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‘Revenge’ Taps Oliver Martinez, ‘Bunheads’ Actor Joins ‘True Blood’ Final Season And More!

Oliver Martinez has been tapped to portray Margaux’s father, Pascal LeMarchal on “Revenge.” LeMarchal is described as media magnate, who has a competitive professional history with Conrad, and a romantic past with Victoria. [Deadline]

Louis C.K. hosting SNL

“Louie” season 4 will premiere in May 2014.

Showtime renews “Web Therapy” for a forth season of ten episodes.

Nathan Parsons will join “True Blood” for its upcoming season this summer. The “Bunheads” actor will replace Luke Grimes, who played James, Jessica’s love interest. [TV Guide]

FX will debut its limited series, “Fargo” on April 15.

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Showtime Renews ‘Inside Comedy,’ ‘Revolution’ Adds Bret Michaels And More!

Showtime has renewed “Inside Comedy” for a third season, which will debut on Sunday, Feb. 2, with guest stars Jimmy Fallon, Zach Galifianakis, Jonah Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bette Midler and Dick Van Dyke.

Louis C.K. hosting SNL

Louis C.K., the star of “Louie” has signed  an overall deal with FX Productions, which the comedian will develop and exec-produce pilots for both FX and FXX, with an option to write or direct the projects. [Variety]

Bret Michaels will play a post-apocalyptic version of himself on “Revolution.” [EW]

“Sleepy Hollow” books Victor Garber as Ichabod Crane’s father. [TVLine]

“The Walking Dead” is set to return Feb., 9 on AMC.

“The Real World: Ex–Plosion” doesn’t premiere until Jan. 15 on MTV. Watch the explosive trailer here.

Check out “Shameless” rebellious season 4 poster here.  [TVLine]

Louis C.K. to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Louis C.K. hosting SNL

Comedian Louis C.K. has been booked to host “Saturday Night Live.”

The Emmy-winning “Louie” actor will host the comedy series on Nov. 3, with musical guest Fun.

‘Louie’ Season 4 to Premiere in 2014

This will mark Louis’ “SNL” debut.

‘Louie’ Season 4 to Premiere in 2014

“Louie” will return in the Spring of 2014. Louis C.K., Emmy winner, writer, producer, director, editor and actor of “Louie” said the comedy series will be taking a hiatus.

Louis requested the break between the third and fourth seasons to ensure the show’s quality continues to live up to its standards, he said in a conference call Tuesday.

“The last three seasons have been this surge of fun and work and stories and it’s been great, but I want the show to keep getting better,” Louis C.K. said in a conference call. “That’s my goal, and I don’t want it to be making the donuts, I want it to be something that comes from somewhere important and stays funny. It’s a luxury I asked for … Season 4 is my job right now, but I’m going to take a whole lot of time to turn it in.”

Louie also stated, that he thinks in trilogies and that the first three seasons completed one such trilogy. And so he wanted to take some time to set up the next trilogy.

“I want season four to go somewhere new, even if it’s only a slight shift.”

“My goal from the very beginning is not to force Louis to adapt his skills to a specific structure of story,” FX President John Landgraf said. “Why does it have to be one thing? Why can’t it be anything Louis wants it to be? Louis will do whatever he wants to do, and we’ll try to figure out from a channel standpoint how to support that.”

Emmys Winners: ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Homeland’ Win Big At The 64th Emmys Awards

Showtime’s “Homeland” and ABC’s Modern Family” lucked out this year at the Emmys.

“Modern Family” won four Emmys: best comedy, supporting actor (Eric Stonesstreet), supporting actress (Julie Bowen) and best directing in a comedy series. Elsewhere, Louie C.K., “Louie” won his first Emmy of the tonight for best writing in a comedy series.

Jon Cryer surprisingly nabbed the best actor in a comedy series while, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won best actress in a comedy series for HBO’s freshman “Veep.”

Meanwhile in drama-land, “Homeland” won and  “Mad Men” lost. Damian Lewis and Claire Danes took home the big honors tonight winning lead actor and actress in a drama series. The series “Homeland” which sophomore’s season premieres Sun., Sept. 30 also won the outstanding writing in drama series and best drama series.

“Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul tearfully scored an Emmy in supporting actor category, while Maggie Smith “Downton Abbey” actress won supporting actress in a drama series.

Although”American Horror Story” received 17 nominations,the miniseries won an Emmy- supporting actress, Jessica Lange. “Hatfields & McCoys” and HBO’s “Game Change” cleaned the miniseries or movie category with two and four Emmys respectively.

The 64th Emmy Awards which was broadcasted live by ABC from Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, was hosted by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.

And the winners were:

  • Outstanding supporting actor in comedy series: Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
  • Outstanding writing in a comedy series: Louie C.K., “Louie”
  • Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series: Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
  • Guest Actress in a comedy series: Kathy Bates, “Two and a Half Men”
  • Guest Actor in a comedy series: Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Outstanding director in a comedy series: Steve Levitan, “Modern Family”
  • Lead Actor in a comedy series: Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”
  • Lead Actress in a comedy series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
  • Outstanding comedy series: “Modern Family”
  • Outstanding reality-competitive program: “The Amazing Race”
  • Outstanding reality host: Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars”
  • Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
  • Outstanding writing in a drama series: “Homeland”
  • Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
  • Guest Actress in a drama series Martha Plimpton, “The Good Wife”
  • Guest Actor in a drama series: Jeremy Davies, “Justified”
  • Outstanding director in a drama series: Timothy Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Lead actor in a drama series: Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
  • Lead actress in a drama series: Claire Danes, “Homeland”
  • Outstanding drama series: “Homeland”
  • Outstanding writing in a variety, music or comedy series: Louie C.K., “Louie C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater”
  • Outstanding directing in a variety special: Glenn Weiss
  • Outstanding variety series: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
  • Outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or a movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
  • Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a movie: Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Outstanding writing in a miniseries or a movie: Danny Strong, “Game Change”
  • Outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or a movie: Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
  • Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Outstanding directing in a miniseries, special or a movie: Jay Roach, “Game Change”
  • Outstanding miniseries or movie: “Game Change”
  • Outstanding reality program “Undercover Boss”
  • Casting in a drama series “Homeland”
  • Casting for a comedy Series “Girls”
  • Casting for a miniseries, movie or a special “Game Change”

Tell us: did your favorite actor/actress or series get snubbed? Or are you happy with the winners?

TCA Awards: ‘Homeland,’ ‘Louie’ Win Big at TCA Awards

Last night Showtime’s ‘Homeland” and FX’s “Louie” won big at the Television Critics Awards.

“Louie” which was renewed for a fourth season yesterday, won the best comedy and Louis C.K. won the individual achievement in comedy. While Showtime’s freshman drama, “Homeland” took home the outstanding new program, and Claire Danes picked up the individual achievement in drama.

FX Renews ‘Louie,’ Orders More Russell Brand, & Martin Sheen to Join ‘Anger Management’.

Meanwhile, “Cheers” picked up the Heritage Award and “Game of Thrones” took home the program of the year.

Here is the list of winners:

Individual Achievement in Drama: Claire Danes (“Homeland,” Showtime)

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K. (“Louie,” FX)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: “60 Minutes” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: “Switched at Birth” (ABC Family)

Outstanding New Program: “Homeland” (Showtime)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: “Masterpiece: Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama: “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: “Louie” (FX)

Career Achievement Award: David Letterman

Heritage Award: “Cheers”

Program of the Year: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

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].”