TVLine Items: True Blood Newbie Upped to Series Regular, Reality Bites for NBC and More!

True Blood Cast Amelia Rose BlaireEric’s new progeny is making Bon Temps her permanent home.

Amelia Rose Blaire has been upped to series regular in True Blood‘s upcoming seventh season, Deadline reports.

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The actress joined the HBO drama’s last season as Willa Burrell, the dastardly Governor’s daughter who happily joined Eric and Pam’s ever-expanding family of vamps.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• NBC is developing a half-hour series based on the cult hit movie Reality Bites, Variety reports. Exec-produced by Ben Stiller — who starred in the big-screen flick — the project centers on a recent college grad trying to make her way in early ’90s, “recession-plagued” Houston.

• Michael Ian Black has been upgraded to a series regular on Fox’s new comedy Us & Them. The actor-comedian-Burning Love host, who plays uncle to Alexis Bledel’s Stacey in the series, appeared as a guest star in the pilot.

• Erstwhile View hostess Elisabeth Hasselbeck is slated to make her Fox & Friends debut on Sept. 16.

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• Jerry Springer will guest-star in The Neighbors‘ Season 2 premiere (airing Sept. 20), EW.com reports, playing a “virtual moderator,” á la iPhone It Girl Siri.

• The Rachel Zoe Show is no mo’. “We’ve done five [seasons],” the celeb stylist tells Capitol File magazine. “I think it’s time to probably move on.”

• Is Garth back on Supernatural duty? Jared Padalecki’s recent tweets with DJ Qualls would seem to suggest so…

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13 Comments
  1. Shazzer says:

    Yikes, that’s not a very flattering photo. She must have lost a ton of weight or had some work done since having this pic taken.

  2. Josh Emerson says:

    I’m glad Michael Ian Black has been made a series regular. Uncle Bryn was great in the original UK show and in the Us & Them pilot, I thought MIB was a highlight.

    • Zach says:

      I tried watching Gavin and Stacy, but just didn’t find it funny. However, the trailer for Us and Them looked promisning, and the cast is amazing. Michael Ian Black, one of the funniest men alive. Glad to see he will have not one, but two shows on the air this season.

      Also, Reality Bites looks really promising. Stiller is the man!

  3. Chris says:

    Reality Bites? really? Aren’t we like 2 decades too late?

    • Zach says:

      It’s taking place in the 90s. So I guess we’re not. As long as it means NBC is getting away from lowest common denominator comedies, I am thrilled.

    • Liza180 says:

      I LOVE this idea. I liked the movie and the soundtrack was soooo good. I can’t wait to hear those 90s tunes again. I just remember the movie came out just as I graduated college and it hit a nerve with me as I tried to find a job and navigate post college life.

  4. TB_fan says:

    Congratulations Pam Northman: you have a sister!

  5. Liza180 says:

    I REALLY hope to see DJ Qualls back on SPN. He is hilarious and such a great addition. I’m surprised they haven’t had him on more.

  6. Marco says:

    Reality Bites? A TV show out of the movie whose moral was ‘Being Entitled Douches Is The Right Way To Live’? Oh Lord!