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The CW Renews Five Primetime Series

Arrow Renewed for a second season

The CW renews five series!

The network revealed Thursday, five of its primetime series have been picked up for new seasons. “Arrow” for a third season; “The Vampire Diaries” for sixth season; “Supernatural” for a tenth season; and new dramas “The Originals” and “Reign” for sophomore seasons.

“This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series “The Originals” paired with “Supernatural,” giving us our best Tuesday nights in years,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz in a statement. “”The Vampire Diaries” is No. 2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with “Arrow” continuing to gain among young men, and “Reign” growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series, and let our fans know they’ll have more great drama to look forward to next season.”

 

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Ellen Pompeo & Patrick Dempsey Renew ‘Grey’s’ Contracts , ‘Hostages’ Actor Joins ’24: Live Another Day’ And More!

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“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo have signed new two-year deals with “Grey’s Anatomy”

NBC revealed at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that its second stab at a live musical will be “Peter Pan Live!”

“Greek” alumni Paul James is heading to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital’s “Grey’s Anatomy” in a potentially recurring role. According to the TVLine, his character comes to the hospital to assist with research.

Fox’s “Enlisted” is moving to a new time. The rookie comedy will now air Fridays at 9/8c. The show will effectively swap time-slots with “Raising Hope,” which will now follow “Enlisted” at 9:30/8:30c.

“Hostages” star Tate Donovan joins “24: Live Another Day.” Donovan will play White House Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau.

Jesse L. Martin has been cast as Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) surrogate father. Martin will play Detective West, “an honest, blue-collar cop.” on “The Flash.”

‘Arrow’ Adds Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper Joins Arrow

“Prison Break” vet is heading to “Arrow.’

Robert Knepper is joining The CW’s series as DC Comics master criminal William Tockman, the “Clock King,” who plans his crimes with precision,  TV Line reports.

Knepper will appear in the 14th episode of the season. Knepper was previously seen in ‘The Blacklist,” “Cult” and is currently appearing on “The Mob City.”

“Arrow” airs Wednesday at 8/7c on The CW.

‘Arrow’ Casts ‘Spartacus’ Alumna, FX Orders ‘The Strain’ And More

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FX picks up Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain.” [EW]

“Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes to pen memoir, set to be release in 2015. [Variety]

Hulu renews “Behind the Mask” for a second season.

Anderson Cooper renews his CNN contract through 2016. [The Hollywood Reporter]

“Spartacus” alumna Katrina Law has been cast as Nyssa al Ghul on “Arrow.” Ghul is described as a member of the League of Assassins who arrives in Starling City looking for fellow Assassin Sara Lance, The Black Canary. [TV Guide]

“Entourage” creator Doug Ellin announced Wednesday that production on the HBO comedy’s movie begins Jan. 16. “Getting pumped,” he shared via Instagram.

‘Awkward’ Season 4 Receives Back Order, ‘Dallas’ Season 3 Premiere Revealed And More!

Awkward Season 4 receives back order
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Things are going to get more Awkward. MTV  has picked up additional 10 episodes of “Awkward’s” season 4, which has yet to begin production.

“Dallas” season 3 will premiere on Monday, Feb. 24 at 9/8c.

Oliver Queen’s vigilante gets a mask on “Arrow.” [EW]

FOX buys Miami Basketball player Dwyane Wade’s semi-autobiographical half-hour comedy series. [Time]

Howard Stern will be back for more “Talent.” The Radio Host announced he will return for a third season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2014. “After a lot of thought…and I say this with peace and love…I am going back to America’s Got Talent.” [Twitter]

“Breaking Bad” alum Anna Gunn and Silver Linings Playbook Jacki Weaver join “Broadchurch” remake. [EW]

‘The Glades’ Cancelled, Showtime to Air ‘Made In America’ And More!

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A&E cancels “The Glades” after four seasons. [EW]

Jay Z’s “Made In America” documentary to air on Showtime on Oct. 11. Variety]

“American Horror Story: Coven” — which stars  Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates — premieres Wed., Oct. 9.

“Longmire” renewed for a third season?  [TVLine]

Aziz Ansari’s upcoming comedy special is set to air exclusively on Netflix, starting Nov. 1. [The New York Times]

Meet the cast of ‘The Amazing Race 23.” [TVLine]

Check out ‘Arrow’s” season 2 poster here.

