Thursday, June 14, 2012

TV News - 'Homeland,' 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Smash,' 'Body of Proof' & 'Go On'

        Thursday, June 14 - Today's items include "Red Riding Hood" being promoted to a series regular on Once Upon a Time; a recent Tony nominee joins Smash as a series regular; Scandal and Parks and Recreation stars will be announcing the 2012 Emmy nominees; Body of Proof and Homeland promote executive producers; and many more!

  • Scandal's Kerry Washington and Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman will join Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman-CEO, Bruce Rosenblum, at 5:40 AM PST on July 19th to announce the nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
  • Homeland co-executive producer Chip Johannessen has inked a new two-year deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Under the pact, Johannessen will continue on Homeland with a promotion to executive producer next season. He will also develop new projects for cable and broadcast.
  • Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston has been tapped to host the annual Television Critics Association awards next month. The ceremony will be held on July 28 in Los Angeles as a part of the TCA press tour.
  • Meghan Ory has been promoted to a series regular on ABC's Once Upon a Time. Ory plays Ruby aka Red Riding Hood on the fantasy and appeared in 17 of the 22 episodes in the first season.
  • 2012 Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (for his leading role in Newsies) has joined the second season of NBC's musical drama, Smash, as a series regular. Jordan will play a sexy and straight Brooklyn-born singer with a self-destructive streak.
  • Writer-producer Evan Katz (24, Awake) has signed a deal with ABC Studios. Under the pact, he will join the ABC drama Body of Proof as executive producer/showrunner, replacing Sunil Nayar who ran the show last season.
  • John Cho (FlashForward) has been promoted to a series regular on NBC's upcoming new comedy, Go On. Cho plays the manager of the radio station that employs Matthew Perry's anger issues-impaired character.