TVLine Items: Sharknado 2 Premiere Date, True Blood Promotion, Orphan Catch-Up and More

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Sharknado 2: The Second One will premiere Thursday, July 31 at 9/8c, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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Blogger Perez Hilton, rapper Biz Markie, Salt-N-Pepa’s Pepa and TVLine’s Michael Ausiello will make cameos in the sequel, whose cast includes returning players Ian Ziering and Tara Reid and newbies Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath.

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True Blood has promoted Tara Buck, who plays barmaid Ginger, to series regular for the seventh and final season, our sister site Deadline reports.

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• Not a member of the Clone Club yet? Amazon Prime has nabbed exclusive streaming rights for Orphan Black, so go catch up now!

• HBO Zone will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Deadwood‘s debut with a marathon of all 36 episodes, starting Saturday, March 15, at 10 am. HBO Signature also will air one episode every weeknight at 8 pm, beginning Wednesday, April 2.

• NBC has released the action-packed opening sequence of its new sci-fi drama Believe, directed by Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity). The show, about a young girl (played by Johnny Sequoyah) with special abilities and the people who protect and hunt her, premieres Monday, March 10, at 10 pm.