Paramount+ Revives Dave Navarro’s “Ink Master” Tattoo Series

Will Dave Navarro will live to master another day?

Paramount+ is reviving the 53-year-old half-Mexican American guitarist, singer, and songwriter’s long-running reality series Ink Master.

Dave Navarro, Ink Master

The series was cancelled last year at Paramount Network as the cable network refocused its strategy on television movies and mini-series.

But, Paramount+ revealed that it’s looking to bring back the tattoo format, which was previously hosted by Navarro, and build on its 186 episodes. No word on whether he’ll return to the series.

The show, which launched in 2012, sees tattoo artists compete in challenges assessing their tattoo and other artistic skills. Produced by Truly Original, it has had a number of spin-offs including Ink Master: Grudge Match.

Library seasons of Ink Master will also be available on the service.

Cris Cyborg to Defend Her Bellator Title Against Arlene Blencowe Next Month

Cris Cyborg is getting into defensive mode…

The 35-year-old Brazilian-American mixed martial artist, whose real name is Cristiane Justino, is ready for her first Bellator title defense as part of the promotion’s debut on a new network.

Cris Cyborg

Cyborg will put her Bellator women’s featherweight title on the line against Arlene Blencowe on October 15 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, promotion officials have announced.

The card will air in a Thursday night time slot on CBS Sports Network. Bellator had been on Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) since 2013.

Cyborg (22-2, 1 NC), ESPN’s No. 3-ranked pound-for-pound female fighter in the world, won the Bellator title in her last outing, stopping Julia Budd by fourth-round TKO in January.

Cyborg has won two straight after losing the UFC women’s featherweight title to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 in December 2018.

Cyborg departed the UFC after her contract expired last year. She’s one of the most fearsome women’s MMA fighters of all time with 18 KO/TKO finishes in 22 pro wins.

Blencowe (13-7) has won three straight and is coming off a unanimous decision win over UFC veteran Leslie Smith last November. The Australia native has just two MMA losses in the past five years, both to Budd. Blencowe, a 37-year-old boxing veteran, has seven KO/TKOs in 13 pro wins.

Alcon Television Acquires Rights to Diego Gutierrez’s Lucha Libre-Inspired Action Drama “Luchador”

Diego Gutierrez is wrestling with a new project…  

Alcon Television Group has acquired the rights to the Latino editor, writer and director’s Mexican wrestling drama Luchador.

Diego Gutierrez

Written by Gutierrez, thecharacter-driven action drama centers on a fictional, Lucha Libre-inspired city run by colorful gangs of Mexican wrestlers at the brink of tyranny, and the unlikely young wrestler who becomes its champion and savior, both in and out of the ring.

Lucha Libre

Gutierrez will serve as the executive producer alongside Alcon Television Group’s Andrew KosoveBroderick Johnson and Ben Roberts

Roberts brought the project into Alcon, which will take the project to market later this year.

“We are thrilled to work with Diego in this exciting world he has envisioned for these rich characters,” said Kosove and Johnson. “Creatively we see this as ripe ground for many types of stories in many different mediums.”

Gutierrez is best known as the creator and executive producer of the popular Spanish-language Netflix series Monarca starring Irene Azuela and Juan Manuel Bernal

His previous credits include working as a writer and executive producer on From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as Syfy Network’s Warehouse 13 and Paramount Network’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Natalia Cordova-Buckley to Appear on Paramount Network’s Drama “Coyote”

Natalia Cordova-Buckley is headed to the U.S./Mexico border…

The 37-year-old Mexican actress has landed a recurring role opposite Michael Chiklis in CoyoteParamount Network’s one-hour scripted drama series from Emmy-winning executive producer and director Michelle MacLarenDark Horse Entertainmentand Sony Pictures Television.

Natalia Cordova-Buckley

Cordova-Buckley joins a roster of recurring actors that includes Mark FeuersteinKelli WilliamsDaniel MoraEmy Mena, George PullarAmy Forsyth, Ross PhillipsRomina D’UgoBobby Daniel RodriguezJose Pablo Cantilloand Drew Powell.

Written by David GrazianoMichael Carnes and Josh GilbertCoyoteis the story of Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who, after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black-and-white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.

Cordova-Buckley will portray Paloma Zamora, a politically connected socialite connected to the cartel.

Mora will portray Mazo Zamora, older brother of cartel boss, in a power struggle for control over the family business.

Mena will play Maria Elena Flores, a pregnant teenager who finds herself in some trouble.

D’Ugo will play Esme Gallo, an artist in Mexico.

Rodriguez is Lugo Peralta, an HSI Agent.

Cantillo will play Javi Lopez, former partner and best friend to Ben.

MacLaren will direct the pilot and executive produce the series. 

Production on the first season is underway with the series scheduled to premiere on Paramount Network this summer.

