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Luke Perry To Star & Produce UP Movie 'Welcome Home'

Luke Perry at the  2015 Summer TCA Tour on July 30.  Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown Starring and executive produced by Luke Perry, the UP Premiere Movie Welcome Home tells the story of a writer who returns from vacation to find that a homeless mother and her two children have been squatting in his house, with nowhere to go. The script was written by Jonathan Zeichner, executive director of L.A.'s A Place Called Home (APCH, www.apch.org), a dynamic, non-profit youth center. Directed by James Head ("R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour," "The Dead Zone"), Welcome Home premieres exclusively on UP on Sunday, September 13 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Welcome Home was executive produced by Perry, Ira Pincus, John Morayniss and John Ritchie, and produced by Entertainment One Television. The film's ensemble cast includes Camille Sullivan (The Butterfly Effect, "Shattered"), Will Verchere-Gopaulsingh ("When Calls the Heart," "Girlfriends&#

Web Series of the Week Poll Results (July 18-24, 2015)

Proper Manors was voted favorite web series of the week. The results are in from the Indie Series Network and Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll for July 18-24, 2015. Proper Manors was voted favorite web series for week. The latest from Shades of Bad was second, followed by new episodes of Break a Hip , Under InspeKtion and Smoke and Mirrors . The acting favorites were Proper Manors' Jon Muench and Anne Sward, and the favorite couple/duo was Alessandro and Blanche from Proper Manors . Check out the complete results below: RANK SHOW LAST WEEK TOP 3 1 Proper Manors - 27 2 Shades of Bad 9 1 3 Break a Hip 3 3 4 Under InspeKtion 6 0 5 Smoke and Mirrors - 0 6 Classic Alice 10 0 7 Carmilla 13 0 8 The Misselthwaite Archives 8 1 9 Flying High with Charlie - 0 10 Talking Marriage with Ryan Bailey - 1 11 Project Heat - 0 12 DisPossess - 0 13 Ambience 15 0 14 How I Seize It 17 0 15 Social Theory - 0 16 From Mansfield With Love 19 0

Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Join Cast of NBC's 'The Wiz'

Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah has been cast in "The Wiz Live!" Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige — multi-award winners, giants of the recording industry and stars of both the small and big screen — have been added to the cast of NBC’s upcoming holiday musical production of “The Wiz Live!,” set for Thursday, December 3. Queen Latifah stars as the Wiz, the mysterious and powerful wizard who holds the keys to the Emerald City, but whose metamorphosis from ordinary to extraordinary is itself a hoax. She rose to her lofty position after being transported by accident to Oz in a hot air balloon during a snowstorm. Mary J. Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, who holds sway over the Winkies and the Winged Monkeys that do her bidding. She captures Dorothy and her friends to avenge the unintentional murder of her evil sister, Evvamean, and to get back the powerful silver slippers given to Dorothy by the Good Witch of the North. The multi-talented Queen Latif

'Winterthorne' Releases New Extended Trailer!

I sure could use some candy right about now! Michael Caruso's highly anticipated new series Winterthorne will premiere August 27th at Winterthorne.com ,and the show has released a new trailer to help celebrate the occasion! Winterthorne stars the sensational Martha Madison as Miranda Winterthorne, a powerful woman who seeks to control her family’s multi-million dollar candy business! This is turning out to be quite the year for Madison! She has also signed a contract to reprise her role of Belle Black Brady on Days of Our Lives , and will first air in November. The cast of Winterthorne includes Caruso ( DeVanity ), Linda Gray ( Dallas ), John-Paul Lavoisier ( One Life to Live , soon to be Philip on DAYS ), Kathleen Gati ( General Hospital ), Kirsten Storms ( General Hospital ), Gordon Thomson ( Dynasty , Santa Barbara ), Kevin Spirtas ( Days of our Lives ), Ron Hanks ( Golden California ) and Josh Thrower ( 90210 , The Young and The Restless ). Check out the new Winter

'When Calls the Heart' Renewed for Third Season

Kristina Wagner, Jack Wagner - Photo Credit: Copyright 2013 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter Hallmark Channel has renewed When Calls the Heart for a third season. The sweeping frontier drama that captured the hearts of millions and became a network’s most social series of all-time, will return for a new 10-hour season, with a special 2-hour sneak peek premiering Holiday 2015. Season 3 will premiere Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT in February 2016. The enchanting romance, adventure and drama stars Lori Loughlin ( Fuller House , 90210 ), Erin Krakow ( Army Wives ), Daniel Lissing ( Last Resort ), Jack Wagner ( The Bold and the Beautiful , General Hospital ) and Kristina Wagner ( General Hospital ). When Calls the Heart , which galvanized millions of fans and became a social phenomenon among the #Hearties, is based on the bestselling series of books by Janette Oke. " When Calls the Heart has a passionate loyal fan base in the television landscape and

Lifetime Movie 'Stolen Daughter' Premieres Tonight, Stars Andrea Roth, Steve Bacic

