Anthem, Limitless, and Little Women!

-ABC is set to develop an event/limited series of a modern take on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. The story follows the lives of four sisters coming of age against the backdrop of a military scandal as their family loses their fortune and position finding themselves at odds with the conservative and traditional society in which they live. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-plots-little-women-limited-747184

Marvel’s Agent Carter has cast Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin) as Peggy’s neighbor Dottie, a small-town girl from Iowa who’ll have a huge impact on the life of the titular heroine. The eight-episode Marvel’ Agent Carter will debut Tuesday, January 6 at 9/8c, occupying Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s time slot during the winter hiatus. http://tvline.com/2014/11/06/marvels-agent-carter-cast-bridget-regan-neighbor-dottie/

-PBS has announced a second-season pickup for ITV’s sitcom Vicious, starring Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi. They will debut the six-episode season in the summer as part of a lineup of British programming. http://deadline.com/2014/10/vicious-pbs-second-season-itv-ian-mckellen-derek-jacobi-1201268723/

-A Limitless TV sequel is in the works at CBS. The 2001 movie thriller starring Bradley Cooper will pick up right where the movie left off and follow Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities for good. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/limitless-tv-sequel-works-at-745467

-Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) will play America’s first female vice president, Natalie Maccabee in TNT’s newly greenlit action-drama Agent X. Agent X is played by Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire). The series is slated to launch in the second half of 2015 with 10 episodes. http://tvline.com/2014/10/31/sharon-stone-agent-x-tnt-series-order/

-NBC has recast Uma Thurman in Mary-Louise Parker’s role on the upcoming miniseries The Slap. The eight-hour miniseries is about how one man’s punishment of another couple’s child explodes into a complex family drama. http://tvline.com/2014/10/31/the-slap-nbc-uma-thurman-replaces-mary-louise-parker-nbc-mini-series/

-Fox has canceled Utopia, two months into what was supposed to be a 12-month, 24/7 chronicle of the efforts of a group of stranger to create a new society while living in isolation on a ranch in California. http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/fox-cancels-utopia-1201345518/

-Jay Leno is set to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as a guest on Friday, November 7. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/jay-leno-returns-tonight-show/

-Syfy is set to adapt Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 3001: The Final Odyssey into a miniseries. The project will bring the never-before-produced final chapter of the legendary sci-fi book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey to basic cable. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/syfy-3001/

-Julia Stiles (Dexter, 10 Things I Hate About You) has landed a guest arc on The Mindy Project. She will play a friend of Danny’s (Chris Messina) who is a recovering hoarder. She will also be a love interest for Morgan (Ike Barinholtz). http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/mindy-project-julia-stiles/

Gotham is set to add another iconic villain. The show revealed they will add the Scarecrow this season. The villain will be seen as a child, before he takes on the Scarecrow name. “In fact, it’s something that will be passed on to him from his father, which will create an eventual enemy for Batman while still having a possible adversary for Jim Gordon,” says director Danny Cannon. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/03/gotham-scarecrow/

-Christa B. Allen (Revenge) is set to recur on season 4 of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy. She will play Robyn, a funny, smart, athletic, corporate attorney who works at the law firm with Riley. When Riley begrudgingly sets Robyn up with best friend Danny, they immediately hit it off. Her episodes will air in early 2015. http://www.thewrap.com/revenges-christa-b-allen-to-join-baby-daddy/

-NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice is set to debut on Sunday, January 4 from 9-11pm before moving to Mondays from 8-10pm. The celebrities cast was also revealed and will be in the link. http://deadline.com/2014/11/celebrity-apprentice-season-7-premiere-date-1201272944/

-Showtime is developing a new series that chronicles a modern-day U.S. civil war. Anthem is “a series about an unraveling: about what happens when our political system collapses under the weight of mistrust and partisan division. The pilot begins on a typical presidential election day. When it ends, America is on the brink of a second civil war.” http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/04/modern-civil-war-drama-anthem/

