Fall TV Preview

TVLine Items: Sexy Nikita Season 3 Teaser, New Y&R Boss Talks Casting Rumors and More!

In just under a month, Nikita will (finally) kick off its Season 3. And based on this just-released promo from The CW, it’s going to be a sexy, stunt-filled ride.

While Owen-less, the first look at the spy thriller’s third cycle (launching Oct. 19) is packed with all sorts of spoilery goodies, including a handful of ‘Mikita’ hookups, a glimpse at just how tense things will get between Nikki and her new “boss” Ryan and more action-packed scenes than the series has ever attempted.

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Incoming Young and the Restless head writer Josh Griffith has spoken to TV Guide Magazine about the recent wave of firings and hirings on the CBS soap, and here are the key takeaways:

– Genie Francis (who plays Genevieve), Debbi Morgan (Harmony), Marcy Rylan (Abbie) and Jennifer Landon (Heather) are definitely out, as are Lindsay Bushman (Summer) and Kevin Schmidt (Noah). Replacing the ousted teens are Hollywood Heights’ Hunter Haley King and Robert Adamson.
– Christel Khalil (Lily) “worked out” her contract issues and is staying with Y&R.
– Billy Miller’s decision to leave the role of Billy is not yet “100 percent.”

• Eureka‘s Ed Quinn will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Castle, EW.com reports, playing a former star of a cult-hit series who meets Richard Castle at a Comic-Con-esque convention.

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Ben Stiller has sold a semi-autobiographical comedy pilot to ABC. The project, titled Please Knock, centers on an A-lister who, upon realizing he’s losing touch with reality, moves back to the New York building where he grew up — and where his parents still reside.

Gary Marshall and his son, Scott, are developing a family sitcom for Fox. Per TV Guide Magazine, the project follows a formerly wealthy man who must move back in with his family after being caught in a scam.

Bethenny Frankel’s talk show Bethenny — which enjoyed a successful six-week test run this summer — has landed a syndication deal and will launch nationally in 2013.

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