Kiefer Sutherland’s ABC Thriller Designated Survivor Adds Maggie Q and Kal Penn

Norman Weiss
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Kiefer Sutherland’s ABC thriller Designated Survivor adds Maggie Q and Kal Penn

Chasing Life’s Italia Ricci and Californication alum Natasha McElhone are also joining the thriller about the only presidential cabinet member (played by Sutherland) to survive a catastrophic attack on Washington, D.C., thus becoming the new president of the United States. Penn will play the new president's speechwriter, Ricci his chief of staff, McElhone will play his wife and Maggie Q has been cast as an FBI agent investigating the incident.


CBS’ Training Day has approached Ethan Hawke to reprise his movie role

Antoine Fuqua’s TV sequel to his 2001 hit film is considering having Hawke playing his Jake Hoyt character in a supporting/recurring role, according to Deadline.


Friday Night Lights
cast reuniting for the 10th anniversary

Austin’s ATX Television Festival will host a 10-year “high school reunion” in June.


Steven Avery’s twin boys speak out in response to Making a Murderer

One of Avery’s twins doesn’t think his father killed Teresa Halbach, while the other isn’t so sure.


SNL
working on a special surprise for Larry David's episode

Who might show up?


A MacGyver movie reboot is joining the TV remake

Remakes of the Richard Dean Anderson action series is coming to the small screen and the big screen.


Conan plays Doom with Super Bowl stars and Marshawn Lynch

Josh Norman of the Carolina Panthers and Von Miller of the Denver Broncos picked up where Lynch and Rob Gronkowski left off last year. Lynch, who went on to sit on Conan O'Brien's couch, also makes a cameo in this Clueless Gamer segment. PLUS: Stephen Colbert asks Super Bowl players, "How Are You Getting Pumped Up For The Big Show?"


Fear the Walking Dead casts Dougray Scott

The Desperate Housewives alum’s recurring Season 2 role is being kept under wraps.


Samantha Bee and Stephen Colbert brainstorm creative euphemisms for female anatomy

Bee noticed that her fellow former Daily Show colleague frequently mentioned the male anatomy on his Late Show.


Homeland
vet will go “toe-to-toe” with Lucious on Empire

Morocco Omari will recur on the Fox drama as “a closer” with the FBI.


Reba McEntire is coming to Last Man Standing

She’ll guest as Tim Allen’s high school sweetheart.


Maddie Ziegler is officially leaving Dance Moms

The 13-year-old Sia music video star and her younger sister, Mackenzie, aren’t returning to the Lifetime reality show after Maddie landed a film role.


Teresa Giudice's house arrest ends

The Real Housewives star's 44-day house arrest following her exit from prison ended this morning when her ankle monitor was removed.