Tracy Spiridakos Recon

TVLine Items: Revolution Star Leads Fox Pilot, Lip Sync Spinoff and More

Fox’s pilot season just turned the power on.

Revolution alumna Tracy Spiridakos has nabbed the lead role in Recon, the network’s potential drama series from Vampire Diaries producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.

Per our sister site Deadline, Spiridakos will star as Alexa, a young, driven FBI analyst tasked with embedding herself in a suspected terrorist family.

Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) will co-star as Alexa’s target, Omar: a father, husband and devout Muslim who has no idea the Feds have been tracking his every move.

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

* Nickelodeon is teaming with Spike TV to develop Lip Sync Battle Jr., a spinoff of the mothership series that will celebrate kids’ love of music and comedy.

* Arrow‘s Emily Bett Rickards will guest-star on a Season 5 episode of IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, host Scott Aukerman revealed on Instagram.

* The League alumna Katie Aselton will recur on Season 2 of Hulu’s Casual as Jennifer, a new therapist who moves into the vacant office next to Valerie’s (Michaela Watkins), Deadline reports. Additionally, Julie Berman — who recurred in Season 1 as Valerie’s assistant, Leia — has been upped to series regular.

* Emily Tremaine (Vinyl, The Blacklist) has landed a leading role on Guilt, Freeform’s upcoming series about a college student accused of murdering her roommate. Tremaine will replace Katrina Law (Arrow) as Natalie Atwood, a Boston prosecutor who comes to her sister’s defense after she is targeted by the media as a murder suspect.

* TCM will air a movie labeled “Condemned” or “Objectionable” by the Catholic Legion of Decency every Thursday at 8/7c, starting March 3. Grab your rosaries and view the full line-up here.

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5 Comments
  1. Tom says:

    YOU ACKNOWLEDGED DEEP SPACE NINE! YAY!

  2. Mr. Tran K says:

    Don’t know if Lip Sync Battle Jr. will be as good than the adult version over on Spike.

  3. Simon says:

    Anybody else think Lip Sync Battle Jr will be very much in the vein of Kidz Bop. If it is May God help us all!