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The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 5th February 2017 *Updated*

5th February 2017

22:35 - Teen Wolf - Season 6B - Casey Deidrick Joins Cast
Thanks to Pierre for the heads up.

09:45 - 12 Monkeys - Season 2 Gag Reel
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.

09:45 - Agents of SHIELD - Bloopers
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.

19:40 - MOVIES: Life - Super Bowl TV Spot feat Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds

3rd February 2017

05:00 - L.A. Law Reboot Being Redeveloped

L.A. Law, the contemporary revival of the Emmy-winning 1980s NBC legal drama, will be redeveloped.

The project, from L.A. Law co-creator Steven Bochco and one of the series’ original writers, Billy Finkelstein, was developed in-house at 20th Century Fox TV and was recently taken out as a spec.

While the initial script was tailored for broadcast, I hear the project now will be tweaked to also target cable and streaming networks.

05:00 - Survivor's Remorse - Season 4 - Isaiah Washington & Vanessa Bell Calloway to Recur; Neal McDonough to Guest

Grey’s Anatomy alum Isaiah Washington and Saints & Sinners’ Vanessa Bell Calloway are set for recurring roles on Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse, executive produced by LeBron James and Mike O’Malley (Glee, Yes, Dear). In addition, Neal McDonough (Arrow, Justified) is set for a guest role on the upcoming fourth season.

Washington will play Rodney Barker, the estranged and incarcerated father of Cam (Usher) who is on a journey of forgiveness and redemption as it relates to the sins of his past. Calloway will play Missy Vaughn’s (Teyonah Parris) mother, Camille Jordan, a business executive and DC civil rights activist who wants more for her daughter. McDonough is Brian Powers, a Bostonian business man from Cam’s (Usher) old neighborhood.

05:00 - MOVIES: The Lego Movie 2 - Mike Mitchell to Direct

Mike Mitchell, who most recently directed the DreamWorks Animation hit Trolls, is set to helm the sequel to Warner Bros’ The Lego Movie. He replaces Rob Schrab, who had been attached. Matt Fogel penned the most recent version the pic, which has a February 8, 2019 release date.

05:00 - MOVIES: Pitch Perfect 3 - John Lithgow Joins Cast

John Lithgow, who recently won the SAG award for his work on Netflix series The Crown, is joining the cast of Pitch Perfect 3.

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are returning to star in the third installment of the musical comedy franchise from Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment.The cast also includes Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Ruby Rose and Brittany Snow.

Lithgow's character description is being kept under wraps.

2nd February 2017

20:30 - MOVIES: Sharknado 5 - Syfy Announces Next Film in Franchise with Ian Ziering & Tara Reid Returning

Syfy and The Asylum announced today that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will again star in SHARKNADO 5 (working title), reprising their roles as shark-fighting heroes Fin Shepard and April Wexler. Principal photography commenced today, February 2, in Bulgaria. The latest film in the hit global franchise, SHARKNADO 5 features the return of original cast member Cassie Scerbo as Nova, a bartender turned badass Sharknado fighter.

SHARKNADO 5, which sees the deadly weather phenomenon of shark-infested storms bombard cities around the world, will film in more than 5 countries, including the UK and Australia. Anthony C. Ferrante, who directed the first four films, is back to helm this latest installment, based on a script by Scotty Mullen.

The original 2013 SHARKNADO film, which introduced a cyclone depositing MAN-EATING sharks on the citizens of Los Angeles, became a worldwide phenomenon and spawned a pop culture franchise. In SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE, New York City was the target of the disaster, and in SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!, a mega-sharknado made its way down the "Feast Coast" from Washington, D.C. to Florida. In the most recent installment, SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS, the shark-infested storms went national. The film ended with the Eiffel Tower ripping away from Paris and crashing down on Niagara Falls - a chilling indication that no one in the world is safe!

