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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)

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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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Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:

CANCELLATION

The USA Network drama Eyewitness has been cancelled after only one season. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Benedict Cumberbatch will star in the 5-part drama Melrose that will follow Patrick Melrose, who makes a harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery, based on the series of novels by Edward St. Aubyn. Each episode will cover one novel, spanning from the south of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and London in the early 2000s. (Variety)

Actor Michael Gaston (The Leftovers) has been promoted to series regular for season 3 of The Man in the High Castle. (Deadline)

Actor Alexander Siddig (The Game of Thrones) will play Ra’s al Ghul in FOX’s Gotham. (The Futon Critic)

Actor Rahul Kohli (iZombie) will play appear in Supergirl as Jack Spheer, a tech genius whose latest medical innovation, if successful, will eradicate major illnesses. (TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly)

Veteran actress Diana Rigg (the 60’s classic The Avengers and Game of Thrones) has joined the cast of the PBS mini-series Victoria for its second season, playing the Duchess of Bucchleuch, who is the young Queen’s new Mistress of the Robes. (Deadline)

Actor Matt Passmore (The Glades and Satisfaction) will be appear in the final two episodes of Lethal Weapon. (Matt Passmore’s Fan Page at Facebook)

MOVIE TRAILER

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

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Congrats to all of the Oscar winners announced on Sunday night.

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

Syfy has pulled the plug on the new sci-fi series Incorporated. (Variety)

Lethal Weapon has been given a second season order by FOX. (Variety)

FOX renews Star for a second season. (Variety)

The History Channel has renewed the new drama Six for a second season. (Variety)

CBS has pulled the new CBS drama Doubt from its schedule after only two episodes. It will be replaced by Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as of March 8. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actor JD Pardo (Revolution) has landed the lead role in the Sons of Anarchy spin-off series Mayans MC that centers on EZ Reyes (Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border who struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel as well as his need for respect from the women he loves. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actress Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) has joined the cast of the second season of Berlin Station, which centers on a CIA office in the midst of an investigation into a now-infamous whistleblower. Palmer will play April Lewis, the newest and youngest case officer assigned to Berlin Station on her first field assignment after making her mark as an analyst at Langley. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actor Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) has landed a lead role in Marvel’s Inhumans that will air on ABC. The series will tell the story of a race of super-powered beings, focusing on Black Bolt, the leader of the Inhumans, and his family. Rheon will play Maximus the Mad, Black Bolt’s younger brother, who is intelligent, charming and articulate. He comes across as man of the people but secretly covets power. (Variety)

Actor Devon Sawa (Nikita) and JR Bourne (Teen Wolf) have joined the cast of the ABC summer series Somewhere Between that will star Paula Patton Warcraft) as Laura Price. She’s not crazy, but she knows that her daughter Serena is going to be murdered. She doesn’t know who the murderer is, or why she’s killed, but she knows exactly when it will happen, where and how. Sawa will play Nico Jackson, a former cop turned private investigator. Bourne will play Tom Price, Laura’s powerful yet sensitive husband who is also the state’s district attorney. (Variety and Deadline)

Actress Eden Brolin has been promoted to series regular on the new Freeform series Beyond that was renewed for a second season. (The Futon Critic)

Actor Enrique Murciano (Without a Trace) will appear in the last four episodes of the current, fourth season of The Blacklist, playing Julian Gale, an FBI investigator and former colleague of Ressler (series regular Diego Klattenhoff), whose obsessive tendencies make him both a valuable agent and a potential liability. (Deadline)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS

Lucifer has been renewed for a third season by FOX. (Variety)

The Royals has received a fourth season order from E!. (Variety)

Amazon has renewed their streaming series Goliath for a second season. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Veteran actor Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) will star in the Sons of Anarchy spin-off series Mayans MC, which centers on EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border who struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel as well as his need for respect from the women he loves. Olmos will star as Felipe Reyes, the family’s formerly strong patriarch who, after years of being crushed by bullets and labor, struggles to keep his past buried and lead his own sons down a lawful and righteous path. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actors Ian Anthony Dale (Murder in the First) and Santiago Cabrera (Heroes and The Musketeers) have joined the cast of the upcoming CBS summer suspense drama Salvation, which follows whip-smart MIT grad student Liam (Charlie Rowe) and tech billionaire Darius Tanz, who bring to a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery: An asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. Liam and Darius team to launch a secret project to save the planet — a secret Liam must keep from the ones he loves. Dale will play Deputy Secretary of Defense Harris Anders, a consummate Washington insider who is tasked with running the government’s top-secret plan to deflect a planet killer asteroid. A man who’s devoted himself to country, Harris will find himself torn between following orders, following his conscience and following his heart. Meanwhile, Cabrera will play Darius, a charming self-made tech billionaire and visionary maverick, whose great love seems to be his projects. His greatest project of all, however, will be an audacious plan to save the human race from an incoming asteroid. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actor Eion Bailey (Once Upon a Time) will have a recurring role on the Amazon series The Last Tycoon, starring opposite Matt Bomer (White Collar), Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Lily Collins (box office film Rules Don’t Apply) and Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land). The series focuses on Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s as he climbs to the height of power pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio, the brawny, imposing, charming and vain Pat Brady (Grammer), a character based on Louis B. Mayer. Bailey will play Clint Frost, an actor who’s handsome as hell, confident and excited about viewing an early preview of his movie, The Bells of Boston, for the studio brass. However, his elation turns to fear when he realizes his performance, like the movie, is not good. (Deadline)

