ICYMI: TV Land Casts First Wives Club Casting; VH1 Entering Late-Night Ring; FX Release Logo For American Horror Story; and More TV News

Jul 01, 2016 by Sling Staff

Freeform has given the go-ahead for a sixth season of Baby Daddy. Variety

History has decided to part ways with Top Gear USA, the American spin-off of the BBC/BBC America flagship show. Though it’s welcome on History has run out, the show is seeking a new home with another network. Deadline

SundanceTV’s new comedy Hap and Leonard has been picked up for a second season. The sophomore season will run just six episodes set to debut sometime in 2017. Variety

TV Land has completed the main casting for their remake of the iconic film First Wives Club, which originally starred Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton. Vanessa Lachey, Alyson Hannigan and Megan Hilty have been cast as the three leads. Deadline

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HBO Cancels Vinyl; CMT Picks Up Nashville; Taylor Lautner Joins FOX's Scream Queens; and more TV News

Jun 24, 2016 by Sling Staff

Despite massive star power and name recognition (and money spent), HBO’s Vinyl has cancelled even though the network gave the go-ahead for a revamped season two earlier this year. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Sarah Jessica Parker has returned home to HBO for her new comedy Divorce, co-starring Thomas Haden Church and his mustache. Could this be the thing to fill our Sex and The City void? Perhaps, as the first trailer promises dry humor mixed with juicy drama for a cocktail SATC fans will find hard to resist. (Bustle)

Former Bachelor Ben Higgins and his new fiancee Lauren Bushnell are taking their love story across the Disney street to Freeform for a spin off circling their preparations for marriage and what life is like after The Bachelor. (Deadline)

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ICYMI: UnREAL Picked Up For Season Three and More TV News

Jun 03, 2016 by Sling Staff

Just a day after Cleverman premiered in U.S., SundanceTV has picked it up for a second season. Deadline

A new Marvel show is finding a home outside of the Disney/ABC wheel: FX has picked up Legion, an X-Men-themed series starring Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. This is the first Marvel live-action series on cable. Deadline

HBO announced several of their highly-anticipated shows are set to hit the small screen in the fall: Westworld, starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, and James Marsden; Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church and Molly Shannon; Insecure, which centers on two black women and their friendship as they navigate life; and High Maintenance, starring Ben Sinclair, which follows a Brooklyn weed dealer that delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse... Read More

ICYMI: The X-Files May Return; Ewan McGregor Joins Season 3 of Fargo; The Americans Sets End Date; and More TV News

May 27, 2016 by Sling Staff

After being resuscitated for a six-episode revival on FOX, the X-Files may find its way back to the small screen for more episodes: at last week’s FOX upfront presentation, creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson all indicated a that they’re on board to keep at it. (Deadline)

HISTORY has announced a slew of new shows coming to their line up, including The Rise and Fall of El Chapo, an in-depth look at drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman; Alexander Hamilton, centering on American political and financial institutions created by the founding father; DB Cooper, the story of the man who hijacked a commercial flight headed for Seattle in 1971 carrying a bomb and demanding $200,000 in cash along with four parachutes before he jumping into... Read More

ICYMI: Laverne Cox In Costume For Rocky Horror Picture Show; Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special On Adult Swim; HBO Debuts Doc of Mother-Daughter Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher At Cannes; and More TV News

May 13, 2016 by Sling Staff

David Schwimmer’s new show Feed The Beast will premiere a little later than previously announced; the restaurant drama will now launch on June 5 following the second episode of AMC’s other new series, Preacher.Deadline

National Geographic Channel is giving Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan a small-screen adaptation. It will star Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon as Nancy Reagan and Animal House’s Tim Matheson as the Gipper himself. Deadline

FOX has released the first teaser for the thirteenth season of its hit dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance, however, this season will focus only on children ages 8 to 13. SYTYCD: Next Generation will have the same judges as the previous regular season which includes Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Executive Producer Nigel Lithgoe with... Read More

ICYMI: Oprah To Star In The Imortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange To Star In New FX Show From Ryan Murphy; Laverne Cox Added To Megyn Kelly's Primetime Special; and More TV News

May 06, 2016 by Sling Staff

Oprah Winfrey is set to star in an HBO film adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, which tells the true story of an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line, through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah (Winfrey). The film will chronicle Deborah’s search to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of her mother’s cancerous cells in 1951 led to medical breakthroughs. (Deadline)

