Sep 04

My TwoCents: Parker Young on ‘Arrow’ and Other Casting Additions Were Excited For!

PYYYYThe TwoCents TV staff has put together some fun lists for the upcoming television season. TV fans have spent the summer thinking about their favorite shows and the new ones we plan to put on our watch lists. Our series of lists will cover our returning favorites, the characters who need love in their lives and the actors we’re happy are returning to television.

Every season television is flooded with new faces. All of our favorite shows add new series regulars, recurring characters and/or guest stars. Some of them we recognize from a show we used to love while others are big named bringing serious recognition with them. We even get newcomers who are aiming to make their mark with a role on a series you love.

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Sep 04

Rookie Blue – Top 6 Moments – 74 Epiphanies

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Rookie Blue
74 Epiphanies

Original Air Date: Sep 3, 2015

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It’s Andy and Sam’s wedding day and it wouldn’t be a season finale wedding if there weren’t a few hitches in the plan. From the maid of honor being held up at work to the bride stumbling onto a crime scene, it definitely had some interesting obstacles to overcome on this week’s Rookie Blue.

We know that there’s no news of renewal yet, so though I’m sticking with thinking of this finale as a season finale, this hour did a good job of setting these characters up for fulfilling endings, much like this entire season has done. But the final minutes of the episode definitely gave it that series finale feel, filled with warm and fuzzy feelings for the original rookies we’ve seen grow throughout the series.

Check out my top moments of this week’s Rookie Blue finale:

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Sep 04

Graceland – Recap & Review – The Wires

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Gracelend
The Wires

Original Air Date: Sep 3, 2015

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As we near the end of season three, we dive deep into a big theme this season – manipulation. And with that, others besides Mike are starting to jump on the Briggs is a master manipulator train while Charlie works on finally getting Germaine for good.

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Sep 03

Mahershala Ali Boards ‘Luke Cage’ As Villain Cottonmouth

Mahershala Ali clearly loves Netflix.

The House of Cards series regular is moving onto another Netflix series. Marvel.com reports Ali has joined the cast of upcoming superhero series Luke Cage.

Mike Colter stars as Luke Cage, a man wrongly accused of a crime and obtains super strength courtesy of a failed experimentation. He decides to become a hero for hire after he makes his escape. Ali has been cast as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. He is a Harlem club owner who will come into conflict with Luke because of his criminal activity.

Colter will make his debut as Luke Cage on Jessica Jones.

Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb said, “Mahershala is an actor of extraordinary range and gravitas. As Cottonmouth he will really let loose. Luke Cage won’t know what hit him.”

Luke Cage has recently tapped several actors to join the series. In addition to Colter and Ali, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi and Alfre Woodward have boarded the series. Rosario Dawson will reprise her Daredevil character Claire Temple as well.

Ali’s television credits include Crossing JordanThe 4400Alphas and Treme.

Marvel’s Luke Cage will premiere on Netflix in 2016.

Sep 03

Netflix Renews ‘Narcos’ For Second Season

narcosNetflix is continuing its winning streak.

The streaming service has renewed another new series. According to The Hollywood Reporter Narcos has been renewed for a second season.

Narcos follows the rise of drug trafficker Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and the DEA agents, fellow criminals and governments that were impacted by his empire. Boyd Holbrook plays DEA agent Steve Murphy while Pedro Pascal’s Javier Pena is his partner. Luis Guzman, Joanna Christie and Stephanie Sigman also star.

Adam Fierro is taking the reins as showrunner from Chris Brancato, who is attached to ABC drama Of Kings and Prophets.

Netflix has yet to have an original program not get renewed for Season 2. Sense8, BloodlineGrace and FrankieDaredevil are among the recent series renewed by the streaming service.

 

Sep 03

Keith David To Headline OWN Drama ‘Greenleaf’

keith-davidWe got our Bishop Greenleaf!

OWN has chosen the star for the network’s upcoming series Greenleaf. According to Deadline Keith David has been tapped to star on the drama.

From Craig Wright Greenleaf is set in Memphis and centers on the Greenleaf family’s megachurch. Thousands come to the church and each  with their own secrets. The church itself is built on a foundation of lies, secrets and scandal. David has been cast as the leader of Greenleaf World Ministries, Bishop James Greenleaf. He is very charismatic and just as manipulative.

He joins previously cast Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge and Desire Ross. Whitfield will play Bishop Greenleaf’s power hungry wife. Dandridge is set to play James’ estranged daughter who comes to town a with teenager of her own (Ross).

Oprah Winfrey will executive produce alongside Wright.

David is coming off a series regular role on Community. His other television credits include EnlistedER and 7th Heaven.

