TVLine Items: TBS Cancels Lopez Tonight, Emeril Spices Up Top Chef, and More
According to a network spokesman, the caber “has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of Lopez Tonight. We are proud to have partnered with George Lopez, who is an immensely talented comedian and entertainer. TBS has valued its partnership with George and appreciates all of his work on behalf of the network, both on and off the air.”
This Thursday’s episode of Lopez Tonight will be its last.
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• Bam! Top Chef is switching things up in Season 9: Food Network star Emeril Lagasse has joined Bravo’s reality staple as a new judge, along with lesser-known chef Hugh Acheson (who has been seen on Top Chef Masters). Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons will return as judges as well. Chef, which returns this fall, will no longer focus on just one location, opting instead to feature three cities in Texas.
• Sarah Paulson (Studio 60) will reprise her role as Lynette’s (onetime) loser sister during Desperate Housewives‘ final season, TV Guide Magazine reports.
• The Gilmore Girls brain trust is at it again: Amy Sherman-Palladino is teaming with Ryan Seacrest Productions and Weinstien Co. on a TV version of The Nanny Diaries for ABC, Deadline reports. Based on the 2002 novel, Diaries was previously developed into a 2007 feature film, starring Scarlett Johannson.
• The Young and the Restless‘ Michael Graziadei has landed a recurring role on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming FX drama, American Horror Story. Per Deadline, the daytime star will play the much younger boyfriend of Jessica Lange’s nosy neighbor character.
• A Bewitched reboot is in the works, courtesy of CBS and Sony TV. The project is still in the very early stages of development, but per Variety, Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher — the couple behind the 2005 film version — are set to executive-produce.
• A Frankenstein series is also in the making over on NBC, per The Hollywood Reporter. House exec producers Russel Friend and Garret Lerner will pen the script for the modern-day take on the classic.
• Zachary Abel will appear in the third episode of The CW’s new supernatural drama The Secret Circle (which premieres Thursday, Sept. 15), EW.com reports. The Make It or Break It alum will play a hot jock vying for the affections of Britt Robertson’s witchy teen, Cassie.
• Lifetime has given an eight-episode order to America’s Supernanny, a U.S. version of ABC’s former Brit hit. The cabler is currently holding a casting call for the latest childcare miracle worker.
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