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‘The Strain’ Adds Regina King, ‘Friday Night Lights’ Movie Dies And More!


“Southland” actress Regina King has been cast to star in FX’s new series “The Strain.” King will play an accomplished manager of a philandering rockstar (Jack Kesy) in a recurring role. [Deadline]

“Friday Night Live” movie is not happening. [TVLine]

MTV cancels “Teen Mom 3.” [Huffington Post]

ABC cuts “Scandal” season 3 episodes from 22 to 18 in wake of Kerry Washington’s pregnancy announcement.

More “Scandal” news. “Major Crimes” vet Jon Tenney will star as Melie’s potential love interest, Andrew on the ABC drama series. [Huffington Post]

Adult Swim renews “The Eric Andre Show” for a third season.

‘Scandal’ Casts Khandi Alexander, ‘Treme’ Season 4 Trailer Released And More!

“Treme” star, Khandi Alexander has been cast in the recurring role of Maya Lewis, the late mother of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) on ABC’s “Scandal.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

History network to remake the “Roots.” [Variety]

“Lilyhammer” eight-episode second season debuts Friday, Dec. 13 on Netflix.

Hulu renews “Quick Draw” for season 2.

Damon Wayans Jr., who plays Coach on “New Girl” has been upped as a special guest star for the rest of the season. [EW]

Lifetime cancels  Jennifer Love Hewitt starring series “The Client List.”

Watch “Treme” final season trailer below.

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.

‘Saturday Night Live:’ Kerry Washington to Host

KERRY WASHINGTONIt’s handled! Kerry Washington is heading to Studio 8H.

The “Scandal” actress will make her “Saturday Night Live” debut on Nov. 2, with six-time musical guest Eminem, NBC announced Wednesday.

Preceding the Gladiator’s debut, Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton will make his first appearance as “SNL” host on October 26, accompanied by musical guest Janelle Monáe.

Rihanna, Bruno, & Justin Bieber to Perform At Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Kerry Washington & Alicia Keys Among Black Girls Rock Honorees And More!

Get ready for a hot night in December. Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Justin Bieber are schedule to perform later on this year at “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” CBS announced earlier last week.

Rihanna will perform two songs off her upcoming seventh album, including her recent released single, “Diamonds.”

Christina Applegate, Bruno Mars To Host ‘SNL’

Performers will be joined on stage by Victoria’s Secret Angels Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, and Lindsay Ellingson.

“Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” airs December 4, 10/9c on CBS.

  • Julia Roberts is coming to the small screen, sort of. The veteran actress is executive producing a half hour comedy, “The Shrew,” for ABC.”  The comedy only references Williams Shakespeare’s  The Taming of the Shrew in name alone, is about an horrible boss, whose employees try to reign her in.  [THR]
  • “Scandal” star and actress Kerry Washington, singers Alicia Keys and Dionne Warwick, Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters and writer Susan L. Taylor will be honored later on this month at this year’s ‘Black Girls Rock” awards ceremony. Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Brandy, and Indie Arie are scheduled to perform during the event. The awards show will air on November 4 on BET, with Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King co-hosting. [BET]
  • “House of Cards” first 13-episode season has a premiere date. The series from director David Fincher (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Social Network”), will be available for instant viewing starting Feb. 1, 2013, Netflix announced earlier this week. “House of Cards” is a political drama, based on a BBC miniseries of the same title.
  • Lindsay Lohan’s Elizabeth Taylor biopic for Lifetime, “Liz & Dick,” will premiere on Sunday, November 25, at 9 p.m. ET.
  • MTV announced this week, that  “MTV Movie Awards” will air live Sunday, April 14, 2013.
  • “106 & Park”revealed the new hosts of the urban series which are: Bow Wow, Ms. Mykie, Paigion and Shorty Da Prince. The hosts began hosting Monday.
  • “American Horror Story: Asylum” premieres Wed., Oct. 17 on FX. Peep the new released trailer below.

That’s all for this week folks!

‘Scandal’ Season 2 Scoop: Who is Quinn Perkins? Is There a Baby on Board? and More

ABC’s freshman series ‘Scandal‘ left fans with a cliff-hanger: who is Quinn Perkins? Showrunner, Shonda Rhimes says the next season of 13 episodes will answer that question and more. Here are some information to tie you over till Sept. 27 when “Scandal” season 2 premieres.

