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New 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' Lead Almost Cast, 'Bones' Spinoff Postponed and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 9th 2010 11:30AM
'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'According to a new report, Starz is not far from naming Andy Whitfield's replacement on its hit series 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand.'

Deadline reports that Stephen Amell, Aiden Turner and Liam McIntyre are the final three actors in the running from the role, which Whitfield bowed out of after his cancer returned in September. The three are flying to New Zealand for screen tests with the cast, and a new Spartacus could be named within the next week.

In other TV news ...

Former 'ER' star Goran Visnjic will appear on the two-part season finale of 'Leverage.' The actor will play Damian Moreau, the "ruthless" international businessman the team has been chasing all season long. [TV Guide]

Fox will air an extended promo of its new show, 'Bob's Burgers,' on Thanksgiving night. The series, about a diner owner and his family, will premiere in January. [Variety]

The planned 'Bones' spinoff/new series launching pad has been postponed until the spring due to "creative reasons." The episode would introduce a new character, an eccentric man who's good at finding things named Walter Sherman, who would then get a new show based on the 'Locator' book series by Richard Greener. [Movieline]

ESPN declined to renew the contracts of its Sunday Night Baseball announcers, Jon Miller and Joe Morgan, after 20 years. "We've decided to make a change and introduce new voices and new perspective," said ESPN executive VP Norby Williamson. [New York Times]

• President Obama's trip to India landed higher ratings on both English and Hindi news stations in the country. Nonstop coverage of the president and first lady's visit garnered a 25 percent boost on Hindi channels and a 44 percent boost on English channels. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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