TVLine Items: Twisted Star Is Tut, P.D. Adds Cop, Office Movie and More

Avan Jogia Tut Spike TV

ABC Family’s Twisted may be in limbo, but star Avan Jogia still rules.

The actor will lead Spike TV’s event series Tut as the titular Egyptian king, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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The project — airing in 2015 — counts several other ABC Family names among its credits: Greg Gugliotta (The Fosters) will executive-produce alongside writers Michael Vickerman, Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (The Fosters).

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

* NBC’s Chicago P.D. is bulking up, adding Brian Geraghty (Boardwalk Empire) as a series regular for Season 2, per The Hollywood Reporter. Geraghty’s cop Sean Roman replaces Atwater as Burgess’ new partner.

* Ricky Gervais’ UK Office boss will be the focus of Life on the Road, a BBC Films follow-up that checks in on David Brent 15 years after he was canned by Wernham Hogg. Now, he’s a traveling salesman hawking cleaning supplies, reports RadioTimes.com.

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* David Spade (Rules of Engagement, Just Shoot Me) will guest-star on Season 2 of The Goldbergs as a shifty guy (no way!) who makes fake IDs, EW.com reports.

* Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13) is reuniting with Bones creator Hart Hanson on his midseason Fox drama Backstrom. Per Variety, the actor — who played Brennan’s beau Tim Sullivan on Bones — will appear in at least one episode as Lt. Sam D’Agostino, a neighborhood bully who grew up with Rainn Wilson’s title character.

* E! has renewed the plastic surgery rehab series Botched for a second season.

* Royal Pains has tapped Sonia Braga (Sex and the City, Alias) to play Divya’s ex mother-in-law/grandmother to her baby Sashi, The Wrap reports.

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21 Comments
  1. Tran says:

    Really hope ABC Family better renewed Twisted soon (fingers crossed).

    • sarah j says:

      I wanted a season 2 as well. However considering the fact that is should have aired by now let alone been renewed I think the chances are slim.

      • nate says:

        yep. but they did this same crap to the Lying Game. so pretty my if your name isnt pretty ‘dumbass’ little liars you are canceled

        • nate says:

          so pretty much*** if your name isnt pretty ‘dumbass’ little liars you are canceled

          • Brandy says:

            Do you realize PLL is thier highest show,one of few to make it to syndication numbers,one of thier longest running shows and thier flagship show?That it has double or close the ratings of the other shows on the network?The highest the next two shows get in demo reccently is 0.6.PLL low is 0.8 and it usually gets 1.0 or higher while the other shows get 0.5 or lower.PLL is also huge on social media and DVr.So of course PLL is gonna be renewed.Its not PLLs fault that shows underperform after it, but the other shows fault.Twisted has been as low as 0.3-0.4 I think in demo.

    • Brandy says:

      Considering the longer the wait for a announcement the more Likley the show will be cancelled and the fact the lead just got a new project, it’s extremely unlikely.

      • Ray says:

        Exactly. There was no Bunheads news for the longest time, and then they let it quietly slip the show had been axed.

  2. Dan says:

    I wish we’d hear some renewal news on Halt and Catch Fire!

  3. Sara says:

    Has there been any news on how it is looking over at Syfy for a renewal for Dominion (1st season finale this coming Thursday)? I looked at the cable renewal page, but it didn’t look as if it had been updated in a while.

  4. Russ says:

    The title of this says Office Movie but I don’t see anything about that. Was this for the Gervais projec or am I missing something?

  5. Anonymouse says:

    oh well here’s to hoping that there will be a tv movie finale script like Nine Lives of Chloe King had.

  6. Jared says:

    I dont see Twisted getting renewed. ABCFamily will probably wait to see how there new pilots turned out before making an official announcement.

  7. Lizo says:

    I’m afraid for this Tut project to be on Spike….but seeing that numerous people from The Fosters are involved, well that assuages my fears. Spike tends to be very hetero-male skewing, so I would hate for a Tut series to not have queer elements and complex female characters in exchange for luring in that hetero-male audience.

  8. anonymous says:

    I Think Twisted is gonna get renewed bc it has better ratings than both young & hungry and mystery girls. The reason for the massive time gap is to see how all three new shows performed just like The Fosters and Twisted premiered they had to wait and see how they did before making any major decisions and the reason for the cancellations of bunheads and tlg was bc of how well both the fosters and twisted did and now seeing as chasing life is the only one doing well twisted will most likely be renewed

    • Brandy says:

      Dramas don’t compete with comedies on the same network or other networks for renewal-its dramas vs dramas and comedy vs comedy.Its Twisted vs Chasing Life ( which isn’t doing well btw)& Y& H vs MG.Twisted lead just joined a new show which 99% of the time means the shows gonna be cancelled.I do agree that abcfamily waited so long for announcing anything on Twisted to see how CL did.Twisted overall has higher ratings than Y& H/MG but it has gone as low as 0.3-0.4 as have the two new comedies.

    • Brandy says:

      Also, I said in an earlier above post, usually the longer the wait for word, the more Likley the show will be cancelled.

  9. mits says:

    Amar Adatia from Uk should have been cast in this too

  10. Radha says:

    Anyone who thinks Twisted might be renewed must be a lover of Jo. Because that is what ruined that show. The writers were all about Jo. Jo All Day, All night, twenty Four Seven. They completely rewrote things in the second half of the season and suddenly, within a DAY had Danny realize he’s in “love” with Jo. When the first half of the season he was all about Lacey. And like I said…. In a day or two was like “Lacey who?” And then they seriously fazed Lacey out of the main storyline.

    If they renew that crapfest and they didn’t renew Chloe King or Lying Game, then I’ll finally have proof that the network is on some serious drugs.

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