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Mar 1, 2013

TV Show News: DEXTER, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, DOWNTON ABBEY, MAGIC CITY, UNDER THE DOME, ARCHER, THE SELECTION, OXYGEN, THE HUNDRED, 90210, INHUMAN

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Dexter, American Horror Story, Downton Abbey, Magic City, Under The Dome, Archer, The Selection, Oxygen, The Hundred, 90210, and Inhuman have all made recent film and TV news. You will find a table of contents below so that you can quickly navigate to the movie and TV you want to read about quickly.

* Rhys Coiro joins Dexter‘s cast for its eight season.
* Kathy Bates’ role American Horror Story is teased.
* Downton Abbey loses a maid.
* Magic City: Season 2 gets a featurette.
* Under the Dome starts production
* Archer gets renewed for a fifth season.
* The Selection finds its princess.
* Oxygen gets a new cast member.
* The Hundred gains new cast members.
* 90210 has been cancelled.
* Inhuman casts pivotal android role.

Dexter

Rhys Coiro has been tapped to guest star in an episode of the Showtime serial killer drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

He’ll play a tough bail jumper that Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) is tracking in the upcoming eighth and potentially final season of the Michael C. Hall starrer.

American Horror Story

“Oh, Kathy’s never [played] someone this bad,” Ryan Murphy revealed to TVLine with a laugh at PaleyFest Wednesday night, where he was honored with the event’s inaugural Icon Award. “Her [character] is a bad, bad woman!”

While most details surrounding the acclaimed actress’ buzzy new role are being kept under wraps, Murphy couldn’t help but raise fans’ expectations just a teensy bit more by promising that Bates’ Horror Story nemesis is “five times worse than [her] Misery character — which is why she liked it.

“When I pitched this to Kathy, her mouth was drop-jawed because what I was pitching actually happened,” Murphy continued. “It’s a true event… You’ll see. It’s some good stuff.”

“Jessica told me in Season 1 that Kathy was a huge fan of the show, so I just put that in the back of my mind,” the prolific producer explained. “When we were crafting this season, I found this character — a true-life character — so I called Kathy and said, ‘I don’t know if you want to do TV again, but I’ve got this character…’ She said, ‘I love you and I love the show. Lemme think for two weeks’ — and then she called me in an hour and said, ‘I love it! I’ll do it!’ It was great.”

Downton Abbey

On the heels of the back-to-back departures of Jessica Brown Findlay (Sybil) and Dan Stevens (Matthew), now word comes that Siobhan Finneran — who has played wretched maid Sarah O’Brien since the show’s launch — will not be back for the PBS smash’s upcoming fourth season.

Magic City

Under the Dome

Thursday, Feb. 28 – Production has commenced today in Wilmington, N.C. for CBS’s new summer series, UNDER THE DOME. Acclaimed director Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) is directing the first episode.

UNDER THE DOME, which premieres Monday, June 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS, is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel about a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent dome.
UNDER THE DOME stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy and Aisha Hinds.

UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the television adaptation, will serve as executive producers.

Archer

This just in: @fxnetworks orders a 13-episode fifth season of @archerfx!

— TVGuideMagazine (@TVGuideMagazine) February 27, 2013

The Selection

Celia Massingham has landed a lead role opposite Yael Grobglas in the CW drama The Selection…Massingham will play Celeste, a young woman competing in The Selection to become wife of Prince Maxon (Michael Malarkey) and future queen.

Oxygen

Grey Damon has joined the CW’s drama pilot Oxygen, which centers on Emery (Aimee Teegarden), a teen girl who falls in love with an alien boy, one of nine of his kind integrated into a suburban high school. Damon plays Grayson, who has a crush on Emery. Malese Jow and Titus Makin Jr. also star.

The Hundred

Eliza Taylor and Marie Avgeropoulos have both landed roles on the pilot, a post-apocalyptic drama about 100 juvenile delinquents that are sent from the remnants of the multi-ringed space stations that are all that left of humanity to the surface of a wildly changed Earth as a test for recolonization. Taylor is set as Clarke (“smarter than she is pretty, but not by much”), their de facto medic who knows the truth behind their mission; while Avgeropoulos is on board as Octavia Black (“strikingly beautiful”), Bellamy’s (Bob Morley) illegally born sister. Director Bharat Nalluri and writer Jason Rothenberg are behind the Warner Bros. Television-based hour, which also stars Eli Goree and Henry Ian Cusick.

90210

[The CW] network has decided to end the rebooted series in May after five seasons.

The closure-filled series finale is set to air on Monday, May 13.

Inhuman

Actor Michael Ealy has landed the pivotal role in the network’s untitled pilot from Fringe‘s J.H. Wyman.

The action-drama is set in not-too-distant future Los Angeles where cops are paired with android partners. Ealy plays Dorian, a mechanical officer who understands humanity more than his human partner (not yet cast).

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Source: Spoilertv (1, 2, 3, 4), Hollywoodreporter, Deadline,  Tvline (1, 2), CBS