Stolen Daughter premieres July 26 on Lifetime. Lifetime movie Stolen Daughter premieres Sunday, July 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Andrea Roth and Steve Bacic. Stacey Wilkins (Roth), a detective specializing in missing children, has been on mandatory leave from work after suffering PTSD from a case that went wrong. Her family and fellow officers are worried about Stacey's emotional stability, but she is desperate to return to the force. However, Stacey's profession becomes dangerously intertwined with her personal life when her own teenage daughter is abducted. Banned from any involvement in the case, Stacy secretly defies her superiors and embarks on her own investigation to find her daughter before it’s too late. Stolen Daughter was directed by Jason Bourque, and written by Sue Bourque and Daniel Winters. The cast includes Nicole Muñoz, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Rachel Hayward, Sarah Deakins, Curtis Caravaggio, Erika-Shaye Gair, Sarah Dugdale and Loretta Walsh.

Web Series of the Week Poll (July 18-24, 2015)

In the last Indie Series Network and Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll, Chocolate City was voted favorite indie series for the week. It's now time to catch up on latest episodes and vote for your favorite series in this week's poll. You can also cast a vote for your favorite actor, actress and web series couple/duo. Voting ends Wednesday, July 29 at 4 p.m. ET (one vote per person per day). Web series that aired one or more new episodes from July 18-24, 2015 are eligible. If a web series aired this week and is not on the list, cast your vote as "Other" and write in the name of the show. Watch this week's indie series below: - 848 Episode 8 "Bodymore Murdaland" - Ambience Episodes 3 "Control" & 4 "Gone Too Far" - Break a Hip Episode 5 "The Dinner" - Carmilla Season 2 Episodes 15 "No Heroics" & 16 "Old Habits" - Classic Alice Episodes 67 "Hand an

Serial Scoop Now #14: Jo Weil in New York City

Jo Weil in New York City. The latest episode of Serial Scoop Now (1.14) features a visit with internationally acclaimed actor and entertainer Jo Weil, best known for his long-running portrayal of Oliver Sabel on German soap opera Verbotene Liebe , which went off the air earlier this summer. Weil's "Olli" had magnetic chemistry with Christian Mann, played by Thore Schölermann, earning them both fans around the world. Weil is currently appearing on another German serial, Alles was zählt , playing the role of Nick Danne. During our chat, Weil talks about his soap roles, seeing "Hand of God" on Broadway (starring Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons), creating new music, and more. We also discuss his dream of appearing on American soap The Bold and the Beautiful , and he shares a "secret" about how he likes to learn his lines. Watch the episode below:

"Homeland' Season 5 Premieres October 4, Followed by Return of 'The Affair'

Showtime has announced that the highly anticipated fifth season of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning hit drama series Homeland will premiere on Sunday, October 4th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the second season premiere of the Golden Globe-winning drama The Affair at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The network also released the new season key art for Homeland 's fifth season. Homeland season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison's (Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the "war on terror," Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist. Homeland is currently in production in Berlin, and is the first American TV series to shoot entirely in Germany. Season five also stars Emmy nominee Rupert Friend, Osc

Judy Greer to Guest Star in 'Masters of Sex'

Judy Greer will join the third season of the critically-acclaimed drama Masters of Sex for one episode. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen and Emmy nominee Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, Masters of Sex chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop-culture trajectory. Masters and Johnson's research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. Greer plays Alice Logan, the wife of Dan Logan (guest star Josh Charles), the perfume magnate who approaches Masters and Johnson about bottling the smell of sex. A recovering alcoholic and long-suffering spouse, Alice joins her husband and Masters and Johnson for a painful dinner in which agendas collide, truths are exposed and no relationship emerges in the state it entered. Greer joins previously announced guest stars Beau Bridges, Maggie Grace, Josh Charles, Tate Donovan, Em

TV One Movie 'Runaway Island' Premieres Tonight, Stars Lorraine Toussaint, Thomas Q. Jones, Aisha Hinds

Runaway Island premieres July 25 on TV One. TV One original movie, Runaway Island premieres Saturday, July 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Lorraine Toussaint ( Orange Is the New Black ), Thomas Q. Jones ( Being Mary Jane ) and Aisha Hinds ( Star Trek Into Darkness ). Written by Christopher Brandt, the 2014 American Black Film Festival screenplay competition winner, Runaway Island offers viewers a unique story about a group of troubled strangers looking to escape their woes and end up sharing a transformational experience on an island steeped in African American heritage and culture. Runaway Island is a story about a group of troubled people finding refuge at Isle du Soleil, a secluded 1700s Gullah Sea Island resort run by a unique interracial couple, Lara Cook-Nordholm (Hinds) and Erick Nordholm (Branton Box, The Purge: Anarchy). The couple's slow-paced, holistic lifestyle forces the island's visitors to examine the strengths and weaknesses of their relationships

Lifetime Movie 'Lost Boy' Premieres Tonight, Stars Virginia Madsen, Mark Valley, Matthew Fahey, Sosie Bacon

