News Roundup: Sharknado Gets a Sequel and You Get to Name It
by July 17, 2013 4:16 pm 676 views0
Syfy has announced that social media phenomenon Sharknado will be getting a sequel movie that is set to premiere sometime in 2014. The network also revealed a Twitter contest where fans can submit ideas for the movie’s title; if you think you can come up with the next great Syfy pun, or just something very much fitting Sharknado‘s legacy, you can tweet @SyfyMovies using #Sharknado to make your voice be heard. Syfy will select the best submission and use it for the subtitle of Sharknado 2.
-TV Guide Network will premiere four original series during fall 2013: Mother of All Talent, following a mother-daughter duo in charge of a leading talent agency for kids; Tequila Sisters, centered on an affluent Hispanic family in southern California; Wendy Williams Project, where the talk show diva gives a peek behind the curtain at her personal life; and John Rich Project, said to be one part talk (live performances, interviews), one part reality, and all parts Nashville.
-Former Sportcenter anchor Keith Olbermann has signed on to host a late night talk show for ESPN 2. Beginning Monday, August 26th at 11:00 p.m., the anchor, who has been seen on MSNBC and Current TV, will head Olbermann, said to focus on the day’s relevant sports topics through a mix of perspective and commentary, interviews, contributors, panel discussions, and highlights.
-James Franco (This is the End) is set to guest star on the first two episodes of The Mindy Project‘s second season. The actor will be playing Dr. Leotard, a former model turned physician who replaces Mindy at Shulman & Associates while she’s volunteering in Haiti.
-The CW will kick off its fall season with the two-night presentation of the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival, beginning September 30th. Scheduled to appear are Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, Keith Urban, fun., Miguel, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, The Wanted, Avril Lavigne, Pete Tong, AWOLNATION, Ke$ha, Phoenix, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Queen + Adam Lambert, and more.
–The View co-host Sherri Shepherd will guest star on How I Met Your Mother‘s final season as a woman sitting next to Marshall on a flight. Her role, which begins in the season premiere, is said to be recurring.
-Composer Bear McCreary has been tapped to serve as series music composer for Starz’s upcoming pirate drama Black Sails, which debuts in January 2014. McCreary’s series credits include Da Vinci’s Demons, Battlestar Galactica, and The Walking Dead.
-ABC has officially renewed Canadian import Rookie Blue for a fifth season. The series currently airs Thursdays at 10:00.
-Per The Hollywood Reporter, Ravenswood has recast the role of Olivia, which had been filled by model Elizabeth Whitson earlier this year. Instead, due to a different character direction and only a week before pilot filming, Merritt Patterson will now play the role. Patterson had previously been cast as Olivia’s best friend and there’s been no word who’ll fill her role as a result of the bump up.
-According to TVLine, the cast of ABC’s soap Mistresses has had their contracts extended through September, meaning that the network is mulling over a potential second season renewal. The season finale is set to air September 9th.
-Nelson Franklin (Veep) has joined CBS’s The Millers as a series regular, while Australian comedian Kate Jenkinson has boarded ABC’s Super Fun Night as a neurotic Type A lawyer.
-FOX debuted a new promo for upcoming cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine during last night’s MLB All-Star Game.
-CBS has released a look at the key art for upcoming thriller Hostages, starring Toni Collette and set to premiere Monday, September 23rd at 10:00:
-CBS has also unveiled the Comic-Con key art for Under the Dome, featuring one of the pilot’s most important guest stars: