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Hey All,

Here are the few news items for today:

TELEVISION

Actress Reiko Aylesworth (24) and actor Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives) will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of Castle. Chavira will play Alex Lopez, a popular congressman whose life may in danger, while Aylesworth will play his astute wife, Mia. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Actress Helen Slater and actor Dean Cain – both who have history in the world of Superman-Supergirl – will guest star in the CBS Supergirl drama that will star Melissa Benoist (Glee) in the lead role. Details on the roles they will play, though, are being kept under wraps. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Looks like The CW is developing another DC Comics superhero series for next TV season that would be a spin-off from Arrow and The Flash featuring fan-favorite actors/characters from both shows that include Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller and Caity Lotz. The project is, of course, untitled right now, and since Lotz’s character was killed in Arrow, it is unclear whether she will play the same or new superhero. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

That’s it. Enjoy!

TV Ratings

Last night’s programming options on the major networks was missing a few shows that are on short breaks, but there was still plenty to watch (good, bad or otherwise)

Here is how the Thursday night dramas, that aired new episodes, fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) [NEW] – 7.5 million
The Slap (NBC) [NEW] – 3.6 million

9 PM Shows:
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) [NEW – Two-Hour Season Finale] – 9 million
The Blacklist (NBC) [NEW] – 7.9 million
Backstrom (FOX) [NEW] – 3.8 million

10 PM Show:
Allegiance (NBC) [NEW] – 3.6 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

8 PM:
Hart of Dixie on The CW (NEW)
12 Monkeys on Syfy (Reair)
The Night Shift on NBC (Reair)
The Blind Side movie on ABC Family
Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves movie on BBC America
The House Bunny movie on Comedy Central
The Shawshank Redemption movie Encore

9 PM:
12 Monkeys on Syfy (NEW)
The Fault in Our Stars movie on HBO2
Alex Cross movie on Showtime 2

10 PM:
Scandal on BET

Enjoy!

Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

Actress Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) and actor David Harewood (Homeland) have joined the cast of the CBS drama Supergirl that will star Melissa Benoist (Glee) as the lead character. Leigh will play Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s confident foster sister. Fascinated by Kara’s powers from a young age, Alex developed a lifelong obsession with science which inspired her to become a doctor. Meanwhile, Harewood will play Hank Henshaw, a onetime CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations, which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actors Ray Liotta and Warren Kole (Common Law) and actress Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos) will star opposite Jennifer Lopez in the NBC straight-to-series drama Shades Of Blue that follows a tight-knit crew of police officers who are effective at keeping the streets safe but also corrupt when it comes to lining their pockets and protecting their own. When one of the officers (Lopez) is forced to become a federal informant, she must decide between her own family’s welfare and that of her police family. Liotta will play Lieutenant Bill Wozniak, the enigmatic and resourceful patriarch of the tight knit unit of corrupt cops, who steps outside the limitations of the law to protect his precinct. de Matteo will play Shirley Nazario, a tough, outspoken female cop who holds her own with the men in her crew, and yet her brashness covers her insecurities. And, Kole will play Robert Staal, a relentlessly ambitious up-and-coming FBI agent desperate to make a name for himself. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actress Marg Helgenberger (CSI and Intelligence) will have an extended guest starring role in the CBS summer series Under the Dome; however, details on what part she will be playing have not been made available yet. Also, actress Kylie Bunbury (the short-lived ABC Family drama Twisted) will also join the show, playing Eva, a beautiful and intelligent woman who comes to Chester’s Mill with her boss, Lucy, in search of the egg. Eva is used to following Lucy’s orders without question, but Eva’s interest in Barbie (series lead Mike Vogel) may complicate matters for all of them, as well as Julia (series lead Rachelle LeFevre). (Lesley Goldberg at The Hollywood Reporter and Denise Petski at Deadline)

Actor Nic Bishop (Covert Affairs and Body of Proof) will appear in a season-long arc on the Syfy drama Dominion that is set in post-apocalyptic future, where an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. Details on Bishop’s are being kept under wraps, though. (Denise Petski at Deadline)

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BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actor Henry Cavill (Man of Steel and the upcoming reboot of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) will star in the upcoming box office film Stratton that is based on the first in a series of eight novels written by Duncan Falconer, a real ex-Special Boat Service operative. The story follows Stratton as he and his team risk life, limb and national security to track down an international terrorist cell. (Ethan Anderton at First Showing)

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That’s it. Enjoy!

TV Ratings

For the most part, it was a pretty full night of programming on the major networks.

