The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 23rd January 2016 *Updated* By SpoilerTV (January 23, 2016, 7:25 pm)
Last Man Standing, Aquarius, American Crime, Madam Secretary, Baskets, Superstore, The Grinder, The Muppets, Queen of the South, Shut Eye
19:25 - Superstore - Episode 1.08 - Wedding Day Sale - Promotional Photos
03:10 - The Grinder - Episode 1.14 - The Retooling of Dean Sanderson - Promotional Photos
03:10 - Shut Eye - Susan Misner & Emmanuelle Chriqui to Co-Star
The Americans’ Susan Misner and Entourage alumna Emmanuelle Chriqui are set to co-star opposite Jeffrey Donovan in the Hulu drama series Shut Eye.
The show, from creator Les Bohem (Extant), TriStar Television and Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions, takes a darkly comedic look at the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. The story centers on around Charlie Haverford (Donovan), a disgruntled player in the organization who finds his cynical worldview challenged when he starts to experience visions that may or may not be real. Misner plays Dr. Nora White, a neuroscientist. Chriqui will play Gina, a hypnotist.
Shut Eye is executive produced by showrunner Bohem and Gran Via Prods’ Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad).
19:15 - Hunted - Drama in Development at Freeform Produced by Mila Kunis
Freeform has put in development Hunted, a drama series project from Mila Kunis and her Orchard Farm Productions. Separately, Orchard Farm has extended its first-look deal with ABC Studios for another year.
Hunted, created and written by Hugh Sterbakov (Hell And Back), follows a young mother on the run following the murder of her husband. Drama veteran Ed Bernero (Criminal Minds) is attached to direct and showrun the potential pilot. Sterbakov and Bernero executive produce along with Kunis and her Orchard Farm partners Cami Curtis, Susan Curtis and Lisa Sterbakov, who is married to Hugh.
19:15 - Queen of the South - Mark Consuelos to Recur
Mark Consuelos (Kingdom) has been tapped for a recurring role on USA Network’s upcoming drama series Queen Of The South.
Based on best-selling book La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Queen Of The South tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. The series, which hails from Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Prods., is currently shooting in Dallas for premiere later this year.
Consuelos will play Teo Aljarafe, a lawyer hired by Camila Vargas (Veronica Falcón) to organize financial affairs. Attracted to the life and power that the cartel world brings, Teo will soon realize that he is in too deep with the cartel.
19:10 - The Muppets - Episode 1.11 - Swine Song - Press Release + Promotional Photos
IT’S TIME TO LIGHT THE LIGHTS ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “THE MUPPETS,” NOW AT 8:30 P.M. ON ABC
UTKARSH AMBUDKAR AND KEY AND PEELE GUEST STAR
“Swine Song“ – The whole crew just returned from hiatus, and everyone is rested, recharged and ready to get back to work. But when a new branding guru (Utkarsh Ambudkar) comes in to revamp “Up Late,” the gang rallies together and realizes that they don’t need gimmicks and hijinks; they just need each other and a couple of familiar tunes to get them back on track, on “The Muppets,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.
“The Muppets” stars Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, Pepe the King Prawn, Rizzo, Scooter, Rowlf and the Electric Mayhem.
Guest starring are Utkarsh Ambudkar (“Pitch Perfect,” “The Mindy Project”) as Pache, June Raphael (“Grace and Frankie”, “New Girl”) as Lucy Royce, Keegan-Michael Key (“Key and Peele”) as himself and Jordan Peele (“Key and Peele”) as himself.
“Swine Song” was written by Gregg Mettler and Emily Wilson. The episode was directed by Randall Einhorn.
18:00 - Monger - Comedy in Development at Showtime
Oscar-nominated producer Michael London (Milk) and his production company, Groundswell Productions, have entered a multi-year first-look deal with CBS TV Studios. The non-exclusive pact covers projects for the broadcast networks as well as CBS Studios’ premium cable sibling Showtime.
The first sale under the deal is Monger, a half-hour comedy at Showtime written by rising young indie filmmakers Ben and Josh Safdie, who are also attached to direct. Loosely based on Safdie brothers’ relationship with their own father, Monger, now in development, is about two adult brothers and their relationship with their father who is a New York City fishmonger.
18:00 - Aquarius - Season 2 - Amanda Brooks to Recur
Amanda Brooks has landed a major recurring role on the second season of NBC’s Aquarius.
The gritty 1960s drama focuses on a cop (David Duchovny) who goes undercover to track Charles Manson and the Manson Family before their infamous murder spree. Brooks will play Sharon Tate (based on the real-life actress), the young beautiful model and up-and-coming movie star, who is pregnant with her husband Roman Polanski.