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25th October 2017

18:30 - MOVIES: Bright - Trailer 2 feat Will Smith and Joel Edgerton
Streaming on Netflix, December 22nd.

18:30 - Angie Tribeca - Season 4 - Kiersey Clemons Joins Cast as Series Regular

Kiersey Clemons is joining Rashida Jones and the rest of the cast of characters in the fourth season of TBS’ hit comedy series Angie Tribeca.

Clemons has booked the series regular role of Maria Charo, a rebellious genius recruited from a local college who speaks 50 different languages but only at the tourist level. Maria is also a tech expert, whose only weakness is computers.

18:06 - Me, Myself & I - Vanessa Williams to Recur

Vanessa Williams is set to join the CBS comedy Me, Myself & I in a recurring role opposite John Larroquette. The Emmy-nominated actress will play Kelly Frasier, Older Alex Riley’s (Larroquette) arch-rival who eventually becomes his love interest.

24th October 2017

23:55 - Superior Donuts - Season 2 - Timeslot Change

The second season of SUPERIOR DONUTS will premiere Monday, Oct. 30 at a new time, 9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. ME, MYSELF & I will remain in its current time period, 9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT.

CBS Monday, Effective Oct. 30


8:30-9:00 PM 9JKL

9:00-9:30 PM SUPERIOR DONUTS (2nd Season Premiere, NTP)

9:30-10:00 PM ME, MYSELF & I

10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION

22:10 - Tremors - P.J. Byrne, Hunter Parrish, Ebonée Noel, Brandon Jay McLaren & Haley Tju Join Syfy Pilot

P.J. Byrne (Big Little Lies) is set for a key series regular role in Syfy pilot Tremors, a reboot of the 1990 cult classic film, with original star Kevin Bacon reprising his role. The project hails from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Prods. Also joining the cast are Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Ebonée Noel (Wrecked), Brandon Jay McLaren (Ransom), and Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs).

Byrne will play Melvin, a survivor of the original Graboid attack and real estate developer obsessed with reinventing Perfection, all fueled by jealousy he holds for Valentine McKee.

Parrish is Arthur Brandt, a young, magnetic leader of the pot-growing, earth-worshipping tribe of Millenials who’ve moved to Perfection to soak in its unique spiritual energy. Noel will portray Zoe, a truth-seeker possessed with deep, sensual intuition and mystic power, Zoe’s connection to Mother Earth is aided by Perfection’s unique energy and provides her with visions of events to come. McLaren is Toby, a likable guy who nobody likes; he’s the public liaison to a data storage company in Perfection that failed to create any local jobs. He’s hanging around to facilitate the company’s transition from staffed to unmanned operation. Tju will portray Jai, a dirt-biking drug smuggler and Perfection’s resident badass.

19:10 - MOVIES: Laura - Logan Team Working on X-Men Spinoff

The film is continuing to defy expectations. While Logan is the rare superhero project that doesn't exist to help set up a shared universe or sequels, a spinoff is brewing ("We're just working on a script," Mangold says of a film that would center on Dafne Keen's Laura). And it has emerged as a possible awards contender.

As Mangold looks to the future and a possible Laura movie, he touches on the success of Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman this summer and what that means for female-fronted films.

"Patty's success with that film only solidifies more for studios that there's less to fear with a female protagonist," says Mangold. "The more that keeps getting hit home, that ends up giving me more space turning around and going, 'Well, here we are with a female protagonist. That's incredible. And what are we going to do with her?' And that's where we are with that [the Laura script] right now, dreaming."

As Fox gears up to release three X-Men films next year, the studio has signaled interest in exploring the Marvel mutants through different film genres. April's New Mutants is being positioned as a horror film, for example, and a Laura spinoff could potentially branch out from the western-noir-tinged Logan.

19:10 - Fresh Off The Boat - Season 4 - Paula Abdul to Guest

We are straight up going to tell you that Paula Abdul is headed to Fresh Off the Boat.

The singer and former American Idol judge will guest-star in an episode of the ABC’s ’90s-set comedy, EW has learned. She’ll play a visiting arts instructor named Holly who will get the neighborhood Christmas carolers into singing shape. Jessica (Constance Wu) questions her own Christmas spirit after she taps Holly to oversee the entire production.

The episode, titled “Do You Hear What I Hear,” is slated to air in December.

14:06 - Young Sheldon - Billy Gardell to Guest

Young Sheldon is keeping it in the CBS family.

Mike and Molly star Billy Gardell has booked a guest-starring role on The Big Bang Theory prequel, EW has learned exclusively.

