Is FNL's Coach Taylor Getting Powers?

... Actor Kyle Chandler has spent the last five years under the radar even though he's one of the best actors in television (his Emmy nomination . Fortunately as Coach Eric Taylor on DirecTV/NBC's criminally underwatched Friday Night Lights, his performance didn't go unnoticed by casting agents. Chandler is currently being pursued by FX to play the lead in its upcoming series Powers, based on a comic that sees a pair of cops investigating crimes in a world populated by superheroes. This is a perfect fit for Chandler, and if he says yes, FX will be the home of both Taylors--the actress who played his former on-screen wife, Connie Britton, is booked for the new secret project from Ryan Murphy called American Horror Story. [TV Line]

... Speaking of American Horror Story, we still don't know what the mysterious project is about, but at least we know it will have some great acting. In addition to Britton, the show from Glee and Nip/Tuck-creator Murphy has signed Denis O'Hare. You'll remember him as the evil vampire king who ripped out a newscaster's heart on live TV in season 3. [TV Line]

... Brace yourself. The cast of Jersey Shore is about to make even more money. Contract negotiations for the show's season four are still lacking dry ink, as Snooki, The Situation, J-Woww, and Pauly D are reportedly still unsigned for the next chapter in Ronnie & Sam: A Love Story, in which the guidos are spending a summer in Italy. [Radar Online]

... Glee news! Actor Jonathan Groff is returning to the Fox hit for multiple episodes later this season! Who is Jonathan Groff you say? [looks up info] Well duh, he played Jesse St. James! Who is Jesse St. James you say? [searches for answer online] OMG he only played Rachel's ex! I'm the biggest Glee fan EVER! [TV Line]

... Body of Proof debuted last night on ABC, and the prognosis is good. The debut racked up 13.8 million viewers and a 3.0 adult demo rating, thanks in large part to its lead-in Dancing With the Stars. Body of Proof stars MILF Dana Delaney as a former neurosurgeon-turned-medical-examiner who says witty things no human being could possibly come up with in a normal setting. [EW]

... The Daily Show's Jason Jones has booked a starring role on CBS' comedy pilot The Assistants. The show follows a group of personal assistants for a celebrity (played by Heather Locklear) and her husband (Jones). [Deadline Hollywood]

... Tim Allen has company in his new comedy for ABC about a man trying to hold on to his masculinity while his world is surrounded by women. Formerly known as Man Up and now untitled, the pilot will also star Nancy Travis as Allen's wife and Hector Elizondo as his boss. [EW]

... I'm not sure why it took so long for one of the million procedurals out there to do this, but Law & Order: Criminal Intent wins the race to rip the Charlie Sheen saga from the headlines. Jay Mohr will guest star as an out-of-control Hollywood type who binges on cocaine and strippers. Isn't that an oxymoron? [Deadline Hollywood]


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The pilot episode of Body of Proof was so bad, the scripts should be buried. I really like Dana Delaney too, but nothing would make me watch this show again.
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Oh COME ON. JUST ONCE get an actor who does not have the brooding boyish looks but the PART. In Powers, Walker is a mountain of a man more akin to Tahmoh Penikett. It's a dirty, tense comic and don't see Chandler channeling that through at all (regardless of his obvious acting skills). If you want to compare this to something similar, I point you to Keanu Reeves playing John Constantine, Hellblazer. Fail.
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Yesss! Jonathan Groff was the best thing about Glee's season 1
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The possible addition of Kyle Chandler has made me much more excited about the show Powers. I hope they get him.
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Kyle Chandler being on powers made it x100 more interesting than i already thought it was :)
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DWTS followed by Body of Proof - Another mindnumbing reality show followed by another mindnumbing procedural, and the ratings were through the roof. At this point I'm not even sure why networks bother with original scripted shows, they would make more money just airing the same crap 24\7... And somehow I'm still shocked every time I'm reminded of the stupidity of the average viewer..
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stop with the glee hating!!!
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I was interested in Powers already, but if Kyle Chandler goes to that show it'll be even more interesting. definitely one of the most underrated actors. they need to lock him down though, once Super 8 comes out he might be more popular and be harder to get. also glad that Groff is back on Glee for the last 3 episodes, i prefered his character to Finn. also good to see the original guest stars coming back, and not just getting random famous people on for ratings (Gwyneth, etc)
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I will check out "Powers" JUST for Kyle Chandler if it actually happens. The fact that he has never won an Emmy for FNL shows just how much a travesty such awards are.
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I love the fact that I just VOD the shows I want and never watch TV regularly... for instance, I've never seen a single second of Jersey Shore, I don't know what the characters looks like, hell, I don't even know if it's a reality show or a soap opera! Lucky me, I know, I know... you can be just as lucky as I am - it's called Netflix and Pirate Bay.
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Kyle Chandler is awesome. Huge fan of him on Early Edition and even bigger fan of him on FNL. Cant wait to see his next role
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sometimes i'm so ashamed to be an american when our "top tv" is jersey shore and dancing with the stars... sigh... pathetic.
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