Clea DuVall, who most of you might remember from “Carnivale” and “Heroes”, has booked a recurring role on FX’s upcoming second season of “American Horror Story, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports.
Yeah, OK, that one will have to wait until Arnie drops that line on “Expendables 2″, but still, after a few days off, this blog is now back in action. And rest assured, it will be very active during the coming days, which will probably offer quite the amount of news, with the TCA Summer Press Tour looming.
But here’s what happened recently, especially casting-wise, and also during Comic-Con in San Diego. It’s quite the massive News Pack this time.
- The executive producers of The CW’s “Nikita” have announced at Comic-Con that Devon Sawa, who plays Owen Elliot on the drama, has been upped to a series regular.
As you might have noticed, I have been posting a little less over the last few days, simply because I’ve been busy doing other stuff and being out. This blog is, after all, only my hobby and contrary to popular belief, I do have a life.
But that’s what the news packs are for. Here’s what happened recently that, as of yet, hasn’t made it here.
- José Zúñiga has booked a guest spot on “Burn Notice”, per TVLine’s Kimberly Roots. He’ll be appearing in the sixth season’s eleventh episode as a “clever and sadistic” Panamanian drug lord who doesn’t shy away from torture to find out where his drug shipment ended up.
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.
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 Megan Masters, occasional “Bones” lab squintern Joel David Moore is ready to visit some “Men At Work”.
The actor, who recurred on “Bones” up until last year, and might do again next season, will be guest starring in the TBS comedy in an upcoming episode titled “Super Milo”. He will play Doug, an editor of Full Steam Magazine who gets involved in the guys’ kooky competition to hold a staff meeting only with lyrics of popular songs. “Men at Work” airs Thursdays at 10/9c PM on TBS.
And here’s more TV dish.
At least one of the Bravermans might find out soon that she loves Raymond.
Ray Romano (“Everbody Loves Raymond”) has joined the cast of NBC’s “Parenthood” for multiple episodes, TVLine’s Megan Masters reports. The actor will play a photographer who shows more than just porfesssional interest in Sarah (Lauren Graham) – a fact that of course doesn’t sit too well with Mark (returning Jason Ritter).
Romano debuts in the season four premiere, which is set for Tuesday, September 11 at 10/9c PM.
And on to other news.
And here, to cap the week of, the news pack with the latest happenings.
- Per TVLine’s Vlada Gelman, “Gilmore Girls” alum Chris Eigeman has joined the cast of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new ABC Family series “Bunheads”, where he will play Conor, the director of a play that Michelle (Sutton Foster) and Fanny (Kelly Bishop) attend.
The latest in terms of TV news, all neatly gathered in one place.
- TVLine’s Vlada Gelman reports that Margarita Levieva will be returning next season on ABC’s “Revenge”, reprising her role of faux-Amanda Clark, who turned up pregnant in last season’s finale. Levieva will be on hand for at least seven of the first 14 episodes.
DirecTV will launch the fifth and final season of “Damages” on July 11 at 9 PM ET/PT, and to whet our appetites, has released the key art for the new season, which seems to borrow a little bit from “American Horror Story”. Look to the right, and click for a bigger version.
This just in, per TVLine’s Megan Masters.
Jason Ritter will be returning to NBC’s “Parenthood”, when the show returns for its fourth season in the fall. He will reprise his role of teacher Mark Cyr, who was last seen proposing to Sarah (Lauren Graham). The question remains, for how many episodes will Ritter be back? It looks like his involvement with the new season will be on a recurring basis. “As far as I understand, they want to keep me around, and we’ll do as many episodes with me as we can all do,” Ritter told TVLine last week at the ATX Television Festival in Austin. For a bit more. hit the link above.
Ready for more? Here we go.
The first News Pack of the week is pretty filled up. So let’s delve right into it.
The News Pack for the weekend.
And we’re off to another one of those short-read, telegraph-style news packs you are now accustomed to, it’s been over a week already, since the feature was introduced.
At least for me, ABC’s upcoming fall drama “Last Resort” just got a whole lot more interesting.
Per TVLine’s Michael Ausiello, Robert Patrick, who plays the USS Colorado’s master chief Joseph Prosser, and was only a guest star in the pilot, has now been upgraded to a series regular.
In other news:
And here’s what else is new for today.
- NBC has announced that it has greenlighted “The Winner Is…”, another singing competition series from “The Voice” producer John De Mol. In the new format, talents from all ages, soloists and groups that include adults, kids, teens, seniors, families and professionals will compete for a prize of $1 Million in head-to-head duels. They will be judged by a panel of one celeb judge, who is yet to be cast, and, if on the verge of being voted out, have the option to quit and take a predetermined cash amount, or continue the game, with the risk of losing everything they gained. Except maybe some life lessons…
The news pack before the Memorial Day Weekend.
- TVLine’s Megan Masters reports that Ryan McPartlin (“Chuck”) has been added to the cast of “Touch”-based web series “Daybreak”. No details were given on his character in the series that centers on the Dodecahedron, the 12-sided shape that was recently introduced on “Touch”, and will figure into next week’s two-hour first season finale.
- Also form the same article, the Daytime Emmys have found a place to air. HLN will broadcast the ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, June 23, at 8/7c PM.
A few news bits from today.
- We already know for a while that Lindsay Lohan is playing the iconic Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s upcoming movie based on the movie star. But as of today, courtesy of Deadline, we also know who will play another, equally iconic character. Grant Bowler (“True Blood”, “Ugly Betty”) has been cast to play Richard Burton, the actor who was married twice to Taylor. His casting was finalized today after a reading with Lindsay Lohan. Production is set to begin on June 4, for an air date TBD.