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‘Army Wives’ Books Torrey DeVitto, Ashanti, As Series Regulars, ’30 Rock’ Series Finale Air date Announced And More

Army Wives Adds 3 New Faces

“Army Wives” is adding three new faces to the base. Torrey DeVitto , Ashanti, and Elle McLemore have been cast as series regulars on the drama series.

According to Deadline.com, “Vampire Diaries” star Torrey DeVitto will play Maggie Hall, a sexy and smart Ex-Army Airborne, who is married to a Staff Sergeant with a teen daughter.

R&B singer Ashanti joins the series as Latasha Durant, a sexy, fun mother of three, while McLemone has been tapped to portray Holly Gordon, a lonely and homesick newly wed.

Production of the upcoming season is set to begin in mid-December.

TV news you might have missed…

  • “Merlin” has been cancelled after five seasons. [Deadline]
  • The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
  • New drama series “Do No Harm” which stars Steven Pasquale is set to premiere on Thursday, January 31 at 10 p.m. ET, following Tina Fey’s “30 Rock” hour series finale.  Meanwhile, “Rock Center” moves to Fridays at 10 p.m. ET, beginning Feb. 8.
  • CBS has ordered 13 episodes of Stephen King’s “Under The Dome.”
  • Martin Short is hosting the Christmas episode (Dec. 15)of “Saturday Night Live,” featuring musical guest Paul McCartney.
  • MTV reality series “Buckwild” will air back-to-back episodes beginning January 3 at 10 p.m. ET.
  • “Scrubs” alum and “Exes” actor Donald Faison will host TBS’ new hidden camera series “Who Gets The Last Laugh?”, which debuts spring 2013.
  • FX has ordered 13 additional episodes of “BrandX With Russell Brand” and “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell.”
  • Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” has been renewed third season of 13-episode.
  • Bravo has ordered a second season of “RHOA” star Kim Biermann’s “Don’t Be Tardy…” The cable network has also picked up two new series: “Married to Medicine,” which follows a group of female doctors, and “Taking Atlanta,” which centers on on young go-getters in the Atlanta.
  • BET new comedies: “Real Husbands Of Hollywood” and “Second Generation Wayans,” are scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10 pm and 10:30 pm.
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FX Renews ‘Louie,’ Orders More Russell Brand, & Martin Sheen to Join ‘Anger Management’

Emmy nominated Best Writing comedy series, “Louie” has been renewed for a fourth season.

FX’s entertainment president, John Landgraf announced the news earlier today at the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills. Last Thursday, the comedy series was nominated for three Emmys: best writing, best director and lead actor in a comedy series, Landgraf said at TCA,  “we were obviously disappointed when show was not nominated for best comedy series.”

The series was renewed for a fourth season of 13 episodes.

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Russell Brand’s “Brand X’ received an order of seven more episodes that will air this fall, but the show will undergo some creative changes.

Although “Wilfred” has not been renewed, Landgraf told critics he expects the comedy to be around for “many years.”

Landgraf also expects “Justified” to remain on the network for “at least six seasons.”

Martin Sheen is set to appear on “Anger Management’ season finale as Charlie Goodson’s dad. The actor will be bumped up to a series regular if the series gets an order of 90 episodes. However, the decision won’t be made until the first season has been aired. But the renewal seems “very likely.”

Landgraf informed reporters at the TCA press tour, “What the entry of Martin Sheen’s character will do is it will give an extra dimension to the show and make it a multi-generational family show. The show will still deal with his relationship with his patients and the women in his life, but will also [expand to focus on his family].”