-Season 3 of Banshee will return on Friday, January 9 at 10pm on Cinemax. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/banshee-season-3-premiere-date-poster-cinemax/

Hart of Dixie will return for a 10-episode fourth season on Friday, January 9 at 8/7c on The CW. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/hart-of-dixie-season-4-premiere-date-january-9-2015/

– Lifetime’s Witches of East End has been canceled after just two seasons. http://tvline.com/2014/11/04/witches-of-east-end-cancelled-lifetime/

-Minnie Driver has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming Peter Pan Live! musical special. She will serve as the narrator and play adult Wendy Darling. The musical special airs Thursday, December 4 at 8pm on NBC. http://www.today.com/popculture/minnie-driver-joins-cast-nbcs-peter-pan-live-1D80271595

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The Walking Dead companion series, The Late Late Show, Manhunt, and more!

-A The Walking Dead companion series pilot is on the verge of becoming an actual series. AMC has officially ordered a pilot set in the same zombie-plagued universe as The Walking Dead. The untitled project will go into production later this year and will be set in a different location than the original series as well as star a new cast of characters. The Walking Dead returns for its fifth season on October 12 on AMC. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/09/05/walking-dead-companion-series/

Scandal is changing the first daughter! Instead of Madeline Carroll playing the role of First Daughter Karen Grant, Mary Mouser (Body of Proof) will be taking over the role, which will apparently get much bigger during season four. Mouser will first appear in an October episode. Scandal returns September 25 at 9/8c on ABC. http://tvline.com/2014/09/05/scandal-season-4-karen-grant-recast-mary-mouser/

-CBS has announced that James Corden (Gavin and Stacey) is the new host of The Late Late Show after Craig Ferguson announced that he would be stepping down as the host in December. He will take over next year at some point. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29113080

-NBC has ordered a 10-episode straight to series order of an anthology drama called Manhunt. Each season of Manhunt will dramatize the mounting tension of an entire city on the hunt for a fugitive roaming the streets at large. “It will examine the moment an American or international city becomes a police state, a war zone, or a ground zero and the ensuing bloodlust it inspires. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbc-orders-anthology-drama-manhunt-731082

The Newsroom’s third and final season, The Comeback season two, and Getting On season two are all returning to HBO on Sunday, November 9th beginning at 9pm! http://www.webserieschannel.com/2014/09/09/newsroom-comeback-getting-season-premiere-dates-announced-hbo-video/

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will be heading to Austin for Election 2014 coverage. They will be there for a week of shows leading up to Election Day 2014, broadcasting in the capital city where the indicted Texas governor still rules. “Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess” will be taped at ZACH Theatre in Austin, airing at 11pm ET/PT from Monday, October 27 through Thursday October 30, 2014. They also promise to cover politcal midterm election races across the country, not just from Texas that week. http://thecomicscomic.com/2014/09/09/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-to-visit-austin-for-election-2014-coverage/

-Halle Berry and House executive producer Katie Jacobs are teaming up for another medical drama with an unorthodox protagonist. The untitled project centers on an enigmatic surgeon who imprisons himself in a state-of-the-art private hospital on the grounds of prison. http://deadline.com/2014/09/halle-berry-katie-jacobs-to-produce-cbs-medical-drama-831704/

-Zachary Quinto has been cast in a provocative mini-series The Slap. The show is billed as a complex family drama about what happens after a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child Quinto will play the role of Harry, the slapper. The mini-series, which will consist of eight episodes, is based on an acclaimed 2001 Australian project is written by Jon Robin Baitz. http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/09/09/zachary-quinto-the-slap/

-Fox is developing a new series with the pitch, “After a devastating supernatural attack, an Iraq war vet takes it as his mission to hunt down the most viscerally terrifying paranormal phenomenon.” http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/09/11/fox-24-x-files/

-Barbara Streisand is set for a rare Late-Night appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She will be the only guest on the September 15 episode to mark the release of her album Partners, which hits stores the following day. http://deadline.com/2014/09/barbra-streisand-tonight-show-starring-jimmy-fallon-september-15-832848/