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The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 16th December 2016 *Updated*

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16th December 2016

03:25 - The Originals - Season 4 - Filming Wraps
Thanks to A for the heads up.

Happy Holidays everyone! Credit- @therealjosephmorgan #TheOriginals

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03:25 - Animal Kingdom - Season 2 - Jennifer Landon to Recur

Jennifer Landon has booked a recurring role on the second season of TNT’s Animal Kingdom. The series, from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television, centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs.

Landon will play Amy, whom Pope (Shawn Hatosy) meets at the megachurch where she works. Amy has been through the ringer, made life-altering mistakes and is seeking redemption through her faith. She runs a Bible study group and ex-con rehabilitation program, steadfast in her belief that salvation and forgiveness are possible. A three-time Daytime Emmy winner for As The World Turns, Landon recently recurred on Cinemax’s Banshee. She’s repped by manager Nathan Ament and attorney Matthew Wallerstein.

03:25 - GLOW - Alex Rich to Recur in Netflix Series

Alex Rich (True Detective) has booked a recurring role in GLOW, Netflix’s 10-episode straight-to-series comedy executive produced by Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan. Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch and starring Alison Brie and Marc Maron, GLOW was inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league. Set in Los Angeles, the series tells the fictionalized story of Ruth (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling via a weekly series about female wrestlers.

Rich will play Florian, Bash’s (Chris Lowell) childhood best friend turned butler. Rich, who recently appeared in season two of True Detective, is repped by Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Weintraub Tobin.

17:20 - Ducktales - DisneyXD Announces Cast
Leading the quack pack on globe-trotting adventures are: David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of mischief-making Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack.

17:20 - It’s Not You - Single Life Comedy in Development at Freeform

Freeform has put in development half-hour comedy It’s Not You, from Adam and Naomi Scott’s Gettin’ Rad Productions, and former Californication executive producer Gina Fattore.

Written by Fattore, It’s Not You is about the horrors and struggles of being single in a world completely designed for couple. It’s inspired by the popular ‘Modern Love’ columns in The New York Times, written by It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single author Sara Eckel. Fattore also executive produces with husband-and-wife producing duo Adam and Naomi Scott via their Gettin’ Rad Productions.

17:20 - Lawyer Up - Legal Comedy in Development at ABC

ABC is developing Lawyer Up, a legal comedy series from Office Christmas Party co-writer Justin Malen and Scott Stuber, Jamie Tarses and Dylan Clark’s Bluegrass FanFare. ABC Studios, where the company is based, is the studio.

Written and co-executive produced by Malen, the single-camera Lawyer Up centers on a straight-laced, recent Harvard Law grad who fails the bar exam which forces her to work for her two morally ambiguous older siblings in their small law firm.

Malen, who worked as a corporate lawyer at a prestigious firm before becoming a screenwriter, drew on that personal experience as inspiration for the show, which Stuber, Tarses and Clark will executive produce.

17:20 - Seven Seconds - Clare-Hope Ashitey Joins Netflix Series

British actress Clare-Hope Ashitey has signed on to star in the forthcoming crime drama from Killing creator Veena Sud, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

In the Fox 21 series, tensions run high between African-American citizens and Caucasian police officers in Jersey City, where a teenage African-American boy is critically injured by a cop.

Ashitey will play K.J. Harper, an assistant prosecutor in New Jersey caught up in the tragic case. She joins a cast that includes two-time Emmy winner Regina King, David Lyons, Michael Mosley, Russell Hornsby, Raul Castillo and Beau Knapp.

15th December 2016

NBC Developing Brothers Comedy from NBA’s Blake Griffin, NFL’s Ryan Kalil & Happy Endings Writers

NBC has put in development an untitled comedy from former Happy Endings writer-produces, brothers Matthew and Daniel Libman, L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin and The Panthers’ Ryan Kalil. Universal TV is the studio.

Written by Matthew and Daniel Libman, the untitled project centers on two brothers with a significant age difference who work together, despite being in very different places in their lives. The Libman brothers, who are eight years apart in age, executive produce with Griffin and Kalin via their production company, Mortal Media. Also executive producing are former Telenovela exec producers Josh Bycel and Jon Fener under their overall deal with Universal TV. Noah Weinstein oversees development for Mortal Media.

