TVLine Items: TNT Apologizes for Castle Bomb Rerun, FX Lands George Lopez Sitcom and More
In a case of truly unfortunate timing, TNT on Thursday aired a syndicated installment of Castle that featured a bomb storyline.
The network quickly apologized for the error and released the following statement to TV Guide Magazine: “We deeply regret any distress that Thursday night’s episode may have caused.”
This is not the first controversy surrounding Castle in the wake of this week’s Boston Marathon bombing: ABC on Wednesday delayed another bomb-centric episode of the dramedy, pushing it back to April 29.
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• FX has acquired a new sitcom starring George Lopez. Co-created by and starring the comedian, Saint George centers on the chaotic life of a working-class Mexican-American who becomes a successful entrepreneur.
• Amazon Studios is doing something rare: publicly unveiling all 14 pilots on its inaugural programming slate. The projects have been made available for free on Amazon Instant Video, with viewers invited to review each of them.
• The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Thursday voted to reverse its previous decision to consolidate the Outstanding Lead and Supporting Actor/Actress in a Miniseries/Movie Emmy awards into just two categories. Moving forward, the long-form acting slots will remain four separate honors.
• Kris Jenner’s new talk show, Kris, will enjoy a six-week test run on select Fox stations beginning July 15.
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