Afternoon briefing

Eric Dane is leaving Grey’s Anatomy

Eric Dane (who plays Mark Sloan) will appear in a handful of episodes in season nine, so that his character’s story can be wrapped up, but he will be leaving Grey’s Anatomy after that. Dane said in a statement: “I am extremely grateful to everyone at ‘Grey’s,’ ABC and Shondaland for the experience and memories I have had over the course of this run. It has been wonderful to work alongside and learn from a creative force such as Shonda Rhimes.”

Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss will return for season six

For those of you who have been worried that Elisabeth Moss (who plays Peggy) might not be returning to Mad Men, after her character left Stirling Cooper Draper Pryce last season, breathe a sigh of relief, because Matt Weiner, creator of Mad Men, has confirmed that she will be back for season six. Weiner said, “I can’t say how much, in what capacity or what [her story] is going to be, but she has not left the show.”

Jenna Dewan joins cast of American Horror Story

Step Up star Jenna Dewan – and wife of Channing Tatum – has joined the cast of American Horror Story as Adam Levine’s character’s love interest.

Fringe production at a standstill

The fifth and final season of Fringe has been at a standstill for nine days, due to John Noble (who plays Walter) being treated for a sleep disorder. Production is expected to resume in early August.

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