TV News: Gotham, HBO, Travelers, Aquarius, Stan

Batman villain Azrael makes his debut on next week’s episode of FOX’s “Gotham” as both the Theo Galavan and Dr. Hugo Strange storylines intertwine in the last few remaining episodes of the show’s second season. Today the network has released a full 3.5 minute trailer for the episode – summing up scenes from the previous few episodes along with offering an extended look at the next few which kick off May 2nd.

HBO has confirmed several premiere dates today including the eight-part limited mystery drama “The Night Of” on July 10th, along with the second season premiere of “Ballers” and the series premiere of the comedy “Vice Principals” back-to-back on July 17th. “Ballers” gets ten episodes while ‘Principals’ will get nine. [Source: HBO]

Netflix and Showcase have announced the start of production on the new original Netflix time-traveling sci-fi series “Travelers” which has begun shooting in Vancouver. Eric McCormack, Mackenzie Porter and Patrick Gilmore lead the cast.

The story follows humans from the far future being able to send their consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century – assuming the lives of seemingly random people while secretly working as teams to perform missions in order to save humanity from a terrible future. [Source: Netflix]

NBC has announed that the two hour second season premiere of the David Duchovny-led, Manson Family-themed period drama “Aquarius” will premiere June 16th with a commercial-free, two-hour block from 9-11 PM.

The network says there will be “absolutely no breaks for commercials or network promos, with the only stoppage coming for a one-minute local news break during the show’s second hour.” [Source: Deadline]

Stan Against Evil
John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”) and comedian Janet Varney have been cast in IFC’s new scripted eight-episode comedy-horror series “Stan Against Evil” from writer Dana Gould. It will premiere this Fall.

McGinley plays a sour bulldog of a New England police sheriff sidelined and now begrudgingly teaming with the new, strong-willed sheriff Evie Barret (Varney) to take on the angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town. [Source: Deadline]