Oliver De Los Santos to Star in Peacock’s “Punky Brewster” Pilot

Oliver De Los Santos is punking out…

The Latino actor has been cast as a series regular opposite Quinn CopelandLauren DonzisNoah Cottrell and Soleil Moon Frye, in Peacock‘s Punky Brewster reboot pilot from UCP and Universal Television.

Oliver De Los Santos

In the multicamera/hybrid continuation of the iconic 80s sitcom about a bright young girl raised by a foster dad, Punky (Frye) is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy (Copeland), a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self.

Copeland’s Izzy is a street-smart, headstrong and adorable Punky-like girl for a new generation. Recently abandoned by her mother, Izzy tries to hide her vulnerability, but finds a kindred spirit in Punky (Frye). Donzis will play Hannah, Punky’s fashion-forward teenage daughter, who often feels like she’s the parent and Punky’s the kid. De Los Santos as Daniel and Cottrell as Diego will play Punky’s adopted sons, who are 10 and 12 years old, respectively. Even though they are brothers, they are complete opposites except when it comes to annoying their older sister, Hannah (Donzis).

In addition to Frye, they join previously announced cast Freddie Prinze Jr. and Cherie Johnson, reprising her role from the original series.

Produced by UCP and Universal Television, Punky Brewster is written and executive produced by Steveand Jim Armogida. Frye will also serve as executive producer. Jonathan Judge is directing and executive producing the pilot.

The original series, created by David W. Duclon, ran for four seasons from 1984-1988, two on NBC and two in syndication.De Los Santos is set to star in the feature film Occupation: Rainfall and will play the lead role in the upcoming feature film Home PlateHe also stars in the web series Junior Executive.

Freddie Prinze Jr. to Star in the CW’s Untitled Nancy Drew Pilot

Freddie Prinze Jr.is reporting for (daddy) duty…

The 43-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor has been cast as a lead opposite Kennedy McMann in the CW’s untitled Nancy Drew pilot inspired by the classic mysteries about the brilliant young sleuth. 

Freddie Prinze Jr.

The project hails from Josh Schwartzand Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empireand CBS Television Studios.

Written/executive produced by Noga Landau, Schwartz and Savage and directed by Larry Teng, the untitled Nancy Drew project centers on 18-year-old Nancy Drew (McMann) and is set in the summer after her high school graduation. She thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.

Prinze will play Nancy’s dad, Carson Drew, a dynamic attorney who has become estranged from Nancy following the recent death of his beloved wife. But his attempts to reconnect with his daughter run aground when Nancy’s murder investigation reveals unsettling secrets from Carson’s own past.

In the 2007 movie starring Emma Robertsas Nancy Drew, Carson Drew was played by Tate Donovan.

In addition to McMann and Prinze Jr., Tunji KasimLeah LewisMaddison Jaizaniand Alex Saxonare set as series regulars in the pilot.

Prinze Jr. recently wrapped shooting a role as one of the two male leads on the CBScomedy pilotI Mom So Hard from former2 Broke Girlsexecutive producer Michelle NaderRob Thomasand Warner Bros. Television

His other recent television credits include voice roles in Star Wars Rebels and Robot Chicken.

Disney XD Renews Prinze’s “Star Wars Rebels”

There’s more rebelling in Freddie Prinze Jr.’s future…

Disney XD has ordered a fourth season of the praised animated series Star Wars Rebels, featuring the voice work of the 40-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

From Lucasfilm, the series kicked off fourteen years after the fall of the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and the rise of the Galactic Empire. A motley group of rebels unite aboard a freighter starship called the Ghost and conduct covert operations against the Imperial garrison on and around the planet Lothal and on other planets in the galaxy.

Production is underway for premiere later this fall. Further details will be revealed during Star Wars Celebration in Orlando next month, according to the network.

Currently in its third season, Star Wars Rebels was Disney XD’s No.1 series in Total Viewers and its No.1 animated series across key kid and boy demos in 2016. The series also generated more than 60 million consumer engagements across digital platforms.

In addition to Prinze Jr., who voices the character of Kanan Jarrus, the Season 3 voice cast includes Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, Sam Witwer as Maul, Tom Baker as Bendu and Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn.

“The team behind Star Wars Rebels delivers epic storytelling that has captivated fans of all ages across the globe,” said Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD. “We’re excited to continue sharing the journey of these fan-favorite Rebels with our audience in the fall.”

Prinze Jr. to Host USA Network’s Competition Series “First Impressions”

Freddie Prinze Jr. is ready to make a new impression

The 40-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor will host USA Network’s weekly half-hour unscripted competition series First Impressions, featuring Saturday Night Live alum Dana Carvey.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Carvey serves as an “expert-in-residence” on the series that pits America’s best amateur impressionists against one another in a battle of celebrity impressions. Each week the studio audience crowns a winner.

Along with Carvey and Prinze, contestants will be coached through a variety of challenges by the likes of  Steve Carell, Jay Leno, Kevin Nealon, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tom Arnold, Jon Lovitz and Kate Flannery.

The series is set to premiere on Tuesday, May 10, at 10:30 pm ET.

Prinze previously hosted WWE Raw.

Disney XD Renews Prinze Jr.’s Lucasfilm-Produced Animated Series “Star Wars Rebels”

Freddie Prinze Jr. is releasing a Rebels yell…

Disney XD has renewed Star Wars Rebels, which features the 39-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor as part of the voice cast, for Season 3, with production already underway and a plan to air new episodes of the Lucasfilm-produced animated series in 2016.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

The series, which follows a ragtag group of heroes that dare to strike back against Imperial forces, is an original tale based on the Star Wars films that in its first two seasons has incorporated classic characters from the movies while introducing new heroes and villains.

