Just What The Doctor Ordered!

Another booking for Deborah Finkel !!!! –  Episode #210 of The Good Doctor.

The Good Doctor is an American medical drama television series based on the 2013 award-winning South Korean series of the same name. The show is produced by Sony Picture Television and ABC Studios. It follows Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman, challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital’s board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.

In March 2018, ABC renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on September 24, 2018. The medical drama has been the undisputed freshman hit of the 2017-2018 season. It is currently averaging a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.8 million viewers per episode in the Nielsen Live+Same Day ratings, making it the second highest-rated show on ABC, behind only “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Freddie Highmore stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy. In addition to Highmore, the series stars Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff, and Tamlyn Tomita.

Catch The Good Doctor Mondays at 10/8 MT on CTV

Season 2 Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2pAT7jkK5c&vl=en

All Aboard!!

Madeleine Arthur is busy filming a recurring role on the TNT series Snowpiercer.

It’s based on the 1982 French graphic novel by Jacques Lob (writer) and Jean-Marc Rochette – La Transperceneige.


The book was originally adapted into a movie directed by Bong Joon-Ho (The Host) and starred Tilda Swinton and Chris Evans.

Snowpiercer is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, It centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.

Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation.

Snowpiercer will explore those relevant issues while embarking on a wild, action-filled ride.

The Alienist, Black Mirror director James Hawes has come on to direct the reshoots for the Snowpiercer TV pilot. Hawes will also serve as a co-executive producer on the show.

Hawes is taking over for Scott Derrickson, who directed the Snowpiercer pilot from a script written by former showrunner Josh Friedman who exited the show amidst creative differences.

The new showrunner is Graeme Manson who achieved acclaim as the co-creator/writer/executive-producer of BBC America’s 2013-2017 thriller series, Orphan Black, took over the show in February, following Friedman’s departure.

It stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Lena Hall.

It is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; and the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

Out Of This World!

Deborah Finkel is busy filming a role on the SyFy pilot Resident Alien a drama based on the Dark Horse comics series “Resident Alien” by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse.

Resident Alien is described as a dark, twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story. Adapted for television by Chris Sheridan (Family Guy), it follows a crash-landed alien named Harry who, after taking on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor, slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth — ultimately asking the question, “Are human beings worth saving?”

Alan Tudyk (Con Man, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is set to star in the title role.  In addition, Sara Tomko (Sneaky Pete), The Closer alum Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund (Silicon Valley) and Levi Fiehler (Mars) are set to round out the series regular cast.

Sheridan will executive produce with Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson (The Mask) and Keith Goldberg (The Legend of Tarzan), along with Justin Falvey (The Americans) and Darryl Frank (The Americans) of Amblin TV (the television branch of Steven Spielberg’s production company).

Universal Cable Productions is producing as part of its first-look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment to develop and produce scripted programming from publisher’s comic book library, as well as create new original material.

The agreement extends Dark Horse and UCP’s relationship following Netflix’s take on Umbrella Academy, which the streaming giant ordered straight to series.

Top Of The Class!

Lyle Reginald has finished filming a role on episode 101/102 of SyFy’s new series Deadly Class, an upcoming American television action-thriller series based on the comic book series of the same name. It stars Benedict Wong, Benjamin WadsworthLana CondorLiam James and María Gabriela de Faría, Luke Tennie, and Michel Duval.

It was picked up to series on April 18, 2018 for a 2019 release. It is set to premiere on Syfy on January 16, 2019.

Written by Remender and Miles Feldsott who will also serve as executive producers the Deadly Class is an unlikely coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of late 80’s counter culture which follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while navigating a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.

Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions will produce.


Chance Is Prepped!!

Chance Hurstfield has been busy voicing the role of one of the lead puppies in the series Puppy Prep Academy!!!

Puppy Prep Academy is a new House of Mouse series. The show is being produced by Air Bud Entertainment, the Malibu-based production company behind the Disney Air Buddies direct-to-DVD film series. Expected to hit Disney Channel US in 2019, the new series will follow live-action talking animals as they learn to become humankind’s best friends.

At Puppy Prep Academy, young pups learn everything they need to know about being a “human’s best friend.” Under the guidance of the esteemed dog faculty, the pups lucky enough to attend learn how to be best friends, teachers, and protectors of humans in an effort “to carry forward to the world a mission of unconditional love,”…This comedy centers around three puppy best friends, Whiz, Corazon, Maximus who together navigate the world of going to school and growing up. They are puppies, but they face all the same challenges as human kids!


Freeze Frame!!

Kurt Ostlund is busy filming a recurring role on TNT’s adaptation of Snowpiercer.

Snowpiercer is based on the French graphic novel by Jacques Lob (writer) and Jean-Marc Rochette (art). The show takes place in an apocalyptic future where the planet has been ravaged by a new ice age and the only survivors live aboard a high-speed train.

Co-produced by Tomorrow Studios, Turner’s Studio T, and Korea’s CJ Entertainment, the series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements, as well as Matthew O’Connor. The producing staff behind the original film — Bong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Choi Doo-ho — have also joined the television adaptation as co-executive producers. James Hawes, director of the series who replaced Scott Derrickson and Orphan Black showrunner Graeme Manson who replaced Josh Friedman share the role. Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs will star in the Snowpiercer TV series and it is still expected to hit TNT sometime this year.

Doctor Strange and Sinister filmmaker Scott Derrickson helmed the feature-length pilot before famously stepping away.

Derrickson said the pilot, from a 72-page script penned by Josh Friedman (Sarah Connor Chronicles, War of the Worlds), “may be my best work.”

Based on the French graphic novel ‘Le Transperceneige‘, the series focuses on the last survivors on the planet. They inhabit ‘The Snowpiercer‘, a train that travels around the globe, which is divided into two feuding classes.

It touches on themes of class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival as the remnants of humanity — split into fractions of the lower and upper-class — are now trapped in an always-moving train circling the globe seven years after the Freeze, a devastating event that left the world a frosted-over wasteland.

The series will premiere on TNT and Netflix in 2019.

A Holiday Pen Pal!

Naika Toussaint is busy filming a role on Lifetime’s MOW ‘Christmas Pen Pals‘.

Christmas is coming early this year! Lifetime sleighs the 2018 holiday season this year with the network’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime lineup, featuring 14 all-new original movies and nine acquired films. Kicking off on November 21st with a special week featuring five nights of premieres, each week of the holiday season will feature new movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Following an unexpected breakup weeks before Christmas, Hannah (Drew), tech wiz and creator of the dating app, Perfect One, heads home for the holidays, challenged to save her failing business by re-conceiving a new romantic dating model. Upon her return she runs into her high school boyfriend, Sam (Matter) who she has carefully avoided for years and reluctantly makes a deal with her dad, Ted (Gross) to sign up for the town’s Christmas Cupid, an anonymous holiday pen pal service. As the season progresses, Hannah is smitten by each beautifully written letter she receives and starts to believe that her Christmas pen pal could be her soul mate. It’s not until Christmas Eve that everyone must reveal their true identities to their pen pals, even if it means coming face to face with the last person they ever expected.”

Christmas Pen Pals is set to premiere December 15th at 8 PM ET/PT on Lifetime.


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