TVLine Items: Luke Wilson's Showtime Pilot, Stern's Return to Talent and More

Luke Wilson Roadies Pilot

Luke Wilson is hitting the road for Showtime.

The former Enlightened star has snagged a lead role in the cabler’s one-hour comedy pilot Roadies, which focuses on a rock band’s crew members, EW reports. Wilson’s character is described as a “road-weary, sleep-deprived tour manager.”

Additional Roadies stars include Imogen Poots (Fright Night), Keisha Castle-Hughes (The Almighty Johnsons) and Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles).

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

* Howard Stern on Monday confirmed he will return for the 10th season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, premiering this summer. “I decided that a life without AGT is not a life worth living,” Stern said in a statement.

* Former Carrie Diaries star Austin Butler has been tapped to lead MTV’s new supernatural drama Shannara, based on Terry Brooks’ best-selling novels, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Butler will play a half-human/half-elf named Wil Ohmsford who learns he’s the last remaining member of the powerful Shannara family.

* After an extensive search and online voting period, James O’Halloran has won The Price is Right‘s male model search. The 30-year-old Australian’s week-long gig on the CBS game show will begin Monday, Dec. 15, at 11/10c.

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  1. Tran says:

    The Price is Right continues to be on everyone’s “hate-watch list” and producer Mike Richards is still having one lamest idea after another when he decide to bring back the Male Model Search. I mean from last season they planned to bring in guest models on the show from daytime soap stars, TV personalities and a SI swimsuit cover model (Chrissy Teigen) and this season they done it again. Why not protest TPIR? Bring back the regular models because having “guest models” is a very bad idea on The Price is Right and when will TV’s longest running game show ever going to end? Wish Drew Carey should be doing his very own talk show instead of hosting a boring game show and I cannot wait to see him guest hosting on The Late Late Show.

    • Tran says:

      One thing I forgot to mention about The Price is Right models. I wish they better stop waving their hands on camera because it’s been an “obsession” to them all the time even if someone who watches TPIR is being too shy and they don’t have a lot of talent when they’re modeling prizes and the game show is NOT funny when they have a not-so-talented host like Drew Carey. Don’t know how long Drew and the models are going to be on the show depending on their contracts even if the execs at CBS Daytime are going to have some sort of a decision on ending TV’s longest running game show.

  2. Katie_Mead says:

    Austin Butler’s face & form are quite easily blending and merging with my personal character visualizations for several generations of the Shannara descendants, including Wil and his grandad, the half-elven Shea Ohmsford. This seems like a pretty good piece of casting to me.

    Fingers crossed that the Shannara adaptations are more like the GoT series than the Legend of the Seeker series, which reduced a well-written epic fantasy series to a dreary ‘adventure of the week’ set of minimally sequential episodes, despite having a great cast and wonderful source material.

  3. dman6015 says:

    “I decided that a life without AGT is not a life worth living.” I’ll bet the money doesn’t hurt, either, Mr. Stern.