TV: “24” Axed, In Security, Walking Dead

It’s official. In a press release issued today, FOX has confirmed that the current eighth season of the hit action series will be its last.

The press release full of the usual pleasantries can be found at My foxal, an announcement which calls the cancellation a “joint decision” on behalf of everyone involved. No mention is made anywhere in the release about a potential movie follow-up as has been rumoured.

The two-hour season/series finale will go to air on Monday, May 24th.

In Security
“Superman Returns” hunk Brandon Routh has joined the cast of TBS’ series about two sisters (Constance Zimmer, Kat Foster) running a private-security business protecting the super-elite says The Futon Critic.

Routh plays a former Navy SEAL-turned-bodyguard who is romantically involved with one of the sisters. Hal Linden, Amir Arison, Tina Majorino and Kevin Michael Richardson also star.

Walking Dead
Jon Bernthal (“The Ghost Writer”) has joined the cast of AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama series says MTV.

An adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel, the story follows a group of survivors search for a safe home after a zombie apocalypse. Bernthal plays the partner of cop character Rick Grimes who serves as the lead.

Frank Darabont penned the adaptation and will direct the pilot. Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will executive produce.