Here are the few entertainment news items for the past week:
Freeform has canceled Dead of Summer after only one season. (Variety)
ABC has essentially cancelled Conviction, deciding to air only the initial 13 episodes given to the series, but not adding any more episodes to its debut season. The network hasn’t officially cancelled the show. (Variety)
Actor Jay Harrington (Benched and Better Off Ted) has landed a recurring role on Code Black, playing the brilliant Dr. Leo Fields, the most respected neurosurgeon in Los Angeles who’s forced to operate on one of the show’s major characters. (Deadline)
Actor Leonard Roberts (The People vs. O.J. Simpson) will have a recurring role in season 5 of Major Crimes, playing Commander Leo Mason, who heads up the Criminal Intelligence Division of the LAPD and, along with Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), is being considered for the job of New Assistant Chief. Roberts has an option to become a regular if the TNT series is picked up for a sixth season. (Deadline)
Actor Jonathan Howard (Guilt and Dominion) has landed a recurring role on The Last Ship, playing James Fletcher, a British Royal Navy commander and MI-6 agent, who has been tasked to work with the crew of the USS Nathan James to recover stolen items that are crucial to the survival of the planet. He will work closely with Sasha Cooper (Bridget Regan). (Deadline)
That’s it. Enjoy!