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CBS’ Supergirl Adds A Former Superman and Supergirl By Casting Dean Cain and Helen Slater

27 February 2015 1:23 PM, PST

A former Superman and Supergirl has joined the new CBS incarnation of the Girl of Steel! TVLine broke the big (and possibly biggest geek worthy) news for Supergirl earlier today, revealing that Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’s Dean Cain and Supergirl The Movie’s Helen Slater have joined the project in two secret roles. Cain is known for his terrific potrayal of Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman on the Lois & Clark series back in 1993 that ran for four seasons on ABC (the series also starred Desperate HousewivesTeri Hatcher as Lois Lane). He also appeared in an episode of the Superman prequel series Smallville as Dr. Curtis Knox (an adapation of the DC villain Vandal Savage) in Season 7. Slater is known for her great portryal in the sadly not-so-well-received Supergirl movie back in 1984, which starred big names such as Peter O’Toole and Mia Farrow. Like Cain, »

- Andy

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The Week in Television: Leonard Nimoy’s Passing, Gaga on American Horror Story & New Arrow and Flash Spin-Off

27 February 2015 12:43 PM, PST

Another week in television has gone by, and it has brought with it a great deal of exciting news about some of television’s most popular shows, including Arrow, American Horror Story, and Empire. Unfortunately, however, this week ends on quite the sad note, as Leonard Nimoy, best known for being Star Trek‘s Spock, passed away earlier today after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In addition to his role as Spock, Nimoy’s other TV credits included Fringe and Mission Impossible, and he will, without a doubt, be missed. So, on a much more somber note than usual, let’s dive into this week’s biggest headlines. – The Dancing With the Stars Season 20 cast was announced this week, and it includes the likes of Patti Labelle, Michael Sam, and The Hunger GamesWillow Shields. Additionally, Derek Hough, who was initially believed to be not be returning for »

- Chris King

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Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dead At 83

27 February 2015 10:11 AM, PST

Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy passed away at his Los Angeles home on Friday after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His wife Susan shared the news the New York Times, who first reported the actor’s death. Nimoy was 83. Throughout his career, Nimoy was most well-known for his role as the Vulcan science officer Mr. Spock, who was also the U.S.S. Enterprise‘s first officer and friend of the ship’s captain, James T. Kirk (played by William Shatner), in the original Star Trek series (which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year) and all six of the series’ films. Additionally, Nimoy also reprised his role as Spock in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as in J.J. Abrams’ first two Star Trek reboot movies, in which Zachary Quinto played the younger version of the character. In addition to his appearance in »

- Chris King

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The CW Developing Arrow and The Flash Superhero Team-Up Spin-Off

27 February 2015 9:40 AM, PST

Late last night, Deadline.com broke the exclusive news that the creative team behind the two successful superhero shows Arrow and The Flash are now launching a third spin-off series featuring heroes and villains from both shows for The CW. The project so far has Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer/The Atom, Victor Garber’s Dr. Martin Stein (one half of Firestorm), Wenthworth Miller’s Leonard Snart/Captain Cold and, surprisingly, Caity Lotz. It is unknown how Lotz, who portrayed Laurel Lance’s (Katie Cassidy) little sister Sara Lance/The Canary, who was killed off in the Arrow Season 3 premiere, will be involved due to the character’s status. Deadline adds that it remains unclear whether she would be playing that character or a completely new superhero, but the most logical choice would be bringing her back from the dead as Sara. The project will be helmed by the creators of the two superhero shows, »

- Andy

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New Revenge Photos: Is David Moving On From Victoria With Natalie?

27 February 2015 9:24 AM, PST

In Revenge‘s last new episode, which aired back in January, we were introduced to the Hamptons’ newest socialite (and Victoria’s newest foe), Natalie (played by SuitsGina Torres). And although we got a sample of the two women’s distaste for each other when they first met, it appears, from the looks of these photos of Natalie and David together, that things will be even more contentious between them when Revenge returns with new episodes on March 8. As the official description for Revenge‘s March 8th episode, “Bait,” reads, “when Margaux uses her ammunition against both Emily and Jack, their friendship takes a dramatic turn. Meanwhile, Natalie shows Victoria the true reason behind her arrival in the Hamptons.” And after that true reason is revealed, Revenge‘s March 15th episode, “Retaliation,” will then find Natalie “determined to flaunt her new fortune in Victoria’s face.” So how does she plan on flaunting that… »

