TVLine Items: Runway All Stars Adds Alyssa Milano, Arrested Actor Joins Episodes and More

Alyssa Milano Project Runway All Stars HostWhen it comes to Project Runway All Stars hosts, maybe the third time’s the charm?

Alyssa Milano has been tapped to be the third host in as many seasons of Lifetime’s fashion-design competition series, per The Hollywood Reporter. She follows in the footsteps of previous emcees Angela Lindvall (Season 1) and Carolyn Murphy (Season 2).

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The Mistresses star — who has her own sports-themed fashion line — joins returning Runway judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman. Season 3 begins production this month and is slated to bow in the fall.

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• Fresh off of memorable (though polarizing) turns on both Arrested Development and The Office, Chris Diamantopoulos has landed a major arc in Episodes upcoming third season. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the actor joins the Showtime comedy as Castor Soto, the new head honcho of the network that airs the series’ show-within-a-show, Pucks.

• A few more major players have joined Will Ferrell’s upcoming IFC six-part series The Spoils Of Babylon. Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Michael Sheen and Tim Robbins have boarded the project, which is based on the fictional best-selling novel by author Eric Jonrosh (Ferrell) and chronicles the lives of the wealthy Morehouse family. Previously cast actors include Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig and Haley Joel Osment.

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• The Wire‘s Dominic West has landed the lead in Showtime’s drama pilot The Affair. From In Treatment‘s Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi, the prospective series explores two marriages and the infidelity that disrupts them. West plays a good husband and devoted father whose world implodes when he meets a woman he believes to be his soulmate.

• Oxygen has ordered a third season of Best Ink, to premiere in late 2013.

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  1. Robert Taylor says:

    Seriously, how many “All Stars” have been on “Project Runway”…there have only been ten seasons! I barely even recognized half of the cast in season two. Having a second spin-off series with watered-down judges and competition is really hurting the franchise.

    • Joline says:

      So true. I love me some Runway, but it’s getting embarrassing.

      • Rook says:

        I love it too, but hate how they make the episodes an hour and 30 mins.

        • KevyB says:

          Fast forward through the hair and makeup and you save 15 minutes! And, seriously, why does this show still exist? It’s even more rigged than the regular Runway and it doesn’t have Tim Gunn!

  2. martina says:

    Carolyn Murphy started out very stiff, but she turned out to be a very good and likable host, so it makes me sad to know she’s been replaced.

  3. Brenda says:

    Maybe it should be called Second Chance as opposed to All Stars. Using the term All Stars after the first season is comical.

  4. kmek13 says:

    I really ended up liking Carolyn Murphy and am not a fan of Alyssa Milano so see this as step in the wrong direction.

  5. Eran says:

    They should book Shannen Doherty as a guest judge :D

  6. Alex says:

    I miss Episodes!!!!! it’s a great show! the season finale was hilarious.

  7. Jenny says:

    It isn’t Project Runway without Tim Gunn.

  8. Jill says:

    So they are bringing in an *actress* who will do what Heidi did for the first several seasons. *I would /would not” that. Bahhhhh Balderdash.