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Arrow Season 6 Adds Michael Emerson

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Although the network did not disclose what character the Emmy-winning actor would play in the show, a portrait of Emerson in character was revealed. Emerson, who's perhaps best known for his Emmy-winning turn as Benjamin Linus on Lost, has also been celebrated for his work on The Practice and as Harold Finch in Person of Interest.



The Flash Adds Danny Trejo, Casts Its Season 4 Big Bad

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

[...] not least, Dominion star Kim Engelbrecht will portray The Mechanic, who serves as Davoe's right-hand mechanic and engineers snazzy devices to aid in his mission to fix humanity by way of his mega-mind. With the addition of these three to the roster for the show's fourth season, it's clear Barry Allen's gonna need to crank up his running speed even more.



Star Trek: Disovery Cast and Crew Respond to Diversity Backlash

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Discovery will be the first Star Trek series to have a black woman as the lead of the show. The cast and creators of the latest Star Trek series got a chance to speak out about that backlash -- and why they think those trolls have completely missed the point. "Star Trek has always ben pictorial of diversity," Sonequa Martin-Green, who headlines Discovery as Michael Burnham, Sarek's (James Frain) surrogate daughter and a rising Star Fleet officer. The representation in the cast is to capture the spirit of Gene Rodenberry's original vision and Star Trek: Executive producer Alex Kurtzman said during the Discovery press conference that the series will continue the tradition of reflecting the world around us. Star Trek is built around empathy, uniquely when it comes to long standing science fiction. In hindsight, Goldsmith doesn't believe that the rage had anything to do with Star Trek but internet culture. Editor's note; This story has been changed to include the cast and producers' comments from the Star Trek Discovery press panel.



Everything We Know About Westworld Season 2

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Details about the second season of Westworld are as mysterious as the meaning of Ford's maze in Season 1, but the producers of the HBO robo-drama actually gave us some idea of what is coming in Season 2 at the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel. The series' panel hosted a terabyte of panelists, including co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and cast members Ben Barnes (Logan), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Armistice), Ed Harris (Man in Black), Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs), James Marsden (Teddy), Thandie Newton (Maeve), Simon Quarterman (Lee Sizemore), Rodrigo Santoro (Hector), Angela Sarafyan (Clementine), Jimmi Simpson (William), Tessa Thompson (Charlotte), Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), Shannon Woodward (Elsie) and Jeffrey Wright (Bernard/Arnold). Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow) and Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom, Justified) will be joining Season 2. Jackson will play a man named Nicholas who finds himself in unfamiliar territory, and Tucker will play a military officer named Major Craddock. Rather than the usual intense recap of Season 1, the panel kicked off with a kind of amazing gag reel, as over intense music and scenes from the season we saw people flub lines, knock into doors, and one horse that just will not stop pooping. A fan asked how much of a role it would play in Season 2, to which Nolan shot back, "How much do you want it to play a role in Season 2?" and then continued, "Doesn't look like anything to me." A dead tiger, a man hanging from a tree trying to grab a gun, dead people in headquarters, partygoers run from Dolores hunting them on a horse...



Black Lightning Adds Dexter Alum as Jefferson Pierce's Mentor

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

The CW's Black Lightning has added two more faces to its cast list, the network revealed as part of its San Diego Comic-Con line-up on Saturday. The first teaser for Black Lightning was unveiled on Friday and introduced the world to Pierce, a high school principal with two daughters who has to revive his long-dormant history of electrical control to protect his New Orleans, Louisiana neighborhood from the violence that encroaches.



Supergirl Season 3 Is Getting a Heroes Baddie

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Or rather, to the Edge, as Heroes and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Adrian Pasdar is joining the cast for Season 3 -- as just announced at the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel. [...] not only that: three more folks are rounding out the guest star cast, some with some deep ties to comics continuity. First up is the aforementioned Pasdar, who will be playing ruthless real estate developer Morgan Edge. On the side of good (maybe), and further testing the theory that J'onn J'onnz (David Harewood) is the last martian alive, Carl Lumbly will appear as J'onn's father M'yrnn. Since Supergirl is no stranger to stunt casting -- having previously featured at least one prior Supergirl, a former Wonder Woman, and our second favorite Superman -- DC comics fans may recognize Lumbly as the voice of J'onn from the Justice League animated series.



Battlestar Galactica Stars Revisit the Show's Greatest Lessons

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Speaking to TV Guide at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, actors Michael Trucco and Tahmoh Penikett revealed their ultimate takeaways from the sci-fi series, and while they diverged on their particular disciplines of discussion, they both agree that the deeper, and sometimes darker, themes of the series still resonate with themselves and fans alike. While Trucco was most impressed with the existential messages of the series, Penikett was more stricken by the bravery of the show to go there and get away with it by creatively inserting its looming political commentaries. "Being part of a show that was so important at the very sort of heated political and socio-economic times that we were having when this show came out in 2004, it was a learning experience, man," Pinkett explained. Because the show was taking risks, and part of the reason the show got away with that, it was creating that discourse that was happening is because we did it in the context of sci-fi.



