Morning News Update for Tuesday, March 24. 2015.

Hi all! Here’s your morning news update for Tuesday, March 24, 2015:

SCRIPTED NEWS:

X-Files Revival Officially Ordered at Fox, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson Back for 6 New EpisodesThe X-Files is indeed returning to Fox, with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their respective roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Fox has officially ordered a six-episode continuation of its phenomenally successful supernatural drama, to shoot this summer and (presumably) air at some point next season.
http://tvline.com/2015/03/24/x-files-revival-reboot-six-new-episodes-fox/

Fox Sues to Keep ‘Empire’ as Title of Hit Series
The broadcaster takes preemptive action after being sent multimillion-dollar demands from Empire Distribution Inc.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fox-sues-keep-empire-as-783907

Comedy Pilot ‘Quality Time’ Not Going Forward At TBSTBShas passed onQuality Time, its comedy pilot from the Broken Lizard quartet of Paul Soter, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemmeand Erik Stolhanske.
http://deadline.com/2015/03/quality-time-not-going-forward-tbs-dead-1201397518/

(review) Variety: ‘Big Time in Hollywood, FL’
Comedy Central
produces enough misfires that the appeal of those shows that spark to life, a la “Broad City,” is perhaps magnified. So it is with “Big Time in Hollywood, FL,” an infectiously energetic, wonderfully silly serialized comedy that feels like a mashup of the Three Stooges and Quentin Tarantino. The 10-episode order isn’t exactly highbrow, but contains enough laugh-out-loud moments to indeed put co-creators Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf well on their way to the big time.
http://variety.com/2015/tv/reviews/tv-review-big-time-in-hollywood-fl-1201455460/

(opinion) TVBTN: FOX Predictions: ‘The Following’ Is Likely To Be Canceled
Two weeks of 1.1 ratings for The Following show that the first was no fluke. Without a new episode of Gotham propping it up, its ratings are into the Cancellation Bear’s "likely to be canceled" territory. Compare that to (now renewed) Sleepy Hollow, which followed a new episode of Gotham every single time but once this season. In that one episode not following a new Gotham it scored a 1.5 rating.
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/03/24/fox-predictions-the-following-is-likely-to-be-canceled/376061/

CASTING NEWS:

Chloe Sevigny Returning to ‘American Horror Story’ as Series RegularThe actress previously made guest appearances during the second season, ‘Asylum.’
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/chloe-sevigny-returning-american-horror-783938

Ray Stevenson Joins Starz’s ‘Black Sails’ as Iconic Pirate Blackbeard
Ray Stevensonjoins Starz’s “Black Sailsas Blackbeard for Season 3.
http://www.thewrap.com/divergents-ray-stevenson-joins-starzs-black-sails-as-iconic-pirate-blackbeard-video/

‘Degrassi’ Star Alex Steele Joins ABC Pilot ‘Original Sin’
Alex Steele has joined the cast of ABC’s drama pilot, “Original Sin”.
http://www.thewrap.com/degrassi-star-alex-steele-joins-abc-pilot-original-sin-exclusive/

FEATURE NEWS:

Paramount Downgrades Its Low-Budget Insurge Division
Paramount Pictures
is dismantling its microbudget film branch Insurge Pictures, reducing it from a separate division although it intends to keep the name for use as a label on future genre pictures.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/paramount-downgrades-low-budget-insurge-783745

NON-SCRIPTED/ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

Jerry Maguire-Inspired Docuseries ‘The Agent’ To Debut On Esquire
Esquire Network
is returning to the world of cutthroat pro football reps with The Agent, a 10-episode documentary series set to kick off in July.
http://deadline.com/2015/03/esquire-network-the-agent-football-reality-tv-1201397552/

THR: James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’: Tim Goodman’s First ImpressionsThe likable Englishman makes a strong introduction as he tries to stand out in a crowded field.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/james-cordens-late-late-show-783872

NEW MEDIA NEWS:

NFL To Air London Game On Digital-Only PlatformThe NFL has been kicking around the concept for a while, and now the ball appears to be teed up. The Buffalo Bills’ PR team tweeted today that one of the league’s three regular-season games to be played in London this season will air in the U.S. on an unspecified digital-only platform.
http://deadline.com/2015/03/nfl-digital-platform-london-game-2015-1201397516/

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:

Drama Spec Script 2015 — What is hot and what is notLike every year, it is now time to review which TV shows are good to spec, and which are not. As the title says, this post is all about the dramas. Canceled or dead shows have been removed since last season’s spec list.
http://www.tv-calling.com/drama-spec-script-2015-what-is-hot-and-what-is-not/

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