‘Silicon Valley’ to add at least 2 new major female characters

08.13.14 5 years ago

“Silicon Valley” to add at least 2 new major female characters
In a Twitter Q&A today, Mike Judge was asked about the lack of females in major roles on his HBO series. His response: “Yes. We're writing now and 2 new main female characters so far.”

Carla Gugino is headed to HBO”s “The Bring”
She”ll play a super lawyer who happens to be U.S. Secretary of State Tim Robbins” wife on the HBO comedy.

Carrie Underwood for Super Bowl halftime!?
Sports gossip website claims the former “Idol” is closing to landing next year”s Super Bowl gig.

“House of Cards” creator says “Bravo” to Jimmy Fallon”s spoof
“Def gonna write some tootsies & hookahs into Seas 3!” tweeted Beau Willimon.

Debunking Shark Week is all the rage this year
There appears to be more of a backlash to Discovery”s Shark Week programming this year than in previous years. Twitter users have even responded with the #FakeSharkWeekFacts hashtag. PLUS: Shark Week is alienating scientists.

Comedy Central orders late-night talk show pilot “Gettin” Some Strange with Kurt Braunohler”
The potential talk show will have comedian and “@midnight” regular Braunohler covering the day”s strangest stories.

Quality TV writers are getting harder to find thanks to the explosion of scripted shows
There were 144 original series on cable in 2013 compared to 29 a decade ago.

“Orange is the New Black” casting director explains how each role was cast
“I never want someone in Litchfield who is recognizable,” says casting director Jen Euston. “As soon as you do that, you cross the line and you”re not in prison anymore.”

Participant on “True Life: I'm Addicted To Pills” is suing MTV
David Nickell claims a producer instructed him to buy pills. And since it was captured on tape, he was arrested and sent to prison for seven months.

“Girls” adds “Obvious Child” star
Jake Lacy”s role is being kept under wraps.

“Mad Men” final season “Part 1” DVD details revealed
There will be featurettes on “Gay Rights” and “Gay Power” on the DVD box set, due out Oct. 21.

“Outlander” already has an official store
Shop at OutlanderStore.com to buy a Pocket Jamie or an “Outlander” herb box. PLUS: “Outlander” star auditioned for “Game of Thrones” 7 times.

“The Originals” casts a “Badass” Werewolf
Colin Woodell will recur in Season 2.

Seth Meyers explains why he doesn”t make fun of celebrities
The “Late Night” host also talks about hiring Fred Armisen as his bandleader instead of a DJ.

Peter Capaldi cringed when read the “Doctor Who” fan letter he wrote at age 15
Capaldi was confronted with the letter during a Q&A in Australia. PLUS: Gay couple”s “Doctor Who” engagement photo goes viral.

Some “True Detective” fans want to know: “Who the hell is Thomas Ligotti?”
Who is the author that Nic Pizzolatto is accused of plagiarizing from?

Conan O”Brien gets “Wheel of Fortune” to bend its rules
“You Can't Buy A Consonant!”

ABC”s “Astronaut Wives Club” loses director Nick Cassavetes
Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig will take over for Cassavetes, who was too busy to work on the ABC midseason series.

Watch Chris Pratt sing the “Entertainment Tonight” theme, dance like Michael Jackson on the “Everwood” set
“ET” dug out its first interview with Pratt from 2002.

Lauren Bacall once left Anderson Cooper in tears…when he was 14
She was ticked off over his stance on the Middle East.

Watching Sean Bean on “Legends” is like watching Michael Phelps in a kiddie pool
The TNT series, says Matthew Gilbert, “could have been a fascinating dissection of self and Bean”s performance could have been tied to something expansive. But ‘Legends' is knee-deep at best, relying on feeble plots of the week and high-tech wizardry that borders on the unintentionally comic. The supporting cast is as shallow as Bean is deep, particularly Ali Larter as team leader Crystal McGuire.” PLUS: It”s refreshing to see a show doesn't pretend to be more than it is, it plays like a parody of the kind of show it wants to be, and there are too many “Remember this guy?” flashbacks.

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