Central’s Workaholics, TVLine has confirmed, though no further details about her role are available.

  • 05:00 - The Nix - Penny Dreadful Creator Set as Showrunner on Meryl Streep and J.J. Abrams TV Series
    John Logan has lined up his next gig.

    The Penny Dreadful creator has been tapped to serve as showrunner and executive producer of The Nix, the Warner Bros. Television drama from J.J. Abrams starring Meryl Streep, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

    Based on a 2016 novel by Nathan Hill, Abrams and Hill will executive produce the project, which is being developed as a limited series. The Nix does not yet have a network attached.

    Hill's critically acclaimed debut novel — which debuted at No. 5 on the New York Times' best-seller list — centers on college professor and stalled writer Samuel Andresen-Anderson, who hasn't seen his mother, Faye, since childhood, the day she walked out of his life. Now she has reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the internet and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? To save her, Samuel will have to embark on his own journey, from the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago, uncovering long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew, secrets that stretch across generations all the way back to Norway, home of the mysterious Nix.

  • 05:00 - MOVIES: Sing - Trailer 3

  • 05:00 - MOVIES: Gifted - Trailer feat Chris Evans

  • 05:00 - American Gigolo - TV Adaptation in Development at Showtime
    EXCLUSIVE: Paramount TV and Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s American Gigolo series adaptation has landed at Showtime for development. Playwright Neil LaBute is set to write the show — a drama set in present day inspired by the iconic 1980 film that embodied the “wish fulfillment” glossy culture of Los Angeles.

    Paramount TV originally joined forces with Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the film noir classic starring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton, to explore a TV series adaptation in 2014.

    Executive producing the American Gigolo series are Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman of Jerry Bruckheimer TV. KristieAnne Reed serves as co-executive producer; and James Oh as producer. The film’s writer-director, Paul Schrader, is an executive consultant.

  • 05:00 - Dante's Cove - Revival Of Show Being Kickstarted

  • 05:30 - Feud - Molly Price Joins Ryan Murphy's FX Anthology Series
    Molly Price (The Knick) has landed a lead role opposite Alfred Molina in Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series Feud for FX.

    The eight-episode first installment tells the story of the legendary rivalry between two of the greatest movie stars of all time—Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon), and how they came together in 1962 to collaborate on a picture each hoped would revive their careers. Molina plays the film’s director Robert Aldrich. Price plays Aldrich’s wife Harriet.

  • 05:30 - Cormoran Strike - Holliday Grainger Cast as the Female Lead in J.K. Rowling's Limited Series
    British actress Holliday Grainger is set as the female lead opposite Tom Burke in Cormoran Strike, BBC One’s high-profile new limited series based on J.K. Rowling’s bestselling crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

    Cormoran Strike centers on Strike (Burke), a war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s unique insight and his background as an SIB Investigator prove crucial in solving three complex cases which have eluded the police. Grainger will play Robin Venetia Ellacott, Strike’s assistant and secretary.

    HBO has U.S. and Canadian rights to the series.

  • 05:30 - MOVIES: A Wrinkle In Time - Zach Galifianakis, Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard & More Join Disney Adaptation

    Zach Galifianakis, Moonlight‘s André Holland, Pan‘s Levi Miller and Deric McCabe have been added to the cast of Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, which stars Oprah Winfrey and is being directed by Ava DuVernay based on Jennifer Lee’s adaptation. The reimagined tale of the classic Madeleine L’Engle children’s book begins shooting tomorrow in L.A.

    Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard and Will McCormack round out the cast that includes Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Chris Pine as Mr. Murry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry. Galifianakis will play The Happy Medium, Holland is Principal Jenkins, Miller plays Calvin and McCabe is Charles Wallace. Storm Reid plays Meg Murry.

    The live-action pic centers on Meg Murray, her brilliant brother Charles and their friend Calvin on an unexpected journey into alternate dimensions on a mission to bring home their father.

  • 22:45 - Quantico - Episode 2.10 - Javier Muñoz to Guest

    “He plays Gabriel Carrera, vice consul at a consulate in [Washington] D.C.,” showrunner Joshua Safran tells TVLine. “His husband, Robbie, played by Nick Westrate (TURN: Washington’s Spies) also works at the consulate. They come into contact with some of our recruits, and soon wish they hadn’t.”

  • 22:40 - Supergirl - Episode 2.09 - Director Kevin Smith's Daughter Harley Quinn Smith to Guest
    Thanks to sonofgod87 for the heads up.

    National City here I come!

    A photo posted by Harley Quinn Smith (@harleyquinnsmith_) on

  • 22:40 - The Lonely Island & Modern Family Producers Developing Cuban-American Family Comedy at FOX
    Fox is developing a comedy from creator Chris Garcia and The Lonely Island, Variety has learned exclusively.

