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Jason Ralph & Sosie Bacon Cast As Leads In Syfy's 'The Magicians'

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Syfy and Universal Cable Productions have cast Jason Ralph (Aquarius) for the lead role of Quentin and Sosie Bacon (The Closer) as Alice, in the television adaptation of Lev Grossman’s beloved #1 New York Times best-selling book series, The Magicians. The series started production in New Orleans this week.

Additional series regular roles include the previously announced Stella Maeve as Julia, Hale Appleman as Eliot and Arjun Gupta as Penny. Acclaimed independent filmmaker Mike Cahill (I, Origins, Another Earth) will direct the pilot.

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Martin Scorsese & Mick Jagger's Rock ‘N Roll Drama Picked Up To Series By HBO

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HBO already has one star-studded new series on the horizon with Westworld, but they are adding another one to the mix. The network has given a series order to an untitled Rock ‘N’ Roll project that will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. Terence Winter will serve as showrunner and executive producer and the pilot will be directed by Martin Scorsese.

The hour-long drama is set in 1970s New York and will explore the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.

The series will be shot in New York. The cast includes Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Andrew Dice Clay and Juno Temple.

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"The Walking Dead' Companion Series Adds Two Cast Members

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With The Walking Dead setting ratings records with its recently aired mid-season finale, things are looking great for the durable series. Now comes news that the companion series is still moving full steam ahead.

According to Deadline, the series has added actors Frank Dillane & Alycia Debnam to the highly anticipated pilot. The pilot was created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson and will be directed by Adam Davidson.

According to the site, the pilot, known as Cobalt, takes place during the same zombie apocalypse depicted on The Walking Dead but in a different location. It revolves around a male divorced teacher and a female guidance counselor.

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'House Of Cards' To Return February 27th, 2015

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It's the news all House of Cards fans have been waiting for. Netflix just announced through social media that its hit political drama will return on February 27th, 2025.

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'Red Band Society' Pulled From The FOX Schedule

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Looks like FOX is pulling the plug on its highly promoted freshman drama series.

According to Deadline, the network has decided not to order more episodes beyond the original thirteen episodes. Production will halt in mid-December and the final episode to air will be the fall finale scheduled for December 3rd. Right now there is no word on what will happen with the final three finished episodes of the series.

Red Band Society followed a group of teenagers living together as patients in a hospital's pediatric ward. The show has not been the breakout hit that FOX was looking for and at best, it's ratings have been modest.

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Interview: Mariana Klaveno

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The new freshman CBS drama Stalker has definitely resonated with its audience and that didn’t go unnoticed by the brass as CBS. The series was recently given a full season order by the network and continues to perform well in its Wednesday night timeslot.

Stalker is a psychological thriller about detectives who delve into the minds of stalkers to protect their targets from future incidents – including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation – for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. One of the stars bringing the show to life is actress Mariana Klaveno who plays Detective Janice Lawrence.

You may know Mariana from memorable appearances on shows such as True Blood, Dexter, Devious Maids and Hawaii Five-0. Mariana sits down with us to discuss her character on Stalker, the importance of strong female characters and how being on the series has made her more aware of her surroundings.

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USA Network Announces Return Dates For 'Sirens' & 'Suits'

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USA Network brings back two dynamic series in January. From Creator and Executive Producer Aaron Korsh, the critically acclaimed drama SUITS returns on Wednesday, January 28 at 10/9c for the remainder of its 4th season. SIRENS, the half hour comedy from Denis Leary and Bob Fisher, returns to USA’s Tuesday night comedy block on Tuesday, January 27 at 10/9c for a hilarious second season, following a stack of MODERN FAMILY from 7-10pm ET.

The mid-season premiere of SUITS picks up from the stunning cliffhanger, with Louis gaining the leverage needed to finally achieve his ultimate goal— becoming a partner of the firm. Meanwhile, the team at Pearson Specter is dealing with the major fallout of Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) learning Mike’s (SAG® Award nominee Patrick J. Adams) secret. With six episodes remaining, Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Jessica (Gina Torres) are faced with critical changes at the firm and defending one of their own. The series also stars Sarah Rafferty and Meghan Markle. Guest appearances this season include “Pretty Little Liars” star, Troian Bellisario, Billy Miller (“The Young and the Restless”), and Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) as well as the return of Stephen Macht, Wendell Pierce, Neal McDonough, Eric Roberts and Zeljko Ivanek.

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'Orphan Black' Adds Ksenia Solo, James Frain, & Justin Chatwin To Season 3

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BBC AMERICA, in association with Space and Temple Street Productions, announced casting additions to the new season of Orphan Black. Justin Chatwin (Shameless) and James Frain (Intruders) join the channel’s hit original drama for its third season, which is currently in production and set to return in 2015.

Justin Chatwin joins in a recurring role as Jason Kellerman. With rugged good looks and street-smarts, Jason is a savvy drug-dealer in the guise of a charismatic businessman. James Frain guest stars as Ferdinand, a well-educated, “cleaner” who is both charming and intimidating. Ferdinand is a powerful player in a secretive, multi-national political faction that operates with questionable ethics and a ruthless approach.

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George Eads Leaving 'CSI'

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It is the end of an era.

George Eads, the last original cast member of CSI, will be exiting the long running series at the end of season 15. As reported by TVGuide.com, his exist will involve Gig Harbor Killer case. At the time of this story, it's unclear how that will unfold.

There is a history of Eads leaving the show for brief hiatuses. In 2013, he left for a short period of time after a conflict with one of the shows' writers. Also, in 2004 co-star Jorga Fox and Eads were both fired from the show briefly after salary disputes.

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AMC's 'Badlands' Adds Three Cast Members; David Dobkin To Executive Produce

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AMC today announced acclaimed director David Dobkin (“The Judge,” “Wedding Crashers,” “The Change-Up,” “Shanghai Knights”) had joined its martial arts drama “Badlands” (working title) as series director and an executive producer.

Emily Beecham (“28 Weeks Later,” “The Village”), Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors,” “In America”) and Oliver Stark (“The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box,” “My Hero”) have joined the cast as series regulars.

“Badlands” is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” In a land controlled by feudal barons, “Badlands” tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

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