Afternoon Static: GRIMM, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, OUTLANDER & More!

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• RIP: Grimm canceled by NBC after upcoming final season
• Shocker: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS to End With Season 7
• OUTLANDER: David Berry Joins the Cast as Lord John Grey
• Funny Business: Alison Brie Is Starring In Jenji Kohan’s Netflix Series About The ‘Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling’
• Mark Your Calendars: Celebrity Apprentice, Emerald City Premiere Dates Announced
• Casting Coup: Yvonne Strahovski Joins Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale as Commander’s Wife
• Scandal! Showtime In Talks To Add Postscript To ‘Weiner’ In Wake Of Huma Abedin Separation Announcement
• Pilot Watch: ‘Let the Right One In’ Reboot Scores TNT Pilot Pickup
• Post-mortem: ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Carly Chaikin Talks Darlene’s Deadly Decision and Elliot’s Surprising Absence
• Westworld trailer: HBO releases intense new footage
• Fall Fun: The CW Unveils Key Art for SUPERGIRL, NO TOMORROW and FREQUENCY

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS to End With Season 7

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Freeform has confirmed that the current season of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS will be the final one. The final 10 episodes of season 7 will premiere in April 2017 and will culminate in a two-hour series finale. The current summer finale will air on Tuesday, August 30.

“The final season will continue to be filled with homecomings and reunions, bringing back old characters as it has already done in the first half of the season, including Wren Kingston (Julian Morris), Pastor Ted Wilson (Edward Kerr), Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok), Paige McCullers (Lindsey Shaw) and Sydney Driscoll (Chloe Bridges). A #PLLWedding for one of the Liars is also in store for the latter half of the season. To conclude the series, the season seven finale will be a two-hour, drama-filled television event.”

“Through brilliant storytelling, compelling characters and social media phenomena, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS paved the way for television shows, writers and cast to interact and engage with audiences on a national and global scale like never before, which led the series to unparalleled success,“ said Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform.

“It’s been an honor to work with such a talented cast and crew over the last seven years. We are a family, and it will be hard to say goodbye to a show that has made such an impact on young audiences and been a mouthpiece for cultural change. I’m excited for fans to finally have all of their questions answered, and I believe they will be satisfied with the wild ride that is our last ten episodes,” remarked I. Marlene King.

I. Marlene King’s new series FAMOUS IN LOVE will premiere following the series finale of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS.

The CW Unveils Key Art for SUPERGIRL, NO TOMORROW and FREQUENCY

The CW has unveiled key art for three of its new shows.

SUPERGIRL, of course, is not a new series, but it’s new to The CW next season. According to the network, in season 2 “Kara has left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant in order to figure out what she really wants to do, while as Supergirl she continues to work at the DEO, protecting the citizens of National City and searching for Jeremiah and Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) to battle new villains, as she strives to balance her personal life with her life as a superhero.” SUPERGIRL premieres on Monday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Meanwhile, NO TOMORROW stars Tori Anderson as the highly organized Evie Callahan whose life becomes chaotic when she meets Xavier Holliday (Joshua Sasse), a man who believes in doing what you want to do, when you want to do it. And he also believes that the world will be destroyed by an aseteroid in eight months. NO TOMORROW premieres on Tuesday, October 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

FREQUENCY, based on the movie of the same name, stars Peyton List Raimy Sullivan, a young detective who can communicate with her long-deceased police office father via a short-wave radio. When she warns him how to prevent his own death, that causes long-term ripple effects that affect her in the present. FREQUENCY premieres on Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Photographer credits for FREQUENCY are Frank Ockenfels and Kharen Hill. Photographer credits for NO TOMORROW are Frank Ockenfels and J Squared Photography. Photographer credit for SUPERGIRL is Frank Ockenfels.

Phylicia Rashad Joins EMPIRE in a Recurring Role

THE COSBY SHOW’S Phylicia Rashad is joining EMPIRE in a recurring role for the show’s upcoming third season.

According to Fox, Rashad will portray Diana Dubois, “a powerhouse from one of New York’s oldest and most prominent African-American families. As the mother of ambitious city councilman Angelo Dubois (guest star Taye Diggs), she has her sights set on higher office for her only son, and she’ll stop at nothing to groom him. Diana’s interactions with Cookie, Lucious and the rest of the Lyon clan will lay bare the stark class divides that can exist, even within the black community.”

Related: Watch a preview for the new season of EMPIRE

EMPIRE returns for an all new season on Wednesday, September 21 at 9/8c on Fox.

OUTLANDER: David Berry Joins the Cast as Lord John Grey

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OUTLANDER won’t be returning for more than six months, but Starz is already announcing new casting news: David Berry has been recruited to play Lord John William Grey.

