Here are the news items for today:
TNT has renewed Franklin & Bash for a third season. (TV By the Numbers)
ABC has bought an untitled heist drama from former 24 executive producer Evan Katz that is being described as a fun, twisty adventure about members of a former army Special Forces team who are betrayed, and decide to become thieves, in order to go after the people who are responsible for the deaths of their friends. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)
NBC has teamed with Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer on The Walking Dead, for drama project called 11th Commandment that is an adaptation of the 1998 novel “The Eleventh Commandment” from UK author Jeffrey Archer. The project would center on Connor Fitzgerald who has been leading a secret life as the CIA’s most deadly assassin when he decides to pull back to spend more time with his wife and family. But his worlds are about to collide when he is set up by someone within the CIA for an assassination he didn’t commit. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)
CBS has set up a medical drama with Reaper creators Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters (among others) that is going to be based on the book “Your Medical Mind” by renowned physicians Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband. The book is inspired by the doctors’ lives with the show focusing on a husband and wife – one a surgeon, one an internist – who end up working together in the same hospital. Their unique approaches to medicine, and different ways of dealing with tough ethical issues, will lead them to examine the state of their own marriage. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)
The Bureau, a new FBI drama project from Bruckheimer TV and writer Aron Eli Coleite has ended up at CBS. The project is described as a character drama set at the New York field office of the FBI. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)
Executive Producer Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights and Parenthood) is behind the potential comedy pilot About A Boy based on the Nick Hornby book and the 2002 movie that was bought by NBC. The TV version will follow the relationship between a bachelor man-child and the young boy who moves in next door with his kooky single mother. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)
BOX OFFICE NEWS
Actor Andrew Garfield has signed to return to the role of Peter Parker and Marc Webb is set to direct the next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man. Emma Stone is also in talks to return to the role of Gwen Stacy. (Mike Fleming at Deadline)
Q&A SECTION (with Team Watch with Kristin at E! Online)
Question: Anything about Emma and her daddy in OUAT season 2? – BICIADE
Team Watch with Kristin: Break out the tissues because Emma’s reunion with her parents, aka Snow White and Prince Charming, will definitely bring on the waterworks. At least at first. Turns out, Emma is kind of resentful over them sending her away, even if it was to save her from the curse. As for David, he’ll be spending a lot of time with his grandson, Henry, in season two.
Question: The Scandal premiere was so good! I need scoop on the rest of the season. – Angela in Detroit
Team Watch with Kristin: According to cast member Columbus Short, you’d better get those oxygen tanks ready. “If you saw season one, it’s going to be bigger, faster, more dramatic, more scandalous, more by the seat of your pants,” he tells us. “Every scene you’re going to be like [gasps for air]. Just be prepared to be short of breath.” As for his character Harrison, Short says that he’ll be developing into something very “interesting,” in his own words. “Harrison is kind of evolving into this all-seeing, all-knowing type of character and it is pretty cool,” he says. “[He’s] one of the most dynamic characters I think I’ve played in my career.”
That’s it. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend!!
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