TV News: Week of March 7th to March 13th, 2011

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 on new pilots casting news, TNT’s HawthoRNe,  plus more.


  • Lost co-star Terry O’Quinn is returning to ABC with a lead role in Marc Cherry’s drama pilot Hallelujah. He will play the show’s main villain Del, a charming yet wholly corrupt local millionaire who virtually owns the town. Source
  • The four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore will play Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor in Game Change, an HBO original film based on the best-selling book of the same name and depicting John McCain’s 2008 run for the White House. Source
  • Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk will guest-star in the pilot as Susan Longstreet, the wife of Jamie Bamber‘s crime scene expert in Ronald D. Moore’s 17th Precinct pilot for NBC. Source
  • Law & Order alum Jeremy Sisto is making a switch to comedy with a starring role in ABC’s comedy pilot Suburgatory. The pilot, from creator Emily Kapnek, centers on Tessa (Jane Levy), a teenage girl who is moved by her dad George (Sisto) from Manhattan, where she grew up, to her version of hell: the suburbs. Source
  • CBS announced that it has ordered 23rd and 24th editions of Survivor for the 2011-2012 season. Also Jeff Probst has signed a new pact that will keep him on as host and executive producer for both installments. Source
  • Brothers & Sisters and Everwood alum Emily VanCamp is returning to ABC as the star of a potential new primetime drama, Revenge. It’s described as a contemporary re-imagening of The Count of Monte Cristo from a female perspective and centers on Emily Thorn (VanCamp), a mysterious young woman who comes to the Hamptons to exact revenge on the people who destroyed her family. Source
  • Grammy winner (and Mr. J. Lo) Marc Anthony is joining TNT’s drama series HawthoRNe as a series regular. Anthony was on the show as a guest star for a couple episodes last season, playing Det. Nick Renata. Source
  • Hank Azaria has been tapped to star in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Free Agents.The project, based on the UK series of the same name, explores the attraction between on-the-rebound PR execs Alex (Azaria) and Helen (TBD). Source



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