  • Shonda Rhimes promises fans will find out who Quinn Perkins is in the first episode of the second season, and “why is Quinn Perkins who she is and what happened to make her that way.” There will be flashbacks that explains Quinn’s history, Katie Lowes told THR.

Henry Ian Cusick exists ‘Scandal,’ Joshua Malina & Bellamy Young Promoted.

  • Tony Goldwyn (President Fitzgerald Grant) assured EW, that he is still in love with Olivia even though he was blindsided by Mellie’s plan to resolve the sex scandal. “Fitz is totally heartbroken and, I think, betrayed, …when you’re in love with somebody in the way he’s in love with Olivia, you can never get rid of that…. That magnetic pull will certainly bring them together in some way — and I don’t know how yet.”
  • Goldwyn also informed EW, that fans will see a stronger leader in Fitz. Grant has become “a soldier for the job. He has acknowledged to himself that he’s here for a higher purpose and his personal happiness and his personal relationships are irrelevant. He hardens himself and puts all of his focus on serving the people and being the best president he can be.”
  • Huck (Guillermo Diaz) ‘s past will also be explored in flashbacks. Diaz told THR, his past will “just blow people’s minds.”
  • Fans will find out more about FLOTUS in the season premiere. Bellamy Young told THR, “Mellie [her character] wants to be president down the road, she wants eight years with Fitz, four years off then she wants to run.”

‘Scandal’ Scoop: Bellamy Young Becomes a Series Regular.

  • Will there be a baby in season 2? No word yet on that end, given the lie Mellie told the press, in order to save Fitz’s presidency. Goldwyn mentioned to EW,“the impending child is an issue. I literally can’t say anything, but it’s a factor on the show. It’s a point of contention.”

ABC’s “Scandal” returns Thurs., Sept 27 on at 10/9c.

The 64th Primetime Emmy Nominees Are…

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences revealed its nominees for this years’ Primetime Emmy Awards, with the help of Jimmy Kimmel and “Scandal” star, Kerry Washington.

Leading with 17 nods are FX’s “American Horror Story,” and AMC’s “Mad Men,” followed closely by PBS’ “Downtown Abbey” and “History’s Hatfields & McCoys” with 16 nods.

Meanwhile newcomer “Girls” picked a Emmy nominations in Best Comedy Series category, while Lena Dunham, the series creator earned a nod for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Best Writing For a Comedy Series.

64th Annual Emmy Awards, airs on Sun., Sept. 23 on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel as the host.

Here are the nominees of the 64th Emmy Awards:

Best comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock

Best drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

Lead actress in drama

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Lead actor in a drama
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Best competition reality show
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice
Top Chef

Lead actress in a comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Lead actor in a comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best supporting actress, comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actor, comedy

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actress, drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Best supporting actor, drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men 

Best miniseries or movie
Game Change
American Horror Story
Hatfield & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Best variety series
The Colbert Report 
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher 
Saturday Night Live 

Best animated program
American Dad
Bob’s Burgers
The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole
The Simpsons

Best non-competition reality program
Antiques Roadshow
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?

Best reality show host
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Best guest actress in a comedy
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Best guest actor in a comedy
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Best guest actress in a drama
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry’s Law
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash

Best guest actor in a drama series
Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Dickie Bennett, Justified
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Best lead actress in a miniseries or movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)

Best lead actor in a miniseries or movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia

Best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight (Masterpiece)

Best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Best writing for a comedy
Chris McKenna, Community
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Louie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation

Best writing for a drama
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, Howard Gordon, Homeland
Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

For the full list of nominees visit Emmys.tv.

Weekly TV News: The Kardashians, “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” and More

The eldest daughter played by Alexandra Krosney on “Last Man Standing” has been bumped down/let go for “creative reasons,” according to [TVLine]

Bryan Cranston will host the Television Critics Association Awards TVGuide announced. The non-televised award show will take place on Saturday, July 28 in Los Angeles.

