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‘NCIS’: Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Rocky Carroll & David McCallum Close New Deals For Seasons 14 & 15


EXCLUSIVE: There will be no other NCIS cast departures besides Michael Weatherly this year. I have learned that co-stars Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Rocky Carroll & David McCallum all have signed new two-year deals to continue on CBS’ flagship drama series, which returns for Season 14 in the fall. Like Weatherly, who toplines CBS’ new drama series Bull, and NCIS star/executive producer Mark Harmon, Perrette, Murray, Carroll and McCallum’s contracts were up at the end of… Read


Miranda Sings Netflix Series ‘Haters Back Off’ Gets Premiere Date

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There is news about Haters Back Off, Netflix’s eight-episode series starring top YouTube personality Colleen Ballinger, and just like any other announcement on the project, actress-comedian-singer Ballinger did it herself in a YouTube video. The video revealed that Haters Back Off will debut October 14 on the streaming service. Based on Ballinger's most popular character, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident… Read


‘Lucifer’: Aimee Garcia Joins As Series Regular For Season 2 Of Fox Series

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Dexter alumna Aimee Garcia has joined the cast of Fox’s comic book-themed drama Lucifer as a new series regular for Season 2. She will play Ella Lopez, the department's new forensic scientist…and she sure does love her job. Ella grew up in a pretty rough neighborhood in Detroit, but also in a strong Catholic family, under the watchful and protective eye of her five brothers…which might explain some of her opposing personality traits. Her mutual belief in both faith and… Read


‘Superior Donuts’: Rell Battle Upped To Regular For New Pilot At CBS

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Comedian Rell Battle has been promoted to regular on the new pilot for Superior Donuts, CBS multi-camera comedy starring Jermaine Fowler. Battle was a guest star in the original pilot for the show, written and executive produced by Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan and Bob Daily. CBS recently ordered a second pilot for the sitcom, from CBS TV Studios, for midseason consideration. The project is recasting the co-lead opposite Fowler. Based on the play by Tracy Letts, Superior… Read


‘Scream Queens’: Taylor Lautner To Star In Season 2 Of Fox Series


Twilight alum Taylor Lautner is set as one of the new male leads in the upcoming second season of Fox's Scream Queens, the horror-comedy series from creators-executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. The second season of Scream Queens is set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation. Lautner will play Dr. Cassidy Cascade, a physician at the hospital who suffers from a strange medical condition… Read


Tom Everett Scott Joins Andrea Savage TruTV Comedy Pilot; Others Also Cast

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Southland alum Tom Everett Scott has been cast in truTV’s comedy pilot I’m Sorry (working title), created by and starring Andrea Savage (Veep). It follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (Savage), who is forced to expose her inner immaturity and neuroses as life hands her situations no one could have prepared her for. Scott will play Andrea's more straitlaced husband Mike. Newcomer Olive Petrucci has also been cast as a series regular as… Read


‘Nashville’: Regulars Will Chase & Aubrey Peeples Depart As Series Moves To CMT


Country music drama Nashville will be short two series regulars when it makes the transition from ABC to CMT — Will Chase and Aubrey Peeples. They could come back for guest-starring appearances subject to availability. Cuts on the show were expected as it has to adjust from a Big 4 broadcast network license fee to a basic cable fee. For both Chase and Peeples, the departures are not surprising and could very well have happened even if the series were staying on ABC as… Read


Channing Tatum & A24 To Produce 1980s Romanian Cop TV Show Spoof As Series

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A24 (The Carmichael Show, Playing House) will produce and fully finance action comedy series Iron Fisting. Produced with Channing Tatum's Free Association, the show, which will film a full season, was created by Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka. They will serve as writers and will executive producer alongside Rhys Thomas who will direct. The series will be produced independently and shopped to US networks afterwords. Iron Fisting is being done as a fake Romanian cop show… Read


HBO Developing Curtis Sittenfeld’s Novel ‘Prep’ As Comedy Series

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HBO has acquired the rights to Curtis Sittenfeld’s bestselling debut novel Prep. It will be developed as a comedy series by former 30 Rock writer-producer Colleen McGuinness and Game of Thrones executive producer Carolyn Strauss. Prep, published by Random House, follows a Midwestern girl’s coming of age as she navigates an exclusive New England boarding school. It was named one of the top five works of fiction for 2005 by The New York Times. McGuinness will write the… Read


Nicole Ari Parker To Co-Star On New ABC Series ‘Time After Time’ In Recasting

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Nicole Ari Parker is set for a key co-starring role opposite Freddie Stroma, Josh Bowman and Genesis Rodriguez in Kevin Williamson's new ABC time-travel drama series Time After Time. Parker will replace Regina Taylor who played the role in the pilot as the character is being re-conceived. Using the 1979 novel by Karl Alexander and movie as a starting point, Time After Time chronicles the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells (Stroma). Parker will play the intelligent and… Read


‘Vinyl’ Canceled: HBO Scraps Plans For Revamped Season 2

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HBO has changed course on VinylThe 1970s rock n roll drama had been renewed for a second season with a new showrunner, Scott Z. Burns, replacing co-creator, executive producer and showrunner Terence Winter. Now the premium cable network has decided not to go with Season 2 of the series, executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. “After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl,” HBO said in a statement. “Obviously… Read


New ABC Series ‘Conviction’ Recasts Role

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Daniel DiTomasso has exited Conviction, ABC’s upcoming drama series from the Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios, which is slated to debut this fall. Co-created by Liz Friedman, who wrote the script, and Liz Friedlander, who will direct the pilot, Conviction stars Hayley Atwell as Carter Morrison, the brilliant but ne'er-do-well daughter of a former President who is blackmailed into taking a job as the head of Los Angeles' newly created Conviction Integrity Unit. She, along… Read