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TVLine Items: Paula Patton's ABC Gig, Love's Return, Y&R Recast and More

TVLine Items: Paula Patton's ABC Gig, Love's Return, Y&R Recast and More
Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol) will be spending her summer on ABC as the star of the supernatural-esque thriller Somewhere Between, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedABC Orders Good Doctor Pilot From House Ep, Five-0‘s Daniel Dae Kim

Based on a Korean format, the 10-episode summer series — from writer Stephen Tolkin (Legend of the Seeker) — follows a news producer (Patton) who knows exactly when, where and how her daughter Serena will be murdered. The catch? She’s clueless about why and who the killer is, and nothing she does seems to change Serena’s unmovable fate.

Somewhere Between reunites Patton with ABC,
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Miguel Ferrer Dies: NCIS: Los Angeles Star Was 61

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Miguel Ferrer lost a battle with cancer today. He was 61.

Ferrer, who has starred on NCIS: Los Angeles as Owen Granger since 2012, was also set to reprise his role of FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld on the upcoming Showtime revival of Twin Peaks.

Ferrer's first credited role was on an episode of Magnum, Pi in 1981 as Ensign Robert 'Bobby' Wickes, Usn.

From there, he had small parts not only in many films, but also more television shows, including CHiPs, Cagney and Lacey, Hill Street Blues Tj Hooker., Trapper John, Mc and Miami Vice.

It was in 1990 when Ferrer became Twin Peaks Agent Rosenfeld, and over the next two years took the lead in three other series, including Shannon's Deal, Broken Badges and On the Air.

Various television and film roles followed, but nothing has yet compared to Dr. Garrett Macy, a character he played opposite of Jill Hennessey on Crossing Jordan
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Longmire Season 4: Ally Walker Lands Mystery Role, as Series Heads to Netflix

Longmire Season 4: Ally Walker Lands Mystery Role, as Series Heads to Netflix
TV’s erstwhile Profiler is now hanging her hat at Longmire.

TVLine has confirmed that Ally Walker will be appearing on the Western crime thriller during Season 4, which will be released on Netflix sometime this fall.

Details on Walker’s role and episode count were not made available.

RelatedIt’s Official: Longmire Gets Season 4 Pickup from Netflix

Longmire was cancelled by the A&E cable network in late August, weeks after Season 3 closed, then was plucked from the ashes by Netflix in November.

Per a Netflix press release, the 10-episode Season 4 “picks up moments after Season 3’s exciting finale. Walt
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Disney's 'Tomorrowland' plot preview: George Clooney and cast start production

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Disney is finally revealing more about the plot to the top secret George Clooney film, "Tomorrowland." 

An announcement about the start of production on the Brad Bird ("The Incredibles," "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol") and Damon Lindelof ("Star Trek," "Prometheus") venture also includes the following plot synopsis:

"Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as 'Tomorrowland.'"

If the story sounds at all familiar, it may be because it mimics somewhat a supposedly leaked "found" synopsis that has been passed around by various websites.

Disney says filming is now underway in Vancouver. In addition to Clooney, the "Tomorrowland" cast features Britt Robertson ("Under The Dome"), Hugh Laurie ("House M.D."), Raffey Cassidy ("Snow White and the Huntsman
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Tomorrowland Starts Filming Today in a Different Land

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Update: Filming on Tomorrowland started today. Even though the movie stems from Disney's Tomorrowland, the movie is not being shot in Anaheim, CA or Orlando, Fl -- it's being shot in Vancouver, Canada. The official storyline from Disney is:

"Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."

The film helmed by The Incredibles and Ratatouille director Brad Bird will star George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson. Tomorrowland is scheduled to be released Dec. 12, 2014.

July 18, 2013 - Britt Robertson ("Under the Dome," "Avalon High") will star in Tomorrowland, which is about a girl with an unconventional understanding of technology who goes on a journey to reclaim her future.
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Disney reveals 'Tomorrowland' plot, casts Britt Robertson

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The plot of Disney's "Tomorrowland," originally named "1952" and starring George Clooney, has been kept under wraps ... until now. Along with the casting of Britt Robertson in a lead role, the studio has revealed a major plotline.

"In the film, a high school girl with an unconventional understanding of technology is launched on a journey to reclaim her future," reads a release from Walt Disney Studios.

Produced and written by Damon Lindelof ("Star Trek," "Prometheus") and Brad Bird ("The Incredibles," "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol"), "Tomorrowland" has been long rumored to be a sci-fi film in the vein of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."  

Some reports claim a "found" synopsis indicate an elaborate plot which teams Clooney's character with remarkable young ladies to face an alternate reality -- Tomorrowland -- and save the earth. Whether the plot points are on target or not remains to be seen, but Disney's latest statement
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Britt Robertson Joins George Clooney in Tomorrowland

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Update: Britt Robertson ("Under the Dome," "Avalon High") will star in Tomorrowland, which is about a girl with an unconventional understanding of technology who goes on a journey to reclaim her future. Heady! Hugh Laurie (Arthur Christmas, 101 Dalmations), Raffey Cassidy (she played Young Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman) and Thomas Robinson ("The Protector") also star alongside George Clooney.

