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Scott Porter‘s home team is expanding!
“Happy Easter from our growing family,” Porter, 37, captioned an Instagram snap of the soon-to-be family of four dressed in their holiday best, with Kelsey cradling her blossoming belly and the actor holding the couple’s 22-month-old son McCoy Lee.
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- Jen Juneau
Could you maybe, possibly find a little more time in your busy TV schedule for yet another superhero show? Well, Greg Berlanti and the CW are betting that you can! According to Deadline, the pilot episode for Black Lightning (based on the DC Comics character) is gaining traction, and appears headed for a full-season pickup.
Berlanti had originally planned Black Lightning for the Fox Network, where he'd join their other DC properties, Gotham and Lucifer. However, the Fox deal fell through, so Berlanti went back to the CW and convinced them that the only thing better than six comic book series is seven comic book series... and given the success of Berlanti's other CW/DC shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow), maybe that's not as crazy as it sounds.
Note: At this time, it's unclear whether or not Black Lightning will be part of the pre-existing Arrowverse. Hard »
- David Kozlowski
Cmt will continue playing music in Nashville for at least another season.
The network has opted for another season of the music-oriented series despite the loss of it's most prestigious character at the end of Nashville Season 5A.
There is also a new addition to the cast as well as an announcement of when you can expect Season 5B to begin airing!!
“Nashville is our biggest hit and we’re thrilled its fans have now become consistent Cmt viewers,” said Cmt president Brian Philips.
“As fans ourselves, we couldn’t be happier with our hometown show’s creative resurgence! We can’t wait for you to see what comes next.”
It all goes like this.
Season 5B will begin airing on June 1, while Nashville Season 6 will return at the beginning of 2018.
Nordling will play Brad Maitland, »
- Carissa Pavlica
“Nashville” has been renewed for a full, 16-episode sixth season, CMT announced Monday. Actor Charles Esten (who plays Deacon) announced the renewal during a Facebook Live video, along with other news for fans returning for the mid-season premiere on June 1, just a few days before the CMT Music Awards. Season 6 is set to premiere early next year. There isn’t word yet on the cast, who will be returning, or the exact airing date. Also Read: 'Nashville' Casts Rachel Bilson, 'Empire' Alum Kaitlin Doubleday Rachel Bilson (“Hart of Dixie”) and Kaitlin Doubleday (“Empire”) join the cast for the mid-season premiere, »
- Carli Velocci
The movie is an adaptation of Alexandra Bracken’s YA trilogy in which a pandemic kills most of America’s children and teenagers. Those who survive develop superpowers and are imprisoned by the government.
Stenberg’s 16-year-old character breaks out of the camp and joins a small group of gifted escapees on the run. Brooks will play her mother in the movie.
Mandy Moore will play a doctor and a member of a crusade that wants to put a stop to the persecution of the children. Gwendoline Christie and Patrick Gibson are also starring. Bracken’s first book in the trilogy »
- Dave McNary
The CW has revealed the first photo of “Black Lightning, the latest hero joining the network’s stable of super-powered crime-fighting shows.
The image shows Cress Williams (“Hart of Dixie,” “Friday Night Lights”) suited up as Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a Black Lightning, the hero soon to be joining the Berlanti family of superhero series, including “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” and “Supergirl.” The drama is currently shooting in Atlanta.
“Resurrecting him at a time in our society when a sense of hope is lacking … Black Lightning will be that hope,” executive producer Salim Akil said. “And in updating the suit, it will signal to a new generation that it’s time to harness and release our power, and become our own superheroes.”
The series will follow Pierce — now retired from his crime-fighting days — who’s pulled back into vigilante life as one daughter is hell-bent on justice and the other is being recruited by a »
- Jacob Bryant
Black Lightning is ready to strike.
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Check out Black Lightning’s full costume, then scroll down to keep reading.
