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Arrow Season 6: Person of Interest's Michael Emerson Cast in Mystery Role
What We Know about New Noah Hawley FX Series “The Mastermind”
Oh boy, the Russo Brothers have joined forces with Noah Hawley on a new project that is bound to garner fan support. The name of the upcoming series is “The Mastermind.” You are probably familiar with some of the work that the Russo brothers have done, including Captain America: Civil War. FX came to an agreement with the two brothers to begin the development of a new crime drama series that will be focused on characters and storylines from an Atavist Magazine investigative series. If having the Russo brothers as the primary developers of the series was exciting enough for
- Rick Wallace
‘Family Guy’ Comic-Con Panel Pays Tribute to Adam West and Carrie Fisher; Here’s Who Will Replace Her as Peter Griffin’s Boss
Fisher, who died in December, had occasionally voiced Peter’s boss, Angela, on the show since 2005. Cranston and Nash will play a husband and wife duo on the show.
The casting was announced by executive producer Rich Appel during “Family Guy’s” San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday. The always raucous panel started off on a somber note, as creator Seth MacFarlane and the show’s cast and producers offered their memories of Fisher and Adam West, who played the mayor of Quahog.
MacFarlane remembered West as someone who “had boundless energy and instantly put everyone in a good mood… The man gave 150 percent right up to the end, »
- Michael Schneider
‘Legion’ Might Bring In Professor X
I will admit, ashamed as I am, to not yet having finished watching the first season of FX’s “Legion.” While the series pilot was truly one of the best episodes of television to air this year, subsequent episodes disappointed in their stricter adherence to traditional superhero show conventions. I bailed on the show fairly early.
I’ve been assured that in later episodes the show returns to the experimental short-film aesthetic of the pilot, and have been planning to catch myself up on the series at some point down the line.
Continue reading ‘Legion’ Might Bring In Professor X at The Playlist. »
- Eli Fine
Comic-Con: 'Barb' crashes 'Stranger Things' panel
Purser, who recently earned an Emmy nod for guest appearance and whose character Barb disappeared in the first season, then joined moderator Patton Oswalt, show creators Matt and Ross Duffer, director Shawn Levy and the cast on Hall H.
Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, David Harbour, Matthew Modine, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, and Millie Bobby Brown were all in attendance, to the delight of a young-skewing crowd.
In another highlight from the session, the audience got to see the first trailer from Season 2.
The cast could not reveal much ahead of Season 2, but Schnapp volunteered audiences would get to see how alternate dimension the Upside Down affected his character Will Byers »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Patton Oswalt Tapped to Replace Bobby Moynihan as Lead Voice on SyFy’s ‘Happy!’
Patton Oswalt is set to replace “Saturday Night Live” veteran Bobby Moynihan as the lead voice in SyFy’s new series “Happy!,” coming out later this year. Oswalt will lend his pipes to the title character, a blue flying horse that is a positive influence on Nick Sax, played by Christopher Meloni. Sax is a grizzled ex-cop (sound familiar?) that’s now a boozing hitman in need of direction. They’ll work together in a classic odd-couple match-up to save an abducted young girl named Hailey. Moynihan had originally been cast as Happy and had voiced the character in the show’s pilot. »
- Sean Burch
Supergirl @ Comic-Con: Kara's Grief, Mon-El's Return and a New Villainess
Supergirl flew into San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday with some fresh scoop on Kara’s hardened state, James’ new love, Mon-El’s return and much more.
* Kara has always tried to balance Kara the journalist with Kara the hero, but this season, “the scales are leaning very heavily on Supergirl,” star Melissa Benoist previewed. “I think that’s how she’s coping with this grief of sending her boyfriend to this giant chasm in space.” The Girl of Steel “really is trusting herself and only herself right now.”
* No surprise here: “Mon-El will return at some point,” executive producer Robert Rovner confirmed. »
Exclusive 'Riverdale' Adds Vanessa Morgan as Bisexual Archie Comics Character Toni Topaz, Plus Season 2 Scoop!
It’s time to meet a new Riverdale resident!
Season two of the hit CW drama will introduce the Archie Comics character Toni Topaz, Et exclusively reveals.
The showrunner also revealed that Toni might mean "trouble" for Betty and Jughead's relationship. Uh-oh!
Keep reading for even more exclusive details on Toni Topaz's introduction and what's to come in season two!
Exclusive: Jughead and Betty's 'Riverdale' Romance Continues in This Adorable Sneak Peek!
