Weeds

Nick Jonas being considered for Idol

Nick Jonas (one of the Jonas brothers) has confirmed on Twitter that he is being considered as a judge on American Idol. He said “it would be a dream come true if it happens.”

Familiar face heads back to The Office

David Denman, who played Pam’s (Jenna Fischer) fiance Roy is headed back to The Office for episode 2 of the 9th season of The Office (the American version). Whether or not he’ll try to win Pam back hasn’t been announced.  Continue reading »

HBO apologises for George Bush head

HBO has apologised for depicting George Bush’s head on a spike in the first season of Game of Thrones. “In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologise if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.”

Breaking Bad actor linked to new pilot

Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul has been attached in a new Cold War spy drama pilot called The Missionary. It is understood Paul will take the lead role. Continue reading »

Tovey quits Being Human

Russell Tovey has announced he is leaving the British supernatural series Being Human. The actor announced via Twitter that he will no longer be playing the role of werewolf George Sands on the show.

Twilight actress joins Pan Am

Twilight actress Ashley Greene has been added to the cast of new drama series Pan Am. Greene will appear in three episodes of the aviation series.

Ramsay appears on The Simpsons

Gordon Ramsay has made his guest appearance on The Simpsons in an episode that also features other celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali.

Actress joins True Blood

My Name Is Earl actress Dale Dickey has signed up for a recurring role on True Blood to play the mother of one of the characters.

Weeds renewed

Weeds has been renewed for an eighth season by its American network, Showtime. 13 new episodes of the comedy/drama will go into production in 2012.

Weeds close to renewal

Weeds is said to be close to receiving an eighth season renewal by the Showtime network. It was previously believed that the seventh season would be the last for the comedy-drama.

J.J. Abrams series picked up

The new J.J. Abrams-written drama series Person of Interest has been given a full season order by CBS in the US. The series follows a billionaire who develops a programme with the ability to identify people connected to future violent crimes.

Reality shows limited in China

Reality shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians may be banned in China in a move to take back “control over cultural industries that are fuelling more independent viewpoints”. The country is planning on limiting reality TV shows and light entertainment shows on satellite TV, staring from next year.

Glee actor returning

Part-time Glee actor Jonathan Groff will return to the series in its current third season, reprising his role of Jesse St. James.

Weeds seventh season could be the last

Weeds executive producer Roberto Benabib has said that the show’s upcoming seventh season is being planned as a potential final season. Benabib stated that the conclusion will provide “closure”, after hinting that the series may not be renewed for season eight.

Spader in talks over Office role

James Spader is said to be in talks over a role on The Office, replacing Kathy Bates’ character Jo Bennett. Spader guest starred on the finale of the latest season as a job applicant.

Sorkin and Krasinski team up for mini-series

Writer and director Aaron Sorkin and The Office actor John Krasinski will team up for a new mini-series centring on the infamous Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. The project will be based on the book Life At The Marmont which follows the stories of people who have frequented the hotel over the years.

MTV not recasting Jersey Shore

MTV has shot down rumours Jersey Shore will be recast after its fifth season, stating that the network is happy with its current line-up.

Beavis and Butthead returning?

Beavis and Butthead may be returning to the screen soon in the future with news the show’s creator Mike Judge is working on a 30-episode run of the cartoon. The series is said to still hold its “original ghetto-tech aesthetic” but feature modern music vids in order to provide better fodder for mocking.

Jaws star cast in Weeds

Richard Dreyfuss, star of 1970’s blockbuster Jaws, will guest star on Weeds in the upcoming sixth season. Weeds producers have announced the veteran actor will feature in at least four episodes of the drama series.

Skeet Ulrich joins Law & Order spin-off

Actor Skeet Ulrich has been cast in the upcoming legal spin-off Law & Order: Los Angeles as an ex-marine character called Rex Winters. Ulrich previously guest starred on fellow spin-off CSI: NY in a three-episode arc.

Seacrest developing dance series 

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is working in tandem with E! in developing a new dance show for the entertainment network. Few details are known at this stage but the show will revolve around choreographers and dancers in Los Angeles and will feature Lady Gaga’s choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson.

Valderrama signs Fox deal

Former That 70s Show actor Wilmer Valderrama has signed an exclusive deal with 20th Century Fox which will see the actor star and executive produce at least one show for the studio.

Neighbours actress lands US role

A former Neighbours actress has landed a role in new American sitcom Outsourced. Pippa Black, who played Elle Robinson on the Aussie soap, will join the show as a character who has been recast.

Baldwin to depart 30 Rock next year

30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin has said he will leave the comedy series when his contract expires next year. The actor announced he will move on in order to live a “normal life” outside of acting.

Lost actor joins Law & Order

Former Lost actor Henry Ian Cusick will make an appearance on crime procedural Law & Order: SVU, with the actor signing on for a multi-episode arc. Cusick, who played Desmond Hume on Lost, will feature in at least two episodes.

No Glee movies yet

Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed there will not be any Glee movies in the foreseeable future. With rumours circling the show regarding a big screen debut with news that the cast members have movie clauses in their contracts, Murphy has come out saying that no plans are being made.

New Top Gear featuring less “tomfoolery”

James May has said the upcoming season of Top Gear will have less “tomfoolery”. He says audiences will see a subtle change in the way the show presents itself as the cast and the BBC don’t want to dumb down the show too much.

Glee co-creator honoured

Glee co-creator Ian Brennan is to receive the award for Comedy Writer of the Year at the upcoming Just For Laughs Festival. Aziz Ansari will pick up the Breakout Comedy Star award at the Montreal ceremony as well.

NCIS signs McGee

NCIS has locked in its final series regular after prolonged contract discussions, with Sean Murray inking a new deal. The actor who plays Timothy McGee will be present for the eighth season of the drama with all other series regulars signing deals in the past few months for the upcoming season.

Morissette to return to Weeds

A familiar face will appear on Weeds next season with Alanis Morissette returning to the drama for two episodes. The singer will reprise her role as a doctor on the show.

North Korea broadcast first live match

In a first for North Korea, their state broadcaster aired the country’s 0-7 loss to Portugal in the FIFA World Cup which is believed to be the first Korean away game broadcast live on state television. The commentator ended the broadcast with a simple statement: “The Portuguese won the game and now have four points, we are ending our live broadcast now.”

Damon planning 30 Rock return

Matt Damon is reportedly planning a return to the set of 30 Rock in the future after making an appearance in the recent season finale in the US. The actor played a character called Carol, the man of Liz’s (Tina Fey) dreams.

Wednesday 2nd June 10.05pm            

Drama

All About Mom

Tonight on Weeds Celia is still panicked about the detective, but when Doug visits she realises they were trying to scare her. After knocking him out and tying him up, Celia and Doug assemble a team to start dealing.

10:05pm Wednesday, May 26 on Prime

Cesar and Nancy try to get Esteban released from jail only to find out that he’s already been released, and Andy asks Nancy for the engagement ring Judah gave her because he wants to propose to Audra.

Wednesday 19th May 10.00pm

Drama

Ducks And Tigers

Esteban’s daughter Adelita visits and is not very receptive to Nancy on tonight’s episode of Weeds. Celia contemplates a lesbian relationship with Raylene, which infuriates Isabel, and Audra agrees to another date with Andy.