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FROM MURDERER TO BEARDY LUMBERJACK NEWS

... Netflix and CBS—the parent company of Showtime—have agreed on a licensing deal for the video-streaming service to host all eight seasons of serial-killer drama Dexter. Seasons 1 through 4 will become available to Netflix subscribers on October 31, and Seasons 5 through 8 will follow on January 1. Relive all the disappointment! [CBS via press release]


BUSINESS TIME

... This is not a joke: NBC will air a primetime broadcast special called Why We <3 Vampires, an hour-long special exploring our culture's fascination with the mythical monsters. According to NBC, the program will be "a collection of fun, comedic interviews accompanied by entertaining clips from our favorite vampire moments." Why We <3 Vampires—again, not a joke—will air this Friday, November 1 at 8pm, just before Grimm and Dracula. Next up for NBC: OMG Justin Bieber Is So Hot!!! [NBC via press release]

... Diane Keaton is planning a U.S. remake of the British-made PBS series Last Tango in Halifax, which recently aired on PBS and told the story of two elderly people who reconnected over Facebook and started a romance after decades apart. Keaton is eying HBO as a possible home for her project.  First Last Vegas, then Bad Grandpa, and now this? Old people are the new vampires! [The Guardian]

... Ellen Degeneres has partnered up with 2 Broke Girls' Liz Feldman to make a lesbian comedy for NBC. The premise is that a lesbian gets pregnant just as her straight male best friend marries the love of his life. Hmmm... hopefully NBC will punch this up by the time it's made so that the lesbian is an elderly vampiress. Why We <3 Old Lesbian Vampires to follow. [Deadline Hollywood]

... CNN has renewed Morgan Spurlock's Inside Man for an eight-episode second season. The documentary series follows Spurlock as he tackles "issues" by totally immersing himself in them. [THR]

... Netflix is in discussions to make a third season of House of Cards, well before the series' second season even airs. The series was brought to life with a two-season deal, and I foolishly figured that would be it. But nope! Sounds like Netflix wants as much of the Kevin Spacey political drama as it can get. [Deadline Hollywood]


ENTOURAGE MOVIE NEWS UPDATE

... The dude who played Turtle says that the long-delayed movie based on the HBO series Entourage could be greenlit any minute now. He then went back to staring at his phone, which didn't ring. [THR]



STUPID CELEBRITY NEWS

... Hey did you guys see dancer-turned-actual-celebrity Julianne Hough's radical Halloween costume? She went as Crazy Eyes from Netflix's series Orange Is the New Black. A-plus, well done, nothing wrong with that. Totally great, Julianne. Way to think this one through. [People]


CASTING NEWS

... Andrew Rannells (The New Normal) is returning to HBO's Girls as Elijah, Hannah's gay ex-boyfriend. Elijah appeared in several episodes during the first two seasons, and will join the cast as a regular if the show gets picked up for a fourth. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Janet Montgomery is going from Jersey to Salem. The Made in Jersey star will play the lead in WGN America's first scripted series Salem, a drama set in the 1700s during the witch hunts in Massachusetts. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) and Gilles Marini (Switched at Birth) are headed to CBS's 2 Broke Girls. When Max heads to pastry school, she'll meet a sexy baker named Nicolas (Marini) and a fragile chef named Bebe (Rajskub). Both roles will be recurring. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Craig Ferguson will host Celebrity Name Game, an upcoming game show from Courteney Cox and David Arquette that will air in syndication. So how does the game work? The article doesn't say, but you can find out when the show premieres in the fall of 2014. [Variety]

... Lee Tergesen (Oz, Generation Kill) will join the second season of The Following as a guest star in the seventh episode. He'll play a regular family man with regular dark secrets. [THR]

... The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli will guest-star on Fox's upcoming drama Rake, which stars Greg Kinnear as an arrogant criminal-defense attorney and premieres in mid-January. Imperioli will play a restaurateur who'ss accused of having two headaches, a.k.a. bigamy. Just kidding, ladies! Marry me! [TV Line]

... More David Arquette news! When he's not producing game shows with his ex wife, Arquette will be playing The Happy Face Killer in Lifetime movies. Arquette has signed on to star in Lifetime's Happy Face, about the Canadian murderer who claimed to have killed 160 people while driving a truck around the United States. Ugh, Canadians are the worst, always coming to America and killing us or putting gravy all our french fries! [Deadline Hollywood]

... True Blood's Adina Porter, who plays Tara's mom Lettie Mae Thornton, has been promoted to series regular after six seasons as a recurring and guest character. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Law & Order's Alana De La Garza will reprise her role as Connie Rubirosa on Law & Order: SVU later this season. However, the character will no longer be an ADA—when we meet her again, she'll be a federal prosecutor. [TV Line]


SAD NEWS

... Marcia Wallace, who starred on The Bob Newhart Show, died over the weekend at the age of 70. Wallace also provided the voice of Bart's teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, a role for which she won an Emmy. The Simpsons plans to retire the character following the unfortunate news—a move which executive producer Al Jean says is completely unrelated to the impending character death he teased at the start of the current season. [AV Club]


TRAILER PARK

... Hey! It's a new trailer for HBO's True Detective



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