News Briefs: TNT Orders The Librarians, Starring Rebecca Romijn and Noah Wyle

By Kaitlin Thomas

Apr 11, 2014


SHHH THIS IS A MAGICAL LIBRARY

... TNT has officially ordered 10 episodes of The Librarians, a new series based on the network's Librarian films starring Noah Wyle. The series stars Rebecca Romijn and centers on an ancient organization whose mission is to protect the world from the secret, magical reality that's hidden all around us. Wyle will executive-produce the show and reprise his role as Flynn Carsen from the movie trilogy in a recurring capacity. Christian Kane (Leverage), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead), John Kim (Neighbors), and John Larroquette (Night Court) also star. [TNT via press release]


BUSINESS TIME

... NBC's upcoming Rosemary's Baby miniseries starring Zoe Saldana and Suits' Patrick J. Adams will premiere on NBC Sunday, May 11 at 9pm. The four-hour series will air in two parts, with the second scheduled for Thursday, May 15 at 9pm. Someone at NBC must've forgotten to plan the debut and lost the chance to book two subsequent evenings. You had one job, Larry! [NBC via press release]

... Someone (me) forgot this one yesterday. Whoops! I'm sorry I deprived you of your Adam Brody news. I'll be sure to have someone punch me in the face after I post this story. Anyway, Amazon has ordered two new pilots. They'll be part of the company's next round of original pilots, which will debut later this season on Amazon Instant. The first is the half-hour dramedy The Cosmopolitans, starring Brody (The O.C.) and Chloë Sevigny (Big Love); it's about a group of American expatriates searching for love in a foreign city. The second is Hand of God, which stars Sons of Anarchy's Ron Perlman as a "hard-living, law-bending married man" with some questionable morals who experiences a religious awakening and starts believing that God is talking to him through his son, who's on a ventilator. Also appearing in Hand of God are Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope), Andre Royo (The Wire), Alona Tal (Supernatural), and Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars). [Amazon via press release]

... Starz is entering unscripted territory with The Chair, a reality competition series following Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci, two first-time directors, as they go through the process of bringing their first feature film to the big screen. Created by Chris Moore (Good Will HuntingProject Greenlight), the show will give each director the same screenplay for How Soon Is Now, a coming-of-age story, and charged them with making it their own. The series will document the creation, marketing, and release of the films. Both adaptations will air on Starz, and the director of the winning film, chosen by "multi-platform voting," will take home $250,000. Zachary Quinto will serve as their mentor. [Starz via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... Enlisted is saved! Sort of. Parker Young has signed on to star opposite his current Enlisted co-star Geoff Stults in the CBS pilot Cuz-Bros. The comedy stars Stults as Nick, a successful and suave sportscaster in Los Angeles whose life is turned upside-down when his less cool, less suave cousin Barry (Young) moves in with him. Should Enlisted be renewed by some divine miracle, both Stults and Young would be forced to drop out. However, should Enlisted get the ax—and unfortunately that's looking more and more likely—I don't see why CBS couldn't also find a Cuz-Bros role for Chris Lowell. I have it on good authority that his dancing is spectacular, if that matters. [Deadline]

... Donal Logue (Terriers forever!), who plays Lieutenant Declan Murphy on Law & Order: SVU, will continue to recur for the rest of the current season. Murphy is currently the acting commander of the New York Special Victims Unit. [NBC via press release]

... The real star of Glee, Chris Colfer, will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Hot in Cleveland as Tony, the son of Wendie Malick’s Victoria. [TV Line]

... Starz has cast Scottish actor Steven Cree as Ian Murray in Ron Moore's Outlander. Based on the book series by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander follows Claire (Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse in the 1940s who travels back through time to 18th century, where she falls in love with another man. [EW]


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  • numberonecubsfa Apr 17, 2014

    I wonder if Jonathan Frakes will get involved in The Librarians, since he directed two of the movies.

  • sftomlinson Apr 13, 2014

    Parker Young, stop it with the new shows and come back to Suburgatory!

  • MichelleHood24 Apr 11, 2014

    The librarians I can't wait.

  • vicbjones Apr 11, 2014

    I think the word you were looking for, Kaitlin, was consecutive, not subsequent. If you're going to mock someone for their job performance, you should get the words right.

  • fweak Apr 11, 2014

    The Chair is an interesting concept, I'd like to see how drastically different two directors can take the same concept. Not sure if Starz is the right network for it though, I'm enjoying their period piece dramas a lot.

  • Svanehjerte Apr 11, 2014

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh nice, The Librarians as a series and with Noah Wyle! &3 As ong as he has time for Falling Skies though.

    Cuz-Bros sound more and more fun, but I wish Enlisted would have gotten renewed instead. It turned out to be one of the better sitcoms.

    I will be watching Rosemary's Baby.

  • JT_Kirk Apr 11, 2014

    Oh snap, that cast on The Librarians just got my attention back. I liked the first tv movie, but the other one was flat; still, that's a hell of a cast, and with Warehouse 13 disappearing, I think they've got me watching this.

    Dammit Larry, how could you let that happen? Nobody will tune in Sunday and Thursday, and now you've ruined Thursday! Clean out your shit -- oh, stop crying, you're not fired but you're moving to a cubicle on the tenth floor. Ugh, Larry.

    Donal Logue's character on SVU was really good this week taking over command, my only issue is that there was NO REASON why he should be able to take on this command since it was nothing similar to his earlier job, but that's ok, at least we got rid of the awful soap opera/cartoon super evil villain guy finally. Should have shot Benson instead, she does everything wrong now!

  • efonsecajr Apr 11, 2014

    Donal Logue (Terriers forever!)

  • torque_smacky Apr 11, 2014

    "Cuz-Bros"? Uuuuuggghhhh. Terrible title.

  • TVvuer69 Apr 11, 2014

    Good that they got at least one of the Leverage gang in the new Librarian series. It could use a little muscle and Kane's the right guy to kick butt. I've seen the movies, so I'll watch the series as well. Since it's only 10 episodes per season, Hopefully TNT won't cancel Falling Skies. Noah Wyle could easily split his time between the two shows. One season of ER was likely more grueling than the two combined.

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