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Dylan Walsh Books Recurring Role On ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Unforgettable alum Dylan Walsh is set for a recurring guest role on the upcoming 20th season of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Walsh will play John Conway, a self-made man and major beverage distributor who is respected by his community and looked up to by his children. His story will unfold in the near future. Walsh has a history on Law & Order: SVU, which will tie Gunsmoke and Law & Order‘s record as the longest-running drama series with its upcoming 20th… Read

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‘The Politician’: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss & Rahne Jones Cast In Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series

Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss and Rahne Jones have been cast as series regulars opposite Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy's Netflix hourlong comedy series The Politician. Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be in the series, from Glee creators Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, while Barbra Streisand has been in talks. The series, on which Murphy serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer and frequent collaborators Falchuk and Brennan serve as writers and… Read

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‘Erase’: Christine Evangelista To Co-Star In Denis Leary’s USA Network Drama Pilot

The Arrangement alum Christine Evangelista is set to co-star opposite Denis Leary and Callie Thorne in Erase, USA Network's crime thriller-with-a-twist drama pilot. Created by Leary and Alex Cary, Erase is the story of Donal O'Neal (Leary), a dirty ex-cop who decides to do the right thing and bring down his complicit superior officers. In this gritty crime thriller, laced with elements of black comedy, Donal races against time to repair the damage he's done to his… Read

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‘Scandal’s George Newbern Joins ‘Law & Order: SVU’ As Recurring

EXCLUSIVE: George Newbern has booked his first post-Scandal TV series gig — a recurring role on the upcoming 20th season of NBC’s crime drama Law & Order: SVU. Newbern will play Dr. Al Pollack, a charming, handsome and very wealthy doctor who is a past and future love interest to Detective Rollins (Kelli Giddish). They’ve had a tumultuous relationship in past and he has a bit of a wandering eye, but when they reconnect, things might be different this time — or… Read

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Elaine Hendrix & Denis Leary Reunite For USA Network Cop Thriller Pilot

EXCLUSIVE: It's not officially the start of the Heathens getting back together but Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll alum Elaine Hendrix is reuniting with Mr. Johnny Rock himself Denis Leary in USA Network's Erase pilot. Having played Rock's long-time love and Heathens' back-up singer Ava Delany for two seasons with Leary on the FX music comedy, Hendrix has just sealed her deal to portray Bella Tanne on the Universal Cable Prods effort, I’ve learned. Set as a series regular, The Parent… Read

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HBO Nabs Joss Whedon Sci-Fi Drama ‘The Nevers’ With Series Order

HBO has given a series pickup to The Nevers, a new series from The Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Joss Whedon. The pay cable network landed the project in a competitive situation, with Netflix said to be among those pursuing it. Whedon is the writer, director, executive producer and showrunner of The Nevers, an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change… Read

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‘In the Dark’: Rich Sommer To Co-Star On The CW Drama Series In Recasting

Mad Men alum Rich Sommer has been cast in a lead role opposite Perry Mattfeld on the new CW midseason drama series In the Darkfrom CBS TV Studios and Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films. He will play Dean, replacing Austin Nichols, who played the role in the pilot. Written by Corinne Kingsbury and directed by Michael Showalter, In the Dark centers on Murphy (Mattfeld), a flawed and irreverent woman who just happens to be blind and is the only "witness" to the murder of her… Read

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Christina Applegate To Star In Netflix Dark Comedy Series ‘Dead To Me’

EXCLUSIVE: Christina Applegate (Bad Moms, Anchorman franchises) is set to topline and executive produce Dead to Me, Netflix’s half-hour dark comedy series from writer Liz Feldman, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gloria Sanchez Prods. and CBS TV Studios. This is a coup for Netflix and the producers as Applegate, a perennial top choice for TV casting directors, is offered multiple TV series and pilots every year but has been very selective. This marks her first TV series in… Read

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Mimi Leder To Direct & Executive Produce Apple’s Morning Show Series Starring Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Aniston

Mimi Leder has boarded Apple's untitled morning show drama series as executive producer and director. The Emmy winner is rounding out an all-female core creative team on the Media Res-produced series, which includes executive producers and stars Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston and writer, executive producer and showrunner Kerry Ehrin. Based on an original idea by Media Res’ Michael Ellenberg, the yet untitled series provides an inside look at the lives of the… Read

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‘Juicy Stories’: Madison Lawlor & Mia Serafino Lead Cast Of E! Pilot Inspired By Juicy Couture Founders

Madison Lawlor and Mia Serafino (Shameless) have been cast as the leads of Juicy Stories, E!’s hourlong dramedy pilot inspired by Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, from Sex and the Cityalums Michael Patrick King and Amy B. Harris, Warner Horizon Scripted TV and Universal Cable Productions. Rounding out the young and predominantly female cast of the pilot are Tanner Stine (Here & Now), Shane Coffey (Pretty Little Liars), Rachel Axelrod, Anne Be… Read

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Jason Momoa To Star In Apple Series ‘See’ From Steven Knight & Francis Lawrence

Aquaman and Frontier star Jason Momoa has been tapped as the lead of Apple's original drama series See, from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) and the scripted drama venture of Peter Chernin's Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content. Written by Knight and directed by Lawrence, See is described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future. According to sources, the… Read

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Freeform Developing Hamptons Series From Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos & Kapital

Freeform has put into development How the Other Half Hamptons, an hourlong series from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Milojo Productions. Based on the book by Jasmin Rosemberg, which was released by Grand Central Publishing in 2008, How the Other Half Hamptons explores the Hamptons sharehouse, an annual ritual with a camp-like culture that scores of Manhattan twentysomethings take part in every summer. Best friends Rachel (the good… Read