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New Guest Appearance!

It has been revealed that Amy shall be guest starring on God Friended Me at the end of the month! I’ve missed having Amy on our screens, so I’m looking forward to seeing this episode. Details are below.

MILES IS RELUCTANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE GOD ACCOUNT’S LATEST FRIEND SUGGESTION FOR FEAR OF ENDANGERING ALI’S CHANCES OF BEING ACCEPTED INTO A DRUG TRIAL, ON “GOD FRIENDED ME,” SUNDAY, MARCH 29

“Almost Famous” – Ali is hopeful when she’s told that she’s a candidate for a new drug trial to help with her cancer treatment. But when the God Account suggests that Miles helps Kylie (Taylor Richardson), the daughter of the hospital administrator in charge of the drug trial, Tammy (Amy Acker), he’s reluctant to get involved for fear of hurting Ali’s chances of being accepted, on GOD FRIENDED ME, Sunday, March 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:
Brandon Micheal Hall (Miles Finer)
Violett Beane (Cara Bloom)
Joe Morton (Arthur Finer)
Suraj Sharma (Rakesh Singh)
Javicia Leslie (Ali Finer)
Erica Gimpel (Trish)

RECURRING CAST:
K.K. Moggie (Dr. Chang)
Chris Conroy (Adam)
Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Corey)

GUEST CAST:
Amy Acker (Tammy)
Taylor Richardson (Kylie)
Karen Dukes (Alex)
Tonya Pinkins (Marsha)
Ian Bedford (Agent Pelham)
Matt Giroveanu (Process Server)

WRITTEN BY: Joe Webb and Brian Ford Sullivan
DIRECTED BY: Gregory Smith

Source: CBS

‘Superman: Red Son’ Voice Cast Revealed

Amy is voicing Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman: Red Son adaptation!

Warner Bros. Animation has released the above first look image from the DC Universe Animated Original Movies adaptation of Mark Millar’s acclaimed Superman: Red Son comic book – an ‘Elseworlds’ tale which explores what might have been had the Last Son of Krypton landed in the former Soviet Union, rather than a farm in Smallville, Kansas.

As revealed by TV Insider, the voice cast for Superman: Red Son will include Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery) as Superman, Amy Acker (The Gifted) as Lois Lane, Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) as Lex Luthor, Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels) as Wonder Woman, Phil Morris (Doom Patrol) as James Olsen, Paul Williams (Goliath) as Brainiac, Sasha Roiz (Grimm) as Hal Jordan, Phil LaMarr (Supergirl) as John Stewart, Roger Craig Smith (Batman Ninja) as Batman, Jim Meskimen (Constantine: City of Demons) as John F. Kennedy and Travis Willingham (Batman: Bad Blood) as Superior Man.

Published in 2003, Superman: Red Son reimagines the Man of Steel with the infant Kal-El crash landing in the Soviet Union as opposed to Smallville, where he is raised to be “the Champion of the common worker who fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, socialism, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact.”

The animated movie is slated for release in early 2020.

Source: Flickering Myth

Regular Role for Amy in ‘The Flare’?

EW is reporting that Amy has been cast as an “eccentric physician” in the upcoming series, The Flare — this suggests that Amy has a recurring or regular role… Hopefully we’ll find out soon!

The Grinder never settles, but he is willing to reunite with an old friend.

Rob Lowe — who starred with Fred Savage in the short-lived, underappreciated 2015-2016 comedy The Grinder — will team up with his former castmate on Fox again for an episode of Savage’s summer series, What Just Happened??!, EW has learned.

Savage stars as the host of the series — which is essentially a mega-meta parody of a Talking Dead-esque aftershow — that will analyze the events in a fictional drama titled The Flare, a sci-fi series based on a fake book series titled The Moon is the Sun, of which Savage is a massive fan. Playing himself, Lowe will pop up on the first episode of Savage’s aftershow as a couch guest and celebrity fan.

