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TV News Roundup: ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ Revival Brings Back Original Olmec; Brian Austin Green Joins ‘Rosewood’

Dee Bradley Baker is returning to the “Hidden Temple,” “The Amazing World of Gumball” is getting a sixth season and MTV’s “Fandom Awards” are now open for votes in Wednesday’s TV roundup. 

CASTING

Dee Bradley Baker has joined the cast of Nickelodeon’s upcoming action-adventure TV movie “Legends of the Hidden Temple,” based on the network’s iconic ‘90s game show of the same name.  Baker, who served as the voice of Olmec in the original show, will return in the new movie to reprise the voice of the legendary talking head, helping guide cast members on the adventure of a lifetime. Baker joins previously announced stars Kirk Fogg, Isabela Moner, Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer. The “Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie is slated to debut on Nickelodeon in fall 2016.

Brian Austin Green has been cast as a series regular in the upcoming second season of Rosewood.” Green will play Aaron Slade, East Miami Police’s newest member with a mysterious past, who will both challenge and complicate an already messy situation between Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. (Morris Chestnut) and detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz). He doesn’t trust anyone and hates the idea of partnerships and teams – which will keep Rosewood and Villa on their toes as they go to great lengths to figure him out.

GREENLIGHTS

Cartoon Network has greenlit a sixth season of its hit animated series “The Amazing World of Gumball,” further building on the network’s comedy slate. Now in its fourth season, “The Amazing World of Gumball” combines live action with 2D and 3D animation to chart the adventures of the energetic and fearless blue cat, Gumball, and his idiosyncratic family, the Wattersons. The series is created by Ben Bocquelet, executive produced by Sarah Fell and directed by Mic Graves.

AWARDS

MTV announced the nominees for the 2016 “Fandom Awards,” including two new categories “Bandom of the Year” and “Animation Fandom of the Year.”  The award show honors the fans who push movies, TV, music, theater and video games from subculture to mainstream worldwide success. Fans can access the full list of nominees and vote at fandomawards.mtv.com. Voting will continue until Wednesday, July 20.

DATES

Starting Friday, June 24, the first part of HBO’s new limited series The Night Of will be available exclusively on HBO NOW and HBO GO, as well as on HBO On Demand and affiliate portals, more than two weeks before its on-air premiere. The eight-part drama delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and Rikers Island, where the accused await trial. The series debuts Sunday, July 10 from 9 -10:30 p.m.

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