Rainn Wilson Roadies Cast

TVLine Items: Rainn Wilson on Roadies, Handler's Talk Show Title and More

Rainn Wilson‘s next TV role is described as “extremely self-important” — a quality he’s got plenty of experience playing.

The Office vet will guest-star on Roadies, Showtime’s upcoming comedy about the reckless, romantic, funny and poignant lives of a group of backstage workers who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.

Wilson will appear as Bryce Newman, a famous and highly conceited music journalist. The series — which stars Luke Wilson (Old School) and Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines) — premieres Sunday, June 26, at 10/9c.

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

* Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show will be titled, simply, Chelsea, the comedienne announced Thursday. The 30-minute series will premiere Wednesday, May 11, with subsequent episodes rolling out every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

* HBO announced Thursday that its film All the Way — which stars Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson and chronicles his tumultuous first year in office — will premiere on Saturday, May 21, at 8/7c.

* X-Files alum Annabeth Gish has boarded Season 3 of Halt and Catch Fire. Per Deadline, she’ll appear in a season-long arc as Diane Gould, a successful venture capitalist and divorced mother of two who is mulling an investment in Mutiny.

* Comedy Central has released the first teaser for Inside Amy Schumer‘s fourth season, premiering Thursday, April 21, at 10/9c. Click here to view the spot, in which Schumer is told she suffers from overexposure.

* Hulu has secured exclusive subscription streaming rights to the children’s series Curious George, the streaming video service announced Thursday. Beginning March 31, all nine seasons of the program will be available, as well as TV specials, feature-length movies and all future episodes.

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2 Comments
  1. Reba42 says:

    Didn’t Rainne Wilson also play a “highly conceited music journalist” in Almost Famous?

  2. Lauren says:

    Noooo! First HBO gets Sesame Street and now Hulu is taking George!? Why is Amazon Prime losing shows? Come on Amazon, shell out some money to PBS so my two year old can watch some stuff that doesn’t involve cussing.