Maddie’s part of “The Family”…

THE FAMILY - ABC's "The Family" stars Madeleine Arthur as Young Willa. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

THE FAMILY – ABC’s “The Family” stars Madeleine Arthur as Young Willa. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

Watch “ The Family” with Madeleine Arthur.

ABC’s new thriller The Family follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge—is he really who he says he is?

The Family stars Joan Allen as Claire, Alison Pill as Willa, Margot Bingham as Sergeant Nina Meyer, Zach Gilford as Danny, Liam James as Adam, Floriana Lima as Bridey, Madeleine Arthur as Young Willa, Rarmian Newton as Young Danny, Rupert Graves as John and Andrew McCarthy as Hank.

The Family was written by Jenna Bans. Executive producers are Jenna Bans and Mandeville Television’s Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. The Family is produced by ABC Studios.

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It debuted Thursday, March 3 at 9 p.m. with a special preview before moving to its regular slot on Sunday, March 6 at 9 p.m.

Check out the trailer, below.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4428038

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/family-creator-wants-viewers-have-853670

Stay tuned for Tuesday…

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will recur on CW’s Arrow, episode #422.

Synopsis:
After defeating his most formidable foe to date and riding off into the sunset with longtime flame Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (a.k.a. The Arrow) left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will Diggle, Thea, and Laurel be left to continue Oliver’s crusade without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra’s al Ghul, is anyone really safe?

Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Canary
David Ramsey as John Diggle/Spartan
Willa Holland as Thea Queen/Speedy
Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn/Ra’s al Ghul
Paul Blackthorne as Captain Quentin Lance/Detective
Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk[

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Naika’s all over the map!

NaikaToussaint2Naika Toussaint books another recurring role in Van Helsing, Season 1.

Kelly Overton (True Blood) has been cast as Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of the legendary vampire hunter in Syfy’s 13-episode TV series,  which premieres later this year. Vanessa is resurrected only to find that vampires have taken over the world. She is humanity’s last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost.

Van Helsing, a 13-episode sci-fi series from Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell On Wheels), has been acquired by Syfy. Neil LaBute serves as writer/showrunner on the drama, a new take on the Dracula myth.

Van Helsing, which began production in January here in Vancouver, BC for a fall 2016 premiere, centers on Vanessa Helsing, played by Kelly Overton, the daughter of famous vampire hunter and Dracula nemesis Abraham Van Helsing. She is resurrected five years in the future to find out that vampires have taken over the world and that she possesses unique power over them. She is humanity’s last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost.

“Van Helsing represents a new mythology in sci-fi by challenging traditional vampire rules,” said Chad Oakes, Co-Chairman of Calgary-based Nomadic Pictures. “The series is unique in exploring a world completely dominated by vampires, while the human characters have to learn the importance of working together to ensure their survival.”

Van Helsing reimagines a classic story in a compelling new way, featuring a bold and complex heroine.”

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Chance’s Latest “Project”.

ChanceHurstfieldChance Hurstfield books recurring role on NetflixNew Media” TV series.

Project Mc²,” a live-action original series for tweens, follows four super smart and science-skilled girls as they are recruited to join the spy organization, NOV8 (“Innovate”), and work together to save the day.

These uniquely talented kids band together for another round of adventures proving their motto “Smart is the New Cool.”

Project Mc²” was created to inspire girls to engage in S.T.E.A.M.-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities and spy storytelling to prove that Smart Is The New Cool™. Showing that S.T.E.A.M. is all around us, each of the four core characters; McKeyla McAlister, Adrienne Attoms, Bryden Bandweth and Camryn Coyle, express their interests via experiment kits that include how to build a working lava light, volcano, glow stick necklace and a blueprint engineered skateboard.

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Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx2MwjCWYjk

Hey! Look who’s in town!

TysonBellusciTyson Bellusci books a recurring role in Wayward Pines.

Executive Producers: Donald De Line, M. Night
Shyamalan, Ashwin Rajan, Mark Friedman,
Producer: Shawn Williamson
Director: David Petrarca
Writer:  Mark Friedman

The series stars Matt Dillon as Ethan Burke, a U.S. Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents in the mysterious small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho. Ethan awakens from a car accident unable to contact the outside world, and unable to leave. He finds one of the agents dead and the other, his former lover Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino), settled down in the seemingly idyllic town. But the inhabitants of Wayward Pines are trapped there by a set of rules enforced by the strict Sheriff Arnold Pope (Terrence Howard), and any attempt to escape is punished by a public execution known as a “reckoning.” Ethan works to discover the truth, and has to make hard choices when he does.

NaikaAnd Naika Toussaint is back for more as well!

(See Wayward Pines posting below for more details).

WaywardPinesTeaser:
https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/156656/see-first-wayward-pines-season-2-teaser/

Pilot “Time”

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Brothers Rowan and Aiden Longworth book NBC’s pilot “Time“.

Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) is set to direct and executive produce Time, NBC’s action adventure drama pilot from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, The Shield creator Shawn Ryan, Sony Pictures TV and studio-based Davis Entertainment.

