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TV News: Burton, Wolf, HBO, Shameless

By Garth Franklin Tuesday June 4th 2013 10:53PM

Burton and Taylor
BBC America have released the first photo of Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in their upcoming telemovie "Burton and Taylor".

The project comes a few months after Lifetime's infamous "Liz and Dick" starring Lindsay Lohan which scored scathing critical reviews. [Source: THR]

Teen Wolf
The third season premiere of "Teen Wolf" on MTV returned Monday night with its highest-rated and most-watched broadcast to date. The episode averaged 2.4 million viewers and a 2.3 rating in the network's targeted 12-34 demographic. [Source: THR]

Untitled Jagger/Scorsese Series
Bobby Cannavale ("Boardwalk Empire") is near a deal to star in HBO's untitled Rock 'n' Roll drama pilot which Mick Jagger, Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese will executive produce. The period drama follows the exploits of a cocaine-fueled record executive in New York City circa 1977.

Cannavale will star as Richie Finestra, a handsome and charismatic New Yorker who burns the candle at both ends. He's head of A&R at American Century Music. [Source: The Live Feed]

Shameless
Justin Chatwin will not be returning to Showtime's "Shameless". Chatwin's character of Jimmy could return for one or two episodes in the fourth season, but he's out as a regular.

His death was presumed, but not depicted on the series during last season. Chatwin lasted one season longer than his counterpart character in the original UK version which James McAvoy played. [Source: The Live Feed]

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