TVLine Items: Newsroom Finale Ratings Down, Big Love Alum Joins Revolution and More!

Sep 17 2013, 1:56pm CDT | by TV Line

TVLine Items: Newsroom Finale Ratings Down, Big Love Alum Joins Revolution and More!
Photo Credit: TV Line

Does Jeff Daniels have an itchy Twitter finger?

HBO’s The Newsroom wrapped Season 2 on Sunday night with 1.7 million total viewers (or 1.9 mil, folding in a replay). That’s down 10 and 32 percent from the show’s freshman finale, as well as markedly below this season’s premiere numbers (2.2 mil/2.6 mil).

In the wake of Daniels’ unofficial renewal tweet, HBO told our sister site Deadline they are “continuing our conversations” with series creator Aaron Sorkin about the show’s future.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• We spotted a familiar face while checking out the new season of Revolution (premiering Sept. 25), and thought Big Love fans, in particular, would want to know: Matt Ross (aka kooky Alby on HBO’s acclaimed pologamy-centric series) guest-stars in the first two episodes of Season 2 as an educated, relentless warlord named Titus Andover.

RELATED | True Blood Cancelled — HBO Confirms Season 7 End Date

Brad Garrett is going Crazy this fall. The Everybody Loves Raymond funnyman will drop by CBS’ The Crazy Ones (bowing Sept. 26) for two episodes, per EW.com, playing the “Lewis” part of the series’ central ad agency Lewis, Roberts & Roberts.

• Twilight starlet Christian Serratos has joined The Walking Dead as “the tough and beautiful” Rosita Espinosa, a character introduced in Issue 53 of the comic book. Per Deadline, she’ll recur in the AMC drama’s upcoming fourth season, with an option to be a series regular in Season 5.

• Veteran actress Rita Moreno will guest-star on NBC’s new fall comedy Welcome to the Family, TV Guide Magazine reports, playing the “spicy grandmother” of Justina Machado’s Lisette.

RELATED | Fall TV Premiere Dates 2013

• Daytime TV vet Melissa Claire Egan is headed to CBS’ We Are Men. Per EW.com, the Young and the Restless actress will play a woman who catches Jerry O’Connell’s eye in the forthcoming comedy, which bows Monday, Sept. 30.

MTV has ordered a 22-episode fourth season of its viral video series Ridiculousness.

• Immediately following Arcade Fire’s appearance as musical guest on the Sept. 28 Saturday Night Live season premiere, NBC will air a 30-minute concert special featuring the Canadian band, RollingStone.com reports.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?


Source: TV Line

/>
 
 
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Matt LeBlanc Joins Top Gear as Co-Host
Matt LeBlanc Joins Top Gear as Co-Host
Matt LeBlanc of Friends fame is to co-host the television program titled Top Gear.
 
 
Friends Reunion: What You Need to Know
Friends Reunion: What You Need to Know
It is really happening, but not in a way fans hope for.
 
 
The View Loses 3 More Advertisers while Miss America CEO Appreciates Joy Behar’s
The View Loses 3 More Advertisers while Miss America CEO Appreciates Joy Behar’s Apology
Miss America’s CEO commented that Joy Behar had taken the right step by apologizing to the nurse community after making fun of Kelley Johnson when she performed a monologue dressed in her nursing scrubs.
 
 
America’s Got Talent Winner is Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin
America’s Got Talent Winner is Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin
Winning one million dollars and a contract show in Las Vegas, the 10th season winner of America’s Got Talent, Paul Zerdin has been defined as a class on his own.