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2012 Cancelled Shows Update

December 22, 2012

Leverage Cancelled After Five Seasons

December 21, 2012

The Walking Dead Renewed For Season 4

December 20, 2012

So You Think You Can Dance Renewed For Season 10
Psych Renewed For Season 8
The League Renewed For Season 5

December 14, 2012

TV Land Cancels Retired At 35

December 9, 2012

American Chopper Ending This Week

December 4, 2012

The L.A. Complex Is Cancelled

November 28, 2012

The CW Cancels Emily Owens, M.D.
The Mob Doctor Will Not Return For Season 2

November 26, 2012

Merlin Ending After Five Seasons

November 21, 2012

Dirty Jobs Cancelled After Eight Seasons

November 20, 2012

Boss Cancelled By Starz

November 16, 2012

666 Park Avenue Cancelled By ABC
Last Resort Cancelled By ABC
CBS Cancels Partners

November 15, 2012

Guys With Kids Gets Shortened Back Order
American Horror Story Renewed For Season 3

November 14, 2012

The Soul Man Renewed For Season 2

November 13, 2012

Nashville Gets A Full Season

November 12, 2012

MTV Cancels America's Best Dance Crew
Haven Renewed For Season 4

November 9, 2012

Beauty And The Beast Given Full Season Order

November 8, 2012

Chicago Fire Picked Up For Full Season
Burn Notice Renewed For Season 7

November 7, 2012

Long Island Medium Renewed For Season 4
Treme Concluding With Five-Episode Season

November 2, 2012

Fairly Legal Cancelled
USA Cancels Common Law

2013 Television Shows Mid Season Premiere Schedule

Monday, January 7 

Switched at Birth - Now that the trial is over and Angelo has been awarded $5 million, how will the money change the lives of the two girls? Is that pregnant woman we saw in the finale carry his baby? Things are about to dramatically change for everyone when the show returns.

Bunheads - The premiere picks up a couple of months after Michelle has returned to Las Vegas - will she be able to pick up her life where it left off or is she ready to start with a clean slate?

Tuesday, January 8 

Pretty Little Liars - Now that we know Toby is one of the bad guys, find out what has motivated him to go after the girls all this time as his story begins to unfold.

The Lying Game - Now that we know who the birth mother really is, how will the big reveal play out? Which guy will Emma and Sutton wind up with?

Monday, January 14 

The Carrie Diaries - The much-hyped Sex & the City prequel finally arrives! Find out how Carrie's love affair with New York began in this charming prequel set in the '80 with a teenaged Carrie Bradshaw.

Monday, January 21 

The Following - After spending decades on the big screen, Kevin Bacon heads to the small screen in this psychological thriller about an ex-FBI agent who is called back to duty in order to track down a notorious serial killer who has assembled a group of killers.

Tuesday, January 22 

White Collar - The series returns for the second half of season four as Neil deals with the explosive news that Sam is his father. As more secrets from his past come to light, Neil seeks out help from Mozzie and Peter.

Tuesday, February 5 

Body of Proof - After firing half the cast, ABC's medical crime drama returns with a brand new love interest in tow for Megan Hunt.
Smash - After a rocky start ratings-wise last season, the musical drama returns for season two with loads of great guest stars. Will the ratings pick up and bring us a third season?

Friday, February 8 

Touch - Looks like Kiefer Sutherland has found another hit show on Fox. Martin and his son are on the run -- how long will it take before the law catches up with them?

Sunday, February 10 

The Walking Dead - After a two month hiatus, Rick, the Governor and the rest of the gang are back for the second half of what has been a most exciting season.

Thursday, February 14 

Zero Hour - A myth debunker is drawn into one of the biggest conspiracies ever known when his wife is kidnapped and he must travel down some very dangerous paths in an effort to save her.

Tuesday, February 19 

Cult - An eerie new series about a journalist who goes in search of his missing brother after he expressed concerns about his favorite television show.

Red Widow - After the brutal death of her husband, a woman must delve into the dangerous world of organized crime in order to keep herself and children alive.

Tuesday, February 26 

Golden Boy - The new crime drama about a cop who rises up through the ranks at an unprecedented rate makes its first appearance on February 26 and then March 6 before settling in to its regular time slot on Fridays at 9:00 PM ET.

