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Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris named Emmys host

Neil Patrick Harris has been named as the host of this year’s Emmy Awards. The How I Met Your Mother actor is also set to front this year’s Tony Awards for the third time.

Schwarzenegger developing bodybuilding drama

Arnold Schwarzenegger is developing a new TV drama, Pump, that focusses on the bodybuilding industry. The project will be set in 1970s California and feature the actor if it gets ordered to series.

Homeland promotes Letts

Homeland has promoted Tracy Letts to series regular for the third season. Letts was cast as Senator Andrew Lockhart earlier this month in what was only going to be a recurring role.

Sons of Anarchy adds Regan

Sons of Anarchy has added Beauty and the Beast actress Bridget Regan to its cast for a multi-episode arc in the sixth season.

John Goodman pilot picked up

New John Goodman pilot Alpha House has been picked up to series by Amazon. The online service released 14 free pilot episodes for different projects and commissioned five full series from them following customer feedback.

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