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Those Who Kill

The new A&E drama Those Who Kill will debut on March 3 at 10 PM.

Based on the Danish crime series, the drama follows Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny from Big Love) as a recently promoted homicide detective who tracks down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother.

James D’Arcy (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) also stars.

Here is a trailer for Those Who Kill.

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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:
Sydney White movie on ABC Family
Underworld: Evolution movie on Syfy

7:10 PM:
Monsters University (animated) movie on Starz

8 PM:
The Vampire Diaries on The CW (NEW)
Knight and Day movie on FXX

9 PM:
Reign on The CW (NEW)
The Red Road mini-series on Sundance (DEBUT)
Beautiful Creatures movie on More Max
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans movie on Syfy

10 PM:
Scandal on ABC (Return)
Parenthood on NBC (Return)
Vikings on History Channel (Season Premiere)
Taken movie on FX

10:01 PM:
Elementary on CBS (NEW)

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

Syfy has canceled Being Human. The series finale will air on April 7. (The Wrap).

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Actor Greg Grunberg (Felicity, Alias and Heroes) has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot called Warriors that centers on the doctors and nurses at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center who treat returning soldiers. Grunberg will play Dr. Leonard Mooney, an offbeat OB/GYN who uses a wheelchair and thus can no longer operate — unless, that is, he can coax the resident prosthetics whiz to help jerry-rig a state-of-the art-chair. Mooney also has a fondness for one of his patients, a widowed Army sergeant who’s having a difficult pregnancy. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Film star Viola Davis (The Help) has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot called How To Get Away With Murder centers on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor (Davis) who become entangled in a murder plot that could rock their entire university and change the course of their lives. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actor Sean Faris (the short lived drama Reunion and currently recurring on Pretty Little Liars) has joined the cast of The CW spin-off series Supernatural: Tribes that will be about the various mafia-esque monster families that unknowingly-to-humans “run” the underbelly of Chicago and who are being tracked by a newly-minted Hunter who’s trying to stop them and rid Chicago of anything or anyone supernatural. Fairs will play Julian Durant, the son of a wealthy family of lycanthropes who has no love for the shape shifting Hayden clan. (Andy Swift and Vlada Gelman at TV Line)

Actor Erik Palladino (666 Park Avenue and currently recurring on NCIS: Los Angeles) has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot called Agatha that follows a former convict-turned-big-city criminologist who is brought in to help local police crack a case involving a perplexing disappearance. He will play Captain Benjamin Cooper, the admired and well-respected head of Philadelphia’s Major Crimes division. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actor Callum Blue (Smallville, Royal Pains and Dead Like Me) has joined the cast of the TNT drama pilot called Proof, which is a supernatural medical drama, centering on a skeptical, hard science, female surgeon who is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation. Callum will play Ivan Turing, a technology multi-billionaire who was recently diagnosed with cancer. (The Deadline Team)

Actor Geoffrey Arend (Body of Proof) has joined the cast of the CBS drama pilot called Madam Secretary that explores the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State (Tea Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life. Arend will play Matt, a speechwriter for Secretary of State. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actress Taraji P. Hanson (Person of Interest) will co-star alongside Terrence Howard in the FOX drama pilot Empire that is set in the world of a hip-hop empire, centering on Lucious Lyon (Howard), a charismatic, savvy music superstar who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public. Hanson will play Cookie Lyon, Lucious’s ex-wife and former business partner. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actor Kenneth Choi (the short-lived remake of Ironside) has joined the cast of the NBC drama pilot called Coercion that revolves around the O’Connor family and their extremely intelligent son, Alex (Gavin Stenhouse), a decorated American war hero and newly minted CIA analyst. Unbeknownst to Alex, though, is that both of his parents and his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated. Choi will play Sam Luttrell, the CIA station chief for New York. (The Deadline Team)

ONLINE SERIES NEWS

The BBC series Ripper Street, which just started its second season here in the US on BBC America, was cancelled by its home network; but Amazon has stepped in to partner with the BBC to bring a third season of the period drama to a computer screen near you. Amazon Prime Instant Video has acquired the streaming rights to the show and that means a third season of the series will happen. (Leo Barraclough at Variety)