Tuesday, March 12 

Vegas - The freshman drama starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis returns from hiatus.

Monday, March 25 

Revolution - After a two and a half month hiatus, the popular series returns -- but will the viewers tune in after such a long break?

Safe From Cancellation: Renewed Television Series

The following is a list of new series which have received a full season pickup. How does that differ from returning series? When a show is ordered to series, the initial order is for 12 episodes (plus the pilot), so if the show performs well, the network will then order what is called the back nine, bringing the full season order to 22 episodes.

Nashville - The musical drama, which debuted strong and has remained steady ever since scored a full season renewal. Also watch for a series soundtrack to arrive in stores for the holiday season.
Scandal - The network picked up the back nine, giving Olivia Pope and the rest of her gang a full 22 episodes to save the reputation of their clients.

Elementary - Looks like Sherlock and Watson will be solving many more cases to come -- Renewed for the remainder of the 2012-13 season (back nine order).
Vegas - Criminals in Vegas will have no place to hide with Ralph Lamb on the case -- The series has been given its back nine and will stay put for the remainder of the 1012-13 season.

American Horror Story - Just halfway through the second season and the horror drama was already renewed for a third season. Series star Jessica Lange has already signed for next season.

Chicago Fire - Those brave men and women have been granted an additional 9 episodes to keep up on the edge of our seats.
Revolution - After scoring the biggest audience in three years, NBC wisely handed down a full season pickup for the J.J. Abrams drama.

Downton Abbey - The third season is just about to premiere in the U.S., but has already been renewed for a fourth season.

Homeland - Renewed for the third season, which is expected to get underway in September, 2013.

The CW
Arrow - Picked up for the back-nine, the remainder of the 2012-13 season. Given that it's the highest-rated series on the CW, I think fans can count on seeing this series stick around for a long time to come.
Beauty and the Beast - Although the ratings haven't been huge, the CW believes in this enticing drama and has given it a full season order.

USA Network
Burn Notice - The spy drama has been renewed for a 13-episode seventh season, which will most likely be its last.

Big Fat Quiz of the Year gets Ofcom complaints

Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz of the Year has sparked Ofcom complaints.

The watchdog has confirmed that some viewers voiced their disapproval, although the number of complaints and their details have not yet been stated.

Jack Whitehall, James Corden and other comics made jokes about the Queen, President Obama and Susan Boyle during the show.

Whitehall notably made a joke about why the Queen had remained standing throughout her Diamond Jubilee celebrations, linking it to Prince Philip being hospitalised with a bladder infection.

"I'm just saying what everyone's thinking," he said.

The comedians also joked about the Twitter mistake made by Susan Boyle's PR team earlier this year, when they invited fans to join #susanalbumparty.

Other guests on the quiz show's panel included TV presenter Jonathan Ross, IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade, comedian Russell Howard and sports presenter Gabby Logan. The show was presented by Jimmy Carr.

Whitehall admitted on Twitter that he and teammate Corden had been "so, so drunk" when they filmed the show.

A Channel 4 spokesperson commented: "Big Fat Quiz Of The Year is a well-established comedic and satirical review of the year's events with well-known guests and is broadcast after the watershed with appropriate warnings."

Britney Spears 'to get fired from X Factor USA'

Britney Spears will be sacked from the panel of The X Factor USA, it has been claimed.

The pop superstar judged the second season of the show which wrapped last week but will reportedly be replaced for next year's contest.

"Britney will get the boot," a supposed insider told Us Weekly.

"Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn't working."

It is claimed that Spears's reported $15 million contract is a stumbling block, with a second source adding: "They paid all that for her to say 'amazing' and offer half-claps."

An alleged third source said that show boss Simon Cowell "wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney".

Fellow judge LA Reid has confirmed his departure from the show and said that his replacement should be someone who "really loves music and really loves talent".

'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy becomes a father

Glee creator Ryan Murphy has become a father for the first time.

Murphy welcomed a son, Logan Phineas Miller Murphy, with husband David Miller on Christmas Eve.

The baby boy was born at 9.47am, weighing in at 6lbs 6oz, according to People.

The new addition to the family measured 21 inches long.

