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Welcome to "This Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the most pertinent fright-genre news to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series casts a pint-sized Mariah Carey, a beloved '90s series may be coming back and, yes, another unnecessary remake is in the works. 1. Lea Michele and Ariana Grande may be forced to share a soundstage, God help us The "Glee" star and the diminutive pop idol have joined Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts in Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series, which has also signed on "True Blood" bear magnet Joe Mangianello, permanently scowly former child actor Abigail Breslin and fictional spelling bee champion Keke Palmer. Season 1 of the 15 episode horror-comedy will be set on a college campus that's been rocked by a series of murders. It's slated to premiere this fall on Fox. #2 The "Blob »
- Chris Eggertsen
Michael B. Jordan in “Fruitvale Station.” Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley in “The Spectacular Now.” Oscar nominees Quvenzhané Wallis and Abigail Breslin in “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Little Miss Sunshine,” respectively.
All of those performances were once the talk of Sundance, where stars threaten to break-out each year. The 2015 edition of the frosty festival is no different, with no shortage of young stars poised to launch their careers in Park City and make a name for themselves in Hollywood. »
- Jeff Sneider
Fox has given a cast-contingent pilot order to “Luther,” based on the BBC drama. The network has also picked up two drama pilots and one comedy pilot for the 2015-16 season.
“Luther,” a one-hour drama following John Luther, a near-genius homicide detective, comes from the team that created the BBC hit, which starred Idris Elba. Neil Cross, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and Elba will exec produce, and Cross will write the pilot. Twentieth Century Fox TV, Chernin Entertainment and BBC Worldwide Productions will produce.
Fox has also picked up “48 Hours ‘Til Monday,” a single-camera comedy from Universal TV. Charlie Grandy (“The Daily Show”) will write the pilot and also serve as exec producer with Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan, who worked together on “Manhattan Love Story” and “Do No Harm.” The series is described as a husband’s “desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Fox is assembling a remarkably high-profile cast for its upcoming Ryan Murphy anthology series Scream Queens. In addition to previously-cast series leads Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis, the comedy-horror series will star Lea Michele (Fox’s Glee), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland), Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) and Joe Manganiello (HBO’s True Blood). Meanwhile, Victorious co-star and breakout chanteuse Ariana Grande has landed a recurring role.
Whether all those actors will be singing as well as acting is unclear, but it’s a sure thing that Michele, Palmer and Grande will belt out at least a few numbers. Breslin is a likely candidate for a singing role, too, seeing as she showcased her vocal abilities in the little-seen drama Janie Jones back in 2010 and has also been an occasional member of dream-pop band Stargroves.
The stacked cast is less surprising when you consider the show’s pedigree. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Even though Glee will come to an end this March, the partnership between series star Lea Michele and co-creator Ryan Murphy will continue beyond the series’ conclusion. Over the weekend at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, it was announced that Murphy’s newest series, Scream Queens, has added Michele, along with Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland), Keke Palmer (Masters of Sex, 90210), and pop star/Victorious alum Ariana Grande, to its cast. Michele, Manganiello, Breslin, and Palmer will all be series regulars on Scream Queens. Grande, meanwhile, has signed on for a recurring role on the freshman series. The five actors join a cast that already includes American Horror Story alum Emma Roberts and an original “scream queen” herself, Jamie Lee Curtis. Similar to Murphy’s American Horror Story or FX’s other popular drama, Fargo, Scream Queens is expected to be an anthology series, »
- Chris King
The upcoming return of "Twin Peaks" to Showtime has everyone asking who from the original 1990s series is returning. So far the network has only confirmed that Kyle McLachlan will be back as Special Agent Dale Cooper. Then came a rumor early last week that both Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey) and Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer, Maddy Ferguson) would be reprising their roles.
Late last week though, both Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbook (Bobby Briggs) appeared at a UK festival for "Twin Peaks" lovers and said they've gotten the Ok from David Lynch to reveal that they're both coming back to the show. They didn't confirm but did seem to imply that Sherilyn Fenn is also back. [Source: io9]
Lea Michele ("Glee"), Joe Manganiello ("True Blood"), Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine") and Keke Palmer ("Masters of Sex") are set to lead the cast of Fox's comedy-horror anthology series "Scream Queens". Additionally, »
- Garth Franklin
Glee and American Horror Story creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s upcoming comedy-horror anthology series Scream Queens is filling out its cast, with Fox announcing several additions at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
Set to join the previously announced Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) and Emma Roberts (American Horror Story: Freak Show) are Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Lea Michele (Glee), Abigail Breslin (The Call), and Keke Palmer (Masters of Sex), along with pop star Ariana Grande.
The first season of Scream Queens is set to revolved around a series of grisly murders on a college campus. It is set to go into production in the spring ahead of a premiere later in the year.
- Gary Collinson
The inspirational mentor is dead. On screen, that is. In recent years we've seen a drop-off in this once-beloved trope, with distinctly anti-heroic teachers, instructors and father figures coming to the forefront – see Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson, Steve Carell in Foxcatcher, Breaking Bad's Walter White, etc.
Below, Digital Spy picks out 11 more of the very best and very worst mentors in cinema history.
It was a close run thing in this spot between "Carpe diem" and "It's not your fault", and in truth about half of Robin Williams's characters could qualify for this list.
But avuncular therapist Sean is everything you could wish for in a mentor, gently chipping away at Will's (Matt Damon) self-destructive defence »
The Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour is underway and Moviefone sat in for the panels at Fox's day to present their upcoming roster of programming. We got some scoop on new shows and returning favorites -- here are the highlights!
1. 3 TV Favorites Get Pick Ups
It was announced yesterday that "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will get a third season, and newbies "Empire" and Gotham" will be back for Season 2. Yay!
