The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 4th February 2016 By SpoilerTV (February 5, 2016, 1:54 am)
Girls, Grimm, Switched at Birth, Baby Daddy, Arrow, Devious Maids, Young and Hungry, Grandfathered, The Grinder, Life in Pieces, The Ranch, Six, Shut Eye
03:15 - Blue Bloods - Episode 6.14 - The Road to Hell - Promotional Photos
22:15 - Midnight Texas - Niels Arden Oplev to Direct and Executive Produce NBC's Supernatural Pilot
Thanks to Darthlocke4 for the heads up.
Mr. Robot‘s Niels Arden Oplev has come on board to direct and executive produce Midnight Texas, NBC’s supernatural drama pilot based on bestselling trilogy from author Charlaine Harris, who also wrote Sookie Stackhouse series that was the basis for HBO’s vampire drama True Blood.
Written/executive produced by Monica Owusu-Breen and executive produced by David Janollari through Universal TV, Midnight Texas is described as Twin Peaks meets True Blood in Midnight, Texas, a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, or even an angel. Mystery, horror and romance combine to both enthrall and frighten any outsiders who decide to venture into this unusual place.
For The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo helmer Oplev, the Midnight Texas gig stems from the overall deal he inked with Uni TV in September. He has a strong pilot-directing record, with most of his U.S. pilots to date going to series. That includes USA’s breakout freshman Mr. Robot, a Golden Globe winner for best drama series; NBC’s upcoming Game Of Silence; as well as CBS/A&E’s Unforgettable. Additionally, Oplev helmed the highly rated opening episode of the CBS summer drama series Under The Dome.
22:10 - Young & Hungry - Episode 3.04 - Young & Parents - Press Release
MEETING EACH OTHER’S PARENTS PROVES DISASTROUS ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “YOUNG & HUNGRY,”AIRING FEBRUARY 24 ON FREEFORM
Jerry O’Connell & Cheryl Hines Guest Star
A surprise visit from Gabi’s dad throws a wrench in her plans for romance, on an all-new episode of “Young & Hungry,” airing on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST) on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family.
In “Young & Parents,” Gabi’s awkward double date seems tame compared to an embarrassing encounter in the bedroom. When Sofia feels she’s been discriminated against, she calls for a boycott. Meanwhile, talk of the future has someone taking a step back.
Launch to date, “Young & Hungry” is the network’s #1 comedy of all time in Becomers 12-34 and Women 18-34 and wins its cable time period across the key target demographics. The series and cast have been nominated for five Teen Choice Awards since its premiere in the summer of 2014.
“Young & Hungry” is produced by David Holden, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Rhoades, Caryn Lucas, and Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum, in association with CBS Television Studios. Gabi Moskowitz, of BrokeAssGourmet.com, is a San Francisco-based food blogger and contributed to the development of this project. The series stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley and Rex Lee.
22:10 - Baby Daddy - Episode 5.04 - The Tuck Stops Here - Press Release
BEN TRIES TO HELP TUCKER STAND UP TO HIS BOSS, BUT THINGS GET OUT OF CONTROL, ON AN ALL-NEW “BABY DADDY,” AIRING FEBRUARY 24 ON FREEFORM
Mary Hart Guest Stars
Ben thinks Tucker needs to stand up for himself, on an all-new episode of “Baby Daddy,” airing WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST) on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family.
Thinking Tucker needs to stand up for himself with his boss Mary Hart, Ben films Mary berating Tucker to show how badly he’s being treated. But when Emma accidentally uploads the video online, Mary and Tucker become a viral sensation, leaving Tucker in an even worse spot. And Riley asks Danny to stand up to Bonnie and tell her she can’t always hang out with them, but Bonnie has a trick up her sleeve to outwit Riley.
“Baby Daddy” stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Tahj Mowry, with Melissa Peterman and Chelsea Kane. The series is created and executive produced by Dan Berendsen (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” and “Hannah Montana: The Movie”). “Baby Daddy” is a multi-camera comedy that shoots in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles.
05:40 - Grimm - Episode 4.17 - Keiko Agena & Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa to Guest Star
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.
Gilmore Girls star Keiko Agena will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Grimm, and TVLine has exclusive details about her role.
Agena will play Madoka Akagi, a second-generation Japanese-American woman who loses her teenage son, Kuma, in a devastating tragedy that her husband believes is no accident.
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Man in the High Castle, Revenge) also will guest-star as Takeshi Himura, the Akagis’ family friend and lawyer whose loyalty provides great comfort during a related trial.
Agena and Tagawa will appear in Episode 17, titled “Inugami,” of the current season.Fun fact: Helen Pai, the Gilmore Girls producer on whom the character of Lane was based, served as a co-producer on Grimm.
USA Network has opted not to proceed with The Wilding, its two-hour supernatural drama pilot from executive producers Tim Kring, writer-creator Silka Luisa and Universal Cable Prods..
I hear The Wilding is being shopped by UCP, which is evaluating the option to go ahead and produce the series without a U.S. network.
