TVLine Items: Veronica Mars Movie Launch Date, Shield Vet Joins Fox's Gang Related and More!

51140653 Stars on the set of 'Veronica Mars' in Los Angeles, California on June 26, 2013. Stars on the set of 'Veronica Mars' in Los Angeles, California on June 26, 2013. Pictured: Kristen Bell FameFlynet, Inc - Beverly Hills, CA, USA - +1 (818) 307-4813It’s all really happening, Marshmallows: The Veronica Mars movie has a release date!

The cult hit’s Kickstarter-funded, big-screen revival, now officially titled Veronica Mars, will hit theaters on March 14, 2014 — almost exactly a year after the film’s fundraising efforts began.

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The film’s original distribution plan involved a limited run in a handful of cities, along with a later release via video-on-demand and other digital platforms. But creator Rob Thomas tells EW.com that Warner Bros. is now planning a wider, nationwide launch, with the number of screens still TBD.

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• TVLine has learned exclusively that Catherine Dent (The Shield) will recur on Gang Related, Fox’s new midseason cop drama. Gang Related centers on Ryan Lopez (Charlie’s Angels‘ Ramon Rodriguez), a rising star in Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force who once belonged to a powerful Latino gang. Dent joins as District Attorney Ellis, the straight-talking but likeable boss of Shantel VanSanten’s Jessica. What’s more, she’s not a fan of Jessica’s father, played by Terry O’Quinn (Lost). Gang Related bows this spring.

Ryan Phillippe will make a cameo in Men at Works upcoming third season. Per TVGuide.com, the Damages alum will play himself in a fantasy scene that Milo (Danny Masterson) has about his girlfriend, played by fellow guest star Entourage‘s Emmanuelle Chriqui. Numb3rs vet David Krumholtz, meanwhile, will recur in Season 3 of the TBS comedy as the guys’ new boss at the magazine. Men at Work premieres Wednesday, Jan. 15.

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• The Dallas gang is sending fans “Season’s Greedings” to fans with an all-new promo featuring some fresh Season 3 footage. Press PLAY below to watch the holiday-themed fun.

• Kevin Rankin (Breaking Bad) and Virginia Kull (The Following) have joined Fox’s limited-series adaptation of the UK murder mystery Broadchurch, Deadline reports. Rankin will play the titular town’s well-intentioned but inexperienced local minister, while Kull will portray the distressed mother of a local boy who’s been murdered.

• Hart of Dixie‘s McKaley Miller and Weeds‘ Daniele Watts have landed series regular roles in Braddock & Jackson, FX’s new 10-episode series starring Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) and Martin Lawrence (Martin). The buddy comedy centers on two vastly different Chicago lawyers who meet in court on what happens to be the worst day of both their lives. Miller and Watts will play the daughters of Grammer and Lawrence, respectively.

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Comments (9)

  • I’m confused as to what Terry O’Quinn is doing on something lame like this.

    Comment by StupidPeopleShutUp – December 4, 2013 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about other parts of the world? Will Veronica Mars only come out in theaters in the states?

    Comment by Michael Sacal – December 4, 2013 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Rob Thomas did provide a Kickstarter update today with the news and said “I know this will raise a lot of questions, so there will be another update tomorrow [Thursday]“. Hopefully international releases will be discussed.

      Comment by Ashley – December 4, 2013 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Was Spencer Grammer unavailable to play his daughter?

    Comment by Nick Wilkinson – December 4, 2013 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS! She’ll always be Casey Cartwright to me! (loved GREEK)

      Comment by Will – December 4, 2013 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cannot wait for Veronica Mars!

    Comment by Lecholls – December 4, 2013 12:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for Veronica Mars!! I’m scared for the Fox version of Broadchurch, i don’t think it will have the same impact unless they can actually find good writers

    Comment by lizz – December 4, 2013 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for Veronica Mars! And the presence of Kevin Rankin in Broadchurch means I’m now interested in it.

    Comment by Renee – December 5, 2013 03:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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