TVLine Items: Whose Line Renewed, Revenge Gets Holy, Annette Bening's TV Turn and More!
The CW has renewed the revived Whose Line Is It Anyway? for a 24-episode Season 2.
“It’s clear that viewers are as excited to have Whose Line back on the air as we are,” said CW President Mark Pedowitz said Monday in a statement. “We have wanted to bring comedy back to The CW for a long time, and Aisha [Tyler], Wayne [Brady], Colin [Mochrie] and Ryan [Stiles] have brought funny to the network in a big way. We’re very excited to have them back for another season.”
A premiere date will be announced at a later date.
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• James LeGros (Girls, Ally McBeal) will recur in Revenge‘s third season as a priest sought by Emily, E! Online reports. Not surprisingly, the father has ties to the Graysons. Revenge bows Sept. 29 at 9/8c.
• Oscar nominee Annette Bening is eying a move to TV with The Third Coast, a comedy series from Jay Roach (Game Change). The project, which looks like it will land at HBO, centers on a casting director (Bening) in New Mexico, Deadline reports.
• CBS announced Monday that John Lithgow will reprise his role as Barney’s father in How I Met Your Mother‘s final season. (See, Neil Patrick Harris, dream castings do come true!)
• Glee‘s Darren Criss and Pretty Little Liars‘ Lucy Hale will co-host Teen Choice 2013. The awards ceremony airs Aug. 11 on Fox.
• Sundance Channel is rounding out the cast of its upcoming eight-part miniseries The Honourable Woman. Joining Maggie Gyllenhaal in the international political thriller are Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta), Lindsay Duncan (White Heat), Janet McTeer (Damages), Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), Katherine Parkinson (Sherlock), Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), Lubna Azbal (Body of Lies), Tobias Menzies (Game of Thrones), Genevieve O’Reilly (Episodes) and Igal Naor (300: Rise Of An Empire).
• Lorraine Toussaint (Saving Grace) has joined the second season of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, Deadline reports, in the heavily recurring role of a woman who once ran her own drug business. Season 1 recurring player Danielle Brooks, meanwhile, has been promoted to regular.
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