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16:10 - Archie Comics Signs Development Deal with Warner Bros. TV
Thanks to sonofgod87 for the heads up.

The pact follows the success of the CW's 'Riverdale' and could see more ofArchie's pals and gals heading to the small screen.

Everything's coming up Archie.

In the wake of the launch of Riverdale on the CW, Archie Comics has signedan exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Television to develop more of thepublisher's properties for television and original content.

As Archie CEO Jon Goldwater tells The Hollywood Reporter, the deal extendsbeyond the traditional Riverdale crew of Archie, Betty and Veronica as seenin the current CW series. It could include lesser-known propertiesincluding "America's Queen of Pin-Ups and Fashions" Katy Keene, as well asthe superheroes of the company's Dark Circle imprint.

16:00 - Pete The Cat + Costume Quest - Amazon Orders 2 Animated Shows to Series

Amazon has ordered two new original kids Series, Pete the Cat, based on the award-winning James Dean book series, and Costume Quest, from the popular video games, for premiere next year on Prime.


04:20 - Scalped - Lily Gladstone to Star in WGN America’s DC Comics Pilot

Casting has officially begun on the project that was ordered to pilot nearly a year ago — Lily Gladstone has landed the first series regular role, Variety has learned exclusively.

Based on the western crime comics that were published by DC’s Vertigo imprint in 2007, “Scalped” is described as a modern-day crime story set in the world of a Native American reservation. The project explores power, loyalty, and spirituality in a community led by the ambitious Chief Lincoln Red Crow as he reckons with Dashiell Bad Horse, who has returned home after years away from the reservation.

Gladstone will play Carol Red Crow, the estranged daughter of Chief Red Crow. The former “Rez Princess,” tragic circumstances set her against her father and down a self-destructive spiral meant to punish him as much as herself. Fiercely independent and intelligent, Carol gradually comes to discover the influence she can play on the Rez’s future.

Insiders say that WGN America is looking to find a cast predominately made up of Native American actors for the pilot. Gladstone is Native American, and her great, great grandfather was Red Crow. She grew up in the reservations for the early part of her childhood.

15:20 - MOVIES: Ghost in the Shell - Trailer 2

03:20 - Disjointed - Chris Redd Joins Netflix’s Pot-Themed Comedy Series
Thanks to Jovan for the heads up.

Chris Redd (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping) has been cast as a series regular opposite Kathy Bates in Disjointed, Netflix’s pot-themed multi-camera workplace comedy from Chuck Lorre, former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum and Warner Bros TV.

Written and executive produced by Lorre and Javerbaum, Disjointed stars Bates as Ruth, a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twentysomething son and a deeply troubled security guard. All of them are more or less constantly high. Redd will play Dank, a stoner who is a regular customer at the dispensary.

22:40 - The Machine - Bridger Zadina, Malachi Kirby and Olly Rix Join Syfy's AI Pilot

Syfy's The Machine reboot is adding to its ensemble. Bridger Zadina (Better Things), Roots grad Malachi Kirby and Olly Rix (Of Kings and Prophets) have signed on for series regular roles, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on the 2013 film, The Machine is set in a world that is being transformed by the emergence of artificial intelligence and explores the epic conflict between man and technology through the lives and motivations of six interwoven characters — each of whom holds the key to humanity’s victory or its destruction.

Zadina will play Santiago, an agoraphobic young hacker who — after uncovering the dangerous truth behind those he believed to be his allies — is cast out into the world he desperately fears. Through his harrowing fight for survival, Santiago begins to emerge as one of humanity's last great hopes in the coming war against rising artificial intelligence.

Kirby is set to play Aaron, a lonely and out-of-place young man who created an A.I. as his best friend — benevolent, brilliant, supportive, and in many ways, his equal. Then recruited by the CIA for his creation, Aaron was placed in their cyber-warfare division. When the government used his work to spearhead a devastating cyberattack, Aaron was forced to destroy his creation and flee. Now in need of resources and money to rebuild, Aaron seeks a trustworthy partner that can fund the re-creation of his A.I. and save humanity, not destroy it.

Rix will portray James, the principal test subject of a secret Ministry of Defense Artificial Intelligence program. A soldier, his badly injured mind and body have been rebuilt using cutting-edge prosthetics and implanted artificial intelligence, elevating him far beyond the limits of normal human capabilities. As James becomes a pivotal player in the looming rise of artificial intelligence, how much humanity remains within him is still unclear. If James is a savior or destroyer is unclear, but the fate of our world may rest in his hands.

