Friday, October 31, 2014
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POSTED: Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:38 AM

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Dean Norris is set to dole out a new form of justice. 

The "Breaking Bad" and "Under the Dome" actor will guest star on an upcoming episode of TBS' "American Dad," exec producer Matt Weitzman told Entertainment Weekly. He'll play Stan's new boss in a Nov. 10 episode titled "Big Stan on Campus." Weitzman said that when Stan faces a leave of absence from the CIA, he finds a job as a campus security guard at Hayley's community college, where Dean Norris's character heads the force.

"American Dad" was picked up by TBS in 2013 after running on Fox for 10 seasons. New episodes continued airing on Fox through Sept. 21, with the show moving to the Turner network on Oct. 20.

POSTED: Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:35 AM
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Actor Hugh Laurie arrives at Fox's 'House' series finale wrap party at Cicada on April 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - AMC is closing in on a deal for the U.S. rights to the BBC's Hugh Laurie-Tom Hiddleston miniseries "The Night Manager," based on the 1993 John le Carre novel. 

AMC would join the Beeb as a co-producer along with the Ink Factory. The project is eyed as a six-episode mini although AMC's run could expand to eight episodes with commercial time included.

The novel revolves around a former British soldier who is drawn into a sting operation involving black market weapons after he goes to work for a luxury hotel. Writer David Farr is adapting the novel for TV. 

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:41 PM
Damon Gupton as Adam Page, prosecutor, in a career-making role in WE's "The Divide."

"The Divide," the Philadelphia-set drama based on the work of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, has been cancelled by WE TV after one season. The low-rated showed was created by Tony Goldwyn, better known as "Scandal's" hunky President Fitzgerald Grant, and Richard LaGravenese ("The Fisher King," "Behind the Candelabra"). 

"The Divide" was the first scripted series for WE. But don't cry too hard. The show might have been set in Philly and featured basic exteriors, but it was shot in mostly in Toronto. 

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:08 PM

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - NBC has debuted the first promo for its production of "Peter Pan Live!" which will air Dec. 4.

Since the musical won't be pre-recorded when it hits our screens, the trailer features stars Allison Williams and Christopher Walken behind the scenes at the promotional photo shoot, where there was evidently a ready supply of wind and whimsy. 

Other cast members include Christian Borle as Mr. Darling and Smee, Kelli O'Hara portraying Mrs. Darling, Taylor Louderman playing Wendy, Alanna Saunders appearing as Tiger Lily, Jake Lucas as John Darling, John Allyn as Michael Darling and Caitlin Houlahan as Jane.



POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:57 AM

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Syfy has released a new trailer for its upcoming drama "12 Monkeys," based on Terry Gilliam's trippy 1995 film of the same name. 

Like the movie it's based on, the show features Cole, played in the series by Aaron Stanford, being sent back from the future to the present day in order prevent a disastrous plague that will spell the end of mankind. The trailer stays true to the mind-bending, time-warping nature of the film as well, flashing back and forth between future and past, never leaving the audience quite certain who is from where or when.

In addition to Stanford, the show's cast includes Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Barbara Sukowa, Noah Bean, Tom Noonan and Emily Hampshire. The series will premiere at 9 p.m. on Jan. 16 on SyFy.



POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:38 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 08: Ellen DeGeneres (L) and Portia de Rossi attend Arianna Huffington's 'Thrive' book party hosted by Victoria Jackson, Kathy Freston And Dean Ornish on May 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Talk-show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres -- who runs one of biggest TV-oriented YouTube channels -- has formed a new digital venture and is launching Ellentube, a site and app that will host exclusive video from her daytime program. 

Ellentube (ellentube.com) was created by DeGeneres with her show's executive producers, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin and Andy Lassner. Fans visiting Ellentube will be able to upload their own videos, with user-generated submissions to be reviewed by before being posted to the site, and the best user videos will be considered for possible showcase on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." 

On YouTube, TheEllenShow channel averages more than 100 million views per month, has generated nearly 3 billion video views to date. The channel currently has just over 10 million subscribers. DeGeneres has 33.7 million Twitter followers for @TheEllenShow -- and famously tweeted a group-selfie that broke records when she hosted this year's Oscars -- making her the most-followed TV personality on the social service. 

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:31 AM
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Actress Kyra Sedgwick attends the 'Time Out Of Mind' premiere during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Putting a spin on the "newly divorced woman" storyline, HBO has inked a script development deal with exec producers Kyra Sedgwick and Kari Lizer for a comedy about a former nun trying to find herself after walking out on her church and, well, her marriage. 

Lizer, who created "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and is therefore no stranger to the subject of women starting over, will write the script. Sedgwick is tapped to star in the still-untitled half-hour, single-camera laffer from Lizer's Kari's Logo Here in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Sedgwick is repped by CAA, Impression Entertainment and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams. Lizer, who also has a put pilot commitment at NBC for her comedy "Wing Mom," is repped by Vision Art Management.

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:13 AM
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 01: Producer/Chef Gordon Ramsay attends Fox's 'Hell's Kitchen' 200th Episode Celebration at the Hell's Kitchen studio on October 1, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Will the real Gordon Ramsay please stand up?

Then again, he doesn't have much time to sit still.

There's the Gordon Ramsay who's the host of four network TV shows, watched by millions of viewers every week.

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