TVLine Items: The Killing Final Season Casting News, Highway to Heaven Reboot and More

Joan Allen The KillingJoan Allen is about to make a Killing.

The Oscar-nominated actress has joined the drama’s six-episode fourth and final season on AMC Netflix, TVLine has confirmed.

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Allen, last seen in HBO’s Luck, will play Margaret O’Neal, the head of an all-boys military academy based outside of Seattle, who figures into Holder and Linden’s new investigation.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well….

* A&E is developing a reboot of the 1980s Michael Landon drama Highway to Heaven, per The Hollywood Reporter. Hell on Wheels showrunner John Wirth is penning the script.

* Bravo is expanding its Top Chef franchise with Top Chef Extreme, a new competition series that will pit “two of the biggest, boldest and most talked-about personalities” from past seasons of Top Chef and Top Chef Masters against each other. It’s slated to premiere this summer.

* Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced (via Conan O’Brien, of all people) the release of the complete 1960s Batman series (the one starring Adam West) later this year.

* Nick Lachey has been tapped to replace Carrie Keagan as host of VH1′s pop culture news show Big Morning Buzz Live!, US Weekly reports.

Which of today’s TVLine Items have you talking?

Comments (9)

  • Highway to Heaven starred Michael Landon, not John.

    Comment by caprigirl60 – January 16, 2014 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Holy crap, I hadn’t heard the news that The Killing was getting another season. I actually felt like the ending was kind of perfect but this is good news just the same.

    Comment by Jon – January 16, 2014 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Nick Lachey and all but really VH1???

    Comment by Jared – January 16, 2014 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by info – January 16, 2014 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Speaking of Michael Landon, I hope someone remakes Little House On the Prairie or maybe does Little House In the Big Woods. Unlike a lot of other remakes of shows, Little House is based on a book series. It would make a nice Sunday night family show.

    Comment by Ally Oop – January 16, 2014 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If Highway to Heaven is getting a reboot, I hope someone reboots Touched by an Angel, too.

    Comment by tvdiva – January 17, 2014 02:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But it wouldn’t be the same without Roma Downey, Della Reese, and the late John Dye. :-}} I loved Touched By An Angel….that wonderful show was on when I was going through a lot of hard stuff. I found it very encouraging.

      Comment by catlover04 – January 17, 2014 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am I the only one who felt The Killing was super dark and depressing? I think I made it to S01E07 by the time I stopped.
    I am glad for its fans that is will get an additional season although only 6 episodes, why not make it at least 10 or something?

    Comment by Will – January 17, 2014 10:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t understand why they wouldn’t give continuity to such an amazing series. I have seen enough of Crime Scene stories but this one takes the crown. Spine chilling suspense keeps us audiences at the edges of our seats. My whole family is a fan of the series . And the actors are more realistic and believable than most others out there. For audiences like us who are tired of watching the same old plots, I bet there are so many more of us , who want to see more of it. Please give us some justice and produce more seasons of the killing. 3 Cheers to the team for making such an amazingly unique series!!

    Comment by Charisma – January 23, 2014 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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