The project, starring Jordana Spiro, was part of a broader initiative at UCP and the NBCUniversal cable networks it supplies, including USA and Syfy, to jump-start a greater volume of high-end series at a lower license fee to the nets through a model that involves UCP supplementing the budget for the shows through financing via collaborations with international networks and SVOD deals. The first project under that initiative is the upcoming Syfy/UCP straight-to-series drama series Hunters, from Gale Anne Hurd and Natalie Chaidez.
Set in suburban North Carolina, The Wilding centered around the Hayes family — a typical, loving blended family seeking a fresh start after their 17-year-old daughter, Kayla, is released from a mental health institution following ten years of treatment. Their ideals are quickly threatened, however, when Kayla’s apparitions of the dead begin to haunt them once again. The pilot was directed by Ciarán Foy.
Edwin Hodge (Chicago Fire, The Purge) has joined the ensemble cast of History’s eight-episode military action drama series Six, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company.
Hodge will play Robert Chase III, one of the seals-in-training being considered for Ortiz’s replacement. He completes challenges quickly but makes a few rookie mistakes. He joins previously cast Barry Sloane, Dominic Adams and Juan Pablo Raba.
Revenge alum Barry Sloane is set to lead the ensemble cast of History’s eight-episode military action drama series Six, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company.
Written by William Broyles (Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military Special Operations veteran, and inspired by current events, Six follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy SEAL Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists.
Sloane plays John “Bear” Graves, the recently appointed leader of Seal Team Six, a group of elite soldiers who take on the most high-risk military special ops missions in the world.
22:22 - Devious Maids - Season 4 - Carlos Ponce to Recur
Carlos Ponce (Cristela) will recur in Maids‘ upcoming fourth season as Ben, a “handsome and slick” manager of a major movie star, TVLine has learned exclusively. He’s also described as “charming” and “mysterious,” but hey, who isn’t on this show?
05:15 - Shut Eye - Isabella Rossellini to Co-Star in Hulu's Original Drama Series
Isabella Rossellini is set for a co-starring role opposite Jeffrey Donovan and Kadee Strickland in Hulu’s original drama series Shut Eye. The series, from creator Les Bohem, Sony TV’s Tri-Star 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 revolves 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.
Rossellini will play Rita, the beautiful and sadistic matriarch of the Romani clan.
Shut Eye is executive produced by showrunner Bohem and Gran Via Prods’ Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. The 10-episode series is set to shoot in Vancouver with Johan Renck directing.
19:25 - Shut Eye - David Zayas Cast as a Series Regular / The Ranch - Megyn Price to Recur
Dexter alum David Zayas has booked a series regular role in Hulu’s original drama series Shut Eye. The series, from creator Les Bohem, Tri-Star 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 revolves around Charlie Haverford (Jeffrey 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. Zayas will play Eduardo Bernal, a powerful businessman who comes to Charlie for spiritual advice.
Megyn Price (Rules Of Engagement) has landed a recurring role on Netflix’s new multi-camera comedy series The Ranch, starring Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger. Written by Don Reo and Jim Patterson, The Ranch is set on a Colorado ranch, where a semi-pro football player (Kutcher) returns home after a brief career to run the family business with his brother (Masterson). Price, repped by APA and Leslie Allan-Rice Management, will play Mary, Masterson’s love interest.
00:20 - Life in Pieces - Episode 1.15 - Soccer Gigi TV Mikey - Promotional Photos
00:10 - Life in Pieces - Episode 1.16 - Tattoo Valentine Guitar Pregnant - Promotional Photos
00:10 - NCIS: New Orleans - Episode 2.15 - No Man's Land - Promotional Photos
23:50 - Arrow Interview - Emily Bett Rickards Chats About Felicity Smoak Changing Her Life
Thanks to RD for the heads up.
EM: The “Olicity” fandom is in full-force on the Internet and they are some of the most dedicated fans. How has the fan response been for you?
Rickards: “Olicity” is unlike anything we could’ve expected to be honest and we are so grateful for it. I didn’t even know what a ship was before people were yelling “Olicity” on my Twitter with a whole bunch of crying emoji’s. I was like, ‘What is going on? What is this ‘Olicity?’ Then my friend Carina [MacKenzie] was like, ‘That’s you and Stephen’s characters!’ I had no idea! It has become such a huge part of the culture that surrounds our show and we are grateful for it, obviously. We hope that we can keep going and make “Olicity” interesting, which is something Stephen and I talk about and I’m sure the writers and everyone talk about. We want to keep it real. In a world where we have magic and superhero’s and super-speed and all that, our reality is based in relationships in impossible situations. How do we keep this relationship strong, interesting and hopefully healthy.
EM: How has it been having Charlotte Ross on Arrow even more this season? What’s it like playing with Felicity’s past in that way?
