TV News Roundup: ‘Property Brothers’ Get Spinoff, ‘Justified’ Alum Cast on Showtime’s ‘Dice’

HGTV’s Property Brothers are heading to the ranch for a new spinoff, Showtime’s Andrew Dice Clay series “Dice” has added a new guest star, and more in today’s TV news roundup…

Casting news:

Michael Rapaport will guest star on Showtime’s upcoming Andrew Dice Clay comedy series “Dice,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The “Justified” and “Friends” alum has been cast as Bobby B., one of Dice’s oldest friends and whipping boys. He has always been known as “Bobby The Mooch” because he never had a dime to his name, but now, Bobby has come into some serious money, and he’s going to throw enough cash around that he kills that nickname stone dead — a decision that just makes Dice simmer with fury until it boils over.

Nathan Darrow (“House of Cards”) joins Fox’s “Gotham” as Victor Fries, better known to DC Comics fans as the cryogenics engineer who eventually becomes villain Mr. Freeze. Although ferociously smart and eminently capable in his work, Victor struggles to make meaningful connections with another other than his wife, Nora — who happens to have tragically fallen ill with a terminal disease. With his love for his wife knowing no bounds and her condition worsening, Victor goes to extreme measures to figure out a way to freeze her before she dies. This journey leads to his transformation into the legendary Mr. Freeze.

Barbara Hershey is returning to ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” for the series’ 100th episode, reprising her role as Queen of Hearts (aka Regina’s mother, Cora). Entertainment Weekly reports that it’s unclear if the character will appear in a flashback or if there’s something larger planned.

“Lip Sync Battle” has landed a major player for Season 2: Beyoncé will throw down against Channing Tatum in the next season of the Spike TV favorite, reports Entertainment Weekly.

New projects:

HGTV’s Property Brothers have landed a new spinoff, the cable network announced Wednesday. “Property Brothers at Home on the Ranch” will bring stars Jonathan and Drew Scott, along with their other brother JD, to their childhood stomping grounds in Alberta, Canada for a big-time 10-week renovation on their family friends’ Rocky Mountains estate. The Scott twins will also sing their country singles on the show.

“A lot of people don’t know this, but we were ranch kids—we grew up corralling horses, herding cattle and working hard on the farm. So we can’t wait to take this trip down memory lane to help out our dear family friends,” said Jonathan. Commenting on the hourlong episodes. Drew added, “It’s a family affair — mom, dad and JD are all here to help. And if you thought last season’s reno in Vegas was fun, giddy-up because you ain’t seen nothing yet!”

Hailing from Scott Brothers Entertainment, “Property Brothers at Home on the Ranch” premieres Nov. 25, at 9:00 p.m. on HGTV.

“From Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues,” a one-hour documentary, is heading to EPIX, the premium cabler announced Wednesday. Chronicling the 40-year story of the “Rocky” saga, Sylvester Stallone will share the story of the 1976 phenomenon from beginning to end. Also featured are producers Irwin Winkler and the late Robert Chartoff, plus director of photography Garrett Brown and actors Carl Weathers, Dolph Lundgren and Milo Ventimiglia, who all had roles in the “Rocky” franchse. The doc airs Nov. 18 at 8:00 p.m.

Premiere Dates:

WE tv will debut “Growing Up Hip Hop” on Jan. 7 at 10:00 p.m. The unscripted series, hailing from Entertainment One and and Datari Turner Prods., revolves around the offspring of hip hop legends, as they work hard to step out of the famous parents’ shadows. Cast members are Angela Simmons, daughter of Run-D.M.C’s Rev Run; TJ Mizell, son of Jam Master Jay of Run-D.M.C; Romeo Miller, son of Master P; Damon “Boogie” Dash, son of former Roc-A-Fella Records mogul Damon Dash; Kristinia DeBarge, James DeBarge’s daughter; and Egypt Criss, the daughter of Salt-N-Pepa’s Sandra “Pepa” Denton and Naughty By Nature’s Treach.

Agency News:

Gersh has signed “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” star Jorja Fox, the agency announced Wednesday. Fox’s other TV credits include “ER,” on which she appeared for three years, and an arc on “The West Wing.” On the film side, she was in “Memento” and most recently, “Forever Fabulous” with Jean Smart. Fox also co-founded independent L.A. theater company Honeypot Productions, which has been behind six original productions for which she has directed, written and starred in. Fox is also repped by Framework Entertainment.

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