An adaptation of Lev Grossman’s best-selling book series, The Magicians follows a group of 20-somethings studying magic in New York.
Ralph will star as the brilliant-yet-depressed Quentin, while Bacon — daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick — will play the shy-yet-powerful Alice.
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* Disney XD has ordered a second season of The 7D, its modern take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
* Steven Weber (Wings, Chasing Life) will recur on The CW’s upcoming drama iZombie — premiering sometime in 2015 — as the CEO of an energy drink company, EW reports.
* HBO has renewed Doll & Em, starring Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer, for a six-episode second season. Guest stars on tap for the new season — which centers around the main characters writing an off-Broadway play — include Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde and Evan Rachel Wood.