After a successful season of having former players compete with/against their loved ones on Blood vs. Water, Survivor will try another brand new concept when Survivor: Cagayan premieres with a two-hour episode on Feb. 26 at 8pm on CBS. This time, 18 contestants will be separated into three tribes: brawn, brains, and beauty. And while all of those contestants will be new players — marking only the third such all-newbie season in the past nine installments — one of the names may be familiar: former NBA All-Star (and recent visitor to North Korea as part of Dennis Rodman’s basketball troupe) Cliff Robinson. READ FULL STORY
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Barry Allen, it’s time to meet your daddy! (Sort of.)
EW has confirmed that Jesse L. Martin has been cast in The CW’s upcoming show The Flash. Martin has been cast as Detective West, “an honest, blue-collar cop who is a surrogate father to Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin).”
For those fans who met Allen during his stint on Arrow, they know that Allen’s birth father is currently in jail for the murder of his mother, but it’s a crime that’s never made sense to Allen. His plan to prove his father’s innocence will continue when The Flash premieres.
While literally dozens of actors have played the role of Sherlock Holmes it is now hard to imagine anyone but Benedict Cumberbatch portraying the super sleuth in Sherlock, the subject of this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story. But Cumberbatch thought twice when Sherlock cocreators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss originally offered him the part which, over the past few years, has propelled him from relatively unknown character actor to global star. Why? Precisely because he was concerned the role might do just that.
“My reservation was ‘Well, this is a very iconic character, there will be a lot of attention on it,’” says Cumberbatch. “This was before I had had any significant success [but] I knew there would still be a lot of focus on it. And while I had done work, it wasn’t stepping into the populist limelight like playing a character like Holmes. So I did have a pause for thought.”
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FX has finalized the cast for its upcoming drama pilot Hoke, based on the Charles Willeford novel series.
Game of Thrones alum Oona Chaplin, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Wisdom, Jordi Mollà and Tammy Blanchard are among the new additions to the cast for the show, which will star Paul Giamatti as the title character, a hardboiled homicide detective Hoke Moseley.
Chaplin will play Ellita Sanchez, a sharp young homicide detective recently promoted from dispatcher to Hoke’s (Giamatti) new partner. Lynch will play an Hoke’s former partner. Wisdom will play the head of the Miami PD Homicide Squad who has a long history with Hoke, and Mollà will play a sociopath. Meanwhile, Blanchard will play the mother of a murdered drug addict who interacts with Hoke.
Scott Frank wrote and will direct the pilot, which received an order from the network back in August.
Nick Nolte is the latest star to join the swelling cast of Fox’s upcoming Broadchurch remake, Gracepoint.
Nolte joins the show, about a murder in a small coastal town, as a series regular, playing Jack Reinhold, a stubborn, unmarried man who has lived in Gracepoint for two decades. According to casting details, his character “runs the kayak rental on the beach as well as the local wildlife observation program, where the murdered boy was one of his volunteers.”
Back in September, after the conclusion of Broadchurch‘s run on BBC America, creator Chris Chibnall told EW of the remake, which begins shooting in January: “The DNA of the original is absolutely intact and filtered through a new prism, so it should still feel just as vibrant, and interesting, and strange, and unique, and beautiful, but just in a different setting — and then it’s exploring the dramatic opportunities that that offers up.”
Fox has begun to stock up the villains who will do battle against Jack Bauer later this season. Judy Davis (Husbands and Wives, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows) will recur as Margo, a British national and the widow of a notorious terrorist., in 24: Live Another Day that’ll premiere in April.
Production on the limited series begins in January in London. Davis joins the previously announced Kim Raver, William Devane and Mary Lynn Rajskub, who along with Kiefer Sutherland, will reprise their 24 roles.
The reboot will begin four years after the events of 24’s final season, which aired during the ’09-10 season.
We already knew that Danno’s mom was going to make a trip to the island but get ready for a full family reunion on Hawaii Five-0!
EW has learned exclusively that Tom Berenger is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of the CBS cop drama, playing none other than Danno’s ex-firefighter father!
He will appear alongside Melanie Griffith, who, as previously announced, will play Danny’s mom in three episodes airing in 2014. Berenger is set to appear alongside Griffith in the last of those three.
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It’s a big day for Robert Knepper.
On the heels of news that the Prison Break alum has been tapped for the next Hunger Games film, Warner Bros. has confirmed that Knepper is set to play William Tockman, better known as the Clock King, in an upcoming episode of CW’s Arrow.
Knepper, who is currently appearing on TNT’s Mob City, is only set to guest star in the 14th episode of the current season as the supervillain, who is known for his intelligence and precision. It is not out of the show’s nature, however, to bring back villains for repeat performances (see: Seth Gabel’s Vertigo and John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn). TVLine first reported the casting.
Arrow‘s mid-season finale airs Wednesday night on the CW.
Originals alum Alexandra Metz is ready to let her hair down.
EW has confirmed that Once Upon a Time has nabbed Metz to play Rapunzel in the 14th episode of the current season. TVLine first reported the casting.
As with most characters introduced in the Once-verse, Metz is currently set for one appearance, but there’s a chance she could return in the future.
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays on ABC and is recapped weekly here on EW.
How would Bret Michaels fare in a post-apocalyptic world? We’re about to find out.
EW has learned exclusively that the singer is set to appear on NBC’s drama Revolution, where he will play a post-apocalyptic version of himself.
But which character will come face-to-face with the Poison frontman? You’ll have to wait to see, but we’re told Micheals will be performing an acoustic version (…because, you know, there’s no power) of his band’s hit ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in the episode, set to air in 2014.
“Bret is truly a great guy. I’m a huge fan of his music and I’m thrilled he’s appearing on Revolution,” creator Eric Kripke said in a statement.
Just last week, Revolution wrapped up its fall season with an action-packed episode that saw a major return and a heartbreaking departure. It returns in January for a new batch of episodes.
Revolution airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.
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