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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Season 3 Gets Premiere Date, First Plot Details Revealed (Video)

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Happy early winter solstice, witches: Netflix has set the premiere date for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Season 3 and released a description of the hellish events that lie ahead for Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) and her coven.

The third season of the teen witch drama will launch Jan. 24, the streaming service revealed during a panel at Argentina Comic Con on Saturday. Readers can view the announcement video above.

As “Caos” fans remember, Season 2 — which launched in April — ended on a very dark cliffhanger, as Sabrina’s boyfriend Nick Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood) was taken down to Hell. Here’s the official description for “Sabrina” Season 3, courtesy of Netflix:

Also Read: 29 Most Iconic TV Witches, From Samantha Stephens to Sabrina Spellman (Photos)

Part Three finds Sabrina reeling from the harrowing events of Part Two. Though she defeated her father Lucifer, the Dark Lord remains trapped within the human prison of her beloved boyfriend,
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‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’: Netflix Sets Premiere Date For Season 3

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‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’: Netflix Sets Premiere Date For Season 3
The wait is over, witches: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 will premiere on January 24 on Netflix.

The release date was announced today at the Argentina Comic-Con at the Centro Costa Salguero in Buenos Aires.

The synopsis form the producers: “Part Three finds Sabrina reeling from the harrowing events of Part Two. Though she defeated her father Lucifer, the Dark Lord remains trapped within the human prison of her beloved boyfriend, Nicholas Scratch. Sabrina can’t live with herself, knowing that Nick made the ultimate sacrifice and is suffering, burning in Hell under Madam Satan’s watchful eye. So with an assist from her mortal friends, “The Fright Club”, Sabrina makes it her mission to free him from eternal damnation and bring him back into her arms. However, the Dark Lord’s unseating has sent shockwaves through the realms—and, with no one on the throne,
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Fox Nabs Oliver Sacks Medical Drama From Alex Berger, Lee Toland Krieger, Fabrik & Imaginarium As Put Pilot

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Exclusive: Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a hourlong medical drama inspired by world-renowned neurologist and bestselling author Oliver Sacks, from Blindspot executive producer Alex Berger, director-producer Lee Toland Krieger, Fabrik Entertainment, The Imaginarium and Warner Bros. TV, where Berger and Krieger are both under deals.

Written by Berger and to be directed by Krieger, the Untitled Oliver Sacks Medical Project is inspired by Sacks’ books The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars. The fictional, character-driven medical drama explores the magic and wonder of the human brain. Part medical mystery, part character study, the project is a hopeful story about the power of empathy as a tool for healing.

Berger executive produces with Krieger. Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate executive produce for Fabrik, a Red Arrow Studios company, along with Jonathan Cavendish for Imaginarium.
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‘Prodigal Son’: Meagan Good To Recur In Fox Drama Series

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‘Prodigal Son’: Meagan Good To Recur In Fox Drama Series
Exclusive: Minority Report alumna Meagan Good has been tapped for a key recurring role opposite Tom Payne, Michael Sheen and Bellamy Young in Fox’s new drama series Prodigal Son, from Chris Fedak, Sam Sklaver, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros TV.

Written by Feder and Sklaver and directed by Lee Toland Krieger, Prodigal Son is described as a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and darkly comedic tone. It centers on Malcolm Bright (Payne), who has a gift. He knows how killers think, how their minds work. Why? His father Martin Whitly (Sheen) was one of the worst — a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” That’s why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He will use his twisted genius and razor-sharp instincts as a forensic profiler to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all
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‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Casts Cas Anvar; Raymond Lee Joins ‘Prodigal Son’

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‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Casts Cas Anvar; Raymond Lee Joins ‘Prodigal Son’
The Expanse star Cas Anvar has booked a recurring role on the sixth and final season of ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder. Anvar plays Robert Hsieh, an in-house lawyer of a popular dating app who works closely with Caplan & Gold on a discrimination suit. Created by Peter Nowalk, How to Get Away with Murder‘s final season follows Professor Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) class through their final semester in law school – while the deception, fear and guilt binding Professor Keating to her students prove deadlier than ever. Anvar recently wrapped shooting season 4 and soon will begin work on season 5 of Amazon’s The Expanse on which he plays the lead role of Alex Kamal. He also can be seen in feature film The Operative opposite Diane Kruger. He’s repped by the Van Johnson Company and Glenn Talent.