MOVIES: The Boss Baby - New Trailer

Dreamworks Trollhunters - Featurette
A story of ordinary kids turned heroes, set against a visually breathtaking world created by the legendary Guillermo del Toro. Dreamworks Trollhunters comes to Netflix on December 23.

#Blessed - NBC Developing Workplace Family Comedy

NBC has put in development #Blessed, a single-camera workplace family comedy from @midnight executive producer Alex Blagg, the Jackal Group (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Sonar Entertainment and Universal TV.

Written by Blagg, #Blessed follows an eccentric group of parent bloggers who work at a digital “mommy media” company and the recently divorced single dad hired to manage them. Blagg executive produces with the Jackal Group’s Gail Berman and Joe Earley, Sonar Entertainment’s Thomas Lesinski, and Jenna Santoianni, and Peacock Alley Entertainment’s Carrie Mudd.

Class - Season 1 - Doctor Who Spinoff Airing on BBC One from January 9th 2017
Thanks to Dumble for the heads up.

14th December 2016

The Flash - Season 3 - Deleted Dr. Alchemy Scene
Thanks to sonofgod87 for the heads up.

Please watch the sneak peek here on EW.

Amazon Prime Video Now Available in More Than 200 Countries and Territories Around the World

Amazon Prime Video Now Available in More Than 200 Countries and Territories Around the World

Customers worldwide can sign up for a Prime Video membership and enjoy popular new shows like The Grand Tour from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and award-winning Amazon Original Series including Golden Globe-winner Mozart in the Jungle, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA-winner Transparent, Emmy-winner The Man in the High Castle, and multi Emmy Award-winner Tumble Leaf, along with popular Hollywood movies and TV shows

Prime Video is automatically available at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain and to customers in new Prime Video territories at an introductory price of $2.99 (or €2.99) per month for the first six months

Prime Video members can watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs or online at—and can also download all titles to mobile devices for offline viewing

Members can watch Amazon Original Series in English, with French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish subtitled and dubbed versions also available

Amazon today announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe. Customers around the world can now enjoy popular new original series like The Grand Tour from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May (currently the top-rated TV show on IMDb with an overall rating of 9.4 and over 20,000 votes) and award-winning Amazon Original Series like The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Tumble Leaf and more. Customers can sign up for a Prime Video membership at and watch on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets and popular LG and Samsung smart TVs. Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain can start watching today at no additional cost to their Prime membership. Customers in the other new Prime Video territories can sign up at an introductory price of $2.99 (or €2.99) per month for the first six months, starting with a free 7-day trial at

“We are excited to announce that starting today, fans around the world have access to Prime Video,” said Tim Leslie, Vice President, International, Prime Video. “The Grand Tour and other critically acclaimed Amazon Original Series like Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, and The Man in the High Castle, along with hundreds of popular Hollywood movies and TV shows, are now available at the introductory price of only 2.99 a month. And what’s really exciting is that we are just getting started.”

13th December 2016

03:30 - The Goldbergs - Season 4 - Karate Kid Inspired Episode Coming

There have been breakfast clubs, dirty dancers, days off, and risky businesses… and now, bullies, crane kicks, and swept legs.

The Goldbergs, ABC’s smashing ‘80s sitcom, has set its cinephilic sights on 1984’s The Karate Kid as the fourth season’s annual homage episode, EW has learned exclusively.

Movies from the neon era have figured in as plot inspirations for plenty of episodes of the consistently delightful sitcom, but each season boasts at least one episode specifically derived from a sole film. Following up on this season’s Breakfast Club premiere, season 4 will continue the homages with a 2017 episode that goes full Ralph Macchio (and, like, half Pat Morita).

The episode finds Adam (Sean Giambrone) and Barry (Troy Gentile) cornered by a tough kid at school but given the opportunity to fight back in a school-sanctioned karate match. Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey), as she is wont to do, is compelled to intervene, effectively becoming the boys’ “Mr. Momyagi” as she tries to protect her schmoos.

The Karate Kid episode will air in late winter/early spring of 2017.

