TVLine Items: UK's Strike Back Gets U.S. Home, Salt Lake City Moves Days to Night and More!
Bowing Oct. 25 at 10/9c, the six-episode series — which Cinemax adapted under the same name in 2011 — centers on John Porter (The Hobbit‘s Richard Armitage), a soldier who, after discovering a connection between a current hostage situation and his 2003 Iraq mission, asks Hugh Collinson (Lincoln) to join the rescue mission.
The Sky1 series will air Stateside under the name Strike Back: Origins, while Cinemax’s own Strike Back is set to wrap its current run on Oct. 18.
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• Days of Our Lives fans in Salt Lake City, Utah will no longer be able to watch the sudser during the daylight hours. Per the Salt Lake Tribune, NBC affiliate KSL-Channel 5 is moving Days from weekday afternoons to weeknights at 1:05 am. KSL isn’t commenting on the reason for the switch.
• Kings alum Christopher Egan has landed the lead in Dominion, Syfy‘s supernatural pilot based on characters from the 2010 film Legion. Set 25 years after the movie, the project follows a war between an army of angels and mankind. Alan Dale (Lost) and British actor Tom Wisdom have also joined the cast.
• Cougar Town scene stealer Briga Heelan will now recur on the midseason NBC comedy Undateable — while remaining a regular on TBS’ upcoming Ground Floor, Deadline reports. Heelan appeared in the pilot for the Bill Lawrence-helmed Undateable but exited after joining the cast of the prolific producer’s Ground Floor. The NBC sitcom centers on Danny (Chris D’Elia) and Justin (Brent Morin), two very different guys who bond over their inability to attract women.
• Newcomer Pepi Sonuga will join General Hospital later this month, Soap Opera Digest reports, taking over the role of Taylor DuBois from 666 Park Avenue alumna Samantha Logan.
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