HBO Picks Up Julia Louis-Dreyfus Comedy Pilot ‘Veep’

UPDATED: HBO has picked up “Veep,” the new comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The former “Seinfeld” star will play Selina Meyer, a U.S. Senator who suddenly becomes Vice President. Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”) and Anna Chlumsky (“Lights Out”) will co-star in the D.C.-set political satire. “I take the role of vice president very seriously,” Louis-Dreyfus said. […]

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Books Cook as Danno’s Brother

High ‘Five’ to Dane Cook. The comedian has signed on for a guest starring gig on the CBS hit show “Hawaii Five-0,” reports Entertainment Weekly. Cook will play the brother of Scott Caan’s character, Danny “Danno” Williams. No details are yet available on the sibling storyline, but it’s reasonable to assume that wise-cracking runs in […]

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Larry Hagman to Guest Star on ‘Desperate Housewives’

From Southfork to Wisteria Lane… “Dallas” star Larry Hagman has signed on for a guest-starring role on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hagman is returning to his prime-time soap roots to play a love interest for Lynette’s tenacious mother, Stella Wingfield, who’s played by recurring guest Polly Bergen. The episode will air […]

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Dan Aykroyd to Guest Star on ‘The Defenders’

It’s a ‘Blues Brothers‘ reunion…of sorts. Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi are getting the band back together. The original ‘Blues Brother’ and John Belushi’s brother still perform together as the be-suited duo and will soon appear together on CBS’s ‘The Defenders‘ as well. Aykroyd is scheduled to guest star as a corrupt judge in a […]

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