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Len Dunham Heads to ‘SNL’ as Host, ‘Entourage’ Movie Receives Release Date And More!

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Lena Dunham will host “Saturday Night Live” on March 8. NBC announced Tuesday, the “Girls” creator and star will mark her “SNL” debut alongside musical guest The National.

Comedy Central has renewed “Broad City” for a second season.

“Entourage” is heading to the theaters. Warner Bros. has set a release date for its “Entourage” movie of June 12, 2015.

HBO renews “Getting On,” which stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash for a second season of six episodes.

Sarah Ramos will reprise her role as Haddie, Adam and Kristina’s eldest daughter later on “Parenthood.”

Aww, we will miss Seth Meyers on “Saturday Night Live,” and so will his friends at “SNL.” ‘SNL’ writers and cast tapped a nice goodbye video for Seth Meyers. Watch below.

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‘Arrow’ Casts ‘Spartacus’ Alumna, FX Orders ‘The Strain’ And More

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FX picks up Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain.” [EW]

“Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes to pen memoir, set to be release in 2015. [Variety]

Hulu renews “Behind the Mask” for a second season.

Anderson Cooper renews his CNN contract through 2016. [The Hollywood Reporter]

“Spartacus” alumna Katrina Law has been cast as Nyssa al Ghul on “Arrow.” Ghul is described as a member of the League of Assassins who arrives in Starling City looking for fellow Assassin Sara Lance, The Black Canary. [TV Guide]

“Entourage” creator Doug Ellin announced Wednesday that production on the HBO comedy’s movie begins Jan. 16. “Getting pumped,” he shared via Instagram.

NBC Orders Tina Fey’s New Series ‘Tooken,’ ‘Cougar Town’ Season 5 Debut Revealed And More!

NBC picks Tina Fey’s news series “Tooken,” starring “The Office” alum Ellie Kemper. NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the series. [Huffington Post]

A spin-off of “How I Met Your Mother” is in the works. [Deadline]

Comedy Central renews “Brickleberry,” “Key & Peele” and “Drunk History.”  [EW]

The claws are out. Watch a sneak peek the new season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” by clicking here.

And the “Entourage” movie is happening! Cast and Crew tweet “It’s a go” after the movie deals have been finalized. [Inside Movies]

The fifth season of “Cougar Town” premieres on Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on TBS.

Mother Gladiator, Kerry Washington is hosting “Saturday Night Live” on  Sat., Nov. 2. The promo has been released, watch the clip below.

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Casts Ron Livingston And More Casting News

Ron Livingston Heads to Boardwalk Empire

Ron Livingston is heading to “Boardwalk Empire.”

According to Entertainment Weekly,  the “Sex and the City” actor has been cast as a series regular on the HBO series.

Livingston will be playing a wealthy businessman who comes to town and gets attention from Gillian Darmody (Gretchen Mol).

More casting news…

Melinda McGraw (“Mad Men”) will play the “smart and ambitious” wife of Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry) on “Scandal.” [TVLine]

“Entourage” alum Rhys Coiro has been tapped to play a bail jumper in the upcoming season of “Dexter.” [THR]

Susan Misner has been cast to play a vet in a multiple episode arc in “Nashville.” Misner’s character is also a love interest for Deacon (Charles Esten) . [TVLine]

Christine Ebersole will guest star as herself on an upcoming episode of “Smash.” [BroadwayWorld]

‘CSI: NY’ Alum Joins ‘Covert Affairs’ And More Casting News

Hill Harper joins covert affairs

“CSI: NY” star Hill Harper is heading to “Covert Affairs.”

The crime-procedural actor has been cast in the drama series as a series regular, according to The  Hollywood Reporter.

Harper will play an “ambitious, intelligent and slightly cocky,” CIA station chief in Latin America, who will be looking to make the transition from the CIA’s Latin America station back to Washington.

Harper’s character will try to enlist the help of Annie and Auggie to help him accomplish that goal.

According to TVLine, Harper will not continue with “CSI: NY” if the series get renewed for a Season 10.

“Covert Affairs” returns this summer.

