‘Pretty Little Liars’ to Launch Web Series; ‘Walking Dead’ Adds an Original Character
Who’s joining AMC’s The Walking Dead?
A completely original character, as in NOT from The Walking Dead graphic novels is headed to the hit zombie show this fall. Milton, played by The Good Wife’s Dallas Roberts, will be a resident in Woodbury where the Governor (David Morrisey) rules it all. The Walking Dead returns October 14 on AMC. [EW]
Please officially welcome back Michael J. Fox to your TV screens. As previously reported by Celebuzz, all four major broadcast networks were interested in the sitcom the actor was shopping around. And NBC has announced they’ve got it and it’s been given a 22-episode commitment. The show will be based upon his own life as Fox will play a husband and father of three with Parkinson’s. NBC is aiming for a Fall 2013 premiere. [EW]
The ladies who run Vegas are coming to television as TLC has started production on a new series, Vegas High Rollers, which will focus on their lives. The reality show will air eight one-hour episodes and will include peeks into the professional and personal lives of the owners of two successful business enterprises, a daughter of a mob man, the best female poker player in Vegas, an entertainment reporter/former pageant queen and a newbie whose husband built much of the city. [Deadline]
Oprah Winfrey and Rihanna’s intense conversation about Chris Brown and other topics in Oprah’s Next Chapter garnered killer ratings on Sunday night. It ranked No. 1 in its time period across all key female demographics and No. 2 in all primetime overall ad-supported cable. The show was also No. 1 in its time period among all broadcast and ad-supported cable for woman 18-49. [OWN]
Justified alum Neal McDonough is playing politics on Episode 4 of the new season of CSI:NY as Senator Gordon Hamilton. Described as the “ultimate politician,” he’ll find himself in a sticky situation when a shootout erupts at a rally. [TVLine]