Hi all! Here’s your evening news update for Friday, November 7, 2014. Have a great weekend!
‘Damn!’ Supernatural Drama From Glenn Gordon Caron Set Up At Fox
Damn!, from 20th Century Fox TV where Glenn Gordon Caron is under an overall deal, has received a script commitment with penalty from Fox. It centers on a reprobate conman who meets his untimely death but gets another chance at life as an angel. Gordon is writing and executive producing.
‘Forever’ Earns Full Season at ABC
Forever has landed a full-season order, with the network picking up an additional nine episodes to bring its rookie haul to 22.
AMC’s ‘Hell on Wheels’ to End After Fifth Season
“Hell on Wheels” will stop rolling after its upcoming fifth season. The final season of the period drama, which stars Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon, will return with seven new episodes next summer, with the final seven episodes airing in summer 2016, in keeping with the model that AMC has used to send off its hit dramas.
ABC Ending ‘Selfie’
ABC is not ordering additional episodes of the rookie social media-centered half-hour comedy beyond its initial 13-episode order.
(video) See the first trailer for HBO comedy ‘Togetherness’ from the Duplass brothers
HBO has released the first trailer for Togetherness.
‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ Adds ‘Americans’ Costa Ronin to Its Ranks
Costa Ronin is joining the cast of “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” playing Anton Vanko, business partner of Howard Stark, whose storyline was first introduced to movie fans in “Iron Man 2.”
Sam Jaeger To Star In TNT Pilot ‘Lumen’
Sam Jaeger has been tapped for a lead role in the TNT drama pilot Lumen, written by Chris Black and directed by Joe Johnson. In Lumen, the famous author of a best-selling series of fantasy books suddenly disappears, and a family of four finds themselves transported to the mystical alternate world that inspired her work. Jaeger will play Michael Hartman, the stepfather of 16-year-old Charlie whose obsession with finding the author thrusts his family into the surreal world of Lumen.
(rumor) Wrap: Jared Leto Eyed to Play The Joker in WB’s ‘Suicide Squad’
Jared Leto is circling a key role in David Ayer‘s “Suicide Squad” that could prove to be The Joker, an individual familiar with the Warner Bros. project has told TheWrap. Based on the DC Comic, “Suicide Squad” finds the government granting a group of supervillains a shot at redemption by sending them on a mission that will likely kill them all.
(sched) ‘The Sing-Off’ Return Will be a One-Night Special
NBC’s recently announced fifth cycle will air over the span of two hours. The network has firmed up plans for the recently-announced fifth iteration, slotting it for Dec. 17 as a two-hour special.
WGN America Orders First Batch of Unscripted Series
WGN America’s originals push continues. The latest step is focused on unscripted, with a pair of docuseries slated to premiere in the first quarter of 2015. There’s half-hour entry Wrestling with Death, centered on a family of morticians by day and professional wrestlers by night, and hour-long Outlaw Country, about two sets of brothers, one in law enforcement and the other who they suspect has caused the small town’s surge in crime.
NEW MEDIA NEWS:
ESPN3 to show the “World Twinkie Eating Championships”
World Twinkie Eating Championship on Espn3, Saturday, 2p ET.
THR: Hollywood’s New Era of Millennial Assistants: Mom’s Complaints to the Boss, Less Subservience
How times have changed. Today’s millennials bring digital savvy, kindness and far less anticipation of their bosses’ needs than their predecessors: "They don’t get the whole, ‘I’m here to take care of your every need’ mentality"
Lego to Debut ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Set
The prototype re-creates Sheldon and Leonard’s living room and comes with eight minifigures.
(gaming) Blizzard announces Overwatch, a new class-based online shooter
Blizzard Entertainment kicked off its annual Blizzcon event in Anaheim with announcements about longtime series such as World of Warcraft and StarCraft , but the keynote’s biggest noisemaker was the debut of a new IP: Overwatch, the company’s first-ever first-person shooter series, Overwatch.