'Legit' and 'Chozen' canceled; WGN America's 'Manhattan' gets a premiere date
- "Manhattan," the second original series from WGN America, has a premiere date. The drama about the scientists working on the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II, starring John Benjamin Hickey and Olivia Williams, will debut at 10 p.m. ET/9 CT July 27. (WGN America is owned by Zap2it's parent, Tribune Company.)
- FOX has moved the premiere of "I Wanna Marry Harry" up a week from May 27 to May 20. The show will now debut after the final performances on "American Idol" on Tuesday. Improv-comedy show "Riot," which had a soft premiere this week, returns May 27.
- Ludacris is set to host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. ABC announced that the rapper/"Fast and Furious" actor will host the show, airing live on Sunday (May 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT, as well as new presenters Chrissy Teigen, Danica McKeller, Jack Antonoff, Josh Groban, Lucy Hale, Omar Epps, Phillip Phillips, Sarah Hyland, Shania Twain and "The Bachelorette's" Andy Dorfman.
- T.R. Knight has joined the Amazon pilot "Hysteria." The "Grey's Anatomy" vet is set to star opposite Mena Suvari in the drama about a mysterious epidemic spreading among high school girls in Austin that might be caused by technology. Knight will play Suvari's character's brother Carter James Harlow, a death row inmate who thinks the current epidemic is the same thing that landed him in prison 25 years ago. [ Deadline]