03:30 - Fresh Off The Boat - Season 3 - Heather Locklear to Guest

Fresh Off the Boat has a Lock on another Melrose Place alum.

Heather Locklear is set to guest-star on the ABC family comedy, EW has learned. The actress will play Sarah, the intimidating ex-wife of Marvin (Ray Wise) who faults Honey (Chelsey Crisp) for the collapse of their marriage. Sarah is not only a DJ at the Radisson but also works at the glove counter of a department store, which may explain the name of the episode: “The Gloves Are Off.”

Slated to air in February, the episode is directed by Fred Savage. The alum of The Wonder Years and The Grinder recently helmed episodes of Casual and Two Broke Girls this year, and his directing resume also includes such credits as Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Happy Endings.

03:30 - Civil - Modern Day Civil War Drama Pilot Not Moving Forward at TNT

TNT has opted not to proceed with its pilot Civil. The political and social drama was a hot prospect when it was picked up to pilot in May, as its plot sounded ominously close to real-life current events. Written by A Simple Plan scribe Scott Smith and directed by Allen Coulter, Civil, which secured a solid cast led by Bradley Whitford, Courtney B. Vance, Toby Jones and Enrique Murciano, takes place in the wake of a hotly contested Presidential election, as America finds itself plunging uncontrollably into a modern day Civil War. The series weaves together the personal stories of citizens from all walks of life, whose actions – amplified in an age of instant media – add fuel to the conflict and affect the fate of the entire country.

TNT brass were high on the project for a series order, and backup scripts were ordered while the pilot was being filmed over the summer, just as the Presidential election campaign was growing more contentions by the day. There was an idea to preview the pilot in the fall, around the November vote, and then launch the series in January. Those potential plans were put on hold when the pilot was delivered in August. A decision was made not to rush the project to series. The network eventually passed on it. Some observers say it may have felt too close to home.

03:30 - MOVIES: Pitch Perfect 3 - Ruby Rose in Talks to Join Cast

“Orange Is the New Black” star Ruby Rose has begun negotiations to join Universal and Gold Circle’s next installment in the “Pitch Perfect” franchise.

Trish Sie is taking over as director from Elizabeth Banks, who directed “Pitch Perfect 2.” Banks will reprise her role as Gail and remains on board as a producer along with Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions, and Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment.

Kay Cannon wrote the screenplay with additional drafts from Mike White and Dana Fox.

Plot details and a description of Rose’s character have yet to be unveiled.

03:30 - MOVIES: Robin Hood: Origins - Ben Mendelsohn in Negotiations to Play the Sheriff of Nottingham

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” baddie Ben Mendelsohn is eyeing another villainous role.

The Emmy-winning actor is in negotiations to play the Sheriff of Nottingham in Lionsgate’s “Robin Hood: Origins.”

The movie stars Taron Egerton as the titular, iconic character; Jamie Foxx as Little John; and Eve Hewson as Maid Marian. “Fifty Shades of Grey” actor Jamie Dornan will portray Will Scarlett, Robin Hood’s half-brother.

Otto Bathurst is directing from Joby Harold’s script. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Basil Iwanyk, Tory Tunnell, and Joby Harold are producing.

The story will center on Robin Hood, a war-hardened crusader who joins a Moorish commander in an audacious revolt against the corrupt English monarchy.

03:30 - The Bastard - Family Comedy in Development at FOX

Fox has given a script commitment with penalty to The Bastard, a single-camera comedy written and executive produced by Rob Rosell and David Hornsby. 20th TV is the studio. This marks a reunion for Rosell and Hornsby, who co-created with Scott Marder the FX animated comedy series Unsupervised and served as executive producers on the network’s flagship comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The Bastard follows Warren, a hardworking hotel janitor who has a freak accident at work and is told by his mother, who mistakenly thinks he’s on his death bed, that he’s the bastard son of the wealthy founder of the hotel chain. Warren seeks out his real father, hoping to connect, and eventually earns a place in the wealthy but dysfunctional family. But no matter how hard he tries, he will always be … the bastard.

