News Briefs: A&E Sets Premiere Dates for Longmire, The Glades


... Everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn't A & E? The cable channel announced its summer premiere dates today, revealing that the third season of The Glades will begin June 3 at 9pm. That will be followed by the series debut of Longmire, a Western-ish crime drama set in modern-day Montana and starring Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff as sheriffs. It's based on a book series, so if start reading now you'll be able to shout out spoilers and annoy your mom. [A & E via press release]

... Speaking of moms, OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, has also announced a few summer premiere dates. New series: Are You Normal, America? debuts on June 4, Lives On Fire begins on June 8, and Million Dollar Neighborhood and Real Life: The Musical start on June 9. Returning series: Oprah's Next Chapter and Our America with Lisa Ling will be back on June 10. I have no idea what any of those shows are, but I'm guessing their goal is to make you cry or leave your husband. [Deadline Hollywood]


... TV Land has ordered a dozen more episodes of Happily Divorced, Fran Drescher's sitcom about a woman who starts dating again after her husband comes out as gay. If I were married to Fran Drescher, I'd probably pretend to be gay, too. Oh man, Fran Drescher has never been burned so hard. [Deadline Hollywood]

... E! will be renewing After Lately for a third season. The fake behind-the-scenes look at real talk show Chelsea Lately stars Chelsea Handler and her writing staff in a mockumentary type format. This is great news for Chelsea Handler's biggest fan, Chelsea Handler. [Deadline Hollywood]


... Some guys who work on HBO's Boardwalk Empire sat in chairs on a stage and talked about the show. One of the things they said was that Season 3 will pick up 15 months after the events of Season 2, starting with New Year's Eve 1922. New Year's Eve during Prohibition is like Christmas in B.C.! [Deadline Hollywood]


... Strangers With Candy star and sister to a famous writer but not a bad writer in her own right Amy Sedaris will guest-star on Necessary Roughness. She'll play a therapist in the sixth episode of Season 2. [EW]

... Saturday Night Live has revealed some more hosts and musical acts for the season. Will Ferrell will return to 30 Rock: The Building on May 12, accompanied by Usher. Did I say hosts? I guess I just meant one. The previously announced Eli Manning will host the May 5 episode. [NBC via press release]

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