TV Quick Hits: ‘Lucifer,’ ‘The Magicians’ season 2 scoop; ‘The Late Show’ goes live again

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Prepare for more live “Late Show” – Clearly, CBS was rather fond of what they got when they decided to do a live broadcast of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

The network announced on Wednesday (the same day as their TCA Summer Press Tour event) that there will be three additional live editions of the series, much in the same way that we saw them after the conventions earlier this summer. There will be one on September 26 after the first Presidential debate, and then on October 4 following the Vice-Presidential debate. Meanwhile, there will be another on October 19 after the third Presidential debate. There will be one Presidential debate in between without a live show, with the reason being that the debate is airing on a Sunday. (Well, let’s at least hope these debates happen given some initial opposition to the scheduling…)

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“The Magicians” casting – Per a report from Deadline, “American Dreams” alum Arlen Escarpeta has been cast in a recurring role as Prince Ess, the ruler of Loria and someone described as being “handsome” and “rugged.” The show is expanding its universe in the second season, and this is further evidence of that.

Lucifer” casts Charisma Carpenter – According to Entertainment Weekly, be prepared to see the actress in the fifth episode of the second season. Her role is Jamie Lee Adrienne, a one-time Playmate with a history of hard partying and being the center of attention. She is married to a former action star, and there could be a few mysteries with this character that extend beyond the initial description.

The second season premieres later this fall.

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