Fox reimagining 'Frankenstein'
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Fox reimagining 'Frankenstein'

A 'Hitch' sitcom is in the works at Fox

Fox reimagining “Frankenstein”
Fox’s version of the Mary Shelley mythology revolves around a corrupt FBI agent who is brought back from the dead as a younger and stronger man by an antisocial billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister. It’s from “Homeland’s” Howard Gordon” and “Crisis” and “Life” creator Rand Ravich.


Fox and Will Smith are remaking “Hitch” as a sitcom
Smith will serve as a producer on a comedy based on the 2005 rom-com he made with Kevin James.


HBO bringing back Michael Kenneth Williams with “Crime”
The “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Wire” vet will play a NYC gangster in the eight-hour miniseries that James Gandolfini was originally set to star in.


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NBC’s 'Bewitched' sequel will focus on Samantha’s granddaughter
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NBC’s 'Bewitched' sequel will focus on Samantha’s granddaughter

Chrisina Ricci to reprise her 'Lizzie Borden' role for a 6-episode Lifetime series

NBC’s “Bewitched” sequel will focus on Samantha’s granddaughter
The new series will revolve around single 20-something Daphne, Tabitha’s daughter and Samantha’s granddaughter, who can conjure up everything except for real love.


Christina Ricci to reprise her “Lizzie Borden” role for a 6-episode Lifetime series
The "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax” movie star will return with "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles,” which will also feature the return of Clea DuVall.


“Supernatural” may try making another backdoor spinoff, but over multiple episodes
Instead of using one hour to introduce the spinoff’s new characters, they may be introduced over the course of several episodes.


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Steve Coogan replaces Philip Seymour Hoffman on Showtime’s 'Happyish'
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Steve Coogan replaces Philip Seymour Hoffman on Showtime’s 'Happyish'

Morena Baccarin lands on 'Gotham'

Steve Coogan replaces Philip Seymour Hoffman on Showtime’s “Happyish"
When Hoffman died in February, he had already filmed the pilot for “Happyish” and Showtime had just picked up the series, a dark examination of the pursuit of happiness, for 10 episodes. Showtime will now reshoot the pilot with the British actor.


Morena Baccarin lands on “Gotham”
The “Homeland” alum will play the iconic DC Comics role of Dr. Leslie Thompkins.


ABC orders “Shark Tank” spinoff “Beyond the Tank”
The companion series will follow-up on the “Shark Tank” participants.


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Neil Patrick Harris was 4th choice to host Oscars — after Ellen, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Neil Patrick Harris was 4th choice to host Oscars — after Ellen, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

World Series delivers its worst Game 1 overnight ratings ever

Neil Patrick Harris was the 4th choice to host Oscars — after Ellen, Chris Rock and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Ellen DeGeneres was against hosting for a 3rd time, according to The Hollywood Reporter, while a deal with 2005 host Chris Rock “failed to materialize.” “Veep” star Louis-Dreyfus, meanwhile, said no to hosting.


Bryan Cranston responds to Toys ‘R Us pulling “Breaking Bad” toys: "Nicely played Florida Mom"
"Word on the street is that they were sent to Belize,” he tweeted.


World Series delivers its worst Game 1 overnight ratings ever
Last night’s blowout win was topped by “NCIS,” “NCIS: New Orleans” and “The Voice.” PLUS: “Selfie” sees a slight rise, and “Marry Me” falls about 15-20% in Week 2.


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Jim Carrey tries to get spooky in his Halloween 'SNL' promos
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Jim Carrey tries to get spooky in his Halloween 'SNL' promos

Bill Murray tells Ellen his Christmas special still doesn’t have a network

Jim Carrey tries to get spooky in his Halloween “SNL” promos
He and Aidy Bryant have decided to start dating as #jaidy.


MTV greenlights "Broke A$$ Game Show” and “Todrick"
"Broke A$$” will involve people on the streets competing for cash, while “Todrick” will feature YouTube star Todrick Hall.


Bill Murray tells Ellen his Christmas special still doesn’t have a network
But he adds: “I think we’ll have to do it.”

