TV News: Peaks, Scream, Netflix, Flash, Veep

Twin Peaks
The upcoming return of “Twin Peaks” to Showtime has everyone asking who from the original 1990s series is returning. So far the network has only confirmed that Kyle McLachlan will be back as Special Agent Dale Cooper. Then came a rumor early last week that both Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey) and Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer, Maddy Ferguson) would be reprising their roles.

Late last week though, both Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbook (Bobby Briggs) appeared at a UK festival for “Twin Peaks” lovers and said they’ve gotten the OK from David Lynch to reveal that they’re both coming back to the show. They didn’t confirm but did seem to imply that Sherilyn Fenn is also back. [Source: io9]

Scream Queens
Lea Michele (“Glee”), Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”), Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and Keke Palmer (“Masters of Sex”) are set to lead the cast of FOX’s comedy-horror anthology series “Scream Queens”. Additionally, Ariana Grande will guest-star in a recurring role.

Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween”) and Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show”) were previously announced in starring roles in the limited series with this fifteen-episode first season revolving around a college campus rocked by a series of murders. The project will debut in the Fall. [Source: Variety]

Wall Street firm Cowen & Co. conducted a recent survey polling over 1,000 consumers about their SVOD habits and Netflix was easily king with users watching approximately 7.7 hours of Netflix content per week. The closest runner up is Hulu Plus with 4.1 hours, followed by Amazon Prime Instant Video and HBO Go with 3.5 hours and 3 hours respectively.

In related news, Netflix has closed its deal with the BBC which will keep the likes of “Doctor Who,” “Luther,” “Torchwood,” “Wallander” on the service. Other series like “Sherlock,” “Happy Valley,” “The Honorable Woman” etc. were part of a separate deal and thus were never in jeopardy in the first place. [Source: Variety]

The Flash
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has confirmed that the first elements of time travel in CW’s “The Flash” series will be introduced in the fifteenth episode premiering on February 24th. Kreisberg tells TV Line:

“There’s an unexpected, accidental time travel coming up. And it is played both for hilarity and darkness. It happens in an episode we’re really excited [about] – the first Weather Wizard episode with Liam McIntyre.”

HBO has released a new teaser for the upcoming fourth season of its political comedy series “Veep”. The new season sees Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ VP Selina Meyer becoming the commander-in-chief when the president unexpectedly stepped down in the season-three finale. The new season premieres April 12th.