News Briefs: A Sex and the City Prequel Is Headed to The CW

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SHOE SALE NEWS

... Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! OMG you guys The CW ordered a pilot for The Carrie Diaries, an adaptation of Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City prequel! The show would be set in the 1980s, when Carrie Bradshaw's total number of boy-toy conquests was still in the single digits and she hadn't yet learned to add triple sec and lime juice to her vodka-and-cranberrys. The CW also ordered a pilot for its Green Arrow project, Arrow, and one for a re-imagining of the 1980s CBS show Beauty and the Beast. [Deadline Hollywood]


KARMA NEWS

... The CW premiered its new reality series Remodeled last night, and... haha, really, this is great. Oh man. So it's a show about a modeling agent with an ego the size of Canada and his quest to start a network of smaller agencies so he can yell at his vampire assistant. Seriously. It's horrible. Anyway, you'll have to trust me that it was on last night, because I'm sure you didn't watch it. Only 700,000 people did, which was good for a 0.3 rating in the adult demo, good for the worst-rated premiere in the history of The CW. Worse than H8R. That, in my professional opinion, is a shitty start. [TV By the Numbers]


DEVELOPMENT NEWS

... Syfy has ordered its first pilot since 2010, settling on Rewind. In the action thriller, scientists and military dudes travel back in time to alter it, in hopes of preventing a terrorist attack in the future. The pilot will run two hours and presumably serve as a test for a potential series. [Syfy, via press release]


WHOLE LOTTA CASTING NEWS

... Theo Rossi, who plays Juice on Sons of Anarchy, will stop by Fox's new series Alcatraz. He'll play a violent businessman who is locked up at The Rock in the tenth episode. [EW]

... Freaks and Geeks alum Martin Starr is dropping by New Girl as a friend of Nick's from his law school days. Look for him in March. [E! Online]

... Sarah Silverman has a pilot in the works at NBC, and now she has two co-stars. Comedians Harris Wittels and June Diane Raphael will play two people who live in the same building as Silverman's newly single character Susan. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Rescue Me's Daniel Sunjata has landed a lead role in an untitled drama pilot at USA. The show actually sounds pretty good: It follows four agents from various law enforcement agencies who live at a safe house. Manny Montana, Vanessa Ferlito, and Aaron Tveit round out the main cast. [Deadline Hollywood]

... ABC has selected its next piece of meat for The Bachelorette. Emily Maynard, the blonde single mom from North Carolina, returns after dumping Brad Womack. Emily is also the chick all the guys wanted to compete for in the last edition but instead were disappointed by Ashley. [People]

... Christopher Heyerdahl is joining True Blood as... a vampire! You don't sound excited yet. That's probably because you don't quite recognize Heyerdahl's name. He's the guy who stole the show on Hell on Wheels as the Swede. He's also the man who played Alistair on Supernatural (Season 4). Yes, that dude. He's awesome. [Deadline Hollywood]

... LL Cool J is hosting the Grammys. The celebration of all things horrible in music will air February 12 on CBS. [Associated Press]

... Jeff Goldblum is continuing his streak of playing TV dads on holiday episodes following his fantastic turn as Ruxin's dad on the Thanksgiving episode of The League. Goldblum will play one of Rachel's gay dads on Glee starting February 14, which I hear is some sort of holiday according to my nagging better half. Broadway's Brian Stokes will play dad number two. [TV Line]


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