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8 items from 2017


USA Network Renews Colony for a Third Season

4 April 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Whether you side with the Occupation or the Resistance, you can rejoice with the news that the USA Network has renewed Colony for a third season.

Multiple outlets, including THR, report that a 13-episode third season of Colony will premiere sometime in 2018 (the first two seasons had January premieres). Created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal, the series takes place in a Los Angeles under siege by enigmatic aliens known as "Hosts." While the Hosts and their drones employ murderous methods to keep people in line, it's the humans that work for them that can be the most brutal. The second season finale of the series airs this Thursday, April 6th on USA.

Featuring a potent blend of family drama, political chess moves, and expertly choreographed action scenes (the show's long-take firefights are intensely realistic and marvelously shot) against the backdrop of an intriguing sci-fi mystery, Colony continues to »

- Derek Anderson

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Colony: Renewed for Season 3 at USA!!

4 April 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Colony fans can watch the finale with the assurance the fight will continue!

USA Network renewed the sci-fi series ahead of the Colony Season 2 finale this coming Thursday.

The series not only features aliens and action but addresses the moral dilemmas that arise during times of political dissonance.

The series stars Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies and has been among the top cable dramas on Thursdays.

The third season will again consist of 13 episodes.

"Colony continues to fire on all cylinders creatively, with Carlton, Ryan and our incredible cast and crew striking a deep chord around the themes of humanity, survival and family," said Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

"Along with our partners Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for our heroes next season."

Colony could be compared to some of the greatest shows airing on television. »

- Carissa Pavlica

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'Colony' Creator on Tackling Fake News in the Trump Era

2 March 2017 8:02 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Thursday's episode of Colony, "Good Intentions."]

Colony took on the issue of fake news and alternative facts Thursday in a way only the sophomore USA science fiction thriller could.

After a spaceship exploded in the Los Angeles night sky one night, key political operatives serving the new not-from-our-world order gathered together the following morning to get their story straight. How would they sell the explosion to their subjugated civilians without revealing that it was an astonishing act of rebellion? Proxy Alcala (Tony Plana) comes up with a whopper of a pitch: »

- Josh Wigler

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America Ferrera Reunites With 'Ugly Betty' Co-Stars During Women's March on Washington

22 January 2017 11:21 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Women's March on Washington on Saturday brought one beloved TV family together again.

America Ferrera was reunited with her former Ugly Betty co-stars, Ana Ortiz and Mark Indelicato, who played her onscreen sister and nephew, Hilda and Justin Suarez, on the ABC series.

"I march for family!" Ferrera captioned a pic of the reunion. "I found my #UglyBetty family @therealanaortiz & @markindelicato here at the #womensmarchdc and we're here celebrating @plannedparenthood."

Watch: Alicia Keys Performs 'Girl on Fire' at Women's March on Washington DC

The 32-year-old actress also ran into another Ugly Betty actor at the rally, Michael Urie, who portrayed Marc St. James in the series. "Added another #uglybetty family member! Love you @michaelurielikesit #uglybettymarches #womensmarch #dc," Ferrera exclaimed.

It was like no time had passed when this group got together. In addition to Ferrera's posts, Ortiz also snapped a selfie with Indelicato, her former onscreen son, writing: "Are we »

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TV News Roundup: Raquel Welch and Barry Watson Join Up Series, Food Net Picks Up More ‘Ginormous Food’

19 January 2017 3:29 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV News Roundup, “7th Heaven” alum Barry Watson will star alongside Raquel Welch in a new family dramedy for Up, Food Network tacks on new episodes to “Ginormous Food,” and Tinopolis Group and Lionsgate Television get new execs. 

Executive News

David Mortimer has been appointed director of content at the Tinopolis Group. In the new role, Mortimer will be responsible for U.K. content direction and performance and identifying and recruiting new talent (with an emphasis on popular factual and factual entertainment). He will also work with U.K. and U.S. production companies to develop a transatlantic production strategy. Mortimer previously worked at NBCUniversal.

Lionsgate Television has upped two of its business affairs executives: Matthew Kearns and Dan Hadl have been promoted and signed new long-term agreements as executive vice presidents of business affairs. They will continue to report to Lionsgate TV Group president Sandra Stern.

Renewals »

- Dani Levy and Sarah Ahern

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Ugly Betty Reunion! Find Out Who’s Joining America Ferrera on Superstore

18 January 2017 4:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A blast from America Ferrera‘s past is popping up on Superstore!

Ferrera’s former Ugly Betty costar Tony Plana will play her character’s father on the NBC sitcom, the actress posted on Instagram Thursday.

“Introducing  Amy’s dad on Superstore,” Ferrera captioned a photo of her and Plana.

She continued: “What do you mean that’s weird? Im not following…#alternateTVuniverse #TVdad #worldscollide.”

Using the hashtag #worldscollide,” Ferrera references the fact that Plana played her father on the dramedy Ugly Betty, which ended in 2010 after four seasons.

Plana’s episode of Superstore will air March 16 at 8 p.m. »

- Patrick Gomez

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TVLine Items: Ugly Betty Reunion at Superstore, Jane's New Man and More

18 January 2017 11:31 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Superstore is staging an Ugly Betty father-daughter reunion.

Tony Plana — who portrayed Betty’s pops Ignacio on the ABC dramedy — will now play dad to America Ferrera on her NBC comedy, the network confirms.

RelatedWill & Grace Returns: NBC Officially Orders 10-Episode Revival

Plana’s guest spot, which was first announced by Ferrera via Instagram, airs Thursday, March 16 at 8/7c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Jane the Virgin has cast Johnny Messner (The O.C.) as the confident and smarmy owner of the adults-only hotel next door to the Marbella, who shares a love/hate relationship with Petra, »

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There Will Be a Key 'Ugly Betty' Reunion on NBC's 'Superstore'

18 January 2017 10:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

NBC's Superstore is staging an Ugly Betty reunion.

Leading lady America Ferrera announced Wednesday that her former TV father, Tony Plana on the ABC dramedy, will head to her second-year NBC comedy.

"Introducing Amy's dad on Superstore!! It's @tony.plana! What do you mean that's weird? I'm not following... #alternateTVuniverse #TVdad #worldscollide," Ferrera wrote on Instagram when she announced the news.

Plana portrayed Ignacio Suarez, the father to Ferrera's Betty Suarez for all four seasons of the ABC dramedy that co-starred Vanessa Williams, Eric Mabius and Michael Urie.

Plana will appear in the Superstore episode airing Thursday, March 16 »

- Lesley Goldberg

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