How about some of today's TV news in 300 words?The Office May Get a HeroHeroes
' alum Jack
Coleman, who played Noah Bennet on the NBC series, is in talks to guest
star on an upcoming episode of The Office
. If he takes the role,
Coleman (who just shot an upcoming episode of The Mentalist
play a wholesome government agent. What in the world is a government
agent doing on The Office
? I wonder if a government agent's
presence has anything to do with the malfunctioning Sabre printers? Or,
perhaps it has to do with Michael Scott's exit? The suspense is killing
New Housewives' Spinoff Headed to Miami
When will the
madness stop? Bravo has announced a seventh entry in their Real
' franchise. This time the network is taking their vapid
program to South Beach. The Real Housewives of Miami
Larsa Pippin, wife of Chicago Bull legend Scottie Pippin, and will air
on Bravo sometime between November and January.
It's been a
banner year for Miami. First LeBron, then the Jersey Shore, and now a Housewives
spinoff! There must be something in the water down there. I agree that
the city seems ripe for a Housewives
', but when will producers
get their heads straight and spinoff a franchise in Dallas? A Dallas
offering would be solid gold! [E!
3 New TV Projects From Sam Raimi
The director of the Spider-Man
and Evil Dead
trilogies, Sam Raimi, is stepping back into the TV ring. Raimi is behind various genre TV greats, such as: Spartacus, Xena, M.A.N.T.I.S
., and Legend of the Seeker
. His production company, Stars Road, has sold 3 dramas to 3 different networks, ABC, CBS and FOX. Two of the projects seem pretty run-of-the-mill, but the FOX entry gets me excited.
The yet untitled project for ABC centers on a tough-as-nails prosecutor who is described as "a female vigilante with a law license."
For CBS, writer Andrew Lipsitz (CSI, CSI: NY) will be behind Lanscaster
, a police drama about a Scotland Yard detective who joins the LAPD.
FOX picked up the most interesting of the bunch: Smokers
. The story is about a documentary film crew (that trope is getting a little old by now) that follows around working class people who fight aliens in outer-space. This project comes from Brian K. Vaughan who was a writer on Lost
. FOX and Aliens are a great match. If this show is done right, it could be a huge sci-fi hit for the network. [Deadline
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