TVLine Items: Jennifer Lawrence Gets Hunger-y for SNL, Michael J. Fox Sitcom Scoop and More!

Fresh off of her Golden Globes win, Jennifer Lawrence is set to take the Saturday Night Live stage — and we have a sneak peek at what the Silver Linings Playbook starlet will bring to this weekend’s show.

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Press PLAY below to watch Lawrence channel her inner Hunger Games gal Katniss Everdeen, poke fun at SNL vet Jason Sudeikis and tackle the most annoying thing an award-winner can encounter: being played off the stage.

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Michael J. Fox’s buzzy new NBC comedy is rounding out its cast. Per Deadline, Katie Finneran (I Hate My Teenage Daughter) has joined the show as Mike’s narcissistic, jobless sister, while newcomers Conor Romero and Jack Goor will play his sons.

• Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ron Moore likely will have another sci-fi project on Syfy’s primetime lineup later this year, according to Deadline. The network reportedly is nearing a straight-to-series deal for Helix, a 13-episode thriller about scientists investigating a disease outbreak at an Arctic research outpost. The series would be produced by Sony Pictures Television, with Moore and Lynda Obst (Hot in Cleveland) exec-producing.

• TNT has opted not to move forward with its Mira Sorvino-led drama pilot Trooper, per Deadline. The project, which centered on a mom-turned-state trooper, was originally developed for CBS last season but eventually was scrapped.

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• USA Network is looking to get into the late-night TV game with a talk show from Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions, TV Guide Magazine reports. But there’s a twist: The series would actually be designed as a morning show, à la Live with Kelly and Michael, but would air in the wee hours at 12:01 am.

• Bravo’s breakout star Bethenny Frankel will guest-star in an upcoming episode of The Neighbors, EW.com reports, playing a businesswoman who takes Debbie and her purse biz under her wing.

• Guys With Kids is reuniting former Cosby Show co-stars Tempestt Bledsoe and Keshia Knight Pulliam. The actress will drop by as Bledsoe’s character’s little sister.

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8 Comments
  1. Lynn says:

    And where is the video?

  2. Rachel says:

    love Jennifer but seriously the jokes are just….ugh.

  3. nick1372 says:

    •Can’t view the damn video! Too bad, I watched it on a different site. Sorry, TV Line.
    •Helix looks good. I want to see more.

  4. kk says:

    A little hint to people complaining about them looking at the cue cards, I have read this quite often…
    the actors are supposed to look at the cue cards ;)
    Also I would like to see you guys standing there, doing that amazing and hard work on SNL ;)