Kirstie Alley considers new sitcom; 'Parks and Recreation' meets Homer Simpson

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kirstie-alley-gi-320.jpgThe latest helping of TV snacks includes news on "Parks and Recreation," "Game of Thrones" and ABC's new drama "Revenge," among other items. Eat up:

Kirstie Alley may parlay her "Dancing With the Stars" exposure into a new sitcom deal. ABC is reportedly close to ordering a pilot for a show called "The Manzanis." Alley would play the matriarch of a family that ruffles the feathers of its uptight new neighbors in a "country-club" town. [ Deadline]

The voice of Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta, will make a live-action appearance on "Parks and Recreation" this season. He'll play a character described as an "NPR-ish" talk show host -- so, pretty much the opposite of Crazy Ira and the Douche. [ Vulture]

Two more actors have joined the seemingly ever-expanding "Game of Thrones" cast for Season 2. Gemma Whelan ("The Wolfman") will play Yara Greyjoy (the character is named Asha in the books), Theon's ( Alfie Allen) warrior sister, and German actor Tom Wlaschiha will play the assassin named Jaqen H'ghar. [ EW/ Winter Is Coming]

"House" has added another new face to its eighth season. Charlyne Yi ("Knocked Up") will play a young doctor who joins the Princeton Plainsboro team. It's her first series-regular role. [ EW]

ABC's new drama "Revenge" has added Robbie Amell ("How I Met Your Mother," "True Jackson, VP") in a recurring role. He'll play the third leg in a love triangle involving the characters played by Connor Paolo and Christa B. Allen. [ TVLine]
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