News Briefs: Starz and 50 Cent Are Powering Up for a New Drama


... Starz and 50 Cent are teaming up for Power, a drama produced by the rapper-turned-actor/Bacardi-and-birthday-party pitchman. The cable network has greenlit Power for eight episodes, with The Good Wife's Courtney Kemp Agboh set to run the show. The series follows a nightclub owner who takes his business to Fortune 500-level heights (a club becomes a Fortune 500 company?) BUT guess what! He's also the city's biggest drug kingpin! No premiere date has been scheduled but I will tap into my TV fortunetelling ability and say "2014." [Deadline Hollywood]


BUSINESS TIME

... TLC's Breaking Amish, which follows Amish and Mennonite youths as they are thrown into the "regular" world, is headed to Los Angeles this round with a new cast. Which is perfect, because half the people in LA are fake just like the show! [People]

... CBS's Brooklyn DA is moving to a new night. The reality show following employees at a New York District Attorney's office will air its final three episodes on Saturday nights at 9pm beginning June 22. The six-part series previously aired on Tuesday nights, where it wasn't doing so hot. Person of Interest repeats will take over the newly formed vacancy. [Zap2It]

... CBS has cut some audio of President Barack Obama from the end of the Under the Dome pilot, which kinda sucks because I liked that touch (it was available in screeners sent to press). The clip was from a Hurricane Sandy speech, and CBS and producer Amblin Entertainment figured they shouldn't be sampling comments about a real tragedy for a show about a fake tragedy. [LA Times]


CASTING NEWS

... Shonda Rhimes' Scandal isn't keeping Jake in the hole for too long. Either that, or Jake is in for a boring storyline in Season 3. Scott Foley, whose special ops character was thrown into a deep ditch after saving Olivia from an assassin in the Season 2 finale, has been promoted to series regular. Foley was previously contractually obligated to The Goodwin Games, but since that show is kaput, he's free to move to Shondaland. [Deadline Hollywood]

... The always excellent Garret Dillahunt will make a return visit to USA's Burn Notice in the show's final season. Dillahunt will reprise his role as Simon Escher, the lunatic who was responsible for the things that got Michael burned and noticed in the first place. [EW]

... Grey's Anatomy has handed out promotions to FOUR actors for next season. Camilla Luddington (Jo), Gaius Charles (Shane), Jerrika Hinton (Stephanie), and Tessa Ferrer (Leah) have all been boosted to series regular status. Congratuations, guys! Go buy an expensive car and a rare reptile. [THR]

... TV Land continues to mine the '80s and '90s for stars, and will bring Cheers' George Wendt (Nooooooorm!) into its fold via a guest appearance on the comedy Kirstie. Wendt will reunite with former Cheers co-stars Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman when he shows up as the ex-husband of Perlman's character. Ewwww, Norm and Carla doing it? Gross. [THR]

... The Veronica Mars movie has booked Krysten Ritter, who played Veronica's best friend Gia Goodman. Okay, NOW I will throw in some cash to the Kickstarter. (Me likey Ritter!) [TV Guide]

... Jorge Garcia (Lost's Hurley) is returning to Hawaii. The actor will stop by CBS's Hawaii Five-0 next season to play a conspiracy theorist and reunite with former Lost co-star Daniel Dae Kim. Will someone please get Garcia a regular role on a show? And no, Alcatraz doesn't count. [EW]

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great fot the actors in grey but why not tina majorino i like her and she never got a good steady role in something and she tryied a lot
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Grey's has given promotions to four bad actors who's characters are even worse. Great.
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My thoughts exactly. These new interns suck. They are not nearly as interesting as the original crazy group.
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I'm just this guy, yaknow? but if Starz wants to impress me, instead of rolling with a ridiculous stereotype, change the fortune 500 nightclub run by a drug kingpin into some form of co-op run by a drug kingpin. That way, ridiculous simply morphs into silly.
I can get behind sillyness
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Can't wait for the Veronica Mars movie! I'm a little skeptical about the Grey's Anatomy promotions. Sure, the 'newbies' are fine. But they are no way near as interesting as Kepner, Jackson, Mer, Christina, Owen, Callie and Derek.
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i guess you never watched vm tim - gia was NOT veronica's best friend
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I agree Jorge Garcia should get a regular role, preferably on a good show.
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I'm amazed they had the good taste (that you apparently lack, ZING!) to do that despite it probably having been brought to their attention by someone else considering they did it in the first place. i'm of course talking about (not) using obama's voice for part of their fictional show. using bush for homeland gets me bugging every time.

the goodwin games will be missed once it's gone. It didn't occur to me that chloe was the bitchy receptionist on ugly betty until I looked her up. of course I didn't watch more than a few episodes of ugly betty so that may be why.
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I don't see the problem with using part of Barry's speech for UTD; considering it's genuine words of understanding and support in a time of crisis which, one would imagine, the victims wouldn't take offence to allying it to this show. If it was a proven corrupt and/or disingenuous speech I would. Similarly, and yet in contrast, using Bush's words for Homeland fits as it's pertinent and contemporary within the show's make-up for devious untruths which administrations used and, sadly, continue to use as principles for action.
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curious and off-topic, you're not american right? wondering because of the spelling of offence. it cracks me up where you guys use 's' instead of Z and now C in lieu of S in offense. just funny.
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based on the asshat below me apparently 'you guys' was too vague. I assume you're british or australian. and I would assume others would know better than to think I was talking trash on british or australian variations of english but then there's that fucking idiot spanglefish who forces me to call that into question.
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Some Americans are so lazy with, and yet intollerant with understading other races, pronounciation and misspelling of English. However, it's funny when you are in fact confronted by the correct form? No wonder lost irony is implied to some. Have a nice day, y'all.
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I'm English and too enjoy the differences and get a giggle out of them - asshat, for example! There's plenty in the UK who could do with subtitles when they talk! Language is fluid. Period :)
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you're an idiot. I enjoy the differences and there is no "correct form." i was wondering where the person was from. you've misspelled intolerant and pronunciation. good job.

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I wish Don't Trust the B was still on but I guess reruns of Breaking Bad and this Veronica Mars cameo will have to do...
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Look for a show from a couple years ago called "Gravity". Only lasted about 10 eps, but she featured prominently in it. Kinda fun dark comedy.
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I actually have that in my netflix instant queue! Thank you for reminding me!
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Scott Foley is going to be a series regular on scandal? Hot damn that's some good news. Team Jake! Give Fitz a run for his money! Yea Yea i'm a Scandal whore. yada yada, I'm proud of it!
And this Veronica Mars movie needs to come out already. Stop being such a tease...
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holy crap I just can't wait for the Veronica Mars movie!
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I squeal EVERYTIME I see news about it on here.
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There's an oinkment for that.
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heh! Ah see wut you did thar.
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