TV News: 9-1-1, Watch, Jesus, Doctor

Liv Tyler Offered Childs Play Reboot Lead

9-1-1: Lone Star
Liv Tyler has been cast in a lead role opposite Rob Lowe in FOX’s spinoff series “9-1-1: Lone Star”. Set in Austin, TX, the spinoff follows a sophisticated New York firefighter (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.

Tyler will play Chief Paramedic Michelle Blake, sometimes a bad girl but always boss. Equal parts compassionate and ruthless, she’s the only one who can match wits with Owen in the station and will often put him in his place. [Source: Deadline]

The Watch
Richard Dormer (“Game of Thrones”) will lead the cast of BBC America’s eight-part series “The Watch” which is based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld” novels. Dormer plays Sam Vimes, Captain of The Watch, and he’s joined by Adam Hugill, Jo Eaton-Kent, Marama Corlette, Lara Rossi and Sam Adewunmi.

Set in the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork, where crime has been legalized, The Watch is a ‘punk rock’ drama centering on a group of misfit cops as they rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe. Johann Knobel, Hilary Salmon, Joy Wilkinson, Ben Donald, Richard Stokes, Rob Wilkins, Craig Viveiros and Simon Allen executive produce. [Source: TV Line]

Black Jesus
Four years since it was on the air, stoner religious comedy “Black Jesus” returns to Adult Swim on September 20th and the first trailer is here for the long-awaited third season. The story follows Jesus Christ as he has returned to the world and is living in Compton, California, working on a mission to spread love, happiness and kindness through his community with the help of his friends while his hateful landlord and a neighborhood homeless man work to try and expose him as a fraud.

The Good Doctor
ABC has released the trailer for the third season of medical drama series “The Good Doctor” which looks at the obstacles that Dr. Shaun Murphy must face within the St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. The series is set to return on Monday, September 23rd.