Adriana Paz Cast in Paramount Network’s “Coyote”

The huntis over for Adriana Paz.

The 39-year-old Mexican actress and dancer has been cast as a series regular opposite Michael Chiklis and Juan Pablo Raba in Coyote, Paramount Network’s one-hour scripted drama series.

Adriana Paz

Written by David Graziano, Michael Carnes and Josh GilbertCoyote is the story of Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who, after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black-and-white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.

Paz joins a cast of series regulars that includes Kristyan FerrerOctavio PisanoCynthia Kaye McWilliams and Julio Cedillo

Paz will play Silvia, the proprietor of the local taqueria. Ferrer will portray Chayo, a member of the Cartel and has a very personal ax to grind. Pisano will play Sultan, member of the Cartel, he is a second generation Mexican American who has fled to Mexico. McWilliams will portray Holly Vincent, the smart, savvy, and streetwise HSI Agent. Cedillo will play Neto, a seasoned, local cop in a small Mexico town.

The project hails from Emmy-winning executive producer and director Michelle MacLarenDark Horse Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. It’s slated to premiere in 2020.

MacLaren will direct the pilot and executive produce the series. Graziano serves as showrunner. Graziano, Carnes and Gilbert are writers and executive producers. 

Paz’s previous credits include her Ariel Award-winning performance in La Tirisia, as well as roles in Rudo y CursiSpectreHilda and El Autor.

Ferrer, a 24-year-old Mexican actor, previously appeared in Sin Nombre, Ramon and600 Millas.

Pisano previously appeared in New York UndercoveriLove and If Loving You is Wrong.

Cedillo, a 49-year-old Mexican American actor, previously appeared in The Three Burials of Melquiades EstradaSicario and Narcos: Mexico.

Juan Pablo Raba to Star in Paramount Network’s Drama Series “Coyote”

Juan Pablo Raba is on the hunt…

The 42-year-old Colombian actor will star opposite Michael Chiklis in Coyote, Paramount Network’s one-hour scripted drama series from Emmy-winning executive producer and director Michelle MacLarenDark Horse Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television.

Juan Pablo Raba

 

Written by David Graziano, Michael Carnes and Josh GilbertCoyote is the story of Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who, after 32 years as a U.S. Border Patrolagent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black-and-white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.

Raba will play El Catrin, head of a small family cartel in Mexico. El Catrin is something of an anomaly — charming and impeccably dressed, a man of his word who would just as soon invite you to dinner as have you killed for breaking a deal.

Coyoteis slated to premiere in 2020.

Raba recently wrapped production on action-thriller The Minuteman alongside Liam Neeson, from director Robert Lorenzs

On television, Raba is known for his starring role as Ricky Ortiz on the military drama Six, which aired for two seasons on History, and for his role as Gustavo, on Narcos. Raba can be seen in Netflix’s original Colombian series, Distrito Salvaje, in which he stars and also executive produces. He’s also known for his recurring role in the third season of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. His character Joey Gutierrez is the first openly gay hero in the Marvelfranchise. 

Penelope Cruz Earns First Primetime Emmy Awards Nomination

Penelope Cruz will be making a big appearance at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards

The Spanish actress, the winner of anOscar for her performance in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, has earned her first Emmy nomination.

Penelope Cruz

Cruz earned the nod in the Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie category for her performance as Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace in FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace

Meanwhile, Cruz’s onscreen brother Edgar Ramirez picked up his second career Emmy nomination.

The 41-year-old Venezuelan actor, a previous nominee in 2011 for his performance in the French-German biopic series Carlos, is up for Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie for portraying Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace in the The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Ramirez will face-off against Ricky Martin, his on-screen partner in the FX anthology series.

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican actor/singer has earned his first Emmy nomination for portraying Italian fashion model and designer Antonio D’Amico.

Antonio Banderas has earned his second career Emmy nomination…

The 57-year-old Spanish actor, nominated in 2004 for his starring role in And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, is up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance as Pablo Picasso in National Geographic’s anthology series Genius.

Alexis Bledel, who won her first Emmy earlier this year in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category, is nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category for the same role.

The 36-year-old Latina actress earned the nod for portraying Emily / Ofglen / Ofsteveninthe Hulu drama series The Handmaid’s Tale. After guest starring in the first season of the show, Bledel was made a supporting cast member for season two.

John Leguizamo is back in the running for an Emmy nearly 20 years after winning his first Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Programfor his one-man stand-up special John Leguizamo: Freak.

The 53-year-old Colombian actor and stand-up comedian is nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category for his performance in Paramount Network’s Waco.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, an Emmy winner for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, has earned his second career acting nomination.

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row, this time for his appearance on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will honor television’s best shows and performances of the past year.

