TVLine Items: Syfy Greenlights Battlestar Boss' Helix, Esquire Revives Party Down and More!

Syfy HelixSyfy has given the green light to Helix, a 13-episode drama from Battlestar Galactica boss Ron Moore.

The thriller follows a team of Centers for Disease Control scientists who travel to the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak. Once there, they find themselves involved in a life-and-death struggle “that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.”

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Pan Am EP Steven Maeda will helm the series, which is slated to bow later this year.

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Party Down is headed back to TV, Variety reports. The two-season, cult-hit Starz comedy — which starred Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Lizzy Caplan (the upcoming Masters of Sex), Ken Marino (Childrens Hospital) and Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), to name a few — will re-air on Esquire Network, the cabler formerly known as G4.

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Rhoda star Valerie Harper, who earlier this week revealed that she has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, will discuss her diagnosis on the Monday, March 11 episode of The Doctors. Harper’s husband Tony Cacciotti and her former Mary Tyler Moore Show co-stars Cloris Leachman and Ed Asner will appear alongside the veteran actress in the installment.

Hell on Wheels has promoted Kasha Kropinski — who plays religious leader Ruth — to series regular in the AMC drama’s upcoming third season.

Disney Channel has ordered to series Star And The Forces Of Evil, a new animated show centering on a fun-loving teen princess, Deadline reports. The leading lady will be voiced by The Middle‘s Eden Sher.

Missing Merlin on your TV tonight? Syfy has moved the final five episodes, which will begin unspooling Friday, May 3 at 10/9c.

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  1. Drew says:

    Man, the headline really got my hopes up about Party Down. I’d heard a while ago that they were hoping to continue the story and I thought that this was the big news… But the show isn’t being “revived”, it’s just being aired in reruns. Sigh

    • Alan says:

      yeah that was a really annoying and deceptive headline and it isnt the first time they’ve done that this week. its really starting to get on my nerves.

      • eddie says:

        dont you think party down getting new episodes would deserve its own page? news like that wouldnt have been jumbled up in the tvline items.

    • pete says:

      Deliberately misleading headline, I though TVLine was above this, it also seems more and more articles are getting the 2 page treatment

  2. Babybop says:

    Wish I had that channel to watch Party Down!! I haven’t seen it since they took it off Netflix. I miss it so much…

  3. Torchwood says:

    No Merlin to May 3rd? wtf.