Casting has been announced for the straight-to-series Freeform drama Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger that centers on Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) who come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul. Additional cast members include Andrea Roth (Rescue Me) and Gloria Reuben (ER and Mr. Robot). Roth will portray Melissa Bowen, Tandy’s mom, who is the eternal optimist despite the struggles to adapt to her new existence; while Reuben plays Adina Johnson, who invests every aspect of her being into giving her son the life she believes he deserves. (Deadline)

Actors Edgar Ramirez (The Girl on the Train) and Darren Criss (Glee) have signed on to appear in Versace: American Crime Story that will explore the murder of Gianni Versace, who was killed on the steps of his home in Miami Beach by serial murderer Andrew Cunanan, who killed five people that year and then killed himself on a house boat, eight days after killing Versace. Ramirez will play Gianni Versace while Criss will play Andrew Cunanan. (Variety)

The new UP TV scripted series Date My Dad, starring Barry Watson (7th Heaven) has added to its cast. The new cast members include Cindy Busby (Cedar Cove and the Hallmark Channel movie Unleashing Mr. Darcy), Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale) and Chris Gauthier (Once Upon a Time and Eureka).  (Press Release)

Actor Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy and The 100) will appear in the 150th episode of Blue Bloods (set to air in late March), playing ESU Deputy Chief Travis Jackson, who goes up against Frank when he files an age-discrimination suit against the department. (Entertainment Weekly and TV Line)

TV NEWS

Uber-producer/director J.J. Abrams and author Stephen King will be working on a new Hulu series called Castle Rock, the fictional town in Maine where many of the author’s books take place. (Variety)

Starz and the BBC will co-produce the limited series Howards End, based on the classic E.M. Forster novel that will bring the beloved novel to the small screen. The four hour-long episodes will explore the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn of the century England through the prism of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business, and the working class Basts. Among the cast will be Hayley Atwell (Marvel’s Agent Carter), Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street and Pride & Prejudice) and Tracey Ullman. (The Futon Critic)

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First of all, congrats to all the Grammy Award winners, including Adele, Cage the Elephant, Pentatonix (with Dolly Parton) and The Chainsmokers [among others]. (E!)

RENEWALS

ABC has given Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder all new season orders. (Variety)

Netflix has given a second season order to their supernatural drama The OA eight weeks after the first season debuted. The streaming service has also given a second season to the Canadian time-travel series Travelers that stars former Will & Grace star Eric McCormack. (Variety)

Syfy has given the horror anthology Channel Zero a third and fourth season renewal. (The Futon Critic)

CASTING NEWS

Actress Jennifer Finnigan (Tyrant) will star in the CBS summer drama Salvation that centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar (a role that has yet to be cast) who bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery — that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. Finnigan will star as Grace Darrow, the Pentagon press secretary and a single mom who deftly navigates the complicated waters of both jobs. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and actress Jodi Balfour (Quarry) have been cast as President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy in the second season of the Netflix series The Crown. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actress Marlee Matlin (Switched at Birth) will guest star in an upcoming episode of The Magicians. (Entertainment Weekly and TV Line)

STREAMING SERIES CASTING NEWS

Casting for Hulu’s upcoming Marvel’s Runaways adaptation has been announced and among the actors/actresses who have joined the cast include: Kevin Weisman (Alias), Brigid Brannah (Army Wives), Anne Wershing (24 and Timeless), Kip Pardue (Remember the Titans) and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). (The Futon Critic)

TV TRAILERS

Underground Season 2:

The White Princess (Starz):

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

RENEWALS

Amazon has renewed Mozart in the Jungle for a 4th season. (Variety)

DEPATURES

Actor Peter Capaldi is ending his run as Doctor Who. He will leave after the annual Christmas special that will air at the end of this year. (Variety)

TV CASTING NEWS

Actress Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) will have a multi-episode arc on Supergirl, playing a mystery role, who will become the new Big Bad of Season 2. And actor Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) will have a recurring role on the show, also playing a mysterious new villain. (Variety and The Hollywood Reporter)

Actress Amanda Leighton (The Fosters) will play a younger Sophie (played by Alexandra Breckenridge as an adult), the future ex-wife of Kevin (Justin Hartley as an adult). (The Hollywood Reporter and The Futon Critic)

The MTV fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles has added new members to the cast for its upcoming 2nd season, including Vanessa Morgan (Finding Carter) and Malese Jow (The Flash) [among others]. They will join returning stars Austin Butler (Wil), Ivana Baquero (Eretria), Manu Bennett (Allanon), Aaron Jakubenko (Ander) and Marcus Vanco (Bandon). The second season picks up a year later with The Four Lands in chaos. The re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Morgan will play Lyria, a beautiful and mysterious, young woman who is romantically linked to Eretria. Jow will play Mareth, a volatile and unpredictable young woman with magical abilities. (Deadline)

MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac on the Netflix series The Get Down) will play the villain Black Manta in the upcoming fil Aquaman that will Jason Momoa in the lead role. (Variety)

Actor John Lithgow (The Crown) has joined the cast of Pitch Perfect 3, but there are no details on what role he will play. (Variety)

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