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TV Casting Round-Up (03.16.17) – Emily VanCamp Joins Fox Medical Drama, “Parenthood” Alum Monica Potter to Star Opposite Jeremy Piven, Nia Long to Topline “Goldbergs” Spinoff, and More…

emily vancamp excerptCommunity alum Yvette Nicole Brown has boarded the untitled Mayor City comedy, Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton has joined Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and Nia Long is set to star in The Goldbergs spinoff.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.15.17) – John Larroquette Looks to Return to TV, Eva Longoria & Ken Marino Team Up for Half-Hour, a “Mad Men” Star Joins CBS Navy SEAL Pilot, and More…

eva longoriaEva Longoria and Ken Marino are set to lead an all-star cast in Type-A, and John Larroquette may be returning to television as he boards Me, Myself & I.

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Gaumont Developing “The Star Shards Chronicles” as Animated Series

star shards chronicles excerptEpic trilogy The Star Shards Chronicles has been picked up by Gaumont for a high-concept animated series adaptation. The books were penned by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.14.17) – Jim Caviezel Reunites with CBS, Jane Lynch to Topline NBC Comedy, “Scrubs” Star Boards “Spaced Out”, and More…

jim caviezelSteven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience adds to its lineup, CW’s Valor rounds out its lead roles, and Jane Lynch is headed to NBC.

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Graymail (Spec Pilot)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMSeries set in a secret Government courtroom where spies are tried for treason and revolves around an eccentric defense attorney who is more than willing to risk his own life to protect his whistle-blower clients from powerful Government persecution. Homeland meets Suits in tone.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Jessica Jones”, “The Good Wife”, & “O.C.” Alums Score Pilot Roles

erin moriarty excerptJessica Jones actor Erin Moriarty has landed a spot in an untitled thriller on Fox opposite Archie Panjabi and Rita Wilson, while Jane the Virgin‘s Sofia Pernas is joining NBC’s military drama For God and Country.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Jon Cryer Makes His Return to the Small Screen

Jon CryerJon Cryer has been cast as the lead in the upcoming ABC pilot Losing It, Noah Wyle to star in the CBS drama pilot Perfect Citizen

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Marvel’s Inhumans” Fills Out the Royal Family

inhumansMarvel’s Inhumans has added five new castmembers including one mysterious role, and Rosie Perez is set to headline NBC’s Drama High.

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TV Casting Round-Up: CBS Casts Leads in “Big Bang Theory” Prequel

Generated by IJG JPEG LibraryBig Bang Theory prequel has found its leads to take on the roles of Sheldon Cooper and his mother, while Alice Eve has landed a the title role in CBS’s Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices.

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Marvel Taps Amy Acker to Topline Fox Pilot

amy acker excerptAgents of SHIELD alum Amy Acker is swapping one Marvel series for another as she boards Fox’s untitled X-Men pilot in the female lead role. Acker joins the project with Emma Dumont and Percy Hynes White.

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Immortal (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAn alternate history based on real people and events about the hunt for Jack the Ripper in NYC in 1891.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Casey Wilson to Headline “The Sackett Sisters” for NBC

casey wilson excerptHappy Endings alum Casey Wilson has landed at NBC to star opposite Busy Philipps in Tina Fey’s single camera comedy The Sackett Sisters. Several networks have been fighting to land Wilson the past few weeks before she settled on Fey’s sitcom today.

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Marvel’s “Inhumans” Finds its Medusa in “Graceland” Grad Serinda Swan

swan-medusa-excerptThe cast for Marvel’s Inhumans has been stacking up and after the announcement of Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount as Black Bolt, they wasted no time in naming Graceland alum Serinda Swan as Medusa, his wife and almighty Queen of the Inhumans.

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“Ugly Betty” Star Ana Ortiz Joins Voice Cast of Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” Sequel (Exclusive)

Ana Ortiz Wreck It Ralph 2Plot details for the sequel have been sparse, but John C. Reilly has previously teased that Ralph will leave the arcade and wreck the Internet this time around.

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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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The CW Taps Cress Williams as Lead For “Black Lightning”

cress-williams-excerptThe CW’s adaptation of Black Lightning is getting charged up as it has found its lead in Cress Williams. The Hart of Dixie alum will play the titular DC superhero in Greg Berlanti’s pilot written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

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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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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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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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2016 Launch Pad Alum Jay Riedl Signs with APA (EXCLUSIVE)

Jay RiedlJay Riedl, a Launch Pad Alum from our 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, has signed with APA. This follows her pilot Snark landing in the Top 25 of last year’s competition and a first signing with Echo Lake Entertainment.

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Amy Poehler Executive Producing HBO Series Starring John Roberts of “Bob’s Burgers”

Amy Poehler ExcerptCable giant HBO has put into development Edison, a new dark comedy musical from the minds of John Roberts and H. Jon Benjamin, who both provide voices on the popular Fox animated series Bob’s Burgers. They’ll also executive produce alongside Amy Poehler.

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CBS Films Acquires Pitch for Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain Adventure Film “Tesla & Twain”

Mark Twain Nikola Tesla ExcerptJoining the growing list of projects in development about the famed Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla is Tesla & Twain, a pitch acquired by CBS Films. The project was written by Eric Siegel, with The Jungle Book’s Brigham Taylor producing.

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Tesla & Twain (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA fictional exploration of the real historical friendship between The Adventures of Tom Sawyer author Mark Twain and genius inventor Nikola Tesla.

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Hulu Acquires Drama Based on Banned Book from “Jane the Virgin” Star Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez ExcerptIn a competitive situation, Hulu has acquired a new drama series based on the book Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass from author Meg Medina. Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez will executive produce via her I Can and I Will Productions banner.

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in and Produce “The Black Hand” for Paramount

Leonardo DiCaprio ExcerptOscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce The Black Hand, a new film set up at Paramount Pictures based on the book of the same name by Stephan Talty. DiCaprio’s Appian Way banner will co-produce alongside The Gotham Group.

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The Black Hand (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMNYPD detective Joseph Petrosino investigates and attempts to bring down the gang whose calling card is a black hand.

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Ben Schwartz and Noël Wells to Star in Netflix Original Film “Happy Anniversary”

Ben Schwartz ExcerptStreaming giant Netflix has tapped Ben Schwartz and Noël Wells as the leads for their new original film Happy Anniversary. The project, written and directed by Jared Stern, will also feature Annie Potts and Joe Pantoliano in supporting roles.

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MGM Nabs Sci-Fi Novella “Snapshot” by Brandon Sanderson

mgm-excerptThe Brandon Sanderson-penned sci-fi novella Snapshot has been acquired by MGM. Broken Road Productions (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse) and Entertainment 360 (Office Christmas Party) are set to produce.

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