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Here are the news items for this past week:

PICK-UP ORDERS/CANCELLATIONS

The new military drama SEAL Team has been given a full season order by CBS. (Variety)

The NBC summer series The Night Shift has been cancelled after four season. (Variety)

CBS has renewed the summer drama Ransom for a 13-episode second season. (Variety)

DirecTV (specifically AT&T’s Audience Network) has given Mr. Mercedes a 10-episode second season order. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The BET series Being Mary Jane will come to an end in 2018 with a two-hour finale movie. (Variety)

REBOOT NEWS

The WB series Roswell is being rebooted at The CW. The series would follow the daughter of undocumented immigrants who reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico. There she discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actors Oliver Stark (Into the Badlands), Kenneth Choi (American Crime Story) and Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break) and actress Aisha Hinds (Under the Dome and Underground have joined the cast of the upcoming FOX drama 9-1-1 that comes from Ryan Murphy. The cast also includes Angela Bassett and Peter Krause. The series will explore the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. (The Futon Critic)

Actor Victor Garber will be exiting his series regular role of Martin Stein on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as he plans to return to Broadway, starring opposite Bernadette Peters in the revival of Hello, Dolly! (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actor Miguel Sandoval (Medium) has landed a series regular role in the planned Grey’s Anatomy firefighter spin-off. He will play Capt. Pruitt in the series that will be set in Seattle, focusing on firefighters from the captain down the ranks to the newest recruit in their personal and professional lives. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Actress Anna Hopkins (Arrow and Defiance) – who will be seen as “baddie” Lilith in Shadowhunters next year – will also have a recurring role in the third season of the Syfy series The Expanse, playing Monica, a charming and savvy journalist who has a way of convincing her subjects to let their guard down. (TV Line)

Actress Ellie Gall (Australia’s A Place to Call Home) has landed the lead role of Catherine Langford in the upcoming premium digital series Stargate Origins. The series will dive deep into the adventures that provide additional context to Catherine’s lifelong fascination with the ancient artifact her father uncovered in the Egyptian desert, revealing a story that sits at the heart of the entire Stargate saga. Actor Connor Trinneer (Stargate: Atlantis alum) will take on the role of Professor Paul Langford, the man whose archaeological dig uncovered the stargate back in 1929. (Stargate Command Press Release)

TRAILERS

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

Longmire The Final Season: Official Trailer [HD]

NOTE: This will be the sixth and final season of the series.

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for the past week:

PICK-UP/CANCELLATION/RENEWAL NEWS

The first new fall drama to receive a full-season order is The Good Doctor on ABC. (Variety)

The TNT crime drama Major Crimes will come to an end after the upcoming sixth season. (Deadline)

Freeform has renewed The Bold Type for two more season and has landed a new showrunner. Each new season will consist of 10 one-hour episodes and Amanda Lasher (Sweet/Vicious and Togetherness) will be the new showrunner. (Variety)

CASTING NEWS

Actress Connie Britton (Nashville) has landed a lead role in the upcoming FOX drama 9-1-1 from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. She joins Angela Bassett and Peter Krause in the show that will explore the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. (Variety)

Pauley Perrette will be leaving her role of Abby Sciuto at NCIS at the end of the long-running show’s current season. (Variety)

Actress Natalia Cordova-Buckley has been promoted to series regular on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will air its two-hour fifth season premiere on December 1. (Deadline)

Actor Zach Appleman (Sleepy Hollow) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Chicago P.D. as federal prosecutor Matt Miller, the recently referenced new boyfriend of Intelligence rookie Kim Burgess. (TV Line)

Broadway star Javier Munoz (Hamilton) and actress Anna Hopkins (Arrow) will guest star in Shadowhunters as two new adversaries; in fact they will be this season’s main villain. Hopkins will play Lilith, while Munoz will play a rival warlock of Magnus Bane. (The Futon Critic)

TRAILERS

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Official Trailer [HD] | Amazon Video

Marvel’s Runaways Teaser (Official) • A Hulu Original

New York Comic Con 2017 Trailer | Season 3 | Shadowhunters

Beyond Season 2 Trailer | New York Comic Con 2017 | Freeform

JUSTICE LEAGUE – Official Heroes Trailer

BLINDSPOT S3 Sneak Peek New York Comic Con 2017

New York Comic Con 2017 | Sneak Peek: Season 1 | Siren

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

CASTING NEWS

Actress Archie Panjabi (The Good wife) will have a guest appearance in an upcoming episode of Bull, playing Arti Cander, a trial scientist as well. (TV Line)