Stephen Root (King of The Hill,Office Space)has been added to the cast of Bill Hader’s new HBO comedy Barry, which Hader created, directs, stars in. The new series centers on an ex-Marine (Hader) who now works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and tired of... Read More

ICYMI: Peanuts Coming To Boomerang; Megyn Kelly Adds Robert Shapiro To Primtime Special; FOX Gives Series Order To 24: Legacy; and More TV News

Apr 29, 2016 by Sling Staff

After a semester abroad on French TV, Boomerang is bringing Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang back to U.S. TV. Peanuts is set to air May 9 and will include new episodes daily. Deadline

Donald Trump’s archnemesis, FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly had added Michael Douglas and Robert Shapiro to her interview lineup for her May 17th special Megyn Kelly Presents, which will also include a one-on-one with Mr. Trump for her first primetime special, set to air on FOX. Deadline

AMC has given the final boarding call for Hell on Wheels: the fifth and final season will premiere on June 11. Deadline

FX has optioned Don DeLillo’s yet-to-be-released book Zero K, which will hit shelves in May. The futuristic novel follows billionaire Ross... Read More

ICYMI: Game of Thrones Releases New Trailer, Title Sequence; New Girl Renewed For Season Six; Vinyl Suffers Behind-The-Scenes Shakeup; and More TV News

Apr 15, 2016 by Sling Staff

Freeform orders comic adaptation of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger straight to series. The new show will follow the interracial romance between Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, who are two teenagers from different backgrounds dealing with newly acquired superpowers: Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf people in darkness. Deadline

Ahead of it’s April 24th premiere, Game of Thrones is slowly rolling out more and more teasers and bait for all of us waiting with baited breath to find out what’s going to happen this season. Along with a new interactive 3D title sequence, we also have a brand new trailer to pick a part for the next week.Entertainment Weekly

Gloria Steinem, who is widely known for being a leading of the feminist... Read More

ICYMI: Full Frontal, The Detour Renewed By TBS; HBO Releases Name, Description of Season Six Premiere of Game of Thrones; Seth Rogen To Bring Comic Book The Boys To Life; and More TV News

Apr 08, 2016 by Sling Staff

So far, 2016 seems to be the year of our new favorite power couple, Samantha Bee and Jason Jones. TBS announced an order for a lot more Full Frontal with Samantha Bee with plans for it to run at least through the end of the calendar year. Not to be completely outdone, Jason’s new TBS show The Detour, which premieres Monday, April 11, has already been renewed for a second season. (Deadline)

HBO is taking a page out of AMC’s book by starting up a post-show talk show to discuss the events of their hottest show Game of Thrones. After the Thrones will be hosted by Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan, where they will recap the just-aired episode and diving deep into any and every theory as season... Read More

ICYMI: The Walking Dead Finale Extended; HBO Releases Trailers For Veep, Silicon Valley; Gwendoline Christie Cast In SundanceTV's Top of The Lake; and More TV News

Mar 25, 2016 by Sling Staff

With season six of Game of Thrones just around the corner, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are giving more and more non-spoiler hints about the highly anticipated new season. The two confirmed what we all suspected: No, not that Jon Snow is still alive, but season six is the best season of Thrones yet. They also reassured fans this week that this season will in no way spoil the next book, which leaves us asking more questions about what the heck this season is going to center on. (Entertainment Weekly)

Thanks to the kind heart of Ellen DeGeneres and the higher-ups at HBO, the premium network has agreed to air unknown comedian Quincy Jones’ comedy standup special – something he decided he wanted to accomplish before he... Read More

ICYMI: AMC Release Promo For Season 2 of Fear The Walking Dead; HISTORY Renews Vikings; Freeform Renews Shadowhunters; and More TV News

Mar 18, 2016 by Sling Staff

Despite the less-than-stellar performances and mixed reviews of Freeform’s take on adapting the Mortal Instruments book series, Shadowhunters has been renewed for a second season. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Freeform has announced their decision to end one of the staple shows, Switched At Birth, after season five. The show ended it’s fourth season in October. (Deadline)

A little-known show called The Walking Dead is getting a permanent theme park residence at Universal Studios Hollywood. A smaller-scale version of the attraction has graced the Universal Studios lot for Halloween before, but the full-time installation is said to be bigger and better with a mix of special effects, animatronics and live performers to provide the “most intense, realistic Walking Dead experience ever.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

