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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

NBC has given a second season to their new thriller series Hannibal. (The Wrap)

Actress Ashley Davenport is leaving the ABC soap opera Revenge. It is believed to be for “storyline reasons” that she will no longer be part of the cast. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

NEW SHOW TRAILER

Star-Crossed (The CW) Trailer

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Actress Agnes Bruckner, who plays Anna Nicole Smith in the upcoming Lifetime biopic about the former Playboy model, has joined the cast of the A&E drama pilot Occult where she will star opposite Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins. This pilot centers on Dolan (Lucas), an FBI agent who returns from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Eager to be back on the job, he is paired with Noa Blair (Collins), an agent with her own complicated backstory who specializes in the occult. Together, they will solve cases for the newly formed occult crimes task force. Bruckner will play Lucy, an attractive, edgy young soul caught up in the occult. Presumed dead after being shot in the heart, she rises from the autopsy table, possessed and hell-bent on joining her fellow cultists. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actress Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games) will appear in two upcoming independent films. The first is Seven Minutes about a young athlete (Luke Mitchell) whose serious injury leads him to break bad. The second is called Walter, which will tell the story of a guy (Andrew J. West) who believes he’s the son of God and thinks he is destined to decide the fate of everyone he encounters. Rambin plays a love interest to the male leads in both films. (The Deadline Team)

BOX OFFICE TRAILER

Watch: Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal in First ‘Prisoners’ Trailer

INSIDE LINE AND Q&A SECTION (with Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Revolution | The Season 1 finale has yet to air, and already NBC’s freshman hit is busy recruiting reinforcements for the battles yet to come. Season 2 casting calls have gone out for the possibly series regular role of Gene, a folksy, 60something doctor from a small Texas town, as well as the recurring characters of Cynthia (a religious single mom), Annabeth (a femme fatale who runs an entertainment “mecca” of sorts), Titus (a slightly psychotic professor) and a handsome sheriff in his 30s. As for Monday’s season-ender itself, Elizabeth Mitchell assures us, “Forces collide…. Forces most definitely collide!”

Question: Got any NCIS scoops, particularly on McGee? –Marla

Mitovich: As revealed in the season finale, Tim’s got himself a new honey. And though show boss Gary Glasberg has yet to decide what “type” the mysterious Delilah is, viewers will eventually get to lay eyes on her. “I’m hoping to pick [that storyline] up and explain more — and hopefully, at some point, we’ll get to meet Delilah, as well,” Glasberg says.

Question: Is it just me, or do you think Hook has feelings for Emma on Once Upon a Time? Any scoop on them would be awesome! –Kelley B

Mitovich: You know my stance on the whole Emma thing: What guy wouldn’t? But where Hook is concerned, seeing as he’s now on a journey with two eligible bachelorettes, the Jolly Roger might transform into the Love Boat. “It’s probably about time he sort of found another love in his life,” Colin O’Donoghue shared with me at season’s end. “But if it was a toss-up between [traveling companions] Regina or Emma, I’m not sure exactly who he’d go for.” Given that Emma is currently reeling from the loss of Neal, “Maybe he’ll have fun with Regina, while he’s waiting for Emma,” the pirate’s portrayer ventures. “Who knows!”

Question: I love the dynamic between Rizzoli & Isles‘ Jane and Casey. Can you please give us some info on what’s going to happen to them? –Tracie

Mitovich: The June 25 season premiere has a scene (or several) to make you smile… followed by one that will furrow your brow, as it does Jane’s, when Casey reveals an itinerary that will take him out of town, and then some. “Trying to work out whatever it is [they have] — Jane’s not really ready to settle down, and he kind of is — is incredibly difficult to do while he’s back in Afghanistan,” notes Angie Harmon. As for the season a whole, the actress enthuses, “We’ve gone back a bit towards the pilot, as far as going more dramatic. The playful banter is still there, but the cases are a lot more serious — which I’m excited about.”

Question: I’ve seen a few promos for Major Crimes but none have shown Rusty. Is he still around? –Estee

Mitovich: Though the character was the target of some backlash during Season 1 — perhaps a scapegoat for TV’s trend at the time to inundate us with petulant teens — Rusty is back for Season 2. In fact, his fate looms large in the premiere, as Deputy D.A. Emma Rios (played by new series regular/My Name Is Earl alum Nadine Velazquez) vigorously preps the lad for his sure-to-be-difficult/dicey testimony in the Stroh case — and Ms. Rios’ demeanor is not improved a lick when she learns with whom her No. 1 witness has been living!

