IN THE KNOW
DEFIANCE, starring Grant Bowler (above), has been cancelled after three seasons.
SAMMY J & Randy in Ricketts Lane has been sold to NBCUniversal’s new subscription service SeeSo which launches in January.
SHAYNNA’S World of Design – in which Shaynna Blaze travels the world to design a range of lighting – premieres on LifeStyle HOME December 7.
MELISSA Leo (The Fighter) has joined Jim Carrey’s dark comedy, I’m Dying Up Here, about the LA stand-up scene in the 1970s.
CAMERON Crowe’s (Almost Famous) half-hour comedy Roadies has been given a 10-episode order from Showtime.
AARON Tveit (Graceland) will star opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Die Hard 4.0) in BrainDead, about aliens taking over the US government.
THE BBC’s iPlayer has started blocking access for people using VPNs to prevent non-licence payers from watching.
A GILMORE Girls revival is in the works at Netflix. TWO X-Men-related TV shows are in development.
COMMUNITY star Donald Glover’s (right) rap comedy Atlanta has been picked up by FX for a full season of 10 episodes to air next year.