Check back often, to this article, as news about your favorite TV shows develops.  Every month, TVEnthusiast will maintain an easy to read stream of news stories related to the television series that we cover.  If you find a story we missed, drop it in our comments.

February 28th, 2017

  • Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) has been cast in a new pilot for NBC titled Drama High.  Drama High follows the exceptional drama department of a middle class high school lead by a passionate teacher. – source:Deadline
  • Stephen Moyer (True Blood) has been cast in a lead role in Fox’s X-Men connected unvierse series from Bryan Singer (X-Men) and Matt Nix (Burn Notice). – source:Deadline
  • Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) has been cast in season 2 of BBC and PBS’s period drama Victoria. – source:Deadline
  • Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) has been cast in the lead role of Marvel’s Inhumans series.  Mount will be portraying Black Bolt, leader of the Inhumans. – source:Entertainment Weekly
  • Ahead of the release of season 1 of Ryan Murphy‘s new anthology series, Feud, Murphy has announced that season 2 will be about Prince Charles and Princess Dianasource:Entertainment Weekly
  • Showtime has ordered Melrose, a new limited series starring and produced by Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) – source:Deadline
  • Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) has joined Fox’s yet untitled pilot from Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air). – source:Deadline
  • Another Good Wife Alumni, Rita Wilson, has also joined Turner’s untitled pilot. – source:Deadline
  • Antwon Tanner (One Tree Hill) has joined the cast of Epix’s upcoming remake of Get Shorty, while Maurice Compte (Narcos) has joined the cast of Starz’s series Power. – source:Deadline
  • Antonio Jaramillo (Savages) has been cast in Sons of Anarchy spin-off series Mayan MC.  Jaramillo will be portraying Michael “Riz” Ariza, VP of the Mayans MC Santo Padre. – source:Deadline
  • Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Shaun Dooley (Broadchurch), Tom Cullen (The Other Half), Robert Emms (Kick Ass 2), Derek Riddell (The Missing), Sian Webber (Highlander: The Series), David Bamber (Rome), Kevin Eldon (Hot Fuzz), and Pedro Casablanc (Viral) have joined Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings) in the Guy Fawkes miniseries Gunpowder.  – source:Deadline
  • Kamal Angelo Bolden (Rosewood) has joined the cast of NBC’s Chicago Fire. – source:Deadline
  • YouTube’s subscription TV service, Youtube TV, which is set to compete with similar offerings from DirecTV Now, Sling TV, Playstation Vue, and Hulu, will come to market at $35/month with over 40 channels.  The service will launch within the next few months.  – source:Deadline
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office) has been cast in the ABC pilot Splitting Up Together – source:Deadline
  • Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) has been cast in CBS’ S.W.A.T. pilot, a remake, from Shawn Ryan (Terriers). – source:Deadline
  • Emerson Brooks (Captain America: Winter Soldier) has been upped to series regular for season 4 of TNT’s The Last Ship.  Brooks’ character, Captain Joseph Meylan, debuted last season. – source:Deadline