The American Horror Story creator and New Normal showrunner previously dropped clues that he would be starting a family soon.

"I think I'll be incredibly fun and overwhelmed and all about manners," he said.

"I'm excited to have somebody or something come in and say, 'Really? I don't care what you think. I'm going to do what I want'."

It is currently unknown whether Logan was born via a surrogate or was adopted.

'Arrested Development' to premiere season four in May

Netflix has since denied the May 4 date, but has not given a different date. The news that the 14 episodes are each named after characters has not been contradicted.

The series will premiere its fourth season on Netflix on May 4, reports Collider.

However, all 14 episodes of season four will be premiered at once rather than showing a new episode each week.

Each of the 14 episodes apparently are named after one of the show's characters.

Earlier this month, it was reported that production on the series was postponed due to showrunner Mitch Hurwitz adding more episodes into the upcoming season.

Arrested Development was originally set to film ten episodes.

'Doctor Who' Jenna-Louise Coleman: '50th anniversary will be huge'

Jenna-Louise Coleman has suggested that Doctor Who's 50th anniversary will be incredibly memorable for longtime fans.

Doctor Who kicked off its storied television run on November 23, 1963 with 'An Unearthly Child', which saw the First Doctor spirit away two school teachers in his TARDIS for the very first time.

Current showrunner Steven Moffat has promised that Doctor Who will "take over television" during its anniversary, but has thus far revealed only that the episodes will "be full of tremendous surprises".

Coleman - who plays The Doctor's new companion Clara - has since offered her own hints about the 50th anniversary to The Sun's TV Magazine.

"[I'm] so very excited. Fifty years of Doctor Who and still going strong," she declared.

The actress went on to say: "It was amazing to see the response over in the US. The fans are mega-fans and its really rocketed in popularity over the past few years. I've been walking past the news stands in New York with Matt [Smith's] face gracing the covers of magazines.

"Steven [Moffat] texted me saying this will be something we will talk about in our dotage and he is right, we will. So watch this space!"

Coleman appeared in Doctor Who's festive special 'The Snowmen' as the Time Lord's latest companion Clara, a character who the actress described as a perfect "match" for Smith's Doctor.

"They are both as stubborn as each other and they challenge each other. It's almost more of a reluctant friendship," she explained.

"They are totally bemused by each other but are drawn together like magnets - they can't help liking each other but are constantly trying to work the other out."

Smith recently revealed that he will be staying in Doctor Who for at least another year.

"We've got Doctor Who's 50th anniversary coming up in November 2013, and one assumes there'll be another Christmas special after that, and I'd hope to be part of it," he hinted last month.

Doctor Who is to return later this year to BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US.

Rory Bremner slams BBC Two's 'Mock the Week'

Comedian Rory Bremner has slammed BBC Two panel show Mock the Week.

The 51-year-old, who was a panelist for the first two series of the programme, has described appearing on the show as "uncomfortable".

Bremner told The Times: "I felt that there was a new and highly competitive and quite aggressive tendency there and felt uncomfortable.

"But I've since found out that very few people have felt comfortable doing Mock the Week."

The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant also spoke about the late Linda Smith's appearance in an episode of the show, which is hosted by Dara O Briain.

Bremner said: "She was extraordinary. She was such a brilliant comedian and, in a strange sort of way, the show didn't particularly respect her reputation or her intelligence."

In 2009, Jo Brand also spoke out against the show, whose regulars include Hugh Dennis, Chris Addison and Andy Parsons.

Writing in The Guardian, Brand said: "I don't do Mock the Week any more and neither do some male stand-ups I know who have tried it once.

"We just didn't like the prospect of having to bite someone's foot off before they let us say something."

Being Human series 5 synopsis released

Spoilers ahoy for the first episode of Being Human's fifth series, returning to BBC Three in January...

We were lucky enough to catch a day of Being Human's fifth series being filmed back in October, and can happily say that the new-look supernatural flat-sharing trio are set to have some pretty exciting adventures come January. Michael Socha, Damien Malony and Kate Bracken make-up the werewolf, vampire, ghost triangle in series five, which features a new place of work and a new villain, Captain Hatch, played by Phil Davis.

