Hugh Laurie will soon return to the small screen — and in the process, he'll get to showcase his well-honed comedy chops.
After dealing in the dramatic (with a side of snark) for eight seasons on House, the actor will appear on the upcoming fourth season of HBO's Veep, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Simon Baker, Amy Poehler, Mandy Patinkin
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Do you have anything on The Mentalist's premiere episode you can share? — Shena, via Twitter
After their big kiss at the end of last season, Lisbon and Jane are fully immersed in their honeymoon period when the season begins. But when they're called back to work to investigate the murder of an undercover FBI agent, they have to figure out how (or if) to break the news of their relationship to their colleagues. Lisbon, for one, wants to keep the romance under wraps — which Jane is willing go along with. Or at least he is until Lisbon's ex Pike comes back in the picture.
How will Leslie and Ben be different when Parks and Recreation returns? — Eddie
Other than the obvious — aka being parents to three kids — and the ridiculous — "We're just inventing stupid 2017 technology," Amy Poehler jokes — viewers should keep their eyes peeled for small, Easter egg-like nods to things that have changed....
The future is now at HBO.
The network announced Monday that it has ordered the impressive drama Westworld to series. Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," Westworld is an adaptation of the 1973 film of the same name about a futuristic amusement park. It was written and directed by Michael Crichton.
Although some viewers may be sad to see HBO's The Newsroom go with an abbreviated third and final season, at least one cast member is fine with it.
Robert Michael Morris
He Plays: Mickey Deane, personal hairdresser and trusty confidant to has-been actress Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) on the HBO comedy The Comeback. "Mickey isn't just a great friend to Valerie," Robert Michael Morris says. "He's much more like a mother — and he has the patience of a saint." Make that a Saint Bernard. "We should all have a pal who is as unconditionally loyal," he adds. "Fans always say, 'Valerie is so mean to Mickey!' but he doesn't see it that way. He would walk through fire for her."
Mourning the end of True Blood, fangbangers? Maybe this will help.
The True Blood complete series DVD and Blu-ray set is available Tuesday, and we have a sneak peek at the bonus features...
Laurie Metcalf, Niecy Nash, Alex Borstein
HBO's Getting On is the best show on TV you're not watching.
Adapted from the British series of the same name by Big Love co-creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, the comedy stars Laurie Metcalf(Roseanne), Alex Borstein (MadTV, Family Guy) and Niecy Nash (Reno 911) as members of the medical staff at a geriatric extended care ward of fictitious Southern California hospital — a place where senior citizens go to die and the people who work there aren't sure what they're living for.
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Sure, that doesn't sound like a recipe for gut-busting laughter, which may be why HBO debuted the six-episode first season at the end of 2013 with little to no fanfare. "They didn't tell anyone that it was on!" Borstein tells TVGuide.com....
Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston
Given the anticipatory hype that preceded the 2012 debut of HBO's The Newsroom, it would have been hard to predict that the Aaron Sorkindrama would end the way it is — with a truncated third and final season that begins Sunday.
After two up-and-down years — the first season was met with decidedly harsh reviews, while the second was received more warmly despite some persisting flaws —and a very tidy Season 2 finale, it seemed Sorkin might be ready to just move on to something else. But after negotiating with HBO and bringing The Office's Paul Lieberstein on board, Sorkin & Co. decided they weren't quite finished...
Lena Dunham, Adam Driver
The trailer for Girls' upcoming fourth season is here and it seems, despite moving to Iowa, nothing has really changed for Hannah (Lena Dunham).
Jonathan Groff, Lena Dunham
Mark your calendars, Girls and Looking fans. You can get the new year underway with new episodes of the HBO series.