TLC WANTS MORE FROM KATE GOSSELIN: Kate Gosselin and her family are sticking around TLC. The network has ordered most specials following the mom and her eight children. The revival of the show back in June scored the highest ratings that the show has ever seen with 2.1 million viewers. The next special will follow the family on vacation in Boston.
'DORA THE EXPLORER' GROWS UP: Nickelodeon is spinning off Dora the Explorer and making the seven-year-old a bit more grown up. Dora and Friends: Into the City premiered on Monday night (August 18th) and features a more mature Dora and her human pals. The network's executive vice president of preschool programming, Teri Weiss, said in a statement, "Aging-up a cartoon, especially one kids are so protective of, is not something you can necessarily do with every series. I think that because she has a continuous appeal to new generations of Dora fans, it seemed like the type of property that if we were going to do this sort of extension, this sort of growing-up move, it would be the one to go with. In some ways, that protectiveness is our safety net."
'ANT-MAN' ADDS MORE CAST MEMBERS: Marvel has added a few more big names to Ant-Man. Judy Greer, John Slattery, Wood Harris, and T.I. have joined the project which stars Paul Rudd as the shrinking superhero. Production is already underway for the film which hits theaters on July 17th, 2015.
FOX KILLS TINA FEY PROJECT: Fox has officially decided to pass on Tina Fey's project, Cabot College. The sitcom is set at a women's college that starts allowing men to enroll. Tina is still a producer on NBC's midseason comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Scmidt, which stars Ellie Kemper.
SIGOURNEY WEAVER ADDED TO CAST OF 'A MONSTER CALLS': Sigourney Weaver has been added to the cast of A Monster Calls -- the big-screen adaptation of the children's fantasy novel by Patrick Ness. The story involves a young boy who attempts to deal with bullying at the hands of his classmates, and his mother's terminal illness, by escaping into a fantastical world through the guidance of a tree monster. She will be playing the boy's grandmother. Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson will also appear in the film.