Monday, January 11, 2010

NEWS: Kitsch, GLEE, Braeden, Krause, FNL

GLEE picked up for second season by Fox; casting three roles
Fox has ordered a second season of their hit musical comedy, GLEE, network entertainment president Kevin Reilly announced Monday.

"We loved GLEE ever since it was a pilot script, so it's been an incredible thrill to watch the show take root and see audiences embrace these characters in such a huge way this season," Reilly, said in a statement. "The show is a true and rare gem in television."

Olivia Newton-John to guest on GLEE
"I'm so excited I can't see straight!" said GLEE star Jane Lynch (Sue). [Olivia] provided the soundtrack for my tortured adolescence. Her charitable work and commitment to making others' lives and the life of the planet better is so inspiring."

Leno change could mean earlier FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS on NBC
With THE JAY LENO SHOW in prime-time officially cancelled, it now leaves NBC with five hours of programming a night to fill starting March. Of course, sitting on the bench is the fourth season of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS which, Jeff Gaspin, NBC Universal Chairman of Television Entertainment, said could come back while speaking at today’s Winter TCA press tour.

Taylor Kitsch to Leave FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Taylor Kitsch, who plays bad boy Tim Riggins, will not be returning next season as a series regular, executive producer Jason Katims has revealed.

BROTHERS & SISTERS is flashing back to the ’70s and ’80s
The ABC drama is casting younger versions of the entire Walker clan for a special two-part episode set in 1973 and 1986.

INTERVIEW: Y&R's Eric Braeden (Victor)
"We aren’t very close on the set, and anyone who tells you otherwise is spreading a myth. The nature of the beast is that you do your scenes and you go back to your dressing room. Some people you get along with better than others, but in the end I don’t give a damn, and in the end it doesn’t make any difference. What’s important—the only thing I care about—is what comes across on screen."

Should TV drama writers stop feeding "revelation addicts"?
"American television writing now needs its own equivalent of the slow-food movement, an antidote to all the OMG! pills we've swallowed each time someone turns up dead or divulges some sordid secret," Hank Stuever writes of all the revelations in this season's first two episodes of BIG LOVE. "What exactly is the rush? (Fear of boredom? Which leads to cancellation?)"

Peter Krause recalls DIRTY SEXY MONEY nightmare
“Here, we have an agreement about what this show should be on the part of the network and the producers. And on that show, there wasn’t an agreement on what the show should be, so there was a lot of battling behind the scenes.”

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