    The potential series is based on Garcia’s real life story when his immigrant parents lie about their home addres, in order to give him a chance at a better public education. A first generation Cuban-American, he has to make the most of his high school experience despite being surrounded by affluent, white surfer kids — and his dad who is taking ESL classes at the same school.

    The project landed at the network as a script order with a sizable penalty. Party Over Here will co-produce with 20th Century Fox Television.

    Garcia wrote the pilot with “Modern Family” vets Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh. Should the project go to series, Corrigan and Walsh will serve as showrunners. Other executive producers are Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Billy Rosenberg. Party Over Here’s Jason Zaro met Garcia at Just For Laughs and brought the idea into the company. He will oversee development.

  • 22:40 - Lesbian Couple in Kansas Comedy in Development at ABC from Mindy Kaling & Ed Weeks
    The Mindy Project co-star Ed Weeks has partnered with the comedy series’ creator, executive producer and lead Mindy Kaling for a comedy project, which has landed at ABC with a script commitment plus penalty.

    Co-written by Weeks and Hannah Mackay (Peep Show), the untitled single-camera comedy centers on liberal lesbian couple Laurel and Marisa who move with their teenage son to Laurel’s conservative hometown in Kansas to find that their assumptions about Middle America might just be wrong. Weeks, MacKay, Kaling and 3 Arts’ Howard Klein executive produce. Universal TV, where Kaling inked a big writing, producing and acting deal this past summer, is the studio.

    Under the pact, Kaling also has a high-profile single-camera sibling comedy comedy at NBC with a put pilot commitment, which she is writing/exec producing with The Mindy Project executive producer Charlie Grandy. Kaling is repped by CAA and 3 Arts.

  • 21:40 - Billions - Season 2 - Eric Bogosian to Recur
    Law & Order: Criminal Intent alum Eric Bogosian has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming second season of Showtime’s Billions. Created and executive produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, Billions takes an insider look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures: the hard-charging, politically savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis).

    Bogosian will play Lawrence Boyd, who runs the investment bank Spartan-Ives and is one of the most highly respected figures in the world of finance. Bogosian most recently recurred on The Get Down.

  • 05:10 - Ballers - Season 3 - Expected to Film in Los Angeles
    Thanks to Don J. for the heads up.

    HBO is keeping quiet, but all signs point to “Ballers” leaving South Florida.

    A week after the network stated it was evaluating where the football comedy would shoot its third season, “including an option to stay in Miami,” the show appears to be headed to Los Angeles.

    Multiple sources from the South Florida film community, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of being penalized, stated the network has ordered local crews to load all of the show’s sets and costumes onto cargo containers, which are being transported to California via tractor-trailers.

    By Monday afternoon, a warehouse at 3000 NW 123rd St. in Opa-Locka where the “Ballers” production assets are stored in-between seasons had already been nearly emptied.

    HBO declined to address the rumors directly. In a statement provided to the Herald, the network only said, ‘“Ballers’ season 3 production doesn’t start until next year so we are still evaluating how best to serve the series. We will announce our plans when they are finalized.”

    Rumors started swirling last month that the show, which stars Dwayne Johnson as a former NFL star turned financial advisor, would not continue to film in Miami after the Florida Legislature declined to replenish the state’s depleted tax-incentive program, which used rebates to lure out-of-town productions.

    According to figures provided by the Florida Office of Film and Entertainment, HBO received a tax credit of $3.8 million on expenditures of $19.2 million for the first season of “Ballers,” which was filmed in 2014. Final figures for the second season are not yet available.

    California launched an aggressive $330 million annual tax-incentive program in 2015 designed to lure productions that had moved to Georgia, Florida and other locations back to the state. The program generated $1.5 billion in in-state spending during its first fiscal year.

    Part of California’s new program includes a tax credit aimed specifically at “Relocating TV Series” for ongoing productions that agree to move to the state after having filmed previous seasons elsewhere. The application window for this tax credit is Nov. 14-29 and allocation letters won’t be issued until Dec. 5. This might explain why HBO officials won’t confirm the show’s West Coast move before their incentives are locked in.

    Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, who made a cameo in the season two premiere of “Ballers,” expressed surprise at the news of the move. He says the city had met with the show’s producers to figure out ways to lower production costs, including waiving rental fees for public parks and parking lots.

    “They were happy with what we offered,” Regalado says. “It wouldn’t have solved all their problems, but a little here and a little there starts to add up. This whole thing goes back to the philosophy of the State Legislature regarding tax incentives. HBO was disappointed with the decision Florida made.”

  • 00:30 - ABC Developing Prison Comedy from Fresh Off The Boat Co-EP
    ABC has put in development a workplace comedy from Fresh Off The Boat co-executive producer Sanjay Shah, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios.