Here and Now alum Raymond Lee is set
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‘Prodigal Son’ Gets Back-Nine Order From Fox, Upping Episode Count to Full Season of 22

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Fox has ordered nine additional episodes of new drama “Prodigal Son,” which is the highest-rated new show of the young fall season. That means the total is now a full season of 22 episodes.

Prodigal Son” was created by showrunners Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver, both of whom came by way of “Deception.” Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter also executive produce the Fox crime series.

The “Prodigal Son” back-nine order marks the first pickup of the fall season.

Also Read: How Fox Avoided the Premiere Week Ratings Decline Trend | Pro Insight

“‘Prodigal Son’ delivers a fantastic crime procedural with a complicated and compelling father-son relationship at its core, thanks to the stellar performances from Tom Payne and Michael Sheen,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox Entertainment. “The series has razor-sharp writing, cinematic visuals and is an inventive twist on the genre. We want to thank our executive producers, Greg,
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‘Prodigal Son’ Scores Additional 9-Episode Order at Fox

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Dr. Martin Whitly will be licking his lips.

Fox has made the first move in fall pickups by ordering nine more episodes of “Prodigal Son,” taking its season 1 episode count to a full 22.

The Michael Sheen and Tom Payne series is the highest-rated new fall show to date, with the premiere delivering 8.5 million total viewers across all platforms. The serial killer drama also grew 50% after three days delayed viewing to top the debut series ratings chart with a 1.5 among adults 18-49.

It is worth mentioning that none of the new shows to date has scored particularly impressive ratings or viewership in comparison with previous years, and that “Prodigal Son” is on top of an extremely tight field, with only a 0.1 or a 0.2 ratings point separating many of the series.

“’Prodigal Son’ delivers a fantastic crime procedural with a complicated and compelling father-son relationship at its core, thanks to the stellar
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TV News Roundup: Netflix Reveals Cast of New Series ‘Shadow and Bone’

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In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix reveals the ensemble cast for its forthcoming “Shadow and Bone” series and announces the departure of Allie Goss, vice president of original series.

Casting –

Netflix has announced the cast for “Shadow and Bone,” a series adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s “Shadow and Bone” and “Six of Crow novels.” The cast includes: Ben Barnes (“Westworld”) as General Kirigan, Freddy Carter (“Pennyworth”) as Kaz Brekker , Jessie Mei Li (“Last Night in SoHo”) as Alina Starkov, Archie Renaux (“Voyagers”) as Malyen Oretsev, Amita Suman (“The Outpost”) as Inej, and Kit Young (“Endeavour”) as Jesper Fahey. The series is produced by Eric Heisserer and directed by Lee Toland Krieger. It follows Alina (Li), a young soldier who uncovers a power that may unite her country as she battles dangerous forces that plot against her. Recurring actors include Sujaya Dasgupta as Zoya Nazyalensky, Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik,
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Ben Barnes Joins Cast of Netflix’s ‘Shadow and Bone’ as Series Regular

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Ben Barnes Joins Cast of Netflix’s ‘Shadow and Bone’ as Series Regular
Westworld” alum Ben Barnes has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming “Shadow and Bone” series based on the Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo.

Netflix greenlit the eight-episode, hourlong series in January.

Barnes will play General Kirigan, described as “the Darkling,” commander of the Second Army–the kingdom’s magical military elite, who is determined to see his nation freed from the Shadow Fold no matter the cost.

