TVLine Items: Maksim's Dancing Comeback, Mary Jane Renewed, New Orphan Promo and More
Is Maksim Chmerkovskiy putting his dancing shoes back on?
Earlier this month, the competition series fired its bandleader Harold Wheeler and his orchestra, and just this past weekend, DWTS alum Erin Andrews was tapped to replace co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet.
ABC had no comment on Chmerkovskiy.
Read for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
• BET has renewed its first original scripted drama series Being Mary Jane for Season 2, reports The Los Angeles Times.
• HBO Films’ The Normal Heart will air Sunday, May 25 at 9/8c, the network announced Thursday. The adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony-winning play details the spread of HIV/AIDS among a group of gay men in New York City circa the early 1980s. The all-star cast includes Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Matt Bomer (White Collar), Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Julia Roberts (August, Osage County).
• Carter MacIntyre (Drop Dead Diva) has joined USA Network’s upcoming comedy series Benched. He will play Trent, Nina’s (Eliza Coupe) ex-fiancé and professional nemesis.
• VH1 has given a 10-episode order to the scripted drama Hindsight, which will premiere in early 2015, reports our sister site Deadline. The project, set in 1990s New York, comes from writer Emily Fox (Jane By Design) and stars Laura Ramsey (The Days), Craig Horner (Legend of the Seeker) and Sarah Goldberg.
• El Rey Network will debut its second original series, the action drama Matador from Sleepy Hollow exec producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, in July following the World Cup soccer tournament, reports Deadline. Network founder Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) will direct the show’s first episode.
• ABC will air the special Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, featuring a first look at The Avengers: Age of Ultron, on March 18 at 8/7c.
• BBC America’s eight days of Orphan Black sneak peeks continues with this Season 2 promo, featuring an adamant Cosima. The clone thriller returns Saturday, April 19 at 9/8c.