Hi all! Here’s your evening news update for Tuesday, January 13, 2015:
(sched) Fox Schedules Red Band Society’s Final Three Episodes for Saturday Nights
A Fox spokesperson confirmed Red Band Society will return to the schedule on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9/8c, and then conclude its run with back-to-back episodes on Feb. 7 at 8/7c.
‘Wet Hot American Summer’: Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, Randall Park, Lake Bell, John Slattery & Others Join Cast
The already large ensemble cast of Netflix’s limited series Wet Hot American Summer is getting larger. Several new faces are set to join the dozen original cast members in the eight-part series from Michael Showalter and David Wain. The list of guest-starring/recurring players Michaela Watkins; John Slattery; Randall Park; Jayma Mays; Lake Bell; Paul Scheer; Rob Huebel; and Richard Schiff.
ABC Family’s Lauren Iungerich Comedy Sets Leading Ladies
‘Mixology’s’ Frankie Shaw and ‘Awkward’s Shoshana Bush will topline ‘Tough Cookie.’
Justin Chatwin to Star in TNT Supernatural Drama ‘Breed’
Justin Chatwin, who returned to the Showtime dramedy last season, has nabbed the starring role in TNT’s drama pilot Breed. Breed centers on a string of brutal murders in the Pacific Northwest and the mysterious race of creatures who may be committing them. Despite his own mental instability, a gifted detective named Cooper Wells (Chatwin) embarks on the case, employing his expertise on serial killers. But when the perpetrators start to reveal barbaric tendencies of an inhuman nature, Wells is forced to enlist the help of a powerful and alluring female assassin to track them.
‘Indiana Jones’ star John Rhys-Davies joins MTV’s ‘Shannara’
Shannara, MTV’s new fantasy series based on the popular book series from Terry Brooks, has added John Rhys-Davies, best known for The Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones, to its cast.
USA’s ‘Queen of the South’ Adds ‘Babel’ Oscar Nominee
Adriana Barraza will co-star opposite Alice Braga in the pilot remake of the popular telenovela.
Suzanne Cryer Joins HBO Comedy ‘Silicon Valley’ As New Regular
Suzanne Cryer has been added to the cast of Mike Judge’s HBO comedy Silicon Valley as a new regular.
‘Hobbit’ Star Richard Armitage to Play Toothy Killer on NBC’s ‘Hannibal’
Richard Armitage has joined the cast of NBC’s “Hannibal.” He will play Francis Dolarhyde, a.k.a. the Tooth Fairy, on Season 3 of the psychological horror series.
Disney Sets Several 2016 Release Dates
Disney has moved its “Jungle Book” reboot back six months to April 15, 2016, and filled the Oct. 9 slot with the Chris Pine disaster drama “The Finest Hours.” Disney has also dated the “Pete’s Dragon” remake for Aug. 12, 2016, and DreamWorks’ “Ghost in the Shell” for April 14, 2017.
Fox to Reboot John Carpenter’s ‘Escape from New York’
Fox has obtained the remake rights to John Carpenter’s iconic “Escape From New York,” starring Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken. StudioCanal sold the rights to Fox, which topped several bids. Carpenter will executive produce the remake.
Ann Curry Exiting NBC News
The veteran broadcast journalist and anchor departs her contract for other opportunities — and a NBCUniversal-backed media startup.
‘The View’ Books ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Star Regina Hall as Guest Co-Host
Regina Hall will be joining the ladies of “The View” to talk weddings, rings and “Hot Topics.” The actress has been booked as a guest host on the ABC daytime show for Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Jimmy Kimmel to Guest Host on ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’
Jimmy Kimmel is getting into the matchmaking business. The host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is temporarily taking over another show on his network, “The Bachelor.” He’s set to guest star on Monday’s episode of the reality series, in which he will be tasked with helping a lovelorn bachelor pick a bride.
How Alibaba Plans To Make (and Market) Movies
Chinese Internet Giant Will Leverage Data-Mining and Marketing to Promote Its Entertainment Offerings.
Network TV Ate My Life: Eddie Huang on Watching His Memoir Become a Sitcom
I’d known Asian-Americans like Melvin my entire life. Those Booker T. Washington 5–Professor X–Uncle Chans, willing to cast down their buckets, take off Cerebro, and forget that successful people of color are in many ways “chosen” and “allowed” to exist while the others get left behind. They spout off about the American Dream or Only in America as if they’re about to rob the next great fighter from Brownsville. 6 I empathize with Melvin, but Uncle Chans are basically born-again-Christian felons who will praise anything as long as they don’t get sent back to Rikers. I’d rather be Tunechi, “Left Rikers in a Phantom, that’s my nigga.”
LA Film, TV Production Rose 9.6 Percent in 2014
On-location film and TV production in the Los Angeles region shot up 9.6 percent in 2014, fueled by an increase in TV drama and reality shoots and a rise in the production of commercials for online..