News Briefs: Hey Look! Game of Thrones Season 3 Has a Poster!

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GAME OF THRONES NEWS

... Look, it's a poster! (And there'll be a trailer, too, later tonight.)


BUSINESS TIME (CABLE EDITION)

... TV Land has ordered the reality show Forever Young from Ashton Kutcher's production house. The half-hour show will get six episodes of five people under the age of 30 living in the same house as five people over the age of 70, meaning it will be the first time people under the age of 30 have been on TV Land. That's going to make for some weird orgies. Forever Young debuts April 3. [TV Land via press release]

... Discovery has ordered a fourth season of Gold Rush, a reality show about people digging for gold. Meanwhile, your favorite show that got canceled is still canceled. [THR]


LAST NIGHT'S SORT OF INTERESTING RATINGS NEWS

... The CW's The Vampire Diaries did better in the ratings than ABC's and NBC's offerings in the 8pm hour last night, a victory the little network can't claim very often. TVD scored a 1.3 rating against ABC's Zero Hour (1.1), NBC's Community (1.1), and Parks and Recreation (adjusted up to a 1.4 in final ratings), placing third in the hour after NBC's comedies were averaged out. Good night for The CW or bad night for ABC and NBC? [The CW via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... The Beek is booked! James Van Der Beek will be elbows deep in vagina in the new CBS pilot Friends with Better Lives as Will Stokes, gynecologist. The show follows a group of 30-something friends who are all envious of each other's lives. [EW]

... Margo Martindale (Justified, The Americans) continues to make the rounds. She'll star opposite Will Arnett (provided Up All Night gets trashed) in a CBS comedy pilot from Greg Garcia. Arnett stars as a recently divorced dad, and Martindale will play his mom who is going through relationship problems of her own. Martindale heads back to CBS where she previously co-starred in A Gifted Man, although I don't really think we should count that. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Desmond Hume (real name Henry Ian Cusick) has joined The CW pilot The Hundred. The Lost and Fringe actor joins the sci-fi pilot about juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to make it inhabitable again after it's destroyed by nuclear missiles. Cusick will play an officer on the ship that travels back. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Typecast ghost actor Mark Pellegrino has been cast in The CW's pilot The Tomorrow People, the remake of the British sci-fi series about a select group of youngsters with special powers. Pellegrino will play an evil doctor who thinks these specially powered people are dangerous. [Deadline Hollywood]

... CSI:NY's Hill Harper is moving over to Covert Affairs on the USA Network. Harper will play a CIA agent in the drama. It's believed that CSI:NY won't be returning next season, but even if it does, Harper is totally outta there. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NEWS FLASH! Maksim Chmerkovskiy might be leaving Dancing With the Stars! Oh no! [TMZ]

... Jane Lynch (Glee, commercials, lots of magazine covers like three years ago) has agreed to be the host of NBC's Hollywood Game Night. The show features celebrities playing games with non-celebs and will probably be canceled before its first commercial break. Honestly, who the hell is running things at NBC? A lobotomized, suicidal slug? [Deadline Hollywood]



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