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7th July 2017

21:45 - Misfits - Dave Foley & Charlie Saxton Join Freeform Pilot as Series Regulars

Dave Foley (NewsRadio) and Charlie Saxton (Hung) are set as series regulars in the Freeform pilot Misfits, a supernatural drama from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire.

Written by Diane Ruggiero-Wright (iZombie) inspired by the British series, Misfits revolves around a group of young offenders in a community service program who develop supernatural powers after being hit by a mysterious electrical storm.

Foley will play Bernie, a disheveled driver (think Uber), he’s clumsy, dorky and wearing clothes from 1990. Everything about this guy screams “desperate.” Saxton will play Simon. Intelligent and odd, Simon makes his way through life ignored by the world at large. Alternately tormented and shunned by his roommates, Simon has just as much trouble connecting with the other misfits he meets at community service. Foley and Saxton join previously announced cast Ashleigh LaThrop, Tre Hall, Allie MacDonald and Jake Cannavale.

6th July 2017

02:45 - MOVIES: The Grudge - Nicolas Pesce to Rewrite and Direct Reboot

EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Pesce has been set to rewrite and direct The Grudge reboot for Ghost House Pictures. Pesce, who made his directorial debut on the critically acclaimed 2016 Sundance pic The Eyes of My Mother, will resuscitate the Takashi Shimazu-directed 2004 film that helped establish the viability of low-cost genre films. The new film is based on a script by Midnight Meat Train scribe Jeff Buhler, and it will be produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Erin Westerman and Romel Adam will oversee for Ghost House.

02:45 - Heathers - Selma Blair to Recur on Paramount Network's Anthology Dramedy

Selma Blair has booked a recurring role in the hourlong dark dramedy set to air on the upcoming Paramount Network in 2018.

Heathers is an anthology based on the 1998 Christian Slater-Winona Ryder cult movie of the same name. It was scheduled to debut in the fall on TV Land is now expected to launch in the first quarter of 2018 on Paramount Network (which is being rebranded from Spike TV in January). Heathers went through the development and pilot process as a half-hour comedy but shifted to an hourlong dramedy after the final cut clocked in at more than 40 minutes. It was slated to be TV Land's first hourlong entry.

The 10-episode series is set in the present day and features a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers — only this time the outcasts have become high school royalty. Heather McNamara (originally played by Lisanne Falk) will be portrayed by Jasmine Mathews; Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty in the film) is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath (Brendan Scannell); and Heather Chandler (originally Kim Walker) has a body like Martha Dumptruck and will be played by Melanie Field. Newcomers James Scully and Grace Victoria Cox star as J.D. and Veronica, respectively. Original Heathers star Doherty guest-stars in the pilot, which was directed by Leslye Headland and written by Jason Micallef.

Blair will take on the role of Jade, Heather Duke's (Scannell) step-mother, described as a stripper and menthol smoker who is rough around the edges but with a bit of glamour to her. She's biding her time until her 82-year-old husband kicks the bucket.

02:45 - Little Women - PBS & BBC Announce Cast
Thanks to Miss Ellys for the heads up.

Playground Announces Little Women Cast for BBC and MASTERPIECE on PBS

Dame Angela Lansbury and Michael Gambon star with BAFTA Award-winner Emily Watson as beloved Marmee; Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy and Kathryn Newton to play iconic March sisters alongside Jonah Hauer-King as Laurie Laurence.

Golden Globe® and BAFTA Award-winning drama producer Playground has announced the cast for the upcoming adaptation of Little Women for BBC One and MASTERPIECE on PBS. Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, this three-part adaptation from the award-winning creator of Call the Midwife Heidi Thomas (Cranford, Upstairs Downstairs) will be directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary) and starts principal photography this month in Ireland.

