9 items from 2016
Here comes trouble, Genoa City.
Stause will recur as Bethany Bryant, a young woman who relishes the chance to push things to the limit and live dangerously as long as she’s not the one who gets burned. The wild child will find herself immersed in a prominent family’s juicy drama when she first appears on Wednesday, May 25.
Every network, it seems, has a bugaboo time period on its schedule, and for ABC it clearly is the final hour of primetime on Tuesday.
The longtime home of one of the Alphabet’s most successful and acclaimed dramas ever, “NYPD Blue,” Tuesday-at-10 in recent years has been a turnstile of, well, turkeys. In many cases, these shows were off-brand, and given the network’s overall struggles earlier on the night and its lack of a Tuesday identity, it seemed like the only place on the schedule for programmers to slot them.
“Of Kings and Prophets” was originally scheduled to air Sundays at 10 p.m. last fall, but the network ended up pulling and then retooling the biblical drama, replacing it with “Quantico.” When “Kings” did finally air, odds seemed stacked against it, and its new intended timeslot of Tuesday at 10 only seemed to hasten the inevitable. Airing behind the »
- Rick Kissell
Hot off her surreptitious Scandal debut (as Jake’s insta-fiancee, Vanessa), Justified favorite Joelle Carter has boarded the cast of NBC’s latest #OneChicago offering, Chicago Justice (fka Chicago Law).
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Per our sister site Deadline, Carter will make her debut as Lori Nagle, a tough-as-nails investigator, in the Episode 21 of Chicago P.D.’s current season, which is serving as a backdoor pilot for the latest Dick Wolf expansion.
In addition to »
Today is the launch day of the second season of Amazon’s original drama series Bosch, based on the best-selling Michael Connelly novels. The series is now available for Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria to stream or download via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices or online at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo
Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), the tenacious Lapd homicide detective at the heart of Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, is ready for action, and his new case may prove his biggest challenge yet. A dead body found in the trunk of a car on Mulholland Drive appears to have a mob connection and leads Bosch and his investigation to Las Vegas. As the case becomes more complex, and intensely personal, Bosch follows a dangerous trail of corruption and collusion, »
- Kat Wheat
TNT made a major play in acquiring Artificial Intelligence, a new show that will revolve around an “escaped” AI, and the efforts to monitor, stop, prevent, understand whatever it may be trying to do. The show is written by Luc Besson (who may direct the pilot) and Bill Wheeler, and marks a new step in TNT’s growing effort to include… “out of the ordinary” programming.
With Lucy 2 and the massive-budget Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets already on his plate, this shift in gears may make for one of television’s most interesting new shows. Considering the rather open description, which could lead us through a unique vision of what it means to live with an AI “out there,” there’s no telling exactly where this show could take audiences.
Still, this one might really come down to casting, and like a lot of Luc Besson’s projects, »
- Marc Eastman
EuropaCorp TV USA announced today the sale of Artificial Intelligence to TNT. The show will be penned by Luc Besson and Bill Wheeler, who together will co-create and executive produce the series. AI marks the first time Besson has written a television series for the Us market. Besson is considering directing the pilot as well, which would be another first for the acclaimed film director.
In AI, an artificial intelligence entity escapes its laboratory confinement and begins a methodical quest to carry out mysterious plans. The creator of the AI assembles a team of specialists to discern its
objective, while simultaneously working to counter its rapid maneuvers and warn the world of imminent dangers.
Kelley, who played Everlasting hopeful Grace on the Lifetime series, has joined the cast of NBC’s Cruel Intentions pilot based on the 1999 film, our sister site Variety reports. She’ll play Carmen, live-in chief of staff for Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Kathryn and her husband, Pascal. Carmen’s brother resides at the family’s mansion, as well.
Picking up more than 15 years after the end of the movie, »
Kelley joins a growing cast, most notably original star Sarah Michelle Gellar who is reprising her role as Kathryn Merteuil in the potential series. Kelley will play Carmen, the stunning chief for staff for Kathryn and her husband Pascal. She lives in their mansion, along with her teenage brother.
“Cruel Intentions” kicks off 15 years after the film ended, revolving around Kathryn (Gellar), as she vies for control of Valmont International, as well as the soul of Bash Casey (newcomer Taylor John Smith), the son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont (the character that was played by Ryan Phillippe in the ’90s film) and Annette Hargrove (the character played by Reese Witherspoon). Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The CW’s Archie-inspired drama pilot has tapped the actor to play dad to the comics’ titular character, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Perry’s Fred Andrews is the owner of a construction firm who hopes his son will someday take over the family business.
9 items from 2016
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