Now, in SHARKNADO 5, with much of NORTH AMERICA lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for the inevitable - a global sharknado. Fin Shepard and his family must put a stop to this disaster before Earth is completely obliterated.

20:30 - Casual - Season 3 - Jamie Chung to Recur

Jamie Chung (Gotham, Once Upon A Time) has joined the Season 3 cast of Hulu comedy series Casual in a recurring role.

In Season 3, the surprising consequences following Charles’ death and Valerie’s decision to move out propel the trio to rebel, exploring different jobs, partners, and unfulfilled passions. As they adjust to a new normal, can they maintain boundaries or will they revert to the comfort of codependency? Chung will play Tina, who has the self-confidence of a pretty, debt-free, part-time freelance artist whose parents bought her a house.

11:50 - Teen Wolf - Season 6 - Froy Gutierrez to Guest
Thanks to Pierre for the heads up.

In addition to new baddies, the last 10 episodes of Teen Wolf will feature a group of new faces. “We have several new kids that we’re really excited about, who are both good guys and bad guys, that step into the story in big ways,” explains Davis. “One of them is Froy Gutierrez (Bella and the Bulldogs, One Day at a Time) who is just great."

1st February 2017

03:35 - Star - Paris Jackson to Guest

Paris Jackson will guest star on Fox’s “Star,” the network announced on Monday.

The episode — which does not have an airdate yet — will mark the acting debut for the daughter of the late Michael Jackson.

Jackson will play the character Rachel Wells, who is described as a “young, super-chic, stylish and intimidating” social media guru who oversees a publicity shoot for the girl group and deliberately goads Star (Jude Demorest) and Eva (guest star Sharlene TaulĂ©) into pushing some boundaries.

00:45 - MOVIES: Overlord - Bad Robot to Produce D-Day Zombie Film with Director Julius Avery
Thanks to Darthlocke4 for the heads up.

Julius Avery, who directed A24’s “Son of a Gun,” is set to direct Paramount and Bad Robot’s World War II pic “Overlord.”

Billy Ray and J.J. Abrams came up with the idea for the story with Ray penning the script. “The Revenant” screenwriter Mark L. Smith has done a slight polish on the draft with Abrams producing for Bad Robot.

The story follows two paratroopers who are caught behind enemy lines after their plane crashes on a mission to destroy a German Radio Tower in a small town outside of Normandy during the D-Day invasion. After reaching their target, the two paratroopers come to realize that besides fighting off Nazi soldiers, they also must combat against supernatural forces that are a result of a secret Nazi experiment.

Julius Avery, who directed A24’s “Son of a Gun,” is set to direct Paramount and Bad Robot’s World War II pic “Overlord.”

Billy Ray and J.J. Abrams came up with the idea for the story with Ray penning the script. “The Revenant” screenwriter Mark L. Smith has done a slight polish on the draft with Abrams producing for Bad Robot.

The story follows two paratroopers who are caught behind enemy lines after their plane crashes on a mission to destroy a German Radio Tower in a small town outside of Normandy during the D-Day invasion. After reaching their target, the two paratroopers come to realize that besides fighting off Nazi soldiers, they also must combat against supernatural forces that are a result of a secret Nazi experiment.

22:30 - Angie Tribeca - Ernie Hudson Cast as Rashida Jones’ Father in TBS Comedy Series

Ernie Hudson has signed on to play Rashida Jones’ father in TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca.

Jones stars as lone-wolf detective Angie Tribeca who along with her colleagues, a squad of committed LAPD detectives, investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides. Hudson started shooting today. The character is currently a guest-starring role, with the potential to segue into a recurring.

31st January 2017

02:20 - MOVIES: Girls Trip - Teaser Trailer feat Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish

02:20 - Zoo - Season 3 - Aleks Paunovic Joins Cast

Aleks Paunovic (This Means War) been cast in CBS summer drama series Zoo. Based on the bestseller by James Patterson, Zoo chronicles a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet.

