Frankenstein is being reincarnated at Fox… kind of.
Fox has given a put-pilot agreement to the one-hour sci-fi drama named after Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale, EW has confirmed.
There was both a tribe swap and an attempted food swap in tonight’s episode of Survivor: San Juan del Sur. But when all was said and done, another contestant’s million-dollar-dream came to end. What happened and who went home as a result? My full recap will be up later, but to find out and sound off on what happened, read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday’s episode of Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water.] READ FULL STORY
The date doctor is coming to television.
EW has confirmed that Fox is developing a comedy series based on 2005’s Hitch, starring Will Smith and Kevin James. The half-hour, single-camera series is being described as “a workplace comedy that explores dating and sexual politics.” Will Smith and Jada Smith will executive produce alongside Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, who will write the script, and Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett.
Hitch raked in close to $370 million worldwide at the box office. It follows Smith’s Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, a professional dating consultant put to the test when Albert Brennaman (James) wants to land a girl way out of his league.
Promos are out for this week’s Saturday Night Live with host, Jim Carrey, and musical guest, Iggy Azalea. The videos show Carrey, who is hosting for the third time, and Aidy Bryant, who are apparently dating now. Carrey, for example, treats viewers to one of his world-famous impressions, this time with Bryant as his subject. Oh, and did we mention this is the Halloween episode? Carrey dons a Jason-esque mask, knife in hand. Other frights are in store. Watch the promos here, if you dare:
The highly sought-after followup to Bewitched has finally found a home at NBC, EW has confirmed.
The network confirmed on Wednesday that it has given a pilot commitment to the followup, penned by The Vow writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. It follows Daphne, Samantha’s granddaughter and Tabitha’s daughter, who is now a single twentysomething with magical powers. According to Deadline, who first reported the news, she soon realizes that her seemingly perfect life is missing one thing: love.
The original series starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha aired from 1964 to 1972. Tabitha, an ABC spinoff centering on her daughter Tabitha, ran from 1977 to 1978.
The new Bewitched followup is produced by Sony TV and Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick’s Red Wagon Entertainment, the team behind 2005’s Bewitched film with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. Daniel Rappaport is executive producing.
After playing the infamous Lizzie Borden in a Lifetime movie, Christina Ricci is returning to the role for a limited series on the network. READ FULL STORY
Calzona fans are in for a roller coaster ride during this week’s Callie and Arizona-centric episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
After years of skirting around their issues—from Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) leaving for Africa, during which time Callie (Sara Ramirez) got knocked up by Mark, to Arizona losing her leg and eventually cheating on her wife—the couple will finally sit down for a much-needed therapy session.
Potentially good news for fans of Fox’s Red Band Society: The network has ordered four more scripts of the Wednesday night Glee-meets-The Fault in Our Stars drama series.
The move keeps the production’s momentum underway should the network want to fully commit to more episodes. In renewal/cancellation terms, such a decision typically means the network hasn’t made up its mind yet on a show’s fate (previously, Fox ordered six more episodes of new Monday night drama Gotham).
Red Band Society has struggled in the overnight ratings, with the most recent episode delivering 3.2 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. The show is being boosted about 70-80 percent via DVR, however, which are considered high percentages. Inventory plays a role too—Fox would need a stronger performer for the slot before deciding to shed it. For more, see yesterday’s post on why we haven’t seen a canceled show yet.
(Minor spoilers for the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
Last night’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. featured the debut of Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent better known by her superhero codename, Mockingbird. While Morse was introduced as a Hydra agent in last night’s episode, it was all a clever ploy by Coulson to extract Simmons from Hydra HQ when her cover was blown. But the question remained—when would Morse go full Mockingbird?
Turns out the answer is very, very soon—next week, in fact. On Wednesday, Marvel released the first image of Adrianne Palicki in Agent Bobbi Morse’s ‘Tactical Suit.’ Much like Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanova/Black Widow or Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Morse is more of an ass-kicking super-spy with an awesome codename than a traditional superhero, and her new look is consistent with the ones we’ve seen the other characters adopt so far.
Morse’s new outfit will debut during next week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., along with the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
While Showtime has been quiet for a while on any news following its decision to move forward with its show Happyish after the death of its star Philip Seymour Hoffman, the network has finally announced a replacement for the show’s main role.
Time for a Game of Thrones big rumor rundown. Below are eight misconceptions about the HBO hit’s fifth season (and the show in general) that have been debunked to varying degrees.
Disclaimer: Fans who read plenty of online Thrones coverage may already know these points as they’ve all been previously reported on EW.com and beyond. Who appears (or doesn’t) in the season is discussed, but I’m deliberately not including any plot spoilers from the new season that have leaked, or otherwise adding anything new to the rumor mill.
Still, if you wish to know absolutely nothing about season five before it starts next spring then you might consider a Night’s Watch vow of online Thrones coverage celibacy. And now, let’s tackle those rumors and assumptions: READ FULL STORY
The writer-director brother team of Mark and Jay Duplass (Cyrus, The Puffy Chair) shift their attention to the small screen for a moment of Togetherness.
Debuting in January, the HBO comedy series focuses on Brett and Michelle (Mark and Melanie Lynskey)—a weighed-down L.A. couple with kids—and the unlikely friendship formed between Michelle’s sister (Amanda Peet) and Brett’s best friend (Steve Zissis). READ FULL STORY