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9th August 2017

15:50 - Code Black - Season 3 - To Feature a Musical Opening
Thanks to Code Black Fans for the heads up.

The cast of the CBS medical drama will be dusting off their pipes and putting on their dancing shoes for an elaborate early season three musical number, ET can exclusively reveal.

The majority of the ensemble -- including Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzman, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth and Boris Kodjoe -- will be performing in the number, which will open the second episode of the new season. Rob Lowe and Moon Bloodgood will not be in the routine, which is set to Hozier's "Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene."


8th August 2017

23:25 - How I Met Your Dad - New Writers to Take a Go at How I Met Your Mother Spinoff

Last season, 20th Century Fox TV took a second stab at developing a spinoff from its long-running CBS comedy series How I Met Your Mother. The project, titled How I Met Your Dad, was spec-ed by the studio with his Is Us co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. But as This Is Us took off, the duo were busy working on it and were subsequently elevated to co-showrunners with creator Dan Fogelman for Season 2.

With Aptaker and Berger no longer available, “the studio will try (developing a spinoff) with different writers,” Fox chairman Dana Walden told Deadline. No previous HIMYM spinoff ideas will be carried over. “They will be starting from scratch,” she said of the new effort, potentially for next season, which is currently looking for writers. “It’s one that’s been slowly cooked. If it’s the right idea the right execution, we’ll take that,” Walden said about doing a HIMYM spinoff, which the studio first attempted at CBS during the original series’ final season.

23:20 - Bull - Season 2 - Minka Kelly to Guest

In the second season of the CBS drama Bull, Minka Kelly plays Kara Clayton, the much younger wife of media baron Marcus Clayton (Ronald Guttman), who kills her husband after he stabs her multiple times. Kara is set to inherit her husband’s $6 billion estate, except Clayton’s family wants her tried for murder, so they enlist Bull (Michael Weatherly) to make that happen.

Kara will be presented by Diana Lindsay, Bull’s occasional love interest played by Jill Flint. She recently appeared on the drama during its freshman season in April.

22:25 - The Passage - FOX Vampire Drama Pilot to Likely Undergo Reshoots, In Contention For Fall 2018

EXCLUSIVE: The Passage, Fox’s high-profile vampire drama pilot from Liz Heldens, Matt Reeves, Scott Free and 20th Century Fox TV, is eyeing possible reshoots, though the network brass continues to be high on the adaptation of Justin Cronin’s fantasy book trilogy.

The pilot, directed by Marcos Siega and starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, was shot off-cycle and has been delivered to the network for midseason consideration.

“There is a lot that we loved about it. There were some things we felt we needed to explore the possibility of reshooting,” Fox Entertainment president David Madden told Deadline at TCA. “We are no longer looking at it as a midseason contender, we are looking at it as a fall 2018 contender but the parts that worked were fantastic, and we see it as a really strong prospect.”

Underscoring Fox’s faith in The Passage, the network and the studio are funding a writers room with an eye towards potential re-shoots.

21:40 - Empire - Season 4 - Jussie Smollett to Direct

19:40 - MOVIES: Wonder - Trailer 2

19:40 - King of the Hill - Animated Comedy May Be Revived at FOX

Fox's middle-class animated comedy King of the Hill may be revived at Fox.

Speaking with reporters following her time in front of the Television Critics Association on Tuesday, Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden said the network has had "preliminary conversations" with King of the Hill creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge about bringing the Hill family back.

"I would like to explore that. We had a very preliminary conversation given what's going on in the country, they had a point of view about how those characters would respond. But again, it was one meeting and I hope to revisit it," Walden said. "The meeting was probably two and a half months ago. They're both very busy and it was really just a first exploratory, 'Are you excited about this? Is there potential in that future?' And they were both excited about it but they're working on a lot of different things individually, so it's about finding time."

19:40 - The Mindy Project - Season 6 - Ana Ortiz Joins Cast in Guest Arc

There’s a new doctor in town: Ugly Betty and Devious Maids alum Ana Ortiz will join The Mindy Project for its sixth and final season in a guest arc, EW can exclusively reveal.

Ortiz will play Dr. Mary Hernandez, who works for a women’s clinic competing with Shulman & Associates, where Dr. Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) and the rest of the Project crew work — including Jody (Garret Dillahunt), whose patients start ditching him for Hernandez. He responds by attempting to bring her down, a plan that is then complicated when he realizes he might actually like her. Like, like-like her.

6th August 2017

20:55 - Chicago Fire - Season 6 - Time Jump Featured
Thanks to Michelle for the heads up.

20:55 - Good Behavior - Season 2 - María Botto Returning
Thanks to BearBlue for the heads up.

