TVLine Items: 30 Rock Gets Stone'd, Mad Men's Return Date (?), Archer Hits Cranston and More

TGS doyenne Jenna Maroney has landed herself in one of those star-studded, holiday-themed motion pictures, and she is in good company.

Specifically, when 30 Rock casts Jane Krakowski’s alter ego in a rom-com romp titled Martin Luther King Day, movie star Emma Stone, Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg and, well, Nick Cannon will all make cameos on the NBC comedy, reports.

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

• Jon Hamm recently appeared on funny man Doug Benson’s podcast, Doug Loves Movies, and said that Mad Men’s delayed Season 5 will premiere on March 25. AMC, however, has yet to confirm the date.

• Lindsay Lohan is in talks to portray movie icon Elizabeth Taylor in Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story, an upcoming Lifetime original movie, Deadline reports.

• Move over, “Soul Sister.” Train will perform their newest single, “Drive B,”  in a February episode of 90210 when the gang heads to a Coachella-like music festival in the desert, reports.

• The CW has acquired The L.A. Complex, a Canadian drama about six performers trying to make it in Hollywood, per Deadline. The series, which comes from the producers of Degrassi, will air on the network in the spring.

• Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston will lend his voice to the two-part season finale of FX’s animated hit Archer, playing an “earnest, conscientious astronaut,” per Huffington Post.

• SOAPnet’s sendoff is upon is. The suds-skewing network will change into Disney Junior at midnight on March 23, and will feature fare such as Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the new series Doc McStuffins.

• The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire and The Voice‘s Blake Shelton, will air live Sunday, April 1 on CBS.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

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  1. Shannon says:

    Emma Stone vs. Jenna Maroney… best season ever!!!!! :)

  2. Tim says:

    Hey look a Thursday night comedy on NBC I can watch now that Community is gone.

    I almost forgot about 30 Rock :(

  3. kevin says:

    3-25-12: The wait is over. MAD MEN finally returns for Season Five and AMC hoping they don’t screw things up on its whole “waiting game”.

  4. NeroTheTVFiddler says:

    3-25-12 … finally, Mad Men S5! Quite a long wait, but well worth the wait – particularly since S6 and now S7 are in the cards. Matt W is the best show runner/writer on TV – a really smart guy. Long live Don Draper!

  5. JAmandaFan says:

    I’m going to miss Soapnet so much! There are so many kids channels- but only one soapnet- Disney is really trying to alienate a loyal fan base just to entertain kids that are too young to watch the Disney channel. I mean a 24 hour channel for young kids–is that really necessary or are parents that lazy?

  6. Amber says:

    Mad Men is back on March 25th? Wooooohhh, AMC is apparently giving me a birthday present.

  7. Buffy Freak says:

    30 Rock, Mad Men and Archer all returning…it is a very Happy New Year!

  8. Winnie says:

    Haha! The movie Martin Luther King Day in the spirit of Valentine’s Day/New Year’s Eve – I love it! Only on 30 Rock…

  9. Joan says:

    Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor? Um… no.