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Critic's Notebook: Fox at TCA

Jada Pinkett Smith, Robin Lord Taylor

Gotham City to the rescue? Fox certainly hopes Gotham, its dark and stylish noir set in the corrupt, broken pre-Batman metropolis, will revive the fortunes of a network undergoing one of its most significant leadership transitions. (The architect of this fall's schedule, Kevin Reilly, stepped down in late May, and Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the Fox Studio heads who will take over network oversight in a more streamlined operation, won't start their new positions until the end of the month.)

The Gotham panel was the first and most impressive new-series presentation on Fox's day at the TCA press tour. (For more Fox news, go here.) With its revisionist twist on Batman mythology as it spills out origin stories featuring various supervillains-to-be, Gotham is the buzziest show on Fox's fall slate — airing on Mondays alongside breakout hit Sleepy Hollow won't hurt — but it's not without risk. read more

Gracepoint Boss: David Tennant's American Accent Is Impeccable

David Tennant and Anna Gunn

On Fox's upcoming drama Gracepoint, David Tennant will look familiar to his fans, but he'll sound decidedly different.

The former Doctor Who star plays the lead detective on the murder mystery, an American adaptation of the British series Broadchurch — which also starred Tennant, and in the same role. "We did not have to loop a single word of his American accent," executive producer Carolyn Bernstein told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "His American accent is impeccable."
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Exclusive: Demian Bichir's Brother Bruno Joins the Cast of FX's The Bridge

Bruno Bichir

Season 2 of FX's The Bridge is shaping up to be a family affair. Bruno Bichir, the brother of star Demian Bichir, has signed on to appear in multiple episodes of the critically acclaimed drama.

Bruno Bichir will play a wealthy Mexican business leader to winds up involved with Marco (Demian Bichir). But the businessman may not be what he seems. The characters are unrelated in the show, but in real life the brothers are both members of a prolific Mexican acting family.

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Nick Nolte Joins Fox's Broadchurch Adaptation

Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte has joined the cast of Fox's Gracepoint, the American adaptation of the BBC's hit murder mystery drama Broadchurch, the networkd announced Monday.

The three-time Oscar nominee will play... read more

Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver Join Fox's Broadchurch Adaptation

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Breaking Bad alum Anna Gunn and Silver Linings Playbook's Jacki Weaver have joined the cast of Fox's Broadchurch adaptation Gracepoint, TVGuide.com has learned.

Gunn, who recently won an Emmy for her performance on the hit AMC series, will play... read more

CW Orders Josh Schwartz, Zombie Pilots

Josh Schwartz

The CW has ordered four pilots, including one from Chuck and Gossip Girl producer Josh Schwartz, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Schwartz is behind Hart of Dixie, a dramedy that centers on a New York City doctor who inherits a small medical practice in the South. Leila Gerstein, who wrote the pilot, is executive producing with Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein.

ABC orders a pilot from Josh Schwartz

CW is also getting into the zombie business with... read more

NBC Orders Comedy Pilots From Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings

Chelsea Handler

NBC ordered four new comedy pilots Wednesday, including projects from Chelsea Handler and Whitney Cummings.

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea is based on Handler's best-selling book of the same name. Inspired by the life of the E! late-night host, the comedy follows a group of twentysomethings — led by an outspoken young woman — living and working together. Handler will serve as an executive producer along with Tom Werner, Mike Clements (Life and Times of Tim) and Tom Brunelle. Julie Larson (Rent) and Dottie Dartland Zicklin (Dharma & Greg) wrote the pilot.

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