TV News: Elm, Billions, Last, Crashing, Ranch

A Nightmare on Elm Street
Robert Englund will reprise his iconic role of Freddy Krueger to host El Rey’s upcoming 45-hour “A Nightmare on Elm Street” marathon which kicks off the day before Valentine’s Day. The run will include the first five films in the ‘Elm Street’ series along with several episodes of the “Freddy’s Nightmares” anthology series.

“Freddy’s Dead,” “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare,” “Freddy vs. Jason” and the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake will not be a part of the rotation. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

Showtime’s new series “Billions” drew record numbers for Showtime on Sunday night, the drama pulling in 2.99 million viewers, both in premiere ratings and advance sampling, to make the best series debut ever for the cabler – topping the 2.91M that tuned in for the “Ray Donovan” series premiere.

The series follows two highly ambitious opposing figures – U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and billionaire hedge-fund king Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod (Damian Lewis). “Billions” airs Sundays at 10pm US-ET/PT. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Last Man on Earth
“Room” breakout young actor Jacob Tremblay has been set to play a young version of Will Forte’s character Phil on FOX’s sitcom “The Last Man on Earth”. Tremblay, who also appears in the upcoming films “The Book of Henry” and “Burn Your Maps,” will appear in one episode this spring. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Last Man on Earth
HBO has given a series order to its Judd Apatow-produced single-camera comedy pilot “Crashing” which will soon begin shooting in New York.

Penned by and starring comedian Pete Holmes, the semi-autobiographical project centers on a sweet and wholesome comedian who, after his wife leaves him, has nowhere to stay but on the couches of New York’s finest comics. [Source: Deadline]

JL Ranch
Jon Voight and Steven Bauer will join Teri Polo in the contemporary western drama “JL Ranch” for Crystal Sky. Charles Robert Carner is directing a script by Harley Peyton and Steven Paul with filming taking place on location in Kentucky.

Voight plays a veteran rancher and former sheriff forced to face the federal bureaucracy when an old enemy seeking revenge falsifies documents alleging the man doesn’t actually own his beloved family ranch. He isn’t the type to go down without a fight. Lee Purcell, Kevin Lingle, Shane Woodson, Cory Scott Allen and Trevor Donovan co-star. [Source: Deadline]