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TV Casting Round-Up: Stephen Moyer to Headline Fox Marvel Pilot

stephen moyer 2True Blood alum Stephen Moyer is set to star in Fox’s Marvel pilot, and Diana Rigg is joining PBS’s Victoria to play a confidante of the infamous queen.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Rain Valdez Joins “Lopez” Season Two in Major Arc

rain valdez 2George Lopez has politics on the mind heading into season two of his TV Land series Lopez, as Rain Valdez joins the show for an arc centering on transgender issues and when her character arrives in the series and butts heads with Lopez.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Lea Michele Departing “Scream Queens” for ABC Comedy

lea michele excerptLea Michele is saying goodbye to Scream Queens as she joins an untitled comedy on ABC while Dylan McDermott and Austin Stowell both board pilots at Fox.

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Marian (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMDetails being kept under wraps. Described as a female-driven epic in the vein of Braveheart that’s based on a massive IP.

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Damon Wayans Jr. to Headline AI Comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

damon wayans jr 2FX has tapped Damon Wayans Jr. to star in the FX comedy Singularity, executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg through their Point Grey banner. The pilot was picked up by FX after a bidding war from multiple networks.

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Lauren Graham Returning to Broadcast with “Linda From HR” Pilot

lauren graham excerptGilmore Girls star Lauren Graham is moving back to network television to headline Fox’s half-hour comedy Linda from HR. The pilot was picked up after Graham’s boarding the project, lifting the casting contingency.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Kourtney Kang Lands Paula Abdul for NBC Comedy Pilot

paula abdul excerptKourtney Kang lands her idol, Paula Abdul, for her untitled NBC comedy pilot and Brad Garrett returns to CBS with a lead role in The Get.

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Fox Books Jamie Chung for Role in Marvel X-Men Pilot

jamie chung excerptGotham actress Jamie Chung is swapping DC for Marvel after landing the role of Blink in Fox’s untitled Marvel pilot from Matt Nix and Bryan Singer. She joins previously cast Blair Redford who will play another mutant and team leader.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Ronda Rousey to Guest Star on “Blindspot”

Generated by IJG JPEG LibraryBlindspot taps MMA fight Ronda Rousey in guest starring role and Tim Robbins is returning to television has he lands the lead role in Alan Ball’s family drama on HBO.

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Aaron Paul to Headline “Blood and Whiskey” for WGN America

aaron paulAmerican distiller and businessman Jack Daniel is getting the small screen treatment as WGN America is in the works on Blood and Whiskey. The drama is based on the life of Daniel and will star Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul.

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Penchant Entertainment Launches with TV Series from “Arrival” Scribe

eric heisserer excerptErin Eggers, Chase Hudson, and Matthew Porter have teamed up to create Penchant Entertainment. Their inaugural project is The Scrawl written by Zach Crawly and executive produced by the Oscar-nominated writer Eric Heisserer.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Liv Tyler Teams Up with Kit Harington for “Gunpowder”

liv tyler excerptMarc Cherry, Reba McEntire, and Shondaland add cast members to their pilots while Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss joins Kit Harrington for BBC’s Gunpowder.

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Warner Bros. Has More Rock And Less Ritchie in Second “King Arthur” Trailer

king arthur excerptWarner Bros. dropped a new King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer today that brings great tunes but loses much of Guy Ritchie’s style from the one released last summer.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Alex Meraz Snags Lead Role in “Scalped”

alex meraz excerptSuicide Squad actor Alex Meraz joins WGN America’s Scalped, the anticipated drama series based on DC’s graphic novel, and Jeremy Luke reunites with his Magic City co-star Milo Ventimiglia on This is Us

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Parks and Rec” Alum Retta Joins Mae Whitman for “Good Girls”

retta excerptRyan Murphy reunites with Glee‘s Darren Criss for the highly anticipated second season of American Crime Story and Parks and Recreation‘s Retta returns to NBC for the drama Good Girls

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2016 Election Inspires Wave of Upcoming Television Series

ryan murphy excerptTelevision creatives have the President on their mind as the 2016 election has become the subject of a handful of scripted dramas, but while many in Hollywood look a year behind, it may have more of an impact if they instead look to what is happening today.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Parenthood” Star Mae Whitman to Top Line “Good Girls” on NBC

mae whitman excerptMae Whitman is a “good girl” in NBC’s pilot, Kiefer Sutherland will reunite with Geoff Pierson on Designated Survivor, and Ilfenesh Hadera has won a lead role in Greg Berlanti’s Deception pilot.