Is Cookie gonna get her groove back? Jussie Smollett: "Somebody is gonna want that Cookie!" #Empire #TCA15
- moviefone (@moviefone) January 18, 2015 2. Meet Your New Pink Ladies
3. "Scream Queens" Gets a Cast
- Alana Altmann
We’re back this weekend with another round-up of horror/sci-fi news. This time we have stories regarding two titles many horror and sci-fi fans are already familiar with—The X-Files and Minority Report—as well as a casting update for Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens. New details on The X-Files reboot have also recently surfaced, and fans of the original series might be pleased to know that Fox is looking to bring back stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, as well as series creator Chris Carter.
Deadline reports that the folks at Fox are considering moving forward with a new chapter of their groundbreaking series, The X-Files, which starred Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder and Anderson as Special Agent Dana Scully and originally aired from 1993–2002.
New developments on the follow-up series have recently come to light, with Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden having stated that while »
- Derek Anderson
TCA 2015: “The Office” alum discusses the challenge of making a miserable character worth watching
Rainn Wilson is moving on from playing an eccentric weasel/suck-up on “The Office” to starring as a brilliant but misanthropic detective on Fox’s upcoming series “Backstrom.” During the panel for the new show at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Saturday, Wilson tackled the topic of why audiences should tune in to watch a character whose disdain for mankind sometimes extends into racism and sexism.
Wilson’s conclusion: Sure, Det. Lt. Everett Backstrom is “an asshole” — who’s worth getting to know. »
- Tim Kenneally
No matter your feelings on the actual shows he producers, one thing you've gotta give Ryan Murphy credit for: The guy knows how to line up a cast. On a busy morning of Television Critics Association press tour announcements, Fox also revealed much of the cast of Murphy's upcoming anthology series "Scream Queens" and group is eclectic. Joe Manganiello, Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer and Murphy's "Glee" star Lea Michele will all be regulars in the 15-episode first "Scream Queens" season. In addition, Ariana Grande will guest star in a recurring role. In case you didn't know, she's the younger sister of "Big Brother" houseguest Frankie Grande." It was previously announced that Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts would be starring in "Scream Queens," which presumably will also have the normal Murphy-esque assortment of cameos and guest appearances. Fox has offered no details on any specific characters. Created by Murphy, »
- Daniel Fienberg
There is still life after Glee — at least for its lead, Lea Michele. The songstress joins the cast of Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens, his comedy-horror anthology for Fox. At the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, Fox announced that joining Michele would be fellow pint-size diva Ariana Grande, Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin, and Keke Palmer. They'll be joining leads Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis. The 15-episode, hour-long comedy will premiere in the fall, which should give everyone plenty of time to practice their screams. »
- E. Alex Jung
Fox has announced today that Joe Manganiello (“True Blood,” Magic Mike Xxl), Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Lea Michele (“Glee”), Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland) and Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee, “Masters of Sex”) have been cast as series regulars in their comedy-horror anthology series “Scream Queens.” They…
- Spencer Perry
TCA 2015: “24” may return without Kiefer Sutherland
Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman teased rumored event series for “The X-Files,” “Prison Break” and more “24” — with or without Kiefer Sutherland — while also reflecting on their network’s recent reality struggles during their Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour executive session.
One of the main topics of conversation on Saturday surrounded the day-earlier’s ousting of Simon Andreae and appointment of Corie Henson as executive vice president of Alternative Entertainment. Andreae’s most public miss was on the big budgeted “Utopia,” which bombed in fall 2014.
“It was a big swing, »
- Tony Maglio
Today it’s Fox’s turn to shine on the Television Critics Association’s 2015 Winter Press Tour, which is winding down in Pasadena, CA; and the network pulled some pretty big names out of its hat for “Scream Queens,” heading our way… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
Listen up, Glee fans!
The co-ceo's of Fox Television Group, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, took the stage at the TCA Winter Press Tour on Saturday morning, and they revealed that Glee fans have a lot to look forward to this fall.
Although the musical hit is in their sixth and final season, many fans — and Fox chairmen — are sad to see the series go, but we think they have come up with a great solution: After stating that Fox practically "begged" Ryan Murphy to stay with the network, Newman revealed that there are some familiar McKinley faces headed to Murphy's newest upcoming series, Scream Queens.
News: What to Know Before Watching 'Glee's Final Season!
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Make way for your new favorite obsession: Fox just rounded out its cast for Scream Queens with more than one major A-list star! The new comedy-horror anthology series from Ryan Murphy will star True Blood alum Joe Manganiello, Glee's Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Disney darling Keke Palmer as series regulars. But that's not all...mega pop star and former Nickelodeon alum Ariana Grande is getting back to her acting roots by guest-starring in a recurring role in the new series! Manganiello, Michele, Breslin, Palmer and Grande will join previously announced Scream Queens cast members Jamie Lee Curtis and American Horror Story's Emma Roberts, who will take on starring roles in the limited »
America, meet your new Sandy and RIzzo.
Fox has cast Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens as Sandy and Rizzo in its upcoming musical special “Grease: Live,” the network announced at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Saturday.
The network also said that it had cast “True Blood” alum Joe Manganiello, “Glee” star Lea Michele, Keke Palmer and Abigail Breslin in the upcoming Ryan Murphy-Brad Falchuk anthology series “Scream Queens,” with Ariana Grande signing on for a recurring role.
Also Read: The Scene at TCA: Funny, »
- Tim Kenneally
The actress has joined the cast of the creator’s comedy-horror anthology series Scream Queens for Fox, the network announced Saturday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Keke Palmer (Masters of Sex) have also come on board as series regulars, while pop star/Nickelodeon grad Ariana Grande will appear in a recurring role.
Scream Queens‘ 15-episode first season, »
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