‘Wynonna Earp’ Renewed for Third Season by Syfy
Syfy has renewed “Wynonna Earp” for a third season. The announcement was made during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
“Wynonna Earp,” which debuted in 2016, depicts the title character, who is played by Melanie Scrofano, as she attempts to put down demonic types in a small town called Purgatory. Starring alongside Scrofano are Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga and Tamara Duarte.
The second season of “Wynonna Earp” is underway, and Season 3 will arrive in 2018.
“We are so excited have this strong, female-led, witty action series return for another season and deliver something special to our passionate fans around the world,” said executive producer and showrunner Emily Andras.
“Fans have been passionately embracing ‘Wynonna Earp’ since its debut,” said David Ozer, president of entertainment for Idw, who made the announcement from the Comic-Con stage. “Syfy recognized that passion and when coupled with superior writing, acting »
- Maureen Ryan
Tom Welling Joins Cast of ‘Lucifer’ for Season 3
Superman is now going to dance with the devil.
Welling will play Marcus Pierce, an accomplished police lieutenant. While he’s reserved and well-respected, like Lucifer (Tom Ellis), he’s charming, charismatic and handsome. So when Pierce starts developing a connection with Decker (Lauren German), the devil comes out in Lucifer.
When “Lucifer” returns for season three, Lucifer has resolved the problem of Mom aka Charlotte (Tricia Helfer) — but he must confront the problem of figuring out who kidnapped him and why his angel wings have returned.
In its second season, “Lucifer” averaged a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.83 viewers in Nielsen’s »
- Debra Birnbaum
‘Cold Justice’s’ Kelly Siegler on Getting A Second Life on Oxygen
In her previous career as a prosecutor, Kelly Siegler never had to tell a victim’s family that she couldn’t solve a case. Unfortunately, in her more recent role as executive producer and on-camera investigator on “Cold Justice,” where she digs into small town murder cold cases, she does not have the same luxury.
“The first time I ever sat down with a family and told them I didn’t solve a case, I was probably about 51. I was bawling; they were bawling; it was horrible. But [the other producers] said, ‘No Kelly, it’s fine, we have an ending,'” Siegler tells Variety. “It just wasn’t a happy one.”
That experience took place in the earlier seasons of “Cold Justice,” when the true crime procedural was on TNT. The Turner cabler cancelled the show after two years in the fall of 2015, blindsiding Siegler, who had helped bring 30 arrests and 16 convictions in that time.
- Danielle Turchiano
O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Draws 13 Million Viewers
The live broadcasts of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing attracted 13 million total viewers across eight different networks, according to Nielsen data.
The hearing was carried live from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Et on Thursday. For the broadcast networks, CBS was first with 3.1 million viewers. ABC was second with 2.3 million. NBC finished third with 1.9 million, and Fox was fourth with 1.3 million.
On cable, Fox News led the pack with 1.7 million, followed by CNN with 1.1 million. HLN clocked in with 559,000, and ESPN nabbed 471,000. It should be noted, however, these numbers do not reflect online streaming of the hearing.
The viewership is a far cry from the infamous white Bronco chase in which Simpson was involved in 1994, which drew an estimated 95 million viewers. Nor was it anywhere close to the 150 million people who tuned in for the verdict in Simpson’s murder trial in 1995.
Simpson was granted parole from a Nevada prison after serving over eight years of a »
- Joe Otterson
Arrow Season 6 Trailer: Oliver Finds [Spoiler] Alive on Exploded Lian Yu
Lian Yu is a hot mess after the events of Arrow‘s May finale, but the Season 6 trailer finds intrepid Oliver nonetheless braving the briquettes to discover at least one person alive: Slade Wilson, doffing his singed Deathstroke mask.
RelatedArrow‘s Comic-Con Panel Recap: Multiple Big Bads, Oliver’s Daddy Issues and More Scoop
Elsewhere in the trailer, which premiered Saturday evening at San Diego Comic-Con, Oliver tries to soothe a spooked William, but it becomes clear that there is much work to be done on that nascent father/son relationship.
On the more comic book-y side of things, »
‘Arrow’ Shoots and Scores With Season 6 Trailer, Teases Return of Katie Cassidy
At the close of Season 5 of “Arrow,” there was a huge explosion on the island that left the status of Team Arrow in question. When the gang hit the Comic-Con stage two months later on Saturday, fans got to see an early sneak peek at what our heroes will be up to in the new season.
The panel included stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsay, Emily Bett Rickards, Willa Holland, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzales, Juliana Harkavy, and Katie Cassidy, as well as executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle.
