January 17, 2019

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Trial & Error: Kristin Chenoweth Replacing John Lithgow!

When Trial & Error returns for Season 2 on NBC, there will be some significant changes in store. Kristin Chenoweth has been cast as the new accused killer for the new batch of episodes. She will replace John Lithgow, who played the killer, Larry Henderson on Trial & Error Season 1. Chenoweth will take on the role of Lavinia Peck-Foster, who is on trial for the murder of her husband after his body is found inside the back of her car. The wealthy character finds herself trying to find a way to prove her innocence. In order to accomplish her goal, she contacts the law firm from Season 1. Related: ABC Cheat Sheet: Is There Hope for Agents of SHIELD? Will she be able to fight her case, or will all of the evidence continue to stack up against her? Chenoweth is a seasoned TV veteran and has had roles in ABC's low-rated, but critically adored, Pushing Daisies. She even won an Emmy Award for her role as Olive Snook in the series back in 2009. She has also appeared in Glee, GCB and more recently, American Gods. Related: TV Ratings Report: Scandal Hits New Lows Trial & Error Season 1 launched to positive reviews last March. It concluded in April, but there is still no premiere date for Season. Nicholas D'Agosto, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez and Sherri Shepherd are expected to return for Season 2. What do you think of this news, Trial & Error Fanatics? Will you watch the new season? Hit the comments below! View Slideshow: Renewal Scorecard 2017-18: What Made the Cut?

Ch-ch-changes: How to Handle Evolving Casts Without Killing the Show

Change is inevitable even on hit TV series. Sometimes actors get bored or leave for personal reasons. Other times, producers and writers get tired of actors and find a ratings-grabbing manner in which to get rid of them. Some series, such as M*A*S*H or Grey's Anatomy or Law & Order, make cast changes seamlessly seemingly for decades. Still, an essential actor can leave and his or her character gets written out, and the series falls apart. Everyone has one of those (how could Sleepy Hollow have continued without Abbie?). Sure, many shows shuffle their lineups in their first or second seasons, until they find their mojo. Does anyone remember Agent Vivian Blackadder (great name for a BBC character) on the JAG episodes which introduced NCIS? The photos below look at good and bad transitions on long-running network series. Comment below with your best and worst casting changes. 1. Chin and Kono - Hawaii Five-0 With its original lineup, Hawaii Five-0 had more of a family feel. That started with protective Chin and his younger cousin, Kono. He, McGarrett and Danny were bickering brothers, and Kono the younger sister. But things had to evolve with the contract-driven departures of Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park. 2. Tani and Junior - Hawaii Five-0 The departures of Chin and Kono for jobs on the mainland left the Five-0 task force short-handed. Enter Tani, a Police Academy dropout, and Junior, like McGarrett a former Navy SEAL. Unlike their predecessors, they're rookies learning from scratch. They seem like work buddies now, but might they be something more in the future? 3. Hetty Lange - NCIS: Los Angeles Then there's the wrong way to handle changes. For eight seasons, Hetty has been the best of the NCIS directors. She's like one of those Russian nesting dolls, the little doll inside wrapped in layers of secrets. She's been the Yoda for the Los Angeles unit. But she's spent NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 trapped in Vietnam. Whether that's Linda Hunt's choice or the writers' idea, it's hurt the series. 4. Shay Mosley - NCIS: Los Angeles That's because Hetty has been replaced, hopefully temporary, by Mosley, a caricature of the heartless bureaucrat. She's come to Los Angeles to correct all the agents' bad habits. All that's needed is the Wicked Witch theme and some flying monkeys whenever she comes on screen. There's been some feeble attempts to humanize her, which have failed. I feel badly for Hidoko, who is seen as guilty by association. Time to rescue Hetty! 5. Jason Gideon - Criminal Minds Gideon set the tone for this series about the profilers of the Behaviorial Analysis Unit. Rejoining the unit after medical leave for PTSD, he was always on edge and could too easily get into the mindset of the unsubs they hunted. When Mandy Patinkin left after two seasons, later saying it was destructive to his soul, it was easy to sell Gideon departing because of emotional issues cau..

Sabrina The Teenage Witch Casts a Villain!

