Thursday’s “HBO’s Borgen, CBS renews 9 shows, and Pixie Lott joins George Gently” news

The Daily News will be back on Tuesday – have a nice Easter weekend!

Doctor Who


Film casting




  • CBS renews (deep breath): Elementary, The Good Wife, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, NCIS: LA, Person of Interest, The Mentalist, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods
  • ReelzChannel acquires Cracked
  • Tuesday ratings: NCIS: LA hits low, Go On and New Normal surge

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

  • Bravo red lights The Joneses, puts Witch Hunt into development
  • NBC working on Chicago Fire spin-off
  • Netflix orders 10 episodes of Sense8
  • HBO developing adaptation of Borgen [subscription required]
  • Trailer for How To Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)

New US TV show casting

  • Paul Adelstein to star in CBS’s show formerly known as (SFKA – new jargon, guys) Mother’s Day
  • Regina King to co-star in ABC’s Divorce: A Love Story
  • Rob Huebel joins CBS’s Jacked Up, Griffin Newman to star in untitled NBC comedy pilot


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.