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‘Katrina: American Crime Story’ Casts Dennis Quaid as George W. Bush

‘Katrina: American Crime Story’ Casts Dennis Quaid as George W. Bush
Dennis Quaid will play President George W. Bush in the upcoming FX drama “Katrina: American Crime Story.”

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
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TV Deathwatch: ‘Powerless,’ ‘No Tomorrow’ and More Broadcast Shows That Are Now Officially Canceled

TV Deathwatch: ‘Powerless,’ ‘No Tomorrow’ and More Broadcast Shows That Are Now Officially Canceled
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…

Pitch
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‘No Tomorrow,’ ‘Frequency’ Canceled After 1 Season at the CW

‘No Tomorrow,’ ‘Frequency’ Canceled After 1 Season at the CW
Both “Frequency” and “No Tomorrow” have been canceled after one season at the CW, Variety has learned.

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
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Star Trek: Discovery gets five new cast additions

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.

See Also: Sonequa Martin-Green says Star Trek: Discovery will be “bigger, rawer and grittier”

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).
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Ricardo Chavira Joins Mission Control Pilot, Replacing Nestor Serrano

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.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on the (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

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,
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The true story behind Dougray Scott playing Wolverine in X-Men and why Hugh Jackman took over

Luke Owen looks back at a time when Hugh Jackman was not Wolverine

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
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Ratings: ‘Arrow’ Premiere Falls 36 Percent From Last Year

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Ratings: ‘Arrow’ Premiere Falls 36 Percent From Last Year
“Arrow” missed the target by a wide margin on Wednesday night, with the Season 5 premiere of the CW series down almost 36 percent in the key demo compared to the Season 4 premiere. Airing at 8 p.m. Et, “Arrow” pulled in just a 0.7 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 1.9 million viewers. In addition to being down in the demo, the show was also down more than 29 percent in total viewers, as well, according to Nielsen estimates. The CW also premiered its new show “Frequency,” immediately following “Arrow.” The series, based on the Jim Caviezel movie...
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Frequency Premiere: Is The CW's Time- Travel Drama Worth More of Your Time?

Frequency Premiere: Is The CW's Time- Travel Drama Worth More of Your Time?
Time travel is all the rage on TV right now, from escapist fun (Timeless) to sweeping romance (Outlander). The CW’s Frequency — a reboot of the 2000 Dennis Quaid film — opts for the heartstring-tugging route, with a daughter reconnecting with her deceased dad via a magical radio.

Wednesday’s series premiere introduced us to Raimy Sullivan (Mad Men‘s Peyton List), an NYPD detective in present-day Queens, with a nice boyfriend who’s about to pop the question. But Raimy’s still haunted by the memory of her cop dad Frank (Nashville‘s Riley Smith), who died while working undercover twenty years ago,
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‘Frequency’ Creator Explains Show’s ‘Butterfly-Effect Rules’

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‘Frequency’ Creator Explains Show’s ‘Butterfly-Effect Rules’
Jeremy Carver doesn’t necessarily consider his new series “Frequency” a time-travel show, though it’s a handy shorthand in a season lousy with time travel programs. “Let’s put it this way: It’s a lot snappier to say it’s a time-travel show than a cross-time communication show,” the showrunner told TheWrap in a recent interview about his series, which is an updated remake of the 2000 Dennis Quaid film of the same name. This time around, it’s 2016, and police detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) inexplicably finds herself able to communicate on an old ham radio with her father,
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‘Frequency’ Review: CW Joins TV’s Time-Travel Craze With Peyton List Drama

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‘Frequency’ Review: CW Joins TV’s Time-Travel Craze With Peyton List Drama
Back in 2000, the Gregory Hoblit movie “Frequency” opened to strong box-office and generally upbeat reviews. Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel played father and son crossing time via ham radio to perform gymnastics of weather, time and space — and of course gain the joy of a moving emotional closure. The CW is performing its own time-travel experiment (one of several in a nostalgia-crowded season), using Hoblit’s thriller as the source of a flawed but watchable small-screen reimagining of the original film. “Frequency” the series revels in the fanciful liberties of leapfrogging time, just as the movie did. But the producers.
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Peyton List-icle: 6 Ways to Identify Which Peyton List Is Which

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Peyton List-icle: 6 Ways to Identify Which Peyton List Is Which
Peyton List is an American actress and model.”

