‘Bates Motel’ Renewed, Bravo Cancels ‘Kathy’ And More!

A&E picks up “Bates Motel” for a second season. [EW]

Kathy Griffin’s talk show “Kathy,”  has been cancelled by Bravo after two seasons. [TVLine]

“Arrested Development’s” fifth season is set to air on May 26 on Netflix. [TVLine]

HBO picks up “Game of Thrones” for a fourth season. [EW]

BET renews “The Game” for a seventh season, which is expected to premiere in early 2014.

Conan O’Brien’s talk show has been renewed through 2015 by TBS. [TVLine]

Take a look at CBS’ upcoming series “Under the Dome.”

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‘Arrested Development’ Premiere Date Announced, ‘Days of Our Lives Renewed, And More

Netflix’s “Arrested Development” premiere date has been announced…well sort of. The comedy series is set to debut its fourth season in May, Netflix announced during the Television Critics Association. [EW]

More soap opera drama is coming your way; “Days of our Lives” has been renewed through Sept. 2014. [EW]

E! has ordered six more episodes of Whitney Cummings’ weekly talk show “Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings.” [TV Guide]

Meredith Vieira is stepping down as host of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” after 11 seasons. Vieira will however, remain as the host through May. [Yahoo]

Conan O’Brien will tape a week of “Conan” at The Tabernacle concert hall, in Atlanta from April 1-4. [TV Guide]

The first hour of “Smash” two-hour second season premiere will debut online (Hulu, Nbc, Amazon) and on-air in American Airlines flights. [HUFF POST TV]

‘The Killing’ Actor Checks Into ‘Bates Motel’ And More Casting News

 

A&E “Bates Motel” books “The Killing” actor Richard Harmon.

The Canadian-born actor has been cast in a love triangle with Norman Bates. Harmon will play Richard Slymore, in a recurring role. TVLine reports, Slymore is described as a “cool, intelligent and artsy” student at the high school Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) attends in after he and his mother move to town.

Nestor Carbonell And Mike Vogel Join ‘Bates Motel And More Casting News

“The Secret Circle” vet joins Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz, Keegan Connor Tracy and Olivia Cooke.

In other casting news…

Neve Campbell has booked a two-episode arc in Seattle Grace. The “Party of Five” alum will play one of McDreamy’s sisters. [TVLine] 

Christie Brinkley has landed a gig on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” as Jerry’s beautiful wife. [EW]

“Parks and Recreation” and “House of Lies” star Ben Schwartz has been booked to appear on “Arrested Development.” [TVLine]

“The Cape” alum Keith David is schedule to guest star on an episode of the upcoming “Touch.” David will play Dutch, an old friend of Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) and also an ex-Navy Seal. [TVLine]

‘Smash’ Adds Jesse L. Martin And More Casting News

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“Rent” alum, Jesse L. Martin is joining “Smash”‘s upcoming season.

The “Law and Order” vet has been cast to play Scott Welker in a recurring role. Welker is an artistic director at a theater company and a potential love interest to Julia, who is played by Debra Messing, THR reports.

Jesse L. Martin joins Jennifer HudsonSean HayesJeremy JordanKrysta Rodriguez, and Sheryl Lee Ralph on the second season of NBC’s musical drama.

“Smash” returns midseason on NBC.

In other casting news…

“Everwood” alum, Tom Amandes will guest star on ABC’s hit drama “Scandal.” Amande will play Governor Reston on the drama’s upcoming season. [THR]

Trisha Rae Stahl is set to recur on Fox’s drama “Glee.” The actress was seen last night during the fourth season premiere as Marley Rose’s mother. [THR]

Annie Potts has been tapped to play Justin Krik’s mother Virginia on “Animal Practice.” Potts’ character is described as “snobbish, racist, and [totally] self absorbed” lady. [TVLine]

Isla Fisher and Terry Crews have joined “Arrested Development” fourth season.has added two new actors to Season 4. Details about their characters are being kept under lock and key. [Zap2it]

Isaiah Mustafa will guest star in “Nikita.” Mustafa is set to play Cyrus, one of the Dirty Thirty ex-Division agents the titular spy and her team. [TV Guide]

Jeffrey Nordling (24) has joined The CW’s new drama “Arrow” as Helena Bertinelli’s Huntress father. [Examiner]

Grace Gummer-Merly Streep’s daughter has joined ABC’s midseason new series “Zero Hour” in a recurring role as FBI Agent Paige Willis. [EW]

’30 Rock’ Cast Byran Cranston and Catherine O’Hara And More Casting News

“Breaking Bad” star, Bryan Cranston and movie veteran Catherine O’Hara will be visiting the Plaza.

TV Guide reports the duo will appear in the last season of “30 Rock.” O’Hara is set to play Kenneth Parcell’s mom, while Cranston will play Ron, her “friend.”

’30 Rock’ Scoop: Is Liz Going to be a Mother?

“30 Rock” returns Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8/7c on NBC.

More casting news…

Gloria Votsis (White Collar) will guest-star on the CBS drama ‘Person of Interest’ as Maxine Angelis, a hotshot reporter who will appear in episode 5 of the forthcoming season. [TVLine]

“White Collar” star Willie Garson will guest star as Sarah Chalke’s uncle on ABC’s new comedy “How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).” Meanwhile, Reid Scott “My Boys” alum will also guest in the comedy series as Chalke’s former classmate who is now a hot doctor. [EW]

Henry Winkler and Judy Greer will return to “Arrested Development” for the series’ fourth season. Winkler will reprise his role as Barry Zuckerkorn, while Greer also tweeted she will return as Kitty Sanchez. [HUFF POST]

Angelique Cabral will recur in ABC’s “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23″ as June’s fox-y new co-worker and nemesis. [TVLine]

TV Weekly News: Micheal J. Fox Returns to NBC, ABC Family Picks Up Jennifer Lopez’s New Series And More.

Last week’s TV news you might have missed…

Micheal J. Fox is returning to NBC after three decades.

The TV veteran will star in an untitled new series where Fox is a husband and father of three dealing with family, career, and challenges (including Parkinson). The new series is loosely based on the “Family Ties” alum’s life.

NBC has ordered 22 episodes of the new series.

  • The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
  • VH1 has renewed Single Ladies for a third season, which will debut late 2013.
  • Utah’s station KSL-TV will not air Ryan Murphy new comedy series “The New Normal.” The series follows a gay couple who tries to have a baby via a surrogate. [EW]
  • P!nk, Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys will be featured in the 17th season of “VH1 Storytellers.” The new season bows out this November. [VH1]
  • Good news “Arrested Development” fans! “Arrested Development” which will be aired on Netflix is set to debut next spring. Additionally, the fourth season is schedule to debut more than ten episodes. [EW]
  • “The Killing” may not be dead after all.  The series which was cancelled by AMC network last month may be picked up by Netflix or DirecTV for a third season. [TVLine]
  • ABC Family has picked up a new series called “The Fosters” -a working title -from executive producer Jennifer Lopez. The drama series is about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Will you watch this series? [ABC Family]
  • Syfy is working on remaking a UK sci-fi series “Blake’s 7.” The series followed renegades and criminals who escape from a prison planet and became heroes. [EW]
  • Jon Glaser has joined “Parks and Recreation” season 5 as a town councilman and Leslie’s nemesis. [TVLine]
  • “Glee” showrunner, Ryan Murphy tweeted the key arts of the upcoming season of the musical dramedy. Take a look at the posters below.
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