BAFTA Award-winner Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything, Genius) is set to play Marmee, the iconic matriarch of the March family. The March sisters will be played by an ensemble of four exciting young actresses – newcomer Maya Hawke takes the role of willful and adventurous Jo, Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series, Misfortune) will play the eldest daughter Meg, Annes Elwy (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) will play Beth, and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, Halt and Catch Fire) takes the role of the youngest sister Amy.

Academy Award-winner Dame Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote, The Manchurian Candidate) will play the girls’ wealthy relative – the cantankerous Aunt March. BAFTA Award-winner Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Churchill’s Secret) takes the role of their benevolent neighbor Mr. Laurence, and Jonah Hauer-King (Howards End, The Last Photograph) will play his grandson Laurie Laurence, the charming boy next door.

Loved by generations worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story, as relevant and engaging today as it was when originally published in 1868. Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the story follows the four sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother Marmee, while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.

Little Women has been commissioned by Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore at the BBC, and will be produced by Playground (Wolf Hall, Howards End) for BBC One. The series is a co-production with MASTERPIECE on PBS. The producer is Susie Liggat. Executive producers are Colin Callender and Sophie Gardiner for Playground, Heidi Thomas, Lucy Richer for the BBC and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE.

19:15 - Central Park Five - Limited Drama Series from Ava DuVernay Coming to Netflix in 2019

Ava DuVernay (Queen Sugar) is teaming with Participant Media, Harpo Films and Tribeca Productions to bring the notorious true story of the Central Park Five jogger case to Netflix, for premiere in 2019.

Created, written and directed by DuVernay, the five-episode narrative limited scripted series is based on the true story of the 1989 case of five teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman in New York’s Central Park. The series exposes the breakdown of our criminal justice system, with each part focusing on one of the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise — wrongly convicted of raping Trisha Meili in Central Park. The series will span from the spring of 1989, when each were first questioned about the incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York.

19:15 - Olive Forever - Sarah Yarkin & Adam DiMarco Join USA Network Pilot

Sarah Yarkin and Adam DiMarco have been cast as series regulars opposite Emily Rudd in USA Network’s Olive Forever, a comedic crime drama pilot from Insurgent and The Babysitter writer Brian Duffield, AwesomenessTV and its former CEO Brian Robbins.

Written by Duffield and to be directed by Matt Shakman, Olive Forever follows the exploits of Olive (Rudd), a high school student, con artist, cat burglar and chameleon who’s mature beyond her years. She is a savvy survivor who knows she can “get away with anything.” A foster kid, Olive knows how to work the system, her tough exterior protecting a girl who’s just looking for a home.

Yarkin will play Hayley, Olive’s new best friend, a former home-schooler experiencing the terrors of public school for the first time. DiMarco will portray Tom Dern, a kind- hearted art student whom Olive takes an immediate romantic interest in.

17:10 - MOVIES: Geostorm - Trailer feat Gerard Butler and More

17:10 - HBO and Cinemax Coming to Hulu

Just in time for the July 15 premiere of Game of Thrones, Hulu and HBO have struck a deal to bring the pay-cable network's programming to the streaming service.

Hulu is offering HBO and Cinemax as premium add-ons that supplement the shows and movies already available via its subscription video and live TV packages. HBO will cost $15 per month and Cinemax will cost $10 per month, in addition to Hulu's subscription fees. The streamer offers an ad-supported plan for $8 per month, an ad-free plan for $12 per month and a live TV plan for $40 per month.

5th July 2017

22:10 - Mayans MC - FX's Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Pilot to Be Reshot & Partially Recast

TVLine has learned that the pilot for Mayans MC — the in-the-works SOA offshoot centered on the Mayan Motorcycle Club — is being completely reshot and partially recast.

18:05 - Counterpart - Rahul Parikh to Recur on Starz Spy Thriller

Rahul Parikh is set for a recurring role opposite J.K. Simmons on Starz’s spy thriller Counterpart. From MRC, Anonymous Content and Gilbert Films, Counterpart is the story of Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency who discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension. Through Howard and his “Counterpart” on the other side, the show will navigate themes of identity, what ifs and lost love. Parikh will play Max, a loyal associate of Ian Shaw’s (Nicholas Pinnock). Max is a resourceful agent with a deep wealth of underworld connections that help his cause.

