TVLine Items: Following Fave Joins MTV Pilot, Fox Developing Whitey Bulger Project and More

The Following Season 1 SpoilersIt’s official: Nico Tortorella is Eye Candy.

The fallen Following acolyte has been cast opposite Nickelodeon fave Victoria Justice in MTV’s cyber thriller pilot, Deadline reports.

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Based on RL Stine’s novel of the same name, the project centers on Lindy, a hacker (Justice) whose blog exposes everything from terrorist plots to suspected killers. After a foray into online dating, Lindy is targeted by a stalker, and after things take a deadly turn, she teams with a cyber-crime unit to catch the killer.

Tortorella joins Eye Candy as the unit’s flirty leader, whose fascination with Lindy may be more than professional.

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Fox is developing Street Soldier, a limited series exec-produced by and starring Twilight vet Peter Facinelli, Deadline reports. Based on the memoir Street Soldier: My Life As An Enforcer For Whitey Bulger And The Boston Irish Mob, the project chronicles boxer/drug dealer Eddie MacKenzie, who acted as an enforcer for the long-at-large crime boss.

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• The Crazy Ones has landed Missi Pyle (The Artist) and Kurt Fuller (Better With You) for a pair of upcoming episodes. Per, Pyle will play the daughter of Simon’s former colleague, while Fuller drops by as an exec looking to hire the ad firm.

The CW is teaming with Fred Durst on The Noise, per TV Guide Magazine. The hour-long drama project will be based on the the Limp Bizkit frontman’s life.

• TBS is uncorking Cougar Town‘s fifth season on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10/9c.

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  1. Josh says:

    Yikes, Victoria Justice is a pretty terrible actress. Still can’t shake off her horrible performance in that tricky or treat movie she did…

  2. Andy says:

    Having Kurt Fuller on The Crazy Ones will be fun. I have loved having him on Psych for the last couple of years.

  3. Carla says:

    Why is Fred Durst still around?

  4. Steven says:

    I was hoping Nico was joining the scream related project, if that is even still in the works. I hope nothing but the best for him. i met him at Comic Con last year and he’s very sweet.

  5. Maki says:

    Adriana Lima Jaric will make an appearence on the crazy ones her husband confirmed for a serbian Newspaper.

  6. McGee says:

    As long as Nico’s hair is as mightt as it was in The Following…

  7. Liz says:


  8. Delirious says:

    “Tortorella joins Eye Candy as the unit’s flirty leader, whose fascination with Lindy may be more than professional.” – so, basically, he’s the killer?