TVLine Items: Paul Reubens Hops to Once Upon a Time Spin-Off, Sing-Off Judge Exits and More!
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland‘s White Rabbit has found his voice.
Paul Reubens, aka Pee-Wee Herman, will bring the CG character to life in the potential spin-off, our sister site Deadline reports.
The pilot presentation is told through the point of view of Alice (played by Sophie Lowe), who has a generous heart scarred by a hard life. Other characters featured in the project are Alice’s love interest Cyrus (Peter Gadiot), sardonic adventurer the Knave of Hearts (Being Human‘s Michael Socha) and the Red Queen (Hollyoaks‘ Emma Rigby). Barbara Hershey’s Cora may also appear if ABC picks up the limited series to bridge Once’s winter 2013-14 hiatus.
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• Sara Bareilles is leaving her post as a judge on NBC’s The Sing-Off to focus on her music, a source tells EW.com.
• The Incredible Burt Wonderstone co-stars Steve Carell and James Gandolfini are reteaming for the HBO movie Bone Wars. The actors would star in and exec-produce the project about the great dinosaur fossil race between two paleontologists.
• New Girl‘s Jake Johnson is moving into Emmy’s lead comedy actor race after competing in the supporting category last year, reports GoldDerby.com.
• Shark Tank‘s Mark Cuban will lend his voice to American Dad next season, playing an evil genius out to become the No. 1 force in the universe, per EW.com. Luckily, a quartet of flight attendants — guest actors Gillian Jacobs (Community), Becki Newton (Ugly Betty), Thandie Newton (Mission: Impossible II) and Megalyn Echikunwoke (CSI: Miami) — will try to thwart his plans.
• Diedrich Bader will return to TV Land’s The Exes in Season 3, TVLine has learned exclusively. The funnyman will reprise his role as Holly’s boyfriend in Episode 2.
• Steven Weber — recently seen on Dallas — has joined the cast of TNT’s drama pilot Murder in the First, per Deadline. Created by Steven Bochco (NYPD Blue) and Eric Lodal and directed by Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing), the project centers on two San Francisco homicide detectives (played by Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson), with Weber co-starring as a personal pilot who is very protective of his CEO boss.
• Richard E. Grant – who recently appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas special — will guest-star in Girls‘ Season 3 premiere, per The Hollywood Reporter.
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