Wednesday, November 27, 2013

TV News - 'Glee's 100th Episode Lets Fans Choose Songs; 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' Welcomes Back Barbara Hershey; Plus 7 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
ABC's Killer Women; NBC's Chicago Fire & Crossbones; BBC America's Atlantis; and ABC Family's Chasing Life.

Pilot Castings:
Lifetime's Deliverance Creek and Syfy's 12 Monkeys.

Kate del Castillo (Weeds, Dallas) and Melinda Page Hamilton (Mad Men, Devious Maids) will guest on the season finale of ABC's midseason drama Killer Women. Castillo will play Esmeralda Montero, the leader of a drug cartel involved in the kidnapping of someone close to Molly (Tricia Helfer). Hamilton will play Hillary Barnes, a DEA agent who joins in pursuit of the kidnappers - but may have her own secret agenda.

FOX's Glee is letting the fans choose which songs will be covered during the series' upcoming 100th episode - which will air on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Starting today through Tuesday, December 3, fans can visit and and vote for their favorite musical numbers from among 30 songs performed over the past five seasons. The Top 10 songs will be re-mixed and performed again during the landmark episode.

Melissa Ponzio (The Walking Dead, Teen Wolf) has landed a recurring role on NBC's Chicago Fire. She will play Donna, a new love interest for Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker).

Kevin Ryan (Copper) will recur on NBC's upcoming drama Crossbones. He will play Finnegan, a heavily-tattooed, hard and solemn pirate with a scar across one eye, who becomes involved with Blackbeard (John Malkovich).

Katherine Willis (Friday Night Lights) has joined the cast of the Lifetime drama pilot Deliverance Creek starring Lauren Ambrose. She will play Cordelia, a powerful and imposing woman who owns the local back and is an adversary to Belle (Ambrose).

BBC America has picked up the second season of drama series Atlantis. BBC America co-produce the fantasy-adventure series with the BBC - who had already renewed the series for a second cycle.

Barbara Hershey has just closed a deal to reprise her Once Upon a Time role on the ABC drama's spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. She plays Cora, the Queen of Hearts who once reigned over Wonderland. She is scheduled to appear in the series' eleventh episode. It is currently unclear how she will appear since her character met her demise midway through Once Upon a Time's second season.

Kirk Acevedo (Fringe, Oz) has been cast on the Syfy drama pilot 12 Monkeys starring Aaron Stanford. He will play Ramse, Cole's (Stanford) closest friend in the apocalyptic future who is fiercely loyal and helped Cole survive the destruction of civilization. When Cole travels through time, Ramse proves critical to the survival of the team that makes it possible.

ABC Family has handed out a back order of seven additional episodes to its upcoming drama series Chasing Life. The drama hasn't even been given a premiere date yet but the early pickup for more episodes is a good sign that the network is pleased with the creative direction of the series.