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‘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.

‘Black Sails’ Renewed, ‘Treme’ Final Season Premiere Announced And More!

Netflix to air documentaries and stand-up comedy specials. [Variety]

MTV to air an one-hour documentary that follows Miley Cyrus. [EW]

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” 13-episode ninth season resumes Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 10/9c, followed at 10:30 p.m. by “The League‘s” season 5 premiere.

AMC has greenlights “Halt & Catch Fire” and “Turn” to series. [Variety]

Check out CBS’ comedy series posters here.

Sorry “Boss'” fans. Starz says the movie is not happening. “Black Sails” renewed for a second season. [EW]

The final season of “Treme” will air on Dec. 1.

“Supernatural’s” spin-off in the works? [TVLine]

Watch Netflix’s “Mako Mermaids” trailer below. The series debuts July 26 on Netflix.

‘OUAT’ Enlists A Charmed One And More Casting News

Rose McGowan Joins OUAT

A Charmed one is joining “Once Upon A Time.”

According to Deadline, Rose McGowan has been booked to star as young Cora on the ABC drama series.

McGowan whose credits include “Law & Order: SVU” and “Nip/Tuck” will appear in an origin episode that will delve into the evil queen’s back-story.

“Once Upon A Time” returns on Sunday, Jan 6. at 8/7c.

More casting news…

Jason Schwartzman to guest star on “Parks and Recreation.” The “Bored to Death” alum will play Dennis Lerpiss, the owner of Pawnee’s only independent-movie video store. Dennis enlists Leslie to get Pawnee VideoDome designated as a historical landmark. [The Huffington Post]

Toni Trucks (“Made In Jersey”) will recur on the upcoming NBC drama series “Do No Harm” as Dr. Patricia Rivers. [TVLine]

“Treme” alum is heading to Michael J. Fox’s comedy. Wendell Pierce has been cast to play Fox’s character’s friend and former boss at a local TV station. [THR]

“Bones” adds a squint. “Frasier” alum Brian Klugman is joining the Jeffersonian as the newest intern, Oliver Wells, who has four degrees and isn’t at all intimidated by Brennan. [TVLine]

TV Weekly News: ABC’s Hurricane Sandy Benefit, ‘Luther’ Renewed, And More.

Last week’s TV news you might have missed

ABC has designated Monday, Nov. 5 as a “Day of Giving” to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The benefit debuts with “Good Morning America,” which will dedicate the 8 o’clock hour to raising money for relief efforts. The relief continues all day with segments on “Live With Kelly and Michael,” “The View,” “The Chew,” “Katie,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Nightline.”

More TV news…

  • BBC One has ordered a third season “Luther,” which stars Idris Elba.
  • Anderson Cooper’s talk show “Anderson” has been cancelled after two seasons. Will you miss the talk show? [The New York Times]
  • “Gossip Girl’s” two-hour series finale will air on Monday, December 17. xoxo [TVLine]

‘Fringe’: Series Finale Date Announced

  • Miss Universe will air live on Wed., Dec. 19 at 8/7c on NBC. The show will be hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen and E! News’ Giuliana Rancic.
  • Actress Jodie Foster will be honored with the Cecil B. Demille award at the 70th annual Golden Globes next year.
  • “Jerseylicious” has been renewed for a 14-episode fifth season.
  • “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune” have been renewed through 2016.
  • “Long Island Medium” will return for a fourth season in March 2013. [THR]
  • Taylor Swift will co-host “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!: Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” with LL Cool J (‘NCIS: Los Angeles”) The live broadcast is set to air on December 5 at 10/9c on CBS.
  • “Treme’s” fourth and final season will consist of five episodes, which are schedule to begin production on Nov. 5.

TV Weekly News: ‘Treme’ Renewed? The Obamas on ‘The View’ And More!

Kerwin II- This time they get an escort

Last week’s TV news you might have missed…

It was announced last night that, “Treme” which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO has be renewed for a fourth and final season according to series creators David Simon. The show creator reports the last season will be shorter, but the premiere date or the number of episodes ordered have not be revealed. [Nola]

The Obamas: President Barack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle, will make their first joint appearance on “The View” next Tuesday. Will you tune in? [Huff Post]

Regis Philbin is back on daytime TV with a monthly gig on Rachael Ray, titular show. “I’m just a guy showing up on her show once a month,” the former Live! host tells USA Today. “It’s fun to be back on TV when you don’t have to do it every day.”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy announced Wednesday, he will be leaving “Dancing With the Stars” after 15 seasons. Will you miss him? [Hollywood Life]

JoBeth Williams, who plays Addison’s mom on “Private Practice” has been cast to play the mother of Alyssa Milano and Jes Macallan’s characters in “Mistresses.” [TVLine]

Matthew Broderick has bee tapped to guest-star on the ABC comedy’s “Modern Family” as Phil’s neurotic new friend.