4th July 2017

19:00 - People of Earth - Season 2 - Promo

15:10 - Manhunt: Unabomber - Poster
Thanks to Paweł for the heads up.

3rd July 2017

16:50 - Get Shorty - Poster
Thanks to Paweł for the heads up.

2nd July 2017

The Originals - Season 5 - Marguerite MacIntyre Returning as Writer

30th June 2017

01:15 - Sneaky Pete - Season 2 - Jennifer Ferrin & Miriam Morales to Recur

Hell on Wheels and The Knick alumna Jennifer Ferrin and Miriam Morales (Orange is the New Black) have joined the Season 2 cast of Amazon drama series Sneaky Pete in recurring roles.

Sneaky Pete revolves around a con man, Marius (Giovanni Ribisi), who gets out of prison only to find himself hunted by the vicious gangster he once robbed. With nowhere else to turn, Marius takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete, and then “reunites” with Pete’s estranged family—who have no reason to suspect he’s not their long-lost loved one.

Ferrin will play Detective Joyce Roby, who’s cool, smart, attractive, nobody’s fool. She is an NYPD detective, investigating Det. Winslow’s death. Morales is Ellen’s (Jeté Laurence) teacher at a Bridgeport elementary school.

17:50 - Saturn Awards 2017 - List of Winners

The winners of the 43rd Annual Saturn Awards were announced by the Organization leadership.

This year's Saturn Awards recipients are:

Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: Doctor Strange
Best Science Fiction Film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Best Fantasy Film: The Jungle Book
Best Horror Film: Don't Breathe
Best Thriller Film: 10 Cloverfield Lane
Best Action / Adventure Film: Hidden Figures
Best Actor in a Film: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Best Actress in a Film: Mary Eizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Best Supporting Actor in a Film: John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Best Supporting Actress in a Film: Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)
Best Direction in a Film: Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Best Film Screenplay: Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Best Film Production Design: The BFG (Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg)
Best Film Editing: The BFG (Michael Kahn)
Best Film Music: La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)
Best Film Costume: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (Colleen Atwood)
Best Film Make-Up: Star Trek Beyond (Monica Huppert, Joel Harlow)
Best Film Visual / Special Effects: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, Neil Corbould)
Best International Film: The Handmaiden
Best Independent Film: La La Land
Best Animated Film: Finding Dory

Best Science Fiction TV Series: Westworld
Best Fantasy TV Series: Outlander
Best Horror TV Series: The Walking Dead
Best Action/Thriller TV Series: Riverdale
Best Presentation on Television: 11.22.63
Best Actor on Television: Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)
Best Actress on Televison: Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Ed Harris (Westworld)
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Candice Patton (The Flash)
Best Younger Actor on Television: Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
Best Guest Star on Television: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)
Best Superhero Adaptation TV Series: Supergirl
Best New Media TV Series: Marvel's Luke Cage / Stranger Things (tie)

Home Entertainment:
Best DVD/BD Release: Tales of Halloween
Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release: Time After Time
Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection
Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release: Phantasm Remastered
Best TV Series Release on DVD/BD: Hannibal: The Complete Series
Theatrical Stage Production:
Best Local Stage Production: A View From the Bridge (Ahmanson Theatre)

The Life Career Award: Lee Majors
The Visionary Award: Akiva Goldsman
The Filmmakers Showcase Award: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
The Special Recognition Award: Heavy Metal Magazine
The Breakthrough Performance Award: KJ Apa (Riverdale)

29th June 2017

04:20 - White Famous - Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport, Lyndon Smith, Cleopatra Coleman & Lucien Laviscount to Recur in Upcoming Showtime Comedy Series

Jack Davenport (Smash), Michael Rapaport (Louie), Lyndon Smith (Parenthood), Cleopatra Coleman (Last Man on Earth), and Lucien Laviscount (Snatch) are set for recurring roles opposite Jay Pharoah on Showtime’s new comedy series White Famous from Lionsgate TV.

