20 items from 2016
Wonderful and magical things happen. Below, watch a preview for the third season of the Good Witch TV show starring Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison, and James Denton. Good Witch season three premieres on Hallmark Channel in spring 2017.Season three marks the first new installment of Good Witch since the Halloween 2016 special, Good Witch: Secrets of Grey House debuted on Hallmark, in October, 2016. Don't miss the new Good Witch teaser, after the jump.Read More… »
When moved Good Witch from Saturday to Sunday nights, the TV series saw a nice bump in the ratings. Will the numbers continue to climb in season three or, will the fall? Will the Good Witch TV show be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.Taking place in the small community of Middleton, Good Witch revolves around a good-hearted enchantress (Catherine Bell) and her young-teenage daughter (Bailee Madison) who shares her powers. The series also features the talents of James Denton, Catherine Disher, Noah Cappe, and Peter MacNeill.Read More… »
The Pretender TV show premiered 20 years ago today. Starring Michael T. Weiss, as Jarod, the action-adventure drama, created by Steven Mitchell and Craig van Sickle, ran for four seasons before being cancelled in 2000, by NBC.The series also starred: Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries, Ryan Merriman, Richard Marcus, Alex Wexo, James Denton, Sam Ayers, Harve Presnell, Paul Dillon, Willie Gault, Dennis Cruzado, Pamela Gidley, Jason Brooks, and Ashley Peldon. Read More… »
Hallmark remains bewitched, bothered, and bewildered. Production has begun in Toronto, on the Good Witch TV show's two-hour Halloween special. Hallmark Channel has also announced production on the third season of Good Witch is slated to begin Monday, September 12, 2016.The Good Witch TV series and movie specials star Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison, and James Denton. The series is a Whizbang Films Production. Dean Batali, Orly Adelson, Jonathan Eskenas, Frank Siracusa, and Craig Pryce executive produce. Bell is co-executive producer.Read More… »
The past three seasons of Devious Maids have all had 13 episodes apiece and the ratings have dropped each year. For season four, Lifetime has ordered just 10 episodes. Is this a bad sign? Will the numbers continue to fall? Cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned.
Devious Maids revolves around a group of Latina maids who work in the homes of wealthy and powerful families in Beverly Hills. The large cast includes Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sánchez, Judy Reyes, Rebecca Wisocky, Grant Show, Susan Lucci, Nathan Owens, Mariana Klaveno, James Denton, Sol Rodriguez, Carlos Ponce, Ryan McPartlin, Stephanie Faracy, Kathryn Lanasa, Julie Claire, Sean Blakemore and Sam McMurray.
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Former Wisteria Lane resident Eva Longoria is relocating to 1920s Wales.
The onetime Desperate Housewife is in negotiations to star alongside British comedian Jack Whitehall (Bad Education) in a small-screen adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall, our sister site Deadline reports.
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The three-part miniseries is described as a social satire that follows Paul Pennyfeather (Whitehall), a hard-partying man sent by Oxford to serve as headmaster at a boys’ private school in Wales. There, he meets a wealthy South American woman, Margot Beste-Chetwynde (Longoria), with whom he is instantly smitten. »
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It only gets harder and harder to stay loyal to guilty pleasures when the influx of “premium” television is as ridiculously high as it is right now. Every network seems to be trying to up the ante on one another, putting out high-wire act after high-wire act – Fargo on FX in the fall followed American Crime on ABC this winter, necessitating lots of deep breaths – and crowding up space on all of our collective DVRs.
That conspiratorial coterie of networks now includes Lifetime and its as-good-as-anything-else-on-tv UnREAL, bringing us to Devious Maids, which isn’t. And that’s the point. Marc Cherry’s soapy dish of a dramedy slides right into home in its fourth season: it’s as funny as ever, its all-female foursome are synced up like gangbusters, and its new central mystery – which involves a People’s Choice Award implanted »
- Mitchel Broussard
Lifetime’s telenovela Devious Maids returns for Season 4 tonight and fans hoping to see executive producer Eva Longoria in front of the cameras get their wish in the premiere. Longoria’s former Desperate Housewives costar James Denton also joins the cast as Peter, a movie studio chief. More good news, Devious Army: fan favorite Nathan Owens returns as Jesse, who finds himself in a love triangle with Marisol (and possibly Denton’s Peter?). Meanwhile, now that Spence (Grant Show) has lost his memory, he thinks he’s still married to his ex-wife Peri (Mariana Klaveno) and believes Peri’s lies that Rosie (Dania Ramirez) is just the … Continue reading →
- Amanda Watter
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As revealed in promos for Season 4, Longoria appears as herself — she’s playing Flora, opposite Peri Westmore as Evelyn Powell, in the movie based on Marisol’s true-crime novel — and has these biting words for her co-star, “You are the meanest person I’ve ever met. And I worked on Desperate Housewives!”
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Lifetime has renewed its much buzzed about drama "UnREAL," which centers on a Bachelor-like reality dating show, for a third season just a few days ahead of its second season premiere on Monday.
