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... In an effort to cut down on spoilers and piracy and other possible world-ending stuff, The Walking Dead's Season 4 premiere will air on Fox channels around the world within one day of Sunday's U.S. premiere. Previously, the lag time was a week. The shorter time between U.S. and international airings will continue for all 16 episodes of Season 4. [The Wrap]


BUSINESS TIME

... The 68th Annual Tony Awards will be held Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 8pm. They will be tape-delayed on the West Coast as a reminder that Californians don't enjoy live theater, they only like things that've been prerecorded. The nominees will be announced April 29, 2014 in New York. [CBS via press release]

... Brad Falchuk, who is a showrunner on both Glee and American Horror Story, has signed a three-year deal with Twentieth Century Fox TV that spans both network and cable TV. He'll continue to sever as a showrunner and executive producer on both series with Ryan Murphy, but he will also develop new projects. [Variety]

... NBC is rebooting Remington Steele. The reboot will also be called Remington Steele, and will focus on Olivia Holt, the daughter of Laura Holt and Remington Steele. So. Okay. [Deadline]

... Greg Berlanti, who yesterday extended his development contract with Warner Bros. TV, has sold a new pilot to TNT. President X centers on a former president who wakes up after a year-long coma hellbent on finding the person who shot him. Dream casting: Liam Neeson! Come on, he's perfect! [THR]

... NBC's The Sing-Off, which features the country's best a cappella groups as they compete for a recording contract and a whole lot of money, will return for Season 4 on December 9 at 9pm. [NBC via press release]

... Showtime is developing a half-hour musical-comedy called Crazy Ex-Girlfriend from Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken) and Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada). The story revolves around a woman who upends her life to stalk an ex. I'm not sure how the musical part fits in, but if you're going to stalk someone, it obviously have to make it someone famous. It's like I've taught you nothing during the tenure of our friendship. [Variety]

... USA has greenlit three new pilots that sound exactly like three new pilots that USA would greenlight. First up is Complications from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. It follows John Ellis, an ER doctor whose life is changed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, ultimately saving a young boy's life and killing one of the boy's attackers. Next is Rush, a drama about William Rush, a doctor who doesn't work out of a hospital, and who’ll do just about anything as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium. And lastly there's Novice, about Kyle Jones, a guy who moves back home after repeatedly failing to make it in corporate America, only to start working for a Korean crime family. Okay, that last one doesn't sound as much USA Network as it just sounds ridiculous. [USA via press release]

... Comcast, NBC Universal, and Twitter have joined forces to take over the world. The result is See It, which will allows Twitter users to access TV shows from NBC Universal via individual tweets. The service will launch in November; from a single click, users will be able to tune into live TV or start a show On Demand on their cable box, or tune in to a show online or from their phone or tablet, OR program their DVR, set a reminder, or purchase movie tickets from Fandango. Seriously, I'm not making any of this up. [New York Times]

... TLC has ordered nine new episodes of every clean freak's worst nightmare, Hoarding: Buried Alive. This doubles the number of episodes for Season 5, which is set to premiere October 30. [THR]

... You know what they say, two Poehlers are better than one. NBC has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to Welcome to Sweden, a half-hour comedy from Amy Poehler and her brother Greg. The series is a fish-out-of-water story based on Greg's own life. In it, New York accountant Bruce, played by Greg in his first ever acting role, falls in love with a Swedish girl, Emma (Josephine Bornebusch) and moves to Sweden. [Deadline]

... The CW is developing Colony, a new drama about a group of people sent to colonize Mars. Naturally, the story is inspired by the 16th century British settlement on Roanoke Island whose inhabitants vanished without a trace. [Deadline]

... Fox has acquired Trial of the Century, a serialized legal thriller told from the perspective of a young Latina attorney. Yes, because lawyers are something that TV really needs more of. The project is from Evan Katz (24), Howard Gordon (Homeland), and Richard Shepard (Ringer). [Variety]


CASTING NEWS

... Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) has landed the lead role in Lifetime's new Original Movie/backdoor pilot Deliverance Creek. From Nicholas Sparksthe movie centers on Belle Barlowe (Ambrose), a mother of three who attempts to defend her family’s land after the Civil War. The word outlaw is also being thrown around, so I'm going to watch the hell out of this, because duh. [TV Line]

