TV News: Cast Additions for Murphy’s ‘Queens,’ X-Files reboot?

Recurring Shows

Glee. Ryan Murphy‘s Glee, which ends its series run this season, unveiled a significant plot line during last night’s episode. Football coach Shannon Beiste (Dot Marie Jones) revealed in an emotionally charged scene that she is becoming a man, joining Amazon Prime’s Transparent in prominently featuring transgender storylines. Glee will continue the story through the end of the season. (EW)

Upcoming Shows

Scream Queens. Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Fox series recently announced a host of additional cast members. Joining previously announced cast members Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts are Glee star Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin, and Keke Palmer with pop star Ariana Grande in a recurring role. The 15-episode anthology series about college campus murders (Scream 2, anyone?) will premiere in the Fall. (Deadline)

Last Man on Earth. Actress Mary Steenburgen is signing up to join the cast of the upcoming Fox series Last Man on Earth, starring SNL alum Will Forte. Premiering March 1, the series deals with Forte’s status as the potential sole survivor of a deadly plague that wipes out the Earth’s population. Steenburgen will join previously announced Kristen Schaal, both announcements potentially a spoiler for the series. (EW)

In Development

Grease: Live. After NBCs forays into the live musical theater market (Sound of Music Live!Peter Pan Live!), Fox has kicked off a similarly staged live production of Grease!. Dancer Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars) and Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) have been cast as Sandy and “Rizzo,” respectively. (Deadline)

X-Files. Fox confirmed recent rumors that they are in talks to reboot the cult favorite X-Files series but are citing scheduling difficulties with the original cast as an impediment to committing to the reboot. Also in discussions are a Prison Break reboot and another installment of 24. (EW)


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