Here's the first official synopsis for the new episodes, released by the BBC:

“Hal, Tom and Alex are three housemates with some serious issues on their hands, and they’re not all about the washing up rota. Hal is a 500 year-old vampire, Tom is a hardened werewolf and Alex has recently had the misfortune of becoming a ghost. Strapped to a chair in the living room, Hal is finding it tough going cold-turkey – mostly because the mess Tom has made is really bothering him. But when Tom and Alex release Hal, they’re not to know it’s far too soon to be letting a blood-thirsty vampire onto the streets… When Hal recruits Crumb as a vampire and welcomes him to the supernatural world, the meek becomes mighty and we see what happens when a bullied man finds his bite. Meanwhile, Rook – head of a shady government department in charge of keeping the supernatural world secret – is given some devastating news.”

The Walking Dead gains season 4; loses Glen Mazzara

AMC loses another showrunner for The Walking Dead, as Glen Mazzara departs...

Here's some bittersweet news. The Walking Dead, AMC's zombie survivor drama, has been renewed for a fourth season, but that season is to go ahead without the involvement of showrunner Glen Mazzara.

Just over a year since original showrunner Frank Darabont was unceremoniously rermoved from duties by the network, Mazzara is also to leave the show due to, both parties admit, a difference of opinion with AMC as to how The Walking Dead should proceed in future.

Here's AMC's official statement:

"Today, AMC announces the season 4 pick-up of The Walking Dead. AMC also jointly announces with Glen Mazzara today that for future seasons, the two parties have mutually decided to part ways.  Glen guided the series creatively for seasons 2 and 3.  AMC is grateful for his hard work.  We are both proud of our shared success.

Both parties acknowledge that there is a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward, and conclude that it is best to part ways.  This decision is amicable and Glen will remain on for post-production on season 3B as showrunner and executive producer."

And here's what Mazzara had to say:

"My time as showrunner on The Walking Dead has been an amazing experience, but after I finish season three, it’s time to move on.  I have told the stories I wanted to tell and connected with our fans on a level that I never imagined. It doesn’t get much better than that. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey."

And finally, some words from The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd:

"I am in full support of both AMC and Glen Mazzara in the decision they have come to and believe the parties came to this decision in the best interest of the future of the show. I thank Glen for his hard work and appreciate his many contributions to The Walking Dead and look forward to working with him as we complete post production on Season 3. I am also excited to begin work on another spectacular season of this show that I know means so much to so many people. This show has always been the result of a wide range of extremely talented men and women working tirelessly to produce their best work collectively. I believe the future is bright for The Walking Dead. Thank you to the fans for your continued support. – Robert Kirkman

I am appreciative and grateful to Glen for his hard work on ‘The Walking Dead.’ I am supportive of AMC and Glen’s decision and know that the series is in great hands with one of the most talented and dedicated casts and crews in the business. I look forward to the show’s continued success."

Munsters remake officially dead

Mockingbird Lane, Bryan Fuller's remake of sixties sitcom The Munsters, has been officially dropped by NBC...

“I tweet with a heavy heart. NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.” And with those 140 characters from producer Bryan Fuller, NBC's two-years-in-gestation, $10 million reboot of The Munsters was laid to rest.

Our US chums may have caught the feature-length pilot of Mockingbird Lane screened at Halloween, but that's the last we can expect to see from the remake, which starred Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi, and Eddie Izzard as Herman, Lily and Grandpa Munster.

After a change in NBC chairperson, reported creative disagreements between producer Fuller and pilot director Bryan Singer, and extensive reshoots, Mockingbird Lane didn't have a smooth journey from page to screen, and the plug being pulled at this point comes as little surprise.

