UTOPIA’s season 1 cast has already undergone a change.
Andrea Cox — the “Christian who drops the f-bomb” and “self-proclaimed born-again virgin” — didn’t enter the UTOPIA complex when production started on the show, Fox announced. The statement from FOX Broadcasting Company, Talpa Media USA and UTOPIA Producers:
“Due to violation of production policies, Andrea Cox will not enter UTOPIA today with the other 14 pioneers. Replacement details will be announced.”
UTOPIA’s live stream is up now. The official series premiere event kicks off on Sunday, September 7th at 8 PM on Fox.
“I think that he definitely wants to be with Cookie,” Octavius J. Johnson (Marvin) shared. “Cookie is just getting out of prison, and he has the connections, and it seems like he can capitalize on Marvin’s success, so he definitely wants to hang with Cookie. He appreciates the earrings, and I think he thinks his gun is cool — all of that stuff. He wants to be with Cookie more than anyone.”
To further emphasize what’s at stake, Sunday’s hour, “Sunny,” also features Marvin and Bridget recording a track.
THE FOLLOWING’s new showrunner Jennifer Johnson is leaving the Fox drama to focus on developing new projects for WBTV, a source confirms.
Johnson’s exit (which was first reported by Deadline) comes less than three months after she joined the series, and just a month after she appeared at Comic-Con to promote the show. She had been brought in to replace THE FOLLOWING creator/showrunner Kevin Williamson, who stepped down from his day-to-day duties to focus on his new series, STALKER.
SLEEPY HOLLOW’s latest look at season 2 teases “hope, courage, destiny,” but it’s the promo’s closing line that is most chilling/alarming: “War is hell.” (And, as fans who watched season 1 can attest to, it’s a multi-layered statement.)
Check out the awesome promo for what’s to come now…
HISTORY is debuting its latest miniseries, HOUDINI on Monday, September 1st at 9 PM (Part 2 airs the following night at 9 PM), and it follows the triumphs — and struggles — of Harry Houdini’s life. (Houdini is played by Oscar-winner Adrien Brody.)
One of the biggest constants in Harry’s life was Bess, his wife of 32 years (who also doubled as his stage assistant), and in the HISTORY miniseries, she’s played by HOUSE OF CARDS’ Kristen Connolly. To get a little more insight into the Bess Houdini, her relationship with Harry, and more, I spoke with Connolly about her work on the project…
Repeat: When Todd (guest star John Sloan), a wealthy artifact collector, walks into his own funeral, the Jeffersonian team must find out to whom the cremated remains at the funeral belong. The investigation gets complicated when the team determines that there are three sets of remains in the urn. Meanwhile, Finn (guest star Luke Kleintank) enjoys his newfound wealth from his hot sauce venture with Hodgins, but is heartbroken when Michelle (guest star Tiffany Hines) has devastating news for him.
Repeat: Smart light bulb; high-tech cork replacement; subscription service for children’s books.
CBS Teases Upcoming Season Premieres of THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE GOOD WIFE, NCIS, PERSON OF INTEREST, and More
Want to know what’s in store for your favorite shows? Keep reading…
PERSON OF INTEREST — which is, as far as I’m concerned, one of the best shows on television right now — isn’t a show that plays it safe: the showrunners have been adamant that anyone can die at any time (and they’ve stuck to that), and that this isn’t a show that’s destined to run for 200-plus episodes.
But what do the actors on the show think of all of that? Michael Emerson (Finch) and Kevin Chapman (Fusco) weighed in on the looming threat to their characters’ lives, and why it’s OK if the show doesn’t run 10 seasons…
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW is making its debut on October 8th on FX, and now the network has released the official cast art for the season. As you might expect, it’s fantastic/a little bit creepy.
Check it out!
Starz is releasing five episodes of its upcoming documentary series, THE CHAIR, early to subscribers via Starz Play and Starz VOD.
“Starz is making the first five episodes of THE CHAIR available on the same day of the television premiere of the series to reach a young adult population that is in the vanguard of ‘bingeing’ on shows as their preferred method of viewing,” said Chris Albrecht, CEO of Starz in a statement. “Starz is always interested in moving the premium programming model forward with strategies that are attuned to the projected audience demos of the show. We are once again utilizing an exposure tactic that has intrigued us since we first did it with last year’s limited series DANCING ON THE EDGE.”
THE CHAIR is a unique series that follows the filmmaking process as two first-time directors attempt to make their own separate films — from the same script.
The series officially debuts on Starz on Saturday, September 6th at 11 PM.
Will you be checking out THE CHAIR early?
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THE CARRIE DIARIES patriarch, Matt Letscher, is guest-starring in the CASTLE season 7 premiere, a rep for the show confirmed.
Letscher — who has had roles on SCANDAL, BENT, BROTHERS & SISTERS, ELI STONE, and GOOD MORNING, MIAMI — will play Henry Jenkins, a security consultant, who helps Beckett with a very, very important case.
TVLine was first to report Letscher’s casting.
The CASTLE season premiere airs Monday, September 29th at 10 PM on ABC.
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Oh. My. God.
We’re about a month away from the 20th anniversary of FRIENDS’ debut, and JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE may have given FRIENDS fans the closest thing to a reunion as we’re going to get: he hosted a reunion of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow on his show Wednesday night.
Aniston was the official guest, and Kimmel told her he had written some FRIENDS fan-fic he wanted her help acting out. Cut to a recreation of Monica and Chandler’s apartment (which Rachel lived in for half of the series), and surprise guests Cox and Kudrow.
Miss KIMMEL? Check out the amazing clip now…
GREY’S ANATOMY/SCANDAL creator Shonda Rhimes has nabbed her first acting gig — on THE MINDY PROJECT!
A rep for the show confirmed that Rhimes will play herself on an upcoming episode. Rhimes, for her part, has been vocal about her love of the Fox comedy.