    Written and executive produced by Shah, the untitled project centers on an idealistic but street-stupid Berkeley grad who takes his first job teaching hardcore felons at a prison. Shah will be writing from experience — before embarking on a writing career, he once worked as an instructor at San Quentin State Prison.

    Shah executive produces the ABC comedy with Kaplan and Dana Honor.

  • 00:30 - Rebel Law - Legal Drama in Development
    CBS has bought Rebel Law, a legal drama project from EastSiders creator Kit Williamson, former Royal Pains showrunner Michael Rauch and Lisa Kudrow & Dan Bucatinsky’s Is Or Isn’t Entertainment (Web Therapy).

    Written by Williamson with Rauch supervising, Rebel Law centers on an openly gay attorney who returns home to Mississippi to join his family’s multi-generational law practice where they work through their personal and political differences both inside and outside the courtroom. Rauch, Kudrow and Bucatinsky executive produce, with Williamson co-executive producing for CBS TV Studios.

  • 00:30 - The Sinner - Chris Abbott, Abby Miller & Dohn Norwood Join USA Network Pilot
    Girls‘ alum Chris Abbott, Abby Miller (Justified) and Dohn Norwood (Hell on Wheels) have been cast in regular roles opposite Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman in USA Network’s crime drama pilot The Sinner.

    Created and written by Derek Simonds based on Petra Hammesfahr’s book and executive produced by Biel, The Sinner focuses on Cora Tanner (Biel), a young mother who, overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling and very public act of violence — and to her horror has no idea why.

    Abbott plays Mason Tannetti, an air conditioning installer working for his parents’ business who’s happily married to Cora (Biel) until a sudden act of violence upends their domestic equilibrium and forces him to face the lurking shadows in his marriage. Miller will portray Caitlin Sullivan, a young, ambitious cop whose personal connection to Cora (Biel) and Mason Tannetti complicates her performance on the job, and eventually changes the course of the investigation. Norwood is Detective Dan Leroy, protégé’ of Detective Ambrose (Pullman) who has to navigate the awkward territory between respecting Ambrose’s outlier instincts and doing what he thinks is right.

    The pilot is also executive produced by Biel’s producing partner Michelle Purple through their company Iron Ocean Films and Charlie Gogolak. Antonio Campos will direct the pilot and also serve as an executive producer. Universal Cable Productions is the studio.

  • 00:30 - MOVIES: Life - Trailer feat Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds

  • 00:30 - MOVIES: Sonic - Sony Developing Live-Action/CGI Sonic the Hedgehog Adaptation
    Just over a week after stepping away from Deadpool, director Tim Miller has set his sights on a new gig: developing an adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog for Sony Pictures.

    Miller and his longtime Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler have been tapped to work on the project, on which Fowler would make his feature directorial debut.

    The duo are working with Neal H. Moritz (Fast and Furious franchise), who is producing the adaptation. Miller will act as an executive producer on it.

    Sonic centers on Sonic and his friends such as Tails and Knuckles, who run around collecting items and points as they attempt to foil the global domination plans of Doctor Eggman Robotnik. The game was first released by Sega in 1991, with the character becoming one of the world’s biggest gaming icons. More than 350 million copies including both packaged and digital games, have been sold on various platforms.

    The plan is to make a hybrid CG-animated/live-action family film. Patrick Casey and Josh Miller, who created Golan the Insatiable, are writing the script.

    Miller and Fowler were nominated for a best animated short Oscar in 2005 for their farm animal-centric Gopher Broke (Fowler write and directed, Miller exec produced). The two have also been developing, with David Fincher, an animated adaptation of cult comic the Goon.

    Said Miller of his cohort: “Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts. The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character.”

    Sony Pictures and Marza Animation Planet, a CG animation film production company of the SEGA SAMMY Group, will be the production titles behind the movie.

  • 00:30 - Seth MacFarlane's Untitled FOX Sci-Fi Drama Casts Halston Sage and Penny Johnson Jerald
    Halston Sage (Crisis) and Penny Johnson Jerald (Castle) have landed series-regular roles in Fox’s untitled live-action hourlong comedic drama created by and starring Seth MacFarlane. Jon Favreau is set to direct the first episode of the series, which is set in space 300 years in the future and follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet.

    Character details for Sage and Johnson Jerald’s roles were not provided, as has been the case with other castmembers including Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon and J Lee.

  • 00:30 - Strange New Things Adaptation - Haley Joel Osment Joins Amazon's Untitled Sci-Fi Pilot
    EXCLUSIVE: Haley Joel Osment has been cast in Amazon’s sci-fi drama pilot based on The Book of Strange New Things, Michel Faber’s cult hit novel. Osment joins Richard Madden, who will topline the potential series, which Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies) is writing and executive producing and Andy Harries and Lila Rawlings are producing. Kevin Macdonald is directing the hourlong pilot being produced by Amazon Studios and Left Bank Productions.

