TVLine Items: Showtime Pilot Adds Spider-Man Big Bad, E! Expands Total Divas Order and More

Showtime Pilot Trending Down Cast Rhys IfansThe Amazing Spider-Man‘s Rhys Ifans has joined Showtime’s buzzy comedy pilot Trending Down.

The project, described as a “blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture,” centers on Thom Payne (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman), a man facing his own obsolescence after his ad agency is taken over. Ifans will play Payne’s boss. Kathryn Hahn (Parks and Recreation) also co-stars.

Best known from his big-screen offerings, Ifans’ other credits include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, The Five-Year Engagement and Notting Hill.

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E! has ordered six additional episodes of Total Divas (aka my new favorite show), bringing the WWE docu-series’ freshman run to a total of 14 installments.

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• Pretty Little Liars’ upcoming spin-off Ravenswood looks pretty darn spooky. Take a peek at the offshoot’s debut teaser below.

Adam Ferrara has been promoted to series regular in Nurse Jackie‘s sixth season, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Tina Fey and her 30 Rock co-showrunner Robert Carlock are back in business with NBC. Per Deadline, the pair is set to executive-produce a new workplace comedy in which a young woman reconnects with her father on Fire Island. Colleen McGuinness (also from 30 Rock) will helm the project.

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Lifetime has teamed with tragic love story novelist Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook) on Deliverance Creek, a two-hour backdoor pilot. The period drama is set near the end of the Civil War and follows a young woman defending her family’s land.

HBO has given the green light to The Money, a new drama pilot from David Milch (NYPD Blue, Luck), Deadline reports. Starring Brendan Gleeson (Braveheart) as a mega-mogul, the project centers on wealth and corruption among the super elite.

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Comments (7)

  • So Deliverance Creek not the best title. Makes me think of Dawsons Creek and Deliverance lol!

    Comment by David – August 14, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My friend and I were just talking about how you can’t have “Deliverance” anywhere near a title of anything. It just makes you clench and hear banjos.

      Comment by Kim – August 14, 2013 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to more Total Divas on E! and more Bella Twins <3

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – August 14, 2013 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited for more Total Divas. Love it!

    Comment by Bob – August 14, 2013 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I need the brilliance of Tina Fey back on my TV!

    Comment by Aprilcot – August 14, 2013 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Total Divas is Definetly one of the better reality series on E! Happy to see it get picked up for additional episodes.

    Comment by Jared – August 14, 2013 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I honestly was not expecting to like total divas, watched now im hooked! Its great, I like seeing how these girls and the wrestlers really are. Great show!

    Comment by katrina – August 14, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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