Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TV News: Spielberg Pursuing Wylie, Exec Producer Talks Flash Forward, More Monaghan Rumors

- According to EW's Michael Ausiello, Steven Spielberg wants Librarian and ER alum Noah Wylie to star in his upcoming alien-invasion pilot, a project that was announced at the TNT upfronts. The show would be set six months after evil alien forces overwhelm Earth, and Wylie would be "the leader of a ragtag group of citizens who try to bring down the aggressors." [Entertainment Weekly]

- Marc Guggenheim, executive producer for the fall sci-fi drama Flash Forward wants fans to know that the new series won't drive them nuts for years the way Lost has. Flash Forward "begins when every person on Earth blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, during which time each as a vision of his or her future six months from now."  The ABC show boasts an impressive cast including Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Courtney B. Vance.  Click here to read the interview with Guggenheim. [SCI FI Wire]

- Speaking of Flash Forward and Lost, after the rampant speculation sparked by an ABC promo, the latest rumors have Dominic Monaghan joining the cast of Flash Forward a couple of eps into the show's first season and possibly making a return to Lost as the erstwhile Charlie Pace. [E! Online]

- A&E has officially cancelled The Beast, the gritty cop drama starring Patrick Swayze. Swayze has earned kudos throughout the industry for delivering a hard-nosed portrayal of the lead character while battling pancreatic cancer in real life. [Associated Press via Yahoo! News]

- The One Tree Hill role that was originally intended for Brian Austin Green has gone to Robert Buckley (Lipstick Jungle) after a deal with the 90210 alum couldn't be reached. [Hollywood Reporter]

- Primeval, a UK-produced show that airs on SciFi in States, has been cancelled after three seasons. [SCI FI Wire]

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