TVLine Items: Franco's Roasters Revealed, Dome Ratings Drop, S.H.I.E.L.D. Adds Lucky Guy & More
James Franco‘s A-list pals have signed on to roast their friend.
Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Jonah Hill (This Is the End), Nick Kroll (The Kroll Show), Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program.), Natasha Leggero (Burning Love) and Jeff Ross (The Burn With Jeff Ross) are among those slated to poke fun at the big-screen star/suds vet on his upcoming Comedy Central Roast. As previously announced, Seth Rogen will act as Roastmaster.
The Labor Day special airs Monday, Sept. 2 at 10/9c.
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• Under the Dome, hindered in part by the ongoing Time Warner blackout in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, hit a new ratings low Monday. CBS’ summer sleeper drew a still-potent 10.1 million viewers and a 2.3 demo rating, off roughly 10 percent week-to-week.
• Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has cast Ian Hart (Bates Motel, Luck) in a top-secret recurring role, EW.com reports.
• Freddie Prinze Jr. has been tapped to appear in an episode of Lifetime’s sexy new drama Witches of East End. Per EW.com, he’ll play an entomologist who falls for Wendy, who just so happens to be played by his former Freddie co-star Madchen Amick.
• Chris Diamantopoulos (The Office) and Jake Sandvig (Cracking Up) have been tapped to star in Bryan Fuller’s new Syfy pilot High Moon, per The Hollywood Reporter. Based on the novel The Lotus Caves, the potential series centers on a future in which the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the moon’s resources. However, chaos erupts after a new life form is discovered.
• Whodunnit host Gildart Jackson will guest-star in Supernatural‘s ninth season, per The Hollywood Reporter, playing a member of the Men of Letters in a 1930s flashback. The CW spookfest premieres Oct. 8.
• The Lying Game‘s Allie Gonino has joined Sundance Channel’s new drama The Red Road (fka The Descendants), The Hollywood Reporter reports. The series revolves around a sheriff (played by Off the Map‘s Martin Henderson) struggling to keep his family together while policing two clashing communities. Gonino will play the daughter of a local cop.
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