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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Nashville, Supergirl, Castle, Flash, Supernatural, Forever, Grey's, NCIS, Jane and More!

30 January 2015 11:31 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Will Nashville‘s Rayna/Deacon fans be singing a happy tune? Who is Supergirl‘s first Very Big Bad? Which Castle family is expanding? Baby drama for Jane? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Pretty please, spill some details on whether Nashville‘s Rayna and Deacon will be getting back together anytime soon? –LooLoo

Our resident Nashville native-by-association, Kim Roots, tells me that Wednesday’s midseason premiere “will simultaneously delight and frustrate Deyna fans. The big winners: People who don’t like Luke Wheeler. He has a really rough time after Rayna gives him the heave-ho, »

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Mehcad Brooks to play Jimmy Olsen in Supergirl TV series

30 January 2015 5:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coming hot on the heels of Melissa Benoist’s (Whiplash) casting as Kara Zor-El, it looks like CBS has found its Jimmy Olsen for the upcoming Supergirl TV series, with TV Line reporting that Mehcad Brooks (Desperate Housewives, True Blood) has nabbed the role.

The site reports that Supergirl’s version of Jimmy Olsen is a “smart, worldly photographer for CatCo, the media company where Kara works. He has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret, and his salt-of-the-earth nature quickly piques Kara’s interest.”

Supergirl has been written by Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family), who will executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash).

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- Gary Collinson

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Extant Season 2 as Roguish Bounty Hunter

29 January 2015 4:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s latest TV gig is outta this world.

The Grey’s Anatomy/Supernatural alum will co-star opposite Halle Berry when CBS’ interstellar drama Extant returns this summer, the network announced Thursday.

Morgan will play Jd Richter, a “roguish… free-wheeling, hard-drinking” mercenary/bounty hunter who is fearless/bordering on reckless, mostly because he’s got nothing to lose. He is the Everyman who thought he had seen everything until Molly Woods (played by Berry) enters his life.

Extant‘s first season followed astronaut Molly as she reacclimated to life on Earth after being impregnated by an alien life »

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Bryan Bockbrader’s thriller ‘VANish’ gets Us release date

29 January 2015 7:13 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Fans of Death Proof, Reservoir Dogs and Machete will be right on board with the road trip thriller VANish, a new action shocker that rides in the fast lane and never slows down which comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD (in the Us) from Dark Sky Films on February 24th 2015.

Featuring standout performances from Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives, Disney Channel’s Cory in the House, The Starving Games) and genre favorites Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination, Hatchet II) and Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn); with a story that puts a bold new spin on the action thriller, VANish is a high-octane trip through a no man’s land where trouble lurks behind every turn of its twisting plot.

Hoping to score a hefty ransom, three thugs viciously kidnap a drug cartel boss’ only daughter from her home in broad daylight. The captors imprison the young woman in their van, »

- Phil Wheat

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Mehcad Brooks To Play Jimmy Olsen In Supergirl

29 January 2015 4:10 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Despite the fact that there was an Easter Egg in Man of Steel which teased possible big screen plans for Supergirl, the DC Comics character will next be seen on the small screen in her own TV series.

Glee and Whiplash actress Melissa Benoist will be playing her, and the next casting major addition to the pilot has now been made. That will be Desperate Housewives and True Blood star Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, The Daily Planet photographer who is best friends with Clark Kent and a keen admirer of Superman.

That’s the comic book version of the character however, and the Supergirl one is described as a “smart, worldly photographer for CatCo, the media company where Kara works. He has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret, and his salt-of-the-earth nature quickly piques Kara’s interest. »

- Josh Wilding

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Pilots: ABC Orders Flesh and Blood Thriller from Scandal/Grey's Vet

28 January 2015 8:04 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC is Flesh-ing out its pilot orders with a thriller from a Shondaland vet.

The network has given the go-ahead to Flesh and Blood, a thriller from onetime Grey’s Anatomy/Scandal producer Jenna Bans.

The potential series centers on a politician’s son who shows up nearly 10 years after his presumed death and rocks the local community. His reappearance, naturally, has repercussions for the neighbor jailed for his murder and the police officer that handled the case.

In addition to writing several episodes each of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy, Bans created the one-and-done Shondaland drama Off the Map, »

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ABC Picks Up Drama Pilot From ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal’ Producer Jenna Bans

28 January 2015 8:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

ABC has picked up the pilot “Flesh and Blood” from Writers Guild of America-nominated screenwriter Jenna Bans. The pilot explores the shockwaves that ripple through a family and community when a son thought dead for more than 10 years suddenly returns.

The son of a local politician, the young man’s return not only rattles his tight-knit family to its core, it prompts the release of the neighbor imprisoned for his murder, while the cop responsible is forced to reexamine what truly happened all those years ago.

The ABC Studios pilot is executive produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks of Mandeville Television. »

- Jason Hughes

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Pilots: CBS Orders Bradley Cooper- Produced Limitless Drama, 2 Comedies

28 January 2015 7:30 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ latest pilot orders include an adaptation of the Bradley Cooper movie Limitless.

