ICYMI: Al Pacino as Joe Paterno; ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7 Announced; A&E Announces New O.J. Simpson Doc; & More TV News

HBO releases a first look at Al Pacino as Joe Paterno for an upcoming original movie based on the Penn State football sex scandal. [Huffington Post]

HBO and Russell Simmons eyeing Chance The Rapper as host of a Def Poetry Jam reboot called All Def Poetry. [Deadline]

ABC announced they will have a live after show with the cast of Descendants 2 immediately following the premiere on July 21. [Deadline]

Starz releases a new trailer for the third season of Outlander, which will premiere September 10. [Variety]

 


David Straitham signs on for the next season of Syfy’s space drama The Expanse. [Deadline]

 

NBC casts Alec Baldwin in the 2018 production of A Few Good Men Live. [Variety]

 

Starz is developing a drama series based on Mariah Carey and her rise to fame. [Deadline]

Season 7 of Once Upon A Time has been slated for October 6 on ABC. [Deadline]

Comedy Central prepares to cancel @Midnight with Chris Hardwick. The final episode will air August 4th. [Variety]

HBO releases teaser photos for the second episode of the new season of Game of Thrones, which most notably shows the first direct conversation between Littlefinger and Jon Snow as well as Ellaria in a room with Daenerys, Tyrion and Yara Greyjoy. [Hollywood Reporter]

Ryan Murphy announced Lena Dunham will be joining the cast of American Horror Story for season seven, though no details on her character have been revealed yet. [Bustle]

A&E announced the August 15  return of their hit docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath. [Deadline]

Ryan Seacrest has signed on to host more American Idol as the singing competition finds a new home on ABC. [Hollywood Reporter]

 

Forest Whitaker added to the Empire cast for multiple-episode character arc. [Hollywood Reporter]

 

D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, aka the team behind Game of Thrones, is teaming up again with HBO for their first project post-Game of Thrones, which will be a war drama called Confederate. [Hollywood Reporter]

 

On the day of his parole hearing, A&E announced a new O.J. Simpsons documentary called Guilty: The Conviction of O.J. Simpson. [Entertainment Weekly]

FX announces the official title for season 7 of  American Horror Story is American Horror Story: Cult. [Variety]