TVLine Items: UK's Strike Back Gets U.S. Home, Salt Lake City Moves Days to Night and More!

Andrew Lincoln Strike BAck OriginsAndrew Lincoln will be pulling double duty on TV this fall, when The Walking Dead returns on AMC and Cinemax airs his circa-2010 UK series Strike Back.

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.

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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.

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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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13 Comments
  1. Pati says:

    Glad I get to watch the first season of strike back, I love the show now Scott and Stonebridge are the best but heard the first season was really good too

  2. Curt says:

    yep, Pati, first season was the best, so far. Cant figure out why they keep mentioning Andrew Lincoln and HIS show! He gets killed at the beginning of season one, episode one, right?
    So ,, what the heck ????

  3. A says:

    Oh, KSL! You’ve done it again. Keep giving our state a bad rep. Trust me, we are not all this crazy.

    • Bamabunny says:

      I don’t get it…WHY are they an NBC affiliate if the station is owned by the Mormon Church? Shouldn’t they end their affiliation and do independent programming instead? I’m sure there are a ton of syndicated shows they could air.

      • Ash says:

        I doubt it has anything to do with content and more to do with the fact that rarely anyone watches soaps anymore.

        KSL actually has a pretty decent track record; rarely do they choose not to air something that lasts more than a few episodes anyway (or maybe a season if it’s lucky.) it seems to have it’s finger on the pulse of what most people are okay with after all.

        • They don’t air SNL. The CW affiliate does because KSL chooses not to air it.

          • Joseph Young says:

            They actually do air SNL now. There was an article on this site or deadline a few weeks back talking about this. The reason they didn’t air it before was because they had their own Saturday late night program that got better ratings. Once that ended, they announced SNL would replace it.

  4. M3rc Nate says:

    Lucky for all the Strike Back fans that havent seen the true first season. I loved it, it was amazing story telling and was written amazingly well. Let alone the high caliber of acting from its male and female actors.

  5. sladewilson says:

    Can’t wait for Strike Back Origins. I just googled Pepi Sonuga – pretty girl. TJ’s gonna have his hands full….

  6. Cherry says:

    Deadline said that Briga Heelan would replace Megan Park, is that true?

  7. Cinemax didn’t adapt anything. They entered partnership with Sky to produce more seasons. They chose not to air the first season.

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