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TVRage Bulletin: Rita Moreno Joins ‘Old Soul,’ Limited Series Adds Maggie Q & More!

 

TVRage Bulletin: Rita Moreno Joins ‘Old Soul,’ Limited Series Adds Maggie Q & More!

 

In addition to all of the other news we’ve been reporting, here are a few entertainment and TV headlines you might have missed:

-The legendary Rita Moreno is joining Amy Poehler’s NBC pilot ‘Old Soul,’ where she’ll co-star opposite Natasha Lyonne. The single-camera comedy centers around Lyonne’s Nadia, who owns a business caring for the elderly, while Moreno will play one of Nadia’s clients, Rita, “a sexy old gal and a ball of joy.”

-'Nikita’s badass leading lady Maggie Q has landed the lead role in the limited series ‘Red Flag,’ Deadline reports. Q will play Ching Shih, “a beautiful young Chinese prostitute who goes on to become one of history’s most powerful pirates and head of the most successful crime syndicate in China.”

-The ABC pilot ‘Warriors’ has cast Eloise Mumford (‘The River,’ ‘Lone Star’) in the leading role. Inspired by the Walter Reed Military Medical Center, the project centers around military doctors and nurses practicing medicine.

-Entertainment Weekly exclusively reports that Wilco’s frontman Jeff Tweedy is heading to Pawnee. The singer joins ‘Parks and Recreation’ as the former lead singer of a band called ‘Land Ho!’ His episode is slated for the spring.

-TV Land’s pilot ‘Younger’ has recently added Debi Mazar, Deadline reports. Mazar will play Maggie, best friend to Sutton Foster’s Liza. In other TV news, Mazar will also star in the upcoming ‘Entourage’ movie.


Details
Show:
- Old Soul
- Red Flag
- Warriors (2014)
- Parks and Recreation
- Younger
- Entourage
Person:
- Rita Moreno
- Maggie Q
- Eloise Mumford
- Jeff Tweedy
- Debi Mazar
Network:
- NBC
- ABC
- TVland

Written by: Allyson Koerner
Feb 9th, 2014, 7:07 am

Images courtesy of Angela Weiss/Getty Images North America

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