New Girl

The Newsroom star joins New Girl cast
Olivia Munn, who plays Sloan Sabbith on The Newsroom, will guest star in a multi-episode role on the upcoming season of New Girl. She will play Nick’s new girlfriend, Angie.

Piers Morgan bans Kelsey Grammer from his show
Piers Morgan, who hosts his own show, Piers Morgan Tonight, on CNN, has announced that he has banned Kelsey Grammer from appearing on his show in the future. Continue reading »

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New Girl

8:00pm – Tuesday, October 2 on FOUR

Returning for a brand new season only days after the U.S. premiere, FOUR’s hit comedy, New Girl enters its second season with a one-hour episode on Tuesday, October 2nd at 8pm on FOUR.

This week’s New Girl return will see fan favourite, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) still reeling from the broken penis he sustained at the end of last season. But it’s what’s about to happen to Jess (Zooey Deschanel) that’s going to shake things up – according to series creator, Liz Meriwether, this season will see Jess getting fired. “She’s having to restart her life and figure out who she is and what she wants to do,” Meriwethe explains.

This in turn, will give way to lots of job experimentation and lots of spare time. “Its fun to write this new side of her that’s a little unhinged,” Meriwethe says. Make sure not to miss all this when New Girl returns to our screens on Tuesday, October 2 nd at 8pm on FOUR.

Game of Thrones wins at Creative Emmys

Game of Thrones was the big winners at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, picking up six titles including ‘Best Visual Effects’, ‘Best Costumes’ and ‘Best Make Up’.

Combs to guest on sitcom

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been confirmed to be making a guest appearance in the upcoming season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The rapper and actor’s last comedic role was in the 2010 film Get Him to the Greek. Continue reading »

New American Idol judges officially announced

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban have officially been announced as the final new American Idol judges. They will join Mariah Carey, who was previously confirmed as a judge, and Randy Jackson, who, despite much speculation that he’d been put in a different role, is returning as a judge too.

Bates Motel TV series casts Norman

A&E’s new TV series Bates Motel, which acts as a prequel to the movie Psycho, has cast the part of Norman Bates. Continue reading »

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New Girl

8:00pm – Tuesday, August 28 on FOUR

This week’s New Girl Thanksgiving-themed episode introduces Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks, He’s Just Not That into You) as a recurring love interest for Zooey Deschanel’s Jess. New Girl screens on Tuesday, August 28 th at 8pm on FOUR. The instalment, titled “Thanksgiving”, marks the first appearance of Justin Long, who plays Paul, “the male Zooey Deschanel”, in a three-episode arc of the hit series.

“As soon as he walks in the door, Nick, says, ‘Oh my God there’s two of them’, which I think sort of describes his character,” New Girl creator Liz Meriwether explains. “He’s sort of the male version of Jess, and they just immediately sort of hit it off.”

They more than sort of hit it off. Paul is the first romance for Jess since the series opener, which saw her walking in on her boyfriend of six years with another woman.

But the real obstacle for the two isn’t Jess’ baggage, it’s her roommates. And Paul’s appearance at their Thanksgiving dinner finds them less protective than annoyed.

“I think they’re excited for her to be in a relationship but a little worried that he’s going to be around all the time,” says Meriwether. “Ultimately they’re pretty supportive of it. I think one line we cut out was like, ‘Maybe he’ll tire her out,’ or something.”

Make sure not to miss Justin Long when he guest stars in New Girl, screening on Tuesday, August 28 th at 8pm on FOUR.

Keri Russell to star in new Cold War drama series

American network FX is making a spy series about the Cold War, called The Americans. It will star Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich. It will be about the marriage of KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington DC during Ronals Reagan’s presidency.

America’s Next Top Model former contestant joins New Girl cast

America’s Next Top model cycle 4 finalist Keenyah Hill will guest star on New Girl as Alisha, a professional basketball player who drops by to visit her brother, Winston, when her team passes through town.  Continue reading »

Spartacus exec developing new series

Spartacus exec Steven S DeKnight is developing a new series for the Starz network in the US. The network president said: “Steven DeKnight has an overall deal with Starz, and he just returned from Hawaii where he shot a proof of concept piece. It’s not a pilot. It’s just a scene or two for a show that he’s developed, that we are very high on.”

Posey to guest in New Girl

Actress Parker Posey will make a guest appearance in the second season of New Girl. Posey has recently appeared in the likes of The Good Wife and The Big C. Continue reading »

Good news for Mad Men fans

According to the Hollywood Reporter, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss are in negotiations for two-year contracts that would take them through to the end of Mad Men season 7. American network AMC has only renewed Mad Men for Season 6, but Creator Matt Weiner said recently: “There will be a Season 7. “Jon Hamm is signed on for it, I’m signed on for it … I think Season 7 has already been internationally sold … It’s going to happen.”

New Girl season two info revealed

The second season of New Girl will see Cece (played by Hannah Simone) get a new boyfriend (played by Nelson Franklin), and Winston’s tough-as-nails mum (played by Anna Maria Horsford) will come to town – and she won’t be able to stand Schmidt.  Continue reading »

It’s official: Mariah is a new judge on Idol

After weeks of speculation, Fox TV’s entertainment president Kevin Reilly has confirmed that Mariah Carey will be a judge on the next season of American Idol. He did not reveal who the other judges will be.

Two new actors join Glee

Season four of Glee will have two more new faces: Dean Geyer (Terra Nova) and Jacob Artist (Melissa and Joey). Continue reading »

8:00pm – Tuesday, July 17 on FOUR

New Girl comes to an emotional end when Nick (Jake Johnson) makes a decision regarding his future in the season one season finale, screening on Tuesday, July 17 th at 8pm on FOUR. The episode, titled “See ya”, sees Nick putting all of his stock in his relationship with ex-girlfriend, Caroline (Mary Elizabeth Ellis).

“I don’t think she knows she’s the worst,” Jake Johnson says of Caroline, Nick’s kryptonite. “A big part of Nick really has it together and is really smart, but she brings out the worst in him. Everything about Nick that’s bad works with Caroline.”

“The reason nobody else wants him with her is because together, they’re the worst – the hard thing is that Mary Elizabeth is the best,” Johnson adds.

So where does all this leave Jess (Zooey Deschanel)?

“People always come up randomly and want to have discussions on why I haven’t kissed her yet,” the actor continues. “They’re like, ‘Dude, how come you haven’t made a move?’ And I’m like, ‘Dude, it’s not reality, it’s a TV show. And I don’t have the power to make decisions.'”

But with the series’ conclusion, Johnson hints that “something” will happen on the Jess/Nick romance front. “I can’t say much, but she and I are alone in the desert and things happen with the evolution of that relationship,” he says.

Make sure not to miss this when New Girl concludes its first season on Tuesday, July 17 th at 8pm on FOUR.