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The upcoming sequel Sharknado 2: The Second One has secured an Olympic Gold medalist for its cast, with former WWE champion and Tna Wrestling star Kurt Angle signing on for the follow-up to last year's cult Syfy monster movie. Angle's previous film roles include Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Warrior and Pain & Gain.
In addition to Angle, it's been revealed that Robert Klein (Reign Over Me) has joined the cast, while Perez Hilton, Biz Markie and Pepa from Salt-n-Pepa are set for cameos. They will join returning Sharknado stars Ian Zierling and Tara Reid alongside new additions Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill), Mark McGrath (Scooby-Doo), Kelly Osbourne (The Osbournes), Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) and Judd Hirsch (Taxi).
- Gary Collinson
Sharknado 2: The Second One, the sequel to the summer 2013 hit Syfy TV movie, will premiere on the network July 31.
Sharknado 2 Gets Premiere Date
The Sharknado sequel has been spotted filming throughout New York City. Last month, returning star Ian Ziering shot a scene with Sharknado newcomer, Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath, on top of a cab in Times Square. Vivica A. Fox and Taxi star Judd Hirsch joined them for the scene in the center of the city.
American Pie actress Tara Reid is reprising her role of April Wexler in the reboot. In addition to McGrath, Fox and Hirsch, new faces will include Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick and Judah Friedlander. Osbourne‘s character is a flight attendant, while Dick will be playing an NYPD cop.
The family drama is set in 1963 in Mountain West America during the Cold War. Lloyd (pictured) will be playing Professor Stanfield Hargraves, a smart and teasing English teacher in the fictional town of Granite Flats, Colorado. The show’s first season drew solid reviews and has helped raise the profile of BYUtv.
The general entertainment cabler is owned by an offshoot of the Mormon church, but it focuses on family-friendly fare rather than overtly religious programming.
“Psych” alum Elwes will appear in four episodes as the head »
- Nikara Johns
Syfy and The Asylum are swimming through the snowy banks of New York City while filming the eagerly awaited Sharknado sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One, and the first footage of the shoot has surfaced! Check it out!
Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado. In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a "sharknado" on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April (Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, returning from the original) can save the Big Apple.
Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox, and Mark McGrath also appear in the Syfy Original Movie. Osbourne will portray a flight attendant, and Dick will play a New York City police officer. Friedlander will play the character of Brian, while Hirsch – who starred »
- Uncle Creepy
TV news and notes:
- "ER" alumna Sherry Stringfield is joining Season 2 of "Under the Dome." Her character, Pauline, is described as "a mysterious woman who may be connected to the origins of the dome." Could she also have some ties to some residents of Chester's Mill? Perhaps. Stringfield's part is recurring; "Under the Dome" returns in the summer. [TV Guide]
- Discovery has released a new promo for the upcoming premiere of "Amish Mafia." The series returns to Tuesday (Feb. 25) at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. Watch the video below:
- ABC has cast major roles in three of its drama pilots. Judd Hirsch ("Numb3rs," "Taxi") will co-star in "Forever" as Abe, the best friend of Dr. Henry Morgan, an immortal medical examiner in New York City. Kathleen Munroe ("Alphas") has been cast in "Clementine," the story of a young, psychic woman who decides to stop running from her past. Munroe will play Lydia, »
You wanna see a shark tank an actor's career? We caution you ... this video of "Sharknado 2" is painful and at the same time hysterical.The stars shot scenes on the streets of NYC Wednesday. Here's the TMZ review:Mark McGrath: As believable as Britney Spears singing at the Super Bowl.Vivica A. Fox: She made me feel guilty. I was rooting for the Great White.Judd Hirsch: His best Taxi days are behind him. »
- TMZ Staff
Sharknado 2 Films In New York
While filming in "The Crossroads of the World" in the Big Apple, Ziering shot scenes with Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath on top of a yellow taxi. Also joining the guys on the hood of the cab were Vivica A. Fox and former Taxi star Judd Hirsch.
Sharknado 2: The Second One is the sequel to the surprisingly successful SyFy made-for-tv movie that came out last summer. The original movie, based in Los Angeles, was a hit with viewers. During the original airing on the network, Sharknado was the subject of 5,000 tweets per minute.
With the sequel, SyFy is moving the campy “natural” disaster epic across the country. "A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, »
Veteran Judd Hirsch (Taxi) will co-star in Forever, from creator Matt Miller and Wbtv. It centers on Dr. Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner who is immortal. His investigative work with Detective Jo Martinez and relationship with best friend Abe (Hirsch), a older and insightful gentleman who knows Henry’s secret, will peel back the layers of Henry’s colorful and long life. Hirsch is repped by Joan Sittenfield Management and attorney Jake Jacobson Kathleen Munroe (Alphas) has joined the cast of Clementine from the Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios. It centers on troubled 28-year-old psychic Clementine Ross (Sarah Snook) who sees her life begin to change in unexpected ways when she decides to stop running from her past. Munroe will play Lydia, Charlie’s (Kevin Alejandro) practical, regimented, and protective fianceé who is often at odds with Clementine. Munroe, repped by Magnolia, The Kohner Agency, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Hourlong project centers on Dr. Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner. What no one knows is Henry studies the dead for a reason — he’s immortal. His investigative work with Detective Jo Martinez and relationship with best friend Abe (Hirsch) will peel back the layers of Henry’s colorful and long life.
