TVLine Items: Game of Thrones Promotes [Spoiler], Nashville Vet to Romance Men and More

Game of Thrones Nathalie EmmanuelDaenerys’ gal pal is sticking around.

Game of Thrones has upped Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays former slave and the Mother of Dragons’ trusted advisor Missandei, to series regular for (the soon-to-be-ordered) Season 5, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Season 4 premieres on Sunday, April 6, at 9/8c on HBO.

Read for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Kimberly Williams-Paisley has bounced back from being killed off Nashville with a multi-episode arc on Two and a Half Men, playing a new love interest for Alan (Jon Cryer) and sister to his friend Larry (D.B. Sweeney), per Deadline.

* The Big C‘s John Benjamin Hickey will star in WGN America’s original drama series Manhattan,. The actor will portray Frank Winter, a brilliant and self-destructive physics professor tapped to help lead the Manhattan Project, a mission that will jeopardize his family and his sanity.

* Will Sasso (Justified, How I Met Your Mother) will guest-star on NBC’s upcoming comedy About a Boy as a plumber who romances the high-strung Fiona (Minnie Driver), reports About a Boy premieres on Saturday, Feb. 22 after the Olympics before moving to its regular Tuesdays at 9/8c timeslot.

* After axing its current bandleader and orchestra, Dancing with the Stars has hired Ray Chew (Music Director of the 65th Annual Emmy Awards) as its new Music Director, beginning with the Season 18 premiere on March 17.

* Disney Channel’s Win, Lose or Draw — in which Disney Channel and Disney XD stars team up with kid contestants to compete in a battle of drawing skills, creativity and wits — will officially premiere Monday, March 3 at 5/4, airing Monday through Thursday.

* Season 2 of Disney Junior’s Sofia the First will premiere Friday, March 7 at 9:30 am EST — on Disney Channel. New guest voices on tap include Alyson Hannigan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Melissa Rauch, Anna Camp, John Michael Higgins, Isla Fisher, Sean Astin, Nick Offerman, Robert Morse, Christian Borle, Oliver Platt, Tracey Ullman and Phylicia Rashad.

Comments (11)

  • What’s the point of [Spoiler] in the title when you have the photo and text saying which actresses was promoted to regular on the main page?

    Comment by Juniper – February 7, 2014 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hate to be “that guy”, but ready, instead of read for the bolded text.

    I’m glad they’re already thinking about season 5. I wonder if HBO will order seasons 5 and 6 at the same time?

    Comment by Teag – February 7, 2014 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I doubt it, each episode costs about $6 Million to make so naturally they have to recupperate that with episode viewings so which would make them timid about renewing it for two seasons in one go.

      Comment by Theo – February 7, 2014 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Viewer ratings don’t matter to HBO I thought.

        Comment by Teag – February 7, 2014 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Win Lose or Draw is destined to be a breakout hit for Disney Channel and XD.

    Comment by Tran 2.0 – February 7, 2014 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • and in other news every other actor in existence has been added to the main cast of game of thrones; seriously that cast is massive at this stage.

    Comment by Alan – February 7, 2014 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It has to be massive. They kill off half their main characters every episode…

      Comment by jalahyacinth – February 7, 2014 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So Alan dated According to Jim’s Cheryl and now her sister Dana? That’s nasty.

    Comment by Hannah – February 7, 2014 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For GoT’s realm, what does it mean by a series “regular”? Does that mean mean she’s not going to be killed in a very horrific way?

    Comment by jojo – February 7, 2014 09:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, it just means she’ll be in a lot of episodes in season 5, Sean Bean was a regular and still got killed off, basically no one is safe in GoT, the book series hasn’t finished so we have no idea of which characters survive to the end

      Comment by Isobel – February 8, 2014 04:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! Kimberly Williams-Paisley!! So glad she found another role besides that dreadful Peggy on Nashville! :)

    Comment by Janet – February 8, 2014 08:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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