Lost Boy premieres July 25 on Lifetime. Photo courtesy of Mar Vista Entertainment Lifetime movie Lost Boy premieres Saturday, July 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Virginia Madsen, Mark Valley, Matthew Fahey and Sosie Bacon. Six-year-old Mitchell Harris disappeared without a trace while spending the day at the lake with his mother, father, and twin sister. Eleven years later, 17-year-old Mitchell returns… and the ensuing events will shake the family to the core once more. Watch a sneak peek below:

Web Series of the Week Poll Results (July 11-17, 2015)

Chocolate City was voted favorite web series of the week. The results are in from the Indie Series Network and Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll for July 11-17, 2015. Chocolate City  was voted favorite web series for its first season finale. The latest from  Entangled with You  was second, followed by new episodes of Break a Hip , Raymond & Lane  and Double Agents . The acting favorites were Chocolate City's Tremayne Norris and Landra V. Phillips, and the favorite couple/duo was Matthew & Fatima from Chocolate City . Check out the complete results below: RANK SHOW LAST WEEK TOP 3 1 Chocolate City - 6 2 Entangled with You - 2 3 Break a Hip 3 2 4 Raymond & Lane 6 5 5 Double Agents - 0 6 Under InspeKtion 4 0 7 The Jolly Rogers Case 7 0 8 The Misselthwaite Archives 11 1 9 Shades of Bad 16 0 10 Classic Alice 18 0 11 Cupid - 0 12 Youthful Daze 14 1 13 Carmilla 13 0 14 The Realm - 0 15 Youthful Daze 12 1 16 Sixteen Uns

Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante Named Co-Head Writers of 'General Hospital'

Shelly Altman (center) at the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards. Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante were named Co-Head Writers of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning series General Hospital , it was announced today by Vicki Dummer, Executive Vice President Current Series Programming. The scribes will take the reins of the network’s long-running drama series starting August 10, 2015. In making the announcement Dummer said: “We are pleased to welcome back two esteemed writers to our General Hospital family. Shelly and Jean’s combined talents and experiences promise to continue the show’s legacy of compelling storytelling that will resonate with our impassioned viewers. We’re delighted with what they have in store for the show as they continue honoring the rich, diverse environs of Port Charles.” Altman is a multiple Emmy award-winner for her extensive work on soap operas, including One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless . Prior to her work on serial dramas, Altman wrote for several primetim

'The Last Kingdom' to Premiere October 10 on BBC America

The Last Kingdom premieres October 10 on BBC America. BBC America revealed the key art for its new original series, The Last Kingdom , earlier today and announced that the drama is set for premiere on Saturday, October 10 at 10 p.m. ET. The Last Kingdom is a contemporary story of redemption, vengeance and self-discovery set against the birth of England. The eight part drama series follows young warrior and outsider, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon, American Horror Story ), on a fierce mission to reclaim his birthright. The Last Kingdom comes from the award-winning executive producers of Downton Abbey , Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant. Adapted from Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling series of books “The Saxon Stories,” by BAFTA nominated and RTS award-winning writer Stephen Butchard, The Last Kingdom combines real historical figures and events with fiction, re-telling the history of King Alfred the Great and his desire to unite the many separate kingdoms into what would become Engl

'Bajo El Mismo Cielo' To Premiere July 28 on Telemundo

Bajo El Mismo Cielo will premiere Tuesday, July 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Telemundo. Starring Gabriel Porras, Maria Elisa Camargo, Luis Ernesto Franco and Julio Bracho, Bajo El Mismo Cielo is the story of Carlos Martinez (Porras), a relentless hard working Mexican immigrant who crosses the border illegally and settles with his family in Los Angeles, where he starts working as a landscaper. Carlos dreams of giving his children a better opportunity and strives to offer them the opportunities he never had in Mexico. Bajo El Mismo Cielo features a stellar cast that includes Erika De La Rosa, Alejandro Speitzer, Liz Gallardo, Mercedes Molto, Fernando Noriega, Kendra Santacruz, Ximena Ayala, Raul Arrieta, Keller Worthman, Jose Guillermo Cortines, Oka Guiner, Rosalinda Rodriguez, Andres Zúñiga, Freddy Flores, Ahrid Hannaley, Alma Itzel, Kevin Aponte, among others; each one will bring the characters of this heart-wrenching story to life. The theme song of the telenovela comes from accla

4th Premios Tu Mundo Nominees to be Announced July 23

Nominees for the fourth Premios Tu Mundo will be revealed on July 23. Telemundo has partnered with Facebook to announce the nominees for the fourth annual Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards) live from the set of its Un Nuevo Dia morning show, and from Facebook's Miami office, on Thursday, July 23 at 8 a.m. ET. Scheduled to participate is Un Nuevo Día 's Adamari Lopez, Ana Maria Canseco, Rashel Díaz, Daniel Sarcos and Diego Schoening, plus special guests including Gaby Espino. The 4th edition of the awards celebration, which honors actors, singers and TV moments as voted by fans through a selection process that combines the power of television, web, mobile and social media platforms will broadcast live on Thursday, August 20th at 8 p.m. ET, from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