Paunovic will play Dallas, the leader of a shadowy group looking to stop the spread of the hybrids. Whether he can be trusted remains to be seen… Set for two episodes on Zoo, Paunovic most recently appeared as Julius on Syfy’s Van Helsing and can next be seen in War For the Planet of the Apes.

02:20 - Ballers - Season 3 - Serinda Swan to Recur

Graceland alumna Serinda Swan is set for a recurring role opposite Dwayne Johnson on the upcoming third season of HBO comedy series Ballers.

Swan plays Chloe Day, a smart, sexy, hotel management executive at the nicest resort hotel in Las Vegas, in a season-long arc.

19:30 - The Looming Tower - Tahar Rahim to Star in Hulu's 9/11 Drama Series

Tahar Rahim has been tapped as one of the two leads in Hulu’s high-profile The Looming Tower, a straight-to-series drama based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposĂ©, from Oscar-nominated Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) and Legendary Television.

The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq. It centers on Ali Soufan (Rahim) and John O’Neill. Ali Soufan a young FBI agent on John O’Neill’s I-49 anti-terrorism squad who quickly ascends to O’Neill’s protĂ©gĂ© due to his brilliance, as well as his fluency in Arabic and Islam. Ali is outraged by the perversion of his religion by enemies of the United States and uses every tool at his disposal, including going undercover in extremists’ gathering spaces, in order to prevent catastrophes.

Futterman, Gibney and Wright will executive produce the series, eyed for a 2017 premiere.

19:30 - American Crime - Season 3 - Kurt Krause to Recur

Kurt Krause will recur on the upcoming third season of John Ridley’s ABC anthology drama series American Crime. Season 3 will explore labor issues, economic divides and individual rights in North Carolina.

Krause, who most recently appeared in awards-season contender Hidden Figures, will play Dustin.

19:30 - UnREAL - Season 3 - Chelsea Hobbs to Recur

Make It or Break It alumna Chelsea Hobbs has booked a recurring role on the third season of Lifetime’s critically praised series UnReal.

She’ll play Charlie, a talented new camera assistant on Everlasting who’s a breath of fresh air, still green and innocent enough to love her job.

23:30 - Law & Order: SVU - Season 18 - Roger Ailes-Inspired Episode in the Works

The long-running procedural is developing an episode inspired by ousted CEO Roger Ailes and the scandal that led to his exit last year, sources confirm to THR.

The episode is centered on the powerful head of a news network Howard Coyle with a past, a female anchor at the network who is carrying a dark secret, and a young up-and-coming anchor willing to do anything to get ahead.

NBC declined to comment. TVLine was the first to report the episode.

Longtime Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson famously sued Ailes and Fox News last year, claiming that she was fired after rejecting sexual advances from Ailes. As allegations from other females at the cable news network surfaced, Ailes eventually stepped from his post while Carlson won a huge settlement.

Multiple Ailes-inspired projects have popped up since, most notably a limited series from Blumhouse Productions, Tom McCarthy and Gabriel Sherman, one of the key journalists reporting on the Ailes scandal, as well as a scripted film from the writers behind The Big Short. Earlier this week, THR broke that a docu about Ailes is in the works from Going Clear filmmaker Alex Gibney.

23:20 - Snowfall - Justine Lupe to Recur on FX Series

Justine Lupe (Francis Ha) has a busy time ahead. She’s been cast in a key series regular role in AT&T Audience Network’s upcoming drama series Mr. Mercedes, as well as a recurring role in John Singleton’s FX drama series Snowfall.

The 10-episode Snowfall is an hourlong drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Lupe will play Victoria. Heartbroken, she has come to L.A. to look for her missing sister. She’s smart, organized and diligent in her search, but in a bit over her head. Lupe will shoot the Snowfall role before segueing to Mr. Mercedes. Snowfall is executive produced by Dave Andron, Thomas Schlamme, John Singleton, Eric Amadio, Michael London, and Trevor Engelson, and produced by Evan Silverberg.

