It’s been a few days since our last TV Bits (sorry!), so we have a ton of stuff to catch up on. After the jump:

  • Alexis Bledel, Kyle McLachlan, Hope Davis, and more get pilots
  • Downton Abbey loses one character but gains six more
  • Jeffrey Wright will be a series regular on Boardwalk Empire
  • A bunch of Fox shows including The Following get early renewals
  • The Zero Hour has gets cancelled by ABC after just three episodes
  • Will Jimmy Fallon take over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show?
  • The X-Files finally gets a tenth season… as a comic book
  • Steven Soderbergh‘s Behind the Candelabra gets EW cover
  • Hannibal and Mad Men offer up not very revealing teasers
  • See character posters and an extended trailer for Game of Thrones
  • Peek behind the scenes of Breaking Bad‘s final season

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Before you ditch that crummy summer job and toss your cheesy pirate uniform and fish sticks out the window, borrow some $10s from the register and treat yourself to something nice. Like, say, this new tee from NYC’s Acapulco Gold, which salutes talented actress Phoebe Cates and the wet-hottest moment in ’80s teen cinema. Printed on 100% cotton and made in the USA, part of us—guess the part—wishes the print ran a second longer.

The shirt is available directly from AG or at Turntable Lab in classic black, white, or red, men’s sizes medium to X-large. For the purpose of this article, /Film received the red one. Here’s a review: Looks great in a bathroom mirror. Too great. Pics of each color after the jump. And I’ve attached the little seen intro to Fast Times, the failed Fast Times at Ridgemont High TV series starring Patrick Dempsey and Ski School‘s affable Dean Cameron as Spicoli.

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When this story started unfolding, the first bit of breaking news was that Judge Reinhold and John Ashton‘s cops Rosewood and Taggart would both be back and reunite with Eddie Murphy for the next Beverly Hills Cop film. Then, an apparent U-turn came when it was announced that, actually, nothing like that could be promised yet as a new writer was about to come onto the project. So… Taggart and Rosewood or no Taggart and Rosewood?

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More Beverly Hills Cop IV Details Emerge

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Can someone perform a drive-by on this project while blasting Harold Faltermeyer instrumentals? We’ve already seen a 180-spin with Beverly Hills Cop IV, with poolguy Brett Ratner originally playing to the kiddies, then predictably back-pedaling and labeling the film “hard R, brah” followed by a tepid review of the script and its more serious “standard cop movie” tone (Judge Reinhold gets murdered etc).

Apparently screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who remain hot from adapting Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma, have been tinkering with their original draft. CineFools just interviewed Brandt, who clarifies that the BHC4 script is a reworking of their older, unrelated script entitled Dying Day. This reminds me of how a script entitled “Simon Says” was used, adequately if not definitively so, for Die Hard 3. Brandt had this to say about the project’s progress…

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