According to Starz, “Lord John William Grey is a steadfast and honorable British subject, torn between a finely-honed sense of familial duty and a strong moral compass of right and wrong.  He is boyishly handsome with an upper class rearing — the consummate gentleman.  However, a scandal from his past has relegated Lord John to an undesirable position as governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland.”

Starz also provided a few teasers about the upcoming third season of OUTLANDER (which will premiere in 2017): “The third season of OUTLANDER picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948.  Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank.  Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire.  As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love.  The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt.  Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other.  As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion.  And the question remains: when they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?”

 

What’s Coming to CraveTV in September 2016?

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The 2016 version of the miniseries ROOTS is coming to CraveTV in September 2016, as is season 1 of LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. In addition, new episodes of THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH will be streaming weekly beginning in mid-September.

Friday, September 2

ROOTS – (Historic TV/Dramas)
Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte (Malachi Kirby, DOCTOR WHO), who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he’s sold into slavery. Throughout the series, Kinte’s family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings, and eventual emancipation.

THE BIG BANG THEORY– Season 5 (Comedies/Sitcoms)
In Season 5, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) regrets sleeping with Raj (Kunal Naayyar) and becomes very good friends with Leonard (Johnny Galecki). In the meantime, Leonard breaks up with Priya (Aarti Mann), and Amy (Mayim Bialik) pushes Sheldon (Jim Parsons) in their relationship, to eventually become boyfriend and girlfriend. Penny and the other women become a clique of their own, and Howard (Simon Helberg) prepares for his wedding and trip to space.

KINGDOM – Season 2 (Dramas)
In Season 2 of KINGDOM the fighters at Navy St. MMA gym continue to battle obstacles both in and out of the ring as Ryan “The Destroyer” Wheeler (Matt Lauria, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) defends his title, and Jay (Jonathan Tucker, PARENTHOOD) finds a new obsession.

WEEDS – Seasons 6 – 8 (Dramas/Comedies/The Showtime Collection)
The comedy series from SHOWTIME, starring Mary-Louise Parker (THE BLACKLIST), Elizabeth Perkins (HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER), and Kevin Nealon (COMEDY BANG! BANG!), exposes the dirty little secrets that lie behind the pristine lawns and shiny closed doors of homes in the fictional town of Agrestic, California. The series follows Nancy Botwin (Parker), a suburban mom who resorts to selling weed to support her family after her husband unexpectedly dies. Viewers can now stream WEEDS in its entirety exclusively on Crave.

BLUE BLOODS – Seasons 5 – 6 (Crime & Mystery/Dramas)
Starring Donnie Wahlberg, Will Estes, Lean Cariou, Tom Selleck, and Amy Carlson, BLUE BLOODS follows the lives of the multi-generational Reagan family and their dedication to the New York City Police Department.

HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN – (HBO/Dramas/Historic TV)
An HBO film, HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN centres on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Gellhorn was Hemingway’s inspiration for Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer. Starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN was directed by Philip Kaufman.

ELTON JOHN: THE MILLION DOLLAR PIANO – LIVE IN LAS VEGAS – (Music)
This film features classic Elton John tracks performed either with his band, with percussionist Ray Cooper, or solo. The multimedia staging is extraordinary, with vast screens behind the stage illustrating the songs. The piano itself acts as a screen for graphics and animations. The stage show was directed by legendary photographer David LaChapelle

GRIMM – Season 5 (Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Dramas)
Homicide detective Nick Burkhardt’s (Rick Burkhardt) life turns upside down when he discovers that he is a descendant of an elite group of hunters, known as “Grimms,” who fight to keep the world safe from supernatural creatures.

THE GOLDBERGS – Season 3 (Sitcoms/Comedies)
In the 1980s, geeky Adam (Sean Giambrone) uses a video camera to document his family’s crazy life. His mom (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is overprotective, while his dad (Jeff Garlin) finds it difficult to parent without screaming. The family’s beloved grandfather (George Segal) is responsible for wild antics, which create more chaos.

ARROW – Season 4 (Dramas/Superheroes/Action & Adventure)
After being gone for five years, during which he suffered unimaginable ordeals, billionaire Oliver Queen returned home to Starling City with a mysterious agenda and a set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern-day audience, the Arrow is every bit as formidable as the criminals he’s hunting.

THE FLASH – Season 2 (Dramas/ Superheroes/Action & Adventure)
Until recently, 25-year-old Barry Allen lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy forensic scientist in the Central City Police department. Barry is deeply in love with his best friend, Iris West, daughter of Barry’s surrogate father, Detective Joe West, who adopted Barry 14 years ago after Barry’s mother was murdered and his father, Henry Allen, received a life sentence for the crime – though Barry maintains that a mysterious “Man in Yellow” was responsible. With the help of his new scientist friends at S.T.A.R Labs, Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon and Dr. Harrison Wells, Barry begins a journey as The Flash to protect the people of Central City from these powerful new threats.