The potential series — which hails »
Rachel Bilson has been keeping a low profile since her Hart of Dixie days, but over the weekend, she stepped out for a very special occasion: her former set costumer Gelareh Khalioun's wedding at the Hummingbird Nest in Santa Susana, CA. The 35-year-old actress served as a bridesmaid once again (she was part of Josh Schwartz and Jill Stonerock's big day back in September 2008) and looked gorgeous in a blush mermaid dress. Rachel and several other guests shared a handful of photos from the gorgeous nuptials on Instagram, including a stunning shot of Rachel and the bride, which she captioned, "My beautiful baby bunns is married. I love you @gegelspot to the moon and back ❤❤❤ #gorgeousbride #youfancy." Rachel also poked fun at the fact that she's always a bridesmaid, using the hashtag "#alwaysabridesmaid." Rachel and longtime partner Hayden Christensen have been together since 2007 and are parents to 2-year-old daughter Briar Rose. »
- Monica Sisavat
When one door closes, another one opens.
Just like the door closed on the Rayna Jaymes years on the mid-season finale of the Cmt hit, it's time for the series to adapt to a life without Connie Britton's alter ego.
If some of you are still on the fence about whether to stick with the series when it returns for Season 5B later this year, we have some casting scoop that will surely soften the blow of the loss of Rayna.
Barton then moved on to Hart of Dixie, which spanned four seasons. She's no stranger to primetime soaps, »
- Paul Dailly
It's the Rachel Bilson comeback you've been waiting for. The O.C. and Hart of Dixie favorite has joined the cast of Nashville as a series regular. This is Bilson's first regular TV gig since her CW series Hart of Dixie wrapped its four-season run in 2015. Bilson and Empire veteran Kaitlin Doubleday have been brought on in the wake of Connie Britton's exit from the series. "Music city, here I come #nashvillecmt," Bilson said in the Instagram post below. Her former O.C. costar Chris Carmack, who also appears on Nashville, took to Twitter to welcome his pal. "Can't wait to work with Rachel again... it's been a while! 'Welcome to Nashville....... darlin'!' he »
After killing off the star of the show, Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), Nashville has to add some serious star power to their ensemble to be able to maintain the fierce drama that the series has provided thus far. No one can deny Britton's star power, and without that the series may move into unrecognizable territory. However, after the mid-season finale, TV Line reported that Rachel Bilson (The O.C., Hart of Dixie) and Kaitlin Doubleday (Empire) will be joining the cast as series regulars.
Rachel Bilson can't escape that southern life!
The Hart of Dixie star is returning to television with a major role on Nashville, making the announcement on her Instagram Thursday night, following the country music drama's midseason finale.
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"Music city, here I come," the 35-year-old O.C. alum wrote in the caption, alongside a headphone emoji and a nondescript photo of the show's fictional record label, Highway 65.
Joining Bilson on the Cmt drama is Kaitlin Doubleday, who will be leaving behind the hip-hop dramatics of Empire for the world of country music.
"This will definitely be a change of pace!" Doubleday wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of The Bluebird Cafe.
Related: 'Nashville' Spring Finale: Rayna's Family Moves on in the Most Fitting Way
“We welcome Rachel and Kaitlin into our incredibly talented ensemble,” Marshall Herskovitz, Nashville executive producer and showrunner, said in a statement »
Rachel Bilson (The Oc, Hart of Dixie) and Kaitlin Doubleday (Empire) are joining the cast of Nashville for the second half of Season 5 of the series, produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment. No details about their characters are being given, but the actresses provided clues by posting images of Rayna James’ record label Highway 65 (Bilson) and the Bluebird Café (Doubleday). Both are expected to play major characters associated with the label and the… »
Nashville is fine-tuning its post-Rayna reboot, adding The O.C.‘s Rachel Bilson and Empire‘s Kaitlin Doubleday in major roles, TVLine has confirmed. The pair will make their debut when the Cmt drama kicks off the second half of its current fifth season later this spring.
