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), 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…

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (13)

  • 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.

    Comment by Shazzer – August 23, 2013 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Really?! Good lord.

      Comment by wrstlgirl – August 23, 2013 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Looks more like bad make-up..

      Comment by Josh – August 23, 2013 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Uhhh you’re an idiot

      Comment by ashley – August 23, 2013 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just a bad photo. Something tvline is starting to get known for. The other day they posted a picture of Joanna Garcia-Swisher that looked horrible. It doesn’t help that they seem to be cropping and screwing with the dimensions of pictures just to fit their page.

      Comment by Joey – August 23, 2013 10:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Josh Emerson – August 23, 2013 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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!

      Comment by Zach – August 23, 2013 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reality Bites? really? Aren’t we like 2 decades too late?

    Comment by Chris – August 23, 2013 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Zach – August 23, 2013 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Liza180 – August 23, 2013 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Congratulations Pam Northman: you have a sister!

    Comment by TB_fan – August 23, 2013 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Liza180 – August 23, 2013 07:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reality Bites? A TV show out of the movie whose moral was ‘Being Entitled Douches Is The Right Way To Live’? Oh Lord!

    Comment by Marco – August 24, 2013 07:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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