03:30 - MOVIES: Jekyll - Ruben Fleischer to Direct Lionsgate Adaptation Starring Chris Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Ruben Fleischer has been set by Lionsgate to direct Chris Evans in Jekyll, the feature based on the 2007 BBC One series. Evans came attached in July, to play the lead role of Tom Jackman. This sets up a couple of potential competitive situations, one of them involving the rival project at Universal that is being built around Russell Crowe. The other: which movie will Fleischer next direct? After all, he’s in the middle of Sony’s effort to sequelize Zombieland, which has now become a cult classic that launched not only Fleischer but Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin, and gave a second wind to Woody Harrelson. As a result, all of those stars are more expensive, and Sony is working on the deals. The movie wasn’t a blockbuster — $102 million WW on a $23 million budget — but it is the kind of clever film that has aged favorably and the post apocalyptic world can be expanded.

Fleischer will work with the scribes, and some of the timing here depends on Evans’ duties as Captain America in the back to back sequels to The Avengers which Joe and Anthony Russo are directing. As for Universal, it too is developing a film based on the Robert Louis Stevenson public-domain novel about the doctor with the split personality. Crowe will appear first in The Mummy opposite Tom Cruise and presumably as a stand-alone in a later film.

10th December 2016

Skam - Simon Fuller to Produce English Version of Norwegian Teen Drama
Thanks to Julio for the heads up.

Simon Fuller, who changed the landscape of television when he created American Idol, will produce an English-language version of Shame, a widely-acclaimed Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation series that has become one of Scandinavia’s most talked-about programs since its debut in 2015. The groundbreaking multi-platform teen drama will be produced by Fuller’s XIX Entertainment for the U.S. and Canada.

Known as Skam in Norway, the NRK series uses compelling narratives in real time with unknown actors and scripts that speak unflinchingly to a 16-year-old audience. The show has received massive attention and ratings among young and adult audiences throughout Scandinavia. In Norway, the weekly audience has grown this year from 24,000 to 1.262 million (Norway’s total population is 5 million), outperforming most TV and streaming primetime hits in the Scandinavian country.

“Shame is an important show,” says Fuller. “There is precious little content created primarily for a teen audience and Shame provides this with great honesty and integrity. This show packs a punch and is leading the way in exploring multi-platform storytelling. It has become an enormous hit in Norway and has the potential to become an influential show in America, where there is simply nothing like it. Scandinavia, and Norway in particular, is at the forefront of innovation and creativity in the shaping of the world’s digital and creative industries right now. I’m proud to be in partnership with NRK to take Shame to a worldwide audience.”

“By taking the rights for the U.S. and putting the power of Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment behind it, we feel certain that Shame’s integrity will be respected, and that the unique authenticity that is at the heart of our show will capture a very large audience,” says Ole Hedemann, head of formats for NRK. “Shame’s secret, the accurate portrayal of high school kids, gives the audience something to think about — and at the same time, something to love.”

The cast is focused on a group of 16-year-old characters, and storylines are meticulously researched to reflect real-life teen issues. Shame generates a shared reality for its viewing audience through the web where each episode is first published as it happens. Further chat, posts and social media uploads take place over the following days before the weekly TV show summarizes the storyline for the casual viewer.

9th December 2016

23:15 - Basket Case - Crime Drama in Development at FOX

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Basket Case, an hourlong drama based on the bestselling 2002 book by Carl Hiaasen, from White Collar and Graceland creator Jeff Eastin, and Life in Pieces executive producer Jason Winer. 20th Century Fox TV, where Eastin and Winer are under overall deals, is the studio.

Written by Eastin based on Hiaasen’s book, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Basket Case centers on former hotshot investigative reporter Jack Tagger, who’s now an obituary writer — and a mess, consumed by his own mortality. Joined by a dysfunctional group of friends, this redemptive crime drama uncovers the sun, fun, and seedy underpinnings of South Florida. Eastin, Winer and Hiaasen executive produce.

23:15 - Down in the Valley - Crime Drama in Development at ABC

ABC has put in development Down in the Valley, an hourlong crime drama from writers-directors David Posamentier and Geoff Moore (Better Living Through Chemistry), and TriStar Television.