06:30 - Power Rangers - Dark Reboot in Development for TV

The showrunner on Netflix’s new Castlevania series, Adi Shankar, is working on an R-rated reboot of Power Rangers series from the ‘90s.

During an interview with Polygon, Shankar said his next big project was a Power Rangers meets Dragon Ball Z type series that would reimagine the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series that ran between 1993 and 1999. The show would be an animated series and Shankar said it would be the most violent version of the show to date.

“It’s a complete retelling of the first three seasons,” Shankar said. “And it’s going to be really fucking dark. Darker than any other Power Rangers series.”

Shankar is already working on the script for the first season and wants to launch the series within the next 18 months, but has yet to sell the series to a network. When asked if there were any potential suitors, Shankar said there were a couple of networks interested but he wanted to bring the show to Netflix. Shankar is currently working with the internet network on the recently announced Castlevania.

04:20 - Legion - Ellie Ariaza to Recur

Ellie Ariaza (The Bridge) is set for a recurring role in FX’s X-Men-universe drama series Legion. From Fargo creator Noah Hawley, Marvel TV and FX Prods., Legion introduces the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), based on the Marvel comics character Legion, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier.

Ariaza will play Philly. Perky and aloof, Philly doesn’t always follow the conversation, but she certainly tries.

04:20 - The Magicians - Season 2 - Marlee Matlin to Guest

Here’s some news Penny would definitely have a hard time wrapping his head around! Marlee Matlin (Switched at Birth) will be working her magic on The Magicians come March 29.

The Academy Award-winning actress will play Harriet, the woman in charge of a website called “Fuzzbeat” that deals in news — as well as Top 10 lists and cat videos.

Former lovebirds Penny and Kady will run into Matlin’s character in their search for an important library book, which, as the exclusive image above shows, neither of them expected to happen. However, as the episode unfolds, the duo quickly learns that Harriet’s website might be hiding more than they originally thought.

Matlin will make her appearance in “The Girl Who Told Time,” the 10th episode of the second season.

04:20 - Ten Days in the Valley - Ali Liebert to Recur

Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls) has booked a recurring role opposite Kyra Sedgwick on ABC’s new straight-to-series drama Ten Days in the Valley, from Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue) and Skydance Television. The series follows Jane Sadler (Sedgwick), an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a separation whose life is turned upside down when her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. Just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret, and no one can be trusted.

Liebert will play Detective Nickole Bilson. Blue collar and plain-spoken, she is a tough and experienced detective, also assisting on the Sadler-Greene case.

04:20 - MOVIES: Pitch Perfect 3 - Matt Lanter Joins Cast

Matt Lanter, one of the breakout stars of the new NBC drama “Timeless,” has joined the cast of Universal’s “Pitch Perfect 3.”

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

19:50 - MOVIES: The Circle - Trailer feat Emma Watson & Tom Hanks

19:50 - Trollhunters - Renewed for a 2nd Season by Netflix

Trollhunters comes from Guillermo del Toro and marks both a first for the filmmaker — a bingeable creation for Netflix — and a return to form by way of a long-standing history with DreamWorks Animation, where Del Toro cut his teeth in the medium. EW can exclusively reveal that, following the successful run of the first 26 episodes, a second season of 13 episodes will arrive later this year, with production already long underway for season 2.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: It seems like you have some news to share.

GUILLERMO DEL TORO: Well, we got very good news about how many people were watching the series, but we got confirmation that the next [13] episodes are a go. We’ve been working on a second season for a while now because we knew that if everything went right, we could proceed. We’re going to go ahead and now continue, rather than start, because we’ve been doing it for more than a year. The reality and the beauty of this is that we can continue not only the storyline and the characters, but we have a huge swath of work from Anton that allows us to continue Anton through more than half the season.

How did you approach the show following the loss of Anton?

From the get-go, even in the first season, we knew we wanted to preserve as much of the performance of Anton as possible, both from an artistic and a human point of view, and also simply because I think it’s a tribute to what we think he brings to the role of Jim. From the beginning when we planned the writers’ room, we set out a map of 52 episodes, and created arcs that break every 13, and those were planned four years ago. So we have been recording Kelsey Grammer, Anton, Ron Perlman, Clancy Brown, everybody involved in the series for years and years. And there was a break in the arc in the right episode that allows us to preserve all the work that Anton did that was phenomenal. At the end of recording sessions, Anton did one of the most complex episodes and then he looked at the pilot, complete, and there was a great moment in which he was able to see the work and do a really complicated episode in which he did multiple voices and we were all so proud and so close when we lost him. And now I can tell you, we’re not only going to second season, but we’re going to be able to preserve a really large part of it with Anton’s voice.

