Janet Jackson will sit for a prime-time interview on ABC in two weeks — which means the witches of “Eastwick” are getting a sweeps night off.
“Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts will interview Jackson from the singer’s home in Malibu for a special set to air at 10 p.m. ET Wednesday, Nov. 18. The network says the special will mark the first time Jackson has let cameras into her home, but more significantly, it will be the first televised interview she has given since her brother Michael’s death in June.
ABC’s struggling drama “Eastwick” will be bumped that night. The show, along with the rest of the network’s Wednesday lineup, is also pre-empted next week for the broadcast of the CMA Awards.
– Colin Hanks has joined Bradley Whitford in “Jack and Dan,” a FOX series about a pair of mismatched cops.
Hanks (“The House Bunny,” “Mad Men”) will play a straight-arrow officer who has a tendency to get in his own way, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He’s partnered with Whitford (“Studio 60,” “The West Wing”), a veteran cop with a sketchy personal life. Action and comedy ensue.
“Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix is executive producing the show, which has a 13-episode order and will be produced under the international co-production model that has also produced “Mental” and “Defying Gravity.”
The plot also sounds similar to another project that Whitford was involved in earlier this year: “Off Duty,” an NBC comedy pilot that co-starred Romany Malco and which the network opted not to pick up.
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