TVLine Items: Olsen Twins on Nickelodeon, New Arrow Boss and More

So Little Time Nickelodeon

Have we collectively time-traveled back to the ’90s? Because the Olsen twins are suddenly everywhere.

On the heels of Netflix’s Full House revival becoming a reality, Nickelodeon announced Thursday that it has acquired Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s library of series, TV movies and music video specials.

Among the titles acquired are The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley, You’re Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley’s, So Little Time, Mary-Kate and Ashley In Action!, Fashion Forward, Our Lips Are Sealed, Winning London, Holiday in the Sun, When in Rome, Getting There: Sweet 16 and Licensed to Drive and The Challenge. [Editor’s note: None of these are products of our imagination — we promise!]

So Little Time — the Olsen twins’ 2001 sitcom — will be the first title to air, debuting on Nickelodeon April 27 at 7:30 pm. Episodes will air every weekday, before the rest of the catalog is rolled out throughout the year.

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

* Arrow will be getting a helping hand next season: Wendy Mericle — who currently serves as co-EP and has been with the CW series since Season 1 — will join Marc Guggenheim as co-showrunner for Season 4.

* Lost alumna Maggie Grace will guest-star on a Season 3 episode of Masters of Sex. Per The Hollywood Reporter, she will play Christine Wesh, a well-respected gynecologist who helps Masters and Johnson on a case with international implications.

* Beginning at midnight on Friday, Fox will offer the series premiere of Wayward Pines in more than 126 countries, ahead of its May 14 debut. The global preview will make Wayward Pines‘ first episode available for one week (for free!) on, Fox On Demand, Fox Now, Fox Play, Hulu and Facebook.

* This year’s ESPYs awards show is moving from ESPN to ABC, to air live on Wednesday, July 15 at 8/7c.

* Spike TV has released the first trailer for Tut, its three-night scripted event starring Ben Kingsley and Avan Jogia (Twisted). Premiering Sunday, July 19, Tut tells the story of King Tutankhamun’s (Jogia) rise to power as Egypt’s youngest ruler. (Heads-up: The trailer contains violence and a lot of heavy eyeliner.)

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  1. Dean says:

    Its a shame they’re both has-beens now.

  2. Drew says:

    I hope that this new Arrow boss is able to fix the show and bring it back to its season 1 glory. My fear is that she has already been stepping up this season and we have seen the results of those efforts with the current arc.

    • Lizo says:

      Cause naturally it’s her fault and not the fault of an over-stretched creative team and the consequences of dumbly killing off Sara (who was a major part of the excellence of s2).

      • Drew says:

        No, it wasn’t caused by killing Sara. Not liking something doesn’t make it bad writing. This season has had a slew of just plain bad writing.
        I never said it was her fault. However, she is one of the writers this year, so the question remains… Is she a part of the problem?

        • Lizo says:

          She’s been there since season one. So she’s been there with the good and the bad. Hopefully this heralds some better creative choices. They ought to be bringing in new talent as well.

          • Drew says:

            Yes. She has been there. Okay. Established.
            But the thing is that the whole writing team had been weak this year. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether she will get thing back on track or if this is just going to keep them in the spiral.

  3. Kat says:

    So we can remember what Mary-Kate looked like pre-facelift?

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    I’m surprised about the news that the ESPYs awards to moving from ESPN to its broadcast sister network ABC. Is it the first time that’s ever happen before?

  5. Ram510 says:

    I hope this new show runner doesn’t make the show revert back to its early season 1 soapiness (when they first introduced Huntress, that was awful). The end of season 2 (from suicide squad episode on) was terrific!!

  6. Lizo says:

    Well I know what I’ll be watching on Nick now!!
    Also yay for Wendy & Tut

  7. Is Steve Martin getting a cameo on Tut?

  8. powerturtle90sdudemon says:

    A couple things:
    1. I guess with ABC Family’s change in image in the last 8 years they were more than willing to let someone snatch up the Olsen library
    2. What the hell is ESPN gonna air against the ESPYs on the EMPTIEST NIGHT IN SPORTS? They better at least simulcast the ESPYs

  9. Ron says:

    Nobody is asking the most important question! Where is Two of a Kind on that list?!?!?! One of my Olsen favorites.

  10. matty says:

    What about Two Of A Kind? That show was awesome!