February 27th, 2017

  • John Hillcoat (The Road) to direct an episode of Black Mirror‘s upcoming 4th season.  The episode will be titled Crocodileand is rumored to feature 2 female protagonists, with  Andrea Riseborough (Birdman) expected to take one of the roles. – source:TrackingBoard
  • Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) is the first Actor cast in Marvel’s Inhumans series.  Rheon will portray Maximus the Mad, younger brother to series protagonist Black Bolt. – source:Variety
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) is set to star in HBO‘s yet untitled family drama from Alan Ball (True Blood) about a child who begins to have visions that could represent either mental illness or an element of the supernatural. – source:Deadline
  • Alex Meraz (Suicide Squad) has been cast in WGN’s Scalped, a drama series based on the DC comic of the same name, which explores modern day crime on a Native American reservation. – source:Deadline
  • Marg Helgenberger (CSI) has been cast in Fox’s adaptation of the movie Behind Enemy Lines as Admiral Bobbie Decker, the most powerful woman in the military. – source:Variety
  • Demi Moore (Ghost) is joining the cast of Fox’s hit series Empire in a yet unrevealed recurring role. source:Entertainment Weekly
  • Enrique Murciano (Without a Trace) has joined the cast of NBC’s The Blacklist as FBI Agent Julian Gale. – source:Deadline
  • Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse), Jessie Buckley (War & Peace), Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove), and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) join BBC’s remake of The Woman in White. – source:Deadline
  • Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch) has been cast as Blink in Marvel’s new yet untitled X-Men universe series from Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Bryan Singer (X-Men). – source:Variety
  • Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects) has joined the cast of CBS comedy Distefano, as the titular character’s father. – source:Deadline
  • Devon Sawa (Nikita) has been cast in ABC’s drama series Somewhere Between, about a mother who somehow knows her child will be murdered, and when it will happen, but nothing else. – source:Deadline
  • Emily Rose (Haven) has been cast in ABC’s yet untitled new series from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives). – source:Deadline
  • Zane Holtz (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) has been cast in The CW’s drama pilot Searchers, as the brother of a brother/sister team exploring new supernatural leads into the death of their parents. – source:Deadline
  • Fox’s new comedy series The Mick, has been renewed for a second season. – source:Deadline
  • Fox’s remake of the hit buddy cop movie franchise Lethal Weapon has been renewed for a second season. – source:Variety
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (The New Girl) has been cast as a leads in FX’s AI themed comedy pilot, Singularitysource:Variety
  • Netflix’s animated remake of Voltron has been renewed for a 3rd season and a 78 episode comitment. – source:Den of Geek
  • History’s Navy Seal drama series, Six, has been renewed for a second season. – source:Deadline
  • Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) has joined the cast of FX anthology series American Crime Story‘s 2nd season, which follows the Huricane Katrina disaster.- source:Variety
  • Josh Duhamel (11.22.63.), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), and Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) have been cast in USA’s Unsolved, which follows the unsolved murder of Rap Legend Tupac Shakursource:The Hollywood Reporter
  • Naveen Andrews (LOST) cast in CBS adaptation of James Patterson’s upcoming novel, Instinct. – source:Deadline
  • JD Pardo (Revolution) to play the lead in Mayans MC, FX’s spin-off to their hit motorcycle club drama Sons of Anarchy.- source:Deadline
  • Bradley Whitford (Cabin in the Woods) has been cast in NBC’s new comedy pilot from Tina Fey (30 Rock), The Sackett Sisters.source:Deadline
  • Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie) to join The CW’s Arrow-verse as the titular lead of Black Lightning. – source:The Hollywood Reporter
  • CBS’s Les Moonves says that Star Trek Discovery will come to their new streaming service, CBS All Access in late summer/early fall.source:Deadline
  • SyFy’s Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting) produced dystopian science fiction drama, Incorporated, has been cancelled. – source:The Hollywood Reporter
  • JJ Totah (Spider-Man: Homecoming) has been cast as Mindy Kaling’s (The Mindy Project) character’s son in her new yet untitled NBC pilot, while new Actor Josh Kidd has been cast in The CW series Searchers. – source:Deadline
  • Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome) has been cast in Doomsday, a new drama series for ABC about a thinktank exploring possible man-made disasters, and how to solve them. – source:Deadline

February 19th, 2017

  • The Inhumans TV series is set to film in Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Chicago this March. – source:All The Stuff You Care About
  • Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange) leading the rumor mill as the Actor of choice to take on the next iteration of The Doctor.  If so, she will be the first female lead for Doctor Who. –
  • JJ Abrams and Stephen King working together on new Hulu series, Castle Rock, which ties together many of the prolific Author’s works. – source:Deadline
  • The BBC has officially picked up the Guy Fawkes  miniseries Gunpowder, which stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings), and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock). – source:Deadline
  • Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Vice Principals) has joined the cast of ABC’s new dramedy Unit Zero, while Saidah Ekulona (Bull) has scored a role on Mark Cherry’s (Desperate Housewives) untitled ABC pilot. – source:Deadline
  • Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead) has joined ABC’s upcoming comedic drama pilot The Trustee. – source:The Hollywood Reporter
  • Busy Philipps (Bully) has been cast in Tina Fey’s (30 Rock) new NBC pilot The Sackett Sisters. – source:The Hollywood Reporter
  • Anders Holm (Workaholics) to star in Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy’s (The Mindy Project) new NBC comedy pilotsource:The Hollywood Reporter

