ABC is developing a ‘Derrick Storm’ series based on ‘Castle’s’ novels

08.20.14 3 years ago

ABC is developing a “Derrick Storm” series based on “Castle”s” novels
Nathan Fillion”s fictional ABC character, Richard Castle, has published books in real life about a spy working for the CIA. And those best-selling “Derrick Storm” novels are coming to TV.

“Halt and Catch Fire”s” surprising renewal is part of trend of networks showing patience
As Josef Adalian points out, “networks like AMC and FX seem to be realizing that constantly churning their schedules, yanking every modest performer to chase the possibility that Something New will be that next big hit is a recipe for even lower ratings. Even broadcasters have gotten hip to the new reality: NBC is bringing back summer originals such as 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'The Night Shift,' and ‘Undateable,” despite their decidedly so-so ratings.”

How to survive a 552-episode “Simpsons” marathon
The writers offer 15 tips on making it through the next 12 days. PLUS: Uncut episodes will be shown, “The Simpsons” boss reveals his 5 favorites, here are 8 can”t-miss episodes.

Report: Picketing teamster told “Top Chef”s” Padma Lakshmi: “We”re gonna bash that pretty face in, you f*cking whore!”
The Bravo reality show has been the subject of protests for not hiring teamsters. A “Top Chef” crew member says of the incident, which happened in June: “She was scared.”

Laverne Cox”s Wikipedia page was vandalized by someone on Capitol Hill
The “Orange is the New Black” star”s Wiki was changed from labeling her as “a real transgender woman” to referring to her instead as “a real man pretending to be a woman.” As a result, Congress has been banned from editing Wikipedia for 1 month. PLUS: Cox read a letter from a transgender woman in prison.

Comedy Central orders “@DadBoner”
The animated comedy will based on the Twitter feed of “a fictional middle-aged Michigan man separated from his wife who loves Bob Seger.”

Aaron Paul announces a “Breaking Bad” scavenger hunt before the Emmys
“Just wanted to do a little something to say ‘Thank You” to everyone who has supported us thru out the years,” says Paul on Instagram. PLUS: A blindfolded RJ Mitte tries to guess cereals while blindfolded.

Craig Ferguson does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
“The Late Late Show” host did it in honor of his audiobooks producer, who died today of ALS. PLUS: Hayden Panettiere confirms her pregnancy via the Ice Bucket Challenge, and the cast of “Gotham” cast also dumped water over their heads.

Pharrell is being sued for ditching a YouTube show for “The Voice”
The Happy singer allegedly committed to the YouTube show “ARTST TLK” before “The Voice” came calling.

Hallmark Channel”s Kitten Bowl II adds a Feline Football League
Kitten Bowl fans will be able to follow their favorite teams” progress starting in November in anticipation of Su-Purr Bowl Sunday on Feb. 1.

“The Middle” books Richard Kind
He”ll help take out Sue”s teeth as her orthodontist in the season premiere.

BET wins lawsuit over a fan”s “The Game” Facebook page
BET hired the fan to maintain the Facebook page after it revived “The Game,” but soon their business relationship fell apart.

David Spade to star in Fox Sports 1″s “Fantasy Football Uncensored” show
The weekly show will feature and NFL on Fox insider Jay Glazer.

“Downton Abbey”s” Season 5 premiere will feature a surprising stunt
Producers have filmed what appears to be a shocking plot twist.

Ex-manager sues “Criminal Minds” star Thomas Gibson
The ex-manager claims he is owed “no less than $480,000 from his former client.

In a Reddit AMA, Seth Meyers explains why he tells a personal story after each “Late Night” monologue
“I wasn't something we planned as much as we discovered,” he says. “They don't come easy every day. There are times when it's a bit more of a struggle mostly because my days can be the same in the middle of a show week. I do find myself trying new things in hopes of finding something new to talk about.” PLUS: Meyers helped roll out the Emmy red carpet, and don”t expect a mass selfie on Monday.

Here are this summer”s TV winners and losers
Winner: Cinemax. Loser: Netflix. Winner: “You”re the Worst.” Loser: Halle Berry.

Kurt Sutter reveals how many “Sons of Anarchy” club members he”ll kill off in the final season
“Two club members will be dead,” he tells EW. “I don”t think there”ll be more than that.”

Jerry Seinfeld describes freaking out when a woman backed into his parked 1973 Porsche
“We could hear the sound of metal crunching – rare, classic, expensive, vintage metal, by the way – from across the street. A sickening sound to a car person,” said Seinfeld, who added: “I went home and put my head under the covers.”

“The Bridge” never expected to parallel real life
“We do entertainment, not documentary,” says showrunner Elwood Reid.

Did “Switched at Birth” go too far?
Did the season finale turn you off?

“The Flash” casts Girder
“Star-Crossed” vet Greg Finley will play the role of Tony Woodward, AKA Girder.

Comedy Central has posted every “Broad City” episode online
Watch all of Season 1 now.

Kevin Frazier to co-host “Entertainment Tonight” with Nancy O”Dell
“The Insider” star replaces Rob Marciano.

Watch a preview of “Adam Devine”s House Party” Season 2, featuring Kristen Schaal
Kurt Braunohler and Nikki Glaser will also be part of the 2nd season.

Ricky Gervais: “I”m not ashamed” to be watching “Celebrity Big Brother” on my laptop
He adds: “(I”m so ashamed).”

BBC”s “Happy Valley” is now on Netflix
The six-episode series stars Sarah Lancashire as a cop coming to terms with the suicide of her daughter.

“Scandal”s” Joe Morton was stunned when he won an Emmy because he expected “Mad Men”s” Robert Morse to win
“My first reaction was a deep sigh of relief mixed with a bit of surprise,” he says. “Everybody wants to win, but you can come up with a million reasons why you won”t.”

Bravo spills “Top Chef” Boston details
“Top Chef All Stars” winner Richard Blais will help judge Season 12.

“iZombie” finds a replacement for Nora Dunn
Molly Hagan will take over the role of Olivia “Liv” Moore”s mom.

2 stars from ABC Family”s canceled “Twisted” land on “Tut”
Kylie Bunbury will reunite with Avan Jogia on the Spike TV event series.

“Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev traveled Europe completely alone for a month and a half
“Everything I”ve done until now is because I worked my ass off,” she says. I never needed anyone – I just made it happen. Nowadays, I”m never by myself, whether I”m with 150 crew members on set, on a plane or at an event. I haven”t had any alone time for a while, and I wanted to get away and feel that way again.”

“iZombie” finds a replacement for Nora Dunn
Molly Hagan will take over the role of Olivia “Liv” Moore”s mom.

Presenting ’90s sitcoms with the verbs cut out
From The Onion”s new Buzzfeed spoof, Clickhole.

See the “Saved by the Bell” publicity photos from 25 years ago
The cast looks “insanely young.”

“Selfie”s” John Cho takes a K-Pop selfie
“Getting pretty hardcore into K-Pop lately,” he tweeted. “Like, deep into it.”

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