Monday, March 7, 2016

LENA OLIN, TOM BRITTNEY TO LEAD ABC'S STEAMPUNK FANTASY SERIES 'SPARK'! TEN DANSON, KRISTEN BELL, MANNY JACINTO IN 'GOOD PLACE' SITCOM, NICK ZANO, ROSS KIMBALL IN 'REAL GOOD PEOPLE' SITCOM

'SPARK' STEAMPUNK SERIES
LENA OLIN, TOM BRITTNEY CAST
TV news for you today, new stars are being added to the cast of ABC's fantasy series SPARK pilot! Lena Olin (Welcome To Sweden) and gorgeous Tom Brittney (The Syndicate) will play mother and son in this lavish drama series of passion, greed and hope in a Steampunk reality, circa 2016. Set in an alternate history where gas and coal fuel the world, the drama centres on the battle for power between two rival families and a rebellious young woman with a spark of invention that could level both their empires.
Olin will play Hazel Stockton who now controls the powerful Stockton Coal Company using her wealth more altruistically than her arch rivals at Lavelle Gas — but despite her philanthropic outreaches to the city’s poor, she still craves absolute power, and is not above using strong-arm tactics to achieve it. However, when deadly sabotage starts claiming innocent lives across the city, she denies any involvement to her son Aiden, Captain of the Investigative Division of the Watch, who is investigating the incidents. Tracy Ifeachor will play one of the forensic investigators.

'REAL GOOD PEOPLE' SITCOM
ROSS KIMBALL JOINS NICK ZANO
CBS is rounding up cast for their new multi camera sitcom REAL GOOD PEOPLE! Ross Kimball has joined the cast which already has Nick Zano and Lenora Crichlow! It centres on a conservative small-town family forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect. As 'Deadline' reports, Kimball will play Beau, the eldest son, a good ol’ boy who adores his momma and worships his father, but didn’t inherit their strong moral compass.

NBC'S 'GOOD PLACE' SITCOM 
MANNY JACINTO JOINS TEN DANSON AND KRISTEN BELL
In other sitcom news, beside the info that Freeform has just renewed YOUNG & HUNGRY for the 4th season (starts shooting today), NBC is adding new faces into the cast of their new comedy GOOD PLACE! Manny Jacinto is the latest to join Ted Danson and Kristen Bell in the sitcom that centres on Eleanor (Bell), a woman from New Jersey who comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. She decides to turn over a new leaf by learning what it actually means to be “good” or “bad,” and then trying to make up for her past behavior. Jacinto will play the sweet and good-natured Jason.

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    1. hope it will look futuristic and not realistic

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  2. Can´t wait for that steampunk "Spark" series!!! Chers Dez!

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    1. it does sound very fresh and unusual

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  3. I'm a big fan of classic steampunk and if they don't get it right with Spark, I won't watch it. I hope they know what it really is and don't screw it up. I say this because they'd have to go back to the origins and do their research. And sometimes these peoples is lazy :0)

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    1. This could be interesting because I don't recall ever seeing a steampunk show on a major network. Hope it won't look too realistic, but more fantastic

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  4. Steampunk is huge right now.

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    1. I thought the trend was over, but it seems it is not

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  5. A show with a steampunk theme sounds interesting. I can't seem to keep up with Ted Danson, he changes shows too often.

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    1. I remember that sitcom he had in which he played a doctor, forgot the name... it was mildly bad :)

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  6. The steampunk one good but has a few television cliches.

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  7. These all sound interesting, but steampunk reality caught my attention the most.

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    1. hope they really make it steampunkish

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    1. and Whoopie is returning too, and Candice Bergen, too bad Cosby's plans to return have been broken

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  9. Squee! I love steampunk, so Spark sounds like one that I must see. Any idea when the air date is?

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    1. it is just a pilot, they might not even order it into series. 'tis the pilot season now

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    2. I do hope they do. I was trying to dig into a little more about this and somehow stumbled upon CW doing The Notebook as a television series. I think they are just doing the pilot right now, but that would be on that I would also be excited about!

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    3. CW has so many pilots right now it is hard to keep track although I think most of them won't go through

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    4. Right you are. Sadly, they tend to pick the crummiest of the bunch to air. I haven't watched a show on CW in a really long time.

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    5. I watch THE 100 and REIGN and both have been renewed for fourth seasons yesterday, but they also have tons of those really mediocre superhero shows that I tried to watch but they were just too blah

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    6. We are all of us addicted to series. I say ditch Netflix.

      Please don't hate me.

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    7. only we do not know what series you are addicted to

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