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New cast join HBO’s Westworld as Otto exits

by on Jul.14, 2015, under Television

Some post pilot cast changes are happening for HBO’s Westworld, based on the Michael Crichton 1973 movie about a theme park full of robots that goes horribly wrong.

Miranda Otto (Eowyn in Lord of the Rings), who was in the pilot, is exiting the show and taking a regular role on Homeland instead. She will be replaced with Sidse Babbett Knudsen (Borgen) as the head of operations. Eion Bailey will play Logan, a playboy of sorts who returns to Westworld to show his friend William (Jimmi Simpson, House of Cards) the park. Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim) plays Lawrence, a criminal who apparently knows his way around Westworld.

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ABC Family renews Stitchers

by on Jul.14, 2015, under Television

Stitchers, the SF procedural drama that delves in to the memories of dead people, has gotten a second season renewal from ABC Family.

On it’s June 2nd debut, managed a 0.5 rating, getting 1.28 million viewers. Since then it has remained the #1 cable drama in it’s time slot among the younger demographics.

Stitchers follows a secret government team that “stitches” into the memories of the recently deceased in order to find out what they witnessed before their death. It stars Emma Ishta as Kirtsen, the recently recruited “stitcher” with no sense of time or when to stop talking; Kyle Harris as Cameron, the neuroscientist and lead researcher; Ritesh Rajan as Linus, the bioelectric engineer; Eureka alum Salli Richardson-Whitfield as Maggie, the leader of the team; and Warehouse 13 alum Allison Scagliotti as Camille, Kirsten’s roommate and computer expert.

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Defiance preview: “The Beauty Of Our Weapon”

by on Jul.14, 2015, under Television

On this Friday’s Defiance, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!‘s Ian Ziering guest stars as a visiting arms dealer who changes Defiance’s fortunes and divides Amanda, Nolan and Berlin, while Nolan recruits a militia to fight the oncoming enemy army.

Tune in for “The Beauty Of Our Weapon” Friday night at 8/7c on Syfy!
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