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In Monday’s TV news round-up, “Son’s of Anarchy” star Katey Sagal will star in ABC’s TV movie musical adaptation of “Dirty Dancing”; Echo Kellum has been promoted to a series regular on The CW’s “Arrow,” and more…
Katey Sagal has been cast in the ABC musical event “Dirty Dancing.” The “Sons of Anarchy” actress will play Vivian Pressman, a recently divorced former beauty queen who sets her sights on younger men like Colt Prattes’ Johnny Castle. New to rejection, Vivian will find herself in a jealous rage when Johnny rejects her for Abigail Breslin’s Baby.
Starting in Season 5, Echo Kellum will be promoted to series regular status on the CW’s “Arrow.” Starring as the genius tech whiz Curtis Holt (aka Mr. Terrific), the actor first appeared on the action-adventure series in the beginning of Season 4. The news was first reported by TVLine.
- Alyssa Sage
Wilson Bethel and Dougray Scott have joined the cast of Harley and the Davidsons, the six-hour Discovery Channel miniseries about the birth of the iconic motorcycle brand that premieres September 5. Bethel will play Ray Weishaar, a member of the Harley-Davidson “Wrecking Crew” who helped popularize the slang term "hog" in reference to Harley, taking victory laps with the team's pig mascot. Scott is set as Randall James, CEO of Indian Motorcycles, Harley's chief… »
There is no such thing as “too cruel” in television.
RelatedHtgawm Promotes Conrad Ricamora to Series Regular in Season 3
“Look at poor Meredith Grey [on Grey’s Anatomy] and what she’s been through — and they’ve made it to Season 13,” Nowalk says, when asked about the new layer of tragedy piled onto law student Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch) at the end of this week’s episode. “Sometimes you just have to put your characters through hell. »
RelatedHow to Get Away With Murder Boss on Annalise’s Grief, Michaela’s Sexytimes
“There are several ways we’ve backed ourselves into a corner” with Thursday’s Season 2 finale (10/9c on ABC), he explains. “That’s my favorite thing to do, but it means I really don’t know [which direction] we’ll head next.”
Network promos for the episode promise, “Three backstabbers exposed, two dead bodies added to the count, and one bloody good ender” (with images of gore dripping »
Why is everyone so mad at Annalise Keating on this week’s How to Get Away With Murder?
Our protagonist — who’s recovering from a recent gunshot wound to the abdomen, need I remind you — just wants to take a nap. Is that so terrible?
It’s not like she’s abandoned one of her students to a stint in the psychiatric ward. Or refuses to feel even a smidge of guilt about framing one of her former clients on murder charges. Or is possibly carrying »
Described as a "hip-hop crime drama" Deadline says The Infamous, "...revolves around two complicated men on a collision course: an ambitious reformed gangster (Bokeem Woodbine) poised to break out of South Central and the Lapd detective hell-bent on taking him down."
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Former Hart Of Dixie star Wilson Bethel has landed a co-starring role on A&E Network’s hip-hop crime drama pilot The Infamous. It revolves around two complicated men on a collision course: an ambitious reformed gangster (Bokeem Woodbine) poised to break out of South Central and the Lapd detective hell-bent on taking him down. It will be set against real events in turbulent 1990s Los Angeles leading up to the L.A. riots. Bethel, repped by Wme, Link, Zero Gravity and Morris… »
When How to Get Away With Murder last aired a fresh episode, your Thanksgiving turkey was still in the freezer — which means we’ve had 84 days to ponder that crazy flashback of Annalise and Eve watching a pre-teen Wes (aka Christophe) in a police interview room talking about discovering his mother’s body.
Executive producer Pete Nowalk is well aware that that’s a pretty long fast between Omg/Wtf feasts, which is why Htgawm won’t skimp on fleshing out that shocking backstory when »
1 | Did we hear Hawaii Five-0‘s Clay right? He thought the stolen $250,000 could send both of Glover’s kids through college and leave something for his pal’s retirement…?!
2 | From Jessica Jones Episode 10: Was Wendy compelled to perform that impromptu surgery specifically on her pristine white leather couch, or was she simply being unwise? (Actually, given how that “1,000 Cuts” sequence later played out… our question is very moot. »
Hell’s Kitchen christened its new Wednesday home with 4.2 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating (per finals), up from its most recent Friday outing (3.6 mil/1.3) and improving on time slot predecessor Second Chance‘s Week 2 numbers by 14 and 40 percent.
RelatedFox’s Second Chance Moving to Fridays, to Be Paired With Sleepy Hollow
Opening Fox’s line-up, American Idol (9.6 mil/2.5) was up a tenth week-to-week, dominating the night in the demo.
Elsewhere in the ratings….
The CW | Arrow (2.8 mil/1.1) and Supernatural (1.9 mil/0.7) were both steady.
RelatedArrow Recap: A »
ABC’s promo department has made it abundantly clear that popcorn and red wine are on the approved snack list for its #Tgit/Shondaland lineup. But the new promo for the second half of How to Get Away With Murder‘s second season tells us what not to eat while Annalise Keating and her minions cover up crimes, rescue their clients and try to keep up respectable law-school GPAs.
Strawberry ice cream is apparently off the menu — as the above trailer shows somebody emptying a capsule into the sweet treat. »
Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/description for their upcoming "Criminal Minds" episode 13 of season 11. The episode is entitled, "The Bond," and it turns out that we're going to see some really upsetting and vicious stuff go down as the Bau's latest UnSub is apparently killing a lot of people at truck stop restrooms that are located all around the south! We'll see the Bau team quickly try to search for a motive, and more. In the new, 13th episode press release: The Bau Investigates Killings At Truck Stops Along Highway Routes Throughout The South, On "Criminal Minds," Wednesday, Jan. 27. Press release number 2: The Bau will search for a motive and an UnSub when victims are found in truck stop restrooms along highways throughout the South. Guest stars feature: Wilson Bethel (Randy Jacobs), Veronica Cartwright (Flora Martin), Sal Neslusan (Chloe Andrews), Timothy Ryan Cole (Agent William Waters), Maurice Hall (Dr. »
- Andre Braddox
The rich just keep getting sicker on How to Get Away With Murder — and that’s good news for Annalise Keating.
ABC’s Thursday-night drama has lined up three new clients for Viola Davis’ hard-charging defense attorney — and they’ll be played by Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie, The Astronaut Wives Club), Adam Arkin (Chicago Hope, Sons of Anarchy) and Roxanne Hart (Hung).
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Bethel has landed the role of Charles Mahoney, the Ivy League-educated son of Arkin’s Wallace (a Warren Buffet type who’s quiet and observant, but knows how »
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