Afternoon briefing

Treme to get 4th season
Treme series creator David Simon has said the 3rd season of Treme will not be its last – the show will have a shortened 4th season to wrap up the story and the series.

Matthew Broderick to guest star on Modern Family
Matthew Broderick will appear on season four of Modern Family. He will play Phil’s (Ty Burrell) neurotic new friend.

Army Wives renewed for another season
Army Wives has been picked up for a seventh season, which will be 13 episodes long. According to, Kim Delaney will not be returning to the show, however.

E! Channel vetoes Khloe Kardashian’s hopes of hosting The X Factor
The E! Channel is reportedly not willing to lose a Kardashian from its network. Khloe has been in the running to host Fox’s The X Factor, but E! has vetoed her plans. Watch this space, as no doubt Manager Kris will have something to say about that.

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