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TV Casting Round-Up (03.29.18) Miranda Cosgrove, Amy Rutberg, Tom Maden Land Roles & More…

TVExcerptFormer iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove has joined a high-profile multi-camera/hybrid comedy pilot. Meanwhile, Scream alum Tom Maden is set as a lead in a hybrid comedy pilot. All this and more on today’s round-up.

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Chelsea Handler Inks First-Look Deal with Universal TV

ChelseaExcerptHandler recently wrapped her Netflix talk show Chelsea, and before that she did a successful seven-year run as host of E!’s Chelsea Lately.

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Sissy Spacek Will Play Julia Roberts’ Mother in Amazon Series “Homecoming”

SissySpacekGettyThe Oscar-winning actor, a three-time Emmy nominee, has been having success doing shows for streaming networks following Netflix’s Bloodline and the upcoming Castle Rock series for Hulu.

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New “Westworld” Season 2 Trailer Offers a First Glimpse at a New World (Video)

WestworldSeason2TrailerThe second season of the series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy will continue to explore the android-infused fantasy worlds that originated with Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name.

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“Outlander” Star Tobias Menzies to Play Prince Philip in “The Crown”

tobias menzieMenzies takes over the role from Doctor Who alum Matt Smith. The actor has been seen in Game of Thrones, Outlander, The Night Manager, and most recently in The Terror.

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Netflix Orders TV Series “Cursed” From Frank Miller & Tom Wheeler Based on Lady of the Lake

NetflixExcerpt The project is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful, yet tragic Lady of the Lake.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” Releases Thrilling New Trailer (Video)

handmailds tale trailer bannerIt’s just a few short weeks until the return of Hulu’s award-winning drama The Handmaid’s Tale and it looks to be an epic sophomore season from the trailers that have been released. This latest one asks the audience, “Is this what freedom looks like?”

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.27.18) Mike Colter, Ashley Tisdale, Connie Britton Land Roles & More…

TVExcerptMarvel’s Luke Cage star Mike Colter is set to reprise a role on CBS. Meanwhile, Ashley Tisdale has been cast in an upcoming comedy pilot. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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“Big Little Lies” Season 2 Adds “Alienist” Actor Douglas Smith

douglas smithThe Emmy-winning series has already announced the return of season one stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley, as well as the addition of Oscar-winner Meryl Streep.

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Javier Bardem to Play Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortés in Amazon Miniseries From Steven Spielberg

Bardem Spielberg CortesSpielberg’s Oscar-winning Schindler’s List scribe Steven Zaillian wrote the script, which is based on a 50-year old script by blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo.

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Starz Orders Gregg Araki, Steven Soderbergh Comedy Series “Now Apocalypse”

ArakiSoderberghThe surreal L.A.-based coming-of-age comedy is written by author and Vice.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino, and it follows Araki directing a number of episodes of the Soderbergh-produced Red Oaks series for Amazon.

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“One Day At a Time” Lands Season 3 Renewal from Netflix

one day at a time The series is a remake of the Norman Lear sitcom and centers on a Cuban-American family. The cast includes Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, and Todd Grinnell.

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“Fear the Walking Dead” Season 4 Trailer Confirms “Walking Dead” Crossover

LennieJamesFeartheWalkingDeadLennie James’ Morgan heads West for the new season of the spin-off show which premieres on AMC on April 15.

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Mark Gordon, Entertainment One Developing “Street Fighter” TV Series

StreetFighterSeriesJoey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding, who made the popular live-action webseries Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist for Machisma have been retained as exec. producers on the new series.

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Fremantle Media Options “Kurt Busiek’s Astro City” To Develop into Series

FremantleAstroCityThe long-running superhero series was created by Busiek with artists Alex Ross and Brent Anderson back in 1995 with Busiek co-writing the proposed series pilot with Rick Alexander.

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NBC Names 2018 Class for Its Late Night Writers Workshop

nbc bannerAlyssa Feller, Jonathan Giles, Michael Hartney, John Mahone, Cameron Smith, Natasha Vaynblat and Bryan Yang have been named to take part in the six-day program held at 30 Rock meant to help promote comedy writing talent from diverse backgrounds.