Robertson is one of the stars of October comedy Delivery Man but we still love her from CW's "Life Unexpected."

Jan. 28, 2013 - Well, now we're getting closer to the mystery behind Disney's 1952. The Brad Bird-helmed alien movie starring George Clooney is getting a title switch to... Tomorrowland. Of course, Disneyland's Tomorrowland is the futuristic section of the theme park which houses Space Mountain, the Astro Orbiter and ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter. Leading us down one path just to reveal something unexpected? Well played, Damon Lidelof. We wouldn't expect anything less.
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Casting: Pegg, Hunt, Shandling, Robinson

Kill Me Three Times

Simon Pegg has joined Kriv Stenders' thriller "Kill Me Three Times" for Hopscotch & eOne. Shooting begins mid-September in Western Australia.

The story is set in a sun-drenched Australian town where a young woman is the link between murder, blackmail and revenge. [Source: Screen Daily]

Joe's Mountain

Helen Hunt is in talks to join Chuck Rose's "Joe’s Mountain" for Breakthrough Entertainment. Henry Boger produces and shooting begins in Canada later this year.

The story follows a former ladies man (Kris Kristofferson) who goes on a road trip with a beautiful young woman and her dying son in search of a healing lake. [Source: Screen Daily]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Set photos have confirmed that Garry Shandling looks to be reprising his Senator Stern character from "Iron Man 2" in the upcoming "Captain America" sequel.

Shandling shot his scenes as part of the production's three day shoot in Washington D.
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Canada Targets U.S. Networks With Hollywood-Style TV Comedies

Canada Targets U.S. Networks With Hollywood-Style TV Comedies
Toronto – Hours before the TV premiere Monday night of Seed, the Canadian sperm donor sitcom he carries in the lead role, Adam Korson feels as much relief as opening-night jitters. “Here we are, this is us, the comedy is out there,” says Korson, who guest starred on 2 Broke Girls and The Protector in Los Angeles before returning to Canada to play a romantic rogue ill-prepared for fatherhood in the City comedy. Korson and fellow Canadian jokers have good reason to get suddenly serious. Canadian comedy has a powerful brand, with homegrown talent like Jim Carrey,

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ABC Buys Mystery Thriller From Di Bonaventura Television & Writer Jeffrey Bell

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Exclusive: Dan McDermott and Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s Di Bonaventura Television has sold another drama project. Patron Saints, which will be written by Jeffrey Bell (Spartacus), is described as a mystery thriller about a covert group who help people in lost, desperate and impossible circumstances. Bell, McDermott and di Bonaventura are executive producing for ABC Studios where di Bonaventura TV is based. This marks the third major sale for CAA-repped di Bonaventura TV this season. The company landed a put pilot at NBC for a Cleopatra drama written by Michael Seitzman and has Founding Fathers set up at ABC with Rich D’Ovidio writing. Bell, repped by CAA and Cliff Gilbert-Lurie, began his TV career on The X-Files. He went on to serve as executive producer/showrunner on such series as Angel, Alias, Day Break and Harper’s Island. He also was co-creator and showrunner of the Lifetime series The Protector,
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American Horror Story: Mark Consuelos Set for Season 2

American Horror Story: Mark Consuelos Set for Season 2

According to Entertainment Weekly, former soap star Mark Consuelos is about to be locked down in a mental institution. Why, you ask? The handsome actor is set to join the second season cast of American Horror Story as an institutional inmate named Spivey, though no character details or other information about his time on the show was released.

Consuelos joins an ever-growing cast for the latest incarnation of American Horror Story, which is set to take place at a 1960s mental institution ran by Joseph Fiennes and featuring Jessica Lange as a nun. A majority of the already cast inmates seem to have a bone to pick with Lange's character, judging by the character descriptions released upon the casting announcement, so I wouldn't be too shocked for Spivey to join in the fracas.

But having a facility full of the physically,
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Miguel Ferrer Joins ‘NCIS: La’ As Recurring

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Exclusive: Miguel Ferrer is joining the cast of CBS’ NCIS: La in a recurring role. He will play NCIS Assistant Director Allan Granger, a high-ranking federal agency supervisor. Rocky Carroll has played NCIS Director Leon Vance on both NCIS and spinoff NCIS: La. Ferrer has been keeping very busy this year. The Crossing Jordan alum, repped by Innovative and manager Leslie Allan-Rice, was a regular on Lifetime’s drama The Protector. He is currently recurring on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and will segue into the gig on NCIS: La.
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The Protector: Lifetime Cancels Ally Walker TV Series; No Season Two

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Lifetime has decided to cancel their Sunday night drama, The Protector, after one season on the air. The decision doesn't come as a surprise since the writing has been on the wall for awhile. While the Ally Walker series has some devoted fans, the ratings just weren't high enough for a second season.

