The Pie Maker is trading pastry for PCs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Pushing Daisies" star Lee Pace has been cast as the lead in AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire," a pilot set during the tech boom of the '80s in Texas' Silicon Prairie.
Pace will play Joe MacMillan, a character described as "often the smartest guy in the office and two steps ahead of both friends and enemies. Once a superstar salesman at IBM, he recently departed under mysterious circumstances only to resurface at an also-ran Dallas tech company named Cardiff Giant. He comes to Dallas with a plan to force the company into the new era of the PC boom."
Also cast is Mackenzie Davis, who plays Cameron How, "a punk computer programming grad student whose aggressive behavior covers a vulnerability."
In other pilot news ...
"Sleepy Hollow" finds its star. British actor Tom Mison will play Ichabod Crane in Fox's time-travelling update of the familiar tale from Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. Mison's Ichabod will be a Revolutionary War captain who is transported to the present day under mysterious circumstances where he partners with a dubious detective (Nicole Beharie) to confront the Headless Horseman he beheaded in his own time. [TVLine]
Cam Gigandet is "Reckless" for CBS. A legal drama set in South Carolina, which features a Yankee litigator and a Southern city attorney who are at odds over a sex scandal involving the local police -- while also struggling to ignore their mutual attraction. Gigandet will play the attorney, Roy, described as "a liberal Renaissance man and father of two. His wife, Scottie, recently left him for a Florida developer and has taken their two children with him. He surfs, loves skateboarding and hip-hop but also fishes, hunts and collects guns." [THR]
"The Sixth Gun" targets Laura Ramsey as lead. "The Ruins" star will play Becky, a naive farmer's daughter who comes across the titular weapon -- one of six mythical guns that each possess special powers -- and sets off a chain of events that awaken dark forces who want to find the weapon and will kill Becky to get it. [Deadline]
"The Fall": Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is at the mercy of Joe Carroll's (James Purefoy) followers with the FBI at his back. Meanwhile, Claire (Natalie Zea) runs into trouble when she meets Charlie (guest star Tom Lipinksy), a new follower in the Monday, Feb. 25 episode of "The Following" at 9 p.m. on Fox. Pictured: Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Bacon
"Hunt": It's part two of an epic "Castle" two-parter. The FBI has failed to get Castle's daughter back so he takes matters into his own hands. James Brolin guest stars as Castle's dad on the Monday, Feb. 25 episode of "Castle" at 10 p.m. on ABC. Pictured: Nathan Fillion
"The Mindy Project"
"The One That Got Away": Mindy (Mindy Kaling) reunites with her first kiss, Sam (Seth Rogen) on the Tuesday, Feb. 26 episode of "The Mindy Project" at 9:30 p.m. on Fox. Pictured: Seth Rogen and Mindy Kaling
"The Song": Ronnie (Jennifer Hudson) does a Bravo special and struggles to assert herself with her overbearing mother (Sheryl Lee Ralph). Meanwhile, Karen (Katharine McPhee) gets Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) a big opportunity, but his pride may get in the way on the Tuesday, Feb. 26 episode of "Smash" at 10 p.m. on NBC. Pictured Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee
"Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans vs. Favorites"
"There’s Gonna be Hell to Pay": Alliances shift and unrest ensues. Plus, Corinne and Malcolm's bond leads to a discovery that could liven up the game on the Wednesday, Feb. 27 episode of "Survivor" at 8 p.m. on CBS. Pictured Edward "Eddie" Fox of the Gota Tribe.
"Dead to Rights": DC Comics scribe Geoff Johns penned the episode that sees Oliver (Stephen Amell) learning that Deadshot (Michael Rowe) is still alive and Malcolm (John Barrowman) is his next target on the Wednesday, Feb. 27 episode of "Arrow" at 8 p.m. on The CW. Pictured: Stephen Amell
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
"Last Woman Standing": David Cassidy guest stars as Peter Coe, a prominent poker player in town for a tournament, on the Wednesday, Feb. 27 episode of "CSI" at 10 p.m. on CBS. Pictured: David Cassidy
"Comint": An agent crumbles under emotional distress and threatens to destroy the network of KGB informants. Meanwhile, Philip and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) infiltrate the FBI's new communications encryption system on the Wednesday, Feb. 27 episode of "The Americans" at 10 p.m. on FX. Pictured: Keri Russell
"Alternative History of the German Invasion": The study group begins their European History class with Professor Noel Cornwallis (Malcolm McDowell). Meanwhile, Change (Ken Jeong) returns to Greendale on the Thursday, Feb. 28 episode of "Community" at 8 p.m. Pictured: Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Joel McHale, Malcolm McDowell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover
"Oh Brother": Reba (Reba McEntire) gets a surprise visit from her brother Blake (Blake Shelton). Blake's armed with a plan to make their mother's (Lily Tomlin) BBQ sauce into a business on the Friday, March 1 episode of "Malibu Country" at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. Pictured: Lily Tomlin, Juliette Angelo, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire
"Once Upon a Time"
"The Queen is Dead": Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) and David (Josh Dallas) try to stop Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Cora (Barbara Hershey) from getting Rumplestiltskin's dagger. Lesley Nicol of "Downton Abbey" fame guest stars on the Sunday, March 3 episode of "Once Upon a Time" at 8 p.m. on ABC. Pictured: Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
"The Good Wife"
"Going for the Gold": Elsbeth (Carrie Preston, left) must resort to creative measures to help Eli (Alan Cumming, right) defend himself against the Justice Department, on Sunday, March 3 episode of "The Good Wife" at 9 p.m. on CBS. Pictured: Carrie Preston and Alan Cumming
"It's Back": Hannah (Lena Dunham) attempts to hide her anxiety about her book from her visiting parents (Becky Ann Baker and Peter Scolari) and Marnie (Allison Williams) is stunned to learn that Charlie (Chris Abbott) has started a successful app company on the Sunday, March 3 episode of "Girls" on HBO at 9 p.m. Pictured: Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke
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