Morning Briefing

Arnett confirmed to return to 30 Rock

Will Arnett has been confirmed to return to 30 Rock for a second stint as Devon Parks after last appearing in the show’s first season. The actor earned three Emmy nominations for his previous guest stints on the comedy series.

Mann lands Modern Family role

Actress Leslie Mann has signed on for a guest role on Modern Family’s third season. Mann will play a love interest for one of the characters.

First new season show cancelled

The first series to be cancelled from the new US TV season is the controversial drama series The Playboy Club. The 1960s-set series was criticised by parents groups in the US and rated poorly after its first three episodes.

The Simpsons in danger

20th Century Fox Television has said that it cannot afford to continue producing The Simpsons under its current financial model. They released this statement today: “23 seasons in, The Simpsons is as creatively vibrant as ever and beloved by millions around the world. We believe this brilliant series can and should continue, but we cannot produce future seasons under its current financial model. We are hopeful that we can reach an agreement with the voice cast that allows The Simpsons to go on entertaining audiences with original episodes for many years to come.”

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