... Lou Diamond Phillips (Longmire) and Robert Forster (Breaking Bad, most recently), will both guest-star on NBC's Ironside (that is, if the series doesn't end up on the chopping block before then). Forster will play Virgil's (Pablo Schreiber) father, while Phillips will play the head of security for a prestigious New York City university. Both characters are former NYPD employees. [TV Guide]

... Damon's got a new old friend in town.  Michael Malarkey is joining The Vampire Diaries as Enzo, a tortured soul from Damon's past. He'll first appear in the December 5 episode. [Deadline]

... AnnaLynne McCord (90210) will appear in an upcoming episode of Dallas. I have nothing snarky to say, except that I'm kind of surprised she hasn't already. She'll play a 20-something ranch hand with a 5-year-old son and a crappy ex-husband. [TNT via press release]

... David Milch's new drama pilot The Money better be damn good, what with the cast it's assembling. Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife; being Meryl Streep's daughter), and Rosemary Harris (Spiderman movies) have all signed on for the project that already includes Brendan Gleeson, Nathan Lane, and David Harewood. They'll also be joined by John Carroll Lynch (Body of Proof), Billy Magnussen (As the World Turns), Ruth Negga (World War Z), Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire), and Tracee Chimo (The Five-Year Engagement). The Money explores greed, power, and corruption as it relates to a powerful media mogul (Gleeson) and his family. [THR]

... According to Alison Brie's Twitter, Paget Brewster is guest-starring on Community in Season 5. Unfortunately that's about all we know. Maybe give us a little more information next time, Alison? [TV Guide]

... Anthony Anderson is set to headline ABC's new pilot Black-ish. The project "centers on an upper-middle-class black man who struggles to raise his children with some sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father, and his own assimilated, color-blind kids." [Deadline]


GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN—A.K.A. BREAKING BAD NEWS

... Oliver Stone thinks Breaking Bad's series finale was ridiculous. In related news, screw you Oliver Stone. [Forbes]

... Someone paid $65,500 for the copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass that was used as a prop in the series. [Variety]

... Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation, offered to pay $75 million to commission three more episodes of Breaking Bad. And suddenly I feel like I know who purchased the show's copy of Leaves of Grass. [Variety]


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From what I've seen online in the past 24 Hours it won't be screening in The UK until 5 days later or something. Could be wrong but that's what I've read. sucks to be them I guess if it's true.
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Yep, we've got to wait until Friday - I can't see them changing Monday's schedule as that's when we (finally) get to see True Blood season 6.
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Not as impressive as Doctor Who airing it's 50th anniversary special SIMULTANEOUSLY in 200 countries (even though there are only 196 sovereign countries...?), but still good effort from AMC.
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Remington Steele was one of my favorite show when I was a kid. That is how I become a big fan of Pierce Brosnan. However in today context, I doubt it will work. It will be like another detective show. Its on NBC which give me even less hope. It would be like the reboot of Charlies Angels which as we all know did not work.
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I'm interested in the new Remington Steele. The old show was good until it tanked at the end when everyone knew Pierce Brosnan would rather be James Bond. But I don't think the stigma of a female detective is still relevant (I hope), so I wonder what the hook will be.
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For anybody else who is interested, check this page to see if TWD is available in your country. Saying it is available "internationally on Fox" doesn't really tell me anything!
Also I just have to point out this quote from the original article, "we also want to make sure [international viewers] get the best version of the show — not some pirated version." Seriously? I can get a perfect HD torrent within half an hour of the US airing!
Although this wasn't available in my country I have to give AMC/Fox credit for doing something to make TWD more universally available at a reasonable time. Hopefully they don't stop now though and keep pushing the boundaries and more will follow!
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The Walking Dead in the UK is going to be more than 24 hours after the US airing - it won't be airing until the following FRIDAY. :-(
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I missed this piece of news entirely... it is great that TWD is airing everywhere at the same time (even if it's 2 days apart).
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Mamie Gummer isn't in the Newsroom, that's her sister Grace.
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