This Wikipedia description is accurate and true. The problem? It’s true about two different people. That’s right. Two Peyton Lists are working actresses and models. Two Peyton Lists are, um, listed on IMDb. Two Peyton Lists are currently on our TVs. Two Peyton Lists are confusing our Google searches. Two Peyton Lists are messing with our minds.

Read More: IndieWire’s Ranking of the Trickiest Time Travel on TV

In the face of what would appear to be a surfeit of Peyton Lists, it would be easy to just lump them together or wash our hands of them completely. But that would be a disservice to the work that each Peyton List has put into her career (not to mention lazy).

How can you identify a Peyton List when you see one? IndieWire will break it down for you. Currently,
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Peyton List-icle: 6 Ways to Identify Which Peyton List Is Which

Peyton List-icle: 6 Ways to Identify Which Peyton List Is Which
Peyton List is an American actress and model.”

This Wikipedia description is accurate and true. The problem? It’s true about two different people. That’s right. Two Peyton Lists are working actresses and models. Two Peyton Lists are, um, listed on IMDb. Two Peyton Lists are currently on our TVs. Two Peyton Lists are confusing our Google searches. Two Peyton Lists are messing with our minds.

Read More: IndieWire’s Ranking of the Trickiest Time Travel on TV

In the face of what would appear to be a surfeit of Peyton Lists, it would be easy to just lump them together or wash our hands of them completely. But that would be a disservice to the work that each Peyton List has put into her career (not to mention lazy).

How can you identify a Peyton List when you see one? IndieWire will break it down for you. Currently,
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Frequency review – time travel thriller is surprise small screen winner

A remake of the 2000 Dennis Quaid sci-fi thriller manages to remain exciting and original, despite its dusty heritage

The two biggest trends of the 2016 television season are remakes (Lethal Weapon, MacGyver, The Exorcist) and time travel shows (Timeless, the upcoming Time After Time and Making History). It would seem that Frequency is the conflation of these two separate threads, but hardly anyone remembers the 2000 Dennis Quaid movie that the series is based on and no one actually travels through time. They just talk about it on the radio. Maybe it’s because it has both of these traits – or maybe because it doesn’t really have either – that Frequency is the best of either bunch.

Related: Timeless review – smart time travel drama set to have long future

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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Oct. 3, 2016

Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Oct. 3, 2016
Welcome back to Tune In: our new weekly newsletter, offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team will be combing through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks. We’ll tell readers what to watch and when/how to watch it. This week, more new series are making their fall debuts.

“Timeless,” NBC, Monday, 10 p.m. (Critics Pick)

Every now and then, a show comes along that is so ridiculous, so expansively silly, that it goes around the bend from meaningless to meaningful, from a blank canvas to one whose emptiness signifies something profound. NBC’s “Timeless” is such a show — maybe. It’s either unintentionally brilliant or unintentionally just very funny. The drama is a time-traveling adventure procedural in which an unlikely trio of heroes follows history-changing criminals as they hop through significant events of the past. In the pilot episode, the
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Review: NBC's time-travel adventure 'Timeless' gets the human element right

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Review: NBC's time-travel adventure 'Timeless' gets the human element right
All time travel stories are gibberish — and I say this as someone who has spent a lot of my life reading, watching, and enjoying stories about time travel. No matter how thoroughly the rules of traveling to the past or future have been laid out and explained to the audience, they never fully make sense, never entirely manage to duck under the question of paradox, and will always make your brain hurt if you try to think about it too hard. The climax of the Jim Caviezel/Dennis Quaid movie Frequency(*), to name one, falls apart halfway through, because Quaid does something to the bad guy in the past that would certainly prevent him from being in front of Caviezel in the present(**). (*) Frequency is, conveniently for this review, being turned into a TV show, debuting Wednesday night at 9 on the CW. I enjoyed the pilot — which gender flips the
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Frequency Casts Supernatural Vet as Imprisoned 'Wily Trickster'

Frequency Casts Supernatural Vet as Imprisoned 'Wily Trickster'
A Supernatural angel is taking on a tricky new role.

