News from the Sphere – August 13 2008

Journeyman - Cancelled

For all the JOURNEYMAN fans, here is how the show would have ended [Screen Rant]

Martin Scorsese is in negotiation to direct HBO’s pilot BOARDWALK EMPIRE [THR]

Brecking Meyer and Seth Green join the cast of HEROES [Ausiello Files]

NCIS gets a new team. Let’s hope it won’t become the new HOUSE. [Ausiello Files]

Sara Gilbert is joining the cast of THE BIG BANG THEORY as a series regular [Variety]

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK is becoming a TV show on ABC [Variety]

ABC is turning Jennifer Lopez’ MAID IN MANHATTAN into a TV show [THR]

Ellen Burstyn will play Stabler’s Mom on LAW & ORDER: SVU [Ausiello Files]

What’s ahead for HEROES this season? [Watch With Kristin]

Tori Spelling will not appear in 90210 afterall [Watch With Kristin]

Finally some BATTLESTAR GALACTICA news released by Sci Fi:

“SCI FI Channel announced an all-new Battlestar Galactica special event, set to air in 2009 following the conclusion of the series and then released on DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment shortly thereafter. Directed by series star Edward James Olmos and written by Battlestar Galactica‘s Jane Espenson, the two-hour event will begin shooting in Vancouver at the end of this summer. The cast includes Michael Trucco, Aaron Douglas and Dean Stockwell, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Starting before the events of the miniseries, our story focuses on familiar characters including Cylon Number One, known as Cavil (Stockwell), Resistance Leader Sam T. Anders (Trucco) and Chief Galen Tyrol (Douglas). In the beginning, the Cylons had a plan, but it didn’t account for one thing: survivors. During the chaotic aftermath of the destruction, two powerful Cylon agents struggle with plots and priorities on the human ships that got away, and among the resistance fighters who were left behind.”