TV News: Grease, Bastards, CW, Underground

Grease Live
FOX has released new promo shots of Julianne Hough as Sandy, Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko, and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo in their upcoming musical event “Grease Live”. The production is scheduled to air on the network on January 31st, click here for further shots.

HBO has begun development of “Bastards,” a drama series remake of the Israeli series “Nevelot” from Happy Madison and Boku Films. Playwright Branden Jacobs Jenkins (“Appropriate”) is penning the project with Alan Poul attached to direct.

The darkly comedic thriller follows two elderly Vietnam vets in contemporary Miami whose resentment of today’s entitled youth causes a small act of self-defense to snowball into something much bigger. Jenkins, Poul, Doug Robinson, Mirit Toovi, Yoran Mokady and Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein will executive produce. [Source: Deadline]

Teen Wolf
MTV has released the trailer for the second half of the fifth season of “Teen Wolf” which returns to the network on January 5th. The new batch of ten episodes sees Scott (Tyler Posey) trying to re-assemble his pack in the wake of the events of the first half and taking on the most dangerous werewolf in all of history.

The CW
The CW has announced its mid-season premiere dates with the third season of “The 100” scheduled to premiere at 9pm on Thursday January 21st. They have also ordered additional episodes of its critically lauded shows “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “iZombie”.

The network is also moving “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” to Friday nights at 8pm and 9pm respectively from January 29th. ‘Vampire’ will take over from “Reign” which wraps its current run on January 22nd. [Source: The CW]

WGN America has released the teaser trailer for “Underground,” the original scripted drama series about the Underground Railroad which it will premiere early next year. Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw, Marc Blucas, Adina Porter and Mykelti Williamson star.

The story follows a group of plantation slaves who band together for the fight of their lives and their individual freedom. John Legend, Misha Green and Joe Pokaski will executive produce the series.