Fox just released a new trailer for 24: Legacy, which is set to premiere after the Super Bowl next February. Corey Hawkins from Straight Outta Compton and Ashley Thomas star in this reboot of the 24 franchise, which follows a former elite Army Ranger (Hawkins) who races to stop a terrorist attack now that he’s back on U.S. soil. The new series will follow the same real-time format as the original 24, but Fox has ordered 12 episodes, not 24. Original series star Kiefer Sutherland is an executive producer, along with Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto and Evan Katz.
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Channel 4 has announced that Crazy Face, a bold new comedy horror series from BAFTA award-winning creator of Misfits Howard Overman, will air on E4 and Netflix. Filled with Overman’s dark humour and unexpected twists, Crazy Face is a funny, gripping series about friendship, love and facing your demons that follows the angst and exorcisms of an unlikely duo of demon hunters, played by Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey) and Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum).
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From Kiss FM to prime-time Saturday night TV!
Rickie Haywood Williams and Melvin Odoom host a brand new game show where two teams of friends battle it out to win up to £40 000. Each team has to hit a specific target number 'bang on" in a series of physical and mental games.
Suzy Lamb, Head of Entertainment, Thames and executive producer said: “Bang on the Money is a fast paced, game show hosted by two of the hottest new presenters, Rickie and Melvin. Their distinctive banter and energy married with challenging games, delivers a show with laughs and guaranteed sweaty palms as the stakes get higher and higher."
The eight-part series starts tonight (Saturday 16th April) at 7pm on ITV 1.
Coming soon to Sky 1 is brand new drama The Five, a ten part thriller series from the mind of acclaimed author Harlan Coben.
Tom Cullen, O.T .Fagbenle, Lee Ingleby and Sarah Solemani will lead the cast in a taut mystery about the consequences of a terrible childhood incident for a group of friends.
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Sky News is launching a new, no-nonsense, straight-talking debate show alled The Pledge. All the participants are committed to speaking freely, honestly and passionately about the subjects they – and you – care about. The programme will be entirely unmoderated – there is no conventional presenter.
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BBC Three today announce the stars of the Doctor Who spin-off series Class – exciting young new talents Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah. They will be joined by Katherine Kelly, as she takes the role of a teacher and powerful new presence at Coal Hill School.
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Undercover is a new six-part thriller written by Peter Moffat for BBC One. The drama follows Maya (Sophie Okonedo), a spirited and passionate barrister who is about to become the first black Director of Public Prosecutions. But just as Maya’s life comes under intense public scrutiny, she discovers that Nick (Adrian Lester), her husband and the father of her children, has been lying to her for years. His web of lies threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard for – including and most importantly the case she’s based her entire career on.
Via Digital Spy
Former X Factor star Rachel Adedeji has joined the cast of Hollyoaks – and she'll be arriving with a bang.
The actress and singer has landed the role of the real Lisa Loveday and has already started filming at the show's set in Liverpool. Hollyoaks fans have already been introduced to Sonia Albright – an impostor who is pretending to be Lisa. But if you thought Sonia was troublesome, wait until you see what the real Lisa has in store for the village.
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Ashley Thomas is set to star opposite Corey Hawkins in 24: Legacy, Fox’s pilot that reboots the 24 franchise with new characters.
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ITV2 has commissioned Talkback to make a satirical late night comedy series in the style of The 11 O’Clock Show. Written by a cast of stand-up comedians and sketch groups, @elevenish will air at around 11pm on Thursday evenings and profile up and coming comics from around the country. Comedians Bobby Mair, Dane Baptiste, Natasia Demetriou, Rhys James and Lolly Adefope have already been confirmed as part of the line-up.