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Sarah Paulson, Peter MacNicol, Justin Gaston Join HBO's 'Game Change' and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 27th 2011 6:00PM
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in 'Game Change'HBO has added three more actors to its movie chronicling the John McCain/Sarah Palin presidential run, 'Game Change.'

According to Deadline, Sarah Paulson will play McCain's "attractive" senior campaign adviser Nicolle Wallace, Peter MacNicol will play McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis, and Justin Gaston (a.k.a. Miley Cyrus' ex) will play Bristol Palin's babydaddy, Levi Johnston.

The first images of Julianne Moore as Palin surfaced this morning.

In other TV news ...

Nicollette Sheridan has at least one 'Desperate Housewives' producer on her side during her legal battle with show creator Marc Cherry. A big point in Cherry's defense against Sheridan's unlawful termination claim is that he decided in June 2008 that her character would get killed off, but staff writer Kirkland Baker said she didn't know Edie would be killed off until at least September. [THR]

Ving Rhames will has booked the lead in the Comedy Central pilot 'Black Jack.' The actor will play a recently de-commissioned special ops agent. [Deadline]

'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' is changing its name. The adult swim show will now be known as 'Aqua Unit Patrol Squad.' The show's 100th episode will air this Sunday night at midnight. [adult swim]

Denise Richards and 'Blue Mountain State' will return for season 3. The actress will appear in eight of 13 episodes as Coach Daniels' wife. Spike TV just renewed the series. [THR]

NBC will air the finale of G4's 'American Ninja Warrior.' The two-part episode will air in the fall, concluding the series' third season, which will premiere in August. [Entertainment Weekly]

'Traffic' writer Stephen Gaghan signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV. He just wrote a pilot, 'SILA,' for NBC. [Deadline]

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