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ICYMI: New Trailer For Game of Thrones; Freeform Renews Young & Hungry; AMC Releases Character Pictures For Preacher; and More TV News

Mar 11, 2016 by Sling Staff

Lena Headey, the actress blessed to play Cersei in Game of Thrones, teased fans on Twitter Sunday, saying season six is “worth the agonizing wait,” which we all got a taste of a couple of days later when the full season six trailer was released. Our heads are still spinning. (Entertainment Weekly)

Huey, Louie and Dewey are back at it with Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge for the reboot of the beloved DuckTales series on Disney XD. No exact release date has been set, but first-look art has been released as well as plans for the series to air in 2017. (Entertainment Weekly)

Disney Jr. has ordered two new series: Vampirina and Puppy Dog Tails. Vampirina is based off the book series Vampirina Ballerina about... Read More

ICYMI: Sophie Turner Has Word Vomit About Game of Thrones; High School Musical 4 In The Works; Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland Join ABC's Dirty Dancing; and More TV News

Mar 04, 2016 by Sarah Moffatt

Bless Sophie Turner and her accidental word vomit on the Oscars Red Carpet. Thanks to Sophie, – aka Sansa Stark – we can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Sansa is safe at least through the end of season six. (Vanity Fair)

Nicole Scherzinger and Sarah Hyland have joined the cast of ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake. Scherzinger is set to play Penny while Hyland will take on the role of Lisa Houseman, and is joining Abigail Breslin, who is playing the lead female role of Baby. (Deadline)

Following in her Full House big sister’s footsteps, who placed third on season 18, Jodie Sweetin has announced she will be competing in the 22nd cycle of Dancing With The Stars on ABC. (EW)

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ICYMI: Hank Azaria To Star In New IFC Comedy; Game of Thrones Season Six Posters Released; Kimmel In Talks To Host Emmys; and More TV News

Feb 26, 2016 by Sarah Moffatt

IFC has greenlit two new comedy series: a new horror comedy from Dana Gould (The Simpsons) called Stan Against Evil and a Funny or Die adaptation of Brockmire starring Hank Azaria (The Simpsons, Night at The Museum. Set to premiere in the fall, Stan Against Evil centers on a disgruntled former sheriff in a small New England town forced to team up with his replacement when demons are unleashed on the town. Brockmire follows a famous MLB announcer (Azaria), who suffers a public meltdown on air after learning of his wife’s straying ways. Brockmire is expected to premiere early next year. (Deadline)

Ken Jeong has been cast to the play twin brother of Randall Park’s character on the ABC show Fresh Off The Boat. While this team-up might seem... Read More

ICYMI: Game of Thrones Season Six Trailer Released; Joe Manganiello Signs Up For History's Six; The Fonz Joins HBO's Barry; and More TV News

Feb 19, 2016 by Sarah Moffatt

The first Game of Thrones season six trailer was released this week, and it was more confusing than enlightening, but if it doesn’t get you pumped for what’s coming this season, nothing will. (Vanity Fair)

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are back for the reboot of everyone’s favorite animated crime-fighting trio: the Powerpuff Girls. The series is set to return in the spring, so until then, we’ll have to settle for listening to the new theme song on repeat. (Deadline)

Kerry Washington is already getting Emmy buzz for her role in the new HBO film Confirmation, which tells the story of Anita Hill’s (Washington) testimony during Supremere Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ sexual assault confirmation hearings. This first trailer was released this week, featuring a cast that also includes... Read More

ICYMI: Trailers released for AMC's The Night Manager, History's Roots series remake; Lego Star Wars Series Coming To Disney XD; and More TV News

Feb 12, 2016 by Sling Staff

Colm Meaney (Hell of Wheels) has joined the cast for Will, a scripted show from TNT about William Shakespeare in his 20s. The show centers around young Shakespeare and his arrival into the world of 16th century theatre in London, where he faces rioting audiences and religious fanatics. Meany will play James Burbage, a carpenter with a vision to build the first theatre in London since the Roman era that becomes so famous it’s only referred to as The Theatre. (Deadline)

Joining A&E’s already extensive reality prison shows is a new docuseries called 60 Days In. The series is meant to expose the wrongdoings and corrupt behavior happening inside of Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Seven innocent people go undercover at Clark County Jail, which houses 500... Read More