The ambitious new Netflix yet-to-be-titled Marvel Universe-based series, focusing on the characters of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, will include 13 episode devoted to each of the four main characters but will also include a four-to-eight episode mini-series centered on “The Defenders” team to wrap all the stories together. (Jordan Zakarin at The Wrap)

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE NEWS

Actress Bailey Buntain (the short-lived drama Bunheads) has landed the role of Carrie Dollanganger in the planned Lifetime movie sequel Petals on the Wind. She joins recently cast Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time) and Wyatt Nash (Pretty Little Liars), who take over the lead roles of Cathy and Christopher Dollanganger. (Denise Martin at Vulture)

Q&A SECTION (with TV Scoop Team at E! Online and Natalie Abrams at TV Guide)

Question: I need some Once Upon a Time info that is not already out there. – Heather145

TV Scoop Team: There is a huge, HUGE (like, mind-blowing) reveal involving two major characters that no one will see coming. Another surprise family connection. Is it just us, or isn’t all of this starting to feel weirdly incestuous!? Everyone is related to EVERYONE! This reveal will go down before the season is over.

Question: Do you have any scoop on Reign? — Tina

Natalie: History tells us that Mary ends up marrying Francis, but it might not be so simple. Though she intends to wed Bash to save Francis’ life, Nostradamus’ vision may not be what it seems, which sparks the Queen to make a move that you won’t see coming.

That’s it. Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

It was a big night of programming on the major networks last night with loads of shows returning from their hiatus, primarily due to The Olympics.

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

8 PM Shows:
NCIS (CBS) [NEW] – 16.9 million
Glee (FOX) [NEW] – 2.9 million
The Originals (The CW) [NEW] – 1.9 million

9 PM Shows:
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) [NEW] – 13.1 million
Supernatural (The CW) [NEW] – 2.4 million

10 PM Shows:
Person of Interest (CBS) [NEW] – 10.8 million
Chicago Fire (NBC) [NEW] – 7.1 million
Mind Games (ABC) [DEBUT] – 3.6 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:
Rise of the Guardian movie on HBO Family

7:30 PM:
Captain America: The First Avenger movie on FX

8 PM:
Arrow on The CW (NEW)
Revolution on NBC (Return)
Being Mary Jane on BET (Reair)
Viking on History (Reair)
Castle on TNT
Braveheart movie on AMC

9 PM:
The Tomorrow People on The CW (NEW)
Psych on USA Network (NEW)
Being Mary Jane on BET (Reair)
Banshee on Cinemax (Reair)
Viking on History (Reair)
Black Sails on Starz (Reair)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie on More Max

9:01 PM:
Castle on TNT

9:50 PM:
Beautiful Creatures movie on Cinemax

10 PM:
Nashville on ABC (NEW)
The Americans on FX (Season Premiere)
Being Mary Jane on BET (Reair)
Viking on History (Reair)

10:01 PM:
Chicago P.D. on NBC (NEW)

10:02 PM:
Castle on TNT

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

TELEVISION

The Hallmark Channel has ordered a 10-episode scripted series for their long-running made-for-TV movie franchise The Good Witch that will find actress Catherine Bell (Army Wives and JAG) reprising her lead role of Cassie Nighingale. The seventh movie in the franchise – The Good Witch’s Wonder – will air on October 25 with the new series to kick off on the cable network sometime in early 2015. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Actress Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife and Once Upon a Time) will have a recurring role on the ABC Family drama The Fosters during the show’s upcoming second season that will air this summer. She will play a girl who is connected to Callie’s (series regular Maia Mitchell) past. (Vlada Gelman at TV Line)

Actor Matt Lauria (The Chicago Code and Friday Night Lights) will star opposite Frank Grillo (The Gates) in DirecTV’s 10-episode straight-to-series drama Navy St. that is a gritty family drama set against the backdrop of a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym in Venice, California. Lauria will play Ryan, a former three-time All-American wrestler at Arizona State and an ex-Olympian, who was once on top of the world , but when he shows up at Alvey’s (Grillo) gym, he is a changed man. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE NEWS

