TV News: Week of September 12th to September 18th, 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 Spartacus’ actor, The Good Wife, The X Factor, House, Castle’s official season 4 poster, Cougar Town, and ABC’s fairy tale pilot, plus more.


  • Andy Whitfield, the original star of Starz’s Spartacus: Blood and Sand period drama, died on Sunday of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The actor was 39. Our condolences go to his family and friends. Source
  • Michael J. Fox is returning to The Good Wife this season for a sizeable run. He will reprise his role as Alicia’s morally flexible nemesis Louis Canning for “three or four episodes,” executive producer Robert King confirms. Source
  • Prison Break‘s Wentworth Miller has booked a guest stint on House. He will appear as a patient of the week in an episode that takes place after Dr. House gets sprung from jail. Source
  • Here’s an extended promo for Fox’s The X Factor, which premieres on September 21st, 2011.
  • Scrubs Sarah Chalke is joining ABC’s Cougar Town for a major arc as a love interest for Brian Van Holt’s Bobby. The gig reunites Chalke with her former Scrubs boss (and C-Town co-creator) Bill Lawrence. Her character, Angie, is described as a natural beauty with a cool vibe who meets Bobby through his son Travis (she’s his photography professor at college). Source
  • Here’s the official season 4 poster for ABC’s Castle.

  • After ordering Once Upon a Time to series for this fall, Disney-owned ABC is staying in a fairytale mode by putting Beauty and the Beast in development for next season. Written by Jericho co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, the drama project is described as an epic fantasy re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale. Source

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