TVLine Items: Lena Dunham Falls for a Simpson, Julie Chen to NCIS: LA & More

Lena Dunham The Simpsons

Is Lena Dunham poised to break up one of the most beloved marriages on television?

The Girls star is lending her voice to The Simpsons‘ Season 27 premiere this fall, Entertainment Weekly reports, playing a sexy pharmacist named Candace who catches Homer’s (apparently wandering) eye after he’s diagnosed with narcolepsy.

(Fun fact: Like Dunham, Candace will also be inked.)

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

* Julie Chen (Big BrotherThe Talk) tweeted this photo from her upcoming episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, airing Jan. 19:

* Alison Sweeney (Days of Our Lives, The Biggest Loser) will star in a series of Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder movies for Hallmark Channel, based on the book series by Joanne Fluke. The first movie is set to premiere this spring.

* Syfy has tapped The Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson to guest-judge Episode 3 of SyFy’s FaceOff, per EW.


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  1. Et al says:

    I guess Julie told her husband the 300 hours a year she’s on his network weren’t quite enough.

  2. Luis says:

    Nice to see Julie continuing to enjoy the benefits of being married to Les Moonves

  3. Tran says:

    Can’t believe Julie Chen is guest starring on an upcoming episode of NCIS: LA.

  4. frustratedwithbadtvshows says:

    Please let her character get killed off in the first few minutes of the episode.

  5. Amy P. says:

    Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham invading The Simpsons? No thanks.

  6. Drew says:

    And here I was sure that Lena would be going after Maggie.

  7. Rook says:

    Whatever hates, I think this is the first episode of NCIS LA that I might watch. Love me some Julie.

  8. HAP says:

    Chen has never had an acting credit where she did not play herself, unless you count one voice role ten years ago.

  9. Eileen Styles says:

    Who told Julie Chen she can act. Oh, I forgot who she married. I love NCIS:LA, but wil not watch it or anything else she’s on.