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Here are the news items for the past week:

CASTING NEWS

Young actor Lonnie Chavis (who plays the younger version of Randall on This Is Us) will guest star in the episode of The CW series Supergirl as Marcus, a young alien boy who bonds with James Olsen (series regular Mehcad Brooks. (TV Line)

Actor Thomas Calabro (from the original Melrose Place) has landed a recurring role on the 5th season of The Last Ship. He will play Gen. Don Kinkaid, who is in charge of the new, smaller Army that the U.S. has built up in the years since the end of the plague. (Deadline)

RENEWALS/PICK-UPS

Bravo has given a second season order to their drama Imposters. (Variety)

Crackle has renewed Snatch for a second season. (Twitter)

National Geographic has given Genius a second season before the first season has even aired. (Variety)

Amazon has given a second season order to Patriot. (Deadline)

Freeform has given the fantasy series Shadowhunters a third season order in advance of the latter half of the show’s second season, which will return in June. (TV Insider)

Younger, the TV Land comedy starring Broadway star Sutton Foster for a 5th season in advance of the start of the show’s upcoming 4th season. (Variety)

FOX has ordered another 10 episodes of the revival of The X-Files for the 2017-2018 TV season. (Variety)

Lifetime has picked up the new psychological thriller You, giving it a straight-to-series 10-episode. The series is based on the best-selling 2014 novel by Caroline Kepnes. The story focuses on what happens when a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer. His answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle, and person, in his way. (Variety)

MOVIE TRAILER

American Assassin

UPCOMING SERIES TRAILERS

Freeform’s Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

Freeform’s Siren:

Freeform’s The Bold Type

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

Nashville has been renewed for a sixth season by CMT. (Variety)

The Magicians has been renewed for a third season by Syfy. (Variety)

Hulu has given The Path a third season renewal. (Variety)

WGN America has cancelled Outsiders after two seasons. (Variety)

AMC has renewed Fear the Walking Dead for a fourth season. (Variety)

The Arrangement has been renewed for a second season by E! (Deadline)

TV NEWS

Amazon has ordered two seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (the creator of Gilmore Girls). The series, which will star Rachel Brosnahan (Manhattan and House of Cards) as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent for standup comedy. (Variety)

Actor Rick Gonzalez and actress Juliana Harkavy have been promoted to series regulars for the sixth season of Arrow. (Deadline)

Actor Josh Stewart (Interstellar and Criminal Minds) has joined the cast of season 2 of Shooter, which follows the journey of Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe), a highly decorated veteran who must confront a nemesis from his past in order to return to a life of normalcy. Stewart will play Solotov, an assassin with a connection to Bob Lee and his team from Afghanistan. (Deadline)

Calista Flockhart will return as Cat Grant on Supergirl for the two-episode season 2 finale.  Tyler Hoechlin will also return as Superman in an upcoming episode of The CW series.  (Deadline)

Actress Jewel Staite (Firefly, Serenity and Stargate: Atlantis) will guest star in Blindspot, playing a mysterious power broker whose allegiance is unknown to the team. (TV Line)

MOVIE NEWS

Actress Hannah John-Kamen (Killjoys and the upcoming film Ready Player One) has joined the cast of the latest incarnation of Tomb Raider that will star Alicia Vikander as the lead character, Lara Croft. John-Kamen will play Lara’s flatmate (aka roommate0 and best friend. The cast also includes Dominic West (The Affair), Daniel Wu (Into the Badlands) and Walt Goggins (The Hateful Eight). The film is set to release on March 16, 2018. (Deadline)

TV AND MOVIE TRAILERS

Thor: Ragnarok

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser

Orphan Black Season 5 Trailer

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:

RENEWALS

Netflix has picked up A Series of Unfortunate Events for a third season less than a month after the streaming service announced it was ordering Season 2. (Variety)

Colony has been given a third season pick-up by the USA Network. (Variety)

Falling Water has been renewed for a second season by the USA Network. (The Futon Critic)

CBS has renewed Criminal Minds for another season. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actor Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars and Person of Interest) will join the second season of the Showcase (the Canadian network) time-travelling sci-fi drama Travelers. He will play Vincent, a mysterious individual who may or may not be a friend of the travelers. (Showcase Press Release)

Actor Osric Chau (Supernatural), who recurred during the first season of BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, has been promoted to series regular for season 2. (Deadline)

Actor Mark Consuelos (Pitch) will have a major recurring role in the 4th season of The Night Shift, playing Cain, a highly confident and aggressive travel nurse who emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico. (TV Line)