Actress Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies and Alias) has been added to the cast of the upcoming FOX medical drama The Resident that centers on a tough, brilliant senior resident who guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine. Dungey will play the hospital’s tough and pragmatic CEO Claire Thorpe. The cast of the series includes Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife and Gilmore Girls), Emily VanCamp (Revenge) [among others]. (Deadline)

Actor Matthew Del Negro (Scandal and Teen Wolf) will have a key recurring role in the upcoming second season of the Amazon original series Goliath, playing Danny Loomis, a charismatic yet devious political operator and consiglieri to the city’s power elite under the guise of being a “financial analyst.” (Deadline)

Actress Lindsey Gort (The Carrie Diaries) has joined the cast of the upcoming digital series Titans, the DC Comics live-action adaptation, which will follow Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites from the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film) as he emerges from Batman’s shadow to become the leader of a fearless band of young, soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. The cast includes Anna Diop (24: Legacy), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) and Alan Ritchson (Blood Drive). (TV Line)

Legendary actress Betty Buckley (Eight Is Enough) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Supergirl as the adoptive mother of Samantha aka Reign (Odette Annable from Pure Genius and Banshee). (TV Line)

Newcomer Yadira Guevara-Prip (from the Amazon series Mad Dogs) has been added to the cast of the Supernatural spin-off The Wayward Sisters that will follow Sheriff Jody Mills (recurring Supernatural guest star Kim Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women orphaned by supernatural tragedy. Guevara-Prip will play flinty and haunted Kaia, who lost her family at a young age. (Entertainment Weekly and TV Line)

CANCELLATION

SpikeTV has cancelled the drama series The Mist after only one season. (Variety)

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Hey All,

Here are the few news items for this past week:

CASTING NEWS

Actor Erik Palladino (Suits and NCIS: Los Angeles) will have a recurring role in season two of the History Channel series Six, playing Commander Hughes, a hard-charging commander of Seal Team Six, a man with legendary battle scars and swagger. (Deadline)

MOVIE NEWS

It would seem that James Cameron has plans for a trilogy of new Terminator movies that will find not only Linda Hamilton coming back to that cinematic universe but also the man himself Arnold Schwarzenegger. The films are expected to be directed by Tim Miller (the man who directed the Deadpool movie) with a writers’ room that would include David Goyer, Chris Eglee, Justin Rhodes and Josh Friedman. The films will reportedly properly finish the ahead of its time Humans vs Skynet storyline. (Deadline)

TRAILERS

Marvel’s The Punisher

Tomb Raider

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for last week:

TV CASTING NEWS

Actor Shaun Sipos (The Vampire Diaries and Melrose Place) has landed a series regular role on the upcoming Syfy Superman prequel Krypton that is set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. The show follows Superman’s grandfather (British actor Cameron Cuffe), whose House of El was ostracized and shamed, as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Sipos will play Adam Strange, a world-weary human, who finds himself stranded on Krypton as the unlikely mentor to Seg-El, Superman’s grandfather. (Deadline)

Actor Jacob Artist (Glee) has landed a recurring role on the second season of The Arrangement on E! He will play Wes Blaker, a charming young man with a sharp sense of humor and a dark side. (Deadline)

Actor Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope) will have a recurring role on the upcoming FOX drama The Gifted, playing Roderick Campbell, a mutant researcher contracted by the Sentinel Services. (Deadline)

Actor Riley Smith (Frequency) has landed a recurring role in the upcoming drama Life Sentence that will air on The CW. The series centers on Stella (Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars), a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer. When she finds out that she’s not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to “live like she was dying. Smith will play Dr. Will Grant, a rough-around-the-edges oncologist with a secret soft spot for his patients. (Deadline)

Actor-Director Chad Lowe will guest-star in an episode of Supergirl, playing Thomas Coville, the charismatic religious leader of a group that worships the Girl of Steel. (Entertainment Weekly and TV Line)

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

The History Channel has renewed their series Vikings for a sixth season ahead of the show’s upcoming fifth season premiere. (Variety)

Sadly, Freeform has cancelled the sci-fi drama Stitchers after three seasons, leaving the fans with a great big cliffhanger. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

CASTING NEWS

The young version of Kara and Alex on Supergirl will now be played by different actresses. Izabela Vidovic (The Fosters) has taken over the young Kara role from Malina Weissman, who now stars on the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events while Olivia Nikkanen (The Americans) will take over young Alex. (Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide)

Film star Antonio Banderas will play Pablo Picasso in the second season of the National Geographic series Genius. (Variety)

