Sunday, October 13, 2013

NEWS: Billy Magnussen, Ray Liotta, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Max Adler, Carol Leifer, Meg Ryan, Kym Marsh

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AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Billy Magnussen Joins HBO’s THE MONEY; Rosemary Harris, Mamie Gummer, Ray Liotta To Recur
Magnussen has been cast as a series regular, in the role of Greg Castman — the middle, and favorite, child of mogul/patriarch James Castman (Brendan Gleeson), who wields power and influence to expand his media empire and control his clan. Liotta, who starred on ANOTHER WORLD for three years, will recur as wealthy, entitled, untouchable Wall Street tycoon George Archer. Ruth Negga becomes a series regular, playing Erin Foley, the stylish, no-nonsense senior news editor who reports to John Castman.

Michael Cudlitz & Josh McDermitt join THE WALKING DEAD
Cudlitz has been cast in the role of Sgt. Abraham Ford, a pivotal character from the Robert Kirkman comic book series. McDermitt will play Dr. Eugene Porter, Ford's traveling companion in the comics who claims to know the origin of the outbreak.

Bob Orci is reportedly talking to CBS about a new STAR TREK television series
Take this with a reasonably sized grain of salt, but Sky News Entertainment reporter Joe Michalczuk says that Star Trek movie co-writer and producer Roberto Orci has discussed bringing the franchise back to TV with CBS.

DEVIOUS MAIDS Bulks Up Staff, Adds Carol Leifer
The second season of the drama from Marc Cherry will now include co-executive producers Carol Leifer, Curtis Khleel and Elle Triedman. Matthew Berry (has also boarded the series as a consulting producer.

The trio joins current EPs Cheery, Sabrina Wind, Eva Longoria, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass and Televisa USA's Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.

Adler will play Tank, a fraternity brother Bay befriends in her college art class.

Former AS THE WORLD TURNS actress Meg Ryan developing TV comedy with NBC

Ratings: GLEE Soars With Tribute, WONDERLAND Opens Low
GLEE's tribute to Finn/the late Cory Monteith was watched by 7.4 million total viewers and netted a 2.8 rating on Thursday. That marks week-to-week gains of 68 and 75 percent, tying GREY'S ANATOMY during the 9 p.m. hour and marking the Fox series' best demo number since Sept. 2012. ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND debuting to 5.7 million viewers and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Google Adds TV Episodes and Schedules to Search Results
Responding to this uptick in the popularity of TV, Google will now include listings of television episodes and on-air dates in its search results.

Now by simply entering the name of the program, followed by the term “tv show,” users can get the show’s current schedule, season number and the episode number of each episode.

Bob Odenkirk, Glenn Howerton Join FX’s FARGO
Kate Walsh and Oliver Platt are also on board for the MGM TV limited series.

The CW Orders Additional Scripts for THE ORIGINALS, TOMORROW PEOPLE, REIGN
The CW has ordered three additional scripts for each show.

Ascend Women’s Conference Coming To Bel-Air Presbyterian
On Oct. 19, Susan Wehba of Beverly Hills along with Kathleen Cooke and Brenda Epperson-Moore (ex-Ashley, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) are joining forces to host the Ascend Women’s Conference from 9 to 5 at Bel-Air Presbyterian Church.

CORONATION STREET star Kym Marsh allegedly left by her husband Jamie Lomas after an affair with her co-star Oliver Mellor revealed
Marsh's fling with Mellor, who played Dr. Mark Carter in the soap, apparently lasted several months and began five months after she and Jamie tied the knot in September 2012.

CORRIE writer Jonathan Harvey on Graham Norton show
About his work as a scriptwriter on Coronation Street, Harvey talks about how hard it's been writing emotionally draining scenes for the demise of Hayley Cropper. "It's the end of an era," he says, talking about Julie Hesmondhalgh leaving the soap and Hayley dying.

He's been writing for CORONATION STREET for almost 10 years now and says "it's the best job in the world.".

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