The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 5th November *Updated* By SpoilerTV (November 5, 2015, 11:57 pm)
Luther, The New Girl, Movies, Legends, Young and Hungry, The Knick, Z Nation, Empire, The Mysteries of Laura, Rosewood, The Muppets, Wicked City
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A Fresh Start… Not A Chance. Idris Elba Returns To BBC AMERICA’s Luther For A One-Night Event Thursday, December 17
Reprising his iconic Golden Globe®-winning role
“There are some things that you might’ve heard about me that quite possibly could be true” – John Luther
New York – November 5, 2015 – Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation, Star Trek Beyond) returns to his iconic role as a self-destructive near-genius detective on the edge of law enforcement. Detective Chief Inspector John Luther (Elba) will learn the hard way; he may never be able to walk away from capturing the tormented psychopaths that lurk the streets of London. His attempt to leave the darker side of humanity behind for a chance at a “normal” life is quickly thwarted when he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case. A cannibalistic serial killer delivers a devastating blow that not only pulls him out of seclusion but pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been. A BBC AMERICA co-production, the gripping, psychological thriller Luther makes its highly-anticipated return in a one-night special event on Thursday, December 17, 9:00pm ET.
Struggling to cope with his own demons after losing so much, it seemed normalcy would always elude the emotionally impulsive detective. Teflon tough, even the strongest couldn’t endure what Luther has seen and been through. Hunting London’s most depraved criminals forced him to tap into the dark recesses of his mind, revealing sides of himself that would horrify most. The heartbreaking loss of his wife to a brutal murderer and his inner-circle of colleagues turning on him in a witch hunt weren’t enough to keep him away from the job. But watching his most trusted colleague and friend, Detective Sergeant Justin Ripley (Warren Brown, The Dark Knight Rises, Inside Men), die in his arms after getting caught in the crossfires of a case, finally pushed him over the slippery slope he’s always towed. A forbidden connection with serial-killer, Alice Morgan, offered him a somewhat skewed version of a happy ending and he took it.
Elba on Luther’s challenges: “I think there were bigger challenges when he lost his wife and his best friend…. That was a huge pinnacle and something that it took him a long time to get over. And in this [special] there is something similar that happens to him that is definitely traumatic.”
This time we find Luther on a leave of absence from the police force, laying low in a rundown cottage. A visit from colleagues, Detective Chief Inspector Theo Bloom (Darren Boyd, Veep, The World’s End) and Detective Sergeant Emma Lane (Rose Leslie, The Last Witch Hunter, Game of Thrones) brings a shocking piece of news that draws him back to London in search of the truth. At the same time, a gruesome cannibalistic serial killer has struck the city, eating body parts as he goes. With a trail of clues leading from one crime scene to the next, Detective Superintendent Unit Martin Schenk (Dermot Crowley, Babel, Bleak House) and his team must work out the twisted logic that connects each victim. But this murdering mastermind is more than a match for Schenk’s police, outsmarting them at every step. It’s not long before Luther makes his triumphant return to the Bullpen, determined to capture the killer before another mutilated body joins the mounting pile. But he’s dogged at every turn by ghosts from his past. Isolated and volatile, it will take every fiber of Luther’s being to keep it together.
Elba on Luther’s return to the Bullpen: “I think Luther goes back just because he can’t stay away from it for too long. Ultimately, because he’s a protector, [he] just wants to be able to fix what he can see other people won’t be able to …”
Idris Elba has garnered both Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations for his role as DCI John Luther, with a Golden Globe® win in 2013. He was also honored at the 42nd NAACP Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.
Written and created by Emmy®-nominated Neil Cross and directed by Sam Miller (No Good Deed, Fortitude) the Luther special also stars Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy, Ripper Street, Da Vinci’s Demons)as Megan Cantor, a mysterious woman from Luther’s past, John Heffernan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Ripper Street) as the sadistic cannibal Steven Rose, Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers, Game of Thrones) as George Cornelius, an old school gangster, and Michael Smiley (Doctor Who, Ripper Street) returning as computer whiz Benny Silver.
19:55 - Angie Tribeca - Renewed for "10 Seasons" by TBS
TBS to Launch Angie Tribeca with 25-Hour Marathon of the
Entire First Season Commercial-Free Starting Jan. 17;
Orders 10 More Seasons Prior to Series Premiere in Largest Renewal Ever
Weekly Rollout of Seasons 2-11 Begin Monday, Jan. 25
Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole and Andree Vermeulen
Star in TBS's Powerful, Heroic, Unforgettable and Tastefully Erotic Cop Show
TBS has already renewed its upcoming series Angie Tribeca for 10 all-new seasons well before the curtain even rises on the future Emmy® winner. TBS will introduce viewers to its first-ever police procedural with a massive, international multiplatform launch on Sunday, Jan. 17, giving subscribers the opportunity to binge on all 10 episodes of season 1 commercial-free through a 25-hour on-air marathon (Sunday 9 p.m. – Monday 10 p.m. ET/PT), as well as through TBS's VOD, digital and mobile platforms. Then on Monday, Jan. 25, TBS will begin rolling out season 2-11, each of which consists of one episode, giving viewers a season premiere and season finale in one really tight package. The new seasons will launch weekly across TBS platforms each Monday at 9:30 p.m. (ET/P T).
