Wednesday, September 11, 2013

NEWS: Y&R Casting New Role; OLTL's Amber Skye Noyes Joins BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; THE KILLING Canceled; Yahoo Launches New Shows

Y&R will soon be expanding the Abbott family by introducing a never-before-heard-of cousin named Andrew Abbott. The show is actively searching for "a strong leading man" in his "mid to late 30s" to play the contract role of the "handsome and educated" Andrew. The character is also described as "very driven and ambitious."

Amber Skye Noyes, who debuted as Michelle on the online reboot of OLTL, has landed a role on The CW's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Noyes will play Tori and appear on three episodes in the second season, with an option to become a regular.

THE KILLING Canceled By AMC Network: No Season 4
“We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of The Killing,” AMC said in a statement to Deadline. “We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched.”

Michelle Monaghan To Star In Ryan Murphy’s HBO Pilot OPEN
Monaghan will play the central female character Grace, a successful and recently engaged gynecologist. She joins Scott Speedman, who plays Grace’s fiance Jonathan, Wes Bentley (Evan), Anna Torv (Windsor) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Holly).

Showtime Developing Basketball Drama With L.A. Lakers, Ron Shelton
he one-hour project, set to be written, directed and executive produced by the White Men Can't Jump filmmaker, follows the family behind a professional team.

Yahoo launches slate of original comedy series from John Stamos, Jack Black and more
On Monday (Sept. 9), Yahoo launched its most aggressive slate of original programming to date with the premieres of five new comedy series from some big talent. Following Netflix's lead, all episodes of new series LOSING IT WITH JOHN STAMOS, GHOST GHIRLS, THE FUZZ, WE NEED HELP and TINY COMMANDO were made available on Yahoo! Screen.

PRIVATE PRACTICE Alum Paul Adelstein to Recur in SCANDAL Season 3
Adelstein will recur during Season 3 of Shonda Rhimes’ buzzy D.C. drama in what is thus far a secret role.

BREAKING BAD's breakout star: The complex Jesse Plemons
You don’t have to have followed Plemons on FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS to be stunned by his character on BREAKING BAD, but, by gosh, if it doesn’t help. Plemons signed on to the show as Todd, another rube. And, last year around this time in a shocker of an episode, Todd brutally and impulsively killed someone. Unlike Landry Clarke, though, Todd doesn’t harbor a simple, reactive brute beneath that country boy exterior. Todd has an ambitious if not calculating side.

BREAKING BAD fans sue Apple for cutting short Season Pass
Fans addicted to AMC’s meth-drama, BREAKING BAD, claim Apple short-changed them when it sold them a “Season Pass” for the final season, but only gave them 8 of the 16 episodes.

GAME OF THRONES casts Sigur Ros in season 4
GAME OF THRONES has landed Icelandic art-pop sensation Sigur Rós to appear in season four. Jón Þór “Jónsi” Birgisson, Georg Hólm and Orri Páll Dýrason are currently shooting an appearance on the THRONES set in Croatia.

American Psycho TV sequel in the works at FX
FX is developing a TV-series sequel to Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial modern classic American Psycho.

The novel told the story of a wealthy young investment banker in the late 1980s who moonlit as a serial killer. A film version starring Christian Bale was released in 2000. The FX version will be set years after the events in the book and star a Bateman in his 50s who takes on a new apprentice.

DALLAS star Jordana Brewster welcomes Son Julian
Brewster and husband Andrew Form “are excited to announce the birth of their son, Julian Brewster-Form,” her rep tells People. “They welcomed their son via surrogate and the parents are overjoyed.”

SPARTACUS alum Simon Merrells joins The CW's TOMORROW PEOPLE
According to exec producer Phil Klemmer, Merrells will play “somebody who has a lot of power over” Mark Pellegrino’s villain Jedikiah, adding, “We’re going to get to see him, hopefully, through the back half [of the season].”

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: First 'Coven' clip with Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett

1 comment:

  1. Why does Y&R need to cast a "never-before-of-cousin"??? Why don't they do something for diversity and recast Jack's son, Keemo Abbott? Since he was supposed to be born not long after the Fall of Saigon, he'd be just about that age. I'd suggest actor, Daniel Henney.