'Longmire' Officially Renewed For A Third Season
Some three months after exec producer John Coveny said on Twitter that Longmire would be back for Season Three, A&E has officially renewed the Robert Taylor-fronted drama for another ten episode run. Having averaged 3.7 million total viewers during Season Two and climaxing with a season high of 4.4 mil in its August finale, Longmire stands as A&E’s most-watched original drama series of all time. Season Three of Longmire should premiere sometime in summer 2014.
Wilmer Valderrama Joins 'From Dusk Till Dawn'
Robert Rodriguez’s anticipated television adaptation of his famed 1990s vampire movie continues to grow, with the addition of more notable actors. Wilmer Valderrama of That '70's Show fame has now also joined the cast. Valderrama will undertake a major role playing the villain Carlos Madrigal, a Mexican crime lord. His role is one of the characters that has been added to the series adaptation, of which there is no one comparable in the film. From Dusk Till Dawn is currently filming in Texas, and is set to premiere in early 2014.
Comedy Central Renews 'Adam Devine's House Party'
Thirty-year-old comic actor Adam DeVine is all over the place these days and a few weeks ago, DeVine embarked on his first solo series, Adam DeVine's House Party. Airing on Comedy Central, Adam Devine's House Party premiered on October 24th, and will end its eight episode initial season on December 20th. The second eight episode season of Adam DeVine's House Party will hit the air in 2014.
Noah Bean And Zeljko Ivanek Join '12 Monkeys'
Two more actors have been cast in the Syfy's new show 12 Monkeys. The first is Nikita alum Noah Bean. Bean will play Aaron Marker, a political strategist. Also joining the pilot, in a guest star capacity, is Emmy winner Zeljko Ivanek (Damages, Heroes, The Event). Ivanek is set to portray Leland Frost, a high profile venture capitalist and philanthropist that bankrolls groundbreaking biological research.
'Orphan Black' Season Two Premiere Date Announced
BBC America have announced the Season Two premiere date of Orphan Black, which will be April 19th 2014 and consist of ten episodes. The show stars Tatiana Maslany as small time crook Sarah Manning, who comes to discover that she was one of dozens of clones, all born in 1984 via in vitro fertilisation procedures. The clones are tracked by members of a shadowy government organization, and are all in constant danger.
Christopher Gorham Cast In Key 'Once Upon A Time' Role Covert Affair’s Christopher Gorham, known for playing CIA Agent Auggie Anderson, has just been cast on Once Upon a Time. Apparently, Gorham’s character is quite important, but he will only appear briefly. However, this doesn’t mean the role won’t lead to a recurring or permanent gig. The mysterious casting seems to be a key character in the land of Storybrooke or Neverland or the Enchanted Forest or whatever other magical land the hit series takes us to next.
Lifetime Renews 'Witches Of East End' For A Second Season
Lifetime must be enjoying life on the dark side, as the cable network has elected to renew its original drama Witches of East End for a second season. The shows debut season has been a huge success for Lifetime, averaging over three million viewers weekly. Witches of East End finishes up its 10 episode first season over the next three Sundays, concluding on December 15th with 'Oh, What a World!.
Odette Annable To Guest Star On 'Two And A Half Men'
Former House doc Odette Annable is about to get Walden's pulse racing on Two and a Half Men. The actress is set to appear on the CBS sitcom's 11th season as part of a major arc that will include multiple episodes. Annable will play boss and potential love interest to Ashton Kutcher's perpetual bachelor. Annable's debut is set for January 2nd 2014.
David Bradley Joins Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Strain'
Just days after FX ordered The Strain for 13 episodes, the horror vampire series has secured one of its more important roles. With John Hurt vacating, the Guillermo del Toro-led thriller was in need of casting the mysterious and perhaps brilliant Professor Abraham Setrakian, a key player in a massive viral outbreak. David Bradley, an alum of Game of Thrones and the Harry Potter franchise, among scores of other films, has been selected for the role of Setrakian. The show is currently looking at a July 2014 release date.
Syfy Announces Premiere Date Of 'Bitten' The Stateside debut of Bitten, starring Smallville‘s Laura Vandervoort will premiere Monday, January 13th at 10/9c. Bitten is a Canadian-produced series based on the Women of the Otherworld novels and starring Vandervoort as the lone female werewolf in existence. The Bitten cast also includes Greg Bryk, Greyston Holt and Paul Greene.
Syfy Sets Premiere Date For 'Helix' Helix, which follows a team of CDC scientists, led by The 4400‘s Billy Campbell, who travel to a remote high-tech research facility to investigate a possible outbreak, will debut Friday, January 10th at 10/9c, with two episodes. The cast also includes Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé, Jordan Hayes and Neil Napier.
Chi Mcbride Promoted To Series Regular On 'Hawaii Five-O' Chi McBride‘s visit to Hawaii just got extended. CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 has promoted the beloved TV veteran to series regular status, after his appearance thus far in three Season Four episodes as SWAT Captain Lou Grover.
'Melissa & Joey' Christmas Special Date Announced
It was reported back in September that Melissa & Joey would be back for a Christmas special and ABC has now announced the date. The Christmas special of Melissa & Joey will air December 11th 2013 8/7c.
'The Mentalist' Jumping Two Years Ahead After Red John Episode
Not only will this week's The Mentalist be a game-changer for the series, aka Jane (Simon Baker) finally comes face to face with Red John, but it looks like it will also influence the rest of the season in a time jump way. The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller revealed that beginning with the December 1st episode the rest of Season Six will be two years ahead of where this Sunday's episode ends.
Leah Remini To Recur On 'The Exes' Leah Remini will soon be joining the already stacked cast of TVLand sitcom The Exes. Leah will portray Nicki, sister to David Alan Basche's Stuart Gardner character. Nicki is described as a tough-talking, no-nonsense, stylish and sexy woman from Staten Island. It is currently unclear just how many episodes Remini's character will appear in, but her role is confirmed to be a multiple episode arc. The Exes returns for the second half of its third season on Wednesday, December 11th.