Sep 03

My TwoCents: 7 Wishes For Season 5 Of ‘Scandal’

scandal-season-4As part of our Fall Preview we are sharing what we hope to see on our favorite returning series this fall. In May a number of shows ended their seasons with character deaths, cliffhangers and shocking twists. Before they all come back in September and October, we are chiming in on what we hope to see during the upcoming season. Our writers will cover several shows. Scandal is up on this wonderful Thursday.

 

Scandal had an uneven fourth season. Mellie’s road to Senator and Abby in her new role as Press Secretary put great characters to use in new ways, but various dynamics were reused in a tiresome manner. When you add in the B613 takedown that wasn’t really a takedown and the odd way Olivia beat Rowan while keeping him around, the series known for making big moves hasn’t really been doing it when it counts. The good outweighed the bad at the end of the season though. Mellie was exiled by her husband after winning the race for Senator, Cyrus was fired, Elizabeth got his job and Quinn was ready to shoot Huck in the head. Then there’s Marcus Walker’s increased presence next season. Basically things are changing all over again.

Here’s 7 things I want to see on Scandal’s fifth season:

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Sep 02

Echo Kellum To Recur On ‘You’re The Worst’ Season 2

EKEcho Kellum is keeping busy!

On the heels of nabbing a recurring role on Arrow, the actor is set to recur on another popular series. According to The Hollywood Reporter the actor will appear on Season 2 of You’re The Worst.

You’re The Worst, from Stephen Falk, stars Aya Cash and Chris Geere as Gretchen Cutler and Jimmy Shive-Overly, two toxic individuals who meet at a wedding and end up in a relationship. Desmin Broges and Kether Donohue also star.

Kellum will play a character known as “Tall Nathan” who is the self-appointed leader of the improv group Edgar (Borges) joins. The nickname is given to separate himself from the several other Nathans that are apparently in the improv comedy world. He will debut an episode titled “All About That Paper.”

The actor has recently booked a recurring role on Arrow. He will play a version of DC Comics character Mr. Terrific who works with Felicity at Palmer Tech.

Andy Buckley, Jessica Chaffin, Katie Costick Jayne Entwistle, Justin Kirk, David Schaal, Tara Summers, Mageina Tovah and Collette Wolfe are the actors joining the comedy’s upcoming season.

You’re The Worst returns September 9 on FXX.

 

Sep 02

Glenn Morshower Lands General Sam Lane Role On ‘Supergirl’

gmAnother well known DC Comics character is headed to Supergirl.

A couple of weeks ago news of Sam Lane appearing on the CBS drama was released. According to IGN Glenn Morshower has landed the recurring role.

Supergirl follows Kara Zor-El, a young girl from an alien world who decides to use her powers to help keep her city safe. All while keeping her day job. Morshower will play General Sam Lane who comes to National City to recruit Supergirl is a government initiative, a particularly dangerous one in fact. The powerful military man is also the overprotective father of the Lane girls.

While Lois Lane is off limits with Superman himself, Supergirl is utilizing the rest of the Lane family. Jenna Dewan Tatum was recently cast as General Lane’s daughter Lucy Lane, who will complicate Kara’s life as well.

Known for his role on 24 as Agent Aaron Pierce, Morshower’s television credits include The West Wing, Agents of SHIELD and Bloodline.

Supergirl premieres October 26.

Sep 02

‘Luke Cage’ Adds Theo Rossi and Sets Return of Rosario Dawson

Theo+Rossi+Paley+Center+Media+PaleyFest+2012+osp1lS2qSsolTwo more actors have joined Marvel series Luke Cage.

The Netflix series has cast Theo Rossi in  a series regular role. Deadline also reports Rosario Dawson will appear on the series as her Daredevil character Claire Temple.

Luke Cage stars Mike Colter as the titular hero in the third Marvel series on the streaming service. Cage was wrongly accused man who gains super strength through a botched experiment and escapes prison. Upon his escape Cage becomes a hero for hire.

Rossi’s character was called “Sonny” in the casting breakdown. He described as a ruthless and street smart criminal. Making him a major threat is his ability to manipulate others added to his cruelty. The speculation is Rossi’s character is actually DC comics villain Shades, a well known criminal and known Luke Cage enemy

Dawson plays Claire Temple, a nurse who is introduced in Daredevil as an ally for the blind crime fighter. Her character is a combination of DC Comics characters Night Nurse and Claire Temple. The character will appear, alongside Colter’s Luke Cage, will appear on Jessica Jones. Interestingly, comic book character Clarie Temple is a love interest of Luke Cage.

Alfre Woodard has also been cast on the drama series.

Cheo Hodari Coker will serve as executive producer and showrunner.

Rossi is known for playing fan favorite character Juice on FX drama Sons of Anarchy. His other credits include Grey’s Anatomy and Alcatraz. He will next be seen in 2016 film Low Riders.

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