- Chris King

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ABC Casts Joan Allen As Lead for Untitled Jenna Bans’ Pilot

27 February 2015 7:41 AM, PST

Joan Allen is set to star in an upcoming pilot, a drama, written by Jenna Bans and directed by Paul McGuigan. Bans, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and Laurie Zaks will all serve as executive producers. According to reports, the show centers on Allen’s character, Claire, a politician whose son, Adam Warren, reenters her life, after being missing and believed to be dead for over ten years. In the meantime, the neighbor who had been blamed and wrongly imprisoned for the young man’s homicide is set free, and the police officer in charge of the original case must re-evaluate every step made in order to find out what really took place a decade ago. While as a mother, Claire is mortified to learn about what her son went through throughout the years he had been missing, as a powerful public servant, she sees benefits to reap and therefore is inclined to… »

- Virginia Podesta

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Who Should Be on ‘Big Brother’ All-Stars?

27 February 2015 6:59 AM, PST

CBS is gearing up for another summer edition of the reality show and guilty pleasure Big Brother. Currently, CBS is looking for fun and vibrant Americans to star on the show that locks individuals in a house for 3 months with no connection with the outside world. This means no television, phones, or internet access. This season will be the 17th edition of the series. The last time an “All-Stars” edition aired was during the seventh cycle of the show. We at TVOvermind think it is time to air another edition featuring our favorites from the last several seasons. Sorry Dan Gheesling, Jeff Schroeder, Rachel Reilly, or anyone who has played the game more than once is not included on this list. They have all had multiple shots at playing. Take a look to see who we think should be on the next edition of Big Brother All-Stars. Hayden, Big Brother 12 Hayden… »

- Tim Gerstenberger

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CBS’ Supergirl Adds David Harewood and Chyler Leigh

26 February 2015 3:24 PM, PST

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s more casting news for CBS’ Supergirl! Earlier this week, it was announced that Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart had been cast in the role of Cat Grant, Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) boss at Cat Co. Today, CBS and Warner Bros. TV announced the casting of two other characters as Homeland’s David Harewood and Grey’s Anatomy’s Chyler Leigh have joined the cast. Harewood will be playing Hank Henshaw, who is described as “a onetime CIA agent” that “now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (Deo), which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth.” In the DC Comics Universe, Henshaw is better known as Cyborg-Superman, who appeared during the arc “Reign of the Supermen” when Superman had died in “The Death of Superman.” Leigh will be playing Alex Danvers, the foster sister of Kara Zor-El/Danvers. “Fascinated by Kara »

- Andy

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CBS Summer Schedule: Under the Dome’s New Night, Zoo Premiere, Big Brother’s Return & More

26 February 2015 12:40 PM, PST

The Dome will be moving to a new night when Under the Dome returns to CBS this summer. The sci-fi series, returning for its third season, will be heading to Thursdays, premiering on June 25 at 9 p.m. Additionally, along with the premiere date, it was also revealed that Under the Dome would be adding CSI actress Marg Helgenberger to its cast this season for an extended arc. Outside of the Dome (I’m here all week), CBS also announced that its new series Zoo, based on the James Patterson best-selling novel and starring James Wolk (Political AnimalsThe Crazy Ones), will premiere on Tuesday, June 30, at 9 p.m. The show focuses on a sudden wave of violent animal attacks against humans taking place throughout the world. On the reality front, CBS staple, Big Brother, will return for its 17th season with a two-night premiere, beginning on Wednesday, June 24 at 8  p. »

- Chris King

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Smash’s Megan Hilty to Star in Judah Miller’s ABC Comedy Pilot

26 February 2015 10:56 AM, PST

Megan Hilty will be ABC’s star. The Broadway veteran, who is most well-known to TV audiences as Ivy Lynn from NBC’s two-season musical series Smash, will be playing a Tony Award-winning stage star in ABC’s comedy pilot from Judah Miller (American Dad, Playing House, King of the Hill). The single-camera comedy project, which at this point is still untitled, will focus on a former Broadway star now turned mother (Hilty) and a super intelligent father, who avoids risks at all cost. However, because the couple’s son is a natural born competitive athlete, the two parents find themselves outside their “parental comfort zones” and thrust into the high-octane world of youth sports. According to Deadline, Hilty’s Irene is “a laud, flamboyant diva, a former Broadway star who is adjusting to her latest ‘role’ as a suburban mom and who can come off a little self-involved but »

