Shirley MacLaine is joining the cast of the award-winning series DOWNTON ABBEY. She will play American-born mother of Elizabeth McGovern’s character Lady Grantham. She is set to appear on the third season of the series, which begins production this month.
The revival of the Emmy-winning sitcom ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT has taken another big step: According to series writer and co-exec producer Dean Lorey, the entire original cast is returning. Original cast members include Jessica Walter, Jeffery Tambor, David Cross, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi and Jason Bateman.
John Stamos is in preliminary talks to star in the Fox comedy pilot LITTLE BROTHER. The pilot, written by Mike Royce is about a man who finds out that he has a half-brother he never knew about, who also happens to be an ex-con.