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Hey All,

Here are the news items, few though they may be, for today:

TELEVISION

Actor Manu Bennett (Spartacus) has landed a major role on the new CW series Arrow. He will play Slade Wilson, who in the comics, becomes a major villain in the franchise: Deathstroke. As seen in flashbacks, Slade Wilson and Oliver Queen (series lead Stephen Amell) will form an uneasy alliance on the island of Lian Yu. (James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

ABC Family is working with legendary producer Joel Silver to develop a potential new drama series called I Hunt Killers based on the Barry Lyga young adult novel that centers on the teenage son of an imprisoned notorious serial killer, a likable boy who becomes a suspect after a string of copy-cat murders. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIES NEWS

American Idol winner and country music star Carrie Underwood has landed her first major acting role. She will play Maria von Trapp in the upcoming NBC made-for-TV remake of the perennial classic The Sound of Music that will be executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers of the NBC musical drama Smash. The three-hour event will air near the holidays in 2013. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actress Claire Forlani has joined the cast of the upcoming paranormal thriller film called Panda Eyes. She will play the mother a young girl (Sophie Turner from Game of Thrones), who is haunted by her past. (The Deadline Team)

That’s it. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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The programming options at the major networks last night were plentiful. Here is how the Thursday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
Last Resort (ABC) [NEW] – 5.2 million
The Vampire Diaries (The CW) [NEW] – 3.2 million

9 PM Shows:
Person of Interest (CBS) [NEW] – 14.3 million
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) [NEW] – 8.7 million
Glee (FOX) [NEW] – 5.8 million
Beauty And the Beast (The CW) [NEW] – 2.2 million

10 PM Shows:
Elementary (CBS) [NEW] – 10.4 million
Scandal (ABC) [NEW]– 6.7 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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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:

7:55 PM:
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie on Showtime

8 PM:
Nikita on The CW (NEW)
Magic City on Starz (Reair)
A Knight’s Tale movie on BBC America
Hitched for the Holidays movie on Hallmark (Reair)
The March Sisters at Christmas movie on Lifetime (Reair)
Knight and Day movie on HBO
The Dark Knight movie on TNT

9 PM:
Arrow on The CW (Reair)
Grimm on NBC (Reair)
Hunted on More Max (Reair)

10 PM:
Haven on Syfy (NEW)
Hunted on Cinemax (Reair)
The Three Musketeers movie on Showtime

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

The CW has cancelled the new medical drama Emily Owens, M.D., but the remaining episodes of the 13-episode order will continue to air. (James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly)

CBS has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to the drama Under the Dome based on the Steven King novel of the same name. The series will tell the story of a small New England town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actress Diane Farr (Numb3rs and Rescue Me) will have a multi-episode arc in the final season of Private Practice, starring as a woman named Miranda, but no other details about her role have been revealed as yet. The series finale is slated to air in late January on ABC. (Natalie Abrams at TV Guide)

Actress Lisa Edelstein (House) will guest star on two episodes of the Showtime comedy House of Lies, playing Brynn, a smart and sexy political consultant whom Marty (Don Cheadle) meets on one of his assignments. The series will be back for a new season starting on January 13. (Kate Stanhope at TV Guide)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actress Angela Bassett and actor Mark Indelicato (Ugly Betty) will join actresses Shailene Woodley, Gabourey Sidibe and Eva Green as well as actors Shiloh Fernandez, and Christopher Meloni in the box office film White Bird in a Blizzard. The story follows a troubled young woman whose life is upended following the disappearance of her mother. Indelicato will portray an outcast in a middle class school while Bassett will play a doctor. (Variety, Facebook and Dark Horizons)

Actress Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) will star opposite Kevin Costner in an as-yet untitled action film about a Secret Service agent who discovers he’s dying; but before he goes, he attempts to complete a final mission, reconnecting with his estranged daughter. He’s also taking an experimental drug that could prolong his life and that adds complexity to the ticking clock because of the drug’s hallucinatory side effects. (Mike Fleming at Deadline)

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It was yet another full night of programming on the major networks. Here is how the Wednesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
Arrow (The CW) [NEW] – 3.7 million

9 PM Shows:
Criminal Minds (CBS) [NEW] – 12.3 million
Supernatural (The CW) [NEW] – 2.1 million

10 PM Shows:
CSI (CBS) [NEW] – 12 million
Nashville (ABC) [NEW]– 5.7 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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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:

6:30 PM:
Aladdin (animated) movie on ABC Family
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie on HBO

8 PM:
Last Resort on ABC (NEW)
The Vampire Diaries on The CW (NEW)
Awkward on MTV (Reair)
White Collar on My Network TV
NCIS on USA Network
Fargo movie on AMC
Naughty or Nice movie on Hallmark (Reair)

8:30 PM:
Awkward on MTV (Reair)
Happy Feet (animated) movie on ABC Family

9 PM:
Beauty And the Beast on The CW (NEW)
Hunted on More Max (Reair)
Awkward on MTV (Reair)
White Collar on My Network TV
NCIS on USA Network
Red Tails movie on HBO 2

9:01 PM:
Person of Interest on CBS (NEW)

9:20 PM:
Columbiana movie on Encore

10 PM:
Burn Notice on USA (NEW)
Homeland on Showtime 2 (Reair)
Hunted on More Max

10:01 PM:
Elementary on CBS (Reair)

10:02 PM:
Scandal on ABC (NEW)

Enjoy!

