Fox Orders More “Sleepy Hollow”, Nathan Fillion Visits “Community” and Hallmark Orders an Eric Mabius Drama


In surprising news, Fox has ordered a second season of Sleepy Hollow. The supernatural drama has been doing well enough to merit a full-season order (which is what most new shows get for doing well) but Fox has decided to keep the first season a short 13-episodes.

Nathan Fillion has signed up for a guest-role on Community. He’ll appear in one episode as a “politically savvy head custodian”. No word if Abed notices his resemblance to Captain Mal.

Nathan Fillion in "Castle"Nathan Fillion when he’s not playing  a politically savvy custodian.

Here’s some news to put a smile on your face that will last all weekend, Stevie Nicks is a big Game of Thrones fan and she credits the fantasy drama for pulling her out of a bad time when she was grieving for her mother and battling pneumonia. She’s even written poetry about the characters and wants to write songs for the show.

If that doesn’t make you happy, here’s something for the animation nerds — a reboot of ReBoot is in the works, in time for the series’ 20th anniversary.

Rob Lowe hasn’t left Parks & Recreation yet but Deadline reports NBC has already started developing a comedy around him. The Pro would have Lowe as a former tennis champion who lost all his money and is now trying to scheme his way back into riches. Out director Todd Holland (who directed the pilots for Malcolm in the Middle, Wonderfalls and Go On) will direct the pilot.

Rob Lowe in "Parks & Recreation"

USA has ordered a fifth season of Covert Affairs.

Deadline reports that Hallmark has ordered Signed, Sealed & Delivered, a drama starring Eric Mabius and Daphne Zuniga as postal workers who work in the dead letter office and get abandoned mail to their intended recipients.

MSNBC is negotiating with journalist and activist (as well as biological son of Mia Farrow and gossip headlines about his father) Ronan Farrow to give him a weekend show according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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NBC has ordered a reality show where people will compete for a chance to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space.

Rachael Ray to keep making mac & cheese, “sammies” and croque monsieurs until 2016.

R.J. Mitte has gone from one Peabody-winning series to another, joining Switched at Birth in a recurring role as a paralyzed college student who works with Daphne.

RJ Mitte

In the tale of how TV viewing is changing, The Bridge has reached a milestone as the first show with most of its viewers watching via DVR. When DVR viewers are counted, The Bridge’s ratings more than double.

Wednesday’s ratings had good news for Rebel Wilson as Super Fun Night was sampled by a larger proportion of Modern Family viewers than The Neighbors last year. Meanwhile, Ironside was NBC’s lowest-rated fall debut, beating the record set by The Playboy Club.

Friday’s Listings

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Will asks Sami about her living under the same roof as Stefano and, maybe just maybe, a sack of hammers will show up to help people figure out Sami’s aquittal probably is connected to Stefano’s recent gains.

Beneath (Chiller) 9:00 PM ET
Chiller gets into the made-for-cable-creature-feature game with this tale of teens celebrating their graduation from high school with a trip to a remote lake where a giant maneating fish awaits. For you Breaking Bad fans, the required local who warns the kids is played by Mark Margolis.

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America’s Next Top Model (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Sometimes America’s Next Top Model is about preparing wide-eyed hopefuls for how incredibly cruel the fashion industry is to models. That’s my desperate attempt, at least, to provide a sympathetic context to tonight’s challenge where comedian Reggie Watts pretends to be a commercial director with ridiculous demands.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 9:00 PM ET
The Five-0 team are seeking a missing Texas ranger (I’m guessing that’s why Tim Daly is wearing the cowboy hat), but I suspect most of you are more interested in hearing that TBL-fave Brando Eaton is listed in the guest-cast.

Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim  and Tim Daly in "Hawaii Five-0"

Hello Ross (E!) 10:00 PM ET
Ross is joined by comedian Dave Coulier to reminisce about Coulier’s Full House days.

Haven (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
Now that Audrey realizes that her bar is really the barn, she has to figure out how she’s going to get out of there.

Lucas Bryant in "Haven"
20/20 (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
Brace yourself for some rage as 20/20 covers the case of Kaitlyn Hunt, the 18-year-old who battled criminal charges in Florida for her relationship with her 14-year-old girlfriend.

Saturday’s Listings

House of Versace (Lifetime) 8:00 PM ET
Did you watch Ugly Betty and feel sad that Gina Gershon’s Fabia would return and never leave? Lifetime has the next best thing with its new biopic, where she plays Donatella Versace as the fashion house deals with the shocking death of creative head Gianni.

