Breaking TV News: Aaron Tveit to Play Danny in Fox’s Live Version of GREASE

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Press Release: Broadway sensation Aaron Tveit (“Graceland,” “Les Miserables”) has been cast as “Grease’s” legendary leading man, “Danny Zuko” in Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television’s live production of GREASE: LIVE, airing Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Additionally, Carlos PenaVega (“Big Time Rush”) will play “Kenickie,” Zuko’s tough-guy sidekick. Tveit and PenaVega join Julianne Hough (“Safe Haven,” “Rock of Ages”) as the angelic “Sandy,” Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical,” “Spring Breakers”) as bad girl “Rizzo” and Keke Palmer (SCREAM QUEENS, “Masters of Sex”) as “Marty.” [Read more...]

Breaking TV News: Fox Renews THE LAST MAN ON EARTH For a Second Season

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Press Release: FOX has picked up comedy series THE LAST MAN ON EARTH for a second season, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“We knew we had something special with THE LAST MAN ON EARTH. It’s one of those rare shows that continues to add depth and dimension to its unique premise, week after week,” said Madden. “We are so thrilled that this incredibly bold, original and inventive series has been embraced by both fans and critics, and we cannot wait to see where the creative genius and inspired vision of Will, Phil and Chris take us in Season Two.” [Read more...]

Breaking TV News: THE X-FILES Returns to FOX

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Press Release: Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES, a thrilling, six-episode event series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

The announcement was made today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group and Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of THE X-FILES. Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015. Further details remain under wraps and will be announced at a later date.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

“We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of THE X-FILES – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again,” remarked Newman and Walden. “THE X-FILES was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as THE X-FILES, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”

THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.

Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, THE X-FILES is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter.

On the Scene: A Closer Look at THE FOLLOWING Season 3 with Sam Underwood and Shawn Ashmore

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The aftermath of Joe Carroll can still be felt one year later as a new group of killers begins to torture innocent people in the opener of the third season of The Following. FOX invited journalists on set to get a glimpse of the first two episodes of the new season, along with a tour of the set to really help you get a feel for the show. [Read more...]

BACKSTROM to the Bone! Rainn Wilson Dishes on His Deliciously Dark Comedy Drama Hybrid

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Rainn Wilson is a well known actor for his emmy nominated role on the American version of the comedy, The Office. Wilson In 2014, Wilson was cast as the lead role in the upcoming FOX crime-drama BACKSTROM, based on Leif G. W. Persson’s Swedish book series of the same name. He plays Everett Backstrom, an offensive, self-destructive detective who is part of a team of eccentric criminologists. Wilson also serves as the show’s producer. In an interview, Wilson said playing this role has opened an entire new set of dark comedy for him to play with. [Read more...]

‘MasterChef Junior’: Finalist Josh Reisner On Oona, School Lunches and That Adorable Voice 

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By Sean Daly
Special To TheTVAddict.com

It’s a mystery voice box challenge!

The parents of “MasterChef Junior” finalist Josh Reisner admit doctors are still trying to figure out what is causing the sixth grader’s voice to constantly squeak and crack.

“The more he speaks during the day, the more it cracks,” his father, Brad Reiser, says.  

“It has been this way pretty much since he started talking.  We have had the doctor check it out and this is just kind of his voice.”

Though the Queens resident is not in any pain, “we have had a lot of people contact us saying, ‘You should check that out,’” Reisner says.  “So we are probably going to have it checked again.”

Josh, 11, is one of eight contestants remaining on the Fox cooking competition.

“It has been such a great experience,” the aspiring chef and food critic tells me.  

“I have gained so much confidence and I get to brag that I have cooked for some of the greatest chefs in the world.”

Josh — who one day hopes to open a restaurant called Josh’s Comfort & Bistro — shared more about the show, his life and what he really thinks of school cafeteria food in our exclusive interview. [Read more...]