Tom Hanks' 'Bachelor Party' is the latest movie-to-TV remake
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Tom Hanks' 'Bachelor Party' is the latest movie-to-TV remake

Toys ‘R Us yanks 'Breaking Bad' action figures following a Florida mom’s complaints

Tom Hanks' “Bachelor Party” is the latest movie-to-TV remake
ABC has ordered a “comedy anthology series” based on the raunchy 1984 film, co-created by Regis Philbin’s daughter, J.J. Philbin. The “Bachelor Party” series will focus on three couples: "one about to get married, another recently divorced and a third just falling in love.”


Toys ‘R Us yanks “Breaking Bad” action figures following a Florida mom’s complaints
"Let's just say, the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical,” Toys ‘R Us said in a statement, following pressure from a Florida mom who gathered 8,000 signatures.


Tina Fey recalls casting Jan Hooks on “30 Rock,” says: “Jan should have had a bigger career ... as big as Rob Schneider's f*cking career"
“We needed to cast Jane Krakowski's estranged Florida dirtbag mother, and I thought, My God, do you think we could get Jan Hooks?” Fey recalled on Monday night, adding that Hooks was initially hesitant to take on the role. Fey adds: "Jan should have had a bigger career. Jan deserved a big movie career. Certainly as big as Rob Schneider's f*cking career. She was a bigger star on S.N.L.'"


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MTV’s 'Scream' TV show won’t feature Ghostface
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MTV’s 'Scream' TV show won’t feature Ghostface

'SVU' will tackle NFL domestic violence issue with Chad Coleman and Meagan Good

MTV’s “Scream” TV show won’t feature Ghostface
The holder of the rights to the iconic masked character says Ghostface is not a part of the MTV remake, but he wouldn’t rule out any involvement at a “later date."


“SVU” will tackle NFL domestic violence issue with Chad Coleman and Meagan Good
Colman from “The Walking Dead” and “The Wire” will play a an ex-sports star turned reporter who is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, played by Good.


“Sleepy Hollow” books Michelle Trachtenberg
The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum will play First Lady Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams.


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CW gives full-season orders to 'The Flash' and 'Jane the Virgin'
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CW gives full-season orders to 'The Flash' and 'Jane the Virgin'

FX cancels 'The Bridge' after 2 seasons

CW gives full-season orders to “The Flash” and “Jane the Virgin"
CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement: “We have had a fantastic start to our season this year, with 'The Flash' launching as our most-watched series premiere ever, and 'Jane the Virgin’ recognized as the best new show this season by critics across the country.”


FX cancels “The Bridge” after 2 seasons
The border drama starring Diane Kruger-Demian Bichir ended its run earlier this month with a disappointing 1 million viewers.

Christian Slater to play 'Mr. Robot' on USA
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Christian Slater to play 'Mr. Robot' on USA

TLC orders a divine intervention show hosted by Roma Downey

Christian Slater to play “Mr. Robot” on USA
Slater has signed on for a USA pilot in which he’ll play a mysterious anarchist known as Mr. Robot who recruits Rami Malek into an underground hacker group.


TLC orders a divine intervention show hosted by Roma Downey
The untitled six-episode series, which Downey is producing with husband Mark Burnett, will “explore the stories of people who claim that they’ve experienced modern-day miracles, incredible twists of fate, and phenomena that logic and science cannot explain.”


Next week’s “Big Bang Theory” is being filmed tonight
When “The Big Bang Theory” returns to Thursdays next week, it’ll be nine days since the episode was filmed. "I think that’s our tightest possible 'turnaround,’” says exec producer Bill Prady.


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Barbara Walters is coming out of retirement for 'The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014'
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Barbara Walters is coming out of retirement for 'The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014'

Why hasn’t any new fall show been canceled yet?

Barbara Walters is coming out of retirement for "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014”
Walters said she was done with the franchise after the 2013 edition. But ABC announced this morning that "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014” will return Sunday, Dec. 14 at 9 pm.


Why hasn’t any new fall show been canceled yet?
It’s unusual to have zero cancelations one month into the season. But this is an unusual season, and EW reports that one of the factors in the lack of cancelations is the lack of confidence in the midseason replacement shows. PLUS: It’s hard to figure out what a hit is nowadays.


Pop network orders its 1st scripted series: “Schitt’s Creek” with Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara
The current TV Guide Network will transform into Pop, with a comedy about a rich family that loses it all in a Ponzi scheme and ends up living in a motel.


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