- AJ Marechal
SyFy enjoyed an unexpected monster hit last year with its ridiculously titled TV movie Sharknado, and now with production set to get underway next week on the equally-ridiculously titled sequel Sharkando 2: The Second One, the network has announced the cast for the follow-up.
According to Deadline, returning stars Ian Zierling and Tara Reid will be joined in the cast of The Second One by Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill) as Fin’s (Zierling) old high school friend Skye, Mark McGrath (Scooby-Doo) as Fin’s brother-in-law, Kelly Osbourne (The Osbournes) as a flight attendant, Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect) as a police officer, Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) as Brian, and Judd Hirsch (Taxi) as a taxi driver.
Sharknado 2: The Second One will transfer the action to New York City and is expected to air - and presumably trend on Twitter - some time in July.
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- Gary Collinson
'Sharknado 2: The Second One' has spun in a number of new faces to join both returning stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid ('American Pie') in the sharks from the sky schlock follow-up. Vivica A. Fox ('Idle Hands') and Mark McGrath have signed on for supporting roles in the Anthony Ferrante helmed sequel with notable cameos from Judd Hirsch ('Taxi') Kelly Osbourne (below), Andy Dick ('Employee of the Month') and Judah Friedlander ('30 Rock'). Hirsch is lined up to appear as, you guessed it, a taxi driver(!), whilst Dick and Osbourne will play a NYPD cop and flight attendant respectively. The sequel is currently shooting on location in New York and Ferrante directs from a script provided by 'Sharknado' scribe Thunder Levin. »
Syfy and The Asylum today announced that Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath will join Sharknado 2: The Second One . Osbourne will portray a flight attendant and Dick will play a New York City police officer. Friedlander will play the character of Brian, while Hirsch . who starred in the iconic New York-based TV series "Taxi" . will be a cab driver named Ben. Fox will join the cast as Skye, an old high school friend of Fin (Ian Ziering), and Mark McGrath . lead singer of the rock band Sugar Ray and Killer Karaoke host . will play Fin's brother-in-law. Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado . In Sharknado 2: The Second One , a freak weather system »
Last month Syfy and The Asylum revealed that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April in the eagerly awaited Sharknado sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One. Today more familiar faces have joined the fracas.
From the Press Release:
Syfy and The Asylum announce that Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox. and Mark McGrath will join the eagerly anticipated Original Movie Sharknado 2: The Second One.
Osbourne will portray a flight attendant, and Dick will play a New York City police officer. Friedlander will play the character of Brian, while Hirsch – who starred in the iconic New York-based TV series "Taxi" – will be a cab driver named Ben. Fox will join the cast as Skye, an old high school friend of Fin (Ian Ziering), and Mark McGrath – lead singer of the rock band Sugar Ray and "Killer Karaoke" host – will play Fin’s brother-in-law. »
- Uncle Creepy
Following last month's news that Sharknado stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are returning for Sharknado 2: The Second One, the sequel has added new cast members Vivica A. Fox, Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, Andy Dick and Judah Friedlander.
Production is scheduled to begin next week on the Syfy follow-up. In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites - and only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple.
Vivica A. Fox is playing Fin's old high school friend Skye, Mark McGrath portrays Fin's brother-in-law and Kelly Osbourne is playing a flight attendant. Andy Dick plays a New York cop, Judah Friedlander is set to play Brian, while Judd Hirsch is playing a New York taxi driver, an homage »
“A legacy award — really?” she said. “Shouldn’t I get it when I’m really old, or retired?”
Zalaznick, the former NBCUniversal cable and digital maven, was one of four honorees at the 11th annual Tartikoff kudos, recognizing industry figures who have made an impact on the biz in the spirit of the late NBC master programmer.
Zalaznick, the youngest of the group, made a point of looking forward in her remarks, noting the “tremendous transformation of our industry” at this fraught moment when to many it feels as if “there’s a siege on our audience and a siege »
- Cynthia Littleton
Espn is planning heavy coverage of the 2014 World Cup. In addition to live coverage of every game from Brazil, the sports network is launching a series of documentaries under its "30 for 30" banner in the lead-up to the tournament.
"30 for 30: Soccer Stories" will premiere April 22 with "Hillsborough," a feature-length film about the 1989 disaster in Sheffield, England, that killed 96 fans in an overcrowded stadium. Directed by Daniel Gordon ("9.79"), the movie chronicles the tragedy and also what emerged from it, including the birth of the Premier League several years later.
The series includes one other feature-length film, "White, Blue and White," about Argentinian stars Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa going to England to join Tottenham Hotspur in 1978 -- and Ardiles' decision to leave the club when the Falklands war broke out. It's set to air July 1. Six 30-minute films will also be part of the series, airing back-to-back in the weeks following the debut of "Hillsborough. »
The signing is a coup for Wme as Burrows is the reigning dean of sitcom pilot directors, with credits that range from “Cheers” (which he co-created with Glen and Les Charles) and “Taxi” to “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory.” Burrows has been represented since the mid-1970s by Bob Broder, first at the Broder Kurland agency and then at ICM.
Broder, who segued from agenting to run Chuck Lorre Prods. in 2012, is the only talent rep Burrows has ever had. He will remain a key adviser to Burrows.
See Also: James Burrows on Directing: ‘Don’t Be a Traffic Cop’
Wme TV chief Rick Rosen spearheaded the effort to bring Burrows to the agency. Wme also reps the estate of Burrows’ father, famed playwright Abe Burrows, through the latter’s association with the former William Morris Agency. »
- Cynthia Littleton
The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2013. Winners will be honored at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.
- Michelle McCue
18 items from 2014
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