TV News: Dying, Lines, Empire, Blacklist

I’m Dying Up Here
Showtime has announced that the world premiere of its new one-hour drama series “I’m Dying Up Here” will take place March 15th at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

The fictional series explores L.A.’s famed 1970s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched. Melissa Leo, RJ Cyler, Michael Angarano, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Erik Griffin, Jon Daly, Jake Lacy and more star in the series which premieres on Showtime on Sunday, June 4th.

Behind Enemy Lines
“CSI” veteran Marg Helgenberger will play a Navy admiral in the pilot for “Behind Enemy Lines” at FOX. Loosely based on the 2001 film, the military soap thriller follows a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines.

The multi-perspective narrative closely follows the soldiers on the ground, and the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier, along with intelligence officers in Washington. Helgenberger plays Navy Admiral Bobbie Decker, the most powerful woman in the military. [Source: The Live Feed]

Empire
Demi Moore has scored a multiple-episode role for FOX’s hip-hop drama “Empire”. Moore will make her debut on the season three finale as a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past.

Said role will continue into the previously announced fourth season when she becomes more entangled with the Lyon family. Moore’s daughter Rumer Willis guest starred earlier this season. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Blacklist
Enrique Murciano (“Without A Trace”) has been announced as a major new cast addition on NBC’s “The Blacklist” from Sony TV and Davis Entertainment. Murciano will appear in the last four episodes of the current fourth season with an option to be a series regular next season, pending renewal.

Marciano will play Julian Gale, an FBI investigator and former colleague of Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff), whose obsessive tendencies make him both a valuable agent and a potential liability. His new assignment puts him in danger of losing himself. [Source: Deadline]