TVLine Items: Following Fave Joins MTV Pilot, Fox Developing Whitey Bulger Project and More
It’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.
• The Crazy Ones has landed Missi Pyle (The Artist) and Kurt Fuller (Better With You) for a pair of upcoming episodes. Per EW.com, 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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