21:15 - Patriot - Amazon Reveals Key Art & Premiere Date
Thanks to Pawel for the heads up.

Amazon today announced the Patriot premiere date and debuted key art for its new original one-hour series. The Patriot will premiere on Friday, February 24 exclusively on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany and Austria. Check out the key art and photos from the show in our gallery below!

Starring Michael Dorman (Wonderland), Emmy winner Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Kurtwood Smith (That ’70s Show) and Michael Chernus (Orange Is the New Black), Patriot follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner (Dorman). His latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear, requiring him to forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous “non-official cover”—that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm. A bout with PTSD, the Federal government’s incompetence and the intricacies of keeping a day job in the “front” industrial piping company cause a barrage of ever-escalating fiascos that jeopardize Tavner’s mission.

04:30 - Bones - Series Finale - Airdate Revealed
Thanks to Sarah for the heads up.

04:30 - UnREAL - Season 3 - Kassandra Clementi and Jaime Callica Join Cast

Home and Away alumna Kassandra Clementi and Jaime Callica (Wayward Pines, Power Rangers) have joined the Season 3 cast of Lifetime’s critically praised series UnReal.

Clementi will play Crystal, Chet’s (Craig Bierko) new girlfriend and a swimsuit model. Callica is Xavier, a hottie dancer and Jay’s (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman) new love interest.

02:50 - MOVIES: Sing 2 Announced, Coming Christmas 2020; The Secret Life of Pets 2 Pushed a Year; Minions 2 Release Date Moved Up a Week

So many successful franchises, so much time. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are mixing it up with the sequels of three of their most successful animated IPs. First, The Secret Life of Pets 2 is being pushed by a year from July 13, 2018 to Fourth of July weekend a year later. In addition, Minions 2 is moving up a weekend from July 10, 2020 to a week earlier — Fourth of July weekend (yet again) — in the same year. And not to be upstaged, Sing 2 will get its close up on Christmas Day, 2020, which is a Friday that year.

02:50 - Roadside Picnic - Pilot Not Going Forward at WGN America, Being Shopped Elsewhere

WGN America has opted not to proceed with Roadside Picnic, its drama pilot based on the famous novel by top Soviet/Russian science fiction writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. I hear the pilot’s producing studio, Sony Pictures TV, already is shopping it to other outlets.

Starring The Good Wife and Downton Abbey alum Matthew Goode, alien saga Roadside Picnic explores a near-future world where aliens have come and gone, leaving humankind to explore the wondrous and dangerous mysteries left behind. The story also explores the social ramifications of their visit, as seen through the eyes of Red (Goode), a veteran “stalker” who has made it his mission to illegally venture into the once-inhabited zone and scavenge the abandoned remains of the alien culture.

The Roadside Picnic pilot was written by Transcendence scribe Jack Paglen and directed by Alan Taylor. Neal Moritz is producing. It is one of two pilots ordered by WGN America last year. The other, Scalped, based on the DC comic, is in pre-production.

00:20 - The Chi - Jacob Latimore and Yolonda Ross Join Showtime Series in Recasting

Jacob Latimore (Collateral Beauty) and Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down) have been case as series regulars for Showtime’s hourlong drama The Chi, from Lena Waithe, Elwood Reid, Common, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Fox 21 TV Studios.

Created/executive produced by Waithe, executive produced/showrun by Reid and executive produced by Common and Kaplan, The Chi is a coming-of-age story that follows a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago.

The recent series pickup of the project was made based on a new pilot script and backup scripts written by a small writers room. As part of the drama’s redevelopment, it is being fully recast, with Rick Famuyiwa set to direct the new opening episode.