That’s it. Enjoy!

PS: Have a terrific weekend!!

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TV Ratings

Now that the 2012-2013 TV season is, for better or worse, now at an end, it was a repeat-heavy night last night on the major networks except for three dramas, one hold-out from mid-season and two early summer arrivals.

Here is how those Thursday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last night:

9 PM Show:
Motive (ABC) [NEW] – 5.7 million

10 PM Shows:
Rookie Blue (ABC) [NEW] – 5.8 million
Hannibal (NBC) [NEW] – 2.4 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 PM:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie on HBO Family

8 PM:
Space Warriors movie on Hallmark (DEBUT)
Nikita on The CW (Reair)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie on BBC America
Moonrise Kingdom movie on HBO
Sherlock Holmes movie on TNT

9 PM:
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (NEW)
Supernatural on The CW (Reair)
The Following on FOX (Reair)
Strike Back on More Max (Reair)

10 PM:
XIII: The Series on Reelz Channel (NEW)
Merlin on Syfy (Series Finale)
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (Encore)

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the few news items for today:

ONLINE SERIES NEWS

Actor Sam Page (Mad Men) and actress Molly Parker (Deadwood) have joined the cast of the Netflix online series House of Cards, but details on the characters for which they will play are being kept under wraps. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Legendary actress Glenn Close is reportedly going to play a leadership role in the upcoming box office film Guardians Of The Galaxy. The cast already includes Chris Pratt (Parks & Recreation), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek) and Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) [among others]. (Mike Fleming, Jr. at Deadline)

Actor Cheyenne Jackson (Glee) has joined the cast of the upcoming box office film Love Is Strange that already includes among its cast actors Michael Gambon and Alfred Molina. The film focuses on the characters played by Gambon and Molina, who play Ben and Jorge, a couple who after 38 years together finally marry at City Hall in Manhattan. Trouble begins when they return from their honeymoon, though, as Jorge gets fired and the couple is forced to temporarily separate. (The Deadline Team)

That’s it. Enjoy!

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The Fosters

The new ABC Family drama The Fosters will debut on June 3 at 9 PM.

This drama is about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms.

The cast includes Teri Polo, Sherri Saum (In Treatment), Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place), Hayden Byerly (Parenthood), David Lambert (Aaron Stone), newcomer Maia Mitchell (Teen Beach Movie), Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez (The Secret Life of the American Teenager).

Here is a trailer for The Fosters.

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YUNJIN KIM, ROCHELLE AYTES, JES MACALLAN, ALYSSA MILANOThe new ABC summer series Mistresses will debut on June 3 at 10:01 PM.

Based on the hit UK television series of the same name, this ABC series is about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery: Savannah (Savi), a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life, both professionally and personally; Savi’s free-spirited and capricious baby sister, Josslyn; their friends April, a recent widow and mother of a ten-year-old daughter and Karen, a therapist with her own thriving practice. These four friends find support and guidance with each other as they brave their turbulent journeys and life’s storms of excitement, secrecy and betrayal, all the while bound by the complex relationships they’ve created.

The cast includes Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Yunjin Kim (Lost), Rochelle Aytes (The Forgotten) and newcomer Jes Macallan.

Here is a trailer for Mistresses.

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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 PM:
We Bought a Zoo movie on HBO Family

7:30 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 movie on ABC Family

7:45 PM:
The Matrix movie on Cinemax

8 PM:
The Vampire Diaries on The CW (Reair)
The Big C: Hereafter on Showtime 2 (Reair)
White Collar on My Network TV
NCIS on USA Network
Eat Pray Love movie on E!
Gracie’s Choice movie on Lifetime

8:30 PM:
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows movie on HBO

9 PM:
Motive on ABC (NEW)
Beauty And the Beast on The CW (Reair)
Hit the Floor on VH1 (Reair)
White Collar on My Network TV
Falling Skies on TNT
NCIS on USA Network
Rectify mini on Sundance (Reair)

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

10 PM:
Falling Skies on TNT
NCIS on USA Network

10:01 PM:
Rookie Blue on ABC (NEW)
Hannibal on NBC (NEW)
Elementary on CBS (Reair)

Enjoy!

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