Also Read: Ryan Reynolds and Michael Bay Make Everything 'So F--ing Dangerous' in '6 Underground' Trailer (Video)

Barnes, also known for “The Punisher” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” is joined by series regulars Freddy Carter (“Pennyworth”), Jessie Mei Li (“Last Night in Soho”), Archie Renaux (“Voyager”), Amita Suman (“Doctor Who”) and Kit Young (“Endeavour”). Sujaya Dasgupta (“Press”), Danielle Galligan (“Game of Thrones”) Daisy Head (“Harlots”) and Simon Sears (“Winter Brothers”) have also been cast in recurring roles.
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‘Prodigal Son’ Producers Say New Fox Series Inspired By ‘House’, Puts Sherlock-Freudian Twist On Family-Driven Procedural Drama – TCA

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‘Prodigal Son’ Producers Say New Fox Series Inspired By ‘House’, Puts Sherlock-Freudian Twist On Family-Driven Procedural Drama – TCA
Prodigal Son isn’t your basic procedural. The Fox show, which is very much a father-son story with a serial-killer twist, brings family dysfunction to a whole new level.

During the TCA panel for the new series, executive producers Sam Sklaver, Chris Fedak and Sarah Schechter were joined onstage by series stars Tom Payne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts and Keiko Agena to talk about how the news series puts a Sherlock-Freud twist on the genre — with a smidge of House. Actors Bellamy Young and Michael Sheen also joined the conversation via satellite from the New York set.

Combining drama and dark comedy the series centers on Malcolm Bright (Payne) who has a special gift in that he knows how killers think — because his father Martin Whitly (Sheen) was one of the worst — a notorious serial killer dubbed “The Surgeon.” That said, Bright is the
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Fox 2019-2020 Primetime Schedule and New Series

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Fox’s first primetime schedule since the Disney merger leans heavily on animated, with only two new dramas and one new animated comedy premiering this fall.

Here’s the schedule and descriptions of the new scripted series:

Fox Fall 2019-20 Schedule

(New programs in Upper Case; all times Et)

Monday

8:00-9:00 Pm — 9-1-1

9:00-10:00 Pm — Prodigal Son

Tuesday

8:00-9:00 Pm — The Resident

9:00-10:00 Pm — Empire

Wednesday

8:00-9:00 Pm — The Masked Singer

9:00-10:00 Pm — Not Just Me

Thursday

7:30-8:00 Pm — Thursday Night Football Pregame Show

8:00 Pm — NFL Football

Friday

8:00-10:00 Pm — WWE’S Smackdown Live

Saturday

7:00-10:30 Pm — Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football

Sunday

7:00-7:30 Pm — NFL On Fox

7:30-8:00 Pm — The Ot / Fox Encores

8:00-8:30 Pm — The Simpsons

8:30-9:00 Pm — Bless
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‘The Cool Kids’ and ‘The Passage’ Canceled by Fox After Just 1 Season

Fox has canceled first-year shows “The Cool Kids” and “The Passage.”

Vampire drama “The Passage” starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, comedy “The Cool Kids” was co-created by Charlie Day and starred David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Leslie Jordan and Vicki Lawrence.

Those two cuts follow cancellations for “The Gifted” and “Rel.” “Gotham” has also come to a conclusion, though that one was planned ahead of time.

Also Read: 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'How to Get Away With Murder' and 'Station 19' Renewed at ABC

Fox has previously renewed “9-1-1,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Empire,” “Family Guy,” “Last Man Standing,” “The Masked Singer,” “The Resident” and “The Simpsons.”

We’re still awaiting decisions on “Lethal Weapon,” “The Orville,” “Proven Innocent” and “Star.”

