TVLine Items: OITNB Season 4 Teaser, New House of Cards Bosses and More

If anyone can skewer the #OscarsSoWhite controversy better than Chris Rock, it’s the ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary.

In Netflix’s latest teaser for Orange Is the New Black‘s fourth season, Taystee and Cindy take the awards to task for being far too dull — and considering Sunday’s Oscars ran past midnight on the East Coast, we’re inclined to agree.

Also in the 30-second spot: Sophia spending even more time in the SHU (and looking none too pleased about it), Gloria getting manhandled by a correctional officer and… a SWAT team showing up on Litchfield’s premises?

OITNB returns Friday, June 17, with 13 episodes; press PLAY above to get a closer look at Season 4.

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

* Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese — who have been writers on House of Cards since its third season — have been tapped as the Netflix drama’s new showrunners, replacing series creator Beau Willimon.

* Emerson Brooks (All My Children) will recur on The Last Ship‘s upcoming third season. Per Deadline, he will appear in three episodes as Capt. Meylan, the highly respected and by-the-book leader of a U.S. Navy ship that comes into conflict with Chandler and his team.

* HBO on Monday released the first trailer for Ballers‘ second season, premiering this summer. Press PLAY on the video below, which — in addition to scantily clad women and so much alcohol — features the arrival of a new financial manager, who may just become a rival to Dwayne Johnson’s Spencer Strasmore.

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4 Comments
  1. Annie says:

    Cannot wait for more Orange. It’s been sooooo long.

  2. Brian says:

    Hope the Sophia on OITNB storyline doesn’t get too depressing.

  3. Joey says:

    Seeing Pennsatucky with Coates got me depressed all over again.