Real, brooding and shockingly alive, Angie Tribeca is the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell, who executive-produce the series through their Carousel Television. The series follows a squad of committed LAPD detectives who investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides.
At the center of Angie Tribeca is Angie Tribeca, played by Rashida Jones (The Office, Parks and Recreation) in the performance of a lifetime as a lone-wolf detective who is none too happy when partnered with J Geils, played by Hayes MacArthur (Life As We Know It, Go On). Jere Burns (Justified, Breaking Bad) plays the squad's apoplectic captain. Helping solve each complex case are detective Danny Tanner, played by Deon Cole (CONAN, Black-ish); Dr. Monica Scholls, the quirky, bespectacled medical examiner played by Andrée Vermeulen (Upright Citizen’s Brigade, How To Train Your Dragon television series); and Hoffman, Tanner's K9 German Shepard partner played by Jagger ( Max). Not involved with the series is Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull, Goodfellas).
"Angie Tribeca has everything anyone could ever imagine in a crime drama," said a TBS spokesperson, speaking on condition of anonymity. "Dead bodies, heinous crimes, complex mysteries within mysteries, violence, grit, sex, gritty sex and a detective who will stop at nothing to get her man…or woman…or ferret. We are so incredibly proud of Angie Tribeca, we're going to shove it down America's throat in a really big way. And not just America. We're taking Angie global!"
On the international front, TBS's throat-shoving strategy for Angie Tribeca involves rolling out the show on numerous Turner International entertainment networks in January. Turner's Latin American and German networks are set to join the 25-hour marathon on Jan. 17, while Spanish, Nordic and Asian networks (both truTV and Warner TV) will premiere all first-season episodes at one time.
Angie Tribeca: The Launch
Season 1 – Starting Sunday, Jan. 17
Binge watching is the new normal, but for such a haunting, raw series like Angie Tribeca, one binge won’t be enough. So TBS is going to give viewers the ultimate binge experience: a 25-hour marathon of the entire season played five times in a row, Sunday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – Monday, Jan. 18, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), with each episode running commercial-free. The first season will also be available across TBS On Demand, tbs.com, the Watch TBS mobile app and participating providers' platforms and apps. It's the biggest epic event since TV's last big epic event.
Seasons 2-11 – Available Mondays, beginning Jan. 25
After binging on Angie Tribeca's first season, viewers can start diving into seasons 2-11, each one consisting of a single episode that will allow viewers to experience the emotional highs of a season premiere and season finale in one powerful 30-minute package. Seasons 2-11 of Angie Tribeca are set to debut Mondays at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT), starting Jan. 25, followed by availability across TBS's on-demand platforms. As if that weren't enough, each week's season premiere/finale on the linear network will be followed by an encore telecast from season 1 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
19:55 - Young & Hungry - Episode 2.21 - Young & Christmas - Promotional Photos
05:20 - Familia En Venta - Comedy Produced by Roselyn Sanchez & Eric Winter in Development at FOX
Husband-and-wife acting duo Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter have teamed to executive produce Familia En Venta (Family For Sale), a single-camera half-hour comedy for Fox based on Fox International Channel’s 2014 Colombian series, which starred Sanchez.
Familia En Venta explores conscious uncoupling and marriage through the lens of the divorce of an affluent Hispanic family. Aaron Serna (Cristela) will write the adaptation, with Ian Gurvitz (The Exes) supervising and serving as showrunner.
05:20 - The Diplomats - Drama from the Creator of Royal Pains in Development at FOX
Fox has put in development The Diplomats, a drama project from Royal Pains co-creator/executive producer/co-showrunner Andrew Lenchewski and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Straight Outta Compton).
Created and written by Lenchewski, The Diplomats — like Royal Pains — has a buddy element at the center. It revolves around two female State Department agents who are assigned to work together on a major diplomatic crisis, but the fate of the world might rest on whether these women can get along with each other.
05:15 - True Love - Romantic Dramedy in Development at ABC
ABC has put in development True Love, an hourlong romantic dramedy from Brooklyn Girls author Gemma Burgess, The Proposal helmer Anne Fletcher and Fabrik Entertainment.
The anthology project from ABC Studios is very loosely inspired by classic fairy tales and subverted with a provocative and authentic post-feminist twist that believes you can stand on your own and still want to be swept off your feet. Fletcher is attached to direct the potential pilot and will serve as executive producer alongside Fabrik Entertainment’s Kristen Campo, Henrik Bastian and Mikkel Bondesen (Bosch, The Killing, Burn Notice). Burgess will serve as co-executive producer. ABC Studios is the studio.
