So much TV news, so little time! Today's news snippets come from Game of Thrones, The Office and Men at Work. Plus, we have an update on the Glee-ful host for the roast of Roseanne Barr.
Game of Thrones Season 3: New Jobs, New PlacesGame of Thrones
is the big show that just keeps on getting bigger. HBO has announced that Game of Thrones
season 3 will feature the addition of a fourth country for filming. Now, in addition to locations in Ireland (the main production headquarters are in Belfast), Iceland and Croatia, Game of Thrones
will film in Morocco. You can expect to see Daenerys featured in the scenes shot there.
Behind the camera, several people are shifting their jobs a little -- showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be directing for the first time, along with Alex Graves, Michelle MacLaren, Dan Minahan, David Nutter and Alik Sakharov. The Office Is Losing Another One...
According to TVGuide.com
, B.J. Novak will not continue on The Office
as a regular actor or writer. Playing the role of Ryan the temp/executive/temp, Novak has been on the show since it debuted in 2005.
This doesn't mean that Ryan will just disappear from The Office
. B.J. Novak is still expected to make occasional appearances as an actor and writer for the show.
With this departure, B.J. Novak joins an ever-growing list of missing Office
cast members. Following the departure of Steve Carell a couple of seasons ago, The Office
has also lost James Spader (replaced by Catherine Tate at the end of the last season) and Mindy Kaling (off to star in her own show, The Mindy Project
). Co-stars Ed Helms and John Krasinski will play reduced roles in the upcoming season as well.Jane Lynch Will Lead the Roseanne Roast
The upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne
will have a rather fiery Roast Master. Glee
star Jane Lynch -- the acerbic Sue Sylvester -- herself will be in charge of the insults.
That should be interesting.
The roast of Roseanne Barr will be filmed in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 4. Comedy Central will air the proceedings on Sunday, August 12 at 10pm.TBS Renews Men at Work for a Second Season
TBS has renewed its freshman, multi-camera sitcom, Men at Work
, for a second season in 2013.
Paired with syndicated repeats of The Big Bang Theory
, Men at Work
has scored good ratings this summer, averaging 2.7 million viewers weekly. The buddy comedy created by Breckin Meyer stars Danny Masterson, James Lesure, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch and Meredith Hagner.
TBS president Michael Wright announced the renewal: "We're very excited to welcome the outstanding cast and production team of **Men at Work back for another season."
The Men at Work
season 1 finale will air on July 12.(Images courtesy of HBO, NBC and FOX)