Fox gives Gotham a full season pickup, Stefon returned to SNL and more

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— Fox has given Gotham a full season order of 22 episodes. The Batman prequel is simulcast on CTV in Canada.

Gillian Anderson continued to give us hope that a third X-Files film could be out there.

Hart of Dixie star Wilson Blethel (he also appeared as Y&R’s Ryder) will star on ABC’s 10-episode event series Astronauts Wives Club which will be executive produced by Hart of Dixie’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage during hiatus from the CW series. Blethel has also closed a deal to pen a new drama project for The CW.

Katie Holmes will reprise her role as Jacqueline Kennedy in the follow up to the 2011 miniseries The Kennedys. Holmes will also direct one part, while 24 director Jon Casar will direct the other three installments.

— NBC has tapped Parenthood star Monica Potter for a new comedy series pilot that will be produced by Ellen DeGeneres.

The Walking Dead’s fifth season premiere drew a record 17.3 million total viewers in the United States – the highest ever for the AMC series.

— Variety is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. is nearing a deal to appear in Captain American 3 as Tony Stark / Iron Man.

— FX has renewed American Horror Story for a fifth season.

— Netflix is reviving the Care Bears.

— While Saturday Night Live definitely improved quality wise with Bill Hader over the past few episodes this season, the ratings weren’t all that great. Definitely check this out to learn about the Dan Cortese line that was added in by John Mulaney for Stefon’s return.

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