Mehcad Brooks, star of USA's cancelled "Necessary Roughness" has reportedly signed on for CBS' upcoming adaptation of the DC Comics classic "Supergirl." Brooks will appear opposite "Glee" star Melissa Benoist, who is set to appear in the starring role. The show centers on Kara Zor-El, Clark Kent's cousin who was also born on the planet of Krypton.
Bruce Jenner will be documenting the changes in his life and appearance with a new reality television show. The Olympic decathlon champion—and stepfather to the Kardashian sisters—has shot a documentary of his physical changes over the last months, which have included growing his hair, wearing nail polish, possibly augmenting his lips, and having his trachea shaved.
Netflix has released a new teaser trailer for their revival of "Wet Hot American Summer." Entitled "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," the series will serve as the prequel to the original 2001 film, and is set to feature a host of stars returning from the original, including Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo and Joe Lo Truglio.
Rob Lowe has reportedly signed on to appear in the upcoming British series "Apocalypse Slough." The Sky1 network comedy will reportedly center on a group strangers who cross paths when the earth is threatened by an eight-mile wide comet. According the U.K.'s guardian.com, Lowe is set to play a rebellious Vatican priest who takes refuge in a bunker within the working class British town.
NBC has revealed that it will be streaming the Super Bowl in its entirety (including the half-time show) for free. The free stream covers 11 hours of Super Bowl pre- and post-game shows, the half-time show (which features Lenny Kravitz and Katy Perry this year) and a free episode of "The Blacklist" on February 1, starting at noon.
Netflix has picked up the Will Arnett vehicle "Flaked," which will premiere on the streaming service in 2016. The series centers on a "guru" who "falls for the object of his best friend's fascination." Arnett's previous work on Netflix includes his role as Gob on "Arrested Development" and "BoJack Horseman." "Flaked" was created by Arnett and Mark Chappell.
Greg Plitt, who starred in Bravo's reality series "Work Out," has died. He was 37. Plitt was hit by a Metrolink train on Saturday in Burbank, California. Several witnesses noted that Plitt, who was with friends at the time, was carrying a camera, with one witness noting that Plitt stumbled over the tracks. No reason was given for Plitt being on the tracks.
Tiffani Thiessen, most well known for her roles on "Saved By the Bell" and "Beverly Hills, 90210," is pregnant with her second child. She and her hubby Brady Smith, who wed in 2005, announced the news via People magazine. "We could not be more excited about extending our family. Harper is beyond thrilled to have a playmate!"
"Frozen" star and Tony award winner Idina Menzel will sing the National Anthem during the Super Bowl XLIX pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Sunday, February 1. John Legend, the NFL also announced, will sing "America the Beautiful." It's the Super Bowl debut for Menzel, who follows in the footsteps of previous Anthem performers, including Alicia Keys.
"Broad City," the Comedy Central program featuring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, has been renewed for a third season. The announcement came on the same day that the show's second season debuted. "It has just been brought to my attention that 'Broad City' is a female-centric show, but we're going to do more anyway," said Kent Alterman.
Zooey Deschanel is expecting her child with Jacob Pechenik this summer. A rep for the actress confirmed the news to People magazine. "Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one," she said. The news comes at the same time that Zooey's sister Emily announced her second child with David Hornsby.
Kyle MacLachlan, who played FBI Agent Dale Cooper in the early 90s series "Twin Peaks," will return to the 2016 version of the program, the actor announced at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour on Monday. "I think you need a damn good cup of coffee," MacLachlan said during the event in reference to the show.
Woody Allen will write and direct a half hour series for Amazon Prime Instant Video. Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios, announced the news in a presser. "From 'Annie Hall' to 'Blue Jasmine', Woody has been at the creative forefront of American cinema and we couldn't be more excited to premiere his first TV series exclusively on Prime Instant Video next year."
"Boyhood" won the Best Motion Picture honor at the 2015 Golden Globes, while "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home the Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy on Sunday night. The two prizes are the greatest given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Meanwhile, films expected to do well at the ceremony - "Selma," "The Imitation Game" and "Foxcatcher" - failed to bring home any major prizes.
For season two of "Fargo" Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett and Jean Smart will join already announced cast members Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst. Wilson stars as Lou Solverson, described as a clean-cut Minnesota State patrolman who recently returned from Vietnam. In season one, the older version of the character was played by Keith Carradine.