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Today's TWoP News: Monday, February 4, 2013

by Ethan Alter February 4, 2013 1:04 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, February 4, 2013

Poor Super Bowl XLVII. It's only the third most-watched program in TV history.

Blame it on the power outage or, more likely, Downton Abbey. Last night's Super Bowl nabbed a whopping 108 million viewers, but fell short of achieving any records, finishing behind last year's 111 million viewer game. Similarly, the post-Super Bowl episode of Elementary was down compared to the Season 2 launch of The Voice from last year. So... sucks to be CBS all around today, huh?

With Patch Adams 2 permanently on the backburner, Robin Williams may be headed back to television. No, not in a Mork & Mindy reboot (sorry Pam Dawber) -- the former Orkian is eyeing a CBS sitcom from David E. Kelley called Crazy Ones, a father/daughter comedy taking place at an ad agency. Hey, is this a stealth Mad Men sequel with Williams as an older Don Draper?! We can't wait to see who plays the grown-up Sally.

Stop the presses! J. Jonah Jameson himself (well... his alter ego, J.K. Simmons, at least) will be stopping by Parks and Recreation later this season, playing the mayor of Ben's hometown... i.e., the job he used to have as an 18-year-old know-nothing. We sincerely hope that Ron Swanson challenges Jameson to a mustache-off.

And now Anna Gunn is the latest Breaking Bad cast member to land more work. Walter White's wife could have her very own star vehicle on Bravo, the hour-long drama Rita, as a teacher and mother of three who deals with problems at work and home. Would one of those problems be meth dealing, by any chance?

Finally, Syfy has released a longer look at their upcoming TV show/massively multiplayer online game, Defiance, which will launch on April 15. Tune in if only to remind the network that you're interested in seeing actual science fiction on the channel and not just crappy reality shows.

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