Game of Thrones Angela Lansbury

TVLine Items: Thrones Rumor Nixed, Hairspray Casts Seaweed and More

Despite what you may have heard, Angela Lansbury will not be solving any murders in Westeros.

The Murder, She Wrote actress is not appearing in Game of Thrones‘ seventh season, Lansbury’s reps tell EW.com, dispelling a false report that spread over Labor Day weekend.

Thrones returns next summer after a lengthy hiatus due to a winter-imposed production delay.

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

* NBC’s Hairspray Live! has cast Ephraim Sykes (Hamilton) and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Broadway’s The Lion King) as Seaweed and his sister, Little Inze, per Essence.com.

* ABC has renewed Bachelor in Paradise for Season 4.

* Dodgers utilityman Enrique Hernandez will appear on The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Sept. 12 episode to help a character tasked with singing the national anthem, CBS Sports reports.

* The 68th Emmy Awards’ second batch of announced presenters includes Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish), America Ferrera (Superstore), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Matt LeBlanc (Man With a Plan), Joel McHale (The Great Indoors), Mandy Moore (This Is Us), Keri Russell (The Americans), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Damon Wayans (Lethal Weapon), Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) and comic Chris Rock. The telecast airs Sept. 18 on ABC.

* Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) has joined the cast of CBS’ retooled comedy pilot Superior Donuts, starring Jermaine Fowler and Judd Hirsch, our sister site Deadline reports. The actress will play a practical street cop in the project about the owner of a donut shop (Hirsch), his new employee (Fowler) and their patrons.

* Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks lives again! BBC America has ordered a new animation of the classic six-part series, whose negatives were destroyed in 1974, using the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs and film clips. Watch a preview for the animated adventure (airing Nov. 12 on BBC America):

* WGN America has released new key art for Season 3 of Salem, premiering Nov. 2 at 9 pm.

Salem Season 3 Poster

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8 Comments
  1. KayCeeCee says:

    I didn’t hear the rumor, but how amazing would it have been to have Angela Lansbury on Game of Thrones.

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Key art poster for Salem’s new season looks good. Excited to see new season in November!

  3. ToyCannon says:

    Angela Lansbury looks stunning in that photo. Still going strong at almost 91 years young!

  4. Carol says:

    Exterminate!!

  5. Ron says:

    Angela Lansbury is phenomenal, and I’d watch her in anything. But the level of excitement of Jessica Fletcher in GoT–one of my favorite shows ever–was immeasurable. So I’m disappointed to say the least. But, since this (now debunked) rumor exists, can we all start a campaign to get Angela Lansbury on Game of Thrones? Because that would be epic! Ooh ooh! I want a scene between Angela, Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna), and Lena Headey (Cersei).

    • Tybois says:

      Remember, they debunked the rumor that Jon Snow would be back for Season 6 for a year. Then he came back. Just because Lansbury reps have said she isn’t going to be on GoT, doesn’t mean she isn’t. :)

  6. Well now that the news about Dame Angela are out there, make it happen HBO!

  7. Nate says:

    It’s Little Inez, not Little Inze.