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TV News Roundup: ‘The Tick’ Comic Series Coming to Amazon; MTV’s ‘Scream’ Casts Newbies for Season 2

In today’s round-up, Amazon is bringing back comic-book favorite “The Tick,” and MTV’s “Scream” gets a premiere date. Plus, Kevin Williamson’s paranormal pilot at the CW recasts a regular role.


Amazon is bringing back The Tick.”

The streaming service has ordered a pilot for a new take on the comic-book character created by Ben Edlund, who is on board again as writer and executive producer for the new potential series. (He was also behind the Fox TV take in 2001.) According to Deadline, which first posted about the pilot, Wally Pfister is in negotiations to direct, and Patrick Warburton, who played the titular hero back in 2001, won’t appear in the show, but is expected to serve as an executive producer.

While the titular character has yet to be cast for the pilot, his close friends have: Griffin Newman and Valorie Curry will play Arthur and Dot Everest.


Matt Passmore has been cast in Kevin Williamson’s paranormal pilot at the CW, Variety has learned. He replaces Bailey Chase, who was previously cast in the project. Passmore will play Clark Patterson, a once-successful parapsychologist who is now just an attraction at local ghost conventions — but when he meets a mysterious young woman, everything begins to change. Passmore joins previously announced series regulars Jessica Szohr and Megan West in the pilot, which will be directed by “Game of Thrones'” David Nutter, who’s also exec producing the project with Williamson.

MTV’s Scream has added new cast members for the second season, which returns on May 31. Kiana Lede, Santiago Segura, Anthony Ruivivar, Austin Highsmith, Sean Grandillo and Karina Logue have all joined for season two, as the series will pick up with the return of Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) to Lakewood after months away at a retreat recovering from the events of last season.

Shane Harper is the latest to be cast in ABC’s Dirty Dancing movie event. Harper, known for his role on MTV’s “Awkward,” will play Robbie, the charming waiter who dates — and cheats on — Baby’s older sister Lisa.


Bravo is premiering “There Goes the Motherhood” on April 20. The docu-series chronicles the fascinating and shocking truths behind modern motherhood. Six L.A. mothers will be meeting with parenting expert Jill Spivack. They will take her eight-week course and be included in the “most in-demand mommy group in L.A.”

Cartoon Network is debuting “The Powerpuff Girls!” with back-to-back episodes on April 4. The superhero sisters Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup will be getting back to what they are best at, protecting their home of Townsville from the evildoers that try to tear it down, all while juggling school and homework.

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