News Briefs: You Can Watch USA's Graceland and IFC's Maron NOW If You Want To


... USA's upcoming drama Graceland is now available via On Demand through most cable carriers (check your On Demand guide), in case you're one of those people who doesn't like to wait for things. The show is about agents of the FBI, DEA, and U.S. Customs who all live in the same apartment. Graceland makes its television debut on June 6, but now you can watch it early and spoil it for your friends. [USA via press release]

... Or if comedy's more your thang, IFC has posted the entire first episode of its upcoming comedy Maron, starring Marc Maron as a guy who complains about things a lot, on its website.   []


... Fans of bad television, do not go on a family vacation this summer! NBC is bringing back Do No Harm to mercifully finish up its first season on Saturday nights beginning June 29 at 10pm, and ABC is burning off the leftover episodes of Zero Hour, also on Saturdays, starting June 15 at 8pm. I've never been more excited for summer in my life! [Futon Critic]

... In case the screeching caterwauling of The Voice's amateur singers isn't doing it for you, NBC is bringing in some PROS. The singing competition will welcome guest performers Rod "Do You Think I'm Sexy" Stewart and CeeLo "F*ck You" Green to its May 8 episode, and Robin "My Dad Was the Guy from Growing Pains" Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T."Texas Instruments" I. to its May 14 episode. [NBC via press release]

... Uh-oh, look out. Spike TV is getting into scripted television. The testosterone-fueled channel has five "special-event series" projects in development, and they all sound pretty silly. Included in the lot are Hit Men, following the mafia's takeover of the music industry in the 1970s, and The Lamp, about a secret '70s government agency that found Aladdin's Lamp. [Spike TV via press release]

... Ummmm, why, Fox? The final three episodes of New Girl, including tomorrow's installment, will start two whole minutes early, at 8:58pm. Is it two extra minutes of commericals? Is it 120 seconds more of Zooey Deschanel pushing her glasses up her nose? Is it one-thirtieth of an hour of Schmidt taking his shirt off? I don't know, but for some reason I am unreasonably upset at Fox for this. [Fox via press release]


... The next season of American Horror Story, which will be known as American Horror Story: Coven, is adding Oscar nominee and The Big C star Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) to its cast. But because the news was announced via Ryan Murphy's twitter, we have no information on Sibide's role except that Murphy is "thrilled" about it. Let's just assume she'll play a blind cannibalistic witch hunter from an alien planet. [Ryan Murphy's Twitter]

... Hey did you know that John Krasinski also known as The Office's Jim also known as that guy who is always making faces at the camera is going to appear in the new Arrested Development? Well now you do! [EW]

... Comedian Sarah Silverman, who you may know from such jokes as "Doody doody fresh and fruity" and "I'm a girl but I'm about to say something about doody," is getting her own HBO standup special. Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles will premiere sometime this fall. [HBO via press release]

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