Here’s your Daily for 7/18/2011.
Some not so great news for Torchwood fans, the second episode of the season fell by 30%. This does not include On Demand and DVR viewings, so hopefully there’s some positive news to come.
There is good news for Breaking Bad fans though. A total of 2.6 million viewers and 1.5 million adults 18-49 tuned into the season 4 premiere, up 30 percent from its third season debut more than a year ago.
Ricky Gervais is teaming with former Dexter showrunner Clyde Phillips on a new series titled Afterlife.The show centers on an atheist who dies and winds up in Heaven.
Dr. Hank will be getting a new love interest on Royal Pains. Entourage‘s Constance Zimmer will play Dr. Abby Burton, is a psychiatrist and an old friend of Hank’s who may be able to help an especially important HankMed patient.
Giancarlo Esposito has landed a role(s) on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. In Fairy Tale Land, he will play the vaporous visage trapped within the Evil Queen’s (Lana Parrilla) Magic Mirror. Always truthful, MM tells it like it is — even if it means upsetting the Queen. And in the real world (a.k.a. Storybrooke), he’s Sidney, the staff reporter at the local newspaper who sucks up to the Evil Queen’s counterpart, Regina.
VH1 has renewed Single Ladies for a second season.
Ever wonder what the floor plans to The Office look like? Now you can see them for yourselves.
Charlie Sheen is reportedly shopping around a television sitcom based on the movie Anger Management. The movie about a mild-mannered, non-confrontational man is ordered to attend group anger management sessions led by a therapist who could probably use some anger management himself.
Titus Welliver has joined the FX pilot Powers. Welliver will play Triphammer, a “genius and a narcissist” who is a combination of Jobs and Trump and invented technology that can bestow and remove superheroes’ powers.
Helen Mirren has replaced Bette Midler in HBO Films’ Phil Spector telefilm. Midler was forced to bow out of the project, written and directed by David Mament, as it was already in production after suffering a herniated disc that may require surgery.
FX is set to greenlight Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story for 13 episodes. The series follows a husband and wife (Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton) who move their family to San Francisco in an attempt to rebuild their family after a miscarriage and affair — except the house is haunted.