Here are the news items for today:
Actress Annie Wersching (24) will join the cast of Body of Proof for a multi-episode arc, playing a nurse. Body of Proof is scheduled to return at mid-season on ABC. (Robyn Ross at TV Guide)
ABC has ordered a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D., a live-action series Joss Whedon, Marvel TV and ABC Studios. The project, of course, is based on the peacekeeping organization, which stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate or Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division that appears in both the Marvel comic book and feature film universes. Whedon will work on the brother alongside his brother Jed and sister-in-law Maurissa Tancharoen (who have worked on various other projects with Joss like Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog). (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)
Shawn Ryan (the man behind Last Resort and The Shield) and actor Eddie Murphy are shopping around a TV series version of Beverly Hills Cop, with the potential series NOT being a remake or reboot but a straight up sequel, following detective Axel Foley’s son. It is described as an hour-long crime procedural with comedic elements. Murphy is attached to reprise his role in a recurring capacity. (The Hollywood Reporter and Dark Horizons)
The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King have set up a drama project at Showtime called Girls With Guns which is about two Los Angeles sisters whose family moves to the one place in the world where women are drafted into the military: Israel. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)
BOX OFFICE NEWS
Actor Ryan Gosling (The Notebook) will make his directorial debut with a new film called How to Catch a Monster, starring Christina Hendricks (Mad Men). Gosling also wrote the film that is said to weave elements of fantasy noir and suspense into a modern day fairytale. It is set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city where Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. (Shock Til You Drop and First Showing)
Q&A SECTION (with Team Watch with Kristin at E! Online, Adam Bryant at TV Guide and Michael Ausiello at TV Line)
Question: Any hope for George and Zoe on Hart of Dixie? Love those two together! – Lizzie
Team WWK: George will start seeing someone who is not Zoe in season two, and it seems like George is pretty serious about her. Her name is Presley and she’s a tomboy with a wicked sense of humor. While she makes fun of all the Southern belles throwing themselves at the town’s golden boy at first she soon finds herself attracted to George, and, as Taylor Swift sings, sparks fly. Fans can expect to see Presley stick around Bluebell for awhile. (And Team Wade goes wild!)
Question: Any Castle scoop? Will we see Beckett’s therapist again this season?— Rachel, via Twitter
ADAM: Not right away. Beckett’s new relationship with Castle is perhaps a sign that her visits with Michael Dorn’s character last season helped. However, creator Andrew W. Marlowe isn’t ruling out the possibility of Beckett returning to the couch later in the season. “We like having that option there,” he says. “When things get even more complicated around midseason, it’s important for Beckett to have some folks to talk to, whether it’s [her therapist] or Lanie or someone else.”
Question: Anything new to report on Suits? — Lisa
ADAM: Ready to meet Rachel’s father? The show is currently casting him, a high-powered New York attorney who comes on as opposing council against Harvey in a major case. Rachel’s relationship with her dad is far from happy — a fact that Harvey will use to his advantage when he asks Rachel to sit in on depositions to distract dear old Dad.
Question: How about some scoop on Psych? — Esaul
Ausiello: How about some new details on two-hour musical episode I told you about at Comic-Con? Apparently, the plot is going to revolve around an institutionalized playwright composer, who is suspected of murdering the theater critic who was bent on trashing his show.
Question: Any chance Paige Turco’s character will return for more episodes of Person of Interest? —Carole
Ausiello: There’s a very good chance seeing as how I can confirm that Turco returns in the fifth episode of Season 2 (premiering Sept. 27). She’s not the POI that week, but helps out in a way that only Zoe can.
Question: I’m dying for some Downton Abbey scoop on Lady Sybil and Branson! —Ashley
Ausiello: The relative newlyweds are back at Downton in Season 3, which doesn’t sit well with the onetime chauffeur’s former colleagues. “When they come back from Ireland, where does he belong?” muses series creator Julian Fellowes. “It’s difficult for him because here are all these people he worked with and now they’re bending over and serving him. It’s a difficult journey he has to make.”
That’s it. Enjoy!
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