A ten-episode third season will premiere next year with Constance Zimmer, Shiri Appleby, Craig Bierko, Josh Kelly and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman set to star. Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro executive produce. [Source: Variety]
HBO's new programming president Casey Bloys has made his first series addition - handing out a series pickup order for the Bill Hader comedy series "Barry". Set to shoot in Los Angeles in 2017, Hader penned the script with Alec Berg ("Silicon Valley") and also stars, executive produces and directed the pilot.
Hader plays an ex-Marine who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding »
- Garth Franklin
Are you spellbound? Hallmark Channel's Good Witch TV series returns for a second season, Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Will Cassie and Sam finally get together? Will Grace get her driver's license? Tune in to season two of Good Witch, to find out.
Good Witch stars Catherine Bell as Cassie Nightengale, Bailee Madison as Grace Russell, and James Denton as Dr. Sam Radford. The cast also includes Rhys Matthew Bond as Nick, Dan Jeannotte as Brandon, and Catherine Disher as Martha.
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Last season, Good Witch was Hallmark Channel's highest-rated scripted series. Will it continue to do well for the cable channel or will the ratings fall? Cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
Taking place in the small community of Middleton, Good Witch revolves around a good-hearted enchantress (Catherine Bell) and her young-teenage daughter (Bailee Madison) who shares her powers. The series also features the talents of James Denton, Catherine Disher, Anthony Lemke, Peter MacNeill, and Kylee Evans.
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Who’s afraid of Charles Manson?
Not Jeff Ward, who had the unique experience of slipping into the killer-commune leader’s skin for Manson’s Lost Girls, the latest retelling of how one man formed a “family” and convinced them to carry out a series of brutal murders in 1969.
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“I wouldn’t have necessarily wished this on myself,” Ward tells TVLine of the high-pressure role. “But as a person, he’s got to be the most fascinating character study I’ve ever gotten to do. … On my first day of acting school, »
Devious Maids‘ latest addition is described as an “expert manipulator,” so he should fit in pretty well with the schemers and dreamers of the Lifetime dramedy’s twisted Beverly Hills.
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Carlos Ponce (Cristela) will recur in Maids‘ upcoming fourth season as Ben, a “handsome and slick” manager of a major movie star, TVLine has learned exclusively. He’s also described as “charming” and “mysterious,” but hey, who isn’t on this show?
Julie Claire has booked returns to both “Devious Maids” and “Bloodline,” TheWrap has learned. The actress previously recurred on the shows in their previous seasons. She will appear on the fourth season of Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” and the second of “Bloodline” on Netflix. On “Devious Maids,” Claire plays Gail, a friend of Evelyn’s, described by one character as “a drunk driving, verbally abusive mess.” Eva Longoria and James Denton are also set to guest star and recur, respectively, on Season 4 of “Devious Maids.” Nathan Owens, who recurred on Season 3, will be upped to a series regular next season. »
- Linda Ge
The 9-year-old actor has landed a guest starring role on The Last Man on Earth, Fox announced Wednesday.
PhotosCritics’ Choice Awards: A Nashville Reunion, Jacob Tremblay’s ‘Super Cool’ Win and More Best/Worst Moments
Tremblay — who recently won a Critics’ Choice Award for his work in the Oscar-nominated Room — will appear in a spring episode as a young Phil/Tandy.
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* Scream Queens is adding four new male cast members (in »
And TV’s first African-American Bachelor is… B.J. Britt!
TVLine has learned exclusively that Lifetime’s UnREAL has tapped the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Being Mary Jane actor to join the Season 2 cast. Britt will take on the much-buzzed-about series-regular role of Darius Hill, a drop-dead gorgeous professional quarterback who becomes Everlasting‘s first Black suitor.
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With a million-dollar smile, sweetness and swagger, Darius is the whole package — and his casting marks a huge win for Quinn (Constance Zimmer) and Rachel (Shiri Appleby). Hoping to charm his way out of a PR scandal, »
Eva Longoria, an executive producer on Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” will guest star in the show’s Season 4 premiere, according to Variety sister site TVLine. Her former “Housewives” co-star James Denton will also have a recurring role in the upcoming season.
Little is known about Longoria’s role in the premiere, but Denton will play a character named Peter, who is the head of a movie studio and falls quickly into a new relationship.
In other casting news, “Nikita” alum Dillon Casey has booked a guest role on AMC’s “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” Variety has learned exclusively. He will be playing Lt. Randall, a Continental soldier in Washington’s camp who uses »
- Jacob Bryant
It will be a true Desperate Housewives reunion in Season 4 of Devious Maids. Exec producer Eva Longoria is set to guest star in the fourth season premiere of the Lifetime series and will be reuniting with her former Desperate Housewives’ co-star James Denton (The Good Witch), who’s signed on for a recurring role. Also joining as a recurring is Latin American star Sol Rodriguez (Tierra de Reyes), and Nathan Owens, who joined last season in a recurring role has been upped… »
Devious Maids is getting a little Desperate in its fourth season — and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
Eva Longoria, already an executive producer on Maids, will guest-star in the Lifetime drama’s next season premiere, TVLine has learned, while fellow Desperate Housewives alum James Denton is set to recur.
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Though details of Longoria’s role are being kept under wraps, we can confirm that Denton will play Peter, the head of a movie studio who “falls hard and fast into a new relationship.” (But is it with one of the Maids? »
20 items from 2016
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