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The second installment of Ryan Murphy’s new anthology series will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Bush was President during the disaster and was widely criticized for the government’s response. He was previously portrayed by Josh Brolin in the Oliver Stone film “W.” Quaid joins previously announced cast members Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, and Sarah Paulson.
Quaid is a well-known star of both film and television. He has appeared in movies such as “The Day After Tomorrow,” “The Alamo,” and “Frequency.” He also previously played President Bill Clinton in the TV movie “The Special Relationship” and the fictional President Stanton in “American Dreamz.” He has also starred in the television series “Vegas,” “The Art of More,” and “Fortitude.” He is repped by Wme and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman »
- Joe Otterson
Many series that launched during the 2016-2017 season quickly fizzled, but still were holding onto hope.
From shows like Fox’s “Pitch” to the CW’s “Frequency” and “No Tomorrow,” all of which did not receive back-orders for their freshmen seasons, to NBC’s “Powerless,” which was pulled off the network before its final three episodes aired, the writing has been on the wall — but now, network executives are officially pulling the plug.
Other shows that either were yanked off the air or did not receive additional episode orders, include CBS’s “Doubt,” which was pulled after just two episodes,” medical drama “Pure Genius,” plus ABC’s dramas “Notorious” and “Conviction” — those series still await their final fate. Tragically, Bill Paxton’s “Training Day” on CBS was shuffled around the network’s schedule after the actor’s shocking passing.
Here are the shows that have been nearly cancelled, but are now officially cancelled…
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
“Frequency” was based on the film of the same name and followed Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) who suddenly finds she is able to communicate with her long-dead father via a Ham radio that allows him to speak with her from 20 years in the past, before his murder. The series also starred Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Devin Kelley, Lenny Jacobson, Daniel Bonjour, and Anthony Ruivivar. Warner Bros. Television produced in association with Lin Pictures, with executive producers Jeremy Carver, Toby Emmerich, John Rickard, Dan Lin, and Jennifer Gwartz.
“No Tomorrow” centered on Evie Covington (Tori Anderson), a risk-averse quality-control assessor who meets charming, free-spirited man Xavier Holliday (Joshua Sasse). He encourages Evie to takes more chances and have fun, because he believes humankind has a mere eight months and twelve days until a runaway asteroid will destroy the earth. Corinne Brinkerhoff »
- Joe Otterson
As we await word on a premiere date, CBS has announced five new additions to the cast of Star Trek: Discovery, the upcoming TV series set ten years prior to the events of Star Trek: The Original Series.
Shazad Latif (Penny Dreadful) is set to play Starfleet officer Lieutenant Tyler, Rekha Sharma (The 100) will portray the Discovery’s security officer Commander Mitchell, and Kenneth Mitchell (Frequency), Clare McConnell (Dim the Fluorescents) and Damon Runyan (Suits) have been cast as the Klingons Kol, Dennas and Ujilli.
The new additions join Sonequa Martin-Green (Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham) are Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca), Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Saru), James Frain (Sarek), Terry Serpico (Anderson), Maulik Pancholy (Nambue), Anthony Rapp (Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Mary Chieffo (L-Rell) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd). »
- Gary Collinson
Houston, we have a recast.
Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives) has joined CBS’ Nasa-inspired drama pilot Mission Control, taking the place of 24 alum Nestor Serrano, our sister site Deadline reports. The part was reportedly recast after the first day of shooting.
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Written by Andy Weir (The Martian), Mission Control follows a group of Nasa scientists and astronauts struggling to balance their personal and professional lives. Previously announced cast members include David Giuntoli (Grimm), Poppy Montgomery (Without a Trace), Peyton List (Frequency) and Levi Fiehler (The Fosters).
Chavira’s character, »
There was a lot of buzz and excitement in 1999. People around planet earth were excited to see what the new Millennium would bring; while big companies panicked that the Y2K bug would kill all their hard work and shut down the working world. For Dougray Scott, 1999 was set to be the year that changed his career. He had been handpicked by Tom Cruise to play the villain in M:i:2 and he was set to play Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men.
The adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics property had been a long one. In 1984 Marvel writers Gerry Conway and Rob Thomas wrote a screenplay for production company Orion Pictures (Platoon) who had optioned the film rights. But when the company fell into financial troubles the rights went over to Carolco Pictures (First Blood) who began »
- Luke Owen
6 items from 2017
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