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Svu Vet Danny Pino to Co-Star in CBS' Comic-Thriller BrainDead
Slated for Summer 2016, the series centers on Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, A&E’s The Returned), a fresh-faced Capitol Hill staffer who discovers two things at her first job in Washington, D.C.: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the »
‘Gotham’ Casts ‘Orange is the New Black’ Star for ‘Enigmatic’ Guest Role
Petty (who is no stranger to comic book roles, having played Tank Girl in the cult 1995 film of the same name) will appear in episode 214 of the DC Comics-based drama when it returns for the back half of its sophomore season in early 2016. Petty will play Jeri, the flamboyant and enigmatic hostess of an underground club where mass murder and art are celebrated in equal measure. Jeri gives clues to Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) during his hunt for his parents’ killer, but she and her gang of merry maniacs are less helpful when Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) comes calling.
The show has also cast “Breaking Bad” alum Michael Bowen as Patrick “Matches” Malone, per ComicBook.com. According to the character description, Malone is “One of Gotham’s deadliest killers … a weathered, »
- Laura Prudom
‘Shadowhunters’ Photos: First Look at Katherine McNamara & ABC Family Cast in Action
The pictures from the premiere episode show Katherine McNamara’s Clary Fray interacting with Dominic Sherwood’s Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende’s Simon Lewis, Isaiah Mustafa’s Luke Garroway, and Maxim Roy’s Jocelyn Fray. Harry Shum Jr.’s character, Magnus Bane, is also in the first look photos.
The hotly-anticipated series is based on the young adult “Mortal Instruments” books by author Cassandra Clare. ABC Family’s television adaptation will follow Clary Fray, who discovers on her birthday that she comes from a long line of human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. With her new Shadowhunter allies and the help of a mysterious man named Jace (Sherwood), Clary has to track down her kidnapped mother.
- Jacob Bryant
‘The Lion Guard’ Off to Roaring Ratings Start for Disney Channel
The 55-minute movie, which serves as a precursor to a series that will premiere early next year and roll out globally on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels, averaged 5.358 million viewers, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates. A family-viewing event, roughly half of its audience was kids 2-11 (2.6 million), while another 33% (1.8 million) was adults 18-49.
“The Lion Guard” is the No. 1 primetime cable telecast of 2015 among kids 2-5 (1.4 million) and became the No. 1 animated telecast across kid cable-tv networks in total viewers, 18-49 and kids 2-11. It was also the No. 1 rated cable TV telecast among girls 2-5 (893,000) since a “Sofia the First” primetime special in November of last year.
In its unprecedented simultaneous post-linear launch »
- Rick Kissell
Fox “Cheated” ‘Bones’ Stars Out Of More Than $100M, New Profit-Participation Suit Claims
Just days after Ep Barry Josephson sued Fox over profit participation and sketchy accounting practices, Bones stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz and Ep Kathleen Reichs now are going after the broadcaster too for "tens of millions" they claim they are owed. "Bones’ longevity has made it a cash cow for Fox," said the plaintiffs of the currently 11-season show in a remarkable 8-claim complaint filed today in L.A. Superior Court (read it here). The lawsuit from the… »
Sofia Vergara’s LatinWE Taps Melissa Gelineau As VP Television & Development
Sofia Vergara and Luis Balaguer’s Latin World Entertainment has hired producer Melissa Gelineau as VP Television & Development. The company is under an overall deal with 20th Century Fox. Gelineau moves to LatinWE from NBCUniversal International TV Production, where she served as VP Development. During her tenure there, she shepherded six-part miniseries The Devil's Playground starring Toni Collette for Foxtel and Nowhere Boys, a half-hour children's adventure series… »
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