February 17th, 2017

  • NBC has renewed Superstore for a 3rd season. – source:IGN
  • After Shailene Woodley confirmed shoe would not appear in the Divergent TV series, Theo James has confined that he will also be skipping the TV continuation of the film franchise. – source:MSTARS
  • Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the 4th season of American Crime Story will focus on the Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal, and that Actress Sarah Paulson will once again team up with him on the project. source:Deadline
  • Darren Criss (Glee) and Edgar Ramirez (Joy) have signed on to play the leads in the 3rd season of American Crime Story, which focuses on the murder of Gianni Versace. – source:The Hollywood Reporter
  • In our 3rd straight Ryan Murphy centric story, the prolific TV Writter/Producer/Showrunner has announced that season 7 of American Horror Story will be based on the Trump presidency. – source:Deadline
  • Amazon has picked up SciFi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.  The series will acts as competition to Netflix’s acclaimed series Black Mirror.source:Deadline
  • Character descriptions have been made available for The CW’s next Arrow-verse series, Black Lightning, and it looks like they want an Idris Elba type for the lead. – source:Collider
  • Next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will serve as the directorial debut of series co-Showrunner Jed Whedon. – source:IGN
  • The pilot episode script for a series about the Trump presidential campaign is garnering a lot of attention in Hollywood. – source:Deadline
  • Goliath has been renewed for a second season by Amazon, with Clyde Phillips (Feed the Beast) taking over as Showrunner. source:Variety
  • Now that the movie that inspired Jawbreaker, Heathers, is getting its own TV series, Jawbreaker is in line to do the same.  The series is in Development at E! Entertainment Television. – source:Deadline
  • Tiya Sircar (The Good Place) has been cast in ABC comedy pilot Start Up, while Jeanine Mason (Of Kings and Prophets) will be joining The CW’s pilot Searchers. – source:Deadline
  • Rebecca Creskoff (Hung) cast in new comedy pilot from NBC. – source:Deadline
  • Starz is teaming with BBC on limited series based on E.M. Forster’s Howards End.  Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street), and Tracey Ullman (Tracey Takes On) to star. – source:Deadline
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) to star in and produce The Child In Time for BBC and PBS Masterpiece. – source:Deadline
  • Ian Anthony Dale (Hawaii Five-O) cast in CBS series, Salvation. – source:Deadline
  • Santiago Cabrera (Heroes) has also landed a role on Salvation. – source:Deadline
  • Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) cast opposite Comedian Chris Distefano in the new CBS comedy Distefanosource:Deadline
  • Tamara Taylor (Bones) has landed a role on Netflix’s high concept science fiction series Altered Carbon, while Brittany S. Hall (Satisfaction) has been cast in HBO’s Ballers. – source:Deadline
  • Fox comedy Ghosted has cast Edi Patterson (Vice Principals), and Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars) has landed a role on Thin Ice. source:Deadline
  • Speaking of Ghosted, Jonathan Krisel (Baskets) has been set to direct the pilot, while Dean White (The 100) will take the gig for The CW’s Searchers. – source:Deadline
  • Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) has landed the lead in the Australian event series Picnic at Hanging Rock. – source:Deadline
  • Amazon has picked up Late Bloomers, a comedy developed by Ben Stiller. – source:Deadline
  • Jessica Lu (Awkward) and Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes) have been cast in NBC’s VR themed drama pilot Reverie. source:Deadline
  • Chris Colfer (Glee) to star in and direct Indigo, a science fiction series of his own creation. – source:The Hollywood Reporter

February 13th, 2017

  • Producer Adi Shankar, who recently revealed he is making a Castlevania animated series for Netflix, will also be handling a dark animated reboot of Power Rangers.  Shankar was involved in Joseph Kahn’s Power/Rangers gritty short film that took the internet by storm a ways back. – source:Screenrant
  • Justin Cronin’s vampire trilogy book series, The Passage, has been picked up by Fox for a TV pilot. – source:Den of Geek
  • A reboot of ReBoot, that had previously been put on hold, is back in production. – source:All the Stuff You Care About
  • Shonda Rhimes’s 3 big ABC series Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder have all been renewed. – source:Deadline
  • Fox’s loose adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Lucifer comic book series has been renewed for a 3rd season. – source:Deadline
  • The Duffer Brothers are saying that Stranger Things will probably run between 4 or 5 seasons, but there are no concrete plans for the run.  the Showrunner duo has stated that they want the series to have a finite ending. – source:Entertainment Weekly
  • The Directors of Stranger Things‘ 2nd season have been announced.  Series Showrunners The Duffer Brothers will helm the first and last 2 episodes of the 9 episode season, Executive Producer Shawn Levy (Arrival) will helm episodes 3 and 4, Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) will direct episodes 5 and 6, and Rebecca Thomas (Electrick Children) will direct the season’s 7th episode. – source:Entertainment Weekly
  • Chris Redd (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping) has been cast in Netflix’s marijuana comedy from Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory), Disjointed. – source:Deadline
  • Jack Cutmore-Scott (Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life) has been cast in the lead role in ABC’s pilot Deception, which comes from Greg Berlanti’s (The Flash) Berlanti Productions. – source:Deadline
  • Bridger Zadina (Law & Order: SVU), Olly Rix (Of Kings and Prophets), and Malachi Kirby (Roots) have been cast in SyFy’s The Machine, with Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) rumored to have landed a role as well. – source:Deadline
  • Lily Gladstone (Certain Women) cast in DC comics adaptation Scalped for WGN. – source:Variety
  • Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) cast in Sons Of Anarchy‘s upcoming spin-off series Mayans MC at FX. – source:Deadline
  • Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock), Terry Serpico (Army Wives), and Sam Vartholomeos (The Following) have been cast in CBS All Access’ new Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery. – source:Entertainment Weekly
  • New screenshots available from season 2 of Stranger Things

