Here are the news items for today:
Longmire has been cancelled after three (3) season on A&E; however, the studio behind the series is seeking a new home for the show. (Tim Kenneally at The Wrap)
Actor Nolan Funk (Glee and Awkward) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Arrow, playing Cooper Seldon, Felicity’s hacker boyfriend from her days at MIT. (Natalie Abrams at Entertainment Weekly)
Actor David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls) has landed a series regular role on the upcoming TNT supernatural medical drama Proof that centers on Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals), a skeptical, hard-science, brilliant female surgeon who is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, and hauntings. Sutcliffe will play Dr. Len Bayliss, Dr. Tyler’s ex-husband who still works with her at the hospital. (The Deadline Team)
Actor Patton Oswalt will guest star in the upcoming CBS buddy cop drama Battle Creek that stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters. Duhamel plays Milton Chamberlain, a handsome, charismatic FBI agent with unlimited resources, who opens a field office at the underfunded police station in Battle Creek and chooses a gruff local detective, Russ Agnew (Winters), to be his partner. Oswalt will play the unorthodox mayor of Battle Creek, Michigan. (Mandi Bierly at Entertainment Weekly)
Actor Corbin Bernsen (Psych) will guest star in the upcoming fall CBS drama Scorpion about Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel from Body of Proof), an eccentric genius who assembles a team of super-geniuses to combat the complex threats of the modern age. Bernsen will play Bob Connelly, a Las Vegas casino owner who turns to Walter’s team when his profit margins start to shrink. But Walter will discover that underneath the glitz and glamor, all is not as it seems with Connelly and his casino. (Natalie Abrams at Entertainment Weekly)
Actors Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse, Extant and Rizzoli & Isles) and Chad Michael Murray (Southland and One Tree Hill) have landed roles in the upcoming ABC drama Agent Carter that will star Hayley Atwell in the title role from the Marvel Universe. Gjokaj will play Agent Daniel Sousa, who will meet Carter while she takes on a new role at the pre-SHIELD Strategic Scientific Reserve in New York City. Murray will play SSR Agent Jack Thompson. (Lesley Goldberg at The Hollywood Reporter and Marvel.com)
Actress Amy Gumenick (Supernatural) will appear as Carrie Cutter (a.k.a. Cupid) on Arrow. (James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly)
Actor Greg Grunberg (Alias and Heroes) will guest star in an upcoming episode of CSI, playing Len Bryant, a white-collar everyman battling addition at a high-end rehab facility. (Natalie Abrams at Entertainment Weekly)
ABC is developing a new medical drama from David Marshall Grant (Nashville and Smash) that is inspired by the real story of former agent, Byrdie Lifson-Pompan, who was a top CAA literary agent who was misdiagnosed and her brain tumor went undetected until discovered by another doctor. She underwent surgery and fully recovered. Several years later, Lifson-Pompan, who also had other family members suffer from medical misdiagnoses, made a career change, leaving agenting after 22 years to pursue a career as a medical advocate. She teamed with Dr. Valerie Ulene, a medical doctor and a health education specialist, to launch Clear Health Advisors, a healthcare consulting and case management company that helps patients navigate the healthcare system, including getting an accurate diagnosis and finding the right treatment. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)
Greg Berlanti will be teaming with NBC on a new hour-long project called Blindspot that will center on an FBI agent who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac is found in Times Square covered in fresh tattoos, including his name on her back. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)
ONLINE SERIES NEWS
Actor Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) has been cast in the Amazon pilot The Man In The High Castle that is based on the Philip K. Dick novel that is set in 1962, exploring an alternative reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and occupy the United States, with the East Coast controlled by the Nazis and the West Coast owned by Japan, and a chunk of the Midwest still up for grabs. Kleintank will play Joe Blake, an all-American guy living in New York who has joined the clandestine American Resistance. (The Deadline Team)
Q&A SECTION (with Matt Mitovich at TV Line)
Question: Can you give us any scoop on Once Upon a Time’s Regina, please? We need something to cheer us up! –Ana
Mitovich: Well, when I asked The Boys about the Regina/Robin Hood/Marian love triangle presumably on tap for Season 4, Adam Horowitz was quick to retort, “Who says we’re doing a love triangle?” He then explained, “Hopefully it becomes less about the relationship itself and more about Regina [and] open[s] the door to who she is and what she’s going to become.”
Question: Do you have any info on Belle’s mom on Once Upon a Time? –Natalie
Mitovich: Debuting in an Episode 6 flashback Bell’s ma being described as “a strong-willed, spirited woman” who carries herself with grace and aplomb – even under the most trying circumstances. She’ll also boast a natural European accent, if casting has their druthers.
Question: Do you have any new scoops for Beauty and the Beast fans? Maybe a return date? –Zavier
Mitovich: For Season 3 – which has a premiere date of Sometime in 2015 – the resilient CW drama is casting the role of Tess’ older brother Jamie, an overbearing lawman on track to become his kin’s commanding officer. Big bro will bust JT’s chops some, bringing out an impressive new side to Tess’ beau.
Question: Any news on Resurrection‘s new season? –Sherryl
Mitovich: Asked to compare Season 2 to the show’s freshman run, series creator Aaron Zelman told me, “In Season 1, so much happens so quickly – it was eight or nine days – so it was very reactive. Whereas Season 2 is a bit more, ‘OK, this is the new reality — now how do we live with this? What does it mean that people can come back? And what does it mean that people who came back can disappear?’ What does it mean for doctors like Maggie to treat people who are terminal knowing maybe they’re not terminal? It throws everything on its head. You’re going to see a lot more characters dealing with that new reality.”
That’s it. Enjoy!
Have a terrific and safe holiday weekend!!
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