Development Update: The 2nd of January

LIFESTYLE LEMONAID (FOX) - Chris Klein ("Wilfred") has booked the male lead on the comedy pilot, based on Nikki Joel's tell-all blog about her outrageous marriage to top WME talent agent Brandt Joel. He'll play Brad, "an ex-Navy man who still sports the crew cut and now works as a construction foreman," alongside the previously cast Erin Richards as Jackie, "a thirtysomething mother, wife and friend who "can be a handful." Rob Riggle had originally been tapped for sale role when the project was set up at HBO. Mark Wahlberg, Steve Levinson, Wayne Carmona and the Joels are executive producing the presentation, which was penned by Jordon Nardino. Production begins next month. (

LOST GIRLS (The CW) - Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner's travel memoir is being redeveloped as a drama at the netlet. Rebecca Sinclair ("90210") is on board to pen said take, which "centers on four very different 20-something American women, each at a point of crisis, who decide to escape their lives and their country, and go abroad [but] when one of them vanishes under mysterious circumstances, the remaining three pledge to find her." ABC previously took a stab at the project in 2010 with Ildy Modrovich writing and Jerry Bruckheimer among the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television. CBS Television Studios has subsequently come aboard to produce while Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker of Scott Free Productions will executive produce alongside Sinclair. (

MILA 2.0 (ABC, New!) - Debra Driza's upcoming book - "a sci-fi thriller about a young woman who discovers that she is a Mobile Intel Life-like Android, Mila, an experiment in artificial intelligence created by the U.S. government and her scientist mother, who kidnapped her when she was found to have human emotions" - is being developed as a drama by the Alphabet. David DiGilio ("Traveler") is penning the adaptation which is set up at the ABC Studios-based Shondland with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers also serving as executive producers. (

SECRET LIVES OF WIVES, THE (Lifetime) - Joe Flanigan ("Stargate: Atlantis") has boarded the drama pilot, which explores the unvarnished truth behind the marriages of four different women - Michelle (Kim Raver), Reed (Salli Richardson), Keaton (Amber Clayton) and Jessie (Lauren Bittner), breaking down the creative ways each close friend nurtures, maintains and endures what many see as an impossible convention of modern life. He'll play Reed's husband Jared, "unshaven and a shadow of his former self who has become passive and unresponsive to his marriage." David Conrad, Callum Blue and newcomer Derek Smith also star in the Warner Horizon Television-based hour, inspired by the book by Iris Krasnow. (

THOSE WHO KILL (A&E) - Chloë Sevigny and Omid Abtahi are the first to be cast in the drama pilot, about a police detective and a forensic psychiatrist who both in very different ways possess a deep psychological understanding that connects them to the serial killers they investigate. She'll play Catherine Jensen, "the newly appointed Detective in the Boston Police Department's Homicide Division who is intelligent, fearless, strong and determined." Abtahi then is set as Jerry Molbeck, "a brilliant and dutiful homicide detective who is happy to do research for Catherine as she gets closer to finding a serial killer." Joe Carnahan is helming the Fox 21-based hour from a script by Glen Morgan. (

TROOPER (TNT) - Brooke Nevin ("Breakout Kings") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, about K.J. Flaxton (Mira Sorvino), a recently divorced female state trooper who is as unconventional at work as she is at home raising her three kids. She'll play her sister Dakota, "who herself is putting the pieces of her life back together." Anna Wood played said role in the project's original incarnation at CBS. Writer Aron Eli Coleite and director Jason Ensler are behind the hour, which comes from the Warner Horizon Television-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television. (

TROPHY WIFE (ABC) - Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins have all boarded the comedy pilot, about reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman), "who finds herself with an insta-family when she falls in love with Brad (Whitford), a successful charmer with a quirky sense of humor who has three manipulative kids and two judgmental ex-wives." Whitford will play said fellow with Harden and Watkins as his ex-wives Diane, "a former Olympic swimmer who is now an orthopedic surgeon and the mother of their 15-year-old fraternal twins"; and Jackie, mother of his youngest child, "a good-natured yet self-centered woman, who embraces youth and fun and is always surprised when her freewheeling style rubs people the wrong way." Jason Moore is helming the ABC Studios-based half-hour from a script by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky also executive producing. (,

UNTITLED REBECCA SINCLAIR PROJECT (The CW, New!) - Rebecca Sinclair ("90210") has sold a new drama to the netlet about "a self-obsessed young pop star - the black sheep of her religious family - who isn't interested in saving anything but her own career, until a fan claims to have been miraculously healed by her touch and word spreads that she has divine powers." She'll write and executive producer for CBS Television Studios. (

WENTWORTH HALL (FOX, New!) - Director Jake Kasdan and writer Lew Morton are developing a new animated comedy at the network about "a group of misfit college students making plenty of bad decisions while attending a once-prestigious university." Said effort is set up at 20th Century Fox Television with Morton writing and executive producing alongside Kasdan. Melvin Mar will serve as a producer. (

