Gervais on Curb

Comedian Ricky Gervais has reportedly signed on to appear in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The Office creator will play as himself in the episode with further details kept under wraps. The next season of the series is set for next year.

Underbelly lawsuit

The woman who took legal action over the portrayal of her in Underbelly: The Golden Mile is now suing the network and production company for defamation. The ex-NSW policewoman is claiming the character of Wendy (Jessica Tovey) is based on her and that her relationship with club kingpin John Ibrahim was never sexual as it is portrayed in the crime drama series.

Breaking Bad renewed

Breaking Bad has been renewed for a fourth season after its third proved extremely popular. The show was in limbo due to budgeting issues between its American network and studio but the pair have reached an agreeable sum to allow the show to continue for at least one more season.

New MTV Twitter series

MTV are launching a new reality show that will embrace the online medium Twitter in a way never seen before. The network is looking for a TJ or Twitter Jockey in a new series which will pit eighteen hopefuls against one another for popularity in the online community. Sounds enthralling.

Union joins Army Wives spin-off

Flashforward’s Garbrielle Union has landed a new role in the Army Wives spin-off series set for release later this year. Union, who played Demitri’s fiancé Zoey in Flashforward, will take the role of a detective in the spinoff which will begin with an “embedded pilot” in the original series.

SJP fronts new reality series

Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker is featuring in a new reality show in the US which is seeking the next great artist. The show, entitled Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, follows the typical reality format as seen on the likes of MasterChef and Next Top Model but is interested in the pure artistic skills of the contestants.

Housewives musical?

Desperate Housewives actress Dan Delany has pitched an idea for a musical adaptation of the hit series to creator Marc Cherry. Delany, who plays Katherine, said she pitched the idea some time ago but Cherry wasn’t interested until Glee came along.

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