The awards will be presented in a ceremony on September 17.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Comedy
Atlanta” (FX)
Barry” (HBO)
black-ish” (ABC)
Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
GLOW” (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Best Drama
The Americans” (FX)
The Crown” (Netflix)
Game of Thrones” (HBO)
The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Stranger Things” (Netflix)
This Is Us” (NBC)
Westworld” (HBO)

Best Limited Series
The Alienist” (TNT)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
Genius: Picasso” (National Geographic)
Godless” (Netflix)
Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)

Best Actress, Comedy
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Best Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Bill Hader, “Barry”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Best Actress, Drama
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

Best Actor, Drama
Jason Bateman, “Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Ed Harris, “Westworld”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”
Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

Supporting Actress, Drama
Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown”
Thandie Newton, “Westworld”
Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Supporting Actor, Drama
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Matt Smith, “The Crown”

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”
Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Laurie Metcalf, “Roseanne”
Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”
Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”
Henry Winkler, “Barry”

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie
Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
Laura Dern, “The Tale”
Michelle Dockery, “Godless”
Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”
Regina King, “Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Cult”

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie
Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”
Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”
Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”
John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”
Jesse Plemons, “Black Mirror: USS Callister”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie
Sara Bareilles, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Penélope Cruz, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Judith Light, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Adina Porter, “American Horror Story: Cult”
Merritt Wever, “Godless”
Letitia Wright, “Black Mirror: Black Museum”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie
Jeff Daniels, “Godless”
Brandon Victor Dixon, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”
John Leguizamo, “Waco”
Ricky Martin, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Edgar Ramirez, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower”
Finn Wittrock, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Television Movie
Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)
Fahrenheit 451” (HBO)
“Flint” (Lifetime)
Paterno” (HBO)
The Tale” (HBO)

Variety Sketch Series
At Home With Amy Sedaris” (truTV)
Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
I Love You America with Sarah Silverman” (Hulu)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)

Variety Talk Series
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”(HBO)
“The Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Reality Competition Program
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Reality Host
W. Kamau Bell, “United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell”
Ellen DeGeneres, “Ellen’s Game Of Games”
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”
Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night”
RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Structured Reality Program
“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Fixer Upper” (HGTV)
“Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount Network)
“Queer Eye” (Netflix)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC)

Unstructured Reality Program
Born This Way (A&E)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)
Intervention (A&E)
Naked And Afraid (Discovery Channel)
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)
United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Guest Actress, Drama
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”
Viola Davis, “Scandal”
Kelly Jenrette, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Cherry Jones, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Cicely Tyson, “How To Get Away With Murder”
Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Guest Actor, Drama
F. Murray Abraham, “Homeland”
Cameron Britton, Mindhunter”
Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”
Matthew Goode, “The Crown”
Gerald McRaney, “This Is Us”
Jimmi Simpson, “Westworld”

Guest Actress, Comedy
Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”
Tiffany Haddish, “Saturday Night Live”
Jane Lynch, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place”
Molly Shannon, “Will & Grace”
Wanda Sykes, “black-ish”

Guest Actor, Comedy
Sterling K. Brown, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Bryan Cranston, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Donald Glover, “Saturday Night Live”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Katt Williams, “Atlanta”

Documentary or Nonfiction Series
“American Masters” (PBS)
“Blue Planet II” (BBC America)
“The Defiant Ones” (HBO)
“The Fourth Estate” (Showtime)
“Wild Wild Country” (Netflix)

Animated Program
“Baymax Returns: Big Hero 6: The Series” (Disney XD)
“Bob’s Burgers” (FOX)
“Rick And Morty” (Adult Swim)
“South Park” (Comedy Central)
“The Simpsons” (FOX)

Writing for a Comedy Series
Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley” (“Fifty-One Percent”)
Alec Berg and Bill Hader, “Barry” (“Chapter One: Make Your Mark”)
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (“Alligator Man”)
Stefani Robinson, “Atlanta” (“Barbershop”)
Liz Sarnoff, “Barry” (“Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast And Keep Going”)
Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

Writing for a Drama Series
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, “Game Of Thrones” (“The Dragon And The Wolf”)
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”)
Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg, “The Americans” (“Start”)
Peter Morgan, “The Crown” (“Mystery Man”)
Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“June”)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Killing Eve” (“Nice Face”)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama
William Bridges & Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: USS Callister”
Scott Frank, “Godless”
David Lynch & Mark Frost, “Twin Peaks”
Kevin McManus & Matthew McManus, “American Vandal” (“Clean Up”)
David Nicholls, “Patrick Melrose”
Tom Rob Smith, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“House By The Lake”)

Directing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (“FUBU”)
Bill Hader, “Barry” (“Chapter One: Make Your Mark”)
Hiro Murai, “Atlanta” (“Teddy Perkins”)
Mike Judge, “Silicon Valley” (“Initial Coin Offering”)
Jesse Peretz, “GLOW” (“Pilot”)
Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