BLACK FRIDAY (ABC, New!) - Screenwriter Ken Nolan ("Black Hawk Down") has booked a conspiracy drama at the Alphabet about "a guy who unexpectedly finds himself in the center of a perilous event where he is responsible for the safety of others." ABC Studios is behind the hour with Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein of Vendetta Productions executive producing alongside Nolan. (

TERMINALES (ABC Family) - Abhi Sinha ("The Social Network") has boarded the drama pilot, about April (Italia Ricci), "a 23-year-old girl diagnosed with a terminal illness but has big dreams of becoming a real reporter." He'll play Danny, "an intense, well-dressed Harvard grad who is naturally competitive with his friend April." Aisha Dee and Mary Page Keller also star in the Lionsgate Television-based hour, from writers Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz. (

TRIBES (ABC, New!) - Greg Malins ("Better With You") is returning to the Alphabet with a new family comedy with an unusual structure - each episode focuses on a different side of the family. Sony Pictures Television-based FanFare Productions is behind the half-hour, which is based on Rubi Duanias and Yaniv Polishuk's Israeli series "Your Family or Mine?" Malins, Duanias and Polishuk then will executive produce the single-camera project, which has a penalty attached, alongside Jamie Tarses, Keshet's Avi Nir and Ran Telem and Teddy Productions' Tamira Yardeni. (

BEND IN THE ROAD, A (TNT, New!) - "John Doe" co-creator Brandon Camp is developing a new drama at the cable channel about "a sheriff who must deal with problems in a coastal Georgia town that sees its population soar during the summer tourist season." Said effort is based on Nicholas Sparks's novel of the same name, which the author will executive produce alongside Theresa Park via their Warner Horizon Television-based Nicholas Sparks Productions banner. (

COUP (ABC, New!) - Writer Chris Black ("Mad Men") and director Martin Campbell ("Last Resort") are set to team for a new drama billed as "a serialized thriller about a young American man whose wife is taken hostage in an overseas coup, and who must join forces with a dangerous mercenary to get her back." ABC Studios is behind the hour which Black and Campbell will executive produce, with Campbell also attached to direct. (

DELIVERANCE CREEK (Lifetime, New!) - Melissa Carter ("Jane by Design") has set up a post-Civil War drama at the network "that explores the lengths one woman goes to protect her family, as she is caught between trying to be good and surviving." The Warner Horizon Television-based Nicholas Sparks Productions is behind the hour with the company's Nicholas Sparks and Theresa Park executive producing alongside Norris. (

FALLS, THE (ABC Family, New!) - John Norris ("Jane by Design") has booked a potential hour at the cable channel billed as a modern re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet. He'll write and executive produce alongside Nicholas Sparks and Theresa Park via their Warner Horizon Television-based Nicholas Sparks Productions banner. (

GUYS, THE (A.K.A. UNTITLED TONY DANZA PROJECT) (ABC) - David Richardson ("Two and a Half Men") and Ian Gurvitz ("The Exes") have been tapped to pen the Tony Danza-led multi-camera comedy, about "three longtime male friends in Act Three of their lives." They'll executive produce alongside the actor, Dan Farah, Peter Billingsley and Vince Vaughn via the latter duo's Wild West Picture Show Productions for ABC Studios. (

HOLLYWOOD & VINES (ABC, New!) - Screenwriter Michael Tolkin ("Nine") has sold a potential drama to the Alphabet about three sisters from a dynastic Hollywood family who find themselves connected to and affected by an A-list actress's death. ABC Studios is behind the hour with Temple Hill Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey executive producing alongside Tolkin. (

OLYMPUS (FOX, New!) - Taylor Sheridan ("Sons of Anarchy") has landed a new drama at the network about "a decorated soldier-turned-spy who finds out he actually is descended from the Greek Gods and may just be humanity's last hope." Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey are also on board to executive produce the hour via their Universal Television-based Film 44 banner. (

