TV News: Supernatural, 24, Creek, Spies, City

We’re set to see a whole lot more of Crowley next season on “Supernatural”. Actor Mark Sheppard, who plays the often amusing King of Hell, has been promoted to a series regular for the upcoming tenth season.

This is a rare event. Aside from two actresses in season three, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins have been the only accredited regulars to date. Sheppard has appeared in nine episodes each of the past two seasons, this would indicate he’ll be appearing in quite a few more next year. [Source: Buddy TV]

24: Live Another Day
Seems most people are holding back Jack for later viewing. Live+7 ratings are in for the two-hour premiere from earlier this month and confirm that the event series saw a whopping 42% jump in viewership when a week’s worth of DVR data is taken into account. The premiere jumped from a 2.6/8 rating to a 3.7/11 amongst adults 18-49. [Source: Deadline]

Deliverance Creek
Lifetime has announced a September 13th premiere date for the telemovie/backdoor revenge drama pilot “Deliverance Creek”. The project marks the TV producing debut of bestselling author Nicholas Sparks.

Set two years into the Civil War, the story centers on a widow and mother of three (Lauren Ambrose) who is determined to protect her family and land at any cost. [Source: Lifetime]

Avenue of Spies
Graham Yost (“Justified,” “The Americans”) and Sony Pictures TV are developing a TV series adaptation of Alex Kershaw’s novel “Avenue of Spies” for WGN America. Andrea Berloff (“World Trade Center”) will write and executive produce.

Set in Nazi-occupied Paris on the eve of World War II, this chronicles the true story of an American-born doctor and his family who fall in with the French Resistance, spying from their home just doors away from the Gestapo headquarters and one of Hitler’s most feared SS captains. [Source: The Live Feed]

Open City
HBO has picked up David Kajganich’s script for the late 1960s New York-set “Open City”. Adam Shankman will direct and both he and Kajganich will executive produce.

The story explores characters from disparate corners of Manhattan as they navigate the cultural revolutions and political turmoil of John Lindsay-era New York. This includes the unlikely alliance between the Mafia and the city’s gay community in the opening of a West Village nightclub. [Source: The Live Feed]