Wednesday’s “The Avengers’ new name, Smash up, Steven Volk’s Wired and a new Victor Garber show” news


  • Tony Shalhoub and Bar Paly join Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain
  • Kristen Wiig joins action comedy
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyonce and Andy Samberg to star in Ryan Murphy’s One Hit Wonders
  • The Avengers retitled Avengers Assembled for the UK


British TV


US TV pilots

  • Glee‘s Max Adler joins Last Resort
  • Victor Garber to star in Notorious, Charlie’s Angels Rachael Taylor joins 666 Park Avenue
  • Missi Pyle to co-star in Prodigy Bully
  • Suzy Nakkamura joins Go On, Linus Roache joins ABC’s Roland Emmerich project
  • Hollyoaks‘s Barry Sloane to star in Gotham
  • TV Land fast-tracking sitcom about twin brothers, one gay, one straight
  • My BoysJordana Spiro to star in Josh Berman medical drama
  • Cougar Town‘s Josh Hopkins joins Lady Friends, plus other pilot casting
  • The DescendantsNat Faxon to star is Ned Fox is My Fanny
  • Misfits producers working on sci-fi show Wired by Steven Volk and a paranormal show, The Dead Beat, from John Jackson for BBC America
  • Sucker Punch‘s Jamie Chung joins The Asset