Actor Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) has booked an arc on Jane the Virgin that will start this season and continue into next season, but who he will be playing is being kept under wraps. (Entertainment Weekly)

Actress Billie Lourd (Scream Queens) [and the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher and the granddaughter of the late Debbie Reynolds] will appear in the 7th season of American Horror Story. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica and Longmire), Lance Henriksen (Aliens and Into the Badlands) and Jaeden Bettencourt (Hotel Transylvania 2) have joined the cast of The Machine, which is set in a world that is being transformed by the emergence of artificial intelligence, exploring the epic conflict between man and technology through the lives and motivations of six interwoven characters. It is based on the 2013 sci-fi film of the same name. They will each lend their voices in order to breathe life to supercomputers Nadia, Stanley and Kazimir. (Deadline and Blastr)

Actress Janet McTeer (Me Before You and The White Queen) has joined the second season of Netflix’s Marvel’s Jessica Jones, but details on who she will be playing are undisclosed at this time. (The Futon Critic)

TRAILER

Anne (Netflix Streaming Series):

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

CASTING NEWS

Actress Katie Cassidy will return to Arrow as a series regular, but this time she will appear as Black Siren, the villainous Earth 2 version of Black Canary. (Variety)

Actor Raza Jaffrey (Homeland and Smash) will have a major recurring role on Lost in Space, the Netflix remake of the sci-fi classic, which his slated to premiere in 2018. The series will revolve around the Robinson family, who is forced to come together in a time of crisis; stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons. Jaffrey will play Victor, has been a career builder and politician from a young age. (Deadline)

Actress Lauren Holly (NCIS) will guest star in Lucifer as a character named Roxie. (TV Line)

CANCELLATIONS

The DirecTV (Audience) drama Kingdom will end after its upcoming third season, which is set to premiere on May 31. (Deadline)

The ABC drama Time After Time was cancelled this past Wednesday, and as of tonight it was pulled from the schedule. (Deadline)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Joss Whedon (the man behind Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Avengers movie) is nearing a deal to write, direct and produce as a yet titled Batgirl stand-along movie. (Variety)

TRAILER

Game of Thrones Season 7

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:

CASTING NEWS

Actress Ashley Judd has joined the cast of the EPIX series Berlin Station for its second season. She will play BB Yates, Berlin’s disarming new Chief of Station, nicknamed “The Station Whisperer” for her itinerant work in the field shoring up CIA stations in moral or corporate disrepair. (Variety)

Actor Peter Sarsgaard will star alongside Jeff Daniels in the Hulu streaming series The Looming Tower that is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning expose by Lawrence Wright on the in-fighting between the FBI and CIA in the years leading up to 9/11. He will play Martin Schmidt, a CIA analyst who invariably believes he’s by far the smartest person in the room. (Variety)

Actress Katie McGrath (Merlin) has been promoted to series regular on Supergirl where she plays Lena Luthor, the baby sister of Lex Luthor, who came to National City to get out from under the shadow of her notorious brother. (Deadline)

Actress Anne Dudek (House and Covert Affairs) will have a recurring role on The Flash, playing Tracy Brand, who is described as “a smorgasbord of quirky idiosyncrasies.” Showing nary a hint of the greatness that people will celebrate her for in the future, Tracy will set out to find the genius she’s destined to one day become. (TV Line)

Actress Eliza Dushku (Buffy and Dollhouse) has joined the cast of Bull. She will appear in a 3-episode arc of its debut season and has the option of being added as a series regular for its 2nd season. She will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Jason Bull (series lead Michael Weatherly) when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time. (Variety)

Actress Talulah Riley has been promoted to series regular for the second season of HBO’s Westworld. She plays Angela, the host whose beatific face welcomed guests to Westworld for decades. (Deadline)

Actor Yohance Myles (Shots Fired) will guest star in the second season of OWN’s Queen Sugar, playing a successful barbershop owner named D’Andre. It seems he and Nova (series lead Rutina Wesley) shared an “intimate night” not too long ago, and D’Andre isn’t the least bit shy about letting her know he’d like to make it a more regular thing. (TV Line)

Actress Mary Stuart Masterson will guest star in the season finale of Blindspot, but details on the character she will play is being kept under wraps. (Entertainment Weekly and TV Line)

TV MINI-SERIES NEWS

Some well-known names have been cast in the upcoming National Geographic mini-series The Long Road Home, based on the Martha Raddatz book. It will focus on April 4, 2004 (aka Black Sunday) on which a Texas platoon form the 1st Calvary Division came under attack in Sadr City, Baghdad. The 8-episode event will star Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break, The Walking Dead and Colony), Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order and Suburgatory) and Noel Fisher (Shameless) [among others]. The mini-series is expected to air sometime in 2017. (The Hollywood Reporter and TV Line)