Gardell will play Herschel Sparks, the chicken-raising neighbor of the Coopers and father of Sheldon’s tormentor, Billy Sparks.

23rd October 2017

04:30 - 90's L.A. Drama from Issa Rae in Development at HBO

EXCLUSIVE: The second season of Insecure ended last month on HBO but star and co-creator Issa Rae looks to just be getting started with the premium cabler.

With a third season of the acclaimed comedy in the works, the Golden Globe nominee is now also developing a drama with HBO, I’ve learned. With Rae set to executive produce and set in Los Angeles in the early and turbulent 1990s, the project will center on an African-American family dealing with the events of the time. National Book Award finalist and The Turner House author Angela Flournoy will write and EP the still untitled project.

“I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela,” Rae told Deadline. “I was a huge fan of The Turner House and we feel so lucky to bring her beautiful storytelling to HBO,” the actor added of the 2015 first-time novel from the NAACP Image Award nominee who was also shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.

MOVIES: Dora the Explorer - Live-Action Adaption in Development

Paramount is saying "Vámos!" to a big-screen version of Dora the Explorer, the popular Nickelodeon children’s series.

Nick Stoller, the writer-director behind films including The Muppets and Neighbors, has been brought on board to work on the script for the project, which will be produced by Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. It hails from Paramount's new Paramount Players division.

The move kick-starts a project that had been inactive for some time. In 2015, Paramount had been developing a movie with Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) writing and Mary Parent producing.

Details are being kept under wraps, but the live-action take is said to center on Dora, not as a 7-year-old like on the TV series but now a teenager who moves to the city live with her cousin Diego.

No release date has been set, but the studio is gung ho on Dora and is eying a 2019 bow.

22:00 - Arrow - Season 6 - Charlotte Ross Returning

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22:00 - MOVIES: The Commuter Trailer feat Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

21:40 - Chicago PD - Season 5 - John Pankow to Guest

Episodes star John Pankow has booked his next gig.

The actor is set to guest-star on Chicago P.D. He will play Judge Wells, who attended the Police Academy with Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) way back when and for whom Voight has great respect. A respected judge across the city, he remains calm and well-spoken even in the face of crisis. When a nationwide epidemic hits close to home in Chicago, and specifically close to Judge Wells' home, Voight promises him they will do everything possible to right this wrong.

He is set to appear in the fall finale of P.D., airing Nov. 29.

22nd October 2017

Alex, Inc to Premiere in Early 2018 on ABC

Thanks to CBSviewer for the heads up.

23:30 - Once Upon a Time - Season 7 - Yael Yurman Cast as Anastasia

Thanks to Lady_Junky for the heads up.

20th October 2017

19:25 - Spider-Man - Episode 1.14 - Venom - Sneak Peek

18:40 - Mayans MC - Raoul Trujillo Joins FX's Retooled Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Pilot

Raoul Trujillo (Sicario) has booked a series regular role opposite Edward James Olmos and Michael Irby in Mayans MC, Kurt Sutter’s retooled Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot, for FX.

Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death at the end of SoA’s seven-season run in 2014, Mayans MC will focus on the struggles of EZ Reyes (JD Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border.

Trujillo will play Che “Taza” Romero, Vicepresidente of Mayans MC, Santo Padre Charter. As a longtime friend of Alvarez, he helped set up the Santo Padre chapter on the border. He’s hardened by the deterioration of his hometown, but an infinite source of wisdom to the club.

19th October 2017

23:10 - MOVIES: I, Tonya - Trailer feat Margot Robbie

23:10 - Sophia Bush Inks Talent Development Deal With 20th Century Fox TV; Will Star in an Upcoming Comedy / Drama Pilot

Five months after walking away from her starring role on NBC's Chicago P.D., Sophia Bush is plotting her TV return.

The actress and activist has signed a talent holding and development deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Sources say Bush fielded multiple offers, including form Chicago P.D. producers Universal Television but signed with 20th.

Under the pact, Bush will star in an upcoming comedy or drama pilot for the studio as well as develop and exec produce additional projects for the company.

"Now more than ever, vital female voices need to be heard. I’m thrilled to begin developing content that inspires and excites me at 20th Century Fox TV,” Bush said.

"We’ve been great admirers of Sophia for years and after meeting, we knew we wanted to be in business with her," said Fox TV Group exec vp casting Sharon Klein. "She’s smart, she’s passionate and she brings great ideas and energy to the table. This deal is about developing with her as well as casting her into a comedy or drama this pilot season. She’s a giant TV star and we’re thrilled to have her exclusively at FTG.”