The two high-profile hires come as the series forges ahead without leading lady Connie Britton, whose alter ego, Rayna, was killed off last month.
RelatedConnie Britton Talks ‘Devastating’ Nashville Twist (‘There Wasn’t Any Alternative’), Teases Rayna’s ‘Return’
Details on the characters Bilson and Doubleday will be playing are being kept under wraps, »
Bilson and Doubleday will both make their debuts in the back-half of Season 5, which does not have a premiere date yet. The first half of the season wrapped up tonight on Cmt.
“We welcome Rachel and Kaitlin into our incredibly talented ensemble,” said executive producer and showrunner, Marshall Herskovitz. “We fondly anticipate the second half of the season filled with surprising twists and turns that make ‘Nashville’ so beloved by the fans.”
Both roles are undisclosed at this time. However, both actresses announced their casting tonight on Instagram and used clues that could signify something about their characters — Bilson posted a photo of the record label Highway 65, perhaps suggesting she’ll play some sort of music executive or artist, and Doubleday posted an image of the Bluebird Café.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
“Nashville” has added two new faces for the second half of Season 5. “Hart of Dixie” star Rachel Bilson and “Empire” alum Kaitlin Doubleday announced on Instagram after Thursday’s midseason finale that they’d both be joining the cast of the Cmt drama. Details about who they’ll be playing are being kept under wraps for now, including the characters’ names. Also Read: 'Nashville' Shocker Sparks Mourning, Anger on Social Media “We welcome Rachel and Kaitlin into our incredibly talented ensemble,” said Marshall Herskovitz, executive producer and showrunner. “We fondly anticipate the second half of the season filled with surprising »
- Reid Nakamura
Having found Jefferson Pierce last week with the casting of Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie), The CW’s latest DC pilot Black Lightning has now added two more additions in Nafessa Williams (Code Black) and China Anne McClain (House of Payne).
Deadline is reporting that McCain will play Jefferson’s younger daughter, the teenage Jennifer Pierce, an independent, outspoken scholar-athlete with a wild streak of her own, while Williams will potray Anissa Pierce — passionate and quick-witted, Jefferson’s twenty-something daughter balances the demands of medical school with her job teaching part-time at her father’s school. In the comic books, the two characters will eventually become superheroes themselves, under the names Thunder and Lightning.
Black Lightning has been written by Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil (The Game), with Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl) producing. It will follow Jefferson Pierce, a man who hung »
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: Hart of Dixie alum Jaime King is set to topline How to Cook Your Daughter, a film adaptation based on a memoir by Jessica Hendra and Blake Morrison. Jennifer Clary is attached to direct, with production scheduled to begin in November. The novel follows Hendra's experience growing up as the daughter of a National Lampoon editor. While a disillusioned generation of Americans reveled in the smart, sometimes brilliant and always raucous humor of the Lampoon… »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at The Batman, Nightwing, The Lego Batman Movie, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aquaman, Black Adam, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Vixen, Powerless, Logan, X-Men: Supernova, Deadpool 2, X-Men: The New Mutants, Gambit, Fantastic Four 2, Legion, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Doctor Strange 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Inhumans, Iron Fist and more…
We’ll start things off with the DC Extended Universe this week, and this week saw another twist in the saga of The Batman with Warner Bros. officially announced that Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) has signed on to replace Ben Affleck as director of the Dark Knight solo movie, after Reeves has previously broken off talks the previous week. “I have loved the Batman story since I was a child, »
- Gary Collinson
Having secured a pilot order from The CW earlier this month, Greg Berlanti’s latest DC pilot Black Lightning has found its lead, with THR reporting that Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie) has signed on for the lead role of Jefferson Pierce.
The pilot, which has been written by Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil (The Game), will follow Pierce, a man who hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
See Also: Rumoured character breakdowns for the Black Lightning TV series
- Gary Collinson
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