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Gotham: Jada Pinkett Smith Running Her Own Fishy Gang

23 February 2014 11:24 AM, PST

The more I hear about Fox’s Gotham, which was given a series commitment, my patience drops at a swifter rate. All I want to do is watch this series, but we’ve still got so much time before it will premiere in the fall (at the earliest). First, I was jazzed to hear Ben McKenzie was cast as the young Detective James Gordon. Donal Logue’s casting as Detective Bullock (who has never been seen in a live-action Batman film of TV series) pretty much guaranteed I was going to watch Gotham. Now we’re hearing that Jada Pinkett Smith has joined the cast in a villainous role that will give Gotham the corrupt feeling it needs.

According to Deadline, Smith will be playing Fish Mooney, an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner. She’s got street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like a book. »

- Brody Gibson

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Vampire Diaries Adds Fresh Faces of Chris Brochu and Heather Hemmens

23 February 2014 11:24 AM, PST

The Vampire Diaries is going to be getting some fresh faces in the second half of its fifth season and one of them has been known for quite some time now, but we’re only just now seeing an actor put in the role. You’ll be happy to see Chris Brochu playing Tvd’s first gay teen character, as well as Heather Hemmens and Raffi Barsoumian joining the cast. They’ll be making separate debuts, but they all have big roles to play.

Brochu will be playing the fun and charming Luke, according to E! Online. He’s a student at Whitmore college and will bond with Elena and Caroline. But since Luke has a thing for men, you can expect their friendship to remain strictly platonic. Unless, of course, he’s faking being gay to get to know women (possibly lower them into a false sense of security »

- Brody Gibson

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Latest CSI Spinoff Takes On the World of Cyber Crimes

23 February 2014 11:23 AM, PST

I bet you never thought you’d need another CSI spinoff, am I right? It’s been ten years since CSI: NY became a thing and now that series, along with CSI: Miami, is no longer around. In fact, the original CSI is the only one in the franchise still airing new episodes on CBS. You’d think this would be a sign of the inevitable end of the franchise, but CBS has other plans. It’s pretty clear forensic science is no longer the hot ticket topic it once was and that it’s time for new procedural ideas to come to light, so why would CBS be looking for a new spinoff of CSI?

It actually kind of makes sense. The spinoff, which Deadline reported is being written by CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker, longtime showrunner Carol Mendelsohn and former CSI: Miami showrunner Ann Donahue, is completely leaving »

- Brody Gibson

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Once Upon a Time Returns To a Disbelieving Emma and Flying Monkeys

22 February 2014 11:47 AM, PST

I think we’ve had a long enough wait in between Once Upon a Time’s two halves of its third season. We left the series in a tricky spot; Emma and Henry are living happily in New York City, but they’ve lost their memories of their friends and family in Storybrooke and all the magical adventurers they went through. When the series returns March 9, Hook will be working his hardest to convince Emma of the truth because, as we’ve come to know, there’s a certain wicked witch causing all kinds of trouble. Once has some new pictures from its anticipated return and, although you can’t see them in the pictures, there will be flying monkeys.

TVLine reported that the midseason premiere would see the addition of Chris Gorham, whose character plays a big part in Emma and Henry’s normal lives in NYC. As we can see in the pictures, »

- Brody Gibson

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Game of Thrones Trailer Has a Taste For Vengeance

22 February 2014 11:41 AM, PST

At this point, what is there even left to say about Game of Thrones? Yes, the fourth season is coming to us in April and we’re all very excited! This is one of the best series to ever see the light of day and it completely deserves its popularity. That being said, there is so very little I can say about the upcoming season because I don’t want to ruin any of the amazing events the show has planned for those unsuspecting viewers who have never read any of George R. R. Martin’s books. The best I can do is bring up the latest trailer and point out what I’m most looking forward to without giving too much away.