The casting news for Netflix's Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot has been coming in fast and furious of late. Per Deadline, the latest big addition to the cast is Richard Coyle, who will take on the role of the villainous Father Blackwood. According to the report, Father Blackwood is described as “High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts." "Ruthless and ambitious, Blackwood hides a terrifying dark agenda that will put him in direct conflict with Sabrina (Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka) and other members of the coven." The official logline for the series reads: "The hourlong drama reimagines the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft, naturally." Related: Riverdale Season 2 Episode 13 Review: The Tell-Tale Heart "The new iteration is described as in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist and finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit." Richard Coyle has a TV track record that includes Born to Kill, The Fall and Crossbones. Kiernan Shipka was the first person cast. In the weeks that followed, Mirando Otto, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez and Lucy David were cast as Aunt Zelda, Ambrose Spellman, Mary Wardell, and Aunt Hilda respectively. In addition to that, we also got our first look at Salem aka the talking cat. You can see the first glimpse of him below. The reboot landed at The CW late last year and was envisioned as a companion to fellow Archie comics series, Riverdale. Netflix swooped in with a two-season commitment, and the series made its way over to the streaming giant in the aftermath. Related: Sabrina Casts a Possessed Teacher, Pansexual Cousin and Aunt Hilda! The first two seasons are being filmed back-to-back, and Netflix has yet to announce a premiere date. Okay, Sabrina Fanatics! What do you think of the latest casting scoop? Hit the comments below! View Slideshow: 13 TV Characters Who Need Some Major Lovin'

The Looming Tower Review: Hulu Drama Points the Finger at 9/11 Culprits

There are a significant number of Americans who would love to point the finger at the United States as bearing responsibility for the events of 9/11. This might be as close as they'll ever get. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Looming Tower follows Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s as their threat rises. At the center of The Looming Tower is the rivalry between the FBI and the CIA and their possible culpability for the tragic events due to an inability work together and share information, leaving the U.S. open to an attack that could have been prevented. Showrunner Dan Futterman and Executive Producer Alex Gibney have put together a limited series that plays more like a documentary than a fictional take on actual events. Given Gibney's documentary prowess, that's no surprise. Jeff Daniels as FBI agent John O'Neill, Tahar Rahim as FBI Agent Ali Soufan, Bill Camp as field agent Robert Chesney and Peter Sarsgaard as CIA composite Martin Schmidt do most of the heavy lifting, although the remaining cast is notable and on point. I'm hard-pressed to recall at this point what any of the women did other than those who portrayed wives and mistresses. That shouldn't be surprising given the old boys club nature of government that was still in full force in the last 1990s and the high level of bureaucracy that dealt with terror at the time. Focusing on John O'Neill, we discover he's the leading scholar on Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda leading into and through the major terror plots of the late 1990s and early 2000s including the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, as well as the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000. O'Neill, though is a bit of a mess. He likes to play like a made man, a big spender, walking into restaurants where he's known and everyone moves so he can have his favorite table. He enjoys what he considers the perks of the job, but it also makes him somewhat of a joke despite the intelligence he has at his fingertips. O'Neill's personal life is given a lot of room to breathe on The Looming Tower, and it's hard not to see how it must have gotten in the way of his professional life. A wife and family and multiple mistresses over the years, his schedule seemed impossible to fathom adding only more stress to an already stressful position. He was never able to relax. Being on call 24/7 made lies easier to juggle, but that meant the world was falling apart around him. He fought hard to keep his counter-terrorism division of the FBI in the game when it seems it would have been easier for someone who was thought of more highly in the bureau. Through it all, Daniels gives O'Neill an air of authority -- and dissatisfaction that it's overlooked -- on a playing field where he is obviously thinking ahead of the pack. the ease with which Daniels' naturally swings between easygoing sce..

Nashville Sets Series Finale Date: When Does It End?