Based on Jamie Foxx’s personal experiences coming up in the business, White Famous hails from Californication creator Tom Kapinos, director Tim Story and Foxx, who is a recurring guest star. It focuses on a talented, young African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Pharoah), whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross-over toward becoming “white famous.”

Davenport will play Peter King, a network president who’s super positive and super happy to be in business with Floyd. Rapaport will play Teddy Snow, a disheveled and intense Oscar-winning actor turned director. Even though Teddy makes great movies, he has a well-earned reputation around town for being completely unhinged. Smith is Gwen, a beautiful young actress who will play Teddy Snow’s daughter in his next movie. Coleman will play Sadie, who’s “ferocious” in the words of her son Trevor (Lonnie Chavis), smart, a force to be reckoned with, pragmatic but also warm and loving. Sadie is the mother of Floyd’s (Pharoah) son Trevor. Laviscount is Robbie, a very handsome and talented British actor auditioning with Floyd (Pharoah) for Teddy’s project. He also plays guitar in a band.

21:45 - Salvation - Tovah Feldshuh to Guest

Feldshuh, who played leader of the Alexandria Free Zone Deanna in AMC's zombie drama, will appear in as President Pauline Mackenzie -- a popular president and a power to be reckoned with who finds herself at odds with her staff.

21:00 - The Jetsons - Live-Action Comedy in Development at Warner Bros.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the studio is developing The Jetsons, a live-action sitcom remake of Hanna-Barbera’s beloved ’60s animated series about a family residing in the futuristic, outer-space utopia known as Orbit City.

A Warner Bros. spokesperson declined to comment, but sources confirm that the studio — which has hired Family Guy EP Gary Ganetti to shepherd the potential series — will begin shopping the multi-cam project around to broadcast and cable networks in the coming weeks. Ganetti would also serve as an EP alongside Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke. Jackie Levine is a Co-EP. Nickleby, Inc. and Compari Entertainment would produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.

17:40 - MOVIES: Death Note - Trailer + Featurette

17:40 - MOVIES: Breathe - Trailer feat Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy

17:40 - My Glory Was I Had Such Friends - J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Developing Memoir as Limited Series

In a competitive situation, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot has acquired Amy Silverstein’s recently published memoir, My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, to develop as a limited series, I have learned.

The memoir is about the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit. In it, Silverstein tells the story of the extraordinary group of women who supported her as she waited on the precipice for a life-saving heart transplant. The book was published two days ago, on June 27, by Harper Collins under its Harper Wave imprint.

Warner Bros. TV, where Bad Robot is under an overall deal, is the studio. Bad Robot’s Abrams and Ben Stephenson executive produce, and Silverstein will also serve as an executive producer on the project. WBTV declined comment.

14:20 - MOVIES: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle - Trailer + Poster

28th June 2017

02:50 - My Little Pony: The Movie - Trailer fear Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth and More

02:50 - Show Pieces - Alan Moore Series Coming to Shudder
Thanks to Darthlocke4 for the heads up.

lan Moore has had many works adapted into films—including Watchmen, From Hell, and V for Vendetta—but noir thriller Show Pieces, first released in 2012, is the first time the acclaimed author wrote specifically for the screen. The five-part series hits horror streaming network Shudder tomorrow.

Created with director Mitch Jenkins, and featuring Moore himself among the cast, the Kickstarter-funded Show Pieces has earned comparisons to the work of David Lynch. With Twin Peaks fever raging anew, the timing for this Shudder showcase couldn’t be better. Here’s a brief description of each chapter and some more artwork, followed by the trailer:

18:15 - MOVIES: The Greatest Showman - Trailer feat Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and More

18:10 - MOVIES: A Bad Moms Christmas - Teaser Trailers

18:10 - Salvation - Amazon Prime to Stream CBS Summer Event Series


CBS announced today a content licensing agreement with Amazon for the Network’s new summer series SALVATION.