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (HBO) - Joshua Bitton has joined the cast of the drama pilot, which follows the journey of an individual through the justice system over the course of its season. He'll play by-the-book cop Officer Maldonado in the project, which also stars James Gandolfini, Bill Camp, Peyman Moadi, Poorna Jagannathan and Rizwan Ahmed. Steven Zaillian and Richard Price are behind the hour, which is based on Peter Moffat's U.K. series of the same name. (

EVOLVE (ABC, New!) - Writer Jaime Paglia ("Eureka") and director Alex Proyas ("Knowing") are set to team for a new drama based on Tim Lebbon's Toxic City trilogy of novels about a small group of ordinary citizens who band together to uncover the truth about a mysterious biological agent that the government says makes Los Angeles too toxic to inhabit and has quarantined its inhabitants inside. The truth: "what they discover is a world where once-ordinary humans now have extraordinary abilities and powerful government forces seek to destroy them." Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Michael Prevett and Jeremy Bell of the Gotham Group are executive producing the hour alongside the duo for ABC Studios. (

HELL ON WHEELS (AMC) - Showrunner John Shiban has departed the Western drama, putting the show's third season on hold until a replacement was found. Co-creators Joe and Tony Gayton likewise exited the series, which had been set to return for another 10 episodes, earlier this week. "Like all of our shows, network pick-ups are always conditioned on an approved showrunner," the network said in a statement. "We are confident that [producers] eOne and Endemol will satisfy that obligation in the near future." (

HELLO LADIES (HBO) - The Stephen Merchant-led comedy, about a gawky Englishman searching for the woman of his dreams in Los Angeles, has received an eight-episode order from the pay channel. Merchant, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky co-created the ABC Studios-based half-hour, which also stars Christine Woods, Nate Torrence and Kevin Weisman. (

LEGENDS (TNT) - Brendan Fraser has exited the drama pilot, about a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. Said development is reportedly a result of creative differences with showrunner Howard Gordon. The role will now be recast with producer Fox 21 expected to sign a development deal with the actor. Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Alexander Cary and Jonathan Levin are all behind the project, which is based on the novel by Robert Littell. (

AFTER HOURS (NBC) - Freddy Rodriguez ("Chaos") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, which revolves around the graveyard shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center. He'll play Michael Ragosa, "a wannabe doctor who had to drop out of med school because of vision problems" who now serves as the hospital's administrator. Eoin Macken also stars in the Sony Pictures Television-based hour, from director Pierre Morel and co-writers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah. (

ALEX + AMY (ABC, New!) - Diablo Cody ("United States of Tara") has booked a potential comedy at the Alphabet about "an ambitious 22-year-old Millennial guy and a 32-year-old Gen X woman who have just moved in together and are very much in love." Said half-hour, which has a penalty attached, comes from Warner Bros. Television with Amblin Television's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank executive producing alongside Cody and her manager Mason Novick. (

COLD FEET (TNT, New!) - Dave Ryan ("All My Children") is developing a new drama at the cable channel about "a runaway bride who, when she wishes she had never been born, sees the effect her absence has on the people she loves and decides to stick around to make things right." Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine of Lupara Productions are on board to executive produce the hour with Ryan serving as a co-executive producer. (

KEEP SWINGING (ABC, New!) - Rick Marin's Kindle Single is being developed as a single-camera comedy at the Alphabet. Lew Schneider ("Men of a Certain Age") will co-write the half-hour - "about an artsy dad with zero interest in sports who is thrown into a new family dynamic and social life as he and his wife face a challenge for which they are woefully ill-equipped: a jock kid" - alongside Marin. Conan O'Brien, David Kissinger and Jeff Ross will also executive produce via their Warner Bros. Television-based Conaco Productions. (

TERMINALES (ABC Family) - Haley Ramm ("Worst. Prom. Ever.") has landed a role on the drama pilot, which follows a young woman's (Italia Ricci) life after she is diagnosed with a terminal illness. She'll play Brenna, her younger sister. Mary Page Keller, Aisha Dee and Abhi Sinha also star in the Lionsgate-based hour, from Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz. (

THOSE WHO KILL (A&E) - James D'Arcy ("Secret Diary of a Call Girl") has been cast in the drama pilot, about police detective Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny) and forensic profiler Thomas Schaffer (D'Arcy) who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. He's set as the latter role, "a handsome and intellectual college psychology teacher with a PhD who focuses on serial killer behavior." Joe Carnahan is directing the Fox 21-based hour from a script by Glen Morgan. Omid Abtahi also stars. (