Ever since it was announced that Nashville Season 6 would be the final season of the soapy drama series, many have questioned when the final episode would actually air. CMT confirmed Thursday night after the show's emotional midseason finale that the series would return Thursday, June 7 and air straight through to July 26. If you watch Nashville online, you will know that the Juliette made her decision to stay at a retreat in Bolivia and that was the big focus of Nashville Season 6 Episode 8. Her husband, Avery struggled with the decision, so he reacted by saying goodbye to his wedding ring and confirming to those closest to him that his marriage is over. Related: Nashville Season 6 Trailer! “I will not live my life like this anymore,” Avery said as he continued to react to the emotional news his wife left him to deal with. Aside from the Juliette drama, Will was spiraling out of control, and it resulted in him collapsing in the middle of a performance on The Chew. We think it's fair to say that Nashville is going out with an emotional gut punch. Will everyone be able to find their happy ending before it's too late? Related: Nashville: Concluding After Season 6! We can hope! On the casting front, TV Line has revealed that there will be two new casting additions for the final episodes. First up is Mia Maestro, who will take on the role of Rosa, a member of The Movement for Coherent Philosophy. The character will struggle with her belief and will even start to doubt her place in the organization. Could this pave the way for Juliette's exit from it? Maestro has previously appeared in Alias and The Strain. Meanwhile, Ronny Cox will take on the role of Gideon Claybourne aka Deacon's father. Okay, TV Fanatics. What did you think of the midseason finale? Are you sad to see the series come to a close? Hit the comments! View Slideshow: 13 Most Heartbreaking Moments From Nashville Season 5

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Becoming (Part 1)

The moment has arrived, Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans. We've reached the holy grail when it came to shocking two-part episodes. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 21 (and its sequel) changed the game for the series' narrative. This may sound dramatic, but the cliffhanger and subsequent twists left us gasping for air...and wanting more. These hours are incredible for so many reasons. Similar to past two-part episodes, we'll begin with "Becoming (Part 1)." Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 21 had a lot of flashbacks. And I do mean A LOT. These flashbacks served an important purpose of answering questions about Angelus's and Buffy's pasts before the series ever aired. Seeing Angelus become a vampire was essential to his backstory. We only had a taste of his interactions with Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 7, and the tidbits he mentioned before, to get a full sense of his past. Here, we saw the true Liam. His drunken boy persona was completely different to either of the two characters (Angel and Angelus) that we saw already. This was a new side of Angelus and one that we'd soon hear about right into the spin-off series. Plus, we got to see Darla (and Julie Benz) again! That is always a treat. Here's my issue with the Sunnydale archeologist examining the obelisk: How could you not deduce that something was hiding inside? The stone had a clear line which showed that it opened. Giles coming in to save the day and dropping the truthbomb felt so unnecessary. He probably had better things to do than use simple logic. Though, what was fascinating was that people in Sunnydale, and the scientific community, viewed Giles as an expert in obscure relics. He was sought out explicitly for his advice on the tomb. Did he ever get called about any other items when we weren't looking? Principal Snyder disciplining the Scoobies in the cafeteria foreshadowed him expelling Buffy. Back in 1998, I never gave his threats a second thought. He was always the mean principal who went out of his way to torment the Scoobies and discipline them. His words were no different than any other scene. However, after rewatching it this time around, there was a strange connection. Everything finally built up to a point where he got his dream. Even a villain like Principal Snyder would get his day, and it will come in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 22. Drusilla's flashback was the most eye-opening flashback. Back in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 16, Angelus's actions toward those he was obsessed with were teased lightly. We were only meant to know that he took things too far. Seeing him psychologically break Drusilla down in a church confessional box was horrendous to witness. This scene has to be in his Top 5 most evil moments throughout Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. He went right to the jugular to turn her evil and torment her mind. ..

Designated Survivor Promo: A 24 Reunion!

President Kirkman is a broken man. When Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 11 returns from hiatus, Kirkman will have to face his most difficult task to date: carrying on without the love of his life. Alex Kirkman was killed in a devastating car accident, and from the promo, it appears as if Kirkman may hold someone responsible. The therapist that his Senior Staff has urged him to see inquires if Kirkman blames someone specifically for the accident. We also catch a glimpse of Tom waking a sleeping Penny and tell her the devastating news about her mother passing away. Is Tom fit enough to run in a country through his grief? If you look closely, you'll see Kim Raver. Raver will play Andrea Frost, and she's expected to make her grand appearance in Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 12, but the promo gives us a little taste of her. Hannah has her hands full, quite literally based on that gun she's holding, but no worries, she can kick ass without one. She's kicking some serious butt in the trailer, but at one point, her opponents may have gotten the upperhand. Unfortunately, it looks like Aaron may be in over his head as well. Designated Survivor returns February 28. You can watch Designated Survivor online here via TV Fanatic if you'd like to catch up. Check out the promo for "Grief" below!

