Search This Blog

vrijdag 10 februari 2012

Ricky Martin to return to 'Glee'?

Ricky Martin to return to 'Glee'?

Ricky Martin could return to Glee in the future, reports have suggested.

The musician could become a recurring character or even a series regular on the Fox show, TV Line reports.

Martin appeared in this week's episode as Spanish night class teacher David Martinez.

At the end of the instalment, David became McKinley High's Spanish teacher after Will (Matthew Morrison) decided to switch to history instead.

"We hope to have [Martin] fly in and tape when he can," a source claimed. "He loves the show and his character and wants to do it."

The reports have suggested that Martin could appear in Glee again in spring.

Glee airs on Tuesdays at 8/7c on Fox. The third season will resume in the UK on March 1 on Sky1.

Graham Norton, Keith Lemon confirmed as 'Let's Dance' judges

Graham Norton, Keith Lemon confirmed as 'Let's Dance' judges

The lineup for the first Let's Dance for Sport Relief heat has been revealed.

Steve Jones and Alex Jones return to host the BBC One charity fundraiser reality series, which features celebs performing popular dance routines, on Saturday, February 18.

Graham Norton, Keith Lemon and Inbetweeners star Greg Davies are the judges in the first episode.

Meanwhile, The Voice UK coach Jessie J and X Factor's JLS are confirmed as special guests.

The celebrities competing in the dance contest this week are Shooting Stars duo Angelos Epithemiou and Ulrika Jonsson, comic Terry Alderton, EastEnders stars Tameka Empson and Laurie Brett, and veteran DJs Tony Blackburn and David Hamilton.

Other stars confirmed for later in the run include Radio 1's Scott Mills, Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, Olly Murs and TOWIE duo Amy Childs and Harry Derbidge.

Let's Dance for Sport Relief returns on Saturday, February 18 at 7pm on BBC One.

'Smallville' to continue as online 'Season 11' comic series

'Smallville' to continue as online 'Season 11' comic series

Smallville is to continue as an online comic series, it has been announced.

DC Entertainment has confirmed that a virtual 'Season 11' - written by Bryan Q Miller - will debut online on April 13, with new chapters released weekly thereafter.

Smallville concluded in May 2011 after ten seasons. Miller wrote nine episodes of the CW drama and also served as executive story editor from 2010 to 2011.

The 'Season 11' comics will also be available in print, with the first issue set for release on May 16.

"Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips… enter Season 11!" said Miller.

"New allies abound! New enemies afoot! And old friends return where they're least expected!"

Smallville characters confirmed to appear in the comic include Oliver Queen / Green Arrow (as played by Justin Hartley), Chloe Sullivan-Queen (Allison Mack), Lois Lane (Erica Durance), Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) and General Sam Lane (Michael Ironside).

Batgirl artist Pere Perez will illustrate the interiors of the 'Season 11' series, with Superman Secret Origin's Gary Frank and digital artist Cat Staggs producing the covers.

"Pere and colorist Chris Beckett have done a fantastic job of capturing the look of the show and the players, and Gary and Cat are knocking it out of the park on covers," Miller enthused. "I couldn't be more excited to help give seasoned viewers and new readers an all-access pass to Clark's first year in the cape."

It was previously rumoured that Smallville would continue in novel form, with Miller also being linked to the prose spinoff.

'TOWIE' James 'Arg' Argent: 'I've only had sex with one girl'

'TOWIE' James 'Arg' Argent: 'I've only had sex with one girl'

The Only Way Is Essex star James Argent has claimed that his ex-girlfriend Lydia Bright is the only woman he's ever had sex with.

Argent made the revelation on last night's TOWIE, denying rumours circulating among the cast that he had cheated on Bright during their four-year romance.

Speaking to friends Joey Essex and James 'Diags' Bennewith, Arg joked that he would probably still be a virgin if he hadn't met Bright.

"At least one good thing came out of the relationship. I lost my virginity to Lydia," said Argent.

