Posted by on 19 October 2016 with Comments Off on Morena Baccarin Set for Jason Katims’ ‘Mating’ Pilot at Showtime

via The Hollywood Reporter:

Morena Baccarin is returning to Showtime.

The former Homeland star has signed on for the pay cabler’s comedic anthology pilot Mating, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Executive produced by Friday Night Lights and Parenthood boss Jason Katims, Mating centers on recently divorced Jay (Taran Killam), who married young and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up. If picked up to series, each season will focus on a different protagonist’s journey through modern dating and relationships.

Baccarin will guest-star in the pilot as an old friend of Jay’s. The cast also includes Jim Belushi, who will play Jay’s dad and business partner, and Amy Seimetz (The Girlfriend Experience), who will play Lexi, Jay’s former step-sister.

Stu Zicherman (The Affair) wrote the pilot, which will be directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins). The two will exec produce with Katims and his producing partner, Michelle Lee. Showtime, Universal TV and True Jack Productions will produce the half-hour.

Baccarin earned an Emmy nomination for her performance in Homeland, on which she starred for the drama’s first three seasons. In addition to her series regular role on Gotham, her credits include Deadpool, Firefly and V. She is repped by UTA and Seven Summits Pictures & Management.

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Posted by on 17 March 2016 with Comments Off on Gotham Renewed for Season 3

via TV Insider:

Fox has ordered a 22-episode third season of Gotham.

“It takes a very special team to tell the tales of Gotham,” said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, in a statement. “For the past two seasons, [executive producers] Bruno [Heller], Danny [Cannon] and John [Stephens] have masterfully honored the mythology of Gotham. and brought it to life with depth, emotion and memorable high drama. This incredibly talented cast has redefined these iconic characters for a new generation, and we couldn’t be more proud of this show.”

Per Fox, Gotham is averaging nine million total viewers across multi-platforms. It also “ranks among this season’s Top 10 entertainment programs overall among Men 18-49, and places among the season’s Top 5 broadcast dramas among Men 18-49 and Men 18-34.”

Gotham is the latest Fox drama to get the official renewal for next season: Bones was renewed for a 12th (and final) season; Scream Queens and Empire were also given early renewals.

Gotham airs Mondays at 8/7c on Fox.

Posted by on 11 March 2016 with 2 Comments

via People:

Gotham City’s population has grown by one!

Gotham costars Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin welcomed their first child together, a daughter, on Wednesday, March 2.

“Morena and Ben are so happy to welcome baby girl Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan,” their reps confirm to USA Today. “All are happy and healthy and appreciate the well-wishes.”

The Deadpool actress, who is already mother to 2-year-old son Julius with estranged husband Austin Chick, recently spoke to PEOPLE about pregnancy the second time around.

“I’m definitely less nervous, but it goes by a lot quicker because you’re chasing after a toddler,” she told reporters. “There is not a lot of resting going on. I don’t feel worse, it’s just been very different.”

Luckily Baccarin, 36, was well cared for — at work and at home.

“Ben’s the sweetest,” the actress told PEOPLE. “It’s very nice to work with your significant other, especially when you’re pregnant because you know you’ll get some extra TLC and get taken care of.”

For his part, McKenzie, 37, was ready for the good, the bad — and the stinky.

“[Being a father] is something I’ve wanted for a long time,” McKenzie told PEOPLE at the Gotham premiere the night before Frances’ arrival. “I’m excited about all of it, poop, diapers and everything!”

During a recent appearance on the Tonight Show, Baccarin told Jimmy Fallon that she was ready to be done with pregnancy.

“It’s a wonderful thing, but get it out,” she joked. “Let’s get on with our lives. There’s things to do, people to see.”

Congratulations to Morena and Ben!

Posted by on 9 March 2016 with Comments Off on Morena Baccarin reads Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight

via Entertainment Weekly

It’s a big day for fans of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters: Lady Midnight, Book One in the new Dark Artifices series, was released on Tuesday. A new Shadowhunters novel is exciting on its own, but even better, the audiobook scored Deadpool and Gotham actress Morena Baccarin as its narrator.

EW reveals an exclusive excerpt from Lady Midnight’s audiobook, below — and beneath that, listen to a clip from an interview with Baccarin about the recording.