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TV Casting Round-Up (03.13.18) – CBS Casts Leads in Five Pilots & More…

cagney and laceyJust days after announcing her exit from Grey’s Anatomy, Sarah Drew has landed the the role of Cagney in CBS’s Cagney & Lacey reboot. Michelle Hurd has nabbed the role of Lacey. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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JESSICA JONES Review: Season Two

Jessica jones excerptSeason 2, Episodes 1-13 – The second season of Jessica Jones is perfectly adequate. The story is fine. The character development is fine. It’s aesthetically gorgeous. But it lacks the depth and relevance of the first season in a few crucial ways that leave this feeling pretty basic rather than transformative.

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“Annihilation” Director Alex Garland’s Silicon Valley Drama Pilot “Devs” Ordered by FX

AlexGarlandGettyGarland will write, direct and exec. produce the pilot about a female computer engineer investigating the disappearance of her boyfriend at a San Francisco tech company.

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Hulu Gives Straight-to-Series Order for Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington’s “Little Fires Everywhere”

ReeseKerryCeleste Ng’s book was optioned by Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine last year, who then brought it to Washington’s Simpson Street, and they brought on Liz Tigelaar (Casual) to adapt and act as showrunner for the series.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.12.18) – Robin Tunney, Sarah Wright Olsen, & Nina Dobrev Nab Starring Pilot Roles & More…

robin tunneyAfter several years away from television, Mad Men alum Vincent Kartheiser is back and set to star opposite Rachelle Lefevre in an untitled legal drama from Empire creator Danny Strong. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Nicole Kidman, David E. Kelley Team Up for “The Undoing” at HBO

nicole kidmanKidman, Kelley, and HBO found great success this past year with their breakout hit Big Little Lies which won eight Emmy Awards and four Golden Globes. The Undoing will be a limited series based on the book You Should Have Known.

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“Frozen” Duo Josh Gad, Kristen Bell to Star in Animated Comedy “Central Park,” Which Gets Two-Season Order From Apple

gad bellApple previously announced orders for a drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, a comedy with Kristen Wiig, and the Amazing Stories reimagining from Steven Speilberg and Bryan Fuller.

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Anna Paquin to Topline Limited Series “Flack” for Pop TV

<> at Build Studio on January 18, 2018 in New York City.The Oscar-winner has most recently been seen on the small screen in WGN’s Bellevue, the Margaret Atwood adaptation of Alias Grace, and Amazon’s Electric Dreams.

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TIMELESS Review: Season Two

Timeless ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus are back on Timeless attempting to stop Rittenhouse from creating a tyrannical world that only benefits its members.

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RISE Review: Season One

Season 2, Episodes 1-10 – Created by Jason Katims and inspired by the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove, Rise is about an English teacher who feels unfilled with his current position and decides to lead the drama program.

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“Rosewood” Star Gabrielle Dennis Cast as Whitney Houston in BET’s “The Bobby Brown Story”

GabrielleDennisWhitneyThe limited series picks up where BET’s hit The New Edition Story left off with Woody McClain reprising his role as the R ‘n’ B “bad boy.”

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“Timeless” Creator Eric Kripke Talks What to Expect in Season 2

timeless 1NBC canceled Timeless last year, but three days later reversed that decision and ordered another season after a passionate outcry from fans of the show. Now co-creator and executive producer Eric Kripke is talking about where the series is headed in its sophomore season.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.09.18) Kelly Rutherford, Lex Scott Davis, Lesli Margherita Land Roles & More…

TVExcerptGossip Girl alum Kelly Rutherford has been cast in Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars‘ spinoff pilot The Perfectionists. Meanwhile, Training Day alumna Lex Scott Davis has been cast as the central character and female lead in ABC’s drama pilot For Love. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Bravo Developing Limited Series Based on “The Fifth Beatle” Graphic Novel

BrianEpsteinFifthBeatleVivek J. Tiwary will adapt his graphic novel about Beatles manager Brian Epstein that was published by Dark Horse Comics in 2013. Bravo has acquired access to the Beatles catalogue for the series.