"I'd probably still be a virgin now."

When Essex mocked his pal, Arg added: "Shut up, you weirdo. I went out with her for four years, you doughnut.... Sympathy, though. Cheers boys."

Meanwhile, Essex and Diags attempted to start a new relationship on the scripted reality show by double dating Lauren Pope and Georgina Dorsett.

TOWIE continues on Sunday night (February 12) on ITV2.

Nigel Lythgoe: Ryan Seacrest is glue that holds American Idol together

Nigel Lythgoe: Ryan Seacrest is glue that holds American Idol together

American Idol's executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has described the show's host Ryan Seacrest as "probably the best in the business".

During a recent conference call with reporters, the So You Think You Can Dance judge was asked about Seacrest's future as host and whether the competition could continue successfully without him.

"There can always be an Idol without anybody," he replied. "I'm surprised that question's still being asked after Simon [Cowell] left us when everybody said there wouldn't be an Idol without Simon.

"I believe that Seacrest is probably the best host in the business," he continued. "Why he hasn't received an Emmy yet, I'm not sure. I would hate to think of him leaving American Idol. I think he is the glue that sticks it all together and moves it along."

Lythgoe added: "I'm a huge fan, from the moment I heard him on radio when I first came to America and asked him to come along and audition. I don't have anything bad to say against Ryan. Apart from he's too good looking, he's got too much money, to be given $300 million to invest in companies. I hope he comes on for Nigel Lythgoe Productions.

"I just hope he doesn't leave, to be frank with you. I think they should try to sort out a deal."

American Idol kicked off its season 11 Hollywood Week on Wednesday night (February 6), with the episode ending on a cliffhanger when hopeful Symone Black fainted and fell off the stage.

Lythgoe previously said that at least five contestants had collapsed during Hollywood Week, which judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler have described as "the most brutal and intense" ever.

Howie Mandel's 'Mobbed' continues to grow in ratings

Howie Mandel's 'Mobbed' continues to grow in ratings

Howie Mandel's Mobbed rose again last night (Wednesday), Nielsen overnight data reveals.

The 9pm reality series pulled in 8.8m (3.0) for Fox, posting a 900k increase on last week's impressive figure.

American Idol, meanwhile, held a strong audience of 18.9m (6.0) for the network in the 8pm hour, climbing 600k week-on-week.

Returning for new episodes after a three-week hiatus, The Middle (8.5m/2.6), Suburgatory (7.3m/2.5), Modern Family (12.9m/5.5), Happy Endings (6.9m/3.0) and Revenge (7.6m/2.5) performed solidly for ABC.

A CBS news special, Person to Person, interested just 6m (1.1). The weak lead-in did not help Criminal Minds (13.6m/3.4) and CSI (11.4m/2.7), which both lost viewers.

Meanwhile, Whitney (4.1m/1.5) and Are You There, Chelsea? (3.7m/1.5) were roughly steady, after which 5.3m (1.1) watched Rock Centre with Brian Williams, before the audience soared to 6.7m (2.4) for Law & Order: SVU.

Elsewhere, One Tree Hill (1.3m/0.7) and Remodeled (710k/0.4) aired on The CW.

'PhoneShop' renewed for third series by E4

'PhoneShop' renewed for third series by E4

Sitcom PhoneShop has been handed a third series, it has been revealed.

Starring Tom Bennett and Martin Trenaman, the TalkbackThames comedy is expected to return to E4 later this year.

The show follows the trials and tribulations of graduate Christopher (Bennett) while working at a mobile phone store.

Writer, producer and director Phil Bowker said in a statement: "We are genuinely delighted that we're going to get to work with the good people at E4 again this year.

"PhoneShop is something I care deeply about and it's incredible (and rare) to be able to nurture and grow it in the company of people who have an unparalleled enthusiasm and understanding of your show."