What Just Happened??! features in-studio interviews with celebrity guests like Lowe and members of The Flare‘s cast, and includes visits to the set of The Flare. The show at the center of Savage’s obsession centers on an unusual solar event that impacts a small, blue-collar town, and soon mushrooms into a tale of survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

It was previously announced that Taylor Tomlinson plays Savage’s co-host while Best Coast serves as the aftershow’s house band. And right here, EW can reveal the cast of The Flare, which includes some familiar faces. Shiri Appleby plays Lisa, a gritty loner with a dark past who serves as the leader of the pack, and Guillermo Diaz plays Stan, a conservative family man whose “eventual desperation will cause him to stop at nothing to fight for those he cares about,” according to a character description. Kevin Zegers has been cast as Chester, a studly handyman who will realize that he needs to heed the call to save the world. Duane Reed is Reverend Cooper, a man of the cloth whose faith will be tested. Sola Bamis plays Grace, his seemingly gentle pregnant wife with a few skeletons in her closet. Kai Wener is Boyd, their overemotional son. Tyler Ritter assumes the role of “Man with No Voice,” who is described as an “emaciated, unhinged lunatic with a disfigured face.” Meanwhile, Amy Acker has been cast as Rachel Layne, an eccentric physician, and Sprague Grayden plays Sheriff Amy, a personable sheriff of a nearby town “who has managed to keep her true nature a secret from everyone around her.”

What Just Happened???, which Savage created with Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, debuts June 30.

Source: EW

New Guest Appearance!

Amy has revealed on her official Instagram account that she has filmed a guest appearance on a new TV show titled, The Flare! It will air this Summer on FOX.

Having done a little digging, the show has been inspired by The Moon Is The Sun At Night by T.J. Whitford.

Want to get up to speed on the show? A solar flare has wiped out everything we rely on in society. Even weirder, this flare has erased people’s memories. Only one man can remember how it used to be, and it’s more bizarre than not having wi-fi.

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THIS SUMMER @theflaretv on FOX?

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‘The Gifted’ Cancelled

To be honest, I was sadly expecting this announcement.

Fox has opted not to renew its sophomore drama series The Gifted for a third season. The family adventure series, set in Marvel’s X-Men universe, comes from 20th Century Fox TV, which now is part of Disney.

I hear that there have been no real conversations but there is a chance for The Gifted to find a new home within the Disney family. The show is produced by Marvel Television, which currently has series on Disney-owned Freeform and Disney-controlled Hulu. (Disney+’s Marvel series come from the company’s movie division.)

The Gifted was well received by critics, with its second season scoring even higher on Rotten Tomatoes (85% vs. 74% for Season 1.) But the drama was a soft performer in linear ratings for Fox in its second season, which wrapped in February. The Gifted‘s second season averaged a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating in Live+7, about half of its Season 1 average (2.0), and 3.3 million viewers.

Because Fox no longer has ownership in the series, linear ratings play a bigger role in the broadcast network’s renewal decisions. (Like most genre series, The Gifted does well in online viewing).

The Gifted is one of two genre dramas to launch on Fox in fall 2017. The other, The Orville, also from 20th TV, is expected to be renewed.

The Gifted, from writer Matt Nix, focuses on a suburban couple (Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker) whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White also star.

Source: Deadline

Guest Appearance on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’!

Exciting news! We have a brand new guest appearance to look forward to!

Grey’s Anatomy‘s Shepherd sibling puzzle is at long last complete. Amy Acker has been tapped to play the pivotal role of late Derek Shepherd’s oft-mentioned-but-never-seen fourth sister, Kathleen, TVLine has learned. As we first reported last week, the character will make her long anticipated entrance in the forthcoming Amelia-centric episode.

Little is known about the mysterious Kathleen (aka “Kate”), but it was previously established that she — like her other siblings — is a doctor (her speciality being psychiatry). Of Derek’s other three sisters, only Caterina Scorsone’s Amelia remains on the show. The roles of Liz Shepherd and Nancy Shepherd were previously played by Neve Campbell and Embeth Davitz, respectively.

“I’ve been doing the show for a long time and just hearing what [the episode is] about fills me with nervous excitement,” Scorsone previously enthused to TVLine of the Amelia-focused hour, which will be written by Julie Wong and directed by Bill D’Elia. “It’s not just, ‘Let’s follow Amelia to the neuro lab.’ It’s definitely a little standalone. It’s almost like a little movie on its own.”

