TV Tidbits: ABC Shelving Sunday Shows, Scott Foley is ‘Scandal’-ous

Scott Foley, TV TidbitsStep right up, ladies and germs — it’s time for your daily dose of television tidbits! It’s all the news that’s fit to print, in easy-to-read, tiny, digestible format. So what’s going on in the wacky world of the small screen tonight? We’ve got casting news, a programming shake-up and more coming your way. So read on and let the tasty, tasty goodness wash over you. It’s the right thing to do. Onward!

Scott Foley Gets Scandalous: America’s favorite Felicity boyfriend, Scott Foley has hopped from one Shonda Rimes-helmed ship (Grey’s Anatomy) to another, Scandal. While his role is a big mystery to us for now, it is said his character arc is a major one and will be kept tightly under wraps until it begins towards the end of season two. Mystery! Intrigue! Felicity! We’re into it. [TVLine]

Bethenny Frankel Gives Business Advice to The Neighbors: Is there anything more Real Housewives-y than a handbag line? Several of the women from Bravo’s reality series have done it, so it seems only natural to have arguably the most successful gal of the bunch hop into the mentor role for Debbie Weaver’s (Jami Gertz) handbag business. The role will mark Frankel’s first venture into network scripted television. Clearly she’s not letting a pesky little divorce get in the way of her career aspirations. [EW]

Not So Happy Endings for Apt. 23: ABC has decided to pull the plug on its double-up experiment with their two fledgeling series, Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23. Terrible ratings were to blame in this game, but the shows are both expected to still make an early exit from the schedule in March. Sundays will now see encore episodes of Shark Tank. Uh, not to sound like a total Negative Nancy, but now would be the time to force every single one of your friends and extended family members to tune in on Tuesdays, fans of these two series. [THR]

Rebecca Romijn Gets Piloted at TNT: TNT has given a series order to the Shane Brennan-created pilot King And Maxwell. The series — starring Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney was originally slated for CBS last season, but has made the switch after the NCIS: LA bossman Brennan got the 10-episode order from the network. The show, now untitled, is set to air in Summer 2013 and adapted its characters from popular author David Baldacci. The show will center around the private investigator antics of Sean King (Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Romijn). Former Secret Service agents each, their unique skill sets make them a force to be reckoned with, apparently! [Deadline]

Colin Ford Goes Under The Dome: CBS’ buzzed-about upcoming drama Under The Dome has cast Colin Ford to play Joe, a teenager in Chester’s Mill: one of those small towns that can only ever exist in New England, that is suddenly and mysteriously sealed off by an enormous transparent dome. It is based on a 2009 post-apocalyptic novel by Stephen King. [THR]

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