February 9th, 2017

  • Fox’s untitled X-Men project has cast its first mutant in Blair Redford (Satisfaction), who will portray Sam, “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.” – source:Entertainment Weekly
  • Guillermo del Toro (The Strain) has announced a second season for his animated series at Netflix, Trollhunters. – source:Entertainment Weekly
  • Netflix’s just announced Castlevania animated series will reportedly be for mature audiences. – source:IGN
  • The Super-Villain parents of the recently casted protagonists of Hulu’s Marvel series Runaways, have been cast.  Ryan Sands (The Wire) and Angel Parker (The Strain) will play Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder, Brittany Ishibashi (This Is Us) and James Yaegashi (Madame Secretary) will appear as Tina and Robert Minoru,  Kevin Weisman (Hello Ladies) and Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives) take on the roles of Dale and Stacey Yorkes, Annie Wersching (Timeless) and Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan) are portraying Leslie and Frank Dean, and lastly, James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Ever Carradine (The Handmaids Tale) will play Victor and Janet Stein.  Together, these character make up The Pride, an evil organization. – source:Marvel
  • SyFy’s Creepypasta based horror series Channel Zero has been renewed for 2 more seasons, ahead of its second season premiere this fall. – source:Deadline
  • HBO developing new comedy from Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Edison, starring, and based loosely on the life of, John Roberts (Bob’s Burgers). – source:Hollywood Reporter
  • Michael C Hall (Dexter) and Jodi Balfour (Quarry) to portray President John F Kennedy and his wife Jackie in season 2 of Netflix’s The Crown. – source:Deadline
  • Judy Greer (Archer) to appear as a single mom on Hulu’s Casual. – source:ASZ
  • Loosely Exactly Nicole and Mary + Jane have been canceled after a single season by MTV. source:Deadline
  • Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls) to appear in Kyra Sedgwick’s new series Ten Days in the Valley. Ellie Ariaza (The Bridge) cast in FX’s Marvel series Legion. – source:Deadline
  • Dillon Francis (We are Your Friends) and Dora Madison (Friday Night Lights) have been cast in Viceland’s new comedy starring James Van Der Beek, What Would Diplo Do? – source: Deadline
  • Dan Byrd (Cougar Town) has been cast in ABC’s thriller pilot, Doomsday. – source:Deadline

February 8th, 2017

  • Shailene Woodley, star of the Divergent film series has passed on resuming her role as the series transitions to TV. – source:Vanity Fair
  • Mina Lefevre, who headed scripted television development at MTV, has left the channel to work for Facebook in a similar role, as the social media giant prepares to take on YouTube and Netflix. – source:Facebook
  • Mercury 13 is in development at ITV Studios America, the event series focuses on female Astronaut hopefuls at NASA in the 1960s. – source:Deadline
  • Brian D’Arcy James (Spotlight), Trieste Kelly Dunn (Banshee), and Elizabeth Reaser (Mad Men) have been cast in Manhunt: The UnabomberDiscovery’s drama series about the manhunt for the  Unabomber. – source:Deadline
  • Too Old to Die Young, a new thriller at Amazon, will be helmed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive). – source:Deadline
  • Adam McKay’s (The Big Short) drama pilot for HBO, Succession, has been picked up for a series order.source:Deadline
  • Robert Wisdom (The Wire) and Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World) have been cast in TNT’s The Alienist. source:Deadline
  • Jodie Turner-Smith has been upped to series regular on The Last Ship in her role as Azima Kandie. – source:Deadline
  • The Suck, a new Vietnam set war drama, headed to Discovery.source:Deadline
  • Spike to be rebranded as The Paramount Network by Viacom CEO Bob Bakish. – source:Deadline
  • Tiffany Boone (The Following) and Alex R. Hibbert (Moonlight) have been cast in Showtime’s The Chi. source:Deadline
  • Travelers, the time travel series from Netflix and Showcase, has been renewed for a second season. – source:Deadline
  • Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) will voice the character of Ms. Frizzle in Netflix’s Magic School Bus remake. – source:Entertainment Weekly
  • Patricia Clarkson (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trialsand Campbell Scott (Royal Pains) have been cast in Netflix’s House of Cards. source:Deadline
  • Netflix is planning to merchandise their series with shirts, jewlery, toys, and more. – source:Bloomberg
  • Netflix’s cryptic mystery series The OA has been renewed for a second season.source:Variety
  • Netflix’s romantic comedy series Love has been renewed for a third season, ahead of its season 2 premiere. source:Variety
  • Netflix is making an animated series based on the video fame franchise Castlevania.source:Gizmodo

