Friday, October 4, 2013

NEWS: LUCKY 7 Canceled; Susan Lucci Returning To HOT IN CLEVELAND; Dick Christie To BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; Halle Berry To Topline New CBS Drama

LUCKY 7 canceled: Fall's first axed show
LUCKY 7 has won the Fall 2013 TV lotto to become the first canceled show.

The ABC drama was axed after only two episodes — and 12 days into the broadcast season — which is pretty fast in the era of heavy DVR playback, with networks typically wanting to wait at least three weeks to receive seven days of viewing data from Nielsen. But LUCKY 7 premiered to 4.4 million viewers and a lowly 1.3 adults 18-49 rating last week, making it ABC’s lowest-rated drama premiere in years despite the evening launching with mega-rated AGENTS OF S.H.I..E.L.D.

Halle Berry To Topline CBS Series EXTANT
After snagging one of the biggest commitments this season, a 13-episode straight to series order from CBS for next summer, the project has landed Oscar winner Halle Berry (ex-Debbie, KNOTS LANDING) as the lead in her first series regular role.

EXTANT centers on an astronaut (Berry) who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Dick Christie coming to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Christie, best known for playing engineer/inventor Ted Lawson on the eighties-era sitcom SMALL WONDER debuts on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL on Wednesday, October 16 as Charlie Webber, a security guard entrusted with protecting the second Hope Diamond when it goes on display in their Beverly Hills boutique.

GAME OF THRONES Helped Stevie Nicks Get Through a Recent Bout of Depression
Not only did the series distract the Grammy winner, but it re-ignited her creativity, inspiring her to write some G.O.T.-centric fan poems. Explains Nicks, “I’ve written a bunch of poetry about it—one for each of the characters. On Jon Snow. . . On Arya. . . On Cersei and Jaime.” She also says that she has a talent crush on the author of the "Game of Thrones" book series, George R. R. Martin, who is her age, and “would love to write some music” for the show.

Susan Lucci returning to HOT IN CLEVELAND
She’ll play herself as Victoria Chase’s (Wendie Malick) long-time nemesis. On the episode titled “The Undead,” Lucci speaks on Victoria’s behalf at Victoria’s fake funeral, getting the last laugh in their rivalry. Lucci has previously appeared four times on the comedy.

Jason Priestley to guest star on HOT IN CLEVELAND
Priestley is joining the show as Corey Chambers, a handsome movie star Melanie had a crush on back in high school.

GLEE's Naya Rivera Engaged to Big Sean
The 26-year-old actress is tying the knot with the 25-year-old rapper after dating for six months.

Star Jones Is Returning To Daytime TV To Co-Host Legal-Themed Talkshow
Details are underwraps currently, while the deal is being worked out, but word is that Jones will be one of 5 hosts - the other 4 aren't locked in yet, although filming has already begun.

Chris Carter’s Amazon pilot THE AFTER nabs Jamie Kennedy, Adrian Pasdar, Aldis Hodge
THE AFTER takes place at the moment of apocalypse. Kennedy will play a professional clown, Pasdar will play a successful Beverly Hills businessman, and Hodge will play an escaped convict who proclaims to be an innocent man who was railroaded.

1 comment:

  1. Dayumm! I guess Lucky 7 wasn't so lucky. That was quick though. Was and done??!