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Hey All

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

The FOX drama Touch has been bumped later on the schedule again. Now it will air as a two-hour premiere on February 8 at 8 PM. (The Futon Critic)

Actress Laura Vandervoort (Smallville and V) will guest star as a bad girl on an upcoming episode of CSI: NY, playing Macy, a young woman who is just getting out of prison after serving two years for possession of stolen property. The problem now is that she is hungry to take vengeance on the boyfriend who left her holding the bag, regardless of the consequences. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Actor Travis Van Winkle (Happy Endings) has landed a recurring role on Hart of Dixie, playing Jonah Breeland, Lemon’s (Jamie King) studly cousin who once called the fictional town home. Beloved by the everyone in town, Jonah ends up posing a threat to Zoe and her hard-earned good standing in Bluebell. (Megan Masters at TV Line)

Actor Peter Cambor will reprise his role on NCIS: Los Angeles in an episode set to air in February. (Sandra Gonzalez at Entertainment Weekly)

Actor D. B. Sweeney (24 and Jericho) will have a recurring role on Touch when the FOX drama returns to the schedule next year. Sweeney will play Tanner, a threatening, authoritative, forceful and fierce ex-military guy who’s an enforcer for Aster Corps. (Lesley Goldberg at The Hollywood Reporter)

Twin actors Charlie and Max Carver (who played the Scavo twins on Desperate Housewives) and actresses Adelaide Kane (the Australian soap Neighbours) and Felisha Terrel (Days of Our Lives) have landed recurring roles on the MTV thriller series Teen Wolf for the show’s upcoming third season. The Carver twins will play identical twin alpha werewolves Ethan and Aidan, who are described as dangerous charmers with brilliant minds. Kane will play Cora, a mysterious and beautiful young woman toughened by a life on her own who has secret ties to Beacon Hills while Terrell will play Kali, a ruthless and sexy alpha werewolf who invades Beacon Hills. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Q&A SECTION (with Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams at TV Guide and Team Watch with Kristin at E! Online)

Question: Give me some Revolution scoop! It’s going to be a long four months! — Sarah

ADAM: Want to know more about Miles and Nora’s past? You got it! “It’s a little twist on their history. It’s not exactly what you think it would be,” Daniella Alonso tells us. Allow co-executive producer David Rambo to elaborate: “She and Miles blew stuff up. They would work for anybody: bounty hunters, militia, drug lords. …They were mercenaries — and they loved it.” The show will also peel back some layers on another duo. “We are going to learn a lot more about Randall and Grace,” Rambo teases. “Especially Randall, and the project that lead to the lights going out and Randall’s association with the Mathesons.”

Question: How will Elena cope with her breakup from Stefan on The Vampire Diaries? — Jodi

NATALIE: The very last way you’d expect — though it may make some fans happy. The big question now becomes: Why? Are Elena’s intentions pure?

Question: Is there anything you can tell us about McGee on NCIS? — Tara, via Twitter

ADAM: McGee’s upcoming undercover mission with Fornell and Gibbs’ ex-wife Diane (returning guest star Melinda McGraw) will be very uncomfortable for him. “She ends up having to spend the night with McGee, and you can only imagine what sort of comes out of that,” executive producer Gary Glasberg says with a laugh. “This is a woman who is very sharp and very shrewd,” he says. “This a situation that she can’t help but have some fun with, and she takes full advantage of that. McGee is absolutely terrified.”

Question: I’m so excited about the Huntress on Arrow! — Maya

NATALIE: Me too! But talk about an awkward double date: Oliver and Helena will join Tommy and Laurel for a dinner that will make Birds of Prey fanboys squeal. Helena will also be a different kind of love interest for Oliver than Laurel could ever be. “In talking to her and getting to know her, Oliver realizes that, in some ways, she’s the only person in the world who truly understands him because Helena has a very tragic backstory as well,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says.

Question: Anything cool coming up on Leverage? — Philip

ADAM: Ever wonder what Nate & Co. might have done if they were in Inception? Wonder no more. Next Tuesday’s episode finds the team manipulating a man’s dreams in order to find answers about why he wants to sell off his company. It’s a challenge unlike any the team has faced before, mostly because they’re trying to help their mark rather than take him down. As such, the risky con puts everyone on edge, including Hardison and Spencer, who have a rather bromantic spat, and Parker, who must relive some personal trauma to save the mission.

Question: Any Once Upon a Time scoop you can share? – Daisy

Team Watch with Kristin: Yet another regal beauty will be joining the ABC hit series! Viewers will meet the elegant and poised Katerina in episode 15. Katerina captures the affection of all those that meet her, thanks to her pure spirit and kind heart. As if she doesn’t already sound perfect enough, it’s worth noting that she treats everyone with dignity and respect, no matter their place in society and she’s super close with her adoring family.

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