Tom Ellis and Jesse Luken
Writer/director Jonathan Levine, known for the indie feature The Wackness and the zombie romance Warm Bodies, heads to TV with USA's new medical drama Rush. The show stars Tom Ellis as a renegade doctor who provides discreet medical care to the rich and famous. Levine explains why Rush is worth a prescription...
Terry Crews is keeping plenty busy. The former pro footballer — who plays Sgt. Jeffords on Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, stars in The Expendables 3 (out August 15) and is Old Spice's commercial spokesman — can now add game-show host to his résumé. The actor will emcee 170 episodes of the syndicated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire next season. Crews explains how he's juggling his moonlighting gig.
The jury's in on Crackle's new legal thriller Sequestered, which stars Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) as a juror forced to choose between her beliefs and the safety of her family.
Missi Pyle, Jaime Pressly
In TV Land's first original single-camera comedy, Jennifer Falls, Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl) plays Jennifer Doyle, a single mother who must move back in with her mom (Jessica Walter) after she loses her job. She's then forced to take a job at the bar owned by her brother Wayne, played by Pressly's Earl co-star Ethan Suplee. Creator Matthew Carlson, whose credits include pioneering single-camera comedies The Wonder Years and Malcolm in the Middle, filled out our showrunner survey to explain why Jennifer is worth falling for.
Rob Lowe has appeared on Lifetime playing a murderer (Drew Peterson: Untouchable) and as a Florida prosecutor taking on an accused murderer (Prosecuting Casey Anthony). But next up, he's the one getting killed.
Lowe has signed on to star in the Lifetime movie Beautiful and Twisted, playing...
Two U.S. dramas shooting in Israel are exploring their contingency options given the region's current turmoil. FX's Tyrant, which is shooting in Tel Aviv, has temporarily relocated to Turkey, while USA's Dig, which shoots in Jerusalem, has been on a previously scheduled hiatus for the past week. That break will now continue for a few more days.
Parks and Recreation
Back in 1992, Richard Licata, now executive vice president of communications for NBC, was at HBO, and he was looking for a way to make the premium cable channel an Emmy contender. "Not all of the voters at that time in Los Angeles had HBO," he recalls. "We decided to get aggressive about our programming in a broadcast universe. The landscape was wide open."
Stand Up to Cancer, a bi-annual special that has raised more than $260 million for cancer research, will return on Friday, Sept. 5, at 8/7c via ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and 26 other channels simultaneously.
The special features performances from music, film and TV stars. Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen (America: A Tribute to Heroes) will return as executive producers. The goal: To build public support for new cancer research and promising new treatments.
The Blacklist's Comic-Con Art
Watch out: Red Reddington is making his way back to Comic-Con International in San Diego. The Blacklist's crafty criminal, played by James Spader, is front-and-center of a new ad prepared by NBC to tout the thriller's upcoming Comic-Con panel, as well as its Season 2 return this fall.