This Film & TV Update Has A Few Juicy Morsels In It!

  • HBO’s two new shows GIRLS and VEEP will have their pilots free for download – GIRLS from April 16 – May 14, VEEP from April 23 -May 21
  • Gordon Ramsey’s HELL’S KITCHEN has been renewed for two more season.
  • Dougray Scott has joined the cast of Eli Roth’s series HEMLOCK GROVE
  • J.K. Rowling’s new adult novel is called CASUAL VACANCY. When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? – Wall street journal.
  • BATTLESHIP kicked major ass at the box office everywhere its opened this week. America opens on May 18, 2012
  • HBO is eying ROYAL, a new comedy show pitch from the writers of GRAN TORINO
  • Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender and Angelina Jolie are all lined up for Ridley Scott’s THE COUNSELOR
  • DOGS IN THE CITY, a reality program on have canine pets in New York, has been greenlit by CBS
  • SECOND GENERATION WAYANS, a comedy series starring Craig and Damien Wayans, has been greenlit at BET*
  • STORAGE WARS, STORAGE WARS: TEXAS & SHIPPING WARS have all been renewed at A&E
  • STATUS UPDATE, the high school comedy pitch around facebook, has been bought by Paramount
  • NEED FOR SPEED, the console car game, is headed for a big screen adaptation
  • ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND THE MAKING OF PSYCHO has been imaginatively retitled HITCHCOCK