Move over, Nick: There’s a new man in Jess’ life.
Julian Morris has landed a recurring guest role on New Girl, EW has learned exclusively.
Believe it or not, the “Greatest American Hero” is coming back.
Fox announced today that it has given a put pilot agreement to a reboot of Stephen J. Cannell’s 1981 dramedy series that starred William Katt as Ralph Hinkley, a schoolteacher who finds a suit that gives him superhero powers. Rodney Rothman is writing the pilot and will executive produce alongside Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directing duo behind “21 Jump Street.” (Rothman also worked with Lord and Miller on that film’s followup, “22 Jump Street.”) Deadline was the first to report the news.
Cannell’s daughter, Tawnia McKiernan, will also executive produce.
This reboot will center on Isaac, who, according to Fox, “has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error because he quickly misplaces the suit’s instructions. He also has to deal with a government handler who has very different objectives than him and struggles as to whether should use his newfound gifts to help others or just himself.”
When Sam Anderson booked the recurring role of teacher Danny Pink on the long-running British time travel show Doctor Who, he couldn’t wait to spread the good news. “I got the call and was like, ‘Woah, man, I got Doctor Who!'” the actor says. “My agent rang again. ‘Don’t tell anyone!’ I was like, ‘I just told a roomful of people!’ But luckily it was a couple of actors and some jazz musicians, who really couldn’t care less. So I wasn’t too worried.”
Beloved blood opera Game of Thrones was shut out of the major Emmy Awards this week, but at least it justifiably cleaned up in the technical categories, taking home prizes for Costumes, Makeup, Art Direction, and Visual Effects. READ FULL STORY
The Following is getting a quick turnover in showrunners. Jennifer Johnson, who only recently replaced creator Kevin Williamson as showrunner, is leaving Fox’s serial killer drama. Deadline first reported the news.
In the wake of Johnson’s departure a group of three—Brett Mahoney, Alexi Hawley, and Marcos Siega—will share showrunning duties under creator Williamson. Mahoney and Hawley were previously co-executive producers on the show, but will now be executive producers. Marcos Siega is an executive producer and has directed a number of episodes of the show.
Johnson joined the show in June as Williamson ceded his showrunner duties to focus on his new CBS show Stalker, starring Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q. Johnson is remaining at Warner Bros. Television, but will now focus on development.
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You may be asking yourself why Jack suddenly becomes friends with a cop (Client List’s Brian Hallisay) after finding himself on the wrong side of the law last season. That’s easy: Jack is actually putting on a badge. However, despite his new position, Charlotte has been unable to forgive him for his part in her kidnapping, which will put them at odds at the annual Memorial Day party. (Oh yes, the party is still happening, it’s just being hosted by someone else while Victoria is in the loony bin.) READ FULL STORY
FXX was so woo-hoo! thrilled to acquire the rights to The Simpsons that it programmed a 12-day marathon of all 552 episodes as well as The Simpsons Movie. (Only three-and-a-half-more days to go, sleep-deprived masses!)
The marathon, which has been a big ratings hit for the fledgling network, is actually just a training run, though: FXX announced today that starting September 2, it will offer up Simpsons reruns on Mondays from 6 p.m. to midnight, Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursdays from 8 p.m. to midnight, Fridays from 6 p.m. to midnight, and Sundays from 4 to 8 p.m.
That leaves you two nights a week to find the show airing elsewhere in syndication, make some headway into your Springfield-overloaded DVR, or attempt to rebuild relationships with loved ones.
They no longer have to fear the beard. 42-year-old groundskeeper Donny Thompson was evicted from the Big Brother house last night, voted out unanimously by his housemates — even fellow Team America members Derrick and Frankie. How does the fan favorite feel about his time in the game, why did he tear up at the very end, and does he blame Team America for his ouster? We slipped some questions to Donny on his way to the jury house, and here’s what he had to say about all of that and more. READ FULL STORY
Agent Carter has finally begun filling out its cast. Dollhouse alum Enver Gjokaj and One Tree Hill star Chad Michael Murray have joined the cast as series regulars, EW has confirmed.
Each week after every eviction, host Julie Chen will answer a few of EW’s burning questions about the latest episode of Big Brother.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I was positively riveted watching Christine’s husband and family talk about how uncomfortable they were watching her cuddle and flirt with Cody. What do you make of the whole Christine-Cody situation, and does her husband have a right to be upset?
JULIE CHEN: Christine’s husband has every right to be upset. In fact, he wasn’t upset enough. All I know is if I ever did what Christine did then I would be coming home to no husband at all!!! Then again Christine is a free spirit and he knew who he married in the first place. READ FULL STORY
The Arrow is going to meet No. 1 fan. The CW series is adding Carrie Cutter (a.k.a. Cupid) to season three and EW can exclusively report that Supernatural alum Amy Gumenick has been cast in the role. As in the comics, Cupid will be a lethal villainness with a dangerously obsessive crush on The Arrow. (Surely at least a few Arrow fans can relate?)
Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg created the character during his run on the Green Arrow/Black Canary comic book series. “I always loved the idea of Green Arrow having a crazed fan,” Kreisberg told EW. “When I was writing the comic book, my big goal was to create a villain who would last. Cupid has since appeared in the DC Nation shorts on Cartoon Network, and to have her fight our TV Arrow is so much more than I ever could have hoped for the character.”
Arrow has been booking a slew of guest stars for season three. There’s also Glee alum Nolan Funk as Felicity Smoak’s ex-boyfriend. Plus Brandon Routh as Atom/Ray Palmer, J.R. Ramirez as Wildcat/Ted Grant and David Cubitt as Mark Shaw/Manhunter, to name but a few.
Gumenick played young Mary Winchester in flashbacks on CW’s Supernatural and was recently seen in AMC’s Turn. Expect Cupid to make her debut in the sixth and seventh episodes of the season. Arrow returns to The CW on Oct. 8, with its spin-off The Flash premiering Oct. 7. Here’s a Gumenick and some fun images of Cupid from the comics: READ FULL STORY