I’m sure there were some people who laughed when Lee Daniels said he was going to make a black Dynasty for television. Well, it’s almost here – and here’s the first teaser trailer to prove it.
Empire stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson and will premiere on FOX in 2015. Follow the jump to check out the teaser.
NBC has signed Jim Parsons to voice Buddy in Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. The one-hour stop-action animated special finds Buddy traveling to New York city in search of the father he never knew he had. Along the way, he brings the magic of Christmas to everyone he encounters.
The cast also include, among others: Ed Asner, Kate Micucci, Mark Hamill, Jay Leno and Fred Armisen. Elf: Buddy’ Musical Christmas premieres on Tuesday, December 16th (8/7C).
Adam Copeland/Edge® will be reuniting with his lifelong friend and fellow WWE® superstar, Christian® for three episodes of Syfy’s Haven.
When Dwight (Copeland) finds himself in a romantic quandary, he turns to his oldest friend, McHugh (Christian) for advice – and as McHugh advises him the one arena, the two consider joining forces to defend the Troubled town of Have.
Christian debuts McHugh in the episode Chemistry on Friday, November 28th (7/6C). For more, follow the jump.
John Constantine is a bit of a tosser – he’s arrogant, sarcastic and tormented. His soul damned to Hell for overreaching and failing to save a young girl, he needs redemption more than most. When an old friend’s daughter is targeted by a demon from the Inner Circle, Constantine – prompted by an angel who goes by the name of Manny – attempts to make good on a promise to protect her.
Like the character, Constantine (NBC, Fridays, 10/9C) is a series that’s a bit conflicted. While it tries to capture the essence of the character, it also has to live on network television. It works more often than not – and shows promise for the future as a companion series to NBC’s surprisingly long-lived cult hit, Grimm.
WE tv has begun production on its new supernatural series, South of Hell – with Mena Suvari in the lead role – exorcist Maria Abascal, who is more than she appears to be (and considering that she appears to be an exorcist, that’s saying something!).
The series also stars Zachary Booth (“Keep the Lights On”), Bill Irwin (“CSI”), Drew Moerlein (“V/H/S”), Lamman Rucker (“Meet the Browns”), and Paulina Singer (“How to Make It In America”), with recurring cast members Lydia Hearst (“Cabin Fever: Patient Zero”), Slate Holmgren (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and Lauren Velez (“Dexter”).
South of Hell is produced by Sonar Entertainment and Blumhouse Television and the premiere is being directed by Eli Roth. The series is planned for a 2015 debut.
Netfix’s new series starring Kyle Chandler has a name – Bloodline – and a haunting teaser trailer.
The series, which premieres all thirteen first season episodes on March 15, 2015, also stars Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Linda Cardellini (Mad Men), Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Norbert Leo Butz (Dan in Real Life), Jamie McShane (Sons of Anarchy), Jacinda Barrett (Suits) and Enrique Murciano (Without a Trace).
Bloodline comes from the producers/creators of Damages, from the producers of Damages Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler. Check out the teaser following the jump.
Just in time for the seventh season finale of Face Off (Tuesday, October 28th, 9/8C), Syfy has announced the series will return for its eighth season on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (9/8C).
In a nifty twist, three previous champions will return to select teams – which they will then coach for entire season. For further details, follow the jump.
If you’ve ever wondered what happens after the moguls on Shark Tank invest in someone’s idea, you’re about to find out. ABC has announced the creation of a companion series for Shark Tank called Beyond the Tank – to be produced by Sony Pictures Television and United Artists Media Group.
The idea behind the new series is to chronicle the opportunities and challenges that follow making a deal on Shark Tank – did everything go swimmingly, or were here problems? Did the idea make money – or did the investor drop out? Here is where we find out.
Beyond the Tank has been given a ten-episode order and will also air on ABC. For further details, follow the jump.
TNT has greenlit a Cold Justice spinoff, effectively turning the series into a real-life investigative franchise. The new series will follow a duo of crime experts as they ‘travel the country to assist local law enforcement in closing long-unsolved cases.’ In the case of the spinoff, however, they will be dealing with sex crimes rather than homicides.
TNT has ordered ten episodes of the as yet untitled series from Wolf Reality and Magic Elves – with plans for it to premiere in Spring 2015. Cold Justice expert Kelly Siegler will serve as one of the new program’s executive producers. For more, follow the jump.
USA Network has signed Christian Slater to play the title role in its cybercrime pilot, Mr. Robot. His character runs an underground hacker organization bent on razing corporate America.
The cast also includes Remi Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaiken, and Martin Wallström. For more, follow the jump.
The creators of American Horror Story have struck again! Ryan Murphy and Brad Felchuk – along with Ian Brennan – have sold a fifteen episode horror-comedy series called Scream Queens to FOX.
The series is planned as anthology series with dual female leads in new stories each season. The first season will take place on a college campus where a series of murders has everyone running scared – and premiere in Fall, 2015.
Though the press release (following the jump) doesn’t say so explicitly, the series title calls to mind such legendary scream queens like Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer and Jamie Lee Curtis. It’s a proud tradition going all the way back to Fay Wray in King Kong.