TVLine Items: Office Star Arrested, New Dexter Promos, J.J. Abrams Eyes Stephen King & More!

Arrested Development Cast John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski‘s first post-Office “TV” gig has been revealed.

After clocking out of the NBC series, the actor will make a cameo in the new season of Arrested Development, debuting May 26 on Netflix, reports EW.com.

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No details about his guest spot are available yet.

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And the killer Dexter promos just keep on coming. The latest teaser touting the Showtime saga’s eighth and final season (bowing June 30 at 9/8c) takes you behind the mask of a murderer, while the second questions Deb’s so-called “victim” status.

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Press PLAY below to watch (and screen-grab) the previews, then hit the comments: What’s to become of Dex and Deb?

In other Dexter news, 24 alum Julian Sands has joined the series’ final season, per TVGuide.com. He’ll play an international businessman named Miles Foster.

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery will lend her voice to Family Guy, playing — stop us if this sounds familiar — an aristocrat in a British period drama, per EW.com.

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• Cult creator Rockne S. O’Bannon has joined NBC’s Revolution as an executive producer, per The Hollywood Reporter. He’ll serve as No. 2 to showrunner Eric Kripke.

• J.J. Abrams is looking to adapt Stephen King’s hit novel 11/22/63 for either a TV series or miniseries, Deadline reports. The story centers on an English teacher who uncovers a portal that leads to Sept. 9, 1958. From there, he goes on a quest to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which fell on the titular date.

CBS is eying a new game show titled Money Pump. Hosted by omg! Insider‘s Kevin Frazier, the project features contestants competing for $1 million against — you guessed it — a large money pump.

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Comments (13)

  • John Krasinski is in Arrested Development?!?!?! Sweet!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Zach – April 29, 2013 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 11/22/63 would make a great miniseries.
    I don’t think a series would do the book any justice.

    Comment by Whatever – April 29, 2013 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh gosh, Julian Sands…I used to have such a crush on him. I hope he still looks good. Now I’m the mood to go watch A Room with a View.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – April 29, 2013 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He also played a Russian terrorist behind the deadly nerve gas in the fifth season of 24.

      Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – April 29, 2013 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • He looked nice a few years ago on Smallville.

        Comment by Sarah – April 29, 2013 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • These DEXTER promos are awesome. Can’t wait to see how the series beginning June 30th. Wonder if Julian Sands’ role on DEXTER could end up as a “serial killer”.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – April 29, 2013 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I want Michelle Dockery on American tv.

    Comment by Shaun – April 29, 2013 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It seems TV Line couldn’t find a better picture of John Krasinski. He looks like a cave man in a suit with those gigantic awkward smile and wide jaw.

    Comment by King – April 29, 2013 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I adored that Stephen King book and J.J. Abrams is the perfect guy for it. Would love to see a mini-series of it! I hope to hear more about this project!

    Comment by Dom Pascullo – April 29, 2013 06:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Cult creator Rockne S. O’Bannon has joined NBC’s Revolution” If I could ask a question of anyone in Hollywood is why failed showrunners are rewarded with more shows that they can ruin. Time and again I’ve seen reported in this pilot season how people attached to shows that not only failed but completely crashed, have been given the reins of new shows. To me, it defies logic…

    Comment by Babygate – April 30, 2013 06:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wrong. Defiance is turning out to be very interesting and layered and adding the creator of Farscape can only be a good thing.

      Comment by The Kaibosh – April 30, 2013 06:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Rockne isn’t some newbie whose only job was a failure. His career goes back to the 80′s, and he’s had a hand in many shows with strong cult followings (hence the idea for Cult). This is exactly what Revolution is looking for in term of audience.

      Honestly, it’s not like he’s going to hurt the show. The writing is pretty darn weak as it is. The fact that the show has an audience boggles my mind, with the thoughtlessness that went into writing it. Cult might not have been a ratings success, but to call it a writing failure would be a mistake. It’s way better than most of the shows out there. The Following could learn a few things from it.

      Comment by Drew – April 30, 2013 09:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okay, so say I’m thrown back to 1958… is Kennedy really the thing that I’m going to focus all of my attention on? He might not have been the worst President of all time (not gonna go there), but he was hardly worth altering the timeline over. Yeah, the Camelot image is popular, but even that was more press spin than reality.
    The 1960′s was full of riots, death, chaos… I just don’t see Kennedy being the most “Oh my God, I have to change that!” element of it all.

    Comment by Drew – April 30, 2013 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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