Meanwhile, Channel 4's comedy commissioning editor Nerys Evans added: "We're thrilled we're going to have another series of PhoneShop. It's such a beautifully observed reflection of, as they say in the show, 'Cameron's Britain!' A rare alchemy of fantastic writing with a brilliant cast delivering note-perfect performances."

Piloted as part of Channel 4's Comedy Showcase in 2009, a full series of six episodes was commissioned, eventually airing in October 2010.

Series two, which culminated in Christopher nearly leaving his job, aired in November and December last year.

'Dancing on Ice' Matthew Wolfenden given fake tan ban by 'Emmerdale'

'Dancing on Ice' Matthew Wolfenden given fake tan ban by 'Emmerdale'

Dancing on Ice star Matthew Wolfenden has been given a fake tan ban by Emmerdale producers.

The actor, who is one of the favourites to win the ITV1 skating reality show, has been warned to avoid over-doing the skin treatments by his soap bosses.

It would look really odd if one day he's walking through the village with a tan in the middle of winter," a source told the Daily Star.

Wolfenden, 31, plays David Metcalfe in Emmerdale.

The soap star, who is partnered by pro Nina Ulanova, is apparently currently having wash-removable tans rather than full treatments.

Dancing on Ice continues on Sunday nights on ITV1.

'True Blood' Jessica Tuck joins 'Grimm'

'True Blood' Jessica Tuck joins 'Grimm'

Jessica Tuck has signed on to Grimm.

The True Blood star will portray the mother of Claire Coffee's character Adalind on the new NBC series, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The episode, which is set to air later this season, is titled 'Love Sick'.

In August 2011, Tuck signed on to guest star in Castle as a murder suspect.

Tuck was promoted to a series regular for the fourth season of True Blood. She played vampire Nan Flanagan on the HBO series.

Grimm airs on Fridays at 9pm on NBC in the US

The Voice Jesse Campbell: Christina Aguilera and I will make good team

The Voice Jesse Campbell: Christina Aguilera and I will make good team

The Voice contestant Jesse Campbell has said that he and mentor Christina Aguilera will make a "good team" together.

The singer father impressed all four coaches - including Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green - on Sunday night's (February 5) season premiere of The Voice, but eventually chose to work with Aguilera.

Speaking to reporters on a conference call, he said: "I felt as though Christina would really understand my place and she can really sing. She's well rehearsed with the dynamics and riffs and runs and things like that, which I've spent most of my life practising. I just felt like we'd make a really good team together."

However, the 42-year-old admitted that before appearing on the show he had thought he'd want to work with Levine, saying: "I came here and was really looking forward to working with Adam.

"I would sing his songs on Third Street Promenade and get the biggest crowd, but being up there something said to go with Christina, and I'm glad I made that decision."

Campbell - who is from Chicago but has lived in Los Angeles since 1999 - said that he had auditioned for other singing shows in the past but The Voice made the most sense for him.

"I'm very grateful The Voice had an ear to hear. Being here, I see that, and what I'm really glad about is the fact that The Voice doesn't focus on the drama. It's not about the drama or negativity. They really focus on the title of the show, which is 'The Voice'. That's what I'm most appreciative of."

Discussing why he hadn't found success earlier in life, he said: "I personally didn't know my worth. I felt unworthy. I had low self-esteem and I just got to the place where I decided to do some things for me."

Campbell continued: "When I was so inundated with being a daddy and things were needed and I couldn't provide, I decided to make some changes and do my inner-work and clear myself of some things that were keeping me grounded and not letting me soar or fly with the talents that God gave me.

"As a result of clearing some of those things and getting rid of that unworthiness and getting to the root of those things I was able to pull those issues up and stand up and do what is being done today."

Campbell added: "I got my daughter in and she's on board and supportive. Her mother's side of the family moved in town so I've got a babysitter and I'm grateful for this opportunity."

As for the future, he said: "I always said that I wanted to do a song with Celine Dion but now I'm with Christina Aguilera I'm looking forward to that coming through. And, because of Cee Lo's versatility, I'd love to do something with him, and because I've sung Adam's songs, I'd love to do something with him as well."

