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GETTING BETTER AND BETTER

... The Walking Dead is adding Michael Cudlitz to its cast, which is really fantastic. Cudlitz, who earned lots of positive adjectives for his work on Southland, will play Sergeant Abraham Ford, a guy who kills zombies! Retired at 35's Josh McDermitt has also joined the cast as Dr. Eugene Porter, Ford's buddy. [Deadline Hollywood]


BUSINESS TIME

... NBC is getting into business with Susan Sarandon and her real-life daughter Eva Amurri Martino for a comedy pilot about [wait for it] a mother who moves in with her daughter! Martino will star as a hard-working woman who's looking to rebalance her life, which she does by inviting her free-spirited mother (Sarandon) to move in with her. And then there will be lots of slide-whistle sounds as the comedy just rolls in. Martino created the project and will write it. [TV Guide]

... Netflix has ordered another new series that you can watch all in one unhealthy sitting the day it's released. The untitled drama follows a group of siblings whose family secrets are unleashed when a black-sheep brother returns home. But what makes the project sound extra tasty is that it comes from the creators of Damages (Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler), one of the better dramas of the last decade that began its life on FX before disappearing to DirecTV. An early 2014 production start probably means it'll be available for streaming in mid-to-late 2014. [Netflix via press release]

... Fox's laugh-riot comedy explosion Dads has been canceled. Psych! It's actually the (almost) opposite! Fox has ordered six more scripts of the comedy that popular television criticism site TV.com called "slightly better than the worst thing in the world." While a script order doesn't mean a full-season pickup is definite, it's certainly a good sign that Fox has no intentions of canceling the show just yet. Despite bad ratings and even worse reviews, Dads is proof that you can be terrible but still succeed. The American Dream! [EW]

... That sweeping romantic comedy epic between Alexis Bledel and Jason Ritter we were all looking forward to so badly is dead. Fox has killed its upcoming comedy Us & Them before the series could even air, cutting the show's order from 13 episodes to the six that have already been filmed. The network says the show hasn't been canceled, but it also told all the actors involved in it to go ahead and look for other jobs. That's like your girlfriend telling you that she's not breaking up with you while she adds topless pictures to her OKCupid profile. Potential discussion topic for the comments section: Jason Ritter, show killer? The guy can't catch a break. (And because I know one of you is going to be all like, "WHAT ABOUT PARENTHOOD?" Well that doesn't count since he's not a regular star.) [Deadline Hollywood]

... TNT has given the greenlight to the cooking competition show On the Menu, a series that promises to fix the biggest problem with cooking competition shows: WHY CAN'T I EAT WHAT I SEE THESE PEOPLE MAKING!? The 10-episode reality show will pair amateur cooks with pro chefs to help create a menu item for a chain restaurant, and the winning recipe will find its way onto the restaurant's menu the very next day. Of course some of the eateries being featured are at amusement parks and on cruises, so if you really want to try Carnival Cruise's Limited Time Only Jalapeno Waffle Corn Dog Bites, it will cost you a billion dollars. What's the point of touting a food item on the menu the very next day if it also requires a two-week boat trip around the Caribbean? This is dumb. You can see this dumb show in 2014. [TNT via press release]

... When you watch period-drama Reign this week on The CW, you will see less masturbation than was originally planned. The network decided to cut down a scene in which one of Mary's hottie friends watches some people have sex and then gets halfway up a staircase to personally take care of her boiling loins. Now it just looks likes she's cleaning out her belly button. This isn't really news, but I really wanted to write masturbation masturbation masturbation over and over again and get paid for it. [EW]

... CBS is adapting The Cisco Kid, the network's second attempt at bringing the classic Western to life. Salma Hayek is on board to produce the latest take, which will see a dishonorably discharged Marine return home to Los Angeles for his father's funeral and learn that his dad was the Cisco Kid. Then he and his buddy take on the name and help out people who can't help themselves. R.I.P. The Cisco Kid, sorry about this. [THR]

... Yeah Syria is in, like, total trouble. And sure, the government is shut down. And okay, like, that movie Gravity could TOTALLY happen to us at any moment. But when are The Bachelor's Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici going to get married!? January 26, 2014, and ABC is going to air it live. [ABC via press release]

... Lifetime is developing a Wizard of Oz project called The Red Brick Road, which tackles the What If? scenario of what might've happened if Dorothy had taken the Red Brick Road instead of the popular song-friendly Yellow Brick Road. It's supposedly an edgy take on the classic tale. This is the fifth Wizard of Oz project currently in development. Way to go, networks! [Deadline Hollywood]


CASTING NEWS

... Jessica Walter is returning to TV Land and will take a regular role on the upcoming comedy Jennifer Falls. She'll play the mother of a character played by Jaime Pressly, who is [wait for it] forced to move back in with her mom. Walter, who's best known for playing Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development and voicing Mallory Archer on Archer, also starred in TV Land's Retired at 35. [THR]

... Christopher Cousins, who played Ted Beneke in Breaking Bad, has joined the cast of Revolution. He'll play one of the Patriots and he'll tangle with Tom, who is of course played by Breaking Bad vet Giancarlo Esposito. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Edward "The Second-Best Hulk Of the Last 10 Years" Norton will host Saturday Night Live for the first time on October 26. Janelle Monae will be the musical guest. [HitFix]


REQUIRED READING

... The rest of the internet is reading this fan letter from Anthony Hopkins to Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, so you may as well, too. [BuzzFeed]


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AIRED ON 3/29/2015

Season 5 : Episode 16

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