TVLine Items: Friday Night Lights Reunion on NBC, Being Human Star's Grimm Gig and More

adrianne palicki-About a BoyA member of Jason Katims’ Friday Night Lights Repertory Company is headed back to NBC.

Katims has tapped Adrianne Palicki to join the cast of his new Peacock comedy About a Boy, TVLine has confirmed. She will play Dr. Samantha Lake, a love interest for David Walton’s longtime bachelor Will, in roughly seven episodes. Boy is set to bow on Feb. 21.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.

Palicki will next be seen in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which premieres on Robert Rodriguez’ The El Rey Network on March 11.

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

* Being Human‘s Sam Witwer is moonlighting on Grimm, TVLine has learned exclusively. He’ll play a tortured soul named Maximillian who is the main attraction at a carnival. With each performance, he is getting dangerously closer and closer to sacrificing the last of his humanity. Fun fact: Witwer is real-life buds with Grimm star David Giuntoli.

* ABC has renewed Wipeout for a seventh season — this time culminating in an end-of-season “Tournament of Champions.”

* Lifetime will launch its 20-episode resurrection of NBC castoff Betty White’s Off Their Rockers on Friday, Feb. 28 at 9pm, with two back-to-back episodes.

* ABC Family’s The Fosters this Monday hit series highs in total viewers (with 2.7 million of ‘em) and in the 18-49, 18-34 and 12-34 demos.

Transporter The Series is headed to U.S. soil via TNT. The cabler has acquired rights to air Season 1 of the movie franchise-spawning show beginning next fall. It stars Chris Vance (Rizzoli & Isles).

* HBO is steering clear of next week’s Super Bowl. The cabler announced that the Feb. 2 episodes of Girls and Looking will air one day earlier than usual, on Saturday, Feb. 1. from 10-11 pm, to avoid going up against The Big Game. True Detective, meanwhile, will be pre-empted altogether.

Which of today’s TVLine Items has you talking? 

Comments (9)

  • Bummer about True Detective, wish that was airing earlier also. Can’t blame them though. I wonder if Showtime’s lineup will be new?

    Comment by Francine – January 23, 2014 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Right now my DVR is showing Shameless as a repeat.

      Comment by wrstlgirl – January 23, 2014 01:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What an incredibly misleading headline about a “Friday Night Lights reunion”!

    Comment by Hana – January 23, 2014 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. But this is pretty lame news anyway.

      TV Guide has been reporting news a lot faster than TVLine, lately.

      Comment by Beth – January 23, 2014 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No true detective. I hate american football!!!!! It shouldn’t even be called football. They should call it american throwegg.

    Comment by CBWBDK1 – January 23, 2014 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL. I agree. I will be avoiding football all together that day. It’s a great day to go grocery shopping and watch movies!

      As long as Downton Abbey and Sherlock air that night. (Hopefully?!?!)

      Comment by gdv – January 23, 2014 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Guess I need to catch up on Grimm!

    Comment by AT – January 23, 2014 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s great about Sam Witwer! I’m always up for seeing him in different projects. I noticed the picture of he and Giuntoli on Twitter and surmised they were friends. I’m sure this episode will be fun for both of them!

    Comment by Mikaylah – January 23, 2014 04:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, my 9 year old will be happy to hear about Wipeout. :-)

    Comment by AnnieM – January 23, 2014 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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