Gina Gershon and Enrico Colantoni in "House of Versace"

Scarecrow (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
For Halloween, Syfy is leaving the hybrid man-eaters for a good old fashioned murdering scarecrow rampage with Robin Dunne and Lacey Chabert.

Versace: Beyond the Headlines (Lifetime) 10:00 PM ET
If the previews for House of Versace are to be believed, we’re going to need something to come down from Gina Gershon’s Donatella. Lifetime hopes a documentary about Versace will satisfy that need.

Saturday Night Live (NBC) 11:30 PM ET
Get out your wrecking balls and giant teddy bears, Miley Cyrus is this week’s host and musical guest.

Sunday’s Listings

Chopped (Food Network) 8:00 PM ET
It’s time to kick off the Halloween season as the mystery baskets include a “bloody protein” and offal. What, no bugs?

The Simpsons (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
Halloween comes early to Fox (as it usually does thanks to the World Series) so it’s time for a 24th visit to the Treehouse of Horror. After an amah-zing opening by Guillermo del Toro, the show settles into three tales that don’t sound so great on paper but could turn out to be pretty great.

The Simpsons' "Treehouse of Horror"Generally, we’re overdue for Lisa in Wonderland…

The Amazing Race (CBS) 8:30 PM ET
Last season, there were a few hot guys who were eliminated before The Amazing Race could do the usual flimsy-excuse-to-get-Racers-in-their-underwear challenge. This time, the show’s not taking a chance and making racers strip down for a “salt bath” that looks more like a mud wrestling pit.

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8:00 PM ET
Peter Pan gives Emma a magic map to find Henry — one that requires her to lose her sense of denial and say three times in a mirror “Zoey made How I Met Your Mother jump the shark.”

Once Upon a TimeOf course, Regina looks freaking fabulous. Again.

Bob’s Burgers (Fox) 8:30 PM ET
As usual, Halloween for the Belcher family means going trick-or-treating and having things turn wrong somehow. This year, the “making things go wrong” service is a character with the voice of Molly Shannon who ends up turning trick-or-treat into a hostage crisis.

Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) 9:00 PM ET
Not only is Drop Dead Diva back to satisfy the lack of lighthearted legal drama, it’s also filling TV’s current lack of Sunday-night vampires as Greyson takes on a client who was kicked off an airplane for claiming to be a vampire.

Jackson Hurst in "Drop Dead Diva"Dynamic posing is a key skill for lawyers.

Revenge (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
After that promising season premiere, Emily got a new target and is looking to take down someone who retired from Grayson Global to join the priesthood. I think that means Revenge is working to compete with Scandal as the best way to spend an hour cackling.

American Dad (Fox) 9:30 PM ET
Fox’s Halloween wraps up as the Smith family has to deal with a poltergeist fueled by Francine’s frustration with Stan’s sexual skills. Roger’s solution involves summoning the ghost of Zelda Rubinstein… or conjuring a medium named Zelda Rubinstien? (Is that a common name among mediums, now?)

American Dad with Zelda RubinsteinOr just dressing as Zelda Rubinstein?

The Good Wife (CBS) 9:30 PM ET
Before Alicia and Cary can leave Lockhart-Gardner, they have to deal with Neil Gross (John Benjamin Hickey) one more time in a case involving NSA spying and Gross’ search engine Chumhum. I expect Alicia and Cary make a “People who we will never ever work for no matter how much we need the money” list before the episode is over.

The Witches of East End (Lifetime) 10:00 PM ET
It’s been seven years since Charmed ended and nothing has managed to step into its place as America’s next hit series about witches. Enter Lifetime with its adaptation of Melissa de la Cruz’s novels about a family of witches. Don’t worry, Lifetime did not forget about the importance of good beefcake in a witch’s diet, as the cast includes Eric Winter, Jason George and Daniel DiTomasso.

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Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Lance Bass is starting Andy’s week. There’s also a name I don’t recognize. Whenever I Google the name of a WWHL guest, she turns out t be one of those Real Housewives so I’m going to guess that’s the case.

The People’s Couch (Bravo) 11:30 PM ET
Bravo is now asking viewers to watch a TV show where they watch people watching TV shows. It’s a good thing its based on a Channel Four programme. Otherwise, I would worry that this cycle of watching people watching could create some kind of black hole.

What will you be watching this weekend? Please share in the comments!


Lyle Masaki is a fan of obscure superheroes, video games, adorkable guys and that show you loved that got cancelled way too soon.