Morning News Update for Monday, July 13, 2015.

Hi all! Here’s your morning news update for Monday, July 13, 2015:

SCRIPTED NEWS:

Archie Comics Drama ‘Riverdale’ Moved To CW With Greg Berlanti Producing – Comic Con

Riverdale, a one-hour drama based on the iconic Archie comic book characters, has moved to CW. The subversive take on the well-known franchise’s wholesome town of Riverdale originally was being developed at Fox. Greg Berlanti still is exec producing via Berlanti Productions, in association with Warner Bros TV. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the pilot.

http://deadline.com/2015/07/riverdale-archie-tv-series-cw-pilot-1201472831/

Comic-Con: ‘Salem’ Renewed for Third Season

The WGN America announced Saturday at its Comic-Con panel that it has renewed the Janet Montgomery period drama for a third season.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comic-con-salem-renewed-third-808063

(from Fri) HBO Renews ‘Ballers’ for Season Two

The Dwayne Johnson comedy opened to strong numbers in June.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hbo-renews-ballers-season-two-807881

(sched) ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Sets August 23 Debut – Comic Con

Fear The Walking Deadwill debut with a 90-minute episode on August 23 at 9 PM, it was revealed during AMC’s Hall H presentation at Comic-Con.

http://deadline.com/2015/07/fear-the-walking-dead-premiere-date-august-23-comic-con-1201473486/

(sched) ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Six to Debut Sunday October 11th at 9PM With Extended 90-Minute Episode

Season Five Premieres of “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men” to Follow

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/07/10/the-walking-dead-season-six-to-debut-sunday-october-11th-at-9pm-with-extended-90-minute-episode/429178/

(sched) Starz Announces Premiere Date and Releases First Live Action Trailer for ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’

The Series from Original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell is set to Premiere Saturday, October 31 at 9 PM.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/07/11/starz-announces-premiere-date-and-releases-first-live-action-trailer-for-ash-vs-evil-dead/429448/

Comic-Con: ‘Muppets’ Steal the Spotlight, Get Standing Ovation

Kermit, Piggy and more make surprise appearances at their Comic-Con debut as ABC looks to have a hit on its hands.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comic-con-2015-muppets-808139

CASTING NEWS:

CBS’ Supergirl Enlists Peter Facinelli as DC Comics’ Maxwell Lord

Peter Facinelli will recur on Supergirl as the iconic DC Comics character Maxwell Lord.

http://tvline.com/2015/07/11/supergirl-season-1-cast-peter-facinelli-maxwell-lord/

Comic-Con: ‘The Flash’ Casts Classic Speedster for Season 2

Teddy Sears will play speedster Jay Garrick.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comic-con-2015-flash-casts-807228

Neal McDonough Joins the Cast of ‘Arrow’ Season Four as Damien Darhk

Neal McDonough has joined the cast of ARROW as a series regular for season four.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/07/10/neal-mcdonough-joins-the-cast-of-arrow-season-four-as-damien-darhk/429168/

Once Upon A Time Has Found Its Merlin and Guinevere

Elliot Knighthas been cast to play the famed wizard, while Portuguese actress Joana Metrass has landed the part of Guinevere.

http://www.tvguide.com/news/once-upon-merlin-guinevere-cast-elliot-knight-joana-metrass/

Jeanine Mason Joins ‘Of Kings And Prophets’; Riley Smith Upped To Regular On ‘Scorpion’

Jeanine Mason has joined the cast of ABC’s midseason dramaOf Kings and Prophets. Mason will play Merav, the eldest daughter of King Saul and Queen Ahinoam. After recurring heavily in Season 1, Riley Smith has been promoted to series regular for the second season of CBS’ Scorpion.

http://deadline.com/2015/07/jeanine-mason-cast-of-kings-and-prophets-1201473735/

NEW MEDIA NEWS:

Comcast is launching a new $15 internet TV service called Stream

Comcast is launching a new streaming cable TV service, called Stream, that will let Xfinity internet customers pay $15 a month on top of their internet bill to watch shows from around a dozen networks on tablet, laptop, and smartphone. The service lets subscribers watch shows from HBO, Fox, NBC, and other networks on laptops, tablets, and phones, but it appears that subscribers will only be able to stream inside their home.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/12/8942313/comcast-stream-streaming-tv-xfinity-subscribers

TWDC NEWS:

Disney Reaches Another Milestone In Record Time: $2B International Box Office

After crossing $3B worldwide last week, Disneyhas now set another benchmark with $2B at the international box office so far in 2015. This is the sixth year in a row for the studio and is the fastest it’s ever made the climb.

http://deadline.com/2015/07/disney-crosses-2-billion-dollars-international-box-office-record-1201474764/

EXECUTIVE/TALENT NEWS:

‘Black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson Set To Host MTV Africa Music Awards

Anthony Anderson, who won an NAACP Image Award this year for his starring role on ABC’s “Black-ish,” will host the fifth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards on July 18 in Durban, in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/global/black-ish-star-anthony-anderson-set-to-host-mtv-africa-music-awards-1201538856/

John Stamos reportedly in rehab for substance-abuse treatment

John Stamos is said to be in rehab for substance-abuse treatment, according to a report out Friday.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-john-stamos-rehab-report-20150710-story.html

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:

Street artist Shepard Fairey arrested at LAX

Shepard Fairey, the street artist best known for the iconic "Hope" poster used in Barack Obama’s first campaign for president, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-shepard-fairey-arrested-lax-20150712-story.html

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