'Banshee' renewed for Season 3; Jimmy Fallon books final 'Late Night' guests

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banshee-antony-starr-warrior-class.jpgNews and notes from all over TV:

- Cinemax's crime drama "Banshee" has been renewed for a third season, the network announced Thursday (Jan. 30). The show is currently airing Season 2 Friday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT, as the net grows ever tighter around the man pretending to be Banshee Sheriff Lucas Hood ( Antony Starr). Season 3 is scheduled for a 2015 release.

- Jimmy Fallon has lined up his final guests for his tenure on "Late Night." Following three "Best Of" compilations from Feb. 3-5, on Feb. 6 Fallon will welcome Colin Farrell, Chris Pratt and 2 Chainz performing with The Roots. Fallon's last "Late Night" on Feb. 7 will feature Andy Samberg and The Muppets.

- The finale of "American Horror Story: Coven" earned the best Live+Sameday ratings for a finale in the franchise's history, earning 4.2 million total viewers, which is up 85 percent over last year's "Asylum" finale. It also ranked third in all of primetime in adults 18-49 in its time period with a 2.2 rating. When Live+7 ratings become available, the "Coven" finale has the potential to be the highest-rated episode over the three seasons.

- Nickelodeon has landed on Mark Wahlberg to host the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards. The "Lone Survivor" star will take the stage live at the 27th annual awards show on Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. He takes over for Josh Duhamel, whose 2013 hosting gig drew 5.8 million viewers.

- Litchfield Correctional just got a bit more crowded. Lori Petty is set to guest-star during the upcoming second season of "Orange Is the New Black." No details about the "League of Their Own" star's are available as of yet. Petty's prior TV credits include "House," "Prison Break" and "The Cleaner." [ TVLine]

- "Extant" has found Halle Berry's husband. Or her character's husband, that is. CBS has announced that "ER" album Goran Visnjic has signed on to play Berry's spouse, John, in the thriller premiering July 2. The series centers on Berry's Molly Watts, an astronaut attempting to settle back into normal life after a year-long solo mission. Her experiences both in space and at home ultimately leads to events that change the course of history.

- MTV has picked up its drama pilot "Finding Carter" to series. The show, from writer Emily Silver ("Bones"), is about a teenage girl ( Kathryn Prescott, the U.K. "Skins") who learns her life is a lie upon finding out the woman she knows as her mother ("Law & Order" alum Milena Govich) abducted her when Carter was a toddler.

- ABC has greenlit pilots from the creators of "Suburgatory" ( Emily Kapnek) and "Awkward" ( Lauren Iungerich). Kapnek's "Selfie" is a 21st-century "My Fair Lady" about a young woman who seeks to repair her image after a humiliating video of her goes viral. Iungerich's "Damaged Goods" is described as a comedy about sexual politics in the post-feminist era.

- "Elementary" has landed a syndication deal. WGN America (which like Zap2it is owned by Tribune Co.) has picked up exclusive off-network cable rights for the CBS drama starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. WGN America will get rights to each season after it airs on CBS.

- Tea Leoni is making her return to TV. The former "The Naked Truth" star has landed the title role in the just-announced CBS pilot, "Madam Secretary." From "Homeland" writer/producer Barbara Hall, alongside executive producer Morgan Freeman, the project focuses on the personal and professional life a "maverick" female secretary of state as she juggles international diplomacy, office politics and a complex family life. [ TVLine]

- Billy Ray Cyrus and Wayne Newton are doing something no one expected: Working on a pilot together. Cyrus will play a fallen star who becomes a preacher on "The King is Alive," with Newton portraying his uncle. "We became instant friends at the American Music Awards," Newton says. "Billy's such a creative talent; he is one of those people you just want to hang around." [ Closer Weekly]
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