TVLine Items: 24 Fave Visits Californication, Mars Movie's Final Tally, The Voice for Kids and More

Californication Cast Mary Lynn RajskubMary Lynn Rajskub has booked a trip to Californication.

The former 24 fave will guest-star in the comedy’s seventh season, Showtime announced Monday, playing a neurotic writer.

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Hangover vixen Heather Graham, meanwhile, is also Californication-bound as a woman from Hank’s past whose sudden reappearance turns his life upside down.

The 12-episode season is slated to bow in 2014.

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

• The Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign has officially come to a close — and man, did you Marshmallows come through! The fundraiser far surpassed its original $2 million goal, raking in a final total of $5,702,153 (!) from some 91,585 backers. The most common donor amount, in case you’re wondering: a $50 pledge.

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• A tiny tot version of The Voice is in development at NBC, the New York Post reports. The project — which is hoping to begin production by the end of the year — is looking to launch the careers of 8-to-14-year-old singers.

• Esquire Network — originally slated to launch this month — has decided to delay its debut. “In order to give our viewers a more substantial program offering that showcases the breadth of the Esquire Network, we are pushing our rebrand to the summer,” General Manager Adam Stotsky said Monday.

• Joel Grey (Oz, Cabaret) will guest-star in Warehouse 13‘s May 20th installment, TV Guide Magazine reports, playing a past-his-prime Vegas performer. The Syfy series returns with new episodes on April 29.

• Disney XD has ordered a second season of the comedy Crash & Bernstein, to premiere in the fall.

• HBO is bringing The Newsroom back to the air on July 14 — and here’s a teaser touting its return.

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Comments (13)

  • So NBC is finally doing America’s Kidz Got Singing? ;)

    Comment by Amy – April 15, 2013 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Jenna Maroney is going to be a judge for this, right?

      Comment by creativkook – April 15, 2013 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Best. Comment. Ever.

      Comment by Ettie – April 15, 2013 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They did a kid version of The Voice in Korea. I’m surprised it took this long for them to have a kid’s version here in the states.

      Comment by moonbunny28 – April 15, 2013 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ehm, no. I do not like that idea about The Mini Voice. Like seriously, who enjoys listening to 8-year-olds singing Annie? They are way too unexperienced. I see how this make them a bit more experienced, but hopefully the winner just wins a scholorship, and not a record deal.

    Comment by Sara – April 15, 2013 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No more singing competition. Ugh.

    Comment by Esaul – April 15, 2013 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • American Idol tried the kids singing competition thing way back in 2003 with American Juniors, there’s a reason it’s not on anymore. Lucy Hale was on it though.

    Comment by Someone – April 15, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly what I was thinking! I’m not a fan of these shows getting their mitts on such young kids…. I don’t really agree with Cowell’s low age limit on X Factor already!

      Comment by Dizzle – April 15, 2013 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A kids’ version of The Voice? Meh. Can’t believe they’re trying to pulled off an American Juniors stunt like that.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – April 15, 2013 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can barely tolerate all of the sob stories on the current Voice, let alone having to add on the sobbing of little kids.

    Comment by kavyn – April 15, 2013 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • G4 was perfectly fine, but Comcast had to alienate its core audience with this Esquire Network garbage.

    Comment by neums (@neums) – April 15, 2013 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Alienate – April 15, 2013 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Telemundo already does a kids voice and it’s looking good

    Comment by Sandy – April 16, 2013 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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