TV Tidbits: A Major Death Coming to ‘Sons of Anarchy’, Wolfgang Puck Joins ‘Top Chef’


Top Chef: The 10th season of Bravo’s sizzling hot cooking competition is boldly going where it’s never gone before — to rainy Seattle. And this time, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will join host Padma Lakshmi and judges Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson, and Emeril Lagasse. The new season premieres on Nov. 7. [EW]

The Strain: FX has given a pilot order to The Strain, famed director Guillermo del Toro‘s vampire novel trilogy. The series will be run by Lost guru Carlton Cuse, though the pilot will be co-written, directed and executive produced by del Toro. Just don’t expect any Ian Somerhalder/Robert Pattinson types in this one — del Toro’s vamps are vicious parasites, not tortured romantic heartthrobs. [Deadline]

Sons of Anarchy: Say it ain’t so! SoA creator Kurt Sutter has revealed that in next week’s episode, someone very important to the SAMCRO family will bite the big one. According to EW’s sources, Tig, Tara, Unser, Clay, Juice, and Opie are all potential targets. [EW]

The Bridge: Diane Kruger is set as the female lead in FX’s drama pilot The Bridge, an adaptation of the Scandinavian series Bron/Broen. The series will focus on two detectives in the United States (Kruger) and Mexico, who must join forces to hunt down a border-crossing serial killer. [Deadline]

Midnight, Mass: NBC is developing a drama series based on the Vertigo comic book series Midnight, Mass. Midnight, Mass. follows “a sophisticated, sexy, globe-trotting husband and wife paranormal investigator team” who are based in Midnight, Mass. The comics’ creator, John Rozum, will serve as an executive consultant. [Deadline]

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