The man behind The Wrath of Khan has boarded CBS’ upcoming Star Trek TV series.
Nicholas Meyer — who penned the second Trek film, as well as the fourth and sixth installments, The Voyage Home and The Undiscovered Country — will serve as a consulting producer/writer on the reboot.
The new series will launch on CBS in early 2017, with all subsequent episodes available exclusively on CBS All Access, the network’s on-demand and live-streaming service.
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* Frequency — The CW’s drama pilot reboot of the 2000 film — has tapped Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie) to co-star as the concerned neighbor of Peyton List’s character, our sister site Deadline reports.
* The soundtrack for Fox’s live music event The Passion will be released on March 18, ahead of its broadcast that weekend on Palm Sunday.
* Next Tuesday’s one-hour season finale of The Muppets (ABC, 8/7c) will feature a classic tune when Kermit sings Jim Henson’s version of “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” Press PLAY below to watch a sneak peek of the number and Kermit’s impromptu duet with Jack White on The White Stripes’ “Fell in Love With a Girl.”