Lifetime Movie 'Love You to Death' Premieres Tonight, Stars Lindsey Shaw, Jamie Johnston, Jean-Luc Bilodeau

Love You to Death premieres July 19 on Lifetime. Lifetime movie Love You to Death premieres Sunday, July 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Lindsey Shaw ( Pretty Little Liars , 10 Things I Hate About You ), Jamie Johnston ( Degrassi , Wild Card ) and Jean-Luc Bilodeau ( Baby Daddy , Kyle XY ). Sixteen-year-old Melissa Kennedy has been missing for almost three months and the town of Ridgedale is coming unhinged. Sylvia Potter wants so badly to be in love. Then sexy, quiet, rich kid Lucas Green transfers to Hampton Prep and the sparks fly - despite the warnings of almost every friend in her circle. But what seems like a love story hits a major twist when the police begin an investigation into Lucas' involvement in the Melissa Kennedy case. What really happened to Melissa and how long can Lucas and Sylvia's relationship last in the face of this mystery? Watch a sneak peek below:

PHOTOS: 'Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List' Premieres at Outfest 2015

Victoria Justice and Pierson Fode. Photo Credit: Imeh Akpanukosen Eye Candy star Victoria Justice and The Bold and the Beautiful actor Pierson Fode attended the premiere of their film Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List at Outfest's 2015 LGBT Los Angeles Film Festival at The Montalban Theater on Friday, July 17. In Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List , Naomi (Justice) and Ely (Fode) are best friends. Naomi loves and is in love with Ely, and Ely loves Naomi, but prefers to be in love with boys. So they create their "No Kiss List" of people neither of them is allowed to kiss. And this works fine - until Bruce (Ryan Ward). Bruce is Naomi's boyfriend, so there's no reason to put him on the List. But Ely kissed Bruce even though he is boring. The result: a rift of universal proportions and the potential end of "Naomi and Ely: the institution." Can these best friends come back together again? The film is directed by Kristin Hanggi from an adaptation w

Web Series of the Week Poll (July 11-17, 2015)

In the last Indie Series Network and Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll, Gemma & The Bear was voted favorite indie series for the week. It's now time to catch up on latest episodes and vote for your favorite series in this week's poll. You can also cast a vote for your favorite actor, actress and web series couple/duo. Voting ends Wednesday, July 22 at 4 p.m. ET (one vote per person per day). Web series that aired one or more new episodes from July 11-17, 2015 are eligible. If an indie series aired this week and is not on the list, cast your vote as "Other" and write in your choice. Watch this week's indie series below: - 848 Episode 7 "Redemption" - Ambience Episode 2 "Dont Forget" - Break a Hip Episode 4 "The Errand" - Carmilla Season 2 Episodes 13 "Emergency Procedures" & 14 "Sous Les Paves" - Chocolate City Episode 5 "Signed, Sealed, Delivered...&q

Lifetime Movie 'The Bride He Bought Online' Premieres Tonight, Stars Anne Winters, Travis Hammer, Lauren Gaw, Annalisa Cochrane, Alexandra Paul, Jamie Luner

The Bride He Bought Online premieres July 18 on Lifetime. Photo Credit: Distributed by Reel One Entertainment © Shadowland, LLC Lifetime movie The Bride He Bought Online premieres Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Anne Winters, Travis Hammer, Lauren Gaw, Annalisa Cochrane, Indie Series Award winner Alexandra Paul ( Mentor , Baywatch ) and Jamie Luner ( All My Children , Melrose Place ). Driven by the growing popularity of a prank blog they've created, three teen girls decide to play a ‘catfishing’ joke. They create a fake profile of a beautiful woman on an international mail order bride site, and then wait to see which "pathetic losers" fall for her. One does-- a lonely, unstable computer programmer named John. After weeks of being led on, John buys the fictitious woman a plane ticket to come visit him in the U.S. The girls show up at the airport to film his devastation, but when his bride doesn’t show, something snaps in John. The teens have no cl

'Back to the Future' 30th Anniversary Marathon Airing July 19 on AMC

Back to the Future's McFlys: Dave (Marc McClure), Marty (Michael J. Fox) and Linda (Wendie Jo Sperber). AMC is going "Back to the Future" by celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic film trilogy with an all-day marathon of Back to the Future , Back to the Future II and Back to the Future III . The " Back to the Future Marathon" kicks off Sunday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT, with the most electrifying, flux-capacitor driving, clock-ticking films of all time. Following the marathon, viewers can also tune in for an all new episode of AMC's drama series Humans , airing on Sunday, July 19th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The eight-part series takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Featuring a talented cast including William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Colin Morgan, and Gemma Chan, Humans takes a rivet

Web Series of the Week Poll Results (July 4-10, 2015)

