TVLine Items: Up All Night Creator Joins Modern Family, Devious Maids Go Bilingual and More!

Emily Spivey Modern Family WriterUp All Night creator and onetime Saturday Night Live scribe Emily Spivey has joined the Modern Family family.

Exec producer Danny Zuker announced the news Monday via Twitter, gushing, “Attention world: @spivey_e has joined the writing staff of Modern Family! Follow her now! She wrote your favorite SNL sketches!”

Spivey became available for the new gig in May when NBC officially cancelled her long-benched Night. In addition to her show-running past, she most recently appeared on-screen on Parks and Recreation as Ann’s OB-GYN.

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Lifetime will sneak peek via digital platforms its new dramedy Devious Maids in both English and Spanish, starting June 9, two weeks ahead of its official premiere. Following the debut, Lifetime will continue to release episodes in both languages, the day after they air. Created by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and counting Eva Longoria among its EPs, Devious Maids stars Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Dania Ramírez (Heroes), Roselyn Sánchez (Without a Trace), Edy Ganem (Livin’ Loud) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs).

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• Lost Girl Season 4 will premiere Stateside on Syfy in early 2014, the cabler has confirmed. New guest stars include George Takei (Star Trek), Mia Kirshner (Defiance) and Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls), while Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men) and Paul Amos are set to reprise their roles as The Morrigan and Vex. (The new season arrives in Canada this fall.)

NBC’s new competition series The Million Second Quiz premieres Sept. 9 at 8/7c and continues through Sept. 14 in the same timeslot. The show then resumes Sept. 16 and airs continuously up to the finale on Sept. 19.

•  Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer Steve Agee has boarded TBS’ talk show pilot Me Time with Diablo Cody, Deadline reports. He’ll act as sidekick to the big-screen helmer’s host. The project is based around Cody’s unique take on Hollywood and all things pop culture.

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  1. Leah says:

    Yay! She’s really talented.

  2. nick1372 says:

    WTF is NBC thinking? That’s going to mean that The Voice premieres in premiere week, pushing the finale to Christmastime!

  3. B says:

    Can’t wait for Devious Maids! So cool that’s they’re doing it in both languages. It’s going to be pre-solidified as a culturally important series because of this which is great. Now we just have to see how long it takes Eva to guest star!

  4. JKR says:

    Devious Maids: I hope they throw some twists, because so far it really sounds like rich vs poor. I can get that from Telemundo or Univision without having to wait a day to hear that in Spanish!