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

the-strain

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.

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‘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.

‘CSI: NY’ Alum Joins ‘Covert Affairs’ And More Casting News

Hill Harper joins covert affairs

“CSI: NY” star Hill Harper is heading to “Covert Affairs.”

The crime-procedural actor has been cast in the drama series as a series regular, according to The  Hollywood Reporter.

Harper will play an “ambitious, intelligent and slightly cocky,” CIA station chief in Latin America, who will be looking to make the transition from the CIA’s Latin America station back to Washington.

Harper’s character will try to enlist the help of Annie and Auggie to help him accomplish that goal.

According to TVLine, Harper will not continue with “CSI: NY” if the series get renewed for a Season 10.

“Covert Affairs” returns this summer.

More casting news…

Steven Weber is paying a visit to “Dallas.” Weber has been tapped to recur as Governor McConaughey, “an ambitious politico who conspires with Cliff Barnes and Harris Rylan” to bring down the Ewings. [TVLine]

Patton Oswalt is stopping by “Parks And Recreation” as Garth Blundin, a “strict constructionist.” [EW]

Cynthia Addai-Robinson, who currently stars on “Spartacus” has been cast to play Aja on “Vampire Diaries.” Aja is described as “a powerful witch, with a connection to Bonnie’s mother, who comes to Mystic Falls to help Bonnie control her magic” in the drama series. [TV Guide]

“Entourage” alum Constance Zimmer will play Taylor, “a press spokesperson for the Mitt Romney campaign” in “The Newsroom’s” second season. [Deadline]

First Look: ‘Spartacus’ Final Season Poster Revealed

Romans prepare for war!!

STARZ has revealed, the final season official key art of “Spartacus” via Facebook. Here’s the season’s official synopsis:

The season opens and Gaius Claudius Glaber is dead. Many months have passed since his defeat, and the rebel army, led by Spartacus and his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron continue to amass victories over Rome. With the rebel numbers swelling to thousands of freed slaves, and Spartacus more determined than ever to bring down the entire Roman Republic, the horde become a force that challenges even the mighty armies of Rome. Together, the rebels engage in one bloody skirmish after another and prepare for the inevitable: a full out war.

“Spartacus: War of the Damned” premieres Fri., Jan. 25th at 9/8c.

Take a peek at the poster below.

 Spartacus Final Poster

‘Spartacus: War of the Damned’ Premiere Date Revealed

Spartacus Final Season Premiere Date Announced

Mark your calendars “Spartacus” fans, the debut date of the finale season has been announced!

STARZ announced today via Facebook, that the final season of “Spartacus: War of the Damned” will kick off on Friday, Jan. 25 at 9/8c.

Show creator, Steven S. DeKnight promises the final season “is bigger than anything we’ve attempted. The scope and scale is just amazing. We’re dealing with massive battles between thousands of people. We hope to leave people feel satisfied.”

‘Arrow’ Adds ‘Torchwood’ Star And More Casting News

John Barrowman Arrow

Captain Jack is joining CW’s new series “Arrow.”

EW reports, John Barrowman has been cast in a recurring role for the comic book based drama. The “Torchwood” star will play a mysterious, wealthy, well-dressed man, who is “an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.”

“Arrow” is set to debut Wednesday, Oct. 10 on The CW.

In other casting news…

H. Jon Benjamin (Family Guy) will guest-star in “Suburgatory.” Benjamin will play Tabitha, Dallas’ life coach.  [TVLine]

Kathryn Erbe will reprise her “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” role on the upcoming season of “Law & Order: SVU” as a detective working for a joint City/Federal Homeland Security Task Force who crosses paths with the SVU squad.

John Slattery has been tapped to join “Arrested Development.” Information about his character is scare but the “Mad Men” star will appear in multiple episodes of the comedy series. [TVLine]

“GCB” star Miriam Shor will recur as a reporter on “The Good Wife.” It seems the “GCB” star will be replacing fellow “GCB” star Kristin Chenoweth on ‘The Good Wife.’  [TVLine]

“Saturday Night Live” vet Rachel Dratch will reunite with former castmate Maya Rudolph on season 2 of “Up All Night.” Dratch will play a superfan of Ava’s (Rudolph’s character) talk show. [THR]

Ayelet Zurer (Angels & Demons) will guest star on the upcoming season of “Touch.” Zurer will portray Rosemary Mathis, a gifted architect who had special talents from an early age. [TVLine]

Lucy Lawless (Spartacus) has been cast in a multi-episode arc on “Parks and Recreation.” Lawless will play a single mom and a love interest for Ron (Nick Offerman). [TVLine]

Joel McHale Heads to ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and More Casting News

 

Sons of Anarchy Joel McHale

Joel McHale joins the forthcoming season of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ for a multi-episode arc. The “Community” star will play Warren, a handsome con man who double-crosses the wrong person. [TVLine]

In other casting news:

Bill Heck will recur on CBS’ new series “Elementary.” The actor will play Ty, an old handsome friend of Lucy Lui’s character, Joan. Ty is further described as a rising star as New York District Attorney’s office. [Deadline]

Christian Antidormi has joined STARZ’s bloody series “Spartacus” for its final season. The actor will play Tiberius, Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells)’s son. Tiberius is determined to impress his father by using any means necessary to “vanquish” Spartacus. [TVLine]

Related: ‘Spartacus’: War of the Damned Teaser.

Kelly Hu has been cast to guest-star on CW’s freshman drama “Arrow.” Hu will portray China White, a villainess introduced as a South Pacific drug cartel leader.

