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TV News: Once, Flash, Hell, Outlander, Ascension

By Garth Franklin Friday August 8th 2014 06:26PM
TV News: Once, Flash, Hell, Outlander, Ascension

Once Upon a Time
The first photo is out of "Frozen" sisters Anna (Elizabeth Lail) and Elsa (Georgina Haig) in the flesh in the upcoming fourth season of ABC's "Once Upon A Time". The duo join other characters making the jump from the hit Disney toon including Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster), Hans (Tyler Jacob Moore) and Pabbie (John Rhys-Davies). The storyline reportedly commences with Anna and Kristoff planning their wedding. [Source: TV Guide]

The Flash
"Prison Break" scene stealer Robert Knepper is set to reprise his role as William Tockman, aka. The Clock King, in the upcoming seventh episode of The CW's "The Flash". Knepper played the character in an episode of the second season of "Arrow".

Producer Andrew Kreisberg says: "We wanted to give Barry a real challenge... TWO bad guys! (Barry will be) fighting both a new enemy and one of our scariest and most successful Arrow villains in The Clock King." [Source: TV Line

Ratings
The premiere episode of Starz's "Outlander" doesn't screen on TV until tomorrow, but the online and VOD early release this past week has already proven popular. The first episode has been seen 897,372 times by 606,557 unique viewers watching on Starz On Demand, Starz Play, Starz.com, YouTube, and Xfinity On Demand. This marks the biggest response the cable channel has gotten for such a off-broadcast preview effort.

Meanwhile, the fourth season premiere of AMC's railroad-western drama series "Hell on Wheels" pulled in 3.6 million viewers last Saturday night, a 5% increase on last year and an excellent result for the quietest night on TV during the week. [Source: THR]

Premieres
Starz has announced a November 15th premiere date for its eight-episode dramatic thriller "The Missing". The story centers on the psychological fallout and years-long manhunt resulting from the sudden disappearance of a five-year-old boy while on holiday with his parents in France in 2006. James Nesbitt, Tcheky Karyo and Frances O'Connor star.

Meanwhile, Syfy has announced a November 24th premiere for its six-episode event series "Ascension". The show is set fifty years into a covert U.S. space mission launched in the 1960s that sent hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard a starship. Approaching the point of no return, a young woman's death causes the ship's population to question the true nature of their mission.

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