The Voice airs Mondays at 8/7c on NBC

TV Tonight 10th of February 2012

TV Tonight 10th of February 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    20/20 S34E23: "Season 34, Episode 23"
    A Gifted Man S01E13: "In Case of Complications"
    Air Crash Investigation S11E10: "I'm The Problem"
    Alaska Wing Men S02E06: "Escape from Bear Island"
    Amagami SS S02E06: "Nanasaki Ai - Part 2: Strife"
    America's Most Wanted S25E11: "Season 25, Episode 11"
    Bering Sea Gold S01E03: "Suction"
    Black Rock Shooter S01E02: "Episode 2"
    Blade Anime S01E05: "Island Lights"
    Blue Bloods S02E13: "Leap of Faith"
    Coach Trip S09E10: "Series 9, Day 10"
    Come Dine With Me S18E24: "Series 18, Come Dine With Me"
    Come Dine With Me S18E23: "Series 18, Episode 20"
    Confessions: Animal Hoarding S03E12: "Junkyard Dogs"
    Coronation Street S53E30: "Fri Feb 10, 2012 [Episode 2]"
    Coronation Street S53E29: "Fri Feb 10, 2012 [Episode 1]"
    CSI: NY S08E13: "The Ripple Effect"
    Days of our Lives S47E66: "Ep. #11776"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E156: "Episode 1836"
    Dickinson's Real Deal S08E49: "Series 8, Episode 49"
    Doctors S13E196: "The Morning After and the Night Before"
    Dr. G: Medical Examiner S06E36: "Deadly Mistake"
    EastEnders S28E25: "February 10, 2012"
    Emmerdale S41E36: "February 10, 2012"
    Escape To The Country S12E29: "Herefordshire"
    Flikken Maastricht S06E02: "Slangenkop"
    Fringe S04E12: "Welcome to Westfield"
    General Hospital (US) S49E219: "#12493"
    Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden S22E115: "Season 22, Episode 115"
    Gold Rush: Alaska S02E14: "In the Black"
    Got to Dance S03E42: "Series 3, Episode 42"
    Grimm S01E11: "Tarantella"
    Guilty Crown S01E16: "Episode 16"
    High School DxD S01E06: "My Job as a Devil!"
    Hollyoaks S18E30: "February 10, 2012"
    Home and Away (AU) S25E15: "Episode 5450"
    House Hunters S48E29: "Picky And Looking For The Perfect Chicago Condo"
    House Hunters International S25E32: "Hitting the books in Bologna, Italy"
    House of Anubis S02E49: "House of Silence"
    House of Anubis S02E50: "House of Klaxons"
    Hustle S08E05: "Series 8, Episode 5"
    Infested S02E07: "Spreading Too Fast"
    Inu x Boku SS S01E05: "Episode 5"
    Jeopardy! S28E105: "Show #6310"
    Jessie (2011) S01E12: "Romancing the Crone"
    Kill Me Baby S01E06: "Episode 6"
    Kitchen Nightmares S04E13: "Spin A Yarn"
    Last Call with Carson Daly S10E12
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon S02E218
    Late Show with David Letterman S19E24: "David Spade, Betty Wright"
    Law & Order: UK S06E06: "Dawn Till Dusk"
    Live From the Artists Den S04E02: "The Fray"
    Live with Regis and Kelly S29E119
    Mastermind (UK) S40E15: "Series 40, Show 15"
    Mastermind (UK) S40E14: "Series 40, Show 14"
    Michael Feinstein's American Songbook S02E02: "Lost and Found"
    Neighbours S28E25: "Episode 6335"
    Nikita S02E14: "Rogue"
    On Freddie Roach S01E04: "TBA"
    Persona 4 The Animation S01E18: "Anniversary to Become a Family"
    Pointless S05E114: "Series 5, Episode 114"
    Popstokk S02E06: "Åge Sten Nilsen, Maria Mohn, Linni Meister og Svein Østvik"
    Portlandia S02E06: "TBA"
    Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is S05E30: "Series 5, Episode 30"
    Real Time With Bill Maher S10E05: "Season 10, Episode 5"
    Room 101 S12E04: "Ross Noble, Jamelia, Germaine Greer"
    Safari Vet School S01E06: "Episode 6"
    Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta S03E10: "TBA"
    Senhime Zesshou Symphogear S01E06: "Episode 6"
    Shark Tank S03E04: "Season 3, Episode 4"
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand S02E03: "The Greater Good"
    Spartacus: Vengeance S01E03: "The Greater Good"
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) S04E18: "Crisis on Naboo"
    Stella (UK) S01E06: "Episode 6"
    Supernatural S07E14: "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magic Menagerie"
    Sweet Home Alabama S03E05: "Swept Away"
    The Bold and the Beautiful S25E229: "Ep. #6258"
    The Chase (2009) S05E29: "Series 5, Episode 29"
    The Culture Show S16E01: "Series 16, Episode 1"
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show S09E98: "Denzel Washington, Kat Dennings"
    The Graham Norton Show S10E15: "Dame Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Will Young"
    The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret S02E06: "TBA"
    The Jeremy Kyle Show S07E105: "February 10, 2012"
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S08E25: "Chelsea Handler, Dan Riskin"
    The Life and Times of Tim S03E09: "The Well Dressed Snitch / Pray for the Jets"
    The Million Pound Drop Live S08E09: "Series 8, Episode 9"
    The Real Hustle (UK) S11E03: "Celebrity Chancers: Episode 3"
    The Revolution (2012) S01E20: "Season 1, Episode 20"
    The Rosie Show S01E69: "TBA"
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S19E239: "Rachel McAdams, Cee-Lo Green"
    The View S15E103: "David Arquette, Michelle Dockery, the Cranberries"
    The Young and the Restless S39E226: "Ep. #9841"
    Thuis S17E120: "Season 17, Episode 120"
    Tyler Perry's House of Payne S07E48: "Daddy Day Scare"
    Tyler Perry's House of Payne S07E47: "Payback"
    Wanted Down Under S06E30: "Series 6, Episode 30"
    Who Do You Think You Are? (US) S03E02: "Marisa Tomei"
    World's Toughest Trucker S01E06: "Episode 6"
    WWE Friday Night SmackDown! S12E72: "Season 12, Episode 72"