ICYMI: ESPN launching SportsCenter: AM; Lucha Underground Renewed For Third Season; and More TV News

Feb 05, 2016 by Sarah Moffatt

Wrestling sensation Lucha Underground was picked up for a third season by El Rey Network. Deadline

This month, ESPN is launching a morning version of SportsCenter cleverly named SportsCenter: AM to compete with the likes of Good Morning America and The Today Show. The news program will run from 7am - 10pm ET daily and will cover highlights and sports updates from the previous night’s games. Deadline

Disney XD orders a new sci-fi adventure comedy to series called MECH-X4. The live-action adventure show will center on Ryan, a high school freshman who has technopathy – the unique ability to control technology with his mind. A genius-in-hiding has built MECH-X4, a 120-foot robot, to defend their town against monsters descending on the city. It’s up to Ryan, his... Read More

ICYMI: Weird Al heading To IFC; First Trailer For Animals Released; David Schwimmer To Star In New AMC Drama; and More TV News!

Jan 28, 2016 by Sarah Moffatt

David Schwimmer (Friends) and Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) are set to star in a new AMC original drama called ‘Feed The Beast.’ The new show is based off the Danish TV series Bankerot, which centers around two friends (Schwimmer and Sturgess), but one has a hard time staying out of trouble. With nothing to lose and no other options, the two friends have no choice but to jump head-first into their dream of opening an upscale restaurant in the Bronx. While opening a business is hard enough, the entrepreneurs must navigate the industry’s dark corners filled with petty criminals, corrupt officials, and violent mobsters. (AMC)

“Weird” Al Yankovic is heading to IFC as the new co-host and bandleader of Comedy Bang Bang. Weird Al will be taking the... Read More

ICYMI: HBO Shuts Down Westworld Production, Picks Up Judd Apatow Comedy; First Trailer For Bates Motel Season 4 Released; and More TV News

Jan 22, 2016 by Sarah Moffatt

TruTV continues to revamp their programming by greenlighting a new comedy battle series, ‘Comedy Knockout.’ Guy Code’s Damien Lemon hosts the roast-style joke competition a la Yo Momma. Three comics will be sent into battle where they will receive points based on the audience’s applause to their jokes; one comic will be crowned a winner while the others are either eliminated or forced to apologize to the crowd for their performance. (The Wrap)

The first trailer for season four of Bates Motel was released this week, with glimpses of Norma growing fearful of Norman and her effort to get him professional help. (IGN)

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya on Game of Thrones, dropped an interesting hint about Jon Snow’s fate in season six. She couldn’t confirm or deny... Read More

ICYMI: HBO Picks Up New Bill Hader Comedy, New Walking Dead Casting, and More TV News

Jan 15, 2016 by Sarah Moffatt

HBO hopes to continue the comedy hot streak that’s produced Veep and Silicon Valley with Barry, a new half-hour starring, co-written and directed by SNL alum Bill Hader about a low-rent Midwestern hitman who travels to L.A. for a hit job and finds himself comfortably immersed in the L.A. theater scene. (Deadline)

Disney Jr. will double down on the success of their current hit Sofia The First with a spin-off called Elena of Avalor. While we still don’t have a premiere date, we do know Chris Parnell (SNL, Anchorman, 21 Jump Street), Jenna Ortega (Jane the Virgin) have been cast as two of the main voices for the animated show. Elena will be introduced in a special episode of Sofia The First, which has featured her kingdom of Avalor... Read More

ICYMI: HBO Greenlights Deadwood Movie, Gravity Falls and Rizzoli & Isles Finales Set, Tales From the Crypt Returns, and More TV News

Jan 08, 2016 by Sling Staff

Nearly ten years after its third season left us hanging, Deadwood will finally wrap up with a movie, HBO president Michael Lombardo told TVLine. “David has our commitment that we are going to do it,” says Lombardo. “He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.” (TVLine)

John Oliver returned to his Last Week Tonight desk to not only give tips on how to manage disappointment, failure, and broken resolutions the New Year brings but also to announce that new episodes will resume on February 14th. (Deadline)

Bad news for Game of Thrones fans: George R. R. Martin has announced the much-anticipated ‘Winds of Winter’ novel will not be finished before the sixth season of... Read More

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