Evening News Update for Tuesday, 2/25/14.

SCRIPTED NEWS:

Matthew Perry’s ‘Odd Couple’ Reboot Gets CBS Pilot Order
The "Friends" alum will play Oscar Madison in the multicamera comedy based on Neil Simon’s Broadway play, with Joe Keenan on board to pen the script. Perry will also executive produce the CBS Television Studios comedy alongside Timberman-Beverly’s Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman as well as and The Tannenbaum Co.’s Eric and Kim Tannenbaum.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/matthew-perrys-odd-couple-reboot-683437

Syfy Cancels ‘Being Human’
The NBCUniversal-owned cabler is ending the show after its fourth season.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfy-cancels-being-human-683436

(sched) NBC Bumps Originals Of ‘About A Boy’ and ‘Growing Up Fisher’ In Favor Of Encores Of Pilots Previewed Last Week
NBC originally had new episodes of both series scheduled for tonight, but near the last minute announced it was instead going with encores of the special previews that aired following Olympics coverage last week.
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/02/25/nbc-bumps-originals-of-about-a-boy-and-growing-up-fisher-in-favor-of-encores-of-pilots-previewed-last-week/240226/

CASTING NEWS:

Viola Davis to Star in ABC Drama ‘How to Get Away With Murder’
The two-time Oscar nominee will play a law professor and criminal defense attorney in the drama from executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Davis will play Annalise DeWitt, the law professor and renowned criminal defense attorney described as brilliant, passionate, creative, charismatic and ruthless in the courtroom and the classroom.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/viola-davis-star-abc-drama-680273

Ashley Judd to Topline NBC Church Drama ‘Salvation’
The "Missing" alum will star in the drama from "Deception’s" Liz Heldens.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/ashley-judd-topline-nbc-church-683492

Justin Long to Star in Fox Comedy ‘Sober Companion’
He’ll play the eccentric sober companion in the comedy from "90210’s" David S. Rosenthal and Jennie Snyder Urman.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/justin-long-star-fox-comedy-683484

Matt Lauria Lands Co-Lead in DirectTV’s MMA Drama Series Navy St.
Matt Lauria
is heading back to his old Friday Night Lights turf, landing the co-lead opposite Frank Grillo in DirecTV’s mixed martial arts drama series Navy St.
http://tvline.com/2014/02/25/navy-street-cast-matt-lauria-directv-mixed-martial-arts/

‘The Fosters’ Recruits ‘Trophy Wife’ Star for Season 2 Arc
Bailee Madison has landed a recurring gig on the ABC Family drama.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fosters-bailee-madison-joins-season-683343

Greg Grunberg Joins ABC’s Military-Medical Drama Pilot Warriors
ABC’s Warriors
pilot has enlisted Greg Grunberg. Grunberg will play Dr. Leonard Mooney, an offbeat OB/GYN who uses a wheelchair and thus can no longer operate — unless, that is, he can coax the resident prosthetics whiz to help jerry-rig a state-of-the art-chair.
http://tvline.com/2014/02/25/warriors-pilot-cast-greg-grunberg-heroes/

Michael Trucco Dives Into ABC’s Mystery-Drama Pilot Sea of Fire
Killer Women‘s Michael Trucco is staying in the ABC family with a co-starring role in mystery-tinged drama pilot Sea of Fire. Trucco will play Pete Harper, the father of the lost lass’ boyfriend.
http://tvline.com/2014/02/25/sea-of-fire-tv-series-cast-michael-trucco-abc/

Malcolm Goodwin To Star, Alex Krosney & David Anders To Co-Star In CW’s ‘iZombie’
Malcolm Goodwin has been cast as a co-lead in Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero’s CW drama pilot iZombie, from Warner Bros. TV. Also cast in the DC comic adaptation are Last Man Standing alumna Alexandra Krosney, and Alias‘ David Anders.
http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/izombie-cw-malcolm-goodwin-alex-krosney-david-anders-star/

‘Mad Men’s’ Ben Feldman to Star in Rashida Jones’ NBC Pilot
Ben Feldman
has been tapped to star in “A to Z,” NBC’s relationship pilot from producers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.
http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/mad-mens-ben-feldman-to-star-in-rashida-jones-nbc-pilot-1201120707/

Sean Faris Joins The CW’s ‘Supernatural’ Spinoff; Duo Cast In ABC Pilot ‘Selfie’
Sean Faris
is set to co-star opposite fellow TVD alum Nathaniel Buzolic and Lucien Laviscount in Supernatural: Tribes. Tim Peper and Da’Vine Joy Randolph have been cast in ABC/Warner Bros. TV single-camera comedy pilot Selfie, written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Julie Anne Robinson.
http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/sean-faris-cw-supernatural-spinoff-abc-pilot-selfie-cast/

FEATURE NEWS:

Ruben Fleischer in Talks to Direct ‘Overnight’ for Disney
Ruben Fleischer
is in discussions to direct Overnight, a family adventure project Neal Moritz is producing for Disney. Oren Uziel wrote the script, which has been described as Home Alone in an FAO Schwarz-esque toy store. Figuring into the plot is an absent-minded, recently divorced father trying to save his relationship with his son — and defuse a hostage situation.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ruben-fleischer-talks-direct-overnight-683357

NON-SCRIPTED/ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

TLC Sets Return for ‘My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding’
The over-the-top dresses, unique courting rituals and huge family drama of “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” are back on TLC. The new season of the series kicks off with eight new episodes on Thursday, April 3 at 9/8c.
http://www.thewrap.com/tlc-my-big-fat-american-gypsy-wedding-season-premiere-preview

TWDC NEWS:

Comic Book Heroes To Run at Disneyland – Avengers Themed Super Heroes Half Marathon Coming This Fall
Like a super hero who is trying to be everywhere at once, runDisney is adding a new half-marathon to the lineup. The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon will debut November 14-16, 2014 at the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, CA. The new three-day race weekend will involve kids races, a 5K and a half marathon, plus several family-friendly events such as a Health & Fitness Expo and a pre-race Pasta in the Park Party.

http://thedisneyblog.com/2014/02/25/comic-book-heroes-to-run-at-disneyland-avengers-themed-super-heroes-half-marathon-coming-this-fall/

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:

Esquire: An oral history of Ghostbusters
Aykroyd. Murray. Ramis. Reitman. Believe it or not, it was 30 years ago that four brave men came together to battle ghosts, goblins, and, even scarier, New York City traffic. We take a look back at the making of the classic comedy and find that despite a stellar cast and a whole lot of slime, the production could have been a disaster of biblical proportions.
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/ghostbusters-oral-history