Grey’s Anatomy Promo: Meet TGIT’S Newest Heroine!!

It's time to get to know Seattle's finest! No, we're not talking about the doctors of GSM, we're talking about the firefighters of Station 19. Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 13 will be the much-awaited backdoor pilot for the latest offering from Shondaland. We'll have our first introduction to the new leading lady added to TGIT, Andy Herrera. She's going to make a hell of a first impression with a case that will remind long-time Grey's Anatomy fans of Grey's Anatomy Season 2 Episode 16 and Grey's Anatomy Season 2 Episode 17. Andy will also find herself in a position where her hand is stuck in the cavity of a young boy. It makes sense that she and Meredith will connect the most, and Meredith will talk her through the intense surgery. Meanwhile, the other doctors will be hard at work on their projects. We can expect to see the interns in action more too. As for Amelia, she will bring in her old mentor and lover, Tom, to help her and Alex with their complicated Kimmy case. Kimmy was the sweet patient with the powerful voice. With the three of them putting their heads together, she may be able to sing at her spring concert after all. Grey's Anatomy returns with an all-new episode on March 1. Don't forget, you can watch Grey's Anatomy online here via TV Fanatic! Check out the promo below, and sound off with your thoughts!

Killing Eve Trailer: Sandra Oh Takes On a Serial Killer!

We've loved Sandra Oh ever since she first appeared on Grey's Anatomy as Cristina Yang. While we never thought the medical drama would go on long without much of the original cast members, it has defied expectations. It's the most resilient show on all of television. When news broke that Sandra would appear in BBC America's Killing Eve, it felt like our prayers had been answered. The series follows Oh's Eve, who is hard at work on the trail of a serial killer named Villanelle. Jodie Comer plays the villain. "These two women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse,” reads the network description. The first teaser alone shows the pair going toe-to-toe with one another and we do not want to be within 1000 miles of Villanelle. She's so evil that she lobs ice cream over a kid in a restaurant. Even an adult would be furious at being forced to wear their sweet treat before getting to eat it. Alas, it looks like BBC America has hit on its hands with this one. It is based on novellas by Luke Jennings. Have a look at the full trailer below and join us in the comments with your thoughts on it! Killing Eve debuts Sunday, April 8 at 8/7c on BBC America.

Ana Ortiz Books ABC Pilot: Get All the Details!

ABC's Whiskey Cavalier pilot may already be our new favorite show ... and it is yet to shoot a single scene. The reason? It has a cast that boasts some of the best actors around, and it's just getting better. Former Ugly Betty and Devious Maids star Ana Ortiz is the latest addition to the cast. She will take on the role of Susan Sampson, an FBI agent who is recognized as the top behavioral scientist. Related: Is Lauren Cohan Leaving The Walking Dead? Ana's most recent series regular role was on Lifetime's Devious Maids which came to a close after four seasons in 2016. Whiskey Cavalier is one of the highest profile pilots in the works at ABC, and that's because The Walking Dead star, Lauren Cohan joined the cast. Cohan was one of the most sought-after cast members this pilot season. Her deal with The Walking Dead was coming to a close, so there was every possibility that she would accept one of the offers. Related: ABC: Cheat Sheet: Which Shows Are Dead? However, Deadline reported soon after that Cohan could still return to the AMC hit on a recurring basis as opposed to a full-fledged series regular. Everything is still very much up in the air at this stage, but given that production on The Walking Dead generally kicks off in May, there are a few months yet to iron out a deal. Whiskey Cavalier will also star Scandal veteran Scott Foley as its leading man. The series will focus on Will Chase aka Whiskey Cavalier, who is assigned to work with a CIA operative named Frankie (Cohan). Dave Hemingson (The Catch, Bones) penned the script for the potential series. What do you think of this casting news? Hit the comments below! View Slideshow: Scandal & How to Get Away with Murder Crossover: All the Pictures!