TV News: Archer, Horror, Luck, Who

Burt Reynolds will make a cameo appearance as himself on the third season of FX’s animated series “Archer”.

The lead character Sterling Archer has stated numerous times his love of the Burt, especially his “Deliverance” performance. [Source: The Live Feed]

American Horror Story
The FX network has placed a second-season order of thirteen episodes for Ryan Murphy’s hit supernatural drama series “American Horror Story” starring Dylan McDermott and Jessica Lange.

The show is on track to become the highest-rated first season of any series ever on FX and, on a Live+7 basis, is averaging 4.2 million total viewers and 2.9 million 18-49 demo viewers per episode. [Source: ]

HBO will show the pilot episode of its horse racing drama “Luck” right after the season finale of “Boardwalk Empire” on December 11th.

The series itself doesn’t start in full until January, the pilot will likely be repeated again that month. [Source: The Futon Critic]

Doctor Who
Timothy Dalton lip-syncing to The Proclaimers? That’s just one of the treats that has suddenly emerged via two videos that have come online this week.

It has been almost two years since David Tennant bowed out of the role of The Doctor and was regenerated into Matt Smith. At the time a lot of the production crew including show runners Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardener also left the show after several years.

Now, two videos made especially for the crew’s wrap party have emerged. The first involves the entire cast and crew lip syncing to The Proclaimers’ “I Would Walk 500 Miles” with the band members themselves making a brief cameo along with show guest stars like Dalton, John Simm (“Life on Mars”), John Barrowman (“Torchwood”), Russell Tovey (“Being Human”) and pretty much all the previous companions including the late Liz Sladen.

The second is a six-minute almost Cole Porter style humorous musical number with Tennant and Catherine Tate portraying producers Davies and Gardener (ably supported by Barrowman hamming it up) going through the trials and tribulations of the first five years as they resurrected the series, had issues with the BBC & Chris Eccleston, Tennant’s hiring, companion switching, Davies being distracted by hunky young men, work stress and more. It’s camp as all hell and very insider but full of references that fans of the pre-Smith era are going to love.