America Ferrera is planning a return to TV.
The End Of Watch actress - who shot to fame on TV show Ugly Betty - is reportedly planning to star in telenovela project Pedro & Maria, a contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
"Pedro and Maria are two opposites cut from the same cloth caught in the trap of forbidden love. He is a second generation Dominican from the mean streets of Washington Heights. She is a Puerto Rican whose parents made millions as real estate developers. It's a clash of the haves and the have-nots, of Main St vs. Wall St, set against a volatile cultural backdrop that fiercely believes neither side should mix with the other," the series synopsis states.
Although America found fame as the titular character in Ugly Betty - earning an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for her performance - she has previously admitted she nearly quit acting to follow her academic dream until one of her professors gave her some helpful encouragement:
If there's anything that Sarah Michelle Gellar learned from her stint as Buffy, it's that she shouldn't give up - and give up, she hasn't.
A year after the demise of her CW twin thriller Ringer, Gellar hasn't let its cancellation stop her from returning to the small screen in a big way. The 35 year-old has signed on to join veteran comedian Robin Williams for the upcoming CBS comedy Crazy Ones.
The mother of two will star as Williams' driven, organized daughter set against the workplace backdrop of advertising.
Boston Legal creator David E. Kelley will pen the series pilot and serve as an executive producer alongside Dean Lorey, Bill D'Elia, John Montgomery.
No word yet as to when the pilot begins production.
Jessica Lange won't be the only actress returning for another season of nightmares for American Horror Story.
Series creator Ryan Murphy announced through Twitter that Lily Rabe has signed on for the FX show's season three in the Fall. "So thrilled to announce Lily Rabe is onboard for American Horror Story Season Three! So talented, love her!" he wrote.
Taissa Farmiga from season one will also be back, as well as Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.
Murphy has yet to announce what the title of the next season will be, though he has said that it is "really about female power" and that it will take place in several cities.
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Gillian Anderson is making a grand return to television.
The X-Files actress' big comeback will see her play a therapist in Bryan Fuller's serial killer thriller Hannibal, based on Thomas Harris' novels about psychiatrist turned flesh-eater Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).
Bryan - who is writing and producing the series - commented, "Every therapist needs their own head examined and we are ecstatic that Gillian Anderson has chosen Hannibal to mark her return to American television after 10 years to portray Dr. Lecter's personal psychiatrist. Her intelligence and sophistication, not to mention her pedigree of ground-breaking TV, make her the perfect actress to match wits and psychological manipulations with one of the greatest villains of pop culture. I couldn't be more excited."
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The cast of the second season of American Horror Story is coming together slowly, but surely...
In addition to a handful of actors returning to the FX show from season one, word through the TV grapevine says that Joseph Fiennes -- whom you may recall from his most recent small screen role as Mark Benford on Flash Forward -- is in talks for the Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk-created show.
The anthology series takes place in the sixties -- more specifically, in an East Coast institution for the criminally insane. Fiennes would play the head of the institution, where Jessica Lange's character works (incidentally, her character is a love interest for Fiennes').
Musician-turned-reality show judge Adam Levine is also new to the series, portraying a character known only as one half of a couple known as The Lovers.
American Horror Story's sophomore season is scheduled to premiere this Fall.
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Adam Levine is set to make his TV acting debut in American Horror Story.
The Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach is in final negotiations to appear in season two of the TV thriller - about a family who move into a haunted house - where he will play a contemporary character, who is one half of a couple called The Lovers, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Bosses at FX channel which makes the show are so keen to sign Adam up that they are willing to shoot around the Maroon 5 singer's summer touring schedule.
Despite the huge success of season one of the American Horror Story, creator Ryan Murphy has decided to change the location of the show to the East Coast from Los Angeles and move the setting to a "horror institution" from a family home.
Original cast members Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Lily Rabe will be returning as entirely different characters although no other details of the program's sophomore season have been revealed.
Speaking at this year's PaleyFest, American Horror Story co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk threw fans a bone when they confirmed several more returning actors for the show's upcoming second season.
With fan favorites Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto already slated to come back, who else made AHS viewers even more excited for the sophomore season?
Read More | The Hollywood Reporter
Jonny Lee Miller has been cast in a new Sherlock Holmes project.
The actor is to play the fictional British detective - created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the 19th century - in CBS pilot Elementary, and if it proves to be successful a full series will be commissioned.
The show - named after the character's famous catchphrase - will see Holmes leave his traditional 221b Baker Street home in London to solve mysteries in New York. By coincidence, his friend Benedict Cumberbatch - whom he starred with in Danny Boyle's theatre production of Frankenstein - plays the detective in BAFTA Award-winning BBC series Sherlock, which is set in modern times.
Robert Doherty - who has worked on Medium and Star Trek: Voyager - is lined up to write show, which will air in late 2012 if it gets the green light.
In recent years, Sherlock Holmes has seen a huge resurgence in popularity. As well as the TV series starring Cumberbatch, Guy Ritchie has also brought the character back to life on the big screen with Robert Downey Jr. portraying Holmes and Jude Law playing his trusty sidekick Dr. John Watson in their traditional historical setting.
Who would be perfect to play Aly Michalka’s sister on Hellcats? How about her actual sister AJ? The other Michalka will join the series on Tuesday as Deirdre, a girl Marti meets while searching for clues about her father.
Marti Perkins (Aly Michalka) will find Deirdre at a record store and eventually put the pieces together to make the connection that they’re actually sisters. The revelation leads to some heartbreaking information about Marti’s father. Aly and AJ co-starred together in Disney's Cow Belles, and they front a musical duo named 78violet.
New episodes of Hellcats return to The CW on Tuesday nights.
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