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Doug Liman’s YouTube Red Series “Impulse” Gets a Teaser Trailer (Video)

ImpulseBased on Steven Gould’s third book in the Jumper series, the YouTube Originals show stars Maddie Hasson as a teen girl from a small town in upstate New York who discovers she has teleportation powers.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.22.18) – Jerry O’Connell to Play Sheldon’s Brother on “Big Bang Theory” and More…

jerry o'connellThe Big Bang Theory is continuing to add to Sheldon’s family in adulthood with Jerry O’Connell joining the show for a guest-starring role as Sheldon’s brother, Georgie. The character appears on the spin-off series Young Sheldon played by Montana Jordan. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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“Barry” Review: Bill Hader’s HBO Show Plays Like “Dexter” Goes to Theater Camp, And It’s One of the Best Comedy Pilots We’ve Seen in Years

Barry TV ReviewBarry feels like something Shane Black might’ve written, but rather than being big, broad and commercial like Black’s early hits, it’s more in line with the crime comedies he’s been making of late, such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys,” writes Jeff Sneider.

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The Karate Kid is Back in YouTube Red’s Official Trailer for Spinoff “Cobra Kai” (Video)

cobra kaiIf Cobra Kai is able to balance humor and an honest coming-of-age story in the show as well as they did in this trailer, then they may be able to achieve the win YouTube Red needs.

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“Suicide Squad” Star Karen Fukuhara Joins Amazon Superhero Series “The Boys”

karen fukuharaThe show is based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke will serve as showrunner, and Evan Golberg and Seth Rogen are set to direct.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.20.18) – Sinbad and Jessica Moore Tapped to Star in Fox Comedy “Rel”

sinbadActor-comedian Sinbad is headed to the small screen for Fox’s comedy pilot Rel. Joining him is Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore who replaces previously cast Angel Laketa Moore. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, & Evan Peters to Return for Season 8 of “American Horror Story”

american horror storyKathy Bates did not appear in the last season as she was in the midst of filming her Netflix comedy series Disjointed. Bates and Sarah Paulson have both received Emmy wins for their team ups with executive producer Ryan Murphy in the past.

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“Roseanne” Means Business in the Series Teaser Trailer (Video)

roseanne teaser“I’m on my way… and I mean business!” declares star Roseanne Barr as she slowly glides up familiar stairs on a motorized chair in ABC’s teaser trailer for Roseanne revival premiering later this month.

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“Get Out” Star Allison Williams Boards “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

allison williamsThe show stars Neil Patrick Harris and is based on the popular children series by Lemony Snicket. Williams will guest star in the upcoming third season which will be the show’s last.

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Syfy Unveils First Footage of George R.R. Martin Space Drama “Nightflyers” (Video)

FlyersExcerptThe drama, based on Martin’s 1980 novella and the 1987 film of the same name, follows eight scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of the solar system .

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“Cloak & Dagger” Trailer Has 2 Teenage Superheroes Joining Forces (Video)

CloakExcerptThe series follows Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph), two teenagers from very different upbringings who find themselves awakened to newly-discovered superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.19.18) – Jenna Dewan Tatum, Stellan Skarsgård, and Emily Watson Board Projects and More…

jenna dewan tatumJenna Dewan Tatum has joined Fox’s untitled musical drama and Ving Rhames has booked a series regular role in the reboot of Cagney & Lacey. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Juliette Lewis Joins Jennifer Garner in Lena Dunham’s New HBO Series “Camping”

Juliette Lewis CampingDavid Tennant will co-star in the comedy alongside real-life couple Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman, as well as Bridget Everett, who will have a recurring role as a gun-loving lesbian.

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“Legends of Tomorrow” Promotes Matt Ryan’s Constantine to Series Regular

legends-of-tomorrow-constantineMatt Ryan’s portrayal of the role has found great success following the cancellation of the series Constantine on NBC. In addition to appearances on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, Ryan has also voiced the role in the upcoming series on CW Seed and the animated film Justice League Dark.

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