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TV News Roundup: ‘Code Black’ Casting Shuffle Promotes One and Loses Two

Code Black” is losing two of its cast members for Season 2. Plus, WWE star Randy Orton will guest star on USA Network’s “Shooter” and Comedy Central has ordered a new series, “Corporate.”

CASTING:

CBS medical drama Code Black has parted ways with Bonnie Somerville and Raza Jaffrey for its upcoming second season. Meanwhile, Boris Kodjoe has been upped to series regular. The casting shuffle comes as the network is retooling the Marcia Gay Harden-starrer for its sophomore season, which returns this fall.

WWE’s Randy Orton will guest star on USA Network‘sShooter.” He will play James Richards, a former Navy SEAL who leads the Tree of Liberty militia group. “Shooter,” produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and John Hlavin, stars Ryan Phillippe, Omar Epps and Shantel VanSanten. The series premieres on USA Network on July 19 at 10 p.m.

GREENLIGHTS:

Comedy Central has ordered “Corporate,” written by Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman and Pat Bishop. The series is a dark, satirical workplace comedy that follows Matt and Jake as they do the dirty work for execs at Hampton DeVille, one of the world’s largest corporations. The pilot also stars Anne Dudek and Adam Lustick. The series order was first reported by Deadline.

DATES:

Versailles,” the Anglo-French series about King Louis XIV in 17th century France that is billed as the most expensive drama ever produced in Europe with a $32 million budget, will debut on Ovation TV on October 1.

SUMMER TALK SHOWS:

Fox Television Stations has given a four-week summer test run to “So-Me,” a half-hour show that breaks down the day’s biggest trending stories. The talker has landed in six markets, and will be hosted by Sam Schacher, Nancy Redd, Tehran Von Ghasri, Roseny Carrero and Brett Erlich. “So-Me” hails from Trifecta and PopSugar, and will film from PopSugar’s Culver City studios. The show premieres July 11 on select Fox-owned TV stations.

Page Six TV,” which was greenlit for a three-week summer test run on Fox Television Stations last month, will air in seven markets on Fox-owned TV stations. The daily talk show is modeled after the New York Post’s famed gossip column and website, and debuts July 18.

Here are the markets and air times:

  • New York – WNYW – 7:00 p.m.
  • Los Angeles – KTTV – 6:30 p.m.
  • Philadelphia – WTXF – 7:00 p.m.
  • Dallas – KDFW – 11:30 p.m.
  • Atlanta – WAGA – 7:00 p.m.
  • Detroit – WJBK – 11:30 p.m.
  • Tampa – WTVT – 1:00 p.m.

 

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