The serialized suspense thriller follows a tech superstar and an MIT grad student who bring a Pentagon official a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.

SALVATION will premiere on the CBS Television Network Wednesday, July 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). Prime Video will be the exclusive premium subscription home for SALVATION in the U.S. with unlimited streaming and downloading of all the series’ episodes available to Prime members four days after their initial broadcast on CBS.

Prime members will be able to enjoy the episodes on hundreds of devices compatible with the Amazon Video app, including TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Fire tablets, or online. Episodes of SALVATION will also be available for purchase exclusively at Amazon Video.

“The CBS/Amazon relationship for original summer programming has been very successful, and we’re excited to build on it with SALVATION,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation. “It continues to be a great business model for year-round programming on the Network, as well as exclusive content for Amazon Video subscribers.”

“Prime members have enjoyed streaming entertaining CBS summer series like ‘Under the Dome’ and ‘Extant’ only four days after their broadcast on CBS,” said Brad Beale, Amazon Vice President of Worldwide Television Licensing. “We are excited to add CBS’ new series SALVATION to Prime Video, giving customers even more great content to watch this summer.”

This agreement builds upon CBS and Amazon’s relationship with original, in-season series such as “Under the Dome” and “Extant,” and the licensing of hit CBS programs such as “The Good Wife,” BLUE BLOODS and “Star Trek,” among others.

SALVATION stars Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja and Ian Anthony Dale. Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, who wrote the script (based on the story by Matt Wheeler), are executive producers along with Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Peter Lenkov and Stuart Gillard for CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout. Academy Award nominated director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“Esposados”) will direct and serve as executive producer on the first episode.

17:40 - The Split - BBC One and Sundance Announce Key Casting for Upcoming Six-Part Drama


Production starts in the UK this month on the female-centric series being helmed by powerhouse women including writer Abi Morgan, producer Jane Featherstone and director Jessica Hobbs

London, New York – Wednesday 28th June 2017: All-new drama The Split begins production in the UK next week with Nicola Walker (River, Last Tango in Halifax) leading the acclaimed ensemble cast alongside Meera Syal (Goodness Gracious Me), Stephen Mangan (Episodes), Fiona Button (Lip Service), Deborah Findlay (Leaving), Annabel Scholey (Being Human), Barry Atsma (Hector and the Search for Happiness) and Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks). The original drama, with a female-led cast and crew, is from BAFTA and Primetime Emmy award-winning writer Abi Morgan (River, Suffragette, The Iron Lady, The Hour) and BAFTA-winning Executive Producer Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch, Humans, River). The six-part series is the first new original production from Featherstone’s indie Sister Pictures for BBC One, co-produced with SundanceTV, and is directed by Jessica Hobbs (Broadchurch, Apple Tree Yard, The Slap) and produced by Lucy Dyke (Black Mirror, Ripper Street). It shoots on location in London.

The Split is an authentic, layered and witty exploration of modern marriage and the legacy of divorce through the lens of the Defoe’s – a family of female lawyers at the heart of London’s fast-paced and emotionally-charged divorce circuit.

Esteemed divorce lawyer Hannah (Nicola Walker) quits the family firm when her mother Ruth (Deborah Findlay), formidable personally and professionally, refuses her promotion. Landing at a rival firm alongside old flame Christie (Barry Atsma), Hannah navigates scandalous affairs, big-figure settlements and fraught relationship battles – coming head-to-head with Ruth and impulsive sister Nina (Annabel Scholey) in the bitter divorce of Goldie (Meera Syal) and multi-millionaire husband Davey (Stephen Tompkinson). Meanwhile, the marriage of younger sister Rose (Fiona Button) looms on the horizon.