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – Season 1 (Dramas/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Superheroes/Action & Adventure)
Time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill, DOCTOR WHO) is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Featuring ARROW’s Brandon Routh as The Atom and Caity Lotz as the resurrected Sara Lance/White Canary; with THE FLASH’s Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein alongside Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold and Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave; plus, the newest heroes Rip Hunter, Jeff Jackson (Franz Drameh, Edge of Tomorrow), and the reincarnated warrior queen Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee, Pippin), this singular super hero spinoff series pits the ragtag team against an immortal threat that remains one of the most powerful villains in the DC Comics universe.

Wednesday, September 14

THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH – Season 1, Episode 18 (Documentaries/The Showtime Collection)
THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH is a real-time documentary series about a presidential campaign. Every week, the show pulls back the curtain and takes viewers deep inside the fiercest competition on earth – where the ultimate prize is the most powerful office in the world. Brimming with emotion, intensity, intimacy, and irreverence, THE CIRCUS reveals the drama, comedy, and pathos behind the headlines, laying bare the candidates and the people around them for what they are: fueled at once by ambition and idealism, endlessly fascinating and inevitably flawed… and deeply, recognizably human.

Friday, September 16

FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD – (HBO/Documentaries/Comedies/Sports)
From Funny Or Die, in partnership with Major League Baseball, this one-hour comedy special covers Will Ferrell’s (THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING) one-of-a-kind day on March 12, 2016, when he took the field at 10 different positions for 10 different teams in five spring training games at Cactus League ballparks in Arizona. Dedicating the special to the fight against cancer through the charity Cancer For College, Ferrell is also honouring the historic feat of Bert Campaneris, who on Sept. 8, 1965, in only his second major league season, went 0-for-3 playing all nine positions for the Kansas City Athletics in a game against the California Angels.

YUKON MEN – Season 1 (Discovery/Reality TV)
YUKON MEN details the lives of several inhabitants of the remote Alaskan village of Tanana which is situated by the Yukon River. These men make their living by fishing, hunting and trapping game as well as raising sled dogs and logging.

Wednesday, September 21

THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH – Season 1, Episode 19 (Documentaries/The Showtime Collection)

Friday, September 23

$100,000 PYRAMID – (Reality TV)
Hosted by Pro Football Hall of Famer and celebrated TV personality Michael Strahan, the Emmy Award®-winning pop-culture phenomenon is re-imagined and back with $100,000 up for grabs in every episode. The hottest stars will team up with players from across the U.S. to take on the timeless war of words, racing against the clock to give and guess clues in one of TV’s all-time great word-association games.

Wednesday, September 28

THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH – Season 1, Episode 20 (Documentaries/The Showtime Collection)

Friday, September 30

MATCH GAME – Season 1 (Reality TV/ Comedies)
Hosted by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin (30 ROCK), MATCH GAME is an update of the legendary panel game show that features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in the missing blank.

On TV Tonight: Monday August 29th, 2016

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Bachelor in Paradise Mistresses
CBS Mom (R) 2 Broke Girls (R) Mom (R) The Odd Couple (R) Scorpion (R)
CW Supergirl (R) Supergirl (R)
FOX So You Think You Can Dance
NBC American Ninja Warrior Running Wild with Bear Grylls
MISC The Fosters (FFORM) Wild Oats (LTIME)
Guilt (FFORM)
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT)
Angie Tribeca (TBS)
Major Crimes (TNT)
The Making of the Mob: Chicago (AMC)

 

On TV Tonight: Sunday August 28, 2016

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Celebrity Family Feud The $100,000 Pyramid Match Game
CBS Big Brother Madam Secretary (R) BrainDead
FOX The Simpsons (R) Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R) Family Guy (R) The Last Man On Earth (R) The Strain (FX)
HBO The Night Of Ballers
NBC NFL Preseason Football: Bengals at Jaguars
MISC 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (MTV)
The Last Ship (TNT)
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)br>Power (Starz)
The Guests (Starz)
Murder in the First (TNT)
SHO Ray Donovan Roadies

Orange denotes what the TV Addict is watching and/or recording tonight!

EMPIRE Season 3 Preview: Mariah Carey Guest Stars and the Lyons Continue to Soldier On

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Singing superstar Mariah Carey is making an appearance in an early October episode of EMPIRE and Fox has released an extended preview for season 3 that features Ms. Carey. She’s guest starring as Kitty, a singer who will be recording a duet with Jamal.

Elsewhere in the preview, we don’t yet know who might have been injured or died after last season’s big cliffhanger (which may have involved Anika and Rhonda going off a balcony), but the Lyon family looks like it’s still going strong and focusing more on external threats than internal bickering (at least for now).

