Veronica Mars (2004–2007)
1. “The Good Place” has the strongest Cool Factor — Globes voters love shows that are fresh and new with tons of acclaim. Sure, “Mrs. Maisel” is actually a younger show than “The Good Place,
With just a few hours left until a new year begins, we’re looking ahead to the 2019 series that we’re most highly anticipating — but there’s a twist! In previous years, we’ve kept our picks strictly to new series kicking off their runs in the months ahead. This time, though, we’ve expanded our list to include returning favorites, as well.
In the attached gallery, you’ll find 20 shows that we
Simmons has been cast in the eight-episode limited series as Clyde Prickett, an ex-con who served 10 years for racketeering, and was smart enough to be the first guy in Chino to offer protection to Neptune’s richest real estate developer, Big Dick Casablancas (father to Hansen’s young Dick Casablancas), on Big Dick’s first day in prison. Now a free man, Clyde works as Big Dick’s fixer. He’s the smarter and more dangerous of the pair and has a network of fellow ex-cons he can count on to keep his own hands clean.
Leading lady Kristen Bell and series creator Rob Thomas — along with a slew of other “Veronica Mars” alums — are returning for the streamer’s eight-episode run.
And though details are still scarce about the eight-episode limited series — which will see the return of both Kristen Bell and original show creator Rob Thomas — TheWrap now has enough info to share it all with you, dear residents of the fictional Neptune, California.
Here’s what we currently know about everyone’s favorite small-screen female investigator’s long-awaited comeback.
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1. Bell and Thomas aren’t the only familiar faces returning to Neptune
“Veronica Mars” alums Jason Dohring (Logan), Francis Capra (Weevil), Percy Daggs III (Wallace), David Starzyk (Richard Casablancas) and Enrico Colantoni have all been confirmed for the revival. And, as TheWrap reported earlier Tuesday, Ryan Hansen — the final hold out from the Og series regular lineup — has officially signed on
In the original series, D’Amato was the new sheriff’s deputy. In the 2014 film, he was a detective at the San Diego Police Department who helped Veronica (Kristen Bell) in the Susan Knight murder investigation. Greenfield currently stars on CBS’ freshman comedy, “The Neighborhood.”
Oswalt, meanwhile, will play Penn Epner. Penn is on the wrong side of 40 for “best pizza delivery guy in Neptune” to be his claim to fame, but the dude won’t shut up about it. He barely shuts up at all. Pizza delivery is his job, but his passion is “true crime.” He is a frequent poster on unsolved murder websites. Penn is affable and a bit hapless, and he’s going to milk his
“Heather is a highly strategic, creative and relationship-oriented executive who has spent her entire career driving change and innovation,” said Freer. “As Hulu looks to transition television from a gatekeeper-driven experience to one that’s led by the consumer, Heather’s leadership and fearless approach to evolving antiquated business rules make her a perfect fit for our team.”
In her new gig, Moosnick will lead and continue building Hulu’s content and network acquisition team and will work closely with the company’s originals, marketing, product, and technology leadership to create more personalized, localized and curated program offerings for consumers, per the Tuesday press release announcing her hire.
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That’s right, Marshmallows, Enrico Colantoni is set to reprise his role as Veronica’s detective dad for the streamer’s eight-episode run, an individual with knowledge of the casting tells TheWrap.
The returns of series alums Jason Dohring (Logan), Francis Capra (Weevil), Percy Daggs III (Wallace) and David Starzyk (Richard Casablancas) were confirmed by creator Rob Thomas last month. Bell is also returning for the limited series’ 2019 debut on Hulu, obviously.
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Here is the official logline for the project: Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer,
Everything was bonzer come the close of the first episode of Season 3 of “The Good Place,” with the premiere ending with the surprise return of the worst demon in the Bad Place: Trevor (Adam Scott.)
Creator Mike Schur explained why it was time for that jerk to return, just as Michael (Ted Danson) had orchestrated a way to get all of the former residents of the Bad Place who are once again alive and back on Earth — Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) — together in Australia.
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“Brick by brick, laying this careful groundwork, and then simultaneously the Bad Place would figure out that’s what he was doing and just
At the beginning of the episode, Candice Bergen’s Murphy Brown interviews a new candidate for a “secretarial position.” Enter Hillary, who says she spells her name with just one “L,” and insists she just looks like the ex-Secretary of State.
“Hilary” references one of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign blurbs, saying “I’m qualified, and I’m ready on day one,” and quips that she has “some experience with emails.” The she adds that her experience includes four years as a secretary in “a very large organization.” And of course, “Hilary” also references one of Clinton’s books, saying that in a TV news production, “everyone works together. It takes a village.” Wokka wokka wokka.
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Sources tell Variety that a revival of the series is currently in the works at Hulu with original series star Kristen Bell poised to return as the titular detective and original series creator Rob Thomas serving as writer. Warner Bros. Television, which produced the original series, would be the studio. Sources caution, however, that the deal for the series is not yet final. It is also unknown if any other original series stars besides Bell would return or what the plot of the series would be.