When their estranged father returns after 30 years the sisters are forced to confront their past. Facing the reality of her dad’s abandonment, and reconnecting with ‘the one who got away’ Christie, Hannah begins to question her relationships with the men in her life – including her seemingly contented marriage to the smart and affable Nathan (Stephen Mangan).

On being cast as Hannah Defoe, Nicola Walker says, “I’m delighted to be joining the Defoe family and walking in Hannah’s shoes as she picks her way through other people’s marriages and relationships, all the while questioning her own.”

Created and written by Abi Morgan, The Split is produced by Sister Pictures for BBC One, co-produced with SundanceTV, and was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. The series is executive produced by Sister Pictures Founder Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch, Humans, River), creator Abi Morgan (River, Suffragette, The Hour), director Jessica Hobbs (Broadchurch, Apple Tree Yard, The Slap) and Lucy Richer for the BBC, with Lucy Dyke (Black Mirror, Ripper Street) producing.

BBC Worldwide is handling international distribution.

27th June 2017

03:30 - True Crime Addict - Book Being Adapted by The Night Of's Richard Price and Universal TV

Universal Television and Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil have teamed for a drama series based on James Renner’s memoir True Crime Addict, which was written on spec by The Night Of co-creator Richard Price.

True Crime Addict, which is intended for cable and digital networks and will be taken out to buyers shortly, is in the hot true-crime genre, whose foray into the cultural zeitgeist started on the documentary side with Netflix’s Making A Murderer, HBO’s The Jinx and the Serial podcast before migrating to the scripted series space with FX’s The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and NBC’s upcoming Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.

Published last year, Renner’s True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself In The Mysterious Disappearance Of Maura Murray, which had been compared to David Fincher’s Zodiac, follows investigative journalist Jimmy Hunter. His lifelong obsession with cold cases leads him to research feverishly the whereabouts of a popular college student whose car was found abandoned in rural upstate New York. While Jimmy’s all-consuming quest for the truth begins to devour him body and soul, he must also strive to keep it from tearing apart his young and fragile family.

17:15 - Six - Season 2 - Eric Ladin Joins Cast as a Series Regular

The Killing alum Eric Ladin has joined the Season 2 cast of History’s breakout Navy SEAL drama Six as a new series regular.

Six follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, modern American warriors whose covert mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with terrorists. In the first season, former SEAL Team Six troop leader Richard “Rip” Taggart (Walton Goggins) is captured by Boko Haram, and it’s up to his SEAL Team Six brothers to put their differences aside to locate and rescue their former troop leader.

Ladin will play Trevor, an experienced SEAL who’s deadly on the job but also a loose cannon from another squadron who will join the team and disrupt the status quo.

17:15 - Foundation - David Goyer and Josh Friedman Developing Isaac Asimov's Trilogy with Skydance Television

EXCLUSIVE: The Isaac Asimov science fiction trilogy Foundation heavily informed Star Wars and many other sci-fi films and TV series, but for decades it has confounded Hollywood attempts at a straight adaptation. I’m hearing that Skydance, David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman are going to try to crack it. Skydance Television is closing a deal with the Asimov estate to try turning Foundation into a sprawling TV series.

Originally published as a short story series in Astounding Magazine in 1942, Asimov’s Foundation is the complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire. The protagonist is a psycho-historian who has an ability to read the future and foresees the empire’s imminent collapse. He sets out to save the knowledge of mankind from being wiped out. Asimov’s trilogy has been tried numerous times as a feature film at Fox, Warner Bros (with Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, the guys who green lit The Lord of the Rings), and then at Sony with Independence Day director Roland Emmerich. Many top sci-fi writers have done scripts. Most recently, HBO tried a series with Emmerich and Interstellar cowriter and Westworld exec producer Jonathan Nolan.

