Here are the news items for today:
Actress Frances Fisher (Resurrection) will appear in the final season of The Killing, which has landed over at Netflix. Fisher will play the estranged mom of Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos). (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)
Actress Diane Farr (Numb3rs and Rescue Me) will guest star in an upcoming episode of the USA Network long-running drama Royal Pains, playing Annie, a private investigator who is stricken by mysterious symptoms during an investigation. She fears her illness will prevent her from solving the most important case of her career. (Kate Stanhope at TV Guide)
Actor Sebastian Roche (The Vampire Diaries) will appear in several episodes of Scandal, but no official details have been released on who he will be playing in the ABC drama. (Andy Swift at TV Line)
Actor Ryan Devlin (Cougar Town Veronica Mars Season 3) has landed a recurring role on The CW drama pilot Jane the Virgin, which is based on the successful Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen. The pilot centers on Jane (Gina Rodriguez), a hardworking religious girl who, due to a series of outrageous events, is accidentally artificially inseminated. Devlin will play Andre, the brother of Jane’s boyfriend, a trouble-maker holding on to some secrets. (The Deadline Team)
ONLINE SERIES NEWS
Amazon Studios has given a second season order to its comedy series Alpha House and has also given the greenlight to four new shows, including the following:
The After, which comes from Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files. The online series will follow eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. Among the cast are Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes), Jamie Kennedy (The Ghost Whisperer) and Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue).
Bosch, which is based on the Michael Connelly bestselling book series about a relentless LAPD homicide detective, starring Titus Welliver (Lost and The Good Wife) and Annie Wersching (24 and Revolution). (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)
BOX OFFICE NEWS
The animated film Frozen has now surpassed Toy Story 3 as the number 1 animated film ever with an unbelievable 1.072 billion dollars worldwide. (Nancy Tartaglione at Deadline)
Warner Bros. is launching a trilogy of films based on the Harry Potter spin-off book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. Even the fictional book featured in one of the franchise films is only 54-pages long, the plan is to make three films set initially in New York seven decades before the start of Harry Potter’s story, following magizoologist Newt Scamander. (Variety and Dark Horizons)
Here are the top 10 box office movies for this past weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
1. Noah – 44 million
2. Divergent – 26.5 million
3. Muppets Most Wanted – 11.4 million
4. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – 9.5 million
5. God’s Not Dead – 9.1 million
6. The Grant Budapest Hotel – 8.8 million
7. Sabotage – 5.3 million
8. Need for Speed – 4.3 million
9. 300: Rise of An Empire – 4.3 million
10. Non-Stop – 4.1 million
Q&A SECTION (with Leanne Aguilera at E! Online)
Question: So excited that Kate is coming back to Teen Wolf! But what is she?! – Danielle
Leanne: Jeff Davis, take it away! “She’s…well, I guess I should let it stay secret. I won’t tell you! [Laughs.] But she’s specific and there’s a reason for it.” He adds, “We are really excited about Kate. We’re excited about making her a really powerful villain, about her relationships with both Argent and Derek, and now what she does now that both she and Peter are resurrected.”
Question: Anything on The Blacklist? It’s on fire lately, but I need even more answers about Tom! – Gregory
Leanne: Patience, grasshopper! “There are definitely answers coming at the end of the season, it’s not just going to be questions forever,” Ryan Eggold promises, adding that Tom is “at the point of no return. There’s no going back.” Oh, and prepare to see him improvise a lot when Liz unexpectedly brings his “brother” to town for a surprise visit for their vow renewal ceremony.
Question: I was so excited to hear that you guys are big Orphan Black fans, too! Got any news on my favorite clone Allison?
Leanne: You have no idea how deep our Clone Club devotion goes. In fact, in case you haven’t heard, it’s Orphan Black week on E! Online! We’re rolling out a new and exclusive video each and every day this week to get you all as pumped as we are for season two. (And in case you missed it check out our first two videos here and here!) Alison is going to be having a hilariously hard time in her suburban sanctuary when the BBC America hit returns. So what is her emotional outlet? The local community center play, of course! We love you, Allison, but after witnessing your opening night, maybe you should just stick to scrapbooking…
Question: I need that Emison scoop from your Pretty Little Liars interviews! – EmisonLoverr
Leanne: We hate to potentially burst your bubble, but it looks like there could be another fish swimming in Emily’s pond of pretty ladies. In season five, fans will be introduced to Sydney, a newbie on the Rosewood High swim team who is both friendly and easy on the eyes. Could Emily be abandoning both Alison and Paige for a newer model?! We caught up with Shay Mitchell for a little relationship update: “For the Paige and Emily fans, I would say to hold tight. Nothing’s ever said and done. And I will say to the Emison fans, you never know what could happen again. So stay tuned.”
That’s it. Enjoy!