9 items from 2014
The Arsenio Hall Show has been renewed for a second season.
Justin Hartley has joined the cast of the ABC comedy pilot Damaged Goods. The pilot, from Awkward. creator Lauren Iungerich, is a relationship comedy about two damaged men and two damaged women with Hartley playing a man who can’t handle his girlfriend getting the promotion he was pursuing. I think I prefer to see him playing a guy who is dating an tech billionaire with a vengeful pal.
In a sadly unsurprising development, the Biography channel is revamping into Fyi Network, which will feature upscale lifestyle programming.
Empire, the hip-hop drama pilot from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, added to its cast Person of Interest alum Taraji P. Henson. She’ll play the wife of the drama’s music mogul, a woman who has done prison time for selling drugs to keep her husband’s music label »
- Lyle Masaki
(Cbr) Three actors have been added to The CW's "iZombie" pilot, as reported Tuesday by Deadline: Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney and David Anders. Goodwin, best known for his role on A&E's "Breakout Kings," will play "co-lead" Clive, a police detective and main character Liv's boss. Krosney, who appeared on a 2009 episode of "Lost," has been cast as Peyton, Liv's best friend and roommate. Anders, best known for his roles in "Alias," "Heroes," "Once Upon a Time" and a one-episode appearance in "Arrow," will play show villain Blaine, described by Deadline as "an entitled rich kid who bites off more than he can chew in the drug business." These are the first cast announcements for the Vertigo adaptation, in contention for a spot on The CW's 2014-2015 schedule. Notably, none of these character names -- including lead character Liz, who was named Gwendolyn Price in the comic -- are from the source material, »
- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources
With the likes of The Flash, Gotham and Constantine gearing up to go into production on their respective pilots, it seems there's not a day goes by without some DC television casting, and now it's the turn of the Vertigo imprint adaptation iZombie with Deadline revealing that Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Alexandra Krosney (Last Man Standing) and David Anders (Alias) have signed on to The CW pilot. Here's the site's description of the potential series:
"iZombie is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on Liv, a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective (Goodwin), she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. »
- Gary Collinson
The cast is rapidly coming together for The CW's new drama pilot, "iZombie," from "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas. The show has added "Vampire Diaries" and "Alias" alum David Anders, "Breakout Kings" star Malcolm Goodwin, and former "Last Man Standing" regular Alexandra Krosney to the show's pilot.
"iZombie" follows a med student-turned-zombie named Liv, who takes a job in the coroner's office so she has easy access to the brains she needs to eat to maintain her humanity. A side effect to her diet are the memories she inherits from each brain she consumes, so she teams up with the medical examiner and a police detective to solve homicide cases and quiet the voices in her head.
Goodwin will play Clive, a detective whose less-than-stellar first two months on the homicide squad inspire him to team up with Liv despite his misgivings about her "psychic" powers. Krosney will play Peyton, »
Breakout Kings alum Malcolm Goodwin has been cast as a co-lead in Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero’s CW drama pilot iZombie, from Warner Bros. TV. Also cast in the DC comic adaptation are Last Man Standing alumna Alexandra Krosney, and Alias‘ David Anders. iZombie is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on Liv, a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective (Goodwin), she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.Goodwin’s Clive is a detective who recently received a promotion from vice to homicide but has been floundering for his first two months and is in desperate need of making a case. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Deadline is reporting on the first bit of casting news for The CW's upcoming pilot "iZombie," based on the comic series created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. The first addition is "Breakout Kings" star Malcolm Goodwin as police detective Clive, who partners up with the lead character Liv after her abilities help him solve a multitude of cases. Other additions include "Last Man Standing" star Alexandra Krosney as Liv's best friend Peyton and "Alias" alumn David Anders as the antagonist Blaine. "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero will executive produce the series, which sees a med student-turned-zombie working in a »
Breakout Kings and Avatar alum Laz Alonso has been tapped to co-star opposite Debra Messing in NBC’s drama pilot The Mysteries Of Laura, written by Jeff Rake and directed by McG. Based on the popular Spanish series, The Mysteries Of Laura follows the life and relationships of Laura Diamond (Messing), a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her hell-raising twin children. Alonso, repped by ICM Partners and Thruline, plays Billy, Laura’s partner in crime. Alonso’s casting stems from a talent holding deal the network inked with him following his stint on last season drama Deception. The Mysteries of Laura is produced by Warner Bros. TV, Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Prods. and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Related: 2014 NBC Pilots »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
“Scorpion,” from CBS TV Studios, revolves around an eccentric genius who leads an international team tasked with guarding against complex threats of the modern age.
Santora wrote the pilot and exec produces with Lin (pictured), who is on board to direct. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Fringe”) are also exec producers with Heather Kadin of the pair’s K/O Paper Products banner.
Lin, who has directed four pics in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, is also attached to direct two other pilots for Fox this cycle, the Shawn Ryan/Davey Holmes project and Dwayne Wade comedy “Three the Hard Way.”
- Cynthia Littleton
CBS has given a pilot order to Scorpion, a drama from Nick Santora, Justin Lin, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. The project, which had a put pilot commitment, was written by Breakout Kings co-creator Santora and will be directed by Fast & Furious’ Lin, with CBS TV Studios producing. It centers on an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. Scorpion was inspired by the true story of Walter O’Brien (hacker name “Scorpion”), CEO of global think tank Scorpion Computer Services. A man with one of the world’s highest documented IQs (1 in 1.5B people), O’Brien became a real-life Professor X and recruited and trained other geniuses from around the world to work together to save lives and solve problems from casino security to Military Drone warfare. Executive producing Scorpion are Santora, Lin, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
9 items from 2014
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