Anna Faris is heading to the small screen.
The actress has been cast in CBS' Mom, a new half-hour comedy pilot from Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Faris will play a newly sober single mom who tries get her life together in Napa Valley.
The Mentalist's Samaire Armstrong recently welcomed her first child, a baby boy.
"Thank you sooo much for all the love!! Will post pictures after a little rest." Armstrong wrote on her Facebook page Sunday. "We're all doing wonderfully. It was an...
Never say never: ABC is once again developing a sitcom that would be based on pop superstar Justin Bieber's life. The single-camera comedy was first set up at the network last year, but it's been revived and is still under consideration for next season.
A new doctor is coming to Seattle Grace!
Constance Zimmer has landed a recurring role on Grey's Anatomy, TVGuide.com has learned.
Adam Goldberg is checking into Animal Practice.
Goldberg will play a version of himself on the NBC comedy, as the star of a fictional legal drama to which Angela (Betsy Sodaro) and monkey physician Dr. Rizzo are addicted, TVLine reports.
Carla Gugino has landed a multi-episode arc on New Girl, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, the Political Animals star will play...
Malcolm McDowell is heading to Greendale.
The veteran actor will guest-star on Community, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Ex-Community showrunner Dan Harmon: "I would have fired me too"
McDowell will play...
Mark Cuban has landed a guest starring role on Necessary Roughness, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The Dallas Mavericks owner will appear late in the USA drama's second season. Cuban will play a potential buyer of the New York Hawks, but acquiring the team is only a front for his real motives.
You can thank the premature death of Luck for the quick renewals — and returns of Girls and Enlightened. (Both will return in January 2013.) "When we made the decision to pull the plug on Luck while they were in production on the second season, we did not have a backup plan," Michael Lombardo, HBO's president of programming, told reporters at Television Critics Association fall TV previews on Wednesday. "We have new shows coming up next year, but we did not have anything ready for that period." Both series will air their 10-episode second seasons with originals running through March.
HBO also came loaded with plenty of other announcements, including a film starring Larry David, a Rolling Stones documentary and the future of True Blood and Game of Thrones. Check it out:
The decision to place American Horror Story in the movie and miniseries categories paid off for the show — probably better than anyone expected. The anthology series received a whopping 17 nominations, tied with Mad Men for the most this year.
American Horror Story could have gone into the drama field — but the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences ruled earlier this year that it was eligible to be classified as a miniseries. (PBS' Prime Suspect is a previous example of a show that competed in the miniseries category.)
"The rules of the academy are pretty clear," says TV academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum. "If a show qualifies in more than one category that producer is entitled to choose which category they want to submit. The American Horror Story example is unique. The way the show is designed, it's a very close-ended series this year. Our academy was convinced that this belonged in the miniseries category and voted accordingly." That decision hasn't sat well with some movie and miniseries producers ("I feel the academy made a very poor decision," Hatfields & McCoys executive producer Leslie Greif told TV Guide Magazine last month.)
But the debate over how to classify TV shows that defy categorization — witness the debate over whether Desperate Housewives is a comedy — is an ongoing one at the TV Academy. "It's an evolving industry," says Rosenblum, who notes that the organization is still figuring out how to deal with the growth of programs produced for digital platforms.
Here are several more trivia nuggets and curiosities that have emerged out of this year's Emmy nominations: