Good News, Bad News: THE X FACTOR, THE OFFICE & THE BIG C

Good News: Simon Cowell is making good on his promise to tinker with THE X FACTOR following a solid albeit not spectacular inaugural season. Bad News: For host Steve Jones and judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, all three of whom got the “X,” err… we mean ax, earlier this evening. [Source]

Good News: Fox has picked up a pilot written by and starring Mindy Kaling that will see the current OFFICE star play a “young Bridget Jones type doctor trying to navigate both her personal and professional lives.” Bad News: For the denizens of Dunder Mifflin, which is very quickly turning into the television equivalent of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship. [Source]

Good News: Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon has just booked a multi-episode arc playing a fellow Cancer survivor to Laura Linney’s Cathy on the upcoming third season of Showtime’s THE BIG C. Bad News: For any and all performers hoping to walk away with a supporting actress Emmy or Golden Globe next year. [Source]

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  • Anonymous

    I really should work in TV casting.  I knew those three losers on X-Factor were a mistake from Day 1.  Don’t know how the other guy survived the purge, either.