- Chris King

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Why The 100’s Clarke and Lexa Kiss Is Important For the Show’s Characters and TV in General

26 February 2015 9:29 AM, PST

The 100 has introduced many new and interesting relationships in its second season, from the bond forged between Jaha and Murphy, to Octavia and Indra’s teacher-student dynamic, to the growing friendship between Kane and Abby. However, what has easily been the most compelling relationship throughout Season 2 has been the one between Clarke and Lexa, two leaders from opposite groups, the Sky People and the Grounders, who were able to come together and create peace between the two clans and focus on one common enemy: the Mountain Men. What started out as mutual respect between Clarke and Lexa has developed into something deeper in recent episodes of The 100, and last night in “Bodyguard of Lies,” things between the two women reached a turning point. Later in the episode, after Clarke confronts Lexa about her attempt to kill Octavia, an action that, in Lexa’s mind, would ensure both the peace…

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- Chris King

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Fox Is Considering An Empire Concert Series

26 February 2015 8:16 AM, PST

Could Fox be taking its new hit show out on the road? According to EW.com, there’s a very good chance it could be, as the network is reportedly considering an Empire concert series. The Empire concert idea is similar to what Fox did with Glee back at the show’s popularity peak, during its first and second seasons. For back-to-back summers, the Glee cast went on tour, the first one being a small, select-city tour, with the cast only playing certain venues, such as Radio City Music Hall, while the second was a worldwide tour, as Glee held concerts in multiple locations across the United States and in other countries. “We are thinking about what the future is of the brand,” explains Dana Walden, co-chair and co-ceo of Fox Television Group. “What we learned on Glee and what we tried to do on Glee is be very cognizant »

- Chris King

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Making the Case for Renewal: Marvel’s Agent Carter

26 February 2015 6:16 AM, PST

This Tuesday marked the conclusion of ABC’s “limited series” Agent Carter. Unfortunately, the audience for this show was not humongous, which has subsequently spurred much discussion on whether or not there will be a Season 2. I, for one, think that there is plenty of reason to tell us more of Agent Carter’s story. Hopefully, we can convince the network and, simultaneously, convert some of you into believers. First of all: Hayley Atwell can carry a series. We’ve already seen that she can be a major supporting player to Captain America in a film. When the series was first announced, however, there was some debate as to whether Atwell could headline a series. After watching her in both Captain America films, I have to say that I was sure she would do well, and she did not disappoint. Atwell’s portrayal of a woman bogged down by sexism in her workplace was… »

- Nick Hogan

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Ranking Joey’s Girlfriends on ‘Friends’

26 February 2015 6:04 AM, PST

Joey Tribbiani was considered quite the ladies man on Friends. The guy who loved sandwiches and Hugsy, his bedtime penguin pal, dated more people than any other character throughout the show’s ten-season run. This would make sense considering Monica and Chandler end up getting together at the conclusion of season four, Ross and Rachel dated seriously for part of season two and three, and Phoebe found her true love, Mike, by the ninth season. This does not mean that the other characters did not have their fair share of romance. Over the next several weeks we will be ranking the six main characters of Friends romantic relationships. This week we will take a look at Joey Tribbiani. Over the course of ten years, Joey dated two women that would dump him for another guy, a woman that likes to hit people, and have a brief romance with Rachel. Laura, »

- Tim Gerstenberger

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Lady Gaga Joins American Horror Story Season 5, Reveals New Season’s Title

25 February 2015 9:17 AM, PST

American Horror Story has always been a series that’s been able to attract well-known stars to its cast, but the show may have just landed its biggest name yet: Lady Gaga. It was announced today, via her own Twitter, that the incredibly popular, Grammy-winning musical artist (and, from time to time, actress) would be starring in the upcoming fifth season of American Horror Story, which she revealed would be titled American Horror Story: Hotel. Exact details on Lady Gaga’s role are being kept under wraps at the moment. However, it has been confirmed that Gaga will be the star of American Horror Story‘s fifth season, which will most likely will be the show’s first without Jessica Lange, who has been at the center of every chapter of the franchise since it premiered in 2011. Gaga’s upcoming American Horror Story role is the pop phenom’s most major acting gig yet. »