Munsters remake 'Mockingbird Lane' delayed by NBC?

Munsters remake 'Mockingbird Lane' delayed by NBC?

Munsters pilot Mockingbird Lane has reportedly been postponed by NBC.

Pushing Daisies creator creator Bryan Fuller and X-Men director Bryan Singer have been commissioned by the Peacock Network to create a one-hour, modern-day reimagining of the classic sitcom for the 2012-13 pilot season.

However, Variety's TV blog On the Air now claims that filming on the show has been delayed until summer in order to give it extra attention.

This would instead put it in contention for the 2013 midseason.

NBC has declined to comment on the speculation.

The Munsters project - recently retitled Mockingbird Lane after the street on which the original characters lived - has been in development since September 2010.

Original Munsters cast member Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster in the 1960s series, has previously expressed concern over plans for the new series, saying: "It should be left alone... I think it shows they are desperate for content."

Melissa McCarthy Comedy Pilot Picked Up by CBS; Husband Will Star

Melissa McCarthy Comedy Pilot Picked Up by CBS; Husband Will Star

CBS has officially picked up a comedy pilot from "Mike & Molly" star Melissa McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone -- and Falcone has been newly cast in the lead role.

In the untitled project, Falcone will star as "a single 37-year-old man who loses everything he has in the real estate collapse and finds himself back home in the house he grew up in ... with his parents."

Falcone is also co-writing the Warner Bros. TV project with "The Looney Tunes Show" writer Larry Dorf. McCarthy will serve as co-executive producer.