19:50 - MOVIES: Girls Trip - Redband Trailer feat Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish

8th February 2017

04:10 - The Last Ship - Season 5 - Jodie Turner-Smith Promoted to a Series Regular

We’ll be seeing more of Jodie Turner-Smith in Season 5 of TNT’s The Last Ship. Smith, who recurs on Season 4, has been promoted to series regular for the fifth season, which premieres in 2018.

Smith plays Azima Kandie, a sergeant in the Kenyan Navy and new VBSS operator aboard Nathan James. She joined the global cause to eradicate the virus after hearing stories of the legendary Captain Tom Chandler. Azima is beautiful and flirtatious, but she also knows 50 ways to kill a man with her bare hands.

04:10 - Castlevania - Given 2 Season Order at Netflix
Thanks to Julio for the heads up.

Part 1 of the Castlevania TV show’s first season will be arriving this year, indicating that similar to other Netflix series like The Crown, Castlevania has been automatically greenlit for at least two seasons (or a first season to be released in two separate chunks). The Belmont family will definitely be making their streaming debut later this year – although likely not in October, when Stranger Things season 2 arrives – and aiming to dominate in all of their vampire-slaying glory.

As noted by io9, the Castlevania TV series is most likely being developed by Adventure Time‘s Frederator Network (who teased his involvement near the end of 2016) and produced by Adi Shankar – known for his Power Rangers fan film that garnered a lot of attention in 2015. Shankar had previously written about his involvement on Castlevania along with Fred Seibert on Facebook with the timestamp “about a year ago”:

“Breaking News: I’m producing a super violent Castlevania mini-series with my homies Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde. It’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.”

It will be interesting to see if this show focuses on characters featured in Castlevania video games past or a new generation of vampire hunters unique to the series.

04:10 - The Chi - Tiffany Boone & Alex R. Hibbert Join Showtime Drama

The Following alumna Tiffany Boone and Alex R. Hibbert (Moonlight) have been cast as series regulars opposite Jason Mitchell in Showtime’s hourlong drama The Chi, from Lena Waithe, Elwood Reid, Common, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Fox 21 TV Studios.

Boone will play Jerrika, Brandon’s (Mitchell) outspoken partner in life. Although she struggles with his mother for acceptance as his girlfriend, she also is wise and helpful in navigating Brandon’s path. A restaurant manager herself, in tough times she works hard to keep Brandon away from street justice and on his own road to being a chef.

Hibbert portrays Kevin, who is street-smart and confident and focuses on the things important to a 13-year-old. He’s infatuated with a girl in his class, has a close group of neighborhood friends and dreams of getting out of the South Side. Unfortunately, being at the wrong place at the wrong time puts him at the scene of a murder, and now Kevin has a new kind of fear — for his life.

04:10 - The Magic School Bus Rides Again - Kate McKinnon to Voice Ms. Frizzle in Netflix Revival

Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters) will be voicing the beloved animated teacher in the Magic School Bus reboot, the streaming serviced announced Wednesday at its press event in New York City.

This modernized version of the popular animated series will be called The Magic School Bus Rides Again, and much like the original will see Ms. Frizzle take her class of elementary school students on a series of wild field trips. The original series, based on the book series, found a batch of inquisitive kids will get the chance to explore everything from the inside of the human body to under the sea.

17:45 - Anne - Premiere Date Announcement
Thanks to Darthlocke4 for the heads up.

Anne premieres May 12, only on Netflix.

Anne is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and many challenges, fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world. Set in Prince Edward Island in the late 1890s, the series centers on Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty), a young orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform the lives of Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. Anne’s adventures will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice.

7th February 2017

02:40 - The Tick - Yara Martinez Promoted to a Series Regular in Amazon Original Series

Jane the Virgin‘s Yara Martinez who guest starred in the pilot for Amazon’s upcoming comedy series The Tick, has been promoted to regular.

The Tick, a co-production with Sony TV, centers on an underdog accountant with zero powers who comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. Martinez, who will reprise her role from the pilot as Ms. Lint, will co-star alongside Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry and Brendan Hines. The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund, Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld, directed by Wally Pfister and written by Edlund.

02:40 - The Expatriates - Nicole Kidman To Produce & Possibly Star in TV Adaptation

Nicole Kidman and her Blossom Films have optioned Janice Y.K Lee’s bestselling novel The Expatriates to be adapted as a television series. Screenwriter Alice Bell (Suburban Mayhem) is attached to pen the adaptation, with a potential role for Kidman to star. Kidman and Blossom partner Per Saari will executive produce alongside POW! Productions’ Theresa Park, with Lee serving as consulting producer. The project will be shopped to premium networks and streaming-services.