Gemma & The Bear was voted favorite web series of the week. The results are in from the Indie Series Network and Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll for July 4-10, 2015. Gemma & The Bear was voted favorite web series for its premiere. The season finale of Family Problems was secdond, followed by new episodes of Break a Hip , Under InSpektion and #kateconwayisajerk . The acting favorites were Gemme & The Bear's  Kevin R. Free and Family Problems' Wendy Hartman, and the favorite couple/duo was Christina & Alexander from Family Problems . Check out the complete results below: RANK SHOW LAST WEEK TOP 3 1 Gemma & The Bear - 1 2 Family Problems 1 32 3 Break a Hip 10 1 4 Under InspeKtion 21 0 5 #kateconwayisajerk - 0 6 Raymond & Lane 4 5 7 The Jolly Rogers Case - 0 8 The Quarter Life Crisis - 0 9 Out With Dad - 14 10 Freefall - 1 11 The Misselthwaite Archives - 1 12 Youthful Daze 14 1 13 Carmilla - 0 14

'Celia' Coming to Telemundo This Fall

New drama series Celia is coming this fall on Telemundo, inspired by the life of Úrsula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso, better known as Celia Cruz, one of the most iconic musical figures of our times. The legendary Cuban singer brought audiences to their feet with the irresistible beat of her music and obtained international stardom due to her unique style, voice, passion and unforgettable charm. Scheduled to premiere this fall, Celia narrates the life and musical legacy of a woman who launched her career in the middle of the Cuban revolution, in an era when female singers didn’t have a place on a stage. The stellar cast of Celia features actors Jeimy Osorio and Modesto Lacén who give life to Celia Cruz and Pedro Knight during their younger years. The series continues with the introduction of Aymeé Nuviola and Willy Denton playing the couple in their later years. The international cast also includes: Abel Rodriguez, Carolina Gaitan, Aida Bossa, Margot Velasquez, Jonathan Is

Watch 'The Young and the Restless' Stars Melissa Claire Egan and Justin Hartley Answer Fan Questions in Fun CBS Connect Chat

Justin Hartley and Melissa Claire Egan The Young and the Restless stars Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) and Justin Hartley (Adam) hosted a CBS Connect chat with fans on Tuesday, July 14, and the charming stars made it a half-hour of fun. The "Chadam" duo talked about everything from biggest influences and favorite scenes to staying in shape and how Hartley "smells like a baby's forehead." Watch the entertaining Q&A below:

'East Los High' Season 3 Now Online, Watch the Premiere

East Los High was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this year. Season Three of Emmy nominated Hulu original series East Los High premiered on Wednesday, July 15. The true-to-life drama about teenagers growing up in East Los Angeles is produced, directed, and written by Carlos Portugal. The show -- Hulu's first and only series with an all Latino cast -- stars Janine Larina, Gabriel Chavarria, and Alicia Sixtos. Some new faces this season include singer/actress Christina Milian, Oscar-nominated actress Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Revolution's JD Pardo. Love, dance, drama, and sex return to East Los High in season three as Camila (Vannessa Vasquez) finally confronts a dark secret from her past. But in trying to keep her sister and boyfriend from harm, she risks losing her own life and her one true love. Ceci (Danielle Vega) welcomes boys onto the Bomb Squad, and viewers can anticipate unexpected romance and danger as the new team dances its way through LA. Wa

Sharknado Week Coming to Syfy July 18-25

The sharks are coming - and a few tarantulas! Syfy's second annual Sharknado Week (July 18-25) will showcase seven original wild and gory movies featuring heroes such as Ian Ziering, Steve Guttenberg, Casper Van Dien and Danny Trejo battling bloodthirsty creatures and saving humanity. Sharknado Week will be highlighted by the eagerly anticipated premiere of the global pop culture sensation Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9 p.m. ET/PT. SECOND ANNUAL SYFY SHARKNADO WEEK JULY 18-25 · Roboshark premieres Saturday, July 18th at 7 p.m. ET/PT - A great white shark in the Pacific Ocean devours an alien space probe and ends up terrorizing Seattle. Stars: Hristo Balabanov ( Robocroc ), Nigel Barber ( Firequake ), Laura Dale ( Sherlock ) and Isaac Haig ( Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever ). · Megashark vs Kolossus premieres Saturday, July 18th at 9 p.m. ET/PT - A new Mega Shark and a reawakened Kolossus go head to head. Stars: Illeana Douglas (Ghost World),

Production Begins on 'Hawaii Five-0' Season Six with a Traditional Hawaiian Blessing in Honolulu