Fox’s upfront presentation will take place Monday at New York City’s Beacon Theater. There, the network will debut its new fall TV shows for advertisers.
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Fox Orders Four More Dramas, Two More Comedies for 2019-2020 Season

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Fox Orders Four More Dramas, Two More Comedies for 2019-2020 Season
The New Fox is ramping up for the 2019-2020 season with six new series pick ups.

The broadcaster handed out orders for four dramas — “Deputy,” “Prodigal Son,” “neXt,” and the untitled Annie Weisman/Jason Katims project — as well as two comedies. One of the comedies is the animated series “The Great North” and the second is the multi-cam “Outmatched,” formerly known as “Geniuses.” These orders join the previously announced straight-to-series orders for the animated comedies “Duncanville” and “Bless the Harts” at Fox.

Each of the newly announced pick ups is a co-production with Fox Entertainment (formerly Fox Broadcasting). The move will allow Fox to maintain a stake in the shows despite not having a vertically-integrated studio like they did before the 21st Century Fox-Disney merger that saw 20th Century Fox Television move under the Disney umbrella. Both “Duncanville” and “Bless the Harts” are co-productions as well. “Duncanville” is produced by Universal Television,
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Fox Orders 6 Pilots to Series Including John Slattery Drama, Jason Biggs Sitcom

“New Fox” has found its first new shows. Six pilots were ordered to series at Fox for the 2019-20 season Thursday, ahead of the now-independent broadcast network’s upfront presentation to advertisers next week, including four dramas and two comedies.

Among the dramas are David Ayer’s “Deputy,” the John Slattery-led “neXt,” the Greg Berlanti-produced “Prodigal Son,” and an untitled project from Jason Katims and Annie Weisman starring Brittany Snow. Each of those series comes from a different studio — eOne, 20th Century Fox Television, Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, respectively — and is a co-production with Fox Entertainment.

The duo of comedies ordered by Fox include the live-action family sitcom “Outmatched,” starring Jason Biggs and Maggie Lawson, and the animated series “The Great North,” featuring Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate and Megan Mullally. Those are also co-produced between Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television.

These six shows join
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Tom Payne Takes Over Lead Role in Fox Pilot ‘Prodigal Son’ From Finn Jones

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Tom Payne Takes Over Lead Role in Fox Pilot ‘Prodigal Son’ From Finn Jones
In a recasting, Tom Payne is now to set to topline the Fox drama pilot “Prodigal Son,” Variety has confirmed.

The role was originally held by Finn Jones. Sources say the decision to recast the role came after the pilot’s first table read. This marks one of the first major recastings of this pilot season. Payne now joins a cast that includes Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Aurora Perrineau, and Frank Harts.

Payne is best known for his recent role as Paul “Jesus” Rovia on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” with his character being killed off in the Season 9 midseason finale. His other TV credits include “Luck,” “New Worlds,” and “Waterloo Road.”

He is repped by Paradigm, Curtis Brown Group, Untitled Entertainment, and Felker Toczek.

Prodigal Son” centers on Malcolm Bright (Payne), an acclaimed criminal psychologist. He knows how killers think, how their minds work. Why? His
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Tom Payne Replaces Finn Jones as Lead in Fox’s ‘Prodigal Son’ Pilot

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Tom Payne Replaces Finn Jones as Lead in Fox’s ‘Prodigal Son’ Pilot
Four days after casting “Iron Fist” star Finn Jones, Fox has had second thoughts, replacing him with “Walking Dead” alum Tom Payne.

The change came about as a result of creative differences after the table read, according to an individual with knowledge of the production. The role was supposed to be Jones’ first since the end of his Netflix/Marvel TV series.

Now it will be Payne who will play Malcolm Bright. Intelligent but deeply damaged, Malcolm has a self-deprecating sense of humor and a surprising level of compassion. The son of a notorious serial killer, Malcolm fearlessly uses his razor-sharp instincts as a forensic profiler with the NYPD, where he often angers his co-workers.

Payne joins a cast that includes Michael Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Aurora Perrineau and Frank Harts.

