NBC’s upcoming J.J Abrams/Eric Kripke fall drama “Revolution” is about to become a little…lost.
Per TVLine’s Matt Webb Mitovich, “Lost” and “V” alumna Elizabeth Mitchell has joined the cast of the new Peacock series as a regular.
What is this, the Upfronts?
I’m away for one night this week, and everything, of course, happens in those few precious hours.
Aside from renewing “Rizzoli & Isles”, TNT has also ordered a second season of its “Dallas” reboot, for next year.
15 new episodes will premier some time in 2013.
Well, we kind of already knew it.
When The CW announced its fall schedule at the Upfronts back in May, CW president Mark Pedowitz already mentioned that the network would premiere its fall lineup from October 1 to October 10.
Well, he wasn’t kidding. And then some.
When legendary comedienne Roseanne will get her own personal “Comedy Central Roast” on Saturday, August 4, she will have “Glee”‘s Jane Lynch to answer to.
Per Deadline, Lynch has been tapped to host “The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne”. The segment will air a good week after its taping, on Sunday, August 12 at 10 PM ET/PT.
On to other stories.
On the verge of the freshly released trailer for the upcoming fifth and final season of AMC’s “Breaking Bad”, which will launch on Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c PM, news has just come in that the show will add a feminine touch by casting Scottish actress Laura Fraser in an “important” role, per EW’s Dan Snierson.
The men will keep working a little longer.
TBS has announced today that it has officially renewed its freshman sitcom “Men At Work” for a second season.
Up to this point, all we got to see from the upcoming fifth and final season of AMC’s highly acclaimed drama “Breaking Bad” was a very short teaser.
But no more.
CBS’ “The Good Wife” is piling up on its cast additions. And it looks like the show is getting more and more star-studded for next season.
After it was revealed that Maura Tierney was cast in the recurring part of a internet-company owning self-made billionaire on the legal drama, TVLine’s Kimberly Roots now reports that Kristin Chenoweth (“GCB”, “Pushing Daisies”) has also signed on for a recurring role.
Looks like Andy McNally and her teammates are working the streets another year.
ABC has just announced that it has renewed its summer cop drama “Rookie Blue” for a fourth season, to premier next summer.
There’s actually not much happening at the moment in terms of news, so I had to wait a bit longer to have enough material to create another News Pack.
But here it is, the stuff that made the rounds lately.
- TVLine’s Kimberly Roots reports that Sean Gunn, who played Kirk on “Gilmore Girls” back in the day, has signed on for a guest spot on Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new dramedy “Bunheads”, which airs Mondays on ABC Family. On the episode airing August 12, Gunn will play Bash ( which is short for Sebastian), an award-winning barista who is known for brewing some fine joe.
According to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello, CBS’ “The Good Wife” is about to get a prolonged visit from an “ER” doctor.
“ER” alumna Maura Tierney has joined the cast of the legal drama in the recurring role of Maddie, the doyenne of Chicago Democratic politics. Maddie is a self-made billionaire who launched her own internet company, and that’s why Eli is actively trying to win her endorsement and the financial backing it would provide.
Tierney is set for as much as 10 episodes in “The Good Wife”‘s upcoming fourth season.
What do you think? Is Tierney the right fit to play a billionaire? Sound off below!
After Lauren London has been cast as one of the new regulars being introduced on the upcoming sixth season of BET’s “The Game” to fill the void left by the departing Tia Mowry Hardrict and Pooch Hall, newcomer Jay Ellis has now landed a regular role as well, per Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva.
When HBO’s critically acclaimed new drama “Girls” returns for its second season early next year, there will be a new doctor in the house.
Patrick Wilson, coming off his canceled CBS medical drama “A Gifted Man”, has signed on to appear as a guest star on the sophomore season of the HBO drama, per TVLine’s Michael Ausiello and Matt Webb Mitovich.
When NBC’s musical series “Smash” returns for it second season in early 2013, it has scored itself its very own Oscar winner to bring along.
The network has announced that Jennifer Hudson, who won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Grammy in 2007 for her supporting role in “Dreamgirls”, has signed on to appear on “Smash” for multiple episodes.
Lifetime has announced today that it has given a series order of 13 episodes to Marc Cherry’s pilot “Devious Maids”. The pilot was passed over by ABC back in May, but ABC Studios was shopping the project from the “Desperate Housewives” creator around. Lifetime now plans to launch the show in 2013.
Hank Moody is about to meet someone who might actually have one up on him.
Showtime has announced in a press release that iconic rock star Marilyn Manson will guest star on the upcoming sixth season of “Californication”.