More details have emerged regarding the new season of “Doctor Who” with some confirmations of previous rumors. First up, the ten episodes which be entirely standalones – no multi-parters. There will be no returning aliens or monsters (like Daleks or Cybermen) from the show’s previous seasons, and the show will be shot in a 2:1 aspect ratio for the first time. The new series premieres October 7th. [Source: Variety]
AMC has cancelled the revenge drama “Dietland” starring Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies. The first season pulled in just 203,000 adults 18-49 in Live+3 ratings. The ten-episode dark comedy follows one woman’s journey to self-awakening while exploring a multitude of issues faced by women today — including patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture, and unrealistic beauty standards. [Source: Deadline]
CBS has begun development of the drama series “Far Rockaway” from writer David Wilcox (“Bull”) and Alex Kurtzman (“Star Trek: Discovery”) who will both executive produce, with CBS TV Studios producing.
The story follows workaholic NYPD detective killed in the line of duty is granted a second chance to return to earth in the body of another cop in order to bring his killer to justice and heal the fractured family he left behind. [Source: Deadline]
Alan Tudyk will lead while Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund and Levi Fiehler have also joined the darkly comedic fish-out-of-water TV pilot “Resident Alien” for Syfy. The show is based on the Dark Horse comic of the same name and produced by Universal Cable Productions.
Tudyk will play Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle, a reclusive resident of a small Colorado town. When the doctor is murdered, an alien refugee has to put his secret mission aside and take the doctor’s place. As he inhabits the doctor’s body, he’ll start to wonder whether humans might be worth saving after all. “Family Guy” veteran Chris Sheridan will produce. [Source: THR]
Disney Channel has renewed its Emmy nominated series “DuckTales” for a third season, the renewal coming ahead of the season two premiere. An announcement video with cast members David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan in it has also been released. The second season premieres on Saturday, October 20th on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel VOD.