Mericle opened the panel by talking about the explosion, “The explosion felt like the right way to wrap up Oliver’s story.” Guggenheim added, “Season 5 would end as the end to the last ten years of Oliver’s life. We’re not rebooting the show, we’ll double down on things that resonated with people in Season 5. We will see a different kind of Oliver Queen. We »
- Diane Gordon
‘Westworld’ and ‘Game of Thrones’: Ed Harris Doesn’t Know What’s Going On, But He Likes It
Led by the Southern accent of Reggie Watts, the giant cast of “Westworld” was cracking jokes and dropping connections during their Comic-Con panel on Saturday evening. Amid the 16 participants, Ed Harris may have been the happiest.
Though quiet unless posed a question, Harris proved himself game for anything; most notably when Watts asked him to explain why “Westworld,” a show that’s both complex and genre-bending, connected with such a large audience.
“That’s a good question, Reggie,” Harris said. “What [Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy] have created is their own genre, in a way, and it’s just extremely relevant.”
Harris went on to say he didn’t believe the show’s intricacies were a detriment to its success: far from it.
- Ben Travers
Arrow @ Comic-Con: Multiple Big Bads, Oliver's Daddy Issues and More Scoop
The Arrow cast and producers weren’t giving away intel about who did or didn’t survive that Lian Yu explosion during the show’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday — but they did drop some scoop about Season 6.
Read on to find out who’s getting the flashback treatment, how Oliver is faring as a dad, who’s the new thorn in team Arrow’s side and more.
* In keeping with next season’s found-family theme, a “villainous cabal” rather than a single foe will torment Oliver & Co. throughout the season. As reported here, Michael Emerson (Person of Interest) will be part of the group, »
Video: Arrow's Stephen Amell Reacts in Real-Time to That Big Season 6 News (Warning: Extremely Foul Language)
To say Arrow star Stephen Amell is a gigantic Michael Emerson fan is a gargantuan understatement. I learned this first hand Saturday inside TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite when I unwittingly broke news of the Lost and Person of Interest star’s Season 6 casting to Amell and several of his cast mates.
And the typically unflappable actor proceeded to freak the you-know-what out.
“I’m f–king fired up!” Amell exclaimed. His equally-as-stoked co-star Echo Kellum shouted, “Holy s–tballs!”
Exec producer Wendy Mericle, meanwhile, all »
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Cast and Crew: If You Don’t Understand Diversity, You Don’t Understand ‘Star Trek’
The cast and producers of “Star Trek: Discovery” have no patience for the backlash they’ve been getting online over the show’s commitment to depicting the universe as a wide and varied place.
“‘Star Trek’ has always been pictorial of diversity and inclusion and universality,” star Sonequa Martin-Green said Saturday, July 22 during the “Discovery” panel presentation at Comic-Con. “It’s one of the main reasons it’s so important to so many people to this day. So if you say you love the legacy of ‘Star Trek’ but you don’t love that, you’ve missed [the point].”
Read More‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Trailer: Latest Look at Prequel Series Proves There’s Plenty More Than Klingons
“It was confusing to me, the amount of backlash we got, because if you love science fiction, you love the idea of imagining yourself as other,” executive producer Akiva Goldsman said. “‘Star Trek’ is about »
- Liz Shannon Miller
‘Arrow’: ‘Lost’ Star Michael Emerson To Recur In Season 6; David Nykl Returns — Comic-Con
Michael Emerson is heading to Starling City. During Comic Con presentation of the CW/DC series Arrow, it was announced that the Lost and Person of Interest alum is set to recur in the upcoming sixth season, which will also see the return of David Nykl, who plays Oliver Queen's friend/nemesis, Anatoly Knyazev. No word yet on who Emerson is playing, which means it’s not known if he’ll be on team Arrow. The show had previously announced two new Arrow members; Rick Gonzalez… »
‘The Flash’ Team Teases Season 4: ‘It’s the Fastest Man Alive Against the Fastest Mind Alive’
When “The Flash” returns, fans can expect a shift toward a lighter, funnier season.
A new trailer with exclusive footage ran at the top of the panel, which included executive producer Todd Helbing and cast members Kelynan Lonsdale, Jesse L Martin, Candice Patton, Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh, Danielle Panabaker, and Carlos Valdes. Amid intermittent shouts of “I love you!” from fans, the cast and Helbing dropped a few hints about the new season.
When we last left Team Flash, Barry Allen was trapped inside the speed force and the best team in the business was trying to free him. But at least Panabaker still had a great time filming last year’s darker season, proclaiming, “I loved playing Killer Frost!”
Gustin talked about the episode where he had to act against himself, “This guy Andrew Dunbar acted against me and Tom directed that episode, which made it a lot easier. It »
- Diane Gordon
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