Exclusive: Parenthood Raids FNL Talent Pool Again, Casts Jurnee Smollett for Season 5

Clear eyes, full hearts, contain your understandable excitement: Another Friday Night Lights MVP is headed to Parenthood!

Former FNL boss-turned-Parenthood showrunner Jason Katims has recruited Dillon grad (and current True Blood co-star) Jurnee Smollett to join the NBC tear-jerker in a major recurring role for Season 5, TVLine has learned exclusively. READ MORE

Nashville Exclusive: Connie Britton Kisses and Tells on 'Micromanaged' Rayna-Deacon Sex Scene, Breaks 'News' About FNL Film

Last week’s long-awaited romantic ‘collision’ between star-crossed lovers Rayna and Deacon on Nashville was not nearly as intimate an experience off screen as it was on.

“That might have been one of the most micromanaged [moments] in television history,” the drama’s luminous leading lady, Connie Britton, tells me in the following video Q&A. “There were a lot of …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Bunheads' Stacey Oristano on a Truly Funny Role and Her Dream Friday Night Lights Spin-Off

Fans of Friday Night Lights – and if you’re a TVLine reader and not a fan, what’s wrong with you? – may recognize Bunheads‘ quirky clothing designer Truly as Mindy Riggins. But while Tyra’s sister had her funny moments on the football drama, no one could have been prepared for Stacey Oristano‘s hilarious performance on the ABC Family series. And to think, it almost didn’t happen! READ MORE

Storm Und Drang: 10 Great TV Weather Events

When TV shows need a quick hit of heightened drama, they tend to call in Mother Nature. But in real life — more specifically, in real life right now on the East Coast, where Hurricane Sandy is headed straight for TVLine’s Times Square offices — storms tend to be more about filling sandbags and boarding up windows and less about dramatic revelations and passionate declarations of love. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS


Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: FNL MVP Gaius Charles Joins Season 9 Cast as [Spoiler]

Grey’s Anatomy‘s ninth season is shaping up to be a real Smash: Friday Night Lights grad Gaius Charles is joining the cast in a recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The details regarding Charles’ character are still being worked out, but it stands to reason that he will be playing a …READ MORE