By Tim Surette

Oct 15, 2010

... Sure, since we're already redoing every single other property out there, let's reboot The Hulk as well. ABC is giving the green guy another spin with a new series, but details aren't out in the open yet. Also in talks to be adapted for TV is Marvel's Cloak and Dagger. Let's hear it: Who should play the Hulk? I say that wheelchair kid from Glee. [THR]

... No Ordinary Family just got a boost of confidence, as ABC has ordered four additional scripts for the freshman family superhero drama comedy (or whatever it is). This isn't quite a full-season pickup, but it's a good sign, as ordering additional scripts usually precedes a pickup. [Variety]

... Also getting more script orders are Life Unexpected (two), Brothers & Sisters (four), and the yet-to-be-aired Shonda Rhimes medical drama Off the Map (one). [The Live Feed]

... Former Prison Break star Wentworth Miller might be filling the loin cloth of cancer-stricken Andy Whitfield on the Starz series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Whitfield had to drop out of the show after doctors advised him to rest up. Miller was last seen about twice his previous size, so he'll have a bit of lifting in the yard to do. [EW]

... ABC Family's saucy Pretty Little Liars has added Lindsay Shaw to its cast for a guest stint. Shaw, from 10 Things I Hate About You and my sorta favorite comedy of all time Aliens in America, will play a member of Emily's swim team for two episodes. [MTV]

... The Gates star Frank Grillo tweeted that he didn't think his show was coming back for a second season, which surprised me because I figured the show was canceled already. [Digital Spy]

... And finally, the news you have been waiting for... the first guests for CBS' The View rip-off The Talk have been announced! Yay! Expect Christie Brinkley, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa Rycroft, Jamie Lee Curtis, and some other broads to do the yakkety yak. [THR]

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  • provencrt Oct 20, 2010

    shame for the gates, cool for the hulk, and who cares about the rest

  • MightyMad Oct 18, 2010

    Reboot of Hulk = another idiotic idea. We needed this like we needed a "Heroes" reboot. Well, those are the dumbass news we should expect now that Jeph Loeb is in charge of the TV department at Marvel...

  • Taccado Oct 18, 2010

    Not another superhero adaptation! With all the movies and a few already existing TV-shows filling our lives, we don't need another TV show about them. We are completely bored with them. All the excitement of these characters are wearing off. We are so pumped up with superheroes one more fix isn't going to make us feel any better. In fact, it's just going to make us feel nauseous.

  • sweetsaintz Oct 18, 2010

    Nah, i don't buy Wentworth Miller for Spartacus, they should find someone else.

  • LutheShow Oct 18, 2010

    Who should play the hulk? Anyone is fine by me, as long as it's not a former/current wreastler looking to make the jump from sports "star" to actor. Very few can pull off the jump and land just short of success. See Hulk Hogan in Zeus or the Rock in anything. Now to the big news, the part that drew me in to read this article, Spartacus. I did attempt to watch Prison Break numerous times (Thanks Kristy) but Miller's acting had more cardboard than a Dominos pizza. He was bland and stale and thats what turned me off from watching more than the first 3 episodes. I love Spartacus and am going to miss Whitfeild. Get well soon my friend and come back to us, soon. Happy veiwing!

  • Yaspaa Oct 17, 2010

    Brock Lesnar for Sparactus lol.

  • gmx13 Oct 17, 2010

    I didn't realize the Gates was already cancelled. The show was ok but not great.

  • torontogirl98 Oct 17, 2010

    The Gates is a great guilty pleasure that will really suck

  • linkthehero82 Oct 17, 2010

    Oh geez, where do I begin...

    The Hulk just wouldn't work as a TV show, I'm sorry. The original was ok but it suffered from one major flaw. A human sized Hulk (and the fact that Banner's first name was Bruce, not David). I might just be jaded thanks to CGI Hulks, but CGI is the only way to accurately portray Hulk. Now as for "No Ordinary Family" I happen to like the show. It reminds me of one of my favorite Pixar movies.

  • scryer41 Oct 16, 2010

    I'm also pretty interested in the idea of bringing Cloak & Dagger (the Marvel Comics characters) to the screen, though I think it should go to the BIG SCREEN. Not t.v.

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