Mega recap Monday: 'Shameless,' 'Bob's Burgers,' 'The Cape' and 'Episodes'
January 10th, 2011
11:11 AM ET

Mega recap Monday: 'Shameless,' 'Bob's Burgers,' 'The Cape' and 'Episodes'

Sunday night was a busy one, as new midseason TV series were premiering all over the place.

The most hyped of them all was probably "The Cape," NBC's newest entry in the superhero genre (read more on that here). Family man and cop Vince Faraday (David Lyons) is framed as being the masked killer Chess, and inadvertently fakes his own death. He’s soon found by a group of bank-robbing circus performers, who help him become the avenging hero The Cape (got all that?).

Where to begin with this show? Well, let's start with the positive.

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Elijah Wood to appear in 'The Hobbit'
January 10th, 2011
10:50 AM ET

Elijah Wood to appear in 'The Hobbit'

Editor's Note: Look out below the jump: There's a spoiler alert as to how Elijah Wood's character will fit into 'The Hobbit.'

After much speculation, it's finally official: Elijah Wood has joined the cast of Peter Jackson's two-part "The Hobbit" saga.

While that may be fantastic news for "Lord of the Rings" fans, it also has followers of the J.R.R. Tolkien book series scratching their heads, since Wood's character, Frodo, doesn't appear in "The Hobbit" novel and wasn't even born when the action takes place.

The explanation is simple:

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'Kennedys' miniseries pulled from History Channel
January 10th, 2011
09:50 AM ET

'Kennedys' miniseries pulled from History Channel

There'll never be another Camelot — at least as far as the History Channel is concerned.

The A&E Television network tells CNN it has canceled plans to air the eight-part miniseries "The Kennedys" on the cable channel this spring.

"While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand," an AETN rep said in a statement. "We recognize historical fiction is an important medium for storytelling and commend all the hard work and passion that has gone into the making of the series, but ultimately deem this as the right programming decision for our network."

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