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