Afternoon News Update for Monday, February 9, 2015.

Hi all! Here’s your afternoon news update for Monday, February 9, 2015:

SCRIPTED NEWS:

‘Vicious’ Creator Gary Janetti Inks Warner Bros. Deal, Signs With UTA
Gary Janetti
is on the move. The Vicious creator, has inked a multi-year overall deal at Warner Brothers Television.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/vicious-creator-gary-janetti-inks-770826

ABC Family’s ‘Melissa & Joey’ Canceled
The comedy will not return for a fifth season as the network courts older viewers amid a potential rebranding.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-familys-melissa-joey-canceled-771766

(ratings) ‘Better Call Saul’ Premiere Sets Cable Record, ‘Walking Dead’ Returns Steady
The Breaking Bad spinoff nabbed 6.9 million viewers and 3.4 rating among adults 18-49. Both of those stats make it the best series premiere in cable history. That’s after The Walking Dead returned, steady with last year’s midseason debut, to 15.6 million viewers and a 8.0 rating among adults 18-49.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-better-call-saul-771750

(from Fri) Deadline: PILOT SEASON 2015 HOT LIST: Which Actors Are Getting The Early Offers
The vast majority of broadcast pilots have been ordered, yet only a handful of the hundreds of roles available have been filled. That is because the networks and the studios every year create wish lists of name actors they pursue before opening major parts to testing. And every year, there are names — not always obvious ones — who create a feeding frenzy, garnering multiple offers early on.
http://deadline.com/2015/02/actors-early-pilot-offers-jaimie-alexander-rosario-dawson-sullivan-stapleton-1201367395/

CASTING NEWS:

Walton Goggins To Star In HBO Comedy ‘Vice Principals’, Shea Whigham Cast
Walton Goggins
has been cast as the co-lead opposite Danny McBride in Vice Principals, HBO’s comedy from McBride and Jody Hill. Also cast in the 18-episode series is Shea Whigham.
http://deadline.com/2015/02/walton-goggins-shea-whigham-cast-vice-principals-hbo-series-1201369047/

‘The Following’ Villain to Star in Silvio Horta’s NBC Drama
Adan Canto
will co-star in ‘The Curse of the Fuentes Women’ from the ‘Ugly Betty’ creator.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/villain-star-silvio-hortas-nbc-771655

(from Fri) ‘Fargo’s’ Colin Hanks to Co-Star in CBS Comedy Pilot
He’ll be the co-lead in Justin Adler’s ‘Life in Pieces.’
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fargos-colin-hanks-star-cbs-771005

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Brings Back Lady Sif — With a Big Twist
Jaimie Alexander
will again bring Thor‘s Lady Sif to ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
http://tvline.com/2015/02/09/agents-of-shield-season-2-lady-sif-returns-amnesia/

Reba McEntire Reuniting with Reba Co-Star on Baby Daddy
Reba McEntire
is returning to TV — and reuniting with her Reba costar Melissa Peterman

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