TVLine Items: Whose Line Renewed, Revenge Gets Holy, Annette Bening's TV Turn and More!

Whose Line is it Anyway RenewedThe 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.

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• 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 BlackDeadline 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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  1. Merp says:

    speaking of renewals the word is devious maids is close to renewal ;)

  2. Joey says:

    Happy Whose Line Is It Anyway got renewed for another season.

  3. Andy says:

    Great news about Whose Line’s renewal and John Lithgow’s return to HIMYM.

  4. Babybop says:

    Hooray! I love Whose Line. :)

  5. Aleksalynn says:

    A thousand points to the CW for the renewal!

  6. Steve F. says:

    Give a million points to the CW for renewing Whose Line! (Now, if they can only get Greg Proops, Brad Sherwood, and Charles “Chip” Esten to make reappearances…)

  7. Cherry says:

    Yay! itll be good to see Eve Best back on TV!

  8. AT says:

    Really wish the CW would make Whose Line available on Hulu like their other shows. My TV provider doesn’t have the CW so that’s the only way I can watch :(

  9. ncmacasl says:

    Update the scorecard!!!

  10. Sam says:

    Yay for Who’s Line!!!!!

  11. mia says:

    YAY!!! More Whose Line. Love the small changes they’ve made to the format, but kept most the same. And Aisha is a great host!

  12. CJ says:

    Taystee! Yes!

  13. Babygate says:

    Love Danielle Brooks! She’s one of my favorites in Orange is the New Black. Very happy she has been promoted. I wonder how long we’ll have to wait for the second season…the first season finale was intense…

  14. meatwad says:

    laughed out loud multiple times while watching the first ep of Who’s Line at work. glad to see they’re bringing it back

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