Fox’s midseason drama, THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE, has been retitled as LOOKINGLASS, the network announced.
Per Fox, LOOKINGLASS is about “a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old (Rob Kazinsky, “True Blood”) with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.”
The network also released a little tease for the series…
LOOKINGLASS will debut in 2016 on Fox.
“There’s going to be a new villain that people haven’t seen before, who is going to bring a lot of havoc,” SLEEPY HOLLOW co-creator Alex Kurtzman shared.
The baddie won’t be the only new face who is new in SLEEPY HOLLOW’s third season: Nikki Reed (who is playing Betsy Ross), Shannyn Sossamon (who is playing Pandora), and Lance Gross (who is playing Abbie’s boss, Daniel Reynolds) have joined the Fox series, full-time. (Season 2 guest star Zach Appelman, who played Corbin’s son, Joe, is also now a regular cast member.)
When BONES returns for its eleventh season premiere in five weeks, one key member of the team will be MIA: Booth — who, along with Brennan, left DC to get a fresh start at the end of season 10 — has completely vanished.
“The season opener hits pretty hard; [Booth]’s disappeared,” BONES star Tamara Taylor (Cam) teased. “The entire gang is besides themselves. Needless to say Dr. Brennan is a mess. It’s all about finding out what happened to him, where he is, and what he’s into. It’s not looking good.”
Complicating matters is the fact that Booth had a gambling relapse before he left DC.
White will play, Dr. Beth Mayer, “an accomplished, sharp as a tack, absolutely fabulous squintern who is brought in to assist in a murder linked to fantasy football — which just happens to be one of her many areas of expertise!” (Um, who can’t wait to see Betty freaking White talking about fantasy football.)
But not everyone will be happy to see her. Dr. Mayer has “a half century of work under her belt,” which makes her “without a doubt the world’s most experienced forensic anthropologist, which will lead to some serious competition with Dr. Brennan (Emily Deschanel) to prove who is the more brilliant scientist!”
The casting news was first broken by White herself on Twitter.
— Betty White (@BettyMWhite) August 27, 2015
White is the second big name guest star for the upcoming eleventh season of BONES: Kim Raver will be appearing in the two-part season premiere as an agent who is helping the team find a missing Booth.
BONES returns Thursday, October 1st at 8 PM on Fox.
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The Smith family is sticking around.
TBS has renewed AMERICAN DAD for two seasons, the network announced. The order — for 44 episodes — will bring the show to its 13th season, and will keep the animated comedy on the air until at least 2018.
“AMERICAN DAD! has thrived since coming to TBS and Adult Swim, demonstrating the Turner portfolio’s ability to build enduring hits through a combination of smart programming, savvy promotion and extensive multiplatform distribution,” said Deborah Bradley, executive vice president of networks optimization and content commercialization for Turner Broadcasting, in a statement. “We look forward to keeping the crazy-but-lovable Smith family around for a long time.”
Season 11 of AMERICAN DAD is set to bow in early 2016.
HOMELAND’s season 5 trailer is here!
A couple of years have passed between the fourth and fifth seasons, and Carrie is out of the CIA and into private security…but that, of course, can’t stand for long.
So when the CIA’s data is breached, some familiar faces think Carrie may know more about what’s going on than she should.
Check out the trailer for HOMELAND’s fifth season…
HOMELAND returns Sunday, October 4th at 9 PM on Showtime.
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is adding to its guest star roster: 24 star Mary Lynn Rajskub is dropping by for the third season premiere, Fox announced.
Rajskub will play Genevieve, “a successful art gallery owner whom Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) thinks might be his soulmate.” (So far, it’s shaping up to be a busy love season for Charles Boyle — Archie Panjabi is appearing in the second episode as an officer who is also interested in Boyle.)
In addition to Rajskub’s six seasons and one event series playing Chloe on 24, she’s also appeared on CALIFORNICATION and 2 BROKE GIRLS.
Are you excited to see Rajskub on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE?
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE returns Sunday, September 27th at 8:30 PM on Fox.
Hulu has renewed DIFFICULT PEOPLE for a second season, the streaming site announced. The second season will consist of 10 episodes.
“We have been big fans of DIFFICULT PEOPLE from day one and are so happy to have [creator/star] Julie [Klausner] and [star] Billy [Eichner] be part of the Hulu family,” said Craig Erwich, SVP, Head of Content, Hulu in a statement. “I cannot wait to see what a whole new season will bring and am pleased to bring more of their hilarious brand of comedy to fans.”
“From our first meeting with Julie, Billy and Amy, to the spec pilot we shot with them, to Hulu’s spectacular and ongoing commitment, this has been a dream of a show. And I’m not just saying that because I’m afraid of them,” said Jeff Wachtel, President, Universal Cable Productions and Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
“I’m the luckiest girl in the world to be able to make more episodes of DIFFICULT PEOPLE,” said Klausner. “This must be what it feels like to win the lottery, have a fast metabolism or win an Oscar for MY COUSIN VINNY.”
The first five episodes of DIFFICULT PEOPLE’s first season are currently streaming on Hulu.
Taylor Swift has been bringing out surprise celebrity guests for many of her shows, but for TV nerds, nothing may top her guest on Wednesday night: Lisa Kudrow.
And though Swift has brought out TV actors in the past (Chris Rock and Kudrow’s FRIENDS co-star Matt LeBlanc were guests at an earlier Los Angeles show), this time she had Kudrow join her for a duet of the FRIENDS classic song, “Smelly Cat.”
(For non-FRIENDS fans: “Smelly Cat” was a song Kudrow’s character Phoebe wrote that popped up several times during the NBC comedy’s run — though, technically, viewers also learned that Phoebe’s biological father sang a similar sounding song to his daughter when she was very young.)
And, really, to see a live performance of “Smelly Cat” is pretty freaking great…
— STAPLES Center (@STAPLESCenter) August 27, 2015
August 26, 2015
With less than a month until LIMITLESS’ September 22nd series premiere, CBS has released 17 new shots from the show’s pilot. (Including series stars Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Hill Harper, and recurring cast Bradley Cooper, Ron Rifkin, and Blair Brown.)
Check out what’s in store on LIMITLESS…
LIMITLESS premieres Tuesday, September 22nd at 10 PM on CBS.
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