TV Tidbits: FX and CW Set Premiere Dates, Sean Bean to Star in TNT Drama

ALTTime to Join the Cult: Sorry, Emily Owens: You’re being ousted by a group of psychos. The CW announced today that the Matthew Davis (The Vampire Diaries) drama Cult — which focuses on, you know, a cult — will debut in Owens’ old Tuesday night time slot on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m.

Felicity Joins the KGB: Thankfully, Cult won’t be competing with FX’s awesome-sounding drama The Americans, which will debut on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 10pm. The hour-long period drama stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as two KGB spies during Reagan-era Cold War America. The couple have two children from their arranged marriage, and have to adjust to life in suburban D.C. in the midst of Cold War conflicts. Too bad Nick Brody is too young to offer up some advice…

Jamie Foxx Takes a Hit: TNT has put in development Hit, a drama from the mind of big screen star Jamie Foxx. Hit will focus on two former high school football teammates and best friends, who join the Miami P.D. and are assigned to the HIT (High Impact Team). Foxx co-wrote the script and will executive produce alongside Robert Port. [Deadline]

Bravo Takes a Break From Reality: Watch your back, housewives! The little network that could has officially ordered its first scripted pilots — dramas called The Joneses and Rita. The Joneses comes from the mind of Nashville‘s Liz Tigelaar, and focuses on a fake family of actors who are put together to do stealth marketing amongst their wealthy neighbors. Rita follows Rita — “an acerbic, outspoken private school teacher” with three teenage children. Well, we look forward to watching what happens — live! [Deadline]

Sean Bean Might Not Die: Interesting development! The TNT pilot Legends — which was supposed to star Brendon Fraser, who backed out last month — has picked up Sean Bean, that dude who died in Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and basically everything else. Legends will be executive produced by Homeland‘s Howard Gordon, so we have high hopes for this one. [Deadline]

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