Lucifer and Empire adds new faces, Supernatural‘s spin-off takes shape and a young reality star lands her own show. Read on to find out more.
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Tom Welling Joins Lucifer
Tom Welling has signed up for the third season of Lucifer, marking his TV comeback after playing Clark Kent on Smallville from 2001 to 2011. The 40-year-old actor will play Marcus Pierce, who is described as “an accomplished police lieutenant who is everything Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is not — strategic, reserved and well-respected.” However, they also have a lot in common. Both men are charming and attractive, and they both seem to be interested in Decker (Lauren German).
Forest Whitaker Heads to Empire
Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, who is best known for his roles on The Shield, The Last King of Scotland and Arrival, has landed a multi-episode guest arc on Empire‘s fourth season. The 56-year-old actor will play Uncle Eddie, “a charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious (Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay.” Eddie returns to help Lucious at a crucial moment while Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) invites him to produce a song in celebration of Empire Entertainment’s 20th anniversary.
Meet the Cast of Wayward Sisters
Supernatural has finally announced the cast for its highly anticipated spin-off Wayward Sisters, which revolves around the character of Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women under her training and protection. Joining Mills in the “family business” are fan-favorite Sheriff Donna Hanscum, played by Arrow actress Briana Buckmaster, and budding hunter Claire Novak, played Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton, whose father became the vessel for Castiel (Misha Collins). The spin-off also includes Alex Jones, played by Almost Human actress Katherine Ramdeen, who was rescued by the Winchesters from a family of vampires, and Patience Turner, played by Designated Survivor actress Clark Backo, the granddaughter of Missouri Moseley.
American Horror Story Reveals Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson’s Characters
Series creator Ryan Murphy has revealed the first two characters of American Horror Story: Cult. The showrunner announced during a Twitter Q&A that Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are playing lovers Ally and Kai for “his heaviest season yet.” Murphy, who has been teasing fans on social media about details of the upcoming season, also shared a sketch of the duo’s characters.
Ally and Kai in CULT…a love story for the ages.
Who’s Returning to Psych: The Movie?
Details about the upcoming Psych: The Movie were revealed during Comic Con on Friday, including some of its returning characters. Jimmi Simpson will be reprising his role as Mary Lightly in the movie for his third appearance since his character was killed off on the show. On the other hand, Timothy Omundson, also known as Carlton Lassiter, will only appear in one scene. “Lassiter is a part of the movie. We wish he was a bigger part of the movie. Circumstantially, that did not get to happen,” executive producer Chris Henze told TV Guide at San Diego Comic-Con. “The way that we’re looking at it is he’s there — he’s thought about, he’s talked about, he appears in the movie. There’s a bigger spot on the table for him for the next one, and we’re excited for that.”
The movie, which also features previously announced guest stars like Zachary Levi, Jazmyn Simon, Ralph Macchio and WWE star Charlotte Flair, picks up three years after the series finale and follows the group as they come together during the holidays after a mystery assailant targets one of their own.
Chloe Lukasiak Lands Her Own Series
Dance Moms star Chloe Lukasiak will be spearheading her own show entitled Chloe Does It, an eight-episode series that revolves around her life, including a whirlwind tour of NYC, a sleepover with her best friend, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Pittsburgh Zoo, and more. The show will run on Lifetime’s YouTube channel initially on Mondays and will later air on linear beginning Tuesday, August 8 leading into the new season of Dance Moms on Lifetime.
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