Thursday, May 3, 2012


Still awaiting word on the futures are freshman dramas HART OF DIXIE, RINGER and Kevin Williamson's second series, THE SECRET CIRCLE, along with veterans NIKITA and GOSSIP GIRL.

TV Pilot Buzz: NASHVILLE, ARROW, 1600 PENN Among Front-Runners
Soapy drama NASHVILLE, starring FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS' Connie Britton as a country music star at her peak teamed with a rising star (GUIDING LIGHT's Hayden Panettiere) from Thelma and Louise scribe Callie Khouri, is considered a safe bet at the Disney-owned network. … Marc Cherry's DEVIOUS MAIDS, an adaptation of the Mexican format with Susan Lucci attached, has heat heading into the final days of decision making. .... Fashion soap AMERICANA, with Anthony LaPaglia and from North Country writer Michael Seitzman, is gaining steam, with internal conversations about it being "on brand" for the female-skewing network.

J.R. Martinez Welcomes Daughter Lauryn Anabelle
“She’s already got a nickname — Belle,” Martinez, 28, tells PEOPLE of his newborn baby girl, who weighed in at 7 lbs., 13 oz. and is 21 inches long.

Inside Whitney Houston’s Final Days—and Her Troubled Relationships
“Every time her voice would improve, I would stop working with her, and she would go off and do something—a concert or a tour. [Her handlers’] intentions were not malicious; I just think they made some fundamental miscalculations,” voice coach Gary Catona tells Seal of the singer’s mounting comeback. “She blossomed” under his guidance, Catona says. “She was the most devoted student I ever had.” The singer, says Catona, was focused on work, though she still struggled with her smoking: “Once, I forgot my keyboard, and she thought I had left. I went back in, and she started coming to the door with a cigarette in her hand. She hugged me, and I saw her flick the cigarette over her shoulder.”

Is Dianna Agron Leaving GLEE? Jane Lynch Hints at Quinn's Exit
While talking about the "emotional" vibe on set leading up to graduation, Jane let slip that she filmed her last scene with Dianna, which felt like just as much as a goodbye to the actress as it was a goodbye to her character Quinn.

"It caught me by surprise. It was kind of emotional doing my last scene with Dianna, and it really just caught me by surprise at how moving it was. She is just amazing and just a really nice person too. It was like saying goodbye to Dianna, which is a sad thing to do."

Mary Lynn Rajskub, Patrick Fischler to guest GREY'S ANATOMY
In the episode, airing May 10, Rajskub and Fischler will play a couple in the midst of their third honeymoon when they come to Seattle Grace complaining of mysterious symptoms.

Marc Bayliss set to join CORONATION STREET as Carla Connor's bad boy brother
Producer Phil Collinson said: "I'm very pleased to welcome Marc to the cast - the latest in a long line of handsome CORRIE charmers. Carla's brother Rob is sure to set hearts fluttering in Weatherfield from the minute he arrives. The audience can expect thrills and a few broken hearts when this handsome bad boy hits town."

Snuffed Out: TV Series That Were Gone Too Soon
AfterElton looks at shows throughout the years that were unfairly snuffed out, and picture ... what might have been.

AMC Gives Pilot Orders to Two Scripted Dramas
The cable network's orders to LOW WINTER SUN and an untitled Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn project mark the first time the network has picked up two scripted pilots at the same time.

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