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Castle. Michael Mosley will return to the ABC show as Jerry Tyson, aka serial killer 3XK in a two-part February episode. Tyson previously tormented Castle (Nathan Fillon) and Beckett (Stana Katic) in seasons 3 and 5. (EW)


Childhood’s End. Syfy‘s ambitious six-hour adaptation of Arthur. C. Clarke‘s novel about an invasion of Earth by seemingly benign aliens has added Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Hell on Wheels) and Charlotte Nicdao (Please Like Me) to the. Meaney will play Wainwright, the leader of a group opposed to the invaders called The Overlords, while Nicdao will play a zoologist named Rachel Osaka.


Schitt’s  Creek. The Canadian comedy starring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott set to make it’s US television debut on Pop (formerly TVGN) on February 11th has been renewed for a second season by the CBC. The source doesn’t clarify if these means it has also been renewed in the US, but I assume it doesn’t. Schitt’s Creek is about a rich couple (Levy and O’Hara) who are bankrupted and forced to move to their only remaining asset: a small town they once bought as a joke. Elliott plays the town’s mayor. (THR)

Madam Secretary, Scorpion, NCIS: New Orleans. All three of CBS’ Monday night dramas have been renewed for second seasons. (TVLine)

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. CBS has announced that The former Colbert Report host will officially take the reigns of The Late Show on Tuesday, September 8. David Letterman will retire on May 20. (TVLine)

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