Cybill Shepherd joins 'The Client List'; Super Bowl ads sell out, prices rise

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cybill-shepherd-gi.jpgA fresh helping of TV snacks includes items on a former "Sopranos" star doing another mobster series and "30 Rock" dealing with the death of a dictator. Enjoy:

Cybill Shepherd will star opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt in Lifetime's new series "The Client List." Shepherd, who's taking her first regular series role since "Cybill" left the air in the late '90s, is reprising her role from the 2010 TV movie as Hewitt's mom; the character's name, however, has been changed from Cassie to Lynette. [ Deadline]

NBC has sold out its Super Bowl ad inventory and is commanding rates averaging $3.5 million per "package," which may include spots during the live stream of the game or on other NBC Sports properties. Last year, FOX got about $3 million per commercial. [ Ad Age]

When news of Kim Jong-Il's death broke last month, surely you thought, "What does this mean for '30 Rock'?" Fear not: Avery's ( Elizabeth Banks) situation in North Korea will be addressed, and exec producer Robert Carlock says the show had never name-checked Kim, although Margaret Cho appeared on screen as the Dear Leader last season. [ Us Weekly]

"Flashpoint," the Canadian cop drama that has aired on CBS for several seasons, will continue its life on ION Television. The channel, which began airing the series in the fall, has picked up 13 more episodes to air later this year. [ ION]

Steven Van Zandt will put his mobster toupee back on for a Netflix original series called "Lilyhammer." The former "Sopranos" star/E Street Band guitar player stars as a mobster who moves to Norway after entering witness protection and finds things not as idyllic as he had hoped. Episodes start streaming in February. [ Netflix

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