- Chris King

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Supergirl May Be Casting Superman For Its Pilot

25 February 2015 7:55 AM, PST

Apparently Kara needs Kal-El in order to kick off a new series? If casting reports are to be believed, that appears to be the case for CBS’ Supergirl, which is reportedly looking for someone to play Superman in the show’s pilot. The information comes from ProjectCasting.com and was first reported by Kryptonsite.com, which pointed out that details in the casting call make it pretty obvious that the role Supergirl is trying to fill is that of Superman. Now, before you get too excited or too upset, depending on your opinion about this news, it appears that this will not be a major role (and maybe not even a speaking role), as the casting call says that the series is “looking for a body double.” Not to mention that, most likely due to possible conflicts with DC’s current movie plans and the fact that Henry Cavill is presently playing the Man… »

- Chris King

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Kurt Sutter’s The Bastard Executioner Casts True Blood’s Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal & The Americans’ Matthew Rhys

25 February 2015 6:24 AM, PST

Stephen Moyer is going back in time to the 14th century with Kurt Sutter. The actor, who portrayed Bill Compton on HBO’s True Blood for all seven of the show’s seasons, has signed on to star in the Sons of Anarchy creator’s new drama pilot The Bastard Executioner. Starring opposite Moyer, as the female lead of the series, will be Sutter’s wife and Sons of Anarchy alum Katey Sagal. In The Bastard Executioner, Moyer will play the street smart and noble Milus Corbett, one of Ventris’ marshals in the army, who now, serves as his Chamberlain, Chancellor, and Justiciar. Meanwhile Sagal, will tackle the role of Annora of the Alders. Prescient, mystical and beautiful, she offers predictions, cures and potions. In addition to Moyer and Sagal, Sutter has also made the surprising decision to play a major role in the potential series. Australian newcomer Lee Jones »

- Chris King

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Who Has Been on ‘Saturday Night Live’ the Longest?

25 February 2015 5:47 AM, PST

Last week NBC struck it rich in the ratings when it aired a three-hour special devoted to the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. The late night sketch comedy show debuted on October 11, 1975 and starred Gilda Radner, Dan Akroyd, and Chevy Chase. Over the course of 40 seasons, there have been a total of 141 cast members. Some of those fan favorites include Phil Hartman, Adam Sandler, and Amy Poehler. There were even a few stars you may not have known appeared on the series because they wore out their welcome in such a short amount of time. Both Ben Stiller and Sarah Silverman did not survive a full season, while Laurie Metcalf never appeared on a sketch that made it to the live broadcast. Due to the writer’s strike, she was let go after that one episode. On the flip side, there have been many stars who…

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- Tim Gerstenberger

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Our Favorite #DogTVShows Tweets From Last Night’s @midnight

24 February 2015 12:48 PM, PST

If you haven’t checked out @midnight on Comedy Central yet, you’re missing out on one of the must fun shows on TV right now and a great alternative to the late night talk shows, especially if you’ve grown a little bit tired of Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and David Letterman. Airing after The Daily Show and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on weeknights, @midnight is hosted by Chris Hardwick (who you probably know, if from nothing else, his hosting gig on Talking Dead). Like many other late night shows, @midnight features recurring games and sketches, one of which is #Hashtag Wars, which, for those who don’t know, asks the show’s panelists to buzz in with a phrase based on the given hashtag theme within 60 seconds. What it also, does, though, is allow for fans at home to make their own phrases based on the »

- Chris King

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Why April Will Be the Best Month For TV in 2015

24 February 2015 10:47 AM, PST

With so much great TV in 2015, with either shows that have already premiered or ones that will in the coming months, it’s hard to pinpoint what will be the pinnacle of the year in television. However, the more and more I think about it, the more I believe that we won’t see a better time on TV this year than in April, which seems to be the perfect blend of old and new shows, all of which are highly anticipated. From a time-traveling romance to the most epic fantasy TV series ever put to film to the end of one of the greatest TV dramas of all-time, April is seriously beginning to look like Christmas for TV fans. It all begins with Outlander‘s return on Saturday, April 4. The Starz drama, based on the popular book series, became one of the most buzzed-about shows on television during 2014, and for good… »

- Chris King

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