Actor Wyatt Nash (Pretty Little Liars and Mistresses) will take over the role of Christopher Dollanganger in the Lifetime made-for-TV movie sequel Petals on the Wind. He joins recently announced actress Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), who takes over the role of Cathy Dollanganger, and returning stars Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn. (Tierney Bricker at E! Online)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Actor Clifton Collins, Jr. (Red Widow and The Event) will join Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis and KaDee Strickland in the ABC drama pilot called Secrets & Lies, which centers on Ben (Phillippe), a family man who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy when he finds the body. Clifton will play Ben’s childhood friend and tenant in Ben’s pool house who is unwaveringly supportive of Ben. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actor Tim Daly (Private Practice) has joined the cast of the CBS drama pilot Madam Secretary that explores the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State (Tea Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life. Daly will play her husband Henry, a professor of medieval religious history. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actor Skeet Ulrich (Jericho) will star alongside Meagan Good (Deception) in the NBC drama pilot called Babylon Fields in which the dead are resurrected and try to resume their former lives. He will play the dual roles of Father Harries, a local priest, and his estranged identical twin brother Graham, a junkie who returns from the dead. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actor Mykelti Williamson (Justified) has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot Clementine, which focuses on Clementine Ross (newcomer Sarah Snook), a habitual criminal who digs into the mystery of her origins after she becomes the target of a group of zealots who fear she possesses latent supernatural abilities that she will one day harness for either profound good or monstrous evil. Williamson will play Ray Allison, a hard-working, recently divorced detective with the Philadelphia Police Department. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actress Michelle Harrison (Emily Owens, M.D.) has joined the cast of The CW drama pilot The Flash that will focus on the DC Comics hero Barry Allen (Grant Gustin from Glee), a Central City assistant police forensics investigator-turned-superhero. Harrison will play his mother, Nora Allen, who will obviously be seen in flashbacks since in the story that is already known about Barry his mother was killed. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actor Charlie Weber (90210 and Buffy, the Vampire Slayer) has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot How to Get Away With Murder that is about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor, Annalise Dewitt (a role that has yet to be cast), who become entangled in a murder plot that will rock their entire university and change the course of their lives. Weber is expected to play Frank Delgado, her associate, a macho, takes-no-shit type of guy, a local Philly boy done good. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Veteran actress Jamie Lee Curtis has joined the cast of the CBS drama pilot Only Human that is about four siblings who had their entire lives documented by a filmmaker until age 32, when the documentary stops and everyone comes to find the four’s real lives are quite different from the way they had been portrayed on TV. Curtis will play their mother, Caroline Lang, a part time clinician, who runs a hospital with the authority of a woman with a distinguished career behind her. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actors Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings) and David Anders (Alias and Once Upon a Time) have joined the cast of The CW drama pilot called iZombie, a supernatural crime procedural that centers on Liv, a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective (to be played by Goodwin), she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Anders will play the show’s bad guy Blaine, an entitled rich kid who bites off more than he can chew in the drug business. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

NOTE: SO iZombie is going to be Tru Calling but with a zombie as the lead. Great?! That’s a not so happy great, by the way!

Actress Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot The Visitors that is about a race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world by using the Earth’s most precious resource: children. Rabe will play Claire Bennigan, an FBI agent and single mother who is torn between work and home life. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actor Michael Trucco (Killer Women and Battlestar Galactica) has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot Sea of Fire that follows the fallout — including one murder and a disappearance — from the discovery that three teenage girls in a small town starred in a pornographic film. He will play Pete Harper, the father of the lost girls’ boyfriend. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

Actress Ashley Judd (most recently seen on the small screen in the short-lived Missing) has joined the cast of the NBC drama pilot Salvation that follows a family that rallies together after the death of their father, the leader of a Texas mega church. She will play the matriarch of the family. (Whitney Friedlander at Variety)

That’s it. Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

Now that the Olympics have come to a close, it is time for programming to get back to normal; meaning it was a very busy night on the major networks last night.

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

8 PM Shows:
Almost Human (FOX) [NEW] – 5.7 million
Star-Crossed (The CW) [NEW] – 1.1 million

9 PM Show:
The Following (FOX) [NEW] – 4.6 million

10 PM Shows:
The Blacklist (NBC) [NEW – Return] – 11.3 million
Castle (ABC) [NEW] – 8.7 million
Intelligence (CBS) [NEW] – 5.4 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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