Morning Briefing

New J.J. Abrams pilot picked up

J.J. Abrams new drama pilot Alcatraz has been picked up by Fox in the US. The series, which follows a group of prisoners who escape from the island prison, features Lost actor Jorge Garcia and New Zealander Sam Neill. 

Lie To Me and Human Target cancelled

Lie To Me and Human Target have been cancelled by their US network this week. The Tim Roth-starring Lie To Me ran for three seasons while Human Target ran for just two.

Pressly’s comedy pilot picked up

Jamie Pressly’s new comedy pilot was also picked up by Fox. Pressly and Katie Finneran feature as a pair of mothers who discover their daughters are similar to the bullies they encountered when they were at school.

Mos Def joins Dexter cast

Hip hop artist Mos Def is joining the cast of  Dexter for a multi-episode arc on the show’s sixth season. He will play an ex-con who claims to have found religion yet seems to continually find himself surrounded by violence.

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