TVLine Items: John Noble on Forever, Syfy's Damon/Affleck Pilot and More

John Noble Forever

John Noble is coming to Forever — but don’t worry, he’s not bringing the apocalypse with him.

The Sleepy Hollow and Fringe vet will guest-star on the ABC drama’s May 5 season finale, reports.

Noble will play Aubrey Griffin, a wheelchair-bound expert of history and antiques. When a museum curator dies with a cursed Roman dagger in her possession, Aubrey gets caught up in solving the mystery behind the weapon.

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

* Syfy has given a pilot order to Incorporated, an espionage thriller from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Films, with the actors attached to executive-produce. The potential series — which is set in a future where companies have unlimited power — centers on Ben Larson, an executive who is forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate the corporate world and save the woman he loves.

* Dallas Roberts (The Walking Dead, The Good Wife) has been cast in the upcoming Chicago Fire/Law & Order: SVU/Chicago PD crossover episodes, airing April 28 and 29. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Roberts will play Greg Yates, a charming doctor who is pegged as the prime suspect in a series of rapes and murders.

* Netflix announced Monday that in 2016 it will release Special Correspondents, an original feature film written and directed by Derek‘s Ricky Gervais. Eric Bana (The Other Boleyn Girl) stars in the film as an arrogant but struggling radio journalist, who fakes front-line war reports from the comfort of his Manhattan hideout.

* A&E has cancelled its new reality show Neighbors With Benefits after just two episodes, Deadline reports. There are currently no plans to run the seven unaired installments, which follow married couples in suburban Ohio as they live a “swinger” lifestyle.

* All My Children vet Cameron Mathison will soon join Entertainment Tonight as a full-time correspondent and weekend co-anchor, TheWrap reports, though his exact start date is unclear.

* TNT has released a two-minute trailer for Season 2 of The Last Ship, premiering Sunday, June 21. Check it out below:

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  1. Tex Mike says:

    I love this show. Can’t wait for the new season.

  2. m3rcnate says:

    John Noble is a perfect fit for Forever, very excited.
    That SyFy synopsis sounds very very generic (and reminds me of the future shown in Continuum) but i’ll give it a shot assuming the trailers look good.
    Dont care about that casting.
    Consider me intrigued by the Netflix shows synopsis (and i love Eric Bana) but idk about Ricky Gervais. Is it going to be funny? Is it going to be serious and preachy?
    Good riddance to another disgusting reality show. The more cancelled the better and here’s hoping the pattern continues of great networks (most online like Netflix & paid like HBO & Showtime) making their own scripted content that is great to watch and dying TV can continue to try to not fall off the side of the cliff using cheap reality tv to get viewers.
    Don’t care about All my Children.
    So excited for The Last Ship! I wonder if that line “Everything we worked for, gone!” is them having lost the cure, which is the writers way of having all of their characters (everyone on the ship) be cured/vaccinated so they cant get it. So that means the characters from the ship can walk anywhere and not get infected (easier to write) but also the cure not exist (because then the show has to be about finding a way to get the cure mass produced instead of battles and wars and fighting and rescuing family). Everything i see the M. Bay shot i feel guilty for loving the show but i cant help it, its a really good show.

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    Can’t wait until June 21st for the new season of The Last Ship. Season One was pure entertainment TV and it feels like a Summer movie blockbuster and who does enjoy a series than executive producer Michael Bay (director of Transformers). Also, so excited to see Cameron Mathison joining the Entertainment Tonight family soon.

  4. DannyJane says:

    John Noble is coming to Forever? CRAP! He has already destroyed 24, Fringe and Sleepy Hollow for me. Now he’s coming to bring his special form of tedium to yet another show I will have enjoyed.