TVLine Items: Big Bang Books Southland Star, Starz Eyeing Spartacus Spin-Off and More!

The Big Bang Theory Season 6 SpoilersRegina King has nabbed a Big new gig.

The Southland standout will guest-star in a January episode of The Big Bang Theory, The Hollywood Reporter reports. She’ll play an HR boss who grills Sheldon after a conversation with his sexy assistant (played by Margo Harshman) goes wrong.

RELATED | Exclusive: Chad Michael Murray Joins Southland

King’s TNT series, meanwhile, launches its fifth season Feb. 13.

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

• With Spartacus nearing its conclusion, Starz is eyeing a spinoff centering on Julius Caesar. Per Deadline, Spartacus EP Robert Tapert will helm the potential project. The Roman leader (played by Todd Lasance) will first be introduced in the series’ upcoming final chapter, Spartacus: War of the Damned, which premieres Jan. 25.

RELATED | Spartacus‘ Farewell Season Poster Declares ‘War’

• MTV has opted not to order a second season of the well-reviewed-but-poorly-rated The Inbetweeners.

• Jeff Zucker has been named the new president of CNN. The bigwig most recently helped create Katie Couric’s daytime talker Katie, where he acted as showrunner.

• Scrubs alum and Exes star Donald Faison will host TBS’ new hidden camera series Who Gets The Last Laugh?, to bow in spring 2013.

• Two new BET comedies, Real Husbands Of Hollywood and Second Generation Wayans, are set to premiere Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10 pm and 10:30 pm, respectively.

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  1. George says:

    “The Inbetweeners” was well-reviewed? By whom?

  2. Josh says:

    Yeah I didn’t read one good review about the Inbetweeners unless we’re talking about the UK version.

  3. June says:

    I expected as much. The Inbetweeners (UK) is a great show, it didn’t need another version. Come on, just leave the british shows alone already! What’s next, Downton Abbey taking place in Chicago?

  4. Yeah, a lot of sites are saying The Inbetweeners US was well reviewed. It wasn’t. It just wasn’t completely destroyed by the critics. What they were saying was basically that the show wasn’t the train wreck they were expecting to see. Considering MTV’s history with remakes ( *cough* Skins *cough* ) and scripted shows in general (Teen Wolf, c’mon).

    • Steven says:

      You hush your mouth. Teen Wolf is amazing. And so is Awkward.

      • klo says:

        Teen Wolf may have nothing to do with it’s namesake other than the character or Stiles and a main character with the first name of Scott, but I find that the show is very good and way beyond the quality that I would personally expect from mtv.

    • Rrrrrr says:

      Wow stop talking. Awkward. is an amazing show, and even though Teen Wolf isn’t as good, it’s still pretty damn good.

  5. David says:

    I’m looking forward to the return of Southland, the best drama on TV. But I will skip Regina King’s appearance on TBBT………..

  6. Fido says:

    re: Spartacus: War of the Damned and the Caesar spin off – I’m confused with the spinoff news. If Starz think Casar will do well this must be because Spartacus (with the new guy) has done so well, which make me wonder why the heck they told the Spartacus people to shorten the Spartacus series, and have it wind up with this coming season, rather than in the 3/4 (?) seasons which they wanted / felt they had enough stories to fill (or something like that). What’s going on.
    What ever the reason, if Caesar comes out I’m there with popcorn. :)

    • Rrrrrr says:

      The creator chose to end the series in season 3 (4 if you cout the spinoff). So it’s not the network killing it, it’s the show reaching its conclusion.

  7. Samantha says:

    SO basically Spartacus wants to do Rome. Rome was the best.

  8. Amilah says:

    I saw the skits for real husbands of hollywood and they are hilarious with kevin hart and nick cannon. I’m really looking forward to the show.