TV News: Week of June 6th to June 12th, 2011

This post will be updated throughout the entire week with the most important news of the week. So keep checking this post for more news.

Check news on Law & Order: SVU cast update, NBC’s new show Smash, Harry’s Law, a 90210’s departure, Jim Parsons and iCarly, Erica Durance’s post Smallville TV pilot, Raising Hope, plus more.


News

  • Ice-T will be back next season to Law & Order: SVU after inking a new two-year contract. Source
  • NBC has signed a deal with Columbia Records for the soundtrack of the network’s new musical drama series Smash. Additionally, Columbia has signed a solo recording pact with Smash breakout star and American Idol alumna Katharine McPhee. Columbia also handles the soundtracks for Glee and the upcoming X Factor. Source
  • Brittany Snow and Aml Ameen will not be a part of the second season of Harry’s Law. Snow and Ameen have parted was with show in what an insider describes as a “mutual decision” with producers. Both actors have been invited to return as guest stars. Source
  • Trevor Donovan who plays Teddy and was at the center of a high profile coming out storyline last season, will not be returning to The CW soap 90210 as a series regular for Season 4. A 90210 insider says Donovan will appear as a guest star in roughly five episodes this fall. Source
  • The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons is guest starring in Nickelodeon’s iCarly. Parsons will play Caleb, a psych patient who thinks he might actually be from the future, and befriends Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) and her friends during a visit. Source
  • Smallville’s Erica Durance (Lois) landed the female lead in Saving Hope, a medical drama pilot that begins filming later this month in Toronto, which is being developed by CTV for the Canadian marketplace. Inspired by newspaper columnist Ian Brown’s “Mount Hope” series and based on stories from Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, Saving Hope stars the Calgary-born Durance as Alice Joy, the idealistic Chief Surgical Resident at a hospital whose happenings are narrated by its comatose Chief of Surgery. Source
  • As Raising Hope starts planning for Season 2, Cloris Leachman — who plays the show’s confused octogenarian — has been elevated to series regular status on the Fox comedy. Leachman was billed as a “special guest star” throughout Season 1. Source

 

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