Friday’s “Damian Lewis in Vicar of Dibley, Veronica Mars movie gets go-ahead and Martin Clunes joins Strike Back” news


Film casting


  • Domino’s funding online football-themed sitcom [subscription required]
  • Damian Lewis to appear in Comic Relief Vicar of Dibley sketch
  • Martin Clunes, Robson Green, Dougray Scott and Milauna Jackson join Strike Back
  • Netflix acquires third season of The Killing (US)


New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Sean Astin to co-star in CBS’s Surgeon General
  • Al Madrigal joins NBC’s About A Boy, Rossif Sutherland to play Nostradamus on The CW’s Reign, Brenda Koo joins Fox’s Delirium
  • Christopher Meloni joins Fox’s I Suck At Girls
  • Kathleen Robertson and Taye Diggs to star in TNT’s Murder In The First
  • Adam Rodriguez joins CBS’s Reckless
  • …as does Gregory Harrison, plus casting on ABC’s Westside and NBC’s Undateable
  • Mandy Moore joins CBS’s The Advocates
  • Fox’s The List swaps roles, Hilarie Burton joins
  • Ginger Gonzaga replaces Mercedes Masohn on ABC’s Mixology
  • Casting on NBC’s The Blacklist and AMC’s Halt & Catch Fire
  • Casting on Fox’s Boomerang, and The CW’s The Selection and Company Town


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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.