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News Briefs: Doctor Who’s Twelfth Doctor Will Be Announced During a Live Special This Sunday

HOORAY FOR TIME DIFFERENCES NEWS

… Cheerio, indeed! One of geek television’s biggest mysteries will be unveiled this Sunday when the BBC announces who will play Doctor Who‘s twelfth doctor. The reveal will happen live at 7pm  o’clock on BBC One during the Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor special. But America will also get the announcement live, courtesy of BBC America, which for us New Worlders means 2pm on the Least Coast and 11am on the Best Coast. Place your bets on who it will be, I’ve got money on Rowan “Mr. Bean” Atkinson. [BBC America via press release]

 

BUSINESS TIME

… Let’s keep it British with news from Fox that it will be adapting the U.K. drama Broadchurch. The idea is to make a “long-form event series,” and let me just stop right there to say DAMMIT NETWORKS JUST CALL THEM MINISERIES! You aren’t fooling anyone! Argh! Anyway, Broadchurch follows the investigation of the death of a young boy by some detective-types. Fox is eying the 2014-2015 season for its debut.  The original version premieres on BBC America next week. [Fox via press release]

… Fox is guessing that Glee will end in two years.  Anyway, the show has already been renewed for those two years, but if some breakout stars come along Fox would consider extending it. [TV Line]

… More Glee news: Network president Kevin Reilly says that Glee will address the absence of Finn Hudson, who was played by late actor Cory Monteith, in the third episode of the season. There have been lots of questions surrounding how Fox would handle Monteith’s death. [Variety]

… ABC is developing Travelers, from Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee. The science-fiction series follows a family who discovers that doors in their grandfather’s estate are portals to other times, trapping them in the house and sending them all over the place, space, and time. [Deadline Hollywood]

… WEtv has renewed Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas for a second season of 10 episodes to air in 2014.  [WEtv via press release]

… Bravo has renewed Million Dollar Listing NY, or as I call it, Every New York Listing, for a third season. The reality show follows real estate agents in New York. [Deadline Hollywood]

 

CASTING NEWS

… Fox has another miniseries coming up in 24: Live Another Day, and Chloe will be back for it. The network announced today that Mary Lynn Rajskub will reprise her role as systems analyst Chloe O’Brian in the sendoff for the action thriller. Look for it in 2014. [Fox via press release]

… Jennifer Lopez is thiiiiiis close to returning to American Idol as a judge. And Keith Urban is even closer, because he’s definitely returning. [People / Fox via press release]

90210‘s Trevor Donovan will guest-star on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva. He’ll play a really, really, really bad best man. [THR]

 

JUICY GOSSIP ABOUT CELEBS MISBEHAVING

American Idol mastermind Simon Cowell got his friend’s wife pregnant! Ruh-roh. [TMZ]

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