Described as “Back To The Future meets Mission: Impossible,” Time is a high-octane drama following an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.

Ryan and Kripke co-wrote the script and executive produce with Marshall, Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox and MiddKid Prods.’ Marney Hochman.

Marshall was nominated for an Emmy in 2014 for directing the GOT episode “The Watchers on the Wall.” He recently directed and executive produced the USA pilot Poor Richard’s Almanack and also helmed the opening episode of Starz’s Black Sails.


 

BrackenHenkeAnd it’s also Pilot Time” for the lively and talented Bracken Hanke, who also books a role in the aforementioned period piece.

Picking up the frequency…

EmmyOLearyEmmy O’Leary books a role on CW’s “Frequency”.

Riley Smith (Nashville, True Detective) is set as the male lead in Frequency, the CW’s drama pilot based on Toby Emmerich’s sci-fi thriller. Smith will play Frank Sullivan, the character played by Dennis Quaid in the 2000 movie.
The TV series, written by Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver, centers on Raimy, a female police detective in 2016 who discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father, Frank Sullivan (Smith), also a detective, who died in 1996.

Seen in 1996, Frank Sullivan has been undercover for two years. The strain of the assignment effectively destroyed his marriage and separated him from his little girl, Raimy, but he gets a new chance at building a relationship with her when she begins communicating with him from 20 years in the future. The two forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc in the present day.

Emmerich’s feature took place in New York in 1999 and starred Jim Caviezel as homicide detective John Sullivan who strangely makes contact with his late father Frank Sullivan (Quaid) exactly 30 years in the past on the day before his death.

The CW’s Frequency, from WBTV and Lin Pictures, is executive produced by Carve, Emmerich, John Rickard, and Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz.

This marks True Blood alum Smith’s return to the CW and WBTV where he recurred on the drama series The Messengers.

No Small Town Girl…


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wraps on episode #201 (“Enemy Lines”, season 2) of FOX’s
Wayward Pines.

Executive Producers: Donald De Line, M. Night
Shyamalan, Ashwin Rajan, Mark Friedman,
Producer: Shawn Williamson
Director: David Petrarca
Writer:  Mark Friedman

Executive producer M. Night Shyamalan brings Blake Crouch’s best-selling trilogy of novels, “Pines” to life in this psychological, mind-bending thriller about a mysterious small town in Idaho called Wayward Pines. Visitors and natives of the unusual town struggle to understand the complex origins of Wayward Pines, what the town really is — and if there is a way to get out. As explosive and shocking events unfold, it becomes clear that a civil war is emerging, and that the human race is in danger.

The series stars Matt Dillon as Ethan Burke, a U.S. Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents in the mysterious small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho. Ethan awakens from a car accident unable to contact the outside world, and unable to leave. He finds one of the agents dead and the other, his former lover Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino), settled down in the seemingly idyllic town. But the inhabitants of Wayward Pines are trapped there by a set of rules enforced by the strict Sheriff Arnold Pope (Terrence Howard), and any attempt to escape is punished by a public execution known as a “reckoning.” Ethan works to discover the truth, and has to make hard choices when he does.

Also starring Jason Patric (Rush, Narc), two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, In America), and Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Hope Davis (“American Crime,” “The Newsroom”), and Juliette Lewis (Beverly).

Joining the second season are cast members Tom Stevens (“Cedar Cove”), returning from Season 1 as Jason Higgins, a member of the First Generation and Pilcher’s young acolyte; Nimrat Kaur (“Homeland”) as Rebecca, who has her own secrets she keeps from Theo, her husband; Josh Helman (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Xander, a resident working to undermine Wayward Pines from within; and Kacey Rohl (“Hannibal”) as Kerry, one of Jason’s lieutenants in the civil war going on in Wayward Pines.
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Additionally, several Season 1 cast members will appear in Season 2, including Carla Gugino (Kate Hewson), Toby Jones (Dr. Jenkins/David Pilcher), Melissa Leo (Nurse Pam), Tim Griffin (Adam Hassler), Shannyn Sossamon (Theresa Burke), and Charlie Tahan (Ben Burke).

Teaser:
https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/156656/see-first-wayward-pines-season-2-teaser

Imagine if you will…

JilenaCoriJilena Cori wraps on Sony Pictures / ABC pilot, Imaginary Mary.

Executive Producers: Adam F. Goldberg, David Guarascio, Doug Robinson, Patrick Osborne
Writers: Adam F. Goldberg and David Guarascio
Director: Shawn Levy

LOGLINE: In this single-camera comedy, which features a blend of live action and CGI animation, a thirty something single woman —  who has been committed to working hard, playing hard and short-term relationships —  has her life turned upside down when she finally meets the love of her life, a divorced dad with three kids.  This triggers even more upheaval when the foul-mouthed, uncensored “imaginary friend” she created as a child suddenly reappears in her life with some straight-forward advice: run from this guy and his family ASAP.