TVLine Items: Omen Sequel to Lifetime, Newsroom Teaser and More

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Lifetime’s latest project is “all for you!”

The cabler announced Monday that it has given a six-episode, straight-to-series order to Damien, a sequel drama based on the 1976 horror classic The Omen.

Written and executive-produced by former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara, Damien follows the adult life of evil Omen child Damien Thorn, who must come to terms with being the Antichrist after growing up unaware of the satanic forces around him.

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“We are thrilled to be bringing a contemporary version of The Omen’s Damien Thorn back to the screen,” Lifetime’s Executive Vice President Rob Sharenow said in a statement. “Glen Mazzara has reimagined him as a dark, romantic antihero and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original.”

Produced by Fox Television Studios, Damien is slated to premiere in early 2015.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* HBO has unveiled the first teaser for the third and final season of The Newsroom. The trailer, which shows the pages of a Season 3 Newsroom script getting photocopied, hints that Will McAvoy could be quitting his job at ACN — but why? Press PLAY on the video at the bottom of the page and make your predictions for what Season 3 will bring.

* Amazon has greenlit five kids pilots — The Stinky & Dirty Show, Buddy: Tech Detective, Niko and the Sword of Light, Table 58 and Just Add Magic — to round out its third cycle of original programming.

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* The Price is Right is asking male models to “come on down” in the show’s first-ever nationwide casting call for fellas. The search will be featured in a six-episode web competition series on The Price is Right’s website, with casting calls taking place in Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas and Spartanburg, S.C.

* AMC has released a new teaser trailer for Better Call Saul, the cabler’s upcoming Breaking Bad prequel. Press PLAY on the video below to learn more about Saul Goodman — er, Jimmy McGill, rather — in his pre-Walter White days.

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8 Comments
  1. Shazay says:

    I hate the male Barker Beauties….so dumb.

  2. Tran says:

    Don’t know who came up with the idea of The Price is Right Male Model Search. I really predict that it’s producer Mike Richards. Price is Right continues to be 100% boring with Drew Carey, those not-so-talented models who always can’t stop waving their hands on camera and the contestants who’s still needs to be on their best behavior and not go all crazy. Price is Right needs to end in the near future depending how long Drew Carey and the models will stay because of their “contracts” or perhaps they should fire Drew and replace with someone who may have the brains and personalities like Bob Barker and not Drew Carey.

  3. Sounds like a remake of Omen III: The Final Conflict. I would rather they continued the plot threads from Omen IV: The Awakening. Damien’s son or daughter from that movie could be the protagonist of this series.

  4. Andrew says:

    I’d be a lot more interested in “Damien” if it wasn’t on Lifetime. It just doesn’t seem like it fits with any of the other TV shows they’re currently airing. However, I enjoyed the film series – even the unnecessary remake – and quite like the description of the show within the statement provided.

  5. Cory says:

    Here’s to hoping “Damien” is dark… I’ve always had a weakness for Satanic TV shows…American Gothic, 666 Park Avenue, Point Pleasant, Brimstone, etc so I will definitely be tuning in.

  6. Joey Padron says:

    New teaser for Better Call Saul with showrunners was good. Can’t wait to see first trailer for show.

  7. meatwad says:

    It certainly had its issues in the first season but man i love The Newsroom and hate that three seasons is all we fans get

  8. M says:

    ERMERGERD! I can’t wait for the final episodes in November.

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