Here is how all of the Wednesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC) [NEW] – 7.6 million
Arrow (The CW) [NEW – Start of Mid-Season Break] – 2.9 million

9 PM Shows:
Empire (FOX) [NEW] – 13.8 million
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) [NEW] – 7.7 million
The 100 (The CW) [NEW] – 1.8 million

10 PM Shows:
Chicago P.D. (NBC) [NEW] – 7.3 million
Nashville (ABC) [NEW] – 4.9 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

7:30 PM:
Men in Black 3 movie on FX

8 PM:
The Vampire Diaries on The CW (Reair)
Being Mary Jane on BET (Reair)
Forrest Gump movie on ABC Family
Titanic movie on AMC

9 PM:
How to Get Away with Murder on ABC (NEW – Two-Hour Season Finale)
The Blacklist on NBC (NEW)
Reign on The CW (Reair)
Grantchester on PBS (Reair)

10 PM:
Elementary on CBS (NEW)
Allegiance on NBC (NEW)
Fortitude on Pivot (NEW)

Enjoy!

Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

First of all congrats to all of the Oscar winners who were announced Sunday night, including Birdman, Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, Alejandro Inarritu, J.K. Simmons, Patricia Arquette, Selma, Big Hero 6, The Imitation Game and The Grand Budapest Hotel (among others).

TELEVISION

Actress Lena Dunham (Girls) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Scandal, but details on the role she will play is being kept under wraps. (Vlada Gelman at TV Line)

Actress Calista Flockhart (Brothers & Sisters) will appear in the CBS pilot Supergirl, playing Cat Grant, a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo, where Kara Zor-El (lead Melissa Benoist) works as her assistant. (Elizabeth Wagmeister at Variety)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actress Jessica Chastain has joined the cast of The Huntsman, starring opposite Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, who reprise their roles from the first installment of the Snow White reboot. There are no specific details on who she will play in the movie, though. (Ali Jaafar at Deadline)

Here are the top 10 box office films from this past weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

1. Fifty Shades of Gray – 23.2 million
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service – 17.5 million
3. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – 15.5 million
4. McFarland, USA – 11.3 million
5. The DUFF – 11 million
6. American Sniper – 9.6 million
6. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 – 5.8 million
7. Jupiter Ascending – 3.6 million
8. The Imitation Game – 2.5 million
10. Paddington – 2.3 million

Q&A SECTION (with Kristin Dos Santos at E! and Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Question: Will we see much of Felicity on Arrow? – BrowningAmber

Kristin: There’s a huge scene coming up in this week’s episode that is legitimately going to break the internet. It involves Felicity…and that’s all we can say.

Question: We will see a confrontation between Laurel and Thea about Sarah on Arrow? – birdsofcanary

Kristin: You will indeed see a scene between these two fierce females in this week’s episode, though what is discussed and both women’s reactions to the conversation will not be what you’re expecting. It’s a fascinating scene to watch, and it left us wanting more scenes between this dynamic duo!

Question: Is Agent Carter getting renewed!!? – @_LightToMyDark

Kristin: We certainly hope so! Agent Carter has been kicking some major ass all season long, and since the eight episode first season comes to an end tonight, we asked the showrunners if they’d be willing to take another trip back to the ’40s for a second season. “Oh god, absolutely! All day long, yeah,” Michelle Fazekas says with a laugh. “It’s so much fun, I love these characters, it’s such a happy cast and crew and writing staff. Everyone loves being there. It was a special, intense, short amount of time, and everyone is hoping that we can continue for more.”

Question: Any scoop on The100? Maybe the season finale or any major character deaths? – isabellag08

Kristin: Bigger. That seems to be the keyword for the finale and beyond as showrunner Jason Rothenberg reveals he and the writing team are “most excited” about building out the universe. “It’s the thing that floats my boat, this universe creation and telling that bigger Grounder story,” he says. “And we’re going to keep doing that. Season three will make season two look like season one. It’s so different and bigger.

Question: Please, any kind of Outlander news! Any teases on what to expect when the show returns? – Theresa124:

Kristin: When the “Droughtlander” ends, in the first episode back, you will get that super-steamy love scene we already teased you about (and showed you a full minute of, which any good citizen has watched on repeat). That love scene comes after what is thus far Claire and Jamie’s biggest fight. And though at first you might start to dislike him a wee bet, you will ultimately love him all the more, when you see how he’s willing to change his ways, even his belief system for the woman he loves. This ain’t no fleeting fling, and arguably, one of TV’s most passionate love affairs of all time.

