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News Roundup: Showtime Renews 'The Green Room,' Casting Intel and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 9th 2010 7:00PM
The Green RoomShowtime has renewed its comedy series 'The Green Room with Paul Provenza' for a second season.

According to Deadline Hollywood, production on the 6-episode season will kick off in Los Angeles for a 2011 premiere date. The series features Provenza as host to a gaggle of other comedians as they discuss hot topics in an uncensored format.

Season 1 of the Showtime series featured comics such as Roseanne Barr, Eddie Izzard and Jonathan Winters.

In other TV news ...

Hal Holbrook has signed on to guest star on 'The Event.' The four-time Emmy winner will play Dempsey, a businessman with questionable intentions who clashes with President Martinez. [TV Guide]

Lindsay Lohan's coveted post-jail and rehab interview may happen on 'Oprah Winfrey.' Sources say the talks are heating up as Lohan has received many offers. [RadarOnline]

Annabella Sciorra will guest star on 'The Whole Truth.' The former 'Sopranos' star will play a cougar on trial on the new ABC law drama. [TV Guide]

Lauren Conrad is a mulling a return to reality TV. Networks are reportedly battling over the new series that Conrad couldn't confirm was actually happening. [Us Weekly]

Lou Reed is not a fan of Susan Boyle. Reed reportedly refused to let Boyle sing 'Perfect Day' on 'America's Got Talent,' which left the 'Britain's Got Talent' singer in tears. [TMZ]

Marisol Nichols has booked a recurring role on 'NCIS: Los Angeles.' Nichols will play Chris O'Donnell's Gallen's ex-partner. The two have a complicated past and will reportedly kiss. [TV Guide]


In ratings news ...

The CW's 'Hellcats' debuted to solid numbers, 3 million viewers and 'America's Next Top Model' pulled in 2.9 million. [Live Feed]

'Hoarders' season 3 premiered to record numbers for A&E with two episodes attracting 3.7 million viewers, 2.0 million adults 18-49 and 3.8 million, 2.1 million 18-49. [Deadline Hollywood]

FX's 'Sons of Anarchy' season 3 premiere drew 4.13 million million viewers with 2.81 million in the 18-49 demographic. The numbers were down from last season by 4 percent, but still strong for the series. [Deadline Hollywood]

The series premiere of FX's 'Terriers' was watched by 1.6 million viewers, with 659,000 adults 18-49. [Live Feed]

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