Actresses Kristina Reyes (Shades of Blue) and Tori Anderson (No Tomorrow) will both have recurring roles on Blindspot. Reyes will play Avery, a socialite with a complicated past who crosses paths with Weller (series lead Stapleton Sullivan), while Anderson will play a potential love interest for Roman (series regular Luke Mitchell). (Entertainment Weekly and TV Line)

Veteran actress Bonnie Bedelia will have a recurring role in the second season of Designated Survivor, playing Eva Booker, the President’s (series lead Kiefer Sutherland) mother-in-law. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actor Nick Blood will reprise his role of Lance Hunter in the upcoming 5th season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Deadline and Entertainment Weekly)

Actress Meegan Warner (TURN) will guest star in Once Upon a time as a new version of Rapunzel. (Deadline and TV Line)

Twin Peaks alum Sherilyn Fenn will have a recurring role on the upcoming new adaptation of S.W.A.T. playing Karen, Karen, the imprisoned mother (doing time for the murder of her abusive husband) of Alex Russell’s character, Jim Street. (TV Line and The Futon Critic)

Actress Tina Majorino (Veronica Mars) will recur on the CBS drama Scorpion, playing Florence, a chemist who moves in next door to the team. (TV Line and The Futon Critic)

Actress Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights and Jane the Virgin) and actor Alan Ritchson (Blood Drive) have joined the cast of the upcoming live-action series Titans, which is set to premiere in 2018. Kelly will play Dove, aka Dawn Granger, one half of the crime-fighting, vigilante duo and romantic couple Dove and Hawk. Ritchson will play Hank Hall, aka Hawk. (TV Line and Deadline)

CANCELLATIONS

TNT has cancelled the period piece drama Will after only one season. (Variety)

Amazon has canceled the Matt Bomer series The Last Tycoon after only one season. (Variety)

Syfy has canceled the gore-fest series Blood Drive after one season. (Deadline)

The Doctor Who spin-off Class has also been canceled after one season. (TV Line)

TRAILERS

Berlin Station Season 2

Alias Grace (New Netflix Series)

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

CASTING NEWS

Actress Robin Givens (Riverdale and Head of the Class) will play Tiana’s (new series regular Mekia Cox) mother Eudora on Once Upon a Time. (Entertainment Weekly)

Actress Courtney Ford (Revenge and Supernatural) will appear in the third season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as Eleanor, the daughter of Damien Darhk. [NOTE: She is the real-life wife of Legends of Tomorrow’s series regular Brandon Routh.] It would seem that the team will pay Eleanor a visit some years into the future, as they set out to fix the myriad anachronisms created in the May finale. (Entertainment Weekly and TV Line)

Actress Annabeth Gish (The X-Files) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, playing a defense attorney. (TV Line)

Actress Dina Meyer (Birds of Prey) will recur in the 3rd season of the Syfy series The Magicians where she will play the Stone Queen, a no-nonsense woman who hails from a faraway land in Fillory and offers an interesting proposition for an alliance. (Deadline)

Actor Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) has landed the prime role of Dick Grayson in the straight-to-series drama Titans, hailing from uber-producer Greg Berlanti. The show will debut in 2018 on the DC Comics-branded digital platform, following a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe, revolving around Dick Grayson, who emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes. (The Hollywood Reporter)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actor Keanu Reeves and actress Winona Ryder will star in the upcoming romantic comedy Destination Wedding that centers on two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, both pariahs at this affair, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves. (Deadline)

CANCELLATION/RENEWAL NEWS

The Syfy channel delivered a blow to fans of the sci-fi series Dark Matter, cancelling it after its current, third season just came to an end (leaving viewers with cliffhangers) while giving their other sci-fi series Killjoys not only a fourth but also fifth and final season renewal. (The Hollywood Reporter and Variety)

NEW SERIES NEWS/TRAILER

Game of Thrones alum Kit Harrington will be seen in a new series called Gunpowder on the BBC (and most likely on BBC America at some point). The series will depict the story of the conspiracy to blow up the British House of Lords in 1605 in an attempt to assassinate King James I. (Variety)

Here is the teaser trailer for that new new series:

ONLINE CASTING NEWS

Actress Cara Delevingne (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) will co-star alongside Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings franchise) in the upcoming Amazon drama series Carnival Row, a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian city where mythical creatures, fleeing their war-torn homeland, have gathered in the city and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. Delevingne will play Vignette Stonemoss, a faerish refugee who flees homeland to come to the Burgue, where she must contend not only with rampant human prejudice against her kind, but with the secrets that have followed her to this new place. (Variety)

Actor Terry O’Quinn (Lost) has joined the upcoming Hulu psychological-horror drama Castle Rock, playing Dale Lacy, a pillar of the Castle Rock community. (TV Line)

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