Question: Arrow scoop, please! – Deborah

Mitovich: Seeing as how we’re due for a couple of weeks of reruns, this Wednesday’s episode was “designed to be this crazy cliffhanger” — and boy is it! – “and have all this amazing stuff in it,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg teases. Among the highlights for him: “Seeing what [Thea]’s willing to do, and what Oliver’s willing to do, for her soul,” and watching John Barrowman and Matt Nable finally share a scene. EP Marc Guggenheim, meanwhile, is “really excited for people to see the A.T.O.M. suit in its full glory,” especially as Ray takes his maiden flight. “This show is not Flash — we don’t traffic in these sort of visuals — so it’s a big deal for us to get this kind of character on the show, looking the way he does.” Bonus scoop: See if you can guess which character delivers this heartbreaker: “It’s hard to remember a time when I was actually in love with you.”

Question: Please give me something on Forever! I am desperately hoping it comes back for a second season! – Eileen

Mitovich: If you’re among those wondering how Henry’s wife, Abigail, died, we went straight to the source — series star Ioan Gruffudd — for the answer. And it turns out… he doesn’t have one. “I always thought that something had happened where she not necessarily died in front of us, but maybe we had to part company to protect her or protect me or something,” he says. “Who knows if she’s still alive or still out there? I tend not to ask, because it’s best that I don’t know these things.”

Question: I am seeking any info on Season 5 of Teen Wolf. – Lisa

Mitovich: For those who’ve been holding out hope for Danny’s return, there’s this consolation prize: Episode 4 of the new season, titled “Condition Terminal,” will introduce the recurring character of Corey, who in the course of being treated in an operating room for a strange, painful wound dishes on his boyfriend Lucas. (Guest star Lucas, meanwhile, is described as a shy young man who has become an aggressive problem at a club.)

Question: Is there any way you can get any scoop about Once Upon a Time’s Belle? Her fans are dying for news. – Betsy

Mitovich: Your long wait for Belle goodness will end as soon as possible, because she gets the first line of dialogue — “Well, I see you still have your temper” — once the ABC drama returns to Storybrooke in Sunday’s Season 4B premiere. “And yes,” co-creator Adam Horowitz notes, “we haven’t forgotten that she’s still in possession of the Dark One’s dagger. That’s going to come into play pretty soon after our return as well.”

Question: Any hint on the surprise related to Emma’s Once Upon a Time storyline for the second part of the season? – Frances

Mitovich: You probably got a taste for it from the new promo that debuted during the Oscars and hinted at Miss Swan’s dance with the dark side. As EP Horowitz explained at a Tuesday screening of the Season 4B opener, “One of the big themes for the second half of the season that we want to deal with is what makes someone a hero and what makes someone a villain — what the differences are and what the common ground is. Emma has spent a long time on the series being told she’s a savior and being told she’s a hero. Now she’s going to have to face that it’s not black-and-white.”

Question: Any scoop on Grimm? – Jen

Mitovich: Casting is underway for the guest-starring role of “Iron Hans,” a rugged fiftysomething ranch owner who hosts weekend retreats for Wesen fathers and sons who have lost contact with their warrior heritage. We’ll also meet his beautiful, twenty-something (and strong-willed) daughter, Maggie.

Question: What does it say for a potential Season 8 of Castle that they wrapped up the two major storylines (Bracken, 3XK)? And if this is indeed the last season, shouldn’t the writers already know so that they can properly wrap up the show? – Vaso

Mitovich: I revisited this hot topic with showrunner David Amann the other week — asking, At what point do they need to know which way the wind is blowing with regards to re-signing Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic and possibly locking a renewal? – and his response was this: “Obviously, we’re prepared for whatever comes along, and we’ll adjust as necessary. But we’re hopeful that the show will move forward. In the meantime, we’ll just make the best show that we can.”

Question: Is there any hope for Jane the Virgin‘s steadfast, remaining Jane/Michael ‘shippers? – Lianne

Mitovich: It’s kinda sorta possibly looking that way. As creator EP Jennie Urman said of upcoming episodes (resuming March 9), “There are a few moments where Michael helps Jane with certain things that he knows how to help her with only because of their history, and that starts to play a big part in their reconnection. At the same time, her relationship with Rafael gets stressed the more they start to think about the practicals of what their life will be and what their life will look like together.” (Hmm, now that I have re-read that, you can probably strike the “kinda sorta.”)

That’s it. Enjoy!

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