Stranger Things 2 Panel Turns San Diego Comic-Con Upside Down

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

The nostalgia heavy show seemed to grow and grow for the weeks after release, eventually turning its young stars into global sensations. With anticipation for the October 27 debuting sequel at an all time high, the cast and crew of the show headed to San Diego Comic-Con's enormous Hall H to tease the secretive sequel -- and we've got everything you need to know about their return to Hawkins, Indiana. Joining them on a stage that almost broke in half from the amount of people seated on it were new cast members: Sean Astin as Bob, a new love interest for Winona Ryder's character Joyce; Paul Reiser as Dr. Owens, taking over for Matthew Modine as the head of the nefarious lab that raised Eleven; and Dacre Montgomery and Sadie Sink, as two mysterious siblings. Producer Shawn Levy credited the Duffer Brothers' clarity of vision coming in to the project as the reason Netflix decided to take a chance on the unknown filmmakers, citing that they even knew what they wanted the now iconic title to look like from their first meeting. The actor added that we know he has some daughter issues from Season 1, and that may play out in Season 2. The new trailer showed off bigger monsters, Halloween costumes, some Michael Jackson music -- and Eleven is back!



Eleven Is Back in the New Stranger Things 2 Trailer

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Netflix's hit debuted its second trailer at San Diego Comic-Con today, to the delight of the supernatural series' adoring fans, who packed the massive Hall H to watch their world turn upside down. With cast and crew in attendance, the extended glimpse at the series may not have revealed everything about the secretive sequel; but it did open the doors wide enough for a demogorgon to sneak on through. A young girl with psychic powers named Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) has a connection to the Upside Down -- and the creature -- and together with four boys, they search for their missing friend. With the returned Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) burping up slugs like he's a 1980's Ron Weasley, Chief Hopper (David Harbour) working for the enemy, and an enormous monster bursting out of lightning filled red skies, it seems like Stranger Things 2 is about to turn things up to -- wait for it -- eleven.



Supernatural's Jensen Ackles Reunites with Jeffrey Dean Morgan... Sort Of

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

[...] Morgan was on-hand for Friday's The Walking Dead panel and got the attention of Ackles thanks to one giant-sized character poster of of his nefarious small screen counterpart Negan. Ackles shared an Instagram picture of himself enjoying the massive sight of Morgan's face and captioned that the image made him feel nostalgic for their Supernatural days together. In January, Morgan tweeted a picture of himself in Transylvania and teased Ackles and Padalecki that he was there on official family business to take care of some vampires in the area. - Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) January 13, 2017 To that, Padalecki chirped back, You're gonna need more than a cigarette and a cuppa Joe... we'll be right there! At that, Morgan said that his TV son needed some more training after all, writing, That was holy water and a Garlic root smoke stick. Perhaps the lucky thirteenth season will bring John back at long last, so that his kids might finally help him fight all those personal demons that haunted him so?



Tom Welling Joins Lucifer as New Foil for the Devil

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

The actor, who played the caped crusader for all ten seasons of Smallville, has joined Lucifer's third season as Marcus Pierce, a police officer who'll get under Lucifer (Tom Ellis)'s skin quite a bit. After Smallville, Welling has been largely absent from the small screen but has been seen in several movies including Parkland, Draft Day, and The Choice.



Vikings Star Says Ivar Will Try to Avoid War with Bjorn (at Least at First)

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

After killing his brother Sigurd (David Lindström) in the Season 4 finale, Season 5 will find Ivar deeply struggling with the ramifications of that decision -- something he'll continue to do for the rest of his life. [...] that's definitely something he will remember for a long time, for the rest of his life, and have that in the back of his head every time he makes a new decision so to speak. The intense Season 5 trailer might tease the Lothbrok family embroiled in a bloody civil war, but Andersen says Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and Ivar will try to settle their differences peacefully -- at least at first.