Curtis Armstrong, who recurred as the celestial being Metatron on the long-running CW series, will guest-star on Frequency, the new CW drama from former Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedFall TV First Impression: Frequency

Armstrong will play Karl Pierce, a manipulative and charming former quantum physics professor who’s gone to the dark side. He is described as a wily trickster — but not The Trickster, Supe fans! — who likely went over the edge long ago, but instead wears the mask of an erratic genius. While in prison for murdering his neighbor,
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In Defense of the Reboot: How Remakes Can Still Result in Great TV

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In Defense of the Reboot: How Remakes Can Still Result in Great TV
It’s not just a cliche: Everything old is indeed new again on TV, particularly this upcoming season.

Fox is leading the drive, with three upcoming shows based on existing titles: “The Exorcist,” a new take on an old horror franchise; “Lethal Weapon,” a remake of the 1980s buddy comedy, and “Prison Break,” which is a continuation of that original series (expected in early 2017). CBS is also on the bandwagon, with new takes on “MacGyver” and “Training Day.”

The networks went through a similar exercise last year, and the results were mixed. At Fox, “Minority Report” was a dud, but the return of “The X-Files” was a massive ratings hit. CBS’ “Rush Hour” was a miss, but a new version of “The Odd Couple” is picking up steam.

Just as sequel and franchise mania envelops the film biz, it’s easy to knock TV for its constant desire to ride the wayback machine.
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In Defense of the Reboot: How Remakes Can Still Result in Great TV

  • Indiewire Television
In Defense of the Reboot: How Remakes Can Still Result in Great TV
It’s not just a cliche: Everything old is indeed new again on TV, particularly this upcoming season.

Fox is leading the drive, with three upcoming shows based on existing titles: “The Exorcist,” a new take on an old horror franchise; “Lethal Weapon,” a remake of the 1980s buddy comedy, and “Prison Break,” which is a continuation of that original series (expected in early 2017). CBS is also on the bandwagon, with new takes on “MacGyver” and “Training Day.”

The networks went through a similar exercise last year, and the results were mixed. At Fox, “Minority Report” was a dud, but the return of “The X-Files” was a massive ratings hit. CBS’ “Rush Hour” was a miss, but a new version of “The Odd Couple” is picking up steam.

Just as sequel and franchise mania envelops the film biz, it’s easy to knock TV for its constant desire to ride the wayback machine.
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Past Meets Present in new promo for the Frequency TV series

With a month to go until its season premiere, a new promo has arrived online for The CW’s upcoming drama Frequency entitled ‘Past Meets Present’. A re-imagining of the 2000 sci-fi thriller of the same name, the series stars Peyton List, Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Ruivivar, Lenny Jacobson, Devin Kelley and Daniel Bonjour; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father. In 1996, when Raimy was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), behind when he went deep undercover, got corrupted, and got himself killed. Or so the story has always gone. Now, twenty years later, Raimy is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades
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20 new fall TV shows to get excited about

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20 new fall TV shows to get excited about
Once upon a time, conventional wisdom in TV suggested that any shows debuting outside of the fall were in some way lesser than the ones launching in September and October. Thanks to cable, streaming, and even a transformation of the way the broadcast networks schedule things, the roles have almost entirely reversed: now the really special stuff gets saved for January or later, while a lot of what's scheduled for a more traditional launch can be viewed as cannon fodder. This TV season, for instance, Fox is saving its revivals of 24 and Prison Break for 2017, and the CW is doing the same with its highest-profile new series, Riverdale. But there's still a lot of promising stuff coming this fall across broadcast, cable, and streaming — not just the welcome return of shows like Rectify, You're the Worst, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but a far more exciting batch of new series than were
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