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TVLine Items: Revolution Dad Cast, Dinklage and Cranston to Family Guy, Vikings Trailer and More

Revolution Season 2 Stephen CollinsNBC’s Revolution in Season 2 will shed some light on a whole other area of Rachel’s backstory with the introduction of her father, to be played by 7th Heaven patriarch Stephen Collins. (Was Treat Williams unavailable? Do you think the two actors keep a scorecard?)

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Rachel’s pop “brings an entirely new perspective on her, her upbringing,” exec producer Rockne S. O’Bannon shared at Comic-Con, as reported by TVGuide.com. “He’s a very important part of the world we got to inhabit in the first part of the season.”

The Revolution resumes Sept. 25, now airing Wednesdays at 8/7c.

Read for more of this weekend’s TV dish? Well….

* Fox’s Family Guy has tapped Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Jeff Daniels (Newsroom), Adam Levine (The Voice), Liam Neeson (Taken), Dennis Farina (Wiseguy) and Conan O’Brien as guest voices for Season 12, EW.com reports.

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* Disney XD has ordered a third season of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, during which Spidey will answer the call to become an Avenger and thus take a step closer to becoming [see series title].

RELATED | Ratings: Disney’s Teen Beach Movie Makes Big Splash

* Syfy’s Thursday night encore of Sharknado drew 1.9 million viewers, with 700K landing in the 18-49 demo — thus performing 38 percent and 24 percent better than the shlockfest’s premiere. Sequel, indeed!

* Shawn Ryan announced via Twitter that efforts to find his busted CBS pilot for Beverly Hills Cop a new TV home came up empty, though Aaron Foley and his dad Axel aren’t totally down for the count just yet:

* History unveiled at Comic-Con a trailer for Season 2 of Vikings, which started production last month. Check it out



Comments (10)

  • I was actually rather excited to see Beverly Hills Cop so I’m slightly disappointed.

    Also, that’s a pretty nice lineup of guest stars on Family Guy. I almost never watch the show, but yeah.

    Comment by Eric – July 21, 2013 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That Vikings trailer is all kinds of awesome!

    Comment by Wrstlgirl – July 21, 2013 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why would they show Floki being killed by Rollo. I don’t get it.

      Comment by CBWBDK1 – July 21, 2013 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Trailers are very misleading, I wouldn’t take that too seriously.

        Comment by Wrstlgirl – July 21, 2013 10:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who’s going to play the President on the second season of Revolution? We never seen his appearance in the Season One finale. Any suggestions?

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – July 21, 2013 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Even though it doesn’t seem like it in the trailer, could Collins = POTUS? It be funny if he was, then he would get to play POTUS here and on Falling Skies.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – July 21, 2013 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • In both Revolution and Falling Skies we’ve seen the individual who was President of the US during the blackout/invasion respectively still be President several years after the event in question change the world (not sure how much time has passed between the invasion and present day in Skies, but in Revolution it’s been 15 years since the blackout).

      Doesn’t that make them rulers and not presidents (I’d say tyrant, but just because they’ve been president long after their term ended doesn’t mean they’re evil, at least not in Skies, though certainly in Revolution).

      That said, it could be that the POTUS in Revolution is not necessarily the POTUS who was in office at the time of the blackout. Could be that the Patriots in Guantanamo Bay still held elections in the ensuing 15 years (though not likely).

      Comment by Michael Sacal – July 21, 2013 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Huh, I wonder if the role of Rachel’s father is the one that Jim Beaver turned down because he didn’t want to move to Austin full time. I can’t really see him as Elizabeth Mitchell’s dad but so far it’s the only part that makes sense for them to have been considering him for.

    Comment by Briana – July 21, 2013 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When I clicked on this link and saw the picture of Stephen Collins as father, I immediately thought, “Well, of course it is. He’s everywhere.” And then I saw Michael’s comment about SC and Treat Williams, and I totally cracked up. Too true. Too funny.

    Comment by LEP – July 21, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Vikings trailer looked awesome, but I really missed seeing Lagertha.

    Comment by Jess (@CrashandBurn9) – July 21, 2013 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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