‘Spartacus’: War of the Damned Teaser

War of the Damned

A teaser of the last season of “Spartacus” was released yesterday at Comic-Com. The series which stars Liam McIntyre, Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Manu Bennett will come to an end next year.

Related: ‘Spartacus’ To End Next Season

“Let’s make the biggest, most epic season ever and go out on a high [note],” DeKnight, the creator of the series said at Comic-Con. By the look of the teaser it seems they will. Check out the teaser below.

“Spartacus: War of the Damned,” will air in January 2013 on STARZ.

‘Spartacus’ To End Next Season

Shocker: “Spartacus” next season, War Of The Damned will be it last chapter. The creator of the series, Steven S. DeKnight wants to wrap up the series on a “high note.” Anna Hutchison, Jenna Lind and Gwendoline Taylor are joining the Starz drama’s series ensemble as series regulars.

Steven S. DeKnight promises the final season “is bigger than anything we’ve attempted. The scope and scale is just amazing. We’re dealing with massive battles between thousands of people. We hope to leave people feel satisfied.”

“Starz always does the unexpected,” says Spartacus’s creator, DeKnight. “This show has been challenged, to say the least, in many, many ways. We’ve faced many difficulties and tragedies on the show. My original plan was to attack the show in a five- to seven-season arc. Once we got into it and after Andy [Whitfield]’s passing and looking at the historical story of Spartacus, we came to the decision to basically end on a high note.”

“We certainly could have continued for a few more seasons and stretched it out, but we really wanted to end high and not feel like we were treading water – and really just condense the rest of the history into one amazing ten-episode, badass final season,” he continued. “You know, the whole show was a huge risk from the start for Starz, and it was another huge risk when I decided to try to keep the show going after Andy’s passing. Any normal studio would have just cancelled the show at that point and not risk the financial downside of it not working. But Starz, thankfully, really stuck by the show, and they really wanted it to be told all the way to the end. They didn’t want to cheat the viewers and just suddenly pull the plug. So they gave us this opportunity to wrap up the story, and we’re certainly taking that opportunity and running with it. This is by far the biggest season we’ve ever attempted.”

“I would much rather end a series with the audience wanting more than limping to the finish line, with only the die-hard fans sticking around for the wrap up,” DeKnight says. “We want to make the 10 best episodes we can. I can’t wait for everybody to see it.”

Can’t wait to watch the last season next year? Well, take a look at the trailer below.

Glad? Disappointed the next season will be its last? Share your thoughts!

The final chapter, of “Spartacus: War of the Damned,” will air in January 2013 on STARZ.

Are Your Favorite Shows Safe? Cancelled? Or Renewed?

It is that time of year, the time when we all hold our breath while TV networks make the big decisions about our favorite series. May is almost upon us, time to check the status of all broadcast shows. Well, some shows have been given the green light while others the red light.

Below are the shows cancelled or renewed.

Renewed:

  • Two and a Half Men
  • Private Practice
  • Body of Proof
  • Apt. 23
  • Scandal
  • Nikita
  • Happy Endings
  • Rules Of Engagement
  • Gossip Girl
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • Fashion Star
  • The Office
  • Parks & Recreation 
  • Whitney
  • Up All Night
  • The Bachelor
  • Shank Tank
  • CSI
  • Community
  • America’s Funniest Videos
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Modern Family
  • The Middle
  • Revenge
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Castle
  • Suburgatory
  • 30 Rock
  • Parenthood
  • Southland
  • Law And Order: SVU
  • Cougar Town
  • Veep
  • Girls
  • Grimm
  • Touch
  • Borgias
  • America’s Next Top Model
  • The Good Wife
  • Blue Bloods
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • NCIS
  • CSI
  • NCIS: LA
  • Criminal Minds
  • New Girl
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • 90210
  • Supernatural 
  • Mike & Molly
  • Raising Hope
  • Fringe
  • Glee
  • Survivor
  • 48 Hours
  • 60 Minutes
  • Jersey Shore
  • The Real World
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • The Amazing Race
  • Undercover Boss
  • The Mentalist
  • Person of Interest
  • General Hospital , renewed
  • How I Met Your Mother, of course renewed
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Smash
  • Bones
  • Shameless
  • Californication
  • The Voice
  • The X-Factor
  • My Crazy Obsession
  • American Dad
  • The Cleveland Show
  • Family Guy
  • House of Lies
  • Spartacus
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Game of Thrones
  • Justified
  • Hell’s Kitchen 
  • Conan
  • Kitchen Nightmares
  • Psych
  • Long Island Medium
  • The Lying Game
  • Keeping Up With the Kardashians

 

Cancelled:

  • Unforgettable
  • A Gifted Man
  • NYC-22
  • Rob
  • CSI: Miami
  • Ringer
  • Secret Circle
  • Harry’s Law
  • Awake
  • Best Friends Forever
  • Are You There Chelsea?
  • Bent
  • GCB
  • Pan Am
  • Missing
  • The River
  • Breaking In
  • I Hate My Teenage Daughter
  • The Finder
  • Alcatraz
  • Luck
  • Terra Nova
  • House
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Prime Suspect
  • Cash Cab
  • The Playboy Club
  • Allen Gregory
  • Charlie’s Angles
  • The Revolution
  • H8R
  • One Tree Hill
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Work It
  • Man Up
  • Dog The Bounty Hunter
  • The Martha Stewart Show
  • All-American Muslims
  • The Rosie Show
  • Make It, or Break It
  • Flashpoint
  • How To Be A Gentleman
  • Free Agents
  • Man vs Wild

***** This post will be constantly updated as your favorite shows get renewed or cancelled.