Fox’s pilot season just turned the power on.
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.
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* 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.
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* 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.