18th October 2017

04:15 - The Good Doctor - Marsha Thomason to Guest

White Collar alum Marsha Thomason has been cast in a a guest-starring role on ABC’s new drama series The Good Doctor, the Freddie Highmore-starrer that recently received a full-season pickup. She is set to play Isabel Barnes, the wife of Marcus Barnes (Hill Harper), the head of surgery at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.

04:15 - The Brave - Bahram Khosraviani to Guest

Bahram Khosraviani has been set as a recurring guest star on NBC’s The Brave, the rookie military drama starring Mike Vogel and Anne Heche that revolves around a Special Ops team and their missions. He will play Qassem Javad, a decorated veteran of the Iranian military who is now the head of Fahim Jarif’s security team.

22:45 - Tremors - John Ellison Conlee Joins Syfy Pilot

EXCLUSIVE: John Ellison Conlee has been added as a series regular to Syfy’s Tremors, the Kevin Bacon-starring sci-fi reboot ordered to pilot in June. Conlee (LBJ) will play Harlan Maylor, described as a character whose obsession with those pesky Graboid sandworms took a heavy personal toll.

Based on Bacon’s 1990 film of the same name, Tremors picks up 25 years after the killer Graboid worms nearly destroyed the Nevada town of Perfection. Bacon plays Valentine McKee, who beat the sandworms once and will attempt to do it again, though first he’ll have to deal with age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.

Conlee’s character Harlan is described as a scruffy mess and Valentine’s closest pal. A genius who began his adult years working for a biotech company, Harlan now dedicates himself to yoga, meditation and self-exploration. Says Syfy, Harlan was “a geeky teenager obsessed with the idea of hunting the Sandworm of Tatooine.”

16:30 - MOVIES: Bright - Featurette: Ward and Jakoby
Thanks to NickM for the heads up.

17th October 2017

06:15 - Roseanne Revival - First Table Read


Clockwise from left: John Pasquin (Director), Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne Barr, Michael Fishman, Jayden Rey Bruce Helford (Executive Producer), Whitney Cummings (Executive Producer), Sid Youngers (Co-Executive Producer), Sarah Chalke, Lecy Goranson, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Ames Mcnamara, Tony Hernandez (Executive Producer)

The cast of the iconic comedy series “Roseanne” gathers for their first table read for the revival’s premiere episode entitled “Twenty Years to Life.” Returning to The ABC Television Network, the eight-episode reboot, featuring the original cast – Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) – will air in 2018. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role.

October 18 is the 29th anniversary of the show’s original premiere on ABC in 1988.
Roseanne Barr is an executive producer, along with Sara Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings and Tony Hernandez. The series is from Carsey-Werner Television.

19:40 - Big Hero 6 The Series Launching with TV Movie Baymax Returns on Disney Channel


-- Series to Debut Early 2018 on Disney XD --

SAN FRANSOKYO - Disney XD's animated "Big Hero 6 The Series" is set to launch MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), with a one-hour primetime television movie, "Baymax Returns," simultaneously on Disney XD and Disney Channel, and available on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD. Immediately following the TV movie, two special full-length preview episodes of "Big Hero 6 The Series" will debut exclusively on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD. "Pocket Baymax," a customizable, interactive virtual assistant which brings Baymax to life, launches on DisneyNOW that same day.

Set in the fictional city of San Fransokyo, "Baymax Returns" explores the moment in Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award(R)-winning feature film after Hiro believes that his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax is lost in the portal forever and discovers the chip his brother Tadashi designed to create Baymax. 14-year-old tech genius Hiro begins school as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and sets off to rebuild Baymax, but his overconfidence and penchant for taking shortcuts leads him and the newly minted Big Hero 6 team - Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred - into trouble.

The series, which will debut in early 2018 on Disney XD, continues the adventures and friendship of Hiro, Baymax and the Big Hero 6 team, picking up immediately following the events of the feature film. Beginning Friday, November 24, "Big Hero 6 The Series" shorts will roll out every Friday for six consecutive weeks on Disney XD, the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD YouTube. The TV movie, series and shorts will roll out through 2018 on Disney XD channels and Disney Channels worldwide.

Reprising their roles from the feature film are Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred's dad. Also joining the main voice cast are Khary Payton as Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan as Fred. Recurring guest voice cast includes Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville, Haley Tju as Karmi, Andrew Scott as Obake and Andy Richter as Globby.

Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind the Emmy Award(R)-winning global hit Disney Channel series "Kim Possible," serve as executive producers. Filippi also serves as supervising director. "Big Hero 6 The Series" is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 FV parental guideline.

