TVLine Items: Parker Posey Gets Lost in Space, Empire Adds Nia Long and More

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Lost in Space has found a new cast member in Parker Posey.

The actress has joined the cast of Netflix’s reboot of the classic 1960s sci-fi series, our sister site Deadline reports. Posey will play Dr. Smith, the bumbling scientist played by Jonathan Harris in the original series.

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Toby Stephens (Black Sails) and Molly Parker (House of Cards) have already been cast in the lead roles of John and Maureen Robinson in the Netflix remake, which is currently scheduled for a 2018 debut.

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* Empire has added Nia Long as a recurring guest star on the current third season, per Deadline. Long, who just starred in ABC’s short-lived Uncle Buck remake, will play Vegas club owner Giuliana, who butts heads with Cookie as she tries to secure a deal with Empire.

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* The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons will executive-produce a royalty-themed comedy for Freeform, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The single-camera project centers on the fictional country of Andova, where the king’s just-discovered illegitimate son snatches the keys to the kingdom away from the king’s daughter.

* Cartoon Network’s hit franchise The Powerpuff Girls is headed to Hulu, the streaming service announced Tuesday. Episodes from both the original 1998 series and the current reboot will stream exclusively on Hulu, starting in 2017; a selection of classic Powerpuff Girls episodes are available to stream now.

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