TVLine Items: Game of Thrones Season 2 Preview, Horror Story's Abbreviated Finale and More!

Five long months remain until Game of Thrones‘ sophomore season premiere, but HBO is revving up the hype machine now via a brand-new promo.

Fresh footage is sparse in the “In Production” preview, but interviews with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well a few glimpses at new characters, are certainly enough to whet your appetite until the April opener.

Take a peek below at Thrones‘ upcoming season, and then hit the comments with your observations.

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

• FX has trimmed down American Horror Story’s first season finale (airing Wednesday, Dec. 21), making the two-hour episode a 90-minute installment due to a “very aggressive production schedule,” per Deadline.

• Kelly Overton (All My Children, Three Rivers) and Louis Herthum (Murder, She Wrote) have landed recurring roles on True Blood‘s upcoming fifth season, Deadline reports. Overton will play Rikki, a “dirty, beautiful werewolf” looking for her former packmaster, while Herthum will play a Marine-like were.

• Glee is going country. According to Fox411, the musical dramedy will perform Toby Keith’s silly new song “Red Solo Cup” in a December episode.

• The Ricki Lake Show — not to be confused with the classic talkfest Ricki Lake — is slated to bow in Sept. 2012.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

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8 Comments
  1. Dessy says:

    Game of Thrones Season 2!!(I can’t believe it’s finally almost here!)
    I cannot freakin’ wait!!
    It is so awesome to see all the Clash of Kings characters, Brienne, Stannis, Margery… on set!!
    5 Looooooooooooooooooooooong months to wait.
    Also, those showrunners are hot ;)

  2. Interesting that American Horror Story’s finale has been trimmed a little, but that’s not that much so I’m sure it’ll still be fine. I really didn’t want to keep up with the show after the pilot, but my friends have kept me watching up to this point. Now we’re so far into the series I may as well see how it ends, haha.

  3. Yvette says:

    Im Loving AHS The First Season has been great, its definitely been insane but Great! :)

  4. Ed says:

    So what exactly is the Ricki Lake Show then?

  5. Matt says:

    I can’t wait to see The Battle of King’s Landing. That naval attack will be amazing!

  6. Ben Kabak says:

    I LOVE RICKI LAKE!!

  7. Michael says:

    Upset American Horror Story’s first season is so short.

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