Gervais to guest on The Office
Ricky Gervais has been confirmed to make a minor appearance on the US version of The Office this season. The creator of the UK original has filmed a very small part in the series, with showrunner Paul Lieberstein saying: “It’s little more than if you blink, you’ll miss it.”
Returning Amazing Race teams announced
The cast for the latest season of The Amazing Race has been announced, with the teams made up of contestants who have failed to win the $1m in the past. Dubbed The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, the series will play out as usual with the teams travelling through five continents and 23 cities in order to take home the prize money.
Heroes actor joins Alcatraz
Heroes actor Santiago Cabrera has joined the new J.J. Abrams series Alcatraz alongside the likes of Sam Neill, Jorge Garcia, Sarah Jones and Jonny Coyne. Cabrera will play the fiancé of Jones’ police officer character who aids the FBI in tracking down the escaped prisoners.
House execs confident of eighth season
House execs are confident that US network Fox will renew the medical drama for an eighth season this year. With audience numbers still up for the series, its producers are not worried about getting the axe.