The preview also features the return of return of Shyne (played by Xzibit, who is now a series regular) and Tariq (Morocco Omari), Lucious’ newly-discovered half-brother.

EMPIRE returns for an all new season on Wednesday, September 21 at 9/8c on Fox.

What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2016?

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Several Netflix original series will be coming to the streaming service in September 2016, including LUKE CAGE, EXTREMIS and LONGMIRE and a comedy special with Cedric the Entertainer. In terms of movies, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, ZOOPTIA and THE IMITATION GAME are all available, among many others.

Related: What’s coming to Netflix Canada in September 2016?

Check out the full list below of what’s coming to (and leaving) Netflix in September 2016.

September 1
The Amityville Horror
Babel
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
Bratz: The Movie
Burn, Burn, Burn
Cats & Dogs
Crashing: Season 1
Defiance
Easy Fortune Happy Life
Europe’s Last Great Wilderness
The Fierce Wife
Footloose (1984)
Full Out
Game Winning Hit: Season 1
Heartland: Season 7
Hellevator: Season 1
Hoot
Hope Floats
I Am the Ambassador: Season 1 – Netflix Exclusive
Indochina’s Wild Heart
The IT Crowd: Series 5
Jaws
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
Joyful Noise
Keepers of the Game
Last Holiday
Lucky Days: Season 1
Man on Wire
Milk Money
Practical Magic
Road Trip
Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules
Saving Private Ryan
Scary Movie 2
Shameless (U.S.): Season 5-­6
Stomp the Yard
Sweeney Todd
Top Gun
True Grit
U­-571
The Wicker Man
Wild Madagascar
The Womanizer: Season 1
The Year of Happiness and Love: Season 1

September 2
Baby Daddy: Season 5
Chef’s Table: France ­- Netflix Original
Kazoops!: Season 1 ­- Netflix Original
Kulipari: An Army of Frogs ­- Netflix Original
Narcos: Season 2 ­- Netflix Original
Young & Hungry: Season 4

September 6
Crash
The Finest Hours
Hard Target 2
Honey 3
R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House

September 7
The Blacklist: Season 3
Galavant: Seasons 1-­2

September 10
Supergirl: Season 1

September 13
Extremis  ­- Netflix Original
Hawaii Five-­0: Season 6
London Has Fallen

September 14
Goldie & Bear: Season 1
September 15th
Sample This
The Walking Dead: Season 6

September 16
Cedric The Entertainer: Live from the Ville ­- Netflix Original
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
The White Helmets - Netflix Original

September 17
3 Days to Kill
Luther: Season 4
Penny Dreadful: Season 3

September 19
Call the Midwife: Series 5
Gotham: Season 2

September 20
Colliding Dreams
New Girl: Season 5
Zootopia

September 22
Bones: Season 11
Easy: Season 1 ­- Netflix Original
Wallander: Series 4

September 23
Audrie & Daisy  ­- Netflix Original
Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills ­- Netflix Original
Last Man Standing: Season 5
Longmire: Season 5 ­- Netflix Original
VeggieTales in the House: Season 4 ­- Netflix Original

September 24
Portlandia: Season 6
River

September 25
Family Guy: Season 14
Margaret Cho: PsyCHO

September 28
The Fosters: Season 4 (Part A)
The Imitation Game

September 30
Amanda Knox ­- Netflix Original
Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 1 ­- Netflix Original
Scream: Season 2

Titles Leaving Netflix in September 2016

September 1
2 Fast 2 Furious
A Walk to Remember
Anywhere but Here
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
The Color Purple
Crocodile Dundee
Days of Thunder
Defending Your Life
Double Jeopardy
Everybody Loves Raymond: Seasons 1­-9
Exporting Raymond
Flight of the Intruder
Girl Rising
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Hardball
The Haunting
Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz
Our Man in Tehran
Primal Fear
Roboshark
Roman Holiday
S.W.A.T.
Sins of My Father
Spanglish
Traffic
The Weather Man
The Wood
Zoolander

September 4
Melissa & Joey: Seasons 1­-4
Shanghai Knights

September 5
Gabe the Cupid Dog

September 6
Hollywood Homicide
My Babysitter’s a Vampire: The Movie

September 9
The Emperor’s New Groove
Lilo & Stitch

September 11
Fringe: Seasons 1-­5
How to Train Your Dragon 2

September 15
Bob Saget: That’s What I’m Talkin’ About

September 16
Gridiron Gang
The Kids Are All Right

September 17
Gimme the Loot
Simon Killer

September 20
Something, Anything

September 23
The Lost Medallion

September 24
The Forbidden Kingdom

September 25
Alias: Seasons 1­-5
Jobs

September 28
Open Water
Open Water 2: Adrift

September 30
666 Park Avenue: Season 1
Another Gay Movie
The Aviators
League of Super Evil: Season 1
We Were Soldiers
Wolf