February 7th, 2017

  • Nathan Fillion (Firefly) to appear on Brooklyn Nine Nine as an Actor playing a Cop. – source:Enterainment Weekly
  • Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) now a series regular on Amazon’s The Tick. – source:Deadline
  • Nicole Kidman (Eyes Wide Shut) producing/possibly starring in new drama series The Expatriates. – source:Deadline
  • NBC has put Charlaine Harris (True Blood) book series adaptation, Redliners, into production – source:Deadline
  • BBC America has set the premiere date of Orphan Black‘s final season.  The 5th season will debut on Saturday, June 10th, at 10PM EST/PST – source:Deadline

February 6th, 2017

  • Attack on Titan‘s second season will debut on April 1st on Funimation.  Funimation also released a poster for the season.  – source:Funimation

February 3rd, 2017

  • After yesterday’s rumor, word has come down that a pilot order for Black Lightning HAS been made by The CW. – source:Entertainment Weekly
  • Stranger Things’ second season will be teased during this Sunday’s Super Bowl.  1 image from the teaser has been released which shows the boys dressed as Ghostbusters. – source:Entertainment Weekly
  • Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) has been cast in a yet unspecified villainous role in Supergirl, hopefully fans wont be DISAPPOINTED! – source:Variety
  • CBS has ordered a pilot for a SWAT reboot developed by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious). – source:Deadline
  • ABC has greenlit a pilot for Household Name, a comedy series developed by Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and starring Carol Burnett (Carol Burnett Show). – source:Deadline
  • ABC has picked up a spin-off of The Goldbergs set in the 1990s. – source:Variety
  • The CW has ordered a pilot for Valor, a drama about Army helicopter Pilots. – source:Variety
  • T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy) to play J. Edgar Hoover in National Geographic’s Einstein series, Genius. – source:Variety

February 2nd, 2017

  • Hulu’s Please Like Me will come to an end with it’s 4th season. – source: The Hollywood Reporter
  • Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder will be developing his next project, about an alternate reality, at Amazon. – source:Deadline
  • Marvel’s new Hulu series Runaways has found it’s cast.  Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) will play proud nerd Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) will portray independent goth Nico Minoru, Virginia Gardner (Little Bitches) will take on the role of the “perfect” Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer (New Girl) has been cast as feminist Gert Yorkes, Gregg Sulkin (Faking It) has joined up as heartthrob jock Chase Stein, and Allegra Acosta (Just Add Magic) will play the upbeat Molly Hernandez. – source:Marvel
  • Emma Caulfield (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) will fight zombies in AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead in an unidentified role. – source:TVline
  • Greg Berlanti’s Black Lightning adaptation has apparently left its home at Fox to join up with the other DC Berlanti series at The CW. – source:Deadline

February 1st, 2017

  • Unit Zero, has been put into production by ABC.  The Toni Collette (The United States of Tara) lead Action Dramedy is about CIA office workers lead into the field by a brilliant CIA Engineer.  Also picked up by ABC was Salamander, which follows the investigation of a mysterious Bank Robber who has stolen the safety deposit boxes of 66 elite citizens for the purpose of blackmail.  Salamander is base don the Belgian series of the same name. – source: Deadline
  • CBS has ordered a pilot for Real Life, a new comedy from How I met Your Mother Writer Hilary Winston.  Real Life explores the relationship between 2 co-workers who go from conferencing their work from different coasts, to working in the same office. – source: Variety

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