Written by Posamentier and Moore, Down in the Valley is described as a darkly comedic hourlong crime drama and family soap told from the perspective of a talented female police officer who returns home to Napa Valley to support her struggling family after her troubled sister disappears and leaves her infant daughter in need of care. When she joins the Napa County Sheriff’s Department to make ends meet, she quickly realizes that this posh, bucolic, “small town” paradise now has more than its fair share of big city problems. Posamentier and Moore also executive produce. TriStar Television is the studio.

21:25 - The Strain - Season 4 - Jess Salgueiro to Recur

Jess Salgueiro has signed on as a recurring on the upcoming fourth season of FX’s vampire thriller drama The Strain.

She’ll play Rosalinda, a glamorous and tough young lady held prisoner in a mysterious experimental medical ward. The Strain has the very survival of humanity at stake. New York City is a battleground. Written off by the federal government, the citizens are on their own in the ultimate showdown between humans and strigoi. Salgueiro currently recurs on SyFy’s Channel Zero and CBS’ Ransom. She’s repped by Echo Lake Entertainment and Canada’s Patterson Talent Management.

21:25 - Power - Season 4 - Mike Dopud to Recur

Mike Dopud (X-Men: Days of Future Past) has booked a recurring role on the fourth season of Starz drama Power. He’ll play Jason Micic, a handsome, vicious and powerful man who is the leader of a large cartel. The series, created by Courtney Kemp and produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, tells the story of James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city’s elite.

Dopud has a lead role in feature Virtual Revolution, recurs in Arrow and iZombie and will guest star in an upcoming episode of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Hes repped by Global Artists Agency.

16:10 - Girl Meets World - Episode 3.19 - World Meets Girl - Will Be a 1 Hour Episode

16:10 - Orville - Mark Jackson Joins Seth MacFarlane's Sci-Fi FOX Drama

British actor Mark Jackson has been cast as a series regular opposite Seth MacFarlane in Orville, his 13-episode straight-to-series hourlong comedic drama for Fox.

Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before. Jackson will play a member of the ship’s crew. In addition to MacFarlane, he joins previously announced Peter Macon, J Lee, Adrianne Palicki and Scott Grimes.

23:55 - Bojana Novakovic to Star in CBS Comedy in Development

CBS is developing a multi-camera comedy co-written, executive produced and starring actress Bojana Novakovic (Rake). The project hails from Working Title TV, a joint venture between NBCU International Studios, which is overseen by Michael Edelstein, and Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Written by Novakovic, Kate Gersten (Mozart In the Jungle) and Everybody Loves Raymond veteran Tucker Cawley, the untitled comedy centers on a dutiful, people-pleasing daughter at the center of a family that’s breaking apart and explores what it means to be single and looking for love from the perspective of three age groups. Novakovic, Gersten and Cawley executive produce with Working Title’s Bevan, Fellner and Andrew Stearn. CBS TV Studios is co-producing with NBCUniversal International.

7th December 2016

03:25 - Netflix Re-Releasing Marvel's Daredevil in High Resolution (Amongst Others)
Thanks to Mkone for the heads up.

20:50 - MOVIES: Baywatch - Teasers

20:50 - Britannia - First Look Photos
Thanks to Bazooka for the heads up.

Britannia tells the story of the Roman Imperial Army's invasion of our shores in 43AD.

18:30 - Z: The Beginning of Everything - Amazon Original Series - Trailer *Region Free*, Poster & Premiere Date Revealed
Thanks to Pawel for the heads up.

EXCLUSIVE: No couple epitomized the rebellion and the glamour of the Jazz Age like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald, and now the Amazon series about their tumultuous romance and life has a launch date and a new trailer.

A peek at the Christina Ricci-starring Z: The Beginning of Everything can be seen above, and the 10-episode first season can all be seen in its entirety starting January 27.

With American Crime alum David Hoflin as The Great Gatsby author, Z follows the pair from their first meeting in Montgomery, AL, in 1918 and all the way to the top of the literary and social circles of NYC and Paris and seemingly everywhere in between – with a lot of style, a lot of booze and no small degree of emotional explosions.

16:30 - Jessica Jones - Season 1 - DVD Cover Art