TVLine Items: Dollmaker Torments Gotham, Parks Reunion on TBS & More

Gotham Colm Feore

A creepy comic-book villain is making the leap from The CW to Fox.

Gotham has tapped Colm Feore (Revolution, The Borgias) to play the infamous villain Dr. Francis Dulmacher, AKA The Dollmaker, our sister site Deadline reports.

The baddie — who was also portrayed by Michael Eklund (Bates Motel) on Arrow last season — has a zealotry bordering on madness, genius-level intellect and vast medical expertise. He pursues his demented research even as the bloody cost of his actions grows ever greater.

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

* Adam Scott will appear on Parks and Recreation costar Rashida Jones’ new TBS police procedural parody Angie Tribeca, reports. He guests as a doctor who crosses paths with Tribeca (Jones) while she awaits news on her partner’s condition.

* HBO has given a pilot order to True Blood creator Alan Ball’s classical music drama Virtuoso, Deadline reports. The Elton John-executive produced project is set against the complex and volatile backdrop of 18th century Vienna and follows a class of young musical prodigies from all over Europe at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence.

* The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special will air Thursday, Feb. 26 at 10/9c on CBS.

* Sons of Liberty on Sunday night premiered to 3.3 million total viewers, well shy of the launch audiences for History’s previous miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (13.9 mil) and The Bible (13.1 mil).

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  1. Lizo says:

    frig I love Colm Feore. I got to see him as Macbeth in Stratford and it was superb

  2. Joey says:

    Ball certainly dropped the /ball/ with True Blood, but he did give us Six Feet Under so I’d like to see what he’ll do next.

  3. Tran says:

    Colm Feore was good when he played President Taylor’s husband on the seventh season of 24.

  4. meresger says:

    It didn’t seem that SoL was promoted much on other channels. I think it might have done better if it was released around the 4th of July, even being summer.