This will be a year of justice, but necessarily vengeance. There are a lot of characters, old and new, that are going to be out seeking blood »

- Brody Gibson

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Orange is the New Black Sets June Premiere Date For Season 2

22 February 2014 6:27 AM, PST

Netflix has found itself a cultural phenomenon in Orange is the New Black – everyone I know can’t stop talking about it and I’m just sitting here writing news articles. Ever since that first season premiered, it’s been one of the most well received series in Netflix’s arsenal. Basically, if you haven’t seen Orange is the New Black then you’re missing out (which I guess that means me too). But there’s always time to catch up; that’s the good thing about Netflix. All episodes from Season 1 are available for streaming and the premiere date for Season 2 has finally been announced. It looks like we’ll be able to enjoy Orange in time for summer!

With a new teaser video, Netflix announces Orange will be premiering all 13 episodes of its second season on June 6. The video first appears to just be a series of »

- Brody Gibson

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Castle Gets Bitten By Teen Wolf’s Arden Cho

22 February 2014 6:27 AM, PST

Castle is going to be getting a taste of werewolf with a little cross-pollination from MTV’s Teen Wolf. Unfortunately, none of the actual werewolves are going to be appearing on Castle; instead the ABC series will be paid a visit from Teen Wolf newcomer Arden Cho. She’ll be appearing in a spring episode and it sounds like she’ll be tossing aside some of the innocence she exudes on Teen Wolf. Considering how cute she is, it’ll be interesting to see the change of character. Castle isn’t nearly as intense and batshit as Teen Wolf, so maybe Cho can add a little insanity to the proceedings.

Cho joined Teen Wolf’s third season in its second half, playing Kira, a shy high school girl who is apparently also a kitsune, which is some kind of Japanese fox that can conduct electricity. It’s crazy and I love it, »

- Brody Gibson

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Downton Abbey Adds Doctor Who Alum Richard E. Grant Among Others

22 February 2014 6:27 AM, PST

Let’s get one thing straight before we delve into what is sure to be an exciting tale of casting and wonder; I haven’t watched Downton Abbey despite my sincere intentions to do just that. It’s nothing personal against the British series, I just have a lot on my plate right now and couldn’t fit another series under my already overloaded plate. I’ve already given up a number of shows simply because I couldn’t keep up. Perhaps one day I’ll be able to watch Downton Abbey, but for now let’s just talk about the latest casting additions to the series. I think we can all at least agree they’re exciting even if I don’t know much about the series.

The most auspicious of the three new cast members is Richard E. Grant. The man is a wonderful actor and has been around for quite some time. »

- Brody Gibson

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Moves Far, Far Away to Netflix

20 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST

Boy, do I have good news for all those fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, who felt like they were left high and dry with no resolution after the animated series was abruptly cancelled last year. Fans were left wondering whether or not the series would live on in another form and have gone this long without an answer to their questions. But the wait is over and a fate has been decided for The Clone Wars and it’s a good one for all. Netflix, the safety net of the television industry, has signed a deal with Disney that will see the series made ready for its subscribers, as well as the bringing out the unaired sixth season.

As reported by CNN, Netflix subscribers in the Us and Canada will have Seasons 1 to 5 made available to them on March 7, as well as the previously unseen 13-episode sixth season, »

- Brody Gibson

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Gotham: Donal Logue Chosen To Bring Harvey Bullock To Life

18 February 2014 4:18 PM, PST

If there is one thing I was I can say I’ve always been disappointed with, when it comes to the live-action Batman films (both old and new,) it’s the ubiquitous exclusion of one Harvey Bullock. He’s a police detective from the comic books who has never been given a fair shake in any live-action movie. Characters have shared similar traits with him, but never has an adaptation of the Bullock character appeared on screen. But he did have a fair bit of coverage in Batman: The Animated Series, perhaps signalling television is where the character best belongs. With that in mind, I’m incredibly excited to say Bullock will be appearing in Fox’s Gotham project.

