TV News: Doyle, Bones, Five, 24, Ash, Pines

Houdini and Doyle
FOX has announced a May 2nd premiere date for their new series “Houdini and Doyle” from “House” creator David Shore. The first trailer for the series is now out and can be seen below.

The mystery adventure drama stars Michael Weston, Stephen Mangan and Rebecca Liddiard and follows illusionist Harry Houdini (Weston) and author Arthur Conan Doyle (Mangan) who begrudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved, inexplicable and possibly supernatural crimes. [Source: ]

FOX has confirmed that its long-running procedural “Bones” will return for a twelve-episode twelfth and final season. The series, currently in the midst of its twenty-two episode eleventh season, will score a proper send off and the producers now have plenty of time to wrap up their ongoing stories and character arcs.

The decision to end the series isn’t a surprise, it was a long running ratings performer for FOX but has shown signs of age in recent years. A large multi-million dollar lawsuit over the show’s profits have also been fairly damning in terms of headlines in the past few months. [Source: The Live Feed]

Five Year
Skybound Entertainment (“The Walking Dead”) is teaming with streaming-video site Viki to produce “Five Year,” a five season-long pre-apocalyptic Korean drama to be shot with a local cast and crew. The first season will run sixteen episodes, cost around $20 million, and begin shooting later this year.

Based on an original story by “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, the story is described as an intimate portrayal of a family facing the end of all life on Earth because of a deadly meteor set to hit within the next five years. [Source: ]

24: Legacy
“The Flash” and “Masters of Sex” alum Teddy Sears is set to co-star opposite Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto and Anna Diop in Fox’s pilot “24: Legacy” which reboots the action series sans Kiefer Sutherland.

The story chronicles a military hero (Hawkins) who returns to the U.S. and trouble follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life. Sears will play the ambitious Keith Mullins, current head of CTU and the former second in command to Miranda Otto’s character. [Source: Deadline]

Ash vs. Evil Dead
Michelle Hurd (“The Glades,” “Hawaii Five-0”) has joined the cast of the second season of Starz’s “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” as a series regular. Hurd will play the high school sweetheart of Ash (Bruce Campbell).

She joins a returning cast that includes Lucy Lawless’ Ruby who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon, Ray Santiago as sidekick Pablo dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin, and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly who is grief-stricken after the death of her parents. [Source: Deadline]

Wayward Pines
Josh Helman (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”) has booked a key series-regular role on the second season of FOX’s sci-fi mystery drama “Wayward Pines”. Helman will portray Xander, a confident and charming guy working to undermine Wayward Pines from within and a man with a complicated relationship with everyone in the town.

In the new season , the residents of Wayward Pines battle against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Dr. Theo Yedlin (Jason Patric), a new resident of the town, awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is. [Source: The Live Feed]