Matt Passmore CW Pilot

TVLine Items: Matt Passmore Is CW Pilot Recast, ATX Fest Update and More

The CW is giving one of its pilots a makeover, and Matt Passmore is the “after” photo.

Freshly freed up by the cancellation of USA Network’s Satisfaction, Passmore has been cast in The CW’s paranormal drama from Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries), Deadline reports.

The potential series stars Megan West (How to Get Away With Murder) as a young woman who seeks help from parapsychologist Clark Patterson (Passmore) when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena.

The actor replaces Longmire‘s Bailey Chase, who was recast after the pilot’s table read.

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

* The ATX Television Festival, taking place June 9-12 in Austin, has added the following screenings: the series premiere of AMC’s Preacher, the launch of Freeform’s summer camp horror series Dead of Summer, Tyrant‘s Season 3 debut and the Season 2 opener of The Jim Gaffigan Show. The TV-centric weekend will also feature a panel for first-time series creators and has added Fargo boss Noah Hawley to a conversation moderated by ex-House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon.

* Awkward alum Shane Harper has joined ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake as Robbie, a charming waiter at the Catskill Mountains resort who woos, and subsequently cheats on, Baby’s older sister, Lisa (Sarah Hyland).

* Syfy has released a teaser trailer (embedded below) for its upcoming drama Hunters, debuting Monday, April 11, at 10/9c. Starring Nip/Tuck vet Julian McMahon, the series chronicles a Philadelphia cop’s search for his vanished wife — an odyssey that leads him to a clandestine government organization that hunts a sect of ruthless, possibly extraterrestrial terrorists.

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11 Comments
  1. Holly says:

    I am so happy to learn that Matt Passmore has found himself a new TV home, I love him SO much!!! (smiles)

    God bless you and him always!!!

    Holly in East Tennessee

  2. clintbrew says:

    is hunters tv show based on the movie with robbie amell and victor garber it sames the same

  3. meatwad says:

    syfy has been on a streak of making the kind of shows you expect from a network named Syfy, so i will definitely check this out

  4. mike says:

    Given that Matt is involved, cancelation is all but assured after the 2nd season, if even that long

    • Holly says:

      Matt was the lead actor in the show named The Glades and it went as long as four seasons, so what would make him be the reason why this show would get the boot if it were to? If he were the problem, they would just get another person to play his character on any show that he were to be a part of, not cancel the whole show all together.

      God bless you and Matt always!!!

      Holly in East Tennessee

  5. Cat says:

    Love Matt……still waiting for a Glades Movie….we can’t leave him shot on the floor on his Wedding Day😢 Will be watching whatever he is cast in…he will be a great addition to any show…..

    • I actually searched frantically for season 5, then found out that was it. I really wished they would come back for at least one more season.

      • Holly says:

        I would love for The Glades to be resurrected too, I love Matt Passmore SO much!!!
        God bless you and him always!!!
        Holly in East Tennessee
        P.S. WHO THE HECK SHOT JIM LONGWORTH???!!!

  6. Andrea says:

    Bailey Chase was recast after a table read? Ouch. Glad for Matt Passmore, though.