A LOTTA ROSEANNE NEWS

... NBC is banking on Roseanne Barr still having some sitcom appeal left in her. The network is in talks to pick up a comedy starring Barr in one of those awful 10/90 deals, a contract that tests the ratings of a show for 10 episodes, and then if a certain threshold is reached, the network orders 90 more episodes. It's been done with some Tyler Perry sitcoms, Anger Management, and a new FX comedy starring George Lopez. I shouldn't have to tell you that all of those shows are pretty lame. The proposed series would star Barr in a multi-camera family comedy, and NBC would be the first major network to give the 10/90 strategy a shot. This is a sad day for television. [Deadline Hollywood]


BUSINESS TIME

... Discovery is expanding its Shark Week slate with a late-night talk show called Shark After Dark, a wrap-up of the day's programming with shark experts and shark enthusiasts and shark worshippers and shark lovers. But it's not even being hosted by a shark, so who cares. Shark Week starts August 4, and Shark After Dark will air each night. [Discovery via press release]

... The Once Upon a Time spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland will be longer than expected. The series was originally conceived as a 13-episode miniseries, but now it's going to get extra episodes. How many? We don't know. But the idea is to break the traditional model of ordering 13 initial episodes with a chance of getting a "back 9" and just order a set number of episodes, and that's it. Open and closed. [EW]


CASTING NEWS


... The Good Wife is upping its sexy factor with the addition of Hunted's Melissa George in a recurring role next season. George will play the in-house counsel of Governor Florrick. George also appeared in Grey's Anatomy and Alias. [TV Line]

... Beverly Hills, 90210 vet Brian Austin Green is joining FX's Anger Management as the nemesis to Charlie Sheen's character. This sounds right. [Deadline Hollywood]

... They grow up so fast! Lots of Glee cast members won't be returning to the series as credited regulars in Season 5. Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley (Mercedes), and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike) are all expected to see a lot less screen time next season. Same goes for Dianna Agron (Quinn)—though to be fair, Agron wasn't all that present in Season 4. There's a chance that all five actors might return in a guest capacity, but who wants to be that person who graduates from high school and then just hangs out around the campus? Wait, what? This is Glee and a couple of these characters have already been that person? Okay, well, who wants to be that person twice? Because that's just sad, man. [TV Line]

... This technically isn't really news yet, but Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller has let it be known that he would like David Bowie to appear in Season 2, as Hannibal's uncle. [E! Online]

... Duck Dynasty is adding a cast member next year: the beardless Alan Robertson! Alan is Phil's oldest son, and will join the family company as the head of public relations. He's like that normal daughter in The Munsters except the Munsters weren't as weird. [E! Online]

... Game of Thrones has cast Prince Oberyn Martell. Chilean actor Pedro Pascal will play the brash, charismatic prince from Dorne who comes to King's Landing looking for love and friendship. Or is it bloodthirsty revenge? I can never remember! [EW]

... Lost's Rebecca Mader will guest-star on the upcoming final season of Syfy's Warehouse 13. The actress with an affinity for science-fiction will play... I don't know! No one is saying. But she'll be around for one episode. [TV Line]

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AIRED ON 4/3/2014

Season 1 : Episode 13

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