The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Friday
On TV this Friday: A Gifted Man tries to save his Sons of Anarchy sweetheart, Merlin and Spartacus lead important missions, Laverne De Fazio crashes a Portlandia party and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are eight programs to keep on your radar. READ MORE
Exclusive: The Simpsons Travels to Portlandia, Taps Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
The Simpsons is jumping on the fast-moving Portlandia bandwagon.
The Fox ‘toon has tapped Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein — the stars of IFC’s Portland-influenced comedy series — to lend their voices to an episode set to air next fall (during the show’s 24th season).
The duo will play …READ MORE
Portlandia Season 2 Scoop: Expect Pickling, a BSG Spoof and a Very Special House Guest
When Portlandia premiered, no one expected it to be a success, much less one of the overnight variety. But danged if the show — a series of sketch-comedy vignettes starring real-life BFFs Fred Armisen (SNL) and newcomer Carrie Brownstein — didn’t break out. Set in a dreamy, romanticized version of Portland, Ore., it pokes fun at the city’s hipster-hippie residents, who seem to want to “pickle everything” (and we mean everything). What — and who — can you expect from the upcoming season, premiering tonight, Jan. 6, at 10 pm on IFC? Read on and find out! …READ MORE
TVLine Items: Vampire Diaries Nabs Pretty Little Alum, Southland Stages 227 Reunion and More!
Vampire Diaries‘ Paul Wesley is bringing his personal life to work.
The actor’s real-life wife, Torrey DeVitto, has landed a recurring gig on the CW saga. READ MORE
TVLine Items: Idol Alum Gets Smash'd, No X for Lindsay Lohan, and Other TV News to Know
Songstress-turned-actress Katherine McPhee is the latest celeb to join NBC’s Glee-esque musical pilot, Smash.
The American Idol alum joins the already cast Debra Messing as “a beautiful struggling actress who goes to all lengths to book the role of Marilyn Monroe in the musical,” says Deadline.
Wondering what else is happening in TV today? Well… READ MORE