James Carville Taped a Pilot for his Own Judge Show

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James Carville taped a pilot for his own judge show
The “Ragin’ Cajun” former Bill Clinton presidential campaign strategist has taped a pilot for Carville’s Court, according to leaked Sony e-mails that Wikileaks posted this week. “I’m bringing that same no nonsense common sense to everyday Americans, people from all over America who come to New Orleans, my home turf,” Carville says in the show’s opening credits. Reached by Politico, which discovered the e-mails, Carville confirmed he taped the pilot, but that “it’s not a go right now.” “We shot a pilot for something we thought we might want to try, there’s nothing more complicated to it,” Carville said. “It was decided not to bring it to TV.”

Dominic Cooper announced as the star of AMC’s Preacher
Seth Rogen revealed the news on Twitter: “We have Jesse Custer! @dominiccoop is gonna save our souls. #Preacher.”

Marvel is developing a mysterious superhero project with John Ridley (whose American Crime could get a 2nd season)
The 12 Years a Slave Oscar-winning writer-producer is poised to reinvent a Marvel superhero character for ABC, according to Entertainment Weekly, which adds that the proposed project is being kept under wraps. EW also reports that American Crime is “looking good” for a 2nd season.

Latest Sony leaked e-mails revealed talks for a Doctor Who movie
E-mails released by Wikileaks reveal that BBC met with Sony Pictures and said there was “tremendous interest” in a film. But no plans were finalized.

Gotham is getting action figures
You can soon buy seven-inch versions of James Gordon, Oswald Cobblepot and Selina Kyle.

U.S. Army honors Stephen Colbert
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presented Colbert on Thursday with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award, the third-highest medal the Army can bestow on a private citizen. Odierno joked: “What I want to reflect on was when Colbert made the strongest show of solidarity with our troops — when he sacrificed his most valuable possession – his hair – I have to say, this was one of the highlights of my tour.”

Mimi Rogers goes from Mad Men to NCIS
She’ll guest on the final two episodes of the CBS drama’s season.

Northern Illinois University is the latest school to offer a Game of Thrones course
“There was tremendous demand” for “Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History,” co-professor Jeff Chown says. “I think the class filled up in about an hour.” The University of Virginia already offers a class on the HBO series.