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Today's TWoP News: Thursday, February 14, 2013

by Ethan Alter February 14, 2013 1:36 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Happy Endings gang in... well, happier times.

In what can only be described as the beginning of a not-so-happy ending, ABC has moved Happy Endings to the graveyard of Friday night TV. Anyone gonna start a #fourseasonsandamovie campaign?

Despite the Fans vs. Favorites hook, the 26th season of Survivor got off to a weak start pulling in less than 9 million viewers. It's the Hantz curse, we're telling ya. Jeff Probst got another piece of bad news yesterday when it was announced that his syndicated chat show was being axed after a single season. What will the guys on the couch say about that?

Harry Potter's best bud Ron (or, at least, his offscreen alter ego, Rupert Grint) is coming to America as part of a new CBS comedy pilot from Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia. Grint will play a fast food employee who is into all things geek -- like comic books, superheroes and, we assume, the Harry Potter books.

In other casting news, KaDee Strickland will headline the NBC pilot Bloodline; Claire Holt is onboard for The CW's The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals; and J.K. Simmons will appear opposite Parker Posey on an NBC comedy pilot.

Home Improvement teen heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas is reuniting with his onscreen dad Tim Allen on Last Man Standing later this season. Meanwhile, his two bros Zachery Ty Bryan and Taran Noah Smith are still waiting for their phones to ring.

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