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This is either going to be really good or so bad, it’s great. But either way, ABC’s relaunch of Battle of the Network Stars (premiering Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c) is looking like the summer’s must-see — especially since on Tuesday the full list of competitors was released. The celebrities we’re most psyched to see throwing down in events like the kayak relay race and dunk tank:
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ABC’s revival of “Battle of the Network” stars has set 20 teams of five celebrities each to compete in the upcoming season, the network announced Monday.
Stars from shows such as “Modern Family,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Scandal,” “Melrose Place,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “The Goldbergs,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The West Wing,” “Dallas,” “CHiPs,” “Law & Order” and many more will take part in the throwback to the classic series from the 1970’s.
The 10-episode season will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games, like Tug of War, Archery, Kayak Relay, Obstacle Course, and Dunk Tank. The series will premiere June 29 at 9 p.m.
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TNT is getting into the period piece game — and it’s first effort looks positively killer.
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The basic cabler on Wednesday released the first trailer for The Alienist, starring Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral), Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker). The series takes place in the Gilded Age — or more specifically the year 1896, “amidst the vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation of New York,” per the synopsis — and follows the search for a serial killer preying on young male prostitutes. »
One of Hamilton‘s founding fathers is set to explore a bleak future.
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Per the basic cabler, Snowpiercer is “a futuristic thriller set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland,” where “class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival” plague the last “remnants of humanity.” Those who did survive are said to inhabit a “gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. »
In a statement released to our sister site Variety, a rep for the Last Ship lead/Grey’s Anatomy alum confirms that he requested “a break to deal with personal issues,” forcing the show to hit pause on production through Memorial Day.
“[Eric] suffers from depression,” the statement continues, “and has asked for a few weeks of downtime, and the producers kindly granted that request. He looks forward to returning.”
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Calabro is set to recur next summer, during Season 5 of TNT’s summertime action-drama, in the role of Don Kinkaid, the general in charge of the modest Army that the United States has built up since the end of the plague, our sister site Deadline reports.
The Last Ship was renewed for the upcoming Season 4 midway through its summer 2016 run, then a month later had a fifth season added to that (to air in 2018). The two seasons are filming back-to-back. »
Thomas Calabro has booked a recurring role in Season 5 of TNT's The Last Ship, the postapocalyptic naval drama starring Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan. It chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Now, Cno Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors. Calabro will play Gen. Don Kinkaid, who is in charge… »
TNT has announced the premiere date for Will, its upcoming series about a young Shakespeare.
The period drama about a brilliant, tortured and wild William will premiere on Monday, July 10 at 9/8c. Set in Elizabethan England, the series will chronicle the lust, temptations and reckless behavior of the famous playwright (played by newcomer Laurie Davidson).
The cast also included Olivia DeJonge, Ewen Bremner (Banished), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Mattias Inwood (The Shannara Chronicles), Lukas Rolfe (Grantchester), Jamie Campbell Bower (Camelot) and Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers). Watch the trailer below:
8 items from 2017
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