5th August 2017

22:45 - Dark Matter - Season 3 - Blooper Reel
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.

4th August 2017

02:20 - MOVIES: Goodbye Christopher Robin - Trailer 2 + Poster

02:20 - Wayward Sisters - Supernatural Spinoff Occurring in Episode 13.10
Thanks to Emily for the heads up.

In the project — penned by Dabb and writer Robert Berens — Sheriff Jody Mills (played by Kim Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women, all of them orphaned by supernatural tragedy, team up as a supreme monster-fighting force. Teens Claire Novak (Kathryn Newton) and Alex Jones (Katherine Ramdeen) will be joined by psychic Missouri Moseley’s granddaughter Patience Turner (Clark Backo), who will be introduced in Season 13’s third episode, with another newcomer set to join the ensemble in Episode 9, Dabb revealed. The group, along with Sheriff Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster), will then join forces in the backdoor pilot, airing as Episode 10, to “kick some ass and tell a story that [is] in the Supernatural sphere, but will feel and play as much different than” the mothership series, Dabb described.

18:25 - White Famous - Meagan Good Reprising Californication Role to Guest in Upcoming SHowtime Comedy

Actress Meagan Good has been tapped to appear in two episodes of the forthcoming comedy starring Jay Pharoah — and she'll be reprising her role from the premium cable network's Californication.

Good reprises Kali, a young pop star who is friends with Sadie (Cleopatra Coleman), the ex-girlfriend of Floyd (SNL alum Pharoah) and mother of his son. With the role, Good reunites with Californication showrunner Tom Kapinos on the comedy exec produced by Jamie Foxx.

Set to premiere in the fall, White Famous is based on Foxx’s experiences coming up in the business. The show revolves around a talented, young African-American comedian 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.”

18:25 - Star - Season 2 - Paris Jackson Returning in Multi-Episode Arc

Michael Jackson’s youngest offspring, Paris Jackson, is returning to Fox’s musical soap for a multi-episode Season 2 arc, TVLine has learned exclusively. The aspiring actress will reprise her role as Rachel Wells, a young, super-chic, stylish and intimidating social media guru.

16:45 - Scandal - Season 7 - Darby Stanchfield to Direct

Scandal star Darby Stanchfield is not letting Scandal end without stepping behind the camera.

The actress is set to direct her first episode of the ABC political thriller. An episode date has not yet been determined, though it will be later in the season.

"I'm incredibly honored and grateful that Shonda Rhimes has invited me to direct an episode of Scandal," the actress behind Abby told THR. "This is a rare opportunity in the industry, but at Shondaland, it's yet another proof point that sets them apart as innovators. Last year, I shadowed our [now former] producing director Tom Verica, sat in on editing sessions, asked questions and absorbed as much as I could from our amazing crew. Shortly after, Shonda allowed me to direct a Scandal digital series for the ABC website, and after that wonderful experience, I feel prepared and excited to take on this next step."

3rd August 2017

17:20 - Anne With An E - Renewed for a 2nd Season by Netflix and CBC

CBC and Netflix Renew Northwood Entertainment's Acclaimed Series ANNE (WITH AN E) for a Second Season

From three-time Emmy® Award-winning showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett, and executive producer Miranda de Pencier ANNE (WITH AN E) returns for 10 episodes in 2018

Returning cast includes Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, and Lucas Jade Zumann

Toronto, Canada – August 3, 2017 - CBC and Netflix today announced they have renewed acclaimed series ANNE (WITH AN E) for a second season. Produced by Miranda de Pencier’s Northwood Entertainment, the second season sees an increased order from eight hours to 10 and begins shooting this fall. Adored by audiences and critics alike, this reimagined coming-of-age story follows Anne (Amybeth McNulty), an outsider who, against all odds, fights for love, acceptance, and her place in the world. Season two of the series (known as ANNE in Canada, and ANNE WITH AN E on Netflix) returns in 2018.

Inspired by the timeless Canadian young adult novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the second season will continue to chart bold new territory, adding new characters and storylines and continuing to explore themes of identity, prejudice, feminism, bullying, gender parity and empowerment through the lens of its fierce, starry-eyed, irrepressible 14-year-old protagonist.

The series stars Amybeth McNulty (Anne Shirley), Geraldine James (Marilla Cuthbert), R.H. Thomson (Matthew Cuthbert), Corrine Koslo (Rachel Lynde), Dalila Bela (Diana Barry), Aymeric Jett Montaz (Jerry Baynard), and Lucas Jade Zumann (Gilbert Blythe).

