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    James Franco To Do Another Weird TV Guest Star Arc, Starting June 29th on 'Hollywood Heights'

    Leave it to James Franco to find another weird way back to the small screen. The actor/author/artist/grad student/so on got his breakout playing Daniel Desario in Paul Feig and Judd Apatow's excellent "Freaks and Geeks" in 1999-2000. Most of his TV appearances since then have...

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    Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Adds Three; Jena Malone Is A 'Go Getter'; Creed From 'The Office' Joins 'Liz & Dick' & More

    With "Young Adult" barely out of our minds, lensing is excitingly already underway on Jason Reitman's next directorial effort, an adaptation of Joyce Maynard's coming-of-age story "Labor Day." The project has now added a trio of talent with Alexie Gilmore ("Worl...

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    'Scandal' Season 2 Loses Henry Ian Cusick; Promotes Joshua Malina To Series Regular

    Since we've covered Scandal so closely here on S&A, given how popular that series was, fans should be aware that, as was announced on Friday, Henry Ian Cusick will not be returning to the hit ABC drama for Season 2.

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    Sorkin Talks Upcoming HBO Series 'The Newsroom,' False 'Barton Fink' Experience, Cliffhanger Pressure, Pedi-Conferencing, Steve Jobs (VIDEO)

    Aaron Sorkin's terrific in-depth interview with Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times, which has been published incrementally on the Times' Arts Beat blog, had its final installment today. Sorkin talks "the writer's enemy is fatigue," stressing the cliche of the cliffhanger, and the two on-air shows he...

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    Billy Brown Will Play Harold Perrineau's Right-Hand Man In 'Sons Of Anarchy'

    Billy Brown has been cast in a major recurring role on FX’s Sons Of Anarchy.

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    TV Dial: 'Arrow' Extended Trailer Arrives; NBC Eyes Charlize Theron's 'Hatfield & McCoys,' 'Community' Fan Creates 8-Bit Game & More

    Though the Green Arrow comic-book character showed up briefly in “Smallville,” fans looking for any story continuation with the CW's newest series adaptation, “Arrow,” will be sorely disappointed. The show is an entirely revamped affair, going for a more down-to-earth aesthetic and characters, but w...

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    NBC Buys Charlize Theron's Modern-Day Hatfields and McCoys Drama

    The History Channel received record ratings for its "Hatfields & McCoys" mini-series -- the three parts attracted 13.9, 13.1 and 14.3 million people for their premieres, besting the broadcast networks in a rare cable achievement. Is the lesson to take that family feuds are hot right no...

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    Watch: Joel McHale is Another Handsome Android in This 'Prometheus' Parody

    Joel McHale gives Michael Fassbender a run for his beautiful robot money in this parody of the latter's creepy promo video introducing his character David.

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    Acclaimed 2011 Brit Drama/Thriller 'Top Boy' (Starring Ashley Walters) Now Streaming On Netflix

    Strong audience response, and critical acclaim to the Ashley Walters 4-part drama/thriller titled Top Boy, encouraged the UK's Channel 4 to order a second season, which will air in 2012.

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    Watch: Top TV Showrunners (Including Shonda Rhimes) Let Audiences Into Their Heads

    More news and views from the western front... if you didn't catch yesterday's discussion from the WGAW, click HERE; lots of good info there.

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