'Game of Thrones' marathon leads to Season 4 premiere; 'Nashville' goes on tour
- "Game of Thrones" fans are in for a treat leading up to the Season 4 premiere on Sunday, April 6. Beginning on Friday, April 4 at 9 a.m. ET/PT, HBO2 will air Seasons 1-3 back-to-back twice, for 60 straight hours of "GoT" goodness. The marathon will end just before the premiere on HBO. HBOGo has also launched an interactive viewers' guide.
- "Nashville" is rocking out in real life, as stars from the ABC southern drama are going on tour. The "Nashville Concert Tour" will have stars Charles Esten (Deacon), Clare Bowen (Scarlett), Jonathan Jackson (Avery), Sam Palladio (Gunnar) and Chris Carmack (Will) perform in three cities (Chicago, DC and NYC). Will Chase (Luke) will also be performing for the New York concert. Dates and locations: 4/25 at Joe's Bar, Chicago; 5/4 at Lincoln Theatre, Washington; 5/6 at Best Buy Theater, New York Ctiy.
- Aisha Tyler, who hosts "The Talk" and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", as well as doing voice acting work on "Archer," has had her humorous memoir "Self-Inflicted Wounds" optioned by CBS Television Studios. The search is underway for writers to adapt it into a comedy series, with Tyler and her company attached to executive produce. [ THR]
- "Breaking Bad" fans, dust off your turntables: The original score from the show is getting released as a double album on vinyl on April 29. SpaceLab9 and Madison Gate records are following up a limited release of the score last fall with a wider launch. The double album includes a gate-fold cover with photos from the series, an 18-by-24-inch poster and liner notes by composer David Porter and series creator Vince Gilligan. [ THR]
- Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is returning to reality television in a new docu-series from TVGN. Called "The Sorrentinos," the show will consist of eight 30-minute episodes which detail the lives of Mike, mother Linda, father Frank, sister Melissa and brother Marc as the former "Jersey Shore" star tries to build a career from his fame while staying sober. "The Sorrentinos" is executive produced by Julie and Seth Jarrett.
- In the wake of Chelsea Handler announcing she's leaving E! when her contract expires in nine months, the network has closed a two-year contract with late-night host Ross Mathews, who currently hosts Friday night's "Hello Ross!" "Ross" is produced by Handler's production company Borderline Amazing. [ The Wrap]
- A&E announced a new docu-series: "The Herbert Brothers" (still a working title). The series follows the group of brothers from Batesville, Ind. who created the homemade "Doritos Crash the Super Bowl" commercial, and then launched their own "advertising empire" from their hometown. The eight half-hour episode series is expected to premiere in summer 2014.