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TV News: Halt, Returned, Unreal, True, Extant

By Garth Franklin Tuesday June 3rd 2014 03:45AM

Halt and Catch Fire
Following an aggressive push to make the pilot available online, AMC's new 1980s computer drama series "Halt and Catch Fire" pulled in just 1.2 million viewers on Sunday. That's shy of the 2.1 million that turned out for the premiere of "Turn" in April. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Returned
Kevin Alejandro ("Arrow," "Ugly Betty") will join Mark Pellegrino, Sophie Lowe and Mat Vairo in Carlton Cuse's 10-episode A&E drama series "The Returned".

This remake of the French series of the same name focuses on a small town at a time when several local people who have been long dead suddenly reappear. Alejandro will play the town's sheriff Tommy Moran. [Source: Deadline]

Un-Real
Constance Zimmer ("House of Cards") has scored the lead role opposite Shiri Appleby and Freddie Stroma in Lifetime's darkly comedic drama series "Un-Real". She replaces Magyn Price who played the role in the pilot.

The ten episode series gives a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a competition dating reality series. Zimmer plays the show's dispassionate executive producer, Appleby plays a manipulative young staffer and Stroma plays the show's handsome bachelor. [Source: Deadline]

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