TV on Tap: “Strike Back” Delayed, FX Infected by a Vampire “Strain” and “Constantine” Seeks New Female Lead



Nominations for the Emmys were announced yesterday and that means it was time for Orphan Black fans to cry, “Why do we make jokes about the Golden Globes’ credibility when they at least had the good sense to notice Tatiana Maslany?” (Among many, many other snubs). The Hollywood Reporter‘s Tim Goodman argues that the Emmys should expand to include more nominees in each category to “reflect the magnitude of the industry.”

TVLine reports that while there’s no hope for the original How I Met Your Dad pilot, a series is still being developed and could see a new pilot being made with the original cast, a new cast or a mix.

What do you think?

Noah Hawley, who turned Fargo into a mini-series, wouldn’t specify what he’d like to do next, but he hinted he might adapt a different Coen brothers’ movie. “”The Coen brothers are so varied, from Raising Arizona to A Serious Man, there’s so much.”

The second season of The Comeback will see Valerie Cherish followed not b7 reality TV cameras, but by a film crew making a behind-the-scenes featurette as Valerie gets ready to star in a prestige HBO drama.

Lisa Kudorw in "THe Comeback"
I guess that means no more cupcakes costumes. Aw.

Constantine is taking a new direction, writing out Lucy Griffiths, who played an ally of John Constantine, and the show’s female lead. The character will be replaced by Zed, a character from the early Hellblazer comics, who hasn’t been cast yet. If they kill her off that would be really true to the comics.

El Rey has already ordered a second season of espionage drama Matador, which doesn’t debut until next week.

Cinemax has delayed the premiere date of the final season of Strike Back, to allow Sullivan Stapleton to recover from an injury.

Sullivan Stapleton shirtless in "Strike Back"
Sullivan Stapleton

Ali Larter says she won’t be a part of the Heroes reboot. She’ll be busy with her upcoming TNT show Legends.

According to a study, Jimmy Fallon spends less time talking with guests than his competing talk show hosts or his Tonight Show predecessors. Instead, Fallon dedicates more time towards music segments and video clips.

Friday’s Listings

General Hospital (ABC) Check local listings
Port Charles’ gay love triangle hits the General Hospital changing room as Brad interrupts Felix‘s shower (I’m sure there wasn’t any other place he could visit) to start a fight over Lucas.

The Young and the Restless (CBS) Check local listings
Robert Gant returns to Genoa City today as Chancellor family attorney David Sherman. He’ll be kicking off a major story that promises to keep those Newmans busy.

Robert Gant in "The YOung and the Restless"

Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear (Chiller) 9:00 PM ET
Chiller asks different directors to depict five basic fears in the latest installment of its horror anthology series. The horror anthology is a sorely missed TV genre, I’m keeping my fingers crossed this one can fill the gap.

Almighty Johnsons (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
Syfy’s newest programming import is a New Zealand drama about a family who are the human incarnations of the Norse gods and how godlike power does not isolate you from stupid human drama (or a teenager’s stupid decision making abilities).

The Almighty Johnsons
Almighty Johnsons

Crossbones (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
Lowe has a plan to send the alert about Blackbeard‘s plan to attack Jamaica, but he’s just starting to realize that the Commodore is pretty terrible, too. Worse than Blackbeard, even. Maybe it’s time to reconsider loyalties?

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