Is FNL's Coach Taylor Getting Powers?

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... 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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