    The still-untitled TV adaptation of Faber’s 2014 book takes place in the near future, when Earth is becoming unsustainable. Madden stars as Peter, 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. Osment will play Sy, a man who used to grow large quantities of marijuana before being recruited to work on the new colony as chief botanist.

  • 00:30 - Action Land - Amusement Park Comedy Receives Put Pilot Commitment at NBC from the Minds of Parks and Rec
    NBC is developing a comedy series from the minds behind “Parks and Recreation” and “30 Rock.”

    Mike Schur and Matt Hubbard have come together to develop “Action Land,” Variety has learned exclusively. The comedy landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment.

    “Action Land” follows the exploits of the employees of a struggling local amusement park in Arizona.

    Hubbard is penning the single-cam, 30-minute pilot, and will exec produce with Schur and 3 Arts Entertainment’s David Miner. Universal Television, where both Schur and Hubbard are under overall deals, is the studio.

  • 00:30 - J.J. Totah to Star in NBC Comedy in Development from Adam Scott
    Fifteen-year-old Other People co-star J.J. Totah, one of the breakouts at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, is set to headline a TV comedy series. The project is executive produced by Other People producers Adam and Naomi Scott, who cast the young actor in the movie. The project hails from the Scott’s Gettin’ Rad Productions and Universal TV, where the company has a first-look deal.

    Written by David Monahan and Danielle Hoover, the untitled half-hour comedy centers on 15-year-old JJ (Totah), an uber-confident, label-defying, tour de force who moves from small-town Indiana to New York City to live with his Aunt Nancy, an upbeat realist who’s convinced herself she’s happy with her life and will try to teach JJ that sometimes an old dream falls apart so a new one can fall together. It’s one brave step forward and two stubborn steps back as JJ pushes her to fly and Nancy pulls him back to earth — but eventually, they’ll both land somewhere in the middle of happy.

    Parks and Recreation alum Adam Scott and his producer wife, Naomi Scott, will executive produce via Gettin’ Rad, along with Monaghan and Hoover. Totah serves as producer.

    This is the second sale for Monahan and Hoover this season. They also have comedy Manhood at Fox via Sony TV, Happy Madison, Seth Gordon’s Exhibit A and Storied Media. Based on the New York Times article “A Field Guide to Male Intimacy” and also inspired by Monahan’s life with his father and his adopted son, Manhood centers on a gay dad who discovers his teenage son has been seeking dating advice from his estranged father, because “Grandpa’s a ladies-man and you’re a men-man” and starts to worry that this is the first crack in an ever-widening gap between him and his straight son. Monahan and Hoover are repped by Gersh, Echo Lake Entertainment and attorney Erik Hyman at Loeb and Loeb.

  • 00:30 - Famous in Love - Season 1 - Filming Has Wrapped

  • 00:30 - The Odd Couple - Season 3 - To Pay Tribute to Garry Marshall

    The Special Episode Will Feature Actors from Marshall’s Hit Television Shows, Including Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Don Most from “Happy Days,” Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams from “Laverne & Shirley,” and Pam Dawber from “Mork & Mindy”

    Marshall Developed and Executive Produced the Original “The Odd Couple” for Television, and Served as Executive Consultant on the Current Show, Starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon

    The comedy series THE ODD COUPLE will pay tribute to the late television and film legend Garry Marshall with a special episode to be broadcast Monday, Nov. 7 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

    To honor Marshall’s extraordinary legacy, the poignant episode will feature actors from many of his hit television shows, including Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Don Most from “Happy Days,” Penny Marshall (Marshall’s sister) and Cindy Williams from “Laverne & Shirley,” and Pam Dawber from “Mork & Mindy.”

    Marshall developed and was the executive producer of the original television series “The Odd Couple,” starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, and served as executive consultant on the current version, starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon as Oscar Madison and Felix Unger, respectively. In the current series, Marshall guest-starred once as Oscar’s father, Walter. Marshall passed away on July 19, 2016.

    “The writing staff and everyone on THE ODD COUPLE reboot was thrilled when Garry Marshall joined us as a producer because his shows were part of our TV DNA,” said executive producer Bob Daily. “He was a kind, generous presence on the set, and we loved him dearly. And when we lost him, we knew we had to do something to honor his legacy – something that, like Garry’s work, was both heartfelt and zany. We are so grateful that the stars of these classic shows are able to join us in honoring him.”

    In the episode, Oscar reconnects with many significant people from Walter’s life when he agrees to carry out his father’s final wish to spread his ashes behind the candy factory he used to own.