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TVLine Items: black-ish Promotion, Awkward Star to Hulu and More

Get ready to see more from Stevens and Lido on black-ish.

Peter Mackenzie, who plays Mr. Stevens aka Dre’s boss at the aforementioned ad agency has been promoted to a series regular for Season 3 of the ABC comedy, our sister site Deadline reports.

Mackenzie has recurred on the hit series for the past two seasons.

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

* Ashley Rickards (Awkward) has been tapped to appear as a time-traveling college student on Dimension 404, Hulu’s new series about the “weird side of the web,” per Deadline. Patton Oswalt (King of Queens) and Sterling Beaumon (Lost) have also booked guest appearances.

* WWE star John Cena and Victorious’ Victoria Justice will host the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, July 31 on Fox.

* Netflix has picked up Alias Grace, a six-hour miniseries about convicted murderer Grace Marks, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name.

* The CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which this season will be hosted by HIMYM‘s Alyson Hannigan, has a new premiere date: Wednesday, July 13 at 8 pm.

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  1. Kevin K says:

    Excited to see John Cena and Victoria Justice co-hosting the Teen Choice Awards on July 31st.

  2. HAP says:

    My question is whether Upping Peter MacKenzie to regular means he will get more screen time, or is it just a casting pay raise? If he gets more screen time, seems they are trying to make Black-ish less black.

    AND, I’m totally looking forward to Alias Grace. The very talented Canadian actress, director and writer Sarah Polley is behind this.

    • FatherOctavian says:

      I think it’s mainly about ensuring his availability so they don’t run into a situation like with Deon Cole last season. They upped Jeff Meacham to series regular last season, and Josh didn’t really have much in the way of additional screen time.

    • Susannah says:

      I was hoping that more Mr,Stevens meant that Dre will be spending more time at the office. I love Charlie so more time at the office means more Charlie time, so I’ll be happy!

    • bigdede says:

      I don’t think for one second they’re trying to make Blackish less Black. That makes no sense especially after last season. Also if that means more Mr. Stevens that will mean less Wanda Skyes who was NOT funny at all less season. She brought nothing to the show.

  3. Beth says:

    they need to bring Deon Cole back! he was so funny.

  4. Rob Horine says:

    Well, that put the handcuffs on a new season of Awkward.