Friday August 29, 2014

This seems insane, but Deadline is reporting that "[i]n what is believed to be the biggest subscription video-on-demanddeal for a TV series, I’ve learned that Netflix has acquired the rights to hit NBC drama The Blacklist from Sony Pictures TV in a deal that will net $2 million per episode. I hear Season 1 of the series starring James Spader will debut on the streaming service next weekend. As for future seasons, Netflix usually makes them available shortly after the season finales."

Per TV Guide, "[f]resh off her Emmy-nominated breakout performance on FX's Fargo, Allison Tolman has booked her next TV gig on the third season of Fox's The Mindy Project!

"Tolman will appear in two episodes as Abby Berman, described as a sweet romance novelist who goes on a disastrous blind date with fratty doc Peter Prentice (Adam Pally), leaving it up to Peter to make things right."

What is Fox doing to entice all of these folks to say yes to cameos??  TV Guide is also reporting that "Ed Helms goes postal this fall as a special guest star in Brooklyn Nine-Nine's second season. The Office vet will play an agent working for the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) whom Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) struggles with in order to work a case.

"As of now, Helms is only slated to appear in the Fox's comedy's seventh episode, airing on Nov. 16, 'but anybody who enters this world can come back,' says co-creator and executive producer Dan Goor. "[Co-creator and executive producer] Mike Schur and I know Ed from The Office and The Daily Show, so he'll be great and hopefully he'll have fun and be back."

"Helms joins the growing list of Season 2 guest stars, including Kyra Sedgwick, Eva Longoria, Terrell Owens and Jenny Slate."

"Battle Creek, CBS’ upcoming buddy cop drama co-created by Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan and House‘s David Shore may not have a premiere date, but it does have a noteworthy guest star.

"Patton Oswalt joins stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as the unorthodox mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., in the freshman season’s sixth episode, Cereal Killer, EW has learned exclusively. The character’s full name? Mayor Scooter Hardy. There really was no other casting choice.

"Duhamel stars as Milton Chamberlain, a handsome, charismatic FBI agent with unlimited resources, who opens a field office at the underfunded police station in Battle Creek and chooses a gruff local detective, Russ Agnew (Winters), to be his partner. Janet McTeer, Kal Penn, Edward Fordham, Jr. and Aubrey Dollar also star.

"Oswalt, who’s become a go-to guest star, is also set to reprise his role as Fire Marshall Boone on Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine this fall. Other recent turns include appearances on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Modern FamilyDrunk HistoryJustified, and  Parks and Recreation."

Per Deadline, "On the heels of signing a two-year first-look deal at Paramount Pictures in May, Johnny Knoxville has inked a similar pact on the TV side. Under a two-year first-look deal at ABC Studios, Knoxville will develop projects through his Hello Junior! banner. The company has already sold its first show under the deal, a comedy to ABC, which has a penalty attached to it. The untitled project, which is looking for a writer, is described as a Southern family comedy inspired by Johnny Knoxville’s unconventional childhood. Tennessee-born Knoxville is expected to narrate the autobiographical comedy."

ore from EW, "Big Bang Theory fans won’t have to wait long to find out where Sheldon ended up after disappearing on a train in last season’s finale. CBS has just revealed that he’ll be somewhere very hot when the long-running comedy returns this fall.

"Sheldon had a hard time adjusting to so much change in the finale, which included Penny and Leonard announcing their engagement, Sheldon being unable to change his field of study at work, and the comic book store burning down. The uber-geek decided to hop on a train so he could clear his mind. Where did he end up going?

"On the season premiere, Leonard and Amy will have to take an unexpected road trip to Arizona to pick up Sheldon. By the second episode of the one-hour premiere, he’s already back in Pasadena and is forced to teach a class, which Howard actually enrolls in.

"As for the rest of the gang, it sounds like Penny being hired at Bernadette’s company as a pharmaceutical rep will cause some tension between them, which allows Amy a chance to play both sides. Oh, and Howard will naturally get weirded out by Stuart’s budding relationship with his mother."

Per TVLine, "TBS has set a Dec. 9 premiere date for Season 2 of Ground Floor, its Bill Lawrence-produced workplace comedy fronted by Skylar Astin, Briga Heelan and John C. McGinley. The series will now air Tuesdays at 10/9c.

"Heelan shared the news via the Twittergram:

"As previously announced, joining the ensemble for the 10-episode sophomore run isstandup comic Emily Heller as Lindsay, a cute girl from the same small town as Heelan’s Jenny. Fresh out of business school, she is hired as an associate to work upstairs at Remington Trust."