‘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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‘Arrow’ Adds ‘Torchwood’ Star And More Casting News

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Captain Jack is joining CW’s new series “Arrow.”

EW reports, John Barrowman has been cast in a recurring role for the comic book based drama. The “Torchwood” star will play a mysterious, wealthy, well-dressed man, who is “an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.”

“Arrow” is set to debut Wednesday, Oct. 10 on The CW.

In other casting news…

H. Jon Benjamin (Family Guy) will guest-star in “Suburgatory.” Benjamin will play Tabitha, Dallas’ life coach.  [TVLine]

Kathryn Erbe will reprise her “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” role on the upcoming season of “Law & Order: SVU” as a detective working for a joint City/Federal Homeland Security Task Force who crosses paths with the SVU squad.

John Slattery has been tapped to join “Arrested Development.” Information about his character is scare but the “Mad Men” star will appear in multiple episodes of the comedy series. [TVLine]

“GCB” star Miriam Shor will recur as a reporter on “The Good Wife.” It seems the “GCB” star will be replacing fellow “GCB” star Kristin Chenoweth on ‘The Good Wife.’  [TVLine]

“Saturday Night Live” vet Rachel Dratch will reunite with former castmate Maya Rudolph on season 2 of “Up All Night.” Dratch will play a superfan of Ava’s (Rudolph’s character) talk show. [THR]

Ayelet Zurer (Angels & Demons) will guest star on the upcoming season of “Touch.” Zurer will portray Rosemary Mathis, a gifted architect who had special talents from an early age. [TVLine]

Lucy Lawless (Spartacus) has been cast in a multi-episode arc on “Parks and Recreation.” Lawless will play a single mom and a love interest for Ron (Nick Offerman). [TVLine]

Weekly TV News: ‘Spartacus’ Creator Creating a New Series, ‘Arrested Development’ is Alive and More

TV news you might have missed…

‘Spartacus’ creator Steven S. DeKnight is developing a science-fiction drama called “Incursion” for Starz. “Babylon 5″ creator J. Michael Straczynski is also developing a show called “Vlad Dracula” for Starz. [Huffpost]

Related: ‘Spartacus': War of the Damned Teaser.

A “Breaking Bad” spin-off? Creator Vince Gilligan says he would love to see a Saul Goodman spin-off, would you? [EW]

“Arrested Development” season 4 is in the works. Executive producer Ron Howard tweeted “Arrested Development for Netflix. IT’S ALIVE.” The series was saved by Netflix for a fourth season of 10 episodes. The episodes are set to release sometime in 2013 on Netflix.

According to Huffpost, Lifetime has picked a reality series called “Prom Queens.” The show will “document the great social, financial and emotional lengths some girls go each spring by following the teens as they extensively strategize and campaign among fellow students to win votes and achieve their dream.” The reality series premieres Tues., Aug. 14 at 10/9c p.m. on Lifetime.

TVLine reports “Psych” will air a two-hour musical with original music. The “Psych” musical episode is expected to air towards the end of Season 7 at a different time than the show’s usual time slot.

In other TV news, Summer premieres continues this week, find out which series premieres this week by checking out the list below.

  • “Leverage” (Season 5 premiere Sun., July 15, 8 p.m. ET on TNT)
  • “Political Animals” (Series premiere Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on USA) This freshman series takes a look at politics and corruption This drama series stars Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn, Adrian Pasdar and James Wolk. Take a look at the trailer below.
  • Breaking Bad” (Season 5 premiere Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on AMC) The final season of “Breaking Bad” will be split in two, with the first half airing starting tonight, and the second half in 2013. The season picks up right where season 4 left off. Check out the trailer below.
  • “Small Town Security” (Series premiere Sun., July 15, 11 p.m. ET on AMC) This new reality series follows a family-owned private security company in rural Georgia.
  • “Sullivan & Son” (Series premiere Thurs., July 19, 10 p.m. ET on TBS) From executive producer Vince Vaughn, comes this new sitcom about Steve (Steve Byrne), a guy who takes over his family’s bar.
  • “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” ( Series Premiere Thursday, July 19, 9 p.m. ET) A web series from Jerry Seinfeld about comedians getting coffee.