Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot for the TV spin-off of his 2010 film "Shutter Island." Tentatively titled "Ashecliffe," the show focuses on the island mental hospital located in Boston's harbor. The events of "Ashecliffe" take place before the events of "Shutter Island." According to Deadline, the series explores "the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by [the] founders" of the hospital.
Kim Kardashian will star on an episode of CBS' "2 Broke Girls" set to air in the fall. Kim hit Twitter to make the news public. "Shooting an episode of #2BrokeGirls with @OfficialKat & @BethBehrs! Can't wait for you to see it 10/27 @ 8pm on #CBS." She didn't say whether she'd be playing herself or another character.
Sofia Vergara was criticized for a skit she participated in at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in which she stood on a pedestal posing while Television Academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum gave a speech. Critics all over social media said that the Colombian actress was permitting the objectification of women with the sketch. "She was treated like a literal object," wrote Jezebel.
Billy Crystal presided over the memorial for his old friend, the late Robin Williams, at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. Crystal had words of fond remembrance, as well as recollections of better times. "Every time you saw him - on television, in movies, nightclubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters for our troops overseas, and even in a dying girl's living room, for her last wish . . ."
Hayden Panettiere showed off her baby bump on the red carpet of the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, revealing that she's having a girl. The sequined gown, courtesy of Lorena Sarbu, accented Hayden's bump while showing off her cleavage. "I'm thrilled," she told Giuliana Rancic of E! News of her pregnancy. "I can't wait for her to come out."
"Breaking Bad" won best Drama Series at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, while "Modern Family" won best Comedy Series, making the two shows the night's biggest winners. "Breaking Bad" beat out "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "House of Cards," "Mad Men" and "True Detective," while "Modern Family" beat out "The Big Bang Theory," "Louie" and "Orange Is the New Black."
ABC has announced a "Schoolhouse Rock" special this fall, featuring interviews with the writers and creators of the classic cartoon. "The ABCs of Schoolhouse Rock," hosted by Chandra Wilson, will also have a countdown of the show's most memorable songs. The original run of "Schoolhouse Rock" aired from 1973 to 1985, with a follow-up run from 1993 to 1999.
NBC has axed its "Wizard of Oz" spin-off series "Emerald City" due to creative differences between the network and the show's writers. According to EW, Josh Friedman ("Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles") and Matt Arnold ("Siberia") couldn't see eye to eye with NBC on the adaptation. The concept was described as a "dramatic and modern re-imagining of the tales that include lethal warriors
Matt Bomer will guest star on an episode of "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Show creator Ryan Murphy served up the news to EW. "I try to get him to do everything for me . . . I sent him a text that said, 'First right of refusal, here's the role.' It's very. . . warped." Bomer joins fellow guest star Patti LaBelle, along with returning cast members Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson.
"Dating Naked" star Jessie Nizewitz, 28, has filed a $10 million lawsuit after the reality series failed to completely cover her up on television. The New York model is suing VH1 operator Viacom and two production companies, none of which had a comment. Nizewitz claims that the reality series flashed her crotch during one segment where she playfully wrestles with a date on the beach.
Frankie Valli will star on an episode in the upcoming season of "Hawaii Five-O." Valli plays Leonard Campbell, the fiancé of Aunt Deb (Carol Burnett), an ex-shop teacher with Stage 4 leukemia. Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett, the leader of the Hawaii Five-O Task Force, has his suspicions of Leonard, which set in motion the exciting plot.
Julianne Hough has joined the cast of judges for the 19th season of "Dancing with the Stars." Hough, a two time champ of "DWTS," will be the new fourth chair at the judges' table. "I'm so excited to be back with my Dancing with the Stars family again on a regular basis," Hough said in a press release. "I've always aspired to be an all-around entertainer . . ."
Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales will be returning to Pawnee for the final season of "Parks and Recreation." Mullally, who has appeared on the show as the second ex-wife of Ron Swanson (played by her real-life husband Nick Offerman), will return as Tammy 2, who repeatedly tries to seduce her ex-husband and tries to return to him.
Greg Finley ("Star Crossed") has joined the cast of "The Flash" on the CW network. Finley plays Tony Woodward, also known as Girder, who, thanks to the S.T.A.R. Labs explosion, can now "transform his skin into living metal." The Flash must face down Girder once the latter decides to go on a crime spree. According to ComingSoon, Girder first appeared in the DC Comics universe in 2001.
AMC has announced that it will renew its freshman drama "Halt and Catch Fire." The show garnered modest ratings, pulling in an average of 1.3 million viewers over ten episodes, including 606,000 in the 18-49 demo. "This is a show about invention, experimentation, and the inherent risks in trying to break new ground - themes that really resonate with us as a network . . ."