More casting news…

Steven Weber is paying a visit to “Dallas.” Weber has been tapped to recur as Governor McConaughey, “an ambitious politico who conspires with Cliff Barnes and Harris Rylan” to bring down the Ewings. [TVLine]

Patton Oswalt is stopping by “Parks And Recreation” as Garth Blundin, a “strict constructionist.” [EW]

Cynthia Addai-Robinson, who currently stars on “Spartacus” has been cast to play Aja on “Vampire Diaries.” Aja is described as “a powerful witch, with a connection to Bonnie’s mother, who comes to Mystic Falls to help Bonnie control her magic” in the drama series. [TV Guide]

“Entourage” alum Constance Zimmer will play Taylor, “a press spokesperson for the Mitt Romney campaign” in “The Newsroom’s” second season. [Deadline]

TV Weekly News: Kanye West Leads BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations, Bravo Developing Five Scripted Series And More

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  • BET announced Wednesday the nominees of its 2012 Hip Hop Awards. Kanye West leads the nominations with 17 nods, while Rapper 2 Chainz scored 13 nods and Drake earned 11 nods, respectively. Mike Epps will host the award show, which airs Oct. 9. Visit BET for the full list of nominees.
  • A&E “The Glades” has been renewed for a fourth season.
  • “I’m Having Their Baby” and “Hollywood Exes” have also been renewed.
  • TV host, Ellen DeGeneres has sold an untitled sitcom to NBC. The series centers on an independent 32-year-old woman who, is listed as “single” while signing papers for a house, enters crisis mode and wonders if she’s made the right decision in being on her own. [THR]
  • Bravo is developing five new scripted series. “Heathers” is a modern-day update of the ’80s cult film; “The Apartment” -working title- is about two children who rent out their late mother’s love nest to those people involved in extramarital affairs; “The Darlings” -working title- follows an Upper East Side family who secrets are revealed due to a Ponzi scheme; “All American Girl” spans three time periods and centers on three women at the titular lifestyle magazine; and lastly, “Rita” which is based on a Danish series about an outspoken private teacher and mother. [Bravo]
  • “Occult” has been given a pilot order by A&E. The supernatural series follows a FBI agent after he returns to work from a breakdown he experienced while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Back on the force the agent is placed on a new occult-centric task force with a new partner. [EW]
  • “Entourage” fans, series creator Doug Ellin tells Deadline, he is almost finished writing the script of the movie, which picks up six months after the HBO series ended last year. “There are interesting developments about Ari as a studio head,” the showrunner reveals told Deadline.“But foremost is the friendship between the guys, who are still hanging out and going to fun parties, and it continues with the same characters.” [Deadline]

‘Girls’ and ‘Enlightened’ to Return in January

HBO took the stage yesterday at the TCA press tour, the paid cable network announced Emmy nominated best comedy “Girls” and “Enlightened” second season will air January 2013.

Both series will air a second season of 10 episodes in 2013. “Girls” stars Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Krike, centers on the lives of 20-something girls living and working in New York City. The series was nominated for 5 Emmys in the Outstanding Comedy series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series categories.

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“Enlightened” stars Laura Dern and Matt White, the show follows a woman (Laura Dern) who returns to her life as an executive at a global conglomerate after an embarrassing public meltdown.

Other highlights from HBO’s TCA conference:

  • Larry David will produce and star in a film directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad, Paul). It is not a “Curb Your Enthusiasm” movie. David will be busy with the movie for the time being so “Curb”will be on hold for a ninth season.  HBO co-president Richard Plepler said“It means whatever [for “Curb Your Enthusiasm”] Larry wants it to mean. He has essentially carte blanche. When he wants [“Curb”] to come back, we’ll be thrilled.”
  • What of “Entourage” movie? Well that might still happen. HBO co-president Lombardo told critics at TCA that creator Doug Ellin is writing the script. “We’d still have to make deals with the cast and figure out if this is something that makes sense or not.”

‘Game of Thrones’: Season 3 Premiere Date Revealed

  • As for “Game of Thrones” HBO executives stated, “as long as author [George R. R. Martin] keeps writing, we’ll keep producing.” “Treme,” however doesn’t share the same fate. The network is currently “having discussions” about whether there would be a fourth season.

‘Treme’ Season 3 Teaser.

  • Meanwhile, “True Blood” might be on air for a while. “The show’s obviously doing well,” Lombardo shared. “As long as it continues to be performing with the consumer, and more importantly exciting the storytellers, I think we’re there.”
  • Rory Kennedy’s documentary, “Ethel,” celebrates the life of the beloved Ethel Kennedy, airs Oct. 18. The paid cable network is also planning a Rolling Stones documentary featuring current and previous band members.
  • Cinemax unveiled a new original series called “Hunted” at TCA. The series is set to launch in Oct., take a look at the teaser below.