Terra Nova's Debut Gets Pushed Back to This Fall

... Dinosaurs have been extinct for like 100 gazillion years, but Fox is going to make us wait another three months to see them! The network's big-budget, time-traveling, dinosaur-fighting sci-fi series Terra Nova was due to debut this May with a special sneak peek, and then pick up again this fall—similar to what Glee did in 2009. Now Fox has decided to hold Terra Nova's first look until the fall season; the network said the extra time will be used to work on the show's special effects. [Fox via press release]

... HBO comedy Eastbound & Down might end after next season—its third—says star Danny McBride. Speaking at the PaleyFest in Los Angeles, McBride said "there wasn't much more storyline left to mine," and that three seasons would be enough. What, he can't say the F-word constantly for another 13 episodes? [Variety]

... Zach Gilford, formerly known as Matt Saracen on Friday Night Lights and currently known as arrogant Dr. Studly on Off the Map, has booked a new role—you know, just in case Off the Map gets the old heave-ho. Gilford has won the male lead in Fox's Iceland, about a woman whose fiance recently died. However, if Off the Map doesn't get canceled, he'll give up the role in Iceland. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Awesome actor Titus Welliver (The Good Wife, Sons of Anarchy, Lost) has joined The CW's Awakening, which sounds boring at first because its about two sisters who are coming of age and who are at odds with each other. Booooooring. But then you finish the sentence that describes what the show is about, and it ends with "... amidst the beginning of a zombie uprising." And then, POW!, the show becomes rad. Welliver will play a zombie killer, just like every other human character on the show. [Deadline Hollywood]

... This is a special message for The Cape's one remaining fan: The show's season finale (which will likely be its series finale) will be posted online at midnight tonight on NBC's Cape website. [THR]

... NBC's Playboy has recast its lead already. Third Watch alum Eddie Cibrian will take over the role previously held by Jeff Hephner. Cibrian will play "the ultimate playboy" who is a member of Chicago's exclusive Playboy Club in 1963. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Hide your kids, Tom Sizemore is on the loose! The Size, as I like to call him, has joined CBS's Exit Strategy, an action drama about CIA agents who extract other agents who are in distress because missions have gone wrong. [Deadline Hollywood]

... This is my personal favorite news of the day. Comedy Central has cast Paul F. Tompkins in Evil Genius, a comedy about a diabolical man who has taken over the world and can't quite figure out what to do next. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Controversial author Salman Rushdie is making the move to television with Next People, a drama about the quick-changing times of politics, technology, and sexuality and how they're affecting today's American society. Rushdie initially rose to fame after being condemned by Islamic fundamentalists for his book The Satanic Verses. Now he's loved by Hollywood! [Variety]

... NBC has picked up Still Standing to series! But don't get too excited, because it's a reality show. The program is based on an Israeli format in which contestants answer trivia questions. It doesn't sound too interesting until you learn that there's also a trap door involved. [EW]


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Cibrian will play the playboy? No...
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Evil Genuis sounds awesome. Something new and original for a change.
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Make that three Cape fans! I wouldn't admit that in public, however.
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I'm really looking forward to Terra Nova! Hope the extra time pays off!
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You got something wrong. There isn't just one remaining The Cape fan. There is two! The other one being me!
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Really enjoy Eastbound and Down. But, he's right, it's the type of show that works best with a three season run. Kind of like the Brit version of the Office. When you take characters to such extreme unlikeableness, it's hard to sustain that, and once you make them teddy bears, ala Archie Bunkers' final seasons, it becomes pointless, maudlin and unfunny.
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Zombies are the new Vampire! Count me in!
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Evil genius is goanna be great, and more zombies is intriguing.
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If you can't think of different storylines for EB&D, hire some new writers. Make it where the cast of Community has to take a PE class and Kenny is a new classmate. Kenny + Annie = win.
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vampires, zombies, witches, demon-hunters, comic book characters and hot female spies. The CW should change its target demo' to men 15-39.... Oh and Evil Genius sounds awesome!
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Awakening will be interesting to see.
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Terra Nova should have come out this past fall. The way they keep pushing it back isn't a good sign for the show. People could wind up getting tired of it before it even airs. Still Standing sounds like a game show that's already been done.
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Evil genius sounds like fun! Exit Strategy could be good too, if they don't make it too much of a procedural. And ooh, a trap door.... News is good this week! Well, except for Terra Nova, then, but I have to admit I hate watching one or two episodes and then having to wait the entire summer for the next one again just as much.
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Another zombie show... well, count me in! Welliver was great in both Lost and (oh) Supernatural.
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Terra Nova, I rather have it that way and by the way, the remaining The Cape fan thanks you.
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Terra Nova, Firefly same thing, same outcome. I wish shows just went directly to cable at least I's get a full season.
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I like Eddie Cibrian so I might check out that pilot if it gets picked up.
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If its on fox i might just spare myself. If it does good they will just cancel it.
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Well there's a shock about Terra Nova, The whole sneak peek 3 months before the series debut thing was always a bad idea and I'm glad they didn't stick with it I'd rather wait and see the 2 hour pilot then the series straight after without a 3 month break.
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