The Protector follows Gloria Sheppard (Walker), a single mother and detective in the Lapd Robbery-Homicide Division. A recent divorcee and single mother, Gloria has to perform her duties as a homicide detective while taking care of her young sons, Nick (Sage Ryan) and Leo (Thomas Robinson). They all move in with her brother, Davey Sheppard (Chris Payne Gilbert), and he helps her raise the boys. At work, Gloria works on some of Los Angeles' most high profile crimes with her partner, Detective Michelle Dulcett (Tisha Campbell-Martin). They work alongside officer Ramon "Romeo" Rush (Terrell Tilford),
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Anderson Cooper to interview Gerard Depardieu; 'The Office' makes a friend for Pam

Start your weekend with a buffet of bite-sized TV news:

- Anderson Cooper will try to restrain himself from a giggling fit next week when he interviews actor Gerard Depardieu on his new daytime show "Anderson." The interview is scheduled to air Tuesday (Sept. 13); we're curious to see how Depardieu reacts as well. [EW]

- Pam (Jenna Fischer) is getting a buddy on "The Office." The show has cast Lindsey Broad ("'Til Death") as a character named Kathy, a friend of Pam's from outside the Dunder Mifflin-verse. She'll appear in one episode this fall and has the potential to become a recurring character. [TVLine]

- Reba McEntire could be headed back to television with a comedy pilot set up at ABC. She'll star in and executive produce a project called "Malibu Country," about a long-married woman who divorces her cheating, spendthrift musician husband and moves the family to their sole reamining asset,
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News Shorts: September 9 2011

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New photos from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, set photos of Ben Affleck and Alan Arkin in 70's outfits shooting Argo, and props for Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem.

Posters for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, One for the Money, The Rum Diary, Goon, Finding Joe, Margin Call, The Sitter, Machine Gun Preacher, In Time, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

Duncan Jones explains his methodology behind all the time jumping in "Source Code" via a doodle sketch he has tweeted.

"Ben & Jerry's ice cream is introducing the new flavour "Schweddy Balls", named after the famed Alec Baldwin NPR-spoofing "Saturday Night Live" skit. The flavour is "vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls"…" (full details)

"A June 7th 2013 release has been scheduled for M. Night Shyamalan‘s “One Thousand A.E.” starring Will and Jaden Smith.
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Lifetime cancels Ally Walker drama 'The Protector'

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Lifetime cancels Ally Walker drama 'The Protector'
Though it premiered to a decent 1.9 million viewers in its first-season premiere back in June, Lifetime Ally Walker drama "The Protector" subsequently slid in the Nielsen ratings - to the tune of less than 1 million viewers in its most recent episode (in a new Monday time slot). The fledgling series (which we gave a less-than-favorable review to) has now been cancelled by the female-skewing network, though they have pledged to air the remaining few first-season episodes before pulling the plug later this month. The drama, which focuses on a female Lapd detective (Walker) balancing work and life as a single mother, was...
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Lifetime Pulls the Plug on The Protector

Lifetime Pulls the Plug on The Protector
Sad news for the (very) few folks who tuned into Lifetime’s The Protector this summer: The cabler has decided not to order a second season.

The Protector, which starred Sons of Anarchy‘s Ally Walker as a single mom juggling her personal life and her career as a Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective, debuted to soft numbers back in June — particularly given its strong Army Wives lead-in – and failed to garner an audience to call its own.

Tisha Campbell-Martin (Martin) and Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan) co-starred on the cop drama.

Our sister site Deadline first reported the cancellation news.
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Lifetime Cancels Drama ‘The Protector’

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Exclusive: Lifetime will not be ordering a second season of The Protector, the freshman drama starring Ally Walker as single mother Gloria Shepherd, who juggles her demanding personal and professional lives raising two children while working as a  Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective. The Protector got off to a soft start in June, drawing 1.9 million viewers for its premiere and holding onto 50% of its Army Wives lead-in. It never picked up steam. The Protector was one of two new drama series Lifetime launched this summer. The second, Against the Wall, is still airing its freshman season.
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'Castle' actor Arye Gross lands 'Fringe' role

'Castle' actor Arye Gross lands 'Fringe' role
Arye Gross has signed up for a guest role in the fourth season of Fringe. The Castle star will appear in the fifth episode of the new run, according to TV Guide. Gross will play a middle-aged scientist who crosses paths with Olivia (Anna Torv) and Walter (John Noble) during the course of their latest investigation. The actor has previously featured in episodes of The Mentalist, Leverage and CSI: NY. He will also play a guest role in new Lifetime crime drama The Protector. Other stars confirmed to appear in the new season (more)
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Teacher Drawn to Teri Hatcher in Desperate Housewives Season 8

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Teri Hatcher’s Susan is going back to art school in Desperate Housewives’ eighth and final season, and may have bitten off more than she can chew. According to TVLine, Susan’s teacher, Andre Zeller, is a well known but “temperamental contemporary artist,” which is the obnoxious way of saying he’s a giant a-hole. He’s a very demanding teacher, you know the type; nothing you ever do will live up to their expectations because you will never be as good as they are. Oh and heaven help you if you actually are better. I had a gym teacher who was once beaten in a push up contest by one of the students. He got so mad when he lost that he made us all do laps around the gym.

The actor they have playing this hard ass teacher is Miguel Ferrer. Andre will be a recurring character while Susan attends the local college,
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