In the original 2011 thriller, Cooper starred as Eddie Morra, a writer who with the help of the experimental drug Nzt is able to access 100 percent of his mind, and in turn rockets to success in the financial world.

The TV take, penned by Craig Sweeny (Elementary, The 4400) and counting Cooper among its executive producers, follows a man who uses his newfound Nzt-enhanced abilities to (of course) solve weekly cases for the FBI.

Other EPs on the project include Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and director Neil Berger »

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Mehcad Brooks Joins Supergirl

28 January 2015 7:20 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Mehcad Brooks from Desperate Housewives has landed a new role, Jimmy Olsen on Supergirl. CBS has announced that he will be playing the role of Jimmy. The show is describing the character as a savvy and worldly photographer who is new. He will be close to Kara, as she finds his life and personality interesting. He will likely be a regular cast member of the show. It is expected to premier either this fall or in 2016.

We are happy that Mehcad has a new gig. He is a gifted actor and with his winning looks, it is easy to see why they picked him and he has an advantage as his profile has not gotten too big. I am sure in that was planned by them and for a good reason. I cannot wait to see how he does in the role. It seems like it is all coming together so nicely know. »

- Sarah Peel

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Exclusive: Supergirl Gets Her Jimmy Olsen: And the Camera Goes To...

28 January 2015 5:46 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Clark Kent isn't the only Super-person who needs a little photographer buddy.  For weeks the internet has been buzzing with speculation about who would play the role of Jimmy Olsen, the photographer sidekick generally seen along side Superman's journalistic alter-ego in the comic books. Earlier this week, Hitfix broke the news that CBS had cast "Glee" alum Melissa Benoist as the lead in their upcoming series based on the adventures of the young woman of steel.  Today, the network confirms to Hitfix that the next Jimmy Olsen will be.... Mehcad Brooks! Previously seen in "Necessary Roughness" (above), "True Blood" and "Desperate Housewives, Brooks has been cast in the role, described by CBS as "A photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara (series star Melissa Benoist) works. He has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret." So what do you think?  Is »

- Richard Rushfield

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Supergirl Scoop: Jimmy Olsen to Be Played by Desperate Housewives Alum

28 January 2015 5:45 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Extra, extra, read all about it: CBS’ Supergirl has snapped up Desperate Housewives vet Mehcad Brooks to play the classic role of shutterbug Jimmy Olsen, TVLine has learned.

Supergirl‘s version of Jimmy is described as a smart, worldly photographer for CatCo, the media company where Kara — played by Glee‘s Melissa Benoist — works. He has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret, and his salt-of-the-earth nature quickly piques Kara’s interest.

Brooks’ TV resume also includes stints on Necessary Roughness, True Blood and The Game.

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Mehcad Brooks Cast in CBS’ ‘Supergirl’ as Melissa Benoist’s Love Interest

28 January 2015 5:45 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Days after CBS found its “Supergirl” in actress Melissa Benoist, she has found her love interest. Mehcad Brooks has joined the cast as James “Jimmy” Olsen, Variety has confirmed.

Jimmy, based on the DC Comics character, is an attractive photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara Zor-El works as an assistant to Cat Grant (yet to be cast). Recently, Jimmy has been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret.

In the “Superman” comics, Jimmy was close friends with Lois Lane and Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent.

Supergirl” is exec produced by Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”) and Ali Adler (“Glee,” “The New Normal”), and hails from Berlanti Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Berlanti and Adler penned the hourlong pilot.

Brooks, best known for “Necessary Roughness,” “True Blood” and “Desperate Housewives,” is repped by the Gersh Agency, Atlas Artists and Dave Feldman. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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True Blood Star To Play 'Jimmy Olsen' In Upcoming Supergirl TV Series

28 January 2015 5:15 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Following the news that Whiplash actress Melissa Benoist will play Supergirl in the CBS series of the same name, the next major casting addition has been made in the form of Mehcad Brooks. He's not a huge star, but is best known for starring in Desperate Housewives and True Blood.  In the comic books, Jimmy has obviously always been portrayed as being Caucasian. The casting of Brooks will undoubtedly ruffle the feathers of the same comic book fans who objected to a similar race change for Iris West in The Flash and Perry White in Man of Steel. However, it's the official description of the character which should be more worrying as it doesn't sound all that much like Jimmy regardless of his race! You see, Supergirl's version of Jimmy is described as a "smart, worldly photographer for CatCo, the media company where Kara works. He has recently been »

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'Supergirl' Casts Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen

28 January 2015 4:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Less than a week after actress Melissa Benoist signed on to play the title character in CBS' Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness, True Blood) has joined the cast as James Olsen. Based on the Jimmy Olsen character from the DC Comics, James Olsen is an attractive photographer for CatCo, the same media conglomerate that Kara Zor-el (Melissa Benoist) works for. Kara is an assistant to Cat Grant, the company's founder, who has yet to be cast at this time.