Rickards: Donna brings out something in Felicity that no one else can. Your mother always brings out something in you that no one else can, whether it’s a good attribute or not. The funny thing about being around your parents is that they always bring out the child in you and that’s why they’re parents because that’s what you remember. That has been your relationship with them your entire life. Donna being a single woman and having sacrificed so much for Felicity and Felicity being an adult now and realizing her sacrifice is HUGE, especially in the past year, but also for the past season. Her life has been in such turmoil and I think also getting injured, there’s so many more layers now. Your life flashes before your eyes, I think for Felicity. She’s sacrificed so much for the Team. Like, she’s given her legs now for Team Arrow. She’s okay with that, she’s like ‘This is what I signed up for! This is my contribution. I’m a hero too! This is what I do and we are going to keep dealing with it!’ Having your Mom around for that is I think really lucky. She is beyond lucky to have Donna there and I think it makes it all the easier. Working with Charlotte is always so much fun! We fall in sync and it’s great!
EM: Looking to this week’s episode, Colton Haynes returns as Roy! What was it like having him back on set for you?
Rickards: Well for me, it was a dream! We are best friends and if he denies that, you can send him towards me and I will beat him up. That was the best! I love having Colton back so much. I mean, having Roy back was fun too, but having Colton come back was really special for me. I hope Roy comes back every episode of every season for all seasons of Arrow. I love having him back and he is my absolutely favorite human being and I’m not afraid to admit it. His episode is SO killer! It’s SO good!
EMMY®-WINNING COMEDY SERIES *GIRLS*, CREATED BY AND STARRING LENA DUNHAM, RETURNS FOR FIFTH SEASON FEB. 21, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham, Ilene S. Landress, Murray Miller And Bruce Eric Kaplan Executive Produce
Hannah is putting her writing ambitions aside for the moment, continuing to work as a teacher alongside new boyfriend (and nice guy) Fran. Marnie micromanages her upstate wedding to Desi, but soon begins to realize she needs more space, literally and figuratively. Working towards becoming a therapist, Jessa tries to stay on the straight and narrow while managing a budding relationship. Shoshanna thrives at her new job in Japan, where she flirts with her boss, despite a long-distance relationship back home.
Created by and starring Lena Dunham, the Emmy®-winning HBO series GIRLS takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of women in their 20s. Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham, Ilene S. Landress, Murray Miller and Bruce Eric Kaplan executive produce the show, which kicks off its ten-episode fifth season SUNDAY, FEB. 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other half-hour episodes subsequent Sundays at the same time.
In addition to Dunham, who stars as Hannah, the cast includes Allison Williams as Marnie; Jemima Kirke as Jessa; Zosia Mamet as Shoshanna; Alex Karpovsky as Ray; Adam Driver as Adam; Andrew Rannells as Elijah; Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Desi; and Jake Lacy as Fran.
Returning guest stars for the fifth season of GIRLS include: Rita Wilson as Marnie’s mother; Peter Scolari and Becky Ann Baker as Hannah’s parents; Jon Glaser as Laird; Gaby Hoffman as Adam’s sister, Caroline; Aidy Bryant as Abigail; and Jason Ritter as Scott. New guest stars this season include: Corey Stoll as Dill; Lucy Liu as Detective Mosedale; and Frank Wood as Oscar.
HBO2 playdates: Feb. 22 (8:30 p.m.), 23 (12:30 a.m.) and 24 (11:15 p.m.), and March 12 (noon)
Marnie micromanages her upstate wedding to Desi while trying to maintain the facade of the breezy bride, and tasks Shoshanna with kicking out Fran, Hannah’s date, so the girls can get ready. Banished to the boys’ den, Fran has an awkward moment with Adam. A dejected Ray steps in to help Desi with his wedding-day jitters.
Written by Lena Dunham; directed by Lena Dunham.
Episode #44 (season 5, episode 2): “Good Man”
Debut: SUNDAY, FEB. 28 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Feb. 28 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.) and 29 (2:00 a.m.), and March 2 (9:30 p.m.), 3 (11:30 p.m.), 4 (3:30 a.m.) and 5 (12:45 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Feb. 29 (8:30 p.m.) and March 1 (2:45 a.m.), 2 (10:45 p.m.) and 12 (12:30 p.m.)
In New York, an erratic roommate leads Fran to move in with Hannah. Later, Hannah gets an urgent call from her dad, who is trying to navigate a new type of dating. After a run-in at an AA meeting, Adam and Jessa spend the day together. Ray fears that the new cafe across the street is hurting his business. Elijah is hit on by a famous news anchor.
Written by Jenni Konner & Lena Dunham; directed by Lena Dunham.
The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
In 2012, GIRLS won an Emmy® for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, and has received 14 Primetime Emmy® nominations to date. In 2013, it was the only HBO series to be honored at the Golden Globe Awards, winning in the categories of Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (Lena Dunham).
The series was recently renewed for a sixth and final season, scheduled for 2017.
“Girls: The Complete Fourth Season” will be released on Blu-ray with Digital HD & DVD on Feb. 16 and is currently available on Digital Download.
GIRLS was created by Lena Dunham; executive producers, Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress, Murray Miller and Bruce Eric Kaplan; co-executive producer, Tami Sagher; producers, Jesse Peretz, Sarah Heyward and Regina Heyman.