Falcone has had numerous TV and movie acting gigs, including a regular role on the "Friends" spinoff "Joey." Notably, he played the air marshal that McCarthy's character, Megan, sat next to on the plane in "Bridesmaids."

Oprah Winfrey to Interview 'Help' Stars, Jonah Hill on OWN Oscar Special

Oprah Winfrey to Interview 'Help' Stars, Jonah Hill on OWN Oscar Special

Oprah Winfrey is reviving her Oscar tradition on her network.

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will air "Oprah's Oscar Special" on Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. The two-hour special will see Winfrey interviewing "The Help" stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, as well as "Moneyball" star Jonah Hill. All three are up for Academy Awards this year.

OWN promises that the special will offer "revealing and intimate interviews, as only Oprah can capture, with the nominees as they prepare for Hollywood’s biggest night."

Winfrey has hosted primetime Oscar specials before, albeit on ABC. The most recent one, in 2010, featured interviews with Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz, as well as James Cameron and the stars of "Avatar."

The 84th Annual Academy Awards will air on ABC on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

Jon Voight and Elliott Gould Join Showtime Pilot 'Ray Donovan'

Jon Voight and Elliott Gould Join Showtime Pilot 'Ray Donovan'

Jon Voight and Elliott Gould have joined the cast of the upcoming Showtime drama pilot "Ray Donovan," the network said Thursday.

Voight will play Mickey Donovan, the father of the title character, a Los Angeles-based "troubleshooter." (Liev Schreiber signed on for the title role in December.) Mickey is a recently sprung convict who heads to L.A. to re-connect with his family -- though apparently with ulterior motives.

Gould, meanwhile, will portray Ezra Goodman, a senior partner at a law firm who serves as Ray's mentor and confidante, but shows signs of dementia.

"Sherlock Holmes" actor Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok (I Am Legend") and Paula Malcomson have also joined the cast, as Ray's brothers and wife.

Production on the pilot will begin early this year in Los Angeles, with "Southland" creator Ann Biderman serving as creator and executive producer. Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff will also serve as executive producers.

Development Update......

Development Update......

ARROW (The CW) - David Ramsey ("Blue Bloods") has been cast in the drama pilot, which stars Stephen Amell as DC Comics hero Oliver Queen a.k.a. Green Arrow. He'll play John Diggle, a former Army Ranger-turned-private security expert whom Oliver's mother Moira hires to keep tabs on him following his return, much to his chagrin. David Nutter is directing the Warner Bros. Television-based hour, from executive producers Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim. (

- Alfred Molina and Bill Irwin have both been cast in the drama pilot, about the lives of five surgeons as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The former is set as Dr. Harding Hooten, "the steely-eyed Chief of Surgery at Chelsea General, known for his punishing and outwardly-uncaring ways," while the latter will play Dr. Buck Tierney, "a smug doctor who takes himself very seriously and rubs his colleagues the wrong way." Jamie Bamber and Jennifer Finnigan also star in the project, from writer David E. Kelley and director Bill D'Elia. (

COUNTY (NBC) - Aimee Garcia ("Trauma") has joined the cast of the Jason Katims-penned drama pilot, about "a group of young doctors, nurses, and administrators in a frenetic underfunded and morally compromising Los Angeles County Hospital." She'll play Rosa ("Hispanic, ball of fire, sharpwitted and shut down from her emotions"), one of the interns, alongside the previously cast Jason Ritter as Jack Malloy ("smart, compassionate, unexpectedly relentless"). Universal Television is producing. (

- Alona Tal ("Supernatural") has been cast in the drama pilot, about "an inquisitive, young female production assistant (Jessica Lucas) on a wildly popular television show called 'Cult' who, after a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating crimes seen on the program in real life." She'll play Kelly Collins, the fictional star of "Cult," an LAPD detective who's doggedly pursing Billy Grimm, the cult's mastermind. Said role was originally written as a male in its previous incarnation (Matthew Logan/"Eric Collins"). Jason Ensler is helming the Warner Bros. Television-based hour, from creator Rockne S. O'Bannon. (

