© Syfy, MTV
The TCA Summer Press Tour 2012 is slowly coming to a close, but there are still some cable networks left that have their sessions and announcements.
Enter Syfy, for instance.
The cable network officially announced today that it has ordered a pilot from “The Sixth Sense”, “Signs” and “Unbreakable” writer/director M. Night Shyamalan and Marti Noxon (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, “Mad Men”) called “Proof”.
At Showtime’s executive session of TCA press tour, network president David Nevins confirmed that “The Big C” has indeed been renewed for a fourth season. But it comes with a twist.
The fourth season will not only be the show’s final hooray, but it’ll also be quite the short one.
© The CW
It was the day of The CW today at the TCA Summer Press Tour, and president Mark Pedowitz took the stage to discuss canceled and ongoing shows, future developments and the show we know will go away sooner rather than later.
- Pedowitz said of “Ringer” that less would have been more for this heavily serialized show. ”One of the things you learn about the level of these serialized shows is less may be more,” he said. “Twenty-two [episodes] might have been too many. So if there’s a consideration to redo it, we’d probably go anywhere from six to 13.” Too late for “Ringer”, but conversations with its star Sarah Michelle Gellar have been ongoing to bring her back to the CW fold – either as an actor or a producer.
© CBS, ABC
Yes, I know that ABC’s TCA press tour day is over for quite some time, but there was simply not enough newsworthy content coming out of their session to create a story of its own.
So, I waited until I could put it together with the next broadcast network in the list, which is CBS.
So, let’s begin with what can be told from the executive session with ABC entertainment president Paul Lee.
It’s FX day at the TCA Summer Press Tour today, and president John Landgraf opened up his executive session with a few announcements worth mentioning.
- FX has officially renewed its comedy “Louie” for a fourth season of 13 episodes. The cable network has also given the go-ahead for a seven more episodes of late-night talk show “Brand X With Russell Brand”.
OK, I might be a bit behind on the reporting of the TCA Press Tour Updates. So let’s get right into the happenings at the FOX and NBC presentations.
First, there was FOX.
- “Glee” has added two new faces for the new season. Sean Geyer will play Brody Weston, a handsome underclassman showing interest in Rachel (Lea Michele), and Jacob Artist will join the cast as Jake Puckerman, Puck’s (Mark Salling) younger half-brother, who wants to join the glee club, but his bad boy attitude might derail his audition.
- Additionally, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports that Vanessa Lengies will return to “Glee”, reprising her role as eccentric pupil Sugar, on a recurring basis next season.
The Television Critics Association (TCA) has announced this year’s nominees for the 28th annual TCA Awards, which will be handed out during this year’s TCA Summer Press Tour, on Saturday, July 28.
Showtime’s acclaimed new drama “Homeland” leads with four nominations.
Here’s the full list.