The Batman-prequel has cast Sons of Anarchy alum Donal Logue in the role of Harvey Bullock, making him the first actor to ever portray the character in a live-action production. Bullock »

- Brody Gibson

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Grey’s Anatomy Puts Patrick Fabian in the Pediatric Ward

18 February 2014 7:16 AM, PST

We’ve got some fantabulous Grey’s Anatomy casting news today (by the way, I just learned that Microsoft Word considers “fantabulous” to be a word, go figure) and it’s sparked my imagination in a way only a Shonda Rhimes series could. But we’ll get to my demented mind in a minute. First, I need to introduce you to the actor and who he’s going to be playing and whether or not he’s going to be interacting with any of the series’ main characters. I wouldn’t put it past Rhimes to create a character that would have no interaction with the series regulars, but in this case I think he’ll bump into a couple familiar faces.

According to TV Guide, Patrick Fabian has been cast in the role of a pediatric surgeon who has to come help out at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. While it’s not explicitly stated, »

- Brody Gibson

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Glee Pits Rachel Against Santana in Violent Feud

17 February 2014 10:02 AM, PST

Glee is brewing some trouble between two of its New York characters and it doesn’t look like it’s going to end on good terms. Competition is a natural part of this series, especially when it comes to leading lady Rachel (Lea Michele). She’s got a dream in her heart to be a star and she’s not going to let anyone get in her way of making it to the top. She’s scratched and clawed her way to where she is now and has a starring role in a Broadway revival of Funny Girl to show for it. And it looks like that gig is going to tear a hole in her friendship with Santana.

TVLine had a couple of images for the upcoming episode, titled “Frenemies.” The first image, seen above, depicts Rachel as she’s channelling her inner Barbra Streisand in a photo shoot promoting Funny Girl. »

- Brody Gibson

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The CW Ordering a Double Dose of Flash With John Wesley Shipp

17 February 2014 10:02 AM, PST

The CW is looking to get a little meta with its superhero pilot, Flash. While it may be a more gritty, realistic world than the comic books seem, that doesn’t mean the pilot can’t wink at its past. Grant Gustin will be playing Barry Allen/The Flash, but he won’t be the only character who will have played the superfast superhero. But I think I can guarantee he’s the only person who will be The Flash in the pilot. John Wesley Shipp, a Dawson’ s Creek alum, will be guest starring in the pilot, which is significant because he played The Flash in the 1990s CBS TV series.

According to THR, Shipp is going to be playing a mysterious character, whose details are being kept a dirty little secret. In the case Flash gets picked up to series, his role will become recurring. So what is »

- Brody Gibson

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The Walking Dead Fails To Tell Complete Story In “Inmates”

17 February 2014 7:50 AM, PST

Say what you will about last week’s “After,” but at least it told a complete story. I’ve heard many complaints about how slow the return episode was and how uninterested some viewers were in Carl’s character arc. But I have this to say in response: wouldn’t you rather have a slower episode that fully explored the themes of what it takes to survive than an episode that does the same thing, but more erratically without making any kind of significant point about it? “Inmates” is structurally unique for The Walking Dead, but it’s an uneven episode that could’ve used a little more thought to it. The anthology approach – the episode focuses on four groups of survivors, staying with one group before moving on to the next rather than cutting intermittently between all of then – is one that can be used to great affect, but »

- Brody Gibson

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Fox TV Moves Mountains To Get Greta Gerwig for How I Met Your Dad

17 February 2014 7:44 AM, PST

Part of what will make How I Met Your Dad, the spinoff of CBS’ long-running How I Met Your Mother, worth watching will be its cast. Actually, I would say that’s the only thing that matters as I’m sure there are going to be few TV enthusiasts that will be interested in another long-winded tale of a couple coming together through twists and turns in time. It’s a big sigh of relief to finally have a face to put on Himyd’s leading lady. Greta Gerwig, an independent film actress and writer, has been cast as the woman telling the story of how she met her children’s father.

The casting of Gerwig for Himyd is of huge important to 20th Century Fox TV, which is producing the spinoff. While before, the pilot had a production commitment; it now has a formal greenlight. Not only is she »

- Brody Gibson

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