LADY FRIENDS (NBC) - Andrea Anders ("Mr. Sunshine") has booked a lead role on the comedy pilot, about "two life-long female friends who are living very different lives but can't live without each other." She'll play one of them, Nicole Lambert ("39-ish, pretty, skinny, smart, fun and needy"), in the half-hour, which comes from creator Kari Lizer and Warner Bros. Television. (

LAST RESORT (ABC) - Daisy Betts ("Persons Unknown") is the latest addition to the drama pilot, about the crew of a nuclear submarine, who, after disobeying a suspicious order, become fugitives, ultimately take over the NATO Listening Post and declare themselves an independent nuclear nation. She's on board as Lt. Grace Shepard ("new to the sub and to command positions; grew up as a family friend of Chaplin's [Andre Braugher] through her Admiral father; gutsy, a battler"). Daniel Lissing also stars in the Sony Pictures Television-based hour, to be directed by Martin Campbell from a script by Karl Gajdusek and Shawn Ryan. (

REVOLUTION (NBC) - Jon Favreau ("Cowboys & Aliens") has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which follows a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist. He'll work from a script by Eric Kripke, who's executive produce alongside Bryan Burk and J.J. Abrams for Warner Bros. Television. Said development will likely push production on Favreau's comedy pilot "Tweaked" at CBS until later this year. (

UNTITLED KEVIN WILLIAMSON PROJECT (FOX) - James Purefoy ("Camelot") has boarded the Kevin Bacon-led drama pilot, about a diabolical serial killer who uses technology to create a cult of serial killers and a retired FBI profiler (Bacon) who finds himself in the middle of it. He'll play said killer, Joe Carroll ("his eyes are not evil; they're warm; full of easy charm"), in the Warner Bros. Television-based hour, from writer Kevin Williamson and director Marcos Siega (

THE VIAGRA DIARIES (HBO) - Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaids") has scored a role on the Goldie Hawn-led comedy pilot, about a woman who, after her husband has a "mid-life crisis" at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years. She'll play Hope, the therapist daughter of Hawn's character Claire. Paul Feig is helming the half-hour from a script by Darren Star, which in turn is based on the book of the same name by Barbara Rose Brooker. (

'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Re-Ups With Sony Pictures TV

'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Re-Ups With Sony Pictures TV

Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan has extended his contract with the studio that produces the show, Sony Pictures Television, in a deal that will take him through its fifth and final season.

The 18-month deal will include any additional shows that Gilligan develops during that time, according to Sony -- though there was no word on what the "X-Files" has planned after his Emmy-winning AMC series.

"Breaking Bad" will return in the fall with 16 episodes that are expected to be split into two eight-episode halves.

The deal has been expected since tense negotiations between Sony and AMC led to a deal for the show's fifth and final season.

Adele Talks Throat Injury With Anderson Cooper

Adele Talks Throat Injury With Anderson Cooper

The Grammys won't be the only place where Adele's voice will be making a comeback on Sunday.

The "Rolling in the Deep" chanteuse -- who was forced to cancel her U.S. tour in October due to a hemorrhaged polyp on her vocal cord -- will appear on "60 Minutes" on Sunday prior to the Grammys to discuss her injury and subsequent recovery with Anderson Cooper.

One of the most troubling aspects of her impairment? It left her unable to curse. Luckily, the miracle of modern technology came to the rescue.

“I ... had an application on my phone that you type the words into it and then it speaks it,” Adele reveals during the segment. “But the great thing is I love to swear. Most of [the apps] you can’t swear on, but I found this one app where you can swear, so I’m still really getting my point across.”

While the singer -- who had laser surgery to remove the polyp -- tells Cooper that she has renewed confidence in her singing after undergoing the procedure, she does admit to be wary of pushing her voice too hard for fear of a relapse.