17:15 - Everything Sucks! - 1990's Coming-Of-Age Half-Hour Dramedy Ordered to Series by Netflix

Netflix, the world's leading internet TV network, has ordered ten episodes of EVERYTHING SUCKS! A quirky, funny coming of age story that follows two groups of high school misfits, Everything Sucks! follows an A/V club and a Drama club who collide in 1996 Oregon. The series stars Peyton KENNEDY (American Fable, The Captive) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) as students Kate Messner and Luke O'Neil, with Patch Darragh (Sully, Boardwalk Empire) and Claudine Nako (Grimm) as their respective parents. The series also features Sydney Sweeney ("Emaline"), Elijah Stevenson ("Oliver"), Quinn Liebling ("Tyler") and Rio Mangini ("McQuaid").

The 10-episode, half-hour dramedy is created by Ben York Jones (Like Crazy, Newness) and Michael Mohan (Save the Date, Pink Grapefruit), who will both serve as executive producers. Mohan will also serve as director for the bulk of the series, with Ry Russo-Young directing episodes as well. Jeff Pinkner (Lost, Fringe), Scott Rosenberg (October Road, Life on Mars), Josh Appelbaum (Alias, October Road) and André Nemec (Alias, October Road) from Midnight Radio will also serve as executive producers. Everything Sucks! is a Netflix production and will premiere in 2018.

Said Jones and Mohan, "Some of our favorite shows of all time -- The Wonder Years, Happy Days, That 70s Show, Freaks and Geeks -- looked back at bygone eras with 20 years of hindsight. We think this is a great time to take a look back at high school and relive the fashion, music, and attitudes of the mid-'90's the way we remember it. Not sensationalized, not watered down; but desperate, heartfelt, awkward, and exciting."

"We're looking forward to spending some time back in the '90s," said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. "Whether you were in A/V, drama, sports or band, we think everyone will find something to relate to in this coming of age story about the one thing that sucks above everything else -- high school."

17:15 - Star Trek: Discovery - Jonathan Frakes to Direct an Episode

Jonathan Frakes returning to the Star Trek universe? Make it so!

The major luminary from the Trek franchise will direct an episode of the CBS All Access show’s first season.

26th June 2017

02:30 - Queen Fur - Drama in Development at Showtime

Eileen Myers (Masters of Sex, Mad Dogs) has signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. Under the pact, which will focus solely on development, she has sold drama Queen Fur to Showtime. The pay cable network has made a premium deal for the project, which Myers wrote on spec and brought to Sony TV.

Penned by Myers, Queen Fur tells the story of a plus-sized, promiscuous young woman in the South who runs guns for militias even as she pursues her dream to win the local Muskrat Festival beauty contest. Myers is executive producing Queen Fur with David Frankel, who is attached to direct, and Deborah Spera. The project reunites her with Showtime where she worked on Masters of Sex.

23:30 - The Originals - Season 5 - Confirmed as 13 Episodes

23:30 - MOVIES: The Conjuring 3 - New Installment Announced

EXCLUSIVE: Horror fans will be happy. Another Conjuring is on its way and David Leslie Johnson (Dungeons and Dragons, The Conjuring 2) has just been tapped by New Line Cinema to bring a third installment of the horror thriller to the big screen. This comes after the first two grossed $638.3M collectively worldwide.

The Conjuring 3 is expected to bring James Wan back into the fold, but he is not expected in the same capacity. Wan directed the first Conjuring (which still holds the record as the biggest opening weekend for a non-sequel at $41.8M). Wan also directed, co-wrote produced the second in what has become a lucrative franchise.

This time around, expect Wan to serve as producer through his Atomic Monster production company with Peter Safran who is also in the wings to return as producer. Wan, however, is unlikely to direct the third installment.

The logline for the third installment of the popular fan-chise — The Conjuring 3 — is currently under wraps but will also be based on another of the real-life case files of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

23:30 - MOVIES: Okja - Featurette
Thanks to Dot for the heads up

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