Also Read: 'Iron Fist' Star Finn Jones Cast as the Lead in Fox Drama Pilot 'Prodigal Son
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‘Prodigal Son’: Tom Payne To Headline Fox Pilot In Recasting

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Fox’s drama pilot Prodigal Son is recasting its lead. The Walking Dead alum Tom Payne has been tapped to topline the pilot from Chris Fedak, Sam Sklaver, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros TV. He will replace Finn Jones, who originally was cast in the role.

The decision was made after the pilot’s table read this week. Recastings are an unfortunate but inevitable byproduct of pilot season, when casting directors, networks and studios race against the clock and compete against one another to assemble casts for 70-80 pilots. The casting on the Prodigal Son lead came down to the wire, with Jones’ deal closing on the eve of the pilot’s table read.

When a role goes to a well-known actor with a straight offer, which was the case with Jones, the table read often is the first time the producers can see the actor embodying the character they had envisioned him/her as.
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Keiko Agena Joins ‘Prodigal Son’; ‘Bluff City Law’ Casts Stony Blyden

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Keiko Agena Joins ‘Prodigal Son’; ‘Bluff City Law’ Casts Stony Blyden
The First alum Keiko Agena has booked a series-regular role in Fox’s crime drama pilot Prodigal Son. Written by Feder and Sklaver and directed by Lee Toland Krieger, Prodigal Son is described as a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and darkly comedic tone. It centers on Malcolm Bright (Finn Jones), who has a gift. He knows how killers think, how their minds work. Why? His father Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen) was one of the worst — a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” Agena will play Edrisa, the slightly off-center coroner working with the NYPD detective team. She is thrilled by her work, and she is both smitten and fascinated with Bright. Agena is coming a series-regular role on The First, which aired for one season on Hulu, and can be seen recurring in Bravo’s Dirty John. She is repped by
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Prodigal Son Release Date, Trailer for Fox Series With The Walking Dead's Tom Payne

Alec Bojalad Joseph Baxter Jun 24, 2019

Fresh off his time on The Walking Dead, Tom Payne will headline Fox's serial killer-tinged crime drama, Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son, an upcoming Fox TV crime-solver, is not only promising a stylish take on the genre, but an intriguing platform for TV refugees. The Walking Dead's Tom Payne nabbed the starring role after Iron Fist's Finn Jones was first cast and subsequently removed. Payne will be joined by The Orville‘s exiled crew member, Halston Sage, and even former Scandal actress Bellamy Young (Scandal), not to mention small screen standards like Michael Sheen (Good Omens) and Lou Diamond Phillips (Longmire).

The show is being produced by Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV. Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver, a duo worked together on ABC’s recent, short-lived crime-solving magician series, Deception, serve as writers and executive producers, joined in the latter capacity by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
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‘Iron Fist’ Star Finn Jones Cast as the Lead in Fox Drama Pilot ‘Prodigal Son’

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‘Iron Fist’ Star Finn Jones Cast as the Lead in Fox Drama Pilot ‘Prodigal Son’
Finn Jones has found its next role after the cancellation of his Marvel TV drama “Iron Fist.” The actor has been cast as the lead in Fox’s drama pilot, “Prodigal Son.”

Jones will play Malcolm Bright. Intelligent but deeply damaged, Malcolm has a self-deprecating sense of humor and a surprising level of compassion. The son of a notorious serial killer, Malcolm fearlessly uses his razor-sharp instincts as a forensic profiler with the NYPD, where he often angers his co-workers.

Jones joins a cast that includes Michael Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Aurora Perrineau, and Frank Harts.

Also Read: Luke Cage' Star Mike Colter Cast as Lead on CBS Drama Pilot 'Evil'

Here’s the official description for the pilot: Malcolm Bright (Jones) has a gift. He knows how killers think, how their minds work. Why? His father (Sheen) was one of the worst — a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.
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