Burgess’ popular Brooklyn Girls book series, about five twentysomething women and the humor, heartbreak and drama that bring them together, was launched in 2012. The third book, The Wild One, will be published on November 10 by St. Martin’s Press. Burgess also is the author of The Dating Detox and A Girl Like You (HarperCollins UK). She is penning the movie Undergrads for New Regency and Locomotive Films and recently rewrote Lovestruck for Maven Pictures and Pretty Matches for HBO.
05:10 - Buffalo - Dysfunctional Workspace Comedy in Development at FOX
Fox has given a script commitment with penalty to Buffalo, a comedy project from 20th Century Fox TV and John Hamburg’s studio-based Particular Pictures.
Written by Shawn Wines, Buffalo revolves around dysfunctional members of a workspace collective, set in the emerging Rust Belt paradise of Buffalo, NY. Particular Pictures’ Hamburg and Jacob Robinson will executive produce alongside Wines.
05:10 - Fair and Balanced - Kal Penn Developing Comedy for ABC
Harold & Kumar star Kal Penn is reuniting with the writers of the hit feature franchise, Hayden Schlossberg and Jon Hurwitz, for Fair And Balanced, a single-camera comedy, which has been set up at ABC.
Written by Schlossberg and Hurwitz Fair And Balanced, from Lionsgate TV, revolves around an aspiring NPR reporter who is swayed to work at a Fox News-type channel. (Fox News has been using “Fair and Balanced” as its slogan.)
The project will be informed by some of Penn’s real-life experiences appearing on various news shows as well as serving as correspondent for Vice News and spending two years in Washington as an associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and a member of President Obama’s National Arts Policy Committee.
05:05 - Darkover - Amazon Developing TV Series Based On Book Series
Darkover, a TV adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s book series, has been set up at Amazon Studios, I have learned. Darkover was among the projects on the maiden development slate of IM Global Television, the TV arm of feature-film financing, production and sales company IM Global, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA, co-founded by Stuart Ford and Mark Stern.
Ilene Kahn Power (Traffic) and Elizabeth Stanley are set to executive produce the Darkover TV series, now in development. Search is underway for a writer to pen the adaptation. The 25-book series, a mix of fantasy and science fiction, is set on the exotic planet of Darkover. It was started by Bradley in 1958 with The Planet Savers and has been translated into 17 languages.
04:35 - New Girl - Season 5 - Peter Gallagher Cast as Schmidt's Father
Plumbing the depths of O.C. canon, New Girl has tapped Peter Gallagher to guest star as Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) never-before-seen father, TVLine has learned exclusively.
As any self-respecting acolyte of Josh Schwartz’ late Fox soap knows, Greenfield portrayed the younger version of Gallagher’s The O.C. patriarch, Sandy Cohen.
Gallagher, who is currently recurring on The Good Wife, is set to appear in one episode of New Girl‘s upcoming fifth season, which is slated to debut in January. According to sources, Schmidt’s previously-introduced mother, played by SNL vet Nora Dunn, is not expected to appear in the episode.
04:35 - The Muppets - Episode 1.08 - Too Hot To Handler - Press Release
KERMIT AND FOZZIE DON’T SEE EYE TO EYE, ON ABC’S “THE MUPPETS”
CHELSEA HANDLER GUEST STARS
“Too Hot to Handler“– Scooter books his long time TV crush, Chelsea Handler, who really heats things up both on ‘Up Late’ and in Scooter’s personal life. Meanwhile, Fozzie wants to take it to the next level with Becky but when Kermit and Denise go on a double date with them, Kermit discovers that Becky might have a few skeletons in her closet, on “The Muppets,” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) 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: Chelsea Handler as herself and Riki Lindhome as Becky.
“Too Hot to Handler” story was written by Margee Magee and Angeli Millan and the teleplay was written by Shane Kosakowski and Franklin Hardy. The episode was directed by Matt Sohn.
Actress Annie Ilonzeh, who appeared in ABC’s 2011 reboot of Charlie’s Angels, is about to enter the Lyon’s den: EW has exclusively learned the actress is joining Fox’s Empire as TV reporter Harper Scott.
The character is one of the best reporters in the business and is focused on Empire. She’s tough, smart, and not above using her seductive appearance to get answers — this is Empire, after all.
Ilonzeh will begin appearing in Empire’s final eight episodes which will air in the spring on Fox once the series takes a break after their midseason cliffhanger.
12:00 - Legends - Episode 2.04 - The Legend of IIyana Zakayeva - Press Release
"The Legend of IIyana Zakayeva" - Monday, Nov. 23, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) - TV-MA-LSV
In present day Paris, Kate is a fugitive as a result of her link to a violent attack. Martin puts her into hiding and attempts to use Nina (Kelly Overton) to get Kate out of trouble. Meanwhile, Ballard learns some useful information from Ilyana that could lead him to Martin. In 2001 Prague, when Ilyana asks Dmitry for a dangerous favor, he offers her a deal instead. And Tamir tries to save his own skin by using evidence that could help Ballard and Gabi finally nail Dmitry.