Here’s your Weekender for 8/26 – 8/28/2011.
Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock are teaming up again, but not for The Proposal 2. No, the two will be part of an animated series called And Then There Was Gordon from Reynolds’ company Darkfire TV. The project is about an ordinary child with several prodigy siblings. Bullock is in talks to voice the role of the kid’s brilliant, but neurotic mother. The series has only received a presentation order from Fox, so it’s far from a series at this point.
TBS has ordered a pilot from Franklin & Bash’s Breckin Meyer. The comedy is being billed as a multi-camera comedy that “will explore bromance, sexcapades and the office adventures of four buddies who work at a magazine.”
Jessica Tuck (True Blood) will guest on an episode of Castle playing a wealthy museum benefactor who becomes a suspect in a murder investigation.
D.B. Woodside has booked a five-episode arc on the family drama Parenthood as Dr. Joseph Prestidge, an Ivy League-educated doctor and potential love interest for Joy Bryant’s Jasmine.
Watch the trailer for the second season of Hawaii Five-0 featuring Terry O’Quinn below.
A&E has given a 10-episode, first season order to Longmire, an hour-long Western-themed drama starring Matrix actor Robert Taylor as the show’s titular charismatic, dry-witted Wyoming sheriff. Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff will play Vic, one of his deputies.
CSI is doing a mob-themed episode, filming some of the scenes in the not-yet-opened The Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Frances Fisher will appear in a guest star role, playing the wife of a notorious hit man.
Richard Dean Anderson will guest star on Season 2 of Fox’s Raising Hope. He’ll play a father who gets peeved at Jimmy for hitting on his daughter.
NBC is developing a comedy project based on the best-selling novel, Stupid and Contagious. The half-hour romantic comedy will center on young, quirky neighbors Heaven and Brady, who don’t get along at first but navigate through the trials of life as twentysomethings.
Malcolm McDowell has been cast in Syfy’s update of the classic sci-fi story The Philadelphia Experiment. The story is based on a mythical 1943 U.S. Navy military test that supposedly made a warship invisible, but left two survivors who traveled forward in time. The updated SyFy version of the story will be about a modern day team trying to recreate the experiment.
Sean Jablonski, who served as showrunner and executive producer for Suits’ first season, has departed, with series creator Aaron Korsh taking over day-to-day duties.
Stephen Root and Romy Rosemont (his real-life wife) will appear in an episode of Fringe playing a married couple.
Zachary Quinto will play a gay interior designer who used to be the owner of the show’s centerpiece haunted house on American Horror Story.
Will Forte will appear on Lorne Michels’ new NBC comedy Up All Night. He will play a mellow surfer dude-dad who bonds over parenthood with Arnett’s character at a kiddie park.
Showtime is developing writer Cullen Bunn’s comic series The Damned, about a cursed man who rises from the dead.