TVLine Items: Grumpy Cat Christmas, Eric Roberts Suits Up, Mentalist & More

Grumpy Cat Movie

Lifetime is giving Grumpy Cat something to smile about.

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The Internet sensation — who’s just a perpetually frowny-faced cat, for those of you who don’t know her — is set to star in her first made-for-TV movie this holiday season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Titled Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, the Lifetime original movie tells the story of a pet-store cat (Cat) who can somehow communicate with a 12-year-old girl.

Prior to Worst Christmas Ever, Cat has appeared on American Idol and had a front-row seat at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

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

Eric Roberts (Heroes) has landed a recurring role on USA Network’s Suits, which returns for its fourth season Wednesday. Roberts will play Charles Forstman, a billionaire with a “his own ideas about how the game should be played.” Neither he, nor his all-important checkbook, will be easily swayed.

* Joe Adler has been promoted to series regular for The Mentalist‘s upcoming seventh season, Deadline reports. Adler has been recurring as FBI computer expert Jason Wylie since Season 6.

* Speaking of promotions, Samira Wiley – better known as Poussey Washington — has also been upped to series regular for Orange Is the New Black‘s third season.

* New Zealand actress Tandi Wright has joined the cast of A&E’s resurrection drama The Returned. Per Deadline, Wright will play Claire, the estranged wife of Mark Pellegrino’s Jack and mother of Sophie Lowe’s Lena.

* FX has decided to pass on Hoke, its pilot starring Paul Giamatti as a Miami homicide detective in the mid-1980s.

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12 Comments
  1. Aimee says:

    So glad to hear about Samira Wiley on Orange is the New Black. She has really been great this season and her character’s story is one of my favorite this year.

  2. EJ says:

    A little Paul Giamatti goes a long way.

    • Mel says:

      Would have liked to at least see a little of Giamatti in Hoke. Maybe they’ll show the pilot episode sometime?

  3. Pat D. says:

    I gotta tell you, I’ve really gotten into Suits after binge-watching the past episodes last month.

    GO TEAM LITT!!!!

  4. Tran says:

    Hope Mentalist should have a final season once the upcoming seventh season begins mid-season 2015.

  5. Heike says:

    I love this site, but the weird font you started using recently is just plain ugly and uncomfortable to read. Can you change it back please?

  6. Moria says:

    Thank you forever for using Cat as Grumpy Cat’s last name.

  7. Han says:

    yay! go Tandi Wright. will be awesome to see her back on tele. I just hope this doesn’t mean bad news for her character on Nothing Trivial here in NZ

  8. anniem says:

    I hate how when we comment, it takes us back to the start now, rather than where we left off, like it used to. ALL of the recent changes to TV Line are awful! :-P

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