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?

Comments (8)

  • 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 ;)

    Comment by Dessy – November 21, 2011 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Little Scarf Girl – November 21, 2011 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im Loving AHS The First Season has been great, its definitely been insane but Great! :)

    Comment by Yvette – November 21, 2011 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So what exactly is the Ricki Lake Show then?

    Comment by Ed – November 21, 2011 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait to see The Battle of King’s Landing. That naval attack will be amazing!

    Comment by Matt – November 21, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wanna see Tyrion, Cersei, Varys, Pycelle and Little Finger together! Plus: more dragons!

      Comment by Saulo – November 21, 2011 11:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Ben Kabak – November 22, 2011 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Upset American Horror Story’s first season is so short.

    Comment by Michael – November 22, 2011 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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