ICYMI: 9-1-1 renewed, Michael J. Fox joining Designated Survivor, Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, and more!
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FOX drama, 9-1-1, from the mind of Ryan Murphy has officially been renewed for a second season. Better Call Saul will be returning for a fourth season and is currently in production. ABC is still trying to come up with a name for the new Grey’s Anatomy spin-off. Carlton Cuse just signed a four year deal with ABC Studios. Rumors have begun circulating that it will be for a Lost revival.
A sneak peek of this week’s Scandal has been released and can be found here. American Gods has been given a new showrunner, Neil Gaiman. Michael J. Fox has officially signed on for a guest spot on Designated Survivor.
Hot Topic: Handmaid’s Tale first look, AMC announces new shows, Siren teaser released, and more!
Into the Badlands and Fear the Walking Dead have both been given their AMC premiere dates. Along with this announcement came the announcement of two new shows premiering on the network. McMafia will air Monday, February 26th. Visionaries will premiere Monday, April 30th.
Freeform is expanding their network with Cleopatra. The show will focus on the Egyptian heir’s life and rise to becoming the ruler of Egypt. New series, Augs, is also being added to the roster. A series set in the future where the world is divided into two classes. A new teaser trailer has also been released for Freeform’s Siren.
Guess Who: Lena Waithe will be making an appearance on This Is Us!
Master of None and The Chi creator will be joining the cast of This Is Us. Waithe stars as an animal shelter worker that will cross paths with Kate in a recurring role of the season. Executive producer, Isaac Aptaker says Waithe knows one of their writers and thought the role would be great for Lena.
“Oh yeah, of course we should give this to Lena. Because that would make this the coolest story ever.”
‒ Isaac Aptaker (Executive Producer)
TVAD Writers Room: SEAL Team, Victoria, and This Is Us bring the drama in their respective roundtables this week!
Victoria kicked off its second season with an episode full of action, distrust, and insecurities. Queen Victoria is recovering from giving birth as advisors try to keep her down and out with old traditions. But Victoria is having none of it, showing nothing will stop her from leading. Our roundtable had a lot to say about it.
The members of SEAL Team were feeling the heat as they had to steal and deliver some nuclear weapons. If that wasn’t difficult enough, they had to do it without Ray. A shoulder injury has him down, but he won’t let it keep him out. Even if our roundtable agreed that it should.
The midseason premiere of This Is Us hit this week, and it certainly didn’t disappoint our roundtable. Kevin was arrested and forced into rehab. This resulted in a lot of feelings from the rest of the family coming out in the group therapy session.
Rumor Has It: Fire and Fury may be coming to television screens soon!
The #1 hit detailing President Trump’s first year in the White House just may be debuting to television screens soon. Fire and Fury took the number one spot after only being released for two days. Endeavor Content is rumored to have plans to adapt the book into a television series.
National Geographic is in the process of creating the next installment of their Genius series all about the origin of artist Pablo Picasso. Genius: Picasso will show the artist from adolescence to elderly and the roads he traveled to get from one to the other. Antonio Banderas is set to play the older version of the title character. The season premieres April 24th.