Top left photo (L-R):  Kahu (Officiant) Kordell Kekoa, Alex O'Loughlin, Co-Executive Producer Jeff Downer, Co-Executive Producer Bryan Spicer, Executive Producer Peter Lenkov; Top right photo (L-R): Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park; Bottom left photo (L-R): Co-Executive Producer Jeff Downer, Chi McBride, Executive Producer Peter Lenkov; Bottom right photo (L-R): Ian Anthony Dale, Jorge Garcia, Dennis Chun Hawaii Five-0 kicked off production of its sixth season in Honolulu on July 8 with a traditional Hawaiian blessing in honor of the islands’ culture. Series stars Alex O’Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Chi McBride, Jorge Garcia, Teilor Grubbs, Dennis Chun, Ian Anthony Dale, Shawn Garnett and Christopher Sean ( Days of our Lives ), as well as the producers and the entire Hawaii Five-0 crew, participated. Kahu (Officiant) Kordell Kekoa officiated over the ceremony, which included traditional royal maile leis, Oli Aloha (welcoming chant) and Pule Ho’oku’u (closing prayer). In h

Alyvia Lind Joins Dolly Parton Film 'Coat of Many Colors'

Pictured: (l-r) Alyvia Lind, Dolly Parton, Executive Producer -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC NBC has posted online a video of country music icon Dolly Parton telling young actress Alyvia Lind she will star in the network's Parton biopic Coat of Many Colors. "@DollyPartonsurprises Alyvia Lind with the news that she will portray little Dolly in NBC's #CoatOfManyColors," the network tweeted along with the nearly 3-minute clip. "She thinks she's here to meet some more executives like she's done so many times. So, I'm here to tell her she got the part and I'm more excited than she is," Parton told the camera as she opened the door to where the actress was waiting. Hugging the girl, Parton said: "You have been chosen to play little Dolly in the movie. How's that?" All the wide-eyed Alyvia could do was cover her mouth and say, "Oh, my God!" over and over. "You get the part and I am so honored and flattered,&q

New Janet Iacobuzio & Nelson Aspen Series Adds Linda Dano To All-Star Cast

Nelson Aspen and Janet Iacobuzio celebrate Linda Dano joining their new series with co-star Anna Holbrook. Here's news that will surely delight TV fans: much loved Emmy winning actor/author/designer/presenter Linda Dano is joining the all-star cast of Janet Iacobuzio and Nelson Aspen's new series. While mystery continues to shroud the specifics of the project, its creators assure us it will be worth the wait. "We have the best talent in the business on board," Nelson says. "So we're making sure everything is perfect before we launch. Our cast and their fans deserve nothing less!" Dano is best known for her long-running portrayal as Felicia Gallant on NBC daytime drama Another World . Her other soap roles include Rae Cummings on One Life to Live , General Hospital , All MY Children and Port Charles ; Cynthia Haines on As the World Turns ; Lena Kendall on Guiding Light ; and Francine Williams on Desperate Housewives . For a sneak peek of the ne

'The Flash' Brings Two DC Comics Characters to Central City for Season Two, Played by Teddy Sears and Shantel VanSanten

Hit Super Hero action/drama The Flash is getting up to speed for season two by bringing two new characters to join The Fastest Man Alive in Central City, with both hailing from the DC Comics Universe. Teddy Sears ( Masters of Sex , Raising the Bar ) has been cast as Jay Garrick, who is well known to comic book fans as the first DC Comics character to take on the mantle of The Flash. In the TV show, Jay is a mysterious figure who arrives in Central City to warn Barry Allen and his team at S.T.A.R. Labs of an impending danger that he alone cannot hope to stop.

Stephen Amell's New 'Arrow' Suit Revealed For The First Time

Arrow's new suit was revealed at Comic-Con. Arrow star Stephen Amell kicked off Warner Bros. Television's Night of DC Entertainment special event at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 11, by treating the fans in Hall H to a first-ever look at the new version of his iconic Arrow suit, which will debut on screen with the premiere of season four on Wednesday, October 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Peter Facinelli to Play Maxwell Lord on 'Supergirl'

Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga, Nurse Jackie) is moving to National City, joining the cast of the highly anticipated upcoming CBS/Warner Bros. Television action/drama series Supergirl in the recurring role of DC Comics character Maxwell Lord. The announcement was made at Comic-Con 2015 during the Supergirl portion of the three-hour Warner Bros. Television Presents A Night of DC Entertainment special event in Hall H on Saturday, July 11. Sometimes a villain, sometimes a hero, Maxwell Lord has a storied past with the DC Comics Universe as a powerful business man involved with the Justice League. On Supergirl, Maxwell is a green tech billionaire who enjoys a friendly rivalry with Cat Grant and a fascination with National City’s newest arrival — Supergirl. Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said, “Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler] and I have been fans of Peter for years. We’re beyond thrilled to have him join us on Supergirl’s first adventures bringing the iconic Maxwell L

'Salem' Renewed For Third Season

The magic continues for WGN America’s original, breakout hit series “Salem,” with the announcement made this weekend at Comic-Con International: San Diego by the cast and creative team that the supernatural thriller has been renewed for a third season. The captivating one-hour drama, from Fox 21 Television Studios and creators and writers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, boldly reimagines the infamous 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts in a world where witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem to be. The third season will begin production in Shreveport, LA later this year for a 2016 debut.

