Fox Orders More “Sleepy Hollow”, Nathan Fillion Visits “Community” and Hallmark Orders an Eric Mabius Drama

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In surprising news, Fox has ordered a second season of Sleepy Hollow. The supernatural drama has been doing well enough to merit a full-season order (which is what most new shows get for doing well) but Fox has decided to keep the first season a short 13-episodes.

Nathan Fillion has signed up for a guest-role on Community. He’ll appear in one episode as a “politically savvy head custodian”. No word if Abed notices his resemblance to Captain Mal.

Nathan Fillion in "Castle"Nathan Fillion when he’s not playing  a politically savvy custodian.

Here’s some news to put a smile on your face that will last all weekend, Stevie Nicks is a big Game of Thrones fan and she credits the fantasy drama for pulling her out of a bad time when she was grieving for her mother and battling pneumonia. She’s even written poetry about the characters and wants to write songs for the show.

If that doesn’t make you happy, here’s something for the animation nerds — a reboot of ReBoot is in the works, in time for the series’ 20th anniversary.

Rob Lowe hasn’t left Parks & Recreation yet but Deadline reports NBC has already started developing a comedy around him. The Pro would have Lowe as a former tennis champion who lost all his money and is now trying to scheme his way back into riches. Out director Todd Holland (who directed the pilots for Malcolm in the Middle, Wonderfalls and Go On) will direct the pilot.

Rob Lowe in "Parks & Recreation"

USA has ordered a fifth season of Covert Affairs.

Deadline reports that Hallmark has ordered Signed, Sealed & Delivered, a drama starring Eric Mabius and Daphne Zuniga as postal workers who work in the dead letter office and get abandoned mail to their intended recipients.

MSNBC is negotiating with journalist and activist (as well as biological son of Mia Farrow and gossip headlines about his father) Ronan Farrow to give him a weekend show according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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NBC has ordered a reality show where people will compete for a chance to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space.

Rachael Ray to keep making mac & cheese, “sammies” and croque monsieurs until 2016.

R.J. Mitte has gone from one Peabody-winning series to another, joining Switched at Birth in a recurring role as a paralyzed college student who works with Daphne.

RJ Mitte

In the tale of how TV viewing is changing, The Bridge has reached a milestone as the first show with most of its viewers watching via DVR. When DVR viewers are counted, The Bridge‘s ratings more than double.

Wednesday’s ratings had good news for Rebel Wilson as Super Fun Night was sampled by a larger proportion of Modern Family viewers than The Neighbors last year. Meanwhile, Ironside was NBC’s lowest-rated fall debut, beating the record set by The Playboy Club.

Friday’s Listings

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Will asks Sami about her living under the same roof as Stefano and, maybe just maybe, a sack of hammers will show up to help people figure out Sami’s aquittal probably is connected to Stefano’s recent gains.

Beneath (Chiller) 9:00 PM ET
Chiller gets into the made-for-cable-creature-feature game with this tale of teens celebrating their graduation from high school with a trip to a remote lake where a giant maneating fish awaits. For you Breaking Bad fans, the required local who warns the kids is played by Mark Margolis.

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America’s Next Top Model (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Sometimes America’s Next Top Model is about preparing wide-eyed hopefuls for how incredibly cruel the fashion industry is to models. That’s my desperate attempt, at least, to provide a sympathetic context to tonight’s challenge where comedian Reggie Watts pretends to be a commercial director with ridiculous demands.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 9:00 PM ET
The Five-0 team are seeking a missing Texas ranger (I’m guessing that’s why Tim Daly is wearing the cowboy hat), but I suspect most of you are more interested in hearing that TBL-fave Brando Eaton is listed in the guest-cast.

Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim  and Tim Daly in "Hawaii Five-0"

Hello Ross (E!) 10:00 PM ET
Ross is joined by comedian Dave Coulier to reminisce about Coulier’s Full House days.

Haven (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
Now that Audrey realizes that her bar is really the barn, she has to figure out how she’s going to get out of there.

Lucas Bryant in "Haven"
20/20 (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
Brace yourself for some rage as 20/20 covers the case of Kaitlyn Hunt, the 18-year-old who battled criminal charges in Florida for her relationship with her 14-year-old girlfriend.

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