10 items from 2016
And just like that, emerging naked from a duffel bag in Times Square doesn’t seem so bad after all.
Blindspot returned for Season 2 at a special time Wednesday night — before moving to its regular 8 pm home next week — and somehow, the episode managed to make Season 1 look like a stroll through paradise.
Having her identity wiped and her body inked? Playing a major role in the death of an FBI director? Killing her former fiancé and getting arrested by her new beau? Compared to what Jane Doe experiences in the opening minutes of Season 2, all of last year’s »
Matt Passmore (“The Glades,” “Satisfaction”) will be joining the cast of “Roadies” as a guest-star later this season, Variety has learned exclusively. Passmore will be playing Sean, Taylor Swift’s tour manager and husband to Staton-House manager Shelli, played by Carla Gugino. Passmore will be joining “Roadies” for one episode. The Cameron Crowe drama airs Sundays at 10 p.m on Showtime.
The CW has added Harry Potter alum Tom Felton to Season 3 of “The Flash,” Variety has confirmed. Felton will be starring as Julian Dorn, a CSI at Central City Police Department who suspects there’s more to Barry Allen than his good-guy reputation. “The Flash” Season 3 will premiere October 4 at 8 p.m. on The CW. Felton »
- Maria Cavassuto
A casting update has arrived for Kevin Williamson’s still untitled pilot for The CW as the previously announced male lead, Bailey Chase, has been replaced by Aussie actor Matt Passmore (“Satisfaction,” “The Glades”). Per Deadline, the decision was made after… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
Houdini and Doyle
Fox has announced a May 2nd premiere date for their new series "Houdini and Doyle" from "House" creator David Shore. The first trailer for the series is now out and can be seen below.
The mystery adventure drama stars Michael Weston, Stephen Mangan and Rebecca Liddiard and follows illusionist Harry Houdini (Weston) and author Arthur Conan Doyle (Mangan) who begrudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved, inexplicable and possibly supernatural crimes. [Source: ]
Fox has confirmed that its long-running procedural "Bones" will return for a twelve-episode twelfth and final season. The series, currently in the midst of its twenty-two episode eleventh season, will score a proper send off and the producers now have plenty of time to wrap up their ongoing stories and character arcs.
The decision to end the series isn't a surprise, it was a long running ratings performer for Fox but has »
- Garth Franklin
Michelle Hurd has been cast in a regular role for the second season of the Ash Vs Evil Dead TV series, on Starz. As pictured above, Hurd played Colleen Manus on The Glades TV series, which was cancelled by A&E in 2013, after four seasons.
Deadline says Hurd will play Ash Williams' (Bruce Campbell) high school sweetheart. The cast of Ash Vs Evil Dead also includes Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo. A couple of weeks back, Starz announced Lee Majors and Ted Raimi were joining the series in season two.
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If we didn’t know better, we’d say Eliza Coupe and Hulu were getting serious.
The actress — who has previously appeared on Casual and Season 4 of The Mindy Project — will return to the streaming service in Future Man, a high-concept comedy pilot from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Coupe will co-star as the futuristic soldier Tiger, »
It looks like Ash will be facing his past in the upcoming second season of Ash vs Evil Dead on Starz. Lee Majors and Ted Raimi were recently cast as Ash’s father and childhood best friend, respectively, and now Michelle Hurd has joined the cast as a series regular in a role with a strong link to the Deadite slayer.
According to Deadline, Hurd will play Ash’s “high school sweetheart” in the second season of Ash vs Evil Dead. No other details about Hurd’s character—including her name—are known at this time, but her status as series regular means that she’ll likely play a key role in the sophomore season. We’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed.
- Derek Anderson
The Originals is welcoming another good-looking vampire with questionable intentions to its ranks.
Taylor Cole (Heroes) will recur on the CW series as Sofya, a smart, badass vampire whose skills are highly sought after on the black market, TVLine has learned exclusively. Though her loyalty remains solely to herself, Sofya is always willing to lend a hand — to the highest bidder, of course.
Sofya will make her first appearance this season in Episode 16.
Recording artist and former Disney Channel doyenne Debby Ryan has copped a choice role on NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura, as the titular MomCop’s half-sister — and Debra Messing has shared a first photo from the start of filming.
Ryan will guest-star in a two-parter (airing Feb. 24 and March 2) as Lucy (in the sky with?) Diamond, Laura’s troublemaking half-sister. (Betcha she treats life like it’s a party every day.) Despite a rocky relationship, Laura resolves to help Lucy when she’s the prime suspect in a murder case. »
RelatedSundance’s Rectify to End After Season 4
Ordered straight to series in December, the currently untitled drama stars Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo) as a lawyer on a quest for redemption, in what is described as a 21st Century David vs. Goliath battle fought in the American legal system. William Hurt (Humans) also stars.
Details on Crawford’s role are under wraps, though his story arc is said to be pivotal. »
10 items from 2016
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