'Ash vs Evil Dead' To Premiere October 31 on Starz

Starz has announced the premiere date for its original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” on Saturday, October 31 at 9 PM ET/PT and released the first live action trailer during the series’ Comic Con panel in San Diego. The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. “Ash vs Evil Dead,” which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil”

Lifetime Movie 'Accidental Obsession' Premieres Tonight, Stars Josie Davis, Marc Menard, Caroline Cave

Accidental Obsession premieres July 12 on Lifetime. Lifetime movie Accidental Obsession premieres Sunday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Josie Davis, Marc Menard and Caroline Cave. Heather Williams (Davis) is a rising star at her Los Angeles law firm. Driven and meticulous, everything in her life is very carefully organized--until, one day, she gets into a seemingly minor fender bender with Vanessa (Cave). Eager to keep the incident from becoming a big deal, Heather helps Vanessa get her car repaired and even becomes her friend. However, as Vanessa increasingly tries to involve herself in Heather's life, Heather can't help but wonder if this friendship was a mistake. Finally, Heather takes matters into her own hands and calls in one of her firm's consultants to run a background check, discovering that Vanessa is a highly unstable individual with a dangerous criminal past. It also turns out that the random car accident wasn't so random after all... Vaness

Web Series of the Week Poll (July 4-10, 2015)

In the last Indie Series Network and Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll, Family Problems was voted favorite indie series for the week. It's now time to catch up on latest episodes and vote for your favorite series in this week's poll. You can also cast a vote for your favorite actor, actress and web series couple/duo. Voting ends Wednesday, July 15 at 4 p.m. ET (one vote per person per day). Web series that aired one or more new episodes from July 4-10, 2015 are eligible. If an indie series aired this week and is not on the list, cast your vote as "Other" and write in your choice. Watch this week's indie series below: - 848 Episode 6 "Bring the Pain" - Break a Hip Episode 3 "The Landlord" - Carmilla Season 2 Episodes 11 "Adonis Interrupted" & 12 "Enter the Lugenbaron" - Classic Alice Episodes 63 "Crowley Castle" & 64 "Confessional: Cara" - The Demo

Allison Janney Sparkles in Latest Episode of 'Break a Hip'

Allison Janney plays Niblett in the latest episode of Break a Hip . I first saw the magic of Allison Janney when she played Ginger on the daytime drama Guiding Light . Later, her masterful performances on The West Wing won the talented actress four Primetime Emmy Awards. She was mesmerizing, and heartbreaking in Masters of Sex , and is hysterical in the CBS comedy Mom , winning an Emmy for each role. But she may have given her funniest performance to date as Niblett, the bango-playing landlord, in the latest episode of webcom Break a Hip . Will Niblett succeed in getting Biz's (the brilliant Christina Pickles) "rent-controlled ass" out of her apartment? And will young Wincy (adorable newcomer Britt Hennemut) be able to help with a fake British accent? Watch "The Landlord" below to find out. Prepare to laugh!

Hallmark Movie 'Family for Christmas' Premieres Tonight, Stars Lacey Chabert, Tyron Leitso

Family for Christmas premieres July 11 on Hallmark Channel. Photo Credit: Copyright Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Cate Cameron Hallmark Channel movie Family for Christmas premieres Saturday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Lacey Chabert ( Mean Girls , Party of Five ) as an investigative reporter who one day wakes up as a mother of two in this holiday romantic comedy. Tyron Leitso ( My Boyfriends' Dogs ) stars alongside Chabert and young talent Milli Wilkinson ( The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 ) along with Audrey Smallman ( Go With Me ) join the talented cast. At the height of her career, investigative journalist Hannah Dunbar (Chabert) finds herself wondering what would have been had she stayed with the love of her life, Ben (Leitso), 10 years before. When Santa Claus hears her “what ifs?” as a Christmas wish, he transports Hannah to a version of her life where she and Ben started a family. Hannah – who literally becomes a mo

Lifetime Movie 'Lethal Seduction' Premieres Tonight, Stars Amanda Detmer, Caleb Ruminer, Dina Meyer, Brian Thomas Smith, Sam Lerner

Lethal Seduction premieres July 11 on Lifetime Lifetime movie Lethal Seduction premieres Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Amanda Detmer, Caleb Ruminer, Dina Meyer, Brian Thomas Smith and Sam Lerner. High school senior Mark Richards (Ruminer) has never minded his overprotective widowed mother, Tanya (Detmer), and is a good son to her as he prepares to go off to Princeton in the fall. However, when Mark comes under the sexual spell of the rapacious, manipulative older woman named Carissa (Mayer), he finds himself in the middle of two strong, unreasonable women--one of whom is insane. Watch a sneak peek below:

'Doctor Who' Season 9 Trailer Released

Exploding with epic and thrilling adventures, Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Saturday, September 19 in the new season of the hit show. The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is joined by Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) for time travel on a cinematic scale. Having the time of their lives, the pair meet new and old monsters, and go on a journey that takes them to deadly alien planets, creepy underwater bases, Vikings villages, a global Zygon uprising, and leads them through hidden alien dens, to the very end of time itself. Meeting monsters old and new the Doctor will come face to face with Missy (Michelle Gomez), a city of Daleks, deadly mercenaries called the Mire, terrifying ghosts and more. Having filmed in Cardiff since January, Peter Capaldi said: “Soaring through all of time and space, series nine sees the Doctor throw himself into life with a new hunger for adventure. The Cosmos is there for the taking, thrilling, epic and enticing, and his to play in. But he’s almost reckless in

