ABC orders ‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’

05.10.13 6 years ago 2 Comments

ABC orders “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”

Check out the first image from the “Once Upon a Time” spinoff.

NBC formally cancels “Smash”

The Broadway drama had been near death since moving to the Saturday death slot.

ABC renews “Modern Family,” “The Middle and “Last Man Standing”

“Modern Family” was a shoe-in as the network’s highest-rated show.

ABC orders James Caan, Malin Ackerman, Christian Slater series
Caan stars in “Back in the Game,” Ackerman in “Trophy Wife” and Slater in “Mind Games,” along with Steve Zahn. ALSO ORDERED: Ryan Seacrest’s “Mixology,” “Lucky 7,” “Betrayal” and “Killer Women.”

“Top Chef” is headed to New Orleans
Emeril Lagasse is sure to welcome the Season 11 news.

Randy Jackson: An appreciation of the “Idol” judge

From creating catchphrases to dropping names, Jackson will leave behind his own unique “Idol” legacy.

“Community” needs 16 more episodes to get to 100
Will NBC’s renewal mean a perfect 100 for “Community”?

Univision announces a Spanish-language “Breaking Bad” — to Sony’s surprise
Sony, which owns “Breaking Bad,” was taken aback by the announcement, since it made a Spanish “Breaking Bad” that hasn’t been sold to any network.

Kim Dickens joins “Sons of Anarchy”
She’ll play a madame who ruffles some feathers.

Nasim Pedrad staying on “SNL”? NBC passes on her pilot starring “SNL” writer “Mulaney”

The Lorne Michaels production — also starring Martin Short — looked like a slam dunk, but it appears Pedrad will stay put on “SNL.”

“Biggest Loser’s” Sam Poueu allegedly had multiple affairs

People magazine reports that Poueu and fellow “Loser” contestant Stephanie Anderson are breaking up, despite expecting a baby, because he confessed to cheating on her with multiple women.

“Boardwalk Empire’s” Michael Shannon not a TV fan: “I don’t even watch my own show”
“I don’t watch any television,” he says. “I don’t even watch my own show. I find television tremendously uninteresting.” He does, however, have one exception: “Dr. Katz.”

“Game of Thrones”: What influenced George R.R. Martin?

Probably the biggest influence was the Wars of the Roses. PLUS: “Thrones” meets Saul Bass, get ice wall climbing gear, spend $10,500 on a “Thrones” watch, and Maisie Williams vs. Arya.

WEtv orders its first scripted show, reuniting 2 stars from “The Wire”

Clarke Peters and Seth Gilliam will play supporting roles in an untitled legal drama that will also feature Aunjanue Ellis and Damon Gupton.

“Two and a Half Men” deserves props for a well-made bad sitcom
“As a TV show,” says Darren French, “it’s not that great, but as a bad-joke delivery system, it’s a smooth product, with no rough edges.” Compare it to Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management,” and you’ll be impressed since Sheen’s FX comedy is truly awful.

“Scandal’s” The Mole speaks

“It definitely felt like I won the lottery,” says The Mole. PLUS: Kerry Washington introduces “Scandal Moms.”

Could “Homeland” help shape a “24” reboot?

“Homeland” exec producer Howard Gordon would likely return to “24” — and bring his pay cable experience with him.

Maybe “Mad Men” wasn’t built to handle 1968

The AMC series can’t ignore the events of that tumultuous year, but so far it’s not having success tying storylines around it. PLUS: What should the new agency be called?

This week’s “The Office” was the last episode as we know it

The final episode before the documentary is revealed was pretty terrific. PLUS: “The Office” has come full circle, the show is saying goodbye perfectly.

Is the “Teen Mom” sex tape aimed at young women?

Young women may be more interested in the “Backdoor Teen Mom” than young men, especially since it features porn star James Deen.

Nicole Kidman signs on for another HBO movie

She’ll produce and star in “Reconstructing Amelia.”

“Inside the Actors Studio” special celebrates 250 episodes

The James Lipton show, which has been on since 1994, will makr 250 episodes on May 29 with a two-hour special.

A J.J. Abrams TV show isn’t guaranteed to have success
Fox and NBC are each betting on an Abrams series. Of the 10 shows he’s produced, four have been outright failures.

“Amazing Race” winners: “We’re not the smartest bunch”

“We were smart enough, I guess,” says Anthony of Bates & Anthony. PLUS: Max & Katie on coming in 2nd.

“Revenge” death: Here are the odds

Creator Mike Kelley says: “For the first time, one of our core cast members will not survive the season.”

Heather Locklear’s daughter pops up on Disney Channel

Ava Sambora, 15, will guest on “Good Luck Charlie.”

“Beverly Hills 90210’s” “Donna Martin Graduates” episode turns 20
Tori Spelling remembers the show’s most iconic line.

Happy Mother’s Day!: Here are the best worst moms on TV

From Victoria on “Revenge” to Gemma on “Sons of Anarchy.” PLUS: TV’s best working moms.

How “Sesame Street” got its name: It was “the least bad title”

Almost everyone on staff hated the name “Sesame Street,” but nobody could think of a better name. PLUS: “Sesame” adds 3rd Spanish-speaking character.

Fashion designer Betsey Johnson’s reality show debuts this weekend

Style’s “XOX Betsey Johnson” is better than average thanks to the “kooky punk-princess designer.”

Lauren Graham talks “Parenthood” and the possibility of a “Gilmore Girls” movie

Graham has been on a media blitz promoting her debut novel. PLUS: Jimmy Fallon reenacts “Gilmore Girls” with men.

Simon Cowell kisses the butt of a fellow “Britain’s Got Talent” judge
Amanda Holden got a “bum deal.”

On the set of “Arrested Development”

A Time writer finds that the Netflix set was not much different from the show when it aired on Fox. PLUS: Lucille Bluth doles out advice.

Christopher Guest’s “Family Tree” is surprisingly sweet

The HBO mockumentary starring Chris O’Dowd isn’t too heavy with its jokes. “Because of this, says Andy Greenwald, “the humor of Family Tree isn’t biting; the effect is cumulative and softer, more like being gummed to death.” PLUS: “Tree” works on multiple levels, and Guest stopped watching TV in high school.


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