The Expatriates, published by Penguin, explores, with equal parts humor and drama, the complicated relationships of three American women as they navigate life inside tight-knit expat Hong Kong.

00:25 - I'm Judging You - Shonda Rhimes Developing Comedy for Cable Based on Luvvie Ajayi’s Book

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland, along with ABC Signature Studios, have acquired rights to Luvvie Ajayi’s debut book I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual to develop as a cable comedy series. The project falls under Shondaland’s overall deal at ABC Studios and its cable division, ABC Signature.

I’m Judging You is a humorous manual that instructs people on how to do better. Ajayi, creator of the blog, first gained the attention of Rhimes with her online Scandal recaps.

22:05 - Teen Wolf - Season 6B - Brandon Soo Hoo to Guest
Thanks to Pierre for the heads up.

16:30 - Kevin Can Wait - Episode 1.17 - Neighborhood Watch - Claire Coffee to Guest

6th February 2017

05:00 - MOVIES: Friday the 13th - Reboot Axed by Paramount

Paramount has decided to back off on its reboot of the iconic “Friday the 13th” horror franchise, which had been in development for several years at the studio.

Paramount announced Monday that it had pulled “Friday the 13th” from its Oct. 13 release date and filled the slot with the Jennifer Lawrence movie “mother!,” but gave no further explanation. Several sources told Variety that Paramount has put the project on ice for several reasons — its $21 million budget; the disappointing $13 million opening weekend for its “Rings” horror reboot; and the looming reversion of the rights to New Line.

05:00 - MOVIES: Hotel Transylvania 3 - Release Date Moved Up

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Animation has booked Hotel Transylvania 3 on a new prime summer release date of July 13, 2018. The pic was previously scheduled on Sept. 21.

The new summer date for the Genndy Tartakovsky directed feature provides greater access to kids off from school, and a greater seasonal multiple. The mid-summer date is also a perfect match for the storyline of the film, which takes Drac’s Pack on an exciting adventure aboard a Monster Cruise Ship. The voice ensemble of favorites returns, including Adam Sandler (Dracula), Selena Gomez (Mavis) and Andy Samberg (Johnny).

22:15 - The Goldbergs - Season 4 - Rowan Blanchard to Guest

Just over a month after Disney Channel announced the cancellation of Girl Meets World, its star has booked a guest spot on ABC’s The Goldbergs, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Blanchard will appear in at least one Season 4 episode as Aliza, the editor of William Penn Academy’s student-run sci-fi/fantasy magazine. Her debut is slated to air in late winter or early spring of 2017.

22:15 - Chicago Justice - Bradley Whitford to Guest in 3-Way Crossover

The West Wing alum Bradley Whitford will guest-star in the upcoming three-way crossover between Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and the new Dick Wolf entry Chicago Justice, EW has learned exclusively.

During the Chicago Justice portion of the crossover, Whitford will portray Albert Forest, a high-powered defense attorney who literally wrote the book on cross-examination. Truth is irrelevant to Forest; what’s important is the “appearance of reality.” The zealous defense of his client is, in fact, a long con that lures prosecutors into his trap.

The three-way crossover airs March 1, with Chicago Fire at 8 p.m. ET, Chicago P.D. at 9 p.m. ET and a preview premiere of Chicago Justice at 10 p.m. ET, before Justice moves to its regular timeslot Sunday, March 5 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

22:15 - Samurai Jack - Season 5 - Trailer

22:15 - Casual - Season 3 - Judy Greer to Recur

Judy Greer (Wilson, War for the Planet Of the Apes) is set for a recurring role on Hulu comedy series Casual, now in production on its third season.

This season, 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?

Greer will play Judy. Wry and self aware, Judy is a newly single mother, forced to do multiple jobs at a digital branding firm. She is overworked and in desperate need of distraction, something that Alex, her new coworker, is happy to provide.

22:15 - Baby Daddy - Season 6 - Kym Whitley to Guest

Pulling double duty today... Get it in!! of a female Hustler. #work #blessed #dontstop

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22:15 - Power - Season 4 - Larenz Tate to Recur

Game of Silence and House of Lies alum Larenz Tate is set for a recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of Starz’s hit drama series Power.

Tate will play Councilman Rashad Tate, a city councilman from Jamaica Queens.

22:15 - MOVIES: Life - Trailer 2 feat Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds & More

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