10 Breaking Bits


1. “Prison Break” and “Private Practice” star Paul Adelstein is set to star opposite Debra Messing in CBS‘ untitled Julie Rottenberg/Elisa Zuritsky pilot.

2. FX is starting a spin-off channel FXX, which will attract younger viewers. Launching September 2, the channel will ultimately be the new home of ”It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”, ”The League” and ”Legit”. Meantime the network has renewed “Justified”, as well as greenlit a half-hour comedy from Charlie Kaufman called “How and Why”, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain”, “Fargo”, “Grand Hotel” from Sam Mendes, “Tyrant”, which Ang Lee will direct the pilot of, and a couple more.

3. Luke Grimes (“All the Boys Love Mandy Lane”) “will play Wes, a 27-year-old, sexy, spiritual, compassionate, intelligent, protective, deeply emotional, and guitar-playing vampire who was turned in the ‘70s” in the new season of “True Blood”.

4. The first still of Lindsay Lohan guesting on (“Scary Movie 5” co-star) Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management” series has come online :

5. The first trailer for “You’re Next”, starring Australia’s Sharni Vinson, has come online :

6. Michael Socha will play the Knave of Hearts in the “Once Upon A Time” spin-off.

7. Chad Michael Murray and Diane Marshall-Green will star in Liz Hinlein’s feature debut “Other People’s Children”

8. Steven McQueen’s “Twelve Years A Slave”, starring Brad Pitt, is set for a December 27 release.

9. Seems B.K Novak is part of the “Amazing Spider-Man 2” cast.

10. An interesting article about Harry Knowles and AICN is up at THR today.