TV News: Week of March 12th to March 18th, 2012

This post will be updated throughout the entire week with the most important news of the week. So keep checking this post for more news.

Check news HBO Luck’s production shutdown, 2 Broke Girls special guest star, he future of Terra Nova, Vanessa Williams post Housewives TV project, Sigourney Weaver on TV, plus more.


News

  • HBO, along with Luck executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann, just announced that they’re shutting production on the series for good following the third horse death on the set of the horse racing drama starring Dustin Hoffman. Luck had been in the middle of production on the second episode of Season 2. The already completed first episode won’t air. Meanwhile, the remaining two episodes of Luck’s first season will air as scheduled, with the season finale serving also as a series finale. Source
  • Martha Stewart will play herself in the May 7 episode of CBS’ rookie hit 2 Broke Girls. In the episode, Max and Caroline plan to crash a big event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art  that Stewart is scheduled to attend. Their mission: Get the legendary tastemaker to give their cupcakes the seal of approval. Source
  • Fox has canceled pre-historic drama Terra Nova. Despite its pedigree — produced by Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin – Terra Nova did not become a runaway hit, but its decent ratings, coupled with strong international sales for sibling 20th Century Fox TV, which produces the series, were keeping renewal hopes alive. However, 20th Century Fox nd Netflix have been in talks about keeping the pre-historic drama alive. Source
  • Sigourney Weaver, having previously played a First Lady on the big screen in Dave, is heading back into the political arena as the star of Political Animals, a series debuting on USA Network this summer. Produced by Greg Berlanti (Dirty Sexy Money) and Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire), the six-hour series finds Weaver playing Elaine Barrish, a divorced former First Lady who immerses herself in her new job as Secretary of State as she rebounds from the dissolution of her marriage and losing the presidential nomination. Source
  • Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives‘ Vanessa Williams is the latest in-demand actor to call 666 Park Avenue home, having been added to the cast of ABC’s supernatural-tinged drama pilot. Williams will play Olivia, who, with husband Gavin (Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn), owns the historic luxury apartment building at the center of the drama. Source

 

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