Wednesday, July 27, 2011
TV NEWS: "Bones" Spin-off Casting Change, Goldie Hawn's HBO Viagra series, Denis Leary's New USA Series, and more
• 65-year-old actress Goldie Hawn hasn't done a film in almost a decade, but she's making a comeback with the HBO half-hour comedy "The Viagra Diaries," which is based on Barbara Rose Brooker's book. It centers on a woman who, after her husband has a "mid-life crisis" at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years.
• FX is getting into the superhero genre, greenlighting "Powers," a new cop series where the detectives hunt for superpowered criminals in a world where that sort of thing is commonplace. Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher) and Jason Patric (Lost Boys) are set to star.
• Post-"Rescue Me" Denis Leary has signed on to develop and co-write a half-hour paramedics comedy for the USA Network that will "chronicle the humorous antics and dramatic conflicts of a team of paramedics."
• Chris Vance ("Prison Break" and "Burn Notice") is set to star in Cinemax's upcoming series "The Transporter," which will capitalize off of Jason Statham's franchise and repurpose his debonair character for the small screen.