TV briefs: New 'Tom and Jerry Show'

The Fresno BeeMarch 31, 2014 

The war resumes: The famous cat and mouse duo is back in an all-new series, "The Tom and Jerry Show," premiering at 5:30 p.m. April 9 on the Cartoon Network.

Comprised of two 11-minute elements, each episode will feature Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse plotting against each other — with Tom's determination matched only by Jerry's own cleverness in evading capture. But this time the cartoon mayhem will not be limited to only Tom and Jerry's familiar suburban setting. In "The Tom and Jerry Show," the title characters' nonstop game of cat and mouse will expand to also include more fantastic worlds, from a witch's cabin to a mad scientist's lab.

Return of the dead: BBC America's zombie six-part miniseries, "In The Flesh," returns for a second season at 10 p.m. May. 10. Dominic Mitchell, reignites the world of teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), a PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferer who continues in his struggle to find acceptance.

Even more dead: El Rey Network, the cable channel founded by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, has ordered a sophomore season of the network's first scripted original, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series."

Based on the cult classic film of the same name, Season Two will be comprised of 13 hour-long episodes and will be shot in Austin, Texas, home to the filmmaker's Troublemaker Studios. Marking Rodriguez's first foray into television, the program premiered in the US on El Rey Network on March 11.

New face: Perrey Reeves ("Entourage") has been tapped as a recurring guest star in USA Network's globe-trotting espionage series, "Covert Affairs," when it returns this summer for its fifth season. The series stars Fresno's Christopher Gorham.

Reeves will star as Caitlyn — the smart, confident COO at McQuaid Security, Ryan McQuaid's (Nic Bishop) private military company.

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