Directing for a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (“The Toll”)
Stephen Daldry, “The Crown” (“Paterfamilias”)
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”)
Jeremy Podeswa, “Game Of Thrones” (“The Dragon And The Wolf”)
Daniel Sackheim, “Ozark” (“Tonight We Improvise”)
Kari Skogland, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“After”)
Alan Taylor, “Game Of Thrones” (“Beyond The Wall”)

Directing for a Limited Series
Edward Berger, “Patrick Melrose”
Scott Frank, “Godless”
David Leveaux & Alex Rudzinski, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”
Barry Levinson, “Paterno”
David Lynch, “Twin Peaks”
Ryan Murphy, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“The Man Who Would Be Vogue”)
Craig Zisk, “The Looming Tower” (“9/11”)

Directing for a Variety Series
Andre Allen, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (“Episode 2061”)
Carrie Brownstein, “Portlandia” (“Riot Spray”)
Jim Hoskinson, “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (“Episode 438”)
Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” (“Host: Donald Glover”)
Tim Mancinelli, “The Late Late Show With James Corden” (“Episode 0416”)
Paul Pennolino, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (“Episode 421”)

Howie Dorough & His Backstreet Boys to Perform at This Year’s CMT Music Awards

Howie Dorough is goin’ country…

The 44-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer and his fellow Backstreet Boys group mates  are set to perform at next month’s CMT Music Awards, country music’s fan-voted awards show.

Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys join the lineup along with their “God, Your Mama, and Me” collaborators Florida Georgia Line, as well as country stars Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Dan + Shay and show’s hosts Little Big Town.

There’s no word yet on what song Dorough and the Boys will perform.

Previously announced performers include Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Kelsea Ballerini.

Clarkson will be delivering a performance of her remake of the rock classic “American Woman,” which is the theme of the new Paramount Network series of the same name.

The CMT Awards air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 6 at 8:00 pm ET.

Meanwhile, Backstreet Boys’ new single, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” debuted at No. 32 on Billboards Pop Songs airplay chart. It marks their first hit on the chart since 2007’s “Inconsolable.”

Leguizamo to Star in the Six-Part Branch Davidians-Themed Event Series “Waco”

John Leguizamo is ready to crash and learn…

The 52-year-old actor/comedian will star opposite Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch in Waco, a six-part event series produced by Weinstein Television.

John Leguizamo

Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle and directed by John Erick Dowdle, Waco tells the story of the 51-day 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and David Koresh’s spiritual sect, The Branch Davidians, in Waco, Texas, that resulted in a deadly fire. It explores the true life details leading up to and chronicling the standoff told from several perspectives of those most intimately involved in both sides of the conflict.

Leguizamo will play ATF agent Robert Rodriguez. Rodriguez was sent into Koresh’s Mount Carmel to gather evidence and build a federal case against the Branch Davidians but forged a bond with the people inside.

Set to air on Paramount Network in 2018, production will begin on Waco next month in Santa Fe, NM.

Leguizamo was most recently cast in a co-starring role opposite Allison Miller in ABC’s drama pilot Salamander. He also recently co-starred on the Netflix drama series Bloodline and reprised his roles in the latest installments of the John Wick and Ice Age movie franchises.

“We are thrilled to have John in this part. He brings phenomenal range and authenticity to everything he does,” says Ted Gold, Senior Vice President, Scripted Original Series for Paramount. “The role of Robert Rodriguez is little known, but utterly fascinating as he was the only undercover agent to infiltrate David Koresh’s compound.”

Spike TV Renews Navarro’s “Ink Master” for a 10th Season

There’s more Ink in Dave Navarro’s future…

Spike TV has renewed its hit Ink Master, featuring the 49-year-old part-Mexican American musician as host and one of the judges, for a 10th season.

Dave Navarro

The announcement comes ahead of the tattoo-competition series’ Season 9 summer premiere.

Ink Master has received a 16-episode order and will go into production later this year for premiere on the rebranded Paramount Network in 2018.

Each week, Ink Master puts artists through a series of tattoo challenges that not only test the artists’ technical skills but also their on-the-spot creativity, as they must create and execute an original tattoo on a “human canvas.” After every challenge, the contestants face a panel made up of Navarro, a founding member of Jane’s Addiction, and tattoo artists Chris Nunez (Miami Ink) and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo).

“I’m so pleased to see Ink Master reach a milestone 10th season as it continues to be a great ratings driver for the network,” said Chachi Senior, SVP Original Programming, Spike. “The franchise has shown such amazing growth with our female audience that it is a natural progression to launch a female-fronted stand-alone competition, as well.”

Season 9 of Ink Master debuts this June.