Coincidentally, the rebooted feature film franchise Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18.

The renewal news was announced this morning on Star Wars mothership StarWars.com.

“We’re very proud of our incredibly creative Rebels team,” Lucasfilm SVP Development Kiri Hart said in the announcement. “The show continues to tell fun, heartfelt, exciting new Star Wars stories week after week, and it’s beloved by fans of all ages. Season 3 will see our rebel heroes face new obstacles and find new allies in their fight against the Empire.”

Star Wars Rebels ranks as Disney XD’s No. 2 series in total viewers (1.3 million), kids 6-11, boys 6-11 and boys 2-11, and is the channel’s No. 1 program in adults 18-49 and men 18-49.

Star Wars Rebels is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg and Carrie Beck.

The Season 2 voice cast includes Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray, Ashley Eckstein, Dee Bradley Baker, David Oyelowo and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Bridges Joins the Cast of the CW’s “Pretty Little Liars”

Chloe Bridges is one pretty little liar

The 22-year-old half-Honduran American actress has booked a recurring role on the ABC Family drama Pretty Little Liars, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Chloe Bridges

Bridges, who co-starred in The CW‘s The Carrie Diaries as Donna Ladonna, will portray Sydney Driscoll, the newest member of the swim team, who befriends Emily (Shay Mitchell).

She’ll appear in multiple episodes of Pretty Little Liar‘s upcoming fifth run, first in the third episode of the season.

Bridges, who was a series regular on both seasons of The Carrie Diaries — the fate of which remains on the bubble at The CW — has appeared in features Mantervention, Queen Freak and Nightlight, and as a series regular on ABC‘s short-lived Freddie Prinze, Jr.-starrer Freddie.

Her television credits include episodes of New Girl, Suburgatory, 90210 and George Lopez.

Pretty Little Liars returns for its fifth season on June 10.

Prinze Jr. to Guest Star on Lifetime’s “Witches of East End”

Freddie Prinze Jr. will be bewitching television audiences this fall…

The 37-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor will be guest starring in an episode of the upcoming Lifetime drama Witches of East End, in a part that will reunite him with his former Freddie co-star Madchen Amick.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Prinze Jr. will portrayLeo Wingate, a gallant and sweetly shy entomologist who falls head over heels for Wendy Beauchamp (Amick). Prinze Jr.’s character is said to specialize in rare and exotic insects, and he soon begins to wonder whether Wendy is more interested in his body or his bugs.

He’s set to guest star in the new series’ fourth episode, with more appearances possible.

On Freddie, a 2005-06 ABC comedy which starred and was created by Prinze Jr., Amick played the sister-in-law of the title character. Following the cancellation of that show, Prinze’s next high-profile TV gig was on Fox’s 24, where he played Cole Ortiz during the eighth season.

Recently, Prinze Jr. also booked a guest spot on the season premiere of Bones.

Witches of East End will premiere on Sunday, October 6 at 10:00 pm.

Prinze Jr. to Guest Star on Fox’s “Bones”

No bones about it… Freddie Prinze Jr. is heading back to primetime television.

The 37-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor has signed on to guest star on the upcoming ninth season of Bones.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

His stint on Fox’s crime comedy-drama series marks his first TV role since an appearance in a 2010 episode of Psych.

Prinze will portray covert CIA agent Danny, an old associate of Booth’s (David Boreanaz) who has an interest in Booth and Brennan’s murder investigation in the Sept. 16 premiere episode.

Although he’s only scheduled to appear in one episode, there is potential for Prinze to return later in the season, according to TV Line, who first reported the news of his casting.

Aside from his short-lived ABC sitcom Freddie, Prinze’s past TV credits include arcs on 24 and Boston Legal.

Prinze married Sarah Michelle Gellar in 2002 and the couple have two children together, Charlotte, 3, and Rocky, 10 months old.

Bones returns for its ninth season on Monday, September 16 at 8:00 pm on Fox.

Prinze, Jr. & Wife Welcome Their Second Child

It appears the Prinze name will go on for another generation…

Freddie Prinze Jr. and wife Sarah Michelle Gellar welcomed a baby boy in Los Angeles this past week, Us Weekly reports.

Sarah Michell Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.

“Mother and baby are doing great,” her rep tells the magazine. “And Charlotte is VERY excited to be a big sister.”

The couple has not released a name for the new addition yet.

The 36-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor and Geller, 35, first met on the set of the 1997 thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer and have been married for 10 years. The couple welcomed daughter Charlotte in September 2009.

Prinze, the star of teen films like She’s All That, appeared on the final season of 24 and USA’s Psych.

Gellar, best known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, most recently starred in The CW‘s Ringer.

Prinze Jr. May Be Returning to Television Next Season

Freddie Prinze Jr. could be heading back to television in the near future…

The 36-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor, who starred in ABC’s short-lived Freddie back in 2005-2006, has joined the cast of an untitled comedy pilot for NBC.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

The single-camera project centers on Agnes (Sarah Wright), a shy, focused woman who, after being dumped by her fiancé Noah (Prinze), leans on her co-workers at Pharmville to help her come out of her shell and plot her revenge.

Prinze’s character Noah also works at Pharmville, but he’s worked his way up from “lab rat” to the corporate office. Engaged to Agnes for two years, and romantically involved for four, he has decided to break up with her because his new job has suddenly given him the chance to be new Noah, and new Noah is about easy laughs and good times. He’s ready to come out of his nerd shell, and part of that shell is Agnes.

In addition to Wright, Prinze also joins the previously cast actors Mena Suvari and Kyle Howard.

Following Freddie, Prinze had guest-starring roles on 24 and Psych.