TV Tonight 2nd of January 2013

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

A Question of Sport S44E08: "January 2, 2013"
Africa S01E01: "Kalahari"
American Horror Story S02E10: "The Name Game"
American Restoration S02E45: "Stolen Memories"
American Restoration S02E44: "Employee of the Month"
Amish Mafia S01E05: "Fall From Grace"
Anderson Live S02E76: "Co-Host Carmen Electra | 2013 Resolution Solutions"
Bargain Hunt S33E01: "Series 33, Episode 1"
Black Gold S05E03: "Season 5, Episode 3"
Bomb Girls S02E01: "The Quickening"
Border Wars S05E08: "Animals on the Frontline"
Cardfight!! Vanguard S02E39: "Whereabouts of the Wind"
Celebrity Mastermind S11E07: "Series 11, Episode 7"
Chicago Fire S01E11: "God Has Spoken"
Coronation Street S54E01: "Wed 2 Jan, 2013"
Daybreak S03E81: "January 2, 2013"
Days of our Lives S48E37: "Ep. #11993"
Deal Or No Deal (UK) S08E123: "Episode 2116"
Der Tatortreiniger S02E01: "Über den Wolken"
Der Tatortreiniger S02E02: "Die Challenge"
Doctors S14E160: "Flashback in Anger"
Drinking Made Easy S03E13: "Angel City"
Emmerdale S42E02: "January 2, 2013"
Food Paradise S03E13: "Sandwich Paradise 2"
Full Throttle Saloon S04E03: "TBA"
General Hospital (US) S50E188: "#12716"
Generator Rex S03E18: "Endgame (1)"
Guys With Kids S01E11: "First Word"
Happily Divorced S02E18: "Love Thy Neighbor"
Hell on the Highway S01E06: "Hell Hath Snow Fury"
Holby City S15E12: "Blood Ties"
Hollyoaks S19E01: "January 2, 2013"
Hot In Cleveland S04E06: "Cleveland Fantasy Con"
House Hunters S51E02: "Trading in the Sleepy Burbs for the Boston Bustle"
Ice Pilots S04E08: "Over Seas"
Inside the NFL S36E17: "Week 17"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit S14E10: "Presumed Guilty"
Loose Women S17E71: "Series 17, Show 71"
Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings S01E06: "TBA"
Match of The Day S48E24: "Season 48, Show 24"
Midsomer Murders S15E04: "Death and the Divas"
Mobbed S01E08: "Hot for Teacher"
Mobbed S01E07: "You Saved My Life"
Moonshiners S02E08: "Troubled Waters"
Nashville (2012) S01E00: "The Whole Story"
Nature's Weirdest Events S02E02: "Series 2, Episode 2"
NFL Turning Point S02E17: "Week 17"
Not My Mama's Meals S03E01: "A Little South in Your Mouth!"
NOVA S40E06: "Doomsday Volcanoes"
One Born Every Minute S04E01: "Series 4, Episode 1"
Pointless S08E01: "Series 8, Episode 1"
Restaurant: Impossible S05E05: "Whiskey Creek Steakhouse"
Stranger Than Nature S01E07: "Poison Beach"
The Bold and the Beautiful S26E196: "Ep. #6480"
The Chase (2009) S06E41: "Series 6, Episode 41"
The Chew S02E81: "Episode 319"
The Jeremy Kyle Show S08E76: "January 2, 2013"
The Project S05E02: "Season 5, Episode 2"
The Soup S09E53: "January 2"
The Talk S03E76: "Howie Mandel, Angela Parker"
The Young and the Restless S40E197: "Ep. #10066"
Thuis S18E93: "Season 18, Episode 93"
Tipping Point S02E01: "Series 2, Episode 1"
Toddlers and Tiaras S05E26: "International Fresh Faces: Kentucky Derby"
Top Chef S10E09: "Past Suppers"
University Challenge (1994) S19E28: "Celebrity University Challenge"
Wanted Down Under S07E01: "Series 7, Episode 1"
Whitney S02E05: "Three's Company"
WWE Main Event S01E14