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“Life Sentence” Creators on Landing Lucy Hale Post-“Pretty Little Liars”

life sentence “When we met her, she wasn’t actually looking to do another TV show right away,” co-creator and showrunner Erin Cardillo told Tracking Board ahead of the show’s premiere.

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Leslie Odom Jr. Leads Cast of CBS All Access’ Mystery Drama “$1”

leslie odom jr John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Philip Ettinger, Chris Denham, Kirrilee Berger and Gracie Lawrence with Jeff Perry and Sturgill Simpson are also all set to star.

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Jack Quaid Joins Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher in Amazon’s “The Boys”

jack quaid Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are set to direct the superhero drama, which was ordered straight-to-series late last year.

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Jordan Peele and Misha Green’s “Lovecraft Country” HBO Adaptation Adds Yann Demange as Director

yann demange The series, based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, follows Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father.

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“Charmed” Reboot Rounds Out Lead Trio With “Into the Badlands” Star Madeleine Mantock

madeleine mantock Mantock will play Macy, a practical, driven, and brilliant geneticist who has her world blown open when she discovers that the supernatural world is all too real.

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“The Blacklist” Alum Ryan Eggold to Star in NBC Medical Drama Pilot

ryan eggold The project is described as a character-driven medical drama that revolves around the new director of Bellevue Hospital (played by Eggold), whose maverick approach disrupts the status quo while always prioritizing patient care.

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Demián Bichir to Star in Eva Longoria’s ABC Drama Pilot “Grand Hotel”

demian bichir The show, based on a Spanish telenovela, is described as a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it, and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior.

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Jessica Alba Joins Gabrielle Union in NBC’s “Bad Boys” Spinoff Pilot

jessica alba The Blacklist writers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier will write the pilot for the untitled potential series, which is from Sony TV.

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“Stranger Things” Adds Maya Hawke as Series Regular in Season 3

maya thurman hawke Thurman-Hawke will play a new “alternative girl” in Hawkins, while Ferguson will reprise her role as the scene-stealing Erica.

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Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington to Star in “Little Fires Everywhere” Limited Series Adaptation

reese-witherspoon-excerpt The project, based on Celeste Ng’s bestselling novel, is being shopped to premium cable and streaming platforms.

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“Last Jedi” Breakout Star Kelly Marie Tran Joins Elizabeth Olsen in Facebook Series “Sorry for Your Loss”

kelly marie tran The 10-episode series is described as a dark comedy that explores the life of young widow as she deals with the grief of losing her husband while reconnecting with relationships of her past.

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Pilot Season 2018: The Complete Network Guide (Updating)

pilot season 2018UPDATED Every comedy and drama pilot as ordered by the broadcast networks for potential series pickup for the 2018-19 TV season will be listed here as they are announced.

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Alyson Hannigan to Lead ABC Comedy Pilot “Man of the House” From Producer Kerry Washington

alyson hannigan The show is a multi-camera hybrid family comedy about two recently divorced sisters who decide to move in together to raise their kids under one roof.

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“The Magicians” Renewed for Season 4 on Syfy

the magicians Thirteen new episodes will premiere on Syfy in 2019.

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“Sleepy Hollow” Alum Janina Gavanker Joins Fox’s Untitled Erin Foster Comedy Pilot

janina gavankar New Girl creator Liz Meriwether is executive producing the project with Oly Obst and Josh Lieberman.

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“Heathers” Reboot Premiere Delayed Following Parkland Shooting

heathers “While we stand firmly behind the show, in light of the recent tragic events in Florida and out of respect for the victims, their families and loved ones, we feel the right thing to do is delay the premiere until later this year,” Paramount Network said in a statement.

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“Big Little Lies” Season 2: More Original Cast Members Set to Return

big little lies ziggy James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling and Iain Armitage have closed deals to reprise their roles on the HBO drama series.

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“Big Little Lies” Season 2: Adam Scott to Return Opposite Reese Witherspoon

big little lies adam scott In Season 2, Scott’s character Ed is forced to confront major challenges in his marriage to Madeline (Reese Witherspoon).

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Toby Kebbell to Lead ABC’s “Salvage” Drama Pilot

toby kebbell Kebbell joins the previously-cast Charity Wakefield, who plays his character Jimmy’s ex, Gwen. Don Todd is writing and executive producing the ABC Studios project.

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“Orphan Black” Co-Creator Graeme Manson Set as TNT’s “Snowpiercer” Showrunner

snowpiercer The announcement comes a month after the show parted ways with Josh Friedman. Sources say the writer/producer, who wrote the pilot episode, left the show due to creative differences.

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“The Originals” Star Joseph Morgan to Lead Fox’s “Gone Baby Gone” Pilot

joseph morgan The untitled drama series follows private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Armed with their wits, their street knowledge and an undeniable chemistry, they right wrongs the law can’t in the working-class Boston borough of Dorchester.

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“Supergirl” Alum Floriana Lima Joins Marvel’s “The Punisher”

floriana lima Additionally, the Jon Bernthal-led anti-hero drama has added Josh Stewart and Giorgia Whigham for the new season, also in series regular roles.

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“Charmed” Reboot Adds Sarah Jeffery as One of the Three Sisters

sarah jeffrey The actress joins the previously cast Melonie Diaz, with one last sister character still to be cast. Jeffery will play Madison, described as a bubbly college freshman who finds witchcraft at odds with her goal of getting in to a super fun sorority.

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Kristin Chenoweth Replaces John Lithgow in NBC’s “Trial and Error” Season 2

kristin chenoweth “I’m excited to slip into a role that feels very right for me at this time,” Chenoweth said. “Plus, I’m surrounded by genius comedic actors and brilliant writing. I admire John Lithgow so much and want to make him proud by continuing what he began.”

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“Scandal” Star Bellamy Young to Headline ABC Pilot “False Profits”

bellamy young The actress will play the role of Laura, a single mom with two kids who tries to make the best of a bad situation. Tired of being ten steps behind, Laura signs up for a multi-level marketing scheme for selling cosmetics.

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Liz Gateley Out as Lifetime’s Head of Programming

liz gately The executive announced her departure in a lengthy e-mail to staff, which you can read inside.

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“Crashing,” “High Maintenance” Renewed for Third Seasons on HBO

crashing The Pete Holmes stand-up comedian sitcom and pot comedy will return for new episodes.

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“Superstore” Renewed for Season 4 on NBC

Superstore - Season 2 The America Ferrerra-led comedy is currently airing Season 3 and will return after the Olympics.

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Miranda Otto Joins Netflix’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series

Miranda Otto-Photo Credit Aleksandar Tomovic Kiernan Shipka stars in the Riverdale spinoff as Sabrina Spellman, with Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo and Lucy Davis also in the cast.

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Lauren Cohan Books ABC Pilot “Whiskey Cavalier” Amid “Walking Dead” Exit Rumors

lauren cohan walking dead The actress has been battling AMC on a contract to return to The Walking Dead for Season 9, but as time runs out (filming begins in May) and no deal in sight, at last publicly, Cohan began entertaining outside offers and said yes to the Scott Foley-led action dramedy.

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