TVLine Items: Teen Wolf Actor Turns Criminal, Real Genius Reboot and More

Ian Nelson Criminal Minds

A fan-favorite Teen Wolf actor is about to discover the dark — and potentially deadly — side of selfies.

Ian Nelson, who recurs as the younger version of Tyler Hoechlin’s Derek Hale on the MTV drama, will appear in a Season 10 episode of Criminal Minds, TVLine has learned. Nelson will play an emotionally complex teen unnerved by taunts he and his friends receive in the form of morbid selfies posted online.

Criminal Minds returns Oct. 1 at 9/8c on CBS.

(Fun connection: Criminal Minds creator Jeff Davis also the showrunner of Teen Wolf.)

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

* NBC is developing a new comedy based on Val Kilmer’s 1985 movie Real Genius, our sister site Deadline is reporting. The series would follow the exploits of a brilliant extrovert and his socially inept co-worker.

* Christina Applegate (Up All Night, Married With Children) will appear in multiple episodes of Showtime’s Web Therapy as a Boston-based “fixer” who reaches out to Fiona (Lisa Kudrow) to offer damage-control services after the NSA scandal, according to EW.com.

* Adam Campbell (Mixology) will recur on NBC’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, per Deadline. Campbell will play the titular character’s love interest.

* AOL has announced the fall premiere dates for its 2014 programming slate: Laugh Lessons With Kevin Nealon, in which seasoned comedians teach comedy to kids, premieres Oct. 6; #Candidly Nicole, which follows the everyday exploits of Nicole Richie, returns Oct. 9; True Trans With Laura Jane Grace, which tells the real-life stories of transgender Americans, premieres Oct. 10; Future Stars Here With @TiffanyShlain, which explores what it means to be human, returns Oct. 23; and My Hero, which finds celebrities going back into their pasts to honor someone who changed their life, premieres Oct. 24.

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10 Comments
  1. Christopher Weaver says:

    Wait…Real Genius was 1985.

  2. Jared says:

    Ian Nelson is GREAT on Teen Wolf. Ill definitely be checking out his episode of Criminal Minds until he gets a series of his own.

  3. Tahesha Gilliard says:

    Awesome! I don’t know him to well as an actor, but if he is going to be on Criminal Minds i know he will do well. I’m curious to see how he does with his role. The anticipation is driving me nuts, of course i have to see sexy Shemar Moore 😉.

  4. Tony Lang says:

    CBS already did a Real Genius adaptation. It’s called Scorpion.

  5. Love Ian on Teen Wolf, he’ll do great on Criminal Minds!

    Speaking of Shemar, we need more Morgan-centric (& even Rossi-centric) episodes. It’s like the sole focus now is on Hotch, J.J. or Reid now. Geez, Morgan & Rossi must just be present. S10 definitely will have Callahan-centric eps. w/ J. Love Hewitt coming in.

  6. lrdslvrhnd says:

    Love Real Genius, but DO NOT WANT a series, especially one with the description given. MAYBE if they kept it at college, change the professor to a jerk but not actually, y’know, villainous, then MAYBE.

  7. Keona Bridges says:

    When will teen wolf come back on?