TVLine Items: Law & Order Vet Joins House of Cards, Lake Season 2 and More

Jenna Stern House Of Cards

Law & Order franchise staple Jenna Stern is entering the world of politics and corruption via a multi-episode arc on House of Cards, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Stern — who has appeared on three Law & Order series playing a staggering seven different characters, including SVU judge Elana Barth — will play an ambassador at the United Nations.

A Netflix rep declined to comment.

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

* Netflix dramedy Lilyhammer will return for an eight-episode third season on Nov. 21; star Steven Van Zandt will make his directorial debut with the season finale. (Check out the new key art here.)

* USA Network’s Chrisley Knows Best on Tuesday night returned to 1.6 million total viewers, with 906K landing in the 18-49 sweet spot (in its first half hour), up 49 and 34 percent from its Season 1 premiere. The second installment retained 1.6 mil/.866K.

* A second season of the Emmy Award-winning drama Top of the Lake is being developed for the UK’s BBC Two by original writers Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, our sister site Deadline reports.

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  1. torimelching says:

    The first season of The Top of the Lake was horrible.

  2. Diz says:

    There was so much talk of the lake S1 that I watched all the way through, but what a snoozefest. Who would watch anymore of that terrible show?

  3. Susan says:

    That Christy Knows Best is the worse show on TV and show be cancelled. AWFUL JUNK

  4. Susan says:

    Chrisley Knows Best…..JUNK

  5. HAP says:

    Worse than that. Chrisley is a disgusting person. It baffles me why so many people watch such garbage.

  6. Danielle says:

    Top of the Lake Season 2. Yes!

  7. Heathers says:

    I thought Top of the Lake was great, but Elisabeth Moss’ phony Aussie/New Zealand accent was horrible. I wonder if they’ll have her in the second season.