Nick Offerman and Kerry Washington will announce the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations on Thursday, July 19 at 8:40/7:40c a.m. The Emmys will air live Sunday, Sept. 23 on ABC. [TVLine]

Nicole Scherzinger will join the judges on the U.K. edition of “The X Factor.” The former Pussycat Doll along with Paula Abdul and Steve Jones, the host were axed from the U.S. edition of the singing competition. The axed U.S. judges have been replaced by Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. [CNN]

Oprah sits down with the Kardashian clan on Sunday. “Oprah’s Next Chapter” featuring the Kardashians airs Sun., June 17 at 8  ET on OWN. Watch the promo below:

Summer premieres continues this week. Find out which series premiere/debut this week by checking out the list below:

  • “Falling Skies” (Season 2 premiere: Sun., June 17, 9 p.m. ET on TNT)
  • “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” (Series Premiere) The Vh1 “Love & Hip Hop”  spin-off follows six women of hip hop. The 10 episode series premieres Mon., June 18 at 8/7c p.m. Check out the poster & watch the supertrailer below:

  • “Glass House” (Series Premiere) ABC famous “Glass House premieres Mon., June 18, 10 ET on ABC.
  • “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” (Series Premiere: Tues., June 19 on Lifetime) The reality show  ‘Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp‘ follows Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin as she raise her son Tripp on her own. The 10 episode series airs Tues., June 19 at 10/9c on Lifetime.
  • “Baby Daddy” (Series premiere: Wed., June 20, 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC Family) This sitcom follows Ben, who finds a baby on his doorstep left by an ex and instantly becomes a new dad. Ben decides to raise the child with help from his mom, brother, best friend and gal pal. Watch the promo below:
  • “Inside Men” (Series premiere: Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on BBC America)
  • “Futurama” (Season 7 premiere: Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central)
  • “The Soul Man” (Series premiere: Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on TV Land) In this “Hot In Cleveland” spinoff, R&B singer Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (Cedric “The Entertainer”) leaves the glitz and glamour of being a superstar in Vegas to a Reverend in his father’s church, with his reluctant wife Lolli (Niecy Nash) and family.
  • “The Exes” (Season 2 premiere : Wed., June 20, 10:30 p.m. ET on TV Land) What’s in store for Holly (Kristen Johnston) and the gang?
  • “Snooki & JWoww” (series premiere: Thurs., June 21, 10 p.m. ET on MTV) In this “Jersey Shore” spin-off, a pregnant & engaged Snooki move in with JWoww.



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‘Scandal’ Scoop: Bellamy Young Becomes a Series Regular

Scandal Bellamy Young

Get ready for more abortion-spun tales Scandal fans.

According to TV Guide, Bellamy Young who plays Scandal‘s First Lady Mellie Grant has been promoted to a series regular for the second season of ABC’s hit series, “Scandal.”

Related: Henry Ian Cusick exists ‘Scandal,’ Joshua Malina & Bellamy Young Promoted.

During the first season, Young portrayed FLOTUS Mellie Grant, the wife of President Fitzgerald Thomas Grant, (Tony Goldwyn) who is in love with Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington).

This news comes days after Joshua Malina who recurred in Season 1 as the U.S. Attorney David Rosen, was promoted to series regular for the second season of “Scandal.”

‘Scandal,’ A New Series By Shonda Rhimes.

From the creator and executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” comes Scandal, a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. The upcoming series stars: Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene and Tony Goldwyn as Fitzgerald Grant, President of the United States. Scandal is an upcoming drama series premiering this mid-season on ABC.

The show follows Olivia Pope has she protects and defends the public images of the nation’s elites and keeps their secrets out of the media. Olivia is a former communications director of the President; Olivia left the White House to open her own crisis management firm, Olivia Pope and Associates. Olivia hopes to start a new chapter in her life, she discovers she cannot rid herself of her past.

Scandal (TV show) Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Columbus Short, Jeff Perry, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Kerry Washington and Henry Ian Cusick (from left)

Olivia Pope’s dysfunctional staff includes: Stephen Finch (Henry Ian Cusick), a womanizer who is trying to settle down and have a family; Harrison Wright (Columbus Short), an efficient litigator; Huck (Guillermo Diaz), an extremely hacker with a CIA past; Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield), is the firm’s investigator; and Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes), the new addition of the firm.

Scandal is one of the anticipated drama series of the season. Check out the trailer below, Yay or Nay ?

Click here for the first ten minutes of “Scandal.”

Will you watch Scandal?

Scandal premieres  Thursday, April 5 at 10/9 EST on ABC.