Anthony Michael Hall has booked a guest role in “Psych.” Hall will play Harris Trout, a well-dressed eccentric police consultant who is recruited by the mayor him to help make the SBPD run more efficiently. [TVLine]

The original “Teen Mom” cast will return to MTV for two specials. According to MTV, the specials will air:

“Teen Mom Farewell Special”
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV
Maci, Catelynn, Farrah, and Amber say goodbye with an emotional, final look back on their journeys. From their respective pregnancies to the moments Bentley, Carly, Sophia and Leah and Carly to their struggles thereafter, the “Farewell Special” will include “never-before-seen footage including their original casting tapes, behind-the-scenes secrets and dramatic updates direct from the moms on where they are now.”

“Teen Mom: Ask the Moms Special” 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. ET on MTV
During this half-hour special, Maci, Farrah, Amber and Catelynn will answer fan questions and discuss the series, their love lives, the realities of filming and more.

“Flashpoint”‘s last season premieres Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11/10c on ION Television. [TVLine]

Alex Karpovsky, who plays Ray on “Girls,” will guest star on “Law & Order: SVU”‘s 300th episode, which airs Oct. 24. [TVLine]

Amanda Tapping has been cast to recur as Naomi, who is described as a “cool and mysterious, part of a new group of angels we’ve never seen before” in “Supernatural”s forthcoming season. Additionally, Mike Farrell, “M*A*S*H” alum has been tapped to guest star as Fred Jones in 8th episode of the season. [TVLine]

Anastasia Griffith who recurred on “Once Upon A Time” has booked a guest star role on Cinemax’s “Banshee.” Griffith will play a prison psychiatrist who treats Lucas, he main character of the new series. [TVLine]

“Tosh.O’ has been renewed for a fifth season of 30 episodes by Comedy Central. [EW]

FX has renewed its late-night series “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” for a second season which debuts October 11 at 11:30 pm.

“Love & Hip Hop”‘s spinoff Chrissy & Mr. Jones premieres tomorrow on VH1 at 9:30/8:30c. Watch the promo below.

That’s all for this week folks! 

‘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.

The 64th Primetime Emmy Nominees Are….

“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.

Weekly TV News: ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Treme’ Premiere Date Revealed & More

TV news you might have missed:

Syfy has renewed its reality competition series “Total Blackout” for a 16-episode second season, the first eight of which are slated to air Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 9 pm.

Related: ‘Big Brother’ Season 14 Cast Revealed.

According to EW, A&E picked up “Bates Motel,” a series inspired by Psycho. Get more details about the series here: EW.

The recently crowned “X Factor” judge, Demi Lovato will host this year’s Teen Choice Awards, EW reports. The awards air live Sun., July 22 on FOX.

Related: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 5 Teaser

HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and “Treme” season 3 premiere dates were announced earlier today. “Boardwalk Empire” is set to premiere, Sunday, Sept. 16 at 9/8c, while “Treme’s” third season is set to debut Sunday, Sept. 23, at 10/9c.

Related: ‘Eastbound & Down’ To Return For a Fourth Season

The Summer premieres continues. Check out the list below:

  • “The Closer,” (Season 7 Premiere Mon., July 9, 9 p.m. ET on TNT)
  • “Perception,” (Series premiere Mon., July 9, 10 p.m. ET on TNT)
  • “Opening Act,” (Series Premiere Mon., July 9, 10 p.m. ET on E!)
  • “Trust Us With Your Life,” (Series Premiere Tues., July 10, 9 p.m. ET on ABC)
  • “White Collar,” (Season 4 premiere Tues., July 10 at 9 p.m. ET on USA)


  • “Covert Affairs” (Season 3 Premiere Tues., July 10 at 10 p.m. ET on USA)


  • “Final Witness,” (Series Premiere Tues., July 10, 10 p.m. ET on ABC)
  • “Damages,” (Season 5 Premiere Wed., July 11, 10 p.m. ET on DirecTV)


  • “Beverly Hills Nannies,” (Series Premiere Wed., July 11, 9 p.m. ET on ABC Family)
  • “Big Brother,” (Season 14 Premiere Thurs., July 12, 9 p.m. ET on CBS) Meet the cast of “Big Brother” Season 14.
  • “Polyamory: Married & Dating,” (Series Premiere, Thurs., 11 p.m. ET on Showtime)
  • “The Real L Word,” (Season 3 premiere Thurs., July 12, 10 p.m. ET on Showtime)
  • “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” (Season 2 premiere Fri., July 13, 9 p.m. ET on TBS)