Acker — who is thus far committed to doing just one episode of Grey’s — currently stars on Fox’s The Gifted as moms-to-mutants Caitlin Strucker. Just weeks away from its Season 2 finale, Fox’s lowest-rated, least watched drama has yet to be picked up for the 2019-20 TV season. Acker’s extensive TV resume also includes stints in Person of Interest, Dollhouse, Alias and Angel.

Source: TVLine

‘The Gifted’ Renewed For Season 2

Exciting news!! The Gifted has been renewed for a 2nd season by FOX! Details are posted below.

Ahead of its upcoming Season 1 finale, Fox has renewed The Gifted, its family adventure series set in Marvel’s X-Men universe, for a second season. The announcement was made during Fox’s portion of the winter TCA press tour.

The renewal was fully expected. Because The Gifted is designed for limited runs, there was no rush to give the series an early pickup. Still, after talk started about a pending Disney-Fox deal that includes The Gifted producer 20th Century Fox TV, some wondered whether the Marvel property will remain on the Fox broadcast network. But with the acquisition not projected to close for at least a year, FBC appears the only option for the show for next fall.

The Gifted has been a solid ratings performer for the network. Ranking as the No. 3 new drama of the 2017-2018 season, The Gifted is averaging a 2.0/7 in Live + 7, and is up 18% over the year-ago time period. The series averages 8.3 million Total Viewers across platforms, representing a +146% lift from its Live + Same Day delivery. It joins fellow new sci-fi Fox drama The Orville, which also has been renewed for a second season.

The Gifted will wrap its freshman season with a two-hour finale on Monday, January 15 at 8 PM. In it, Dr. Campbell (guest star Garret Dillahunt) attends the Humanity Today summit, attempting to take the Hound program national, while some of the team at Mutant HQ go on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts. Then, the Mutant HQ comes under attack. With everything to lose, alliances shift and relationships are put to the test.

The series from writer Matt Nix focuses on a suburban couple (Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker) whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White also star.

The Gifted is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television.

Source: Deadline

Underworld Director Len Wiseman Joins X-Men TV Series, The Gifted

Exciting news!

Underworld director Len Wiseman has joined FOX’s upcoming X-Men TV series The Gifted.

Deadline reports Wiseman will serve as an executive producer and will direct the show’s second episode, “A New World.”

Wiseman will be teaming up with The Gifted creator/showrunner Matt Nix once again, as the duo executive produced the Fox drama A.P.B. Wiseman also recently served as executive producer on FOX’s Lucifer and Sleepy Hollow.

The Gifted is set to premiere on October 2, with the pilot being directed by Bryan Singer. It follows the story of two ordinary parents (True Blood’s Stephen Moyer and Person of Interest’s Amy Acker) who find out their children have mutant powers. The family are forced to run from a hostile government and join an underground network of mutants who are fighting for survival.

Source: IGN

Fox Greenlights Marvel Action Series ‘The Gifted’

In other news, Amy’s new TV show — now renamed to The Gifted — has been picked up to series! Details are below, courtesy of Variety.

Fox is jumping into the 2017-2018 television season, greenlighting the network’s first pilot to series: Marvel’s “The Gifted,” Variety has learned.

“The Gifted” is an action-adventure series, hailing from Marvel Television, writer Matt Nix and director Bryan Singer.

The series focuses on a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Stephen Moyer plays Reed Strucker; Amy Acker plays his wife, Caitlin Strucker; Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White play their children, Lauren Strucker and Andy Strucker; Sean Teale plays Eclipse a.k.a. Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung plays Blink a.k.a. Clarice Fong; Emma Dumont plays Polaris a.k.a. Lorna Dane; Blair Redford plays Thunderbird a.k.a. John Proudstar; and Coby Bell as Jace Turner.

Nix wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer with Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and Singer, who is known for directing many of the “X-Men” films, in addition to “Superman Returns.” Nix, who created “Burn Notice,” recently worked with Fox as co-creator of “A.P.B.,” which insiders say will not return for a second season. 20th Century Fox Television is producing, along with Marvel Television.

One of the hottest pilots of the broadcast development season, “Gifted” has been seen as a shoo-in for a series order. The long-gestating project was first put into development off-cycle in July 2016 with a hefty put pilot commitment, as Variety first reported. The pilot was officially ordered this January when Singer boarded the project as director.