TV News: Heroes, Con, Doc, Rush, Dickensian

Heroes Reborn
Sendhil Ramamurthy is set to reprise his role of geneticist Dr Mohinder Suresh in the upcoming NBC event series “Heroes Reborn”. The character is the fifth from the original show due to appear in the upcoming series along with Jack Coleman’s Noah Bennet, Masi Oka’s Hiro Nakamura, Greg Grunberg’s Matt Parkman and Jimmy Jean-Louis’ The Haitian. [Source: Deadline]

Comic-Con TV Panels
Fox has unveiled its Comic-Con TV panel line-up for the year with comedy horror anthology series “Scream Queens” set to premiere along with a joint Scream Queens/American Horror Story: Hotel panel session with Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Matt Bomer all on hand.

Also slated to premiere is the “Minority Report” pilot followed by a Q&A, along with panels for “The Last Man On Earth,” “Family Guy,” “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “American Dad,” “Damien,” “Salem,” “Sleepy Hollow” and “Bordertown”. [Source: Deadline]

Doc Martin
“Grace and Frankie” creator Marta Kauffman is teaming with Ben Silverman to adapt popular ITV medical dramedy series “Doc Martin” for the U.S. market.

The story follows a successful surgeon who abruptly leaves his London practice to become general practitioner in a sleepy fishing village. His gruff, abrasive style immediately rub the locals the wrong way. [Source: Deadline]

Rush Hour
“Psych” creator Steve Franks has been set as show runner on CBS’ TV adaption of the “Rush Hour” movie franchise and will work alongside Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick.

The series revolves around a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer (Jon Foo) who is assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer (Justin Hires) who has no interest in a partner. [Source: The Live Feed]

Filming has begun on “Dickensian,” an ambitious twenty-part BBC One period drama which brings together some of Charles Dickens’ most iconic characters. The half-hour episodes are set in 19th century London, within the fictional realms of Dickens’ classic novels which all occupy the same universe.

Stephen Rea stars as Inspector Bucket, Shirley Valentine is Mrs Gamp and Caroline Quentin is Mrs Bumble. Peter Firth, Adrian Rawlins, Tom Weston-Jones, Omid Djalili and Tuppence Middleton also star. [Source: Deadline]