Good News, Bad News: Kevin Bacon, Bryan Cranston & Robert De Niro

Good News: BREAKING BAD’s Bryan Cranston is returning to his comedic MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-esque roots. Bad News: By stepping behind rather than in front of the camera to direct an upcoming episode of MODERN FAMILY. [Source]

Good News: Kevin Bacon has signed on to top-line Kevin Williamson’s Fox drama pilot that will see him play an FBI profiler coaxed out of retirement to stop a diabolical serial killer. Bad News: In a move that we expect to become more commonplace across an ever-changing primetime landscape, Bacon’s deal calls for him to commit to a mere 15 versus the standard 22 episodes per season. [Source]

Good News: CBS has awarded Robert De Niro’s police procedural NYC 22 with an April 15th premiere date. Bad News: The very same spring window that worked out so well for the now defunct MIAMA MEDICAL, HARPER’S ISLAND and CHAOS. [Source]

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  • Anonymous

    When I read of new shows, I’m reminded of the one show NBC *should* do:  The Queen of Jordan.  That one-episode reality spoof, with Sherri Shepherd, on 30 Rock is one of the single funniest half-hours I’ve ever seen.