6 Things We Learned About Season 5 from The Originals Comic-Con Panel

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

When we last saw the Original Family, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Rebekah (Claire Holt), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Kol (Nate Buzolic) all housed a separate part of The Hollow, meaning that they had to stay separated from each other forever or risk The Hollow taking over Hope (Summer Fontana) again. Joseph Morgan will take the helm of another episode of The Originals, which will focus heavily on Elijah and his amnesia. The world pretty much erupted when fans learned that Caroline Forbes (Candice King) would be visiting The Originals in Season 5's first episode, but the news gets even better. Joseph Morgan revealed at the panel that Klaus and Caroline will share several scenes together (their first face to face since The Vampire Diaries 100th episode), and Caroline will be a source of support for Klaus, drawing on her own experience as a mom. Since "peace" is often a more complicated definition of "happiness" for Plec, we at least know they'll end on good-ish terms. According to Voekel, Freya has spent 10 years missing her family, but she's also spent 10 years loving and being loved by Keelin, which is music to our shipper ears.



Once Upon a Time Season 7 Trailer Teases the New Beginning

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

ABC unveiled the first footage for Comic-Con fans who packed into San Diego Convention Center's Hall H for an early look. Henry's daughter Lucy (Alison Fernandez) returns to remind Henry of what he's forgotten about and summons him to pick up the sword, instead of the pen, to help his family and new friends.



Riverdale Cast Reveals New Characters Testing "Bughead," Veronica and Archie

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

The cast and executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Sarah Schecter introduced the first look footage of Season 2 ahead of their panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday morning. "People will look back at this as the moment where the last piece of Riverdale innocence died," Jugehead (Cole Sprouse) ominously predicts at the start of the footage. The rest of the scenes show Archie digging deeper into a paranoid depression, wondering if the man who shot his father will be back to finish the job. For fans that are anxious about whether Fred will make it out of this alive, the producers were unwilling to let the cat out of the bag, but promised that he answer will come in the season's first episode. Full disclosure: TV Guide is owned by CBS, one of The CW parent companies



Once Upon a Time Season 7's New Characters Have Been Revealed!

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Ever since ABC announced that the seventh season of Once Upon a Time would be more of a reboot than a renewal, fans have been on edge trying to figure out who all these new cast additions would play, and at Saturday's San Diego Comic-Con panel, many of the mysteries surrounding the season have been revealed. Execs also revealed that Mekia Cox will portray The Princess and the Frog's Tiana, Adelaide Kane will portray Cinderella's evil stepsister Drisella and Rose Reynolds will play Alice from Alice in Wonderland -- which Edward Kitsis joked would be fine, "since no one watched the spin-off" Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.



You Won't Believe Who Psych: The Movie Originally Wanted for Zachary Levi's Role

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

The Movie has been one of the most exciting elements of the forthcoming USA revival. [...] while Levi was not on-hand for Friday's San Diego Comic-Con panel, his upcoming turn as the Thin White Duke was still a hot topic this weekend. TV Guide spoke with James Roday and executive producer Chris Henze about how Levi came to be a part of the series' reunion movie, and both admitted that it was a casting collaboration that was years in the making. [...] even though Levi might not have been the No. 1 pick to play the movie's villain, the Psych producers have been trying to find a role for him for years. The Psych team had previously tried to recruit Levi for the Season 7 musical episode because "he has this buttery tenor that brings tears, frankly," noted Roday.



Sigourney Weaver Says Her Defenders Character Isn't a Villain

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Judging by the first teaser trailer for Marvel's The Defenders, Sigourney Weaver's role as Alexandra in the first season of the new Netflix-MCU adventure will be full of antagonism and greed, but the actress doesn't want to be known as just the biggest bad of the series. [...] she doesn't want you to call Alexandra a villain at all. Speaking to TV Guide at San Diego Comic-Con, Weaver revealed that she fancies her onscreen alter-ego as an opportunist who's simply capitalizing on the crumbling world that surrounds her, while others --



Arrow's Stephen Amell is Hoping for an Olicity Wedding in Season 6

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Stephen Amell has high hopes for Arrow Season 6, from a Supernatural crossover episode to a wedding for his character, Oliver, and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). Especially since that breathing room allowed them to find their way back to trusting each other and a goodbye smooch before disaster struck. If she can manage to push past it -- and if Oliver can juggle an epic romance with his new fatherly duties -- it's probably safe to assume some wedding bells will be in Arrow's future.



Yes, Even Sean Spicer Thought Melissa McCarthy's SNL Impersonation Was Funny

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Outgoing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer became one of the buzziest aspects of Saturday Night Live's 42nd Season once Melissa McCarthy took on his podium personality. The Easter skit which revived his former days as the White House Easter Bunny (under President George W. Bush) was probably clever enough to ear some chuckles from Spicer. data-image-credit=NBC data-image-alt-text=ss-bunny.gif data-image-credit-url= data-image-target-url= data-image-title=SS bunny data-image-filename=ss-bunny.gif data-image-date-created=2017/07/22 data-image-crop= data-image-crop-gravity= data-image-aspect-ratio= data-image-height=267 data-image-width=480 data-image-do-not-crop= data-image-do-not-resize= data-image-watermark= data-lightbox=> [...] when Spicey went on the offensive with his podium against the wily press gaggle, we bet that had to be at least a little funny to the real-life Spicer. Chances are the Spicey SNL era has ended in conjunction with Spicer's term as press secretary, but the highlights reel from this running gag won't soon be forgotten.



