FNL’S LANDRY CLARK GETS 'BENT'
As Landry Clarke on Friday Night Lights, actor Jesse Plemons may have been the most popular character without a uniform (though he would eventually join the Panthers squad). Playing the loyal best buddy of quarterback Matt Saracen (Zack Guilford) and the lovelorn boyfriend of Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki), Plemons cracked more jokes than linebackers – and he’ll have many more opportunities to sharpen his comedic timing as part of an “oddball construction crew” on the midseason comedy Bent, reports TVLine.com. The new series, written by former Scrubs writer Tad Quill, also features Amanda Peet The X-Files: I Want to Believe), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) and J.B. Smooth (Curb Your Enthusiasm). While you wait for Plemons to return to the airwaves, you can own his screen-worn football hoodie – as well as other Friday Night Lights wardrobe items worn by Palicki and other cast members – at VIP Fan Auctions.
THE HORROR! SYLAR RETURNS TO TV
When American Horror Story – the new series by Glee executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk – debuts Oct. 5 on FX, the spooky series will feature a number of familiar faces – and herald the television return of Heroes’ baddie Zachary Quinto (who played Sylar, pictured above). The Hollywood Reporter says Quinto will play the recurring role of Chad, a former owner of the haunted mansion now owned by Dylan McDermott (The Practice) and Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights). Writer Tim Minear (The X-Files, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse and numerous other series with major cool cred) has also joined the series. Quinto’s character will debut in the first of a two-part Halloween episode. Fans of Quinto (or FNL’s Connie Britton, for that matter) should check out the screen-worn wardrobe items (including a full outfit from season three – complete with Hail to the Chief apron) available now at VIP Fan Auctions (as well as other Heroes cast members).
BREAKING BAD’S X-FILES-INSPIRED COLOR SCHEME
Taking a cue from his mentor, The X-Files creator Chris Carter – who would often work in the name of his production company (and birthday), “Ten Thirteen,” into episodes of the classic series – Breaking Bad executive producer revealed that Skyler’s sister, Marie, has a penchant for purple. In an interview with The Vulture at NYMag.com, Gilligan said: “We decided that Skyler’s sister Marie should love the color purple, and indeed everything she wears and everything she accents her home with is purple… Color is important on Breaking Bad; we always try to think in terms of it. We always try to think of the color that a character is dressed in, in the sense that it represents on some level their state of mind.” Gilligan also pointed out that, in a nod to his days as a writer for The X-Files, there will be a reference to “10-13” in the first episode of Breaking Bad’s upcoming fourth season.
VALENTINE’S DAY VIEWING: TV’S BEST COUPLES
Who is the best couple on TV? Torchwood’s “innovative” Captain Jack and Ianto Jones? Perhaps the “rock-solid” relationship of Eric and Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights? Of course, there’s always Glee’s Sue Sylvester and the person she loves most in the whole wide world – herself! Showing some true love for Valentine’s Day, Kiwi website Stuff.co.nz published a listing the best couples on television – and named all three (as well as Mulder and Scully from The X-Files ranked among the top). Entertainment columnist Chris Philpott based the list on a combination of totally TV factors, including cliché, womanizing and the “utterly ridiculous” made-for-TV relationships.
About Sue Sylvester, he writes: “One of her better moments this year came … when she used an online dating site to find her perfect partner, before concluding that she was her own perfect partner, and setting up a wedding to marry herself.” Who do you think is the best couple on TV?
MORE INFO ON VAMPIRE DIARIES SPIN-OFF
“The Vampire Diaries” executive producer Kevin Williamson told The Hollywood Reporter that a planned spin-off of the series will not be a video mash-up of “The X-Files” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – despite prior reports describing it as such. “They’re completely at odds tonally, it’s neither,” Williamson told the publication. “[The new series will be] set on a college campus. There’s a bit of paranormal investigation involved but it’s more about the characters.” Beyond that, the concept and further details of the series will be a closely guarded secret. In the meantime, somebody better get cracking on that “Buffy” meets “X-Files” concept because I would totally watch that.