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Med­i­cal drama show Grey’s Anatomy (2005-cur­rent) might be with­out Sara Ramirez’s Cal­lie Tor­res next sea­son, but it’s keep­ing its big­gest stars – Ellen Pom­peo (Mered­ith Grey), Kevin McKidd (Owen Hunt), Justin Cham­bers (Alex Karev), Chan­dra Wil­son (Mi­randa Bai­ley) and James Pick­ens Jr (Richard Web­ber) have inked new deals to stay on the show. Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pom­peo.

Amer­i­can Crime (2015-cur­rent) might have a new sto­ry­line and new char­ac­ters each sea­son, but se­ries star Regina King has con­firmed she’s go­ing nowhere. The ac­tress has agreed to ap­pear in the up­com­ing third sea­son of the an­thol­ogy crime drama, which will be set in North Carolina.

Two-time Emmy win­ner for Break­ing Bad (2008-2013) Anna Gunn has been en­listed by cop drama Shades Of Blue (2016-cur­rent) to play a cor­rupt politi­cian in sea­son 2. And that’s not the only cast change – Gino An­thony Pesi (James) has been made a full cast mem­ber, while Lieu­tenant Woz­niak’s wife Linda has been re­cast. Lolita Davi­dovich has quit the show due to a sched­ul­ing con­flict and has been re­placed by for­mer Gos­sip Girl (20072012) ac­tress Mar­garet Colin, who played Eleanor. Anna Gunn is join­ing Shades Of Blue.

We hope you like re­al­ity TV, as there’s a lot more com­ing your way. Life­time has re­newed two of its most pop­u­lar se­ries Lit­tle Women: At­lanta (2016-cur­rent) for sea­son 2 and Lit­tle Women LA (2014-cur­rent) for sea­son 5, while Duck Dy­nasty (2012-cur­rent) is get­ting a 10th sea­son and Cake Boss (2009-cur­rent) will have a su­per­sized sea­son 9. Also re­newed are med­i­cal talk­show The Dr Oz Show (2009-cur­rent) for three more years, tak­ing it to its 10th sea­son in 2019, plus ITV talk­show The Jonathan Ross Show (2011cur­rent), which will re­turn in 2017 for sea­son 12, a lit­tle later than nor­mal as pre­sen­ter Jonathan Ross plans to travel around the US. It’s look­ing good for dra­mas too! Nashville (2012-cur­rent), Trans­par­ent (2014-cur­rent) and Un­REAL (2015-cur­rent) are get­ting more sea­sons, while his­tor­i­cal drama Out­lander (2014-cur­rent) has been re­newed for not one but two more years. Mean­while, sci-fi clone drama Or­phan Black (2013-cur­rent) is get­ting a fifth and fi­nal sea­son to air next year, while sit­com Curb Your En­thu­si­asm (2000-cur­rent) is be­ing re­vived for a ninth sea­son.

Young & Rest­less (1973-cur­rent) fans will be see­ing a lot less of Sum­mer New­man now that ac­tress Hunter King’s small part on sit­com Life In Pieces (2015-cur­rent), which has yet to air in SA, has been up­graded to a full-time role for sea­son 2. In­stead of re­cast­ing or fir­ing the ac­tress, the soapie has de­cided to re­duce her role to a re­cur­ring one, but this could change as Y&R has a new ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer, so ma­jor changes are in­evitable.

Em­pire’s (2015-cur­rent) third sea­son just got a lit­tle more star-stud­ded now that rap­per/ac­tor Xz­ibit’s role as Lu­cious Lyon’s ri­val Shyne John­son has been in­creased. He’ll be a full­time cast mem­ber in the new sea­son, which starts in Septem­ber.

And in other cool cast­ing news, Wilmer Valder­rama, who’s best known as Fez in sit­com That ’70s Show (1998-2006), has joined NCIS’s (2003-cur­rent) up­com­ing 14th sea­son as a new field agent with a com­pli­cated past and a short fuse, while John Sta­mos has a new TV job. The Grand­fa­thered (20152016) star has signed on to play a se­cre­tive sur­geon is sea­son 2 of hor­ror com­edy Scream Queens (2015-cur­rent).

Comic book-based TV se­ries are in the spot­light again with the an­nounce­ment that Su­per­man is com­ing back to TV, but only briefly. For­mer Teen Wolf (2011-cur­rent) hunk Tyler Hoech­lin (Derek) will play the Man Of Steel in the first two episodes of sea­son 2 of Su­per­girl (2015-cur­rent). He’s the fourth ac­tor to play Su­per­man on TV. Mean­while, Bat­man pre­quel se­ries Gotham (2014-cur­rent) is re­cast­ing the role of vil­lain Poi­son Ivy, who will be aged up for the up­com­ing third sea­son.

For­mer 007 Daniel Craig is com­ing to TV with a lead role in two-sea­son lim­ited-run drama Pu­rity, based on the 2015 novel by Jonathan Franzen. The 20-part se­ries will air over two years, prob­a­bly from 2017 and Craig will play An­dreas, the charis­matic Ger­man leader of Sun­light Project, a po­lit­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion that’s a lot like Wik­iLeaks. Daniel Craig is head­ing to TV.

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