Planted Nancy Drew spinoff Tom Swift gets his own JARVIS: LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek: The Next Generation) will provide the voice of Barclay, Tom Swift’s staunch AI companion and tenacious mentor, in Backdoor Pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.
Tian Richards (as Mary Jane) plays a role in the potential offshoot as a billionaire inventor, who is transported into a world of science fiction conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father. In the episode of Nancy Drew (The CW, 9 / 8c) this Wednesday, Tom plunges into one of Nancy’s investigations, an event that Nancy interprets as supernatural and that Tom believes is cosmically paranormal.
Barclay is described as “Tom’s hype man, Tom’s confidante and Tom’s friend – with a surprising depth of emotion and a journey of his own.”
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* FXX commissioned the animated comedy Little Demon to follow a reluctant mother (voiced by Aubrey Plaza) and her anti-Christian daughter (Lucy DeVito) who try to lead a normal Delaware life 13 years after Delaware impregnated Mom lead devil (Danny DeVito).
* Jamie Bell (TURN: Washington’s Spies) will star alongside Elisabeth Moss in the Apple TV + drama Shining Girls, which is about “a female reporter (Moss) who survives a brutal attack only to find that she is her reality changes when she chases her attacker, “Hollywood Reporter. Bell will play a mysterious loner with a surprising connection to Moss’ character.
* Season four of MTV’s Jersey Shore Family Vacation continues on Thursday June 3rd at 8 / 7c. In the new episodes, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will return, who officially left at the end of the third season.
* Usher will host and perform during the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will air on Fox on Thursday, May 27th at 8pm.
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