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TV News Roundup: T.I. Joins VH1 Hip-Hop Drama ‘The Breaks,’ ‘Krypton’ Rounds Out Cast

In today’s TV news roundup, rapper T.I. joins the VH1 hip-hop drama “The Breaks,” the judges and host for the new music competition series “American Supergroup” are announced, and “Shadowhunters” gets its Season 2 premiere date.

CASTING

Grammy-winning rapper and actor Tip “T.I.” Harris will join the upcoming VH1 hip-hop drama The Breaks” in a recurring role. The series, which also stars Afton Willamson (“The Night Of”), Wood Harris (“The Wire”), Mack Wilds (“90210”), and Antoine Harris (“Ballers”), is based on the critically acclaimed TV movie that aired on VH1 earlier this year. T.I. will portray Paul Anders, a powerful lawyer who comes to Harris’ character’s defense after a public scandal. “The Breaks” is set to premiere in January.

The judges and host for the new music competition series “American Supergroup” were announced Monday by the series’ executive producer Barry Josephson. Soul artist Aloe Blacc, rock/blues singer Elle King, country superstar Jennifer Nettles, and classic rocker Jason Scheff will serve as judges while, Dave Styles, from iHeartMedia 104.3 MYFM, will  host. “American Supergroup” will premiere Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Pop, Thursday at 8 p.m. on MTV Live, and Friday at 7 p.m. on MTV Classic.

Syfy and Warner Horizon Television announced on Monday the full cast for the upcoming show “Krypton,” a “Superman” prequel set two generations before the destruction of the legendary planet KryptonIan McElhinney has been cast as Val-El, grandfather to the series’ protagonist, Seg-El. Additional cast members includes Elliot Cowan as Daron Vex, Ann Ogbomo as Primus Alura Zod, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Elliot Cowan as Daron Vex, Wallis Day as Nyssa Vex, and Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em. The new cast members join Cameron Cuffe in the lead role of Seg-El and Georgina Campbell in the role of Lyta Zod, Primus Alura Zod’s daughter. David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler serve as the show’s executive producers.

DATES

The CBS drama “Code Black” will promote a new White House initiative, “Stop the Bleed,” in a new “CBS Cares” PSA. The initiative was created to “teach the public how to save lives by taking specific actions to stop life threatening bleeding” during emergencies, according to the press release. The PSA will air on Wednesday, directly following a new episode of “Code Black” scheduled to air at 10 p.m. A full version of the PSA will also be available at CBS Cares.

Freeform‘s hit original series “Shadowhunters” will return for a second season on Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. The announcement, which was made Saturday at New York Comic Con, also revealed that actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) will direct an episode in the upcoming season. “Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG, and Matt Hastings. The new season will also mark the return of stars Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Isaiah Mustafa, and Harry Shum Jr.

DEVELOPMENT

Bravo Media has greenlit a new original series under the working title “Cyrus vs. Cyrus.” The show stars Tish Cyrus and her daughter Brandi Cyrus who will propose competing interior design ideas to Nashville-based clients. “Cyrus v. Cyrus” is produced by Asylum Entertainment in association with Hope Town Entertainment, and is executive produced by Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch, and Tish Cyrus.

The new animated television series “Marvel’s Spider-Man” will debut on Disney XD in 2017. The announcement was made Saturday by Cort Lane, senior vice president of Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment, at New York Comic Con. Produced by Marvel Television, the series will bow in January.

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