'Teen Wolf' Renewed for Sixth Season on MTV

Teen Wolf executive producer Jeff Davis announced during the show's Comic-Con panel that the MTV teen horror series would return for a sixth season. The session, moderated by Kevin Smith and featuring cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Holland Roden, Dylan Sprayberry, Cody Christian and Shelly Henning, also included a look at the the trailer for what we can look forward to in Season 5:

Neal McDonough Joins 'Arrow' as Damien Darhk

Neal McDonough has joined the cast of Arrow as a series regular for season four. McDonough will play the DC Comics character Damien Darhk. Damien Darhk is a mysterious and sophisticated villain, and an adversary of the late Ra’s Al Ghul. Now the leader of his own clandestine group, this cunning foe will prove to be one of the Arrow’s greatest challenges. McDonough's credits include Desperate Housewives , Band of Brothers , Justified and Captain America: The First Avenger .

Web Series of the Week Poll Results (June 27-July 3, 2015)

Family Problems was voted favorite web series of the week. The results are in from the Indie Series Network and Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll for June 27-July 3, 2015. Family Problems was voted favorite web series for the fourth week in a row. The Karate Brothers was second, followed by new episodes of Year of Spies , Raymond & Lane and Double Agents . The acting favorites were The Karate Brothers' Nate Rainey and Family Problems' Natasha Hatalsky, and the favorite couple/duo was Christina & Alexander from Family Problems . Check out the complete results below: RANK SHOW LAST WEEK TOP 3 1 Family Problems 1 31 2 The Karate Brothers - 2 3 Year of Spies - 2 4 Raymond & Lane 3 5 5 Double Agents - 0 6 Street Behavior - 0 7 He's With Me - 4 8 Classic Alice 6 0 9 Talking Marriage with Ryan Bailey - 1 10 Break a Hip - 0 11 Nights at the Round Table - 0 12 From Mansfield With Love 12 0 13 New Mayor of New Y

'Heroes Reborn' App Launched by NBC

NBC Entertainment has launched the Heroes Reborn App as a portal to the past, present and future of the “Heroes” universe. The app provides fans a simple, intuitive way to quickly catch up on the saga of ordinary people discovering their extraordinary powers - with curated clips from all four seasons of the original “Heroes” series! Plus, fans can relive favorite moments from the series as they explore by character or by season. The Heroes Reborn App also offers exclusive access to the all-new six-episode prequel, Dark Matters , and special content from Heroes Reborn which will roll-out throughout the summer. NBC’s thirteen-episode event series Heroes Reborn premieres Thursday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. “We want fans to have a place where they can "speed binge" – either by season or by character – and experience all the excitement of Heroes and, at the same time, look into the future to see how Heroes Reborn continues this extraordinary compelling franchise,”

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Sneak Peek: "You Are Coming Home!"

Julius comes to Los Angeles to bring his daughter home. Obba Babatundé debuts as Julius Avant on the Thursday, July 9 episode of CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful . "You are coming home," Julius insists to his youngest daughter, Nicole (Reign Edwards). Meanwhile, has Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) already lost Liam (Scott Clifton) for good? Watch a sneak peek below:

Christina Pickles Shines in New Web Series 'Break a Hip,' Allison Janney Guest Stars

Christina Pickles in Break a Hip The web series world is buzzing about a fun and engaging new comedy that premiered last week. Wincy is desperate. He’s a failed actor, behind on the rent, fleeing creditors and his parents’ criticism. Biz is desperate. She needs paper towels. Entering the twilight years of her life, Biz can’t manage her daily needs without help, but she might be able to help Wincy find his path in life. An unlikely friendship is born when two misfits cross generations to find each other in Break a Hip , the whimsical new comedy currently airing on Vimeo. The starry cast is lead by five time Emmy Award-nominee Christina Pickles, an industry veteran known for her iconic portrayal of Monica’s mom Judy Geller on Friends and her Emmy-nominated turn as Nurse Helen Rosenthal in St. Elsewhere . Pickles stars as Biz, an elderly English actress living alone in a one-room studio in the heart of Hollywood. Biz hires Wincy (newcomer Britt Hennemuth) to assist her with her v

Showtime Releases First 'Billions' Teaser

Paul Giamatti stars in Billions . Showtime has unveiled a first look teaser for the new drama series Billions , premiering in early 2016. Starring Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti (John Adams) and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (Homeland), Billions is a 21st-century examination of the profit and peril of chasing the American dream. Billions is written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean's Thirteen, Rounders), and Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big To Fail). The series will soon begin production on 12 one-hour episodes, shooting in New York.