Fall TV Preview

TVLine Items: SNL Goes Gaga, New Dallas Adds Two More Vets, and Other TV News to Know

First Justin Timberlake, now Lady Gaga?! ‘Tis true, the pop phenom will serve as musical guest when the Social Network star hosts the Saturday Night Live season finale on May 21. A show source confirms the pitch-perfect pairing to TVLine, which was first reported by the New York Post’s PopWrap.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• TNT’s Dallas reboot is starting to look more and more like the original series, now that Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing) and Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs) are on board, says TV Guide Magazine. They will join fellow Dallas alums Patrick Duffy, Larry Hagman, and Linda Gray in the series’ pilot episode.

• FX’s summer premiere dates are finally here, so jot these babies down: Wilfred (starring Elijah Wood) makes its debut Thursday, June 23 at 10/9c; Louie‘s second season premieres Thursday, June 23 at 10:30; and the final season of Rescue Me begins Tuesday, July 12 at 10 pm.

• Call it the Rob Thomas Curse: Your brilliant TV show is axed long before its time, the fan base (somewhat) grows posthumously, and all of a sudden you’re talking about bringing the canceled series to the big screen. It’s been going on with Veronica Mars for years, and now it’s Party Down‘s turn. “People are finding out about [the Starz series] now,” star Lizzy Caplan told the Huffington Post, “which is great, because I think it will have legs and hopefully become more of a cult thing, which will encourage us to make a lovely feature film.” Of course, she also tacked on the “nothing is set in stone” line, but noted that “it’s something we all really want to do.”

Khloé Kardashian Odom will appear in the Monday, April 25 episode of NBC’s Law & Order: LA, as a fictitious version of herself. So… shouldn’t be too hard.

• After HBO renewed Game of Thrones not 48 hours following its premiere, EW.com spoke to a few of the cable giant’s execs, who revealed a few details on the series’ sophomore run. The HBO bigwigs said that barring any production issues, GoT Season 2 should premiere around the same time next year, and once again contain 10 solid episodes.

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  1. kt_rekab says:

    A Party Down movie would be epic!

    • kes says:

      Party Down was a great show, very funny and even more so if a viewer had history of the same kind of employment in the past. A movie would be awesome if same characters could be harvested.

  2. Caio says:

    You didn’t mention that JR is also onboard :)

    Every original cast member is onboard for the new series. Now all that’s missing is Victoria Principal…

  3. John Berggren says:

    SNL season finale should be great fun – but I do hope they get Betty White again next year. I’d even settle for a “greatest hits of comedy” style night with Betty and Carol Burnett.

  4. Valerie says:

    Yeah, please make this movie. At least for once! Why all his brilliant series become more popular after cancelation? That’s a mistery… I’m not being sarcastic here. I really love Veronica Mars and Party Down.

  5. Amber says:

    For crying out loud, I wish shows would stop casting the Kardashian sisters in serious acting roles. Kourteney’s appearance on One Life to Live as Kassandra (with a K!) made me want to scream while I teared my eyes out of my skull in horror for her acting skills. Those girls can’t act. My respect for LOLA just dropped. A lot.

  6. Laurel says:

    I’m REALLY looking forward to the New Dallas.
    And the cast gets better everyday.

  7. AlistairCrane says:

    If Party Down gets a movie before Veronica Mars, so help me God I’ll…….*furious*

  8. Brendan says:

    Hell Yeah! I would love a Party Down movie!

  9. S says:

    Yay for GaGa…and Ratings. lol SNL will defs get a boost from Gaga.