James has recently been living and working in National City, although his reason for doing so is still a secret. Entertainment Weekly reports that James is rumored to be a love interest for Kara, but that has yet to be confirmed. In the comics, Jimmy Olsen was a photographer for the Daily Planet, who typically appeared in Clark Kent's stories. He was also close friends with both Clark and Lois Lane, »

- MovieWeb

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20 Mind-Blowing X-Files Facts You Didn’t Know

27 January 2015 6:28 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Some 13 years after the credits rolled on the final episode, the X-Files still remains one of the most iconic and boundary-pushing TV shows to ever grace our screens. Over its 9 year run on Fox it astounded audiences with its 202 episodes of alien abduction, government conspiracy, and things that go bump in the night – spawning three movies and a spin-off show on its way.

At the time the longest running sci-fi series in Us history, and now with one of the biggest cult followings in the world, barely a week goes by without another rumour of a reboot or a revival. Even today, its influence on prime time TV can be seen, with the creators behind Lost, Desperate Housewives, Fringe, Millennium, and Warehouse 13 all speaking of their love for the show and how they took elements of it for their own.

The show made us see television (and the »

- Adam Clery

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Tony Todd & Danny Trejo Want to Kidnap You & Vanish

26 January 2015 8:13 AM, PST | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Who doesn’t love Tony Todd & Danny TrejoVANish sounds like a bit of fun when three thugs underestimate the daughter of a drug cartel boss, whom they think will be their meal ticket.

Check out the trailer and let us know your thoughts!

From the Press Release:

Fans of Death Proof, Reservoir Dogs and Machete will be right on board with the road trip thriller VANish, a new action shocker that rides in the fast lane and never slows down. The adrenaline-fueled film comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films on February 24, 2015.

Hoping to score a hefty ransom, three thugs viciously kidnap a drug cartel boss’ only daughter from her home in broad daylight. The captors imprison the young woman in their van, dictate terms to her notorious father, and then travel to the outskirts of the desert for the exchange.

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- Andy Triefenbach

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Dutch rebate driving up production

24 January 2015 2:45 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Speaking in Rotterdam, Netherlands Film Fund director Doreen Boonekamp has delivered an upbeat assessment of the state of the Dutch film industry.

Boonekamp has also revealed details of how the country’s new cash rebate system, introduced last year, is driving up production levels.

Some €78m was spent on Dutch production last year, a considerable hike on production investment in 2013, which was around €14m less.

Boonekamp said, as a result of the new incentive, “a lot of post production work is going back to the Netherlands”.

The incentive offers a cash rebate of 30% on the eligible Dutch spend.

Since the incentive was launched in June 2014, 51 film projects have received a total of €13.6m from the scheme.

These have included high profile projects such as Mike van Diem’s De Surprise, Alex van Warmerdam’s Schneider vs. Bax, Polish feature Math Sucks, Austrian movie The Night Of A Thousand Hours, and Roel Reiné’s epic seafaring yarn Michiel de Ruyter »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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'12 Years a Slave' Lawsuit -- Composer Claims Hans Zimmer Ripped Him Off

23 January 2015 1:22 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"12 Years a Slave" may have shamelessly ripped off "Desperate Housewives" ... if you believe a new lawsuit.Famed composer Hans Zimmer is the culprit ... so claims the guy who composed the song for that Housewives show.Richard Friedman claims in 2004 he composed "To Our Fallen," which appeared on the ABC show. He says in his lawsuit his song was enhanced in Zimmer's studio. Friedman claims it's no coincidence that in 2013 Zimmer's signature song in "12 Years" was eerily similar to his tune. »

- TMZ Staff

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Sundance: Gravitas Nabs U.S. Rights to ‘Any Day’

23 January 2015 10:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravitas Ventures has nabbed U.S. distribution rights to “Any Day.”

The drama stars Kate Walsh (“Private Practice”), Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”) and Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”). Gravitas will distribute the film theatrically on May 1, 2015.

The film is written and directed by Rustam Branaman and produced by Jeanette Zhou, Darryl Marshak, and Andrew Sugerman.

Bean plays an ex-fighter who has just been released from prison. Walsh plays his sister and Longoria stars as a woman trying to help him get his life back on track.

The deal was negotiated by Nolan Gallagher for Gravitas and CAA on behalf of Jaguar Entertainment, which financed the project.

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- Brent Lang

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Mindy Project Adds Vanessa Williams

21 January 2015 4:07 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Another big name is joining The Mindy Project‘s on-call rotation: Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) will guest-star in an upcoming episode, TVLine has confirmed. 

Williams will play Dr. Phillips in the current season’s Episode 17, titled “Danny Castellano Is My Nutritionist.”

The actress announced the gig via her Instagram feed…

… and then posted a photo of her with series star Mindy Kaling after wrapping the installment.

In addition to Ugly Betty, Williams’ extensive TV resume includes stints on 666 Park Avenue and Desperate Housewives.

 

Related storiesFox's Acerbic Detective Backstrom Is Not House, Says Star Rainn WilsonEmpire Boss Talks Show's Success, »

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