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.

RELATED | Californication Season 7 Cast — Michael Imperioli as TV Producer

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.

RELATED | Veronica Mars Movie: 7 Spoilers, Including Scoop on V’s new BF and Who Won’t Be Back

• 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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13 Comments
  1. Amy says:

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

  2. Sara says:

    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.

  3. Esaul says:

    No more singing competition. Ugh.

  4. Someone says:

    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.

    • Dizzle says:

      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!

  5. A kids’ version of The Voice? Meh. Can’t believe they’re trying to pulled off an American Juniors stunt like that.

  6. kavyn says:

    I can barely tolerate all of the sob stories on the current Voice, let alone having to add on the sobbing of little kids.

  7. G4 was perfectly fine, but Comcast had to alienate its core audience with this Esquire Network garbage.

  8. Alienate says:

    I WILL NOT LISTEN TO 8 YEAR OLDS SINGING. NBC…. Do YOU Hear Me?

  9. Sandy says:

    Telemundo already does a kids voice and it’s looking good

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