“If I decide to go on a 200-date world tour, it would happen again," the singer notes.

Bart Simpson Gets the High-Fashion Treatment

Bart Simpson Gets the High-Fashion Treatment

The next time Bart Simpson says "Eat my shorts," he'll be talking about a considerably fancier set of duds.

The cartoon iconoclast will make his Fashion Week debut on Wednesday, as the yellow-hued muse of fashion designer Jeremy Scott's new line.

That's right, Bart Simpson -- who's worn the same red T-shirt and blue shorts for the past 23 years -- is hitting the runway.

"I just absolutely fell in love with Bart; I just thought, you know, he would be so great to have as a sweater," Scott -- who has given the high-fashion treatment to the Flintstones and Mickey and Minnie Mouse -- says of his decision to create the collection, which will comprise "six or eight" pieces.

Plus, Scott notes, it gives Springfield's most notorious rabble-rouser a chance to hang out with a different crowd.

"It's sexy supermodels and it's Bart; I don't think he's had that run yet," the designer says.

The Simpsons-inspired line -- which will make its premiere during Scott's Fashion Week show at Milk Studios in New York on Feb. 15 -- won't be for everyone, and would most likely be out of Homer and Marge's price range. ("It's definitely for a higher-end clientele," Scott admits.) But Scott's creations are part of a larger plan to evolve "The Simpsons" into a lifestyle brand, now that the show's audience has solidly grown beyond the younger crowd and into the moneyed demographics.

"'The Simpsons' has been evolving as a lifestyle brand as the audience has grown to include everyone," Jeffrey Godsick, president of Fox Consumer Products, told TheWrap. Godsick points to the line of Simpsons skateboards (and upcoming snowboard line) made by the Santa Cruz company as an earlier example of the expansion. While he was reluctant to divulge further plans for the lifestyle branding of the series, he did tell TheWrap that Fox has spoken to "a couple of European designers" and other creative types about possible products.

As for whether earlier fans of the series will be put off by "The Simpsons" being put out of their price range by products such as Scott's line, Godsick remains confident that audiences won't be alienated.

"You can buy 'Simpsons' apparel at so many price points all around the world that there's an opportunity for everyone to buy it at any level," Godsick notes.

But what about Bart Simpson himself say? What would the famously irreverent rascal say about his inclusion in the hoity-toity world of high fashion?

"He would say, 'Don't have a cow, man,'" Scott offered.

Snooki and JWoww's 'Jersey Shore' Spinoff Finds a Home

Snooki and JWoww's 'Jersey Shore' Spinoff Finds a Home

"Jersey Shore" star Snooki has finally found a place to hang her, um, poof when her spinoff series begins filming.

Jersey City, N.J. has given the green light to Snooki (born Nicole Polizzi) and her co-star JWoww (nee Jenni Farley) to film their "Shore" offshoot there.

Also read: "Jersey Shore" Spinoff Banned From Filming in Hoboken

MTV confirmed the location to TheWrap, and said that “Snooki and JWoww are happy to know they’ll be filming in their favorite state once again.”

The city has issued filming permits for the series, which is slated to begin filming in Jersey City's Grove Street Path neighborhood next month, the Associated Press reports.

A Jersey City spokeswoman indicated that 495 Productions, which produces "Jersey Shore" and will also produce the spinoff, will have to hire police to minimize any disorder the production might create.

The go-ahead comes following an arduous search for a location; in late January, Hoboken's mayor said that the city had shot down a request for a film permit for the series, citing safety concerns and noting that the spin-off would have required a 24-hour filming permit, which would violate the city's rule against filming past 11 p.m. in a residential area.

Snooki and JWoww are used to receiving scorn from the populations they would film amongst. Prior to filming season four of "Jersey Shore" in Italy, Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi reportedly placed strict filming rules on the cast and crew.

Had Jersey City not come through, Polizzi and Farley still had another option -- the city of Jersey Shore, Penn. -- yes, Pennsylvania -- extended an invitation to the show to film there.