10 Breaking Bits


1. CBS has renewed “Two and-a-half Men” for an 11th season; Angus T.Jones won’t be returning full-time, instead opting to recur. (The Hollywood Reporter)

2. The CW has renewed “Beauty & the Beast” and “Hart of Dixie”, while greenlighting “Vampire Diaries” spin-off “The Originals”. The fate of “The Carrie Diaries” and “Nikita” is yet to be decided. (The Hollywood Reporter).

3. NBC has renewed “Parenthood”, “Grimm”, “Revolution”, ”Law & Order: SVU”, and ”Chicago Fire”. “Deception” and “Smash” didn’t receive a renewal. (The Hollywood Reporter)

3. Jason Blum and Chris Morgan will produce Actor-turned-writer Chris Denham’s (“Argo”) Sci-Fi thriller which centers on a group of students who invent a new technology with ramifications that go far beyond their control. (The Hollywood Reporter)

4. J.J Abrams’ Bad Robot has optioned Stephen King Novel “11/22/63”, which is planned to go the way of a TV series or mini-series. (Deadline)

5. Here’s a fun infographic on “The Story of the Pound” – which includes a fun ‘Terminator’ reference!

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6. Jonathan Groff (“Glee”) and Joe Mantello have been cast in the Ryan Murphy/HBO flick “The Normal Heart” (Deadline)

7. After being yanked from cinemas after a day, “Django Unchained” is returning to Chinese cinemas on May 24. (Deadline)

8. Peter Berg’s planning to make a biopic on Hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard, who tragically died at the age of 28 from mixing prescription drugs with booze.(Deadline)

9. Christina Ricci will star in the Geoffrey Sax (“White Noise”) directed thriller “Unmasked” (The Hollywood Reporter)

10. Jon Favreau’s going Indy with his next flick. The “Iron Man” director will write, direct and star in “Chef”, about a Los Angeles-based Chef and the people around him. Sofia Vergara and Bobby Cannavale are onboard, with John Leguizamo also in talks (Variety)