Arrested Development

Lena Dunham announces Girls season two launch date
Lena Dunham has tweeted the official launch date for Girls season two in the States: January 13. Hopefully New Zealand won’t be too far behind.

Dave Navarro joins Sons of Anarchy cast
Musician Dave Navarro (from the band Jane’s Addiction) will guest-star on Sons Of Anarchy. His character will be a Biz Lats gang member who is tied to Nero Padilla (Jimmy Smits).

Parks And Recreation star joins Arrested Development  Continue reading »

Emmy Awards presenters announced

The 2012 Emmy Awards organisers have announced who will be presenting awards on 23 September (24 September, NZ time): Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais, Ginnifer Goodwin, Mindy Kaling, Jim Parsons and Amy Poehler have the honours. As previously announced, Jimmy Kimmel will be the host.

Mae Whitman returning to Arrested Development

Mae Whitman, who played George Michael’s (Michael Cera) girlfriend Ann on Arrested Development, will make an appearance on upcoming fourth season. Continue reading »

Alec Baldwin wants a spot on Portlandia

Alec Baldwin has told Portlandia star Fred Armisen he would like to guest-star on the quirky comedy. Baldwin joked he could play the part of a meat salesman.

SNL adds three new cast members

With the departure of Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott on Saturday Night Live, some big shoes were left to fill. Producers have now chosen the three people to replace them: Aidy Bryant (a stage performer), Tim Robinson (who also has a part on a new CBS comedy called Friend Me) and Cecily Strong (a sketch veteran). Continue reading »

Arrested Development extended

Arrested Development’s forthcoming season has been expanded to 13 episodes according to actor David Cross, who plays Tobias. The run was initially planned to be 10 episodes.

No end in sight for Family Guy

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has said that there is currently no end in sight for the cartoon. It’s not coming to an end, not yet,” he told BBC Breakfast. “There are more [seasons] to come. Right now there’s no end in sight. It’s got another four or five years of life left. When people start getting sick of it we’ll shut it down.” Continue reading »

Mad Men actor joins Arrested Development

Mad Men actor John Slattery is set to join Arrested Development for its news 10-episode run. Slattery is best known for playing the role of Roger Sterling on Mad Men.

Elliot leaving SNL

Actress Abby Elliot is reported to be leaving Saturday Night Live after four seasons. She has been cast in a new comedy pilot. Continue reading »

The highly-anticipated Arrested Development return season begins filming today.

Deadline is reporting that the entire original cast of the comedy series – Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat and Tony Hale – will return to take part in the 10-episode run, which is being produced for Netflix.

Each episode in the season will focus on a different member of the Bluth family, although other characters will continue to feature. Continue reading »

Depp to cameo on Family Guy

Johnny Depp will make a cameo appearance in Family Guy, voicing his character Edward Scissorhands.

Arrested Development to film in four weeks

Filming on the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development will begin in four weeks’ time, it has been confirmed. Continue reading »

The Arrested Development reunion has gathered momentum this week thanks to an appearance by the show’s creator Mitch Hurwitz and several cast members at an event in Las Vegas.

Hurwitz was joined onstage by Will Arnett, David Cross, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter at the National Association of Broadcasters convention where he outlined the plan for the series revival.

It was confirmed that all ten episodes of the new fourth season will premiere on Netflix on a single day sometime next year.
Production on the new episodes is scheduled to begin midway through this year.

Hurwitz said his original plan was to make the revival like an anthology, with each of the ten episodes telling a story about a specific character.

“That is now kind of evolving into becoming more like the old show again,” Hurwitz said.
The reason for the change of plan is to take advantage of the fact all of the new episode will premiere at the same time, rather than as a traditional season over several months.

“There’s going to be some mystery sprinkled throughout this [but] instead of watching one a week and try to get ahead of it, the hope is [fans] will watch them all together and then go back and look for clues and connections,” Hurwitz said.

“We’d also like to use the technology to provide additional material, where you might be able to access another part of the story.”
No mention was made of a movie to follow the new season, although strong rumours have been circulating that this will be the case.

Hurwitz did however say that he would be open to more seasons in the future.

“We would love this to be the first of many visits,” he said.


Arrested Development shooting in next few months

Arrested Development actor Will Arnett has confirmed that the reunion miniseries and film will shoot midway through this year. “We’re about to start making the Arrested Development miniseries and then right into the movie this summer,” he said.

Game of Thrones renewed

Game of Thrones has been renewed for a third season by HBO in the US. HBO president Michael Lombardo said: “We are thrilled by all the viewer and media support we’ve received for the series, and can’t wait to see what [series creators] Dan Weiss and David Benioff have in store for next season.” Continue reading »

Game of Thrones trailer

A new Game of Thrones season two trailer has been released by HBO in the US.

Arrested Development enters pre-production

The new season of Arrested Development has entered pre-production. Executive producer Dean Lorey posted on his blog: “The original cast is back. There are offices and parking spaces. We’re shooting this year. I wish I could give more specifics but, for the moment, even the schedule is being kept under wraps.”

New pilots ordered

The ABC network has ordered pilots for two new projects called Americana and Nashville. The first centres on the life of a fashion designer while the latter is focussed on two musicians about to hit the big time.

MacLaine joines Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey has added actress Shirley MacLaine to the cast for its third season. The actress will play the American mother of one of the characters.

Assange to appear on Simpsons

Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange will make a guest appearance on The Simpsons. Assange will play himself on the 500th episode of the cartoon.