TVLine Items: Fox to Air Married... With Children Pilot, Britney Nears X Factor Deal and More!

Whoa, Bundy! As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, Fox will reair the pilot of Married… With Children — which first debuted in April 1987 — on Sunday, April 22 at 7/6c. The special rebroadcast will be followed by an encore of The Simpsons‘ 500th episode.

The Married cast is among the Fox fams to be reunited as part of the network’s anniversery fête airing April 22 at 8 pm.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Following up on last month’s rumblings, our sister site Deadline hears that pop music superstar Britney Spears is said to be thisclose to joining Season 2 of The X Factor, replacing one of the two ousted judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Should the deal go through, Spears would reportedly earn roughly 15 million a season. “Lucky” girl, indeed.

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Big-screen stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have been tapped to star in True Detective, a drama pilot currently being shopped around to cable networks. Per Deadline, the project follows two detectives (McConaughey and Harrelson) whose lives collide during a decades-long hunt for a Louisiana-based serial killer.

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is reteaming with AMC to develop a series based on his newest comic Thief of Thieves, per The Hollywood Reporter. The project centers on a thief who only steals what has already been stolen.

• Boss is set to kick off its sophomore season Friday, August 17 at 10 pm on Starz. As previously reported by TVLine, Sanaa Lathan (Nip/Tuck) and Jonathan Groff (Glee) have been added to the cast, while hip-hop star T.I. is set to guest-star.

New York Knick Carmelo Anthony guest-stars in this Sunday’s installment of Nurse Jackie, playing a pro-athlete in the addiction-battling character’s rehab group.

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  1. Carmen says:

    WHOA, BUNDY! I usually watch the 4am reruns on TBS and it never fails to crack me up. I sometimes wonder how some jokes didn’t get censored. Especially some of the references to Peggy’s, ahem, toys and Al’s “little” problem. Timeless comedy and I’m so glad the cast has found success after the show, especially Katey.

  2. Joe says:

    Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? Expect this to have the largest weed budget ever.

    • Angela says:

      HA, no kidding. I’ll have to let my sister know about the show, though, she thinks Matthew’s hot.
      “Married With Children” is 25 years old? Damn. That makes me feel old.

  3. leigh says:

    Married…with Children is such a great show! It to me was the start of showing the quirkiness of American families. It was groundbreaking then and I am so glad Fox is including it in the celebration.

  4. R. Hayden says:

    cant beleive simon did not learn anything from having to fire paula and nicole… Britney spears as a mentor what a horrible idea. and then to pay her an obscene amount of money even worse what a fool…

  5. Vanny says:

    I always thought of Married with Children as being a show that started in the ’90s… (probably because is broadcast in my country then only lol). So I am very surprised to see it actually started in 1987! Wow. Anyway, that brought a lot of laughs..!

  6. Troy says:

    So Thief of Thieves is the same plot as Leverage?

  7. Holly says:

    Married With Children is a TV classic. I think of Al Bundy everytime I see Ed O’Neil on Modern Family. Great show and cast,