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Starz & BBC Team Up for “Howards End” Adaptation with Hayley Atwell & Matthew Macfadyen

haley atwell excerptE.M. Forster’s classic novel Howards End is getting an update as Starz has joined BBC to co-produce a project adapted by Oscar-nominated writer Kenneth Lonergan. The limited series will star Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tracey Ullman.

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14 TV Relationship Goals Worth Bingeing This Valentine’s Day

jessica jonesIn the last few years, television has set a high bar for relationships whether it’s a traditional married couple, best friends, or arch rivals. In honor of the day of love, we’re highlighting fourteen of our favorite couples on television.

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Amazon Orders “Electric Dreams” from Ronald D. Moore & Bryan Cranston

bryan cranston excerptStreaming site Amazon has given a 10-episode order to the sci-fi series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, and Bryan Cranston. Sony Pictures is the studio.

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DC Pilot “Scalped” Books Lily Gladstone

lily gladstone excerptThe long-gestating Scalped at WGN America looks to be on the move as the project has cast Lily Gladstone in the first series regular role. The pilot was first ordered almost a year ago and is based on DC’s Vertigo imprint, first published in 2007.

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HBO Orders “Succession” from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

adam mckay will ferrell excerptPolitical drama Succession has landed a series order from HBO. The series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and writer Jesse Armstrong received a pilot order last summer, which McKay directed.

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“Scary Movie” Scribes Ready to Lampoon “Star Wars” on Perilous Path of Fandom Parodies

jason friedberg aaron seltzerScary Movie writers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have signed on to write and direct Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens the Last Jedi Who Went Rogue. The Star Wars spoof is currently in preproduction, but looking back on fandom parodies shows a perilous path ahead.

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We For She Unveils 2017 WriteHer List

we for she excerptFor the third year, We for She has released it’s WriteHer List. The list highlights the industry’s favorite television scripts written by women and depicting female-driven stories. This year, the list even includes one of the Launch Pad Pilot Competition’s own alums.

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“Iron Fist” Announces His Arrival to the Marvel-Netflix Universe in First Trailer

iron fistNetflix has set such a high bar for their Marvel series with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, and now Iron Fist is hoping to find the same level of success. With the release of the first official trailer here, how does the new hero stack up?

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“Katrina: American Crime Story” Casts Annette Bening as Louisiana Governor

annette beningThe highly anticipated second season of American Crime Story from Ryan Murphy, which centers on Hurricane Katrina, has added of Annette Bening in a major role. The four-time Oscar nominee is set to play Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

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77 (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAn abused mother and daughter seek refuge at a seemingly safe place until they’re entrapped with a holy terror by the deadliest blizzard of the century.

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The CW Greenlights “Black Lightning” Pilot from Greg Berlanti

black lightning excerptGreg Berlanti has landed his fourth pilot order with Black Lightning. The series, written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, was set up at The CW after a bidding war between multiple networks.

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Hulu Assembles its Heroes for “Marvel’s Runaways”

runaways excerptMarvel has booked its cast for the upcoming Runaways series on Hulu. The series hails from Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Marvel Television, and ABC Signature.

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“Boondocks” Creator Developing Alternate Universe Drama at Amazon

Aaron McGruder, author of "The Boondocks" comic stripAfter finding success with alternate universe drama Man in the High Castle, Amazon is hoping lightning will strike with a second alternate universe series, this one from Aaron McGruder and Will Packer. Plot details on the untitled series are currently being kept under wraps.

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