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SNEAKY PETE Review: Season Two

sneaky pete excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-10 – Giovanni Ribisi is back as Marius Josipovic, the con artist with a heart of gold. Still masquerading as his old cell mate Pete Murphy, Marius suddenly finds himself on the hook to Serbian gangsters for 11 million dollars, and he needs all his old friends to keep himself and his new family alive.

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CHAMPIONS Review: Season One

Season 1, Episodes 1-3 – With most comedies, the pilot is rough and they spend their first season working out the kinks, but that’s not the case in Mindy Kaling’s new series.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.08.18) Gil Birmingham, Jane Leeves, Dermot Mulroney Land Roles & More…

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Wind River‘s Gil Birmingham is set for a recurring role on the 3rd season of TNT’s Animal Kingdom. Meanwhile, Frasier alumna Jane Leeves has been tapped for a leading role in Fox’s untitled Erin Foster single-camera comedy pilot. All this and more on today’s TV casting round up.

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“Suits” Spinoff with Gina Torres Picked up to Series

GinaExcerptThe series centers on lawyer Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics.

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17 Iconic Women of Television in Honor of International Women’s Day

oprahWomen have been flooding the streets in impressive numbers to bring awareness to a plethora of women’s rights issues. Now, as we celebrate Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, let’s take a look back at some of the most important women in television history.

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AMC Comedy “Dietland” Gets Two First Look Teasers (Video)

DietlandFirstLookThe series exec. produced by Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, UnREAL) and starring Joy Nash and Emmy winner Julianna Margulies will air two back-to-back episodes on June 4.

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Latest “Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 trailer is Darker Than Ever (Video)

handmaidsExcerptThe follow-up season to the series’ Emmy-winning debut will be shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the misogynistic and dystopian horrors of Gilead.

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THE OATH Review: Season One

Season 1, Episodes 1-5 – Crackle’s new series highlights a corrupt gang world within the police force. What should be something we’ve seen many times before ultimately flips the script but fails to dive deep into the interesting ensemble.

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RLJE Picks Up Nicolas Cage Thriller “Mandy” After Midnight Premiere at Sundance

Mandy ReviewThe distributor hopes to release the new Panos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) Cosmatos film, co-starring Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache, sometime over the summer.

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Jon Favreau to Write, Exec. Produce Live Action “Star Wars” Series

jon-favreau-excerptFilmmaker Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book, Iron Man) has been hired by Lucasfilm to write and exec. produce an untitled Star Wars series, a project done for Disney’s direct-to-consumer steaming platform.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.07.18) Ginnifer Goodwin, Yusuf Gatewood, Brooke Elliott Land Roles & More…

TVExcerptFormer Once Upon A Time star Ginnifer Goodwin is returning to ABC as the female lead in an upcoming comedy pilot. Meanwhile, The Orginals co-star Yusuf Gatewood has landed one of the male leads in an upcoming NBC drama pilot. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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More Misfortune Awaits in “Series of Unfortunate Events” Season 2 Trailer (Video)

SeriesExcerptThis season continues the misadventures of the surviving members of the Baudelaire family as they continue to try and escape the evil clutches of Count Olaf.

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“The Good Doctor” Renewed for Season 2 at ABC

GoodDoctorExcerpt The series is currently the second highest-rated show on ABC, behind only Grey’s Anatomy.

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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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HAP AND LEONARD Review: Season Three

Season 3, Episodes 1-4 – In its most captivating installment yet, Hap and Leonard displays a newfound focus and maturity, alongside invigorating new cast members.

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LIFE SENTENCE Review: Season One

Season 1, Episodes 1-2 – Stella finds out she’s no longer going to die in six to eight months, but also learns that basically every part of her life up to that moment has been a lie.

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