For season two, three-time Emmy® Award - winning series creator Moira Walley-Beckett (BREAKING BAD, FLESH AND BONE) has assembled an exceptionally talented all-female writers’ room. Episodes will be written by Moira Walley-Beckett, Jane Maggs (BELLEVUE, CARDINAL), Shernold Edwards (HAVEN, SLEEPY HOLLOW), Kathryn Borel (RUSH, AMERICAN DAD), Amanda Fahey (SAVING HOPE, MOHAWK GIRLS), and Naledi Jackson (21 THUNDER, THE DETAIL).

"This exquisite series has drawn universal acclaim and introduced Anne Shirley to an entirely new generation, reaching an audience of 4.5 million in Canada,” said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC. “We know that the inspired cast and entire team will deliver an unforgettable second season."
“This season is brave and bold and full of wonder,” said Walley-Beckett.“ It is colorful, exciting, action-packed and, of course, full of heart. I can’t wait to share all the brand new adventures!”

“Anne Shirley is one of Canada’s greatest gifts to the world. We can’t wait to bring Anne’s next chapter to Netflix members globally,” said Elizabeth Bradley, Netflix vice president of content.

“We’re so proud of the overwhelming response from viewers across the globe,” added Miranda de Pencier, President of Northwood Entertainment. “I’m equally proud that we have a very talented team of female writers, led by the brilliant Moira Walley-Beckett, to add to the richness of the world.”

A CBC and Netflix original series, ANNE (WITH AN E) is produced by Northwood Entertainment, and created by Moira Walley-Beckett. The executive producers are Miranda de Pencier, Moira Walley-Beckett, Sally Catto, Elizabeth Bradley, Alex Sapot, Debra Hayward, and Alison Owen. John Calvert serves as producer. Anne (With An E) is inspired by “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

17:20 - American Vandal - Trailer

From co-creators Tony Yacenda (Pillow Talking) and Dan Perrault (Honest Trailers), and showrunner Dan Lagana (Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous), American Vandal is a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known dick-drawer) Dylan Maxwell. Not unlike its now iconic true-crime predecessors, the addictive American Vandal will leave one question on everyone's minds until the very end: Who drew the dicks?

2nd August 2017

16:00 - Netflix Anime Trailers

16:00 - MOVIES: First They Killed My Father - Trailer

14:00 - Fuller House - Season 3 - Filming an episode in Japan

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1st August 2017

23:50 - A.P. Bio - Jean Villepique Joins Upcoming NBC Comedy as Series Regular in Recasting

Jean Villepique (Up All Night) has been cast as a series regular in new NBC comedy A.P. Bio, from Saturday Night Live writer Mike O’Brien, SNL honcho Lorne Michaels and former SNL-er Seth Meyers.

Written by O’Brien, A.P. Bio stars It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-lead Glenn Howerton as a philosophy scholar who loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher but he makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, he decides instead to use the kids to his own benefit.

Villepique will play Michelle, a fellow teacher at Whitlock High. She loves to be silly and get a little wild with Mary (Mary Sohn) and Stef (Lyric Lewis). The three of them will party hard with Jack (Howerton) and then turn around and give him honest advice. Villepique takes over for Vanessa Byer, who guest-starred in the role in the pilot. A film scheduling conflict prevented her from moving forward with the series.

23:50 - Patrick Melrose - Allison Williams to Guest in Showtime & Sky Atlantic Limited Series

Girls alumna Allison Williams is set to guest star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in five-part limited series Patrick Melrose (fka Melrose).

The project, a co-production of Showtime and Sky Atlantic, is based on the Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn. David Nicholls (Far From the Madding Crowd) is penning the TV adaptation.

Melrose skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

Williams will play Marianne, an acquaintance that Patrick (Cumberbatch) encounters during his playboy years in New York. She joins previously announced Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving and Anna Madeley.

23:50 - MOVIES: Hellboy - Ian McShane Joins Reboot

Ian McShane, currently starring on Starz’s American Gods, is joining David Harbour in Lionsgate and Millennium’s Hellboy reboot.

Harbour is toplining as the demonic hero from the Mike Mignola comic books in a new feature, titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, that Neil Marshall, the horror director who broke out with The Descent and won raves for his work on Game of Thrones, is on board to helm.

The new story sees the hero squaring off against a medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy humankind.

McShane will play Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Broom.

The project is eyeing a September start and will shoot in the U.K. and Bulgaria.

15:15 - Superstore - Season 3 - Howie Mandel to Guest
Thanks to A for the heads up.

The superstore on Superstore will have a very special guest at its grand re-opening this fall. EW has learned that Howie Mandel will play himself in the season 3 premiere of the comedy that returns Thursday, Sept. 28 to NBC.

