A&E Locks Up Breakout Kings For One More Season

... It took a while, but A&E; has renewed its original drama Breakout Kings for a second season. The series—a spiritual successor to Prison Break that follows convicts who shave time off their sentences by helping feds catch escapees—was considered a bubble show for the network. Look for it to return early in 2012. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Maybe some truth comes out of Charlie Sheen's mouth after all. The actor, who was infamously ousted from his million-dollar-per-episode job at Two and a Half Men, has been barking about a new sitcom he's set to star in. Now details of the show have surfaced: It's a small-screen remake of the 2003 film Anger Management, with Sheen taking the role that Jack Nicholson portrayed opposite Adam Sandler. The project is still in the early development stage, so don't expect it to air anytime soon. But what network wouldn't want to get their hands on this ticking time bomb? It's already bound to be the most talked-about show of the year. [TMZ]

... Gleeks, relax. Chord Overstreet is still a cast member on Glee, he's just not being billed as a regular. You can go back to sketching hearts in the margins of your notebook with "Mrs. Overstreet" written in the middle. [TV Line]

... Emily Maynard, the woman everyone wanted to be The Bachelorette THIS season, is already in talks to be the piece of ladymeat at the center of The Bachelorette's NEXT season. And less than a month after she broke up with Brad Womack! Gosh, I just don't know what to believe in anymore. :( [US Magazine]

... Elliot Spitzer, who never should have been rewarded with a TV show after he was ousted as governor of New York because he liked to get down with hookers, will no longer be part of CNN's broadcast team. The news network canceled his show In The Arena because it finally realized that one of its big names likes to pay for sex with trashy women. At least, that's my take on it. [NY Times]

... USA Network has picked up Common Law to series. The buddy-cop drama stars Michael Ealy (Sleeper Cell) and Warren Kole (The Chicago Code) as bickering detectives who end up in couples therapy to solve their problems. Zany! Production starts next week, so let's assume this will debut sometime in the fall. [Deadline Hollywood]

... David Hasselhoff is joining the cast of Sons of Anarchy, proving both that both mine and The Hoff's prayers have been answered. Hoff will play a huge-penised former porn star who makes Sapphic porno films. A perfect actor for a fantastic role. Let's hope he dies a violent death. [TV Guide]


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Dec 28, 2011
NO, THIS IS A DIFFERNET PREMISE THAN 'LEVERAGE' WHICH BASICALLY CON ARTIST...IE, CONMAN,GRIFTER,MUSCLE,COMPUTER-HACKER,THIEF, WHEREAS, 'BREAKOUT KINGS' ARE CONVICTED FELONS WORKING FOR U.S. MARSHALLS TO SHAVE TIME OFF OF THEIR SENTENCES. SO INTERESTING SHOW, I THINK.
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Jul 09, 2011
Yay for one more season of the lovely Serinda Swan.
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Jul 08, 2011
Yay for Breakout Kings, which, is admittedly boring and predictable, yet interesting enough to draw my attention. Also Yay for Chord. Over the week, I have come to the belief that most 'Gleeks' are ruthless and at the least, somewhat crazy. I'm not talking about myself right now.
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Jul 07, 2011
Ugh, don't like the idea of 'The Hoff' on SOA at all, he is too much of a joke. Hopefully he is in it very little and gets 'hoffed' early in the season.
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Jul 07, 2011
SOA !! Be ashamed!! Be VERY ashamed!!

Hasselhoff!! I've seen Ron Jeremy Hyatt, and you sir are no Ron Jeremy Hyatt!!!
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Jul 07, 2011
I dont expect sheen to be a major draw. Mostly looky lou's trying to get a closeup of the traffic accident!!
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Jul 07, 2011
@CrashMacKenzie - Yes, the very basic premise of both shows are the same -- criminals working together to catch other criminals. The basic difference is that Breakout Kings deals with more violent crimes and violent people, while Leverage is often deals with corporate crimes.
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Jul 07, 2011
Glad to see Breakout Kings getting a second season!!!! I really enjoyed the first one!!! :)
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Jul 07, 2011
Doesn't Breakout Kings have the exact same premise as Leverage?
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Jul 07, 2011
damn them, hasselhof on SOA. apart from that only good news all around
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Jul 07, 2011
yeah the Hoff!
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Jul 07, 2011
Never watched SOA, intend to do so at some point in the future as I've heard nothing but good things. As for Sheen, popularity rules, and anyone who doesn't know that has no business being in any business. Also, I always liked "Breakout Kings" despite the fact that it could be better.
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Jul 07, 2011
As a fan of Sons of Anarchy, just reading "David Hasselhoff is joining the cast of Sons of Anarchy" made me disgusted. Then I read "Hoff will play a huge-penised former porn star who makes Sapphic porno films," and now I'm thinking AWESOME.
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Jul 07, 2011
Bad jokes aside, the fact is whatever show Sheen turns up in next will bring an audience, at least at the beginning. Network heads know that and will scoop it up when the details get ironed out. Now, that said, whoever are the poor souls who have to work with Sheen, both acting and production wise, will earn every penny of the salaries they are contracted for. Expect a show that is much hyped but on a very, very short leash.
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