If you like Syfy's Face Off (as I do), then you're already predisposed to enjoy the channel's new reality competition series Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge (Tuesday, 10/9c), which often feels like a shot-by-shot copy, complete with fetching female host (Farscape's Gigi Edgley), insane time pressures in producing elaborately fanciful Henson-esque creatures, and a three-member judging panel including the likable Brian Henson (Jim's son and chairman of the Henson Company with its fabled Creature Shop). What Creature Shop may lack in originality it makes up for in creative energy, with the contestants further challenged in mentoring sessions by being made to focus on having the full-body costumes be fully functional for the skilled Henson puppeteers within. The climactic "Screen Test" reveals are fun to watch, and the critiques (as in Face Off) are smartly constructive.
Fast & Furious star Lucas Black has joined the cast of CBS' NCIS: New Orleans, TVLine.com reports.
The upcoming spin-off...
Sons of Anarchy star CCH Pounder has signed on for the NCIS: New Orleansspin-off, TVLine reports.
NCIS: New Orleans has nabbed Scott Bakula for the lead role, TVLinereports.
Bakula will play NCIS Special Agent Pride, who's driven by the need to do what's right.
NCIS boss on the "challenge" of Ziva's exit and "very positive" reaction to Bishop
Skeet Ulrich, whose Jericho famously managed a (singular) death-row reprieve, is on his way back to CBS as the lead in Back, a drama pilot about a man who returns home to discover he was reported missing eight years earlier, just after Sept. 11. (No, I don't quite get the premise either.)
In other CBS pilot castings, Zoe McLellan (Dirty Sexy Money) has landed a role in ...