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

Hulu has given a second season order to Shut Eye, the series that stars Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) as Charlie Haverford who, along with his wife Linda (KaDee Strickland), run a chain of fortune-telling parlors, one of which occupies a room in their Los Angeles home. (Variety)

CBS has renewed the following dramas: Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-O, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans and Scorpion. Meanwhile, the fate of the following CBS drama are still yet to be determined: Code Black, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds Beyond Borders, Elementary, Ransom and Training Day.  (CBS Press Release)

Cinemax has officially canceled the period piece medical drama The Knick. (Variety)

Lucifer fans be forewarned. Fox is cutting the sophomore season short, saving the final four episodes for season 3 with the season finale set for May 29. Those final four episodes are actually considered mostly stand-alone episodes that will be character-focused. (TV Line and The Futon Critic)

TRAILER

Red Nose Day, Actually (Love Actually Reunion)

Justice League

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

The Expanse has been given a third season renewal by Syfy. (Variety)

FX has renewed Legion for a second season. (Variety)

The Good Fight has been given a second season order by CBS, where it will air on CBS All Access. (Variety)

NBC has given Shades of Blue a third season order. (Variety)

Netflix has given A Series of Unfortunate Events a second season order. (Variety)

Syfy has given 12 Monkeys a fourth season renewal, but it will be the show’s last. In addition, the final season will consist of 10 episodes that won’t air until 2018, running over three days in May (4 episodes on May 19 and 3 episodes each on May 20 and 21). (TV Line)

CASTING NEWS

Actor Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom and The Martian) will star in the Hulu drama The Looming Tower, playing a bull-headed FBI veteran who is rightly convinced that the U.S. has been targeted for attack by al-Qaida and is frustrated by the competitiveness and lack of cooperation among other law enforcement agencies. The 10-episode series will stream in September. (Variety)

Actress Krysta Rodriguez (Smash and Trial & Error) has landed a recurring role in the second half of Quantico that will return tomorrow night. She will play Maxine “Max” Griffin, the intelligent, passionate and fiercely driven founder of “the Roster,” a network and visibility platform for professional women committed to helping one another rise. A DC insider who wants to change the way politics treat women, Max is not to be messed with – in her personal or professional life. (Deadline)

Actress Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue) has joined the cast of the Syfy series Van Helsing, playing Scarlett Harker, a woman with a mysterious past who might help turn the tide against the vampires. (The Futon Critic)

Actress Tracy Spiridakos (Revolution and MacGyver) has landed a recurring role in Chicago P.D., playing Detective Hailey Upton, who is in the robbery homicide unit. (Deadline)

TRAILER

Doctor Who Season 10 Trailer:

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

The CW has given Riverdale a second season order and the network has also given The 100 a fifth season order. (Variety)

FX has given Taboo a second season order. (Variety)

Billions has been given a third season by Showtime. (Variety)

A second season of The Night Manager is in the works for AMC. (Variety)

Mercy Street will not be back for a third season, PBS. (Deadline)

CASTING NEWS

Actor Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter franchise) will play Captain Lorca in the CBS All Access upcoming series Star Trek Discovery. The show was originally set to launch last month, but has been repeatedly delayed, now being pushed to debut late this summer or in early fall. (Variety)

Actresses Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie) and Kaitlin Doubleday (Empire) will appear in the back-half of Nashville. Both roles are undisclosed at this time. (Variety)

Actress Sarah Bolger (Into the Badlands and Once Upon a Time) will star opposite JD Pardo in the Sons of Anarchy spin-off pilot Mayans MC, which is set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death, focusing on the struggles of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border. Bolger will play Emily, the beautiful “guera” next door and childhood sweetheart of EZ. But when Romeo departed, this Juliet didn’t unsheathe the dagger; she traded it in for diamond studs and a mansion on the hill. (Deadline)

Actor Brandon Jay McLaren (Ransom) has landed a recurring role on the third season of UnReal, playing Dr. Simon, an excellent psychologist brought in by Quinn to work on “Everlasting” this season. He’s a former corporate crisis counselor who is known as a bit of a “fixer.” (Deadline)

Actor Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead) will appear in Once Upon A Time in an undisclosed character; one that could continue if the show is renewed for a 7th season. (Deadline)

MOVIE TRAILER

The Little Mermaid 2017 (with Poppy Drayton from The Shannara Chronicles, William Moseley from The Royals and film legend Shirley MacLaine):

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