TVLine Items: Hot New True Blood and Dexter Promos, Homeland Spies Lost Alumna and More!

Russell Edgington is back!

In anticipation of True Blood‘s fifth season (premiering June 10), HBO has hit us with another scoop-filled promo — and this one comes with tons of new footage of the deposed King of Mississippi. Press PLAY below to watch the smokin’ hot trailer.

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

• Showtime has just released its first teaser trailer for Dexter‘s seventh season, and it’s as vague as it is creepy. “Maybe everything is exactly as it should be,” muses the serial killer via voiceover. What does he mean?! Guess we’ll find out Sept. 30 when the drama returns.

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• Lost alumna Zuleikha Robinson has booked a major recurring role in Season 2 of Homeland, Deadline reports. She’s been cast as a field journalist with ties to terrorist Abu Nazir.

• CBS’ most recent Jesse Stone TV movie, Benefit of the Doubt, was its last. Producer Michael Brandman tells Variety that the Eye Network has informed him that they will not be ordering any more of the Tom Selleck-starring flicks. It’s unknown whether the franchise will be shopped around elsewhere.

• James Frain (True Blood) will recur in Season 2 of Grimm, Zap2it reports. He’ll play Sean Renard’s (Sasha Roiz) brother.

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• Wanda de Jesus (All My Children, CSI: Miami) will guest-star in the upcoming season of Sons of Anarchy. Per Deadline, she’ll play a “smart and sexy” associate of Jimmy Smits’ Nero. Fun fact: De Jesus and Smits are a couple in real life.

• Cougar Town has found its new showrunner. Gary Unmarried and 8 Simple Rules vet Ric Swartzlander will helm the comedy’s upcoming fourth season (which will air on TBS), taking over the reins from co-creators Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel.

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Comments (16)

  • Why are Lawerence and Biegel leaving?

    Comment by jroche – May 29, 2012 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • it was part of the contract that they would leave after 3 years to make another show for abc i believe

      Comment by Alan – May 29, 2012 01:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I thought they’d signed an exclusive development deal with them, so are contractually forbidden from working on another network.

        Comment by Floodlit World – May 29, 2012 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Cheers for the info, I spose the move to Tbs would affect that. and its not a big deal. Just thought it was another dan harmon/community thing.

          Comment by jroche – May 29, 2012 08:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Zuleikha coming to Homeland. Looking forward to that :)

    Comment by Mik – May 29, 2012 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scared to death about the teaser for Dexter Season Seven.

    Comment by Tran – May 29, 2012 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait to see James Frain on TV again!!

    Comment by Kristina – May 29, 2012 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree, I for one loved his character of Franklin in Season 3 of True Blood!

      Comment by Rita – May 29, 2012 10:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Unfortunately, I watched the recent Jesse Stone telemovie and what a meandering mess it was. Not to mention an unmitigated bore. They strayed too far from the great character created by Robert B. Parker.

    Comment by JT – May 29, 2012 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So no Tara in the TB promo. Does this mean she is dead? I sure hope not.

    Comment by Jarrod – May 29, 2012 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t know for sure, but I’m thinking that having lots of vampires who come running will be good for Tara.

      Comment by Amanda From Michigan – May 30, 2012 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • why the f*ck would they show tara in the promo if she is alive… that would ruin ‘the suprise’

      Comment by amanda – May 30, 2012 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Speaking of Bill Lawrence, what about his Fox pilot ? I know it wasn’t picked up for September but is there any news on it airing Midseason?

    Comment by jroche – May 29, 2012 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Same question here. I was bummed when the show wasn’t picked up. Had highly anticipated the opportunity to see Bill Lawrence and Colin Ferguson working together.

      Comment by digitalred93 – May 30, 2012 07:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That preview makes me want to say “True Blood! True Blood! True Blood!”

    Comment by Amanda From Michigan – May 30, 2012 07:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cannot wait for Dexter to come back

    Comment by William – May 30, 2012 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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