'Unforgettable' Season 2 return likely while 'Pan Am' says farewell for good
"Homeland's" British star Damian Lewis will be sharing the screen -- and probably a cuppa -- with fellow Englishman Rupert Friend when Showtime's absorbing thriller returns for its sophomore season. The new series regular's credits include "Pride & Prejudice" and "The Young Victoria," but might be most familiar to Americans as Keira Knightley's arm candy during the former couple's five-year relationship. In "Homeland," Friend plays a CIA analyst in charge of a critical operation -- and likely to be frustrated by Carrie's ( Claire Danes) renegade tactics. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Say goodbye to "Pan Am." The studio's hopes for a revival of the canceled ABC retro flight-crew drama "officially ended this past weekend," announced executive producer (and former Pan Am flight attendant) Nancy Hult Ganis on Facebook. The Christina Ricci-fronted series premiered to sky-high ratings but nosedived to less than 4 million viewers for its finale. [Huffington Post]
It's a "Californication" reunion! Maggie Wheeler, who once dated David Duchovny, is making trouble for Hank in a multi-episode arc when Showtime's comedy returns for its sixth season in 2013. The actress is best known for her role as Janice on "Friends," Chandler's New Yawk girlfriend ("Ohhh. Myyy. God!") during the NBC sitcom's first four seasons.
Go-to geek Joel David Moore is signed to guest star as a magazine editor on an upcoming episode of the TBS sitcom "Men at Work." His credits include "Avatar," "Dodgeball" and depressed "squintern" Colin Fisher on "Bones." [TVLine]
TV audiences seem to be abstaining from Bristol Palin's new show: The "Dancing With the Stars" alum's return to reality TV, "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp," debuted on Lifetime Tuesday night to disappointing ratings -- 726,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating for adults 18-49 -- and a steep decline from its lead-in, "Dance Moms" (1.85 million viewers and a corresponding rating of 0.8).