Anthony Ruivivar to Star on Disney+’s Television Series Reboot of Tom Hanks’ “Turner & Hooch”

Anthony Ruivivar is about to Turner up on Disney+

The 49-year-old part-Spanish American actor has been cast as a series regular on Turner & Hooch, Disney+’s reboot of the classic 1989 buddy-cop comedy feature.

Anthony Ruivivar

The television series, which has a 12-episode order, hails from Matt Nix and 20th Century Television.

Ruivivar joins the previously cast Josh Peck, Lyndsy Fonseca, Carra Patterson and Vanessa Lengies.

Other new additions to the cast include Brandon Jay McLaren and Jeremy Maguire as series regulars, and Becca Tobin as a recurring actor.

Like the movie, the hourlong series centers on Scott Turner (Peck), who now is a U.S. marshal — versus the police detective played by Tom Hanks in the film. When the ambitious, buttoned-up marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the pet he didn’t want may be the partner he needs.

Ruivivar will play US Marshall Chief James Clark, Scott Turner’s boss. Chief Clark respects Scott, but is very uncomfortable around Scott’s new dog, the slobbery Hooch, who is actually quite fond of the Chief. However, when Hooch helps solve a case, Chief Clark has a change of heart and bends the rules to allow him to receive K-9 training.

Nix is the Turner & Hooch series writer/executive producer. Josh Levy is co-executive producer. 20th Century Fox Television, part of Disney Television Studios, is the studio.

Ruivivar can most recently be seen in a recurring role on Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House. Other credits include Frequency, American Horror Story and Hawaii Five-O and the features The Adjustment Bureau, Tropic Thunder and High Art among others.

Milian to Star Opposite John Stamos in Fox’s Comedy Pilot “Grandpa”

Christina Milian is ready for an ancestral project…

The 33-year-old Afro-Cuban American singer and star of her own E! reality series has landed a lead role opposite John Stamos and Josh Peck in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Grandpa.

Christina Milian

From ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox Television, the project centers on Jimmy (Stamos), a charismatic longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s a father — and a grandfather.

Peck plays Gerald, the son Jimmy didn’t know he had – a sweet unemployed techie who is himself the proud and surprisingly capable father of a two-year-old daughter, the product of a one-night stand with the sexy Vanessa (Milian), described as a hip, hot mess. Just when she seems to be warming up to Gerald at least, she meets Jimmy — and is instantly attracted to this older, cooler man, a complication that doesn’t bode well for Gerald.

Grandpa was written by Danny Chun.

Milian’s previous television acting credits include appearances on A Gifted Man, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Meet the Browns and Smallville.

Alonso Prepares to Shake His Groove Thing…

Laz Alonso is ready to bust a groove on the big screen…

The 37-year-old Cuban actor has been cast in “Planet B Boy,” a music-themed drama based on the award-winning documentary “Planet B-Boy.”
Laz Alonso to star in b-boy film

That documentary, released in 2007, shined a spotlight on the international world of b-boying, commonly referred to as breakdancing in the United States.  While it may not be as popular as it was back in the 1980s in the U.S., the street dance continues to thrive in places like Japan, South Korea and France.

In this new film—co-starring Josh Holloway, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz and Chris Brown—an all-star American b-boy crew trains to compete in France at the Battle of the Year (BOTY) International Championships. After a decade of defeat, the crew and their coach must go up against the best b-boys in the world: the Koreans, the Russians and the French who have dominated the original American dance form for the last 10
years.”

Directed by Benson Lee, the movie will be filmed in Los Angeles and Montpellier, France.

Alonso previously starred in “Jumping the Broom,” “Fast & Furious” and “Just Wright.”