Terra Nova's Debut Gets Pushed Back to This Fall

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... 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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