Psych: The Movie: Timothy Omundson Will Appear in "One of the Best Scenes"

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

The Movie, but the writers have found other ways to make sure Carlton Lassiter's presence is felt throughout the anticipated reunion film. The Movie started production, Omundson suffered a stroke. After briefly wondering whether they should still proceed with the movie at all, they decided to forge forward with Omundson appearing in a much smaller capacity than originally planned. The Movie will reunite original stars Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernsen for a brand new adventure that will kick-off in San Francisco, where Shawn and Gus set up shop in the series finale. Earlier this week, Franks announced his hopes to turn Psych into a film franchise, with plans for an additional five movies after this one.



Home Alone, Sopranos Star John Heard Dies at 72

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

In a statement to People, the Palo Alto Police Department confirmed that officers first responded to a call for a person in need of medical assistance at the hotel, where Heard's body was found. In addition to Home Alone, Heard was also known for his Emmy-nominated work on HBO's The Sopranos, in which he played Detective Vin Makazian, a New Jersey police detective who had controversial dealings with mob boss Tony Soprano.



I Went to Westworld and It Was the Most Stressful Thing I've Ever Experienced

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

The former is a TV show you can watch from a removed distance, posing questions of morality while letting you safely say you would choose better back in your own living room. The adventure starts in the lobby of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, where an extremely limited number of San Diego Comic-Con goers can watch a player piano slathered in blood, straight from the show, then sign up for the off-site Experience starting at 9:30am (both Saturday and Sunday sign-ups will happen Saturday morning). Sometime in the future, an elaborate Western theme park full of incredibly lifelike robots draws visitors who want to test their moral limits. [...] you head to the secret location, and are greeted by a mostly emotionless "host" all dressed in white. When it's time for your appointment, you head up a staircase, and into the best approximation of the entrance to Westworld you could imagine in a real world hotel. The hosts are creepy enough, with the occasional wall they (purposely) reach in answering your questions, and the stiffness of their facial expressions. [...] for me, I ended up traveling with two strangers, both of whom were laughing, making fun of the hosts, and talking about how neat it would be to use a knife and a gun at the same time. Even here, in miniature, two of the guests had no problem teasing the hosts to their faces, or joking about killing people because it's "all part of the game." If they acted this way in real life, I wondered, is it really such a stretch to think if Westworld was real, and we were there, that they could start blasting hosts with their weapons the second we arrived? Fans of the show know that another theme park owned by the sinister Delos Corporation, most likely called "Samurai World" was teased in the Season 1 finale. There was one more Season 2 tease/surprise before we moved on, though, a video introducing us to Westworld that quickly glitched out, showing scenes of viole



How Does Raven's Home Compare to That's So Raven? We Break It Down

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Debuting 10 years after the series finale of That's So Raven, Raven's Home picks up with Raven and Chelsea living together as two divorced single moms raising their families together Raven's ex -- and high school sweetheart -- Raven now has two kids, twins Booker (Isaac Ryan Brown) and Nia (Navia Robinson), and Chelsea has a precocious son, Levi (Jason Maybaum), who typically acts more like the parent than his mother. Once he does realize what his visions are, Booker then spends the rest of the episode trying to convince Nia that he's telling the truth (all without ever speaking to his mom, of course, who could clear up this mess real quick). Raven still has visions too, which she uses to try and be the best mom, fashion designer and friend as she can -- but which also still lead her into quite a few pickles along the way. [...] we do have to give the Raven's Home theme points for having the entire cast join in on the theme song fun. Because of this change, Raven's Home feels far more like early episodes of Boy Meets World than That's So Raven -- which isn't necessarily a bad thing! While all the kids get in on the action (Booker's first vision is of Levi getting his butt stuck in a sousaphone), it's still Raven who never fails to steal the show in this regard.



Watch the First Clip From the Star-Studded DuckTales Reboot

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 UT

Disney XD's DuckTales reboot has an eye-poppingly great voice cast that includes David Tennant, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Danny Pudi, Beck Bennett, Kate Micucci and Toks Olagundoye, and we got to hear them in action for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con, where the first clip from the show premiered during the panel. In the clip, undersea explorer Scrooge McDuck (Tennant) is taking his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie (Pudi, Schwartz and Moynihan, respectively) on their first expedition, along with Webby Vanderquack (Micucci) and dimwitted pilot Launchpad McQuack (Bennett).