TVLine Items: Mom Ups Mimi Kennedy, Orphan's DVR Boost, Leftovers Delayed and More

Mom Mimi KennedyMom‘s friend is sticking around.

The CBS comedy has promoted Mimi Kennedy to series regular for Season 2, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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The actress — whose TV credits include Mistresses, Veep, Up All Night, In Plain Sight and Scandal — recurred as Marjorie, a fellow alcoholic who befriends Christy (Anna Faris) and spars with Allison Janney’s Bonnie, all while she battles cancer.

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* Orphan Black‘s Season 2 premiere enjoyed a robust boost due to Live+3 DVR playback, doubling its 9 o’clock telecast’s total audience from 620,000 viewers to 1.24 million, while its demo delivery swelled 91 percent, from 391K to 746K. (With playbacks factored in, the Live+3 premiere audience totaled 1.58 million.)

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* HBO has pushed back the premiere of executive producer Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers from June 15 to June 29, our sister site Deadline reports. A production hiatus is responsible for the delay.

* Cameron Boyce (Jessie) has been cast as Cruella de Vil’s son in Disney Channel’s upcoming TV movie Descendants, TV Guide Magazine reports. The film, expected to air in 2015, is about the kids of Disney’s most famous villains.

* Bob Barker will make a cameo appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful on April 30 when he is interviewed by Liam Spencer (played by Scott Clifton) for an article about controlling the pet population.

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* USA Network will host an interactive “Suits After Hours” marathon on Friday, June 6 from 12 am to 6 am. Fans can determine which six episodes will be featured by voting here.

* Discovery Channel will air the documentary Everest Avalanche Tragedy on Sunday, May 4 at 9/8c.

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  1. LuLu says:

    You forgot that she was in Dharma & Greg as Dharmas mom.

  2. SJ says:

    Mimi Kennedy was also a regular on Dharma & Greg, which Chuck Lorre also created.

  3. pamill says:

    Excellent news, and though I know she is busy with features and on the TV front seemed to have her heart set on headlining her own show, I hope Octavia Spencer will consider a regular spot, as well, I’m sure they would love to have her. With that quartet of ladies this could turn into a truly witty, heartfelt show about female empowerment. It has been on that road for a while now but isn’t quite there just yet. The promotion of Kennedy and Spencer could do the trick.

  4. K says:

    Cameron Boyce is 14. I was hoping for the movie they’d go for a 16/17 type of cast. :/

  5. The Mangina Monolgues says:

    Mimi Kennedy was a great addition to the cast..especially since the work cast never really came together. If Octavia Spencer’s pilot isn’t picked up, I’d love to see her back as well.

  6. Lisa says:

    I have been a Mimi Kennedy fan since “Homefront”. She and Octavia Spencer are great additions to the cast.

  7. andy j says:

    Mimi Kennedy is great and “Mom” is an underrated jewel. I am glad she will be a regular. And don’t forget that she worked as a story editor on “Knots Landing” for several seasons. I have been a fan of hers since “Three Girls Three”.

  8. cjeffery7 says:

    there we go, Orphan Black! these ARE the numbers you’re looking for.

  9. J. Norman says:

    I don’t really see this character working on a regular basis. Recurring, good, Regular, No.