Among the matters complicating the deal is that Bell currently stars in the hit NBC comedy “The Good Place.” Should the “Veronica Mars” project move forward, it would need to shoot around her schedule for the latter show, meaning it would likely be a limited series consisting of eight to ten episodes.
Both Hulu and Warner Bros.
The half-hour comedy, which stars the “Veronica Mars” alum and “The Handmaid’s Tale’s” Samira Wiley, will return for a second outing in 2019.
The news was announced as part of YouTube’s upcoming slate of originals, which also includes a bungee jumping special with Will Smith, a documentary about disgraced music producer Lou Pearlman, a scripted comedy from Adam Pally and Sam Richardson, an untitled series about artificial intelligence from Robert Downey Jr., and returning originals like “Cobra Kai,” “Step Up: High Water” and “Kevin Hart: What the Fit.”
“Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*,” a meta comedy skewering Hollywood and police procedurals, stars Hansen as a version of himself who joins
Seyfried started her career as a young model, then moved on to recurring roles on the soap operas "As the World Turns" and "All My Children".
In 2004, Seyfried made her film debut in the teen comedy "Mean Girls", with subsequent supporting roles in independent films, including "Nine Lives" (2005), the crime drama "Alpha Dog" (2006) and a recurring role in the Upn TV drama "Veronica Mars" (2004–2006).
Between 2006 and 2011, she starred on the HBO drama series "Big Love" and appeared in the 2008 musical feature film "Mamma Mia!".
Noted appearances include "Jennifer's Body" (2009), "Chloe" (2009), "Dear John" (2010), "Letters to Juliet" (2010), "Red Riding Hood" (2011) and "In Time" (2011).
Other roles included "Gone" (2012), "Les Misérables" (2012) and "Lovelace" (2013).
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Alfred Sole is a production designer who has carved out a nice career for himself in Hollywood, most notably on the television shows Veronica Mars (2004-7), Castle (2009-16), and the reboot of MacGyver (2017-18). Long before he chose that line of work however, he dabbled in the world of film directing. His first film, the 1972 hardcore sex “comedy” Deep Sleep, must be seen to be believed because despite a few flourishes of cinematic style and several humorous sequences involving dialogue, it’s just a hardcore sex romp featuring folks no one in their right mind would want to see naked let alone copulating. There is absolutely nothing in this film to suggest that he would next direct one of the greatest and most thematically disturbing thrillers of our time, 1976’s Communion, not to be confused with the Christopher Walken/alien-probe-up-the-old-dirt-road 1989 outing based on Whitley Strieber’s 1987 “non-fiction” book of the same name.
The “Dark Matter” TV series came years after the debut of the Dark Horse comic book it’s based on, but creators Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie originally conceived of the series — about six individuals who wake up on a starship together with their memories wiped — as a TV show before it was redeveloped as a comic in 2012.
“Wynonna Earp” (Syfy)
Syfy has a number of science fiction series based on lesser known comic book titles, including the fan-favorite “Wynonna Earp,” starring Melanie Scrofano as the demon-fighting descendent of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp.
After the massive success of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” creator Robert Kirkman went on to adapt his supernatural horror comic series “Outcast” for television. The adaptation, starring Patrick Fugit as the titular outcast, debuted on Cinemax in 2016.
“iZombie” (The CW)
The CW’s “Arrowverse” gets all the attention for being the
Among them are the “Charmed” and the “Roswell, New Mexico” reboot starring Jeanine Mason. “In the Dark,” “All American” and “Legacies” were also ordered to series.
The new take on “Charmed” comes from “Jane the Virgin” alum Jennie Snyder Urman and was originally developed last cycle and passed on by the network, is described as a “fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series” and will center on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches.
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“Roswell, New Mexico” is based on the book series “Roswell High” by Melinda Metz, and is executive produced by “Vampire Diaries” and “Originals” Ep Julie Plec, who scored another pickup in her vampire spinoff “Legacies.”
See the official descriptions below.
Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, iZOMBIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”), Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”).
After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.
Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin write and executive produce with Jennie Urman, Ben Silverman, Carter Covington and director Brad Silberling. The project comes from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content.
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“In the Dark”
A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.
Corinne Kingsbury will write and executive produce with Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock, and Emily Fox of Red Hour Films. Michael Showalter will also executive produce and direct. The project comes from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Red Hour Films.
“Roswell, New Mexico”
After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.
Carina Adly MacKenzie will write and executive produce with Brett Matthews, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, Lawrence Bender, KEvin Kelly Brown and director Julie Plec. The project is based on the “Roswell High” book series by Melinda Metz and comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions.
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When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Crenshaw and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.
April Blair writes and executive produces with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and director Rob Hardy. Robbie Rogers produces, and Dane Morck serves as consultant. The project comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions.
Continuing the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?
Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive produce with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The project comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with My So-Called Television and Alloy Entertainment.
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“The network is apparently finally considering bringing back our beloved show,” Kristen Bell begins their video, which was posted to YouTube on Thursday, “but it’s going to take something very special to push them over the edge.”
“Clever stunt campaigns have always been such a huge part of getting a show renewed,” her co-star Ryan Hansen explains, citing “Family Guy” as the lone example he can come up with.
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