Stephen Moyer Joins NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ And More Casting News

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“True Blood” star is Captain Von Trapp.

Stephen Moyer, who plays Bill on HBO’s “True Blood” has been cast to portray Capt. Von Trapp on NBC’s Sound of Music Special. Moyer will play war vet and single dad Capt. Von Trapp opposite Carrie Underwood’s Maria in the Special.

The three-hour production will be based on the original 1959 Broadway production.

NBC’s Sound of Music is scheduled for Dec. 5.

More casting news…

Wendy Williams is making new neighbors. The Daytime host will guest-star as a hair stylist in an upcoming episode of “The Neighbors.” [TVLine]

Navid Negahban has been cast to play Oliver Queen’s foe on “Arrow.” The “Homeland” alum will play Al-Owal in Episode 5 of the forthcoming season. [E! Online]

Keith Carradine (“Dexter”) will recur as a trusted friend of Ryan Hardy named Barry on “The Following.” [TVLine]

Omari Hardwick will play James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a New York City nightclub owner on Starz’s new series “Power.”

Phoebe Strole will play Sam’s new love interest, who is a college sophomore called Penny Owen on the Fox’s “Glee” in a recurring role. In addition, Demi Lovato has been cast to play a NYC-based struggling artist friend of Rachel and Santana’s who will regularly appear with Adam Lambert’s incoming character. [TVLine]

Cote de Pablo Leaving ‘NCIS’ And More Casting News

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Cote De Pablo is leaving “NCIS.”

The actress, who plays Ziva David on “NCIS” will not return as a series regular for Season 11.

De Pablo said in a statement, “I’ve had 8 great years with “NCIS” and Ziva David. I have huge respect and affection for Mark, Gary, Michael, David, Rocky, Pauley, Brian, Sean, all of the team and CBS. I look forward to finishing Ziva’s story.”

“We respect Cote’s decision, thank her for being an important part of the NCIS team, and for eight terrific years playing Ziva David,” CBS said in a statement. “Cote and CBS share a great respect for the NCIS audience, and we look forward to working with her and the producers on appropriate closure in this chapter of Ziva’s story.”

Will you miss Ziva?

More casting news…

“Lost” alumna Sonya Walger has been cast as Meredith in a recurring role on “Parenthood.” Meredith is described as a sexy, confident fireball of an architect who is working with Sam Jaeger’s Joel on a two-year project. Additionally, Matt Lauria, who plays Army vet Ryan is set to return during the upcoming season. [EW]

Summer Glau will recur as an adversary for Oliver Queen on “Arrow.” Glau will play “the enigmatically beautiful and professionally dangerous Isabel Rochev, Vice President of Aquisitions of Stellmoor International, a company looking to take over Queen Consolidated.” [TVLine]

“House of Lies” star Kristen Bell is heading to “Parks and Recreation.” Bell will guest-star in an upcoming episode as Ingrid, a snooty City Councilwoman from Eagleton. [EW]

Fall TV: The CW Premiere Week to Begin in October

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The CW is rolling out its Fall schedule starting Oct. 7.

New series “The Tomorrow People” debuts Wed., Oct 9. The network’s mid-season premiere includes: “America’s Next Top Model: Guys and Girls,” “The 100,” “Star-Crossed” and “Nikita.”

Here is the full schedule:

Monday, Oct. 7
8/7c: Hart of Dixie
9/8c: Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday, Oct. 9
8/7c: Arrow
9/8c: The Tomorrow People (series debut)

Thursday, Oct. 10
8/7c: The Vampire Diaries
9/8c: Reign (series debut)

Tuesday, Oct. 15
8/7c: The Originals (series debut)
9/8c: Supernatural

Friday, Oct. 25
8/7c: The Carrie Diaries

‘Arrow’ Promotes Manu Bennett To Series Regular

Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson

Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke is staying in Starling city.

The Hollywood Reporter reports, Manu Bennett, who plays Slade Wilson on The CW freshman series, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming season 2.

The “Spartacus” actor, Bennett plays Slade Wilson, who appears on the series’ as Oliver’s friend while he was on the Island.

Bennett joins cast members Colton Haynes and Emily Bett Rickards, who were promoted to series regulars recently.

“Arrow” airs Wednesdays on The CW.