TV News: Candelabra, Pines, Community, Killing

Behind the Candelabra
Buoyed by big stars, great trailers and rave reviews from Cannes, Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace telemovie “Behind the Candelabra” premiered on HBO on Sunday night to record-breaking numbers.

The film scored 2.4 million viewers in its Sunday 9PM timeslot on the network, the most viewers an HBO original movie premiere has garnered in ten years. The film pulled in a total of 3.5 million viewers for the night across two airings. [Source: Deadline]

Wayward Pines
Melissa Leo has landed a key role alongside Matt Dillon in the ten-episode event series “Wayward Pines” at Fox. The M. Night Shyamalan-produced series airs in 2014.

Dillon plays a Secret Service agent who arrives in an Idaho town on a mission to find two missing federal agents. Leo will play ‘Nurse Pam,’ a ruthless character with strong sway in that town. [Source: The Live Feed]

Dan Harmon, creator of NBC’s “Community,” is in talks with studio Sony Pictures Television to return in some capacity for the upcoming fifth season.

Harmon broke the news on Sunday in a podcast saying he has been asked to return, but then later asked that his comment be edited out of the podcast. A Sony official says there is “nothing official to report at this time”. [Source: The Live Feed]

Killing Kennedy
Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin are set to play President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy in National Geographic’s upcoming telemovie “Killing Kennedy”.

The drama marks the latest adaptation from Bill O’Reilly’s collection of best-sellers, and comes three months after “Killing Lincoln” premiered to 3.4 million viewers. [Source: The Live Feed]