‘Nashville’ Star Exits In Tragic Plot Twist, Reflects On 4.5-Season Run & Its End
SPOILER ALERT: The story includes details about tonight’s episode of Nashville and Tuesday’s episode of This Is Us.
It’s been a tough week for fans of soapy family drama series. After This Is Us‘ William lost his battle with cancer in a Memphis hospital Tuesday, Nashville‘s Rayna tonight passed away in another Tennessee hospital 200 miles away. The episode marks Nashville star Connie Britton’s departure from the country music drama after four and a half seasons.
Lea Michele Cast In ABC Mayor Comedy Pilot; What About ‘Scream Queens’?
Scream Queens‘ Lea Michele is set to co-star opposite Brandon Micheal Hall in ABC's untitled City Mayor comedy pilot, from Hamilton standout Daveed Diggs.
To do the ABC half-hour pilot, Michele was released by Ryan Murphy from her deal on the Fox/20th TV series Scream Queens. Fox has yet to make a decision on the fate of the modestly rated horror-comedy series, with a Season 3 renewal considered unlikely. That said, Scream Queens is designed in a way that not every… Read
Dylan McDermott To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘LA -> Vegas’
Dylan McDermott is set for a lead role in Fox’s comedy pilot LA -> Vegas, from Gary Sanchez Prods.
Written by Lon Zimmet and directed by Steve Levitan, LA – > Vegas is an ensemble workplace comedy set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday. It is about a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life. McDermott will play the pilot on Flight 1710… Read
‘Instinct’ CBS Pilot Casts Daniel Ings; NBC’s ‘Spaced Out’ Adds Brett Goldstein
Daniel Ings has booked a key series-regular role in Instinct, CBS' drama pilot starring and executive produced by Alan Cumming. Written by Michael Rauch based on the upcoming book by James Patterson and directed by Marc Webb, Instinct (fka Killer Instinct and Dr. Death) centers on Dylan, a former CIA operative (Cumming) who since has built a "normal" life as a gifted professor and writer but is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial… Read
‘Somewhere Between’ Casts JR Bourne; Eden Brolin Upped To Regular In ‘Beyond’
JR Bourne (Teen Wolf) has joined the cast of Somewhere Between, ABC's thriller summer drama series with a supernatural twist. Written by Brothers & Sisters writer-co-executive producer Stephen Tolkin and based on a Korean format, Somewhere Between centers on superstar news producer and fiercely loving mom Laura Price (Patton). She isn't crazy: She knows her daughter Serena is going to be murdered. She doesn't know who the murderer is or why she'll be killed, but she knows… Read
Charlize Theron & Seth Rogen Topline Comedy ‘Flarsky’
Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are set to star in and produce Flarsky, a comedy feature written by Dan Sterling and directed by Jonathan Levine. It centers on an unemployed journalist (Rogen), battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, who endeavors to pursue his childhood crush and babysitter who now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on Earth (Theron).
Point Grey principals Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce… Read
Debby Ryan To Star In the CW Pilot ‘Insatiable’
Former Disney Channel star Debby Ryan has been tapped as the female lead in the CW drama pilot Insatiable, from former Dexter co-executive producer Lauren Gussis, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Storied Media Group and CBS TV Studios.
Written/executive produced by Gussis and directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft), Insatiable was inspired by real-life Southern lawyer and top beauty pageant coach Bill Alverson. It focuses on Bob, a disgraced, dissatisfied civil… Read
‘Unit Zero’: Rob Huebel Cast In ABC’s Toni Collette Spy Dramedy Pilot
Former Childrens Hospital star Rob Huebel is set for a lead role in ABC pilot Unit Zero, an action dramedy starring Toni Collette from the Black-ish duo of exec producer Kenya Barris and supervising producer Lindsey Shockley.
Written by Shockley, Unit Zero follows Jackie Fink (Collette), a brilliant but unassuming CIA engineer and single mom, as she leads a team of desk jockeys into the field as secret agents. Huebel will play Phineas Bog, CIA computer genius with an… Read
‘Controversy’: Austin Stowell To Star In Fox Drama Pilot From Sheldon Turner
Austin Stowell (Whiplash) has been cast as the central character in Controversy, Fox’s investigative thriller drama pilot written by Up in the Air co-writer Sheldon Turner, directed by This Is Us' John Requa & Glenn Ficarra and executive produced by Scandal co-executive producer Judy Smith. The project hails from 20th TV and Turner and Jennifer Klein's Vendetta Productions.
Written by Turner, Controversy tackles the hot-button topic of college campus sexual assault. It… Read
Matthew Broderick Cast In FX’s ‘Katrina: American Crime Story’
Matthew Broderick has joined the cast of FX's Katrina: American Crime Story, the second installment of the Emmy-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Broderick will play Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina.
Brown became famous overnight when President George W. Bush praised him with "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job," while much… Read
‘Mayans MC’: JD Pardo Cast As The Lead In FX’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spinoff Pilot
EXCLUSIVE: JD Pardo (East Los High, Revolution) has been tapped to play the lead in Mayans MC, Kurt Sutter's Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot for FX.
Pardo is taking the baton from Charlie Hunnam, whose Jax Teller led the mothership series. Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller's death at the end of SOA's seven-season run in 2014, Mayans MC will focus on the struggles of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border. EZ is the… Read
‘Unsolved’: Josh Duhamel, Jimmi Simpson & Bokeem Woodbine To Topline USA Pilot On Tupac Shakur & Biggie Smalls Murders
Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Jimmi Simpson (House of Cards) and Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) will lead the cast of Unsolved, USA’s scripted true crime serial drama pilot that chronicles the major police investigations into the murders of rap stars Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.
Written by Kyle Long (Suits), Unsolved, from Universal Cable Productions, is based on the experiences of former LAPD Detective Greg Kading, who is played by Duhamel, author of the book Murder Rap: The U… Read