Bruce will play Bartholomew “Bart” Winslow, the trophy husband of Corrine (played by Scrubs‘ Heather Graham), a recent widow who puts her four children into a pretty terrible situation at her parents’ mansion after their father’s death. A disturbing family secret causes the children’s grandmother, Olivia (Political Animals’ Ellen Burstyn), to lock the children in the attic, where the oldest boy (Mason Dye) and girl (Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka) develop an inappropriate bond.
Bruce — who co-stars as military man Paul on the BBC America thriller Orphan Black — recently booked a two-episode guest spot on The CW’s Arrow.
October is going to be a fashionable month on Lifetime.
Not only is the network planning a Gianni Versace documentary, but Lifetime has also announced plans for an original film based on his sister, Donatella Versace, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.
Gina Gershon will star as Donatella Versace in House of Versace, which will chronicle the designer’s sudden fame after Gianni’s 1997 slaying. Enrico Colatoni will play Gianniand Raquel Welch will portray their Aunt Lucia. Colm Feore will also star as their brother Santo.
Based on Deborah Ball’s House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder and Survival, the TV movie will focus on Donatella’s inspiring comeback from drug addiction and near-bankrupty to become the fashion icon she and the brand are today.
House of Versace will premiere Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8/7c and will be followed at 10/9c by the hourlong documentary Versace: Beyond the Headlines.
Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka has been cast as the young female lead in Lifetime’s upcoming adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ novel Flowers in the Attic, Deadline reports.
The eerie made-for-TV movie will tell the story of Corrine (played by Heather Graham, Scrubs), a recent widow who puts her four children into a pretty terrible situation at her parents’ mansion after their father’s death. A disturbing family secret causes the children’s grandmother, Olivia (Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals) to lock the children in the attic, where the oldest boy and girl (Shipka) develop a really-not-OK bond.
Mason Dye (The Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader Web series) has been cast as Shipka’s character’s brother.
Shipka has played Don and Betty Draper’s daughter Sally since the AMC series’ first season, and she has appeared on Monk and Heroes. She also played herself in a 2012 episode of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.
Freddie Prinze Jr. is bugging out for his next role: The actor will guest-star on Lifetime’s upcoming series Witches of East End as a shy entomologist, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Based on the novel of the same name, Witches of East End follows single mom Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond), who worries as her daughters Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston) discover that all the women in their family are witches. Prinze will reunite with his Freddie co-star Madchen Amick to play Leo Wingate, an exotic insect expert who can’t tell if Amick’s Wendy Beauchamp, the sister of Joanna, is into him or his six-legged friends.
Currently, Prinze is only slated to appear in the fourth episode, but it’s possible he’ll return. Prinze will also appear in the Bones season premiere on Monday, Sept. 16, in which he’ll play a CIA agent who has a history with Booth.
Witches of East End premieres Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10/9c on Lifetime.
The network has renewed Devious Maids, Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria’s tawdry-fun soap about the lives and loves of domestic workers and their rich Beverly Hills employers, for a 13-episode second season, TVLine has confirmed.
Ratings for the sudser have steadily risen since a tepid premiere back in June. Devious Maids is the network’s fastest-growing drama ever, and has catapulted Lifetime to cable’s No. 1 network in the Sunday 10:00pm ET/PT time slot among women.
Devious Maids stars Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes as a group of housekeepers rocked by the death of one of their friends. They welcome a new member (played by Ana Ortiz) into their group, not realizing she’s a college professor gone undercover to exonerate her son in the murder investigation.
Witches of East End has cast its spell on Virginia Madsen, tapping the Oscar-nominated Sideways actress for a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The new Lifetime drama — which received a 10-episode order in January — centers on Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters Freya (American Horror Story‘s Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (American Dreams’ Rachel Boston), both of whom unknowingly are their family’s next generation of witches.
Madsen will play Penelope Gardiner, the mother of Freya’s fiance Dash (Eric Winter).
The cast also includes Mädchen Amick as Joanna’s sister Wendy and Jason George as Ingrid’s beau. Maggie Friedman, who helmed ABC’s similarly-themed Eastwick, will serve as showrunner.
Madsen’s recent TV credits include Hell on Wheels, The Event and the ABC summer sudser Scoundre
Jason George will soon hang out with a coven of lovelies.
The Grey’s Anatomy actor has joined Lifetime’s upcoming Witches of East End as Adam, the love interest of the witchy Ingrid, TVLine has learned.
The series — which received a 10-episode order in January — centers on Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters Freya (American Horror Story‘s Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (American Dreams’ Rachel Boston), both of whom unknowingly are their family’s next generation of witches.
The cast also includes Mädchen Amick as Joanna’s sister Wendy and Eric Winter as Freya’s fiancé. Maggie Friedman, who helmed ABC’s similarly-themed Eastwick, will serve as showrunner.
George’s Witches role is recurring, allowing him to keep playing Grey‘s Mr. Miranda Bailey.
His other TV credits include Mistresses, Desperate Housewives and the ill-fated Eastwick.
