Last week we were talking about Rainn Wilson and a possible Dwight spin-off and this week it’s Mindy Kaling who might be on her way out of The Office, according to TV Line. Fox has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot produced by and starring Mindy Kaling who plays Kelly on The Office. The project has her playing a Bridget-Jones type OB/GYN trying to navigate both her personal and professional lives.
Ken Leung who most of us remember as Miles on Lost has joined the cast of NBC’s Untitled Sarah Silverman Project, says The Hollywood Reporter. The pilot starring Silverman is based on her own experiences as a woman readjusting to the single life after a decade-long live-in relationship. Leung will play a neighbor and love interest of Silverman’s character, a shut-in who spends most of his time on his couch, wrapped in a blanket and watching TV (I like him already).
CBS has given the greenlight to Super Fun Night, a half-hour comedy written by and starring uproarious Aussie comedienne Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids). Conan O’Brien is among the exec producers of the project, which follows three nerdy female friends on their hilarious quests to have fun every Friday night.
Kevin Bacon has landed the lead role in Kevin Williamson‘s (Vampire Diaries EP) drama pilot for FOX. Bacon will play a retired FBI profiler in the thriller, which centers on a deranged serial killer who creates his own cult of murderers via the wonders of technology. The big screen vet’s casting comes with a slight twist: Should Fox order the drama to series, Bacon is reportedly only committed to 15 episodes a season as opposed to a broadcast series’ standard 22, as a means of accommodating his always busy film schedule.
CW has found their Green Arrow. Hung alum Stephen Amell will star as the fictional superhero for the upcoming pilot. CW promises a “modern retelling” of the DC Comics character’s story and not conceived as a spin-off of Smallville as Deadline reported. Ammel will play Green Arrow and Oliver Queen – his billionaire-playboy alter ego and former mayor of Star City.
Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are the new Masters of Sex. TV Line reports that Showtime has finally secured the two leads in its drama pilot based on 1960′s human sexuality pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The show is based on Thomas Maier’s book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How to Love. The show’s future was unknown after Paul Bettany dropped out last month for undisclosed reasons.
Finally, one of my favourite sites TV Line has posted their February TV Calendar! The calendar includes Season premieres for The Walking Dead, Smash, The River, Eastbound & Down and more.The calendar also includes finales, time slot changes, specials and milestone episodes of NCIS and The Simpsons. Click the thumbnail calendar below, and save the dates!