News Briefs: Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Might Be Headed to HBO

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BUSINESS TIME

... Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. HBO. Sold! Just tell me when to watch! The Emmy-winning actor is in talks to star in a new HBO drama pilot called The Missionary. The show would be set in 1960s Berlin, and Paul would star as an American missionary who gets involved with the CIA as a spy. I'm ready. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC has ordered a pilot for The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, from producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The drama, based on a book, focuses on a trio of couples whose lives go all wicky-wacky after a murder. The project was originally set up at ABC and probably wouldn't be ready until the fall of 2013, by which time we'll all have forgotten about it. [Deadline Hollywood]

... So, apparently HGTV's House Hunters is a big phony. The show is known for following a couple as they look at three houses and choose the one that best fits their lifestyle and budget, but word has it that most of the show's participants have already bought the house they end up choosing on the show and the other houses are just there for our entertainment. First Cash Cab, now House Hunters? Is Jersey Shore next? [Hooked on Houses]

... CNN has canceled John King USA. Sorry, John King! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Jamie Oliver will produce the BBC America show with horrible punctuation Chef Race: UK Vs. U.S.. Here's the description, which won't make any sense no matter how many times you read it: Chef Race: UK Vs. U.S. follows 16 chefs—eight British and eight Americans—who race from Los Angeles to New York for a $100,000 prize. The contestants have no money and minimal resources, so they must use their resourcefulness, ingenuity, leadership, and finesse along with their cooking skills to win." What? [Deadline Hollywood]

... And the first rumor with regard to which old rock band will play the halftime show at the 2013 Super Bowl: Van Halen! [Pro Football Talk]

... Contrary to what we said last week, Fox's Glee is coming to Comic-Con after all. Stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Naya Rivera will all be on hand for the Saturday, July 14 panel. It will take place in the Indigo Room across the street from the main hall, meaning I'm going to start camping out right now! [Fox via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... Revenge's Margarita Levieva will be back for Season 2. The actress, who played Amanda Clarke and had a huge role in the season finale, will appear in at least seven of the first 14 episodes of Season 2, and possibly more after that. [Deadline Hollywood]


WACKY TV NEWS!

... The cars from Terra Nova—you know, the ones that look like Halo's Warthogs but not nearly as cool—are for sale. And they're CHEAP. Like a couple grand will get you the same ride that Taylor drove around in. Except you can't really drive them. Still. Someone buy me one for my birthday. [TMZ]

... You know those heads on spikes in Game of Thrones? Well one of those heads was George W. Bush's. Sweet. Maybe Joffrey wasn't so bad after all. [io9]


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