|Thursday, May 31st 2012|
|Eleven||Neighbours||Episode 6414 (28×104)|
|Nine||The Block||Day 41 (05×41)|
|Seven||Home and Away (AU)||Episode 5529 (25×94)|
|Ten||Masterchef Australia||Elimination Challenge: Poultry (04×23)|
|FOX||Touch||Gyre (Part 1 of 2) (01×11)|
|FOX||Touch||Gyre (Part 2 of 2) (01×12)|
|ABC||Rookie Blue||Class Dismissed (03×02)|
|TBS||Men at Work||Devil’s Threesome (01×03)|
|AdultSwim||Eagleheart||Honor Thy Marshal (02×08)|
Marc Cherry‘s Devious Maids may find work yet, if not at ABC then for someone else.
Now that the Alphabet network has passed on putting the Desperate Housewives creator’s new sudser on its 2012-13 schedule, Lifetime is in preliminary talks to offer it a home, our sister site Deadline reports.
Lifetime, which is also mulling the idea of plucking CBS’ Unforgettable from the ashes, reportedly sees Devious Maids as a frothy drama in the vein of the cabler’s very successful freshman The Client List.
Loosely based on the Mexican telenovela The Disorderly Maids Of The Neighborhood, Cherry’s Maids follows four ambitious housekeepers (played by Ugly Betty‘s Ana Ortiz, Scrubs‘ Judy Reyes, Heroes‘ Dania Ramirez and Without a Trace‘s Roselyn Sanchez) who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Soap icon Susan Lucci was on board to play one maid’s employer, while onetime Melrose Place resident Grant Show and True Blood alum Mariana Klaveno would lord over another, as a successful soap opera hunk and his self-centered actress-wife.
Doctor Who’s latest companion’s name may have been revealed.
Jenna-Louise Coleman has joined the BBC One sci-fi series as The Doctor’s (Matt Smith) new companion, but her character name has yet to be confirmed.
Coleman will first appear in the upcoming seventh series of the show at Christmas, replacing current companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill).
Fans attending the filming of Coleman’s first episode have claimed that they overheard producers and cast members calling her Clara.
“Jenna Louise is CLARA,” one fan tweeted.
The actress revealed back in March that she knew little about the character, including her name.
Doctor Who will return to BBC One in the autumn, with the series seven premiere debuting at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Watch a trailer for the upcoming series of Doctor Who below:
Hallmark Channel is getting into series television.
Andie MacDowell will star in the network’s first-ever prime-time series, Cedar Cove, which is slated to begin production mid-June. Based on Debbie Macomber’s best-selling book series, Cedar Cove will star MacDowell as Judge Olivia Lockhart, whose Cedar Cove Municipal Court is the professional milieu and social microcosm of issues the judge will face in her own day-to-day life with family and friends. Cedar Cove will initially debut as a two-hour TV movie in late 2012 before the one-hour series premieres in early 2013.
“We are beyond thrilled to have a star of the magnitude of Andie MacDowell to star in Cedar Cove, the movie that is the basis for Hallmark Channel’s first-ever prime-time series,” said Executive Vice President of Programming Michelle Vicary. “Andie is widely recognized around the world as a gifted actor and a top box-office draw and there is genuine, mutual excitement today between the network and our star about the future of the new series.”
MacDowell is well-known for her roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Groundhog Day. The 54-year-old actress currently co-stars on ABC Family’s Jane by Design.