In the first episode, the employees of Cloud 9 are rushing to get the store ready for its re-opening after last season’s destructive tornado. In the meantime, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) are struggling to find a new normal after they engaged in a secret kiss, while Mateo (Nico Santos) obsesses over a voicemail he left for Jeff (Michael Bunin).

But it’s Dina (Lauren Ash) who gets to interact with the America’s Got Talent judge.

31st July 2017

03:40 - Goliath - Season 2 - James Wolk Joins Cast in Guest Arc

Zoo star James Wolk is set for a guest arc opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the second season of Amazon’s praised drama series Goliath, from David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro.

Wolk will play Special Agent Jeff Clayton, an FBI agent who agrees to help Billy hunt down his prime suspect, last seen in ICE custody, in the Marcos Pena murder. Meanwhile, Jeff shows a romantic interest in Patty (Nina Arianda).

20:20 - The Goldbergs - Season 5 - Ilan Mitchell-Smith & Bill Goldberg to Guest

The Goldbergs are in for a Weird [Science] season premiere.

Ilan Mitchell-Smith, who starred opposite Anthony Michael Hall in the seminal 1985 film, will guest-star as a teacher named Mr. Connolly in the ’80s film-themed Season 5 premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8/7c, TVLine has learned exclusively.
This will be Mitchell-Smith’s first TV role since 1991, when he guest-starred on Silk Stalkings. He previously portrayed Andy McAlister in the second season of the teenage Superman series Superboy from 1989-1991.

In addition, World Champion pro-wrestler Bill Goldberg (WWE Raw) will guest-star as Coach Mellor’s brother in an episode slated to air later this fall.

20:20 - MOVIES: What Happened to Monday - Trailer feat Glenn Close, Noomi Rapace & More

19:00 - Sweetbitter - Half-Hour Drama Based on Novel in Development at Starz Eyeing Potential Series Order


Beverly Hills, Calif. - July 31, 2017 - Starz announced today it is developing the half-hour drama series "Sweetbitter," based on the national best-selling book of the same name written by Stephanie Danler, who has also written the script for the first episode. Plan B Entertainment tapped Stu Zicherman ("The Americans," "The Affair," "Six Degrees") to develop the script with Danler, and both will serve as executive producers along with Plan B.

"Sweetbitter" follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars, and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon. This is the story of a young woman's coming-of-age, set against the rich and grimy backdrop of exclusive restaurants, conjuring a nonstop and high-adrenaline world evoking the possibility, beauty, and fragility of being young and adrift.

A writer based in Los Angeles, Danler's debut novel "Sweetbitter" was selected as an NPR Best Book of 2016 and ranked on the New York Times' Hardcover Fiction Best-Seller List, reaching #10; the Los Angeles Times' Best Seller List at #2 and the Paperback Fiction List at #6; Amazon Top 100 at #28 and USA Today's Best-Selling Books List. It also reached #10 on the Publishers Weekly Hardcover Fiction list and #13 on the IndieBound Hardcover Fiction list.

Senior Vice President of Original Programming Ken Segna and Vice President of Original Programming Patrick McDonald are the Starz executives in charge of "Sweetbitter." Starz retains all global distribution and home entertainment rights to the series.

Starz has put half-hour drama Sweetbitter, based on Stephanie Danler’s best-selling 2016 book of the same name, on fast-track development.

The project, which hails from Danler, Stu Zicherman (The Americans) and Plan B Entertainment, is based on a pilot script developed by Danler and Zicherman and written by Danler. I hear Starz is ordering additional scripts and assembling a small writers room with an eye toward a potential straight-to-series order. This is a model the network has been using for its scripted series development, bypassing filming a pilot and instead setting up mini writers rooms on projects Starz brass are high on and evaluating multiple finished scripts before making a series greenlight decision.

19:00 - One Piece - Live Action TV Adaptation of Japanese Manga in Development

Marty Adelstein and his Tomorrow Studios has partnered with Shueisha on the series adaptation of Japanese comic series One Piece, the best-selling manga series in history.

The live action adaptation will be executive produced by One Piece publisher Shueisha and author Eiichiro Oda, alongside Adelstein (Good Behavior, Prison Break) and Becky Clements (Good Behavior, Snowpiercer) through Tomorrow Studios.

One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew as they explore a fantastical world of endless oceans and exotic islands in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” to become the next Pirate King.

“I’ve been a fan of One Piece for 20 years. I am so honored that Shueisha and Oda-san have entrusted me with such a cherished iconic property,” said Adelstein. “I will do everything in my power to make the One Piece TV series an absolute success. While I expect this to be one of the most expensive shows ever done in television, the worldwide interest is tremendous and will be well worth the financial commitment.”

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