19:40 - The Haunting Of Hill House - Paxton Singleton & Julian Hilliard Join Netflix Series

EXCLUSIVE: Paxton Singleton and newcomer Julian Hilliard have come aboard as a series regular on Netflix’s upcoming Mike Flanagan-helmed adaptation, The Haunting Of Hill House, for Amblin TV and Paramount TV. Based on Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel, the 10-episode straight-to-series re-imagining draws from the original classic ghost story while expanding on the mythology of the Crane family.

19:40 - Mayans MC - Danny Pino to Star in FX's Retooled Sons of Anarchy Spinoff 2Pilot

Law & Order: SVU‘s Danny Pino is aligning himself with another acronymic television franchise, joining FX’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC as one of the leads, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Pino’s character, Miguel Galinda, is the son of Galindo Cartel founder, Jose Galindo. With wit, charm and an Ivy League education, he navigates both sides of the border as effortlessly as he juggles his professional and family life. Having mastered success in both legitimate enterprises as well as the family business.

16th October 2017

03:20 - Netflix Plans to Release 80 Movies in 2018

Aiming for a level of output not seen since the two-reeler silent movie days, Netflix plans to put out a new original movie on average every four and a half days in 2018, for an eye-popping total of 80 releases, content chief Ted Sarandos said after today’s release of third-quarter earnings.

That level compares with eight in the quarter that ended September 30, Sarandos said. His brief comments came during a 40-minute video conversation between a single analysts and the company’s top executives, aimed at breaking down the quarterly results, which were highlighted by continued subscriber growth and higher net profits.

The films range from the typical “million-dollar Sundance hit,” he continued, “all the way up to something on a much bigger scale such as Bright at the end of this year or The Irishman, which is currently in production.” Bright stars Will Smith and Irishman Robert De Niro, the latest sign that A-list movie talent is giving Netflix a spin. One major question is the viability of traditional wide-release patterns given the wariness shown by many large exhibitors about booking titles that can be streamed at home day and date.

Sarandos cited the strong reviews for Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, a festival favorite starring Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler whose Rotten Tomatoes score of 93% puts it in rare company in the original streaming movie game. Once the current slate rolls out, including The Irishman in early 2019, Sarandos said, “People will start seeing the potential for this big movie initiative.”

03:20 - Locke & Key - Owen Teague Joins Hulu Pilot

Actor Owen Teague is reuniting with It director Andy Muschetti for the upcoming Hulu pilot Locke & Key. Teague is the third actor from It to sign on to the horror-fantasy drama, joining previously announced cast members, Jackson Robert Scott and Megan Charpentier.

Locke & Key is an adaptation of the IDW comic by Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. Written by Hill and directed by Muschietti, Locke & Key revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine with their mother Nina (Frances O’Connor) only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them. The pilot also stars Jack Mulhern and Danny Glover

The Bloodline star will play the role of Sam Lesser, a violent and deeply troubled adolescent who kills his own father and then goes on the Locke house and shoots the Locke kids father to death, in addition to battering their mother. The pilot comes from Hill, Carlton Cuse, and IDW Entertainment.

03:20 - Ghosted - Dax Shepard to Guest

Parenthood alum, Dax Shepard, is set to guest-star on an upcoming episode of Fox's freshman comedy Ghosted, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The single-camera comedy centers on a partnership between a cynical skeptic Leroy (Craig Robinson) and a genius "true believer" in the paranormal Max (Adam Scott) who are recruited by a secret government agency called The Bureau Underground to save the human race from aliens.

Shepard will play Sam, a charming computer programmer with questionable intentions. His presence at The Bureau Underground pits Max against Leroy.

15:45 - Harlots - Season 2 - Liv Tyler Joins Hulu Series

Thanks to Paweł for the heads up.

Coming off her co-starring turn on The Leftovers, Liv Tyler has joined the upcoming second season of the ITV/Hulu period drama Harlots as a new series regular.

Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots follows the Wells family, led by matriarch Margaret (Samantha Morton). When her daughter Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) places herself in the home of arch-rival bawd Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), their toxic and deep-set rivalry is taken to a dangerous new level. Inspired by the stories of real women, Harlots is a family drama as explored from the female perspective.

Tyler will play the aristocratic social-butterfly, Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam. Long-held secrets keep her in the thrall of Lydia Quigley, and she is an increasingly desperate victim of Lydia’s blackmail. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Lady Fitz will find an unexpected friend and ally in courtesan Charlotte Wells.

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