JOSH DUHAMEL JOINS CBS DRAMA: Josh Duhamel has landed the lead role in the new CBS drama series from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and House creator David Shore. Josh will play FBI agent Milton Chamberlain -- a sincere, humble, even naive guy who heads from Detroit to Battle Creek to set up a satellite FBI office. Josh previously appeared on All My Children before landing roles on Crossing Jordan and Las Vegas.
'TRUE DETECTIVE' CREATOR TEASES SEASON TWO: True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto offered a little tease for the second season of the series during a recent interview with Hitfix. He told the website, "This is really early, but I'll tell you it's about hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system." The season one ratings averaged 11 million viewers making the crime drama HBO's highest rated freshman series since Six Feet Under in 2001 which had 11.4 million. The demand for Sunday's (March 9th) finale was so high that it temporarily crashed the network's streaming service HBO GO.
'I F**KING LOVE SCIENCE' TO BE COME A TV SHOW: Craig Ferguson announced at South by Southwest over the weekend that he is producing a new TV show for the Science Channel based on the Facebook page and blog I F**king Love Science created by Elise Andrew. He told the crowd, "If you know anything about me, you know I love science. Science has a naughty secret -- it's that all things are connected. And this show is going to explore the randomness of science. Think of it as a late night Google search that goes a hundred pages deep until things get weird -- and then you just keep going. And there is no better partner for this kind of smart entertainment like Science Channel and Elise."
FOX CANCELS 'RAISING HOPE': Fox announced on Monday (March 10th) that they will not be renewing the sitcom Raising Hope for a fifth season. The season four hour-long finale airing on April 4th will also be the series finale. Executive producer Mike Mariano said in a statement, "On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and Raising Hope's amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons. We planned our Season 4 finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we've chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we'll see you in syndication."
GABOUREY SIDIBE JOINS 'EMPIRE': American Horror Story actress Gabourey Sidibe has scored a recurring role on Fox's upcoming hip-hop industry drama Empire. She will be playing Becky -- the hard-working assistant to Terrence Howard's savvy music superstar character who is about to take his company public. The show is being produced by Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, and Brian Grazer. Daniels directed Sidibe in Precious.