Lifetime’s Witches of East End has cast its spell on Eric Winter.
The Mentalist and Brothers & Sisters alum is joining the new drama in the series regular role of Dash, the JFK Jr.-esque fiancé of Jenna Dewan-Tatum‘s reluctant witch, TVLine has learned exclusively.
He replaces Gossip Girl‘s Patrick Heusinger, who departed the project earlier this month for creative reasons.
Lifetime handed Witches a 10-episode order back in January. The series centers on Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters Freya (Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (American Dreams’ Rachel Boston), both of whom unknowingly are their family’s next generation of witches.
The cast also includes Mädchen Amick as Joanna’s sister Wendy.
Maggie Friedman, who helmed ABC’s similarly-themed Eastwick, will serve as showrunner
The Client List‘s renewal process seems to be at a pregnant pause.
Star Jennifer Love Hewitt, who is expecting a child with co-star and fiancé Brian Hallisay near the end of the year, reportedly wants her real-life baby daddy to play her fictional one on the Lifetime drama.
But here’s the rub
of Sugarland: Both the network and the show’s higher-ups haven’t decided how to handle her character’s on-screen pregnancy in the upcoming third season.
Per Deadline, neither party is inclined to agree with Hewitt’s idea: The showrunner is pushing co-star Colin Egglesfield, who plays Hewitt’s character’s brother-in-law/admirer Evan, as the pop of the new kid, while Lifetime execs haven’t yet decided how to handle its star’s pregnancy should the show move forward. The impasse is leading to a renewal delay.
“There are many story lines we are exploring,” Hewitt’s rep told the site. “So any suggestion that we are not doing our best to develop a great season is simply not accurate.”
The frothy series’ second season finale aired Sunday night with a total of 2 million viewers (opposite the NBA Finals and True Blood‘s season premiere), down from the previous season finale’s audience of 2.7 million.
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Long before Amanda Knox, Casey Anthony and Jodi Arias, there was another young American woman on a trial for murder that became a media spectacle. Christina Ricci has been tapped to play Lizzie Borden in a Lifetime original movie about the woman tried and acquitted in the 1892 ax murders of her father and stepmother.
Directed by Nick Gomez and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the movie tells the story of Fall River, Mass., resident Borden, who finds herself on trial for the brutal murder with a hatchet-type weapon of her father, Andrew Jackson Borden, and his second wife, Abby Durfee Gray Borden, at their family home. She was acquitted at a trial, which drew national attention, though no one else was ever charged with the crime, which has remained unsolved. Despite being found guilty in the court of public opinion in her native town, at least in some circles, Borden lived in Fall River for the rest of her life.
Judith Verno (Lifetime’s Drew Peterson: Untouchable) executive produces the movie, which joins such recent entries at the network as Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy, Prosecuting Casey Anthony and the upcoming Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, which also is exec produced by Verno. Elizabeth Montgomery played Borden in the 1975 ABC movie The Legend Of Lizzie Borden. Additionally, Chloe Sevigny was attached to play the role in a miniseries for HBO two years ago.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is pregnant! The actress is expecting her first child with boyfriend and Client List co-star Brian Hallisay, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
“We’re so thrilled and happy to start a family,” the couple said.
Hewitt, 34, began dating Hallisay 15 months ago after reconnecting on The Client List, on which he plays Hewitt’s estranged husband. They previously worked together on the short-lived NBC series Love Bites. Prior to that, Hewitt dated her Ghost Whisperer co-star Jamie Kennedy after ending her engagement to actor Ross McCall.
Hewitt is reportedly three months along, according to Us Weekly which first reported the news.
A&E Networks, which is enjoying a banner year thanks to the success of Duck Dynasty, Vikings and The Bible, unveiled a slate of new projects at its upfront presentation Wednesday, including a miniseries about Houdini starring Adrien Brody in the title role and reality shows about the real-life Hatfields and McCoys and stay-at-home dads.
A&E will air Modern Dads follows four stay-at-home dads (some married, some single) and the trials and tribulations they go through in their daily lives. The network has also picked up Those Who Kill, a serial killer drama based on a Danish series, produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and starring Chloe Sevigny and James D’Arcy. It will premiere in 2014.
New programming for the History Channel includes a reality series based on the real-life Hatfields and McCoys. Piggybacking on the networks’ 2012 miniseries about the feuding families, Hatfields & McCoys, the new show will track two clans as they debate going into business together.
Adrien Brody will also star as Houdini in a two-day miniseries about the escape artist. A premiere date was not announced. Another scripted miniseries, Sons of Liberty, will focus on the events surrounding the Revolutionary War.
Lifetime unveiled Hillbetties, a country music reality show about aspiring female musicians, and announced that its previously-announced miniseries Bonnie and Clyde — starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger in the title roles, as well as Holly Hunter and William Hurt — will premiere simultaneously on A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel later this year.
The network also aired clips of previously-announced series Devious Maids, the new soap from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, which premieres in June, and Witches of East End, starring Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Julia Ormond, which will premiere later this year.