Ross will play Jada, a full-time nurse/caregiver and single mother to her reckless, but charming son Emmett, played by Latimore. Emmett is an entrepreneurial ladies’ man until he’s stuck solo parenting his toddler age son and forced to be responsible for someone else. While Jada takes a tough love approach to Emmett’s first steps into fatherhood, she is beginning to explore a coming of age of her own. Ross replaces Aisha Hinds, while Latimore replaces Tequan Richmond, who played the roles in the original pilot.

Ross and Latimore join recently cast Jason Mitchell, who plays Brandon, an ambitious and confident young man who dreams about opening a restaurant of his own someday, but is conflicted between the promise of a new life and his responsibility to his mother and teenage brother back in the South Side. Thet role was previously played by Tosin Cole.

18:35 - Gabriel Iglesias to Star in Comedy in Development from Ryan Seacrest at ABC

ABC looking to Cristela alum Gabriel Iglesias for its next comedy.

The network is teaming with exec producer Ryan Seacrest for a comedy starring the Cristela alum and stand-up comedian, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The comedy, which is in development, revolves around a commitment-phobe bachelor who reconnects with his friend who has just broken up with the woman he has been with since pre-school. Iglesias is attached to star.

The comedy hails from CBS Television Studios and will be written by Taylor Hamra (Nashville, Dallas, Life Unexpected). Seacrest will exec produce alongside his Ryan Seacrest Productions' Nina Wass and Andrea Shay. Also attached to exec produce are Joe Meloche, Jay Lavender, Anthony Edwards (ER) and Cheryl Dollins. The comedy hails from Seacrest's overall deal with CBS Television Studios.

17:55 - The Collection - Amazon Prime US Poster and Premiere Date
Thanks to Pawel for the heads up.

Streaming on Amazon Prime, Feb 10 2017.

06:30 - Highston - Sacha Baron Cohen Comedy Series Scrapped at Amazon
Thanks to johnhelvete for the heads up.

Amazon is no longer moving forward with comedy series Highston.

More than a year after it handed out a six-episode series order to the comedy exec produced by Borat's Sacha Baron Cohen, the streaming service has abandoned the project, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Written by Bob Nelson (Nebraska) and directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), family comedy Highston centered around 19-year-old Highston Liggetts (Lewis Pullman), who has a number of celebrity friends that only he can see. His parents, played by Mary Lynn Rajskub and Chris Parnell, force him to get psychiatric help, but his uncle Billy (Curtis Armstrong) thinks he's fine. Shaquille O'Neal and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea guest starred in the series that also counted Todd Hoffman (Love Stinks) and Todd Schulman (Bruno) as exec producers.

“We love Bob, Jon and Val, both producers named Todd and the incredibly talented cast," said Joe Lewis, head of comedy and drama development at Amazon Studios. “Unfortunately not every series works out.”

04:45 - Star - Missy Elliot & Rickey Smiley to Guest

Missy Elliott (Ghostbusters) and Dish Nation‘s Rickey Smiley are set to guest star on separate episodes of new Fox series Star, created/executive produced by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy.

Elliot will play Pumpkin, a dangerous producer/recording artist who knew Carlotta (Queen Latifah) in her past life. She’s been hired by Star’s (Jude Demorest) boyfriend to surprise her at one of the girls’ upcoming performances.

Smiley plays the MC of the Atlanta NexFest competition. He announces the five finalists who hope to nab the grand prize — a big, fat record deal. It’s what the girls have been working toward all season.

04:45 - Stephen Colbert to Host the 2017 Emmys
Thanks to FootballfanbutNeutral for the heads up.

Stephen Colbert will host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS and the Television Academy today announced today. It will be the The Late Show host’s first time hosting this awards ceremony.

That trophy show will be broadcast on Sunday, September 17, and it’s CBS’s turn to host, obviously. Anticipating your next question, it is unusually early to be making this announcement – and comes in marked contrast to the Movie Academy’s unusually late announcement that ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel would be host this year’s Oscars.

21:30 - Mary Kills People - Lifetime Premiere Date Revealed
Thanks to Darkness for the heads up.