Wednesday, June 20, 2012

TV News - 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Unforgettable,' 'Bronx Warrants,' '2 Broke Girls' & 'Homeland'

        Wednesday, June 20 - Today's items include another fan-favorite recurring star being promoted on ABC's Once Upon a Time; CBS may be reviving its cancelled drama series, Unforgettable; TBS purchases CBS' 2 Broke Girls for off-network syndication; a sneak peek trailer for Showtime's Homeland is coming to Comic-Con; and many more!

  • Emilie de Ravin has been upgraded to series regular for the second season of ABC's Once Upon a Time. De Ravin, whose ABC pilot Americana did not get picked up for the fall, appeared as Belle in three episodes of the series' freshman season.
  • CBS is in preliminary talks to revive the Poppy Montgomery-fronted drama, Unforgettable, from the cancellation grace for a 13-episode second season. If a new deal is made, the series' second run would bow in Summer 2013.
  • FX has given a pilot order to a new comedy, Bronx Warrants, from Denis Leary (Rescue Me) and Dean Lorey (Arrested Development). The series is based on the real life exploits of David Joglar and Richard Wetzel which revolves around a group of errant warrant detectives in the Bronx assigned to arrest individuals with outstanding warrants and with bonuses paid out for each "body" they bring in, the detectives are out to get rich rather than dole out justice.
  • TBS has purchased the off-network rights to CBS' new top-rated comedy, 2 Broke Girls. The deal was for $1.7 million per episode, the highest-ever syndication deal, and the cable network will start airing episodes in 2015.
  • A special sneak peek trailer of the second season of Showtime's Homeland will debut during the network's Dexter panel at Comic-Con in Ballroom 20 on Thursday, July 12.